Welcome!

Dec. 31st, 2020 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.

Blanket permission (podfic, art, remix, etc):

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: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
Stayin' Alive
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Galavant
music: The Bee Gees
content notes: none
summary: King Richard is, implausibly, staying alive.
download: 24MB zipped .avi
notes: For [personal profile] valoise for this year's Festivids! This was super fun to make. :D Original festivids post. On tumblr.

embed and lyrics )
such_heights: the enterprise orbits a planet, text reads 'boldly go' (trek: boldy go [427])
Hello! I'm SO excited that you're going to make a vid in one of my very favourite fandoms, and you really can't go wrong. Doctor Who and Star Trek are all-time shows of my heart and I've been super into Mass Effect lately, so this is all very thrilling. Some details below but please prioritise what will be fun for you to vid over matching very specifically what I've suggested, they're just some ideas if you'd like them.

<3

Doctor Who | Mass Effect | DS9 | Star Trek IV )
such_heights: a blonde woman smiling brightly (parks and rec: leslie [smile])
Because [personal profile] happydork and I are nerds, we saw this on our reading lists and went 'ooh, let's fill it out separately and post and compare results!'. So here we are. Her answers here.

Who's oldest? K, by nearly five years
Who was interested? Haha, K had to ask me out twice! The first time was super vague and I thought it was a fannish friend dinner, and afterwards she had to email again and be like 'again? but a for real date this time' and I went 'ohhhh'.
Same high school? Nope, different cities.
Worst temper? We're both pretty chill, but K probably gets more cranky.
More social? Me, the extrovert one.
Hardest working? K, probably
Most stubborn? K
Who makes the most mess? Also K, the first time I saw her room was an eye-opener!
Wakes up first? Ideally both of us would basically sleep forever, though K was kind of a morning person until I dragged her into my bad habits.
Who cooks the most? K does almost all the cooking, she's a hero.
Who cries more? Hahahahahah me.
Who is the better singer? Me, or at least I sing in front of people sometimes.
Hogs the remote? We're so bad at TV lately, neither of us.
Better driver? God, one of these days one of us really has to learn to drive! /o\
Better cook? K
Smartest? K
More romantic? I'm more into traditionally romantic gestures, but on the other hand one time K basically moved house for us while I slept and it was the greatest thing anyone has ever done for me probably.
How long have you been together? 4 years dating, 18 months married. N'aw.
such_heights: korra looking up at the sky (avatar: korra [hopeful])
Masterlist here.

I have three splendid vids made for me, I am so lucky! They're all super great. Thank you, secret festividders!

I have two for the 1996 Matilda film:

Jack the Giant Killer is a fantastically badass vid about Matilda using her powers to fuck shit up and fight against injustice.

Walking on Sunshine is an adorable vid about Matilda and Miss Honey that gives me MANY FEELINGS.

And then, beautifully, I have a vid for Pokémon GO! 500 Miles is a beautiful tribute to this weird and glorious phenomenon.
such_heights: a girl reads a book in the grass (stock: fairy tales)
Life in Technicolour
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Disney (various)
music: Coldplay
content notes: none
summary: Babies. Animals. Baby animals.
download: 72MB zipped .mov
notes: For More Joy Day, and my dad. <3 Also, there are some great movies not featured here because I focused on the ones that my dad and I have watched and loved together over the years. Thank you [personal profile] purplefringe for ever-heroic beta services.

embed )
such_heights: a hand cupping a candle (stock: candle)
To everyone celebrating tomorrow: Merry Christmas! I hope you have a good day. Thank you for being here this year. <3
such_heights: amy surrounded by sunflowers (who: amy [sunflowers])
+ My [community profile] fandom_stocking is now up - this year I've asked for Doctor Who, Star Trek DS9, MCU, Hamilton, Parks and Rec, Mass Effect, Harry Potter, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Star Wars TFA.

