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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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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*
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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!

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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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...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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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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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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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.

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