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Vid: Problem [Hobbs & Shaw, Hattie Shaw]

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Title: Problem
Music: "Problem" by Natalia Kills (shorter edit by me)
Fandom: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
Character: Hattie Shaw, played by Vanessa Kirby
Note: Premiered at TGIFemslash on February 14, 2020.

I honestly don't have much to say about this one; I loved the movie and the character and figured there wouldn't be a lot of vids for her out there so I might as well make one.  This apocalypse shit made me realize how important my fanworks are to me so I'm finally crossposting this bitch.  Enjoy!! This entry was originally posted at https://beerbad.dreamwidth.org/392618.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
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The Rise of Skywalker - Initial Reactions

I saw Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker last night and definitely had a bunch of thoughts and feelings that I can't post on other platforms because there is no Facebook or Twitter spoiler-cut so here we are!  This type of journal is still good for something!

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Comics for Sale

Hello friends! I am downsizing my comic collection and wanted to sell to friends before I bring these to a shop or list them on eBay. Let me know if you're interested in any of these comics and we can work out a price - depending on what you want, the range is $5 for some cheap stuff (just covering shipping) to $100 for the TMNT #31 (I can't believe I had an extra copy - super rare book). You can comment here or message me privately. Thanks!
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014-2016) #1-12; includes one-shots: Fury, Quake, Mockingbird, Agent Carter (issue #3 is signed Phil Noto variant; Quake signed by Matthew Rosenberg; Fury is Fitzsimmons action figure variant)
  • X-Babies (2009) Vol. 1 #1-4
  • X-Men ‘92 (2015) Vol. 1 #1-4 (#1 signed by Scott Koblish)
  • X-Men ‘92 (2016-2017) Vol. 2 #1-10
  • X-Men Annual #8 (1984)
  • Secret Wars: House of M (2015) #1-4
  • Secret Wars: Secret Love (2015) one-shot
  • Secret Wars: X-Tinction Agenda (2015) #1-4 (Additional copy of #2 - Anka variant)
  • Secret Wars: Marvel Zombies (2015) #1-4
  • Secret Wars: Age of Apocalypse (2015) #1-5
  • Secret Avengers (2014-2015) Vol. 3 #1-7, 9-15 (missing #8)
  • Ms. Marvel (2014-2015) Vol. 3 #1-15
  • Magik: Storm and Illyana #1-3 (missing #4) (1983-1984)
  • X-23 Vol. 3 #4 (2011)
  • Jem and the Holograms #1-16 (2015-2016) (also includes Holiday Special, Valentine Special, Outrageous Annual)
  • East of West #1 signed by Nick Dragotta (1st printing, March 2013)
  • Nonplayer #1 (1st printing, April 2011)
  • Suicide Girls #1-4 (2011)
  • Batman/TMNT #1-2 (2016)
  • TMNT: Dimension X #1-5 (2017)
  • TMNT Vol. 4 #31 (2015, Mirage)
  • TMNT Special: “Times” Pipeline (1992, Mirage)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8 (original Dark Horse series)
  • Television #1 (2007)
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TGIF/F Bonus Vidshow

Greetings from the 4th annual TGIFemslash convention!

In addition to curating the official TGIF/F Femslash Vidshow, this year staff was also so kind as to let me play a little bonus vidshow last night put together of some vids that couldn't fit in the main show.  Here they are, with links:
Please show the vidders some love if you like what you saw!  And vidders, please let me know if you'd like any edits to the links I've included above <3

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Vid: Real Love [Power Rangers (2017), Kim/Trini] - TGIFemslash 2019 Premiere

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Title:  Real Love
"Real Love" by Florrie
Power Rangers (2017) - includes deleted scenes
Kim/Trini, aka Trimberly or Pink Lemonade
  Premiered at TGIFemslash on February 15, 2019.

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Fanmix: Darkest Little Paradise (Wynonna/Waverly)

Darkest Little Paradise: A Wynonna/Waverly Fanmix

  1. Rescue Me - Unions
  2. You Look Like Trouble (But I Guess I Do Too) - Lisa LeBlanc
  3. Drive - Glades
  4. Don’t Blame Me - Taylor Swift
  5. True Love - P!nk & Lily Allen
  6. Gold (Stupid Love) - Excision, ILLENIUM, Shallows
  7. Super Fade - Fall Out Boy
  8. Recovery - Broods
  9. Now or Never - Halsey
  10. Tequila - Dan + Shay
  11. The Anchor - Bastille
  12. Worth the Fight - Broods
  13. Your Rocky Spine - Great Lake Swimmers
  14. Horse to Water - Tall Heights

This fanmix is dedicated to and inspired by all of the Earpcest fanfic writers on AO3 - y’all are my heroes. <3 I made my first Earpcest fanmix after S1, and I’ve been collecting other songs for them since then. And finally the canon of S3 demanded that I get things together and make another one, cuz DAMN there were some strong Wynonna/Waverly feels this past season. o__o This one really spans a whole bunch of genres, and as always I seem to be drawn to a mix of songs that have themes of longing, obsession, angst, and above all, undying love no matter what the world throws at them. ;) Thank you once again to [personal profile] mammothluv for the fantastic album art!

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Vid: Champion [Wynonna Earp] - Vividcon 2018 Premiere

“You’re wrong, Wynonna. You’re the best of us.”

An S2 Wynonna character study vid that premiered at VividCon on August 10, 2018. Music: “Champion” by Fall Out Boy. Spoilers through Wynonna Earp 2x12.

