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1st-Jan-2020 12:00 pm - cupidsbow's Fan Works Masterlist
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Last updated: 17 October 2011

Full headers, including disclaimers and warnings, are given on the actual LJ entries; but, in case you haven't heard it before, all of these stories are total fiction. They are transformative works, which means I'm riffing on the ideas/events of others. And some of them contain content suitable only for adults.

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misc - cupidsbow vidding
When I signed up for Equinox this time around, I knew I'd be making this vid in between a deluge of marking, and planned that it would be a form of stress relief. I figured it would be a short vid, and when it came time to edit it, I decided to go for maximum fun. I picked one of my fave songs, which I knew would be a good match for this, and went for every cheesy effect and silliness I could think of. My favourite part was vidding the muppets so they sang the song. :)

Anyway, I hope it brings you as much fun when you watch it.

 Superstition by [personal profile] cupidsbow
Visual Source: Labyrinth
Music: Superstition by Stevie Wonder
Rating: PG-13
Physical triggers: Flashes of light, some fast cuts.
For: For gwenfrankenstien, for Fall Equinox 2018.

Summary: You believe in things that you don't understand.

Download from Mediafire: Superstition-cupidsbow.rar (MP4, 37.89MB); Superstition-HD-cupidsbow.rar (WMV, 68.32MB)
Stream: YouTube or Vimeo (Password = equinox) This entry was originally posted at https://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/429323.html.
misc - cupidsbow vidding
Title: Blonde by [personal profile] cupidsbow
Visual Source: Atomic Blonde
Music: Maneater by Hall & Oates, and Suicide Blonde by INXS
Rating: M
Physical triggers: Flashes of light, some fast cuts.
Warnings: The song has a reference to suicide, although it's used as a pun (dyed by her own hand). The video has no suicide, but does have the murder of a woman, a death by drowning, several shootings, and the usual action-movie violence. There is also a clothed sex scene, and nude bathing scene.
For: For cara marie (genusshrike), as part of Festivids 2017.

Summary: By her own hand.

Download from Mediafire: Blonde-cupidsbow-sm.zip (MP4, 35.9MB); Blonde-cupidsbow.zip (WMV, 85.36MB); Blonde-cupidsbow-HD.zip (WMV, 132.95)
Stream: YouTube, or Vimeo (Password = blonde)

Password = blonde

This entry was originally posted at https://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/428710.html.
misc - cupidsbow vidding
Title: Monster Shipping by [personal profile] cupidsbow
Visual Source: Monster Factory - Polygon (Web Series)
Music: I'm Shipping Up to Boston, by Dropkick Murphys
Rating: M
Physical triggers: Flashes of light, some fast cuts.
Warnings: This vid contains extreme violence, dismemberment, bloodshed, and fighting with both fists and weapons.
For: For gwenfrankenstien, as a treat for Festivids 2017.

Summary: Welcome to Polygon Arena.

Download from Mediafire: MonsterFactory-cupidsbow-SM.zip (MP4, 89.47MB); MonsterShipping-cupidsbow-HD.zip (WMV, 128.69MB)
Stream: YouTube, or Vimeo (Password = monster)


Password = monster

This entry was originally posted at https://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/428986.html.
misc - cupidsbow vidding

Art for (do not) forget to forget

Title: (do not) forget to forget by [personal profile] cupidsbow
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: None
Length: 3070 words
Relationships: Dean & Castiel
Recipient: For kisahawklin, Dean/Castiel Secret Santa 2017.
Notes: Filling a prompt asking for an examination of Dean's grief at the start of season 13. Title from Know how to forget, by Sharon Dolin.

Summary: Grief is a twisting road.

Read more...Collapse ) This entry was originally posted at https://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/429128.html.
28th-Jan-2018 04:32 pm - Festivids recs
misc - cupidsbow vidding
I love Festivids. I always find a few new shows to check out, as well as a fresh look at some old favourites.

This year, I scored two awesome Forbidden Kingdom vids. Both have completely different sensibilities, and neither focus on the boring protagonist (just as I requested).

Forbidden Kingdom (2008) - the big pants dance
Funny and action-packed, with lots of Jet Li and Jackie Chan doing what they do so well.

Forbidden Kingdom (2008) - the ghost of the girl in the well
This is such a great character study of Sparrow. It's epic and glorious and sad.


