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03 July 2016 @ 12:01 pm

+ Due to the acknowledgement that I've been making more and more of my entries f-locked, I realized that this is probably because I don't want the outside world to know about my personal life. To counter the belief that I don't update my LJ, I decided to make it known to the world that I do indeed use my LJ, but it may not be visible to all.

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23 February 2014 @ 08:53 pm
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Title: We Might Fall
Fandom: Captain America: The First Avengers + The Avengers
Song: We Might Fall Artist: Ryan Star
Category: character study (aka: a FEELS video)
Characters/Pairings: Steve Rogers (with Peggy, Bucky, Dr. Erskine, and Coulson)
Summary: Everyone falls; getting back up - that's the stuff of heroes. Steve Rogers: broken pieces, stripped of everything he's known, but resilient above all.
Length: 2:40
File Size: 121 MB
A/N: Thank you to Kirsty (callme_k) for betaing!

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20 February 2014 @ 05:12 pm

Any of my flisters interested in being a beta for a vid I've just finished the first draft of?

Fandom: Captain America + The Avengers
Genre: Steve Rogers Character Study
Length: 2:40

I'd appreciate a look. Let me know if you have any additional questions for me.

Thanks in advance!

19 October 2013 @ 12:26 pm
Another year is here and I'm excited for this year's festivids!

Here is my wishlist of sorts.

1. Coupling (UK) - So I used to LOVE LOVE LOVE this show when I was younger. My friend first introduced to me and we were in hysterics. Then I got my brothers hooked. It brings me happy thoughts. I'd love a vid highlighting some of the silliness and craziness of the show. Seasons (Series, rather) 1 to 3 are my favorite because of Jeff's inclusion and Oliver's exclusion, but I wouldn't mind a few select scenes from S4 if necessary. I also think the song Dropped by Phantom Planet makes for a great silly song!

2. Dead Like Me - I can never, ever get enough vids for this show. Mason is my favorite character, but I also adore absolutely everyone else (and I really do mean that.) Any character studies would be awesome! But so would an ensemble. Basically anything but a shipper George/Mason vid (sorry, I liked Mason/Daisy.)

3. The Fall - this is an astounding movie that will give me FEELS FOREVER. I just love the relationship between Roy and Alexandria and the scenery and cinematography is just gorgeous. I'll love anything with this.

4. The Hollow Crown - I'll admit. I only started watching this for Tom Hiddleston, but I found myself enjoying the story and relationships behind that. I haven't yet watching Henry V (though I definitely will before vids go live). I'd love a vid focusing on Prince Hal and his evolution, but a general overview of the series would be good too.

5. Sleepy Hollow (TV; 2013) - Okay, THIS IS SUCH AN OBSESSION LATELY. I absolutely love this show and its characters so far. I love Ichabod and Abbie's partnership (and just Ichabod and his sass, in general, okay!), I love the supernatural elements, I love the suspense. The 3-week hiatus will kill me. So I'll take ANYTHING with this show. I want it badly. :)

6. Wonderfalls - I haven't rewatched this in years, but I should, because it was so cute! Bryan Fuller is pretty much a TV god. Like DLM, I loved all these characters and ships. I really enjoyed Jaye though and I think The Bird Song by Florence and the Machine would be a good choice to show the interaction between her and the Muses and how they slowly drove her to comical insanity.

7. Much Ado About Nothing (2012) - I really loved this movie for two reasons: (1) the comedy; (2) the main couple and me pretending that Fred and Wesley got their happy ending.

8. The Princess Bride - Such a cute and endearing movie. Anything will do.

Thank you in advance.

your fellow vidder in arms,
24 July 2013 @ 06:14 pm
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Fandom: The Originals/The Vampire Diaries
Song: Angel (AtS) theme Artist: Darling Violetta
Category: trailer
Characters/Pairings: Klaus, Marcel, Elijah, Rebekah, Hayley
Summary: What if The Originals ends up having a bit of a familiar opening sequence? Done for LVI's "Credit Swap" July 2013 Contest.
Length: 0:50
File Size: 27 MB
A/N: Thank you to Mary (peetahale over at tumblr) for betaing!


