kiki_eng: text: "i ate ALL your bees" (Black Books) ("I ate all your bees.")
[personal profile] sylvaine posted a fanworks meme that I liked - Fic Speed Date Score Card - and I am doing because I am neither ready to go to bed nor talk about the CWHL.

The meme goes like this: When it comes to your own works, which one do you think is...

The funniest: )

The most romantic: )

The most unusual: )

The scariest: )

The sexiest: )

The saddest: )

The prettiest: )

The most exciting: )

The happiest: )

The most realistic: )

The most fantastical: )

The most complex: )

The simplest: )

The closest to what you wanted it to be: )

I feel like some of my answers are not quite right but I am at peace with that, I think.
kiki_eng: text: "i ate ALL your bees" (Black Books) ("I ate all your bees.")
The Jonas Brothers waited until I was done with Femslash February* to release a new single, Sucker, after teasing it on Carpool Karaoke with James Cordon.

The Jonas Brothers were how I got into bandom, and I watched a lot of random episodes of JONAS (at questionable hours, mainly), and the Camp Rocks along with a couple music videos. I remember the acting as kind of delightful and the music as kind of terrible, and the fact that I have those kinds of opinions is very non-typical for me for a fandom; most of the time I never touch the canon. So I have clearly been fannish about these people.

Skippy and these three were probably my main fandom for a while, even, and the new music video is not great**, but it has Kevin riding something sheep-like and in a sequin suit, implications of voyeurism in Nick's relationship, Joe in suspension that looks kinda inadvisable as a long-term thing, and general rich person shenanigans with their wives including butlers and so many macarons. I feel like I should be excited but I just feel a kind of sad nostalgia for fannish times of yore.

Everyone is married now and Kevin has a tattoo so clearly they're not Disney Kids anymore. (There's some kind of alcohol sponsorship in the video, also.) I'm not sure that there would be an appropriate acting vehicle available for them now that would make me happy, or even what would make me happy. (Faux tour doc with a buddy-cop feel and a retro vibe maybe? IDK. Hallmark, probably, because that's pretty clearly the adult version of the Disney Channel.)

I'm disappointed there wasn't, like, an alpaca and a bathtub full of croissants*** in this. I miss the absurdity. There were pool chairs indoors for no reason and an excess of rabbits and a tea party with a congo line and a pointless TV display and ridiculous hats and I feel nothing. I think they've lost that caricature element that they had?

I miss it and I am full of this fierce longing for times gone by and the fannish moment that was Skippy and I don't think this is a feeling that I've had before. I feel like someone remade my show and I don't like it, only it's RPF, so IDK. I've never been a fan of their music, though, so I am not entirely sure how I managed to have expectations for them to disappoint? *hands*

Do other people have similar tales of sad-tinged fannish nostalgia or a take on the Jobros thing?

*which was a thing that I observed the letter more than the spirit of as I seem to be on a general fanwork hiatus right now; every fanwork I consumed in February was female-centric gen or femslash. I think I watched two vids total, though, and I suspect March will be pretty similar.
**I think it's better than their old stuff, though, so there's that. Also I've been watching, like, Beyoncé recently, and that is a bar they will never approach. IT IS AN EXTREMELY GENERIC AND PERFECTLY ADEQUATE POP MUSIC VIDEO. (Let's go have some fun and shoot it in a fancy manor like a Taylor Swift video they said, awesome they said, and then executed it with no real artistic direction.)
***I feel like a bathtub full of croissants would be a series of terrible sensations and also that it and the alpaca sound more like a Fall Out Boy video, but still.

ETA: There is a director's cut now and it is significantly better.
kiki_eng: Breakfast at Tiffany's - Holly Golightly - Audrey Hepburn (woman in evening wear & sunglasses stands before shop window) (breakfast at tiffany's)
clearing out some stuff from my browser, mostly from snowflake recs, I think

I Am the Night by [ profile] Chash
Brooklyn Nine-Nine/DCU | 2,026 words | G | Jake Peralta
Summary: A new vigilante rises in New York City. The official position of the NYPD is that he's a criminal.
Jake Peralta thinks he needs a sweater.
+ Great ensemble care-taking fic, cute, A+ crossover.

closer by lucystonersix
Buffy the Vampire Slayer | 3:30 | PG-13 | multiship
Song: Closer by Tegan and Sara
+ All of the ships, so many.

