themadpoker: (riding off into the sunset)
like all the boys before gwen; gwen/lancelot (main); gwen/all the boys before [merlin, arthur, gwaine] This vid is GORGEOUS. ♥_♥ I've watched it ten times today. I am probably going to watch it again the minute I click post. If you know of any good Gwen/Lancelot fic I am very much in the mood to read it right now.

And while you're here watch this vid on the supernatural ladies of The Vampire Diaries.

It's possible I've spent the last hour basically alternating between watching these two vids. Possible.
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I had such great hopes for this post! It was going to be a list of like 20 awesome Susan things and I would explain why they were awesome and it would all be wonderful. That did not happen.

I tried, guys, I really tried! I bookmarked like forty Narnia fic to read so I could go through them all to find all the Susan-centric gems. Unfortunately I have the attention span of a hyperactive cat and have spent the past six months bouncing from fandom to fandom and occasionally looking at this post guiltily. Today I came to the conclusion that I will never finish this post to my satisfaction so I may as well post it now.

This post is dedicated to [ profile] hmsharmony who is awesome and gets how lovely Susan is and how much her narrative totally screwed her over. Still side-eyeing you C. S. Lewis.

No more dreaming like a girl so in love with the wrong world )

Augh, this is so shooort. =( One day I will return to this and add all the fic that I meant to read and rec. One day.


Nov. 24th, 2010 11:04 am
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I am nearly through the weeks from hell! I just have to write my English research essay today and hand it in tomorrow and I can finally take a breather. And then start studying for exams because the universe thinks it's hilarious to schedule things so I have them all in the same week (December 7-10). In the interests of giving everyone else a taste of my procrastination fodder I am going to link to some awesome things.

1) [ profile] prozacpark's Katherine vid Cheap and Evil Girl is an excellent three minute demonstration of why Katherine Petrova has managed to edge her way into Favourite Character Status this season.

2) Relatives & Relativity - Doctor Who/Sense & Sensibility crossover where Nine meets the Dashwood sisters. Go ahead, it's cool, I'll still be here when you get back.


Not my favourite Bollywood picturization but they are dancing on a moving train. Respect.

4) meloukhia's Glee critiques are basically perfect.

5) I deal with not being able to see the Harry Potter movie by reading every review I can find. [ profile] anythingbutgrey does some awesome meta with regards to the movie's use of Holocaust imagery.


This vid made me add Que Sera Sera to my To Watch list. The angst will be delicious. 8)

7) Assimilation

Mai's father argues to the Firelord that the Water Tribesmen can be educated and made into proper sorts of people. So Azulon sees he gets a boy to prove this on.

8) I prefer this translation of Sea of Shadows to the Tokyopop one.


AHAHAHAHAHA. "Goddamn it CUT!"

10) Stephanie Brown summarizes 70 years of DC history. This is adorable.


Oct. 12th, 2010 01:56 pm
themadpoker: (=D)

And now I don't need to see The Social Network. Awesome. =D

Vid Rec

Sep. 26th, 2010 01:06 am
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Watched this vid. I think I like Jet now? 0_o I guess I should not be surprised, clearly Avatar is the show where I am destined to like every single character.

Hey, anyone want to rec me Ursa fic? =D I am being careful about where I go in Avatar fandom because I do not want to be spoiled for season 3 revelations.
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Backseat Merlin, 3.01 and 3.02 vid, on the breakdown of the OT4. This vid makes me so sad. All those missed connections and opportunities -- [ profile] such_heights does a great job of bringing in past clips to heighten each relationship. They should have been forever. =(

not your Rosalie Hale TVD, Caroline gen. This is what I want for Caroline Forbes on the show. I want her to be okay and adapt to being a vampire and know that being dead is not a death sentence. And I love every one of her interactions here. And how it really goes into every single thing the show skimmed over over with Caroline -- her relationship with Bonnie, the fact that Elena and Bonnie didn't tell her anything. And I like that she remembers Vicki.