*Feedback (both positive and constructive) is greatly appreciated by all!
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Title: To Remember
Fandom: The Vampire Diaries
Song: Comptine d'un autre été (from Amélie OST) Artist: Yann Tiersen
Category: romance, character study
Characters/Pairings: Elijah, Katherine; Katherine/Elijah (Kalijah)
Summary: "I don't even remember who I was when we first met and ... I want to find out."
Katherine and Elijah, after centuries apart and at odds, try to find themselves in each other. Spoilers for 4x18.
Length: 2:10
File Size: 90 MB & 73 MB
A/N: Thank you to Julia (eloramoon over at LVI) for betaing!
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Title: I Don't Know What I'm to Say. (I'll Say it Anyway.)
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: The shows or characters ain’t mine, ok?
Characters: Gus, Shawn
Genre: friendship, humor, general
Word Count: 1,097
Summary: Gus talks to Shawn about his behavior for that day, in typical Gus and Shawn fashion. Coda to 7x01/Santabarbaratown 2.

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A/N: First Psych fic. I just got the idea in my head and I’ve been begging my muse to write me something so I had to just go through with it. Hope it’s enjoyed by the readers! Feedback is very much appreciated.
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05 February 2013 @ 05:03 pm
Oh, what you waiting for? [Amélie Vid for 2012 festivids]  
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Title: Beauty in the Breakdown
Fandom: Amélie
Song: Let Go  Artist: Frou Frou
Category: character study, general movie overview
Characters/Pairings: Amélie, Nino, side characters, Amélie/Nino
Summary: For all the good she brings to others, when it comes to her own happiness, Amelie can't seem to just let go and take a chance. But that's all right, 'cause there's beauty in the breakdown.
Length: 2:59
File Size: 132 MB
A/N i: This is my 2012 (2nd year participating) festivids submission. To purplefringe: I hope you are happy with this result. Enjoy!
A/N ii: A very special thank you to the two following flisters: starrylizard, for helping me think through appropriate song selections and to crickets, for being a wonderful and insightful beta! Couldn't have done this without you two ladies!

*Feedback (both positive and constructive) is greatly appreciated by all!

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24 December 2012 @ 02:06 pm
Just wanted to wish everyone who celebrates a very Merry Christmas!!! I hope you have a great time spending it with your loved ones.

(And those who don't, I hope you HAD - totally missed the Hanukkah mark this year! - a wonderful Hanukkah.)

And to put you in the mood, if you're not already:
(Still makes me tear up, NGL.)

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► And if you want to hear a semi-Christmas song with Thor/Loki, you can take advantage of this self-pimpage (I'm being very obvious, aren't I?) and check it out here. It ain't particularly happy though. (But I still like it. :D) ◄

Anyway, I wish you all my best! Warm hugs! ♥
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Title: Silent, Broken Night
Fandom: Thor; The Avengers
Song: Silent Night  Artist: Lisa Hannigan (officially: Damien Rice)
Category: intense angst, Thor/Loki bromantic relationship study, some Loki character study
Characters/Pairings: Loki, Thor
Summary: "I found some hate for you, just for show; you found some love for me, thinking I'd go..." A quiet, melancholic look at Thor and Loki's relationship in the movies Thor and The Avengers.
Length: 1:55
File Size: 77 MB / 62 MB
A/N: Lots of Thor/Loki FEELS whirling around in my head and chest! I just want these two to make up, okay!? Nothing like holiday brotherly angst, huh?

*Feedback (both positive and constructive) is greatly appreciated by all! Happy Holidays!
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20 November 2012 @ 11:53 am

Copied from ciaimpala:
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01. FIC: The Fall | Roy & Alexandria – prompt: birthday

02. VID/FIC: Supernatural/Avengers | I want this crossover soooo badly! In any form I can get it. (Examples: Loki/Sam & Supervengers)

03. VID: Captain America/Avengers | I want a Steve character study. Because Steve Rogers FEELS are some intense FEELS and I just want it, okay. Also, there are loads of songs that deal with soldiers/war that might work for him. (Examples: Sorrow & The War was in Color).
→ 03(a). FIC: I’m noticing that there’s a lot of vid requests. So here’s a bit of a twist. If you can’t vid a Steve Rogers character study, can I get a fic where Steve and Angel (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) meet. I just feel like they have a very similar personality.

04. VID: Dead Like Me/ Pushing Daisies/Wonderfalls (1 or all) | Character Studies or Ensemble vids preferable, but Ship vids are good too (so long as it’s not Ned/Olive or George/Mason; platonically, I love them.)

05. VID: Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz/Run Fatboy Run/Paul (1 or all) | I miss watching vids for Simon Pegg movies, especially since those films are so amazing. So make me a vid with one or all of the above.

