Pugnantos Malos, Nehos Pugnetis
by 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 bironicImperial 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
| 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 bironicWhat 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 bitheseaPride and Prejudice
| G | 2:15 | Mr. Collins
Music: Superfly by Curtis MayfieldThe 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
| 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
| 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
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 rhoboatInside 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
| 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 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.
continues to vid about this show in a way that intrigues meGotta Get Back In Time (Get Back, Claude)
by merryofsoulHockey RPF
| G | 7,832 words | Claude/DannyTime 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
| 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
| 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 shinealightonmeRaven 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 beethechangeBuzzfeed 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 sunsetmogOne 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 IsagelPerson 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 RabbitRunnahCheck 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
| 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.)