kassidy62: (katniss by juju-bean)
small fandom/character/pairing - Alias Smith and Jones
ah, ASJ, how I love that show. Riffing off of Butch and Sundance, the show aired in 1971-1973 (in the second year one of the leads, Pete Duel, tragically committed suicide, but the show went on with a replacement - though not for long). The chemistry between Duel and Ben Murphy holds up and then some to this day. The two main characters are the quick-draw Kid Curry (with the curly hair) and his partner, the sly, intelligent Heyes (with his "silver tongue," as the Kid described it). I've never seen two guys who can yell at each other and still maintain a palpable sense of adoration for each other, every single moment, until I saw these two.

Best episode ever: The Bounty Hunter (with Louis Gossett, Jr.)

This is a vid I did, back when I was still doing them.

Festivids

Feb. 2nd, 2014 03:49 pm
kassidy62: (shark)
C and I went through quite a few vids last night. First, here's a link to the master list at LJ

Here's the ones we really enjoyed:

(RPF) Hugh Jackman - Gorgeous
Hugh Jackman is hard to resist (and why would you? We didn't). I was wincing a bit, like a tiny little embarrassment squick - but as the title of the vid says, he's gorgeous and charming. It's just, he *wiggles* (heh) and stuff. A quirky, cool little vid.

for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - Tik Tik Tok Tok
Snappy, catchy, RDJ in all his glory

(RPF) Martin & Lewis - What I Like About You
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis - nose to nose, licking, leaping, breathing each other's air. This is fucking cute, one of those vids that make you grin:)

The Losers - Cuz I Can
Is there anyone you can't ship in this movie? Pretty, charismatic people and lots of action

Interview With the Vampire - Trouble
Louis/Lestat - I was always pleasantly surprised by Tom Cruise's vampy, arrogant interpretation of Lestat (I thought he'd be just awful in the role). Now, these actors aren't who I imagine when I think of Louis and Lestat, admittedly, but nevertheless, Louis' angst and Lestat's predatory interest in him makes a nice case for the ship here. Really enjoyed it.

There are others I enjoyed as well, for various reasons - the Prince vid, the Bride of Chucky vid, Vikings vid, another of the Interview With the Vampire vids - and I haven't seen all the vids as of yet.

I love Festivids! And thank you, vidders and folks who've put this together, for a fest I look forward to every single year:)

P.S. - while I'm at it, a non-Festivids vid rec - Bagira's Vampire Party features clips from vampire movies and some awesomely suited music. Lots of gore, and if I can mention something really picky - the first part, to me, goes on a tad too long, but screw it. It's seriously excellent. I can only wish to make vids like this. The more I play it, the more I enjoy it.
kassidy62: (Default)
 I hardly ever post because words are mysteriously wiped from my brain when I try! So, I posted at LJ and I'll post here, too, because what I love about fandom? Is always, always, the fiction and the vids and art - the MEDIA we create (not so much the wank, but that's another story).

Vidding - I was never very good at it, had nothing close to technical proficiency, but I had FEELINGS, you know. I think two or three of them move fast enough or have enough humor or are short enough to still be fun. The rest? I repeat - I had feelings. Some are pretty bad.

My favorites, the ones I can still watch, anyway, are Mighty Fine, Supernova (NSFW), and Drive My Car. I have much nostalgia, too, for Valley of the Shadow and the Alias Smith and Jones vid. The rest, eh, I'm not sure why I kept them. Very slow or too long. But it's part of my fannish history, and I put them all on A03 (I love how easy it was to do that).

They are here.


The story is from a prompt my pal gave me in 2010 - it was supposed to help me have FUN. Fun is not a thing I do all that easily nowadays, but I managed it, yeah, three years later. Fannish space will always make me happy. It's so important to me. Anyway, it's a Hercules: the Legendary Journeys story. I didn't rewatch or anything and it's been a while, but it is porn, and it was fun. I am a little bothered because I want Iolaus' voice to sound more like Iolaus, but I'm gonna leave it be. Because I had fun:)

