[identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] summer_of_giles is one of my favourite communities, so here are five things that caught my eye this year. I should give a disclaimer that I’m way behind with the entries, so I’m sure there is a pile of other stuff I could have recced that I just haven’t got to as yet.

It’s always illuminating to see the Buffy ‘verse through external eyes, and in [livejournal.com profile] punch_kicker15’s The English Patient: Seven Times Giles Visited the Hospital(and One Time He Didn’t) we see Giles across the seven seasons through the eyes of a resident physician at Sunnydale Hospital. This is good stuff.

More Giles goodness this way... )
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Note: The Lucy Stone Six fanvids are reuploads from a closed account. They were originally created before 2016.

1. Lucy Stoner Six’ Handlebars - Willow. I cannot do justice to this. Go. Watch. Now.

2. A Slayer in the TARDIS’ junkie - “Let me tell you something about Willow.”

3. Vanishing446’s Ripper Opening Titles - Ripper years. Damn I wish this was a real series.

4. Laura Shapiro’s Transparent - More Willow and, yeah, another one that’s so awesome I don’t know how to describe it

5. Lucy Stoner Six’s chandelier - Faith. “I’m gonna live like tomorrow doesn’t exist.”
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Another fanvids that I can't leave un-recced:

When I'm Up, I Can't Get Down (Firefly, Wash) by [livejournal.com profile] thedothatgirl. Tribute to 'Wash', pilot extraordinaire, husband, friend and dinosaur wrangler.

What A Wonderful World (AtS & BtVS) by robinsrevenge. If anybody asks me what’s so special about Buffyverse, I could just show them this vid. There is everything.

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Some favorite Buffy vids of the past year.

High by the Beach by [livejournal.com profile] big_n_happy (Cvalda). Vid about Buffy and Lily (aka Anne), about growing up and moving on. Flawless post-Becoming character study.

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Okay, I'm not exactly sure what to call this category but they're not chipper, that's for sure.
These are all worksafe.

1. Brave New World by Kaydee Falls asks if we are sure that the real world actually is better than the Wish!verse.

2. Quinara's in the dark / sometimes / i hear you gives a great feel of Spike's insane in the high-school basement PoV.

3. Losing Your Memory by Tay Marie has me in tears each time I watch.

4. Aycheb's Scarlet Ribbons: Yeah, I apologize for inflicing this on you right after Losing Your Memory. Also, I think it's awesome she quoted Alice Sheldon (aka James Tiptree Jr.).

5. Laura Shapiro's Transparent: Eeeeee! Amazing Willow character study.
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Hello all! I'm really grateful for all the great recs in this community, so it's high time for my first attempt at returning the favour. Here are my Top 5 favourite dark/dramatic vids from 2014.

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Some vids about characters who don't get the spotlight often.
Any bad English and awkward phrasing in summaries is mine and shouldn't be blamed on vid authors.

Don't Forget Me by [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24 (Buffy/Riley) "But she doesn’t love me." Riley as defined by Buffy.
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[identity profile] red-satin-doll.livejournal.com
Alphabetically by vidders' names. I'm listing the music tracks here because even the most accomplished vidders often fail to do so.*

"Red" by Afterthebattle - (Buffy/Spike) Spike POV S5-7. "Losing her is blue like I've never known/ Missing her is dark grey all alone..."  Set to Tyler Ward's down-tempo 2012 cover of Taylor Swift's "Red" from his 3-song CD Covers From the Road.


"Light 'em Up" by Afterthebattle -  (btvs, gen) A "vidlet" that packs an incredible emotional wallop in just 1:23 minutes.  Set to Fall Out Boy's "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light 'em Up)".

"He's Not My Boyfriend [Humor]" by Afterthebattle - (Buffy/Spike, S4 -6) Reminder: Every once in a blue moon I actually do come across a funny fanvid in this 'verse I enjoy. It's not that I am all about the angst or I lack a sense of humor *ahem*; it's that drama is hard and tragedy is harder, but comedy is damn near impossible to get right. Song: "Hey Na Na" by Katie Herzig.

