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Dec. 31st, 2015 11:09 pm
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
Hi! This is a catchall post if you'd like to drop me a line - feel free also to send me a PM or email me at such.heights at gmail dot com.

Useful info:

Fanworks masterlist | my AO3 account | my vids at my website

Note: mediafire killed all my links a while back - if you're looking to download something and it's not on my website, please let me know.

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My policy on permissions for use of my work is that you don't in fact need my permission to make art, record podfic, remix, critique, translate, save, share or otherwise reuse and interact with anything I've done. I'd love it if you'd share a link with me when you're done, however!

Accessibility:

Every fanwork I post will have a 'content notes' field. Elements that I will signpost should I make something involving them include graphic violence, sexual violence, major character death, and anything under the umbrella of mental illness and PTSD. I will also note when my vids contain particularly rapid cutting, bright flashes or sudden changes in volume. If you would like any further information about anything I've posted, feel free to get in touch.

I include image descriptions in the alt text of pictures that I post, and subtitle tracks for my vids, though in both cases that only goes back so far - if there's a particular vid you'd like a subtitle track for that doesn't currently have one, please ask and I'll be happy to put one together.
such_heights: jenny flint and clara oswald looking concerned (who: jenny & clara)
Batch of 44 icons - spoilers for the whole episode.



your grasp on biology troubles me )
such_heights: clara oswald working on a computer (who: clara ftw!)


Doctor Who Screencaps: 8x01 Deep Breath
1,945 720 x 404 caps.

download .zip from mediafire
such_heights: clara oswald looking determined (who: clara [cliff edge])
My show came back! \o/ The blanketfort of squee is once again open for business

spoilers! )
such_heights: pepper in profile in an office (avengers: pepper potts [corporate espion)
I've done a bunch of vidshows at cons lately! Please find the playlists below for Nine Worlds and the first of two vidshows I'm doing at Worldcon.

Doctor Who vidshow, Thursday night

playlist )

The Last Year in Vids, Friday night

playlist )

Types of Vids, Loncon, Saturday

playlist )
such_heights: amy pond in her wedding dress (who: amy [wedding])
A couple of weeks ago I sent [personal profile] purplefringe an email:

So the thing is that waiting until the end of September is two whole months away and that’s so looong omg.

Do you know what’s not far away? Nine Worlds. Do you what’s awesome? Convention proposals. We'd never get the rings organised in time but I've found a good stand in one that is cheap but the same kind of colours/style.

It could be during a panel, or during the Lashings show, or I could enlist some helpers do some kind of lobbycon thing? If I do it on the day we're both cosplaying there could be a whole Iron Man shenanigans thing idk.


shenanigans )

!!!

Aug. 10th, 2014 05:43 pm
such_heights: amy pond squeeing (who: amy [squee])
Having a fabulous time at Nine Worlds, full report to come!

But most importantly, last night, on stage at the Bïfrost queer cabaret, I asked [personal profile] happydork to marry me.

She said yes.

(The public nature of that was pre-agreed. Also she was cosplaying Tony Stark at the time, complete with eyeliner goatee. It was amazing.)
such_heights: amy surrounded by sunflowers (who: amy [sunflowers])
So like quite a few other people on my rlist, I am attending both Nine Worlds and Worldcon in London this summer. If you are also attending either con and want to hang out, let me know!

Nine Worlds

I will be at Nine Worlds from Thursday - Sunday. Mostly I am doing vid things and Doctor Who things.

list of panels )

WorldCon

I will be at WorldCon on Saturday and Sunday hanging out with the transformative works track doing vid shows.

two panels )
such_heights: buffy kissing faith's forehead (btvs: buffy/faith)
Level Up
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
music: Level Up - Vienna Teng
content notes: none
summary: "I always think, 'What would Buffy do?' You're my hero."
download: 48MB zipped .avi
notes: A very belated birthday present for [personal profile] purplefringe. Many thanks to [personal profile] silly_cleo and [personal profile] raven for beta. also on tumblr.

embed )
such_heights: pepper in profile in an office (avengers: pepper potts [corporate espion)
So last weekend was Vidukon and it was really delightful. It was so nice to get the train with the London fangirl collective and see lots of familiar faces as well as meet some first time attendees like [profile] fray_adjacent and [personal profile] odessie.

Because Lithium Doll is some kind of wizard, you can enjoy the entire con from the comfort of your own home via the website, with links to the vids shown in each show, and notes up for some of the panels and even a video of Sunday's Year in Vidding panel that I ran.

