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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.

Vid recs

Jan. 12th, 2013 01:41 pm
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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.

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.


Feb. 8th, 2011 08:44 pm
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I hate the new Gawker layout. I checked Jezebel and io9 daily and like to drop in at Lifehacker from time to time and now they're all off my list. Maybe I'll get used to it, but right now it is the opposite of what I dropped by those sites to do - skim.

Also, it is *freezing*. -1 F.

Almost forgot! New vid. Battlestar Galactica, Wretches and Kings by jarrow.

It's a blood pumping look at the laboring classes and disparities in BSG. The visual hook is a radio and the music begins with a voice over that seems to be broadcast to the fleet. It's a hip hop/consciousness raising beat.

I stopped watching BSG in the 3rd season and don't regret it and I doubt I'll ever watch the end. But there was some amazing stuff among the dross and vids are a great way of getting to that. So go see the gold Jarrow found.


Feb. 2nd, 2011 03:23 pm
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Aren't there any vids focusing on Dumbledore? Are people waiting until after DHII? I'd love to see an exploration of his story.

Vid recs

Jan. 9th, 2011 10:50 pm
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HP Unforgivable by Keely
It's a slow start, but give it a minute and let yourself be pulled in. I tend to be impatient and want an immediate musical high like Fever or something by the Black Eyed Peas. But the build is completely worth it. It's the brutality of the world, casual and passed back and forth from one person to another. It's Luna and her ability to be open and loving even so.

HP Death Eaters are on the Road to Awe by JMor27
It's on youtube but I couldn't find an LJ or DW page to comment on. It's an amazing casting of the young DE's and the Black sisters and just stuns you with the stupidity and vicious hate that led them down a hole they can't get out of and the helpless, fear, and regret that is ruining their lives forever after. Again, give yourself a little time to get into it. It pays off.
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Experiencing an HP resurgence and a renewed interest in vids, I've been listening/watching

repeatedly. It's James/Lily and Remus/Sirius in their late teens early twenties using shots from other films the actors have done (recasting James/Lily) and it's just as bitter and sweet as their story calls for.


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