Jan. 12th, 2013

Vid recs

Jan. 12th, 2013 01:41 pm
selfindulgentbitch: lanning (Default)
Hmm, I think this is working out to one post a year....

Harry Potter "You Are Not Alone in This" by Hanna

She also did the Marchin' On vid that I believe the whole world has seen. The title explains it all: Harry isn't alone in this. Pretty song and touching vid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4nOZ2PsrnE


Harry Potter "Hoping Machine" by Eunice
I watched this vid several times, thinking I didn't like it. The song didn't seem to work for me, but I'd put it in my top 5 now. The song is too upbeat to be passionately melancholy and too downbeat to pick me up. In a way, that's HP all over. No matter how bad it is, it's never a wallow in sorrow. But listen to the lyrics and let their great suitability for the HP verse take over. Eunice also did some of my all time favorite vids for China Beach, Mother Mary. http://fan-eunice.com/
selfindulgentbitch: lanning (Default)
The Avengers "The War Was in Color" by Settiai

The best vids are when it seems like the song *must* have been written just for this source. The Boy Was a Puppet in HP fandom or this song for Captain America. It's about the past without the sepia tone of nostalgia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDgHT-5SdAw
selfindulgentbitch: (the end)
I picked up earlier works in Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan saga when Baen was giving them away. I liked it well enough and bought Cordelia's Honor for background.

It started out strong, but I was disappointed by the end. Cordelia is a cipher to me and possibly a stupid one. Why did she love him? Did she have any thoughts whatsoever about her status on Barrayar? Did she like being valued only as a gestator? Feel any desire to improve the lot of women in general? Culture shock? Boredom? Did she miss her mom? Hate her mom?

And why would a 33 yr old woman be concerned about being "too old" for kids? Especially when they gestate kids in containers? The world just felt very poorly thought out and it has that claustrophobic feel of bad romances where the characters have no feelings outside of that one relationship and everything else is subordinate. And yet her love for him is based on what? Their common hobbies?

But it was my first book of the new year. 2013 = 1 so far

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