#blessed by [ profile] thehoyden
Buzzfeed RPF | 9,363 words | NC-17 | Ryan/Shane
Of course Shane would rather not work; he’d like it to be like the good old days, and who wouldn’t? But a demon’s gotta eat, and he can’t even get a discount on his rent because it turns out it’s a lot harder to influence faceless companies with ominous dreams. Ergo: gainful employment at Buzzfeed.
+ Fun. I loved this.

Love, That Loosener of Limbs by [ profile] amatalefay
Doctor Who | 253 words | G | Bill Potts/Sappho
Summary: “Like, finally here's a poem that isn't just some bloke whining about how a beautiful girl won’t give him sex, and it's basically ‘sweet mother, I’m too gay to do my chores, blame Aphrodite’. Like, honestly? Most relatable thing I’ve read in years.”
Bill meets Sappho.
+ This was super cute and fun.

darkness by KatrinDepp
Doctor Who | 2:10 | PG | The Doctor
Song: Evidence by Falling Up
+ Some day when I am more over my personal hiatus from the show I will sit down and have thinky thoughts about the theme of this.

Happy Holidays, scorpling! by anonymous
Good Omens | art | G | Crowley and Aziraphale
+ exchange art for scorpling with a yet-unrevealed creator, sketchy and dreamy and lovely

Stately Homes of Wiltshire by [ profile] waspabi
Harry Potter | 57,582 words | NC-17 | Harry/Draco
Summary: Malfoy Manor has mould, dry rot and an infestation of unusually historical poltergeists. Harry Potter is on the case.
+ I cannot remember if I have read this or not but I am excited about it. Plotty-looking thing! A house!

The Crossroads by The_Spoony_Bard
LOTR | art | G | Mairon and Eönwë
+ I am not a Silmarillion person. I have not read it. This is gorgeous. The ink work, and then the colour. Stunning.

"elevator music" by k8+therobot
Marvel | 3:04 | PG-13 | Steve Rogers
Song: The Girl From Ipanema by Eartha Kitt
Summary: "when she passes, I smile, but she doesn't see"
+ I love the idea behind this, and Eartha Kitt. (Still super-distracted by how much I love her, have not processed this thing.)

Judith and her Maidservant by [ profile] Siria
Marvel | 1,146 words | PG-13 | Dora Skirth
Later, Dora would think back on it and realise that clinically speaking, she had died.
+ Fix it fic for the Venom film I haven't seen - satisfying and just generally awesome.

Mr. Holmes: Beekeeper by Educated inYellow
Mr. Holmes | 4:02 | PG | Sherlock Holmes
Summary:A vid exploring the themes of the film Mr. Holmes (2015), starring Ian McKellan.
Song: The Beekeeper by Desa
+ An excellent argument for watching that film, chock full of feeling.

Bootleg Turn by [ profile] leupagus
Rivers of London | 4,641 words | NC-17 | Peter/Thomas
Sahra and Jaget have taken to texting or emailing me specs of the interior of a Jaguar Mark 2 followed by a long string of question marks. It makes me wish I had an answer for them. But more than that it makes me wish I had better friends.
+ Car sex and them messing with each other a bit en route to that.

The Quiet Gentleman by [ profile] Antares
Stargate: Atlantis | art | G | John/Rodney
+ Regency AU and I have nostalgia. It's great.

Linguistic Ambiguities in Vulcan Ethical Codes by [ profile] elumish
Star Trek | 5,770 words | PG-13 | James T. Kirk
The thing people always forget is that it was a Vulcan ship that reached Tarsus IV first.
+ riff of lazulisong's Graduate Vulcan for Fun and Profit, secretly smart Kirk fluent in Vulcan, cute?

firefly by [ profile] peradi
Star Wars | 4,483 words | PG | BB-8
Summary: Humanity is infectious, Finn makes friends with droids, and K2 cannot get any rest: the story of how Rogue One flies again.
+ Robots/humanity fan club.
kiki_eng: Annie Monroe of The Like wearing sunglasses (bandom) (Annie wearing sunglasses)
In your own space, post self-recs for at least three fanworks that you created. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

queer in a straight-appearing relationship
I wrote this rec set for [community profile] snowflake_challenge last year, to share a theme that I love and has meaning for me. I'm happy that this is a thing that I made that exists. (recced: 1 fic for The 100, 1 Check Please!, 1 bandom.)

