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Oct. 22nd, 2018 | 08:57 pm

October 2018

Dear Festividder,

Thanks so much for participating in Festivids! Here are some shows and movies that have stolen my heart.


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 and I re-watched it this past summer and it was still just as hilarious as I remembered it. I'd love a vid highlighting some of the silliness and craziness of the show. Seasons 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 rather enjoyed Sally/Patrick as a ship. (What?! They grew on me!) Song choice is up to the vidder!

2. Dead Like Me - I can never 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 piece. The tone can either be serious or humorous, since DLM does both so well. Basically anything but a shipper George/Mason vid (sorry, I shipped Mason/Daisy.)

3. Clue - This is such a funny movie. I haven't seen it in years, but I bet a Clue vid would send me on the hunt for the DVD. :)

4. Humans - Probably the vid I'd want most out of all on this list!!!!!!!! Admittedly, I only started watching Humans because I was itching to see more Colin Morgan after I watched Merlin, but I got sooo hooked. I love ALL the characters, especially the Elsters (seriously, Mia, Max, Niska, Leo, and even Karen are all amazing!). An ensemble vid would be greatly appreciated. (And if you MUST go down the shipping vid route, then my preferred ship is Leotilda.) 

5. The Living and the Dead - Such a short series, but chock-full of wonderful things. Nathan's guilt over Gabriel is probably my favorite part of the show and I also love how Nathan/Charlotte were portrayed. Or... whatever you can manage from a 6-episode show. ;) 

6. I Medici | Masters of Florence - Cosimo/Contessina ♥ Those two!!! Contessina, in particular, is a stunning character full of strength and forgiveness. That woman is a saint. I don't know when Netflix is set to release Season 2 (I believe it's going to air in Italy very soon though, even though I'll personally hold out for Netflix), but feel free to include S2 footage since I adore both Bradley James and Daniel Sharman to bits.

7. The Princess Bride - Such a cute and endearing movie. Anything will do! ♥

8. The World's End - I didn't much care for this 3rd installment of the Cornetto trilogy until I re-watched it a couple of times and realized its utter ingenious and gravity amidst the rampant humor. That said, I'd love a Gary King character study but this movie does parallels so well that something dealing with its humor in that way would also be welcomed.

Thank you so much, Festividder! Looking forward to the vid! :)
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Wanderer's Words | Gwaine Fic {Merlin}

Oct. 21st, 2018 | 11:05 am

Title: Wanderer's Words
Rating: PG
Characters: Gwaine, Merlin
Genre: character study, friendship
Word Count: 1,130
Summary: {The thing with Gwaine is nobody believes a word he says.} At various points of Series 3, Gwaine reflects on his growing friendships, particularly with Merlin, and what that means for his lifestyle.
Author’s Notes: Loosely written for tumblr’s MerlinMemoryMonth prompt “favorite companionship/bonding moment.” Not gonna lie, this fic is kind of all over the place, but I just really love and miss Gwaine! I hope I did him justice.

 

 

The thing with Gwaine is nobody believes a word he says.

No one thinks him intentionally malicious or deceitful; simply too playful for his own good.

To innkeepers, he’s a scalawag that tells falsehoods to entertain the crowd and gain more drink. To women: a shameless philanderer, hoping to garner a dame’s attention and skirt with pretty but empty promises.  Most nights, he is so inebriated (reveling in the freedom of the ale, amber and saccharine) that every admission is interpreted as nothing more than a drunken jest and half-truth.

In reality, Gwaine is the most honest man he knows. Honestly.

So when Merlin’s arm is snug around his back, dragging Gwaine past the stairs and into the safety of a cushioned bed (however lumpy it may be), and he announces that Merlin’s the best friend he’s ever had, Gwaine is being utterly sincere.

 

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compartmentalization (Merlin & Gwen FIC)

Sep. 10th, 2018 | 05:56 pm

Title: compartmentalization
Rating: PG
Characters: Merlin, Gwen
Genre: friendships, hurt/comfort
Word Count: 2,612
Summary: {Gwen
half-chuckles and whispers so quietly that Merlin has to strain to hear it, “I can’t believe he kept it.”} Months after Arthur’s death, Merlin and Gwen clean through his old chambers.
Author’s Notes: Written for tumblr’s MerlinMemoryMonth prompt which shows an image of a stack of suitcases.

