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13 January 2014 @ 03:34 pm
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Loser by kimberly_a - A light hearted look at Spike's less than heroic moments.

Brave New World by kaydeefalls. "I wanted to try actually telling a horror story (not my usual or preferred genre) -- the Wishverse is pretty horrifying to begin with, but the really scary part to me is that question asked: "How do you know the other world is any better than this?" And is it really?"

Do It Like a Dude by Alassante - Multifandom vid of the ladies having their own face-offs.

Tightrope by frayadjacent. Things are always happening for the Scoobies but there are still moments of fun, triumph and dancing.

The Polka Slayer by milly and bradcpu. Silly fun that manages to cover the whole series.
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 13th, 2014 09:47 pm (UTC)
Great choices - three of these are my favorites for the year. BTW those three (Brave New World, Tightrope and Polka Slayer) were all on petzipellepingo's vid rec list, so it's cool to duplicate recs inadvertently? (I've been freaking out and assuming if someone rec'd something I had to scratch it off my list.)
yourlibrarian: DevilYouKnow: indulging_breckyourlibrarian on January 13th, 2014 10:04 pm (UTC)
Nope, it's fine -- your favorite stuff is your favorite stuff! There are some works that have been recced a dozen times, both during their creation year and in Classic Recs for years after.

Although clearly there is still a lot of fanwork being done in the Buffyverse, I suspect that there are generally fewer vids made, especially years after its end.
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 13th, 2014 10:28 pm (UTC)
Oh cool, thanks for letting me know! Not that my misunderstanding was an entirely bad thing - it forced me to find other things to add to the list. But one less thing to worry about is one less thing to worry about! *lol*

Re: vids, a lot of the best were made years ago but some of my favorites were 2011-2012, quite a few of them actually. And a lot of the 2012 vids I didn't know about until 2013...and so on. I had no idea that fray_adjacent12 made vids until this year, and I'd never heard of Afterthebattle until this past spring.

I think I mentioned on the other thread that Brave New World made me cry and NO vid has ever managed that.
baudown: pic#111143280baudown on January 13th, 2014 11:45 pm (UTC)
The link for Loser takes me to her site, but when you click on the vids, it says "video does not exist." Any suggestions? I'd love to see it.
yourlibrarian: ScoobyXmasTop5-eyesthatslayyourlibrarian on January 13th, 2014 11:56 pm (UTC)
Darn! I hadn't realized the videos weren't streaming anymore. I'll drop her a note.
Dragon's Phoenix: Francine angeldragonyphoenix on January 14th, 2014 12:34 am (UTC)
I'm not a huge fan of vids, but I really liked Brave New World. That was brilliant!
yourlibrarian: ScoobyXmasTop5-eyesthatslayyourlibrarian on January 14th, 2014 12:38 am (UTC)
Yes, it's the sort of vid we don't see all that often.
red_satin_dollred_satin_doll on January 14th, 2014 02:40 am (UTC)
It's really a meta-vid rather than "just" an episode tribute - and it frankly blew my mind. I pride myself on making connections across the series and the Wish is one of my favorite eps but I'd never thought to look at how much the entire series is paralleled or reversed in that one ep.

I think it's harder to find meta-vids - I'd include this one with My Medea, Bachelorette, No Longer Feels Like Home, Origins, etc.
baudown: pic#111143280baudown on January 14th, 2014 03:37 am (UTC)
Wow. Brave New World is amazing.
yourlibrarian: ScoobyXmasTop5-eyesthatslayyourlibrarian on January 14th, 2014 05:28 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's the sort of vid it would be great to see more often, especially since most characters have multiple ship and character vids out there already.
Naomi: Chlark Vessal super kissfrelling_tralk on January 14th, 2014 12:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recs!
yourlibrarian: ScoobyXmasTop5-eyesthatslayyourlibrarian on January 14th, 2014 05:27 pm (UTC)
Hope you enjoy :)
Shapinglightshapinglight on January 14th, 2014 05:24 pm (UTC)
I love that last one especially. So funny.
yourlibrarian: ScoobyXmasTop5-eyesthatslayyourlibrarian on January 14th, 2014 05:28 pm (UTC)
It is!