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12 April 2007 @ 06:57 pm
Vid recs: BSG, Kara vids and Kara/Lee vids  
I've been planning to make a BSG vid recs post for weeks. I have a ridiculous number of vids to rec, so consequently, I've decided to split them into several posts. This first set are all Kara/Lee vids, though some of them are more 'shippy' than others.

Kara/Lee vids
jessicaj703 has five vids which are all great. I particularly like the Kara-centric 'Breathe me' for its tenderness and for the insight into Kara's world--it touches on all her relationships, not just her relationship with Lee. 'Chocolate' is also a very strong vid, and one I think most Kara/Lee fans would enjoy. The other one I personally really enjoyed was the Lee-centric 'Finish Line'. The quality of the vid is gorgeous and it successfully puts us in Lee's perspective for his near-death experience. (Not as bleak as it sounds--just thoughtful, introspective and gently moving.) Jessica excels at using 'little' character moments (as well as the powerful iconic moments) in her vids, and her vids consequently feel very fresh and original. I must thank daybreak777 for reccing her to me: I'm so glad she did.

Hazyshade's Set the fire to the third bar blew me away. It's now officially my Kara/Lee/Destiny OT3 vid of choice! ;-) It's absolutely gorgeous: beautifully edited, and completely mesmerising. It integrates intensely intimate moments between Kara and Lee with the big epic moments connected with the fleet's search for Earth in a way that feels intensely natural. And it's both moving and hope-inspiring. It will soothe my jitters in the long hiatus!

Before I discovered this vid, I was already intending to rec Hazyshade's Addicted, a Kara/Lee vid which explores the nature of the attraction between them. For those of you who don't have as heavy a destiny kink as I do, this vid concentrates on the masochistic, addictive quality of their love, making great use of the boxing footage.

Kara vids
bananainpyjamas A place inside is a very dark vid. It's not light escapist viewing, but it is very powerful, and takes an honest look at the darkness of Kara's journey from mid season 2 until the end of season 3. It features Lee, Sam and Leoben, drawing parallels between those relationships. Very original, very strong.

charmax's Mainstream makes you feel as if the song was made for Kara. It's a fast-paced, edgy, tension-filled, exhilerating ride, that takes you through some of the biggest moments in Kara's journey so far. Spectacular shots, brilliant editing. It's a must see!

J-dos's She's a rebel is a fast-paced, fun, Kara anthem vid. If all the shippy angst or destiny stuff is too much for you, I highly recommend this piece of escapism! Kara as rebel = love.

Lee vids



Do you see this space? Yes, I see it too. And I am NOT HAPPY about it! Seriously, people, do I need to remind you how interesting a character Lee is?! AGAIN?! I'm sure nobody wants that... *threatens with Leemo* Will someone pleeeease rec me some Lee character vids? Please? *puppy eyes* Gah! (Psst! grapefruitzzz! Hurry up and learn to vid already, yo!)

I have Roslin vids, full cast vids, Cylon vids, etc to rec at some stage too. But my Friday Night Lights download is nearly finished and is calling to me...

Previous vid recs here.
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fruitsome: l_helmboygrapefruitzzz on April 12th, 2007 12:34 pm (UTC)
*whine* But Admiral, I have to transfer my Opera settings and codecs to the other computer first and I think it fancies someone else! Woe! I have to go to a newly-invented bar and cry in the corridor before I can start *sob*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee is emo!bop_radar on April 12th, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)
*stern look* That's just not good enough, son. I won't have a coward and a liar serving under me...

Oh wait! This doesn't lead anywhere good... Quick! Someone organise a Cylon attack, stat, so we can get back on track! ;-)
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daybreak777daybreak777 on April 12th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
Just watched the Kara vid recs on Imeem. Wow, these are so different than the ones that I favor. Such a balance to the sort of sad, ballady songs. These videos have such energy and you're right about the brilliant editing.

It's like the two sides of Kara, the sad, vulnerable part and then the crazy-fast, take no prisoners, blown 'em to hell pilot side. I miss seeing this side of Kara. I definitely am going to be watching these videos again to get all the little moments.

Sorry about the lack of good Lee vids. Someone out there's gotta know some.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Karabop_radar on April 12th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I guess you could see it as the difference between being in Kara's pov (internal psychology) and 'fangirling' her from a distance (external, active). I think with one of these Kara vids, the vidder even made a point of saying it's kind of from Lee's point of view. And I guess that's the way I see Kara usually. Though watching the vids you recced has helped me get into Kara's psychology a little more, I must admit! I even got a Kara vid bunny today. Whereas most of the time, when I think of Kara vid ideas, I think of Kara-through-Lee's-eyes. Fascinating, isn't it?

