muccamukk: Luke with his arms folded. Text: A Free Man of Convictions (Marvel: Man of Convictions)
13 – Do you prefer canon or fanon when you write? Has writing fanfic for a fandom changed the way you see some or even all of the original source material?

That's an interesting question. I immediately thought, of course I like canon! Fanon is annoying and I wish it would stop! (I spent far too much time in The Sentinel and Pros fandoms). But it's actually probably more a case of fanon I don't like is annoying, and fanon I love is the best, obviously!

I don't generally like fanon that directly contradicts canon, because I tend to canon first when I'm writing (do a lot of reviews, try to get the voices right). However, there are probably bits and pieces from over the years of popular theories to fill in the gaps/contradictions/problems that I do like. I'm entirely fond of Jensen's sister from The Losers for example, even though she canonically has no support. I'm pretty sure I actually started the bit of 3490 fanon that Natasha Stark was originally called "Iron Man" because her costume was unisex, and people assumed. I'm pretty happy with Jewish Ted Kord. I'm sure I've got other bits and pieces like that running through my head that I might not even realise aren't canon, but don't go against canon either, so eh. Why not?

There so isn't any system of formalised capital "G" Guides in The Sentinel though. That's a ditch I'll die in.

The rest of the questions )
muccamukk: Maria gestures wildly. (Avengers: I have a point!)
(Seriously, they had a.b.o. back then, with bestiality. So much bestiality.)

But they also had the H/C trope wherein the couple have a huge screaming argument about a thing, usually this thing has been building up for years, and it's fundamental to their characters, and over the course of this argument, they decide they're incomparable and just can't deal any more, and one or more of them takes off. And Oh No! How will our OTP ever get back together again and have either wild monkey sex or deeply smarmy snuggles? And then! One of them is hit by a car/falls off a bridge/nearly drowns/is almost murdered, and the other one sits by his hospital bed for days regretting that the last thing they said to each other was a huge screaming argument about some stupid thing and who cares about that anyway? And how if only the other person will wake up, they'll do everything they can to make it right! And Lo! The other person wakes up, and they forgive each other everything and have either wild monkey sex or deeply smarmy snuggles.

Buuuuuuut at no time did either party ever actual talk through and resolve the legitimate cause of the original falling out. Or if they did, the non-injured party pulled some kind of unconditional surrender, where everything was their fault, and they're sorry, also please don't die; I need you.

And this is about when I decided that I'd rather have fifty pages of talking about feelings than ten pages of physical h/c. Even though I really like physical h/c. I just want to feel like next time this comes up, the lugs will have thought it through a little better, and won't need to be hit by a car/fall off a bridge/nearly drown/be almost murdered in order to work things out.

There were so many fic that resolved the conflict from the series finale by just straight up torturing someone, usually Blair, and I was like, ... aesthetically, I'm with you, but honestly, this solves nothing.

Though I should talk. I never did write that epic, trope-subverting Stargate: SG-1 crossover that would have bridged the gap as well as making my feelings clear.
muccamukk: Milady with her chin on her hand, looking pensive. (Musketeers: Thinking)
In a new post, list ten fic that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” works, or even all the same pairing or fandom, just the fics that have touched you or that stuck with you somehow.

I picked this up from an excellent and thoughtful list by [personal profile] intrigueing, and when I first started to think about this, I joked in their comments, "I mentally tried to do this list and MORE OR LESS came up with a list that was wall to wall smarm and h/c tropes. I think we all already know that about me, so..."

But then I started thinking of the list I'd done off the top of my head, and how it was actually kind of an odd result.

They're all or almost all fic that I read when I was in college or in the period closely surrounding. They're almost all fic I read before I myself got serious at writing, or at least good at writing. Maybe it's because I started thinking of one of those stories and then that led to associations from the same period, but I tried to think of fic that I sort of had the same feelings about from more recent fandom years and more or less drew a blank. Which is weird, because it's not like I don't still love fic, but maybe leaving an impression needs someone more impressionable? It's possible I'm doing this wrong.

