aurumcalendula: image of Sonja Percy and Tammy Gregorio from NCIS New Orleans (Percy and Gregorio)
I continue to be delighted by references to the existence of the apartment (I don't think I'll ever be over that)!

For some reason I really liked the fact the Gregorio is superstitious (I also was thrilled about the bits of background info we got on her). I also liked Percy was fussing over Gregorio after the near miss with the archives!

I'm glad Percy and LaSalle made up (and I liked the mice bit), but I hope it doesn't mean Percy and Gregorio will get less screentime together.

On a semi-related note, my NCIS: New Orleans nomination was approved for Festivids, yay!
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I'm very proud of myself for unlocking a gate with a golf pencil

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(my initial reactions were somewhat incoherent and basically 'that was lovely' and 'I need to vid this later')

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via [personal profile] rachelmanija - Pull The Football - Save the World

Are you worried about nuclear war? I am too. Keep reading for a way to stop it with one simple action.

Maybe you feel small and powerless. But many snowflakes make an avalanche. If we all move in the same direction, we'll be unstoppable. We will only fail if we choose not to act.

Trump has the power to order a pre-emptive nuclear strike for any reason - or no reason at all. He's always shadowed by a man with a briefcase of codes, called the "nuclear football," to enable him to launch nuclear missiles at any time. It would take less than five minutes from his order to the missiles being launched, and no one could stop him. Republican Senator Bob Corker says Trump is leading us into World War III. I believe him.

But we don't have to stand by and let it happen. Let's pull away that football!

Both House and Senate have bills to prevent the President from launching a pre-emptive nuclear strike without a congressional declaration of war. They're both called the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017. Passing those bills may literally save the world.
aurumcalendula: closeup of Tammy Gregorio from NCIS New Orleans with purple lighting (Tammy Gregorio)
Percy and Gregorio* actually moved in together! Since this and 4x04 got switched, their landlord not dealing with the bullet holes from 4x01 is a bit hilarious (like it's been this way for how long, now?). I was also amused by them arguing over furniture, and I loved finding out the Gregorio's lock screen is a photo of her and Percy.

some plot spoilers under the cut )
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Title: Do You Dance?
Fandom: Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Music: Cannon by Telemann by Steeleye Span
Summary: 'Do you dance, Mr. Darcy?'
Notes: for [personal profile] chaila for the Fall 2017 [community profile] equinox_exchange

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Title: Susan Goes Where Her Grandfather Cannot
Fandom: Hogfather
Music: Possum Goes to Prague by Blackmore's Night
Summary: Susan Sto Helit
Notes: for [personal profile] mithborien for the Fall 2017 [community profile] equinox_exchange

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Title: Born to Fight
Fandom: Hidden Figures
Music: Born to Fight by Tracy Chapman
Summary: 'I ain't been knocked down yet'
Notes: for [personal profile] cherry for the Fall 2017 [community profile] equinox_exchange

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Title: Dear One
Fandom: Carol
Music: Dear One by Mary Lambert
Summary: 'Where did you come from, bright star/ What heaven did you leap from, dear love'
Notes: for [personal profile] anoel for the Fall 2017 [community profile] equinox_exchange

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Title: Katie Cruel
Fandom: The Princess Bride
Music: Katie Cruel by Cooper, Nelson & Early
Summary: 'now I've made them change their tune'
Notes: for [personal profile] metatxt for the Fall 2017 [community profile] equinox_exchange

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[personal profile] lilly_the_kid made Take my Heart and [personal profile] credoimprobus made (So Sick of That) Same Old Love for me for the Fall 2017 [community profile] equinox_exchange (I absolutely adore both of the vids!)

I made, er, six vids this exchange: Never Look Away for [personal profile] starlady, Katie Cruel for [personal profile] metatxt, Dear One for [personal profile] anoel, Born to Fight for [personal profile] cherry, Susan Goes Where Her Grandfather Cannot for [personal profile] mithborien, and Do You Dance? for [personal profile] chaila .

