REC POST: Multifandom vids

Aug. 23rd, 2017 02:05 pm
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20 multifandom existential angst videos.

Hurt by Zurik23M
It Has to Get Better by Zurik23M
What Happened to Us? by Zurik23M
I Always Loved You by Zurik23M
Fade Away by Shainira
Insane Like Me by Grable424
Reflection by Shainira
The Preacher by Grable424 & djcprod
You Are Certainly Going To Die by SecretlytoDream
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Grable424
Map of Hell by MinimalistVideos
The Unloved Ones by Shainira
A Blade of Grass by Shainira
No Bravery by eemersonm
Neverending Jungle by Shainira
Flares by Grable424 & djcprod
Youth of a Nation by Grable424 & gabygal7
Just One Last Thing by Shainira
Soldier On by Shainira & LaurenMichelle
Tesselate by MinimalistVideos & Shainira
Take Control by MinimalistVideos & Ariane

More like this: multifandom zugzwang, joie de vivre, atmosphere, miscellaneous: festivids, dystopia & fantasy, spies & mystery, bamf, retro, adventure, bisexuality

A bad thing and a good thing

Aug. 22nd, 2017 11:53 pm
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So I was over at a friend's this weekend for the eclipse, and my friend has a toddler, which meant watching movies that the toddler likes. Which meant sitting through Hotel Transylvania, which is not a good movie.

Honestly, no, no spoilers, because it was just bad in the most boring of ways. The conceit of "What if we put ~wacky~ stereotypical personalities on classic movie monsters" is not original nor in and of itself funny. The girl object was too good for the boy. Also, it was a movie about a girl coming of age which was entirely about her (possessive) dad and her (new cool laid-back) boyfriend, good times? (No, not good times.) It was screechingly heteronormative in the worst ways and way too into toilet humor and only one of the setpieces was at all entertaining (undercut by the emotional throughline making no damn sense.)

And I just kept thinking, what a waste, y'all! Because it would have been a thousand times better if the girl had been the POV character, if it had been about her. (Oh, and of course the secret present left by her mother was a short little hymn to One True Heterosexual Love. Of course. It wasn't even a GOOD secret. I thought of three that would have been better in the ten seconds it took to read it.)

So yeah. I overempathize with characters in fiction and I really get annoyed doing it when I don't like any aspect of said fiction. Adorable vampire girl in movie that makes no sense, you deserved better.

... Speaking of overempathizing with characters, I read C. E. Murphy's Pride and Prejudice pastiche Magic and Manners today. (I read it in a day. It was engaging.) Magic and Manners doesn't do everything right, but I literally teared up several times while reading it out of feels, so it's either good romance or hormones or both. (Or possibly stress relief from feeling like I'm making progress on things at work? Maybe all three?) There's queerness, there's multiculturalism, there's magic, there's nearly telekinetic castration, it's good times. Recommended.

Yolla: Tarkan & Bucky Barnes

Aug. 23rd, 2017 12:00 am
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All right, so I realise that Tarkan's Yolla is THE hit of the summer and I've been listening to it a lot, but!

From the start, I kind of thought, 'wow, that sounds like a Bucky Barnes song' and now I saw the full English subtitles/lyrics in the vid on the official netd müzik channel on YouTube, and yeah, YOLLA IS DEFINITELY A BUCKY BARNES SONG. In my mind, I can see how it could be vidded, all fast paced and fight scenes and downtime and, most importantly, Winter Soldier's "I am 100% done, just give me some plums" face.

Check it out! If you haven't heard Yolla yet, it is a seriously awesome pop song with ultra-contemporary lyrics, on point for our times...

Seriously, when he goes:

"Bring it, destiny, bring it, bring me all the pain,
After all, I can bear anything,
Hit me, I don't mind, kick a man when he's down,
After all, I am willing to endure."

OMG major headcanon feels. Does it give you headcanon feels? Maybe for other characters? Just listen, it's worth it.

(On a side note, hot damn, Tarkan. I know he's built his image around his looks as much as his music, so he's careful with his appearance, and there's CGI in music videos and all, but that's a very aesthetically appealing, groomed look he's rocking. If all men at 44 were this agreeable to look at, the world would've been a more beautiful place. Patriarchy and media culture lead to expectations of women trying extra hard, so it's refreshing when a male performer goes with such inviting mannerisms.)
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Miscellaneous Marvel canons, mostly comics, I guess, with secret identity / identity porn / eros & psyche variations. This is my jam, all right? All the secret identity fic. Also, this is 100% [personal profile] sineala's fault. :) Look at these delicious fics!

