Since I didn't link to it in the last entry, if you'd like to bid on getting mail from me for a year you can do so here
I don't actually want to pimp myself out too much but I'll probably do so at least once more before everything's over. Anyways, my podfic offer is here (current bids at $15) and my vid offer is here (no bids yet :( ).
In other news, I spent the day trying to match people up for my podfic feedback exchange. 30 people signed up, with 20 podfics to review. I spent a huge amount of time working on the matching yesterday too. I set up a spreadsheet that was really helpful in getting an idea of what I needed to put in the spreadsheet and how to approach certain things. However I just couldn't see the whole thing without making the font too small to read. I'm a really visual person, so I have to be able to see everything. So the next step was getting the craft paper out and transferring the info to paper. diurnal_lee has this giant pad of paper that's 18"12". My first draft wasn't properly spaced so the columns by the end were like 3mm wide, which just didn't work. In fact just as I finished matching everyone up last night, I realized that there were 2 reviewers that didn't have fics to review! I did some quick and dirty changes but at that point I realized that it was 2 am and I had been working on this mostly non-stop since 4pm.
This morning, even though I had everyone matched up from the night before, I decided to do it again. I wasn't really all that satisfied, and I figured I knew what I did wrong last time :P I made a new paper spreadsheet, better spaced this time. However I still wasn't able to fit all the information I wanted on it comfortably, so out came the markers and highlighters. The second matching took much less time, about 5 hours with lots of distractions and I would run downstairs and announce "OMG! I forgot to take into account that some of these podfics where gifts to reviewers during podbang!" It seems kind of tacky to ask someone to review their gift. I also almost assigned someone their own podfic the night before :S
Anyways, everyone's matched up now. I'm going to double check everything tomorrow and then start sending out the assignments. Maybe I'll take pictures of may crazy charts so you can see how nuts I am. :P
Or while looking through the referrer links I saw that one lead back to a rec of one of my vids. It was an older rec for one of my more obscure vids and as I read it, it made me wonder if I had seen the rec before, only to hit the comments and find out I was like the only one to comment on the rec :P
And, since I'm looking at stats, I took a look at my YouTube stats as well. YouTube has such different standards when it comes to vids than LJ that it always kind of boggles my mind. On LJ my most popular vid, by far was Hurt. While Hurt doesn't do badly over there (unlike, say my Vance vid or Open Your Eyes), it's not really that popular either.
On the other hand, the two vids that I put together in the most slap dash way (there were deadlines involved and two due at once!) are my most popular ones. Justin's Hair at almost 80K views and Lovers at almost 40K views (and that's saying something since YouTube took it down for copyright violations like 2 years ago). God, had I known that Hair was going to turn out to be so popular, I definitely would have taken greater care when making it. It kind of makes me cringe to think that that's the vid I'm most... "famous" for.
Before this new organizational idea from me, I had been using WMP's star system to organize my vids. Which worked nicely when it was working, but I've had to wipe my computer or change computers a couple times since I started using that and the stars don't transfer over, so I was left having to reorganize each time. Now that I'm thinking of switching to Linux, I decided I needed a new system.
It's also nice to just clean up. In my early days online, I used to download every vid I came across, and being a pack rat, I kept it, even if it sucked. It was ridiculous how big my vid folder was getting. Now I've deleted a lot of the older, bad vids (or, you know the ones that weren't that bad, but now that I'm no longer in that fandom, I don't feel attached to). My vids folder is now down to a more manageable size of 21GBs.
Is anyone interested in seeing this? I can't promise that they'll be the most original recs, a lot of the vids currently on my computer are older, or else I found them through someone else's rec. I am hoping that this can help me a bit as a vidder. So often I just watch a vid and get swept away with it but never take the time to articulate why it was able to do that.
I've already started to write some up (so at the very least you'll get 4 recs :P)
And while I'm updating, ( here's that first line meme so many are doing: )
I really scared myself today. When I was driving home from work today I suddenly got *really* dizzy, and I was afraid I was going to pass out or drive off the road or something. Scary stuff. That's the thing that finally convinced me to stay home tomorrow. I can mostly function, if I don't have to think to hard, but I do not want to die in a car accident on my commute :S
Right now, I'm downloading The Terminator, because paradise_city said I should watch the Sarah Connor Chronicles, I have never seen the original movies. Although, I haven't found a download yet for the second one, which apparently I need, any one on my flist happen to have it (and is willing to share?).
If you're interested, either leave a comment with your e-mail, or drop me a line at paraka at livejournal dot com.
I got the Henry Jenkins book on fandom for Christmas and have slowly been reading it. It's too bad he wasn't able to make one on vidding, but I think it's so awesome that a documentary is being put together!
When I first discovered fandom, I didn't read fic. I knew about it, but I never tried reading it, instead I'd spend hours searching for vids, and even longer watching them. Vidding was my first contribution to fandom too. There was a time when vidding was my main focus in life, let alone fandom, I would spend hours fighting and cursing Windows Movie Maker. And while my fervor died down, and fic started taking over more of my fannish time, I still think of myself as a vidder. I still vid (as the hours I have put in this past week have shown).
