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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.

dw squee!

Sep. 2nd, 2015 11:46 am
such_heights: the twelfth doctor post-regeneration (who: twelve [brand new])
The BBC have made an awesome casting announcement for this year's Christmas Special.

spoilers! )
such_heights: amy pond in her wedding dress (who: amy [wedding])
Wow, I have barely updated since I started my new job. Turns out it's quite hard to get back into the swing of 9-5 after being out of work for two months, who knew.

I have managed to watch some of the great vids being posted recently though, so here have some recs.

MCU:
Zero by [personal profile] sweetestdrain (Natasha)
This is a brilliant look at Natasha over all the films so far, covering her central role in the story and how she's the one who assembled the Avengers.

1941 by [personal profile] rhoboat (Peggy)
Great song choice, great editing, great series overview. Peggy! \o/

I Lived by [personal profile] flummery (Steve/Peggy)
*ugly crying* their love is so tragic. sob. But really this is actually wonderfully optimistic in tone, because both of them are living the heck out of their lives even though they're apart. The bittersweet tinge is a punch in the gut though.

Korra, Sense8, Doctor Who, Mad Max: Fury Road

Landsailor by [personal profile] skygiants (Legend of Korra, Jinora)
A really beautiful overview of Jinora's arc and all the themes therein.

Breathe Me by [personal profile] butterfly (Sense8, ensemble)
Ahhhh my heart. I love this cluster so muuch, beloved darlings.

Survivor by [personal profile] odessie (Doctor Who, multi era)
This is the BEST. It is what my heart is made of. Companions having wonderful post-Doctor lives and being friends and being amazing. It's beautifully structured, every time a new character was introduced I shrieked a little bit.

Na Na Na by [personal profile] violace (Mad Max: Fury Road)
THIS IS SO AWESOME. Inspired song choice and a fantastic whirlwind ride through this film. I have watched it many times and I love it.

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Today we got sent the draft script for our ceremony from the registrar, and it's my hen night this weekend, and our flat is covered in RSVP cards and robots and the constituent parts of centrepieces, all of which leads me to conclude that time has gone past inordinately quickly and I am in fact marrying [personal profile] happydork in two and a bit weeks.

Which is tremendously exciting, and also a little bit surreal. But then I sneak a peek at our wedding rings, or remember awesome little things we have planned for the day, and actually it's all totally great.

Also, this is late notice, but we haven't actually started putting together the decorations yet, and if you would like to contribute, you can decorate one of these awesome robots and send it to us, digitally or physically. If we have it on Friday 11th it'll go up in the hall, and if we have it this weekend it might also be included in something else we're planning. <3
such_heights: the enterprise orbits a planet, text reads 'boldly go' (trek: boldy go [427])
I ran two vidshows at this year's Nine Worlds - a Star Trek show co-curated with [personal profile] shinyjenni, and the now-annual evening fanvid show on the fanfic track.

Thursday: Vid Long and Prosper - Laid-back Star Trek fanvid fun

playlist )

Friday: Fanvid Showing - Amy returns with a roundup of the year’s fanvids

playlist )

If you enjoyed watching those vidshows at the con, you might want to come along to Vidukon next summer! A cosy weekend convention in Cardiff where we sit and watch lots of vidshows interspersed with interesting panels and fannish hangouts. Lots of non-vidders attend, although some people do find themselves picking it up afterwards!
such_heights: a hand cupping a candle (stock: candle)
Via [twitter.com profile] cerebralcutlass, I am really sad to pass on the news that [livejournal.com profile] blue_fjords has passed away from cancer. She was 36.

Blue and I hadn't really spoken in a long time, unfortunately. We were friends from the heyday of Torchwood fandom, hung out in a lot of the same communities and message boards and had a lot of friends in common. I remember her as a constant source of positive energy, as she was always so full of enthusiasm for all of her friends and their projects. She was a prolific and talented writer, who moved into Supernatural, CW RPF and Teen Wolf fandoms after contributing a huge number of wonderful stories to the Torchwood fandom. I had a great time collaborating with her on an episode of the Torchwood virtual season 3 we were involved in.