Curses and Brown Suede Shirts

Read more... )

also, vids

Oct. 30th, 2013 11:13 pm
kassidy62: (shark)
My old vids are up at a03 (via embeds from youtube and one from vimeo). Many of them aren't very good, but they all have heart - and some are still fun. You can find them here at a03 (10 Starsky & Hutch, 1 Dante's Cove, 1 Planet of the Apes TV series, 1 Alias Smith and Jones)
kassidy62: (skeptical sam by jangly jewels)
Link to Vid Show A Vid Show B
C below
With this year's festivids, Cass and I are working on Vid Show I now. Good grief! I love it. I'm also dealing with frustrating technical difficulties. First, I'm not technically inclined, so I'm starting at a disadvantage, frankly. With the external speaker system I have that works so well for the vid shows, it's still easiest just to use our HDMI cable to connect the TV to the laptop, play the vids off vlc and deal with all the different vid formats that way. But my hope is to find something that will play the vids off our Playstation 3 through our  external hard drive - I'm exploring different options now. So far I haven't gotten the PS3 Media Server to work the way I'd hoped.

Here's my normal recap so you'll see what we look for when we put together these shows - first, we tend to like some raucous music, some rock, so you'll see that here. Our somewhat infant brains must be stimulated by loud sound and lots of movement. Overtly romantic songs aren't going to rule the day. But then we turn around and listen to some soft, sad stuff, or things even I find hard to understand us liking. We love Supernatural and have tons of vids in that fandom, almost half of what we watch through the first 7 vid shows. Sam and Dean's our OTP, so you'll see Wincest in some of the vids, and none that are mostly Castiel (we like him, but we're not fannish about him). Then we have some tiny fandoms where there isn't a lot available (that we know of, at least)- Blood Ties, The Borgias, True Blood, The Eagle, V, and many others.  Sometimes we save vids wherein we're not even familiar or don't particularly care for the source material, if we like the vid and music. We have quite a few of my vids in here as well, mostly because Cass wants to see them (I like a couple of the vids I've made, but the quality of the videos themselves are pretty bad - not something I plan on fixing) and because they're mainly Starsky & Hutch, a show we'll always love:)

We are huge fans of all the wonderful vidders in our shows, and thank all of you for passing on the fandom love:)

VID SHOW C
Fandoms: Blood Ties, Dantes Cove, Due South, Hard Core Logo (film). Hercules: the Legendary Journeys, Multi-fandom vids, The Pros, Starsky & Hutch, Supernatural, Watchmen (film)

Above and Below - SUPERNATURAL by counteragent - "I'll fade away, I'll turn my back and disappear."
Afraid of Americans - WATCHMEN by bionic. "God is an American"
Bones of a Rabbit - SUPERNATURAL by dragonsofbadfaith - What if Ruby had offered Sam a way to save Dean from his deal? What if Sam said yes? Jarring, harsh, horror. Love it:)
Busted - HARDCORE LOGO by Killa & Bone - I think it's a love-vid to Joe Dick, but Billy's right there with him. I don't know of a download link, sadly.
Dead - SUPERNATURAL by danegen - a favorite of mine - music by the Pixies, fast-moving, great beat
Detachable Penis - THE PROS by the Media Cannibals (Sandy, Alex, Gwyn, Tina and Rache) - oldie but goodie with lots of penis-stand-ins;)
The Devil's Rejects - SUPERNATURAL by JessicaRae24 - black and white horror, old movie stylized look. Story that begins with YED.
Epic Love Story, aka With You - SUPERNATURAL by melissa, aka proofpudding. Another romantic piece. Okay, sometimes I DO WATCH THEM. It's so pretty!
Gay Bar (password protected) - MULTI by P.R. Zed - Velvet Goldmine, yesss... amongst many others.
God's Gonna Cut You Down - SUPERNATURAL by stodgey. Evil Sam.
Goody Two Shoes - DUE SOUTH by Laura Shapiro and Pipsqueak. Fraser and the Rays. Makes me happy.
Here it Goes - SUPERNATURAL by ? - One of those vids where I have no idea how to find it again. I searched but found it only at youtube, and the uploader says it isn't hers. Anyone know? link to check it out
Holding Out for a Hero - HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS by Mary Crawford. Crack fun, the Widow Twanky (played by Edith Sidebottom, was it? heh) and always, some fantastic Herc footage.
Is It Dark - SUPERNATURAL by doode25. Yes, yes, I know. It's romantic.
In the Mirror - DUE SOUTH by heresluck. Ray, oh Ray. Why so loveable?
The Monsters We Fought - SUPERNATURAL by Alena2b - well, monsters, yay:) This is the vidder's page on youtube - don't see the vid anymore?
Mr. Brightside - BLOOD TIES by piratewench92 - Henry/Vicky/Mike
My Own Destroyer - SUPERNATURAL by mithborien, a vid for a story of the same name by jacyevans
On the Prowl - MULTI by sisabet and sweetestdrain. I LOVE THIS VID. It's a vidder's self-portrait, the notes say. Says much about me, maybe, that I don't find it disturbing at all in my fannish world, which I regard as a safe place for just such works as this. 
Sell My Soul - SUPERNATURAL by destina and barkley - Sam tries. He holds on. One of the vids that propelled me into this fandom and still one of my very favorites.
Summer Nights - DANTE'S COVE by sdwolfpup - ohh Toby and his pushups, ha!
The Way I Am - SUPERNATURAL by killa. Does this one need reccing? It's warm and fuzzy and killa did it:) - I only wish I could give a link.
Welcome to the Jungle (password protected) - STARSKY & HUTCH by shfan (T.M. Productions) - Guns and Roses, yep:)
Wicked Ways - THE PROS by P.R. Zed. Oldie/goodie:)
Zombie Jamboree - MULTI, fun stuff by giandujakiss (oh, Mulder! oh, Scully!)










