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I’m getting back in the habit of calling my Congress people (between my parents visiting at the end of July and VVC related stuff in the beginning of August, I got a little out of the habit).

I had fun catching up with a friend of mine from high school (and I finally met her husband), and seeing Wonder Woman for the fourth time.

I finally got around to finishing Mary Renault’s The Charioteer and reading Mabel Maney’s The Case of the Not-So-Nice Nurse.Read more... )

In terms of vidding, I’ve gotten a bit more done on my DTOA TRSF thing, come up with a bunch of partial vid ideas, and I’m really excited for the Fall Equinox Exchange.

The annoying Google and (my PC's) Firefox browser issue still exists (it's aggravating to not know what the problem is)
aurumcalendula: image of Violet and Corky's hands from the movie Bound (hands)
Title: Yield
Fandom: I Can't Think Straight
Music: Yield by Indigo Girls
Summary: 'my love for you is sincere'

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I've been having weird issues with Google in Firefox (the results page that come up when I search for something looks like I'm missing a character set/ font?) It doesn't happen with other search engines or with Google in other browsers/ in the version of Firefox on my phone. I'm worried it's a malware related problem but my antivirus and anti-malware programs haven't turned up anything in scans...?

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The Vividcon vidshows were awesome! (a rec list will be forthcoming) My vids seem to have gone over well, yay!

...and it turns out I was mistakenly scheduled to work this Monday, so I guess it was for the best that I couldn't go in person? (between this and the other complications, it kinda feels a bit like the universe was working against me re: VVC)

I'm really excited about some Equinox Exchange stuff I won't be able to talk about for months *reminds self to write down notes about vid for once*
aurumcalendula: view of Peacemaker's barrel (Peacemaker)
Title: When Sorrows Encompass Me 'Round
Fandom: Wynonna Earp
Music: When Sorrows Encompass Me 'Round by Crooked Still
Summary: "you can never really go home again"
Notes: Premiered at Vividcon 2017. Thank you to Ambrose, [personal profile] mswyrr, and skillzyo for giving me feedback on it!

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Title: Gold Dust Woman
Fandom: Xena: Warrior Princess
Music: Gold Dust Woman by Halestorm
Summary: pick up the pieces and go home
Notes: Premiered at Vividcon 2017. Thank you to [personal profile] mswyrr and skillzyo for giving me feedback!

streaming )

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Title: I Just Want You to Know Who I Am
Fandom: Due South
Music: Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
Summary: 'Everyone here knows who I am Fraser, how about you?'
Notes: made for [personal profile] ride_4ever for the 2017 Vividcon Auction. I had a lot of fun making this!

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aurumcalendula: Parker with text 'I've had better days' (Better Days)
...apparently I won't be able to attend VVC this year *swears at the universe under my breath*
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Hi! Thank you for making something for me!

I’m fond of songs with female vocalists, I like fast paced vids, and quick cuts. I also have a weakness for awesome women and femslash. Below is some of what I like about the sources and some ideas/suggestions:

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aurumcalendula: image from Masterpiece Mystery's opening credits with the text 'faint' (Mystery)
Title: Morningside
Fandom: Adventures of Superman
Music: Morningside by John Gorka
Summary: 'don't want to waste what I have to give'
Notes: I know it was due in part to budget reasons, but I love the show's emphasis on Clark's work as a reporter. I was also amused that it seemed like Jimmy ended up being the damsel in distress as often as Lois did.

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aurumcalendula: Kate Kane looking over her shoulder (Kate Kane)
Title: Someday
Fandom: Batwoman
Music: Someday by Lesley Gore
Summary: 'someday I'll get where I'm going'
Notes: Thank you to [personal profile] mswyrr for the feedback! This is my first time vidding a still source - the comics I used for this were Batwoman: Elegy and Batwoman: Hydrology.

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aurumcalendula: the lower half of Kate Kane's face and her Batwoman logo (Batwoman)
I’m using oils for the first time in years (I’m working on a painting of Diana) and it’s going fairly well.

I’m catching up on all the Batman stuff I never saw before. I really like the 1966 show (and movie), and I’m finding the Schumacher films delightfully campy (and they seem like the logical extension of the 1966 show) – the Nolan films are up next).

I’m also working my way through Superman stuff. (I really want to make a vid of the 1952 series - although I need to find a song and/or a specific idea to work with).

I’m also making some progress on a Batwoman vid (working with a still source is an interesting challenge and I’m finding timing stuff more difficult to judge, but I like what I have so far).
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I saw Wonder Woman again yesterday with a friend I went to high school with! It hold up really well to multiple viewings (I can't wait until I can  buy the DVD). We went to a street festival afterwards, and I found a  queer Nancy Drew/Cherry Ames-ish parody at a local bookstore which looks delightful.

I've made progress on Batwoman vid (I kinda need to go and plan this out more than I usually do)

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I’m kinda stressing about an upcoming interview (well tbh, less about the interview and more about the fact I apparently have to give a short presentation during it?) …which means I’m now procrastinating by thinking about vid ideas:

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Hanging out with [personal profile] kiki_miserychic was awesome! I'm still kinda processing the Vividcon announcement.
aurumcalendula: Diana with shield (Wonder Woman!)
I am officially registered for Vividcon and I just saw Wonder Woman!

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The Hostas I got from a family friend haven’t been eaten yet, which is kind of amazing (there’s ~ 5 deer I see in the area on a semi regular basis and there’s also a new fawn around).

Prey continues to be really good (although I am redoing the last two missions I just did to try and prevent some npc deaths *insert swearing about the black box operators*)

The garlic I planted by the Irises is apparently growing (yay!) and I just realized that the Mysterious Plant I first saw last year is wild garlic.

The awesome Batwoman mug I ordered arrived! (I suspect FedEx doesn’t like Ohio, or something – It was four counties away a few days ago but then went to Pennsylvania where it was finally transferred to the USPS who got it to me within a day)

I’m been enjoying listening to the Leverage episode commentaries.
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I’m really enjoying Prey so far (and it’s gorgeous even on my laptop)! I think I may be around halfway through the game? (I’m trying not to spoil myself for once)

I'm excited for Vividcon! ...although my Vividcon vid submissions are somewhat complicated by the fact that I have an interview for a full-time position on Tuesday (I’m not sure if I will be able to attend if I get that since I’m not sure what the current vacation policy is) and I doubt I’ll hear back from them before the 26th (I have a couple of vids I want to submit to Nearly New).

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Today's my day off so I spent the morning calling my Rep's office to complain, and calling my Senators' offices to urge them to vote against the AHCA (I'm sure Brown is going to vote against it, Portman seems on the fence at the moment). I got an actual busy signal for a while for Portman's local office, which I'm hoping is a good sign.

It's raining again, which is kinda annoying. It does look like one of the Irises I planted will bloom soon (the other ones are doing okay, but not nearly as well).

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