+ Some incredibly kind soul has sent me a mini Christmas tree in the post! It's a real one, with a mini soil pot and battery-powered lights and baubles and it's the cutest thing I've ever seen. If you're reading this - THANK YOU! I can't tell how much it is making my day. And thank you to everyone who has sent cards, they've cheered me up massively. <3

eta: picture of my baby Christmas tree )

+ I keep coming back to this article:

99 Reasons Why 2016 Was a Good Year
Our media feeds are echo chambers. And those echo chambers don’t just reflect our political beliefs; they reflect our feelings about human progress. Bad news can be a bubble too

Here’s what also happened in 2016.


It doesn't make up for all the horrors of this year, but in the words of Doctor Who, the bad things don't always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.
such_heights: a hand cupping a candle (stock: candle)
Friends in the US, I'm so sorry. This is awful.

I'm completely in shock. Brexit and now Trump's victory make it feel like everything that I believe in and advocate and work for is being rejected. This has been a year of feeling utterly powerless in the face of catastrophe, both political and personal, and it just keeps getting worse.

I love you all. We have to look after ourselves and look after each other. And there will be work we can do, ways we can help. I know I'm not alone in just needing to retreat and process this for a bit, but there will be action we can take to mitigate this disaster and support each other.
such_heights: a figure in white against the sky (stock: the blue blue sky [subjunctively])
Well, this is my first fic of over 1000 words in two years! I am perhaps at least in the region of getting back on the wagon.

Skipping Stones
Mass Effect ; FemShep/Liara ; mid-ME2 ; PG ; 1200 words ; also on AO3.
"The Normandy has entered this system," Glyph announces. The thrill that rushes through Liara seems a little embarrassing in its intensity.

For [archiveofourown.org profile] Lady_Katana4544 in [community profile] femslashex.

Skipping Stones )
such_heights: eliza and alexander gazing at each other (h: eliza/alexander)
Hi Festividder! Thank you so much for making me a vid, I'm going to love it so much.

If you find some detail helpful, here are some of my tastes:

general likes )

My original Festivids sign up. Fandoms: Avengers Academy, Hamilton, Matilda, The Pebble and the Penguin, Pokémon GO, Sorceror to the Crown.

requests )
such_heights: willow and tara holding hands and doing magic (btvs: willow/tara)
(Ahhhhh I can do this I can do this I think I can do this??)

Hello, creator! I hope you enjoy the exchange, and I'm really excited to see your art or read your fic. <3

I like friendship, chosen family, romance, adventure, wacky hijinx, ridiculous AUs, character studies, backstory, fannish tropes, and people being kind to each other and themselves. I'm thrilled with slice of life vignettes and big ambitious plots.

I'm very happy with any rating and any kind of romantic/sexual/kink content -- or none -- whatever you most like to write. My two general requests would be a happy ending, and nothing where any of the characters are too drunk to know what they're doing.

my signup )
such_heights: matt, karen and arthur hugging with matt making a smoochy face at arthur (who: matt/karen/arthur [smooch])
So a new platform called Imzy has sprung up and is maybe a new fannish hub? I don't have particularly strong feelings about it, especially given that I'm perfectly happy on dreamwidth, but it does have a better framework for discussion than twitter or tumblr so if fandom wants to hang out there then I'm game.

I'm testing a feature whereby allegedly it will post to my blog there from my DW RSS feed (thanks to [personal profile] morgandawn for the tip).

If you want to check it out, you can request an invite from me here. I've got 50, so don't be shy.

eta: it crossposts a link to this post but not the body.
such_heights: stag patronus (hp: prongs)
I read this blog post by Emma Newman today: When just write is not enough, which talks about how fear and anxiety can stop you from creating.

Ah, I thought. That sounds about right. At some point a few years ago, writing went from fun to scary. I'm scared that if I write something and post it, people who I like and admire will secretly think it's not very good and judge me accordingly. I don't even know, brains are terrible, I'm pretty sure that all my friends don't secretly think I'm a horrible writer and think less of me as a person. Oddly, this doesn't seem to affect my vidding at all, just fiction.

