Remix Recs

Jul. 3rd, 2015 02:40 pm
beatrice_otter: Emma and Henry reading the book of fairy tales (Once Upon a Time)
Fic written for me:
Turn and Face the Changes (1384 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan
Additional Tags: Remix Redux
Summary: Two Armsmen's daughter break with tradition, each in her own way.


Other recs:

Always Another One (The Robin Recruitment Remix) (1821 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Batman (Comics), DCU (Comics), Gotham Central
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Harvey Bullock, Renee Montoya, Jim Gordon, Maggie Sawyer, Josie MacDonald, Crispus Allen, Romy Chandler, Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Damian Wayne, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Robin (DCU)
Additional Tags: Dead Robins, Harm to Children, Remix
Summary:

There have been Robins in Gotham City for almost twenty years. The detectives of the M.C.U. have opinions about that.

books, nooks, and crooks (keep your eyes open remix) (1524 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Digory Kirke, Mrs. Macready, Original Characters
Summary:

His role was not to interfere with the Adventures, and therefore, neither was the housekeeper.


A Factual Account of the Important Details of Eustace Scrubb's First Visit to Narnia (1052 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Eustace Scrubb, Jill Pole, Puddleglum, Reepicheep
Additional Tags: Friendship, Loss, Animal Transformations, dragon - Freeform, remembering, Remix
Summary:

So Eustace recounted the facts of his previous adventures in Narnia, beginning in the middle with the dragon.

Men of Few Words (1027 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, John Benton, Kate Lethbridge-Stewart
Additional Tags: Remix
Summary:

Aliens or teenaged daughters; it’s all in a day’s work for the Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.


The Peculiar Case Of The Man With The Missing Soul (the Turn! Turn! Turn! remix) (8651 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Elementary (TV), Chalion Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Joan Watson (Elementary), Sherlock Holmes, Ms. Hudson (Elementary)
Additional Tags: Crossovers & Fandom Fusions, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Alternate Universe - Modern with Magic, The Bastard - Freeform, Case Fic, Character of Faith, Canon Trans Character
Summary:

At first, Curtis Atherton's death appeared a simple suicide. Of course, nothing is simple when the Bastard is involved.
Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Joan Watson, and Ms. Hudson, Acolyte of the Bastard, are on the case.



Lighthouse (The Lost in the Fog Extended Mix) (1146 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Elementary (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Joan Watson & Mary Watson (Elementary)
Characters: Joan Watson, Mary Watson (Elementary)
Additional Tags: Remix, Relapse, Season/Series 03 Spoilers
Summary:

People who are in grief come to Mary Watson like birds to a lighthouse. Joan is no exception.


Like No Business I Know (the Climbing Uphill Remix) (3802 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Galaxy Quest (1999)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gwen DeMarco/Jason Nesmith
Characters: Gwen DeMarco, Jason Nesmith, Alexander Dane
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon, Sexism, Sexist Language, Sexual Harassment, just so much sexist crap, Show Business, Angst and Humor, Mentions of Stalking
Summary: At the time she read for Galaxy Quest, all Gwen had was a bunch of background credits and two national shampoo commercials, so she wasn't feeling very optimistic about this one.

“Don't get your hopes up, honey,” her agent had said, coughing around the Lucky Strike dangling from her lip. Then she tapped the ash from her cigarette into the coffee mug on her desk and looked Gwen straight in the breasts. “Wear a low-cut top.”

Five years in the life of Gwen DeMarco.


Suppression Systems (the Boardroom Boogaloo remix) (2882 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man (Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Pepper Potts/Tony Stark
Characters: Pepper Potts, Natasha Romanov
Summary: Four days in the hospital, waiting, have been more than enough, as far as Pepper is concerned. Her vital signs are stable. Her blood work is as normal as it’s going to get. She's going to have to learn to live with the effects of Extremis eventually.
In the meantime, Stark Industries is beginning to implode from the rumors circulating about her condition.
Pepper needs to go back to work.

