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.
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!