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: a figure in white against the sky (stock: the blue blue sky [subjunctively])
Hi gang,

I'm putting together a trans/genderqueer/nonbinary vidshow for Vidukon this year and would love to hear your suggestions for existing vids, and to see if anyone could be tempted to make a brand new vid for the occasion! The deadline is May 1st, and I'd love anything. A RPF vid about Laverne Cox and Janet Mock and their #girlslikeus work, an angry vid about how shitty Max's storyline in the L Word was, a multifandom vid about awesome genderqueer characters - anything and everything would be fab! Any length, any source - would be delighted by short vidlets as well as full-length vids.

If you have an idea, let me know at such.heights at gmail dot com, and I'd be delighted to chat it over with you.

In the meantime, please rec me stuff - self-recs encouraged. :D
such_heights: the enterprise orbits a planet, text reads 'boldly go' (trek: boldy go [427])

RIP, Leonard Nimoy. Thank you, so much, for everything. <3
such_heights: natasha romanoff making an incredulous face (mcu: natasha [wtf])
So [tumblr.com profile] waldorph has discovered that their fic, along with a lot of others, are assigned reading on a Berkley undergrad syllabus, where part of the assignment includes leaving comments. It's ... not going well.

This is a cache of the syllabus in full (I don't think I spotted any of my rlist there?)

[tumblr.com profile] waldorph writes: So Your Fic is Required Reading: Hahahanope.

As many people have said, studying fandom is one thing, but setting your students loose on unsuspecting fic writers is kind of awful.

eta: as people have pointed out, it's important to note that this is a class run by undergrads who are themselves fans that doesn't has a great deal of supervision outside of that.


In entirely different 'wtf' news, I would like to write my own post about the experience that was Jupiter Ascending, but in the meantime [personal profile] happydork has written a pretty accurate summary of our evening.
such_heights: maleficent backlit with wings extended (film: maleficent)
Festivids reveals are live! Thank you SO much to [personal profile] bananainpyjamas, [personal profile] cosmic_llin, [personal profile] vesperregina and that sneaky bastard [personal profile] purplefringe for my wonderful vids. <33333

I made three vids this year! Unsurprisingly, the one the most people guessed was that I made the vid about the indie lesbian film to the indie lesbian song. Who knows why! :D

Signed streaming and download links and now available at the below posts - will also put up on tumblr and whatnot when I get a chance.

The Hardest of Hearts (Maleficent) for [personal profile] anoel
She Keeps Me Warm (Saving Face) for [personal profile] sanguinity
Get Lucky (Singin' in the Rain) for [personal profile] shinyjenni


Feb. 3rd, 2015 12:12 pm
such_heights: karen gillan looking pretty (who: karen [light])
I have been rolling around in wonderful vids for the past few days, it's amazing.

First of all, I must heartily recommend the vids (4! 4 vids! I am spoiled rotten!) made for me:

Let's Get Mischievous (LEGO Marvel Superheroes)
This is so charming and fun. It focuses on the villains from the game, masterminded by Dr Doom, and they are goofy and fabulous. It's beautifully timed to a perfect song choice - pretty sure that 'I'm feeling devious, you're looking glamorous, let's get mischievous, and polyamorous' is my new life motto. If you've always wanted to see Mystique and Dr Doom and Loki and Dr Octopus team up in glorious LEGO format, now's your chance!

Beth Yw'r Haf I Mi (Maleficent)
Oh, my heart. This is really beautiful. I love the range of vids there are for Maleficent this year, from big and bombastic to this quiet, intimate look at Maleficent and Aurora and the parallels between them. <3

The Writer (Not Another Happy Ending)
So Not Another Happy Ending is a Scottish indie film that Karen Gillan did a couple of years ago. It's a fun enough film, but it is a bit marred by two pretty annoying love interests that take up a lot of screentime and are very boring. But! By far the best bit of the film is that as Gillan's character struggles with writing her next novel, she suddenly finds that her heroine has come to life and starting following her around. This vid is about that bit and is amazing. It uses all the loveliness of the Edinburgh setting and Karen Gillan's face to tell a gorgeous slightly fairytale story.