 

“You never do things the easy way, do you, Merlin?”

The door is only half open, but already he sees her from behind, bottom on the floor, her left arm taut, hand open flat on the ground. Her blue skirts create a circumference of at least five feet around her and Merlin thinks she’s been there awhile.

“How did you kn-?”

“I heard the water in the bucket sloshing around,” Gwen says as if it were the most obvious thing in the world; he peeks down at the full bucket of water, now calm in his clutch. He shoves his way fully inside the room he knows as well as his own and sets the bucket down before approaching Gwen, her body still turned from him.

“Honestly, if you insist on keeping these chambers clean, I don’t know why you don’t just do it with a wave of your hand. Magic is legal now, you know. And you are in the process of receiving a big promotion.”

 “I know. And I know I have you to thank for that,” Merlin sighs, his hand lightly gripping Gwen’s shoulder for support as he slowly positions himself on the floor beside her, cringing as his knees crack. It’s been half a year since Arthur left them, and in those six months, there are days Merlin feels he’s aged sixty years. He thinks sometimes that Arthur’s high maintenance kept him young and on his toes.

Gwen glances at his hand smoothing out the fabric of her dress and instinctively places her own hand on his, warm and welcoming.

“I suppose I wash up the ordinary way for the same reason you have been sitting here on a freezing, stone floor, doing something that you could just ask a servant to do,” Merlin points out, mentally noting the various pieces of luggage, some opened and stuffed, some still waiting shut on the side. Laid atop of one bag is a slightly discolored white letter, with Arthur’s name sprawled across it in Gwen’s dainty penmanship.

“And if it’s the truth you’re after, I also do it because it helps me feel close to him.” (The feeling lasts a split second, but he swears he experiences the splashing on his chest, smells the stink of the filthy pail, hears the hollow knock of Arthur’s knuckles against the wooden bucket. He shakes, and for a moment, thinks he’ll look like a wet dog to Gwen, but it only comes off as a tremor.)

 

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THOR & LOKI | start over (again)

Jun. 17th, 2018 | 01:52 pm


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Title: start over (again)
Fandom: Thor (2011), The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok, The Avengers: Infinity War
Song: Exogenesis Symphony Part III - Redemption | Artist: Muse
Category: character/relationship study/tribute
Characters/Pairings: Thor & Loki
Length: ~3:19
Summary: "this time we'll get it right..." --- AKA, a brotherhood is mended.
A/N i: SPOILERS for INFINITY WAR, if you have not yet seen it!
A/N ii: Sorry for the pitch change. It's an attempt to keep the vid on Youtube. The vid with the unaltered version of the song can be found on Mediafire and 4shared.
A/N iii: Thanks so much to CINTHIA for being my beta and giving this a look over!

Links: VIMEO (REMASTERED)  | MEDIAFIRE (REMASTERED) | 4SHARED (REMASTERED) | TUMBLR REBLOG (REMASTERED) | YOUTUBE (ORIGINAL)

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something just like this | Merlin Series Tribute

Mar. 24th, 2018 | 09:39 pm
mood: distresseddistressed
music: Barns Courtney - Fire

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Title: something just like this
Fandom: BBC's Merlin
Song: Something Just Like This | Artist: The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay
Category: series tribute
Characters/Pairings: ensemble
Length: ~2:17
Summary: Legendary or ordinary, this is the story we love and the one that will stay with us.
A/N: Made for MerlinMemoryMonth on Tumblr. Prompt Day 8 | Path I - “The story we have been a part of will live long in the minds of men” (The Diamond of the Day II, 5.13)
Links: YOUTUBE | MEDIAFIRE | 4SHARED | TUMBLR REBLOG


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FIC: color(blind) {Uther Pendragon + Family}

Mar. 10th, 2018 | 02:40 pm
music: Ed Sheeran - Make it Rain

Title: (color)blind

Rating: PG

Characters: Uther, Morgana (Arthur, Leon)

Genre: family, general

Word Count: 1,367

Summary: “People have called Uther blind to the truth, but he’s never thought so.” In early S4, Uther reflects upon his children’s eye colors and all it says about them.

