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01 September 2008 @ 07:30 pm
Vividcon DVDs  
My Vividcon supporting membership pack came today! \o/ It was very exciting to see the program with my name in it. *pats ego* I may have bounced and pointed.

And now I have EVEN MORE vids to watch. *happy sigh*

Of course, it would arrive on the day I got better enough to return to work. *headdesk*
Current Location: sofa of comfiness
Current Mood: chipperchipper
brokenmnemonic: Satriani - Extremistbrokenmnemonic on September 1st, 2008 11:25 am (UTC)
It had to come today - it wouldn't be a manifest example of the capricious sense of humour the cosmos has, otherwise ;)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee!facebop_radar on September 1st, 2008 11:48 am (UTC)
The Gossip Girl dvds are going to turn up the day after I scheduled a Gossip Girl girls night, aren't they?!
brokenmnemonic: Satriani - Time Machinebrokenmnemonic on September 1st, 2008 12:01 pm (UTC)
I think you can expect them to arrive early in the morning after you've stayed up late with friends on a Gossip Girl evening - probably about four hours after you go to bed.

But at least you're on the programme for VVC, so what matters these minor distractions? ;)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Gossip Girlbop_radar on September 1st, 2008 12:04 pm (UTC)
We can't have a Gossip Girl night without Gossip girl! *flails*

Hey, you have new icons. *notices*
brokenmnemonic: APC - Judithbrokenmnemonic on September 1st, 2008 12:09 pm (UTC)
It's not a Gossip Girl night that could be fulfilled using episodes sourced through alternative means?

I do have new icons. I've fiddled around with a small number over the last couple of weeks, trying to settle on something to do. In the something new vein, I have icons I associate with music like the Joe Satriania ones above or this Perfect Circle icon - I'm also experimenting with icons from House and Life on Mars. In the something old vein, although I'm waaaaaay to late to do anything on SASA, I'm trying to write an essay for myself using their challenge debate point - "Why Lee and Kara are the greatest ship ever."

I also spent about ten hours listening to new music over the weekend, trying to find something that grabbed hold of my mind to scream "vid me!"
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Blair sulkbop_radar on September 1st, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
Well, I guess we could, but that would make waiting 4 months for the DVDs to arrive so we could watch it in comfort on the yummy big screen rather than all squished round my ibook a bit redundant... :(

It's cool to see you trying new stuff out! :) Any music grab you? I'm flirting with a few ideas but I really should finish the vid I'm on before I do anything else.
brokenmnemonic: Slashbrokenmnemonic on September 1st, 2008 12:26 pm (UTC)
DVDs shipped from the US seem to take an insane amount of time to arrive, assuming you don't pay through the nose for premium shipping. Fingers crossed that they arrive in time. Is it possible for you to reschedule if they don't? Alternatively... well, you could convert the episodes to MPEG-1 format and watch them on a DVD player, maybe? They won't be nearly as shiny though.

I found a few bits of music I like, a lot of music that's amiable but not desperately exciting, but nothing that I really wanted to vid. Maybe I'm just too picky for my own good. I'm finding it hard to find inspiration - certainly nothing on the level I saw in those VVC videos, where the song and the subject are intertwined so well that you can't imagine the song having been written for anything else.

I am doing better at being impartial with my draft essay, though. I haven't mentioned whiney emotional blackmail from Anders even once...
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois smirkbop_radar on September 1st, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
Well done. You deserve a shiny gold star for that! *g*

I think inspiration is worth the wait. And while those 'perfect' songs can be very hard to find, meanwhile you can find songs that let you in and express something you want to explore... at least that's how I see it.

I wouldn't say I am inspired at the moment either but I'm still practising vidding on a low pressure (aka no audience) vid.
brokenmnemonic: Leebrokenmnemonic on September 1st, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
I hope this low pressure vid turns out to be as good as your Deb Vid :D *mental note - I need to check I left feedback on that one*

In some ways, I'd really like to use Tyler's Song by Coal Chamber for a Lee song to do something about Adama's use of conditional affection, Roslin's attempt to manipulate him in Home and Crossroads, and all the things that lead to him being so guarded, but I don't think I'd have enough incidents to match the sheer number of times key phrases are repeated, so if I was to vid that more thought's needed.

I'm worried now that I don't have much to explore in a meaningful way *frets*

I'm still working on my Lee/Kara essay working hard, but I keep coming up with titles for areas I want to explore faster than I can write words to explore them... Gender Reversal and Stereotypes, Emotionally Damaged, Equality, Conditional vs Unconditional Support, Walking Metaphors... blerg. *is too wordy*

Edited at 2008-09-01 01:50 pm (UTC)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee awesome sexybop_radar on September 7th, 2008 09:17 am (UTC)
I don't know the song but the lyrics seem to fit well for Lee. But it also sounds very repetitive. A song with that much repetition is hard to vid. Trust me! You'd have to cut it down or something.

Your wordiness is part of you! i think you need to embrace it. ;) Of course, that doesn't mean that a second opinion is a bad idea. (but I think you have that already)
daybreak777: sunrisedaybreak777 on September 1st, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
Glad your feeling better, Bop! Hee, I've been watching lots of vids too. :-)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lana :Dbop_radar on September 2nd, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
Yay vids! I will have more recs tonight, I hope. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Blair yelloqbop_radar on September 2nd, 2008 11:30 am (UTC)
Sorry I was so frantic earlier! Big Meeting tomorrow then I might have online time again. *wipes brow*
Sabbath: Lee_Too_Sexymillari on September 1st, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Hurray for vids!

I've been hearing a lot of talk on my flist about Vividcon vids the past several days. What exactly is it, and why is it such a big deal? Is it a vidders' convention?

/fandom cultural ignorance
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on September 2nd, 2008 02:56 am (UTC)
Yes, yay vids! Vividcon is vidders convention held in Chicago each year. There's a rundown about it here. Lots of vidders premiere their vids at the convention so every August there is an explosion of new vids.
Laura ☂: gossipgirlsstarryeyedmagic on September 1st, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
Your icon is so happy making!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Gossip Girlbop_radar on September 2nd, 2008 08:37 am (UTC)
And so is the fact that my GG DVDs just arrived! \o/