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Catching up -- vids from 2019!

I've been sadly neglectful of my Dreamwidth account -- if you want to keep up with my vidding output, AO3 or Youtube are probably the most up-to-date! -- but I want to do better, so here's a round-up of the vids I've made since my last vid post on here. In order, with some additional notes!

sweetestdrain's vids from 2019 (+ a bonus 2020 vid)

  • The Bad Touch (The Try Guys, song by Bloodhound Gang)
    "Let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel." Or: What WILL they try next? | The Try Guys! They're vaguely obnoxious and I love them and their joyfully homoerotic energy. This is part two of my unofficial Buzzfeed vid series that began with Shane Madej in D.I.S.C.O. My goal was to make this vid both as dirty and literal as possible. Keith's giant mouth helped. And yes, I ship it.

  • Live Through This (Supernatural, co-vidded with [personal profile] sisabet ft. guest vidder [personal profile] luminosity, album by Hole)
    "fuck you, make me real" | I'm incredibly proud of what we did with this project and even a year later (and after having yet again kicked the Supernatural habit... for now), I'm very happy it's finished and in the world. Twelve vids about the women of this show, filled with as much love and fury we could muster. Quite a bit of fury, admittedly. We're kind of angry about some stuff.

  • Mykonos (Highlander, song by Fleet Foxes)
    Brother, you don't need to turn me away. | I promised [personal profile] trelkez this Joe/Methos vid years ago and finally delivered.

  • You Know What I Mean (The Heroic Trio, song by Cults)
    Cause I am afraid of the light, yeah, you know what I mean. | It was a delight to vid this for Cara Marie -- I'd never seen the source before and it was so much fun and full of ass-kicking women with Secret Pasts.

  • Stars (William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, song by Hercules and Love Affair ft. ANOHNI)
    Ask for me to-morrow, and you shall find me a grave man. | Mercutio was always my favorite from this film, and I got to vid him for absternr! I actually pumped up the colors quite a bit on this vid -- a ridiculous thing to do to Baz Luhrmann footage, maybe, but I think it made the movie match how I remembered it.

  • My Hero (Batman films, song by Foo Fighters)
    He's not the hero Batman deserves, he's the hero Batman needs. | I have mixed feelings about the portrayal of Dick Grayson in Joel Schumacher's films but Bruce loves him a lot and that's all that matters. (I also wanted to 90s it up as much as possible because [personal profile] elipie deserves it.)

  • Praise You (Buzzfeed: Worth It, song by Fatboy Slim)
    Like I should. | Part three of my unintentional Buzzfeed trilogy, this time with less(?) homoeroticism. It's about the food! And two men enjoying food together. Sometimes three men. And their friends. (Dedicated to [personal profile] what_alchemy, especially the baguettes.)

  • Get Free (Stranger Things, song by The Vines)
    Ride into the sun. | LISTEN. I'm sorry. I don't like Billy. I don''t like him at all. But there's something happening there and it's something real sad.

  • Close to Flame (Good Omens, song by Future Islands)
    My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. | Haha so this vid got blocked by YouTube due to the song so this is the first time I'm posting it ANYWHERE outside of the con where it premiered. I had a lot of Aziraphale feelings a few months ago and they're ALL IN HERE.

  • Electric Blue (Riverdale, song by Arcade Fire)
    I don't know how to sing your blues. | Betty Cooper has some problems. And Riverdale continues to be my favorite show on television right now. That probably says something about me but I bet it's something amazing.

  • Hunger (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, song by Florence + The Machine)
    We never found the answer, but we knew one thing. | I was so happy that [personal profile] dirty_diana asked for a Nebula vid in Equinox because I got to wallow in all my Gina Torres feelings for three minutes. Pirate queens are the best and I might've imprinted a bit.

  • When You Break (Marvel's The Avengers, song by Bear's Den)
    Tell me another beautiful lie. | Made for [personal profile] destina in last year's FanWorks Auction. This vid was the best kind of challenge -- the kind where every stumbling block ended up making the vid SO MUCH BETTER -- and [personal profile] destina had excellent ideas and an excellent eye for what wasn't working and why. It was really fun to make and ended up as sort of an ode to (or elegy for?) the Avengers films that could have been.


    Okay I discovered while making this post that I had not one but THREE vids missing from AO3 from the past year. I have no idea what else isn't up there. That might be a project for a different day, though, because this post took me what feels like countless hours. My Dreamwidth muscles are rusty! But here are some vids!

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    Some Festivids recs!

    This was the first year since Festivids began that I didn't participate -- a very weird feeling, but I just had to admit to myself that I couldn't take on any more responsibilities this winter. Regardless, there were still a bunch of vids this year that felt like they were made for me! (Even though half of them are for sources I've never seen.)

    Behind Blue Eyes (2001: A Space Odyssey)
    Get Better (Hawkeye)
    English Summer Rain (How I Live Now)
    Civilian (London Spy)
    Stronger (Re-Animator series)
    Welcome to the Jungle (Singin' in the Rain)
    Little Wheel Spin and Spin (Strange Empire)

    They're so good. That's just a starting point, but I've been so busy rewatching these that I haven't finished all the other vids. I'm sure there are many more terrific ones. Go investigate!

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    VID: "Guts" (Agent Carter)

    Song: "Guts" by Alex Winston (live recording)
    Source: Agent Carter

    Someone's daughter. Whitney Frost, Dottie Underwood, and Peggy Carter.

