- Clean my apartment.
- Send money to organizations that support racial and LGBTQA equality.
- Figure out if there are any good marches happening in the next couple of weeks and whether I have the emotional capacity to attend.
- Watch more source for happy vid.
- Scream as everything just keeps getting worse.
Title: Uptown Funk
Song: Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Source: Wuxia cinema from Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan, 1966-present
Warnings: Violence. Gore. Potentially some physical triggers (flashing lights, exceptionally quick cutting)
Made for: Club Vivid 2017 at Vividcon
Summary: Flying swordspeople. Don't believe me? Just watch.
47.9MB MP4 Download (right/ctrl-click and "Save link as...")
( Notes and vaguely remembered source list behind the cut )
The current plan is to run a session after Premieres on Friday. If there's enough interest, I may also run a game Sunday night with a different module.
Let me know if you're interested in the comments (and let me know your general level of experience with D&D or roleplaying games -- experienced players may get roped into helping less experienced ones sort out the system).
Fox on the Run - Doctor Who (2005), Doctor/River, for purplefringe
Under My Skin - Multi-fandom, alien horror in space, for genusshrike
And I can now properly thank violace for Infinity, the fucking amazing No Man's Sky vid I received (will update link when signed version goes up). She ROCKS.
Title: Under My Skin
Song: I've Got You Under My Skin by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
For: genusshrike, Spring Equinox 2017: Vids in Space!
Warnings: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills), graphic violence, sexual violence, gore, all the tentacles.
Note: This version differs slightly from the one posted during the anonymous period of the exchange.
Summary: You Never Can Win
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Notes: This vid is sort of a dark mirror to Fly Me to the Moon by thirdblindmouse (with her full approval). I knew that this vid was the right call when I told settiai the concept and she responded with the textual version of facepalming. I made the whole thing in about nine days, I want to say. Also, I am very grateful that the trailers for Alien: Covenant have contained so much stuff, because I'm not sure the vid would be nearly as good without those contributions.
( Full List of Sources )
Title: Fox on the Run
Song: Fox on the Run by The Sweet
Source: Doctor Who (2005)
For: purplefringe, Spring Equinox 2017: Vids in Space
Warnings: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills)
Note: This vid has minor differences from the one posted during the exchange.
Summary: Who are you and when are you who you are?
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Notes: The last time I made a Doctor Who vid, Catherine Tate had just ended her run as Donna Noble. It's been that long. However, in a lot of ways, it's a bit like visiting an old friend (with a new face, obviously). Purplefringe wanted a River Song vid that encompassed all of the Doctors she tangoed with and I did my best to accommodate. Oddly enough, the song didn't come from the Guardians of the Galaxy trailers, but a Youtube trawl I was making for unrelated reasons.
I made one vid for Festivids this year -- Stronger (Re-Animator series)
I am participating in Equinox Vid Exchange: Vids in Space! Here's my letter.
I'm requesting Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965), Star Trek: DS9, No Man's Sky, Flash Gordon serials, Rocky Jones Space Ranger, Vorkosigan Saga, and a multi-fandom vid about hope and optimism in space (because I want to believe we're going to survive and do better).
Hope that your fannish endeavors are going well!
Thank you for participating in Equinox: Vids in Space! I only have one overall request: have fun. Otherwise, music and mood are up to you! Make the vid of your heart or the vid that seems like ridiculous fun or the vid that trolls everyone who watches it. I will love any and all.
( Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) [safety] )
( Star Trek: Deep Space Nine )
( No Man's Sky (Video Game) )
( Rocky Jones Space Ranger )
( Flash Gordon serials )
( Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold )
( Multi-Fandom: A Better Tomorrow )
I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Vienna (The Third Man) -- This was made for me this year. Not just like, somebody made a vid and said it was for me. This was MADE FOR ME. It is everything I love about the movie at a breakneck pace, up to and including the use of setting to increase tension and suspense. You rock my world, Festividder.
Default (Drunk History US) - I've seen a couple of episodes of this show in passing, but this is kind of a brilliant take on the whole thing.