So the following is a list of ten fic that left an impression on me probably in terms of the way I think and feel about fic both in relation to canon and in relation to my own writing. They're stories that helped me sketch out the boundaries of what fic could do, or at least what I wanted it to do, and what I wanted to do.

The list is also almost entirely gen centring on male friendships. Largely because that's what I was reading at the time, though I was reading and writing m/m slash and some het as well, so idk. I think part of it is that my discussion of my tastes in explicit fic is a whole other post, and that post is not one I'm like to actually write. But I guess a lot of these also cut to interactions I like in a way that fic that make those interactions sexual do not. Or something?

The list is posted in the order that I thought of them. The links go to AO3 where I can find them, rather than to where I originally read them. I have not reread the stories in order to make this list because I wanted to catch how I felt about them then, without my current PoV complicating my feelings.

It's also not entirely a positive list. All of the stories on it are well written, but a couple of them crystallised for me what I did not want, or stayed with me because they really bothered me. This is probably not a done thing, but eh. It's all old news by now. It's not a rec list, in any case, as much as a reflection on fic.

There will be discussion of depression and sexual violence. I'm going to cut the longer posts for those just want to see the titles.

1. Phoenix Burning by Yahtzee (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy/Angel)Read more... )

2. Outside these Walls by Jael Lyn (The Sentinel, Jim & Blair)Read more... )

3. Lovely by Martha (The Sentinel/Stargate: SG-1/Cthulhu Mythos - Lovecraft, Jim & Blair, Jack & Daniel)Read more... )

4. Home is Where the Heart is by Kimberley Rector and Martha Wilson (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Hercules & Iolaus)Read more... )

5. The World at Large by Cherry Ice (Stargate: Atlantis, Aiden Ford, background McKay/Sheppard)Read more... )

6. Monsters by March Hare (Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle/Cthulhu Mythos - Lovecraft, Holmes & Watson)Read more... )

7. The Captain and the King (AO3) by plasticChevy (The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R Tolkein, Boromir & Aragorn)Read more... )

8. Invasion by Astolat (Aubrey-Maturin Series - Patrick O'Brian, Jack/Stephen)Read more... )

9. Postscript by Rebelcat (Starsky & Hutch, Starsky & Hutch, Starsky/OFC, Hutch/OFC)Read more... )

10. Written by the Victors by Speranza (Stargate: Atlantis, McKay/Sheppard)Read more... )
muccamukk: Spiral staircase decending multiple levels inside a tower.. (Marvel: Happy Steve)
Write a comment with "Five Words" in it, and I'll list five things I associate with you. You must then go on about them at length in your own journal.

[personal profile] jazzypom gave me:

Comics:Read more... )

Steve Rogers:Read more... )

Stargate SG-1:Read more... )

Writing:Read more... )

WIP (your current work in progress):Read more... )
muccamukk: Lt Bush looking incredibly sceptical. Text: "Oh, you have to be kidding me." (HH: You Have to Be Kidding me)
Why the hell did I just read like 100,000 words of Evil!Jim Doesn't Understand Poor!Blair? If I wanted to remind myself why I'm not in The Sentinel fandom anymore, I'm sure I could have found a less time consuming way to do it.

I've mentioned it before I think, but there really needs to be fic in which an evil bay guy cable cabal gets a hold of Steve and put him up for auction to the highest evil bad guy bidder. Then Tony sends in someone awesome like Deadpool as a proxy and spends like a trillion dollars on Steve. Then there's awkwardness and angst and cuddling. I don't understand why this does not exist.