Some personal favourite new-to-me vids over the weekend were:

Sexyback by [personal profile] odessie (Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries)

Goody Two Shoes by [personal profile] laurashapiro and [livejournal.com profile] pipsqueaky (due South)

Creating Something Beautiful by sinycatarina (Studio Ghibli)

Long Live by [personal profile] cosmic_llin (Star Trek) - I put the premieres show together so I knew this was going to be a hit, but seeing a lot of the room in tears as the lights came up was still quite something. I just, I have an awful lot of Star Trek feelings and this vid captures *all of them*, it's overwhelming. <333

The whole premieres show was really wonderful, a great range of sources and mood.

Other highlights included getting to watch the Aims Project all in order on the big screen, watching I Swear in a big group - the reactions of the people who know what's coming and the people who don't are equally priceless, and being happily encased in a bubble of vid squee for a whole weekend.

The vid show that I put together was Same Song, Different Source. I wasn't sure how this was going to play out - would people find it repetitive? Did it invite people to put the vids in competition? But it seemed to go down well, and interestingly multiple people said that it enhanced the way that they read and understood vids, particularly the second vids in the pairs. So that was really cool.

I'm delighted that all of us in the concom are keen to keep running this every year now, and also figure out how to expand it a little so that we can afford to sustain and grow what we can do. Vids! Con! Whee! \o/
such_heights: steve rogers and natasha romanoff in profile (avengers: steve & natasha [ws])
Counting Stars
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: MCU Phase 2 (Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Captain America 2)
music: Counting Stars - OneRepublic
content notes: none
summary: Everything that kills me makes me feel alive.
download: 55MB zipped .avi
notes: Premiered at Vidukon 2014. Thanks to [personal profile] purplefringe and [personal profile] happydork for beta comments. Additional notes at the bottom of the post that are spoilers for the vid's post-credits scene.

embed & lyrics )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
Cancelling the Apocalypse
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: multi
music: Go Big or Go Extinct - Pacific Rim OST
content notes: none
summary: We're drift compatible.
download: 14MB zipped .avi
notes: Made as a fun little intro vid for this year's Vidukon.

embed )

tattoo!

Jun. 23rd, 2014 07:17 am
such_heights: amy pond wearing glasses and laughing (who: amy [giggle])
Well, I finally did the thing. :D

fresh ink under the cut )
such_heights: steve rogers in profile (avengers: steve [heroic jawline])
It was my birthday on Wednesday! Thank you everyone who left well wishes for me on various corners of the internet. <3

[personal profile] purplefringe made me the most epic Captain America vid of all time. It's to Don't Stop Believin', it's Steve/Sam, it's all my hopes and dreams in fanvid form. :D :D :D :D

And [personal profile] raven wrote me a wonderful DS9 Kira/Dax story, Signal Fire, which is beautiful and gave me many feelings.

Also [personal profile] happydork has taken up knitting and is filling our home with joy. There's a TARDIS all for me and a Jaegar so far.
such_heights: cameron fixes her arm (scc: cameron)
Going through one of my phases of gleefully looking through tattoo blogs and admiring lots of people's awesome ink. I know many of you have some great tattoos, so share in the comments if you'd like! Pictures or descriptions, background about why you got them if you like, or just link to your favourite tattoo work elsewhere.
such_heights: thor laughing (avengers: thor [laugh])
Flyweight Love
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Thor (1 & 2)
ship: Jane/Thor
music: Vienna Teng
content notes: none
summary: "She likens it to a kite; it flies higher when a longer length of string is unleashed."
download: 40MB zipped .avi
notes: Part of the Aims vid album -- now complete! Do run and check out [personal profile] cosmic_llin's awesome Hunger Games vid In the 99. Thanks as always to [personal profile] purplefringe and [personal profile] happydork for beta comments and general hand holding. View on AO3 | tumblr

embed and lyrics )
such_heights: (avengers: maria hill [tws])
So I've been reading away on Dreamwidth as ever but apparently haven't updated in nearly a month? Let's fix that, as our work email server has just crashed (ahaha our IT is so bad, oh, charity sector life).

i. I have been at the new job for three months now! I really like it, but it's definitely taking away a lot more time and energy from doing fannish stuff than the last one, which is annoying. I have all these feels and no time to put them anywhere!

