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Feb. 12th, 2014 01:24 am
aruan: (Iron Man - hello Tony)
...were upon us more than two weeks ago. I only got through about 70% of them before reveals went live, but I did watch them all! And oh, so many amazing vids. Here are my top 20. )

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Oct. 8th, 2013 08:04 pm
aruan: (Sherlock - all these things I've done)
The New Year | greywash (Sherlock/Lestrade)

Also known as fizzygins on Tumblr, where she is often hilarious and sometimes gives teasing glimpses of more Good Morrow to come, she's probably my favorite author in Sherlock fandom. Her stories leave me breathless (and not just because her sentences tend to go until she runs out of breath writing them, I suspect.) The writing style isn't for everyone. Take the warnings seriously. But it's genuinely the best story in this pairing.

I don't remember what got me into Sherlock/Lestrade a couple months ago - it probably has to do with Sherlock's time as an addict, before he formalized his detective work. And he is all of those messy things in this story, sneaking into labs to do his work, pushing everyone to the edge because he's unable to channel his arrogance. But this is Lestrade's story, and instead of the usual guilt trips about Sherlock's age or trying to clean him up, it's selfish, agonizingly emotional and so, so plausible.

And now it's back to Game 4 of Rays vs. Red Sox. Keep yesterday's momentum going and make this a real series, boys.
aruan: (Iron Man - hello Tony)
Sneaking this in just under the wire before reveals are posted (for the first year ever I've watched them ALL! Unemployment has its perks?) because I love the anonymous comment period, when everyone's vids get watched without any brand names attached. [ETA: Reveals are live, names added!]

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes - Your Disco Needs You | [personal profile] thingswithwings
Proof that I don't eat a steady diet of angst. Awesome and fun!

Batman: Under the Red Hood - This Night | [profile] dragonchic
As if this franchise needed more tragedy. AND YET.

Brideshead Revisited - Mowgli's Road | [personal profile] obsessive24
Beautiful, indolent, conflicted, just like its source.

Cabin in the Woods - Feel Good Inc. | [personal profile] jetpack_monkey
Got horror? Make a comedy!

Carrie (1976) - Love on Top | [personal profile] sweetestdrain
What we've got here, I think, is a Very Special Episode of what happens when you bully. Personally, it's the best PSA I've ever seen.

Channing Tatum - Wild One | [personal profile] sisabet
You can't fault his lust for life. Or his ass-shaking. Man has skillz.

The City of Lost Children - Miette Pour La Vie | [personal profile] franzeska
A surreal romp through the imagination, set to accordion music.

Colombiana - Not Afraid | [personal profile] cupidsbow
I love me some stylized violence.

Dead Poets Society - Measuring Cups | [personal profile] isagel
Gorgeous, funny and so very, very sad.

Good Will Hunting - Diamonds | [personal profile] rhoboat
Lovely character study.

The Hollow Crown - Somewhere a Clock Is Ticking | [personal profile] obsessive24
I'm always in awe when a vidder makes her audience understand what's happening without any prior knowledge of the source. But more than that, there is some seriously deft storytelling going on here, even if it begins and ends with Tom Hiddleston dead on a slab of marble.

Hook - Tonight, Tonight | [personal profile] bradcpu
Loved the vidder switching between characters for each of the "believe in me as I believe in you" choruses.

A League of Their Own - Va Va Voom and Revolution | [personal profile] rhoboat and [personal profile] trelkez
Grrl power!

Mad Men - Smoke and Mirrors | [personal profile] obsessive24
A show I've somehow managed to not see a single episode of, but I want to now to properly appreciate this vid. Woah.

Maru - Living in a Box | Little Heaven
One cat's love affair with folded cardboard.

Mayhem (Allstate) - Mayhem Is Coming | sabaceanbabe
An amazing montage of hands-down my favorite insurance ad campaign.

Persuasion - Sway | [personal profile] trelkez
Goddamn it, Jane Austen. I'll just be in the corner with a box of tissues and hugging all my feels tight so they don't burst through my chest.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights - Amusements in Tights | Heather
I thought I couldn't love this movie any more, and then this video came along and I very nearly gave myself a hernia from laughing so hard. It's PERF.

Sense&Sensibility - Rondo | [personal profile] heresluck
Period drama set to Mozart = unexpectedly fun!

Shaun of the Dead - Under Pressure | [personal profile] meddow
He was having a bad week even before the zombies arrived.

Teen Wolf - OMG | [personal profile] trelkez
Two words: goober montage.

Wolverine and the X-Men - Wars | [profile] dragonchic
Geez, when did cartoons get this bleak?

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