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Notes about this vid from Vid Review can be found at this post (massive shout-out to [personal profile] serrico)  I really enjoyed everyone's comments! <3

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Vid: Stray Italian Greyhound [Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, Elizabeth/Olive] - WisCon 42

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This was another reminder that movie vids really are easier than TV show vids!  This was the first time I'd vidded a single movie (after vidding a Resident Evil trilogy) and it was such a different experience than vidding a show.  At first I was nervous about having enough footage, but I shouldn't have been, because there were many great shots of Elizabeth and Olive that I didn't even get to use.  I was surprised that it was challenging to condense this movie and this relationship down to a 4-minute vid, which just goes to show what a rich movie it is.  I knew the movie would be sexy, but I had NO IDEA just how romantic it would be.  In that sense, I feel like my experience watching it mirrored Elizabeth's own journey in a way -- the surprise of romance, how Olive comes along unexpectedly and brings so much to Elizabeth's life, far beyond just kinky sex (which, also good)!  That's the feeling I wanted to capture with this vid.

I love this song a whole lot, partly because of how dynamic it is, and it helped give a good structure to the vid.  I enjoyed vidding fairly linearly, preserving the narrative of the progression of Elizabeth and Olive's relationship throughout the film.  The song definitely dictated where the big emotional moments were going to land and then it was just about telling their story and matching the tone to the different parts of the song.  This is definitely the song I've most enjoyed vidding.

I loved Professor Marston so much when it came out; it was REALLY HARD to wait for the source to be available to vid it!  It was released too close to the TGIFemslash vidding deadline, but rather far away from Vividcon deadlines, so I ended up vidding it in the in-between and sending it to WisCon, which I have never attended.  I'm really glad I did!  It's nice to have an audience for your vids, even if you can't be there.  Several close friends of mine do attend the WisCon Vid Party, so it was fun knowing they'd get to see it as a premiere. :)  That said, I am racing to finish my Vividcon premiere now and feeling a little burned out, so I'm not sure that making three vids in the January - June time span is the best way to go for me, lol.  I am looking forward to taking a vidding break before TGI rolls around again!

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Vid: The Last of the Real Ones [Supergirl, Kara/Lena] - TGIFemslash 2018 Premiere

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So this was NOT the vid I had planned to make for the TGIFemslash convention this year, but once this Fall Out Boy song came out I immediately became obsessed with it and the lyrics fit Supercorp so damn perfectly that I knew I'd have to make this if no one else did.  So lo and behold, here it is!

This was not necessarily a fandom I was desperate to vid, mainly because there are already so many femslash vids for it, but a Supercorp vid simply HAD to exist for this song so I willed myself to make it.  The vidding itself did not come super easily to me this time around -- the verses were fun, but the chorus is fairly repetitive and I wasn't sure at all which clips would go there when I started.  I also became overwhelmed by the sheer amount of Supercorp footage in the show (you would not believe the stuff that ended up on the cutting room floor), but once I knew there was more than plenty of good stuff for the vid, I did a lot in the refining process of making sure I had the BEST clips for each of the moments.

Y'all may know that I love vidding subtext, but this in many ways felt more like vidding a canon couple due to the footage!  So I didn't have as much fun with the construction of the vid in that sense as I've had with some others, but there are still moments in here that I really love, and I'm proud that I got to give nods to Alex, Cat, Lillian, and Rhea as potential partners for these two as well. ;)

Thank you to everyone at TGIFemslash who was at the vidshow and gave me such wonderful feedback on this vid!  Especially Kendra, who knows the song really well and threw her hat at several points. XD

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Fic: "Always" (Star Wars, Leia & Rey)

Title: Always
Author: [personal profile] beerbad
Fandom: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Characters: Leia Organa & Rey
Rating: G
Word count: 2,280
Summary: Rey knows she needs to find Luke, but she has a hard time leaving Leia behind.
Author's notes: In which I fill my own [community profile] femslash_kink meme prompt, because I love Leia+Rey hurt/comfort fic and I want more of it to exist, and process some of my own feelings along the way. Written as a missing scene at the end of The Force Awakens, before Rey leaves on her mission. Posted in memory of Carrie Fisher. We miss you, Space Mom <3

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I gotta say, between The Last Jedi coming out and the one-year anniversary of Carrie Fisher's death, I've been absolutely awash in Star Wars-related emotion as of late.  Seriously, I've been a wreck.  I wrote this fic in the three days leading up to the date of Carrie's death, right before and after I saw the movie for a second time.  I'm definitely a believer of the importance of striking when the iron is hot when it comes to creating fanworks (I know there are a ton of you out there with much more discipline, but that's not how I roll), and as a result this fic was fairly easy to write as I just channeled all that emotion into it.  I'm always eternally grateful to fandom both for producing big emotions in me and giving me a way to channel them. <3

I have a lot more to write about Star Wars (which should honestly be at least two other separate posts at some point!), but I will say that the Star Wars fandom has produced some of the very best hurt/comfort and gen fic that I've ever read, and my SW bookmarks on AO3 are some of the fics I reread the most, especially when I'm feeling down.  I'm very pleased to finally contribute something to the canon of Rey hurt/comfort fic, also something that will hopefully be enjoyed by people like myself who wanted so many more Rey & Leia scenes than what the movies gave us. This entry was originally posted at https://beerbad.dreamwidth.org/384374.html. Please comment there using OpenID.