the windows open wide
I made this rec set this past August and I am still chewing on it. I love that these four vids are linked in one place and that I'm still thinking them over. (recced: 1 vid for Doctor Who, 1 due South, 1 Teen Wolf, 1 Sports Night)

The Devil Wears Prada
This rec set was probably around 8 years in the making; I read alot of DWP fic in 2010. Later I ended up with the links to these 3 fics sitting in a draft and they sat for a long time. I'm happy I finished this last year. (recced: 3 The Devil Wears Prada fics + 1 by [personal profile] lucifuge5 in the comments that I absolutely second.)
kiki_eng: text: "i ate ALL your bees" (Black Books) ("I ate all your bees.")
In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it.

I keep a very minimalistic reading list on dreamwidth - if I am not always about the thing it is not on my list, basically. I am reccing three things that I have been following for years and all produce a lot of content:

[community profile] fancake - year round, multifandom, thematic recs community (January's theme is five things)

[syndicated profile] smartbitches_feed - feed for Smart Bitches, Trashy Books ("all of the romance, none of the bullshit") - book reviews, book-finding posts, episode reviews of shows I don't watch, posts that are basically sales flyers, round-up posts of books they've advertised for on their site, cover snark...

[community profile] ladybusiness - creative fandom feminist blog collective? - has won a Hugo Award - contributors have MLP avatars and write about media and feminism. They did a rec roundtable this past December and have excellent cut skills.
kiki_eng: Annie Monroe of The Like wearing sunglasses (bandom) (Annie wearing sunglasses)
In your own space, share a favorite piece of original canon (a TV episode, a song, a favorite interview, a book, a scene from a movie, etc) and explain why you love it so much. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it.

The end of The First Wives Club, 1996: Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton in coordinated white outfits dancing down the street singing Leslie Gore's You Don't Own Me as the credits roll.

You Don't Own Me


It's a perfect ending. It's a nod to the beginning, it wraps everything beautifully, and walking out of the theatre after that must have been something like fire.

I discovered Leslie Gore, badass queer lady, because of that film. I saw older women being awesome, and the lesbian in this might have been the first I ever met in media - I don't think I could have asked for better. It's been while since I've seen it, but I love this film and I love that moment when the credits hit.
kiki_eng: actress, Billie Piper, wearing red glasses and laughing with her face scrunched up (Billie Piper is happy laughing joyful)
Would You Be Mine, Could You Be Mine by [ profile] lady_ragnell
Merlin | 23,456 words | 2018 | PG-13 | Arthur/Merlin
Summary: Merlin does not want to invite the Prime Minister's son onto his show, even if he is an environmental scientist. Arthur does not want to admit that he has a crush on the star of Merlin's Castle, the most popular children's show in the nation.
In which Merlin is Mr. Rogers, there is a bouquet of finger puppets, Freya and Gwaine hooked up years ago and neither of them wants to talk about it, and eventually everything turns out okay.
+Merlin is an excellent Mr. Rogers and he and Arthur have just a bit of believable friction before getting themselves sorted. Charming.

This is How We Go by [ profile] skoosiepants
Teen Wolf | 5,745 words | 2012 | PG-13 | Derek/Stiles
Summary: Scott and Stiles go on the Warped Tour with Allison’s band.
“I think we need to bring more joy to the children,” Stiles says. “I think we need to dress as pirates and do the Scott is a Terrible Pirate skit, because *you are a terrible pirate*,” and when Stiles says pirate, Stiles means friend. Scott is a terrible, horrible friend, and Stiles hates him.
+Pining, ridiculousness, and dreams. Scott and Stiles feels like a show homesick college kids might watch at two in the morning, snacking on brownies and popcorn.

Catalysis for Dummies by [ profile] crysothemis
Stargate: Atlantis | 2,233 words | 2009 | G | John/Rodney
Summary: Rodney finally discovers the truth about the boots
+Snark, John irritating Rodney, and a crowd of children shouting on command.

This post is for [community profile] snowflake_challenge. Details about the first day are here.
kiki_eng: Annie Monroe of The Like wearing sunglasses (bandom) (Annie wearing sunglasses)
Pugnantos Malos, Nehos Pugnetis by [ profile] sanguinity
The Middleman | PG | 2:38 | Gen
Music: The Mounties by Ron Sharpe
Summary: They always get their man, zombie, gorilla, puppet, tuba, and flying pike.
+ Like a beautiful marriage of camp, just fun to soak up.

