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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.

Fan:
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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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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[dreamwidth.org profile] fanworks posted: FanWorks 2019 Panels!
Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for panel programming this year! The wait is finally over - selected panels are listed below! More information about the mod selection process will be coming soon.
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: ConneXions Registration
We decided to keep the registration price down for the rest of May to allow more people to be able to register at the lower rate!  Help us spread the word to other slash fans!


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Posted in full at: http://bit.ly/2Vec29E on May 09, 2019 at 10:00AM

Star Trek premiered in the fall of 1966.

The Odessa American Sat Sep 10 1966

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Posted in full at: http://bit.ly/2J7Oh1z on May 08, 2019 at 11:18AM


“Frankly, your humble reporter can take “Star Trek "or leave it; it has about as high a corn  content as most of the action series. ” Pure" science fiction isn’t.

“Save Star Trek” echoes in my head like a battle cry. It stirs my blood and jiggles my glands it gives me hope, hope that people are still stronger than computers, hope that the democratic process is still not entirely in the hands of Univac.

Yes, let’s save “Star Trek.” Let us bombard NBC with letters, telegrams, phone calls. Let us swamp the network in paper, glut the hallways under unopened envelopes. Let us make a fearsome racket, not because Star Trek is important, because our individual human dignity is important. Surely we are all fed up with the mystical omniscience of the poll and the rating book, tired of smug tyranny of Madison-Avenue nose-counters.

I think we are all tired of anonymity, tired of the feeling that we are powerless to influence invent events as individuals. We may not be able to change the course of events in Vietnam, but perhaps we still have the power to make a giant corporation squirm. If so, we are still men. “

Bob MacKenzie, Oakland Tribune, Mon Jan 22, 1968 

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Posted in full at: http://bit.ly/2Jrw12p on May 08, 2019 at 05:41PM

The Evening Sun Fri May 6, 1966 announcing a new TV show called “Star Trek”

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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Adapting Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London for Television
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the folks behind Shaun of the DeadHot Fuzz, and The World’s End, a.k.a. the Cornetto trilogy, are taking on another series: Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London, an urban fantasy procedural in which aspiring detective Peter Grant finds himself working for The Folly, Scotland Yard’s department of supernatural beings. Frost and Pegg’s production company Stolen Picture will adapt the first book in the Peter Grant series for television (with Sony Pictures Television), with Aaronovitch also serving as an executive producer.
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: The Vidder’s Lament: Source Need

I require the source for a very short lived television show that aired 2010-11 called “Shattered” and while I KNOW and have faith that many CKR fangirls that proceed me have celebrated and shared this source, I’m coming in almost a decade later making gimme hands and heart eyes but times have changed and there is a new show called Shattered and an ID docuseries and it’s all a mess and I CANNOT FIND IT. 
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</a></b></a>rachelindeed posting in </a></b></a>vidding
Hi everyone! I'm fairly new to vidding and have been trundling along happily so far just learning to use Lightworks and getting the editing basics down. But now I'm starting to edge toward things like paying attention to picture quality and converting files into more editable formats, etc. I will read up on some of the previous posts people have shared (I see there was a recent discussion about how to deal with mkvs, which I've also recently been struggling with!), but my question for today is:

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?

Thank you so much for any advice, it's much appreciated!
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: the magicians - welcome to the twitter tire fire
Syfywire just pulled the article they put up a few hours ago, "Queerness and Death in the Magicians" and deleted the tweet that announced it. That's super not at all questionable and really normal.


You can read the deleted essay here: http://www.pajiba.com/tv_reviews/the-magicians-season-4-finale-is-a-masters-class-in-how-not-to-treat-queer-characters.php

along with a second critical review that they also deleted here:   https://web.archive.org/web/20190418180429/https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/the-magicians-discussion-the-season-4-finale-changes-the-show-forever

Archive links:
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Pros vids at AO3
All the Pros vids I could track down at AO3 divided into 2 lists: by Vidder & by Song. The vidder list includes the vidders' own titles for their vids & their summary. The song list uses the title of the song, which sometimes differs from the vid title.
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Social Media Manifesto
Social Media Manifesto

Whereas: Fandom is at its best when it provides communities a place to gather;

Whereas: Fans have perfected the art of the personal essay;

Whereas: Livejournal was an exceptional gathering place for Fandom;

Whereas: Russia, a hostile foreign power, controls Livejournal;

Whereas: Hostile entities have disproportionate representation on Facebook and Twitter, with serious impacts on their pleasantness and utility; moreover, bots and trolls infest these platforms;

Whereas: The curated feed allows these companies to determine what we see and in what order;

Whereas: Dreamwidth is the logical successor to Livejournal, and uses the same code;

Whereas: Dreamwidth does not have a surveillance-based corporate profit-driven business model;

THEREFORE, we, the undersigned call upon Fandom to recreate their online community and to do it on Dreamwidth.