She loved baking, and made all kinds of exciting vegan cupcakes to sell at farmer's markets. She was devoted to animals, working at an animal charity and doting on her pets. She'd always have adorable photos of her dogs to hand to bestow on anyone who was having a bad day.

She was a fun, kind, thoughtful person, and cancer is the fucking worst.
such_heights: a blonde woman smiling brightly (parks and rec: leslie [smile])
Things are going really well with my current therapist. I'm making some real progress in understanding how I operate and why I struggle with certain things the way I do.

Peeling through layers of mental debris is raising lots of questions, and one I keep thinking about is who I really am, who could I be without quite so much baggage from mental illness and general sadness?

I'm not sure. I'm still figuring it out. But one thing has struck me, something that has frankly shaken my sense of self to its very core! (I kid. Sort of.) All this time, I thought I knew something about myself, but I think I was dead wrong.

I think I might be an extrovert.
such_heights: a lesbian couple riding a motorbike (sense8: nomi/amanita [bike])
Well, I did a thing. Totally old school now but nonetheless - [community profile] thecluster now exists for discussion and posting fanworks to and so on!

Also I made some icons. Spoilers for the whole show.

preview:



58 icons of the cluster and friends )

Sense8

Jun. 22nd, 2015 01:54 am
such_heights: a lesbian couple riding a motorbike (sense8: nomi/amanita [bike])
I finished it, I loved it, I want to start vidding it immediately, I'm trawling the AO3 for fic. :D

spoilers for everything )
such_heights: peggy carter in red, white and blue in a crowd of grey suits (mcu: peggy [crowd])
Had a wonderful time as always at Vidukon this year - so lovely to see lots of familiar faces and welcome some new people! You can check out pretty much the whole con on our website, with links to each vidshow and most of the vids shown.

Some personal favourites from premiering vids this year!

Republic City by [personal profile] beccatoria (Legend of Korra)
Never Look Away by [personal profile] frayadjacent (Buffy)
Weapon of Choice by [personal profile] shinyjenni (Multifandom - women made into weapons)
The One You Won't Forget by [personal profile] starlady (Agent Carter)
Walking 2 Hawaii by [personal profile] isagel (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Workin' It by [personal profile] brokenmnemonic (Magic Mike)

Also the premieres by [personal profile] silly_cleo and [personal profile] purplefringe, which are not yet up but hopefully will be soon!

VIDS \o/
such_heights: a figure in white against the sky (stock: the blue blue sky [subjunctively])
Uptown Funk
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Parks and Recreation
music: Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
content notes: none
summary: Don't believe me? Just watch.
download: 36MB zipped .avi
notes: Huge thanks to [personal profile] purplefringe for beta assistance. Premiered at tonight Vidukon 2015! Also on tumblr.

embed and lyrics )
such_heights: a woman, sitting, holds a standing woman's hand (stock: make a stand [mignolagraphics])
Watched the first episode of Sense8 over the weekend, then sped through the next three today.

i said hey, what's going on )

TRAGICALLY I do not know when we can watch more it might not be until next week because some loser has to go have a birthday on Thursday and then go away to Vidukon, ugh.
such_heights: korra and asami facing each other bathed in golden light (avatar: korrasami [golden light])
Fly
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: multifandom (full list below)
music: Nicki Minaj feat. Rihanna
content notes: none
summary: I came to win.
download: 42MB zipped .avi
notes: Huge thanks to [personal profile] purplefringe and [personal profile] happydork for beta assistance. Also on tumblr.

full list of fandoms, embed and lyrics )
such_heights: still from the blank space music video - tswift pulls an outraged face (people: taylor [how dare])
Taylor Swift makes amazing life choices sometimes. The accompanying music video to her new single, Bad Blood, is the most glorious thing. She clearly decided that what she wanted to do was recruit all her favourite lady models, actors and musicians and have them all play high femme leather-clad assassins with a bunch of cool tech in a post-apocalyptic landscape where the only man left alive, apparently, is Kendrick Lamar.

