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It’s Vividcon time again! I had another party again this year, though it was a little smaller than last year with way less food – I just ordered pizza this time. Having a baby means I have a lot less time for stuff like that. But I was excited to still have the party! I’m not linking each vid title to the vid post this year, instead click on the link for the vid show and if a download link is available you can get it there. Also, I watched Club Vivid and Premiers last. By the time I got to those shows I was pressed for time so I didn’t make as many notes for the vids I liked. I just didn’t have time to be as comprehensive as last time. There are lots more great vids shown than I’ve recorded here.

You can see all the vids shown at this year’s con, and all years, here: http://vividcon.info/
+Denotes vids shown at my party.
*Denotes vids that I’m really excited about
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New Frontier by here’s luck | Firefly
Beautiful use of motion, good look at Mal and River through the series.


Auction: http://vividcon.info/vidshows/260/

/Boom, Bang, Bang by banbury | Fast and Furious movies
Nice use of clips of Brien fixing the car to the lyrics “You’re going to get it tonight.” Fun vid.


Wish You Were Here: http://vividcon.info/vidshows/269/

Touch the Sky by Llin | Multi fandom
Lovely look at girls doing things and having adventures. Great diversity also.

Our Version of Events by silly cleo | Pride and Rent
Very moving. I haven’t seen either movie but I should.

/Firework by happydork | The Gymnast
Beautifully edited, beautiful footage. I want to see this movie now.

Workin’ It by Broken Mnemonic | Magic Mike
Hot! Great editing for the action and dancing.

*Dance Apocalyptic by eruthros and thingswithwings | Multi
Fun multifandom vid. Interesting combo, dancing and the end of status quo/civilization.

+*Supernova Girl by shinyjenni | Multi
Ladies! Lots of fun.

+You Told the Drunks I Knew Karate by beccatoria | Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Awwwww! So cute and so much fun! Excellent vid for Finn and the three of them.


No Source? No Problem: http://vividcon.info/vidshows/267/

Bloody Shirt by unfinishedidea | Welcome to Night Vale
Woah, Night Vale is way more violent than I thought if this vid is a good representation!

The Scorpio Races by Tifa | The Scorpio Races
Beautiful footage and vid.

The Name of the Wind Trailer by jumboskittles | The Name of the Wind
Interesting fantasy story. This book is on my To Read list and I’d be interested to rewatch the vid after reading the book to see how the vidder did.

/Trailer for Drastically Redefining Protocol by Zoetrope | Merlin
Great trailer for rageprufrock’s story! I loved the use of RL paparazzi footage for the “fictional footage” of the story. And the newspaper and TV manips were brilliant!

Grisha Trilogy by CarolynOnUTube | The Grisha Trilogy
I’m very intrigued about the story now. Very sharp and beautiful vid.

Written By The Victors – Vid by zulu | Stargate Atlantis
An excellent vid for an amazing fic by Speranza, a fic I still occasionally re-read.

+The Marauders by fakescottishaccent | Harry Potter
I don’t really know anything about Marauder era HP, but this vid made me really curious about it.

Cinder: The Lunar Chronicles || The Future Will Destroy You (FAN-BOOK TRAILER) by Rinoa | The Lunar Chronicles
That looked really cool, and it’s a book I already want to read.

+“Ancillary Justice” book trailer by bironic | Imperial Radch trilogy (multi)
I can’t tell it it’s all footage from the same movie, it’s edited that seamlessly. It’s a book that’s already been picked by my book club to read and now I’m REALLY curious to view it again after reading the book.

+[FanVid]Good Omens by YunJi Jung | Good Omens
Cute vid for the book.


Keys to the Kingdom: http://vividcon.info/vidshows/263/

+After the day’s work is done by stardust rain | Marvel Cinematic Universe
Excellent Fury vid, looking at him running Shield and that power, as well as a bit about the Avengers. You don’t get too many vids about Director Fury.

