elisi: (Yes (River) by eatingthepeach)
Fox on the Run by [profile] jetpack_mokey

Summary: Who are you and when are you who you are?

Am too busy flailing to say much. Just go watch ALLLLLL the Doctor/River. ♥
elisi: (Buffy - Best Show Ever by touristrgirl)
This started out as a short list for [livejournal.com profile] joking, and then grew to the point where I thought - OK, I'll just make a proper post. This is not a comprehensive list, and I'm *sure* I've forgotten plenty, but these are the ones that I fell in love with, and kept.

The way I've done it to rec vidders, linking to their sites/tags/whatever, and then pointing out which vids are my personal favourites - hoping that you'll check out all the rest too, since tastes invariably vary! :)

Cut for length )
elisi: (Buffy - Best Show Ever by touristrgirl)
This started out as a short list for [livejournal.com profile] joking, and then grew to the point where I thought - OK, I'll just make a proper post. This is not a comprehensive list, and I'm *sure* I've forgotten plenty, but these are the ones that I fell in love with, and kept.

The way I've done it to rec vidders, linking to their sites/tags/whatever, and then pointing out which vids are my personal favourites - hoping that you'll check out all the rest too, since tastes invariably vary! :)

Cut for length )
elisi: (Not Fade Away by amavel_bel.)
I miss my show!!!!! Just watched a wonderful, wonderful vid (based around NFA and with an instrumental track, which works so, so well), that made me ache inside for what we lost. [livejournal.com profile] yourlibrarian has it uploaded here (She doesn't know who made it btw...).

But I miss my show. I think I need to get out my DVDs tonight.

(I was going to write something comepletely different, but there you go...)
elisi: (Not Fade Away by amavel_bel.)
I miss my show!!!!! Just watched a wonderful, wonderful vid (based around NFA and with an instrumental track, which works so, so well), that made me ache inside for what we lost. [livejournal.com profile] yourlibrarian has it uploaded here (She doesn't know who made it btw...).

But I miss my show. I think I need to get out my DVDs tonight.

(I was going to write something comepletely different, but there you go...)
elisi: (Writing is hard! by missmurchison)
Sooo, I put my name down in The Great Write Meme (page 3). If I'm missing it's because I'm sat under a table biting my nails.

But to distract you, I bring you recs!

[livejournal.com profile] stir_of_echoes has made a gorgeous and heartbreaking Spuffy vid.

And if you're feeling in a silly mood, check out Poofy the Vampire Slayer. (Anthony Head on Graham Norton, hilarious!)
elisi: (Writing is hard! by missmurchison)
Sooo, I put my name down in The Great Write Meme (page 3). If I'm missing it's because I'm sat under a table biting my nails.

But to distract you, I bring you recs!

[livejournal.com profile] stir_of_echoes has made a gorgeous and heartbreaking Spuffy vid.

And if you're feeling in a silly mood, check out Poofy the Vampire Slayer. (Anthony Head on Graham Norton, hilarious!)
elisi: (LOL by killmebecomeme)
Ok this? Is one of the funniest things *ever* - and DB is a total dork! ::loves DB:: Oh - it's a blooper reel.

ETA: I should probably say that I found the link in [livejournal.com profile] crackers4jenn's LJ!
elisi: (LOL by killmebecomeme)
Ok this? Is one of the funniest things *ever* - and DB is a total dork! ::loves DB:: Oh - it's a blooper reel.

ETA: I should probably say that I found the link in [livejournal.com profile] crackers4jenn's LJ!
elisi: (PuppetAngel by the_royal_anna.)
First wishing a Very Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] bearfacedcheek!!
I hope you get spoiled rotten! :)

And a big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] mgal for the utterly adorable card!

Lastly I want to wish my whole flist a

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::smooches::

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] the_royal_anna made a marvellous Doctor Who vid, which can be found here. Nine/Rose - go on, you know you want to! ;)
elisi: (PuppetAngel by the_royal_anna.)
First wishing a Very Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] bearfacedcheek!!
I hope you get spoiled rotten! :)

And a big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] mgal for the utterly adorable card!

