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Pending vids meme


Which morally, I believe I'm forbidden to do until I write up a con report. And yet, I don't care. Because one is a hell of a lot easier than the other. (Reading other people's lists, though, is an exercise in minefield dancing, since I'm terrified of stumbling over something that I have in mind, on someone's "already in progress" list. I'm paranoid and guiltridden in general enough that even seeing something we were just both considering would make me likely to back off from it.)



Actually Started And Sitting On My Hard Drive:

The Change - Garth Brooks - Xander and Dawn. Xander, really, but framed by their scene in Potential.

Straight Tequila Night - John Anderson. Xander is a sympathetic bartender. Buffy/Riley. No, I really don't understand myself either.

Holding Her and Loving You - Clay Walker - Um. This would be one of those that I apologize for even contemplating, let alone actually having opening scenes for. Spike/Xander (and Anya), madly AU. Sort of a fanfic in vid form. And I'm not even sure if the song supports a happy ending, which would be the point of trying to do it.

The country stuff is over; you can open your eyes now.

Night Vision - Suzanne Vega - Buffy, post-resurrection, and Spike as an inadequate guide to being not-quite-alive. It has a whole three clips laid down, I think, and is currently more "Haven't deleted it yet" than pending, after noting at VividCon that the song has been vidded already, albeit in a fandom I know nothing about.

Ats_nolimits credits - Also um. Yes. Soon as I get my S5 source again, since (after having about 18 of 22 eps downloaded) I lost everything except my already-laid clips when my new external HD crapped out. FWIW, it's about 2/3 finished.

Eye In the Sky - Alan Parsons Project. Doctor Who, specifically The Greatest Show In the Galaxy. My one and only tape-to-tape vid, made in 1995 (captured from VHS sometime this year after I finally hunted it down in the basement), and in practice, it's hideous -- this was made when I had never actually seen a songvid. In theory, though, it's not that awful of an idea. Though if I track down the dvd (assuming the ep is out on dvd), the digital version would have stuff like...a pov. And possibly a plot, to whit: of all the creepy mindbending shit in the episode including the overhead Spy-Kites that made me put the song together with the episode in the first place, it's the Seventh Doctor who's really the one who can read your mind, dark themes, burnt toast, bus stations, yadda yadda rain of blood and toads.

In My Hayd: (Some of these are things I actually plan to do or at least play with, some are things that I would like to work but probably wouldn't, some are pie in the sky.)

In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins. Robin Wood POV. Half nekkid men fighting in cross-filled rooms. Nodnod. Top of the list of Things I'm Actually Serious About Vidding, even over the stuff that I've actually started.

Prayer to Santa Lucia - Talis Kimberly. Drusilla/Angelus, centered around BtVS early Season 2 and his incipient return. Second on The List (actually possibly first, but demoted because of The Snag), but the snag here is that the artist is a filksinger/songwriter who is, at some level, a part of fandom, though possibly not much into online fandom. Thus I have a really strong feeling that I shouldn't vid to it without asking permission, which I'm too chickenshit to do.

Flower - Liz Phair. Heh. Not telling.

The Wind Blew All Around Me - Mary Lou Lord. Anya and the life she might have had with Xander.

Something from Chess, goddammit. Vaguely attracted to the idea of Wes and Lilah, end of Ats S3, and early S4, to One Night in Bangkok. Though a song that wasn't actually a top 40 hit might be better - "Where I Want To Be" for Angel at W&H might work as well.

Archetype Cafe - Talis Kimberly. The women of the Jossverse aren't bad, they're just drawn that way. See above re The Snag.

William and Davy - Kate Rusby. Snerky Angelus/William and/or Angel/Spike. I'd be strongly tempted to do it for ats_endofdays since my assignment is Destiny, except the second half would have to come from TGIQ, which sort of negates the "episode-centric" point of the endofdays project.

I Got It From Agnes - Tom Lehrer. The CDC tries to trace a bad case of mono through the Buffyverse, but it's a complicated job. The challenge here is actually connecting up the right people/relationships in a neat little row. It's like one of those brainbender puzzles we used to do in middle school. Used to be pretty high on my priority list until I noticed 'any Tom Lehrer ever' on someone's (don't remember who) list of Vidded Out Artists/Songs.

Please Do Something Stupid - Carla Ulbrich. Buffy and Riley, S4. "The perfect man's not in my plans - I've got too much to do - so won't you please do something stupid, so I can get over you?"

