I had a lovely afternoon with cupidsbow
today (yay! another WA vidder!) we chatted all things vidding and I'm excited to be part of a vidding panel at SwanCon
She shared a vid that was made for her for festivids
and IT IS AMAZING!!! SERIOUSLY! You HAVE to watch this vid. (It was recced to me earlier but I had only got a chance to watch it today). Staying Low
by the amazing hollywoodgrrl
. The footage is from the Alien films and it will BLOW. YOU. AWAY.
I saw a heap of other awesome vids which I will share if I can get my act together. I am playing catch up with a number of things at the moment. /o\
I watched Amour
last night. One of the most amazing and affecting films I think I have ever seen. No wonder it won the Palme d'Or and the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. It's absolutely beautiful - beautifully directed and acted. It's also incredibly heartbreaking and painful. The title is perfect for the subject matter. I couldn't stop hugging my husband after watching this. I recommend it to anyone who likes stories that explore the human condition.
Watched eps of Arrow
(I'm getting all the Oliver and Tommy feels now...<33), Haven
(an ep that reminded me of Mystery Spot (Groundhog Day). It was wonderfully constructed and I was having all the Nathan, Duke and Audrey feels) and the latest ep of Spartacus
(just when I thought it couldn't get any more brutal...*guh*. It was hard to watch, but still amazing).
I love you all and I hate seeing you hurt. Please stay away from that insidious anon non-community (I can't call it a community because that word suggests something positive) because it can only end in tears. I get that there might be a place for speaking anonymously but by the sheer nature of being able to do so enables trolls and people who like to stir up trouble to comment and sit back with their popcorn and watch the drama (and hurt) unfold.
The problem is that it is immensely popular so I figure there is obviously a place (need?) for it. God knows why as it seems like nothing more than a place to put down fellow fans and say hurtful things about them rather than to
them. It seems to go against everything fandom should be about. But *sigh* no amount of ranting or ignoring or talking about how horrible it is makes it go away. The best way to make it go away is to not go there.
I keep hoping it's miraculously disappeared but then I see it's obviously alive and well and doing a fine job being horrible.
PS: If you don't know what I'm talking about LUCKY YOU!
Yay, long weekend! Another day off tomorrow! \o/ I so need it...