July 21st, 2017
yourlibrarian: Impala on the road (SPN-OntheRoad-leeloo3)
posted by [personal profile] yourlibrarian at 01:20pm on 21/07/2017
1) Late Goodbye by SecretlytoDream is a melancholy look at all the people the Winchesters have met and lost through their journey. But it has a hopeful ending.Read more... )

2) I know a number of people on my flist loved Sense8, so here's a celebratory vid to check out.

3) One of my favorite responses to the backlash surrounding the 13th Doctor Who.

4) A whistleblower is trying to get the Trump administration investigated for its reassignment of environmental staff at taxpayer expense to jobs they're unqualified for just to keep them from working on climate change matters. This includes addressing the disappearance of Alaskan villages into the sea.

5) We've been recording Battle of the Network Stars and while it's nothing I'd recommend to anyone, we've been finding it easy viewing during meals when Daily Show or Colbert aren't available. It has wisely, I think, chosen nostalgia as its calling card. Read more... )
July 19th, 2017
kuwdora: Pooka - card 60, brian froud (Default)
posted by [personal profile] kuwdora in [community profile] vidding at 07:52pm on 19/07/2017
Go
song/artist: "Go" by Indigo Girls
source: Stargate SG-1

can find streaming here

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The Power
song/artist: “The Power” by Snap! remix I don't actually know.
source: Sense8


can find streaming here
Mood:: 'awake' awake
July 18th, 2017
yourlibrarian: Cheerful Willow (BUF-CheerfulWillow-all_at_once)
posted by [personal profile] yourlibrarian at 05:13pm on 18/07/2017 under ,
1) Thanks to the free HBO week, I was able to finish seeing Elizabeth I with Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons and Hugh Dancy. I was curious about how that project was developed because it seemed like they wanted to apply Shakespeare to her monarchy, which makes a good bit of sense. It was certainly quite the mix of personal and political problems, usually with the first becoming the second. It was also a rare case of an affair between an older woman and young man on TV.

2) The Casual Vacancy was also on the list. Read more... )

3) We also watched Westworld. In fact, I'd started watching it on my own but Mike got so interested in the bits he caught that we rewatched the episodes I'd already seen so he could catch up.Read more... )

4) As one could say this about more shows than not, the L.A. Weekly had a really interesting (if disturbing) story about the history of portraying sexual assault in film and TV and how poorly it's been approached for the sake of actors and crew.

"Still, that a director would brag about raping his co-star to publicize a film is mind-boggling. That critics don't seem to care is worse."

5) HT to Petzi for this link about TV cliffhangers. To this I would argue that TV programming is not movies -- it is by definition open ended, serialized. Even when hardly any shows had seriality there was still a certain continuity to it in terms of characters, certain past events, the premise. There was always the sense that something was not the end. Read more... )
July 17th, 2017
yourlibrarian: IHasCoupon-misty_creates (SPN-IHasCoupon-misty_creates)
posted by [personal profile] yourlibrarian at 04:50pm on 17/07/2017 under ,
1) Now and Then by Stephen Grecco. Read more... )

2) Breakaway by Avon Gale was a slow starter for me. Read more... )

3) I've read a few books by Josh Lanyon before and thought they were only ok. But I love mysteries and there's a limit to how many gay romance mysteries there are out there. So I gave another book a try, Fair Game. I quite liked this one and stayed up late to finish it! Read more... )

4) I was less thrilled with Snapdragon by Michelle Woody. Read more... )

5) I had liked Louise Penny's "Still Life" mystery, a gift from a friend. I tried out the second book, The Cruelest Month, and quite enjoyed it, although it certainly wasn't short on plot. Read more... )

switch842: (SPN: J2 Dorks)
Title: S.O.B.
Fandom: Supernatural
Music: S.O.B by Nathaniel Rateliffe and the Night Sweats
Summary: A celebration of Dean's four favorite words. And one of his favorite leisure activities...
Warnings: None
Notes: This has been a long time coming. Like, two years. And I finally decided to buckle down a couple months ago and do it! So, I did! And now it's here! This premiered this past weekend at the Supernatural Chicago Con and now it has been released into the world! Enjoy!!

Watch it here!
Mood:: 'happy' happy
giandujakiss: (Default)
posted by [personal profile] giandujakiss at 04:53am on 17/07/2017 under
I am so depressed it won't be picked up.

At first I wasn't that into it; I liked some of the performances and the lush design, but the story wasn't doing much for me. But now it's really hit its stride!

