Books and Things

Jul. 21st, 2014 11:54 am
summerbutterfly: (ljkitty)
[personal profile] summerbutterfly posting in [community profile] fandomgaragesale
Updated "for sale" list :)


All books are available through DW or Amazon. Take your pick!

Ouran High School Host Club Vols. 1, 2, 13, 14- $4.00 each (DW price, Amazon price varies) + shipping or make an offer on any set. Purchased new, read once, almost zero visible wear.

Hello Kitty What Will I Be A to Z Hardcover Alphabet Book
Two small tears in the dust jacket, and a little bit of shelf wear, but binding is fine, inside pages are clean and stencils are intact. $2.00 + shipping.

Gravitation Vol. 1- $1.00 (+ shipping costs)
Has shelf wear and some creasing. Pictures available upon request.


Hello Kitty Beanie Baby- Yellow Easter Outfit with Bunny Ears
Ebay bidding starts at $3.99.

Hello Kitty Plush with Rebel Sweater and Zebra Skirt
$7.50 or best offer .

FOR BOTH PLUSH $13.00 + shipping (only through DW).


I take paypal or concealed cash (at your own risk) for DW transactions, and will ship internationally through DW only. Buyer is responsible for all shipping charges.

Most recent feedback (as well as other, potentially interesting items) here .

Thanks for looking!
talitha78: (avengers capA by stormfronticons)
[personal profile] talitha78 posting in [community profile] vividcon
We're gonna party 'til the end of the line (or until hotel security shuts us down). Friday night after Club Vivid, join us for vids, a viewing of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, door prizes, and more.

Room to be determined.
such_heights: buffy looking bored in class (btvs: buffy)
[personal profile] such_heights posting in [community profile] vidding
Counting Stars
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: MCU Phase 2 (Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Captain America 2)
music: Counting Stars - OneRepublic
content notes: none
summary: Everything that kills me makes me feel alive.

streaming & download links

Level Up
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
music: Level Up - Vienna Teng
content notes: none
summary: "I always think, 'What would Buffy do?' You're my hero."

streaming & download links
sweetestdrain: (Default)
[personal profile] sweetestdrain posting in [community profile] vividcon
Hey all! VividCon is in THREE WEEKS. We've added the con schedule to the website here. Peruse at your leisure!

While I'm here, just a reminder -- attending memberships are still available if you've been thinking about going to VividCon this year but haven't yet made up your mind. We'd love to see you! As always, if you have any questions about the con, you can comment here or email us at

Manga for sale

Jul. 18th, 2014 11:25 am
yohjideranged: (Monkey by Koson)
[personal profile] yohjideranged posting in [community profile] fandomgaragesale
Hey everyone! I didn't know if anyone would be interested, but I have some manga up for sale on my journal.

See, I am going to be making a cross-country move sometime in 2015 and I thought it would be prudent to pare down what I have now instead of waiting until the last minute. And let's face it...books are heavy and add to moving costs, so they have to go.

I also have some free fansub cds that I am looking to just give away because...moving and clutter don't mix.

So...come have a look?

There's all kinds of manga from YAOI, Japanese language editions, Clamp, Petshop of Horrors, Fruba...stuff like that!


volunteering at Vividcon!

Jul. 16th, 2014 10:32 am
the_shoshanna: furry (llama-ish) boot for VividCon (VividCon boot)
[personal profile] the_shoshanna posting in [community profile] vividcon
The volunteer recruitment letter has gone out!

If you have registered for the con and indicated that you'd spend an hour or two helping make it great for everyone, you should have received an email from me describing the help we need and how to sign up for what you'd like to do. Please check your spam filter if you haven't received it, and if it's not there either, write to me, or comment here with an email address, and I'll get the info to you right away.

If you have registered for the con and didn't indicate that you'd help out, but now would like to, it's not too late! VVC needs more help than most small fan-run cons, because of its special tech requirements, and we'd love to have you be part of it. Write to me, or comment here with an email address, and I'll get the info to you right away.

And if you haven't registered for the con, we hope to see you there next year. Perhaps you'll volunteer then?

Remember: Your Disco Llama Needs You!

Dreamwidth news: 14 July 2014

Jul. 14th, 2014 08:25 am
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[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_news
Hello, Dreamwidth! I come with the assistance of our kitten, who likes to help with technical matters, to bring you a quick round of Dreamwidth news.

This is a short update, because I'm sneaking it in under the wire before elbow surgery (which is scheduled for 24 hours or so from now, eep), so I may not be able to respond to all comments and I definitely won't be able to respond past tomorrow -- prognosis is anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks before I'll be typing regularly again, and dictation software doesn't work for me.

