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Update: April 15, 2013: The bulk of the fanzine information has been moved to Fanlore, the fan run wiki. You can access Fanlore's home page here.
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If you're looking for a list of fanzines by fandom, this is what I have so far:

Place of Honor:  Starsky & Hutch. Pepper has compiled the most amazing and complete fanzine listing. Mahvelous. Go here

1. Alphabetical listing
A-Team - list here (last updated in 1997) and here
Beauty & the Beast here and here
Buffy and Angel
Blake's 7  - Judith has an extensive list here
Dr Who - partial lists available here and here and here
Due South -Ray Vecchio Fanzines and  Ray Kowalski Fanzines
Inspector Morse here
The Magnificent 7 here
The Man From U.N.C.L.E - slash fanzines here, gen and slash fanzines here
The Professionals -The Hatstand  and Palely Loitering (with their own LJ here)
Quantum Leap - old list, needs updating
Rat Patrol - Excel spreadsheet here
Real Ghostbusters - here (defunct, last updated 2002). A more current list is here
Robin of Sherwood here
Seaquest here and here
The Sentinel - Loft Library -Slash Zines and Gen Zines
Smallville here
Shadow Chasers here (old archive)
Sherlock Holmes here
Stargate SG1 - old list here
Starsky & Hutch - Pepper's Amazing List With Every Possible Combination Except Pepperoni
Star Trek   - K/S Slash Zines and Star Trek Zinedex (gen/het/slash). An index of stories published in fanzines by title and author can be downloaded from the KirkSpockCentral mailing list (membership required).
Star Wars - Star Wars Collector's Bible (older list archived here)
Supernatural - here
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea here
Xena/Hercules - partial list here

2. Multi-Fandom Lists

Ming's Fanzine Archives (Star Trek, Star Wars & other Fandoms - click on the pdfs for the list)
Fandom Wikis - FanLore and Fan History

3. What To Do With That Aging Fanzine Collection?  If you don't  want to sell your fanzines on eBay or at a convention, the  Fan Culture Preservation Project  will help fans find homes for their fanzine collections - either at the University of Iowa or  via fellow fans.  More here and  here.

What I like about the Fan Culture Project is that the University will pay for shipping and loading of the zines.  I have several friends whose health has declined, don't want to sell their collection, but want to find their fanzines a good home.

Other places to buy/sell your fanzines: the Zinelist Announcements List, its sister discussion mailing list  Zinelist or the SlashSwap mailing list. You can offer your fanzines on LJ at Fandom Swap.     Jim and Melody Rondeau will also agent your fanzines online and at conventions for a small commission. As a last resort head over to eBay but beware you may be charged 2-3x more than you would buying from fannish sources.

For new zines/in print zines only:  The Zine listing communities - one here on Dreamwidth and the mirror here on LJ. Melody Clark has started MediaFen, a fanzine listing blog. The RSS feed for LJ users is here. The direct blog link is here.

If you're trying to track down a fanzine producer whose website has moved or gone away, try using the Wayback Machine.  Ex:  The Zine Zone (last updated in 2003) is archived here.

4. Any other lists? Drop a note. And feel free to link here, as I'll update it.

Looking for Fanzine lists:
Star Trek - gen/het
Buffy/Angel - some zines listed on Fanlore
Highlander - some zines listed on Fanlore
Farscape
Firefly
Supernatural
X-Files - some zines listed on Fanlore

5. Wanna Know How Your Ancestors Produced Their Fan Fiction?
Read "Fandom Before Computers"


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Fiction with adult ratings or adult subject matter will be labeled as adult.  My writing involves adult themes that focus on  controversial subject matters and often contains both violence and/or sex, including character deaths and non-consensual acts.  Please read responsibly.

Most of my fan fiction was written years ago and has been previously published in fanzines. The posting date in this journal or any other site does not represent the actual publication date.

Due South

Long Way Home (Fraser Vecchio, Adult) (slash, novel) - link takes you to eBook format.
Clothes Make The Man (Fraser/Vecchio, Adult) (slash)  You can also read this in eBook format here.
A Better Man (Fraser/Vecchio, Adult) (slash).  You can also read this in eBook format here.

Starsky & Hutch
Snapshots (gen, adult) (1995)

Star Wars

In His Father's Shoes (Luke/Han, Adult) (slash) - link takes you to eBook format

Supernatural
Not Listening - (Sam/Dean, Adult)  (slash, incest)
The Monday Blahs - (Sam/Dean, Adult)  (slash, incest)
Long Distance Call (gen)
All The World's A Stage (gen) (WIP)



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This is an journal for and by adults dealing with sexual and political as well as personal issues. If you are under the age of 18, please get the appropriate consent before proceeding.

