02 January 2014 @ 05:55 pm
Top 5 Favorite 2013 "not-fics"  
FANVIDS:
Tightrope by fray-adjacent12 - Boy, the movement and the rhythm of this vid! So amazing!
Born To Kill by thedothatgirl - Such an intense Faith vid! Love the B&W style and the explosive ending!
Final Hour (10th CHOSEN anniversary) by narvinek - OMG, I keep rewatching this new version and I keep comparing it to the old one and, yes, they're pretty different, the focus here is more tightly on Buffy but I really can't choose which one I like best... *_*

META:
Spike in ats s5 by coalitiongirl - This post makes such an interesting point about Spike!
Why We Fight: An Essay on Truth and Purpose by lynnenne - This meta made me really re-valuate the episode "Why We Fight"! ♥
 
 
 
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dancing till the world ends: spangel: i took that dive for youlynnenne on January 2nd, 2014 05:44 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you for the rec. I'm glad you enjoyed that meta.
endeni: Timebombendeni on January 2nd, 2014 05:54 pm (UTC)
OMG, before reading it I really thought that WWF was the worse episode of the 5th season (what with that submarine nonsense and the bonus scene of Wes, Fred and Gunn making their token appearence on those chairs and all) but your meta totally changed(/blew) my mind! Thank you so much for sharing it!
dancing till the world ends: lawson: gimme a missionlynnenne on January 2nd, 2014 05:58 pm (UTC)
It's actually - not the sign of a great episode if you need a primer to figure it out? :D BUT. It made total sense to me when I first watched it, so I figured I would share my sense-making with the world. Because I'm old and know stuff that the young people may not know.

Also, I checked out your profile and I see that you're also into Avengers/SHIELD fandom, so I'm friending you. Hope that's ok.
endeni: Timebombendeni on January 2nd, 2014 06:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, more than welcome! Friending you back! ;)
It's actually - not the sign of a great episode if you need a primer to figure it out? :D - LOL, either that or it's some kind of high-brow literature... :D
petzipellepingo: buffyversetop5 spike by eyesthatslaypetzipellepingo on January 2nd, 2014 06:06 pm (UTC)
Your first video is flocked.

Those are excellent meta works, thanks for posting them.
endeni: Timebombendeni on January 2nd, 2014 06:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks for noticing! All solved now, links goes to fray_adjacent12's DW mirror!
red_satin_doll: Showtime Buffy CUred_satin_doll on January 2nd, 2014 06:40 pm (UTC)
Ack! I was going to add fray's vid to my own list - I snooze I lose!

I always love rec lists that are "non fix" rec lists, and I've never seen one that "mixes it up" so creatively like you have here; except for fray's vid all of this material is new to me!

ETA: Buffy-centric vids are my crack cocaine anyway but I just watched narvinek's vid and - DAMN! I'm ranking that right up there with Afterthebattle's tribute video as an all-time favorites. Just superb.

Edited at 2014-01-02 06:45 pm (UTC)
endeni: Timebombendeni on January 2nd, 2014 06:48 pm (UTC)
LOL, I had a similar reaction earlier when I saw that the meta "Buffy Rewatch: Relationships" by Foz Meadows had already been recced... :D I guess we're all a pretty like-minded bunch.. :D
Yay, so glad I recced things you didn't know of yet! :)

Edited at 2014-01-02 06:49 pm (UTC)
red_satin_doll: Lesbian Vampire Seal of Approvalred_satin_doll on January 2nd, 2014 06:54 pm (UTC)
Part of why I love the BT5 - this round so far in particular (and the Sunnydale Herald) is that it contradicts the "this fandom is dead!" proclamations I read now and again. HELL NO - I've been in this fandom less than two years and it's alive and kicking (ass); it's just scattered across the internet and I have to make a real effort to find it and get out of my little LJ cocoon. There's a world of creativity and discussion out there for a show that went off the air ten years ago.
endeni: Terence Hillendeni on January 2nd, 2014 07:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, I really love this comm too that same reason, every Halloween and new year it's always such a treat!
endeni: Timebombendeni on January 2nd, 2014 08:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, and Final Hour is totally among my favorite Buffy-centric vids! Together with Buffy Epic Trailer by MytubePr0ductions, Crawling in my skin by xTeenageWastelandx, No Longer Feels Like Home by SpuffyProductions and the classic masterpieces Polaroid Millenium by Gwyneth Rhys, Five on the Dime by Shati and Suburbia by dualbunny.

Edited at 2014-01-02 08:30 pm (UTC)
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 3rd, 2014 09:32 pm (UTC)
No Longer Feels Like Home and Suburbia are two of my all-time favorites, the rest are new to me so THANK YOU! (No Longer Feels Like Home was one of the first two fanvids in this fandom I saw, along with obsessive24's "Bachelorette".)