Supremacy by rhoboat | James Bond
Excellent editing. I like that it focused on M and her time in power, and how she handled it.

Monster by awkwardlyary | Empire
I still haven’t seen Empire, but this vid was amazing.

Empty Nest by sweetestdrain | Kings
Another show that I keep seeing amazing vids for at Vividcon and I want to watch.

All the Rowboats by Jetpack Monkey | The Godfather
Interesting song choice for the Godfather, but it works well.


Express Yourself: http://vividcon.info/vidshows/271/

+Oh No! by AbsoluteDestiny | Purple Rain
Cool vid for the movie.


Persistence of Memory: http://vividcon.info/vidshows/268/

+King and Lionheart by violace | Pacific Rim
Lovely and moving.


Fandom Life: http://vividcon.info/vidshows/272/

+Happy by RealTDragon | Cosplay
So much fun!

+Wrong in All The Right Ways by Little Heaven | Duran Duran
This one made one of the ladies smile!

+Pressure by California Crew | Meta and Vidding
A vid about old school VCR vidding. It was really cool to see what the process used to be like.

/True Love by Molly & Sim | Sherlock BBC
I love this JohnLock vid! It’s so cute that they filmed themselves as John and Sherlock, and the vid was entertaining.


Challenge: Descent: http://vividcon.info/vidshows/261/

+Taiga by hollywoodgrrl | Interstellar
Beautiful editing, very emotional.

The Edge of Glory by jmtorres | Leverage
Fun!


Spoken Audio In Vids: http://vividcon.info/vidshows/262/

Dean “daddy’s blunt little instrument” [to Virginia] by Alina0405video | Supernatural
The Dean feels! Oh man, punch to the gut.

*Filmography 2013 by Gen Ip | Multi
Amazing editing of many of the movies of 2013.


Premiers: http://vividcon.info/vidshows/259/

+Blue Ridge Mountains by Trelkez | Star Wars

+Free by Butterfly | White Collar
OT3! I still don’t like how the show ended, but this makes it a little sweeter.

+Never Wake Me Up by Kitty/Winterevanesce | Multi
Kids and their dreams. <3

+Cool for the Summer by kiki_miserychic | Spy
Fun!

*+Pompeii by Milly | The Martian
Great epic song choice for the movie, a great vid.

Aphrodesiac by hollywoodgrrl | Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Nearly New: http://vividcon.info/vidshows/258/

Epic Loki is Epic by mranderson71 | Thor
Great choreography and song choice.

+Wasp Nest by Gwyneth | Marvel Cinematic Universe
Natasha and her strengths.


Lord King Bad: http://vividcon.info/vidshows/12/
Somehow I watched this whole show even though it was shown in 2006? They must have had it streaming for ‘history’ or something.

All My Myself by T. Jonesy | Star Trek TOS
Surprisingly touching and sad. Also, it’s sad there is no download link to it.


Club Vivid: http://vividcon.info/vidshows/257/

*+Star Work by Grammarwoman | Star Wars
Great vid for the ladies of Star Wars. Also a great dance vid.

+Raspberry Swirl by ohvienna | Outlander

+Ex’s and Oh’s by Roarkshop | Supernatural
All of Dean’s exes, including Sam lol. A fun vid.

+Pep Rally by Hollywoodgrrl | Game of Thrones
Unusual song choice, but it was a great Club Vivid vid.

+Say Hey (I Love You) by SDWolfpup | The Obamas
This has always been a favorite of mine.

+Wild One by sisabet | Channing Tatum
A fun look at his movies.

+Timber by bessyboo | Star Wars

+You Dropped a Bomb on Me by GhostTownExit | Dr. Strangelove/The Atomic Café
Picked randomly because my husband loves this song. He thought the choice of movies was interesting.

+Shatner of the Mount by Fall on Your Sword | Star Trek: William Shatner
Silly little vid that always makes me smile.