All the Broken Pieces of the World Fit Together Jellicoe Road, Jude/Fitz, Jude/The Fucked-up Four. Haha, man are any of you going to read this? Have any of you even read Jellicoe Road? Because if you haven't I am recommending it right now. Don't read the fic first, it's kind of spoilery by implication. Besides, it works alot better if you know the source. That said this was such an excellent surprise to find! When I read Jellicoe Road I loved Fitz and Webb and Narnie and Tate and Jude and how much they loved each other and this fic totally gets that, how anything between two of them is really about all five.
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I haven’t posted about the whole Burn a Quran Day fiasco because to be honest, I don’t really want to think about it. I’ve already talked to people about it offline, I don’t particularly feel like having to do the same on lj. This youtube video expresses my feelings pretty well though.

themadpoker: (don't wanna get out of bed)

=DDDDDD I haven't even watched past episode five of Legend of the Seeker and yet this gives me great joy. Also it's possible I'm going to be spamming you this morning with wonderful things? IT'S OKAY WHO DOESN'T WANT TO SEE KAHLAN BE ALL ADORABLE AND ASK WHAT SHE WAS WEARING AND ALSO CARA'S AMAZING FACES.



Aug. 28th, 2010 10:57 pm
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Oh my God, this is my new favourite music video. I love everything about it. If it was a show I would watch it every week and read fic and mainline fanvids while waiting for season 2.

I love the LOOK she gives him in the car. Like oh my God I love my boyfriend but he is like ninjabait or something what with all the constant kidnappings. Seriously? How is this my life.

And how he sort of smiles at her after each rescue like umm sorry I know, what can I do? The ninjas, they keep coming.

I wish I wrote fic just so I could request this fandom for Yuletide next year.
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Two recs today: one old and one new!

Between the Bars This vid is from last year. I downloaded it then and I still sometimes get the urge to rewatch it so I figured I might as well rec. This is one where the lyrics just fit so PERFECTLY you have to wonder if someone wasn't thinking about the Arthurian legend when they wrote it. My favourite part of the vid's got to be this.

The people you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
Or that push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still

I love the way she cuts to footage of other incarnations of the Arthur legend (the people you've been before) and the idea of Merlin pushing them down. It really gives a sense of history to the legend. And while the song choice is brilliant this is one of the vids where you can watch it on mute (I just did, my mom's asleep) and the story is still clear to you. It reminds me a little of [ profile] obsessive24's Red with the hint of tragedy lurking around the edges -- the story's happened before and it'll happen again. Definitely give it a shot, it's one of my top vids.

Watershed And this is the one that's brand new! Fandom's produced quite a few Morgana vids, most of them brilliant. They do tend to use alot of the same footage though, probably because in season 2 especially there isn't that much Morgana footage to use. This still manages to feel fresh to me though. It's a vid that benefits from rewatching, I've seen it a few times and I still don't think I've caught everything it's trying to say. I particularly like the section tying Morgana in with the other magical women of Camelot. I think this is my favourite vid to come out of Vividcon this year.
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Oh my God guys. I try to remember the days when I didn't watch vids obsessively and I just didn't GET the fuss about vids.

My life was so empty and I never knew. =(((((

In other words watch Make Something Good. It's a Gwen-centric vid on Camelot's most epic kingdom building OT3. I don't even know how to rec this because it is so so BEAUTIFUL I don't even have words so please just believe me on it okay? Also it has the most gorgeous instrumental sequence. I'm pretty sure all of you have seen it already but if I bring this vid to just one new person's attention I will have done a good deed today.
themadpoker: (riding off into the sunset)

I just keep watching this over and over. It's like a concentrated shot of HI ZEINEB YOU REALLY LOVE THIS CAST A HELL OF A LOT, YOU SHOULD GO FIND ALL THE HAPPY FIC.

When will season 3 start again? Because I think it should be TOMORROW.
themadpoker: (hugs)
I can't remember if I've recced this before but this is not the sort of vid that can be recced too often!