"O' Death" by Jana (Kayenaatic) - (Buffy) a "high lonesome" Buffy character study on par with  "Suburbia" by [livejournal.com profile] dualbunny , "Deeds That Have Made Me" and "Under Stars" by [livejournal.com profile] fray_adjacent12. The haunting title song by Jen Titus is perfect for Buffy but feels timeless: the slow beat of a funeral dirge. BTW - I didn't have to look up the song credits in this case because Jana listed them at the end of the video. Can we get a MAJOR ROUND OF APPLAUSE for this?

"Who Are You, Really?" by xxIrisHaloxx - (Faith, Buffy) Episodic of "Who Are You", one of my all-time favorite episodes. Focusing entirely on Faith in Buffy's body, the beginning has a fun, kicky feel with playful editing of the "making faces" scene in front of the bathroom mirror; and then slowly becomes something darker as Faith's growing discomfort within her stolen skin becomes unbearable. Title track by Mikky Eiko. (Credit goes to [livejournal.com profile] blackie_da_minx for rec'ing it on her LJ.)


* I looked them up on ITunes as needed. You're welcome.
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FANVIDS:
Tightrope by fray-adjacent12 - Boy, the movement and the rhythm of this vid! So amazing!
Born To Kill by thedothatgirl - Such an intense Faith vid! Love the B&W style and the explosive ending!
Final Hour (10th CHOSEN anniversary) by narvinek - OMG, I keep rewatching this new version and I keep comparing it to the old one and, yes, they're pretty different, the focus here is more tightly on Buffy but I really can't choose which one I like best... *_*

META:
Spike in ats s5 by coalitiongirl - This post makes such an interesting point about Spike!
Why We Fight: An Essay on Truth and Purpose by lynnenne - This meta made me really re-valuate the episode "Why We Fight"! ♥
[identity profile] red-satin-doll.livejournal.com
All of these are Buffy-centric and/or "gen" vids that remind me why I love the Buffyverse, and Buffy Summers, so much. The same superlatives applies to each of them: presenting ideas, themes or arcs in the verse in new or unusual ways; excellent editing to the beat, rhythms, mood and lyrics (as applicable) of the music; matching visual movements from one shot to the next. Listed in alphabetical order by the vidder's screenames.

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Tribute Trailer" by Afterthebattle -  Finished in time for International Women's Day 2013. I've seen a lot of so-called "epic btvs vids" but this one truly is epic; set to a remix of Ennio Morricone's "The Ecstasy of Gold".


"Once" by Afterthebattle -  Unusual in it's focus on Buffy's relationship with Dawn, who gets more "screen time" here than any character save Buffy.

"Die Young" by [livejournal.com profile] kaydeefalls - another meta vid about violence in SDHS, Seasons 1-3 that is both funny and dark.

"Buffy Summers, A Tribute" by MrMorda898 - Somewhat similar in feel and quality to Afterthebattle's tribute trailer but more Buffy-centric.

"It's Not My Time" by MrMorda898 - Another gen tribute trailer from MrMorda but the upbeat title song by 3DoorsDown gives it a very different feel from the other vids on this list.

(One caveat: I'd love to see all vidders remember to include the song credits (title and artist) as the music used is very often new to me.)
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I love how it blends together the Sin City trailer and Angel the series. BadFred is awesome at making interesting short films that masquerade like vids.Read more... )
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I love how it blends together the Sin City trailer and Angel the series. BadFred is awesome at making interesting short films that masquerade like vids.Read more... )
[identity profile] petzipellepingo.livejournal.com
In no particular order :

Batwitaba by Whoisnorml?. Buffy at her butt kicking best.

Coin Operated Boy by [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup. What does Buffy really want in a boy? Not even she knows for sure.

One Last Time by [livejournal.com profile] dualbunny. Who is Buffy more worried about controlling--Spike or herself?

Black, Black Heart by [livejournal.com profile] dualbunny. Spike and that coat.

Smile by Charmax.

There are so many great videos and video creators that just aren't available anymore "sighs".
[identity profile] petzipellepingo.livejournal.com
In no particular order :

Batwitaba by Whoisnorml?. Buffy at her butt kicking best.

Coin Operated Boy by [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup. What does Buffy really want in a boy? Not even she knows for sure.

One Last Time by [livejournal.com profile] dualbunny. Who is Buffy more worried about controlling--Spike or herself?

Black, Black Heart by [livejournal.com profile] dualbunny. Spike and that coat.