ii. What fannish time I do have at the moment is mostly spent getting ready for Vidukon! I'm excited, we've got some great stuff lined up this year. It's great we're managing to make it an annual thing and I hope it continues. Viiiids. All being well, I should have two premiering vids there and also possibly a shiny new remaster of one of my old cam vids, which would be lovely. (psst it's not too late to get an attending or supporting membership -- which includes nifty streaming options!)

iii. Vidding projects are going well (though as ever I have more things I want to make than time to make them) but writing continues to ... not. Looking back, I've not managed to post much in the last couple of years. And actually, pretty much what it seems to be is that I haven't been able to write much since the end of Ponds-era Doctor Who. Many many WIPs stashed away in various fandoms, very little ability to finish any of them. Not to mention the 50k Ponds fic of doom that has been rigorously beta'd and really just needs a final go through but I'm worried it's not very good and that no one will really care when I post it anyway.

... WRITING IS HARD. How do words. I would love to be able to actually write any of the dozen MCU fic ideas I have buzzing around, but I can't manage more than about 500 words on anything.

iv. Fannish pursuits of the moment - saw Cap 2 again, still love it with all my heart like they made it just for meeeee. <3 Also in that category, I've caught the first season of Orphan Black, though I haven't started s2 yet. IT IS PERFECT AND BEAUTIFUL.

Also perfect and beautiful: Brooklyn Nine-Nine! [personal profile] happydork and I are making our way through the season and it's so totally delightful. I horribly overidentify with Santiago ('yes sir, I will make better mouth') and Captain Holt is honestly one of the most glorious queer characters I've had the pleasure of watching in ages. *draws sparkly hearts*

v. Anyone on HabitRPG? Having tried it for a little while now it seems to be working quite well for me, and it would be fun to have some buddies on there to do quests with etc. My username is syntaxed.
such_heights: amy pond wearing glasses and laughing (who: amy [giggle])
The show I'm putting together for Vidukon this year is called Same Song, Different Source, which is just what it sounds like. I want take a look at the different ways vidders use the same audio to different effects and how different the tone of a vid can be based on editing choices/lyric interpretation etc.

This is a harder one that usual to solicit recs for, but I thought I'd give it a go! I'd love recs for pairs of vids that use the same song (can definitely be different covers/instrumental version etc) where there's some kind of interesting contrast, whether in the source, the mood, the interpretation of the lyrics, etc. Alternatively, recs for single vids that use a song in an unusual way could be helpful, if it's likely the song has been vidded multiple times.

The more the merrier, so any ideas that spring to mind, I'd love to hear them! Thanks!

(I'm just going to go back to having a crisis over how to pick only two Handlebars vids.)
such_heights: steve rogers in profile (avengers: steve [heroic jawline])
So the entirety of the senior staff at my work are away atm at a conference, which means there's not a whole lot for me to do and no one who can see my computer screen.

I'm having a lot of MCU feels at work right now is what I'm saying. Here are some stories I've enjoyed! Spoilers from here on in.

depends on where you're standing (4118 words) by dirgewithoutmusic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Sharon Carter & Natasha Romanov, Sharon Carter &; Peggy Carter, Steve Rogers & Natasha Romanov
Characters: Sharon Carter (Marvel), Peggy Carter, Natasha Romanov, Steve Rogers, Agent 13 (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Bechdel Test Fix, Aftermath, Idealistic little girls who grow up to be fierce women, coffee with an assassin, spies around the watercooler, SHIELD falls
Summary:

Sharon Carter expected to pull a gun in the line of duty. She didn’t expect to pull it here. SHIELD was her holy ground.



Next New Message (1461 words) by fabrega
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov, Steve Rogers, Maria Hill, Jasper Sitwell, Sam Wilson (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Spoilers, Spoilers, Movie Spoilers
Summary:

"YOU HAVE THIRTY. SEVEN. NEW MESSAGES," Clint Barton's phone announces. That can't be good.


Spoilers for The Winter Soldier.



On Your Right (5569 words) by thingswithwings
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson
Characters: Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, Bruce Banner
Additional Tags: Missing Scene, Hospitals, Spoilers, Sam has a lot of feelings ok, Partnership
Summary:

Missing scenes from the movie. Spoilers!



three Sam/Steve vignettes by [tumblr.com profile] gyzym


more recs on my pinboard
such_heights: bookshelves (stock: books)
I saw Cap 2 last night! It was great!

Non-spoilery info - there are two post-credits scenes.

One spoiler I ended up being glad I knew about going in: spoilers )

And now for the rest of the spoilers!

on your left )

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