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.

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!


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: two alien women getting angrily up in each other's faces (mcu: gamora/nebula)
Hello! I am so pleased that you are going to write a story for me. If you have an idea and want to go off and do it then that's wonderful, please go right ahead. If you'd like some more details, please read on.

Gen is great, shipfic is great. I'm very happy with any rating and any kind of romantic/sexual/kink content, 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.

I enjoy fluffy slices of life in which nothing at all happens, romantic comedies, coming of age stories, adventures, humour, wacky AUs and fusions, character studies, identity stories, and fannish tropes. (Some of my favourites of the latter include bodyswap, space!AUs, time travel and time loops.)

If you are interested in writing about characters who are asexual or who are trans or genderqueer, I am interested in reading about them!

Text from original sign ups below.

fandoms: October Daye | Imperial Radch | Bomb Girls | Brooklyn Nine-Nine | Guardians of the Galaxy | Doctor Who RPF )
such_heights: captain holt making an explainy hand gesture (b99: holt [allow me to explain])
Dear Festividder,

Omg I'm so excited. I hope you are too! Optional details are totally optional, please do whatever is going to make this exchange the most fun for you, I'm sure I'll love the end result. I realise most of my requests are just me yelling about my feelings, so really I am super easy to please. :D

If you find some detail helpful, read on! I'm actually just going to c/p from my letter last year because my tastes haven't exactly changed.

Some kinds of vids that I like include: vids that explore the world of the source, swishy dancey action vids, emotional character-driven vids, vids about awesome women whether focused on one individual or a group of them, vids about people who love each other, vids exploring big thematic ideas and imagery, vids about comedy hijinx.

All of the sources I've requested are very dear to my heart in different ways, and seeing one of them come to life in your vid is going to be awesome, I'm so excited. Musically, I haven't met a genre you can't make an awesome vid out of.

Some other bits and pieces that I like - parallels, characters growing into their own awesomeness, hugs, montages, pretty fight sequences, pretty dance sequences, big emotions, sentimentality, meta analysis.

original requests: Bomb Girls | Brooklyn Nine-Nine | Festivids | LEGO Marvel Superheroes | Maleficent | Not Another Happy Ending | Selfie | The Mechanisms )
such_heights: clara oswald walking towards the tardis (who: clara [tardis])
One Day I'll Come Back
Doctor Who ; Twelve, Clara, Ian, Barbara ; no content notes ; 1000 words
“Did you think you could just waltz in and out of our school with one of our teachers and we wouldn’t know?”

Episode coda to 8x06, The Caretaker. Had to be done!

Read at the AO3

'You haven't changed a bit.' )
such_heights: amy, eleven, rory and river having a picnic (who: ponds)
Well, two years after I started this thing, think I'm finally ready to post it. Here goes!

The Aetherion
Doctor Who ; PG-13 ; Amy/Rory, Eleven/River ; 45k
After the Doctor is kidnapped, Amy, Rory and River embark on a long journey to find the only thing that can save him - a mysterious artefact called the Aetherion.

Content notes: deals with depression and recovery from trauma.

Many thanks to [personal profile] purplefringe for a heroic amount of handholding, and to [personal profile] pocketmouse for the beta.

Read at the AO3
such_heights: martha, donna and rose (who: companions)
So there's an interesting post on tumblr from [tumblr.com profile] taiey pointing out just how many of Clara's episodes feature her home/work life as well as her adventures with the Doctor - she tallies it as 75% up to last week's episode. That seems pretty high! And then I was curious what it looked like for other companions, as well as the time periods spent travelling full time in the TARDIS versus coming along for visits etc.

Note - I don't think that this is a way of working out how feminist or well-rounded a companion's arc is, but given that I have genuinely seen people say that Clara's life revolves around the Doctor (she is the only regular New Who companion to travel in the TARDIS part time throughout her run! why would you say that?! jeez, fandom) it seemed interesting to bear in mind.

in chronological order )

I feel like a lot of the lazier Doctor Who reviews out there like to ignore the actual information we have on screen in favour of comments like 'all Martha ever did was pine after the Doctor' or 'Clara has no personality and we don't know anything about her life'. I'm really bored of that crap. You can take issue with their storylines without ragging on the women themselves, it's not hard.
such_heights: willow and tara holding hands and doing magic (btvs: willow/tara)
Got tagged for a meme where you post three happy things a day for five days. Let's do it!

+ Ah, Sunday. Laundry on, drinking coffee, deciding whether I want to vid or play some Mass Effect. Later I will watch Doctor Who. :D

+ We have finally got around to watching Sleepy Hollow as a household. It's so delightful, as you all said ages back. We will be watching the finale tonight, I am very excited. It is so refreshing to watch a show, especially a show in this particular genre and based on this particular story, in which they have their one token white dude and then the rest of the world of the show is absolutely stuffed full with women and people of colour and people with disabilities and sometimes people who are all of the above (Macey's the best), and it does my heart good. I love all of the dynamics between Ichabod and Abbie and Jenny and Frank, and Ichabod vs. the 21st century is my favourite thing.

+ Off on holiday in two weeks, yayyy! [personal profile] happydork and I are going to go and lie on a beach in Spain for a week and do as little as humanly possible, it's going to be amazing.

What I would like to do while I'm there is do lots of reading! I just read and adored Ancillary Justice and have suddenly remembered that I like reading things that aren't fanfic sometimes. I would love some book recs! Looking for recent-ish stuff that is some or all of the following:

- scifi/fantasy/speculative
- has interesting, prominent female characters
- generally set in a world with a diverse population rather than just all straight white people all the time
- anything with robots or f/f romance
- available as an ebook is a bonus
- dislikes: bleakness, dead queers, graphic violence, noncon, zombies
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 )


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 )


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