Smile by Charmax.

There are so many great videos and video creators that just aren't available anymore "sighs".
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The Fear by [livejournal.com profile] aycheb (Meta-ish: Summer Glau's roles in Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Dollhouse.)

So What by [livejournal.com profile] scifi_tv_addict (Recurring women of the Whedonverse)

Bullets by [livejournal.com profile] viorica8957 (General Series)

Made-Up Love Song #43 by [livejournal.com profile] such_heights (Kaylee + ensemble. Sunshiney love!)

People Got a Lotta Nerve by [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24 (River and the War - It will end again in bullets fired. This is my favourite Firefly vid ever.)
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The Fear by [livejournal.com profile] aycheb (Meta-ish: Summer Glau's roles in Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Dollhouse.)

So What by [livejournal.com profile] scifi_tv_addict (Recurring women of the Whedonverse)

Bullets by [livejournal.com profile] viorica8957 (General Series)

Made-Up Love Song #43 by [livejournal.com profile] such_heights (Kaylee + ensemble. Sunshiney love!)

People Got a Lotta Nerve by [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24 (River and the War - It will end again in bullets fired. This is my favourite Firefly vid ever.)
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Boy Meets Girl by [livejournal.com profile] underhand_glory (Topher/Bennett - This is not a love story.)

My Skin by [livejournal.com profile] llenka (Sierra aka Priya)

I Used to Rule the World by aPASSINGthought (Adelle)

If You Love by [livejournal.com profile] dollsome (DeWitt/Dominic)

A Rush of Blood to the Head by [livejournal.com profile] secretlytodream (Victor/Sierra, through the series. I think this is my favourite Dollhouse vid ever. ...admittedly, it only premiered a little over two years ago, but.)
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Boy Meets Girl by [livejournal.com profile] underhand_glory (Topher/Bennett - This is not a love story.)

My Skin by [livejournal.com profile] llenka (Sierra aka Priya)

I Used to Rule the World by aPASSINGthought (Adelle)

If You Love by [livejournal.com profile] dollsome (DeWitt/Dominic)

A Rush of Blood to the Head by [livejournal.com profile] secretlytodream (Victor/Sierra, through the series. I think this is my favourite Dollhouse vid ever. ...admittedly, it only premiered a little over two years ago, but.)
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Prism (Fallen Feather Extended Jam) by [livejournal.com profile] nwhepcat - Teen – "The angel Castiel has been sent to recruit a soldier for a new struggle to save humanity -- this time, it's a veteran of the battle of Serenity Valley, who has little use for God and His plans." Wonderful slice of the two universes that made me wish for longer conversations between Castiel and Shepherd Book.

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Prism (Fallen Feather Extended Jam) by [livejournal.com profile] nwhepcat - Teen – "The angel Castiel has been sent to recruit a soldier for a new struggle to save humanity -- this time, it's a veteran of the battle of Serenity Valley, who has little use for God and His plans." Wonderful slice of the two universes that made me wish for longer conversations between Castiel and Shepherd Book.

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...would you?✖ by SamanthaWinnings
Nostalgia filled vid set during Birthday. It sets the question: If you could change your life, would you? And we see Cordelia's progressive thought process about the choice she has to make.
5 Videos To Watch Under The Cut )
[identity profile] chorelle.livejournal.com
...would you?✖ by SamanthaWinnings
Nostalgia filled vid set during Birthday. It sets the question: If you could change your life, would you? And we see Cordelia's progressive thought process about the choice she has to make.
5 Videos To Watch Under The Cut )
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I just realised that there might be people who've never seen 'Black Black Heart', and then I felt obliged to remedy this. After that I had to attempt to only choose four more vids... (RL is being insistent that I step away from the computer now, but I'm sure my selection will make you hunt down all the other vids these talented ladies have created!)

The first three are by [livejournal.com profile] dualbunny, whose vid tag is here.

Black Black Heart. Spike/duster. You MUST watch this! MUST, you hear me!

Spanish Doll. Dru vid. A quite astonishingly brilliant attempt at getting inside Dru's head.

