Tags: 12-days-of-cliche

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12 Days of Cliche: Day 5 - Vid: '1941: The Year That Never Was!' by cupidsbow

This is by far my most ambitious songvid to date, using source footage from the 1940s in addition to that of Doctor Who and Torchwood, and cut to the fastest song in the world. OMG.

The driving force behind this was pretty much that I wanted Jack to have an adventure in the 1940s, so I built a constructed reality in order to give it to him. There are some more notes behind the cut, if you're interested. Otherwise, here's the masterpiece! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. :)

Title: 1941: The Year That Never Was!
Vidder: [personal profile] cupidsbow/cupidsbow
Fandom: Torchwood and Doctor Who
Pairing: Jack/Tosh, Jack/realJack, Jack/Tosh/realJack
Rating: PG-13
Music: "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Benny Goodman (1987 remaster)
Summary: What if Jack had never met the Doctor?

Download: FileFront (16.03 MB).
Streaming: You can stream this from FileFront -- just click on the 'streaming' button. Or on BAM Vid Vault

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Companion story: 'Kiss the Boys Goodbye' by Hope: DreamWidth, LiveJournal

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12 Days of Cliche: Day 3 - Vid: First Aid

Today is a happy day, as Hope and I will both be posting for our fest. Hope has written an awesome story about Jack and Ianto getting kinky with first aid supplies. I know, I know, that was my reaction too. :)

And then I thought to myself, "Hey, I bet I could vid that!" So I did.

Title: First Aid
Vidder: cupidsbow
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Rating: PG-13
Music: "I Touch Myself" by Divinyls
Summary: Jack has a first-aid fetish... or maybe just an Ianto fetish.
The Story: This was inspired by Hope's awesome story, "First Aid," which you can find on DeamWidth and LiveJournal. It's is NC-17 and smoking hot.

Download: FileFront (7.14MB).
Streaming: You can stream this from FileFront -- just click on the 'streaming' button. Or on BAM Vid Vault.

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This entry was originally posted at http://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/334856.html.
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12 Days of Cliche: Day 2 - Mpreg and Kidfic Recommendations

As soon as Hope's "12 Days of Cliché" idea was expanded from being a fiction fest to something more multimedia, we started throwing around ideas for types of fanworks we like to make.

I don't usually think of recommendations as a fanwork -- not in the same way as fiction or art. But you know what occurred to me during that brainstorming session? They sure are a lot of work! And I only go to the effort because I'm a fan. I would guesstimate that if you squashed all the time I spend making recs back-to-back... it would take up maybe two or three weeks a year. (crack_van alone takes up a week: the best part of a day for each set.)

That's really quite a lot! So, after that rather stunning realisation, I decided to celebrate both all that work, and the love of fanworks that drives me to make all those recs.

In keeping with our fest theme of "clichés," the result is a set of favourites about born and unborn children, or mpreg and kidfic in our evocative fannish vernacular. :)

I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

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This entry was originally posted at http://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/334499.html.
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12 Days of Cliche: Day 1 - Torchwood Pulp fanart

Today Hope has kicked off our fest with some amazing fan art! She's taken classic pulp covers and Torchwoodised them. They're awesome.

Title: They Never Come Back; I, Robot; Shameless Game; The X-Machine
Artist: [personal profile] hope
Fandom: Torchwood
Medium: Photoshop
Rating: G
Summary: Four Torchwood pulp fiction novel covers. Various characters.

This entry was originally posted at http://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/333890.html.
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12 Days of Cliche Fest

So, a few weeks ago, Hope said to me, "Hey, Cath, why don't we have a fest? Just you and me! We can write a dozen Torchwood fics and post after Christmas!"

I pretty much did this: O_o

Then Hope said some more stuff, mostly about it being a "celebration of cliches" which she knows perfectly well is like catnip to me. Cliches! Grrrowr.

As a delaying tactic while I frantically thought about whether I wanted to write lots of cliche fics (duh, yes), and had time to do so (hahaha, no), I said, "Can I make vids?" and Hope, sensing my weakness, said, "Yep, of course."

Vids! About cliches!

"Oh my god, yes please," I said.

I am such a sucker. :)

And verily it has been so. I have made many, many vids in the last few days weeks, plus written some fic. This has been very pleasing and joy-making, but also rather terrifying, mostly because I've started to get ambitious with the vidding.

It's been a pleasure to revisit some of my favourite cliches too, but I won't meta bout that now, as Hope has already said everything more elegantly than I could in her announcement post.

Anyway, the long and the short of it is that Hope and I have most of a fest kind of done. Except for the bits that aren't. *panics*

This is the plan: over the next twelve days, we're going to post twelve fanworks. It won't be every day, because some of the works go together, but there will indeed be twelve of 'em, and they are of many different types. We'll be posting here, and over at [personal profile] hope's journal. I'll link her posts when it's her days.

We've had a lot of fun putting our Cliche Fest together, and I hope you all have a lot of fun coming along for the ride.

This entry was originally posted at http://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/333616.html.