shinyjenni: Amy, River, Eleven and Rory from Doctor Who; text reads "intellect and romance" (team tardis season 31 style)
aka VidUKon recs post. SO MANY GOOD VIDS. :D

premiering vids )

older vids )

...plus probably like a million other vids, but these are the ones that I loved enough that I remembered about them without even opening the con programme, and this post is on the long side already, so I should probably stop here for now. ;) But I definitely recommend checking out the other vids shown: oodles of great things there! (I'd especially rec watching the Brief History of the World show in order if you get a chance...)

(Also: behind on answering comments, behind on leaving comments, sorry, will get there eventually, probably! ♥)
shinyjenni: Seven and Ace; text reads "wicked" (wicked)
I have a lot of posts I want to/should make, but instead here is a list of some of the vids I loved in 2014. (Not including any festivids, as I already recced some of those at the time.)

MCU
I fell pretty hard for Steve/Sam, and loved [personal profile] china_shop's crisp, cool Holding out for a(nother) hero, as well as [personal profile] purplefringe's Don't Stop Believing, which gets better every time I watch it. I also loved [personal profile] such_heights's Phase Two vid, Counting Stars.

Buffy
[personal profile] such_heights's Level Up is a wonderful ensemble vid that gave me MANY FEELINGS.

Doctor Who
aka vids made by [personal profile] purplefringe, with special appearance by [personal profile] such_heights. ;) Never Look Away is a gorgeous, multi-layered Eleven and Clara vid; Short Skirt / Long Jacket is a PERFECT Romana I vid; Blank Space, co-vidded with [personal profile] such_heights, is a thing of pure glory and wonder.

Orphan Black
[personal profile] frayadjacent's What's Mine Is Yours is AMAZING.

Star Trek
You've all seen [personal profile] cosmic_llin's PERFECT and BEAUTIFUL Long Live, right? Good. I also loved her Janeway and Tuvok vid, King and Lionheart. ♥ [personal profile] raven also made two wonderful Star Trek vids this year, the beautiful we came to learn the sea and the haunting Disappear.

Xena
[personal profile] frayadjacent's Everywhere is actually from last year, but I only saw it this year, so it totally counts. Anyway, it makes my heart swell with feelings, and I really love the motion and movement in the bridge.

Wonder Woman
Watershed, by [personal profile] chaila, really captures the power, serenity and sheer epicness I associate with Diana. ♥

Leverage
I love OT3s and I love Leverage and I love love love [personal profile] thingswithwings's Parachute. THEIR GLORIOUS FACES. MY FEELINGS. HELP.

The Hunger Games
[personal profile] cosmic_llin's Effie vid, In the 99, is really wonderful.
shinyjenni: Eighth Doctor, Fitz and Anji; text reads: "time and space adventurers" (time and space adventurers)
Here is the show summary and playlist for the space themed vidshow I put together for last weekend's VidUKon:

"Strange new worlds. Alien civilizations. Ships that are bigger on the inside (and more than a little bit sexy). Final frontiers all over the place. You may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space..."

VIDS IN SPAAAAAACE )

Putting together this vidshow made me want a new spaceship/station-based TV show SO MUCH. Get on that, TV people!
shinyjenni: Cartoon drawing of Bernice Summerfield surrounded by butterflies and cake; text reads "in a happy place" (benny's happy place)
Have not been on the internets much recently: came down with a cold, and then went up to my parents' for Easter and did not take my laptop. Excitingly, whilst I was there, Chicks Unravel Time was nominated for a Hugo! Gosh. (The only other thing I have read in that category was Chicks Dig Comics, which I also really liked. Go Mad Norwegian Press!)

Also over the last week I...

- played the piano! I'd forgotten how much fun "I Dreamed A Dream" is to play, even though I am not as good at it as I used to be (I used to know the entire first page off by heart, so I could start on page two and not have to turn over). When I am grown up I shall have a piano, and also possibly lessons, because I am not that great at it.

- went to see Richard III at the Tobacco Factory, which was really excellent. I don't know the play at all, nor much about the history, so didn't really know what to expect, but it was great, and contained more black humour and good parts for women than I was expecting. I'm going to see the other half of the Shakespeare season, Two Gentlemen of Verona, in a few weeks and am now looking forward to it even more. (I also have a spare ticket to it that I'm trying to sell; give me a shout if you think you might want it!)

- watched the first six episodes of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and became very enthusiastic about it. The first episode in particular was very good, and I like that they're bringing up themes of power, responsibility, and whether the ends justify the means without going all grimdark about it. Also Wasp is the MOST ADORABLE, my goodness, tiny and tough and competent and AMAZING. (Thor is definitely second in the adorableness stakes, as is right and proper.)

- read the third issue of Young Avengers, which I feel has really hit its stride: it had all the humour and pace and heart of the first two issues, but felt a lot more substantial than they did and therefore banished the tiny voice in the back of my mind that was going "I paid TWO POUNDS AND TEN PENCE for this". Good.

