beccatoria: (vid all the things!)
Yes, it's late. I'm late with everything. I'm behind with everything! I haven't posted in forever! In my defense the last month has been not only holiday season but also I now have a house which is pretty fucking amazing (and down to a lot of help, I am acutely aware of how lucky I am), but required time and cleaning and work done and...things. Also for the last week I have been really fucking sick. I THINK I'm starting to feel better now. I hope.

Anyway, I didn't vid much of anything this year, comparatively, which is a little sad. But, oh well.

2012 | 2011 | 2010 | NaViMaMo 2010 | 2009 | 2008


beccatoria: (commander space jesus)
HOME STRETCH! Might we actually finish this today? Goodness! (And what shall I post about next...)

26. Place You Would Most Like To Visit )

27. Favourite OST Track. )

28. Destroy, Control or Synthesis? )

29. What Would You Like To See Next? )

29.1. Fanwork Recs! )

30. Overall Opinion on the Mass Effect Trilogy. )

Now if only they'd release the whole bloody thing with all the DLC on the disc. I WOULD PAY MONEY FOR THAT. But it'll probably get released as a remastered version for the XBone 180. BOOOOO. Ahem. ;)
beccatoria: (commander space jesus)
Yup, this meme is still ensuring I don't go radio silent for like, a year. But also, hoorah! Almost to the end!

Basically I've just been coping with STUPID HEAT and a few other things, nothing dramatic. I do finally have some other things I want to be posting about! Pacific Rim! Welcome to Night Vale! But I'm also too hot and greedy at seeing the end of this meme in sight, so I think I'll press on with this, and talk about those other things shortly.


24. Opinion on the Genophage. )

25. Opinion on the Geth/Quarian Conflict. )

Which I think ends this section. WE ARE NEARING THE END.
beccatoria: (commander space jesus)

So this was on hiatus for longer than planned. Basically Vidukon happened and then stuff got busy *waves hands* but hopefully I'll be back to regular, if not daily, updates on this thing until I finish it, because I have actually been enjoying doing it. Hooray for all the Mass Effects.

16. Favourite DLC. )

17. Worst Mission/Loyalty Quest/Side-Mission )
beccatoria: (commander space jesus)
CUS I'M BEHIND ALREADY BABY! But that's okay, these will take less time to answer than the others. :)

Day 3: Favourite Class? )

Day 4: Paragon or Renegade? )
beccatoria: (commander space jesus)
Ahahahaah and already I'm skirting the edges of the deadline and it's only day 2. But whatever, 'tis meant to be fun, and I was only late due to 1) squaring away some stuff for Vidukon, which, for once, went all smoothly and stuff, so that was nice and 2) watching Defiance, be honest with you is not very good but reminds me of 90s scifi in a way that makes me fairly kindly disposed towards it anyway, although I'm not sure I'd go out of my way to keep up.


Day 2: Male or Female Shepard? Why? )

beccatoria: (commander space jesus)
Hey guys, so this post serves a twofold purpose. Firstly to just apologise for my general uselessness at being around online lately. I started a new job at the start of the month, and it's a job that requires me to communicate in my second language, which I haven't used regularly in about a decade, so that's been adding an extra level of mental tiredness I think, as I get used to functioning bilingually again. I mean, it's good because the quality of my Welsh was straight-up depressing and it's something I want to fix, but it's also tiring and tied up with a lot of feelings of inadequacy and...stuff.

We're also less than a month out from Vidukon, and it's actually taking up more of my time and attention than I'd've thought, though you know, at least it's going towards (HOPEFULLY) an awesome convention at the end of it.

Plus K finally returned to work a few months ago, and for various reasons THIS month has been really heavy on the work front for him with a lot of extra hours he's been trying to handle rather than asking for a reduction. He's been brilliant, really, handling it really well, but it has been hard for him at times and he's needed some more time and attention and stuff, more source of stress and business and stuff.

I think that's part of it is just that I'm tired a lot. So many changes, new things, slightly scary things, things that require mental attention - when I do have free time I find myself just zoning out and switching off and not having the mental focus to engage in detailed conversation or write updates for here or what-have-you. Suddenly weeks have gone past. o.O I'm sure it'll all even out eventually.

For now, I apologise for my erratic presence - but know I love you all! I'm hopelessly out of date with my flist, so if I've missed anything important, please DO let me know!

Meanwhile - in an attempt to generate some content and have some lighthearted fun, for the interested - I'm going to do that Mass Effect 30 Day Meme! Cus that should be manageable, right?

So yeah, I'm gonna try and actually do it! A post a day for 30 days! And sorry to anyone who doesn't care about Mass Effect (i.e. most of you!), but who knows, it may also inspire me to actually post other stuff about what's going on with my life, or like, be in touch with you all and things. *crosses fingers*


30 Days - List of Days )

Day 1! )
beccatoria: (HELLO SWEETIE)
Awww, so lots of my friends have posted that they have threads on the Words and Deeds love meme that [personal profile] staranise started, and I kinda wanted to do it too, and then I felt self-conscious, and then I thought, fuck being self-conscious, so I did and I made myself a thread.