kassidy62: (hiroyuki hydex - sam unconscious)
Link to Vid Show A
B below
While I've been working on this entry, Cass has been very busy and gotten some of her favorites up for Vid Show H, so now we have 8 shows. I love the Witchblade vid she sent. Plus I've added vids, too, because while doing these posts, I see a ton of other vids at the various vidder sites and have to go grab and view - Mary Crawford's Improper Dancing, for example - love it, and it's in the H show now.

To recap from last vid show entry: First, we tend to like some raucous music, some rock, so you'll see that here. Our somewhat infant brains must be stimulated by loud sound and lots of movement. Overtly romantic songs aren't going to rule the day. But then we turn around and listen to some soft, sad stuff, or things even I find hard to understand us liking. We love Supernatural and have tons of vids in that fandom, almost half of what we watch through the first 7 vid shows. Sam and Dean's our OTP, so you'll see Wincest in some of the vids, and none that are mostly Castiel (we like him, but we're not fannish about him). Then we have some tiny fandoms where there isn't a lot available (that we know of, at least)- Blood Ties, The Borgias, True Blood, The Eagle, V, and many others.  Sometimes we save vids wherein we're not even familiar or don't particularly care for the source material, if we like the vid and music. We have quite a few of my vids in here as well, mostly because Cass wants to see them (I like a couple of the vids I've made, but the quality of the videos themselves are pretty bad - not something I plan on fixing) and because they're mainly Starsky & Hutch, a show we'll always love:)

We are huge fans of all the wonderful vidders in our shows, and thank all of you for passing on the fandom love:)

VID SHOW B
Fandoms: Alice in Wonderland (film), Battlestar Galactica, Blood Ties, Dead Zone, Doctor Who, Due South, Gina Torres (multi), Harper’s Island, Justified, Natural Born Killers (film), Starsky & Hutch, Supernatural, Watchmen (film)
 
9 to 5 – SUPERNATURAL by Ash
Animal – BLOOD TIES by Dariana on youtube, vid deleted
Believe – SUPERNATURAL by Giandujakiss
Brick House – MULTIFANDOM; GINA TORRES by Gwyneth - because Gina is amazing
The Chain – SUPERNATURAL by Loki, aka secretlytodream - one of my favorite Fleetwood Mac songs
A Day in the Life – DEAD ZONE by Shalott and Speranza
The End of Time – DOCTOR WHO by koloSigma1 on youtube - this is cute and fast and I never knew John Simm could be so manically happy
For Your Entertainment (Edward Blake) – WATCHMEN by Fahrbot Drusilla
Falling for the First time – SUPERNATURAL by sisabet
Forgive Us Our Trespasses (file named ifwekeep) – SUPERNATURAL by Melissa (proofpudding)
Joy to the World – STARSKY & HUTCH by Giandujakiss - feel good vid
Life Is Beautiful Until It’s Not – HARPER’S ISLAND by Reese - fast cuts and headbanger beat
Lost Cause – JUSTIFIED by Gwyneth
Low Red Moon – SUPERNATURAL by thuviaptarth - atmospheric, gorgeous Ruby vid, with song by Belly
Missionary Man – BATTLESTAR GALACTICA by SabaceanBabe - Kara/Leoben, yay:)
Natural Born Killers  – NATURAL BORN KILLERS (film) by a zeneyepirate production
Pretty – SUPERNATURAL by Melissa (proofpudding) – it’s about Ruby and Sam
Rainbow Bright (file named damngood) – SUPERNATURAL by Melissa (proofpudding)
Safety Dance – SUPERNATURAL by Barkley and Destina (as a rec I read says, there’s nothing wrong here)
Supernatural Seasons 1-5: Cry Little Sister - SUPERNATURAL by Rdeffley, removed from youtube
Steve McQueen – STARSKY & HUTCH by bliss, vids no longer online (hate that)
We Will Rock You – SUPERNATURAL by spinspinsugar, and it does (rock you)
White Rabbit – ALICE IN WONDERLAND (film) by, very literal, pretty - I'm not finding credits on this, so if you know?
Your Ghost – SUPERNATURAL by Charmax
Zebra – DUE SOUTH by Astolat - love, love! this vid was my introduction to the wonder that is CKR