Here's a Wordle of my big bang, which I hope to be able to link to any day now.
Wordle: Sea Stars
muccamukk: Starsky and Hutch looking at each other with mischief in their eyes. Text: "Two's trouble." (S&H: Two's Trouble)
The one who seduced you and fucked you over and broke your heart in a million pieces and laughed about it: Battlestar Galactica

The old flame you don't see very often any more but whom you still really enjoy getting together with for a few drinks and maybe a pleasant nostalgic romp in the sheets: Stargate

The mysterious dark gothy one whom you used to sit up with talking until 3 a.m. at weird coffee houses and with whom you were quite smitten until you realized ze really was fucking crazy: The Sentinel

The one you spent a whole weekend in bed with and who drank up all your liquor, and whom you'd still really like to fuck again although you're relieved ze doesn't actually live in town: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The steady: Currently single in fandom.

The one you repeatedly cheat on your steady with: See above, but currently Starsky & Hutch

The one you find yourself too tongue-tied to do anything but stare at adoringly, clinging to hir every word: The Middleman

The alluring stranger whom you've flirted with at parties but have never gotten really serious with: Harry Potter

The one you hang out with and have vague fantasies about maybe having a thing with but ultimately you're just good buddies 'cause the friendship is there but the chemistry ain't: Doctor Who

The one your friends keep introducing you to and who seems like a hell of a cool peep except it's never really gone anywhere: Farscape

The one you slept with on the rebound who still smiles at you, yet you have no interest in any more: Bones

The one who's slept with all your friends, and you keep looking at hir and thinking, "Hir? How the hell did ze land all these cool babes?": Heroes

The one your friend has fallen for like a ton of bricks and whom ze keeps babbling to you about on the phone for hours, and you'd be happy for hir except you just know it's going to end badly: Lost
muccamukk: Starsky and Hutch looking at each other with mischief in their eyes. Text: "Two's trouble." (S&H: Two's Trouble)
Another ancient story found on my drive that's most likely never going to get finished, but the first part wasn't bad.

Untitled Stargate: SG-1/The Sentinel crossover. )
muccamukk: Starsky and Hutch looking at each other with mischief in their eyes. Text: "Two's trouble." (S&H: Two's Trouble)
I remember a while ago that I fic meme was going around wherein some would write a popular pairing like Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill from Stargate, only crossing over fandoms, so it would be Sam Winchester/Jack Harkness or something equally silly. The idea amused me greatly at the time, and though I never actually did it. I've been mentally compiling a list of names.

It's possible that I have too much time on my hands. Not that I'm avoiding dishes, or anything.

Here's what I could think of off the top of my head. )
muccamukk: Comic of Keller leaning in to kiss Teyla (SGA: Girl Kisses)
Title: Raiders of the Seven Systems
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ltlj
Fandoms: Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate: SG-1, Firefly
Words: 32,400
Rating: PG-13
Summary: AU. John Sheppard leads a crew of Athosian space pirates in the Pegasus Galaxy. They rescue Earth refugees Rodney McKay and Sam Carter, but then things get complicated.
Notes: I used to love reading AUs in The Sentinel where the boys met for the first time under different circumstances. I loved seeing familiar characters in new situations, and how they'd manage to work things out this time. I also love outsider perspectives on familiar people. This is a lot like that, only far less predictable, far more fun, and involving quite a lot of space pirates. All of the characters are beautifully drawn, and though it's mostly from John's point of view, everyone (including, rather randomly, Zoe of Firefly) gets something to do and a role to play. Also, mysteries are solved, allegiances are questioned, daring do is done, and bucklers are swashed. A good time was had by all.

Double Gah!

Apr. 4th, 2007 12:23 am
muccamukk: Spiral staircase decending multiple levels inside a tower.. (SGA: Allrightythen)
Okay, need to knock off The Sentinel fic for a while, and not just because of Till.

I'm sure the Stargate: Atlantis fen will remember the general attitude of fandom following 206 "Trinity." Remember the recriminations? Remember the badfic? Remember Big bad evol John picking on poor widdle defenceless Rodneykins? Yeah? Well imagine what feelings would be like if "Trinity" was the last SGA episode ever aired. Pretty picture? I think not!