I am sooo excited about this project. I'm going to have to check out the webpage and see about submitting something about myself. It seems really egotistical to think that a small vidder like me might be included in a documentary like this one, but I sooo want to be a *part* of this.
Please stop fucking with me. If you are going to crash my file every second time I open it, I might just go apeshit on your ass. For serious. I am trying very hard to get back into the swing of vidding, and you are sooo not helping.
ETA: Your auto-save is the only reason I don't drop you Adobe. The only reason.
That said, I should really go back and finish it sometime, what I have done so far isn't bad. But first, I have to finish the SGA vid I'm working on. I should really work on it now, but I'm feeling kind of meh today and want to do nothing. So instead I am doing some half assed research for the fic I'm totally not writing for paradise_city (oh god, why did a choose a porny idea to start on? I think I'll probably die of embarrassment the first time someone reads it...)
On that note, I'm thinking of adding a BDSM element to the fic, can anyone here rec some good books or websites to do research? I've dabbled in it myself, but since my sex life as a whole isn't really anything to brag about, I don't want to just base things on what I've experienced or looked for myself.
Anyways, as some of you know, I'm currently making an SGA vid. The beginning kind of sucks at the moment, but I'm hoping the ending will kick ass. I know I'm getting to the hard part, since I've been working on it for an hour or two already tonight and haven't even gotten 10s done. *head desk* But! They're an awesome almost 10 seconds, and the clips were hard to find.
I've been finding the clip searching aspect of things really depressing, because every time I see Carson, it makes me really sad. Also, my next vid is totally going to be about Weir. *shakes fist at TPTB* Why are you ruining my show!
While we're on the topic of SGA, did anyone on my flist manage to get their hands on Midway early? Anyone want to share? *waggles eyebrows*
And lastly ( My sister sent me this, and I just found it too true not to share )
There are a ton of people offering themselves up, I'm personally offering a vid (either QaF, SGA, SG-1, SPN, Numb3rs, House, Medium, The 4400, or Life on Mars) and right now some anonymous person is winning me, which makes me very nervous. :S
Seriously though, an staggering $10,000 CND has already been pledged, go and help people!
I would like to take a moment to tell you all about a charity project I'm working on called Sweet Charity being run by lithiumdoll.
Basically we're trying to raise money for RAINN an American organisation for rape, abuse and incest victims. The charity is the favoured organisation of Maria "Danzy" Delgado, in whose memory this auction is taking place. In this spirit 25 different people have put themselves up for auction, offering 11 vids, 25 fics, 10 peices of art, and 3 misc projects!
I've also put myself up offering a vid!
So if any of you out there have wanted a vid, or a fic, or something made, come check us out, it's for a great cause!
Ok after my friend had a virus, I had a scare myself. The only thing on my computer that would really upset me to lose would be my vids, so now I'm going to (attempt) to make a list of all the vids I have and where they are from, this is going to be a very long WIP but hey.
Also I'm never really sure about linking things, so if anyone objects to anything here just tell me and i'll earase it. If there's anyone out there who can help me link some of these or knows who made them or notices a mistake that I've made, please also feel free to tell me. I often just go and grab a vid without paying attention to where i got it, others I have the bookmark somewhere.... and if the vidder didn't put their name at the end, sometimes it takes me a bit to remember who did it.
Note: I'll probably copme up with a better filing system later but for the moment these are just in alphabetical order based on thier file names.
13herbs_spices by Blueslady
30_Minutes by Blueslady
66 by Sisabet
acid by Rhiannon
Affirmation by f1renze
afterall by ROZ
AnotherPerfectDay by PunkGirl
appleblossom by Sweetestdrain (mlefy)
Asis by Keewick
battleflag-thebrianjustinmix by sisabet
bdbrianvsdavid by Vero
BeautifulBlue by Rhiannon
becauseitoldyouso3 by Rhiannon
bigmachine by Meghan
bih by Eleveninches
bitch by Sarah
bike_race_0002 by me? (not me personally that's how it was signed)
bittersweet by toolunaticnwon
BJ_Why by Keewick
bjareyouhappynow by Vero
bjdancing by Liz
bji'mwithyou by Vero
bjjesaigneencore by great_stupefly
bmbecauseofyou by Pern333333
boys by Rhian
brianthescarfofdeath by Vero
brianintheshadows by Vero
bringmetolife by Vero
BlankV2 by Wendy
blue_room_in_archway by Sisabet
Brian_breaking_the_habit_0001 by Kinneytay
bridgend by Sarah
bringmetolife by Otakuraven
carryondancing by Otakuraven
cant_help_falling_sm_2 by flaming June
charmed by Keewick
cherrylips by Meghan
childrenofthesun by toolunaticsnwon
cigarettesandchoc by Rachelanton73
colorblind by ROZ
crymeariverfinal by eleveninches
dance by Keewick
dance_mikey by blueslady
deadfiddler by Anna
Deeper by Aida
Defying Gravity by Aida
devilsdancefloor by Otakuraven
dilate_small by Keewick
diner by Keewick
DoYouKnowBrianKinney(DivxMPG4_V3) by R Jin
dontsay by Anna
drinking in la by Carr0ts
dueling... banjos. right. by Magz
Elevation by Wendy and f1renze
eltango by eleveninches
enjoythesilence by Rhiannon
epic by Sisabet
etcestparti by Vero
Everything by Rhian
Falling for the first time by Sarah
fighting by R Jin
figuredyouout by Otakuraven
Floating in Space by Keewick
For Good(video)-MPEG-1 Web by Sherrie and Christopher Richey
forever by ?