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I am a multi-media fan, love sci-fi and fantasy and have been involved in reading and writing fan fiction for the past 12 years. I am in my 40s (to give you a rough age and experience range). My fan fiction can be found here. Fiction with adult ratings or adult subject matter will be labeled and cut-tagged. Please read responsibly. My fan vids can be found in streaming format here

Person:
My other interest is a rare genetic condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) that I have been diagnosed with.   I also ask that you take time to read this before posting or commenting about EDS.  Please note that comments on typos, grammar and formatting will be deleted. LJ formatting problems may or may not be able to be fixed - do not feel offended if I am unable to respond to your request. Hopefully after reading about EDS, you will understand why it is difficult to type and participate online.

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re looking for more info about EDS please header over to the volunteer EDS Alert blog here. This is a private journal and EDS is not the main topic of discussion. Please do not give out the link to my private journal (unless you are interested in fannish things, vidding or disussions about slash and sexuality). If you're only interested in EDS, I tag my EDS posts here.

LJ Info:
I really don't have a friending policy. In fact I am somewhat haphazard about it. If you are adding me to your journal reading list and want to be added back, it does help to drop me a note who you are and what are your interests. I have extensive filters and try to keep up with people that way. My blog contains a wide range of topics: personal, political, financial, legal. fannish, and medical. I can be silly and serious. cranky and goofy -often in the same post. I have a very twisted sense of humor - if you think something is funny, more likely than not I am intending it to be funny. And sometimes I am intending it to be so even when you don't think it is funny. My humor requires a great deal of ....humour. And last if you are reading this journal or if you've asked to be added to my friends list to read locked posts - you are agreeing to this. Read it. And then if you want to be added to my friends list, drop me a comment with some info on who you are, what topics you are interested in and that you've read and agreed to the things I need in order for me to feel comfortable inviting you into the more private areas of my 'home.' However, if I do not add you to my reading list, please do not take it personally. I also use tracking notifications in lieu of 'friending' to follow specific posts on other people's journals.

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find.....

Are we there yet? And where are the flying cars?
PS. Nothing posted on my blog or in any of my comments is legal advice. From time to time this journal will provide background on legal issues; it does not provide legal advice. Legal advice is tailored to the facts of your particular situation. If you need legal advice, consult an attorney.

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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Vid Me closes
I'm posting this article, Goodbye for now here so that I can find it again but also to remind myself that I didn't fail at getting vidding done for the OTW, which I still think about like every other day - it just really wasn't possible and apparently still really isn't. This article is about why the site VidMe closed, but provides fascinating insights into the state of things; particularly hilarious TO ME are the "Insights for Newcomers," i.e. what they learned for people who want to try to do this:
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 ..you get teary eyed when your partner pokes their head into your office to offer you bacon.*

*Our special treats are bacon, hamburger/coca cola/potato chips 3 x a year (Memorial Day, 4th July and Labor Day)

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 Instagram limits the number of external links you can use in a post. Up until last year, they didn't  support longer vids or links to external websites, preferring to keep the material "in house."

If you have a streaming vid on Youtube, Vimeo or your own website, you can still promote it on Instagram by posting  (a) a short teaser with a link back to your own page or (b) posting the entire vid to IGTV, Instagram's new video service.  It will require an Instagram account (duh!) and, in some cases,  access to a third party resizing tool.

1. Instagram Specs
Instagram's video service  IGTV will now allow you to upload any video (mp4 format) up to 10 minutes. Specs here: https://help.instagram.com/1038071743007909

On some fanvids, they will require that your video be "resized" or its orientation changed. If that happens head over to kapwing.com and upload your vid to their Resize Tool. Play around with the various formats until you find one you like. The free version has a watermark, but if you like the service, you can subscribe to remove. Alternatively, some editing programs will allow you to resize.

Here is a straight  upload of a fanvid that was letterboxed for a 4:3 screen  (no resizing). It is a bit small on playback
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzKUNThjCZr/  

and here is a 1:1 Instagram version using Kapwing
 
I am certain with better quality fanvids (16:9 and more recent source), you'd see better results. Ex:  https://www.instagram.com/tv/ByyHKtYDyzU/  

2. On  your IGTV page  click "upload". You will need a cover  image (I used a screen-cap from the vid) and it needs to be in  492 x 762 pixels.