    Download: right-click and save, please. [m4v, watch with VLC player]
    OR watch streaming version here:

    Notes: Premiered in the VividCon 2016 Premieres show in Chicago this past August, and is finally being posted here! Thanks so much to those who talked with me about this vid at the con, and to the folks at In-Depth Vid Review who had such smart and insightful comments. I'm really relieved and glad that this vid resonated with so many people. I love Agent Carter (the show and the character both), but these are some things I think about.

    All comments and feedback are welcomed.

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    Hello, social media platforms!

    I'm currently browsing the Dreamwidth Friending Meme, and given my inability to post more than once a year, I'll probably subscribe to a few folks but mostly lurk. I'll be continuing to lurk at Livejournal, too, but the recent developments there have definitely made me more inspired to build up my DW presence, such as it is.

    I also just realized I never posted my last...five? six?...vids here -- so stay tuned for those. They do seem to be mostly up on AO3 and Youtube, so if you'd like, you can keep track of my fannish output in one of those spots. I've also got a list of Merlin vid recs from the fandom panel I ran at VividCon last year that I need to share with y'all. So maybe I WILL be posting more than once a year. Who knows?

    Other updates: Vidding is still my primary fandom. I like TV shows. My inner eleven-year-old is super psyched because Star Wars is BACK. Also very excited about American Gods. And I am getting married in the fall. (Whaaat.)

    P.S. I ALMOST FORGOT. I am on Twitter as @sweetestdrain. That might actually be where to find my social media presence. I tweet every two months!

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    Call for Merlin vid recs!

    Hi all! In August, I'll be modding a 2-hour panel at VividCon about Merlin vidding -- blurb as follows:

    How Do I Get You Alone: Making Magic out of BBC's Merlin
    The story of King Arthur of Camelot, filled with chivalry, sorcery, and tragedy, has inspired transformative works for hundreds of years. How did vidders react to BBC's Merlin and its sometimes magical, sometimes troublesome take on this classic narrative? We'll watch and discuss a curated assortment of vids made over the course of Merlin's five seasons, specifically those with an emphasis on "transformative": vids which reimagine, reinvent, or even transgress against the show's established narrative, and which either celebrate or rebel against the omnipresent specter of established Arthurian "canon." Also: singing dragons. (The first hour of this panel will be in vidshow format, and the second will be heavily discussion-based with additional example vids and clips.)


    I'm really excited to get to revisit some of the excellent fanworks that came about because of this show, and already have quite the folder of vids that I'd like to use, but I would welcome ANY recs of Merlin vids y'all remember being interesting, formative, or off-the-beaten-path. If you happen to rec me something I've already found, that'll just cement that vid as being important to other people, too!

    That said, I do have a few specific types of vids for which I'd especially welcome more examples. Please hit me up if you know any vids matching one or more of the following tropes: Mordred-centric, Gwen-centric, focused on seasons 4 & 5 (especially pre-finale), focused on side characters (Tristan & Isolde, the knights, etc.), reincarnation or modern AUs (especially post-finale), 5x13 fix-it vids, and general show and/or fandom critiques. Self-recs are welcome!

    I'll be sure to post the finalized playlist (and probably some commentary + additional vid links) sometime in August after the panel, for anyone who's interested.

    Also, VividCon is still looking for a few more panel submissions/volunteers -- more information here!

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    Festivids letter!

    Hi Festivids vidder! I'm so excited you're making a vid for me. (And anyone else who stumbles across this letter and gets inspired -- thanks and I hope you have fun! I love vid treats!)

    You'll find that this is basically the same as my sign-up letter, but if you feel the need for more direction -- or at least, more of an idea of what I like -- I'm including some general likes and dislikes. (I've copied these from last year's letter, as my tastes haven't changed that much!)

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    VID: "Big Bright World" (Luther, etc.)

    Song: "Big Bright World" by Garbage
    Source: Luther (with additional source from Jane Eyre, Small Island, and The Lone Ranger)

    Rage against the dying. Or: Reader, I buried him.

    Download: right-click and save, please. [mp4, watch with VLC player]
    OR watch streaming version here:

    Notes: Premiered in the VividCon 2015 Challenge show for the theme of "Memory." I've been wanting to make a vid kind of like this for a while, however, I'm not sure how entirely successful this one is, as during the vidding process it very much turned into part id vid, part ode to Ruth Wilson's face. All interpretations are welcome, but if you want to know what I had in mind, it's Collapse )

    All comments and feedback welcomed!

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    VID: "I Think We're Alone Now" (2001: A Space Odyssey)

    Song: "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany
    Source: 2001: A Space Odyssey

    A bicycle built for two.

    Download: right-click and save, please. [mp4, watch with VLC player]
    OR watch streaming version here:

    Notes: Premiered in Club Vivid 2015 at VividCon. I... have nothing else to say.

    All comments and feedback welcomed!

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    VID: "Zero" (Avengers/Marvel Cinematic Universe)

    Song: "Zero" by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Source: MCU (Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron)

    Who do you want me to be?

    Download: right-click and save, please. [mp4, watch with VLC player]
    OR watch streaming version here:

    Notes: Premiered in the VividCon 2015 Premieres show. I had some mixed feelings about Age of Ultron's portrayal of Natasha, so I decided to make a vid to reconcile that movie's Natasha with the other Natasha(s) I'd seen. This is the vid that resulted! And I think what also resulted for me was a lot more love for her character in general, so I'm pretty happy with how my project turned out. Natasha Romanoff, y'all.

    All comments and feedback welcomed!

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