dbskyler: (Sarah from Hand of Fear)
Check out this wonderful fanvid by nancyblackett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIPHRw56j0Q

It's the Doctor's companions being awesome all by themselves -- being survivors. Watching it gives me hope that we will survive, too.

Fanvid!

Jan. 4th, 2016 11:53 pm
dbskyler: (dalek tea)
I have a new fanvid! It is once again Doctor/Sarah (I know, I can feel your shock from here).

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/C3aM3aPKXkg

Vimeo link (password-protected): https://vimeo.com/150648255
Password: sarah jane

And, let me see if I can embed it here:

dbskyler: (Four and Sarah Pyramids of Mars)
Just came across this video on youtube -- it's a compilation of the 40 best quotes from the Fourth Doctor. It's nicely edited, and a fun retrospective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSCPumpL0Yg
dbskyler: (Four and Sarah Pyramids of Mars)
Here is the link to it on Vimeo (password-protected, so this link will hopefully always work):

http://vimeo.com/35838718
password: suddenly

And here it is on youtube:

http://youtu.be/fA7-4Nz9YNc

It's Doctor/Sarah (I know, I can feel your shock), to Suddenly (A Brown-Eyed Girl) by Nine Days.
dbskyler: (eleven smile)
I just saw a fanvid that is so full of joy, I just had to rec it right away!

It's Eleven, Amy, Rory and River, and it has spoilers through the end of S6. (Although the clips go by very fast, so I'm not sure how spoilery it actually is, but if you haven't seen S6 yet and are as spoilerphobic as I am, you'll want to stay away. But bookmark it for later!)

Here's a link to the vid on youttube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nyLsabXd8Y

Enjoy!

ETA: You can leave feedback for the vidders where they posted the vid on Dreamwidth, here.
dbskyler: (DT and LS)
I'm finally feeling ready to post a rec list of my favorite fanfics, artwork, and fanvids featuring Sarah Jane Smith. Despite the length of this post, I'm fairly certain I've left something out, or more likely several somethings, and so I fully expect someone to go, "What about x?" at which point I will probably say, "OMG, I love x, how could I have forgotten about x?"

But at least I can say that all of these fanworks are favorites of mine, for one reason or another, and I hope it's useful to have them gathered in one place.

fanfic recs )

fanart recs )

fanvid recs )
dbskyler: (DT and LS)
Just a couple of random things:

-- I now have 71 "plays" for my fanvid on Youtube! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeS1Cqj6ucI) And believe it or not, not all those plays were me. :D Youtube also provides interesting statistics. Apparently my fanvid is most popular among males aged 13-17. (I'm guessing that's just among people who are logged in, though.) It's also most popular in the US, the UK, and Portugal. Hello there, you Portuguese Doctor/Sarah fan, whoever you are! *waves*

-- Calufrax is looking for more reccers, and I encourage everyone to sign up! It's nice to spread the fic-love around, and give some recognition to your favorite fics. All you have to do is join [community profile] calufrax (membership is open) and then sign up here.

-- David Tennant has a slightly disturbing story about someone who accosted him in a gym shower (!) in order to get an autograph. The way he tells the story is hysterical, though. Go here to see it (start at 10:55): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-rVzs-5Hos

-- The above clip also has a really funny "say the next line from 'Much Ado About Nothing'" competition between David and Catherine. That's right at the beginning, so just hit "play." (Guess who wins?)

-- On a more serious note, [personal profile] honorh has an amazing (and extremely well-written) in-person account of what it was like to go through the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. She was right in the thick of it -- the tsunami washed away her apartment minutes after she got out: http://blog.oregonlive.com/my-hillsboro/2011/04/personal_account_of_tsunami_and_aftermath_in_japan.html

I've already donated to Japan relief, but I'm going to see if I can donate again. I think it's going to be awhile before they recover from this.

-- Speaking of donating, the Just Giving site collecting donations for Cancer Research UK in memory of Elisabeth Sladen is now well over 5,000 pounds. I would like to donate, but it costs me money to donate in British pounds. Anyone know if I can donate in U.S. dollars? Or should I donate to the American Cancer Society in her name instead?
dbskyler: (Four and Sarah Pyramids of Mars)
I have made a fanvid!

Title: Story in Your Eyes (Doctor/Sarah)
Characters: The Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith
Clips from: Doctor Who, Sarah Jane Adventures
Music: "Story in Your Eyes" performed by The Moody Blues


Link to video: http://www.vimeo.com/22349177
Password: story


By the way, I realized something last night. My very first Doctor Who fanfic -- "Miles from Aberdeen" -- was about Sarah letting go of the Doctor. This fanvid -- my first -- is about the Doctor letting go of Sarah. Someone could probably psychoanalyze me for their dissertation, couldn't they? Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!
dbskyler: (Four and Sarah Pyramids of Mars)
Fanvid is finished! I decided to start out by posting it at Vimeo:

Title: Story in Your Eyes (Doctor/Sarah)
Characters: The Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith
Clips from: Doctor Who, Sarah Jane Adventures
Music: "Story in Your Eyes" performed by The Moody Blues


