rhivolution: Matthew Macfadyen is pensive, text: jeux sans frontieres (games without frontiers: Tom Quinn)
Oh self, if you do not do the Tom/Zoe/Danny prompt that's in Porn Battle THIS year, I am going to be really angry with you. It means someone besides you and [personal profile] regcommathe and [personal profile] thatyourefuse ship them at least a little, and this is something we want to encourage.

All reading this are encouraged to kick me in the ass until I write at least 500 words.

I'd write the Kate Spencer/Cameron Chase one but as Justice Lounge people know, my headcanon is that they've had more than a fling. ijs.

(btw, Festivids post coming soon--I got a lovely shippy Children of Dune vid which means I must watch that miniseries again. This will be done once I get out of the seriously bleh frame of mind that I'm in right now, gdi.)
rhivolution: Matthew Macfadyen is pensive, text: jeux sans frontieres (games without frontiers: Tom Quinn)
I got two vids this year, I am SO excite, you have no idea. And both are early Spooks/MI:5 and both are utterly bloody amazing.

Running Up That Hill is using the Placebo cover of that song, which is an automatic sucker punch to the gut, and it's about Tom and Zoe and Danny, which is like a second sucker punch immediately following that, knocking the wind out of you. Except the emotional resonance isn't cheap at all, the vid is amazingly constructed, and the topics are still relevant, nearly a decade on, particularly in light of modern issues in Britain.

Also, pretty. And heart-breaking. And with the best guest stars from the period (Tony Head! Siddig El Fadil!) As I said in my comment, this is the TomZoeDanny vid I wanted in my head, subconsciously.

Adagio for Strings takes Harry and Ruth from S1-S5 and plays with the facets of their interactions to a beautifully fitting wordless Tiƫsto track. While touching on the Harry/Ruth or Harry&Ruth relationship, I found the bigger point of this vid to be more RUTH IS FUCKING BADASS AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN BADASS, which is just as cool as shipping and far less common of late considering where canon went.

The construction of this one is simply phenomenal. I wish I could make something half as good.

(Please note: The vidders did not provide warnings, but I advise wrt both vids that the nature of canon includes institutional violence, gun violence, and suicide.)

So yes, if you know Spooks at all, or even just know Modern British Drama at all, or in the case of Running, have any interest in what I think could possibly be a subtle critique of British institutional power structures or maybe I just think too much...go, watch, leave feedback.

And go watch other vids!
rhivolution: Matthew Macfadyen is pensive, text: jeux sans frontieres (games without frontiers: Tom Quinn)
Spooks, which I didn't watch but heard about anyway. )
OTly, for some reason, I've had 'Rooms on Fire' stuck in my head, but I want to title this post something from 'Jeux Sans Frontieres', to match the icon. idek. Leaving it blank.
rhivolution: Matthew Macfadyen is pensive, text: jeux sans frontieres (games without frontiers: Tom Quinn)
Briefly, before I go make dinner:
I want to know who the person is who keeps leaving Tom Quinn/Adam Carter Spooks prompts in Porn Battle. Ze has left two amazing ones this time around and I had a hell of a good time writing one in PB IX.

I haven't decided if I'll pick the T/A duo one up yet, by the way.

But this means that Reg and I are not the only people who ship this and and and...WHO ARE YOU, PERSON? I want to hug you and talk about Tom Quinn: Woobie Spy.

(coming soon: festivids recs)