So that's been a helpful realisation today! How I go from here to actually writing again I'm not sure, but it's a good step. (A couple of wonderfully kind comments recently on the AO3 have certainly helped too, and if anyone felt moved to tell me something they like about something I've written, it would not go amiss.)
such_heights: children flying from a cliff (default [trufflehog])
Cheap Thrills
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Ghostbusters (2016)
music: Sia ft. Sean Paul
content notes: none
summary: Baby I don't need dollar bills to have fun tonight
download: 30MB zipped .mp4
notes: Made from trailer footage. For [personal profile] happydork <3 also on tumblr // AO3

embed and lyrics )

HAMILTON

Jun. 29th, 2016 04:27 pm
such_heights: eliza and alexander gazing at each other (h: eliza/alexander)
HAMILCON

In September, we fell in love with the cast album. In October, we bought tickets. 'Will we be sick of it by the end of June? Probably not.'

June rolls around, and no, not even a little. I went with [personal profile] happydork, [personal profile] purplefringe, [personal profile] raven, [personal profile] shinyjenni, [profile] twistedsoup and [personal profile] andrew, on the same night as [personal profile] oliviacirce, [personal profile] aria, [personal profile] starlady, [personal profile] were_duck, [personal profile] laceblade &c, which meant we got to all have slightly dazed dinner together beforehand, which was amazing.

By an astonishing twist of luck, the day we went was the day they were filming it, for archival and hopefully eventually distribution purposes (no one knows when the latter might be). So we had the entire original cast, even Jonathan Groff returning as King George for one night only and clearly having the time of his life. I was entirely ready to be excited about seeing different interpretations from understudies or new cast members, but that was pretty special.

flailing )
such_heights: a figure in white against the sky (stock: the blue blue sky [subjunctively])
For Your Entertainment
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Legends of Tomorrow
music: Adam Lambert
content notes: none
summary: Can you handle what I'm about to do?
download: 123MB zipped .mov
notes: Premiere for Vidukon 2016. Recruiter vid! here on tumblr.

embed and lyrics )
such_heights: (sense8: kala)
There's been a lot of conversation over the past few days in various parts of fandom over this 16k meta (AO3 registered users only) by Franzeska. It's a long, racist piece of nonsense with the summary Bullying and the Co-opting of Social Justice Activism in Fandom: A discussion of bias in fannish meta, m/m vs. other pairings, shipping of POC, vidding characters of color, what it means to ship, and problems in Stormpilot fandom. I don't recommend reading it, but it has sparked some good conversations.

As an aside, reading through the comments on my phone proved to be hazardous as I landed on the kudos button by mistake, which has been quite embarrassing over the last two days. Totally an accident, I do not like that post and I would un-kudos it if I could. /o\

Actually Recommended Reading:
+ [twitter.com profile] rukminipande has a storified series of tweets: Fans Of Colour Are Not To Blame For Fandom's Erasures: A response to That Meta.
+ This tumblr discussion topped and tailed by good commentary from [tumblr.com profile] snarlfurillo

---

In better news, in spite of his Conservative opponent's bigoted and underhand smear campaign tactics, Sadiq Khan looks set to be London's next mayor. He's a human rights lawyer, the most prominent Muslim politician we've had in the UK to date, and the son of working class Pakistani immigrants. He's a social democrat with policies on affordable housing, air pollution and transport fare freezes. I am hopeful that he can do good things for my city.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
Yesterday the new Doctor Who companion was announced and everything looks delightful.

two minute clip under the cut + images )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (tw: toshiko [shine on | nextjuly])
For this year's Vidukon I'm putting together a show of vids that were made/premiered in 2006. I'm going through Vividcon from that year and people's journal archives, and it's a very fun nostalgia fest. Harry Potter was an ongoing series, it was the early days of SGA, BSG, SPN and all other three letter acronym shows, people were vidding a lot of Farscape and due South and Whedonverse, and Doctor Who was just beginning to pick up interest.

I'd love recs of any personal faves from that year. Must have been originally posted that year, so no remasters etc, but otherwise anything goes. Self recs very much encouraged! I know it might feel a bit weird to look at work a decade old, but I'm really interested to see how much vidding has changed in style and content over the years, and how much it hasn't.

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