[set post-Iron Man 3]

Under Your Shield (1350 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Natasha Romanov, Sif (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Post-Thor: The Dark World, Friendly Sparring
Summary: Sif might be tall, proud, and beautiful, but she is also terribly lonely. Natasha can relate.


Embrace the World in Gray (The La Cosetta Nostra remix) (6363 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Pacific Rim (2013)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Alison Choi, Stacker Pentecost, Mako Mori, Hermann Gottlieb, Kaidonovsky, Hannibal Chau, Tendo Choi
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon, Black Markets, Remix, Dad Sweaters
Summary:

Alison may run a thingy mafia, but she's not sure where the Marshall got the idea that it qualified her to negotiate with a mafia mafia.

As Food to Life (6024 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson
Characters: Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Natasha Romanov
Additional Tags: 5 Times, Canon Character of Color, POV Sam Wilson, Food, Post-Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Interracial Relationship, Bisexual Male Character, Gay Male Character, Travel, Grief/Mourning, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD, Relationship Negotiation, Fluff, Dick Jokes, Up all night to get Bucky
Summary: Or: Five meals Sam Wilson shares with Steve Rogers


Victory Conditions (The Rashomon Remix) (8655 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kostolitz, Miles Vorkosigan, Ivan Vorpatril
Additional Tags: Remix, Hijinks & Shenanigans
Summary:

Ivan always looked like an actor playing a model cadet in a training vid. This impressed the hell out of Kostolitz when Miles first introduced them, but he'd since amended the comparison to 'an actor in a training vid, who's perpetually on a break between shoots, and is eager to get back to a party – to which common folk are not invited -- going on in his trailer.'
Miles looked like, well, Miles. That had taken some getting used to with the way Kostolitz had been raised. But Miles strategized like he was two meters tall and plasma-arc proof, and that fit Kostolitz's idea of a Barrayaran officer just fine.

And four other perspectives

beatrice_otter: Tardis on a green field (Tardis)
Jo, don't you know the pretty rule?  Never date a guy prettier than you are!  Or at least, not one who's got better hair!
beatrice_otter: Delenn--We are Starstuff (Starstuff)
[personal profile] laurajv asks: What's your favorite character, from any media, and why?

And the problem with this is the same problem I have with any "what's your favorite?" question, and that is that I've never had any one book or character or movie or anything that I could point to and go "this one is my favorite."  Even if you narrow it down, so it's "what's your favorite character on a particular show?" I almost always go, "well, that depends on my mood."  My fannish affections are extremely poly; I've never had anything resembling an OTP or OTC.  I mean, I have pairings that I like (I'd never choose to pair Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade with anyone else, nor Han and Leia with anyone but each other), but it's not a strong enough thing to go THEY CAN'T EVER BE WITH ANYONE ELSE.  Like, if someone wrote an interesting, well-written story with no character bashing where one of those two pairs broke up or never got together in the first place, I'd read it and enjoy it.  (Well.  Let me clarify that.  If you were going to pair Luke with Callista, you would have to re-write the end of Children of the Jedi so that she didn't end up in Cray's body, because that really, really weirds me out.  Like, ew, and then after that she went off the rails in the other two books she appeared in, but if she weren't in Cray's body to begin with those other books would be different, so.)  But my favorite Star Wars characters are probably Corran Horn and Mara Jade, if you take all things together.  (But then there's Thrawn!  Pelleon!  Padme!  Winter!)

Star Trek characters, well, Saavik and Spock for classic trek, everyone on DS9, B'Elanna Torres and Tuvok on Voyager, Trip and T'Pol on Enterprise, TNG I can't pick favorites, and TOS everyone but Kirk.  (He's too much of a fratboy.  They took out all the character's good points and exaggerated his bad ones.)

Babylon 5, um.  HOW CAN ONE PICK FAVORITES?  They're all awesome!  I start off with Delenn and Lennier, but then would I put them as more beloved than Londo and G'Kar?  And Vir and Na'Toth and Susan and Marcus?  Er.  Well, no.  I mean, my favorite culture to do worldbuilding with is definitely the Minbari which would normally dictate what characters I want to write about.  (Boy, howdy, does that happen with Star Trek.)  But I love Londo and G'Kar and Vir and Na'toth and all the rest so much I love to write them too even if their culture is less interesting to poke around in ...