As for the lack of Lee vids... well, I've got two theories:
- he's not the hotshot action hero that Kara is, so he's not as popular a choice for an external type vid.
- I guess people either aren't that interested in his internal psychology or find it 'too emo' (ha!) ... or too self-evident (?) to vid.

I await Lee recs expectantly. *camps out with candles*
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Naomi: Rose/Nine kiss by _kali_frelling_tralk on April 12th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recs :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Helobop_radar on April 12th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! As I say, I've got heaps more for the other characters, but the post was going to be ridiculously long that way... hopefully I'll get time to post the rest in the next few days.
brokenmnemonic: Angstybrokenmnemonic on April 12th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the vid recs - I'm downloading a handful to look at, now the mad writing bug is leaving me alone for a little while.

As for your Lee challenge - I've seen a couple of good Lee vids, but not that many. I think he's a lot harder to vid for - I know that I've got a couple of songs earmarked for him, but I've not been able to work out quite how to put them together yet.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Leebop_radar on April 12th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
*nods* I agree. Lee is harder to vid for. (At least, that's what I suspect.) laurashas' 'A Day Like Today' is the only Lee-vid I've seen that has a really definitive feel to it. Please rec me any good Lee vids you find! *begs* I want to vid him myself but I had fear about doing him justice. Though now that I've confronted the void of Lee vids, that fear seems somewhat absurd.
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hazy: BSG: Leehazyshade on April 12th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recs! And thanks from J, too. :D

Aww the space beneath 'Lee Vids' looks so sad; I can only hope that with the Lee-centric storylines at the end of season 3, there'll be a few Lee vids appearing. I'm a Lee girl, and his POV has been the clearest to me since the mini-series, but I sometimes think I'm *too* close to it to tackle him in a vid (and yes, I did say tackle! ;)) It's like I'm putting too much pressure on myself because it's LEE. However, I'm sure I'll get around to it eventually because there's so much to work with for a character study.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee in darknessbop_radar on April 12th, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC)
You are (both) welcome! Oh, and I really have been meaning to rec 'Addicted' for ages. I like doing recs, but I've got a huge backlog of stuff for many fandoms that I'd love to rec and keep getting distracted by other things. Oh, fandom! You are too shiny for your own good, sometimes! ;-)

the space beneath 'Lee Vids' looks so sad
Yes! :-( *Leemos*

I'm a Lee girl, and his POV has been the clearest to me since the mini-series, but I sometimes think I'm *too* close to it to tackle him in a vid (and yes, I did say tackle! ;)) It's like I'm putting too much pressure on myself because it's LEE. However, I'm sure I'll get around to it eventually because there's so much to work with for a character study.
Oh, I feel completely the same way. 'It's LEE!' = pressure much! His POV has been the clearest to me since the mini too. *bonds* It's an instinctive connection to me and I'm always pleased to meet others (rare) who feel the same way. However, as you say, I feel too close to him to be able to vid him. I was even scared to vid Kara/Lee, as you know!

We should probably both pause and reflect that feeling like we are inadequate to the task of Lee-vidding is, in and of itself, rather Lee-like and probably indicative that we're actually the right people for the job. *nudges* Or you are, at least! ;-)

I would DIE of happy if you made a Lee vid. I have complete faith in your vidding because I often watch your vids often feel like they fill a void for me that I didn't even know I had until I watch them. (Does that even make sense?!)
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blowjobs for jesus: bsg starbuck is smokin'!kristiinthedark on April 12th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
YAY! Thank you for all of these recs, Boppy!

*dives in*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara owns manfleshbop_radar on April 12th, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, hon!
Dionusiadionusia on April 13th, 2007 05:45 am (UTC)
Yay vid list! I'm looking forward to these, as well as the ones in daybreak777's list. Must wait until the weekend, when my work my ficlet for you is all done. Thanks for gathering these.

BTW, that spontaneous Adama-drama between you and grapefruitzzz? Hilarious! You could sell tickets *g*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee thinking hmmbop_radar on April 14th, 2007 01:05 am (UTC)
Oh, I hope you find some you enjoy. :-)
dianora: bsg lee karadianora2 on April 14th, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)
Thanks for the recs! At least, I THINK I thank you....on the other hand, this is what I just spent all night doing. LOL.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Karabop_radar on April 14th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
Watching vids? Hee. Um, yeah, they get addictive and time-consuming. I tend to OD on them and then need a break for a while.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee is emo!bop_radar on April 14th, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
*emo stares you*
Dualbunny: Starbuck smiling - Morbideclipsedualbunny on April 16th, 2007 04:13 am (UTC)
Thank you for the recs! :D Had lots of fun going through the ones I hadn't seen.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lana :Dbop_radar on April 16th, 2007 05:46 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm glad you found some new ones! *g*