28 Days of Holiday Music: Fanworks Friday: Winter Song Inspires

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So many fanvids made to this song! They’re mostly multifandom, too, which is interesting!

Just the climax of the song vidded to a lot of various couples.

Everything from Harry Potter to Pride & Prejudice.

Chloe and Oliver from Smallville.

A very odd multifandom one that seems tailored to a particular fan’s favorite shows/movies. It was a little too choppy for me to watch due to flashing or quickly moving images triggering migraines, but what I watched seemed interesting if only for the mish-mash of contents. Enchanted, The Notebook, Beauty & the Beast, Anastasia, Peter Pan, Pride & Prejudice, things I don’t even know what they are, and so on.

Another multifandom vid.

 

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The original:

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Watching: Vividcon — Anything for Love by astolat and Speranza

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If you’re a fan of television or movies, especially if you’re one of those fans, then you’re probably aware that Vividcon took place a few weeks ago. And where there is Vividcon, there are great vids! I thought I’d do a series highlighting some of my favorites that came out of the convention.

Title: Anything for Love by astolat and Speranza
Summary: I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that! …oh, all right. (Vividcon 2012 Premiere)
My thoughts: A meta, multi-fandom vid focusing on the experience fans and fandom, their passionate and ultimately fickle nature, and the extent fans will go to for their love of characters (and pairings and fandom and fannish creations and sharing the love). If you have ever shared a fannish love (obsession) with any one, then you might know what it’s like to be Thelma and Louise going over that cliff. (“Let’s make that vid! Write that fanfic! Create that art! Whoosh! Plummet! Over the edge!”) As the vidders themselves put it–fans sometimes feel ‘dubconned’ into their big, massive, fannish emotions, and this video captures that so well.

Links of interest about this vid:
1) Annotations and credits as well as other information on the making and inspiration of the video.
2. The video on Archive of Our Own

My favorite parts:

1) I love that it’s multifandom. How hilarious/sad/something is it that I know every single source used in this, and have been fannish about several?
2) I adore the big, fat red X over Tumblr (I won’t do that) and how it just dissolves under the heat of fannish love (oh, all right, I’ll do that).
3) I love that the fickle nature of fandom is captured with Thor looking so betrayed at the end when the fans get distracted by Magic Mike, and Loki comforting him. “But, brother, why do they not want to write stories about our angsty, epic, not-really-incest-but-not-really-not-incest love anymore?” “It will be okay, Thor. Shh. It will be okay.”
4. I absolutely love how they’ve captured the gleeful, delightful, whimsical, gorgeous, awesome insanity of fandoms with Adam Lambert as Mary Poppins, the Lex Luthor paper dolls, the babies dressed in Star Trek uniforms, and etc.

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There is meta in the use of this fanart! 

(by Thunderfrost)

 

If this post has you thinking, “Fandom? What? Tumblr, huh? What is this crazy stuff? And, really, all this madness,time, effort over movies and tv shows? Why? Why would you spend time on this?” Well, there is a post coming your way soon about how movies and television are important media, worthy of study, and that how people interact with this modern source of story and myth is massively important and amazing. But that day is not today.

In the meantime, go forth and do anything for love, y’all. Just don’t…do that. (Oh, all right. Do that.)

Watching: TeenWolf MTV

I had some more serious post to put up today, but, uh, no. Because, y’all, stop the presses! I have a television show love affair going on. It’s the most ridiculous thing. To quote my online friend, nodetective, it’s like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Smallville had a baby, no! puppy!, and that puppy is this show. What show it is? TeenWolf, the MTV Series.

What do you need to know about this show? Only these things:

1. It is laugh out loud funny at times. Mainly due to this guy:

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Dylan O’Brien as Stiles

2. Everyone on the show is really dang pretty, and I don’t know about you, but I’m down with eye candy. Oh, yes, I am.

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3. There is someone on the show who looks like this:

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4. And the guys have their shirts off all the time.

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No, like all the time!!
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5. And there’s a lot of supernatural urgency going on that leads to life and death situations and Stiles breathing with an open mouth.

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6. STILES!!!!!!!

And, yes, I know everything in this post is about the man candy for the most part, but aside from it being, you know, ridiculous, it’s a really enjoyable show, paced well, with interesting characters, and I can’t wait for more!

If you’re behind, you can watch on the MTV site linked above, Netflix Instant (Season 1 only), or iTunes. Totally worth a gander, yo.