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[personal profile] kiki_miserychic asked: Is there a genre or style you wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole?

Hmmm. There's definitely stuff I can't see myself vidding, but the cause would be content rather than genre/style -- for example, I am a total wimp about gore, and quite content to be so. I doubt I'll ever vid really cracky comedy, but it's not because I wouldn't, it's because I've never had that kind of vid idea. (But hey, I thought I'd never make an effects-heavy vid, either, and then I did, so what do I know.)

Though, okay, thinking about effects, there is a particular style of very effects-heavy vid that I will probably never make -- it's an aesthetic I see primarily though not exclusively in YouTube vids: heavily saturated color (sometimes combined with black and white or radically desaturated clips), blown-out contrast, lots of glow, lots of dissolves, lots of overlays and especially overlaid textures. I have seen some vids using this visual style that I like very much, so "wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole" isn't really the right description, but it's not a style I can imagine adopting for myself, partly because it feels like a language that I don't know how to speak (my well-established "How did you know to do that?" problem), but also because so much of my approach to vidding is grounded in getting out of the way and letting the clips and the music do the work. That used to be the only thing I knew how to do, but as I've expanded my skill set it's become more of a deliberate choice -- certainly not the only way of doing things, not even the only way that *I* do things, but the choice that feels right for the kinds of vids I usually make. I do have some ideas on tap that might have me diving back into AfterEffects, but I don't think I'd be using quite those types of effects or combining them in the ways I sometimes see them combined.

Full list of questions is here.

still going strong!

Sep. 1st, 2014 08:42 pm
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Today's entry in the domesticity meme is Sam/Steve, who steals the covers. :D

Still taking prompts on the main post! I have a 5-day streak and I'm starting to feel a lot less rusty when it comes to writing. Also, I'm a big, big fan of shorter fic, and this is giving me an excuse to write it. :)

I still need to get my AO3 account updated with all these ficlets, but we'll save that for another time...

Look up.

Sep. 2nd, 2014 03:42 am
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post-tags: instagram, crosspost Look up.

Too Much TV

Sep. 1st, 2014 10:59 pm
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I'm blatently stealing and modify where necessary [ profile] sam_gamgee's list. I DVR everything, so the actual time it gets watched varies alot.

Some shows still have question marks - Gotham Constantine & Flash - any thoughts on those?

Sun-Tues the DVR gets a workout. Sunday has some cable shows that are repeated, so good there. Tuesdays on the other hand have some irreconcilable issues at 9 pm. Of course I'm watching SHIELD - most improved show of last season going from last to first. In fact, SHIELD ultimately won my one and only "watch it live" slot in the schedule.

The pilot for the new NCIS show was WEAK, but I'll probably want to watch it anyway -NCIS:LA got some redeeming qualities after a while. And I'm one of the few people left on my reading list that's still watching Supernatural. I was never fannish about the show, but it was mostly nice to watch when I wasn't ranting about it being problematic. Now Mom looks forward to watching the boys too, so I don't want to stop watching it. The problem is that they're network shows and non-repeating cable shows. Decisions will have to be made.

schedule )

Hockey RPF - Slow Roam

Sep. 1st, 2014 10:33 pm
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Cover art by [ profile] reena_jenkins

Title: slow roam
Author: [ profile] insomniacjams
Reader: [ profile] Readbyanalise010
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairing: Jamie Benn/Tyler Seguin
Rating: Teen and up
Summary: Five times Tyler left Jamie behind, and the one time he didn't. Tyler is a vagabond, Jamie travels, and at what point does running into each other around the world stop being an accident?
Warnings: None
Length: 00:14:01
Download: the MP3 | Size: 13 MB or the M4B | Size: 14 MB.

Crossposted to AO3

Paraka Productions, you’re a rock star for hosting me!

Call for Prompts

Sep. 1st, 2014 09:56 pm
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 LJ user Lb_lee is hosting a call for prompts on the theme of "service and servitude."  There will be some fiction posted and you can donate to see more.