Signed,

Lots of people, including you?
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This year I decided to make a vidshow about how much I hate capitalism. (I’m not kidding.) The working, and probably actual, title is “Be Gay, Do Crimes”.  It will be vid show on queers and marginalized folk doing what they gotta to survive under capitalism/the patriarchy/etc.
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Proposal to download YouTube fanvids before Europe's Article 13 takes them down
"I was thinking about each of us downloading videos, and marking them as "Safe/Downloaded" in the comments, until we find another place to put them / way to share them."
 
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PLEASE don’t steal work from vidders.
Whether it is reuploading a video, or taking clips from their edit and passing the editing off as your own, PLEASE DON’T.  
 
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Make things that are bad, silly, self indulgent.  
Making that silly middle school-esque fanvid was the most fun I had video editing in a while. I went to uni for media, I got graded on my editing. It can kill the fun.  Make things that are bad, silly, self indulgent. Just make things because you want to. Don’t let perfectionism kill ideas.
 
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seekingferret: Wiscon Vids/Database Vids  
But it strikes me that vids like "Transmission" and [personal profile]eruthros's "Straightening Up the House", which got its own 7.5K creation essay, are vids that in an essential way may reflect an emerging Wiscon aesthetic that is meaningfully different from VVC-style vids. These are vids that are created by vidders fluent in the VVC house style, but they have the DNA of academic research projects in them as well. Vids are always attractive to me because of the information density they're capable of conveying, but "Transmission" and "Straightening Up the House" intentionally throw more information at you than you can absorb, while making you aware that they are doing this. The kiloword creation essay is an essential part of the art. You can simply sit back and watch "Transmission" and enjoy it, but you do so with the full awareness that you are not seeing everything the vidder has to say. I feel like that stands in confrontational opposition to the idea of Vid as Essay, which is so often essential to understanding VVC vids. 
 
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elfwreck: Vidding 101 Begins
I picked up Sony Vegas 14 at HumbleBundle a while back, and finally got around to installing it. 
I want to make a vid. I want to make a vid I know damn well nobody else will make, so I guess I gotta learn vidding.
However, the vid I want to make is complicated and involves several sources from different eras, which I know is a pain. So first, I gotta make an easy-for-beginners vid to get used to the software.
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All this Endgame excitement is really overflowing my brain with ideas for vids. But my only experience with making fanvids goes back more than a decade with a borrowed copy of DVD Shrink and Window Movie Maker on a computer that wasn't really equipped to handle either, and I always wanted something that would let me layer video in more ways that WMM would allow.  
 
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On the plus side, this little exercise in frustration made me finally fully update my index of Vids by Song (I have 3 indexes: by Song, by Vidder, & by Fandom; the other 2 are complete, but I started the Song database later on, so I never got it fully done). Next time I get convinced I have a vid set to a certain song, I want to be able to go directly to the song itself & see! Not combing through every single vid. 
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Resources

Vid songs database? 
Is there somewhere an index or rec list or database or website or something where you can search for vids by song choice rather than (in addition to) fandom or ship or vidder? 
 
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How to make the perfect fanvid rec list - using vids from multiple streaming platforms (YouTube, Vimeo, Internet Archive, Daily Motion etc).  
"Any recommendations for for newer software that might deal with files better? (I'm using Lightworks for the actual vidding)"
https://vidding.dreamwidth.org/389542.html
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Challenges/Contests

cupidsbow Equinox Vid Recs - Sources from the 1990s
 
 

 

