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Welcome
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Friending? Hi! Do drop in to say what brings you here.

As of September '09 I have relocated to Dreamwidth. I'll still be checking my LJ flist and participating in LJ communities, my entries will still show up here, and you can comment on my posts at Dreamwidth using OpenID.

A masterlist of all my fanworks can be found here.

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If you want to get in touch with me for any reason, you can PM me on either LiveJournal or Dreamwidth, or email me at such.heights at gmail dot com.

call for Vidukon premieres about trans characters
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Hi gang,

I'm putting together a trans/genderqueer/nonbinary vidshow for Vidukon this year and would love to hear your suggestions for existing vids, and to see if anyone could be tempted to make a brand new vid for the occasion! The deadline is May 1st, and I'd love anything. A RPF vid about Laverne Cox and Janet Mock and their #girlslikeus work, an angry vid about how shitty Max's storyline in the L Word was, a multifandom vid about awesome genderqueer characters - anything and everything would be fab! Any length, any source - would be delighted by short vidlets as well as full-length vids.

If you have an idea, let me know at such.heights at gmail dot com, and I'd be delighted to chat it over with you.

In the meantime, please rec me stuff - self-recs encouraged. :D


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RIP, Leonard Nimoy. Thank you, so much, for everything. <3



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How not to academically study fanfiction
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So [tumblr.com profile] waldorph has discovered that their fic, along with a lot of others, are assigned reading on a Berkley undergrad syllabus, where part of the assignment includes leaving comments. It's ... not going well.

This is a cache of the syllabus in full (I don't think I spotted any of my rlist there?)

[tumblr.com profile] waldorph writes: So Your Fic is Required Reading: Hahahanope.

As many people have said, studying fandom is one thing, but setting your students loose on unsuspecting fic writers is kind of awful.

eta: as people have pointed out, it's important to note that this is a class run by undergrads who are themselves fans that doesn't has a great deal of supervision outside of that.

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In entirely different 'wtf' news, I would like to write my own post about the experience that was Jupiter Ascending, but in the meantime [personal profile] happydork has written a pretty accurate summary of our evening.


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Festiviiiiids!
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Festivids reveals are live! Thank you SO much to [personal profile] bananainpyjamas, [personal profile] cosmic_llin, [personal profile] vesperregina and that sneaky bastard [personal profile] purplefringe for my wonderful vids. <33333

I made three vids this year! Unsurprisingly, the one the most people guessed was that I made the vid about the indie lesbian film to the indie lesbian song. Who knows why! :D

Signed streaming and download links and now available at the below posts - will also put up on tumblr and whatnot when I get a chance.

The Hardest of Hearts (Maleficent) for [personal profile] anoel
She Keeps Me Warm (Saving Face) for [personal profile] sanguinity
Get Lucky (Singin' in the Rain) for [personal profile] shinyjenni


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Festivids!
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I have been rolling around in wonderful vids for the past few days, it's amazing.

First of all, I must heartily recommend the vids (4! 4 vids! I am spoiled rotten!) made for me:

Let's Get Mischievous (LEGO Marvel Superheroes)
This is so charming and fun. It focuses on the villains from the game, masterminded by Dr Doom, and they are goofy and fabulous. It's beautifully timed to a perfect song choice - pretty sure that 'I'm feeling devious, you're looking glamorous, let's get mischievous, and polyamorous' is my new life motto. If you've always wanted to see Mystique and Dr Doom and Loki and Dr Octopus team up in glorious LEGO format, now's your chance!

Beth Yw'r Haf I Mi (Maleficent)
Oh, my heart. This is really beautiful. I love the range of vids there are for Maleficent this year, from big and bombastic to this quiet, intimate look at Maleficent and Aurora and the parallels between them. <3

The Writer (Not Another Happy Ending)
So Not Another Happy Ending is a Scottish indie film that Karen Gillan did a couple of years ago. It's a fun enough film, but it is a bit marred by two pretty annoying love interests that take up a lot of screentime and are very boring. But! By far the best bit of the film is that as Gillan's character struggles with writing her next novel, she suddenly finds that her heroine has come to life and starting following her around. This vid is about that bit and is amazing. It uses all the loveliness of the Edinburgh setting and Karen Gillan's face to tell a gorgeous slightly fairytale story.