Lastly I want to wish my whole flist a

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::smooches::

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] the_royal_anna made a marvellous Doctor Who vid, which can be found here. Nine/Rose - go on, you know you want to! ;)
elisi: (Slayer by seal3dwithakiss)
Everyone should watch this vid:

Haunted by Astarte.

Originally rec'd by [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup (when a vidder recs a vid, it's good to pay attention...) I downloaded out of curiosity. And OMG!!!1!!11!!!! I am *so* in awe of this vid! It's almost like a fic, in that it builds an AU where Spike and Cordelia are connected... oh, I don't know how to describe it, just go watch. It is so well made that it left me literally slack-jawed the first time - and still does now after many viewings. The cutting is so incredibly well done, that you'd swear they were in the same room! If you only watch one vid this year, let this be the one!

And then I had a couple of thoughts about Buffy, Doctor Who and Firefly. Very short. Not spoilery. )
elisi: (Slayer by seal3dwithakiss)
Everyone should watch this vid:

Haunted by Astarte.

Originally rec'd by [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup (when a vidder recs a vid, it's good to pay attention...) I downloaded out of curiosity. And OMG!!!1!!11!!!! I am *so* in awe of this vid! It's almost like a fic, in that it builds an AU where Spike and Cordelia are connected... oh, I don't know how to describe it, just go watch. It is so well made that it left me literally slack-jawed the first time - and still does now after many viewings. The cutting is so incredibly well done, that you'd swear they were in the same room! If you only watch one vid this year, let this be the one!

And then I had a couple of thoughts about Buffy, Doctor Who and Firefly. Very short. Not spoilery. )
elisi: (Mal and Inara by amylala)
[livejournal.com profile] curiouswombat tagged me for the 5 songs meme, saying that I had interesting tastes in music (that's what comes from sending someone 'The Elk Polka'). ;)

Anyway, at first I didn't really know what to choose, since I don't tend to listen to song 'by themselves' - I'll just put an album on and listen to the whole thing. But then I realised that I've been listening to a lot of songs from vids lately, so I'm going to do a sort of combined meme and pimp!

List five songs that you are currently digging... it doesn't matter what genre they are from, whether they have words, or even if they're any good but they must be songs you're really enjoying right now. Post these instructions, the artists, and the five songs in your blog. Then tag five other people to see what they're listening to.

1. 'Red Oyster Cult' by Guster. Great song and an excellent Willow vid by [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup about Willow's 'seduction' by magic (and Rack).

2. 'Exile' by Enya. I'm not usually one for Enya, but this is a truly gorgeous song. This one also by [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup - a Firefly Mal/Inara vid. Beautiful and heartbreaking.

3. 'Superstar' by Tegan and Sara. Fascinating song, that's utterly, utterly perfect for [livejournal.com profile] heres_luck's incredible Faith vid. Go watch it now!

4. 'Being Nobody' by Richard X Vs Liberty X . I have a thing for pure pop, and this song presses all my buttons. Also a good Spuffy vid by Cybermintz.

5. 'Blood of me' by Heather Nova. A rather odd song that it took me a while to like, but now I love it. Gorgeous S6 Spuffy vid by [livejournal.com profile] heres_luck.

Not sure who to tag - I think most of my flist has done this meme by now. So anyone who wants to!
elisi: (Mal and Inara by amylala)
[livejournal.com profile] curiouswombat tagged me for the 5 songs meme, saying that I had interesting tastes in music (that's what comes from sending someone 'The Elk Polka'). ;)

Anyway, at first I didn't really know what to choose, since I don't tend to listen to song 'by themselves' - I'll just put an album on and listen to the whole thing. But then I realised that I've been listening to a lot of songs from vids lately, so I'm going to do a sort of combined meme and pimp!

List five songs that you are currently digging... it doesn't matter what genre they are from, whether they have words, or even if they're any good but they must be songs you're really enjoying right now. Post these instructions, the artists, and the five songs in your blog. Then tag five other people to see what they're listening to.

1. 'Red Oyster Cult' by Guster. Great song and an excellent Willow vid by [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup about Willow's 'seduction' by magic (and Rack).

2. 'Exile' by Enya. I'm not usually one for Enya, but this is a truly gorgeous song. This one also by [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup - a Firefly Mal/Inara vid. Beautiful and heartbreaking.