Ordinary Town - Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer. This is Xander, but it's not, exactly, and besides even if it were, it would be Little Pink Houses with a different audio track, and there's already a Little Pink Houses With houses. That are little. And pink. But I want it, she whined. "Go home, go home, the mayor cried, when Jesus came to city hall, cause this is an ordinary town..."

That Song With The Thing And The Guy And The Other Guy. Hee. Is sekrit. And wee. So wee, I sometimes think the pixies gave it to me.

I lied about the country stuff being over.

You Know Me Better Than That - George Strait. A comedy/AU slash vid - would fill the same thematic hole in my head as Holding Her... (despite that one not really being comedic) if I did it to S/X, so it's likely only one or the other, if any, would actually get made.

Tags:

chicken_cem

2004-08-20 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, please don't apologize for using country music. Bunny's recent Spike/Xander vid used a very little-known and atypical Shania Twain song, which worked out quite splendidly. We aren't really Shania fans at all, but this particular song was especially appropriate.

George Strait, Clay Walker -- those could really work. You should go for it, no apologies.

mpoetess

2004-08-20 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Bunny's recent and adorable Spike/Xander vid stuck "I'm not dreamin', I'm not stupid, but maybe I've been hit by Cupid..." in my head for three days. *punishes you both*

chicken_cem

2004-08-21 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Three days?

Wow, we are punishably pleased! Thank you. :-) It was all her doing, she thought up the plot bunny and made the vid, so punish her!!

We can't wait to see your new vids!

sisabet

2004-08-20 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

William and Davy - Kate Rusby. Snerky Angelus/William and/or Angel/Spike. I'd be strongly tempted to do it for ats_endofdays since my assignment is Destiny, except the second half would have to come from TGIQ, which sort of negates the "episode-centric" point of the endofdays project.


The only thing "episodic" about my vid is the concept that all events in it stem from "Sleep Tight" (my assigned episode). Episodic vids (unless really tight - see Bonibaru's Halleleuh and Wicked Amp's Played) tend to be boring and limited. I am working under the assumption that no one wants the AtS End of Days thing to be boring/limited - so hence a non-episodic vid. This is my reasoning and I am sticking to it :)

mpoetess

2004-08-20 01:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, I can definitely follow that logic!

In my case though, it's more "Here are these two guys who keep competing over women and looking idiotic while they do it, when they really just need to shag" where it doesn't really stem from Destiny as a starting point or concept; that ep is just part of the evidence.

sisabet

2004-08-20 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

That wasn't what Destiny was about??

mpoetess

2004-08-20 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, yes, but if I reduced to that, I'd be leaving out the central theme of "There is never enough Mountain Dew in the world, especially the night before finals" and that would seem pretty shallow...

sisabet

2004-08-20 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

So true, so true.

God, I love them so much it hurts.

sockkpuppett

2004-08-20 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's all about how Mountain Dew is a poor substitute for one's true Destiny, which is lying, bloodied and beaten, on the floor eight feet behind you, watching you drink Mountain Dew.

Just sayin.

mpoetess

2004-08-22 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)

You have left on my doorstep an evil rabbity-type thing, and if I actually perpetrate it on the world, I shall blame You and none other.

swmbo

2004-08-20 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hee, see, now I would LOVE to see you do I Got It From Agnes

ALthough I should be hating you because the sheer mention of it made me have to start playing One Night in Bangkok

mpoetess

2004-08-20 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free!

mireille719

2004-08-20 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm not a vidder, though I *watch* them a lot - and please, don't apologize for the country. It's always nice to find vids to songs I've actually, y'know, heard of. *g*

mpoetess

2004-08-20 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm not really apologizing for the country (more that specific song, in the case of Holding Her And Loving You - because country that's not hard-edged tends to signal comedy when used in a non-country fandom, and this isn't comedic, so it might break brains) overall. More like just warning for it. *g*

sockkpuppett

2004-08-20 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

My episode is Darla, and I'm going to have a foundation of that episode for my vid, but I'm taking artistic license and using whatever else I want because it's DARLA DAMMIT.

:)

mpoetess

2004-08-20 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

And since you have an episode that's the character's biography/defining moments, and is named after her, anything *else* about Darla ties in with no real fanwankage needed to justify it!

sdwolfpup

2004-08-20 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

You need to vid "One Night in Bangkok." I love that song. Hee.

Also, "Straight Tequila Night" cracks me up. I have a vid idea for that song that is on my "I'll never make this but I can't bear to part with the idea yet" list, so please make that one too so I don't have to keep looking at it. Please.

mpoetess

2004-08-20 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Bangkok is so *long* though. With all that instrumental inscrutableorientalseduction music in the middle.

