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09 February 2014 @ 05:46 am
What Sharp Teeth You Have
Vidder: [personal profile] affablyevil
Fandom: Hanna (2011)
Music: 2-1 by Imogen Heap
Warnings: Violence, possibly epilepsy warning.
Summary: Once upon a time, there was a wolf.

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13 January 2014 @ 07:12 am
Wrecking Ball
Vidder: [personal profile] affablyevil
Fandom: Avengers Movieverse / Iron Man
Warnings: Violence, explosions, destruction of property.
Summary: He's the mechanic.

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30 January 2013 @ 08:25 am
Batman Begins Teaser
Vidder: [personal profile] affablyevil
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Warnings: Violence, over-identification with Batman.
Summary: Derek Hale is werewolf Batman.

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music: Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na... BATMAN
28 November 2011 @ 05:36 pm
A Conviction of Angels
Vidder: affablyevil
Fandom: Supernatural
Warnings: Some visual spoilers up through season six. Violence, character death. Possible epilepsy warning.
Summary: "This isn't the first planetary enema we've delivered." When Zachariah traps Sam and Dean in an alternate universe where they are not themselves, they seek help from an old friend they haven't met yet.

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The Life and Death of Amy Pond has been on playlist Möbius repeat, because it still breaks my heart and dazzles me with equal measure.

Sometime last night it occurred to me why I've been so disappointed lately with Supernatural's episodes and it's because of the recent trend of utilizing cases as device rather than serving them deconstruction or origin stories.
"Maybe. Evolution is about mutation, right? So, maybe this thing was born human but was different. Hideous and hated. Until he learned to become someone else." —Shifter!Dean, 1x06 "Skin"

Cases without context unfortunately fail to really engage my attention, because I'm in it for the metaphor narrated via CGI. Or even less than that, I'm not picky. Because Supernatural has always tried to flavor its monsters differently, tried to do new things with the metaphor to connect it with human experiences — through tragedy and trauma primarily. But after building an interiority like: the monster within, pedophiles, domestic abuse, years-dead secrets, being a POW, and so forth, well, just defeating the monster becomes not enough anymore.

Fringe's "monsters" trend towards "people who do insane things that cause unintended havoc for specific reasons," while Supernatural's has been more about how the monsters are connected to specific aspects of ourselves, magnified or distorted. I want to see how it, as a monster embodied, relates to other things in the mundane world — how it mirrors it, or subverts it, or how it feeds into the larger narrative, or how it changes the characters we are lensing through. Barring that, I want the monsters to have stories of their own — which is exactly why Gabriel worked so well for me.*

If you can recontextualize human problems into an internalized fantastic, then I will easily forgive a budget that doesn't deliver as dazzling a spectacle as I was hoping for — but in the absence of both, well. Character-wise as well, I've been feeling more off-balance and disconnected than I ever have, and it's been oddly disquieting not having that touchstone.

This has been a bit of a downer post. I still love the characters and spend a disproportionate time thinking about this show and all its little odds and ends, and even if I haven't been connecting to it the way I've used to I'll continue to watch with optimism for when I do again. I'm looking forward to this week's with a lot of glee, despite the miles of words above, so. :)

* Granted, sometimes the metaphor can go off the obnoxious deep end and/or is the Buffy episode "Beer Bad."
music: For Real - Okkervil River
I hacked my program file on Saturday so that I'd be able to use Final Cut again, and since then I've been in the midst of working frantically to recontextualize narratives and try not to freak out overly much. However while my enthusiasm for it on Saturday probably helped power the entire coast, I got far enough into it that I started running into ideological balance issues and narrative congruity and unfortunately now I have to access my brain and make sure I'm saying what I definitely want to say. Too bad the ending of S5 is extremely frustrating in delivering a lot of the stuff I wanted delivered. But that's okay, because screw you I will take the text and run with it.

That being said, barring any fits of creative rage I have most of the structure worked out and the dramatis personae are all making their appearances, most of the music marked off and a general theme going on.

When the waveforms aren't cooperating or I don't quite have the right set of frames for a clip, at least I have Castiel's stupid mug to stare at. While he's staring back. Creeper.
mood: busy
music: Good Times Gonna Come - Aqualung

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"Destiny can't be changed, Dean."

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mood: exhausted