3. Don't forget to add a link to your full vid (if you are only posting a teaser) or your AO3 or other fanpage. Tag it with your fandom, [fandom name edit], fanvid, fanvideo, fanedit, vidding
 
Here is an example of a teaser vid with a link to the Youtube version
https://www.instagram.com/tv/ByyHKtYDyzU/  

More examples








4. Make certain the "Post a Preview Previews appear on your profile and feed" is checked so the video will show on your feed. I did not do this for the first 2 test vids I uploaded and they never appeared in my feed,

You will not be able to make any edits after you post!!
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Vidshow Discussion Post: 2009 Retrospective

Welcome to the discussion post for the 2009 Retrospective vidshow, curated by such heights!


This is a new thing we’re trying - we love talking about the vidshows at the con itself, but we think there’s scope for further discussion here on Dreamwidth, where folks who weren’t able to attend the con can get involved too. Anyone who’s interested is welcome to watch the show and join in! We’ll be running these posts roughly once a month, initially featuring shows from VidUKon 2019.


You can see the list of vids and their descriptions here - scroll down and click on the show title in blue. If you’re struggling to find any vids from the show, please drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do to help!
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Posted in full at: http://bit.ly/2Y9sYQO on June 23, 2019 at 09:25AM

“Editing Fanlore is often a very fun (and funny) experience –- fans have wicked senses of humor, and you’ll stumble across some real gems on the wiki……..I’d been casually using Fanlore as a resource for years, and I would often come across pages that I knew were missing something cool or important about our histories and our creative practices. But for some reason, I never felt equipped to contribute. I’ve talked to a lot of other fans who have also felt daunted about editing Fanlore; I think that we often discount the value of our own knowledge as fans, and it can also be overwhelming to start editing a wiki without any prior experience. Once I started editing, though, I found that I really loved it — and it wasn’t as hard as I thought it might be!”

- Five Things Kate Flanagan Said (OTW Volunteer Q&A, 2019) Tags:quotes, fanlore, fandom history, owning the gorram servers, owning our history, dwcrosspost

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"For the uninitiated, the word “slash” is fan fiction parlance for stories that imagine your favorite pop characters as gay lovers. It’s also the title of Leah Hennessey and Emily Allan’s two-woman play, a visceral and rollicking hour-plus ride that weaves together scenes of repressed homoerotic desire bubbling to the surface between everyone from Betty and Veronica to Johnny Marr and Morrissey. Slash evokes the feeling of free-falling down a forum fanfic rabbithole, toggling between 40 tabs of gay fantasy at the same time. This past winter, Hennessey and Allan cultivated rabid fans of their fanfic spectacular during a four-month run at the Chinatown art gallery MX, among them theatre heavyweights like John Cameron Mitchell and David Johansen. And now they’re taking an even bigger stage at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater for a one-night performance on June 12.

Putting together Slash was a research-intensive process for Hennessey and Allan, who wrote and star together in the play. In addition to drawing from their teen years spent hanging around comic shops and reading feminist theory (Susan Sontag and Camilla Paglia feature in one sketch), the duo was informed by lots of scrolling through the obscure pages of devianart, vidding websites, and BowieNet. The pair shared with us some of the geekiest gems they found along the way."

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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Request: Vid Tagging Assistance, Vid Streaming Alternatives
Requesting assistance in tagging vids using Excel (2013/2016/2019). If you have Office 365 this would be ideal as we can collaborate in real time similar to what you see in those ads for Google docs co-authoring where you see the names of people typing as flags. Additionally, if you have ever wanted to get up to speed with Excel for work or to get work this could be one way of doing so while also watching and tagging vids. I teach Excel as well.

Vid Streaming Alternatives

Requesting beta tester of a vid streaming alternatives. If you have an interest in vid streaming services that are either an alternative to  or compliment to You Tube & Vimeo then you can help test out some functionality on some of these alternatives and provide feedback and suggestions. You'd also click around to make sure everything works. I'd also love to hear thoughts about what works and doesn't work about current options.

If you have any questions about either feel free to contact me by clicking here
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Good Omens Vid
I just thought, you know what, it would be SUPER INTERESTING to make a vid examining all them theological arguments, biblical concepts and questions of morality which are touched on in Good Omens. There's some really interesting theological ideas in there, and it just struck me that someone should make a vid exploring that more closely - and of course, it would have to be set to a piece of suitably epic religious music. So, here's Bach's Mass in B Minor.
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FOUND

All I remember is the name of the press...not the publisher/editors
https://fanlore.org/wiki/Serge_Protector


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Posted in full at: http://bit.ly/2WAHIH1 on June 12, 2019 at 07:40AM

To boldly go...