Behind the cut:

* Development
* Responsive design: styles changes
* Date/time check removed when posting
* Bugfix for comment import problems
* Mail sending problems
* Tales from the Conference

A reminder: Whenever a news post is posted, all notifications are delayed for a little while as the mail system sends out notifications of the announcement. Comment notifications may be delayed for up to an hour or two. This was posted slightly before 0830 EST (see in your time zone). Please don't worry about missing notifications until at least 1030 EST.

Dreamwidth news, 14 July 2014 )

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Jul. 14th, 2014 12:23 am
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[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
Code push is complete and we're monitoring for any issues. If you spot something that looks off, let us know! The changes covered in this push are in this code tour.

(The site may be a bit sluggish for the next 20 minutes or so while the caches warm back up -- you don't have to tell us about that!)

Notification delays:

An update was posted to [site community profile] dw_news slightly before 0830 EST (see in your time zone). Comment notifications may be delayed for up to an hour or two, due to the high volume of notifications generated by each news post. Please don't worry about missing notifications until at least 1030 EST.

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Jul. 13th, 2014 11:50 pm
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[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
Our code push will begin in approximately 15 minutes. We'll let you know when it's complete!
roseveare: (nathan)
[personal profile] roseveare posting in [community profile] vidding
All That's Gone
Fandom: Haven
Music: Tom McRae with about 7 seconds snipped from the beginning of a Chris deBurgh song. (!!!)
Length: 2.38
Content warning: Some blood, generally depressing?
Summary: Audrey/Nathan in season 4. Clips up to 4.7.

YouTube and Vimeo embedded behind the tag )

Downloads: Small 29MB WMV | 54MB WMV | AVI (52MB)

VividCon 2014 schedule!

Jul. 12th, 2014 08:21 pm
trelkez: (Avengers - RDJ at SDCC)
[personal profile] trelkez posting in [community profile] vividcon
The VividCon schedule isn't up on the website yet, but it IS now viewable on Google docs!

2014 schedule!

Vid: In Deepest Waters (Pacific Rim)

Jul. 12th, 2014 01:07 pm
vesperregina: Yukawa Manabu - smiling fondly (Default)
[personal profile] vesperregina posting in [community profile] vidding
Title: In Deepest Waters
Song: Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
Artist: Hillsong United
Category: Drama
Content: Strobing lights.
Fandom: Pacific Rim
Characters/Pairings: Mako Mori, Stacker Pentecost, Raleigh Becket
Concept: The bonds of faith and love created in the midst of adversity remain strong.

Download info and streaming video.
sweetestdrain: (my doctor)
[personal profile] sweetestdrain posting in [community profile] vividcon
Are you planning to compile a glorious DVD set of your latest vids this year? Have you and your vidding friends been meaning to collect some of your best vids onto a DVD so you can make folks watch your masterpieces on TV? (Or perhaps, like me, you've made DVDs in the past, and now you have leftover copies of a previous collection sitting somewhere in a dust-covered box?)

As you might already know, if attending members would like to sell tapes or dvds of their vids at the con, VividCon has a small "orphan vids" table available in the con suite where folks can easily browse your offering(s) and con staff can collect the money for you to make the whole process easier. Rather than taking commission, we ask a flat fee of $10 for you to sell as many DVDs as you want. You can pay for a spot ahead of time, or...

Because we have plenty of space on the orphan vids table this year, walk-ins will be welcome! Just turn up to the con suite on the Friday morning of the con with your DVDs and your $10, and we'll help you get everything set up. (The con suite staff can also hold DVDs off sale until any premiering vids have aired, if needed, so you can make sure folks don't accidentally spoil themselves for your most recent works.)

VividCon 2014 panels!

Jul. 11th, 2014 01:32 pm
trelkez: (Avengers - RDJ at SDCC)
[personal profile] trelkez posting in [community profile] vividcon
Panels! We have PANELS. These are the panels for VividCon 2014! Schedule to follow.


Gathering Source | mod: echan

Vids stay in your head until you have the source videos on your computer to start editing. Let's talk about how we get those sources! From DVD rips to downloading TV broadcasts to YouTube, every method has benefits and annoying quirks.

Feedback | mod: thirdblindmouse

Giving feedback can be a challenge, especially in contexts such as Festivids and convention premieres, when it's easy to go into vid overload.