Battlestar Galactica, I love me some Cylons.  Love 'em, love to hate 'em.  Particularly the Final Five.  And then there's Bill and Laura, love them!  Billy!  Felix!  Lee and Kara annoy me separately and together, but mostly because the show focused on them.  Like, Kara was not the only screwed up person in that fleet.  Neither was Lee.  And the last season and a half there were so many stretches that were all about their issues when I wanted to know what was happening to all the other characters that I love, but we didn't get it because we had to get Yet Another Go-Around on the Lee and Kara show.  (Or the Lee's Daddy Issues show.  Or the Kara is Messed Up Because Life Done Her Wrong show.  And I appreciated in the abstract how rare it is for a heroine to be allowed the kind of damage that Kara was while still being a hero, and it's rare for a heroine to have a Traumatic Backstory not involving rape (I mean, the messed up stalker guy who may/may not have raped her in that creepy New Caprica apartment came long after Kara was screwed up by her mother's abuse, it was a complicating factor not THE REASON FOR EVERYTHING), but still, it was too much for my taste.)

Once Upon a Time.  I ship Belle/Rumple but I'm glad she kicked him out--that's what I like about that pairing, that she's the kind of person who would do that if she had to, they love one another but Twu Wuv doesn't conquer all, and I have been so worried since the beginning that they would try to paper over the ethical issues inherent in that relationship and go "it doesn't matter that he's evil because she loves him!"  So I can't read much fic in that pairing because most of the fic tends to be in that vein.  I hate, loathe, and despise Hook with the passion of a thousand burning suns.  I love Emma, Regina, Neal (I miss Neal!) ...those three are actually probably my favorites on the show, and my favorite character that doesn't get enough love is definitely Neal.  (I mean, I prefer Emma with Neal than anybody else, but like I said I'm not really an OTP type person, and there's a lot of gen Emma and Swan Queen both, and lots of Outlaw Queen as well, to give my my Emma and Regina fixes.  Not much Neal at all.)  Other than that, Mulan and Aurora had so much potential, sigh.

MCU, my favorites are (in no particular order) Peggy, Sam, and Steve.  My favorite character there that fandom that fandom doesn't much care about is Maria Hill.  I believe in Jasper Sitwell.

Doctor Who!  Eleven is my favorite doctor, but Martha and Donna are my favorite companions.  I loved early!River, before she was ruined by making EVERY SINGLE THING IN HER ENTIRE LIFE EVER ABOUT THE DOCTOR AND SHE'LL DO INCREDIBLY SELF-DESTRUCTIVE THINGS BECAUSE OF HIM AND HIDE IT FROM HIM SO HE DOESN'T FEEL BAD.  Gah.  I don't have enough time watching Classic Who to have informed opinions there.  I like Rose as seen on the show, but get really annoyed by Rose as seen by fandom, where SHE IS THE ONE TRUE COMPANION AND EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS ABOUT HER AND THE DOCTOR GETTING TOGETHER AND/OR STAYING TOGETHER AND HE COULD NEVER CARE ABOUT ANY OTHER COMPANION THE WAY HE CARES FOR HER.  Because of this I rarely read any fanfic in which Rose occurs.

Stargate: Sam and Teal'c and Sha're and Hammond are probably my favorites, but I love them all.  And I was never into SGA enough to really have favorites, as such.  It was okay, and I think I saw every ep at least once, but eh.  I read a lot of McShep because there was a lot of it, but the two of them, separately and together, are my least favorite characters on the show.  It's not that I dislike them, but, look, they were the most formulaic and least interesting.

Terminator, I love Sarah Connor and Catherine Weaver and James Ellison and John Henry and Cameron and Jesse and ... look, the Sarah Connor Chronicles are definitely my favorite part of that franchise, and I love almost everything about that show except that it wasn't longer.