Freak Me Baby! by ?
FreshFeeling.divx by f1renze
friends by Keewick
fromthesilence by Vero
frontier psychiatrist by Carr0ts
fuel by Keewick
girls&boys by Carr0ts
GivenToFly by f1renze
golddust by Keewick
goner by Anna
Hanging By A Moment by Michelledru
Hanson_Love_Song_0002 by ?
happy by Rhian
Hardest Button to Button_0001 by sweetesdrain (mlefay)
headoverfeet by juteux
HeavenHellHigh by toolunaticsnone
hemmorhage by Meghan
Hey_Jupiter by Rhiannon
HeyMickey by Wendy
HighSchoolConfidential(DIVXMPG4_V3) by R Jin
Hungry_0001 by lylas
hwsmall by Joosther?
I Just Want by Me ( I'm not sure why I'm putting mine on, but anyways...)
IneedyouRemixEffectVersion by r jin
I'm Still Here by Sarah
im_a_stah by Acacia
itily by f1renze
ISYB by lierdumoa
It Doesn't Mean I Don't Love You by Sandstorm
itisapig by Anna
je t'adore by toolunaticsnwon
Jesus_Etc by Rhiannon
la flaca by Carr0ts
LastHigh.divx by Wendy and f1renze
ListenToYourHeartBrianJustin by joesther
liveletdie by Keewick
Love at the Moulin Rouge by Anna
lovefool2 by Flaming June
LoveSong by Rhiannon
lucky by Eleveninches
man by Rhian
michaelfinal by Eleveninches
mjfollowyourdreams by Vero
MonstersWedding by f1renze
moulinrouge by Eleveninches
mrGrieves by Sweetestdrain (mlefay)
mydecember by Rissa
noregrets by Anna
not_goodbye by Acacia
Otherman by me
Painful by Sandstorm
Paperbag by Keewick
Passion by Sandstorm
Perhaps by Wendy and f1renze
pinkfinal by Eleveninches
Please_come_home by Heaven
Promise by Wendy and f1renze
QAF - Jusin & Brian, a Love Story by ?
QAF-how do i live by ?
qafBuffyCredits by Wendy
Queer As Folk [Found Footage]-Original Version by TrieuLe Productions?
Queer as Folk - Miserable (Brian & Justin) by ?
Queer As Folk - Name of His Game (Brian) [English] by toolunaticsnwon
Queer As Folk Video Mix by stefanif
Rapture.web by ROZ
Ravissement by toolunaticsnwon
readytogo by ROZ
Reflections by Sandstorm
RockDJ by Aida
ROMEOvid by sweetestdrain (mlefay
runaway by Acacia
satisfaction by R Jin
save by Meghan
Save Me by Christopher Richey
schmincest by Altricial
shattered perfection by toolunaticsnwon
shotime by anna
Should I Stay by ?
showdownshort by Eleveninches
Simple Things by Mimi
Somewhereovertherainbow by Choimimi
Soul by Keewick
Sound by Keewick
Space by Wendy
spectacular by Anna
Stay by Wendy
stay_final by Keewick
sublime by Carr0ts
submarine by Eleveninches
SugarDaddy by f1renze
superhero by Keewick
superman by Mudd
TaxiRide by Rhiannon
tbprotegemoi by Vero
teenspirit by Keewick
terrible by ?
tehthebiterend by Vero
TheNothingSong by Choimimi
The Reason by Andz
This One's Gonna Bruise by Keewick
Time by Sandstorm
timeaftertime by Mudd
tolostinyou by Steph
Tourniquet_0002 by Otakuraven
under_pressure by Keewick
use it or lose it by Carr0ts
VivaColombiaChaCha by Choimimi
wamlam by Eleveninches
whenigrowup by Otakuraven
whenilost by Lexlise
WhenImGone by joesther
wilddances by ?
wmbh by Sisabet and dawn
xs_17_fucks by Ethan?
xs_bj_know by Ethan?
yourlove by ?
Ok that's all for now I'll go and add the rest later as well as fix what I have now. Sorry it was so long, but I always screw up cuts, and I spent so long on this that I sont' want to lose it.