Straight Tequila Night is cave-buffy. Gotta be. And "him" is Parker. And Angel. And man, you feed her straight tequila, it's like feeding mogwai after midnight. You get hit on the head with branches and stuff.

sdwolfpup

2004-08-20 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh but you could cut the middle part out! Plus you've got the Buffy tie-in with it being ASH's brother and all. It's like fate.

And yes, STN is totally cave Buffy. A force not to be denied.

lucifrix

2004-08-20 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Dude. The country song you need to work with is 'Somebody Slap Me.' 'Can't be this happy' because I'll lose my soul and kill people. How perfect is that? I very much like your 'Please Do Something Stupid' idea too, partially because I love love love that song. Though you could also do 'What If Your Girlfriend Was Gone' and make it into a S/X video, ya know. Oh, and 'Flower' by Liz Phair--I don't know if you knew, but Pansy Division does a version of that that is more bouncy/punk, the lyrics are easier to understand, etc. I've vidded bits of that in my head plenty of times--it's easy when you're knee-deep in Sentinel fandom and you put even one-half a second into the line "I just want your fresh young jimmy sliding slamming ramming in me." Of course, since all I could picture was the office-wall scene from 'Switchman,' I know I'm way not creative enough to vid.

And I'm STILL trying to get someone to vid 'Enormous Penis' for Boreanaz.

mpoetess

2004-08-20 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Someone has vidded Enormous Penis (very well) to Farscape, though it might be worth the duplication to apply it to Angel.

"What If Your Girlfriend Was Gone" -- You keep being the person who knows all the *really* obscure songs I like! I had actually thought briefly of that for a S2 Willow vid. (But then I had a different, and slightly more fucked-up idea for Willow. lalala.)

I've never had any problem understanding the lyrics on the Liz version -- people have? But I'm downloading the Pansy Division version, 'cause. You know. Pansy Division. Boy voices. Doing Flower. ETA because I haven't posted yet -- hmm. No, I like Liz better. Specially don't like the change to "Fuck you in your union suit" -- I kind of think "fuck you and your girlfriend too" works better for the whole "You turn me on so much I'd pretty much do anything" vibe. Plus their vocal sound only really works for Xander's voice for me (ie they're young, very American guys) and ... well hmm. Maybe Xander/Riley.

"Somebody Slap Me" -- I get the gagline for Angel, but I'm not sure I could apply the verses to his life -- he had his moment of happiness, but overall I don't think I could pull off saying that Buffy was the perfect girl for him in every aspect -- or that anybody he had a relationship with was.

mpoetess

2004-08-20 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Maybe Xander/Riley.


Except damn. Riley doesn't actually fit the profile - he doesn't act like he's 14 years old, etc. He's the Won't You Please Do Something Stupid guy. Spike, now, fits the profile. But I can't buy "fresh young jimmy" coming out of Xander's mouth in re a vampire.

Heh. Andrew/Warren?

lucifrix

2004-08-27 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

1. Do you know who did the 'Enormous Penis' vid for Farscape? I'd like to see that.

2. WIYGWG WOULD be perfect for s2 Willow. Dude.

3. I always had some trouble understanding Liz in 'Flower,' but more power to you if that's not a problem. I didn't even notice the lyrics change (and the phrase 'union suit' always made me think of that clip with Starsky, or is it Hutch, in the bright red union suit).

4. You're right about 'Somebody Slap Me,' this is why you're the vidder and I'm just the fan.

5. I bet someone (*ahem*) could make a SWEEEEET multi-fandom vid of 'Come Out of the Closet' by Eric Schwartz. And even if you can't, I bet you'll like the song, it's hilarious. Video here.

mpoetess

2004-08-31 10:20 am (UTC) (Link)

1. A vidder named Hank, and it's here, in Quicktime.

2. (But shhh. Because I was thinking of the Liz version of Flower for S2 Willow/Xander, as just a completely shocking Inner Willow coming out and going after what she wants comedy vid.)

3. Oh, the Starsky & Hutch Union Suit scene! Dude, if I had the dvds, that would be *so* tempting. Ok, I like that line after all.

4. Pfft. You're doing exactly what I do -- getting hit by a wide variety of songs and getting some that work and some that only seem like they'd work til you look at all the lyrics and go "Oh, Well, no. Fuck. Not that, then."

5. ROTFLMELMFAO. *fucking* hilarious. Sigh. Now I need New York-based fandoms!