I Could Be (Selfie)
This is a vid about John Cho and Karen Gillan having stupid dorky beautiful faces at each other and is therefore PERFECT. There are also pratfalls and dramatic hair flips and amazing outfits and occasional FEELINGS and I love it to pieces.

Other vids I've enjoyed so far (still have lots to watch!):

Gone Tech (Almost Human) Karl Urban has a hot robot boyfriend
I am what I am and Kinky Neighbours (Batman 1966) - having just rewatched The Dark Knight over the weekend, these two were the most wonderfully kinky, fabulous anecdote.
Dynamite (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) Team feels and comedy hijinx, the perfect B99 vid. :D
Hard Way Home (Cloudburst) This vid about an ageing lesbian couple is funny and sweet and delightful and I must check out the film ASAP.
Silent Fandoms (Festivids) A fascinating, meta look at how and why we vid and our relationships with small fandoms.
Through the Deep, Dark Wood (How to Get Away With Murder) an intense, awesome look at Wes and Annalise.
All I Want (Life of Pi) Beautiful film, beautiful vid.
Shake It Off (Maleficent) Not at all what I was expecting for the collection of vids for this film, and I love it. The editing is really fun with all the zooms and jump cuts, too.
Afterlife (The Middleman) I need to watch this show already, it is known. In the meantime, all aboard the adorable Wendy/Lacey train.
Infinite (The Perks of Being A Wallflower) I haven't seen the film and I loved this vid. It doesn't let up in flow or emotion for over 5 minutes which I find very impressive.
I'll be there for you (Pit Bulls and Parolees) PUPPIES. *ugly crying*
Moves Like Yaweh (Prince of Egypt) Come for the amazing pun in the title, stay for the dynamic cutting of one of my favourite childhood films.
Grow Old With Me (Six Feet Under) Gorgeous ship vid for David and Keith.

I made three vids for this year's round. I don't feel like it's much of a giveaway to say that they're all about people with good faces who love each other. There may be a prize if you can guess all three!
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
Get Lucky
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Singin’ in the Rain
music: Daft Punk
content notes: none
summary: We’re up all night to get lucky. Cosmo/Don/Kathy.
download: 39MB zipped .avi
notes: made for [personal profile] shinyjenni for Festivids 2014 as a treat. Fun fact: I have watched this film at least three times in the last six months because Housemate K is obsessed with this film. She is also obsessed with this song. So while this truly was a vid that I made for Jenni because I love her and wanted her to have a vid of OT3 joy, it is also for Housemate K, for getting me into their love in the first place.

embed and lyrics )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
She Keeps Me Warm
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Saving Face (2004)
music: Mary Lambert
content notes: none
summary: This could be good. Wil/Vivian.
download: 33MB zipped .avi
notes: made for [personal profile] sanguinity for Festivids 2014 as a pinch hit. I couldn’t resist when I saw the request - it’s one of my favourite queer films and their faces are just so good. This seems to have been the one most people identified as mine - can’t imagine why! *g*

embed and lyrics )
such_heights: peggy carter in red, white and blue in a crowd of grey suits (mcu: peggy [crowd])
9 icons for Agent Carter 1x01 & 1x02 behind the cut.

peggy is batman )
such_heights: (who: missy)
The Hardest of Hearts
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Maleficent
music: Florence + the Machine
content notes: none
summary: Darling heart, I loved you from the start, but you’ll never know what a fool I’ve been.
download: 42MB zipped .avi
notes: made for [personal profile] anoel for Festivids 2014 as my main assignment. I was so delighted to match on this source, and even more so to have the chance to make a vid for a friend! Despite technical difficulties including losing my entire first draft, I’m very pleased with how it turned out. Many thanks to [personal profile] silly_cleo and [personal profile] charloween for the beta! Originally posted here.

embed and lyrics )
such_heights: icon of van gogh's art - brightly glowing stars (stock: van gogh [starry night])
Yuletide reveals are up! Thank you so much to [archiveofourown.org profile] thepsychicclam for my adorable DW RPF fic The Ugly Christmas Jumper Competition and to [personal profile] siria for my gorgeous GotG Gamora + Nebula story, And All The Sisters Virtuous. <3


So I was really struggling with my Yuletide story this year, and I turned to my nearest and dearest for help. They pretty much ended up writing most of this, which is a bit embarrassing for me but all in the name of fulfilling the assignment.