3. 'Superstar' by Tegan and Sara. Fascinating song, that's utterly, utterly perfect for [livejournal.com profile] heres_luck's incredible Faith vid. Go watch it now!

4. 'Being Nobody' by Richard X Vs Liberty X . I have a thing for pure pop, and this song presses all my buttons. Also a good Spuffy vid by Cybermintz.

5. 'Blood of me' by Heather Nova. A rather odd song that it took me a while to like, but now I love it. Gorgeous S6 Spuffy vid by [livejournal.com profile] heres_luck.

Not sure who to tag - I think most of my flist has done this meme by now. So anyone who wants to!
elisi: (Spuffy fire by beneathgulmissy)
Well, I promised [livejournal.com profile] spikefan to make a vid-rec post, so here it is. Not particularly long or anything, but then I'm fairly new to this whole vidding business. Also I *try* not to spend too much time on fandom stuff, since RL is getting more demanding at the moment, but hopefully this list will be enough for now:

Vid recs )
elisi: (Spuffy fire by beneathgulmissy)
Well, I promised [livejournal.com profile] spikefan to make a vid-rec post, so here it is. Not particularly long or anything, but then I'm fairly new to this whole vidding business. Also I *try* not to spend too much time on fandom stuff, since RL is getting more demanding at the moment, but hopefully this list will be enough for now:

Vid recs )
elisi: (Friends by kathyh.)
It seems like a great deal of my flist is not feeling very happy at the moment, so since I can't actually show up on the doorstep with ice cream and a bottle of wine, I thought I'd rec a few things that have cheered me up lately:

Vids:
[livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup has just made one of the most wonderful vids ever. The song is 'La Resistance' from 'South Park, The Movie', so make sure no one young, impressionable or easily offended is close by when you watch. Quite simply a gem of hilarity!

I always thought that Aqua's 'Barbie Girl' would be the perfect vidding song for BuffyBot. Thankfully, so did Cybermintz who has made the silliest and sweetest BuffyBot vid you could imagine. Along with numerous others of course, both serious and funny. The funniest (and most 'sacreligious') would be The Song Of The Count... it will forever warp how you view Sesame Street! Very naughty, but SO much fun! :)

A review:
This is from sadgeezer.com which I found ages ago. There are 'reviews' of the first 4 episodes of S7, but the Beneath You is by far the best. It's like having a slightly mental friend retell the whole episode, with little asides, and it's very good and very funny. Also it made me love the Sluggoth Demon, which is no mean feat!

I hope some of this will cheer people up a bit... enjoy! :)
elisi: (Friends by kathyh.)
It seems like a great deal of my flist is not feeling very happy at the moment, so since I can't actually show up on the doorstep with ice cream and a bottle of wine, I thought I'd rec a few things that have cheered me up lately:

Vids:
[livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup has just made one of the most wonderful vids ever. The song is 'La Resistance' from 'South Park, The Movie', so make sure no one young, impressionable or easily offended is close by when you watch. Quite simply a gem of hilarity!

I always thought that Aqua's 'Barbie Girl' would be the perfect vidding song for BuffyBot. Thankfully, so did Cybermintz who has made the silliest and sweetest BuffyBot vid you could imagine. Along with numerous others of course, both serious and funny. The funniest (and most 'sacreligious') would be The Song Of The Count... it will forever warp how you view Sesame Street! Very naughty, but SO much fun! :)

A review:
This is from sadgeezer.com which I found ages ago. There are 'reviews' of the first 4 episodes of S7, but the Beneath You is by far the best. It's like having a slightly mental friend retell the whole episode, with little asides, and it's very good and very funny. Also it made me love the Sluggoth Demon, which is no mean feat!

I hope some of this will cheer people up a bit... enjoy! :)
elisi: (Smile Fan by buttersideup)
First a thank you to all you lovely people who read my essay and left such clever and thoughtful responses. I actually thought of another parallel/opposite, which is possibly ridiculously obvious, but it never occurred to me before: In both ‘The Gift’ and ‘Chosen’ Buffy does a great running leap. In ‘The Gift’ she jumps into the portal and death, in ‘Chosen’ she jumps onto the bus and rides towards life. It just struck me as neat.