So um, the idea is that you leave a comment on people's threads about something that they've done or made that you liked.

And here is my thread.

If you've got a thread and I haven't commented yet, let me know! I think I got everyone I noticed on my flist who posted about it, but I might have missed you and that would be awful...
beccatoria: (vid al the things!)
It's that time of year again! All the vids from 2011:

Previously, for reference:

2010 | NaViMaMo 2010 | 2009 | 2008



So, yes. There we go. 2011 Vidding Complete.
beccatoria: (Default)
Okay - that meme is going around again! The one where you comment on a post and get given five things the poster associates with you, then you get to talk about those five things on your LJ, and invite other people to comment on your post and ask for five things you associate with them!

So yes, [ profile] chaila43 gave me the following five things! Comment on this post and I will give YOU five things! An endless cycle of things!

Vidding )

Project CAPSLOCK - a.k.a. Hands Away, the Sarah/Olivia vid )

Olivia Dunham )

Wonder Woman )

Wales )

And I'm done. Who wants five things from me?!
beccatoria: (two guns two girls too hot)
I HAVE GAKKED A MEME FROM [ profile] chaila43 AND [ profile] emmiere.


Awesome Women Mostly From Fiction. )

beccatoria: (crossbones)
HELLO PEOPLE OF LJ. Sorry I've been AWOL for ages. Real life has been pretty crappy plus then that whole Christmas thing happened, which was very nicely not crappy at all, but was time consuming. I promise my absence doesn't signal my boredom in any of you. ;) But it is that time again since I'm not going to be posting any more vidses this year.

FIRST AN ANNOUNCEMENT. I am going to VIDUKON next April. I think you should go too.

Now, on to the end of year vidding meme!

For reference:

NaViMaMo 11/2010 | 2009 | 2008



beccatoria: (crossbones)
I ATEN'T DEAD. I owe soooo many comment replies and I'm sincerely sorry for being so behind. I was all FULL STEAM AHEAD going through November and the start of this month and then I think real life and I collided headlong and I let things slide for a day or two and all of a sudden it's a week later and I've fallen off the face of the internet.

So, to celebrate, I'm going to obnoxiously solicit more comments, that I WILL try to respond to. ;)

Found via [ profile] such_heights, [ profile] daybreak777, [ profile] nicole_anell, [ profile] chaila43 and probably a bunch of others I'm forgetting...

If you were asked to pick one scene, one shot, one detail, one moment of some kind out of all the things I've made and say "This, this, for whatever reason, I remember, this is something that struck home with me, that I wanted to keep," what would it be?
beccatoria: (crossbones)
WOW. Okay, so I actually finished it. It was both exhausting and awesome and at times a bit stressful, but I'm glad that I really, honestly DID it. And now I'm finished, I'm going to ramble FOREVER about it. Probably the part you're all interested in is the index of vidlets, so feel free to skip on over to that part. :)

General Thoughts on Vidlets. )

Because I'm not planning to include these vidlets in my forthcoming End of Year Vidding Meme, I figured for the hell of it, I'd use that meme to talk about just these vidlets. Because I'm feeling verbose and contemplative!

List of NaViMaMo Vidlets. )

And now, THE MEME (in which I will cheat and choose multiple answers and refuse to interpret questions as they were intended!):


So, in conclusion, I think people had fun, and it's really awesome to make presents for people, and I do enjoy vidding as a distracting activity when I have Real Life Crap I want to be distracted from. Which means, I think, we can count NaViMaMo as a ridiculously named success! :D
beccatoria: (i wanna dinosaur!)
[ profile] grav_ity just posted this meme and it looked like great fun. So - have at it!

Comment with "Now I want pancakes!" and I'll tell you:

1. Something random about you.
2. Which colour you remind me of.
3. My first memory of you.
4. What random character I associate with you.
5. My favourite thing about you.
6. What fandom I associate with you.
7. Challenge you to post this on your journal.
beccatoria: (we are the cylon vidding machine!)
So, it's that time of year again and this marks the second year I've really felt I could claim to be a vidder. I did, however, vid sporadically for about two and a half years before that, but infrequently enough I really didn't feel it was a primary form of fannish participation for me.

I called 2008 the year vidding ate me. It was true. It's still true; 2009 has been, perhaps, even weirder in RL than 2008 and vidding - or some form of video editing - has continued to be a refuge from real life in weird and wonderful ways. Maybe in 2010 I'll find out if I can vid this much when I'm not stressed. I've been doing it for so long now, though, I think the answer will probably be yes. The idea that I am prolific at anything is still strange to this procrastinator, but hell, I'm not complaining.

