thuviaptarth: a hand lighting a candle set in a grooved surface (origin stories)
[livejournal.com profile] giandujakiss has additional commentary here.

I've been so happy and excited about the responses to "Origin Stories," I can't even tell you. One of the best parts has been people making interpretations or extending the critique in ways I never imagined, but which nevertheless seem validated by both the vid and its source texts--people starting with [livejournal.com profile] giandujakiss, but not ending there. So this isn't an "explanation" of the vid, which for better or worse has to explain itself, and it isn't meant as a definitive guide to interpretation (I don't believe in definitive interpretations); as long as it is, it isn't even everything I could say about what I meant or what I wanted or what I love about the vid [livejournal.com profile] giandujakiss made.

And, as GK says, none of this is meant to override or take the place of any other interpretations, and it's not meant to be necessary to understand the vid. It is more a concession to my vanity than anything else. Feel free to skip over it.

1. The story of the coat )

2. The story of the vid )

3. The story of the title )
thuviaptarth: a hand lighting a candle set in a grooved surface (origin stories)
[livejournal.com profile] giandujakiss has additional commentary here.

I've been so happy and excited about the responses to "Origin Stories," I can't even tell you. One of the best parts has been people making interpretations or extending the critique in ways I never imagined, but which nevertheless seem validated by both the vid and its source texts--people starting with [livejournal.com profile] giandujakiss, but not ending there. So this isn't an "explanation" of the vid, which for better or worse has to explain itself, and it isn't meant as a definitive guide to interpretation (I don't believe in definitive interpretations); as long as it is, it isn't even everything I could say about what I meant or what I wanted or what I love about the vid [livejournal.com profile] giandujakiss made.

And, as GK says, none of this is meant to override or take the place of any other interpretations, and it's not meant to be necessary to understand the vid. It is more a concession to my vanity than anything else. Feel free to skip over it.

1. The story of the coat )

2. The story of the vid )

3. The story of the title )
thuviaptarth: a hand lighting a candle set in a grooved surface (origin stories)
Vid Title: Origin Stories
Song: "Coffee" by Aesop Rock feat. John Darnielle
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel

Summary: It's Nikki Wood's fucking coat.

Download/streaming information at GK's lj.

Notes: Storyboard and editing by [livejournal.com profile] giandujakiss.
Commissioned and conceived by [livejournal.com profile] thuviaptarth for Sweet Charity.
Beta by [livejournal.com profile] counteragent, [livejournal.com profile] boniblithe, [livejournal.com profile] sol_se, [livejournal.com profile] etothey, and [livejournal.com profile] springgreen.

Lyrics )

I gave [livejournal.com profile] giandujakiss a song, a summary line, two very long emails about the conceptual basis of the vid, four or five lyric matching suggestions, and a ton of headaches during the beta process. She made a vid that did everything I wanted but even better. It was like all the fun parts of writing a story without any of the hard parts, and she never once complained about the Sweet Charity story I owed her, already three months overdue. It was AWESOME.

I am being all quiet and restrained because I love the vid so much I'm almost exploding with it. But what I want to say most is: GO WATCH IT NOW NOW NOW. PLEASE.
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
Sweet Charity, the fandom charity auction, is holding an auction to benefit the WG Foundation Industry Support Fund. The foundation supports those affected by the writer's strike who otherwise would not be able to receive help (i.e., nonwriters and production crews). Many cool people who are not six months late on their first Sweet Charity auction are volunteering. Take a look.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
[livejournal.com profile] scc_fic: Fanfiction
[livejournal.com profile] thescc_icons: Icons
[livejournal.com profile] scchronicles_tv and [livejournal.com profile] connorchronicle: General fan community

A newsletter would be cool, but so would the show not getting canceled.
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
Sweet Charity, the fandom charity auction, is holding an auction to benefit the WG Foundation Industry Support Fund. The foundation supports those affected by the writer's strike who otherwise would not be able to receive help (i.e., nonwriters and production crews). Many cool people who are not six months late on their first Sweet Charity auction are volunteering. Take a look.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
[livejournal.com profile] scc_fic: Fanfiction
[livejournal.com profile] thescc_icons: Icons
[livejournal.com profile] scchronicles_tv and [livejournal.com profile] connorchronicle: General fan community

A newsletter would be cool, but so would the show not getting canceled.
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
It is Sweet Charity time again! I will not be up for grabs as I am still late (BUT NOT DEFAULTING I SWEAR I AM WORKING ON THEM THIS WEEKEND) for the goods owed from the last auction for my generous and patient bidders. But look at all the lovely and more tithuvia folks on offer!
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
It is Sweet Charity time again! I will not be up for grabs as I am still late (BUT NOT DEFAULTING I SWEAR I AM WORKING ON THEM THIS WEEKEND) for the goods owed from the last auction for my generous and patient bidders. But look at all the lovely and more tithuvia folks on offer!
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] nestra came up with this awesome idea:

I also can't help feeling a little bad for people who bid and lost, so this is my offer: if you bid on me (and are not the anonymous person who won), leave a request here, and I'll write you at least a drabble. If you were an anonymous bidder, I'll have to take you at your word, but I have faith in the honor system.


