beccatoria: (olivia)
1. OH MY GOD YOU GUYS THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER! It's slightly more amazing if you are familiar with Tom Waits, but it's still awesome, regardless:



I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO UNSEE IT. I love Tom Waits, but from now on, it will always be Cookie Monster singing.

(Random sidenote, I got a Cookie Monster hand puppet for Christmas when I was about three, it had a hole in the back of the throat so you could make it eat the cookies it came with, and one of my earliest memories is TOTAL CONFUSION when my Dad did that. WHERE DID IT GO? I KNOW THAT'S A PUPPET!)

2. I've been enjoying the DC relaunch but I'm really sad that there's no Marvel family, especially that they're not using the chance to fix that crap they did to Mary Marvel way back when. Anyway, I was also thinking that I miss Stephanie Brown, and thus, I have come up with the BEST TEAMUP COMIC EVER. Seriously if I could draw for shit I would totally draw fake covers, but I can't, so whatever. But there should totally be a comic called: SHAZAM & the Power of Spoiler! (With an exclamation mark - that is a very important part of the title).

The Adventures of Captain Marvel and Stephanie Brown! )

3. I have really been enjoying the last few episodes of Fringe, and I am really not looking forward to Peter coming back. I don't want to dislike him, I really, really don't. But all the interesting stuff is Olivias and Walters and Peter is the catalyst for so much of it but only ever makes me annoyed when they try to actually include him. I think I may get one more episode max before he comes back, so I will do my best to enjoy tonight's story and hope it has more BAMFlivia action. I really enjoy watching the two of them interact. And Walter is back to being heartbreakingly unstable instead of bordering on functioning enough we can start to hate him again.

4. Oh, Doctor Who. I don't hate you are anything? BUT. )

The acting, at least, was lovely! :)

5. I LOST MY JOB. LOLS. Well, not lols, actually it kind of sucks, but there you go. I'm employed til the end of the month, then I'm going on holiday for a few weeks which I'd already booked so, you know, I'm just gonna go. It was kind of not totally shocking but I did think I had a good chance of at least holding on until the new year. ALAS. I'm kind of annoyed because due to work shenanigans, they issued my redundancy notice three weeks earlier than they had to, legally, and it's going to screw me out of two weeks of redundancy pay I could claim in lieu of notice from the National Insurance Fund, and we asked them not to do it this way, but they did anyway. So now everyone's pretty irked. Whatever, on the plus side I may qualify for some money to do some professional training courses to help me find another job, so I might finally get a certificate or something to PROVE I can audio type faster than monkeys eat nuts.

OH THE ECONOMY.
beccatoria: (eleventy has a face really)
Okay. Massive spoilers within, obviously. The non-spoilery version of this being, despite the fact there were many, many excellent things about that episode, one of the major twists really did not work for me much at all yet it seems to be best beloved by many excellent people on my flist whose opinions I respect, and I would really VERY MUCH like to love it to.

SAVE ME AND BRING ME BACK TO THE LIGHT, PEOPLE. This is a desperate plea for conversion to your way of thinking, squee at me and tell me why you love it. )

SO PLEASE, MY FELLOW FANS, EXPLAIN TO ME WHY THIS IS AWESOME.

I'm deadly serious, here. I'm not being sarcastic or anything. I am genuinely confused about how I feel, and I would genuinely prefer to have my Come to Jesus River moment and get over this thing and make a shitload of vids and write meta and LAUGH about all this come September.

SAVE ME.
beccatoria: (river is excited)
PEOPLE OF LJ, I BRING YOU RECS:

You Only Disappear is a beautiful River/Doctor vid which you must all watch because I do so love it when it's all turned around and shown from the Doctor's perspective, and because [livejournal.com profile] chaila43's very, very good at pulling out the quiet, understated but tragic moments that are often lost in the show's madcap bluster.

every new verse by [livejournal.com profile] tellitslant is a beautiful River/Doctor fic which you must all read because I do so love it when they dance at weddings. The dialogue is brilliant and the Doctor's inability to decide if he's afraid of the future or desperate for it is always awesome.

SERIOUSLY WHAT IS THIS SHIPPING I HAVE SUCCUMBED TO. IT'S EVEN CANON. I DO NOT EVEN KNOW. I recommend you all wash your hands of me and declare me a lost cause...
beccatoria: (Default)
For [livejournal.com profile] tellitslant!

Okay, this one ended up SUPER LONG, like barely under my own self-imposed limit of two minutes, which is nearly twice as long as my general aim. Sorry to future prompters but you're unlikely to get something as long as this is... *facepalm* I blame the song choice, which I just feel in love with. Seriously, I meant to vid one verse and a chorus, but I couldn't chooooose so I chopped up the song to keep the gorgeous final rendition of the chorus and ended up with this:

Title: a thousand goodbyes
Video: Doctor Who
Audio: 1000 Goodbyes // Captain Tractor
Summary: For every hello there's a thousand goodbyes.

Direct download available here. 22 megs approx. RightClickSaveAs.

Password: vidses


I will index and crosspost all vidlets at the end of November or when I've done all the prompts, whichever comes soonest.
beccatoria: (river is excited)
SO! Yesterday was the august anniversary of my birth. I am now old. Hoorah! Frankly last year sucked, so here's hoping 27 > 26.