Sigh.
July 16th, 2017
kuwdora: Pooka - card 60, brian froud (Default)
posted by [personal profile] kuwdora in [community profile] vidding at 09:43pm on 16/07/2017
Firework (Star Trek: Voyager, The Doctor)
for [profile] littleheaven70

Northern Cross (Stargate SG-1, Jack/Daniel)
for [personal profile] trelkez

Me, Me, Me (Star Wars Rebels, Chopper)
for [personal profile] colls

Pundits & Poets (Star Trek: Deep Space 9, ensemble)
for [personal profile] starlady
Mood:: 'bouncy' bouncy
morgandawn: (Ariel Yes?)


UPDATE: I heard from them. The archive is closed to new submissions but the admins are still there and can be reached via their Help Desk. There are no plans to move the archive.


brainwane: My smiling face in front of a brick wall, May 2015. (Default)
Ashley Blewer, an archivist specializing in moving images and a software developer, created a website, "ffmprovisr", to make it easier for you to use the program ffmpeg.
FFmpeg is a powerful tool for manipulating audiovisual files. Unfortunately, it also has a steep learning curve, especially for users unfamiliar with a command line interface. This app helps users through the command generation process so that more people can reap the benefits of FFmpeg.

Each button displays helpful information about how to perform a wide variety of tasks using FFmpeg. To use this site, click on the task you would like to perform. A new window will open up with a sample command and a description of how that command works. You can copy this command and understand how the command works with a breakdown of each of the flags.

FFmpeg is a free, open source tool that works on the command line and lets you do stuff like:
  • Change codecs (transcode)
  • Change formats
  • Filter stuff
  • Create GIFs and thumbnails
  • Normalize/equalize audio
  • Read/extract captions
  • Make test patterns
  • Fix audio that's fallen out of sync
  • Join or split files
  • Play an image sequence


I have used FFmpeg recipes in the past and it's great how much it can do, especially in combination with youtube-dl which makes it easy to download video from a ton of sites -- YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo, and many others. I hope other vidders find ffmprovisr helpful in their work!
yunitsa: Sexby and Angelica from The Devil's Whore; 17th c. woman in dark cloak with man in hat behind her (Default)
posted by [personal profile] yunitsa in [community profile] vidding at 12:13pm on 16/07/2017
Title: I'll Fight
Fandom: Black Sails
Music: Wilco
Pairing: James Flint/Thomas Hamilton/Miranda Hamilton
Summary: A love song for three voices.

Warnings for: spoilers through the ending, character death, some brief and joyless sex, blood, executions, sadness.

AO3 | Tumblr
July 14th, 2017
aurumcalendula: gold, blue, orange, and purple shapes on a black background (Default)
posted by [personal profile] aurumcalendula in [community profile] vidding at 04:17pm on 14/07/2017 under
Title: Morningside
Fandom: Adventures of Superman
Music: Morningside by John Gorka
Summary: 'don't want to waste what I have to give'
Notes: I know it was due in part to budget reasons, but I love the show's emphasis on Clark's work as a reporter. I was also amused that it seemed like Jimmy ended up being the damsel in distress as often as Lois did.

AO3
| DW | tumblr | youtube
giandujakiss: (Default)
posted by [personal profile] giandujakiss at 11:34am on 14/07/2017 under
Only watch this movie if you're committed to sobbing uncontrollably through the final half hour.

Seriously, it's dated, but even 80 years later it packs a wallop. I can't think of any movie that's affected me this deeply where no one dies, is injured, or even placed in any kind of physical jeopardy.

Has anyone written anything comparing Imitation of Life (1934), Stella Dallas (1937), and Mildred Pierce (1945)? It's like the same story told three different ways, with slightly different shading. (Edit: It turns out there totally is analysis, not necessarily of these 3 films in particular, but the genre has a name: maternal melodrama!)

Also, I'm reminded - in the 1930s and 1940s, movies were about women. When did we lose that?
July 12th, 2017
giandujakiss: (Catwoman)
I just rewatched Batman Returns. Still in awe of Michelle Pfeiffer's performance. Honestly one of the greatest in superhero movies and for my money, in movies generally.