Kirk/Spock in the Economist



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Posted in full at: http://bit.ly/2ZnShiv on June 11, 2019 at 12:00PM



redscullyrevival:

“Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish
Star Trek
vid by redscullyrevival

Vid Notes HERE. 

Vid Notes:  

“Star Trek the Original Series is episodic television. An audience can easily understand and go along with the tiniest of reasoning on why we shouldn’t expect lady so and so from this week to be around next week but in order to explain away love interests (often times along with near death experiences), female characters had to be given some justification on why Kirk, Spock, and Bones will have moved on by next week. This is the context we find within episodes: So as to have a revolving door of women for the three male leads to play off of and interact with, often times female characters had to be made “bad”, alien, or (nearly) dead by episode’s end within a rotating variation of one, two, or all three.”

https://redscullyrevival.tumblr.com/post/184922327605/enterpriseing-women-notes

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Posted in full at: http://bit.ly/2XxPwdZ on June 08, 2019 at 12:45PM

1994: Star Trek, Star Wars, MUDs and Sex. When geeks and nerds roamed free on the Internets.

You can check out the PDF from the Internet Archive here: https://archive.org/details/internetyellowpa00hahn

The internet yellow pages by Hahn, Harley, 1952-; Stout, Rick

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The Hannibal vid is by Lum. You can visit the streaming link here: https://archiveofourown.org/works/19123765

We need to know how well does it load and stream, what happens when multiple people are streaming it at once and what happens when it gets many plays (bandwidth limits)



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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: New vid! Want - Hannibal!
</a></b></a>cupcake_goth  gave me this audio source, and because, one, I'm a dirty old lady who still vids from her pelvis, and B, I like a challenge, I've been buried in this 5;40 for nearly three months.Thank you, </a></b></a>cupcake_goth  for giving me the opportunity to exercise/exorcise (heh) both of these muscles. Even though we understood each other about what we both wanted out of this vid, I had an entirely different visual take on it the first three times I made it
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 Just received a notification about this survey. More details at the link below

".......a research survey for the University of Oxford. It is fully anonymous. It is geared toward Kirk/Spock shippers, but anyone in the Star Trek fandom is welcome to participate. It is especially important to get some fandom veterans. Here is the link:
 
 
 
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Episode 113: Women in Trek Fandom: Jacqueline Lichtenberg

We’re joined by Jacqueline Lichtenberg – creator of the Kraith fanfic series, author of Star Trek Lives!, and founder of the Star Trek Welcommittee – to discuss everything from her professional writing career to her thoughts on the future of Trek fan culture.


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Posted in full at: http://bit.ly/2wAb6Te on June 02, 2019 at 09:19PM

Geeking Out About Fanfiction with Tor.com Publishing Authors at BookCon!

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Posted in full at: http://bit.ly/2WIgphO on June 02, 2019 at 09:07AM

The Women Who Coined the Term ‘Mary Sue’

Fandom history in the Smithsonian magazine

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talitha78 posted: Seven Things I Know about Vidding: talitha78
Over at veni_vidi_vids, they linked to a post on vidding resources by crickets where she referenced this post called "Ten Things I Know about Editing," and it sparked a desire in me to add my tidbits to the mix. As always happens after I finish a vid, there is a brief window of time when I feel euphoric and chatty, so I thought I'd seize the moment, even if I couldn't think of ten things. I might come back and edit if I think of more.
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morgandawn posted: Meta: On The Rules Of Vidding: morgandawn
People get their... knots in a twist when others start talking about the rules of good writing and the rules of vidding. My problem is that whenever anyone opens their mouth to say 'rules', I hear: choices or guidelines. I cannot get too caught up in the debate (although I do find it educational, and at times amusing) because the discussion is... irrelevant (to me).
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vidding posted: Submitting To Conventions Showing Fan Made Music Videos (LONG) - Vidding discussion
Every convention operates differently. At the end of this message is a list of conventions that accept submitted vids. As always, if you attend, you will most likely get your vids shown. For non-attending vidders, the convention may look to see how many vids they have of X fandom, is your vid in a known fandom, does it fit in with the theme of the convention (slash/gen/fandom specific convention) and time constraints. So if my vid does not make it into a vid show, I try to not take it personally. Vid shows are for a diverse congoing audience, not necessarily just the vidders, and the shows are a big draw.
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tea_and_snark posted: I emerge from journalling AWOL with a piece of snark. And yes, it's…: tea_and_snark
But the thing is, I think a lot of fan fiction and fanvids spring from the desire to see sexual tension that is not resolved in the original work get its screen/page time. Alright, sometimes it centers around a couple that ultimately end up together, but don't get that WOO BIG KISSY moment
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 I've done some reading online but no one is answering these questions. My mom is gong for cataract surgery on both eyes. Eye 1 will be first and then a month later eye 2 She is nearsighted and needs to wear glasses to walk, eat, drive, watch TV, move about safely