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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Has anybody vidded Hannibal to "Psycho Killer" yet?
 I have no video editing skills or free time to acquire them in, unfortunately, but if I did I would definitely make this vid.  There's so many directly applicable lines.  "I can't sleep 'cause my bed's on fire / don't touch me I'm a real live wire" would be shots of Will Graham writhing and flinching, "I hate people when they're not polite" is obviously Hannibal reacting to rudeness, "run run run away" is Will stumbling through the woods after the ravenstag, all that French could be laid over Hannibal in elegant European settings . . .  because in the end they are BOTH psycho killers . . . 
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Fanvids + WisCon
Also, I skimmed through the list of panels that still needed more panelists, and saw that the Fanvid Discussion Deep Dive panel was on there. So I volunteered for that, and got on. Each panelist screens a vid (not one of their own) and talks about what they love about it. I really have no idea which vid I'll pick. There are plenty I love that fit in with WisCon's themes of feminism and scifi/fantasy!
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Spring Equinox 2019: Sources from the 1990s is live!
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Exquinox - Sources from the 1990s
Masterpost: https://archiveofourown.org/collections/springequinox2019/works

 
Bitch - Batman Returns, Selina Kyle/Bruce Wayne
 
White Flag - Xena: Warrior Princess, Gabrielle/Xena
 
You Know What I Mean - The Heroic Trio, Tung & Ching & Chat 
 
Like, Wannabe - Clueless, Cher Horowitz/Josh Lucas
 
Take Over - The Craft, Nancy Downs/Everyone
 
Everything In Its Right Place - ER, John Carter
 
Come Away with Me - Northern Exposure, Marilyn Whirlwind/The Flying Man
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Vidding 101 Begins
I picked up Sony Vegas 14 at HumbleBundle a while back, and finally got around to installing it.

I want to make a vid. I want to make a vid I know damn well nobody else will make, so I guess I gotta learn vidding.

However, the vid I want to make is complicated and involves several sources from different eras, which I know is a pain. So first, I gotta make an easy-for-beginners vid to get used to the software.
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Guess the Equinox vidder!
Now that Spring Equinox is live, it's time to play Guess the Equinox Vidder!
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But it strikes me that vids like "Transmission" and </a></b></a>eruthros's "Straightening Up the House", which got its own 7.5K creation essay, are vids that in an essential way may reflect an emerging Wiscon aesthetic that is meaningfully different from VVC-style vids. These are vids that are created by vidders fluent in the VVC house style, but they have the DNA of academic research projects in them as well. Vids are always attractive to me because of the information density they're capable of conveying, but "Transmission" and "Straightening Up the House" intentionally throw more information at you than you can absorb, while making you aware that they are doing this. The kiloword creation essay is an essential part of the art. You can simply sit back and watch "Transmission" and enjoy it, but you do so with the full awareness that you are not seeing everything the vidder has to say. I feel like that stands in confrontational opposition to the idea of Vid as Essay, which is so often essential to understanding VVC vids.

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[dreamwidth.org profile] vidding posted: Free or nearly free software for clipping large/ 1080p mkv files on mac
Trying to vid for the first time in years, and I've gone back to MPEG Streamclip for clipping purposes, but as well as no longer being as stable as it used to be, it doesn't seem to be able to deal with large .mkv files.

I have no problem clipping the .mkv that are around 1 gb 720p but can't deal with .mkv files that are around 4gb 1080p. (I'm not technically savvy enough to know whether it's the size or the encoding it's having an issue with).

Any recommendations for for newer software that might deal with files better? (I'm using Lightworks for the actual vidding)
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[Unknown LJ tag]posted Vidding News | Vol. 012 | 21st April 2019
 
</a></b></a>mithborien posting in </a></b></a>viddingnews
Editor's Note: I am now going to be including individual vid announcements in the weekly newsletter instead of on a monthly basis since a) there weren't as many as I thought and b) I missed posting the second month anyway.
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Pillowfort is moving to .social
In the various discussions about PF's user content rules, legalities, social standards, and so on, someone happened to notice that PF's domain host, .io, doesn't allow adult content of any sort.

Oops.

Pillofort immediately started looking for a new domain extension. They found one, and have begun the process of shifting over. The site's been cloned; logins work; posting doesn't. They'll keep the .io addresses for at least a year (unless the NIC.IO staffers happen to notice them and cancel it in the meantime), but the whole site will be officially moving soon, like this month sometime.

... On the one hand, glad they're doing something about this. On the other, how am I supposed to trust they can manage user conflicts and TOS edge cases and the business hassles of running a social platform, when they didn't bother to look at their domain host's content rules.
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Set up a Dreamwidth queue, drafts, and local backup on OS X

There isn't much I miss from my stay on Tumblr
and it's a great relief to spend more time on Dreamwidth--
and, these days, my feed reader.
However, there are still some functions that Tumblr has and Dreamwidth lacks, like a draft folder and the ability to queue posts.