- watched "The Bells of Saint John": minor spoilers )

- caught up with [livejournal.com profile] veritypodcast, which is A Good Thing and makes me feel very happy to be part of Doctor Who fandom. This week's episode was an excellent discussion of season 7a, which I had to pause briefly to watch two of [personal profile] such_heights's great season 7 vids, I am destroyer I am lover and Sunday (I would have watched Dinosaurs On A Spaceship and As Cold As It Gets too but they weren't on my ipod for some reason). I feel a lot more warmly towards "Asylum of the Daleks" than I did when it was first broadcast, because "I am destroyer I am lover" is so sharp and cool and interesting, and "Sunday" just fills me with many Pond-related feelings. ♥

Now I am away to catch up on DW/LJ/reply to things/generally make my life less of a disorganised mess than it currently is. I may be some time.
shinyjenni: Five, Nyssa and Adric in a wood, the TARDIS is next to them at an angle, text reads "experiencing technical difficulties (technical difficulties)
- Approximate length of time between me installing my new wireless internet hub thing and it needing to be restarted for no readily apparent reason: twenty four hours. Approximate length of time between me installing my new wireless internet hub thing and me tripping over the cable, knocking it off the chest of drawers and breaking it, possibly irreparably: thirty six hours. In other words, there is an outside chance that I may not have any internets over the weekend, so if I am even rubbisher than usual about commenting/replying to comments... that is why.

- Caught up with Torchwood last night! Possibly it was because I was playing on the internet at the same time, but I wasn't entirely enthralled. mild spoilers )

- In comics news: Wonder Woman is going to have retractable trousers. (Also heels, ugh.) Just when I thought the whole trousers/no trousers question couldn't get any sillier...

- Alastair Reynolds is writing a new Third Doctor book, with Jo and the Master! There are many things about this news that make me happy: new Classic Who books! Alastair Reynolds writing one! JOOOO!

- Here are two vids I have enjoyed recently: Starlight, by [personal profile] calapine, a gorgeous Barbara vid, and I NEED A HERO, by [personal profile] beccatoria, a Wonder Woman vid that makes my heart THRILL WITH JOY. ♥
shinyjenni: Amy, River, Eleven and Rory from Doctor Who; text reads "intellect and romance" (team tardis season 31 style)
spoilers. Arrrr. )

In other news, my essay crisis is still a little crisisy, but since I now have something that is all in complete sentences and is occasionally vaguely relevant, I had a break last night and watched some of the vids that had been sitting in my Google Reader reminding me that I hadn't seen them yet. Here are two recs!

1) Eleventh Dimension (Doctor Who) by [livejournal.com profile] di_br So much pace and movement to this vid! Brilliant fun.

2) World Spins Madly On (Sarah Jane) by [livejournal.com profile] lsw700 Gorgeous and loving tribute to Sarah Jane, which made me cry a little.
shinyjenni: Toph from Avatar: the Last Airbender (toph)
shinyjenni: Bernice Summerfield, cartoon version (benny)
(subject line courtesy of me reading Quotable Star Trek at 2am because I couldn't sleep.)

HELLO WORLD. I went to Nottingham for the weekend and saw lots of university friends, it was ace. Here are some pictures. (Not pictured: watching Enchanted, which I had never seen before and now love a bit.) Then I came home and was STRUCK DOWN by a cold, which was less good. I am mostly better now, but have probably missed stuff on the flist due to lack of brain, so do tell me about things I may have missed!

Being ill meant I have listened to a fair bit of Big Finish in the last few days. First I listened to the latest one, "The Crimes of Thomas Brewster", which I rather liked: mild spoilers ) Next up was a Benny audio, "The Crystal of Cantus". I MUST KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. Currently debating whether to buy season seven straight away or wait and see if it's in the summer sale. (Season six was in last year's! It's possible!) Seventy pounds is a lot of money to spend all in one go, but on the other hand it is pretty good for six audios and three books. Anyway. Then there was "Nekromanteia"; I dozed through some of disc one which may account for my not really liking it. The fact that I woke up properly just in time for the scene where spoilers ) Then I tried to listen to "The Guardian of the Solar System", but kept falling asleep, which was very annoying as the bits I did hear sounded awesome. Will have to try again when I have more brain.

I've also been working my way through this year's Festivids! (Didn't have enough brain for vids on Monday, which was a little distressing.) I'm not very far through the list, but here are some recs anyway:

- We Won't Run (Children of Men)
- Never the Same (Narnia)
- There Is a Boy Who Never Goes Out (Dead Like Me)
- Both Eighth Doctor vids: One Day Like This and New Shoes
- Amnesia (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
- Friends (How I Met Your Mother)

Recs for fandoms beginning with the letters I-Z may be forthcoming at a later date. I hear there is an excellent DS9 vid in there somewhere which I am looking forward to. Speaking of DS9, [livejournal.com profile] ds9_rewatch is happening! I missed the live watch last week but am hoping to jump in for some later episodes. Hurrah!