Vorkosiverse, again, there's nobody that I don't absolutely love.  Ivan, Simon, Alys, and Elli are the only major characters that I don't think I would ever say is my favorite.  All the rest, yeah, at different times and in different moods I would choose different ones from among them as my favorite.

beatrice_otter: Tardis on a green field (Tardis)
Doctor Who is awesome. It's also intimidating, with fifty+ years of background. So it's awesome that [personal profile] londonkds has put together a series of meta posts about the history of Doctor Who from the beginning--the strengths and weaknesses of each era, best and worst episodes, and enough about what was going on behind the scenes to put it all into context. Really, really excellent stuff.

Doctor Who: a guide for the overwhelmed: Part One: the 1960s
Doctor Who: a guide for the overwhelmed: part 2: the 1970s
Doctor Who: a guide for the overwhelmed: part 3: the 1980s
Doctor Who: a guide for the overwhelmed: part 4: the 21st century
beatrice_otter: Enterprise-D and the TARDIS (Crossover)
Title: A Minor Government Flunky
Author: [personal profile] beatrice_otter 
Fandoms: Avengers/Doctor Who
Characters: Phil Coulson, Nick Fury; Canton Everett Delaware III, 11th Doctor
Pairings:None
Rating: PG
Word count: 4,173
Warnings: none
Written for: [personal profile] oneiriad in [livejournal.com profile] xover_exchange 
A/N: Beta'ed by jaune_chat

Summary: Phil Coulson is perfectly happy with his job in the army.

( A Minor Government Flunky )

On AO3.

beatrice_otter: Me in red--face not shown (Default)
I've been quiet enough this year that I am not sure anyone will have noticed that I have been especially quiet this last month.  What have I been doing instead of reading and writing fanfic and being on DW/LJ/AO3?
Real Life Stuff )

What I have been missing fannishly: The 2012 Bujold Ficathon.  There are so many awesome prompts, but I just do not have the time or mental energy to tackle any, right now.
Also, the [livejournal.com profile] heroines_fest sounds awesome, but what I know about comic books I know exclusively from the movies and fanfic, so I could only do the movieverse prompts, and see above re: time and mental energy.

Cool stuff: on the way home, listening to my CD collection, I found a couple of perfect songs for vids, and since I don't vid I am releasing them for anyone who wants them.

Legend of a Mind--Perfect for psychedelic Dr Who vid about regeneration and companions )

And, for Once Upon A Time, two songs.
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You--isn't that the whole theme of Once Upon A Time? )

More I Cannot Wish You (than to find your own true love)--again, perfect for the theme of the show )
beatrice_otter: Counselor Troi and Amy Pond, with the Enterprise-D in the background. (Crossover--Troi and Pond)
For those of you who don't know, the official comic book tie-in writers (IDW) are doing a series of Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover comic books. With lots and lots of different covers with really cool cover art to entice die-hard fans to buy multiple copies of each book. Here are some icons made of the first few covers!

Picard and the Eleventh Doctor, with the Enterprise and the TARDIS Captain Kirk fights a Cyberman the TARDIS trio on the bridge of the Enterprise.

23 more icons under the cut! )
beatrice_otter: Elizabeth Bennet reads (Reading)
[livejournal.com profile] rarewomen is open, and there are a lot of great fics from a lot of great authors!  Here are some of my faves:

BSG
Free To Choose.  Her memories define who she is, her choices define who she will be.  (Sharon Agathon)

Buffy
As a Queen, Sufficient.  Kendra, debriefing after her first trip to Sunnydale.

Discworld
A Ladies' Day Out.  The impact of unregulated collection on the draconic biodiversity of the greater Ankh-Morpork region by Vimes (née Ramkin), S. Presented to the Ankh-Morpork Dragon Fanciers Society, Grune, Year of the Reversed Ptarmigan.  Hypothesis: poachers can be firmly deterred by a gumboot to the ear and some stern words, by Jove.  (Sybil Ramkin, the Emmas, Sacharissa Cripslock)

Doctor Who
Human Behavior.  The TARDIS learned a lot from her time in a human body; that doesn't mean she knows how to put a human together again.  (Idris, Tardis)
Cold Hands, Warm Heart.  Jenny finds a Silurian warrior behind the house. Then she puts the kettle on.  One of the Jenny&Vastra stories I have been craving.