Lullaby For a Stormy Night I just keep watching this over and over and it never loses its magic for me. Especially the part from Once even I was a little child/ And I was afraid -- it gets me EVERY SINGLE TIME. Oh Eleven how so amazing? How so able to evoke such an emotional response from me when even Ten's epic angsting regenerating "I don't want to go' couldn't? (Well that's probably why really, that scene and Doomsday just veered too much into emotional manipulation territory for them to hit me. I mean Rose pounding on the wall! Ten's angstface! I knew I was SUPPOSED to be devastated but I am just contrary that way I guess). [ profile] hmsharmony, this is one of the vids I was telling you I really want you to check out once you've finished the season. Don't look at it now, it's full of spoilers.

<3333 Have I mentioned how fifth season Who is the season of my HEART? Because it is you know.

[ profile] metatardis: Also I love this comm immensely, the piece on Eleven as the "Unearthly Child" is my favourite meta since the Doctor Who-Neverending Story comparison I keep reccing.
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The Doctor Who finale airs today! I am full of anticipation and would quite like the clock to run a bit faster now. But since that seems unlikely to happen and I am not in possession of a TARDIS I am need of something to do while waiting for the episode. I COULD study for my exam Tuesday but that would be so out of character for me I would be frightened and begin to wonder if I've been secretly been replaced with an Auton. So instead you are all getting an Amy Pond rec post!

Eleven Amy Pond centric recs under the cut. Also some bonus meta on this season of Doctor Who. )

This was a really good timewaster! Especially considering I could not resist the urge to reread and watch everything I just recced. =) The stuff here is just my favourites, for more Amy Pond check out her character tag on my del.ici.ous.
themadpoker: (hugs)
Okay I keep watching this video and you all should too.

Ugh I love it so much. I feel like tiny Amelia Pond looking at something new and wonderful. Basically this video is my feelings about this season of Doctor Who, summed up to song. ♥♥♥
themadpoker: (=D)

Yeah so NOW I really want to watch Legend. xD Apparently the key to my heart is vidding a kdrama to Brittany Spears? WHO KNEW.

On the book front: I finished the romance from yesterday. Our Hero acknowledged that the real heroine is in fact a whole lot better than fantasy! He just took his time because real people are harder than dreams and he was afraid (surprise!). At one point he provided her with a pound of iron to keep in her reinforced purse which she used to beat her uncle about the head until he was unconscious while attempting to rescue her aunt. It was my favourite part of the book. <3333 True love helps you prepare to beat down your abusers.

Second favourite bit: when the Hero reveals to his brother that he is not actually an idiot as he has been pretending to be for the last twelve years ever since his riding accident and his brother punches him the face because what a jerk move to pull God, he spent like twelve years mourning the person his brother used to be NEXT TIME BE LESS FAILY VERE. Probably it says something that my favourite scenes both involved some level of violence being inflicted on people who kind of deserved it. I don't know what though. o:)
themadpoker: (feeling anime)

THANKS ALOT [ profile] thatdayismine NOW I CAN'T STOP PLAYING THIS.

Also I have been caught up in a storm of shoujo love and have decided that YES I AM TOTALLY REREADING VAMPIRE KNIGHT AGAIN FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. Blame Arina Tanemura and her ability to showcase everything that is amazing about shoujo at all times.
themadpoker: (back in black and white)

Ahhh, so 90s. *_* I'm having nostalgia flashbacks to the days when I was a wee!madpoker and didn't really get this whole music I hadn't made up myself business (I used to make up songs all the time. Like when I was vacuuming. Let me tell you there was some brilliant angsting going on about the necessity of chores there 8D) and my cousin Hanae sat me down and forced me to watch The Hit List and I was like 'nooo boring give me back my cartoons DDDDD=' and slowly was converted to the power of singing groups and dancing. HOW FAR WE HAVE COME.


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