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March 14th, 2017

Comedy Vid Recs Wanted!

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HI VIDDING TYPES! *waves*

It is SPRING here in London, and, as ever, that means I've recently passed several important annual milestones: I have eaten and rejoiced in my first creme egg of the year (a sacred moment); I have listened to Paul Simon’s Graceland (the greatest album ever) whilst walking in the sunshine and smiling inanely to myself at how warm it is; and…I’ve had a vidshow approved for this year’s Vidukon!

This year, what with the fact that Everything In The World Is On Fire, I thought we could all do with a short break from the unrelenting misery of the impending apocalypse. SO to that end, I’m planning a COMEDY vidshow :-) I thought a nicely cathartic release of oxytocin could be extremely helpful. Working title is either ‘Tragedy Tomorrow – Comedy Tonight’, from the wonderful Sondheim musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, or 'Make 'Em Laugh', from Singing In The Rain - but alternative title suggestions are welcome.

So: rec me vids, please! Any vid that makes you laugh out loud, or at least grin wildly and flail your hands around in uncontrolled glee – that's what I want! I’m interested in any and all genres – from hugely popular TV shows to niche indie films to RPF to literally anything else. Character studies, crack!vids, dance vids, multifandom tropey extravaganzas…anything that makes you laugh. Watching vids en masse is often a very different experience from watching them alone, so if you remember any funny vids that have had a particularly great reaction at other conventions, do share.

There’s endless ways vids can wring humour from a source – perhaps it’s a funny show in the first place, and the vid makes the most of the characters’ physicality and ridiculous facial expressions, with exquisite comic timing. Perhaps it’s a more serious show, vidded from a new and unexpected angle to get humour from incongruity. Perhaps it’s just pure crack. Ideally, I’d like to end up with a mixture. I aim to make everyone’s sides hurt by the end of the show. :-D

Self-recs are, as always, highly encouraged! And premieres are very welcome. I'm not sure when the deadline is, but if you think you might have a premiere in the works, let me know and I'll investigate.

(Also - come to Vidukon! It's awesome.)
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February 11th, 2017

Dear Equinox Vidder

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Hi secret vidder! I'm super excited you're going to make me a vid in spaaaaaaace \o/ You already have all my flaily thoughts and feelings from my sign-up, but as everyone else is doing a letter I thought I'd put them here too for reference:

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February 9th, 2017

Vid of honey and sunshine

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Er, so, I also made a festivid treat for [personal profile] such_heights because that is a thing I do. I actually made this before I made my assignment (and thought I was going to have to default on my assignment) and then proceeded to lie about it through my teeth to an unsuspecting [personal profile] such_heights, because I am a terrible person and a frighteningly good liar when I want to be.

She wanted a vid about Matilda and Miss Honey, and their lovely relationship, and so that is what she got <3 I'm glad you like it, Arthur. Thank you to [personal profile] shinyjenni and [personal profile] cosmic_llin for betaing and enthusiasm!

Walking on Sunshine
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe for [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Matilda (movie)
music: Halo / Walking on Sunshine by the cast of Glee
summary: "The happiest part of the story is that Matilda and Miss Honey each got what they'd always wanted - a loving family"
content notes: <3

download: 61MB @ mediafire

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Galaxy Questivid

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Festivids reveal time! This year I received a completely delightful vid for the TV series of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by [personal profile] gwenfrankenstien set to Janelle Monae :-D It brought happiness to my soul. Arthur Dent is absolutely NOT afraid to freak out! You should all go and watch it and smile.

Meanwhile, I made a vid for Galaxy Quest! Never give up. Never Surrender.Collapse )

Thank you to [personal profile] shinyjenni and [personal profile] cosmic_llin for beta help!

Starman
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe for [personal profile] rhivolution
fandom: Galaxy Quest
music: Starman by David Bowie
summary: There's a starman waiting in the sky / he's told us not to blow it 'cause he knows it's all worthwhile
content notes: a few bright flashes and jump cuts. Also: mild peril.

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October 23rd, 2016

Dear Festividder

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Hi, lovely Festividder!

Sorry about the slightly unhelpful notes on my sign-up – I did it all a bit last minute this year. There are some slightly more helpful thoughts here, if you want them. I belatedly realised that all of the fandoms I’ve requested are ones I’ve asked for in previous years, because I am unimaginative apparently. So a lot of this is copied directly from my past FV letters. But the main thing is that you make a vid that you enjoy. :-) I love Festivids, it's one of the highlights of my year, and mostly I just want everyone else to have a great time too.


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October 13th, 2016

HAI FRIENDS. I have not posted in a looong time. This is what happens when there's a WHOLE YEAR without Doctor Who, and I don't have 5000-word meta posts I need to get out of my head before I can go to sleep. (Soon that will not be the case. My show is coming back! Aaaaaah.)

So what have I been doing? Well, mostly, I've been having a lot of feelings about Star Trek. Like, a LOT of feelings.Collapse )

Undisclosed Desires
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
characters: Julian/Garak
music: Undisclosed Desires by Muse
summary: I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart
content notes: I feel like I should warn for how traumatically beautiful Julian Bashir's face is, but if you're watching this vid you probably know that already.