Link to video: http://www.vimeo.com/22349177
Password: story


By the way, I realized something last night. My very first Doctor Who fanfic -- "Miles from Aberdeen" -- was about Sarah letting go of the Doctor. This fanvid -- my first -- is about the Doctor letting go of Sarah. Someone could probably psychoanalyze me for their dissertation, couldn't they? Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!
dbskyler: (eleven smile)
Dear LJ: As much fun as it is to stumble across surprise replies to my comments around various communities, do you think you might possibly get around to fixing your notifications problem at some point? Because you see, I don't really have the time to go around checking all the threads where someone might have responded to me. That's why notifications are nice things, especially when you get to my age and don't always remember all the conversations you might have dropped in on. Kthnxbye.

In more interesting news, I've received my copy of the Doctor Who TV Movie in the mail! I've only just begun to explore the DVD extras, but they look pretty good. I mean, there's a whole entire disc of extras! I am also watching with the info text on, which is something I don't normally bother doing, but so far there are a lot of really interesting factoids. Did you know that instead of starting off the movie with Sylvester McCoy, the BBC wanted to use Tom Baker? Can you imagine what that would've done to fandom??? We could've had two Fifth Doctors! The entire numbering system would've been completely messed up! How would we label our fanfic?

Some of you may recall that awhile back I spoke about a certain fanvid that I want to see get made. Well, I've now decided that rather than going around to various comms and hoping to get some vidder to take pity on me and make it, I am going to try to make it myself. My progress so far: I've managed to figure out that the reason iMovie doesn't import my clips despite all the online vidder resources saying that it will is because I have version 2 of the software, and iMovie is currently up to version 11. (Version 2 not only doesn't seem to import clips -- or at least, clips in the format that I have -- but it doesn't seem to do much of anything as far as I can tell.) The good news is, I have free, legal access to version 11 of iMovie. The bad news is, it won't run on my current operating system. So now I have to upgrade my operating system in order to upgrade my iMovie in order to discover if I can import these clips. And then, of course, the actual work starts. Why do I suspect that I may regret this?
dbskyler: (The Brig)
People have been posting Nicholas Courtney / Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart tribute videos like crazy over on YouTube. Here are some of my favorites so far, in no particular order:

1) Clips of the Brigadier being all Brigadier-y (including dialogue), set to New Who background music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX1aqFpPiIU

2) Doctor Who Online's tribute, to "Nobody Does It Better": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arUeqQ5LsZw

3) A really nicely put together fanvid to Nickelback's song "Hero": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S6FMNpNVaM

4) A more action-oriented fanvid to, um, a song I don't recognize. Lots of nice clips, with occasional breaks for dialogue: ETA: the fanvid has been removed and re-uploaded. This time the author shared the name of the song; it's "The Saboteur" by Sabaton. The new url for the fanvid is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UCYxso6SHc

5) A more reflective fanvid to "The Cave" by Mumford and Sons (okay, I didn't know the song, but I liked it): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0GSwLdtBI0

6) And finally, I found a clip of Katy Manning telling stories at a party for Nicholas Courtney's 80th birthday. It's not very long, but you can still see what a wonderful person Nick Courtney was, and how well loved he was by those who knew him. So there you go, the greatest ultimate tribute to the Brigadier: Nicholas Courtney. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQpCrAn5hbk
dbskyler: (fezzes are cool)
I think the world needs more happiness right now, and my flist always deserves happiness, so I want to share two happy videos I've been hitting "replay" on a lot lately:

1) [profile] rengeek brought this all-era* Doctor Who video to my attention in a recent post, and I'm so glad he did, because it is impossible to watch it without grinning by the end. I'm usually tapping my feet too, and okay, singing along even. Yes, I confess I've been a long time fan of this song:

Moving Right Along

* Well, it's missing Eleven, but that's because it was made before S5.

2) I am not a Sarah/Harry shipper, but I do have a lot of affection for Harry Sullivan, and this video is so full of old-time charm, it never fails to make me happy:

'Tis Harry I'm Plannin' to Marry

Enjoy!
dbskyler: (Four and Sarah looking)
I love fanvids, but I absolutely cannot make them. Not even a little bit. I can't even figure out how to make a clip of something, let alone put a whole bunch of clips together to music. But I do love them, and there's one particular fanvid I've wanted to see made for a long time now: the Doctor and Sarah, and the Moody Blues song "Story in Your Eyes."

When the [community profile] help_haiti auction came along last year, I was really excited, because it was a cause that I really wanted to help, and it was a chance to win an auction for someone to make me this fanvid. Well, I found someone who was offering Doctor Who fanvids, asked them if they would be willing to make this specific one, and got their answer that yes, they were willing. I then bid and won the auction, paid the money to the charity . . . and nothing's happened since. I've emailed the vidder several times, but there's been no response. Given that it's now been a year since the auction, I'm not exactly expecting one.