Tumblr aside, I also found myself wanting to keep local copies of my posts
and to compose them in an editor with more robust functions, such as live Markdown preview,
than the DW editor offers.
I like the new DW beta editor but it's still not an actual text editor,
nor does it write to my own machine without an extra step like copy-paste.

So I figured, why not set it up on my computer?
It seemed simple enough with Dreamwidth's post by email function and Terminal on Mac.
It took me longer than I thought to get it working reliably
because there were a few different components to it, like Postfix, Bash, and Launchd.

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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: 14th April 2019
Vidding News | Vol. 011 | 14th April 2019
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: On the Origins of Modern Biology and the Fantastic: Part 10—Ray Bradbury and Mechanisms of Regulation

Bradbury followed up The Martian Chronicles with his last book of largely science fiction stories, The Illustrated Man (1951), full of metaphorical stories about civil rights, atomic war, and the misuse of technology. Meanwhile, Bradbury was welcomed into the literati, further inspiring him to publish more and more literary stories. In 1953, his first collection mixing SF and literary fiction, Golden Apples of the Sun (1953), was released. But it was his reputation within SF that finally earned him the opportunity to break into Hollywood with his first original story treatment for a movie, It Came From Outer Space, which turned the space invader trope on its ear.

It was this foray in film that exposed Bradbury to McCarthy’s Hollywood Communist witch hunts and in response, Bradbury produced perhaps his most enduring book, Fahrenheit 451 (1953). Bradbury also drew on his memories of the Nazi book burnings he’d seen in newsreels as a kid and from a bizarre encounter with the LAPD he’d had while walking. The novel was written in two sessions in the basement of the UCLA Library, where he pumped dimes into a rental typewriter, and Bradbury released it with Ballantine Books, a publisher who recognized science fiction’s literary potential. Bradbury was clearly on to something and Fahrenheit 451 was an instant success, garnering high praise from critics nationwide for its unflinching look at censorship and the dangers of mass-media-induced complacency.

 

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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Star Trek: Discovery Proves Captain Pike Passed One Test Kirk Failed

Last year, Captain Pike didn’t have a personality. Before Star Trek: Discovery’s second season, Christopher Pike was less of a character and more of an answer to a trivia question. But now, thanks in part to the new episode “Through the Valley of the Shadows,” Pike has become a completely rounded person. Not only does Pike’s decision in this episode make him one the bravest Star Trek captains ever, we now know he actually faced —and passed — one test that James T. Kirk famously screwed up.

 

Spoilers ahead for Star Trek: Discovery, season 2, episode 12, “Through the Valley of the Shadows,”

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[dreamwidth.org profile] franzeska posted: Why statistics are a canary in a coal mine, but nothing more
The comment on that post about how 95% of speaking roles are male and thus slash is inevitable. It reads:
"wouldn’t it be fair to say that hatred of women is still a factor - but on the creators part for giving us such little representation.

I also wanna see how different races and ethnicities affect the ships cause there’s is definitely a tendency to ship m/m if both the men are white. If one of them is a poc, the fandom tends to believe the ‘oh they are just friends’ narrative. But i would like to seem some real statistics about that"
Misogyny in the original source material is always a likely issue.

Fandom does ship a lot of white guys together, but we collectively spend a lot of time shaming slash fangirls while not complaining about the sea of white het. The m/m part of the equation isn’t meaningful: all of fandom ships a lot of white characters.
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Vid songs database?

Is there somewhere an index or rec list or database or website or something where you can search for vids by song choice rather than (in addition to) fandom or ship or vidder?

There is an older one for AMV at animemusicvideos.org  Vividcon’s database is still up.  On YouTube. I plug in the song title and then the fandom or fanvid.  You can also search 18,000 fanvids by title on the vidders.net archive - Garfield (vidders.net) is also working on an AO3 fanvid database right now.

 
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Posted in full at: http://bit.ly/2Z0xvpC on April 10, 2019 at 03:27PM

Tags:vidding, fanvids, fan vid, viddercon, dropmark, DWCrosspost



For the past few month I’ve been providing  user feedback on Viddercon,  a fan created cross-platform video playlist site that allows fans to build streaming vid shows. (You can see an example here using the Escapade 2019 Vid Show). 

