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Jun. 27th, 2010 03:00 pm
jmtorres: Rhade and Beka from Andromeda. One true universe. (AU)
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I used my vetoes on slaves, prostitutes and prison, so I didn't get to cut out any historical stuff I'm not going to be good with. So either a ton of research is going to happen or I'm going to throw my hands up on getting a blackout, or an envelope, or anything other than about four potential plain old lines.

If I do Historical: Western I'm going to have to do something about it. Tell a story from a Native American perspective instead of manifest destiny frontiersmen stuff. Or--something.

Other: Band was on a short list of things I was considering vetoing, but I decided it was less awful to me than Other: Actors, and eventually I found a way to make Other: Actors work in my head, which means I'm actually a little "aww, damn it" that I got Other: Band instead of Other: Actors.

Other: Evil Goateed Universe was on the short, short list of things I was considering vetoing, so that one's kind of meh too (especially because it's on a diagonal with no historicals! damn it!). I'm considering taking the DS9 route of "and also, they're all gay."

I feel like I have been super complainy so far. Um, it's strategizing? Things I am excited about: the Future: Post-Apocalyptic square. I was just talking the other night about post-crash technological rebuilding not coming up in an exact parallel, that people would find certain technologies extremely important or totally taboo depending on the cause of the crash. I was positing the post-Dollhouse world with telegrams and the internet deliberately cut off circa 1992, because they can program you with sound, and medical tech is decent except for anything with brains or nervous system is totally back alley. So I am looking forward to inventing my own apocalypse and worldbuilding the rebuilding.
jmtorres: Faith tortures Wesley. Text; Pretty when you bleed. (blood)
I went ego-deliciousing last night and found someone had written a blog entry about fan works as transformative, listing my Dollhouse vid She Walks as feminist critique and putting me in the company of a couple of vidders whose work I love and admire. So, you know, good things! Blushy good things!

By the way: if you left me a comment on She Walks and I never answered it, I apologize. I looked at that entry and realized I never answered any of the comments. I've never been in a place where I was at peace enough with that vid to converse about it much even to the extent of thanking people for feedback. I know it's like, five months later? But thank you.

I am currently trying to beat down the urge to make a second Dollhouse vid; I don't know that I have enough anger left in me. I do have backburnered a different, more hopeful vid that was going to be the spiritual successor of She Walks without being a Dollhouse vid at all; though "more hopeful" is sort of relative, since the source is all filmic dystopias and is meant to represent modern American society. But it's to be a vid about that moment when you get out. So maybe. I hope to finish that one someday.

But the Dollhouse vid bunny that's eating my brain now is actually threatening to become a full-on Jossverse critique, evil dead lesbians and crazy broken supergirls with protective father-figures and all. The song I've bunnied on would make it pretty much a direct missive to Whedon, with the "I" and the "you" and the repeated question. My main complaint about this is damn it, this is not what I do, I refuse to be the vidder who tries to make vast sweeping statements about vast sweeping canons. I will not follow up History of Trek Fandom vid with History of Jossverse vid nor with History of Whoniverse vid nor with More Than A Century of History of Fans Asking This Question: Holmes and Watson, Doin' It or Not? vid. I have vid bunnies for all of these concepts. Goddamnit I have learned my lesson, I will not be that vidder.

The thing is, I don't know how to address some of the problems in Dollhouse without pointing out that they're repeating patterns in Whedon's work. Maybe no one will notice BECAUSE ALL THE ACTORS ARE THE SAME FOREVER AND EVER? Ahem. Not that I want to mock his casting choices either.

I want to make my points... more pointed. No more grand, sweeping vids, as much as they eat my brain. So the Sherlock Holmes vid will not be the history of everything, it will be about the cannibalization and reinterpretation of the source under female gaze WHICH IS NOT GRAND AND SWEEPING AT ALL I promise you.

*headdesk*

eta so apparently I will be feminist critique vidder for oh, the next six billion years. Jeez. The last time I tried to make a classic slash vid it turned into a classic slash fandom vid. Hello, my name is Juls, and I have a problem with meta.
jmtorres: Faith tortures Wesley. Text; Pretty when you bleed. (blood)
You guys remember my Dollhouse vid? She Walks (over me)? We look the same, we talk the same, we fuck the same, we are the same?

so I caught up on dollhouse )
jmtorres: Faith tortures Wesley. Text; Pretty when you bleed. (blood)
I ask you: HOW did I vidbunny on Kate?

The way I see it, I can cross my fingers that there's interesting footage of the actress committing crime or getting arresting in old Law & Order eps she did, or I can recast Kate as Eliza Dushku, since Bomer played her boyfriend in 18 episodes of Tru Calling. (New theory: Kate was TOTALLY abducted by the Dollhouse. Heh.) Thoughts?

...oh

Oct. 16th, 2009 12:05 am
jmtorres: From Lady Gaga's Bad Romance music video; the peach-haired, wide-eyed iteration (Default)
I was about to ask if anyone remembered what fandom in the past six months I'd wanted to vid Cake's "Comfort Eagle" to, but I think it might have been Dollhouse. *headdesk*
jmtorres: Faith tortures Wesley. Text; Pretty when you bleed. (blood)
I really, deeply wish I were not this invested in Dollhouse.

Spoiler cut: This entry contains spoilers for all of season one, the unaired pilot, the unaired thirteenth episode of season one, and the first two episodes of season two. Read more... )
jmtorres: From Lady Gaga's Bad Romance music video; the peach-haired, wide-eyed iteration (Default)
I just considered rewatching Dollhouse in order to write about Topher and his manfriend.