06. VID: Psych | Shawn/Juliet fluff vid, using an upbeat and adorable song

07. VID: Psych | Ensemble - fun times.

08. VID: Supernatural | Castiel character study, using "Dustbowl Dance" by Mumford and Sons

09. VID: The Vampire Diaries | Damon/Katherine, using "Broken Promises for Broken Hearts" by She Wants Revenge

10. REC: Make me laugh, make me cry, make me think with some of your favorite songs, shows, clips, whatever.

11. *BONUS: Anything you would like to give me. Fanart, fanmix, icons, another kind of fic or vid, feedback on some of my fanwork, a cutesy little thing, whatever. I ain't picky. But, y'know, 'tis the season and all that. :)

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27 October 2012 @ 05:03 pm
Remember the days when I used to be compelled to make random picspams and just post them on LJ? Yeah. Those were a while back, huh! Well, another compulsion came over me and I picspammed away, but the result went on Tumblr. Not everyone has a Tumblr, so I figured I should share the glorious sexiness here as well. Enjoy the henceforth picspam, fellow Anglophiles! :D

A list ... dedicated to the ladies and gentlemen hailing from Britain that have ruined my life at one point or another...

If you would like to have these picspams on your Tumblr, please click on the link below for the masterpost.

Please, I welcome you to engage in FEELS and SQUEES talk in the comments if you'd like. ;)
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13 October 2012 @ 01:06 pm

Dear Festividder:

As far music is concerned, I will pretty much listen to anything from instrumental to 80s rock to alternative. Some of my favorite musicians include Mumford and Sons, Muse, Florence and the Machine, Astronautalis, and I'm really getting into Marina and the Diamonds. But really, I'm quite random and eclectic. I don't normally listen to rap, hiphop, or pop, but if the song suits your video, by all means, go for it!

And What I'm Requesting:

Coupling UK [TV]: using the song: "Dropped" by Phantom Planet
I just used to LOVE this show and it’d be great to see a fun ensemble fanvid for it. I was particularly enamored with Series 1 through 3 (aka, when Jeff was around), but I don’t mind footage from Series 4 as long as it doesn’t focus much on Oliver.

Dead Like Me [TV]
I’m still in love with show even after all these years. I really enjoyed Mason/Daisy relationship on the show, but I will take almost anything with this show. Mason character study. George character study. Daisy, Rube, Roxy character study. Ensemble. You get the point. I don't care. I’ll be satisfied with anything as long as it's not a romantic Mason/George vid.

Wonderfalls [TV]: using "The Bird Song" by Florence and the Machine
Like Dead Like Me, I’ll take whatever, but I always thought the song above would work well in describing how Jaye is guilted into doing so many things all because of the muses.

The Fall (2006) [Movie]
Surprise me. I love this movie. I’m sure anything will be wonderful.

The Princess Bride [Movie]
Same as ‘The Fall.’

Raising Hope [TV]
Something that’s really cute and highlights all the hilariously adorable moments of the show would be great. I’m particularly interested in seeing the dynamic among the Chance family and how they’re always there for one another.

Shaun of the Dead [Movie]
Serious, scary, or funny, I don’t care. Heck, it can be all three.

Hot Fuzz [Movie]
Something bromantic would be wonderful, but not necessary.

Can’t wait for Festivids to get started! YAY!

Thank you in advance!

17 September 2012 @ 12:50 pm
snagged from crickets

Just so you all know, fandoms include (in no particular order): SPN, The Avengers (only specific characters, some from the previous movies), BtVS (AtS), Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies, Psych. Also, the writing may romantic or platonic.

I've got a list of 10 of my favorite pairings. All you need to do is give me a number (1-10) and something for them to do, like washing dishes or fighting crime, and I'll write a snippet/ficlet (sentence or drabble, most likely) and explain how the task would go for that pairing and universe.

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Title: never let me hit the ground
Fandom: Captain America: The First Avenger
Song: ParachuteArtist: Ingrid Michaelson
Category: intense bromance, some Steve character study
Characters/Pairings: Steve, Bucky (Steve/Bucky, if you choose to see it that way)
Summary: "Hand behind my neck, arm around my waist. Never let me hit the ground, you'll never let me crash." Steve and Bucky. There for each other, always.
Length: 1:30
File Size: 65 MB / 33 MB
A/N: I have a lot of Steve and Bucky feels, okay?
Thanks so much to my beta, Kirsty, callme_k. You gave me such great insight!
*Feedback (both positive and constructive) is greatly appreciated by all!

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Let me begin by saying I've never done anything like this before. It was a wild ride. And I put too much effort into it. (I always do. What's wrong with me?! LOL.) → I place 75% blame on ETV for the encouragement to do this, though. :D


◘  Blue Veins (my Loki vid; aka: topic of commentary)

◘  Audio Podcast (25 minutes long; sorry! Still, if you don't want to read...)

