PIMP!

Apr. 23rd, 2007 09:26 pm
lierdumoa: (oh em gee)
The lovely [livejournal.com profile] ficbyzee (who is to blame for getting me into this fandom in the firstplace) and her affiliates have taken it upon themselves to create a fannish newsletter for all of us band fen.



From the comm profile:
There are two editions of this newsletter, one for fanfiction and other fan-creations and one for media. The fanfic edition will link to:

*Fic
*Recs
*Fanart
*Meta/Discussions/Polls
*Fic Challenges and Community Announcements
*Band Primers

The media edition will link to:

*News
*Articles
*Band members' blog updates
*Picspams
*Videos
*Anything else that meets your canon needs.

For now, both editions will be posted twice a week.

PIMP!

Apr. 19th, 2007 10:06 am
lierdumoa: (pimp)
Head over to [livejournal.com profile] fashes's journal rightnow and find out why you ought to be watching Drive. And none of that blah blah compelling storylines, blah intriguing concept bullshit. We all know we watch tv for the dirtybadwrong and the breaking.

Yeah, you know you want to read her post.

I might even be able to share my love of this series further ::cough::in downloadable file form::cough:: if you were to, say, drop me an e-mail: lierdumoa @ gmail dot com


In unrelated news, 1804 words to my Pete/Patrick fic thus far.
lierdumoa: (emo Pete)
You know you want to read this post.

Reeeeeaaaaad iiiiiit.


first, the pretty )

our canon > yours )

Fanfiction Recommendations )
lierdumoa: (subversive)
Download the 52MB HQ version:
zshare
yousendit
And when those run out [livejournal.com profile] theantimodel has ever so kindly offered up her bandiwdth here.



This music video? Is all the reasons I love Justin Timberlake. See my icon. SEE IT?!?

The Justin is not subtle. He is just subtle enough.

Let me 'splain but without spoiling ).



I would say more, but [livejournal.com profile] fashes has already said it.
lierdumoa: (beat whore)
New vidding forum: Reverie

Also, I realized something about myself. I went to visit [livejournal.com profile] morgandawn w/ [livejournal.com profile] permetaform the other week and we were talking about writing and vidding and [livejournal.com profile] morgandawn asked whether I considered myself more a writer or a vidder and I said both equally. Both [livejournal.com profile] morgandawn and [livejournal.com profile] permetaform have written fanfiction. [livejournal.com profile] morgandawn was talking about how she and [livejournal.com profile] permetaform both write as vidders, and their writing is very visual.

When I write, I am a total dialogue whore.

But what I didn't realize at the time, and what I couldn't explain to them, was that when I am writing, with no visuals, pouring my whole self into the dialogue, this is not separate from the way I vid. It's not that I have this vidding side of my brain that's visual and this writing side of my brain that's dialogue centric. See dialogue, to me, is audio. It's music. I hear it in my head. The audio, for me, dictates the visuals. I can't read bad dialogue because the voice in my head sounds wrong, and then I can't match it with the person I'm supposed to be visualizing. I need the dialogue in order to recognize the characters. Without it the characters are flat and empty to me.

When I sing along with music, I don't just follow the tune like most people I know. I'll imitate the singer's intonation. I'll make my voice crack when the singer's voice cracks. I'll basically do everything I can to make my mouth, throat and vocal chords, even the way I inhale imitate the singer as closely as possible, and I'll do it automatically. If I'm to sing in my own singing style while singing along to the music, I must make a conscious decision to do so. And in the past occasionally I've found that I've memorized the lyrics to a song without even realizing what the words were because I memorized them phonetically.

[livejournal.com profile] permetaform loves soaring visuals. That is what she finds most moving when she is watching a vid. Continuous, sweeping motion. She puts much more care into working these sorts of visuals into her vids than I do. I rarely pick visuals for the visual's sake. I pick them for the music. I never thought about color until the eighth vid I made. I thought of visuals more in terms of what they could communicate intellectually and how they complemented the music than what they actually looked like on their own, without music behind them. Now I do take that more into consideration, and I definitely think it has improved my vids, but it's still third down on the list.

The second vid I ever made was my Oz vid to "Pretty When You Cry" by Vast. Or, more accurately, it was my "Pretty When You Cry" vid to Oz. I wasn't in the fandom. I didn't read the fic. Worse, I didn't watch the show. I managed to pick out the scenes I wanted by reading episode transcripts to figure where the money shots were. Most vidders I know would never even consider making a vid without knowing what their source footage looked like. But then, for most vidders, the visuals are the point of the vid.

For me, from the very beginning, the music was the point, and the visuals were merely a tool to clarify that point. A very rich and versatile tool, but a tool nevertheless.

I used to play piano, from ages five to seventeen. I never learned how to read sheet music properly. I used to compose pieces, though. I miss playing and composing and I think in a way I've sublimated that into both writing and vidding. Writing dialogue is like writing down notes. Vidding is like harmonizing with an existing piece, or remixing it. Both writing and vidding allow me to communicate my thoughts more clearly and fully than composing piano pieces ever did. It's easier for me when I have more than one medium with which to communicate an idea. In a sense, vidding is easier for me than writing, because with writing one of the two mediums exists only in my head, and I'm trying to force one to compensate for the fact that the other is silent. Of course, that's when I have to step back and assure myself I don't really need all those italics, that if the writing is good enough the reader will hear the emphasis without irritating visual aids.

Uh...insert conclusion here.

In other news, I am a lazy ass, but I swear [livejournal.com profile] ficbyzee. Tomorrow morning first thing I will work on you beta. Then, once I e-mail that, if your online we can do the aspect ratio tutorial thing. This afternoon, rather, since it already is tomorrow morning and holy Jebus I can't believe I'm going to bed at 5:30am.

Recs

May. 22nd, 2006 01:54 am
lierdumoa: (pimp)
I went on a vid downloading spree on [livejournal.com profile] vidding. I ended up liking fifteen of the vids I watched (and Jesus Christ I've been watching vids for four hours). They're in my memories here labeled by fandom - title - vidder.

Instarec

Mar. 3rd, 2006 02:46 am
lierdumoa: (chibi!dancing!Gojyo)
Ever wondered what Jack Black would be like if he were Asian and into Jpop instead of rock and roll?

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3970807720112004048

So.

Jan. 21st, 2006 11:14 am
lierdumoa: (spine arch)
Went to see Underword Evolution last night. Oh my God, that movie is PORN. Really fucking good porn. Like fanfic porn. Like [livejournal.com profile] resonant8's fanfic porn.

I left the theater and could not stop grinning for an hour.

Recs!

Oct. 27th, 2005 10:06 pm
lierdumoa: (pimp)
Where Did All the Physics Go? by [livejournal.com profile] amireal
Stargate: Atlantis/Star Trek: The Original Series crossover. What more do you need to know? John/Rodney.

The Three-Day Theory Is Getting Old by [livejournal.com profile] onthecontrary and [livejournal.com profile] notpoetry
Rodney/Radek/John. Wherein there is a fight at a white house party and eventually sex in a limousine and omgjustreadit.



Spent way too much time today spazzing out over fic, forgetting to eat lunch, coming up with really horrific brink-of-death porn ideas (do not ask, omg, do not ask), etc. Took a nap at five or six in the afternoon, went down to dinner and ate too much, mellowed out watching an SGA behind the scenes special.

All in all a good day, minus the panicking, though not particularly productive.



[livejournal.com profile] spaggel, you are my bright shiny star of relative sanity.

That is all.

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