So with many thanks to Awesome Housemate K and [personal profile] purplefringe for all their contributions, [personal profile] happydork and I are proud to present some ridiculous How to Get Away With Murder genfic with drunken shenanigans.

Guilt Scotch & Geese Dicks (2059 words) by imperfectcircle, such_heights
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: How to Get Away with Murder
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Wes Gibbins, Michaela Pratt, Connor Walsh, Laurel Castillo
Additional Tags: Yuletide 2014, Chromatic Yuletide, Drunken Shenanigans, adorable murder puppies
Summary: There was only one thing for it. They were going to have to move the body.


Dec. 31st, 2014 10:28 pm
such_heights: korra and asami facing each other bathed in golden light (avatar: korrasami [golden light])
This was a great year for me.

the year that was. )

Happy New Year, everyone. <3


Dec. 23rd, 2014 11:06 am
such_heights: korra and asami facing each other bathed in golden light (avatar: korrasami [golden light])
The Korra showrunners have both posted about the finale now and it's amazing and beautiful.

Michael Dante DiMartino's post and Bryan Konietzko's post.


more concrete spoilers )
such_heights: amy pond and lens flaaare (who: amy [light])
[personal profile] aria wanted to know about my favourite companions, and [personal profile] juniperphoenix wanted me to talk about Rory Williams. I shall combine the two and talk about my three New Who faves: Martha, Rory, Amy.

they're always brave )
such_heights: (who: missy)
Blank Space
by [personal profile] purplefringe and [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Doctor Who (all)
music: Blank Space - Taylor Swift
ship: Doctor/Master
content notes: canon-typical creepy/violent relationship dynamic
summary: So it's gonna be forever or and it's gonna go down in flames
download: 64MB zipped .mp4
notes: Spoilers for whole canon. Part of the 1989 Vid Album. Also on tumblr and the AO3.

eta: streaming being tricky - tumblr link should work for a streaming option.

embed and lyrics )
such_heights: iron man in the sky (mcu: iron man [powered up])
I am super into [personal profile] thuviaptarth's latest vid right now.

Summary: Engineering is a process of iterative development.

This is a really stylish, cool vid, with a great song choice and some fantastic editing, which is all the icing on a delicious cake of feels. It's about how Tony works and improves and tries and fails and tries again, both with the suits and with people - his relationships with Rhodey and Pepper are beautifully foregrounded, which delights me.
such_heights: amy deep in thought (who: amy [dust after rain])
Like half my reading list, I too feel enthusiastic about trying to post some more things in December. I didn't get to many of last year's prompts so I may well mine them again because there were some great ideas there, but if anyone's got anything they'd like to see then please do.

Also also, from the makers of the Aims Vidding Project comes ... the 1989 Vidding Project because of our collective Taylor Swift situation. [personal profile] silly_cleo is still looking for vidders if you'd like to get involved.
such_heights: a kitten snuggling down on something soft (stock: kitten [snuggle])
Last week, Awesome Housemate K picked out a lovely cat from the local rescue shelter. He's about seven years old and is one of the most chilled out cats I've ever met - very happy to be petted, enjoys padding around and sniffing things and snoozing in sunbeams. We're all madly in love with him. *_*

obligatory picspam )
such_heights: the twelfth doctor post-regeneration (who: twelve [brand new])
I've been rubbish at keeping up this season - I'm always busy on Saturday nights when it's on and have been failing at catching up during the week. But finales are important, even if now I have to wait a torturous week for the confusion.

spoilers! )


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