Star Trek TNG
Shadow-walking.  Ro Laren and Deanna Troi undertake a secret mission on a matriarchal world.

Vorkosigan Saga
Five Strays Elizabeth Naismith took in (and One That Got Away).  Dear Cordelia, I'm sure I don't need to tell you that Miles is a charming and intelligent young man; I've been enjoying his company immensely. He's made plenty of friends, and taken to the social opportunities at school with a great deal of verve. (For more details, please see the attached disciplinary reports from Principal Hatter.)

X-Men First Class
A Piece of Her Mind.  Agent MacTaggert really shouldn't be in this cocktail bar. And she really shouldn't be talking to two wanted criminals. But they seem to think there's a way for her to get back the memories she'd lost the previous year, and she can't help but listen.  (Moira, Angel, Mystique)

Remix Recs

Apr. 23rd, 2012 08:43 am
beatrice_otter: DS9 wormhole (DS9)
The main Remix just went live, and here are some recs.

First off, the story written for me is awesome, you should all read it.  What You Know (The Devil in the Details Remix) is a Deep Space 9 story about the whole Sisko family dealing with the knowledge of what the Prophets did to ensure that Benjamin Sisko was born.  A very haunting look at the things the show didn't consider which takes my story and amps it to the next level.

Buffy
One Who Lights the Darkness (The Bedtime Story Remix) When you're the slayer, what do you do when there's a monster under your bed?  Remix of 5 Scoobies Who Didn't Curse The Darkness And On Who Lit A Candle.  I love the different reactions to monsters and beds. On its own, it is a great remix. It's also a great remix concept, taking the whole Scoobies-at-night idea and giving it a twist.

Avengers
The Captain and the Man of Iron, a Saga by Thor Odinsson, beta by Loki Laufeyjarson (Steve Rogers Must Die: the In Tony Stark’s Arms Mix) The title says it all.

Buffy/Doctor Who
Watching the Watchers (the Oncoming Storm Remix) Ethan Rayne and the 9th Doctor.  A storm, a Doctor, and a judicious application of chaos.

Harry Potter
About Her (Candlelight Mix) .  Luna had always taken a shine to fantastic things, and Cho definitely counts as one of the most fantastic.  I love the way the author writes an adult Luna, it's just pitch-perfect.

Stargate SG-1
The First Rule of Anthropology (The Missed Chances Remix).  Nine years after Daniel leaves the SGC, the Stargate goes public.

Star Trek
Second Star to the Right (The Chartered Remix) Spock was drowning and Nyota didn't know how to save him.

X-Men movieverse
Homeschooling for Mutants (a Midnight's Child Remix).  Magneto sets Pyro a reading assignment. Unlike past literature assignments, it turns out to be relevant to his interests.  I love the way the author shows us the power of literature, and why all these people are doing what they do.
beatrice_otter: Me in red--face not shown (Default)
Title: A Change in the Winds
Fandom: Mary Poppins/Doctor Who
Characters: Mary Poppins, Eleven
Rating: Gen
Betaed by: [archiveofourown.org profile] Morbane 
Word Count: 2632
Timeline note: Takes place at least five years before "Mary Poppins," and during the Eleventh Doctor's time.
Written for:  [archiveofourown.org profile] afterism in [community profile] yuletide 2011

On AO3.


Domaripopexnal—currently calling herself 'Marie Babineaux,' and before that 'Mary Poppins,' and before that 'Maria Pabst'—studied the list of errands the housekeeper had given her when she and her charges had left the house that morning. )
beatrice_otter: Giles says "The subtext is rapidly becoming ... text" (Subtext)
I received Quiet is the Steep Stair Under, by [livejournal.com profile] minarchy .  I asked for women being awesome, and she delivered.  Doctor Who/X-Men, starring Mystique, River, and Rogue.  In the High Security Unit of the Stormcage Containment Facility, Erik Lehnsherr has a visitor.

