Dear Festividder

Overview: I'm pretty open musically! There's music that I've never been able to get into at all (very scream-y music, stuff without a strong melody) but as long as the song fits the vid, that's the priority. In terms of vids, I hate dialogue in vids, and I get migraines, so strobing/very quick flashing lights are maybe something to be avoided, but other than that, there are no strong dislikes. I do tend to prefer serious vids over humorous ones, but my definition of "serious" is pretty broad, and I've definitely seen humorous vids I've liked, so again, whatever works for the vid. Mostly, what I want out of a vid is to feel something, or to see canon in a new light.

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VID: Nothing Else Compares (The Magicians)

Title: Nothing Else Compares
Fandom: The Magicians
Music: "Clocks" (cover), by 2Cellos, feat. Lang Lang
Summary: Magic giveth, and magic taketh away.
Warnings: Violence, blood, minor character death.
Notes: I originally posted this on AO3 and YouTube a couple weeks after the season 4 finale (though it DOES NOT contain any content from the finale), and now I'm in the process of putting all of my vids on DW as well.

Comment at AO3 | Watch on YouTube | View on Tumblr

VID: Find Some Daylight (Schitt's Creek)

Title: Find Some Daylight
Fandom: Schitt's Creek
Relationship: David and Stevie (platonic)
Music: "Risk" by Metric
Summary: Just because you're not in love, doesn't mean it's not a love story.
Warnings: None.
Notes: I originally uploaded this to YouTube and AO3 the day after the season 5 finale, and now I'm in the process of putting all of my vids on DW as well.

Comment at AO3 | Watch on YouTube | View on Tumblr
wowie harry potter

With apologies to the people on my flist who don't care about these books.

“The books you loved when you were in fourth grade and read them to tatters, you’ll never love another book like that.”
Daniel Handler, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events

Harry Potter was such a large part of my life for so long that I don’t even know what it’s given me. Apart from a few things—one very close friend, a moral compass in one moment of dire need, and a detailed knowledge of how to make a cloak out of a bedsheet—it’s really impossible for me to pick out the things that Harry Potter gave me from the things that I would have had anyway.

Maybe if I had picked up the books for the first time when I was eighteen, I could tell you, without bias, whether they were well-written or not, what their strengths and weaknesses were. But I can’t. For good or for ill, I loved them and love them still. They’re a part of me.

So thank you, Harry Potter. Thank you, J.K. Rowling. Thank you, fandom. Thank you, Sugar Quill, SQ87, and Arya. I like who I am. Thank you for the parts of me that you gave me.
hg and a rocket ship

To save all our lives you have to envision the fiery crash

So, I'm in the Philadelphia airport, where I've just had my second cancelled flight of the day. Plus, on the landing of the flight from Kansas City, there was awful turbulence and the plane had to circle around three times, and when we landed, all of the passengers applauded because everyone was just a little afraid they were going to die.

Then our flight to Pittsburgh was delayed, so we didn't miss it, except then it just...never came. Nobody really seemed to know why. So then we went to a later flight to Pittsburgh, except that then the first officer went missing, so they had to cancel that as well. So now we're maybe getting another flight, or maybe they're giving us a hotel room.

On the bright side: I may get to miss my statistics exam tomorrow morning.

(This post probably sounds more bitter than it actually is. There's nothing life-or-death waiting for me in Pittsburgh, so I honestly think this is all kind of fun. *g*)

EDIT: Oh, yeah, forgot to mention. Having met my niece, I can confirm that she is, in fact, the best niece in the world. Despite being teeny-tiny and lacking speech or fine motor control.
wowie harry potter

I'm an aunt again!

My sister-in-law had her baby! A girl, 6 lbs. 11 oz., three weeks early. Born on April Fool's Day. She and her mother are both doing well.

She doesn't have a name yet, but last I heard they were thinking seriously about calling her Sadie.

(I got the call in the grocery store. I might have freaked out the other customers with my squealing.)