Ancillary Justice by [ profile] bironic
Imperial Radch | PG-13 | 1:28 | Gen
Music: Nad Dunaem by DakhaBrakha, Epic Drums by Immediate Music
Summary: Nineteen years, three months, and one week ago, I was a troop carrier.
+ I love a book trailer, and this book, and all of this patched together footage. Awe, basically.

The Last of the Real Ones by [ profile] beerbad
DCU | G | 3:51 | Kara/Lena
Music:The Last of the Real Ones by Fall Out Boy
Summary: That ultra-kind of love you never walk away from...
+ This makes me feel like a 90s songvid, set to an 80s song, where you start listening to the lyrics and they're over the top, but you're like this is their love; this is their story and you end up replaying it over and over in a haze of shipping feels.

Hey Ya [ profile] bironic
What We Do in the Shadows | PG-13 | 2:30 | Gen
Music: Hey Ya by Outkast
Summary: "They say that vampires' hearts are cold and dead. But I don't know. I think I still feel things inside it." -Viago
+This is just joyful, happy-making silliness.

By and by by [ profile] bithesea
Pride and Prejudice | G | 2:15 | Mr. Collins
Music: Superfly by Curtis Mayfield
The vid was great fun to make, as Mr Collins grew on me with a vengeance. I am now convinced that he has been monstrously misunderstood.
+ I clearly need to re-watch this version; this Mr. Collins is a delight.

Call Me Maybe by [ profile] mithborien
Marvel | G | 2:54 | Peggy/Angie
Music: Call Me Maybe by Post-Modern Jukebox
Summary: "Doesn't matter when you got legs like yours!"
+ I love them, and this is fun and jazzy with a good ending.

Shape of You by [ profile] Butterfly
Multifandom | NC-17 | 3:52
Music: Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
Summary: A brief and flirtatious dip into a happier side of queer media, containing both older and newer source.
+ :D I love how this vid makes the song gay and how it all flows around that and the source material choices - everything in this that I have seen I have loved - it's so happy and not at all exhaustive and kind of perfect for that.

this is my hand by [ profile] hollywoodgrrl
Multifandom | 3:27
Music: This is My Hand by My Brightest Diamond
Summary: Blood, sweat and tears. (Self-portrait of a vidder.)
+ Compelling and beautifully constructed. I have loved some of their loves, seen some of these vids and felt the hits of those earlier moments within this. Very cool.

C'mon by [personal profile] rhoboat
Inside Out | G | 3:43 | Gen
Music: C'mon by Panic! at the Disco with fun.
What would my head be like?
+ I haven't seen the film, but this is like a beautiful recap full of yearning and, unsurprisingly, feelings. The video pulls on and spins out from the audio in neat ways, it's a really good fit and execution.

Sway by [profile] trellkez
Persuasion | G | 3:00 | Anne/Wentworth
Music: Sway by Bic Runga
Summary: "More than seven years were gone since this little history of sorrowful interest had reached its close; and time had softened down much, perhaps nearly all of peculiar attachment to him, but she had been too dependent on time alone." -- Persuasion, ch. 4
+ This does a really good job being that delicious tension of their relationship.

Champion by [personal profile] beerbad
Wynonna Earp | R | 3:12 | Wynonna
Music: Champion by Fall Out Boy
Summary: “You’re wrong, Wynonna. You’re the best of us.”
An S2 Wynonna character study vid that premiered at VividCon on August 10, 2018.
+ [personal profile] beerbad continues to vid about this show in a way that intrigues me

Gotta Get Back In Time (Get Back, Claude) by [ profile] merryofsoul
Hockey RPF | G | 7,832 words | Claude/Danny
Time travel.
It’s not like it’s completely unheard of, it’s just not really talked about. The exact cause is something that hasn't been pinpointed either, which is only made harder by the fact that no one really talks about it when it happens. It could be stress, happiness, or some odd combination. Claude doesn't know.
He doesn't even know if he's supposed to keep it a secret or not. He never thought this would be something that would happen to him, so he never paid any attention in the mandatory seminars.
That really came back to bite him in the ass.

