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23 January 2008 @ 08:47 pm
NTM vid-watching challenge: day 2  
The last 24 hours have sucked for a lot of people for a lot of different reasons. :( I have prescribed myself Federer (tennis god!) + Portishead (they're back! how exciting is that?!). So far it's kinda working.

Before I get to the vid recs, I feel I should say something about the recent drama at sv_ledger. Everything you don't really want to need to know about it is in this post. I have nothing to hide about my involvement, and I'm happy to answer anyone's questions about my part in what happened or anything generally about how the Ledger works. ciaan has written a great post about how she personally collects links. Each of the editors has their own working methods, but we all strive to create a quality fandom newsletter in as fair and impartial a way as possible--and having six very different editors is definitely a big part of that. Believe me, we don't all agree with one another on everything, and there is no evil masterplan. Finally, thank you to everyone who has replied in supportive fashion to skuf's post.

On to vids...

My NTM vidder of the day is shoopdancer--a vidder I hadn't heard of until yesterday but who is both a fellow Aussie and really prolific. I picked out these two vids:
- Million Ways to Be Cruel, a Gossip Girl vid focussing on Blair from Chuck's point of view. It's a perfect song choice, with some really cute snappy editing. And I also loved the pink border--gave me nostalgia for melodramatic 80s teen movies. :)
- You're an Ocean, a Chuck vid for Sarah/Chuck. Again, I thought the song choice was excellent for the subject matter--tonally it seemed to really match Chuck's awkward romantic feelings for Sarah. In both cases, these vids drew well on a limited number of episodes.

And yeah, I'm still a day behind, but I shall make up for it on the weekend! *nods* Check out other people's recs in this challenge here.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Retro girlbop_radar on January 24th, 2008 08:02 am (UTC)
Doh! I think I did not count myself. :)
blowjobs for jesus: TW  pink shirtkristiinthedark on January 23rd, 2008 12:23 pm (UTC)
You are awesome, and anyone who says otherwise doesn't know what they're talking about. So there.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Boppybop_radar on January 24th, 2008 08:05 am (UTC)
Oh. Why thank you! *startled*
daybreak777: sunrisedaybreak777 on January 23rd, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC)
Wow. I'm speechless. But what kristiinthedark said above. You are awesome and I'm very sorry this is happening.


And drowning oneself in fan vids is a very acceptable way to cope with stress. Not that I've, um, done that or anything.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee in darknessbop_radar on January 24th, 2008 08:05 am (UTC)
Aww, you guys are too sweet. And don't worry, I'm busy drowning in vids alright!
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Stephanie: BSG gif Lee smilingeinaphets on January 23rd, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
lol. Nice work.

And let it roll off your back, Boppy. Not worth devoting any energy to situations such as these. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Jamie whateverbop_radar on January 24th, 2008 08:12 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm ok, really.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee boxing hugbop_radar on January 24th, 2008 08:11 am (UTC)
"What do you mean, you don't want to be a pin-up for the gals in the Fleet? Isn't it a little late for that?
Good question! And yes it is. :D

Who in Hades isn't tired these days?"
Another good question! And I don't mind if Lee's tired as long as he can shimmy over on that sofa a bit and let me flop beside him. :)

Thanks for the smile, Lee! Thanks for the picspam, Silja! :D
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Beck: SV - Clark Lois Oliver by Carmendovebeck_liz on January 23rd, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
Dude. I edit for a newsletter *torchwood_three) that is daily, and we find it hard to keep up, even though we're just following straight on from where the previous editor left off in the watch list. I can't even imagine how difficult it is to keep track when you've got gaps normally. And people have been after us about fairness and impartiality a bunch, too. *pets* Y'all are doing fine.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Sally Sparrow coffeebop_radar on January 24th, 2008 08:21 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you! Yes, it sure ain't easy. Kudos to skuf and allzugern for their organisation--we've got a working system that is pretty damn good, I think. But yeah, there are limits with even the best system, and I'm sure all newsletters get their share of complaints--you can't please everyone all the time.
Enderenderwiggin24 on January 23rd, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
there is no evil masterplan
damn , you all SOOOOOO disappoint me!!
and here i was trying to be helping all the time, in nearly each ledger issue, and YOU are telling me, there is NO masterplan?!?!?

srsly, you are all *fired* *GGG*

I am in clex fandom, we have minions and criminal masterminds, and YOU tell me, there was no evil masterplan?

I will dedicate my next few hours to destroy you ALLLLLLLLL!

*huffshuffs away, plotting my own masterplan*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: TW smilebop_radar on January 24th, 2008 08:26 am (UTC)
Re: there is no evil masterplan
Hee, I know, it's disappointing, isn't it?! But we know YOU are the expert in masterplans--we rely on you. ;)
svgurl: jasmine & rajasvgurl on January 23rd, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you have to go through this ... it was bad enough that skuf was being targeted and now she's turned her attention to you. Hopefully it will all settle down soon. :)

I'm on your side! :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Faithbop_radar on January 24th, 2008 08:22 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm not surprised she turned on me since I was the last to email her. But it's ok--I think we've explained things clearly enough for people to make up their own minds.
sarmoti: BSG - Lee sweatysarmoti on January 23rd, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
Ok, because I'm not familiar with comm, when I saw the name sv_ledger my first thought was "Why is there a Smallville community about Heath Ledger?" Shows how my brain has been functioning over the last day or so.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee Apollobop_radar on January 24th, 2008 08:23 am (UTC)
Hee! Mm. No. But I see how you might think that. There is crazy global Ledger saturation right now!
Allison: Fangirlsfrolicndetour on January 25th, 2008 06:25 am (UTC)
Heeey, wait a minute. You've never linked any of MY fic or MY meta on the sv_ledger. What the hell?!

*stalks off, muttering darkly about cliques*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: FNL Tyra lolzbop_radar on January 25th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that Smallville-fandom-only policy is a bitch. *nods* ;)