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Thursday, June 26th, 2014 11:33 pm
Academy Award Winning Movie Trailer
Summary: Every Best Picture Nomination Ever.
Clever, funny and very meta. High production value too - it really looks like the real thing.

(Plus, one of the rare Youtube videos where the comments section is worth reading...)

bonus rec:
Faith the Vampire Slayer - Opening Credits
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Monday, January 21st, 2013 10:32 am
So, I'm following the Buffy Season 8 comic series at a leisurely pace and so far I'd been enjoying it quite a lot. Volumes 1-5 were really fun - not as brilliant and tightly written as Angel Season 6 but, solid entertainment with very nice artwork. Vol.6 had questionable moments and seemed to take a strange direction overall but, still mostly fun and I was optimistic it was leading somewhere.

Then I read book 7 and WHAT THE F*CK DID I JUST READ, WTH?
(No spoilers, just general ranting...)

What is going on? I was spoiled for the dramatic Twilight reveal and I heard that it's not done, uh, well, but nothing could've prepared me for the sheer badness that happens within the pages of this volume.

My theory is that Joss or whoever wrote this (Brad Meltzer, I guess) was on crack. And not in the good way, more like "This is why drugs are bad, m'kay?"
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Saturday, January 28th, 2012 08:53 pm
Another fill for the fashion history meme:
for [livejournal.com profile] cornerofmadness, Spike in a Zoot suit. larger pic under the cut )

And two more pics I still had in a folder but hadn't posted yet: Eliot, looking grumpy. And Nate with a hat, probably plotting something. Heh.
Read more... )
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Monday, October 31st, 2011 05:46 pm
A Halloween-appropriate vid rec:
Monster, Monster by [livejournal.com profile] thedothatgirl (BtVS)
Seven Seasons of monsters, courtesy of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Music : In The Hall of The Mountain King- From the Peer Gynt suite by Grieg.

'Cause as thedothatgirl says: Halloween ain't the same without a little Buffy.

and in honor of the day, a re-rec:
Every Day is Halloween in the Pegasus Galaxy by [livejournal.com profile] bironic (Stargate: Atlantis)
gen; Humor; Warning: really makabre... It's Halloween, after all.
Summary: Come into my hive ship, little boys and girls...

A Wraith POV vid set to "Halloween" by Stephen Lynch. The lyrics and the footage match perfectly and the result is hilarious. And weirdly aesthetic.
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Friday, July 22nd, 2011 12:27 am
vid rec: Diamond Mind by [personal profile] charmax (BtVS)
Summary: Anya is a woman who knows what she wants.

Yep, that's Anya. A fitting song choice!
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Thursday, July 14th, 2011 12:58 pm
Smile by [livejournal.com profile] charmax (BtVS/AtS)
Crack. Slapstick. General silliness. This vid really made me smile (or rather, grin madly).

... if someone were to watch this vid without knowing the shows they'd get a very wrong impression of the Buffyverse.
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Thursday, July 14th, 2011 01:04 am
Spreading the word... [livejournal.com profile] valyssia is currently compiling a link list of Buffyverse writers, which sounds like a useful resource. If you've written in the Buffyverse and want to be included in the list you can leave your penname, LJ name, AO3 or website location, etc in the comments.
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Friday, November 26th, 2010 01:49 am
[personal profile] rahirah wrote down a history of the Buffy wank fandom. And behold, it was hilarious: And y'know, that's just Spike fandom.

Which reminds me of a hankering I've been having ever since I read that Angel: After the Fall issue that has Kate and Connor meeting over fighting demons in post-apocalyptic L.A. Such a cool premise, and man, that comic did so little with it. Isn't there anybody out there in fandomland who has the burning desire to write this scenario? Possibly throwing Angel into the mix and have a bit of Angel&Connor bonding and Angel/Kate grudgy-friendship-with-UST, too? *puppy look*

^ I'll just throw that prompt out there and call it My Holiday Wish List. ;)
[eta: I'm still mostly unfamiliar with comic canon so I wouldn't mind if it went AU after S5.]

pimpage: [community profile] fanart_recs is a new(ish) comm for, well, fanart recs. You can sign up for one month to rec four fanart works in one fandom. Check it out, there have been some great pieces linked already. Like this one (AtLA (which I still haven't watched)). When I'm not familiar with a source I find myself a lot more willing to check out fanart than fic... takes just a click and a look, after all. I'm gonna rec Fullmetal Alchemist in December.

xposted from genrec: End of the World by [personal profile] penknife (SGA)
gen; PG-13?; an episode tag ficlet for "Enemy at the Gate" (288 words)
Ronon's thoughts about Earth, about his friends and the end of the world. It's sparse and efficient, one of those ficlets that say a lot in just a few hundred words. Really beautiful.

Four Times Chuck Was a Hero By Being Nerdy by [livejournal.com profile] dotfic (Chuck)
Gen, PG (preseries-early season two); 2,200 words
What it says on the can. Quintessential Chuck: nerdy and heroic. <3

Chuck vs The Middle by flash-faker (Chuck)
gen-Chuck/Sarah/Casey pre-OT3; Rating: T; warning: some descriptions of gore; 24,255 words
Chuck's resilience in the field is tested, and Casey and Sarah have some decisions to make.
I saved this under INSTA-rec and then Work happened and I couldn't write my rec while the fic was still fresh in my mind. Anyway, it's one of those stories I had to read in one because I didn't want to stop, not because of non-stop action (it's character-driven though the background plot is solid) but because the character's inner life is just that gripping. I really like how the author gets into their heads and where she takes the characters.
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Saturday, April 24th, 2010 11:00 am
If you'd like to use any of my fanart as fic prompts: I hereby give blanket permission. (Link me to the fic when it's done?)
Hawkguy: Afternoon Stroll (story by neveralarch)
[click on preview pic]

and other fan comics (SGA, Angel, The X-Files) )

one shots

The Avengers/Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D:


Fullmetal Alchemist:


(all oneshots collected in a single post here)

more oneshots (Bones, XF, Angel )

orginal art )
I'm always fine with linking to any of my posts, but please don't upload my fanart or original art to other sites without permission. (Feel free to snag the thumbnails.)

I'm selling several of the fanart pieces I made over the years (prints and originals). See this post for details.