+ Tropes and schmoop, I think, also some angst and it's retirement fic? (It's been a while since I read this.)

fight like girls for our place at the table by [ profile] napricot
Marvel | NC-17 | 52,110 words | Sharon/Natasha
Summary:“Am I on Cap watch because of who my aunt is?” Sharon asks Fury point-blank the second she sits in his office.
“That’s part of the reason, yeah,” Fury says. Sharon narrows her eyes at him, and opens her mouth to object. “But not all of the reason. This isn’t a demotion.”
“It sure feels like a demotion. You’re taking me out of the field and out of intel analysis to babysit Captain America.”

How Sharon Carter gets her groove back, fucks up some Nazis, and gets the girl, with unasked for assists from a super soldier couple.
+ I liked how realistically awkward Sharon and Natasha were about wanting to date each other and how that had nothing to do with either of their sexualities. I loved Sharon's nursing home visits and the holes this filled.

Minimum Height Requirement by [ profile] Drag0nst0rm
DCU | PG-13 | 66,462 words | Gen
Summary: Somewhere in the multiverse, there's a universe where letting his children dress up in capes and follow him into vigilantism seems like a good idea.
Bruce is determined that it isn't going to be this one . . . Despite his children's repeated attempts to convince him otherwise.
(Or: "When you're eighteen, you can do what you want. Until then, no capes.")
+ It's been some time since I read this but I have this feeling that I was pleased both with this concept and the follow-through.

Word on the Street by [ profile] shinealightonme
Raven Cycle | PG-13 | 7,296 words | Adam/Ronan
Summary: The first time Greywaren saves Adam's life, he's grateful and a little awestruck.
By the tenth time it happens, he's mostly pissed off.
+ I haven't read Stiefvater's books but I like me a good superheroes AU and this is that.

Muscles Better and Nerves More by [ profile] beethechange
Buzzfeed RPF | NC-17 | 26,301 words | Ryan/Shane
Summary: “I’m serious,” Ryan says. “Don’t go fucking up my body. I want that shit back in the same condition I left it.”
“The same condition—Ryan. I’m not spending hours in a gym every day so you don’t lose muscle mass.”
“I want you to treat my body with the respect you would a national park. Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but memories.”

A certain meddling Voodoo Queen of New Orleans thinks Ryan and Shane need some new perspective on life. After an inadvisable ritual deposits Ryan in Shane’s body, and Shane in Ryan’s, the ghoulboys pursue some soul-searching and self-discovery to put things right. Sometimes in a sexy way.
+ There's a twist that's not really a twist in here that is fantastic. A+ Also: extended bodyswap adventures with fake dating because obviously.

Find a Better Prize by [ profile] sunsetmog
One Direction/Radio 1 RPF | PG-13 | 2,677 words | Harry/Nick
Summary: Boy looks at another boy standing on a rock, or: someone's sending Nick gifts.
+ Lovely and adorable, a perfectly sized morsel.

Stitch my Skin Together (Thread the Needle with Your Love) by [ profile] Isagel
Person of Interest | NC-17 | 8,489 words| John/Harold
Summary: It never occurred to him that you could be branded with something that isn’t pain. With the negation of pain.
It blurs his vision, how much he wants that brand to stay.

Written for the prompt “John allows himself to get hurt on purpose so Harold will patch him up”.
+ Cool kink exploration, feelings.

Home Like Apple Pie by [ profile] RabbitRunnah
Check Please! | R | 25,096 words | Jack/Eric
Summary: Eric Bittle may be newly single, but that’s not going to stop him from keeping his dinner reservation for Harvest Haus, one of the Boston area’s most exclusive new restaurants. He’s expecting a great meal and a few pictures for social media bragging rights, maybe a nice story for his blog. What he isn’t expecting is to discover the restaurant’s reclusive, anonymous chef is none other than Jack Zimmermann — his former hockey captain and unrequited crush, who hasn’t been heard from since abruptly leaving the NHL eight years ago.
A second chance au where Jack and Bitty never kissed at graduation, but maybe it’s not too late to get it right the second time around.
+ A maybe slightly depressing AU concept with friendship-rebuilding and slow domesticity.