SO: I will list all the vids I've made by month (with links) and then answer the meme questions.

For reference, last year's 2008 meme.

Monthly Breakdown. )


End of Year Vidding Meme. )

If you've made it this far, I'm surprised and impressed.

I love you all.

beccatoria: (rorschachxhooker otp)
So, [ profile] nicole_anell posted a really funny meme about pants and song titles and then I remembered this other meme about poems and the first lines of songs so decided to do them both at the same time!

1. SONGPANTS! (via [ profile] nicole_anell)

1. Put your media player of choice on shuffle.
2. List the first fifteen songs that come up and add "in my pants" to the end.
3. Bold the ones that actually made you LOL.

1. Lucretia In My Pants
2. Untitled Freestyle In My Pants
3. Objects in the Rear View Mirror In My Pants
4. Help Me In My Pants
5. Product Placement In My Pants
6. One love In My Pants
7. A Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste In My Pants
8. Here I Stand Before Me In My Pants
9. Available In My Pants
10. All Revved Up With No Place To Go In My Pants
11. Bad Blood In My Pants
12. (Brahms Cello Sonata No.2) Movement No. 2 In My Pants ...eeeew.
13. Silent Night In My Pants
14. Standing on the Outside In My Pants
15. It's a Shame In My Pants

2. Making Up Poems from the First Lines of Songs (or whatever the official meme title that I no longer remember what it was, was...)

1. Put your media player of choice on shuffle.
2. Write down the first lines of the first 20 songs.
3. First line of the 21st song is the title.
4. At the end of the poem, you can choose two lines to replace, but you must use the next two tracks that play.

(Note: I cheated a little and decided that I was allowed to delete the occasional prepositiony-type word from the starts of a few lines and play a little loose with where the first line "ends". Also I added end of line punctuation to help with the flow, but I think I mostly played by the rules!)

There was a boy.

Well some folks say that life's just a veil of tears -
something grown together,
born in the flood,
falling out of touch.
You can't make it to heaven with a high step,
just don't tell the things you know.
When you walked through the garden
The force of my love was strong.
This is not the first time you had to get away;
we expected something, something better than before -
You can tell by the way she walks
this is what it feels like.
I'm put together so beautifully,
set me free.
And when the sun goes down into the sky,
and when the rain begins to fall and there's flooding in the streets,
somewhere between prayer and revolution,
stalking, walking in my big black boots,
I saw my love with pretty boy.
And her hallway moves like the ocean moves at the head of a river


I quite like the last 8 lines of that, actually. HMM.

And there we go, I'm done playing now...
beccatoria: (unlimited rice pudding dw)
Gakked from [ profile] kiki_miserychic. It's kind of...self-indulgently introspective and I can see the potential for it turning into something wanky, but at the same time, I found it kind of interesting because it included a bunch of things that would not have occured to me signified privilege, though obviously do. So yeah -

Those that apply are bolded:

Good lord, I'm privileged, though this isn't really a shock. )
beccatoria: (change your clothes laura!)
Okay! So, Top Fives:

Top Five Female Characters. )

Top Five Star Wars EU Moments. )

Top Five Unintentionally Hilarious Moments. )

Top Five Sixes. )

Top Five Times I've Hated a Character I Love. )

And that's it folks! Sorry it's so long. Y'all know I'm wordy by now. Discussion, thoughts, more top fives are all welcome!
beccatoria: (agent ellison come with me)
Ooooh, stuff!

1) I recommend you all go watch [ profile] chaila43's fantabulous TSCC vid about Agent Ellison and how he's always two steps behind Sarah Connor - confusing, terrifying Sarah who nevertheless is quite clearly the only thing on that entire road - two steps behind or not - that can make any of this make sense or provide even the illusion of safety. Shelter from the Storm.

2) Per a heads up from [ profile] gonzo21, right-wing conservative american blogs are now attempting to shape the future of their national healthcare by claiming that we execute old people and Stephen Hawking would NEVER HAVE SURVIVED UNDER THE BRITISH NHS. XD

Oh, my. It's probably all Mr Hawking's fault really for not insisting that they give his little robot voice a British accent. I mean, obviously.

(For the record, I think that our NHS could be a hell of a lot better, and yes, people do die while on waiting lists, same as people die in the USA because their insurance doesn't cover them and nothing is perfect, but another thing that US right-wing anti-NHS pundits seem to forget is, it's not like we've outlawed private healthcare. I might hate BUPA's adverts, but it is a fairly popular NHS alternative. The point is, um, ANEURIN BEVAN WE ALL LOVE YOU, even if your statue does end up with a traffic cone on its head after nearly every weekend.)

3) MEME! Um, people have been doing that 5 top fannish whatevers meme, and I guess I'll play too? Honestly I'm worried I won't be able to come up with enough, but, it sounds like lots of fun?

So! Ask me my top five fannish whatevers, and I'll answer them all in a new post!

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