Suburbia. From the vidder's notes: This is my poor tiny Buffy vid. I always think of her as the one that overcomes everything in the end. I wanted to play with what happens before the end. And I thought the sound of this song, and the inevitable flowing quality of the lead singer's voice, lent itself well to the notion of evil seeping into places and lulling you into both a false sense of security and eventual disenchantment. Buffy's been fighting a hopeless battle since the start. The First Evil is just the most recent in a long line of evils, waiting to finally break her down.


The last two are by [livejournal.com profile] charmax. Her masterlist is here.

Still Breathing. Spike's redemption song. (I love this vid to absolute distraction!)

Your Woman. Spike kidnaps Angel to find out why he never loved him. This vid is like the bastard son of “The picture of Dorian Gray” and “Reservoir dogs”. (There are no words to describe it. The editing is pure genius!)

Bonus rec (because I HAVE to run, or I'd totally make another post):

All vids by [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24, but especially 'Bachelorette'. (In the shape of a girl. Difficult to describe, but it's about feminism in the Buffy verse.)
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I just realised that there might be people who've never seen 'Black Black Heart', and then I felt obliged to remedy this. After that I had to attempt to only choose four more vids... (RL is being insistent that I step away from the computer now, but I'm sure my selection will make you hunt down all the other vids these talented ladies have created!)

The first three are by [livejournal.com profile] dualbunny, whose vid tag is here.

Black Black Heart. Spike/duster. You MUST watch this! MUST, you hear me!

Spanish Doll. Dru vid. A quite astonishingly brilliant attempt at getting inside Dru's head.

Suburbia. From the vidder's notes: This is my poor tiny Buffy vid. I always think of her as the one that overcomes everything in the end. I wanted to play with what happens before the end. And I thought the sound of this song, and the inevitable flowing quality of the lead singer's voice, lent itself well to the notion of evil seeping into places and lulling you into both a false sense of security and eventual disenchantment. Buffy's been fighting a hopeless battle since the start. The First Evil is just the most recent in a long line of evils, waiting to finally break her down.


The last two are by [livejournal.com profile] charmax. Her masterlist is here.

Still Breathing. Spike's redemption song. (I love this vid to absolute distraction!)

Your Woman. Spike kidnaps Angel to find out why he never loved him. This vid is like the bastard son of “The picture of Dorian Gray” and “Reservoir dogs”. (There are no words to describe it. The editing is pure genius!)

Bonus rec (because I HAVE to run, or I'd totally make another post):

All vids by [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24, but especially 'Bachelorette'. (In the shape of a girl. Difficult to describe, but it's about feminism in the Buffy verse.)
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I was going to do this last year, but time ran away from me. But since I think it's a rather good idea, I'll try this year instead. I'm going to stretch the rules a little, but hope that the mods will forgive me!

My idea is very simple: I'll rec LJers who've not posted for at least a year, and (to try to keep within the rules) point to one work of theirs each. Sadly, my list hasn't changed from last year. Although originally my list was going to include [livejournal.com profile] frimfram, except when she mothballed her LJ she flocked everything, fic included. :( Ah well, it's not like I didn't have plenty to choose from as her replacement.

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I was going to do this last year, but time ran away from me. But since I think it's a rather good idea, I'll try this year instead. I'm going to stretch the rules a little, but hope that the mods will forgive me!

My idea is very simple: I'll rec LJers who've not posted for at least a year, and (to try to keep within the rules) point to one work of theirs each. Sadly, my list hasn't changed from last year. Although originally my list was going to include [livejournal.com profile] frimfram, except when she mothballed her LJ she flocked everything, fic included. :( Ah well, it's not like I didn't have plenty to choose from as her replacement.

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[identity profile] streussal.livejournal.com
Am I seriously the first one to post in this round? This is day four people!

Anyways, here of my top five Dollhouse vids of 2009 - the 2010 vids will get recced whenever our next Dollhouse-inclusive round is. I should note that the last vid has spoilers through episode 2.04, "Belonging". (and is marked appropriately).

Go With the Flow by [livejournal.com profile] bradcpu (Echo and the journey to self-awareness. I love how seamlessley the effects used blend with show.)

Bale Out Christian Bale Remix by [livejournal.com profile] kiki_miserychic (Echo-centric. While the song choice initially makes it seem like a crack vid, it actually works.)

Pet by Chamalla01. (Don't fret precious I'm here - This song fits absurdly well with the Dollhouse, and the timing is fantastic.)

