jetpack_monkey: (Dorothy - Trippin' Balls)
2037-12-31 11:59 pm


All the vids! I kind of put this off because most of my vids are just available at Youtube, but that's not 100% true anymore. So here we are!

Behind the cut... )
jetpack_monkey: (Suspiria - Screaming poster)
2017-08-15 06:01 pm

Plans for tonight

  • 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.
jetpack_monkey: (Nic & Danny - Action Movie Classic)
2017-08-06 12:47 pm
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VID: Uptown Funk [Wuxia]

Title: Uptown Funk
Song: Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Source: Wuxia cinema from Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan, 1966-present
Length: 3:06
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.

Password: wuxia

47.9MB MP4 Download (right/ctrl-click and "Save link as...")

Notes and vaguely remembered source list behind the cut )
jetpack_monkey: (Default)
2017-07-13 06:35 pm
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Nate's Big To-Do List for the Weekend

Please feel free to ignore:

Read more... )
jetpack_monkey: (Weiss - Partay!)
2017-06-18 04:02 pm

Dungeons and Dragons and Vividcon

Hello fellow Vividcon attendees! Would you like to fight monsters, dodge traps, and solve puzzles? Of course you would! I can help! I'll be running a one-shot Dungeons and Dragons adventure at least one night of the con for 4-6 players. No experience required! I'll provide the dungeon mastering, rules knowledge and some pre-generated characters for you to pick from. You provide imagination! The whole thing should take a few hours at most.

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).
jetpack_monkey: (Default)
2017-05-05 02:43 pm


I don't suppose anybody could use two 3x6.5 rolls of privacy/shading window film? I bought it because the giant patio door in my apartment is waking me up in the mornings, but as it turns out, it's against building policy to "decorate" the exterior of my apartment. This apparently qualifies.
jetpack_monkey: (Plan 9 from Outer Space)
2017-04-29 08:00 pm
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Two new vids (Doctor Who and gross alien biology/murder)

Hey! Looks like I can fess up to my Equinox vids now! I made two:

Fox on the Run - Doctor Who (2005), Doctor/River, for [personal profile] purplefringe 

Under My Skin - Multi-fandom, alien horror in space, for [personal profile] genusshrike 

And I can now properly thank [personal profile] violace for Infinity, the fucking amazing No Man's Sky vid I received (will update link when signed version goes up). She ROCKS.

jetpack_monkey: (The Calamari Wrestler - Dangerous)
2017-04-28 04:57 pm
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VID: Under My Skin (Multifandom, Alien Infiltration/Infection/Incubation)

Title: Under My Skin
Song: I've Got You Under My Skin by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Source: Multifandom
Length: 2:01
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

Password: challenge142

Download 19MB MP4 (right/ctrl-click + "Save link as...")

Notes: This vid is sort of a dark mirror to Fly Me to the Moon by [personal profile] thirdblindmouse (with her full approval). I knew that this vid was the right call when I told [personal profile] 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 )
jetpack_monkey: (The Doctor (11) - Silly Person)
2017-04-28 04:47 pm
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VID: Fox on the Run (Doctor Who, Doctor/River)

Title: Fox on the Run
Song: Fox on the Run by The Sweet
Source: Doctor Who (2005)
Length: 2:23
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?

Password: hellosweetie

Download 23MB MP4 (right/ctrl-click and "Save link as...")

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.
jetpack_monkey: (Henry Frankenstein - l33t g33k)
2017-02-26 03:41 pm

Fandom Catch-up: Festivids and Equinox

Hey guys! In all the personal hub-bub (bub), I forgot to post some fannish things of note.

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!
jetpack_monkey: (Sisko - Like a Boss)
2017-02-06 11:19 pm
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Dear Equinox letter


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!

--Jetpack Monkey
jetpack_monkey: (Clark Kent - Man of Tweed)
2017-02-05 02:38 pm
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DVD Grab Bags and Box Set Sale

I'm making a shipment tomorrow or Tuesday, so now's an excellent time to get in on my latest DVD Grab Bag offer or buy some extremely inexpensive DVD box sets. Both are really excellent if you're in the mood for some classic/cheesy/awful/cult/unknown cinema.
jetpack_monkey: (Default)
2017-02-04 09:52 pm
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Some quick Festivids recs

I'm a terrible participant in Festivids this year for a variety of reasons. One of them is that I really haven't put the time and effort into watching many of the vids. I will do better! Maybe! Life is crazy right now. However, a few shout-outs for vids I have seen and loved:

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.
jetpack_monkey: (D'Argo - Entertained?)
2017-02-02 02:46 pm
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DVD Box Set sale

Soooo many DVD box sets/film collections. Must get rid of them/spread the love.

Everything is $5+shipping unless otherwise noted.

Here is the list )

If you want something, leave me a (screened) comment and we'll work out payment and shipping.
jetpack_monkey: (Tom Servo Lives!)
2017-02-02 01:59 pm
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DVD Grab Bags: The Apocalypse

I'm moving in a month, so this is your last chance for a DVD Grab Bag. I'm making up to 10 5-DVD Grab Bags for $10 each.

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
1980s comedy
Suspense Thriller
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:

Gore (G)
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.
jetpack_monkey: (Victor Frankenstein - Weird Science)
2017-01-27 03:28 am
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VID: Stronger (Re-Animator) [Festivids 2016]

Title: Stronger
Song: Stronger by Kanye West (for all intents and purposes with Daft Punk)
Source: Re-Animator / Bride of Re-Animator
Length: 1:58
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

Password: reagent

Download 18.4MB MP4 (right/ctrl-click + "Save link as...")

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.

jetpack_monkey: (Donna Noble - Don't Piss Her Off)
2017-01-02 03:41 pm

LJ Gone

I've deleted my LiveJournal. I created a more recent backup (so I can keep any comments made since I originally switched to DW) here: [personal profile] jetpack_monkey_ljarchive.
jetpack_monkey: (Default)
2016-12-29 04:59 pm

Fair Warning

Probably deleting my LJ by the end of the week and keeping things entirely on DreamWidth (as much as I am ever here anymore). 
jetpack_monkey: (Plan 9 from Outer Space)
2016-11-22 12:59 pm

Workshopping an idea - DVD grab bags

So I have, over the years, accumulated many, many, many, many, many DVDs. Most of them live in boxes in my storage unit and I rarely have occasion or desire to retrieve them. The idea of hauling them to a new place just to not watch them is, frankly, less than appealing.

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:
  1. A European horror film.
  2. A 1940s comedy
  3. A Billy Wilder film.
  4. A 1980s horror film featuring a cast member from Spaceballs.
  5. A musical.
  6. (Backup) An Akira Kurosawa film
  7. (Backup) Something with a giant monster in it.
Or a list could be like:
  1. Any five movies based on a work of literature, preference for 19th century authors.
  2. (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'd go through my collection and send you five DVDs that match your requests (on a first come, first served basis).
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?

jetpack_monkey: (Mawny the Gnome Barbarian)
2016-11-03 06:16 pm

I have a life? WTF?

I've added two new things to my life recently and they're both going extremely well, I think.

1. I've joined an online Dungeons and Dragons game thanks to[personal profile] settiai 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.

Here's the full picture )

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.