Get Better (Hawkeye v4) - Okay, this looks... damn good. Clint! Kate! Pizza Dog! Music choice that's freakin' on point. FEEEELINGS.
500 Miles (Pokemon GO) - Loooooooool.
A Better Son/Daughter (Carrie and Gary Fisher RPF) - I'm not crying. You're crying. Maybe we're both crying. I miss her.
How does this work? You comment with 5-10 broad/generic requests (arranged by preference), I find matches and send you 5 DVDs. Some example requests:
Cheesy Italian zombie movie
Starring a former or current Doctor
Directed by Billy Wilder
Produced by Roger Corman
Giant Monster Fight!
Adapted from 19th Century Literature
Something for the whole family
Most of what I'm giving away consists of cult horror movies, minor cinema classics, and stuff I picked up over the years to make me look cool.
I can't screen for all possible triggers or warnings, but I will do my best to screen out the following if provided in your request:
Sexual Violence (S)
Child Harm (C)
Animal Harm (A)
Directed by Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, or Victor Salva (P for predator)
R or NC-17 rated (R)
Standard disclaimer: I haven't watched everything in my collection, so my ability to screen based on warnings is reliant on the Internet in a lot of cases. Inclusion in a grab bag does not constitute a guarantee of quality, but it will almost certainly be an experience of *some* kind. Some of the cases may have some wear.
I am making a separate post for box sets, which I am selling for about $5 each (mostly).
After you leave your (screened) comment, I'll let you know if you were in the first ten and we can discuss payment and address info.
Song: Stronger by Kanye West (for all intents and purposes with Daft Punk)
Source: Re-Animator / Bride of Re-Animator
For: terajk, Festivids 2016
Warnings: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills), implied animal harm, comedic gore.
Summary: Herbert Kanye West
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Notes: For personal reasons, I had trouble getting a vid put together this year. This was my first major attempt at a vid for my recipient but it wasn't my only. There are like three other incomplete timelines for other vids for a different fandom still on my computer. One of them may actually get finished someday. Anywho, I just find the arrogance of Kanye West and Herbert West to be weirdly simpatico and the driving refrain of "Harder, Faster, Stronger" spoke to Herbert's obsessive desires (not just to reanimate flesh). Many thanks to jmtorres and thirdblindmouse for encouraging/enabling this weird addition to my vidography.
I thought that it'd be cool to spread the wealth around and make it a sort of weird game. So, like, you PayPal me $5-10 and give me a generic idea of films you'd like (five primaries and two backups). A list could be like:
- A European horror film.
- A 1940s comedy
- A Billy Wilder film.
- A 1980s horror film featuring a cast member from Spaceballs.
- A musical.
- (Backup) An Akira Kurosawa film
- (Backup) Something with a giant monster in it.
- Any five movies based on a work of literature, preference for 19th century authors.
- (backup) Whatever weird archival softcore porn you bought on a lark 10 years ago, preference for being based on a work of literature (there goes my copy of The Secret Sex Lives of Romeo and Juliet).
I wouldn't be able to guarantee that you're getting something you don't already have or that you'll even like what you get. I have a list of standard warnings you could request to filter out: Sexual Violence, Gore, Violence Against Animals, Violence Against Children, Roman Polanski, and Woody Allen.
Would you guys have any interest in this? How much would you be willing to pay for a grab bag like that?
1. I've joined an online Dungeons and Dragons game thanks tosettiai putting in a good word for me. You can see my character in my icon. He's a gnome barbarian named Mawny. He likes smashing things. Instead of rages (a barbarian class feature), he goes into delights. He's a very happy fellow. Dumb as a rock, but happy. I like the other players and I'm intrigued to see where the DM is going with this story.
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2. I've started exercising. I'm doing Zombies Run 5K. I'm halfway through Week 2. I think my height is giving me some advantages. Last night I did 3.33KM in the 30ish minute session. About 2/3rds of that time, I was doing a fast walk, not a run. Anyway, my primary goal is to increase my stamina, so I don't get tired out from doing household chores or running to the store. If this works out, I may also look into doing some other types of exercise.
Now, if we can only get through Tuesday without triggering the apocalypse, my life will really be going well.