That's a bit like what TS fandom is like. I think that most people have got over the It's-All-Jim/Blair/Naomi/Whoever's-Fault-and-Therefore-He/She-Must-Die Game, but there sure is a hell of a lot of Grudge!fic being written, even to this day. I honestly can't take one more Saintly!Blair/Monster!Jim story. They're making me hate Blair, and I really don't want to. So, break, move on for a while, inevitably return later.

GIP

Jan. 4th, 2007 09:27 pm
muccamukk: Starsky and Hutch looking at each other with mischief in their eyes. Text: "Two's trouble." (S&H: Two's Trouble)
How to detect a Suthor, whether or not the story has original characters (Part Two):
Character One: Woe! Angst! Woe!
Character Two: -falls into room- There you are! I've broken my leg in four places and the Evil Overlord cut off my hands. I need your help!
Character One: You don't appreciate me! I work and I slave and I lay down my life for your cause, and what thanks to I get? Nothing, that's what!
Character Two: Look, the fate of life the universe and everything hangs in the balance! You need to push that red button right now!
Character One: Why should I care about the universe? The universe obviously doesn't care about me!
Character Two: Can we talk about this later?
Character One: How can you be so insensitive? I have a broken nail here! Have you no compassion? This is another example of how callously you treat me.
Character Two: You know what? Never mind. -sort of flops over to panel and pushes button with nose, thereby saving said universe etc- Useless, you are.
Character One: No one ever loves me! -cries-
Character Three: -comes in- OMG! Two! Have you no decency? Can't you see that One has a broken nail? You are such a bastard. One, don't listen to Two. I've always thought he was a bastard. -kicks Character Two-
Character Two: Ow.
Character One: -sniffles- I never understood true love until now. -hugs Character Three-
Character Three: Let's make babies. -walks out, stepping on Character Two on the way by-
Character Two: I'm not sure I deserved that.

Yeah, um anyway... Made it through all eighteen hundred plus summaries in the Andromeda enclave of the Pit of Voles, a couple of days ago. I ended up starting maybe a dozen stores, finishing about half that and only really enjoying one. That has to be a record.

So I made an icon. Which like [livejournal.com profile] cruisedirector and I will actually get.

Also a quiz via [livejournal.com profile] sparowe What Dragon Spirit Resides in Me? )

ETA: Also, note to The Sentinel fen: please stop killing Naomi and demonising Carolyn. There are few enough women in that universe as it is. I know sometimes it's unavoidable for the story's sake, but it's looking alarmingly like the default position in AU's these days.
muccamukk: Jan flying. Text: "Watch out where you swing that hammer, Golden Boy! There's a lady present!" (Marvel: Feminism)
Note the First: Lookit! [livejournal.com profile] linaelyn fixed my icon!

Note the Second: Fact: It is usually warmer inside in Canada in the winter than it is outside in Canada in the summer.

Note the Third: I just got out of the last class I will take until at least fall 2008. I find that deeply terrifying.

Note the Forth: [livejournal.com profile] sparowe is writing angsty House fic. Go read and offer praise!

Note the Fifth: Dad just sent me Sarah McLachlan's Christmas album, and it has made me happy.

ETA2: Note the Sixth: There's a new(ish) Kavan Smith interview up over at The SciFi World. Go read and enjoy!

Ramble: [livejournal.com profile] rageprufrock just wrote a post about characterisation that reminded me of a topic I've been meaning to post on for a while now. Her main point (though you all really should read her rant as she is all articulate and stuff) is that she hates authors sprucing up McKay and making him super competent and smooth in fic. What she loves about him is that he is so utterly awkward in every situation that involves actual real people (and even those that have him talking to imaginary people). He's a dork. That's not going to change. He knows it. He's largely fine with it. Everyone else should be too.

This reminded me of a several things that had been on my mind of late.
1. My ramble from this spring about the problems of having a story with too many Chosen Ones and not enough people to do the actual work (also known as that Cracked Supernatural/The Lord of the Rings Thing).
2. That H:TLJ fic I read wherein the author gave Iolaus some godlike powers, and the point of the fic didn't seem to be How Would Iolaus Feel About That, but more to the effect of Now He's Finally Equal to Hercules YAY!
3. The alarmingly large part of the The Sentinel fandom that seems to feel that to be counted as a worthy companion to Jim, Blair has to come by some sort of awesome "gift" himself.