Vid Show A

Oct. 16th, 2011 09:40 pm
kassidy62: (henry - bloodties - by me)
Cass and I have gathered a lot of vids from some truly talented folks in fandom. I set them up in vlc player as a playlist, save it and put on random play when we open the file. We play them on the television and hook the TV up with speakers when we get together with another friend some Saturday nights. More and more, it's become part of our regular habit to watch a vid show or two. So far we have seven vid shows, 25 vids each. And I thought I might post them here.

First, we tend to like some raucous music, some rock, so you'll see that here. Overtly romantic songs aren't going to rule the day. But then we turn around and listen to some soft, sad stuff, or things even I find  hard to understand us liking. We love Supernatural and have tons of vids in that fandom, almost half of what we watch. Sam and Dean's our OTP, so you'll see Wincest in some of the vids, and none that are mostly Castiel (we like him, but we're not fannish about him). Then we have some tiny fandoms where there isn't a lot available (that we know of, at least)- Blood Ties, The Borgias, True Blood, The Eagle, V, and many others.  Sometimes we save vids wherein we're not even familiar or don't particularly care for the source material, if we like the vid. We have quite a few of my vids in here as well, mostly because Cass wants to see them (I like a few of the vids I've made, but the quality of the videos themselves are pretty bad - not something I plan on fixing) and because they're mainly Starsky & Hutch, a show we'll always love:)

We are huge fans of all the wonderful vidders in our shows, and thank all of you for passing on the fandom love:)

So here's Vid Show A, and I'll follow up as I find the links for the rest of the shows.
Fandoms: Ashes to Ashes, Battlestar Galactica, Blood Ties, Dante’s Cove, House, J2, Life On Mars, Magnum Force (film), multi, Starsky and Hutch, Supernatural, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Will and Grace

Alive – for STARSKY & HUTCH by me
Man in the Box – for HOUSE by bradcpu (love this vidder, but this is Cass's - I can't do the eyeball shit, I can't)
Around the Bend – MULTI, by danegen (it's all about women)
Falling From the Sky – for BATTLESTAR GALACTICA by Jarrow (it's all about motion)
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) for DANTE’S COVE by suzvoy (it's all about absurdity)
Johnny Feelgood – for MAGNUM FORCE by Bliss, unfortunately no longer available (as far as I know) online
Livin’ la Vida Loca – LIFE ON MARS/ASHES TO ASHES by rhoboat (frantic fun)
Acid Intro – MULTI by Milly (it will knock your socks off - the energy is amazing)
Paul McCartney – WILL & GRACE by Jarrow (there's something here I can't begin to verbalize, the connection of motion and beats)
The Days Worth Living – STARSKY & HUTCH by Mirien (it IS kind of romantic)
What Do I Have to Do – BLOOD TIES by Dream Vision (it's the song, and Henry, and bats!)
House by the Sea – SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND by Jarrow (we haven't been able to watch this lovely, achy vid since Andy Whitfield's passing)
500 Miles – SUPERNATURAL by Ash (happiness in motion)
Behind Blue Eyes – SUPERNATURAL by Ash (oh Sam!)
Happy Alone – J2 by Danegen (flirty looks, giggles, air guitar, patting bellies - what's not to like)
Evil Sam Tribute – SUPERNATURAL by Dona300 (badassery and Nickleback)
The Way We Get By – SUPERNATURAL by Charmax (charming early seasons Sam and Dean - oh Dean! in particular)
I Fell in Love – J2 by Melissa, aka proofpudding (how does anybody resist these two, also: mushy. In a good way of course:)
Laughing Like Hell/Lucifer – SUPERNATURAL by Lawliette (it's about the beat)
Psych – SUPERNATURAL BY ? (Sam Winchester, demon king. Also - I can’t find who did this one! It’s a QT file, and the song is "Handlebars" by the Flobots)
Sooner or Later – SUPERNATURAL by TikiTyler 9 (Johnny Cash, distinctive)
Blaze of Glory – SUPERNATURAL by giandujakiss (they don't need horses to be cowboys)
Supernatural (go.back.to.sleep) by TikiTyler9 (very intense, hard-edged horror vid - heavy on the effects, but it works)
Fallen Angel – SUPERNATURAL by Melissa, aka proofpudding (pretty, melancholy - love this vidder's use of color)
Young and True – SUPERNATURAL by TheHorizon26 (melancholy)
 