+Larger Than Life by Deejay and Mister Anderson | Pacific Rim
A fun song choice for the movie.

+It’s Tricky by bradcpu & milly | DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

 
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Wow, I watch a lot of TV.  This doesn't include all the shows my husband watches that I end up viewing with him.  Also, I'm not fannishly active for all of these.  First, the TV that's currently airing:

TV that's currently airing )



And TV I'm watching off Netflix:

TV on Netflix )
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The Unresolved Trust Issues almost killed me this season.  Seriously.  My squee, let me show you it )
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1. Ship Olympics has eaten my life!  But I love it.  We'll be putting out the first prompts soon and I'm excited to see what happens!

2.  My boss said "wery" yesterday at work and I cracked up over it.  Seriously, I laughed for five minutes about it, the kind of deep and uncontrollable laugh that feels so good.  I had him and my coworker laughing right along with me.  I said "You said wery!" and he replied back with "Nine-Five-Wictor-Wictor-Two" and we were both off laughing and quoting Chekov.  It was a bit of hilarity that was totally welcome, and totally a surprise.  I guess I've got Chekov on the brain because I'm the Admiral Mod for Team McChekov, and I guess he just stumbled over his words.  It was great fun.

3.  White Collar!  These last two episodes have been fantastic.  (cut for spoilers)

2.14: Payback: Read more... )I swear this show is all but saying they are together and my OT3 heart loves it.

2.15: Power Play:  I swear the writers for WC must be reading fanfic.  Must beRead more... )
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Last Tuesday, in a move of epic fail, I completely forgot that White Collar was supposed to start airing the new season, despite the fact that I've been looking forward to this new season for the last six months!   I don't even know.  So Wednesday night I remembered "OMG, White Collar is back on!" while I was surfing the tv.  "Great!  The DVR should have recorded it!"  Except that it hadn't recorded it.  The show time got changed for some stupid reason (who decided it was appropriate to run The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull into my WC timeslot?!) so the DVR recorded the last hour of TKofCS.  Which I've already seen.  And which wasn't White Collar.  I was quite irritated Tuesday night, let me tell you.  If you're going to make fantastic technology like the DVR, at least make it smart enough to track channel/time changes.  Damn.  Anyway, it didn't air again until Friday morning at midnight so I obviously couldn't watch it until Friday evening - so I was (im)patiently waiting for days (on top of months) to find outSpoilers! )
 

It is so good to have WC back on, full of slick camera moves and editing (I really loved the intro - it was bold and quick and got me really excited about the upcoming show) and Neal's gorgeous silhouette in a dress shirt and vest and Peter and Elle being adorable and that indefinable something that makes the show seem so visually sophisticated to me.
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Author: [livejournal.com profile] pslasher 
Fandom: White Collar
Pairing/Moresome: Peter/Elizabeth/Neal
Rating: PG
Length: 386
Notes: Contains Domestic schmoop, cold weather.  Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] yeomanrand  for the help with Satch.  Crossposted to the Archive of our Own, where you can also download an ebook version.


What time is it, you ask, rolling onto your back to watch them shedding the long day piece by piece. )
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The hubby and I spent all day yesterday mainlining one and a half seasons of White Collar. There was a marathon over Labor Day and I DVR'd it. We watched one episode on Saturday, and one sometime earlier in the week, but Sunday morning felt like a great time to sit and watch a few in a row together. But we both loved it, so it snowballed into watching the whole damn thing, right on through to the Season 2 finale. It was fantastic, and I totally have a new show now. :D The only problem is that I had already missed the first four episodes of Season 1 when I started DVR'ing the show, so we haven't seen those. But, I have the first 2 Season 1 DVD's on our Netflix list, so that will soon be remedied.