1. During the one month between the 2 operations - how will she see? Her old glasses will not work on Operated Eye. I've read some people had to pop out the one lens of the old glasses so they can see

2. During the weeks after Second Eye surgery she will have even worse vision. Neither eyes will be able to see through her old glasses. They will give her a new prescription BUT.......

The doctor told her they will not give her a new prescription until one month after her second surgery. It will then take another 4-6 weeks for those new glasses to be made. What is she supposed to do for those 2 months? She is a senior at risk for falls and relies on good vision to walk safely

The new lens will most likely be fixed to give her 20/20 long distance vision.  She will have to use reading glasses or bifocals to read. She will also have problems with computer work - most progressives offer too small a 'slice' for middle vision (computer work)

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 Announcements: Vid Recs: Submit Your Favorite Vids

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzgHbSwdOr1o1L368X4lmPbCKlXR5ZCA3e1r94baA-lq09IQ…
http://VidRecs.com Now open. Got Recs?

Announcements: LilacEdits — If you are a video editor on YouTube you can join...
https://lilaceditsyt.tumblr.com/post/184831006329/if-you-are-a-video-editor-on-youtube-you…
If you are a video editor on YouTube you can join my Multifemale collab I just started :)

Announcements: EoV | Elements of Vidding Contest | Round One: Why We Vid
https://twitter.com/sunnyvids/status/1123663976087179264  
Remember that contest I was tweeting about a few weeks ago? Well, it's finally happening! Join now!
https://t.co/9i9jK2UBZJ

Announcements: Looking for Vidders : Calling UK/Italian Vidders
 
https://www.reddit.com/r/vidding/comments/b9riw1/looking_for_vidders/
Looking for Vidders I'm at the early stages of developing a documentary on Vidding. I am looking for UK or Italian based Vidders willing to appear in the documentary and talk about their passion for Vidding. As a former Vidder I want to highlight how it can be entertaining for the audience to see their favourite shows in a new way and also how it offers the artists a chance to be creative as well. Many thanks, Carlotta Montella. 


 Conventions: FanWorks 2019 Vidding Panels!
https://fanworks.dreamwidth.org/7470.html
Vidding Panels at the Fanworks Convention, Aug 2019

Conventions: Looking for vids to Vienna Teng songs!
https://fairestcat.dreamwidth.org/660760.html                                                                                                              
I'm VJing a Vid Show of vids to Vienna Teng songs at FanworksCon in August. I pitched it as "Come Out and Level Up: Narratives of Resistance as sung by Vienna Teng" but I'm taking a very broad definition of "resistance."
 


Meta: The mentor ship of vidding communities
https://twitter.com/redimine/status/1128666188454801408
The mentor ship of vidding communities, either directly or through observation, is one of those things I really like about fandom I just wanted to draw attention to today. Thanks for the help and inspiration throughout the years!

Meta; "Vidding doesn’t have the accessibility of fan art or the group mentality of fan fic
 
https://twitter.com/redimine/status/1131206313390805000
Vidding doesn’t have the accessibility of fan art or the group mentality of fan fic. Vidding asks a lot from it’s participants and, honestly? Unless someone already gravitates towards fan vids it can be incredibly hard to draw other’s interest.

Meta: "Vidding history is fascinating
https://twitter.com/redimine/status/1131216530501451776

Vidding history is fascinating; in the begging my foremothers ran collectives because you'd need up to four or more VCRs and who could afford that?! Best to drag your fellow club members into learning how to trick technology into doing what you want.

Meta: vidders who see & hear music as movement & color
https://twitter.com/Bonibaru/status/1132780458494910464
Reading it made me think of @Lumi_nation and other fellow vidders who see & hear music as movement & color, hear color as music, and so on. There are many of us. We don’t often talk about it outside of con suites and panels, but we exist in our special little universes

Meta: my youtube is almost to 500 subscribers...
https://legalizesupercorp.tumblr.com/post/184993271630/my-youtube-is-almost-to-500-subscri…
my youtube is almost to 500 subscribers....I’ve been making videos for like 11-12 years even though I took a break for like 4 years, but I’ve been working really hard, and even though I know that’s not a lot compared to the thousands other people have, but I’m really proud of myself for getting close to the milestone.