 



kassidy62: (Default)
I had to split our vid show up into two. C and I watched almost all of one of them Saturday - the neighbors were being their usual loud selves and if you're watching a vid show with decent sound, the loud barnyard-breath neighbors are no longer a problem.

It was allllll good. Still took us what, 3 hours? And then I found out we didn't quite make it to the end, the player paused over a bad link.

Remember me talking about Rob Lowe?  C sent me a picture of him recently - good LORD, he's stayed in shape:
ROBIAN GRAY )
kassidy62: (Default)
I am hung over. Not badly, as in your head is wobbling on the stalk of your neck and threatening to snap it, but still. One of the C's is hung over - I don't know about the other yet. A touch of peach schnapps, a lot of brut asti and some OJ - summer nectar of the GNO. And vids, vids, vids - we gathered up favorites from over the years and put them into a media play file for vlc and saved them as a file, then last night we hooked up speakers and the laptop to the television - and hello, vid show. And we didn't finish it, it was so long - C gave it up at 2:30 am, because she has good sense. We had many spn vids, Pros, Starsky & Hutch, Dante's Cove, Blood Ties, True Blood, multi vids, a Harpers Island vid, due South, Lost Girl, Hard Core Logo, House, BSG, Hercules, Star Trek ... good lord. It was fantastic. Fandom is a thing of wonder and creativity.
kassidy62: (brothers by crystal chain)


It's a tough call. There are several vidders in this fandom I'm pretty rabid about, but for me the vidder who consistently knocks it out of the ballpark is [info]proofpudding.

If you know me, you know I tend towards hard rock music, which makes her even more of an interesting choice for me to list as a favorite vidder -but even if I don't at first love her musical choices, they almost always grow on me to the point I'm totally converted when I see what the vid is communicating. She just sells it to me, each and every time.

To start off, the colors are gorgeous (I've actually made several backgrounds for my desktop from her vids, and oh I WISH I knew how she does it) - so clear and contrasty, often very warm-colored. I love that the sense of motion flows like something instinctive. The cuts always make sense to me. Quite a bit of her work focuses on character, exposing facets therein which I love. IF WE KEEP LIVING THIS FAST has a really amazing sensuality about it thanks to the clips chosen, how she uses them (close-ups, the speed played) and especially the soundbits included from the episodes themselves. 

I really have too many favorites to name, but I'll try and pick a few:
helluva beat and the first one I hit on of hers - We Will Rock You
Born Under a Bad Sign (yeah. Sam.)
heartbreaker - Stay Awake
SamnDean - With You
this really doesn't cover all my favorites. It'll have to do, because honestly most of her vids become favorites.

 


 

kassidy62: (S&H by shfan)
Thanks to a currently flocked flister (waves to flister - shall I bring you a pie with a file;), I followed directions posted at youtubulous on how to sub a dispute based on fair use for "Nothing Else Matters." The video came up live immediately afterwards. I hope it stays - I do think the vid is kind of long and even ponderous, but it fits S&H like a glove iffin I say so myself.

I'll let you know what happens.
kassidy62: (Sonja)
Pure catchy fandom joy, shows the playfulness and chemistry of these guys - "Joy to the World" by Gianduja Kiss:
http://giandujakiss.imeem.com/video/SKUnuhKb/sh_joytotheworld/

Laura's "Something to Talk About" vid for Con*strict this year - the expressions on S/H's faces in time with the music are perfect:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ftdlLOyX_0

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