I Could Be (Selfie)
This is a vid about John Cho and Karen Gillan having stupid dorky beautiful faces at each other and is therefore PERFECT. There are also pratfalls and dramatic hair flips and amazing outfits and occasional FEELINGS and I love it to pieces.

Other vids I've enjoyed so far (still have lots to watch!):

Gone Tech (Almost Human) Karl Urban has a hot robot boyfriend
I am what I am and Kinky Neighbours (Batman 1966) - having just rewatched The Dark Knight over the weekend, these two were the most wonderfully kinky, fabulous anecdote.
Dynamite (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) Team feels and comedy hijinx, the perfect B99 vid. :D
Hard Way Home (Cloudburst) This vid about an ageing lesbian couple is funny and sweet and delightful and I must check out the film ASAP.
Silent Fandoms (Festivids) A fascinating, meta look at how and why we vid and our relationships with small fandoms.
Through the Deep, Dark Wood (How to Get Away With Murder) an intense, awesome look at Wes and Annalise.
All I Want (Life of Pi) Beautiful film, beautiful vid.
Shake It Off (Maleficent) Not at all what I was expecting for the collection of vids for this film, and I love it. The editing is really fun with all the zooms and jump cuts, too.
Afterlife (The Middleman) I need to watch this show already, it is known. In the meantime, all aboard the adorable Wendy/Lacey train.
Infinite (The Perks of Being A Wallflower) I haven't seen the film and I loved this vid. It doesn't let up in flow or emotion for over 5 minutes which I find very impressive.
I'll be there for you (Pit Bulls and Parolees) PUPPIES. *ugly crying*
Moves Like Yaweh (Prince of Egypt) Come for the amazing pun in the title, stay for the dynamic cutting of one of my favourite childhood films.
Grow Old With Me (Six Feet Under) Gorgeous ship vid for David and Keith.

I made three vids for this year's round. I don't feel like it's much of a giveaway to say that they're all about people with good faces who love each other. There may be a prize if you can guess all three!


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VID: Get Lucky (Singin' in the Rain)
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Get Lucky
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Singin’ in the Rain
music: Daft Punk
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summary: We’re up all night to get lucky. Cosmo/Don/Kathy.
download: 39MB zipped .avi
notes: made for [personal profile] shinyjenni for Festivids 2014 as a treat. Fun fact: I have watched this film at least three times in the last six months because Housemate K is obsessed with this film. She is also obsessed with this song. So while this truly was a vid that I made for Jenni because I love her and wanted her to have a vid of OT3 joy, it is also for Housemate K, for getting me into their love in the first place.

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VID: She Keeps Me Warm (Saving Face)
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She Keeps Me Warm
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Saving Face (2004)
music: Mary Lambert
content notes: none
summary: This could be good. Wil/Vivian.
download: 33MB zipped .avi
notes: made for [personal profile] sanguinity for Festivids 2014 as a pinch hit. I couldn’t resist when I saw the request - it’s one of my favourite queer films and their faces are just so good. This seems to have been the one most people identified as mine - can’t imagine why! *g*

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Icons: Agent Carter
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9 icons for Agent Carter 1x01 & 1x02 behind the cut.

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VID: The Hardest of Hearts (Maleficent)
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The Hardest of Hearts
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Maleficent
music: Florence + the Machine
content notes: none
summary: Darling heart, I loved you from the start, but you’ll never know what a fool I’ve been.
download: 42MB zipped .avi
notes: made for [personal profile] anoel for Festivids 2014 as my main assignment. I was so delighted to match on this source, and even more so to have the chance to make a vid for a friend! Despite technical difficulties including losing my entire first draft, I’m very pleased with how it turned out. Many thanks to [personal profile] silly_cleo and [personal profile] charloween for the beta! Originally posted here.

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