One way in which the year is already looking up is the number of Awesome Things the internet saw fit to provide me with. Thus! A list of recs!

Vids:

Run With Me by [livejournal.com profile] chaila43 [Doctor Who]: River Song is magnificent, and so is this vid. Perfectly catches all the almost moments and in betweeny circularity of the way she teaches the Doctor everything he knows because she knows him after he's already learned it all. I still don't understand why I can't snap my fingers to open my front door.

For Your Entertainment by [livejournal.com profile] dualbunny [Battlestar Galactica]: We now move to a vid that is amazing for totally different reasons. This vid is about Chief Tyrol, to Adam Lambert, played completely straight, and is amazing for it. It shows how the song, like the Chief is actually violent and abusive when viewed straight, without pop cultural context about how we "should" take things or what narrative tropes are supposed to elicit what responses. It's the opposite of sleight of hand and it's remarkably cathartic as well as superbly edited.

U. R. A. Fever by [livejournal.com profile] kiki_miserychic [Fringe]: Olivia Dunham, BAMF. The use of motion in this is phenomenal. It has a rhythm and a pace that keeps you with it even as it disorients you right up until the end.

twinkle, twinkle by [livejournal.com profile] kiki_miserychic [Doctor Who]: Weeping Angels take over Amy's brain. CREEPY AS FUCK.

Falling For The First Time by [livejournal.com profile] glass_moment [Doctor Who]: Amy and the Doctor and Rory and Happy Adventures in Space and Time that, every now an again, smack you upside the head with a moment of Moving and your heart grows a few sizes.

Glass by [livejournal.com profile] cherryice [Watchmen]: This is just stunningly beautiful. I want to give it a huge write up but I kind of run out of words at that point and just want to aim you all at it.

Meta:

The Obligatory River/Eleven Feminist Manifesto by [livejournal.com profile] chaila43. There is nothing not awesome about being given a feminist manifesto for your birthday, I really recommend everyone try it at least once. IN OTHER NEWS, IT'S ALSO A SUPER AWESOME READ. And makes me feel about 15% less RIDICULOUS about my fangirliness!
beccatoria: (HELLO SWEETIE)
So, it turns out there's only so much Fringe I can vid before I reach critical gross science mass of dear god stop with the eyeballs already, so in order to take a break, I am, instead, going to talk about River Song and the only thing in the entire world I wish was different about her.

Namely, the very end of the Library episodes. And since I love River Song with the fire of a thousand burning suns, yet don't really like the end of her story (technically, if not narratively, but we'll get to that), and since usually that's like...a dealbreaker for me, I thought I should ARCHIVE MY THOUGHTS.

First, some background. )

Why I don't like it. )

Given that I don't like it, let's fix it with a monomyth. )

On context, and on WHY I think Moffat messed this bit up more than usual. )

On why I'm not generally furious, even if I am specifically disappointed. )

Finally, on the similarities and differences between River and Donna and their endings. )

THUS END MY EPIC THOUGHTS OF THINKING. :)
beccatoria: (Default)
I was going to wait a while on this, but sometimes THERE IS TOO MUCH JOY. So have it now!

Title: Set My World Into Motion
Video: Doctor Who
Audio: Black & Gold // Sam Sparro
Summary: River Song. Totally fucking awesome.
Editor's Notes: With thanks to [livejournal.com profile] chaila43 and [livejournal.com profile] kiki_miserychic!

Direct download available here. 32 megs approx. RightClickSaveAs.

Password: vidses


Cross-posted to [livejournal.com profile] vidding, [livejournal.com profile] dwfanvids and [livejournal.com profile] professor_song.

Other vids available here.
beccatoria: (i'm sorry my love)
I really loved the final episode. It was big, and slightly nonsensical and very fairytale and they were all beautiful. [livejournal.com profile] chaila43 has a much longer, much better description of all the wonderful things about it here. I really feel it says pretty much everything emotional that needs to be said about the episode.

Okay, one paragraph of confusion on the plot and then I'll get on with it, honest. )

THAT OUT OF THE WAY, LET'S MOVE ON TO MORE IMPORTANT MATTERS LIKE RIVER SONG.

BECKA'S BIG SPACE-MARRIED ESSAY. CUS THEY ARE TOTALLY SPACE-MARRIED. I'M ABOUT TO PROVE IT. WITH ~LOGIC~ )

ANYWAY. THERE IS MY MANIFESTO. *takes off shipper hat*

I love River Song so much. It's weird cus usually when I fall hard for a character, I have to love the whole show to a degree. I mean there are shows I watch casually with a few awesome characters or ships in them - shows I only really watch for a character or ship (Irina Derevko springs to mind), but normally the fact that the show-love is casual keeps the character love reasonably casual too. So like, I have no burning desire to make an Irina vid but, um, there will be a TERRIBLY SINCERE RIVER VID TO DANCE MUSIC. *facepalm* Cus, like, I do like this show, but it's only when River shows up I want to...post ridiculously long essays like this one.

I AM AWESOME. AND TOTALLY EMBRACING MY INNER CRAZY SHIPPER. AT LEAST ONE HILARIOUSLY SINCERE VID TO DANCE MUSIC WILL FOLLOW. FLEE IF YOU VALUE YOUR SANITY, OR AT LEAST PUT ON A FEZ.

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