◘  Transcript of Audio Podcast (embed below)


P.S. -, you are the bomb. You're like google docs, but I can keep my identity hidden this way. Hooray!
P.P.S. -, you are NOT the bomb. You rejected my audio podcast because it was over 15 minutes long? Screw you.
P.P.P.S. -, thank you for saving the day!

→ Comments, even if they are just to say, "You are insane, woman. You need a new hobby" are appreciated. :D
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So this morning, TNT had Supernatural's 5x13/"The Song Remains the Same" airing and within the first 5 minutes, I was taken with how much I LOVE about this episode. I remember really enjoying the ep when it first aired, but I didn't expect all those FEELS to come back full-force over 2 years later!

I mean... can we please just take a couple of minutes to discuss the following:
  • Anna & Castiel. Damn it, damn it, damn it, there is so much tension between the two and I just NEED MORE BACKGROUND INFO, OKAY?! I've pretty much enjoyed their relationship all the way since 4x16 (On the Head of a Pin). You can see how it's breaking Cas inside, just realizing that Anna is now the enemy and no longer an ally, a comrade. I need more, guys! Fic? Vids?
  • Castiel and boys. Cas wasn't around much in this episode, but when he was, he was giving his all for the boys and GOSH. Cas, why do you have to care so much?! Ugh, with your "I don't understand that reference!" and your "I'm fine" promptly before coughing blood and passing out and your "I'm very surprised" after your return with slight smile and unconsciousness. Sorry. I just use these early eps to think about what happens at the end of S6 and the start of S7 and it kills me dead. (Also - "Sam is my friend." AHHHH!!!)
  • John and Mary. John and Dean. John and Sam. Mary and Dean. Mary and Sam. Basically all possible combinations of the Winchester family. I can't, ok. So many feels.
1. John and Mary. Can we talk about that pre-dinner scene where John tries to snag some food and Mary is all "Not until you've washed up" and they kiss and it's just so adorable! They had, like, what maybe 10 years of that (at the most) before Mary was killed. Damn you, Kripke. Damn you. Also, the final scene of the ep. KILLS ME DEAD. YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND. ROMANTIC AND BITTERSWEET AND SHUDDER-WORTHY, WHAT?! So blissfully unaware! WHY, KRIPKE, WHY!?!

2. John and Dean. When John finds out about the hunting business and he feels angry and betrayed that his wife life to him all these years, but his main concern is how he can protect her so he fuels all that anger and uses it to make a sigil and Dean sees this transformation in his father and he's basically thinking that this is how his father got involved in this business. This is how it went down, except 100 times worse, because in reality, John's first exposure to hunting was founded on revenge for his wife, and not her protection.

3. John and Sam. There's nothing I can really say about THAT scene that hasn't been said a thousand times before so I'll just leave it alone before I start openly weeping. JUST! God, Sam. You have so many regrets. And you don't even know if your talk with your father now will even be worth a damn thing (and it isn't, because their memories are wiped), but you just had to try, didn't you? SAMMY!!!

4. Can we take a moment to discuss John as a character alone? The way he talks about "fathers protecting children" makes me think that John knew about Mary's pregnancy and he so much wants to be a good dad before he's even really presented with children and it's JUST SO HEARTBREAKING that he's basically chastising himself for his own future mistakes without even knowing about them. JOHN WINCHESTER, YOU TRIED YOUR BEST. YOU DID. *sobs* Not to mention that fact that he lies about having a job because he doesn't want to worry Mary or disappoint his soon-to-be blossoming family. He has so much pride and stubbornness and it's like a friggin' Greek tragedy that it will be this pride and stubbornness to ruin his relationship to his boys. But ironic that's it's not pride that's HIS OWN downfall and death, but love. Love for Dean. To give up his own life to keep Dean's going and I think he knows that he'd do something like that if he had to, even in 1978, which goes back to his adamant speeches and actions (slicing his own hand wide open, bitches, like a BAMF) about protecting his family.

5. Mary and Sam. You know what I love about Sam meeting Mary, here. It's that he's basically meeting a storybook character. Sam was only 6 months old when his mother died and he doesn't have any memories of her, unlike Dean. Everything he knows about the woman has been told to him by his father (sparingly, I believe. I don't think John would have enough in him to openly talk about his wife too much) and his brother (also sparingly - remember how emotional Dean gets when he mentions to Sam how Mary believed in angels in 2x13/"Houses of the Holy"). Mary is practically a fairytale for Sam. Something intangible, illusive. She is nothing but a string of words put together by his father and brother. Nothing but long blonde hair and a warm smile is a picture or two of her. She's not his mom, not in the traditional sense, not like she was for Dean. But then Sam MEETS her. He honest-to-God meets her for more than a minute (like he did with Mary's ghost in "Home") and he's entranced. He's sooo overcome with emotion (look at his gaping mouth when Mary opens the door), he can't even talk to her because he feels like it's a twisted dream - finally meeting his mother when he's in his late 20s and she's not even technically his mother yet. FEELS.

