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I spend SO MUCH of my chill time idly watching youtube videos as my way to wind down. Here are a few of my favorite Youtube channels and an example of the nifty vids you can find there.

Youtubin'? )
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My Drunk Kitchen )

Jenna Marbles (thanks WG!) )

Regular Ordinary Swedish Meal Time )

Simon's Cat )

Clearly it doesn't take much to amuse me these days. Also, I think I might have a crush on the My Drunk Kitchen host.
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I feel the need to preface this by saying that I cannot stand Rebecca Black's song "Friday". I feel like I get noticeably dumber every time I hear the part where she lists off the order of the days of the week to us all, especially.

That aside, a friend posted this on facebook and I could not help but click on it because, really? Harry Potter and "Friday"? How could this possible be?

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Today's happy is a funny vid of Corey Vidal lip-syncing to Moosebutter's Star Wars (John Williams is the Man) a cappella song.

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Today's happy: fanvids! My previous short fanvid post can be found here.

I love fanvids. They've helped support my love for fandom, introduced me to new music, introduced me to new fandoms, shown me how to love characters, made me laugh and cry, and told me stories that canon never even let me dream of. Some I love for the song and vid clip choice, some for amazing editing, some for clarity and color, some for overall theme, some because they've just hit me right where I need them to.

Indulging in fanvids definitely makes me happy :) If you feel inspired, do please rec me more! The more the merrier!

Just some samples of fanvids that I have saved, DLed, or put into my memories.

Doctor Who/Torchwood:
Vids )

Star Trek:
Vids )

Stargate Atlantis:
Vids )

Vids )

Vids )

*Looking for all these vids has sparked memories of others that I've adored in the past and cannot find now. I am on a mission to track them down!
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I've been feeling a bit down lately, so in an effort to perk myself up I'm going to try to post something that makes me happy every day this month.

Today's happy? Two of my absolute favorite fanvids. The first is a Star Trek tribute video celebrating all of the television Trek series as well as many/most of the movies (I still haven't seen all of the Next Gen movies, so can't say for sure). The music is the orchestral piece of the beautiful flute song Picard plays from "The Inner Light" so in addition to a vid that I love, there's a piece of music that I adore here as well. I have the song on my ipod and it never fails to give me a sense of peace and relaxation.

The second vid is likely one of the first fanvids I ever watched and loved. Sadly, it isn't streaming online, but can be downloaded from the Killa's DW here. It is a TOS/movies vid with a Kirk and Spock focus (I suppose you can look at it either a shippy vid or a friendship vid, depending on which glasses you prefer) but also with the whole ensemble appearing as well. The music is "Dante's Prayer" by Loreena McKennit, yet another song that I adore (though this one I started to love mostly because of this vid). Yes, I have mentioned my adoration for this vid before.
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One of my absolute favorite fanvids is available for download once again! I am ridiculously pleased about this.

Quite some time ago, I downloaded a couple of fanvids in different fandoms as I explored the giant pond that is fandom. This vid was among the group that I saved.

I can't even tell you how long the vid sat on my computer without my knowledge of its presence. I have no idea. I didn't discover it, in fact, until my laptop began to die and I began backing up files for the eventual worst-case scenario of ultimate laptop fail. Then, I found the file, opened it up, found the vid, and proceeded to flail at it's awesomeness. I watched multiple times in a row and the build is wonderful and moving and the scene at the end absolutely guts me every time. Yeah, I may have shed a bit of a tear. (Full disclosure: I shed tears at a lot of stuff though - emotional anything, pretty days, moving fic, and Hallmark commercials included, so YMMV)

I went searching for it online a while back in hopes of finding more from the creator, Killa, finding out if there were other versions, recs, etc. Sadly, I struck out - the vid was gone from the creator's page. But the creator has made it available once again, hence my squeeful post.

It's a TOS/original movies based Kirk/Spock fanvid set to Loreena McKennitt's Dante's Prayer. It is lovely and moving and I just want to curl up and snuggle it for a while. And now I have a version in even better quality! So snuggle I will.