The Time to Find a Place to Land by [ profile] BlackEyedGirl
Marvel | NC-17 | 20,178 words | Clint/Coulson
Summary: By Phil’s count, this is his third attempt at bringing the Avengers together, although he will admit his participation in the second attempt was more symbolic than anything else. He hadn’t expected Stark to be the easiest sell, or Barton to be the most problematic, but things have changed since he’s been away. [Movie spoilers.]
+ Really good processing of the stuff after the first Avengers film. (Again, it has been some time since I read this.)
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Hermione Granger's Hogwarts Crammer for Delinquents on the Run by [ profile] waspabi
Harry Potter | PG-13 | 93,391 words | Draco/Harry, Hermione/Ron
Summary: 'You're a wizard, Harry' is easier to hear from a half-giant when you're eleven, rather than from some kids on a tube platform when you're seventeen and late for work.
+ A really thorough what if AU. I love the title to pieces and this whole voyage.

Every Story is a Love Story by [ profile] lady_ragnell
Merlin | NC-17 | 24,639 words | Arthur/Merlin
Summary: Camelot Publishing publishes romance novels, and when Arthur founds a new imprint of gay romance and invites his best friend and pet writer Merlin to write for it, it's a bit too easy to miss the fact that apparently he's living in one.
+ Gloriously fluffy writer/editor AU with Morgana and Uther being kind of magnificent. There's some nice obliviousness and pining in this.

infinitesimal being by [ profile] sarahyyy
Yuri!!! on Ice | PG-13 | 9,816 words | Yuri/Otabek
Yuri snorts, and pushes his glass of ice tea away. “Alright, it’s been fun listening to your story, but I actually do have other more important things to do than to listen to you telling me that I’m destined to be your bride.”
He stands, and Otabek follows suit. “If it’s the terminology you have an issue with-”
“It’s not,” Yuri assures him. “It’s more of the fact that everything you’ve told me so far sounds like a goddamn fairytale that only children believe in.”

+ The shape of this is really wonderful. Irreverent manservants, epic prophesied love, and sniping?

Landsailor by [personal profile] raven
Multifandom | 3:46
Music: Landsailor by Vienna Teng feat. Glen Phillips
We're gonna need a bigger boat.
+ Humans and technology and cooperation and dreaming, math-ing, and science-ing. Soaring.

Council Estate by [profile] danegan
Attack the Block | 2:21
Music: Council Estate by Tricky
Summary: Can't take what you are
+ This is a really great kind of encapsulation of the film and one of its main themes. It's what made me go and sit down and watch the film, and, after having watched it, reminds me of why I liked it so much.

You Got The Love by [ profile] shinyjenni
Hidden Figures | G | 2:48
Music: You Got the Love by Florence + The Machine
You got the love I need to see me through.
+ I love this. The love is love and friendship and camaraderie and science and determination and family and belief. Florence has a good voice for this kind of story, and I love this story, this film.

Born to Fight by [ profile] AurumCalendula
Hidden Figures | G | 2:45
Music: Born to Fight by Tracy Chapman
I ain’t been knocked down yet
+ I love the structure of this and, again, I love this film and the narrative that this vidder has weaved with it.

Dear Fellow Traveller by absinthespoons
Due South | 3:36 | Fraser/Kowalski
Summary: Fraser & Kowalski are a beautiful fairytale romance filled with heroics and insecurity and a bajillion campfires, fight me.
+ Yeah, this is Fraser and Kowalski, alright.

Out Here by [ profile] heresluck
Due South | PG-13 | 3:30 | Fraser/Kowalski
Music: Out There by Peter Mulvey
Summary: I swear that I am working on what keeps me miles away
+ Angst with a happy ending, I think. There's vid commentaries available, also, which I should check out at some point.

Live in This City by [ profile] heresluck
Ghostbusters | PG-13 | 2:42 | Ensemble
Music: Live in this City by Dragonette
Summary: This city can't live without me us.
+ This vid is a party, with explosions, and all of the ladies being awesome. ♥

Speak Your Heart by [ profile] Josette_Arnauld
Moonlight | PG-13 | 3:40 | Chiron/Kevin
Music: Speak Your Heart by Lizz Wright
I see the words behind your eyes.
+ Feelings and longing looks. The eyes. This is, like, beautiful gentle swaying longing and- my heart, basically.

Drought by [ profile] kaydeefalls
Mad Max | R | 3:37 | Furiosa
Music:Drought by Vienna Teng
and the taste of dried-up hopes in my mouth
+ Still processing this, but- Furiosa and her battles to the rough arc of the film, I think.