Bittersweet Symphony by Asmothesly (I'm a million different people from one day to the next - this may seem like an obvious song to vid Dollhouse to, but Asmothesly did it so nicely that I have to rec it.)

Sweet Dreams by [livejournal.com profile] scifi_tv_addict (SPOILERS through Episode 2.04, "Belonging". A look at the twisted existence of the Dolls.)
[identity profile] streussal.livejournal.com
Am I seriously the first one to post in this round? This is day four people!

Anyways, here of my top five Dollhouse vids of 2009 - the 2010 vids will get recced whenever our next Dollhouse-inclusive round is. I should note that the last vid has spoilers through episode 2.04, "Belonging". (and is marked appropriately).

Go With the Flow by [livejournal.com profile] bradcpu (Echo and the journey to self-awareness. I love how seamlessley the effects used blend with show.)

Bale Out Christian Bale Remix by [livejournal.com profile] kiki_miserychic (Echo-centric. While the song choice initially makes it seem like a crack vid, it actually works.)

Pet by Chamalla01. (Don't fret precious I'm here - This song fits absurdly well with the Dollhouse, and the timing is fantastic.)

Bittersweet Symphony by Asmothesly (I'm a million different people from one day to the next - this may seem like an obvious song to vid Dollhouse to, but Asmothesly did it so nicely that I have to rec it.)

Sweet Dreams by [livejournal.com profile] scifi_tv_addict (SPOILERS through Episode 2.04, "Belonging". A look at the twisted existence of the Dolls.)

Top 5 Vids

Jan. 11th, 2010 04:37 pm
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Lucky Me by [livejournal.com profile] millylicious - All – We all know Buffy's had a rather unfortunate love life, but it's never been so funny as it is here! Milly puts the vid together so cleverly you hardly notice all the work that went into it, because you're too busy alternately laughing and shaking your head at Buffy's, well, luck. Wonderful framing, lots of fun.

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Top 5 Vids

Jan. 11th, 2010 04:37 pm
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Lucky Me by [livejournal.com profile] millylicious - All – We all know Buffy's had a rather unfortunate love life, but it's never been so funny as it is here! Milly puts the vid together so cleverly you hardly notice all the work that went into it, because you're too busy alternately laughing and shaking your head at Buffy's, well, luck. Wonderful framing, lots of fun.

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Top 5 Vids

Jan. 18th, 2008 06:05 pm
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1. Girl Anachronism by [livejournal.com profile] rae1013 - All – I thought that the frenetic, disjointed pace of the song and vid did well in presenting River as a confused, frightened and yet funny character. Given the level of angst in her storyline I rather liked this approach to looking at the lighter side of things without overlooking her problems.

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Top 5 Vids

Jan. 18th, 2008 06:05 pm
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1. Girl Anachronism by [livejournal.com profile] rae1013 - All – I thought that the frenetic, disjointed pace of the song and vid did well in presenting River as a confused, frightened and yet funny character. Given the level of angst in her storyline I rather liked this approach to looking at the lighter side of things without overlooking her problems.

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Great Buffyverse fan vids continued to appear in 2007. Here are five of my favourites. They're all Spike/Spangel-centric, as I guess you might expect.

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Great Buffyverse fan vids continued to appear in 2007. Here are five of my favourites. They're all Spike/Spangel-centric, as I guess you might expect.

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I was going to post this list later on in our run but I saw a request on the Wish List that I thought two of these items might fill, so here it is now. There was just so much of the good this year I’ve ended up making a ton of lists. But some things popped to the top for me so I decided to put them in their own category.

(1) Smile Time: The Comic by [livejournal.com profile] astridv - All – My favorite piece of artwork this year. Just wow. Enjoyable story, great drawings, just such a wonderful thing to come across. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing out.

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I was going to post this list later on in our run but I saw a request on the Wish List that I thought two of these items might fill, so here it is now. There was just so much of the good this year I’ve ended up making a ton of lists. But some things popped to the top for me so I decided to put them in their own category.

(1) Smile Time: The Comic by [livejournal.com profile] astridv - All – My favorite piece of artwork this year. Just wow. Enjoyable story, great drawings, just such a wonderful thing to come across. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing out.

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