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: silhouette of eliza hamilton from the broadway musical (h: eliza [shadow])
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: Jupiter Ascending, An Adventure in Space and Time, Hamilton, Pride, Spy, Belle, RPF - David Cameron Pigfucking Scandal

requests )
such_heights: silhouette of eliza hamilton from the broadway musical (h: eliza [shadow])
Some icons for my current obsession, the Broadway musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Hamilton is a hip-hop musical about the USA founding father Alexander Hamilton starring an almost entirely non-white cast that is incredibly smart, funny, sincere and emotionally affecting. As [personal profile] happydork can attest, I've been listening to it non-stop for a week. It's available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Prime and iTunes, probably others also. This is a short video of some of the performance, which is also helpful for matching faces to voices.

Here are so quote icons, some icons using the artwork from the lyrics booklet, some from production stills from a range of sources.


36 icons )

And while I'm here, I laughed really a lot at this modern AU Hamilton fic (yes, that concept breaks my brain a bit too):

every day is a gift that's why they call it the present (4870 words) by screamlet
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hamilton - Miranda, American Revolution RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Alexander Hamilton/Elizabeth "Eliza" Schuyler, Alexander Hamilton/Angelica Schuyler, Alexander Hamilton/John Laurens, Alexander Hamilton & George Washington
Characters: Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Elizabeth "Eliza" Schuyler, Angelica Schuyler, John Laurens, Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, Hercules Mulligan, James Madison, George III of the United Kingdom
Additional Tags: Ensemble Cast, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Dialogue Heavy, Bisexuality, Everyone Is Alive, Alternate Universe - Everyone Lives/Nobody Dies
such_heights: amy pond in her wedding dress (who: amy [wedding])
All around the country, scores of people are packing things and making plans to come and celebrate with [personal profile] happydork and me as we get married. My phone's been chirping away all day today with good wishes, and tomorrow I am going to get to see so many people I love at the same time.

It's a little overwhelming in the most amazing way. I feel a little bit like I might burst from it all, and we haven't even started yet. But I have a TARDIS blue dress hanging in a wardrobe in the flat my parents have booked for the weekend, and in the morning [personal profile] purplefringe and my other bridesmaids will be here and everything's going to be wonderful.

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.

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.


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.


58 icons of the cluster and friends )


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.


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