Got Her Own bu [ profile] bingeling
Black Sails | PG-13 | | Eleanor Guthrie/Max, Anne Bonny/Max
Music: Got Her Own by Syd
Summary: I think Max is the best. So I made a vid about how Max is the best.
+ I do not know this fandom but I love this.

Take my Heart by [ profile] lilly_the_kid
The Color Purple | G | 3:04 | Celie/Shug Avery
Music: Take my Heart by Soko
Summary: if I take your heart, I will heal these old wounds
+ Sweet and heart-wrenching.

I Took a Pill in Ibiza by [personal profile] beerbad
Wynonna Earp | 3:16 | Wynonna
Music: I Took a Pill in Ibiza (Seeb Remix) by Mike Posner
Summary: A family curse, a magic gun, some demons, and a whole lotta feelings. (a S1 character study of Wynonna)
+ I don't know this fandom at all, and this vid is such a pull into the world of the show. Engrossing.

We Built This City by [ profile] Kurukami
The Expanse | PG-13 | 4:58
Music: We Built This City by Starship
Summary: A common Belter saying is "The more you share, the more your bowl will be plentiful." We all know life isn't always dat simple out in the Big Empty, true. Dere will always be arguments an' disagreements -- Belters got no sense of humor about anyone who screws with water an' air, sa sa que? -- but exploration, pioneering, finding new places to build community?
Dese t'ings are de future.
We are de Belt. Dis is our story, and dese are de cities we have built.
+ This is great, like a love letter to places and ships and maybe the show, and such a good sci-fi thing.
kiki_eng: text: "i ate ALL your bees" (Black Books) ("I ate all your bees.")
So, another fandom tab dump:

the dogfather by [ profile] hollimichele
Harry Potter | PG-13 | 47,681 words | Harry, Sirius/Remus
“I’m not a reverse werewolf either,” says the man. “I’m your godfather.”
+ I enjoyed this. I remember it as, like, soft gen fuckyoucurtain!fic. (Fuckyoucurtain!fic is an HP genre, clearly; I don't remember what it's actually called, okay.) This is like a gentle AU, nestled up alongside the books, featuring a better way to live. I really liked how Harry constructed his identity as an adoptee.

Bidirectional Interpolations of Newly Emergent Thirst Traps: A Study by [ profile] Siria
Buzzfeed RPF | PG-13 | 2,276 words | Ryan/Shane
Summary: Shane's got a problem.
+ I am about this title and this was a fun read.

been a forest burning by [ profile] oflights
Hockey RPF | NC-17 | 53,932 words | Barrie/Landeskog
Summary: Omegas have to be bonded by 25 to keep playing in the NHL; either they have someone they've chosen themselves, or the league makes them pick from an anonymous pool of alphas. Tyson turns 24 with no prospects and no real plans for any just yet, and Gabe knows that as his captain and friend, he has to help him out. So he does.
+ I still have no idea who these people are and was in it for the tropes. Good trope exploration. Reads like a solid forced marriage fic with interesting layers.

the gift we cannot destroy by [ profile] susiecarter
Star Trek | PG-13 | 5,793 words | Bashir/Garak
Summary: Julian has no soulmark. He knows what that must mean, and he's learned to accept it. Meeting Garak, getting to know him, is almost enough to make him think—but it's not possible. Garak must have a soulmate, and there's simply no way it could be Julian. Right? (Or: five times Julian thought he was alone, plus the time he realized he'd been wrong all along.)
+ I loved this? Soulbonding with twisty people and kind of slow burn-type feel.

I Only Have Pies for You by [ profile] RabbitRunnah
Check Please! | G | 2,959 words | Jack/Eric
Summary: Jack Zimmermann keeps up with his neighborhood's Facebook group only so he can keep an eye out for lost dogs during his morning run. Until the day one of his neighbors starts giving away pies.
+ Some days all I want is fic about pies and people falling in love to pies. Accidental romance and mixed media.

all our plans are useless indeed by [ profile] hazel
Rivers of London | R | 6,511 words | Grant/Nightingale
Summary: Thomas’s back and knees creak alarmingly when he gets out of bed these days. He’s still an early riser, up with the birds, but it’s getting more and more tempting to stay in bed where it’s warm and comfortable, to perhaps hint to Molly that she could bring him breakfast on a tray and he could rise afterwards, perhaps even start work at a later hour.
He doesn’t. He is the last wizard of London and he doesn’t know what will happen when he dies.