Hmmm, I think I may not be as better as I thought I was, my typing today has been even more terrible than usual. Today is UWE day, so I am at work til 1, then I have to get the bus up to UWE for lectures from 2.30 to 4.30 and 5.30 to 7.30. Will I make it all the way to 7.30 without giving up and going home? Tune in for the next exciting installment!
shinyjenni: Martha and Liz from Doctor Who, with the TARDIS and a Christmas tree in the background (martha liz christmas)
- Four clips from "A Christmas Carol"! Obviously both the clips and my reactions contain spoilers! So here is a handy spoiler-cut. )

- Went to a lovely Christmas party, hosted by [livejournal.com profile] cosmic_llin, [livejournal.com profile] carawj and [livejournal.com profile] silly_cleo, at the weekend! Sparkliness abounded, it was awesome.

- Decorated my flat on Wednesday! Rather rubbish pictures: here and here. And almost all my cards are posted, and last night I wrapped most of my presents. (I am terrible at wrapping presents. D:) I only have to get a few more things for [redacted] and [redacted], and if everyone could think arrive-y thoughts at my present for [redacted], that would be appreciated.

- Here are ten of my favourite vids from this year!
  • [livejournal.com profile] cosmic_llin's Machine (Voyager, Seven of Nine) - perfect song for Seven, and beautifully done: hard to pick a favourite moment, but I really love the "and she lacks my organics" sequence.

  • Also on a Star Trek theme, I loved [personal profile] kuwdora's I Wish I Was James Bond - brilliant Bashir vid.

  • On the Leverage front, I cannot stop watching [livejournal.com profile] mareeana's Happy Working Song! (spoilers up to mid season 3 ish) It works so well, and the section to "you can do a lot when you've got / such a happy little tune to hum" flows particularly marvellously.

  • This was recced all over the place when it came out so most of you have probably seen it, but if you haven't, go immediately and watch [livejournal.com profile] millylicious's Party in the Midlands (Legend of the Seeker), because it is AWESOME.

  • Another VVC vid that I loved: [personal profile] trelkez's Take On Me, a multi-era Doctor Who vid that just fills me with so much love for the show. Favourite moment is probably Nine taking Rose's hand around about "it's no better to be safe than sorry". ♥

  • Continuing the Doctor Who theme, so many awesome season five vids! Two of my favourites were Stuck to You by [livejournal.com profile] humansrsuperior, an Eleven/Amy/Rory vid that just makes me go :DDD, and Lullaby Storm by [personal profile] such_heights, which is just gorgeous.

  • Speaking of [personal profile] such_heights, I also loved her Rose vidlet, Pull Shapes - just adorable!

  • One more Doctor Who vid! [personal profile] some_stars's Ace vid, On Your Wings, is fantastic, really spooky and dreamlike.

  • And vid number ten: Gift by [profile] bisclaveret (Buffy). It's a song that gets vidded a lot, but I really love this version of it: it's just perfect for the slayers.
shinyjenni: Romana 1's legs; text reads "Time Lord" (time lord)
OK, this only represents... a third? maybe? of the ever increasing number of vids I want to rec, but I said I'd post this months ago, so have decided that I should just post the recs I've written up now and do a vid recs post part two ...eventuallyish. (Also in my plan for the future: actually get round to leaving comments on all the vids I like. *guilt*) Sorted by fandoms for ease of findingness.

Ashes to Ashes )

Buffyverse )

Firefly/Serenity )

Leverage )

Star Trek )

Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles )

The Whoniverse )

Miscellaneous fandoms )

Multifandom )
shinyjenni: Susan and Ian looking at a giant ant (susan ian bug)
Vid not-quite-insta rec: Change of Time by [livejournal.com profile] greensilver (Doctor Who; spoilers for all of season five) I just watched this last night and it is BEAUTIFUL; the way it flows and builds is so wonderful, and I love how full of hope it is. It also made me cry a whole lot.

(Speaking of vid recs: I have been meaning for a while to make a massive recs post of the many fantastic vids I have saved on my hard drive - would anyone be interested in such a thing? I fear being a) redundant, since most of the said vids I have found in other people's rec posts and b) not being able to say much beyond WATCH THIS IT IS ALL GOOD AND STUFF.)

*

I have not written any fic for ages, it is terrible. (And I still owe people [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking fics, argh.) Apparently I have FOURTEEN unfinished fic drafts lying around staring accusingly at me. Obviously the correct response to all this is to sign up for Doctor Who Fic Bingo. Here is my card! I am very pleased to have UNIT in the centre square; getting something not-doable there would have stymied many possibilities for bingo. Having said that, I might try and write something for the second line from the bottom - I've just read Legacy of the Daleks, which ends with (skip) Susan nicking off with the Master's TARDIS, thus opening up a lot of possibilities. I also like the look of the diagonal running from bottom left to top right. And the second vertical column on the left. And lots of the other squares. Have I mentioned I'm terrible at decisions?

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