The Most Amazing Things (Some Terrible Lie) by copperbadge (Tony's decision not to reveal his identity as Iron Man to the world was shrewd and calculated. Too bad it's about to backfire on him like a Jericho missile.)
At the Heart of the Matter by pookaseraph (Tony didn't mean to become Steve's BFF and the greatest thorn in his side at the same time, it just sort of happened. In a world where Tony Stark didn't come out as Iron Man, he has managed to keep his identity a closely guarded secret, even from many of his teammates... the only problem is Steve Rogers seems to be falling for Iron Man, and he doesn't much care for Tony Stark.)
Allegro, Forte by sineala (Tony Stark, formerly of Marvels magazine, encounters Captain America, formerly nobody special, at a party in 1942.)
A Face To Meet The Faces That You Meet by valtyr (Tony pretends he's having sex with Captain America while actually having sex with Captain America. Steve Rogers is pretending to be James Barnes dressed as Captain America. Everyone feels pretty crappy about it.)
Reputation by copperbadge (Steve thinks Iron Man is trading sexual favors to Tony Stark for perks for the Avengers, and he's determined to protect his teammate.)
Hypotenuse by derryderrydown (Steve breaks up with Tony because he's in love with Iron Man. That's when things start to get complicated.)
Manhattan Double Bluff by neverever (In 1952, Tony Stark is at the top of his world and life couldn't be better. Then he crosses paths with Steve Rogers, a mysterious World War II vet, and events spiral out of his control.)
Luminosity by captainshellhead, vibraniumstark (The Avengers organize a two month mission to investigate an anomaly in space that appears to be engulfing planets, Steve is worried about leaving Tony alone, and Hawkeye is just worried about being left behind. But then something goes wrong. Steve drags himself out of the wreckage of their ship, on a planet that shouldn’t exist, the Avengers are missing, Iron Man is torn to scraps, and Tony has a lot of explaining to do. Or, in which Steve has no clue that Tony is Iron Man, and it takes crash-landing on an alien planet for him to find out.)
Rollin' and Tumblin' by muccamukk (The giant squid spewing sex pollen wasn't the strangest part of anyone's week. Captain America's behaviour after the fact, however, was making Tony wonder how deeply they were all affected, and what exactly was going on.)
What You Don't Know by sineala (In 1941, two strangers meet in a bar. And then Captain America meets Iron Man. And then Steve Rogers meets Tony Stark. They get it right. Eventually. And also they fall out of an airplane.)

Want more SECRET IDENTITY?! See Superman & Batman: secret identity trope (misc)

REC POST: Game of Thrones

Aug. 21st, 2017 06:00 pm
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House Vidding: our visuals are epic. Eight stunning Game of Thrones vids - and a five-vid-special on Jorah Mormont!

Game of Thrones:

Kingslayer by eline (Jaime Lannister)
Oathbreaker by thegarostudios (Jaime Lannister)
The White Wolf by zurik23m (Jon Snow)
King in the North by thegarostudios (Jon Snow)
Home by zurik23m (Sansa Stark)
Mother of Dragons by thegarostudios (Daenerys Targaryen)
Releasing the Kraken by zurik23m (naval warfare)
Blood of My Blood by zurik23m (Daenerys Targaryen, Dothraki conquest & dragon resurgence)

Jorah Mormont:

Here I Stand by Zurik23M (Jorah Mormont)
Return the Favour by Zurik23M (Jorah & Sam)
Light by Zurik23M (Jorah & Daenerys)
Fight For Her by Zurik23M (Jorah Mormont)
Mistakes by Zurik23M (Jorah & Tyrion)

More RECS: Game of Thrones Part 1, Part 2 | X-Men (Alternate Timeline): Adventure, Fantasy & Fairy Tale Vol.1, Adventure, Fantasy & Fairy Tale Vol.2, Adventure, Fantasy & Fairy Tale Vol.3, Angels & Werewolves, Clock-, Steam- and Teslapunk, Dystopia, Fauns & Satyrs & Centaurs, Space Romance | Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrel | Vikings | Stranger Things | Black Sails Part 1, Part 2 | BBC Robin Hood Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 | BBC In the Flesh Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 | Once Upon a Time Part 1, Part 2
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Whimsical Cosmic Creations Fit For a Mermaid by Martina Gutfreund

Canadian artist Martina Gutfreund’s obsession with creating art lead her design to evil into stunning mystical and cosmic pieces with a life of their own. Gutfreund artistically showcases minerals and crystals through whimsical and quirky jewellery pieces. Inspired by magic, from fairies to mermaids to even witchcraft, her work is a reflection of her creativity and fascination with minerals. Find her collection in her Etsy shop, The Spirit Nectar.