I wrote Reflections in Moving Water for [livejournal.com profile] liliaeth. At 17.7k words, it is slightly more epic than I thought it would be, but I'm happy with it.  Criminal Minds/X-men/X-men First Class starring David Rossi (and Hotch, Morgan, Reid, Magneto, Professor Xavier, and Hank "Beast" McCoy).  Gen, PG-13
Warnings: period-accurate (1960s) use of racial slurs.
A/N: Thank you to [info]perdiccas for the beta
Summary: When the BAU is ordered to update the profiles on the Brotherhood of Mutants, Rossi must revisit a past he doesn't talk about.

There are many other good stories, so if crossovers are your thing, check it out!

beatrice_otter: Brother Cadfael (Brother Cadfael)
[personal profile] nextian has written not one but two awesome filks about "The Lone Centurion" (i.e. Rory Williams during The Big Bang, the season finale of Doctor Who).  They are both awesome and she's got a great voice and I love the pseudo-scholarly analysis of the two songs that she includes.

If you're into Dorothy Sayers, particularly the Peter Wimsey mysteries, [livejournal.com profile] antisoppist has written a great Harriet/Bunter story, which you should go read--I have only a passing acquaintance with Wimsey, and it made sense to me, and I hope she writes a sequel because it's just begging for it.

AO3 explains why they've been so slow and what they're doing to correct it in the future.  Basically, it's running [archiveofourown.org profile] yuletide plus several other decent-sized holiday ficathons at the same time; the data from this is telling them how they need to scale up/streamline their operation because they can see where the bottlenecks are at peak load.  But they can't do the big stuff until after the challenges are over because slow is better than breaking things in the middle of Yuletide.  Yes, it's a hassle, but it's a fixable hassle; the old Yuletide archive was creakier back when Yuletide was much smaller, and it couldn't be scaled up.

Also, how did I now know that Mandy Patinkin played Inigo Montoya?
beatrice_otter: Tardis on a green field (Tardis)
So, I just rewatched the Doctor Who season 5 ender, The Big Bang.  (Just as awesome as the first time I saw it.)  And now I wonder: first, how come River could remember the Doctor?  Enough to plant her (empty) diary and walk by at just the right time to prompt Amy's memories?  And second, with cracks scattered hither and yon across the universe Amy can't have been the only person who lived in close proximity to one for a long time.  I mean, yeah, most people who did probably got sucked in, like her parents did; and yeah, given that this is the Doctor, he probably was drawn to them in some fashion and saw a statistically high percentage of them.  Still.  Are there other boys and girls out there with  Amy's ability?  What do they do with them, how does it affect their lives?  I think this would be a great idea for fic, but nothing's stirring.  (And, anyway, I don't want to write anything else until I'm done with this ficlet about Worf.)
beatrice_otter: Tardis on a green field (Tardis)
Okay, It's been a while since I've done a vid rec post.  I'm just finishing up driving the DW van on [livejournal.com profile] crack_van and trying to pick what vid to rec and it's really hard because there have been some awesome Doctor Who vids posted recently.  I've settled on Movin' Right Along, an awesome and fun multi-Doctor vid set to a Muppets song (it's awesome).  I would have recced What About Everything or Handlebars, being (IMO) the two best Doctor Who vids ever, but they've already been recced.

But what about all the other awesome vids out there?  Here are some of my faves.

Recent vids:

Brand New Day by [livejournal.com profile] humansrsuperior.  New Doctor, new TARDIS, new sonic screwdriver, new companion... A fresh start, the dawn of a new day, and of a new era.  The first four episodes of season 4 set to music.  It's fun, the clips are synched to the music, and it really captures the feel of the Doctor and Amy romping through the universe.

