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Rhi. ([personal profile] rhivolution) wrote2014-10-24 10:31 pm
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Dear Festividder...

Hello! Thank you in advance for the wonderful vid--I never know what to say in these things, so go me. I'm really excited about the possibilities in all of the fandoms I picked, so I will be chuffed to bits regardless, but here are some guidelines and inspirations for you.

- My musical taste is pretty much white suburban US baby boomer dad, with some meanderings into queer stuff, 'world music', and alternafolk, but don't let that stop you from going where you like. My last.fm profile is linked on my DW profile, should you want to have a nosy (though it's not super up-to-date as sometimes stuff doesn't scrobble from Spotify, augh).
- I like introspective character study type vids. While I'm not opposed to happiness, my general preference in fanworks is towards snarky social commentary, angst/UST, and gritty reality. You are more than welcome to make a statement, provided your politics aren't ugly. I'm one of Those People, so feminist, anti-racist, epic side-eye type vids are fantastic.

Anne of Green Gables series (starring Megan Follows) [Movie]
A queer take on AGG isn't a new idea, but I'd love to see it in a vid--the original series was precious to me when I was growing up.
Additional notes: Basically everything that's been written about AGG at The Toast, both in praise and in criticism. The original miniseries is my favourite, so if you'd stick to that and Anne of Avonlea, that'd be great.

The Avengers [TV]
Something period but not too, uh, ~groovy~. There's a lot of awesome music from the mid-60s that doesn't fall to cliches!
Mrs Peel. Anything and everything Mrs Peel, and being badass, and if you can slant this to be feminist...well, I would be super pleased.

Additional notes: I'd love to see either badass or social commentary, or badass social commentary. With all the Diana Rigg and none of the Austin Powers-type cliches about the 60s.

Bend it Like Beckham [Movie]
Jess and Jules, less about the boys. And more about Jess, really--her arc is wonderful.
Additional notes: Queerness please, potentially OT3ness should you be thusly inclined, and a real focus on Jess' journey through the narrative.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World [Movie]
When this film came out, I had an icon that said 'their love is so seaworthy'. Perhaps that's an inspiration?
Additional notes: There's a lot of lovely music out there for violin and cello, should you go for Aubrey/Maturin. If not, I really like wee Blakeney's subplot, he's great. As for the rest, you will have amazing source visuals so I trust you know what to do with them. [insert Peter Weir keysmash]

The Maxx (1995) [TV]
Basically I'd take anything you gave me here, Festividder. Seriously.
Additional notes: I'm not holding my breath that I matched on The Maxx, but I would be so goddamn excited if I did. Julie Winters, please, or the Julie and Sara story line--and somehow I feel that either folky ladies or some of the softer alternative from the mid-90s (Matthew Sweet? Matchbox Twenty?) would be ideal.

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency [TV]
Additional notes: I ran out of energy and had to submit before I finished thinking! Sorry about that. I'd really love something about the development of Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi's friendship. Using popular music from sub-Saharan Africa would also be ideal, I think, but I'll leave that choice to you.

The Stand (1994) [TV]
Additional notes: Stu. I love Stu and his story and Gary Sinise's face. I want all of the Stu forever. Or Stu and Larry and Nick. Or possibly a feminist take on Dayna. Or...yeah. Musically, you could use Springsteen here (cliche considering the inspiration for Larry? maybe, but I trust you). If it were me, I'd go with something from The Rising, as I think tonally that really suits. Or The River, but that'd be really, really depressing.

Teen Titans Go! [TV]
Additional notes: Raven is my favourite, and my song for her (god, was that really ten years ago) was Garbage's 'Only Happy When It Rains', but you can go with pretty much anything that works for you. I was fond of the episodes with the Terra story, in particular, perhaps you'd like to go there. It's all up to you.

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