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June 12th, 2016

Vidukon! And a vidlet

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Just got home from Vidukon! As ever, it was a completely wonderful weekend of vids, squee, too much sugar, more vids, more squee, and really excellent company. <3 Always one of the highlights of my year. I am too tired to do anything like a proper con report, but will note for those of you who weren't there that you can watch most of the vids shown at the con website, which is really comprehensive and awesome. I ran a vidshow called 'This Will Always Be Our Home' which seemed to go down well, and there were amazing shows on themes as diverse as Aliens, Revolution, Vampires, Fairytales, a nostalgic look back at what people were vidding 10 years ago, and lots of other great ideas. There was also Premieres! Oh, there were so many wonderful things, I just. All my friends are so talented. <3 Many feels were had. Also, I spent much of the weekend covered in glitter, and randomly yelling at people, 'Jesus Christ, I thought you were a fucking BEAR'. Those two facts are unconnected. In conclusion: VIDUKON, YOU GUYS.

Anyway, it was also [personal profile] such_heights' birthday yesterday, so I made her a little vidlet of some of our favourite BFFs being BFFs. It is not the most polished thing I've ever made, but it is made with all the love in the world, because [personal profile] such_heights is the greatest, you guys, and I'm not sure what I've done to deserve her as a best friend. She was happy for me to put this online, so here it is.

Password: Arthur


Crawled Out of the Sea from Phoebe on Vimeo.


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February 20th, 2016

It's that time of year again - I'm after your recs for my Vidukon show! The title is This Will Always Be Our Home, so I'm looking for vids on the theme of, you know, home.

In other words, vids that explore what it means to to leave home, to miss home, to return home, to find a home, to build a home, to welcome someone home, to be without a home...etc. Is 'home' a building, a country, a planet, a spaceship - is it a place at all, or is it a person, or people? Is it a state of mind? Is it an illusion? How have different vidders interpreted/illustrated the concept of 'home' differently?

Give me your recs, people! I want anything that could be vaguely interpreted as relating to this theme. And ideally I'd like a mix of fandoms, genres, tones of vids (ie not every vid has to be Super Serious And Emotional, though I'm sure lots will be). Also, self-recs are very much encouraged! Nobody knows the themes of your vids like you do. Also premieres are, of course, very welcome :-) I think the deadline is in May, but if you think you might have a premiere in the works, let me know and I'll investigate.

(Also - come to Vidukon. Seriously, it's really great.)
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February 13th, 2016

Festivids reveeeeeeals! I got two wonderful vids - This Sullen Welsh Heart, a Pride vid by [personal profile] futuransky about politics and protest and hope and despair and carrying on fighting anyway. <3 It defies my feeble attempts at explanation, you should all go and watch it and cry.

I also got a treat in the form of You're My Best Friend, aka THE CUTEST SIR IAN & SIR PATRICK BFF VID EVER from my actual bff [personal profile] such_heights(<33333!). It's just a fucking delight. LOOKIT THEM. THEY LOVE EACH OTHER. We are totally going to be like that when we're old and even dorkier than we are now.

I totally meant to make treats this year, but was tragically short on inspiration, and also distracted making two kind of spontaneous Doctor Who vids....oops.

But - HILARIOUSLY - I was actually assigned [personal profile] such_heights as my FV recipient this year! It had to happen sometime, I guess?! We actually matched on several different things, and I can't even remember if this was one of them. But her request for a Verity and Waris vid caught my eye. I promised her that I hadn't made her a treat this year, so she totally thought she had one up on me by making me the aforementioned CUTEST SIR IAN & SIR PATRICK BFF VID EVER. Then It turned out that I'd made her a vid anyway. MWA HA HA. She guessed this vid was from me before even watching it. The metadata was a bit of a clue :-) More ramblings about that hereCollapse )

Anyway, enough talking now, I'm the only person who cares about all this backstory - here's the vid:

Gonna Get Through This World
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: An Adventure in Space and Time
music: Gonna Get Through This World by The Klezmatics
summary: A tribute to Verity Lambert and Waris Hussein


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January 14th, 2016

Happy More Joy Day, everyone! <3

I have never made anything for More Joy Day before, but have wanted to ever since I first found out about it. And this year, I have a vid! \o/ I didn't, technically, make it for today, but this seemed a good time to post it, particularly given that it was already out of date the moment I finished it.

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This is for all of you. All of my friends, those of you I have met and those of you I haven't. All of the lovely people who watch my vids and read my meta and leave wonderful comments. And all of you whose vids I watch and whose meta I read and whose fic I read and whose art I enjoy and who generally contribute to making my tiny slice of the world a better place. I love you, I'm glad you exist.

Halfway Out Of The Dark
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Doctor Who
characters: Ten, Eleven, Twelve and Companions
music: Atheist Christmas Carol by Vienna Teng
summary: Don't forget, I love, I love, I love you
content notes: Contains spoilers for all of the DW Christmas Specials (and TEoT2, which I guess was technically a New Year special)

Thank you to [personal profile] such_heights for beta-ing, and putting up with my texts. And also to [personal profile] kaydeefalls for reassuring comments.

(Yes, it's Vienna Teng AGAIN. No, I still don't care. I've wanted a vid to this song for aaaaaages, but every winter when it occurs to me to think about vidding it, I'm already embroiled in Festivids. No, of course I'm not procrastinating on my Festivid this year. Why do you ask. What are you talking about. Who even asked you. La la la.)

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