Author’s Notes: Written for tumblr’s MerlinMemoryMonth prompt “gold or green.”

 

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People (long since cast out or killed for their treasonous actions) have called Uther blind to the truth, but he’s never thought so. In fact, he thinks he sees with more acuity and specificity than most. (They say the devil’s in the details, after all.)

Uther sees.

The way his wife’s once petite and lithe body lay in gentle repose on the small boat, padded with lilies of the valley and common bluebells, is engraved into his memory. Every part of her seems taut; her skin stretches over bones, her lips are sealed tight. Except for her eyes. Uther thinks she might open her eyes and smile at him once more, up until the moment the fires consume her forever.

Three full moons pass before Uther works up the courage and strength to nestle his son into his arms. He sees Ygraine’s cobalt eyes stare back up at him every time he approaches baby Arthur. It shocks him so much the first time that for an instant he feels his limbs turn limp, the only thing aiding him in recovering control of his body is the instinct to hold his only son safely against his chest.

 

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So Sad, So Lonely | Mason (Dead Like Me) Fanvid

Feb. 3rd, 2018 | 05:43 pm



Title: So Sad, So Lonely
Fandom: Dead Like Me
Song: So Sad, So Lonely | Artist: Matchbox 20
Category: character study
Characters/Pairings: Mason
Length: ~3:07
Summary:

"I don't want nobody
Nobody don't want me
I'm so sad, so lonely
And I'm always landing on my feet"

Meet Mason: a degenerate, pathetic, and overall, hot mess, of a grim reaper. (And we can't help but love him for it!)
A/N: Made for Festivids '17-'18.

Links: YOUTUBE | MEDIAFIRE | 4SHARED | TUMBLR REBLOG

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Feb. 3rd, 2018 | 05:23 pm



Title: Run Girl Run
Fandom: Inglourious Basterds
Song: Run Boy Run | Artist: Woodkid
Category: character study
Characters/Pairings: Shoshanna Dreyfus
Length: ~1:26
Summary: "Running is a victory." → Shoshanna may have had to run, but it doesn't stop her from getting her revenge.
A/N: Made for Festivids '17-'18.

Links: YOUTUBE | MEDIAFIRE | 4SHARED | TUMBLR REBLOG

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Dec. 16th, 2017 | 10:55 am

I’m desperately in need of a beta to look over my Festivids (and tell me how to fix my mess.) 

I can give you info about the film I vidded through private messages … you never know when big brother festivids recipient is watching.

ETA: the vid is about 1:30 minutes. Very short! :)

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Dear Festividder,

Oct. 28th, 2017 | 06:17 pm

I'm not overly particular, so chances are I will thoroughly enjoy whatever is given me. But if you want some guidance:

Dead Like Me: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this show. I first watched it in my late teens and I resonated so much with George's character. Mason was quite possibly the best character I had ever witnessed (still is pretty high up that, truth be told.) That said, I dislike Mason/George as a romantic ship and support Mason/Daisy (I know it's a rarity!). Frankly, though, an all-cast ensemble OR a character vid would be preferable for this show. :)

The Living and The Dead: Just watched this show a few months ago and, although it had a slow start, the ending really drew me in. Anything that focuses on Nathan and Gabriel or Nathan and Charlotte would be lovely.

American Gods: I just started watching this show - only 2 eps in - but given Bryan Fuller has had a hand in making this, anything focusing on the aesthetics and deeper poignancy of the scenes/overall theme would probably be a good horse to bet on.

Timeless: I love the trio. Anything focusing on Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus would be great. Bond of friendship, that kind of thing.

Inglourious Basterds: Character driven stuff! So many good ones to choose from, in particular, Col. Landa and Shosanna.

Princess Bride: Humor! Action! Feel-good video, please!

Robin Hood: Men in Tights: (see Princess Bride request! :D)

What We Do in the Shadows: It's probably very hard to capture the dry humor of this movie, but it is so very quirky so if you can manage a humorous vid, that'd be so great!

Thanks so much in advance! Happy vidding!! ♥

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