Then I reconsidered. Apparently I do have a shred of sanity left. Who knew.
jmtorres: Faith tortures Wesley. Text; Pretty when you bleed. (blood)
Vid: She Walks
Fandom: Dollhouse
Song: She Walks Over Me by Hole
Vidder: [personal profile] jmtorres
Download link (please right-click or ctrl-click to save): http://jmtorres.clericofloki.net/shewalks64092045.avi.zip (23MB)

My Dollhouse vid is an angry vid.

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jmtorres: Fight Club: animated with porn insert. Inches on the reel-to-reel. (vid)
So I'm compiling a DVD of our vids to be selling at Vividcon (and possibly on the webs if there is demand) for some cost in the range of $3-$4 US (plus a couple bucks shipping if webs) and I am trying to decide what all should be on the DVD, mostly because I have recently discovered that some of my early work makes me wince.

(My vid post, because I'm not going to link them all individually.)

lists of vids, cut for length )

Vids of Juls' that Juls is considering not putting on the DVD because old and wince:
  • I Want You, Witchblade

  • American Tune, Andromeda

  • Rain, Farscape


And now, a poll. This is partially to give me a clue how many DVDs we'll need to be making for VVC, partially to demand your advice re vids to disinclude.

(If you are coming from LJ, sign in at the OpenID page to be able to vote.)
Poll #675 House of Torres! Qapla'!
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6


My interest in buying a DVD:

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I am offering you advice without any intent to purchase
1 (16.7%)

Might get one at VVC
0 (0.0%)

Definitely getting one at VVC
1 (16.7%)

Might get one on the webs
2 (33.3%)

Definitely getting one on the webs
2 (33.3%)

Juls is wrong about vid X, Juls should include it anyway:

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Rain
2 (100.0%)

American Tune
1 (50.0%)

I Want You
1 (50.0%)

I have a justification for my above belief:

Juls is right not to include everything, and furthermore, Juls should also not include some other stuff:

jmtorres: From Lady Gaga's Bad Romance music video; the peach-haired, wide-eyed iteration (Default)
Does anyone recall a scene where Ballard gives Mellie flowers? (I would prefer Mellie. I could work with Sierra or Echo. I am recalling Echo with suicidal pop star's orchids which is not quite what I need for vid, but...)
jmtorres: From Lady Gaga's Bad Romance music video; the peach-haired, wide-eyed iteration (Default)
Tell me what to write.

Poll #450 How should jmtorres procrastinate tomorrow?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 33


Juls should be working on a Dollhouse vid. Juls will probably be procrastinating with fic tomorrow. What fandom should she write in?

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Dollhouse, so at least her head's still in the game
3 (9.1%)

Star Trek: Reboot, because that's what game everyone else's head is in
30 (90.9%)

What genre should she write in?

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smutty and humorous
28 (84.8%)

thinky and sad
5 (15.2%)

Oh, did you want to vote on specific plot bunnies?

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the level on which Echo's processing in doll state (tag for spy in the house of love)
1 (3.4%)

the army of Topher, and why Boyd is his "manfriend"
5 (17.2%)

the fate of the Vulcans
4 (13.8%)

Uhura and Sarek talk about Spock's limitations
13 (44.8%)

transporter accident girl Kirk would like to get some goddamn service here
25 (86.2%)

Some uppity bitch thinks she can dictate to the muse. Insert plot bunny here:



ETA: Dear everyone I've never met voting in this poll: who are you people? Maybe a comment of introduction might be nice.

Prompts

Apr. 12th, 2009 08:55 pm
jmtorres: From Lady Gaga's Bad Romance music video; the peach-haired, wide-eyed iteration (Default)
It's been a while since I've done a writing prompt request post and even longer since I've successfully written much from one, but hey, let's break champagne over the bow of the good ship Dreamwidth! And if you have wandered over from another service and made the effort of signing in with openID to comment with a prompt, I will make a special effort to fill your request.

Fandoms I have paid attention to lately:
  • Chuck (I am presently caught up on Chuck, though I may not be immediately so tomorrow)

  • Highlander (Mostly Methos at the moment, though some Amanda, but I have seen the whole series + Raven + ... some of the movies, and can do a little reserch if necessary)

  • Dollhouse (would prefer not to write about Ballard)

  • Merlin (while I keep reading fic, it's been about four months since I've watched the show, fair warning)

  • Boston Legal (a bit rusty, it's been a few months since I watched any I am not sure I could write anyone but Denny and Alan and maybe Shirley though)

  • Tin Man (likewise rusty)

  • Vorkosigan (probably, I can actually handle Vorkosigan canon? More hilariously I could give you this fusion universe [personal profile] niqaeli and I have wherein folks from Studio 60 and Numb3rs and possibly one or two other places work for ImpSec.)

  • Howling (yes, Howling but not SG1. I know, I'm brilliant)

  • XFP (but only if you know enough to know what you're asking for *G*)


The more specific you are in your prompt, the more likely I am to be able to fulfill it. Actually, I deal with restrictive styles very well and may be defaulting to "5 things that never x" if I am having a hard time with a prompt in general, so if you want to use the 5 things prompt from the get-go, that's cool too.

So! *rubs hands together* Who wants fic?

ETA: If you love me you'll put a title on your comment so gmail starts a new thread for me.

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