Here, have a Catwoman vid by [livejournal.com profile] dualbunny:



(via)

Hey, is there any good post-Batman Returns fixit fic?
July 11th, 2017
yourlibrarian: MerlinArthurCorner-salina87 (MERL-MerlinArthurCorner-salina87)
posted by [personal profile] yourlibrarian at 01:22pm on 11/07/2017 under , , ,
1) Like musicals? Like podcasts? Here's one for you then

2) This I did not know:

"Monopoly was really the last folk game. Board games tended to be like folk music. They would be created by people, and passed down from generation to generation, changing all the time. And Monopoly was really the last of those. Read more... )

3) Pretty fascinating what accumulated data can reveal, such as this tidbit:

"One example is if you apply for a loan, companies can predict whether you’ll pay back the loan just based on the words you use in your loan application. For example, if you use the word “God” in a loan request, you’re 2.2 times more likely to default, 2.2 times more likely not to pay it back. So a company could save money by not giving loans to people who end their requests with “God bless you,” which is pretty scary."

The potential medical applications are also fascinating.

4) I read the Vanity Fair article about Serena Williams and found it short on details and rather a puff piece. In fact it's generally their personal features that are more fawning and less interesting (whether it's about homes and decorating or celebrities). But there was one pretty riveting paragraph. Read more... )

5) I'd (apparently unsurprisingly) never heard of go-go music before: Read more... )
July 10th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] morgandawn at 10:04am on 10/07/2017 under ,
 Copying and pasting from [personal profile] arduinna

"I somehow missed that this was happening a few months back, so maybe other people did, too.

My Kindle for PC updated itself silently to version 1.19, which is compatible with Amazon's latest formatting. This is great for being able to use the new formatting! This is not so great if you use Calibre to manage your library. Calibre can't read or even recognize the new format, so can't import your books.

If you use Calibre, the easiest thing to do is to uninstall Kindle 1.19 and reinstall the older version, 1.17, and make sure that the "automatically update" box is unchecked. 

The 
Mobileread forum has a thread on how to do this, including direct links to safe downloads of v 1.17 on Amazon. It also has instructions for other methods, if you don't want to downgrade your Kindle for PC/Mac."
morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
posted by [personal profile] morgandawn at 05:21am on 10/07/2017 under
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2sF3hYF on July 09, 2017 at 09:22PM

Tags:IFTTT, Fauxthentic History, DWCrosspost

Tumblr post (this is likely a reblog, and may have more pictures over there)
July 9th, 2017
yourlibrarian: Giddy Willow (BUF-Giddy-samantha_78)
posted by [personal profile] yourlibrarian at 03:05pm on 09/07/2017 under , ,
1) I. Loved. Spiderman. First some non-spoilery comments (although I saw a gif of the end credits minutes after coming back from the theater on its opening day, so good luck with that... ) I think this movie killed it when it comes to the writing, casting and acting. I avoided reviews but I did see a comment that this was the first movie that actually got it right when portraying Peter as a high schooler (he explicitly says he's 15) . That's very true and that means that a completely different sort of story can be told.

One drawback is that this movie has a lot of story. That means that some characters get shortchanged. However, for a change it's not the villain who doesn't get developed. And I think that helps the movie a lot. What also helps is that the movie doesn't try to backtrack to recreate the origin story. Instead it just gives background on how Peter ends up in Berlin in Civil War. Otherwise, we get to move ahead -- a smart choice given the recency of the Garfield films.

The other drawback is the way that the movie is filmed. A lot of action scenes are so gyroscoped and blurry from rapid movement that you really couldn't tell what was happening (especially when the scene is taking place at night). Second, this movie needs to come with a warning about flashing lights as there is a 5 minute sequence with a plane where all the flashing was bothering me and I don't even have epilepsy. That effect seemed completely unnecessary to me.

Now for the spoilers )

I could probably go on as soon as I remember some other detail from the film, but in short if you're debating whether it's worth seeing yet another Spiderman movie, I'd say yes.

2) As a separate issue, when we went to see Wonder Woman we showed up minutes before the movie started and I didn't notice how the theater had rebranded. But we were earlier for Spiderman and took note that our theater has become an AMC.

When I went looking for info about the merger though, I saw information that was more eyebrow raising about both the reach of AMC and what it's trying to get Hollywood to do. Read more... )

3) We watched the movie Sully, which ended up not being about what I expected, though it certainly had interesting info I hadn't known about. Read more... )

4) We just saw Hidden Figures as well. I really liked it but don't have a lot to say otherwise. One way or another I'd learned about a good part of the plot already. But when Mike asked what I thought when it finished, my answer was "We need a lot more of these kinds of films."

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