It Cuts Both Ways | mod: AbsoluteDestiny

When do we choose to cut, and when not to? How does cutting affect speed, tone and meaning? What benefits can be had with varying cutting rhythm? What different styles of cutting are there and how do they differ in use and usefulness? How does my cutting interact with internal motion and different types of video sources? Find insight into these questions and more as we sharpen the most important tool in the vidder's toolbox.

Love Struc(ture) | mod: shati

Different vids are structured around different aspects of the footage used: the chronology of a clip's appearance in the source, the color scheme of a clip, the character(s) shown in the clip. We'll look at different qualities that vids can be organized around, as viewers and/or vidders, and possibly even discuss what we mean by "structure."

Lyrical Interpretation | mods: hollywoodgrrl & kiki_miserychic

Learn how to think outside the box and elevate your vid from good to great with better lyrical interpretation! The panel will focus on bettering the skill of visually interpreting lyrics with examples of how it's done well (and maybe not so well). Participants would come out of it better prepared on how to bridge lyrics with visuals to get the biggest emotional impact which makes for better vids!

Nice Use of Clips! | mod: sweetestdrain

Yeah, yeah, all vids are video clips set to music. But how do we go about choosing which clips to use and when? How do we scrub through countless hours of source searching for just the right dramatic close-up, billow of smoke, or slight turn of a head? We'll focus on the effects of different types of visuals (aided by a wee bit of Film Analysis 101), and then we'll discuss strategies for using those clips to their best advantage on the timeline.

Out of Context Theatre | mod: shati

Not everyone who sees a vid has seen the source. Do we necessarily want to vid with this in mind? What are different things we do or don't do with unfamiliar audiences in mind? Discussion centered around the vidding process, but input from vid watchers more than welcome.

Still Preoccupied with 1985 | mods: Lizbetann & Cesperanza

In the 1980s, the concept of a short movie to a song was huge with MTV programming almost 24 hours a day of music videos. Current vidders are likely to have either watched those vids or have been influenced by the "GenX/MTV generation" style that grew out of that.

What effect (if any) did professional music videos of the 80s (and later, ie, Closer) have on fannish vidders?

Timing is Everything | mods: talitha78 & gwyneth

How do vidders evoke FEELS? In this panel, we will discuss how timing and pacing help you "land" emotional moments in both comedic and dramatic vids. We will talk about the connection between writing and vidding: what lessons can vidders learn from the narrative structure of fic? A good writer uses timing and pacing to hook readers and carry them through a story. How do vidders replicate that? How can we create a visual "cliffhanger"? We will include a few close readings of vids to explore the concepts discussed in the panel.

Using Vids in Class | mods: Shannon Farley & Tisha Turk

Come listen to a couple of teachers describe the ways they've used vids in college classrooms. Whether they're used as examples of literary criticism or as examples of the impact of technology on community, vids make a great visual impact in class. We'll tell stories, show examples, and take questions on our classes and our academic work on fandom and vids.

Vid Purpose | mod: jarrow

In writing, there are 3 basic purposes: to teach/inform, to entertain, and to persuade. In this panel, we'll look at how this same framework applies to vidding. We'll explore the many different kinds of vids and what we perceive the vid's purpose(s) to be. "Stronger" vids typically know what they set out to do. When you make a vid, do you know what its purpose is? How does that affect your vidding choices?
phenylalanine: Vector image of the Rurouni Kenshin heroine Kaoru. (Default)
[personal profile] phenylalanine posting in [community profile] vidding
Title: Barton Hollow
Edited by: [personal profile] phenylalanine / [ profile] starlightandstatic
Fandom: The Walking Dead Video Game
Characters: Lee, Clementine
Music: The Civil Wars
Content notes: Quick cuts; canon-typical blood, gore, and violence; canon character death
Summary: A character study for Lee: family, morality, and parenting, in the zombie apocalypse. won't do me no good, washing in the river / can't no preacher man save my soul

Streaming, download, and notes: AO3 | tumblr

Vividcon deadlines!

Jul. 10th, 2014 07:41 pm
katie_m: (Default)
[personal profile] katie_m posting in [community profile] vividcon
A few reminders for everybody:

1) Next Tuesday, July 15th, is the deadline for rolling over your membership to next year if you won't be able to attend. Please get in touch with me if you can't make it! You can either roll the entire membership over or switch to a supporting membership and roll over $60 toward an attending membership for 2015.

2) July 15th is also the deadline for supporting memberships and extra DVD set orders! Please get those in if you've been holding off.

3) Attending memberships will be available until the start of the con - no deadline on those.

Woo Vividcon!

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