But the actual purpose of this post was to point out a parallel between ‘Graduation Day Pt. 2’ and ‘Chosen’. [livejournal.com profile] aycheb managed to sum up beautifully the similarities between the final battle plans in both episodes (Read it here), but having thought about it, the aftermath is very similar too:

There has been a big battle, with quite a heavy loss of life (a good few students must have died, apart from just Harmony and Larry), but the Scoobies seem quite unconcerned with this, and I think these words of Buffy’s explain why:

Buffy (tiredly):  "I haven't processed everything yet.  (with a small laugh)  My brain isn't really functioning on the higher levels.  (takes a deep breath)  It's pretty much: fire bad; tree pretty."

Fire bad, tree pretty. When someone has been through something that exhausting (emotionally and physically), I think it’s only natural if a part of the brain shuts down, and you just sit back and avoid dealing with all the implications straight away.

Here’s the very last scene of ‘Graduation’, which I think is in many ways very similar to the last scene of 'Chosen':

Cut to Willow sitting on a stone bench in front of the school, Xander sitting beside her on the ground and Oz standing behind her.  Cordelia come walking up to them.
Cordelia:  "Well, that's the most fun you can have without having any fun."
Willow smiling:  "How about the part where we kicked some demon ass.  (Oz strokes her hair from behind)  I didn't hate that."
Xander:  "Hear, hear!"
Buffy come walking up:  "You guys want to take off?  I think we've done pretty much all we can."
Cordelia raises her eyebrows and nods:  "I'm for it."
Willow looks up at Buffy:  "Are you okay?"
Buffy nods and says in a small voice:  "Yeah I'm okay. - I could use a little sleep though."
Willow nods and agrees emphatically:  "Yeah."
Buffy sits down on the bench next to her:  "If someone could just wake me when it's time to go to college, that'd be great."  Willow smiles at her.
Oz his hands in his pockets:  "Guys take a moment to deal with this: - we survived."  Xander nods.
Buffy:  "It was a hell of a battle!"
Oz:  "Not the battle (Cordy looks at him) high school."
They all look quietly at the school and listen to the crickets chirping.
Oz:  "We're taking a moment  (Willow and Buffy get up from the bench.  Oz looks at Cordy)  and we're done."
Xander get up and walks off next to Cordelia:  "Well, School's done."
Oz puts an arm around Willow as they all walk off together.  Xander:  "It's sss Cool!"
Willow:  "Why do demons even come here any more?  I mean, don't they know?"
Camera pans down to show a maroon Sunnydale High 99 yearbook with the words 'The Future Is Ours' on it.


About the joking, [livejournal.com profile] asta77 put it wonderfully in her comment:

“As for the end of 'Chosen', I never got upset over the joking. People react to grief differently and between the rush of adrenaline, the relief of surviving, and not having any time to absorb what had just happened, they tried to establish a sense of normalcy by falling into predictable behaviour patterns. And the smile? That was all for Spike and his sacrifice in giving her her life. :)”

ETA: Just thought of this, which I found rather fitting. From 'Forever':

DAWN: Mom ... died, and it's like you don't even care.
BUFFY: Of course I care. How can you even think that?
DAWN: How can I not? You haven't even cried. You've just been running around like it's been some big chore or something. Cleaning up after Mom's mess.
Buffy slaps Dawn across the face. Dawn yelps and puts her hand to her cheek. Buffy puts her hand over her mouth in horror.
BUFFY: Dawn ... I've been ... working. I've been busy, because I have to-
DAWN: No! You've been avoiding me.
BUFFY: I'm not! ... I have to do these things, 'cause ... 'cause when I stop, then she's really gone.



I’ll end with a rec and a prezzie:

[livejournal.com profile] buttersideup made a lovely ‘Smile Fan’ icon that is very sharable indeed. If you like it, please snag!

Finally, I want to tell you to go watch [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup’s vid Moving On, based entirely on ‘Chosen’. It’s is the most perfect matching of song and subject, especially the lines:

Make the best with what you’re given
This ain’t dying, this is living!

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