1988 Winter Olympics Figure Skating RPF - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Poetry on ice.

@dog_rates | WeRateDogs - they're good dogs Brent

American Gods (TV) - Cali God
Gruesome and glorious.

Arrival (2016) - Relativism 
Fantastic music choice and dreamy visuals.

Crimson Peak (2015) - Get Free
Tense and creepy.
The Good Place (TV) - Rainbowland
Happy-making team vid.
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) - For You
Just as heartstring-pulling as you'd expect from this source.

Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995) - This Love
These two are so adorable.

INSIDE (Video Game) - Bela Lugosi's Dead
Surreal and creepy.

INSIDE (Video Game) - Last Ray of Light
This is creepy in a completely different way to the other INSIDE vid. I love that contrast.
Janelle Monae - Works - Weapon
Gorgeously cut Janelle Monae vid, with great song choice.
Space Jam (1996) - ESPN First Take November 15, 1996
I love the audio track on this.
Space Jam (1996) - Monstars Hype Mix
And another brilliantly mixed audio track for this source.

Take My Wife (TV 2016) - Hang Out With You
Adorable lesbian domesticity.

Three Men and a Baby (1987)& Three Men and a Little Lady (1990) - Don't Stop Me Now
The cuteness!!!!

Underground (TV) - Caught Fire
Fantastic character study.

Waypoint's Breakfast & BATTLEGROUNDS (Web Series) - Crowbar & Sickle
Funny and action-packed gameplay.

Westworld (TV) - Maeve’s Dream
A gorgeous, brutal character study.

What We Do in the Shadows (2014) - Too Sexy for My Fangs
Hahahaha. Hilarious.

Wondaland Arts Society RPF - Wondaland
Janelle Monae and co doing their thing.
This entry was originally posted at https://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/428510.html.
vidding - vid all the things
This was my main assignment this year, and I really love how it turned out. It's one of my favourite vids out of all those I've made to date.

I hadn't seen this documentary -- which is awesome and I recommend -- but was inspired to watch it when it turned up on CherryIce's wish list, and wow, I was sold. I was sure I was going to vid dinosaurs or space, which were two of the other options on her list, but nope. The aquatic hijinks stole my heart. :)

What struck me most about this series as I watched it, was how much fun the people making it seemed to be having, even as they faced some pretty big challenges to get the footage in the can. They seemed so much a part of the experience of the documentary that I really wanted to capture that, and just how hard and how long they worked to get these amazing images for us to enjoy. So here is it: my celebration of their hard work and goofing around.

The Blue Planet, by cupidsbow

Title: The Blue Planet by [personal profile] cupidsbow
Visual Source: The Blue Planet
Music: "I Get Around" by The Beach Boys
Rating: G
Warnings: Aquatic hijinks, fast cuts, flashing lights
For: CherryIce, I tried to include all the things you said you love. I hope this is your cup of tea. (Originally posted here)

Summary: My buddies and me are getting real well known.

Download from Mediafire: BluePlanet-cupidsbow.rar (54.08MB, MP4); BluePlanet-cupidsbow-2-lg.rar (83.21MB, MP4)
Stream: YouTube
This entry was originally posted at http://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/424835.html.
vidding - festivids projector
Julie Andrews is so awesome. I've wanted to vid this move for a while, not only because of Julie Andrews, but because I love the genderfuckery. I chose this song by Shawna Virago because it really captures so many aspects of gender-queerness, and the way that gender is performance. It made me think a lot about the politics of the film too, and using a trans anthem in a vid about it. Victor/Victoria does carefully stay within the bounds of heternormativity as you'd expect of a Hollywood film, but despite that, it has some quite nuanced moments about queerness and homophobia, and when I re-watched it, I was surprised at how little it had dated in that regard. It still feels fresh and relevant.

Objectified, by cupidsbow

Title: Objectified by [personal profile] cupidsbow
Visual Source: Victor/Victoria
Music: "Objectified" by Shawna Virago
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Implied sexual violence, fisticuffs, flashing lights
For: feedingonwind, I had so much fun revisiting this film. I hope you enjoy the vid just as much. (Originally posted here)

Summary: I want to be objectified.

