[x] Alchemy without Moles -: Is there anyone in SPN fandom or Vidding fandom who hasn't yet downloaded Melymbrosia's new (first!) vid, Low Red Moon? Because holy cow, it's gorgeous. Also spooky and smart and creative, just like Mely's other fanwork. This is Ruby and Sam and Sam-and-Ruby, and what Ruby sees in Sam, where Sam is coming from and where he might be going. No S4 footage, btw. Seriously, this may be the most beautiful SPN vid I've ever seen. Go watch it, now!
[x] with my freeze ray i will stop the world - drive by rec: Rodney's Despair by chayiana. Music: Gravity of Love by Enigma. SGA. I spoiled myself a bit by watching this video there were lots of scenes in here I haven't seen indeed, but watching the vid as a whole, I really didn't mind as much as I thought I would. I think the editing in this was wonderful and enhanced the song in a way that really gives you chills. I also really loved seeing a Rodney character study that showed a lot of different aspects to the character. I admit that so far I've viewed him as only the super-genius scientist who has his bitchy streaks - even if they are cute ones. I enjoyed that this vid went way beyond that side of Rodney and really highlighted the more angsty parts of him - his love for his team, what he'd give for them and what they'd do for him in return. A really touching vid and beautifully edited. Go watch!
[x] with my freeze ray i will stop the world - holy crap awesome vid rec: low red moon by untrue_accounts. So if I'm not mistaken this is their first vid. WOW! You could have fooled me, that's for darn sure. The pacing and movement throughout are spectacular. The whole thing flows beautifully and she doesn't miss a beat. The imagery and visual parallels within the vid are awesome. Plus, Ruby! (the original Ruby) What's not to love?
[x] untrue_accounts: Ohmygod, people, I am so behind on every: danegen, Used to Love Him (Heathers) - up until BtVS, I did not think there would ever be another work of art that ever captured the American high school experience so well. This vid gets Veronica and everything about Veronica and GODDAMN why can't we have more smart, sharp, mixed-up female heroines like her? halcyon_shift, Non Lievi Alchun (Merlin) - Arthurian myth is not helping me parse this vid, which is not a surprise. I do not care. Windows and fair maidens at windows, facing horrors and turning away from them -- so gorgeous. halcyon_shift, Sea Lion (Supernatural) - I actually have Deep Thoughts about this but am running out of time, so I will just say, "WOW". proofpudding, Pretty (Supernatural) - This gets at the essential wrongness of Sam/Ruby in a profound and profoundly sexy way. I love the claustrophobic close-ups, the tight shots, the chain link backgrounds emphasizing the dead-endedness and entrapment that drive the participants into the relationship. Short, sharp, killer.
[x] Supernatural Vid Recs - Low Red Moon and On The Darkest Side Of The Sun: Low Red Moon by untrue_accounts. Song/Artist: "Low Red Moon"/Belly. It's beautiful! Not only just pretty with it's bright clips, but it's like a free flow of thought from one scene to the next. Just really quite different. :D On The Darkest Side Of The Sun by Loki (secretlytodream): Song/Artist: 37 Stitches/The Drowning Pool. Genre: AU. Why you’re reccing the vid: Wonderful vid! The colouring, the editing... the use of the typewriter clips and the transitions... It's beautiful and I love it! :D
[x] Merlin, Supernatural, and Supernatural Vid Recs: Born under a bad sign by proofpudding (vid:recs:spn) I loved the song, the pacing, the clip choices this was highly entertaining to watch. :) Still Alive by counteragent (vid:recs:spn) I'm not actually sure what this vid is saying but what I really loved was the use of motion and the song choice. :) Also really loved the montage of the SPN artwork near the end.
[x] Supernatural and Vid Recs: Vids: The Epic Love Story by proofpudding (vid:recs:spn) (SPN vid rec) I really liked this vid. sundrenched world by proofpudding (vid:recs:GilmoreGirls) I keep coming back and re-watching this vid. I love the song, the clip choices, and the effects. It's also without doubt my favorite Rory/Dean vid.
[x] Why would you let Starsky talk to Hutch?! - wishlist meme fun! and vid rec: AHAHAHA. One thing I can cross off the ol' wishlist because bop_radar is a MAGNIFICENT HUMAN BEING: I Kissed A Girl - yes, Clark Kent kisses girls. And no, Lex does not like it. (OH MY GOD CLARK KENT IS HOT.) I am using this icon in his honor. If you've ever wondered why perfectly reasonable people continue to watch Smallville...well. This is a very good starting point.
This is an inclusive newsletter: I attempt to include all of the vid recs that I find. It is not, however, exhaustive. If you have suggestions for particular communities or journals to watch (particularly ones that use tags) or are interested in helping to collect links, please let us know.