You'll Be Bright by [personal profile] diarmi.  Rose, Martha, Donna, Amy. With guest appearance by Nine, Ten and Eleven.
 
They're reaching for adventure, for stars, for him... And they're glorious.  One of the most perfect choices of song for subject matter that you're going to find, and well made.

Starry Night by [personal profile] azarsuerte. Okay, granted, the choice of song was kind of a gimme.  What else would you use to vid an episode about Vincent Van Gogh but a song about Vincent Van Gogh?  Still, it's a nice song, it was a great episode, and the two are beautifully put together.

Pure Imagination by [livejournal.com profile] chasarumba.  Again, a perfect match between song and subject.  This takes the song from the original Willy Wonka, and sets it to clips of Amy and the Doctor (first two episodes).  If you want to view paradise, Simply look around and view it, Anything you want to, do it, Wanna change the world? There's nothing To it.  I love the editing and the way the clips were chosen.

Anything the Doctor can Do by Sammy and rhoboat.  This is really funny, playing up on the similarities and competition between the Doctor and the Master (Ten and Simm, respectively).  Bonus, the song (Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better) is sung by Jon Barrowman.

Older vids:

Measuring Cups by [livejournal.com profile] airie_fairy.  Four and Sarah Jane.  Lots of fun.

Swinging On A Star by [livejournal.com profile] crayford. Seasons 1-3 of new who, lots of fun.

beatrice_otter: Plot Bunny Princess (Plot Bunny Princess)
This bunny is kind of vague, but it intrigues me:

The ghost of Hamlet's father is some kind of non-corporeal alien that feeds off of negative emotions, trying to manipulate events in Denmark to make itself a banquet.  The Doctor is there to investigate, and in the process of saving the day manages to both save Ophelia from going crazy due to the alien's influences, and cut through Hamlet's grief-and-rage-fuelled egotistical funk.  The Doctor and Horatio get along quite well, saving the day together while Hamlet's off soliloquizing.

(xposted to [community profile] prospectus, the plot bunny adoption community.)
beatrice_otter: Tardis on a green field (Tardis)
So.  I just found a site that appears to have every Doctor Who episode still in existence available to watch for free.  (It's probably ad-supported, but since I use Adblock Plus, I wouldn't know.  I'd feel guilty about using their bandwidth and servers without giving them any recompense, except, oh, wait, popups are annoying and incredibly easy to use as virus vectors.)

So.  I have Doctor Who.  I have a list of all Doctor Who serials.  I've seen enough to know some are really great, and some are really awful.  Recs?  Where should I start?
beatrice_otter: Tardis on a green field (Tardis)
So, I'm driving the Doctor Who van on [livejournal.com profile] crack_van this month, and I'm having a devil of a time narrowing it down to only twelve stories to rec.  I thought I had it all figured out, but then I found an awesome new story that I have to rec, and have reluctantly decided that this means, in the interests of variety, that I can only rec one of the two River Song stories I was planning to rec.  (Alas.)

The two stories are:
Children of Time by [personal profile] iamshadow , in which a linear story is told from River's point of view about her growing up and first meeting the Doctor, but it's mostly about her and growing up and her older brother (who, by a startling coincidence is Jack Harkness).
Not One Line by rickmaniack101, in which a linear story is told from the Doctor's (but not River's) POV in which all his subsequent meetings with her (and falling in love, and marrying her) are chronicled in the order he experienced them.

Both stories are wonderfully written, tug at the heart strings (thought for different reasons), and favorites of mine.

Poll #3704 Which story should I rec for crack_van?
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River song is awesome!

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Children of Time
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Not One Line
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I've spent the last couple of days watching the first few episode arcs of Doctor Who that come up on Netflix and are available for streaming, and this completely random sampling of six or so episode arcs (spanning the whole of the classic Who) has had a surprising number of scenes I recognize from my classic Who fanvids--several per arc, actually.  Given the number of episode arcs that Classic Who has, it's quite striking.  Either the episodes that are streaming and come up first in "Doctor Who" searches on Netflix are among the classic episodes, or vidders use the streaming eps for clips.  Or both.