6. Mary and Dean. Mary and Dean's relationship is just so beautiful because Dean probably has maybe 10 or so memories about her because he was so young, but he remembers enough to know that she meant the world to home. That she was always the one to make him feel better when he was sick or scared or hurt. Dean still looks at his mom like a 4-year-old would and it's so sad when they realize that she was never there to see how her boys turned out. The specificity to Dean's memories is heartwrenching - "Hey Jude" ... can you imagine growing up through the years and your mind going back to moment in your life where life was actually good before it got shot to hell, every time you hear a song? Don't get me started on how much I such wanted to grab Mary and hug her during that scene either. She's basically being told that all of the plans she ever had for her future will not only never come true, but they will be completely subverted!!! She gets out of the hunting business, only for her sons, her innocent little boys that she only ever wanted to keep safe and happy, turn into hunters because of her husband. Because of HER - of what happened to her. It's so unfair.

7. Mary as her own character. Let me just say she and John were literally made for each other, because she is perhaps even MORE of a BAMF that her husband. So she's pregnant, and she still goes toe to toe with an angel like nobody's business. She's so well-rounded as a character - her desires, her abilities, her beliefs, I just love it.

Season 8 - more John and Mary Winchester, okay?! Young or old, don't care. Just want them.

  • In the big revelation scene where Dean and Sam tell Mary they're her sons and urge her to leave John before the future is set in motion, Mary reveals that she can't, because it's "too late" - aka, already pregnant. BUT she's pregnant with Dean. Dean is NOT Lucifer's vessel, Sam is. If she were to have Dean and not have Sam, things should have turned out okay, right? Because Sam wouldn't have been on Azazel's radar so Mary wouldn't have died and no one would've been a hunter. I love how even the writers are like - "well, no, we can't mention that because it's absurd to have Dean without Sam. Impossible. They're a pair. Items sold together, not separately, and that's that!" lol
  • Umm, the Michael and Dean scene was so well-done, but I think that's been talked about enough. I do want to mention how wonderful of a job Jensen does in his interactions with Michael. Dean's clearly hurt and in a helluva lot of pain, but he masks his pain every time Michael looks at him. He only grimaces or lets his pain show through when Michael's turned away from him. He's gotta keep his game-face on. It's subtle, but great. And Matt Cohen does an amazing job as Michael (although I like his John portrayal more, probably just because I like John more as a character).
So this episode rocked my world, for the third time! lol.

If anyone has any fic recs, vid recs, about this ep or the characters surrounding the ep, I'd be very grateful! :D


Now my ramblings are over, I promise. But in anticipation of the new Muse single (that's going to be the song for the 2012 Summer London Olympics, WHAT!) that's coming out today, here's some Muse love:
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10 June 2012 @ 03:40 pm
So these have been sitting on my computer for half of a year now. Yes, really. Six whole months. Thought it was about time I actually posted them. Enjoy!

→ 39 Misfits (S1& S2)
15 Angel
23 The Fall (gifs)
→ 20 Community (S1 & S2)
→ 54 Psych (S1 & S2)
46 Supernatural (6x20, 7x17)
=  197 ICONS

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+NO HOTLINKING, PLEASE! (proper way to use icons = right-click; "save image-as" onto computer; upload)
+If you take something, please let me know and credit me, [info]turquoisetumult, somewhere as its maker.
+Feedback would be greatly appreciated. ENJOY! :D
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18 May 2012 @ 06:05 pm

Title: Blue Veins
Fandom: Thor
Song: Blue LipsArtist: Regina Spektor
Category: character study
Characters/Pairings: Loki (Thor, Odin)
Summary: 'Blue, the most human color.' Loving and loyal Loki, lied to his whole life until the truth and his insecurities got the best of him. A villain's origin story, using only material from THOR.
Length: 3:07
File Size: 135 MB / 66 MB
A/N: I think, like most of this fandom, I fell for Loki's character. I heard this song and I had an instant revelation. I hope you all enjoy watching it as much as I did making it. *Feedback (both positive and constructive) is greatly appreciated by all!
Links: YOUTUBE [HD; recommended] | MEDIAFIRE (135 MB) | MEDIAFIRE (66 MB) | 4SHARED (135 MB)

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