I inevitably feel like going for the Herculean approach to diplomacy and throwing up my hands and shouting, "What is wrong with you people?"

I think it's some sort of Mary Sue thing wherein the author identifies with the "weaker" character and wants to make them outshine everyone so that s/he can bask in vicarious glory.

The problem is that Rodney is fine with being socially inept. So are all of his friends. Blair seems pretty happy the way he is, and Jim has enough trouble with his own abilities without having to deal with a pimped up Blair (that came out horribly wrong, but oh well). Hercules loves Iolaus more because he's mortal and sticks by him anyway (though he wishes his friend would lay off the whole dying thing). Iolaus on his own part turned down offers of special abilities at least once - and all creators of Sue!Iolaus would do well to watch "The Apple" again to see what their fantasies really look like.

Instead of doing the character of the favour of showing how awesome they are, these authors seem to be insulting them by saying that the simply are not good enough as is and need to be "improved" drastically to be worthy of attention.

I know that is far from the intention of the authors, but by saying that the socially inept dorks are not worthy is alienating a hell of a lot of fandom. Saying that even brilliant and beautiful souls need magical powers to count is alienating pretty much all of the human race.

ETA: This is not an anti-AU rant. I'm all for turning the entire cast of SG-1 into fluffy pink unicorns if that's what floats your boat, but please do it because you want to explore the trials and tribullations of Unicorn Life, not because you feel that fluffy pink unicorns are inherently supperior to humans, and therefore your favourite character deserves to be one.
muccamukk: Two stuffed bears looking at a star chart. (M&C: Stars)
Okay, new layout which is pretty and home like.

Also, following in [livejournal.com profile] kitakatzz's footsteps once again here, after a fashion. I'm trying to determine when I go blithering on about fanish things, how many people understand me, so this is not a poll about which fandoms you belong to, but rather, about which of these books/shows/movies you have read/seen at least some of and not disliked and wanted to scrub your brain.

[Poll #868834]

I'm not including obscure Canadian stuff, because, really, what's the point, or The Lord of the Rings which I sort of assume most people have read or at least seen (and if you haven't, you should have).

ETA: Oops, I forgot Firefly somehow, and Andromeda. Oh well.

Quicky Rec

Nov. 14th, 2006 08:35 pm
muccamukk: Starsky and Hutch looking at each other with mischief in their eyes. Text: "Two's trouble." (S&H: Two's Trouble)
Title: New
Author: T. Verano
Fandom: The Sentinel
Rating: PG for language and some violence
Season/spoilers: Season One Between "The Debt" and "Cypher"
Word Count: About 12,250
Summary: Eight days after the warehouse exploded. Life goes on, in its own unlikely way.

Quote: Which was weird. Jim didn't like sharing his digs with flaky twenty-something anthropologists-cum-police observers whose outlook on life had been fundamentally influenced by Naomi Sandburg. Not that Jim knew about Naomi. Or that Naomi knew about Jim. God, never the twain shall meet, okay? The very thought of that had a sort of Rocky Horror Picture Show quality that made Blair twitch.

Notes: There have been a hell of a lot of stories about how Blair ended up in the loft, and I have enjoyed a lot of them, but I think that this is my favourite ever. The author has the boys down perfectly, with Blair's determination to make his dissertation work no matter what, and Jim's lack of communication skills and mile-wide protective streak. In this case, their relationship doesn't immediately click, and they have to sort some shit out, which makes sense given that they are so different. It is also a very clear example of why I live in res not off campus housing. It's funny, slightly angsty, and entirely heart warming.
muccamukk: Spiral staircase decending multiple levels inside a tower.. (DW: Decendent of Trees)
Gacked from somewhere or other

Post 15 of your favourite shows/books/movies/plays/whatevers.
Have your friends list guess your favourite character from each.
When guessed, strike out the fandom, mark in your favourite character and who guessed it.


