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Aug. 28th, 2010

Vidding copyright disputes

I have a question for the vidders on my flist. I just moved some of my fanvids to EKP as a pre-emptive measure. One of them immediately got hit with a copyright block in Germany. *shakes fist at Sony* I've had good luck challenging music claims before, so I decided I'd file the dispute. I'd heard the process had been simplified (it's been a while since I had to challenge one), and it is -- it's laid out now as if Youtube understands the concept of fair use now. But in the past, the block remained until the dispute was decided in my favour. This time, the block immediately disappeared. Has the burden of proof shifted toward the vidder?

If so, \o/\o/\o/\o/\o/!!

Off now to stock up on booze and popcorn for movie night. A sexy cocktail, just the thing!

Aug. 10th, 2010

I made a vid!

And then I forgot to post it here. Oops!

Title: And Then You Opened Up the Door
Fandom/Characters: Lady Pochoir, Yv/Sascha
Summary: The battle of the heart isn't easily won.
Warnings: Femslash, some scenes NSFW.
Disclaimer: Lady Pochoir belongs to sistas inspiration. "Soldier" belongs to Ingrid Michaelson. I own nothing at all.
A/N: Hello, Sascha, my lovely new girlcrush. So you've just met someone intriguing, someone who's just messed up enough to make you want to know more. Yeah, I know how it is. See, I'm doing the same thing with you and your frustratingly minimal backstory. Damn minor characters piquing my imagination again! So yes, dear Sascha, please accept my sincere apologies for the blurry porn-like shots that aren't you, I know, but Schatz, this just means there's room for a sequel.

Jan. 6th, 2010

Gays of Our Lives International Event

Sorry, I know I've been spamming with the youtube vids lately, but this one's kinda special.

If you're at all interested in those gay soaps, you really must come to New York for the Gays of Our Lives International Event. And you'll get to meet this clearly insane lovely man...

Jun. 26th, 2009

Vidder PSA

If this affects you then you probably already know about it, but just in case: imeem is deleting all user-uploaded vids as of June 30th. A whole 5 days notice -- isn't that classy? I just deleted my account there (and told them why) and signed up with BAM Vid Vault instead. I haven't had a chance to poke around much, but their welcome correspondence is impressive with their talk of being "for vidders by vidders" and "nomadic artistry." I'm uploading my AWZ vids there tonight.

And my favourite Merlin vid, obsessive24's gorgeous Red, is already there, so of course I've had to watch it again. Can I have season 2 now?

(Thanks to [info - personal]lamardeuse for the heads up.)

Jun. 1st, 2009

My creative output, such that it is

Well, I didn't quite make my writing target for the weekend--fell about 800 words short, but I did get 2500 words closer. And through a bit of smut that had been driving me crazy. I've felt so paralysed writing smut recently, trying to keep it from sounding like every other sex scene that's ever been written. I won't say what I came up with is revolutionary, but I do quite like it.

So here's the current word count:

(I had a flash of panic yesterday when the Merlin Big Bang mod put my name on the MIA list and didn't think I was still continuing with the story, but fortunately she'd overlooked several names, including mine. Yes, I'm still writing -- yes, I want art! I've never had art! I want art!!!)

This weekend, I also "relaxed" making another Alles Was Zählt vid, this time a cracky one about the crazy EYEFLASH that they use at the end of every episode. Left at the altar? EYEFLASH! Discovered that the sleazy hunk you're shagging is your half-brother? EYEFLASH! Boyfriend's gay (or not-gay)? Partner's secretly a criminal mastermind? EYEFLASH! EYEFLASH!!! EYEFLASH!!!!!!

And I have another video rec: Memories of Firefly. I cannot stop watching this -- the editing is just fabulous and it's making me nostalgic for those days when I watched Firefly constantly as my comfort show, kinda like Merlin is now, I guess. (In contrast, I've seen Serenity only once; it's too hard to watch. I really hope Merlin S2 won't be like that!)

Right. Work is waiting. Oh, Monday, how thou doth vex.

May. 23rd, 2009

Rediscovering fandom squeee

Because my writing muse is deader than a doornail despite some fabulous pictures from the MCM Expo, I've decided to bury myself in our lovely DIY fandom. So here's a vid rec and some self-pimping!

First, [info] - personalshellydkitty made a gorgeously heartbreaking video: Jenny's In Love. It's about one of AWZ's main characters, who is stunning herself but in Shelly's hands becomes absolutely radiant. I'm just wowed by how good she's gotten at vidding!

Also, the music is by Botany Bay, who are new to me -- their music is available for free download and it's really good stuff.

And here's my own latest vidding attempt. I made this for [info] - personalshellydkitty's mom because she loves Deniz. And apparently doesn't mind all the boykissing -- of which there is plenty. YAY! It's about how Deniz continually fucks up leads Roman on, accidentally...or not. And the song was too perfect to pass up! (Richard Thompson's version, please note!)

And [info] - personalaldiara is back from her far-too-long vacation. Two days away! Unacceptable! Especially when there was massive squeeing to do! OH! I almost forgot to mention!! Eskimo Kiss Project just celebrated our six month anniversary AND we just passed 1000 subscriptions! I am so amazingly proud of our tiny fandom!! *cuddles it until it squeals*

Hope you're all enjoying your weekends!

Apr. 25th, 2009

Day, Um, 3 of Happiness

OK, so I fail at this daily posting thing. I am reinterpreting this meme to mean I must post 8 concurrent days of happiness, not necessarily consecutive. Yes.

Happy things today!!!

A new icon! From [info]sdk, who is graciously allowing me to use it until Dennis Grabosch gets a journal. Then I have to give it back.

A video I made! Yes! Me! A vidder! I've had this song in mind for a Roman vid for ages, but I had to wait until we got to this part of the (dreadful) breakup to get the clips.

A huge storm front that just rolled in and dropped our temps from 27 to about 15 within five minutes. Right as I was complaining about the heat and stripping off. I's got magick!

Dollhouse which I'm falling more in love with each week.

Chateau de Pierrefonds 3D model. Please somebody tell me I don't need this!

A weekend of no work that I can spend with my beloved Eskimo Kiss girls and poke at the Big Bang. Which is moving along slowly but surely.

Have a fantatic weekend, my lovelies!

Nov. 25th, 2008

I made this!*

[info]aldiara posted the song in a comment below and if you'd like the complete song, it's here.

And the boys are making me so happy today!

*tho it's hardly fair to say I made anything, since most of it was just a long, continuous clip on the show -- wall slamming is CANON, people! -- and [info]aldiara tracked down the music and broke my heart with the lyrics, and [info]sdk trimmed it down to fit. But still! *points up*