Meta: what is the ettiquette...… for making fanvids with fanart?
 
https://skulkingwriter.tumblr.com/post/184443576987/dnd-and-other-mostly-audio-fandoms-wha…
what is the ettiquette...… for making fanvids with fanart? What do you do, do you seek out and ask permission from each the artist to use their art in the vid? Is that a thing we do? Or do we assume if it’s online it’s OK and credit at the end? Asking permission seems like the polite thing to do. It also seems… very labour intensive.

Meta: making money from fanvidding is unethical.  
https://vimesbootstheory.tumblr.com/post/184950631342/hi-hello-making-money-from-fanviddin…
#vidding #if I see another commissions post I swom to jon #it's not your goddamn footage

Meta: Vidder Feelings
https://redscullyrevival.tumblr.com/post/185061507310/vidder-feelings
I’ve got a lot of feelings about fan vids, as I am to have after finishing a project, and how it’s one of the

Meta: vid_bingo | Vidding Chatter                                                                     
https://vid-bingo.dreamwidth.org/3441.html                                                                                                         
Recently a lot of my DW and twitter feed have been discussing the Plotters vs. Pantsers approach to writing and it made me think about how I approach vidding. Sometimes I plan things out and sometimes I fly by the seat of my pants.

Meta: fail_fandomanon | FFA DW Post 1084 - Explain a canon from a vid/AMV  
https://fail-fandomanon.dreamwidth.org/368136.html?thread=2150748168#cmt2150748168
I think we haven't played this game for a while. 1. Someone posts a vid or AMV whether it be accurate ore misleading regarding canon content  2. People who haven't seen the canon watch the video and try to explain what the canon is about

Meta: fail_fandomanon | FFA DW Post 1086 - Explain a canon from a vid/AMV  
https://fail-fandomanon.dreamwidth.org/368886.html?thread=2153807862#cmt2153807862
Explain a canon from a vid/AMV Link a vid and others will explain the canon

Meta: Vidding Talk at Wiscon 2019
https://morgandawn.dreamwidth.org/1657257.html
There’s nothing stopping fanvids, say, from being nominated for the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form at the Hugos.  — SamHainPress reporting from Wiscon 2019

Meta: The appeal of fanvids (post from 2007)                 
https://emily-shore.livejournal.com/119154.html?format=light
Working on my list of ten desert island vids got me thinking about what it is that I love about vids. For me, an important part of the appeal is the chance that they offer me to see through other people's eyes.

Meta: Humble Opinions on Good Vidding (post from 2007)
https://vidding.livejournal.com/1032639.html?format=light
 In my opinion, to understand how you make a good video, you have to take a step back and not look so much at what people have done but why.

Meta:Understanding Both Halves of Your Audience (post from 2008)
https://morgandawn.dreamwidth.org/792472.html   
I have this idea for a panel...Vidders: Understanding Both Halves of Your Audience. And it would be a vastly over-simplified panel dividing the vidding audience into two "vastly oversimplified and somewhat random but let's just play along" groups: Kinetic Viewers and Narrative Viewers.

Meta: I’m frustrated with a vid project so I’m gonna
https://redscullyrevival.tumblr.com/post/184509182140/im-frustrated-with-a-vid-project-so-…
I’m frustrated with a vid project so I’m gonna blab to myself even though I’ve got my outline and concept written - maybe I’ll find some vein I’ve yet to tap this time around, I dunno. .....I’m making a ToS Star Trek vid with the concept being three layers of how the women of Star Trek are often times “bad”

Missing — I know this is a really long shot, but did you...
https://mollyamory-again.tumblr.com/post/184790779123/i-know-this-is-a-really-long-shot-bu…
did you ever happen to see a Pirates of the Caribbean fanvid set to "Walk the Walk" by Poe? I loved it


 Technical: Best editing codec working in Lightworks & Windows?
https://vidding.dreamwidth.org/390754.html
For vidders who work in Windows and use Lightworks to edit, what codec works best for your editing? And what software do you use to convert your various kinds of source files into that desired codec?