Download from Mediafire: VV-Objectified-cupidsbow.rar (50.82MB, MP4); VV-Objectified-cupidsbow-lg.rar (85.87MB, MP4)
Stream: YouTube

This entry was originally posted at http://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/425191.html.
vidding - festivids reel
I  love Bollywood films so much -- they are so colourful and gorgeous. This film is particularly spectacular, although it does have an unexpected dark side to it that surprised me. It's a reincarnation story, and let's just say that things don't end so well the first time around.

This vid isn't about that, though. This vid is a celebration of Shanti at her gorgeous best.

Her Majesty, by cupidsbow

Title: Her Majesty by [personal profile] cupidsbow
Visual Source: Om Shanti Om
Music: "Her Majesty" by The Beatles
Rating: G
Warnings: None
For: skygiants, Festivids 2016. (Originally posted here)

Summary: Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl.

Download from Mediafire: HerMajesty-cupidsbow-sm.rar (8.26MB, MP4); HerMajesty-cupidsbow-lg.rar (36.28MB, MP4)
Stream: YouTube


This entry was originally posted at http://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/425235.html.
5th-Feb-2017 11:58 am - Spring Equinox 2017 - vidding letter
vidding - vid all the things
Hi fellow vidder!

I have to say, I'm super excited about this fest. It feels like such a long time between Festivids, so having a couple of new pitstops during the year is going to be so much fun.

The number one thing that I ask of you for this fest is that you have fun. I really mean that. Use my requests as an excuse to make the wildest, over-the-toppiest id vid of your dreams, and I will love it and you. :)

My favourite types of vids include: action and fast-paced vids, experimental or weird vids, constructed reality or AU vids, and vids that are full of pretty, pretty visuals. Constructed reality seems a particularly good match for this fest, given all the cool real footage NASA has released now, in addition to the usual sources of stuff, like other films the actors have done, fan works, and so on. I also feel like there could stand to be more vids about women, people of colour, and queer people/relationships, so if you want to focus on one or more of those I'd be super happy. That said, with this particular fest's theme, I'd also be pleased with a vid that has no people at all, and just an awful lot of stuff in SPAAAAAAACE. :)

I don't usually suggest music, as I'm happy for you to find the best fit for the vid -- I have pretty broad tastes. I would request that if you sample audio at all, you don't have it over the top of song lyrics, as it'll mean I can't hear either the lyric or the sample.

That's it. Go forth and have fun!

Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies)  
Tags: James T. Kirk, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Spock (Star Trek)
Summary: What I would really love is something that merges source from TOS and AOS, but honestly anything that explores these characters or something about the 'verse would be awesome. I'm particularly fascinated by the way in which Kirk=ethos, Bones=pathos, and Spock=logos in the original series, and how that's shifted (to pathos, pathos, pathos) in the AOS. But I'd also love a character study of Sulu or Uhura.

Space Exploration RPF  
Summary: There's so much to choose from here. I'd love something that takes advantage of some of the great footage of the planets, in particular, but the space station or Apollo or Mercury programs would also be wonderful.

Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Tags: Jupiter Jones/Caine Wise Jupiter, Jones & Caine Wise, Jupiter Jones
Summary: I'd love something that explores Jupiter and/or Caine, or their relationship. If there's a particular aspect of this source you'd like to extrapolate from and create a constructed reality, that would be even awesomer. I adore constructed reality, and this text is *begging* for it.

Fifth Element (1997)  
Tags: Leeloo, Korben Dallas, Ruby Rhod
Summary: I love the look of this movie, so a vid which highlights the aesthetic would tick my boxes.

Pigs In Space (Muppets) 
Summary: If you make a Pigs in Space vid, I will adore you forever. It has to be larger than life, and take full advantage of its spoofy nature. :)

Star Trek: Voyager  
Tags: Kathryn Janeway, Chakotay (Star Trek)
Summary: I've said Janeway or Chakotay above, because I would love a kick-ass vid about either of them (or both) in particular, but you could vid pretty much anything from this source and I'd be happy.

Cosmos - Carl Sagan 
Summary: Spaaaaaaace. I love me some nerds loving space, so a vid that glories in that would be fab.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) 
Tags: Rey (Star Wars), Finn (Star Wars), Poe Dameron, Leia Organa 
Summary: I love Star Wars. Anything you do will be okay with me.

This entry was originally posted at http://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/425979.html.
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