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My ability to post brought on by insomnia. I watched the latest two Doctor Who eps, and let me just say: I will never sleep again.

I thought I had a bunch of recs to make a mixed rec set, but right now I can only find the one:

blahblahblah (LJ) by [profile] kaiyote. My only complaint about this amazing vid is that there is not more--I could watch twenty minutes of it gladly, but it's only thirty seconds. It's Castiel/Dean and perfect, perfect, perfect. It's also streaming at Youtube.

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Some links:

Royal albatross hatchling born to lesbian mothers.

Five Ways to Write Femslashy Porn by [personal profile] dagas_isa is full of fun and awesomeness.

Vidder sign-ups are open for the AO3 vidder auction.

Sneak Peek for SPN 5x21, to which I can only say: "OMG, YES." (Note: this is not an invitation to give me any other spoilers, and if you want to talk about this specific clip in comments, which I am up for, please warn for spoilers in your comment's subject line for passers-by.)

It's Not You, It's Me by [personal profile] originalpuck: "Because you see, if I don't respond to one of your comments, 9 times out of 10 it has nothing to do with how I value you as a reader, as a friend, as a volunteer beta. No, 9 times out of 10 it has to do with my panic disorder."

Your wish to interact with me is not my obligation to respond.
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10 Simple Google Search Tricks: "2. Use Google as a spelling aid" reminds me of what I thought was an xkcd comic, but I can't seem to find it again.

[community profile] month_of_june "is a community for stories, vids, meta, recs, or other works about the character of June on White Collar. Participants will pick one day from June 1 to June 30 to post their work." Eee, June!

via [personal profile] heathershaped: Matt Smith wrote fic to better understand the Doctor: How adorable is he? Seriously!

[community profile] hardmode, a gaming fandom big bang looking for stories of 10,000+ words has sign-ups open now through May 3rd.

[community profile] dragondome is a How to Train Your Dragon comm! This makes me happy.

[community profile] episodic_supernatural "is for all your Supernatural episode related stories, missing scenes and episode tags." Someone please remind me that as tempting as this comm's existence makes it, I really don't need to keep writing an episode tag every week.

Today's astronomy photo of the day is Mercury and Venus Over Paris and is absolutely gorgeous.

I don't really follow celebrity Twitters, but I thought some of you would be interested to know that John Cho has one: "My last day on ffwd this season. Mulling over what to steal." John Cho, you are awesome.

Some interesting casting/character spoilers for next season's True Blood (that show I mostly watch for Lafayette, Eric, and Pam).

5 Native Myths You Really Oughta Know About at Racialicious.

Sphynx kitten's bath time, because watching a cat bat at water it is sitting in will never get old.

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You know how sometimes, someone has a brilliant, amazing idea you want to enable? [personal profile] jmtorres is possibly (by which I mean, she is) constructing a Supernatural university AU vid. That's right, vid. That delighted shrieking you've heard off and on the past couple of days? Totally me. She's looking for good clips of Misha Collins that look suitably proffesorial, and I am useless in that I get distracted for several hours when I really should be writing drafts for [community profile] backtoschool entries staring at pretty pictures of Misha Collins on the internet. You see how this is a problem.

So! I bid thee, dreamroll & flist, to save me from myself and encourage this most amazing of vids by pointing me in the right direction.
everysecondtuesday: glasses and milk tea in the morning (Default)
Home safe. Behind on comments. Still exhausted.

Have links:

Verb Noire is going through some tough times at the moment.

How to add subtitles and translations to your vids. I'm sure everyone else has seen this, but I know I hadn't.

Sign-ups for Three Ships closes Friday. I would especially love to see plenty Chuck and Criminal Minds in there.

How to write a novel using the snowflake method. This intrigues me, and may be timely for those of you about to start National Novel Writing Month.

Non-English, Non-Western, or Non-youknowwhadimean fandoms for yuletide. Netflix and I are going to be buddies in Yuletide prep.

Disability Blog Carnival #59: Disability and Work.

This Is Going to Hit You, that awesome Criminal Minds fic [personal profile] bessemerprocess wrote to break me. (I haven't had time to read the finished version yet, but it is going to be my happy/sad place tonight.)
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Fandom: Doctor Who
Summary: Torchwood One really does need to be protected from what it wants.
Music: "Protect Me From What I Want" by Placebo
Notes: Spoilers through the end of season two. While any vidding advice will be appreciated, this is a feeling my way around the vidding process sort of vid. It's fun, it's dark, and it was an interesting tool for learning. That said, Windows Movie Maker and its crashes-every-five-minutes self can go die in a fire. I forgot to put in credits, but this is just a lesson learned for next time. If I'm forgetting any information you'd like to know, feel free to ask. If you'd like a a different format than .wmv or a different size or even a different download site, I will look into that on Tuesday. Tonight I'm going to collapse so I can travel tomorrow.

Directive: Protect Torchwood One from Alien Technology. (Attached is a list of reasons why this is necessary.)
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Windows Movie Maker is everything terrible I thought of it before and more. If I am reasonable and have no further lapses in judgment, I will never again vid with linear editing software. That said, WMM didn't mangle the audio beyond hope of salvage like ZS4. So there's that.

And I won the battle! I said either I would finish this vid or it would finish me. It was a near thing, but it's done. No, you do not want to know how many hours I have spent in front of the computer since last night, nor do you want to know whether I've slept or just subsisted on caffeine.

Anyone have hosting suggestions for a 26.5 MB vid? It's Doctor Who, set to "Protect Me from What I Want" by Placebo.

(And if there already exists a vid in this fandom to this song about Torchwood One's doomed love affair with alien technology, please don't tell me. At least not for a few days, because agh. As I asked [livejournal.com profile] hello_scorpling, why did no one warn me that vidding was like going on a three day bender and waking up after in an alley with empty spray paint cans and broken bottles of what was once tequila surrounding you, no pants, and foremost at your thoughts the dawning realization that unlike many people and their works of beauty through the medium of tags, you are not an artist, but a vandal?)
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It is 6 in the morning, and I still cannot tell you which I hate more: Windows Movie Maker or ZS4. On the one hand, ZS4 does strange things with the audio and refuses to believe I don't have some sort of vendetta against my eardrums, one which can only be calmed by a long and bloody war. On the other, Windows Movie Maker continues to crash and drag with it into the abyss my hopes, dreams, and very soul.

Of what I have managed to make and save so far, I have about forty seconds of Torchwood One's final days to "Protect Me From What I Want." If anyone else has already made this vid in a better form than newbie experiments, please don't tell me. I may have a shred or two of soul left to crush that WMM hasn't gotten to.

Though that is a very, very precarious "may."

Why did I decide to give all the freeware a try before any trial versions? Oh, yes, because I hate myself.
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Reasons why I should seriously consider giving vidding another try:

-Someone has to make a Criminal Minds vid to Swimming in the Flood and a Reid/Morgan vid to Moth's Wings.
-I can't find a copy of it on Youtube, but "Karma Police" as performed by Brown Derbies really, really wants to be a Chuck vid. Same with "98 Points" by Arlene Bishop for another Criminal Minds vid.
-I am feeling an urge to do something creative that would be a break from writing, and my icon inspiration for the year has already been used up.

Reasons why I should seriously reconsider giving vidding another try:

-Windows Movie Maker kills my soul, but it is not a hobby I can afford to put lots of money into
-No one should make a RayK/RayV/Fraser/Victoria vid to The Funeral of Hearts, especially not if the idea makes them laugh with inappropriate glee.
-Did I mention Windows Movie Maker? Because that cannot be mentioned enough. Kills. my. soul.

Thoughts?

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