To date, all the commercial streaming video platforms (Vimeo, YouTube etc) lock you into their platform. If you want to make a vid rec list, you can only select videos from their platform. But fanvids are now everywhere: Instagram, Dailymotion, BiliBili…. and of course a few vidders are now starting to stream their own vids using cloud based Content Delivery Network  (CDNs) servers or via the Fediverse.

Viddercon (short for Vidder Conventions), is the platform developed by Garfield and it is designed to assist those wanting to host curated vid shows. For casual fanvid recs, however, there is a commercial tool available. Dropmark is a free service that will allow you to create a streaming rec list across platforms;

You can link to vids from many platforms, including your own website and also add password protected vids. And you can even upload a limited number of fanvids to their servers.


How to add a vid to your Dropmark playlist (image below)  ↓



Not only can you link to a vid, Dropmark will give you 500MB for free so you can upload your own vid.  ↓


When you pull in a public vid, it will create a thumbnail, a link to the source of the video and Author (Vidder).  It will also give you a section where you can add a more details about the vid.  ↓


You can add videos from a wide rage of sources. Below is a  Stargate SG1 fanvid hosted on the Internet Archive.  ↓


Below is a Sentinel vid from Bilibili  ↓


 

Embedding Password Protected Videos

You will need to list the password info for password protected vids. The first example below is a Vimeo fanvid that lists no password info. The next 2 examples have the password listed in the file name.   ↓


Unless the viewer clicks on the info button to the  far right, all they will see is a blank screen asking for the password. This is why you add the password to the vid title.   ↓




If the viewer does click on the info button to the far right, they will see the password in a second location. This is also where you will add vidder credits. Dropmark cannot automatically pull the author/creator info from a locked vid.  Finally, if the vid is on AO3, consider leaving a link to the AO3 page for  vidder feedback.   ↓


Example below of a self-hosted vid that is streamed via a  Content Delivery Network (CDNs).   ↓


 

You can also embed a vid streaming from the Fediverse. Below is a video uploaded to a PeerTube instance.  To embed the vid, you must find the direct link to the video by going to the PeerTube vid page (Ex: https://queertube.org/videos/watch/719d589b-b235-4157-a09d-990eccc40507 ) and using “View Source” on your browser,  to find  the URL of the vid (Ex: https://queertube.org/videos/embed/719d589b-b235-4157-a09d-990eccc4050 )


Dropmark URLs have 3 privacy settings: Invite only, Unlisted, Public   ↓


Dropmark also allows you to download your URLs and video files (if you’ve uploaded them).


And they have a bookmarklets/browser plugins, RSS feeds, and the ability to upload via email etc.

Here is my test Playlist: https://morgandawn.dropmark.com/648968


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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: 7th April 2019
Announcements
SHareCon Vid Show
SHareCon is looking for dance vids, premiering vids, and favorites to show at our Starsky & Hutch con. The con will be held September 27-30, 2019 and we'd like to have all vids submitted by September 1st. Contact Flamingo @ mamabird@sharecon.net.

Resources
</a></b></a>hopelesse: Vid song consultant for (no-cost!) hire
Have you been turning a vid idea over and over in your head, but you can't find the perfect song that'll drive your idea home? Apparently this is a problem! And I'm here to help.
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[community profile]fanworks FanWorks Convention Needs Your Vids
Throughout the con weekend, there will be a room dedicated to showing vidshows (curated playlists of vids) on a large screen. Vidshows will also be available to stream online for both attending and supporting members at any time during or after the con. In order to show vidshows, the con needs... vidshows! Each vidshow will run the length of one panel (45 minutes, or slightly under) and will be centered on a specific theme/topic submitted by the VJ (curator). Vidshows typically feature multiple vidders and fandoms. Examples of themed vidshows...  

Connexions 2019 is looking for vids!
Connexions, a little every-other-year slash con held just outside Washington D.C., is seeking vids made between August 2018 and August 2019 for its vidshow.  
https://connexions-so.dreamwidth.org/30592.html
VidUkon Convention: Call for recs: behind-the-scenes vids?   "We are looking for vids about behind the scenes stories. Like, specifically vids that focus on how the media source is made or what the cast and crew get up to behind the camera. We want to try to keep the emphasis on TPBT creation rather than fan creation, if that makes sense. So, more 'Long Live' than 'Pressure'. " https://calvinahobbes.dreamwidth.org/198305.html
Resource: Vid song consultant for (no-cost!) hire  [personal profile] hopelesse : "Have you been turning a vid idea over and over in your head, but you can't find the perfect song that'll drive your idea home? Apparently this is a problem! And I'm here to help."  https://vidding.dreamwidth.org/388895.html

Meta
"so I had this idea to see if I could vid in imovie on my ipad so I could take it on vacation with me. not even getting into the gesture based interface, I fully expected getting clips in to be the biggest pain in the ass. I was not wrong. "

"we had the Gen songvids panel. I had suggested this panel idea and Jan loved it--each panelist brought a favorite vid or two to show and talk about why we loved it."