So yeah, let me know if you bid on fic or meta (or both) and give me a fandom and characters and a prompt, and I'll ... try to get something out eventually. Though you should keep in mind that I am slow.

Also, I am grateful to the big spenders who bought me, and one of you still needs to tell me what you want. :)
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] nestra came up with this awesome idea:

I also can't help feeling a little bad for people who bid and lost, so this is my offer: if you bid on me (and are not the anonymous person who won), leave a request here, and I'll write you at least a drabble. If you were an anonymous bidder, I'll have to take you at your word, but I have faith in the honor system.


So yeah, let me know if you bid on fic or meta (or both) and give me a fandom and characters and a prompt, and I'll ... try to get something out eventually. Though you should keep in mind that I am slow.

Also, I am grateful to the big spenders who bought me, and one of you still needs to tell me what you want. :)
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
Today seems to be Sweet Charity pimping day, so I will take the opportunity to remind you that I am for sale! For fic and for meta of at least 1000 words each! Going cheap, at least for the meta. The auction ends Saturday midnight! Only two days to go!

Many people much cooler than I am are also up for grabs.

All proceeds benefit RAINN.
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
Today seems to be Sweet Charity pimping day, so I will take the opportunity to remind you that I am for sale! For fic and for meta of at least 1000 words each! Going cheap, at least for the meta. The auction ends Saturday midnight! Only two days to go!

Many people much cooler than I am are also up for grabs.

All proceeds benefit RAINN.
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
I have two items up for auction: at least one thousand words of fic and at least one thousand words of meta. Fandoms are the usual suspects and prompts can be as vague or as specific as you like; ask if you're wondering.

But! Look at all the other treasures on offer! You can get a vid by [livejournal.com profile] charmax or [livejournal.com profile] millylicious or [livejournal.com profile] giandujakiss or [livejournal.com profile] yhlee or fic by [livejournal.com profile] trollprincess or [livejournal.com profile] astolat or [livejournal.com profile] nestra or PHP coding by [livejournal.com profile] lithium_doll or or or or!

Bidding ends March 24 11:59pm Pacific Time.
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
I have two items up for auction: at least one thousand words of fic and at least one thousand words of meta. Fandoms are the usual suspects and prompts can be as vague or as specific as you like; ask if you're wondering.

But! Look at all the other treasures on offer! You can get a vid by [livejournal.com profile] charmax or [livejournal.com profile] millylicious or [livejournal.com profile] giandujakiss or [livejournal.com profile] yhlee or fic by [livejournal.com profile] trollprincess or [livejournal.com profile] astolat or [livejournal.com profile] nestra or PHP coding by [livejournal.com profile] lithium_doll or or or or!

Bidding ends March 24 11:59pm Pacific Time.
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
Today is the last day you can sign up for Sweet Charity. (Or at least this round.)

Mitzvahs: good for the world and good for your soul!
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
Today is the last day you can sign up for Sweet Charity. (Or at least this round.)

Mitzvahs: good for the world and good for your soul!
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
I posted this Friday so I figure it's worth repeating on a day when people are more likely to be paying attention: Sweet Charity is live! This is a fannish auction for charity run by the completely awesome [livejournal.com profile] lithium_doll, where people put up their services for vidding, writing, icon-making, and--my favorite category--random miscellaneous shit ("Have a professional musician teach you how to play the bodhran!" "I will mock the movie of your choice in a delightful recap.").

This year's charity is RAINN, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network.

Lots of people more prolific and hard-working than me will write you scads of fic or be your fandom bitch for an entire month (seriously, people, you should see what [livejournal.com profile] estrella30 is offering), but I am limiting myself to two offers: (1) 1000 words minimum of fic; (2) 1000 words minimum of meta on the fannish subject of your choice.
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (teddybear with a grudge)
I posted this Friday so I figure it's worth repeating on a day when people are more likely to be paying attention: Sweet Charity is live! This is a fannish auction for charity run by the completely awesome [livejournal.com profile] lithium_doll, where people put up their services for vidding, writing, icon-making, and--my favorite category--random miscellaneous shit ("Have a professional musician teach you how to play the bodhran!" "I will mock the movie of your choice in a delightful recap.").

This year's charity is RAINN, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network.

Lots of people more prolific and hard-working than me will write you scads of fic or be your fandom bitch for an entire month (seriously, people, you should see what [livejournal.com profile] estrella30 is offering), but I am limiting myself to two offers: (1) 1000 words minimum of fic; (2) 1000 words minimum of meta on the fannish subject of your choice.
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
Sweet Charity is live! This year all donations go to RAINN.

I, uh, may have signed up. But apparently I have two weeks to back out.
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
Sweet Charity is live! This year all donations go to RAINN.

I, uh, may have signed up. But apparently I have two weeks to back out.

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