I noticed that the first one, the epic trailer, is posted by someone else on their own YouTube, which seems weird to me; it's not the same thing as posting a link to the original source.
endeni: Timebombendeni on January 4th, 2014 01:06 am (UTC)
Oh, I looove Bachelorette to tiny pieces! And I'm always so happy to be able to rec new things! :)
About the link... sadly the original vid got taken down by youtube, so it's this link or nothing...

Edited at 2014-01-04 01:07 am (UTC)
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 6th, 2014 05:54 pm (UTC)
I looove Bachelorette to tiny pieces!

That vid is "the gold standard" for Buffyverse meta fanvids for me; I wish Obsessive would do more in this 'verse.

sadly the original vid got taken down by youtube, so it's this link or nothing...

At least someone preserved it.

red_satin_doll: Get it Donered_satin_doll on January 7th, 2014 12:06 am (UTC)
BTW - Crawling in My Skin is fantastic (thanks for the link!) Gwenyth's vids I could see but couldn't hear the audio, and Shati's wouldn't play on my Mac at all. *pouts*
endeni: Timebombendeni on January 7th, 2014 08:53 am (UTC)
Oh, I have Windows and I watch them all fine. Possibly it's a Mac problem? Or maybe it's the program you're using? BTW, I use VLC, which opens practically everything, and there's a MAC version too. ;)
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 7th, 2014 07:33 pm (UTC)
You're probably right that it's a mac problem. (And ironically with the new super-duper state of the art operating system there are vids I can't watch now that I was able to on my '08 Mac.) I have downloaded VLC so I'll try using that instead thanks for the suggestion.
endeni: Timebombendeni on January 7th, 2014 10:27 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! :)
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 7th, 2014 08:08 pm (UTC)
Yay, so glad I recced things you didn't know of yet! :)

I don't recall from last year (because my memory is horrible) but nearly every post this time around is filled with things and artists I've never heard of. Its easy to get very insular in one's "own" corner of fandom.
yourlibrarian: DevilYouKnow: indulging_breckyourlibrarian on January 2nd, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
Interesting thoughts about Spike's lack of arc in AtS S5 and the contrast between the two shows.
endeni: Terence Hillendeni on January 2nd, 2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, totally! *nods*
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 3rd, 2014 09:34 pm (UTC)
I just read coalitiongirl's meta - and it packs a lot of complexity into a very short space, which I love.
endeni: Timebombendeni on January 4th, 2014 01:16 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, and there's another example of not being able to link to the original source, with tumblr being the way it is and all... :D
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 4th, 2014 02:26 am (UTC)
I enjoy finding bits of things on tumblr now and again and ZERO interest in having an account. I don't get the point of it - it consists entirely of reblogging and liking? I want to have CONVERSATIONS with people, that's why I got into this fandom, to talk about the show.

Maybe I've just got an old brain, but tumblr and twitter make no sense to me.
endeni: Terence Hillendeni on January 4th, 2014 11:14 am (UTC)
LOL, then I have an old brain too, 'cause I'm totally with you about twitter (no really, what's the point?) and tumblr irritates me to no end, such a terribly counterintuitive platform...
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 4th, 2014 11:36 pm (UTC)
I'm totally with you about twitter (no really, what's the point?) and tumblr irritates me to no end, such a terribly counterintuitive platform...

NAIL, HEAD.

Maybe I shouldn't say "old brain", maybe it's just a difference in how one's brain functions or - IDK. Smidge has apparently mastered the art of tweeting this past year, but if you've ever watched her in interviews she's like a stand-up comedian, constantly talking, rapid-fire (her husband apparently calls her "hyper". Heh.) So maybe it just suits her brain.

I just stare at tweets and wonder "Who are you talking to?" What are you referring to here? And if we can't have a substantive conversation what the hell is the point? Ugh.
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on January 3rd, 2014 07:43 pm (UTC)
That third vid is wonderful -both versions.
endeni: Timebombendeni on January 4th, 2014 01:16 am (UTC)
Yay, glad you enjoyed them! :)
Kiki May: Buffy bluekikimay on January 3rd, 2014 11:42 pm (UTC)
The vids are beautiful! I have to read the metas.
endeni: Timebombendeni on January 4th, 2014 01:17 am (UTC)
Yay, so glad you liked them! Hope you enjoy the metas too! :)
thedothatgirl: faith enemiesthedothatgirl on January 4th, 2014 05:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the rec - much appreciated :)
endeni: Timebombendeni on January 4th, 2014 08:05 pm (UTC)
Yay, no problem! ;)
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