This has a good breakdown of the cast of the video. Pretty sure it's the only time you're going to see Cindy Crawford, Jessica Alba, Hailee Steinfeld, Ellie Goulding and Ellen Pompeo in the same place.

What a world. I need this to be a major fandom for Yuletide.

Watch on youtube, or embed under the cut.

embed )

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Also, fills are still being posted at the MCU kissing fest, from Steve/Bucky to Pepper/Vision.
such_heights: peggy carter in red, white and blue in a crowd of grey suits (mcu: peggy [crowd])
So in 2012 I ran a kissing comment fest and everyone seemed to have a good time. (And yes, lol, I did at that time believe I'd stop caring about superheroes by the end of the summer.) Let's try again!

Everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe applies, so that's all 11 films as well as Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter and Daredevil. Assume that comments may contain spoilers for everything.

THE RULES:

01. Leave a comment with two or more characters from the MCU who you'd like to see kiss. You can include a prompt if you like as an optional extra for the prompt-filler.
02. Reply to the comment with a fanwork in which those characters kiss. The kissing can be platonic or romantic, on the mouth or the cheek or the forehead or the shoulder or anywhere else that you like.
03. All fanworks welcome, including art/podfic/vids/icons/recs/meta/fic etc. Multiple fills for the same prompt are fine. Replying to your own prompt is fine. Anon commenting is fine. Coming back and posting a fill two months later is fine. Posting your fanwork elsewhere is fine.

I will link to fills in this post as they come in.

Fills:

Angie/Peggy
Angie/Peggy, home by [personal profile] strix_alba
Angie/Peggy, a good cup of tea by [personal profile] frith_in_thorns

Bruce/Natasha
Bruce/Natasha, hold by [personal profile] jamaillith

Bruce/Natasha/Steve
Natasha/Bruce/Steve, family by [personal profile] thebonesofferalletters
Bruce/Natasha, running by [personal profile] celeste9

Bucky/Peggy
Bucky/Peggy, test by [personal profile] gwyn

Bucky/Steve
Steve/Bucky, baseball by [personal profile] alafaye
Steve/Bucky, baseball #2 by [personal profile] gwyn
Steve/Bucky, soft by [personal profile] thebonesofferalletters
Steve/Bucky, candles by [personal profile] applegnat
Steve/Bucky, candles #2 by [personal profile] recessional
Steve/Bucky, heart by [personal profile] recessional
Steve/Bucky, rooftops by [personal profile] thebonesofferalletters
Steve/Bucky, soft #2 by [personal profile] recessional
Steve/Bucky, shower by [personal profile] recessional

Claire/Matt
Matt/Claire, daylight by [personal profile] pearwaldorf

Clint/Darcy
Clint/Darcy, milkshakes by [personal profile] topaz119

Clint/Laura
Clint Barton/Laura Barton, unexpected by [personal profile] kayim

Clint/Natasha
Clint/Natasha, perfunctory by [personal profile] recessional

Daniel/Jack/Peggy
Peggy/Daniel/Jack, drowning by [personal profile] sholio

Foggy/Marci
Foggy/Marci - alcohol and bad choices by [personal profile] sholio (TW: aftermath of an off-camera attempted assault)

Foggy/Matt
Foggy/Matt, hospital by [personal profile] sholio
Matt Murdock/Foggy Nelson, spin the bottle by [personal profile] devilc

Helen/Sif
Helen Cho/Sif, teamwork by [personal profile] longwhitecoats

Maria/Sam
Sam/Maria Hill, coffee by [personal profile] recessional

Maria/Wanda
Maria/Wand, broken by [personal profile] x_dark_siren_x

Natasha/Pepper
Pepper/Natasha, suits by [personal profile] isagel

Natasha/Rhodey/Sam/Steve/Vision/Wanda
Natasha/Rhodey/Sam/Steve/Vision/Wanda, team building by [personal profile] sholio