In alphabetical order:
  1. Babylon 5 Susan Ivanova [livejournal.com profile] culurien
  2. Battlestar Galactica Laura Roslin [livejournal.com profile] culurien
  3. Doctor Who The Doctor [livejournal.com profile] rohan_lady
  4. Due South
  5. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Jason of the Argonauts [livejournal.com profile] culurien
  6. Horatio Hornblower Lt. William Bush [livejournal.com profile] bronzelionel
  7. The Lord of the Rings Boromir [livejournal.com profile] culurien
  8. Pirates of the Caribbean James Norrington [livejournal.com profile] bronzelionel
  9. The Sentinel
  10. Stargate: Atlantis Teyla Emmagan [livejournal.com profile] culurien
  11. Stargate: SG-1
  12. Star Trek: The Next Generation Geordi LaForge [livejournal.com profile] culurien
  13. Supernatural Dean Winchester [livejournal.com profile] culurien
  14. The Three Musketeers Athos [livejournal.com profile] culurien
  15. Torchwood Captain Jack Harkness [livejournal.com profile] culurien

Note: characters that exist in my head occasionally do not match those in the original text.

ETA: And looking at my interests in my profile is totally cheating -g-

ETA: I'm avoiding really obscure stuff (Slings and Arrows, Starhunter and so on) and texts where I don't have a favourite (such as Aubery/Maturin and Sherlock Holmes).
muccamukk: Spiral staircase decending multiple levels inside a tower.. (Speculative)
I was thinking about the following a lot while I was gardening.
I am not sure I believe in the Hound of the Baskervilles. I am sure I do not believe in being terrified by a dog painted over with luminous paint. But I am sure that I believe in Mr. Sherlock Holmes and in the strange friendship between him and Dr. Watson.
--Jorge Luis Borges: This Craft of Verse (Page 103)
This is exactly why I love so many stories that are, to be perfectly honest, pretty bad. Take The Sentinel for example. I don't believe that any competent police officer would act like Jim or Simon (to say nothing of the rest of the MCU). The anthropology is equally whacked. Sometimes, I'm not sure if I believe in Blair. However, I irrevocably believe in that strange friendship, and that's why I love the show as much as I do.

It's also the cause of my disenchantment with BSG of late. The plots remained clever, but I didn't believe in the people who used to be my favourite characters. It just didn't work for me any more.
muccamukk: Starsky and Hutch looking at each other with mischief in their eyes. Text: "Two's trouble." (S&H: Two's Trouble)
I caught a few minutes of the Stargate: Atlantis episode "The Gift" this afternoon. There's a scene where Sheppard basically tells Teyla to get off his case and go have a nap, then he walks into the embarkation room and waves his hand above his in a circle to get them to power up the 'gate. I just laughed. i have never noticed that he did that before. It's the same motion we use when working around helicopters to get them to fire up, or when you are working with slings or high lines it means you want them to lift the load higher. I like that they included something like that that a pilot would know (maybe it's more widely used, but I've never run across it anywhere else).

Fic Peeve: I've run into this a lot with characters that have acknowledged less than ideal parents, like Rodney McKay or the Brothers Winchester, authors seem to love dragging out the angst by making the relevant parents physically abusive as well. It's like emotional abuse isn't fracking bad enough, like it doesn't count unless the kids are actually hit/raped/locked in closets. Then again, I've seen a lot of fic where people with perfectly happy childhoods in canon were actually raised by abusive shmucks in fanon (see Blair Sandburg). Anything for drama, I suppose.

Is it just me, or is does every bit of Superman Returns promotional material seem designed to bore any audience to tears? How can they not make that trailer even remotely interesting? It's Superman, for God's sake! I usually like comic book movies, they have to get bad reviews (or have Ben Afflick in them) for me to give them a pass, but this one's going to have to get some serious recommendations to get ten bucks out of me, no matter hot hot Kevin Spacey is with no hair.