"Yay vids!!!! The show this year featured 14 vids--7 gen and 7 slash. A great bunch as usual"

 "We started off with Jan's choice, "Tainted Love" by the Media Cannibals, a comic look at a very unhealthy Mulder/Krycek dynamic"

Musings on vidding 
"There was a point in working on my equinox_exchange vid that I didn't think my idea would work. "

"Now most of these videos are at least 73% blocked. (82% if it was previously blocked in Asian countries.)"  

"...Just make things because you want to. Don’t let perfectionism kill ideas. Or you’ll end up with an endless graveyard of them .....Making that silly middle school-esque fanvid was the most fun I had video editing in a while ..."

".. I would prefer a fan video that’s edited smooth and well thought out that’s a short version of a song than the full song with a bunch of unfitting clips." 
http://iamanartichoke.tumblr.com/post/183662850428/just-dropping-my-opinion-but-i-would-prefer-a-fan
 

 
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Resource: Vid song consultant for (no-cost!) hire
</a></b></a>hopelesse posting in </a></b></a>vidding
Have you been turning a vid idea over and over in your head, but you can't find the perfect song that'll drive your idea home? Apparently this is a problem! And I'm here to help.

My music library is eclectic and vast. Are you looking for a driving beat with harsh, inhuman sounds? A liquid, summer-warm song under 3 minutes long? Something that makes you feel dizzy and hungry with a jazzy overtone? Give me an idea of what you're looking for -- an emotion, a sound, a vibe, a song that's almost what you want but isn't quite doing it for you, whatever you've got -- and I'll spitball song ideas with you! 

For an idea of the kinds of things I might recommend, check out my listening now playlist on spotify.

Talking music is one of my very favorite things. Lets do it together.
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: 31st March 2019
Vidding News | Vol. 009 | 31st March 2019
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anonymous asked:

What's happened to all the power ranger fanvids on youtube? A lot of them now show blocked for copyright by Hasbro??? Did I miss the tea?

 
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Out of the Auditary is live!
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Out of the Auditary is live!
Come check out the 40 podfics in 60 fandoms by many different creators! \o/
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[dreamwidth.org profile] walkthegale posted: Vid Rec Gathering - Monsters
Hello friends! As pretty much always at this time of year, I am looking for vid recs! I'll be VJing at vidshow at this year's </a></b></a>vidukon_cardiff and my theme is Monsters.
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Call for recs: behind-the-scenes vids?
You see, I am going to VIDUKON for the first time with </a></b></a>kabal42 and Heidi this year!!! I am so excite!!! I honestly am looking so much forward to meeting all these people from inside my computer/phone (mostly phone these days) and geeking out with them <3

And just because we don't know how to do stuff halfway, Heidi and I took a spur of the moment decision and volunteered to VJ a show. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now we aren't sure how to fill up 45 minutes (I know, incredible, right?) and so we hope you all can help us???

We are looking for vids about behind the scenes stories. Like, specifically vids that focus on how the media source is made or what the cast and crew get up to behind the camera. We want to try to keep the emphasis on TPBT creation rather than fan creation, if that makes sense. So, more Long Live than Pressure.
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Castiel & Dean (Crack!vid); homosexual subtext [Vid by anaapenas]

Her channel was just deleted from YT.

Details: https://spnvidrecs.livejournal.com/79449.html


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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Connexions 2019 is looking for vids!
Connexions, a little every-other-year slash con held just outside Washington D.C., is seeking vids made between August 2018 and August 2019 for its vidshow.

The call for vids says they're looking for vids "that are a) slash and b) multimedia"--I assume they mean both at once maybe? But if you want to ask for any clarification, it looks like the person to contact is Ker at dcmf.office@gmail.com .

For more details on the con, see their website at http://www.connexions-south.com/. The page on their site that focuses on the vidshow specifically is here.
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