(Thomas Nightingale, 1900-, wizard.)
+ I love this Thomas through time stuff and the moments sketched out here and the picture that they build of his present.

Something Smart to Do by [ profile] kianspo
Star Trek | R | 21,322 words | Jim/Spock
Summary: In which Jim finds himself fake-married to his first officer every other month. It's not his fault. Mostly. Dowries and Klingons are involved. Starfleet is decidedly not amused.
+ Fake married and Winona is in this, also there are various missions and Pike.

Into You Like a Train by [ profile] hannasus
DCU | R | 54,472 words | Oliver/Felicity
Summary: Felicity Smoak’s only reservation about taking a job as script supervisor on John Diggle’s latest film is the lead actor: Oliver Queen. He’s a former teen heartthrob with a reputation for bad behavior and a messy drug habit that tanked his once-promising career. Now, five years after he disappeared off the Hollywood radar, Queen’s looking to make a comeback. But has he really cleaned up his act, or will his attitude problem make Felicity’s life a living hell for the nine-week shoot in New Orleans?
+ Basically exactly how I would like my 50K+ het AUs in fandoms I do not follow. Solid with slow relationship development and some mild pining.

Five Soda Maximum by [ profile] chaya
Critical Role | PG-13 | 36,832 words | Mollymauk/Caleb
Summary: Someone asked for: High school AU with Molly and Caleb, each wishing they had the guts to ask the other to prom.
And you know what? Sometimes I'm going to write perfectly canon things, and sometimes I'm going to write the ridiculous things that make people happy. So here we are.
+ Summary's accurate. There's a lot of friendship development stuff and a good chunk of the characters live in a foster home. There are fuzzy animals, also.

Single Ladies by [ profile] AbsoluteDestiny
The Young Girls of Rochefort | G | 3:11
Music: Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) by Beyoncé
+ Bright and colourful with dancing. \o/

100 ½ by [ profile] Franzeska
Multifandom | - | 3:33
Music: Emily by Mika
Summary: Is this more or less self-indulgent than crawling under the table and shooting myself in the head?
+ I'd never heard the English version of this song before and there's a line in there that sank its claws into me, because I know those words, and there's all this source material I don't know, from vids I haven't seen, edited into a cohesive whole, and I am not done staring at this.

Anywhere Is by [ profile] Settiai
Tin Man | G | 3:20 | DG
Music: Anywhere Is by Enya
Summary: "I walk the maze of moments / But everywhere I turn to / Begins a new beginning / But never finds a finish."
+ This is something that goes in a rec set I started mentally compiling in '10 or '11.

I Don't Feel Like Dancin' by [ profile] JetpackMonkey
Multifandom | G | 2:59 | Jackie Chan
Music: I Don't Feel Like Dancin' by Scissor Sisters
Summary: Jackie Chan and the Art of the Flailing Fight
+ I was watching this as a pick-me-up a few months ago. Flailing, fighting, dancing, physical comedy; this is great.

Ave Que Emigra by [ profile] fiercynn
Multifandom | G | 3:32
Music: Ave Que Emigra by Gaby Moreno
Summary: Vengo desde muy lejos. [A vid about immigrant families.]
+ I have a lot of feelings about this.

This is Us by [ profile] dkwilliams
Yuri!!! on Ice | G | 3:54
Music: This is Me by Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman Cast
Summary: We are brave, we are bruised, and this is who we're meant to be.
+ Falling and climatic victory skating and feelings and split screens. Ensemble.

Instruction by [ profile] winterevanesce
Multifandom | G | 3:02
Music: Instruction by Jax Jones ft. Demi Lovato
Summary: "All my ladies, report to the dance floor."
+ Pop ladies, dancing. I really liked the Lovato editing choices. This was fun. (Also: so many different videos united here.)

Closing Time by [ profile] Trelkez
Multifandom | PG-13 | 4:35
Music: Closing Time by Semisonic
Summary: The vid that closed VividCon. "You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here."
+ I have never been to VividCon and this made me cry I am pretty sure? Finales and that Semisonic song that is written on my heart and the trip to Chicago that I am never going to take.


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