So, things I love about White Collar. *Note, there are spoilers for Season 1 & 2 at the very end of the entry!*

I'm so in love with Peter/Elizabeth/Neal. For serious, I can't even articulate how cute they are together. I adore how Elizabeth just wriggled her way into a relationship with Neal. Or is it the other way around? Neal's so damn slippery I think he probably saw the advantage of cozying up to Elizabeth. Either way, I love how Neal comes to her when he needs help, and how Elizabeth intervenes and advocates for him. I love how she believes in him, and he trusts her when he trusts so few people.

Peter/Neal. I adore the relationship between them. I love how it's snarky, and trusting, and full of fun. All the easy smiles and touching is fantastic. I love how Peter brings out the best in Neal, almost remakes him into a new man. Also, one of the things that speaks strongly to me is the symbolism of the collar Peter has on Neal, and the way he doesn't abuse his power over Neal. Instead he works to gain his trust, to do what he feels is best for Neal, to help Neal be a better person. Peter is so deliciously dominant in the show! With his "I caught you twice, I'll do it again" and "I'll do whatever I want with you" and "you'll do it and you'll like it" comments. Insisting that Neal is his responsibility, and he'll be the one to cuff him, damn-it! And Neal listens to him! He shuts up and does as he's told. Most of the time. At least, for enough of the time for it to be significant. He could slip that anklet any time he wants, but he doesn't. He stays.* I really enjoy the relationship they have onscreen, and feel that the show practically slashes them all by itself.

Neal Caffrey. I'm a sucker for a pretty face, and Matt Bomer has one. He's just so damn charming!

The writing is excellent. I really enjoy the plots the writers come up with. They are interesting, complicated enough to have surprises here and there, and often unique. I love all the literary and cultural quotes sprinkled throughout. They used a Princess Bride reference at the end, and it tickled me pink, but there are far too many clever turns of phrase and quotes to mention.

The characters are interesting. I love Mozzie, he's so fun and quirky. He brings a lot of life to the show.** I enjoy Clinton Jones and Diana Barrington, and their easy relationship. I like that Diana's character can take care of herself, and has a girlfriend, and how that is treated in the show. Diana has a girlfriend, and that's that. She's not portrayed as a butch lesbian, and the gay aspect isn't built up into something that overshadows the plot. It's just there, taken for granted just like Peter and Elizabeth. She has more to her character than being in a relationship with another woman, and I like that.

This is defiantly a show that’ll stay on my radar for next year! Any other White Collar fans on my flist? Anyone got any fic or communities to rec?

ETA 9/23: Ok, I've gone back and watched the first five episodes that I missed. I've revised my view on Neal and Peter's relationship slightly. See, this is why I hate watching things out of order! I see a lot more desperation in Neal with the first episode than I originally saw. It was really interesting to see him working Peter to get out, and interesting to see Peter realize that he's being worked, but do it anyway because he also needs Neal.

I also see a lot more of the trust issues between Neal and Peter. Peter can’t trust Neal because he’s a thief by trade, and Neal can’t trust Peter to grant permission to search for Kate. For example, Peter pulls up a map of Neal’s tracking device every day, and he checks his credit cards. And then it’s interesting that Neal brought his desire to search for Kate to Peter early on, and Peter said absolutely not right off. Neal has no choice but to search on his own, but that only proves that Neal is untrustworthy to Peter. Such a tangled web! I like the story of the two sides that can’t trust each other on principal working towards that trust anyway. Or, gaining that trust through their interactions, even if they had no intention of doing so originally. Even if every step towards trust is followed by some equally devastating step backwards. Makes for very interesting stories to me.

However, I’m an optimist at heart, so I see them getting over their issues and Neal moving in with Peter and Elizabeth, and everyone lives interestingly and happily ever after, with only the occasional questionable criminal act from Neal.

I'm saving fics at my delicious and my AO3 recs page - currently you can't sort the rec pages by tags, but I'm sure that the OTW volunteers will have that coded eventually.

Spoilers for Season 1 & 2! )

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