Monday Roundup, 9/1

Sep. 2nd, 2014 02:18 am
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Posted by Erin Ptah

Fake News
I Love You – I Know (art | Jon/”Stephen” | worksafe)

Hellsing Ambigrams (word art | worksafe)
Renaldopuff Knows Karate (art | Father Renaldo | worksafe)

The Property of Hate
RGB, Q (meme art | RGB | worksafe)

Welcome to Night Vale(/His Dark Materials)
Night Vale: The Musical, tracks 38-40 (fic, song parodies | Cecil/Carlos, ensemble | T)
A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, chapters 12-14 (fic | Cecil/Carlos, HDM crossover characters, WtNV ensemble | T)
Entirely Personal (still ver.) (art | Cecil/Carlos | worksafe)
Vacation (Had To Get Away) (fic | Cecil/Carlos, ensemble | G)
Gourmet Night Vale Daemons (art | Hannah, Lucy, Earl | worksafe)
Do you ever miss…? (art | Dana, Kevin, Carlo | NSFW, blood)
A microphone and a cat (art | Cecil, Khoshekh | worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Who let Jany in the basement? Jany isn’t supposed to be in the basement.

Filed under: Art, Fake News, Fic, Hellsing, Miscellaneous, Night Vale Tagged: "Stephen"/Jon, ambigrams, Cecil/Carlos, Father Renaldo, Hannah/Lucy, Hellsingpuffs, His Dark Materials, Intern Dana, Kevin, musical, Property of Hate

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Sep. 1st, 2014 09:17 pm
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Home from DragonCon. Many things I like about our hotel, but the beds are not one of those things. Now I will spend a week sleeping.
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I feel like it's been an age since I last posted, even though it's only been a few days. A combination of stressful work week and the three day weekend and being a social being and things. As usual, I have way more posts in my head than have actually made it to paper. I feel the urge to do one of the question memes that's going around, just so I can feel like I'm talking to people again.

The goings on have been pretty good, all things considered. I started watching the Miss Fisher's Mysteries on Thursday which are very fun and very good, and delight me no end. I am so very much loving the show ) I was so excited, I made my boyfriend watch the second episode with me, and he loves it too, wants to bring back jazz and 20's clothing. Which is all great except now it's something we're watching together and I have to wait till next weekend for the next episode. My life is hard sometimes.

So today, on my lazy day, I started watching Person of Interest because [personal profile] grimorie/[ profile] isgrimorie reblogs it and it's slowly becoming something I want to know more about. Who am I kidding, it has Sarah Shahi in it (eventually) and [personal profile] grimorie hasn't steered me wrong yet on a show I'd like. I'm only a few episodes into season 1 and I'm waiting for it to get into a groove, but generally liking it so far.

I haven't been reading much lately, though I did get the rest of the available Hawkeye comics run, so I'll probably be poking at that next.

After I devour all the Troubles Fest Haven fics that went live today. I received two stories, which are fun and funny -- one of them is a crack fill for a crack prompt.

I'll Wake Up New Gen rated, Jennifer/Duke, Audrey/Nathan, Jennifer/Duke/Audrey/Nathan
Summary: It turns out that relationships in Haven are a lot more complicated than Jennifer could ever have imagined, and her new birth certificate suddenly turns everything on its head. It might be a good thing that she’s surrounded by people that are usually bad at following the rules, right?

Audrey The Vampire Slayer Gen and gen rated
Summary: Life on the Hellmouth is hard, especially when the Hellmouth is in Haven.

In other news, I've managed to fuck up my left shoulder now too, though it's not as excruciatingly painful as it was on Saturday. Also I reinvented cereal. I keep granola around to mix in with yogurt for breakfast and this weekend in a fit of not wanting to cook, I combined the granola with chocolate chips from the freezer and added milk. It was genius.

So TV shows are starting up again I hear? I am so out of it. September doesn't feel real yet.

Music meme, no arms

Sep. 2nd, 2014 01:14 pm
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via [personal profile] cyphomandra

You can tell a lot about a person from their music. Hit shuffle on your iPod, MP3 Player, etc. and put the first 10 songs! One rule, no skipping! Tag 10 people and pass it on!

We Close Our Eyes - Go West
Beautiful Collision - Bic Runga
Sunshine - Wheatus
Horses - Greg Johnson
Whatever (I Had a Dream) - Butthold Surfers (Romeo + Juliet soundtrack)
All Connected - The Feelers
Beautiful World - Colin Hay
Without a Sound - Headstones
The Whole of the Moon - Peter Mulvey
Hard - Grey Eye Glances


*resumes radio silence to conserve arms*
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It's days before the eternal scout ceremony and Earl is proud and terrified. An encounter with Cecil leads to some nasty business with the City Council and some horrifying revelations.

Words: 2926, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English


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