Here's the link for anyone interested:

(For my fellow Kirk/Bones shippers... yes, I still love them, and yet my love for them does not detract at ALL from my love for this vid.)
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It is currently 2am and I am still awake. I have to be out and about to take my car to the mechanic in under 6 hours. I am not happy about this. Since I'm not yet sleepy, however, I am writing this and eating leftover acorn squash and chocolate cheesecake. My weird cravings, let me show you them.


So I participated in [ profile] fandom_stocking for the first time this year. I had fun, but didn't produce nearly as many fills as I had hoped I would, sadly. My stocking's contents can be found here. Go and admire :) There is an especially adorable Zoe/Wash backstory drabble by [ profile] isellersfic that I love as well as a sweet and wonderful Teyla/Ronon/Rodney Vegas!verse fic by [ profile] purple_cube. You will also find icons by [ profile] vandonovan and [ profile] yhlee that are excellent and definitely added to my collection. To round it out, you will find a link to a Doctor Who Ten/Reinette, Ten/Rose fanvid (Woo! Fanvid!) and holiday wishes.


My fills are reposted below:

Originally written for [ profile] queenmidalah at [ profile] fandom_stocking here.

Firefly, Signs of the Season, Mal/Kaylee, PG )


Originally posted for [ profile] storydivagirl's stocking at [ profile] fandom_stocking here.

Star Trek, White(ish) Christmas, Kirk/McCoy, Joanna, G )


Posted for [ profile] celli's stocking at [ profile] fandom_stocking here. Her special request was to include mentions of accounting or taxes. So here we have: Accountant AU. I think this might be my first AU...

Star Trek, 'Tis the Season, Kirk/McCoy, PG-13, AU )


Aug. 9th, 2009 11:04 pm
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Is it sad and pathetic that an old school (TOS) Star Trek fanvid just brought me to tears?
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**Okay, so I started this list last week and kept it on private while I built it and added links... and then completely forgot to unlock it, so lemme try this again.

I've heard this type of fic referred to as safety fic/safety tabs, cuddle!fic, and anti-angst fic (though it doesn't mean that the stories do not contain angst, simply that by the end of reading them you feel content). It's your fandom version of a fuzzy blanket, a cup of hot tea, and that favorite novel you've reread a million times.

This is far from an exhaustive list (I haven't even started slogging through my Harry Potter links, for example). For now I'm just going to focus on the pieces that I tend to turn to for a reliable pick-me-up when needed.

Stargate Atlantis:
The Farm in Iowa series by [ profile] sheafrotherdon. (John/Rodney, various ratings through NC-17, AU, kidfic)
The Nantucket series by [ profile] aesc, [ profile] dogeared, [ profile] sheafrotherdon, and [ profile] siriaeve. (John/Rodney, various ratings through NC-17, AU)
The On Life and Living series by [ profile] wesleysgirl. (John/Rodney, various ratings through NC-17, AU, kidfic)
A Supermarket in California by [ profile] taffetablue. (John/Rodney, R, AU)
People Watching by Tipper (link to (Team(ish) mostly featuring Carson and Elizabeth, PG)

Star Trek (yeah, it's new incarnation is relatively young in fandom terms, but I've still found some good safeties!):
The Village!verse by [ profile] chaletian. (Ensemble, PG through PG-13)
Two Men & a Motorbike series by [ profile] inell (Jim/Bones, rated teen through adult)
Hard-Earned Rights by [ profile] andrealyn. (Jim/Bones, PG-13, kidfic(ish))
How to Avoid Kicking Puppies and Other Valuable Lessons in Leadership by [ profile] sparky77. (Ensemble, R)
This ficlet by [ profile] theonlytwin. (Spock/Uhura, Spock/Uhura/Kirk, R(ish))
Discovered Check by waketosleep (links to dreamwidth). (Spock and Kirk preslash, G)
Friends: A Kirk and Bones fanvid (links to Youtube)
We Go Together fanvid. I never would have imagined putting Star Trek and Grease together, but ya know what? It totally works!

Jack's Promise fanvid (Jack/Ianto)(links to Youtube)

Defying Gravity fanvid (links to Youtube)

***I have no explanation for why so many of my safety fic are AUs and kidfics. I JUST DON'T KNOW. This is not normal for me, really, because I started out very gen-focused and character exploration driven. Now it's all about the slash and exploring different worlds/dimensions/timelines/possibilities, etc.


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