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03 January 2014 @ 03:49 pm
5 More Favorite Buffyverse Fanvids (Pt 2)  
Alphabetically by vidders' names. I'm listing the music tracks here because even the most accomplished vidders often fail to do so.*

"Red" by Afterthebattle - (Buffy/Spike) Spike POV S5-7. "Losing her is blue like I've never known/ Missing her is dark grey all alone..."  Set to Tyler Ward's down-tempo 2012 cover of Taylor Swift's "Red" from his 3-song CD Covers From the Road.

[More goodies for your viewing pleasure...]"Light 'em Up" by Afterthebattle -  (btvs, gen) A "vidlet" that packs an incredible emotional wallop in just 1:23 minutes.  Set to Fall Out Boy's "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light 'em Up)".

"He's Not My Boyfriend [Humor]" by Afterthebattle - (Buffy/Spike, S4 -6) Reminder: Every once in a blue moon I actually do come across a funny fanvid in this 'verse I enjoy. It's not that I am all about the angst or I lack a sense of humor *ahem*; it's that drama is hard and tragedy is harder, but comedy is damn near impossible to get right. Song: "Hey Na Na" by Katie Herzig.

"O' Death" by Jana (Kayenaatic) - (Buffy) a "high lonesome" Buffy character study on par with  "Suburbia" by dualbunny , "Deeds That Have Made Me" and "Under Stars" by fray_adjacent12. The haunting title song by Jen Titus is perfect for Buffy but feels timeless: the slow beat of a funeral dirge. BTW - I didn't have to look up the song credits in this case because Jana listed them at the end of the video. Can we get a MAJOR ROUND OF APPLAUSE for this?

"Who Are You, Really?" by xxIrisHaloxx - (Faith, Buffy) Episodic of "Who Are You", one of my all-time favorite episodes. Focusing entirely on Faith in Buffy's body, the beginning has a fun, kicky feel with playful editing of the "making faces" scene in front of the bathroom mirror; and then slowly becomes something darker as Faith's growing discomfort within her stolen skin becomes unbearable. Title track by Mikky Eiko. (Credit goes to blackie_da_minx for rec'ing it on her LJ.)

* I looked them up on ITunes as needed. You're welcome.
velvetwhip: Angelus/Willow by Spikesredqueenvelvetwhip on January 3rd, 2014 08:59 pm (UTC)
Cool! I shall look at these!

If you checked out my most recent Fandom Snowflake post, you might have noticed I included a vidder.

red_satin_doll: Lesbian Vampire Seal of Approvalred_satin_doll on January 3rd, 2014 09:20 pm (UTC)
OMG, I love spikesredqueen's icons but I don't think I've seen their vids? Thank you for this! This is exactly the sort of thing I mean about this fandom - there's so much there there (or so much there here or..I'll stop mangling Gertrude Stein now.)

I'm feeling a little pouty about the snowflake meme because so many people are doing it and I want to participate but haven't been able to. :(
velvetwhip: Bedroomvelvetwhip on January 3rd, 2014 09:28 pm (UTC)
Her videos are absolutely fantabulous! I promise you will not be disappointed!

It's okay. Hey, maybe next year!

red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 4th, 2014 02:23 am (UTC)
Hey, maybe next year!

Either that or cheat and just do the ones I like totally at random. (Let's get real, I couldn't do a 30-day meme to save my blessed soul.)
Butterfly: [Doctor Who] Amy and Rorysnogged on January 3rd, 2014 11:12 pm (UTC)
Just finished watching "Light Em Up." That's so awesome!
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 4th, 2014 12:51 am (UTC)
I had to chose between that and AtB's "Bleeding Out" but Light 'em Up is just packs such a punch in a such a short time; I think more vids could stand to be shorter. Some of my favorite vids are barely two minutes.
yourlibrarian: DevilYouKnow: indulging_breckyourlibrarian on January 3rd, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
Just watched Who Are You Really? Great song choice and a well done look at Faith's transition in that episode.
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 4th, 2014 12:54 am (UTC)
I found that just a day or two ago, it's really awesome. I LOVE that episode so any fanworks about it have to be really good to impress me, and this one is. I think the silly light beginning helped because I thought that was going to be the tone of the entire thing and then it went darker, like the episode itself.

BTW I'm not seeing any tags on this post?
yourlibrarian: DevilYouKnow: indulging_breckyourlibrarian on January 4th, 2014 01:31 am (UTC)
They should be up now -- I was having a little trouble getting some stuff to go through.
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 4th, 2014 02:17 am (UTC)
Excellent, thank you!

Kiki May: Buffy bluekikimay on January 3rd, 2014 11:33 pm (UTC)
Such beautiful vids! I've watched almost all of them and they are gorgeous.
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 4th, 2014 02:18 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're enjoying them sweetie - they're addictive aren't they?
Kiki May: Eleventh - time warpkikimay on January 4th, 2014 04:56 pm (UTC)
A LOT. I'm actually really slow on Buffyverse these days because of RL and my FEELS (yes, like that) for the Eleventh Doctor: I'm rewatching all the episodes and crying. But, yes, beautiful vids.
LiveJournal: pingback_botlivejournal on January 4th, 2014 05:24 am (UTC)
Friday January 3, 2014
User audela referenced to your post from Friday January 3, 2014 saying: [...] Spike/Xander. Mature. [Images & videos] Vid: 5 More Favorite Buffyverse Fanvids (Pt 2) [...]
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on January 4th, 2014 06:33 pm (UTC)
Wonderful vids. I especially like Light 'Em Up.
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 4th, 2014 11:23 pm (UTC)
Afterthebattle does amazing work - I actually had to leave off one or two to make room for other people!