Technical: Keeping Track Of Your Source                
https://teamhousestark.tumblr.com/post/185083799421/fanvideo-makers
@ fanvideo makers Especially if your fandom has a shitton of source material (say, eight seasons, lol) how do you remember what episode different things happened in? Have you watched it a ton of times, do you keep a wiki open when making videos, or what?

Technical: The Ultimate Guide to Get Started As A Vidder (from 2016)  
https://thedailyfandom.com/vidding-ultimate-guide/                                                                                                     
We have done plenty of research and added our own experience as vidders to create this super guide to get you started in this wonderful fan activity. This tutorial will help both beginners with no notions of vidding and pro vidders who are looking for some complementary tips and resources.
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Humble Opinions on Good Vidding (post from 2007) 
https://vidding.livejournal.com/1032639.html?format=light
In my opinion, to understand how you make a good video, you have to take a step back and not look so much at what people have done but why.
vidlink  
2019.05.28   17:39:45 by morgandawn 
 
 
Vidders - Understanding Both Halves of Your Audience (post from 2008) 
https://morgandawn.dreamwidth.org/792472.html
I have this idea for a panel...Vidders: Understanding Both Halves of Your Audience. And it would be a vastly over-simplified panel dividing the vidding audience into two "vastly oversimplified and somewhat random but let's just play along" groups: Kinetic Viewers and Narrative Viewers.
vidlink  
2019.05.28   17:38:48 by morgandawn 
 
 
I’m frustrated with a vid project so I’m gonna... - SPECIAL WHEN LIT 
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I’m frustrated with a vid project so I’m gonna blab to myself even though I’ve got my outline and concept written - maybe I’ll find some vein I’ve yet to tap this time around, I dunno. 

So I’m making a ToS Star Trek vid with the concept being three layers of how the women of Star Trek are often times “bad”:
vidlink  
2019.05.28   17:37:47 by morgandawn 
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  • Viddertips on Tumblr was active up until Jan 2019 but shut down its asks/inbox
  • Fanvidbasics on Tumblr was last updated in 2017
For the rest...you're on your own, haunting the fanvid, vidding tags
on Tumblr: vidding, fanvid, fan vid
and Twitter: vidding, fanvid

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 What We Do In The Shadows - on FX

Lucifer (just ended season 1) - on Netflix

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She made some amazing vids. Ex: https://cvm-productions.livejournal.com/1337.html
Her LJ is gone

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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Vidding Talk at Wiscon 2019
There’s nothing stopping fanvids, say, from being nominated for the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form at the Hugos.
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I've been nominating fanvids for BDP-SF every year, and I'd be very happy if more people joined me! (This year I nominated
The Greatest by bironic and Straightening Up the House by eruthros, either or both of which would've been far more interesting and exciting than two episodes each of The Good Place and Doctor Who. Though I am really pleased about Dirty Computer making it onto the ballot.)
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: FanWorks 2019 Panels! [A Dreamwidth post with comment count unavailable comments | Post or read on Dreamwidth| How to use OpenID]

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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: AO3 was supposed to host vids and fanart. Why has it not 10+ years later?

The spaghetti code got the better of them. There's a lot of other features they can't implement because of it, like making the archive multi-lingual or uploading vids or basically any new feature......

It seems like the obvious way to do it would be to make a new art.archiveofourown.org subdomain, and then simply have that be a completely separate system with a separate search. People who want fic go to the regular site, people specifically doing fanart go to the subdomain. Even embedding images hosted on the fanart side in fics would still work.

AO3 comes up with some bizarre requirements for how things need to be organized, though, so it wouldn't surprise me if separating art from fic that way is off the table for some weird ideological reason.

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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Zine, Vid Show, Programming, Random Thoughts
If anyone is vidding for the show, please let me know, so I can plan appropriately.

I definitely need panel ideas.  What do you folks want to talk about?
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Looking for vids to Vienna Teng songs!
I'm VJing a Vid Show of vids to Vienna Teng songs at FanworksCon in August. I pitched it as "Come Out and Level Up: Narratives of Resistance as sung by Vienna Teng" but I'm taking a very broad definition of "resistance."
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Hey...I wrote some vidding meta back in 2008.

Vidders - Understanding Both Halves of Your Audience.

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Posted in full at: http://bit.ly/2JHaKCQ on May 27, 2019 at 12:15PM

Cool panel this year at Wiscon 2019.

