All Missing Mama #peterpan #metric #fanvid

 

“You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you, Peter Pan. That’s where I’ll be waiting.” – J.M. Barrie. Visual Source: Peter Pan (1924) Vividcon 2013 Premiere. Music by Metric.

Fanvid by the always awesome lolawaldorf.

 

Watching: Vividcon: Disarm by obsessive24

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Title: Disarm
Summary: The killer in me is the killer in you.
Warning: Spoilers for, well, all of Harry Potter basically.
Link: CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO Password: expelliarmus

Unfortunately, though understandably, the vidder has chosen not to allow the vid to be embedded outside of the site. It is also password protected. I have no doubt that those few extra clicks and taps will prevent a lot of people from watching this vid, but I’d like to suggest that would be a mistake.

Disarm is a fantastic character study of Draco. I should go ahead and take the fall now of admitting that I’ve never been a fan of Draco. I was always glad for his redemption, as I’d be for anyone’s, but I never liked him as a person, nor did I find him especially compelling to ponder. That is until watching this vid.

Link of interest about this vid:
1) Vidder’s Notes, downloads, and lyrics.

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The killer in me is the killer in you.

My favorite parts:

1. The scene where Dumbledore’s hand grips Harry’s arm and it becomes grotesquely clear that there is an utter disparity in support between Harry and Draco.
2. When you see that Draco was put into the position of murder by everyone he ever knew, it’s heart wrenching. And it becomes clear that Harry could’ve been that person, too, but for the people around him, but for Dumbledore’s hand, and his friends.

Let me know which parts you enjoyed, found moving, or if you had any reaction–expected or unexpected–at all.

Watching: Vividcon (Only Not) – You by lolachrome

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First, before we get started with today’s blog post, I’m very happy with THIS REVIEW of Earthly Desires from jeayci at Reviews by Jessewave! 4.5 out of 5 stars!

“Once upon a time, there was an m/m romance that with its first paragraph transported me to that magical realm of fairy tales. This story is beautifully written, almost lyrical in its flow, like the fairy tales of yore. This was a light (ha!), fun, engaging story. Great for a beach read, a comfort read; one of those moments you want something you know will make you laugh, smile, and feel good.”

Read the rest of the review and, if you haven’t already done so, I won’t stop you if you wanted to buy the book. 😉  Now on to a beautiful vid!

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I’m not linking to Lola’s Vividcon video (yet) because the vid that she released just before she left for the con is breathtaking. For the record, I don’t watch Glee (anymore) but I still thought this vid was not only gorgeous but also spoke volumes about the character of Kurt. However, what really got to me was the way it spoke on a meta-level to the difficulty still attached to achieving one’s dreams when a person doesn’t perfectly fit the gender stereotypes. Yet, Kurt is resilient…his love may be too big for us yet, but he doesn’t quit. There he goes again.

Title: You
Summary: My love’s too big for you my love. A Kurt character study, with help from Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, and Lady Gaga, to name just a few.
Warning: Spoilers through Season 3

Links of interest about this vid:
1) This vid was dedicated to the life of Alex Doty who passed away. Lola links to his work of analyzing Glee.
2) Annotations and credits as well as other information on the making and inspiration of the video.
3) The video on Archive of Our Own
4) Kurt and the Casting Couch— To quote this amazing analysis:

The central contradiction at work here was the assertion that Kurt could not be an object of erotic attraction for women and girls, when in fact, beyond Glee’s textual confines, the opposite is true. Female (and many gay-identifying) fans eroticize Kurt/Chris Colfer constantly — more than any other character on Glee – at his concerts and in countless online fan sites. Kurt/Chris is a nexus of identification and desire for fans worldwide, and it is precisely his unique blend of feminine and masculine characteristics – his genderqueerness– that audiences find erotic about him. It is also what cultural authorities find discomfiting. Colfer is both feminine and an out gay man, and his popularity proves that his femininity and gayness do not preclude his eroticization; fan reactions to Colfer are notably not those of mere “tolerance” or “acceptance” but rather of passionate love and unbridled enthusiasm for the new queer erotics that he embodies.

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My favorite parts:

1. The opening. Because, really, how delicately she prepares our brain for the introduction of additional/older source material.
2. The Hepburn moments, the James Dean red jacket, the Gene Kelley and Fred Astaire all mixed up with Kurt and Blaine, and, gosh, okay, just the whole thing. There’s not a bum note in this video.

If you watched, I’d love to hear your thoughts, or for you to share your favorite parts in the comments below. 🙂