(Vids are What About Everything and Movin right Along; episodes are The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Curse of Fenric, Pyramids of Mars, The Horror of Fang Rock, The City of Death, and a couple others.)

(Also, the first Daleks were awesome villains, and very well done.  The first Cybermen ... not so much.)

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So.  At the end of The Beast Below, Winston Churchill calls up the Doctor on the telephone.  Yet, in the 1970s, UNIT couldn't just call him up when they needed him.  Suggestions on what happened in the meantime?
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Meme stolen from [personal profile] ljc :
  1. The Watchmen/BSG crossover about Doctor Manhattan, going off to explore the universe and create life. All this has happened before, all this will happen again. He doesn't like being called God.
  2. The BSG AU where, when Kara jumps them using the coordinates from that song at the end of the last episode, they wind up back in time in the colonies just before the Cylon attack.
  3. The Criminal Minds/SG-1 crossover where the SGC is negotiating with a planet that doesn't really want any of the standard trade goods, but they've got a high-profile serial killer but no law enforcement types with the psychological training to catch him/her. So someone suggests that hey, maybe we should lend them a BAU team for a few weeks, catch the serial killer, and give them a start on developing their own profilers.
  4. The Stargate Goes Public story that focuses on the reactions of the US military peeps who weren't in on the program. Navy guys complaining about the Air Force having starships. Special forces guys pointing out that having four-person teams is really stupid; six is a much more tactically flexible number, and if they hadn't given the Stargate to the Chair Force maybe they'd have had fewer screwups like that. JAG lawyers trying to figure out how to fit the de facto decisions made by the SGC over the years because they face situations nobody's ever thought of before into the UCMJ. Marines being ooo-rah. Etc.
  5. The Stargate story that focuses on the diplomatic teams: how they figure out what to trade with each world, and the person who noticed that most worlds are resource-rich and manpower-poor, and that the thing most useful to most worlds is technology just a leetle more advanced than whatever they've got--still within their manufacturing capabilities, but just a little more energy efficient. Cotton gins. Spinning jennies. Better plows. Better mettalurgy. Etc. Or some worlds want sheep with better wool, or larger horses, or other agricultural things. And then having to figure out how to convince General Hammond that what they really need is for the engineers (who want to be studying Ancient or Goa'uld or Asgard technology) to figure out how to build these things and teach the locals how to make and use them. Or convince General Hammond that the SGC needs to buy Merino sheep or what have you. And then figure out how to get them through the Stargate.
  6. Babylon 5. The one about the Centauri princeling in The Lost Tales that Sheridan takes home to Minbar to keep him from turning into the monster Galen says he will.
  7. Doctor Who/Atlantis. The sequel to Survivors.
  8. BSG AU. The stories hinted at in Five AUs I Will Never Write.
  9. Batman Beyond. The one where Terry's in college, still Batman, but moonlighting with the Justice League when they really need him. And they've got a list, really heavily encrypted somewhere, of family members of JL heroes, so that they can whisk them away to a secure location if necessary, and of course Terry's mom and brother are on that list but they still don't know he's Batman, and consequently are sure someone's made a mistake when they get kidnapped to a safehouse with superhero families. The security people guarding them are all, no, you're on the list, Mrs. McGinnis.
  10. Star Trek Reboot. Away team beams down, locals don't like Spock because of his brother, and Spock's all, I don't have a brother, but what's Sybok done? And it turns out that he had forced a telepathic marriage bond on one of the women in town and raped her during his Pon Farr, and now she's pregnant, and Spock has to deal with figuring out how to help her and track down his brother to bring him to justice (which traditionally would be putting him to death, but so many Vulcans have died already, but on the other hand Vulcan doesn't have the resources to deal with a prisoner and most other Federation worlds don't have prisons designed to hold such powerful telepaths as Sybok). Also, Spock has to deal with his friends and crewmates now that part of the story about Pon Farr has come out in the worst possible way.

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