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08 July 2009 @ 05:19 pm
Vid rec Wednesdays  
Ok, so in a valiant effort to post more often, I have decided to rec vids every Wednesday. I've got stacks I always wanted to rec but never got to, so over time recs will be rolled out, and hopefully they'll help a few people find vids that they maybe missed when they first got put up.

Speaking of vids, like so many, I have migrated to BAM Vid Vault and also to Blip. I've even uploaded a few more vids to YouTube, just for the hell of it. Relevant vid announcement posts have been updated with streaming links. Blip is prettiest and accessible for people without an account there, but I'm loving the community aspect of BAM. I've already stumbled across some great vids by surfing around there, and I'm sure I'll come across lots more. I've been very hit and miss with what I've watched or favourited there so far as I've tended to surf while my own vids are uploading, so if I don't have you friended and/or have missed vids of yours, let me know you're there and I'll head on over.

Ok, recs.

It was near impossible to decide where to start, I have such a backlog, but I thought I'd start with five of the most outstanding vids of the year so far, in my eyes:

Unnatural Selection by charmax: anyone that knows me knows I love T:SCC and love/hate Battlestar Galactica, but am completely fascinated by the themes inherent in both. Well this vid takes the parallels to symphonic heights in a vid that is smart and funny and gloriously watchable.

I'm on a BOAT by kiki_miserychic: Star Trek (the film) didn't press my buttons but the vid totally did. So much damn FUN! Makes me wish I were in the fandom so that this could be my anthem! And I'm hanging for the remastered-with-DVD-footage version.

The delightful talitha78 has produced so many gems this year I had a hard time choosing which one to rec first, but I think I have to go with White and Nerdy, for its courage in putting a comedic spin on racial stereotypes. And it totally made me want to watch Psych. I do, after all, heart nerds.

(Random overheard dialogue from the kids outside my window: 'You don't have any friends!' Awwwww. They didn't mean me, by the way. Honest.)

bananainpyjamas's Khawaab (The Dream) captures Slumdog Millionaire's poignant central narrative beautifully. You don't need to have seen the movie to enjoy the smooth-flowing, dreamlike vid.

And for the SV fans... In This Life, a Clark/Lois vid from brokenmnemonic, which I may have had a hand in coaxing into creation. It makes great use of some of the terrific material Season 8, for all its faults, gave us, and even made me like the almost-kiss. ;)

And there you go. For now. More next week!
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Charmaxcharmax on July 8th, 2009 10:11 am (UTC)
Oh what an honour it is to be included in this rec set. Thank you, Bop!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Buffy Willow friends hugbop_radar on July 8th, 2009 11:04 am (UTC)
I wanted to rec your latest multifandom vid as well, but didn't want to rec any one vidder twice on the first day. Soon, soon!
Charmaxcharmax on July 8th, 2009 11:07 am (UTC)
I can understand that and I get to look forward to another rec at a later date!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ameliebop_radar on July 8th, 2009 11:20 am (UTC)
Absolutely! I've been watching both of them lots. :)
tariel22: clois-crusade hospital b&wtariel22 on July 8th, 2009 11:13 am (UTC)
Thanks for the recs! It's already way past my bedtime, so I'll have to check out the others on your list later, but I did stay up to watch the Clark/Lois vid, and it was wonderful! I left feedback there. And of course I've already seen talitha78's Psych masterpiece. :) I can't wait to see what other goodies you have to recommend!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clois OTPbop_radar on July 8th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
Oh yay! I'm so thrilled you really 'got' the Clois vid (of COURSE you did!). It has such warmth, doesn't it?! The mutual support that the two give each other shines through so beautifully. Ahh, I miss those two. Smallville: I forgive you (as always)--just come back!!
daybreak777: recs yay bwdaybreak777 on July 8th, 2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recs! *off to watch*
Talitha: psych mnol-heart_gus_minibiketalitha78 on July 8th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
Sweet! Thanks for the rec.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on July 9th, 2009 09:18 am (UTC)
You're welcome--I know a lot of people have watched and recced that vid already, but just in case...
Talithatalitha78 on July 9th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, but a rec from you is something special, so I appreciate it regardless of how much time has passed. :)

You know, I was just thinking about your DLZ vid this morning (I was in a vidthinky mood), and I don't believe I told you how well-edited I thought it was. In the short amount of time you've been vidding, the evolution in your cutting has been astonishing.

Just wanted to say that. Carry on. :D
Naomi: Allison Mack smiling by silvery_skyfrelling_tralk on July 8th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recs :)
Jen: ClexHugjlvsclrk on July 9th, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)
Yay, recs! I can't wait to check them out.
DC: Slumdog Millionaire - Jamal/Latikabananainpyjamas on July 13th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
Oh thank you for the rec! That's a great list. :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya lanternbop_radar on July 15th, 2009 10:25 am (UTC)
You're welcome!
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Retro girlbop_radar on July 20th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
Hee hee! I like this encouragement! I respond well to instruction. ;)