Panel notes can be found under # FanWorkPerception hashtag 

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RaceFail was only a year away but it had been building for a long while
Antis were everywhere - unhappy with Wincest and RPS. They had no idea that A/B/O Omegaverse was about to explode onto the scene
OTW was being formed and many many voices opposed it or predicted its doom

So much discussion on LJ: detailed, intense and thoughtful.
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 There’s nothing stopping fanvids, say, from being nominated for the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form at the Hugos.
— SamHainPress reporting from Wiscon 2019 
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Living in Hope is a Discipline: Fire Logic by Laurie J. Marks - the final novel is set to be released on June 4th.

Terrible things happen to people in this novel, but the novel is not about terrible things happening to people. It’s about their whole-hearted survival.

As an example of how Marks’s ethos of constructive optimism structures the text, I’ll point toward the calm pleasure I felt in realizing that, for all the violence and abuse that occurs in Shaftal, gender and sexuality exist in a space of unremarkable equity. Homophobia and sexism are not considerations or powers with which to be reckoned. While rape exists and is acknowledged—as are murder, torture, political assassination, genocide—the potential for victimization is not directed with exploitive and lavish attention toward the punitive destruction of women’s bodies, or brown bodies, or queer bodies, or all of the above.

The couples (and moresomes) featured in romantic connections throughout the book are in fact predominantly and wonderfully queer: Karis and Zanja as well as Emil and Medric pair up, out of our protagonists. Norina is a woman in a relationship with a man, but Marks has cleverly illustrated the functions of gender in Shaftal’s social order therein as well. Norina is a Truthken, a lawgiver and sometimes-soldier, while her husband is a healer—and when she becomes pregnant, the irritation of carrying a child is explicitly noted as a thing she wishes he biologically was doing. He’s also the primary caregiver for the baby once the child is born. Their approaches to their roles are individual and specific rather than gendered in the “expected” manner.


It hearkens back, in my mind, to classic feminist, queer SF. Marks has built a world in the shape that Joanna Russ wrote about critically, that Le Guin imagined and so forth, where gender is not swap-reversed or rendered implausibly invisible. Rather, questions of production, labor, time, and privilege are constructed around the presumption of creating equity. There is a subtle brilliance to that considered and thoughtful approach to a world without patriarchal oppression. And it also means that sometimes, for instance, colonial brutality is meted out as much from a woman’s hands as a man’s, as much by soldiers as politicians as citizens.

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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: RCW 139 Con -- one week left to register!
Only one week left to register for the RCW 139 due South 25th Anniversary Convention! Attending memberships and non-attending supporter memberships will only continue to be available until the last day of this month. Check it out at the RCW 139 website.
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Posted in full at: http://bit.ly/2LSFouC on May 14, 2019 at 04:00PM

Star Trek fashion review.

The Philadelphia Inquirer Tue Aug 2, 1966

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Posted in full at: http://bit.ly/2Voa5Yh on May 14, 2019 at 10:00AM

By 1971, Star Trek was seen either as a wacko cult or an inspiration.

Corvallis Gazette Times Fri May 21, 1971

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Posted in full at: http://bit.ly/2Hk5rGZ on May 14, 2019 at 08:00AM

Same newspaper article, two different headlines.

The first “Star Trek Cult Scares Producer” comes from the conservative Santa Ana Register, Tue Mar 23, 1976

The second version was published in the The San Francisco Examiner, also on Tue Mar 23 1976 and included a photo of Roddenbery below the headline “Occasionally even he tires of Star Trek”

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Posted in full at: http://bit.ly/30aNqSQ on May 12, 2019 at 10:00AM

Star Trek in 1966 was just another BEM (bug eyed monster) TV show.

The Greenwood Commonwealth Tue Sep 13, 1966

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Posted in full at: http://bit.ly/2vQpq9P on May 11, 2019 at 10:00AM

That first Star Trek episode was not impressive. Spock was the exception..

Albuquerque Journal Sun Sep 11, 1966

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Posted in full at: http://bit.ly/2E4yegO on May 10, 2019 at 10:00AM

Tarzan and Star Trek both premiered in the fall of 1966.

Mt Vernon Register New Fri Sep 9 1966

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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: The Future We Imagine Is the Future We Get

My future is post-scarcity

We already live in a post-scarcity world. We produce enough food to feed everyone on Earth. We produce enough energy to keep all humans safe and warm, and enough clean water to drink. Extreme poverty exists not because we don’t have enough to go around, but because we can’t distribute it. People die of starvation because of political barriers and supply chain problems, not scarcity.

In my future, these supply chain problems are solved, and the political ecosystem acknowledges and values the economic contributions of every human. That may sound utopian, but it’s not, because…

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