I don't regret donating the money to the charity. But, I would still really, really like to see this fanvid get made. I also don't think I will ever acquire the skills to be able to make it myself. So, does anyone have any suggestions for ways to go about persuading vidders to make a particular fanvid? Having been burned once, I don't want to go for a charity auction again (although I do recognize that some people do follow through on their offers). I've thought about offering fanfic for a fanvid, but I don't even know where to make such an offer. Any ideas? Does anyone know of any communities where people can request fanvids, or offer things such as fanfic in exchange? Or should I just give up on the idea altogether?
dbskyler: (tardis)
I've been trying to work on my WIP, but it is dead in the water again. On the other hand, in the course of not working on said WIP, I found myself playing around with another fic idea that I've had for a few months, and I ended up writing out the whole thing last night. It is (currently) coming in at slightly under 1,000 words, which is actually a good thing as it is also inspired by a [livejournal.com profile] 50ficlets prompt. Except, remember how I was saying that I was going to try to make those ficlets back into little ficlet-y things, and not spend time on them as full-fledged fics? Yeah, not so much.

Oh well. The good news is, I should have a new fic to post soon!

In other news, my prodigious attempts at writing procrastination led me to come across a Space:1999 fanvid that I wish to share with you all. For those of you who don't know the show, the second series featured an alien named Maya who can shapeshift into any living creature. (Just like one-half of The Wonder Twins, which was on at around the same time if I'm not mistaken.) The fanvid features some of Maya's more interesting changes -- aka, "If you thought that Classic Doctor Who's monsters looked bad, wait'll you see this." (I'm especially fond of the shuffling, glow-in-the-dark green tents with eyes, although those weren't just Maya-creatures, but also actual invaders of the moonbase.) The scenes in the fanvid are out-of-context enough to be non-spoilery, unless you didn't want to know that yes, the producers did really have Maya change into a cockroach, and what's your point? The fanvid is also a shippy tribute to Maya's relationship with Tony, and I confess that I do indeed ship Maya/Tony, and this fanvid shows why -- they have excellent on-screen chemistry with each other, and Tony never seems fazed by anything she transforms into, although he really probably should be. Anyway, enjoy!

fanvid is under the lj-cut )
dbskyler: (Sarah Pyramids of Mars)
It's been a little rough RL-wise lately, so to cheer myself up I am watching DW-related videos on YouTube, and I thought I'd pass along some happy-making favorites:

The Ten Doctors from Doctor Who Confidential.

A really excellent and fun set of scene clips from all ten Doctors, kind of like a fanvid but from Doctor Who Confidential. Besides just being mood-lifting, I love playing "Name that episode!" whenever I watch it.

Oh Mummy from the DVD extras on "Pyramids of Mars."

If you've seen "Pyramids of Mars" but haven't seen this, click on the link! It makes me laugh every time. It also makes me think that Gabriel Woolf should do comedy more often.

Harry Sullivan hero fanvid!

Come on, it's Harry Sullivan! It's also an awesome fanvid.

Companions fanvid!

By the same talented vidder (chocolatesal), it's a tribute to the Doctor Who companions through 2007 (when it was made). Always brings a smile to my face.

David Tennant and the Proclaimers

This has been posted around a lot recently, but what can I say, I like it. David Tennant is just so obviously having such a good time, it's impossible not to have a good time with him.
dbskyler: (Sarah Pyramids of Mars)
It's been a little rough RL-wise lately, so to cheer myself up I am watching DW-related videos on YouTube, and I thought I'd pass along some happy-making favorites:

The Ten Doctors from Doctor Who Confidential.

A really excellent and fun set of scene clips from all ten Doctors, kind of like a fanvid but from Doctor Who Confidential. Besides just being mood-lifting, I love playing "Name that episode!" whenever I watch it.

Oh Mummy from the DVD extras on "Pyramids of Mars."

If you've seen "Pyramids of Mars" but haven't seen this, click on the link! It makes me laugh every time. It also makes me think that Gabriel Woolf should do comedy more often.

Harry Sullivan hero fanvid!

Come on, it's Harry Sullivan! It's also an awesome fanvid.

Companions fanvid!

By the same talented vidder (chocolatesal), it's a tribute to the Doctor Who companions through 2007 (when it was made). Always brings a smile to my face.

David Tennant and the Proclaimers

This has been posted around a lot recently, but what can I say, I like it. David Tennant is just so obviously having such a good time, it's impossible not to have a good time with him.
dbskyler: (davros t-shirt)
I don't normally bother to post about new icons anymore, but this one is just too damn funny. Made by [profile] redscharlach.

In other news, I have the plot to my latest story finally worked out and am about 80% done with writing chapter 1. It's a DW / SJA crossover fic (if that counts as a "crossover" but hopefully you know what I mean), based on the episode "Turn Left." This first part is pretty angsty, as you might imagine, which has been getting me in an angst-fic mood in general. But then again, it's pretty easy to get me into an angst-fic mood, so maybe I should stop blaming it on the story.

Finally, I've been watching Doctor / SJS fanvids lately on youtube. Here is one of my favorites, that helps me when I'm feeling angsty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLiZLx9WUqU

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