(I'm eventually going to have posts here with some additional notes, since I actually wrote down notes this time around)
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Title: Never Look Away
Fandom: 아가씨 (The Handmaiden)
Music: Never Look Away by Vienna Teng
Summary: 'I want your warm bright eyes/ to never look away/ don't you ever look away'
Notes: for [personal profile] starlady for the Fall 2017 [community profile] equinox_exchange

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Title: Ice
Fandom: Babylon 5
Music: Ice by Sarah McLachlan (The Freedom Sessions version)
Summary: Susan, Talia, and Psi Corps.
Notes: Inspired by Katharine's vid Ice. A huge thank you to [personal profile] gwyn for sending me a copy of Media Cannibals Tape 3 so I could see Katharine's vid! Thank you also to [personal profile] mswyrr for being an awesome beta!

References to Talia's fate in Divided Loyalties.
Quick cuts and flashes, particularly at 2:20 - 2:22, 3:08 - 3:10 and 3:15 - 3:19.

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I absolutely adore the two vids I've received! (I need to go back and write longer comments on them when I've feeling more coherent):

Take My Heart - The Color Purple
This is so beautiful!
 
(So Sick of That) Same Old Love - Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Someone made a Lady Pole vid!

 
And yay, my recipient likes what I made! More vids recs from this exchange will be forthcoming in the future (there are so many awesome vids).

aurumcalendula: image of Sonja Percy and Tammy Gregorio from NCIS New Orleans (Percy and Gregorio)
I enjoyed the season 4 premiere of NCIS: New Orleans - I could care less about the actual case, but I was absolutely thrilled that Sonja and Tammy got screentime together (and that the writers remembered that Tammy is queer). I also liked the temporary boss (who got to be a two dimensional character instead of one dimensional antagonist) and the new mayor (Taylor, I think - IMDB is not being helpful at the moment).

Some Percy/Gregorio parts I especially liked:
  • Tammy telling Sonja 'I've got your back'
  • Sonja saving Tammy! (I may end up making gifset (or at least screencap) comparison of that scene and Tammy saving Sonja in 3x07 once this episode is on iTunes)
  • Sonja and Tammy (I think) moving in together!
Once I find a song that works, I think I'm going to made another vid of the two of them (I really want to do something with the parallels, and I've been meaning to make another one since 3x18 aired).
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…and congress is trying to get rid of the ACA. Again. *swears under breath*

Irritatingly the abrupt changes in temperature (and humidity considering how dry my hands were a few days ago) means intermittent nosebleeds for me. ...and I just remembered mother is visiting this week, which means the next few days going to involve some amount of frantic cleaning.

The hummingbirds are still around! (although I never seem to have my phone nearby when I see them)

I’m really enjoying Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (and I’m thrilled Billie gets her own game!) There’s also going to be new Star Trek soon! (although I would prefer it actually aired on tv *grumbles about having to buy streaming services to see it*)
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So here's my (biased, subjective) reactions to them. Short version: I'm ambivalent at best re: non-camp (or insincere/self-conscious camp) live action Batman stuff.*

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The vidding/essay letter is on the back burner at the moment, and will probably end up just being an essay (I’m still irritated about the Vimeo/ music company thing, but I’d rather not annoy a music company into suing me)

I really want to compare Maurice and The Charioteer

I also really want to write something picking up where Medhurst’s Batman, Deviance, and Camp left off, specifically re: Schumacher’s films and Nolan’s films (and maybe a bit about Batman Returns, and how Burton (to me, anyway) seems uncomfortable with camp?)
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Title: You Better Run
Fandom: I Can't Think Straight
Music: You Better Run by Pat Benatar
Summary: A The Road So Far thing for [personal profile] seperis' Down to Agincourt series
Notes: Quick cuts and flashes throughout. ...er, this ended up being very Cas, Dean, and angel heavy (also, the main plots of season 6 kinda went by the wayside)

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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)

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