Natasha/Steve
Natasha/Steve, home by [personal profile] thebonesofferalletters

Pepper/Tony
Tony/Pepper, party by [personal profile] igrockspock

Pepper/Vision
Vision/Pepper, genderfluidity by [personal profile] jamaillith

Peter/Rocket
Peter Quill/Rocket, drunk by [personal profile] longwhitecoats

Sam/Steve
Sam/Steve, return by [personal profile] longwhitecoats
Sam/Steve, commanding by [personal profile] astolat
Sam/Steve, pool table by [personal profile] gwyn
Sam/Steve, bedtime story by [personal profile] gwyn
Sam/Steve, breakfast by [personal profile] monanotlisa
Sam/Steve, sharing a bed by [personal profile] raanve

status: Updated through page 16 on ?view=flat.
such_heights: hermione doing magic (hp: hermione [magic])
So it turns out political despair is what will finally get me writing again? I've got nothing.

The Devolution of Muggle-Magical Relations
Harry Potter/UK Politics RPF ; Hermione Granger, Nicola Sturgeon ; G, gen, 800 words ; also at the AO3

An unofficial sequel to [personal profile] raven's a historic and seismic shift.

Hermione can feel herself physically bristling over the morning papers )
such_heights: britta declaiming at a microphone (community: britta soapbox)
Okay, here we go! Who else is staying up to watch the UK general election? Exit polls look worrying and suggest another Conservative government is likely, but it's not over yet, and in the meantime I'm looking forward to hearing from Sheffield Hallam and South Thanet, and the fates of Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage especially.

Here's the BBC livetext feed.

eta: tumblr is bringing the lulz in this time of strife, reblogging the good stuff.

eta2: welp, it's 3am, the Lib Dems are being annihilated, Labour are underperforming, meanwhile Scotland have collectively decided 'fuck this shit' and are doing the electoral equivalent of sawing through the boundary and setting out to sea, not that I blame them. *starts drinking*
such_heights: natasha flying a fighter plane (mcu: natasha [plane])
Everyone's reactions to Age of Ultron are pretty much the epitome of 'mileage varies', not to mention that we all watch different things and take away different things. That's great, and I don't want to tell anyone that their opinions are wrong, but I do find myself in disagreement with many of them. See, I loved Natasha's arc in Age of Ultron, and here's why.

running with it )
such_heights: natasha and steve running (mcu: natasha & steve)
I went to see Avengers 2: Robot Boogaloo yesterday and had a great time. Squeeful spoilers below!

'Language!' )
such_heights: bookshelves (stock: books)
+ [personal profile] happydork and I successfully moved house and are settling in nicely to East London. It's simultaneously very strange to have left [personal profile] purplefringe, Awesome Housemate K and the cat behind (though to be fair I still see them lots), and very nice to be setting up our own place. Our decorating scheme is ALL THE COLOURS, and everything's very light and airy. Also now full of giant beanbags. Today we got bookshelves and finally unpacked our books, which instantly makes everything look better. Home is where my Harry Potter books are.

+ Having some time out from work is working out pretty well for the moment - I have been spending lots of time setting up the flat and installing things, and I'm feeling a lot better in pretty much every conceivable way compared to a month ago. But on Tuesday I'll be signing on and then it's job hunting a go go. I still don't really know what it is that I want to do, but there are a couple of job ads that look promising in the meantime.

+ I am slowly trying to get myself to remember how to string sentences together. I barely write any more; no fiction, no journal entries, and even my tweets are mostly retweets or replies to other people. So, hi, internet. I miss you. Let's chat more. <3
such_heights: clara oswald walking towards the tardis (who: clara [tardis])
Between
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Doctor Who
music: Vienna Teng
content notes: canon character death
summary: And the third one between replaces what once was love. Clara, the Doctor, and Danny in series eight.
download: 42MB zipped .avi
notes: For [personal profile] purplefringe on the occasion of her birthday on Wednesday. Also on tumblr.

embed and lyrics )

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