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Passing under Shadow

Aug. 21st, 2017 09:13 pm
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Okay, so ECLIPSE. Wow. Let me just say: what everyone said is true, totality is not the same as 90% or even 99%. My friends and I were hanging out in the backyard watching the light dim and taking peeks at the disappearing crescent of the sun through filters, and watching the sliver vanish, and when that black disc totally covered the sun all of us kind of lost our shit.

It was super cool and in seven years when another eclipse hits this continent I encourage everyone on this continent to go check it out. It's worth it.

Of course, it's easy for me to say it's worth it, I only had to drive an hour north and then two hours back home again to see it. Ha! (I kid, it was only about an hour and a half on the way back, but damn was traffic awful on the way out of Salem for most of the day. The only reason my drive back was so reasonable is that I waited eight hours after the eclipse ended to start moving.)

I did not take any photos. I was busy staring at where the sun used to be and would be again and mildly freaking out.

Who saw the eclipse?

Aug. 21st, 2017 08:21 pm
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OMG you guys! That was SO COOL!!!

A guy Pfeffa works with has relatives (with 4 horses & 3 big dogs!) with a large lot in Oregon. He invited people to come & camp, so we did, & got up at 4 am & went to a city park in Corvallis, and the weather was beautiful, and HOLE IN THE SKY!!! So AWESOME!!!!!!

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Aug. 21st, 2017 08:24 pm
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Random thoughts about The Defenders (whole series, positive and negative):

You know, after all these years, I still start to use the LJ code )
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This is 4 shots of the eclipse from my camera this afternoon at about 1:10pm local time within the span of a minute. Des Moines, IA was nearly clouded out, and the clouds were VERY thick and there is no filter, but with the light level and the amount of cloud cover, I managed to get the above shots.

I have other pictures with filter but I prefer the way these turned out.
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I have never been so intimate with the Sun, (except for my wife a few times). The eclipse was so utterly surreal and beautiful but the camera obscura effect it had in the dappled shade of the trees was the greatest and most unexpected treat of all. The birds themselves were in awe, and they have seen it all. #solareclipse2017
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The person who headlined the article has never been through struggle. He should not be prosecuted he should be supported.

What the fuck kind of headline is that???!!!

UPDATE: “A Raleigh man accused of leaving his 5 children under age 8 at home while he went to work is now out of jail.
Victor King says he was bailed out of jail by a complete stranger who saw his story on ABC11 and he is now back at work.
That person is just one of dozens across the nation who have reached out to ABC11 and the family to lend a helping hand.” [read more]

Thank you for the update to this story.

here’s a link to the gofundme set up for the family
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Milosav Druckmüller is, hands down, the greatest eclipse photographer in the world. Fact.

i literally just teared up this is so amazing and gorgeous and surreal wow
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some WoWo doodles haha (bc i am in love with her ♡)
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i need to put all three of these pictures in a single post. this is significant. this matters. this is why i exist
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Aug. 20th, 2017 02:12 pm
aris_tgd: Sarah Chambers, Cleric (Sarah Chambers cleric)
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The problem with Goodreads is that now I have two places to talk about books and I'm never sure if I posted here about finishing something. I really enjoyed the rest of The Inheritance Trilogy, the second book hit my buttons more than the third did but I liked both of them. I guess I found the relationships in the third one didn't quite hit my kinks the way I wanted them to, while the first and second ones did.

[Insert current gripe about superpowered woman/unpowered dude shipping and lack thereof. This series just had an absence rather than having it and "fixing" it, but I'm now on the lookout.]

Did I mention I read Roses in Amber and it was lovely? It was lovely. Queer and magical and full of awesome women and "I have to do this awkward thing because magic so we're both going to agree to live with it" which I love love love as a trope.

I also just finished The Dream Quest of Vellitt Boe which was terrific. I would normally like more dialogue but the author is doing a Lovecraft pastiche, so I'm grateful for the dialogue we did get! Sharp in all the right ways. I liked the ending but now I want more! (Not literally, but I'd like to see something set in this dreamworld fifty years out or so.)

I'm still in the middle of The Goblin Emperor, and maybe when I have a little more brain space I'll pick it up again.


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