Supernatural is currently looking very, very good though not certain for a second season. YAY!

I suppose everyone's heard about Caprica by now. I'm not sure what to think. It sounds like it could be all plotty and interesting, but on the other hand, it would be a prequel, so it's not like we don't know what will happen in the end. They're sort of boxing themselves in there. Also, not nearly as thrilled with RDM or BSG as I used to be. I'll give it a go if they make it, I guess.

I have no shows now. Must read books. -g-
muccamukk: Spiral staircase decending multiple levels inside a tower.. (Remember by acaciaonnastik)
I'm now caught up on Supernatural, and loving it. It's got canon smarm that highly appeals to me, and on a level that I haven't seen for a while in one of my regular shows (this is not counting reruns of The Sentinel). I love canon smarm in all its angsty glory. I really want to cross it over with a number of different shows, though mainly O'Neill era SG-1. My inner feminist wants one of the duo to be a sister (pertinently preferable, but I'll take gender fucking), but I think she'll get over it. John Winchester is pushing my [livejournal.com profile] ffkoah buttons a bit too, which is always good. I want the soundtrack. New episode tonight, YAY! (Does this show air on a channel you can get in Canada? -checks- CityTV, great, my folks get that, I won't miss it.)

New Doctor Who this weekend -squeeful dance of joy- (no sign of when that's playing on CBC though, however, it's a fair trade). The Americans get "Dalek" tomorrow. I'm so happy for them. (celebratory picture for [livejournal.com profile] culurien)

In the not nearly as squeeful category, we have this note from Torri Higginson (Dr Weir on SGA): extreamly vague season three spoiler ) -sighs- Yeah I know, I claim to be able to ignore Weir, but sometimes...
muccamukk: Spiral staircase decending multiple levels inside a tower.. (DW: Decendent of Trees)
The Sentinel
Even in Death
Vidder: Rhianne
Music: "Even in Death" by Evanescence
Spoilers: "Sentinel Too"
Notes: I already recced two of her vids last time, but I had to mention this one as well. This is an obsessive and very creepy song, about a very unsettling scene. Most of the clips are from The Fountain. I found it disturbing and good.

Star Trek
Old Friends/Bookends
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] przed
Music: "Old Friends/Bookends" by Simon and Garfunkel
Spoilers: The Movies
Notes: This is also very sad, but poignent and beautiful, not creepy. It is about two men who, regardless of sex, love each other beyond a need for words. In includes two of the sweetest moments in Kirk/Spock history almost uncut and is a wonderful thing.

Sharpe
The Soldering Life
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] przed
Music: "The Soldering Life" by the Decembrists
Spoilers: I don't know, probably much of the series, nothing really specific though.
Notes: This also may or may not be slash. It could, I suppose, be construed as a combination of manly soldier bonding and hero worship. It also has many, many shots of Sean Bean being very pretty.

Stargate SG-1
The Galaxy Defenders
Vidder: brihana25 and Ms. 3M
Music: "Men in Black" by Will Smith
Spoilers: Seasons 1 through 9
Notes: This is just funny! And very well edited. And action packed. It also has Claudia Black in it quite a bit, which makes me happy.

Stargate Atlantis
Hello
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] merryish
Music: "Hello" by Poe
Spoilers: Season 1
Notes: This is a John and Rodney bonding in the face of adversity, strangeness and terror vid. It's perfect for what some of us want to the show to be, because no one can face the underworld alone.

Battlestar Galactica
Life Is Wonderful
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] killerqueen22
Music: "Life is Wonderful" by Jason Mraz
Spoilers: Up to and including 210
Notes: The title is somewhat ironic, but the song fits perfectly, if a little oddly. Actually, it's the oddness that really makes this one stand out; it is not what you would expect. It is also a very good overview of what the series is about. And if you can figure it out, you may be a head of me. The editing consistently good and brilliant in some places.

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