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Jun. 4th, 2009


Prompt from [info] - personalkabal42:

1) Comment to this and I will give you 3 people.

2) Post this meme with your answers.

3) Provide pictures and the names of the 3 people I gave you.(Please specify if you have a gender preference!) *waves hand* This is not the 3 you're looking for (because I can't be bothered right now).

4) Label which you would marry, which you would shag, and which you would throw off a cliff.

Sam Winchester )

Brian Kinney )

Dean Wincester )

Jan. 10th, 2009

Vid Recs - Naruto and QaF

OMG, 9 days into January and I've already managed to mess up my one vid rec a day thing. I completely forgot yesterday :S So lets have 2 today to make up for it.

Title: Toushi
(The link above is to, which requires you to be a member to download, I believe. Since that seems like a lot of effort considering most of my flist is not into anime, here's a link to it on YouTube. Be warned though, it loses a lot of quality on YT. If you'd like a copy of the vid, without signing up for, let me know and I'll send you the copy I have in private).
Vidder: Majin Kenshin
Song: Goodbye by SR-71
Fandom/Pairing: Naruto - Gen
Why I Love It: Pretty much all I know of the Naruto fandom I've learned from vids, but even so, I can still pick up on the stories being told within this vid. You can really feel the fight and determination from the kids in here, as well as their insecurities. Not to mention this is just a pretty vid to watch with awesome timing. It's vids like this that really make we jealous of anime and the clean lines and strong colours within it's source material. There are some amazing uses of layers within this vid and the fast paced clip changes fill me with glee. Seriously, I'm doing a horrible job of explaining this vid, because it is far more awesome than I can say.

Title: Last High (about halfway down the page)
Vidder: [info]kitkatbyte and [info]f1renze
Song: You Were the Last High by the Dandy Warhols
Fandom/Pairing: Queer as Folk - Brian/Justin, Brian/Others
Why I Love It: It's like this song was written *just* for this vid. If there was ever a song to describe Brian and his meeting Justin, this song is it. That fact alone would make this a great vid, but add to the fact that it was done by two of the best vidders in the QaF fandom, and it's automatically awesome. All the clips are meaningful ones, and there's lots of clip movement (internal and added) to keep the vid moving along with the slower paced song.

Jan. 3rd, 2009

Vid Rec, Day 3

Title: Touched
Vidder: [info]xandra_ptv
Song: Touched by Vast
Fandom/Pairing: Queer as Folk/Angel the Series - Brian/Angel
Why I Love It: I think this was the first AU crossover vid I ever saw and it's really stuck with me. I loved how she was able to imply the Brian/Angel relationship. It intrigued me how she could find similar scenes within each show and make it look like they were happening together. This vid really showed me how much power a vidder could have if they only reached for it. Xandra did a great job of melding these two shows together and of telling a unique story. I've seen other crossover vids since, but this one is still my favourite.

Apr. 22nd, 2007

Ok, another meme tonight, this time from [info]ana_grrl (can you tell I should be studying? Updating *3* times in *1* day!)

Anyways, she chose 3 interests and icons and asked me to explain them so here goes. )

So, to continue the tradition, if you'd like me to choose some interests/icons for you, comment.

Also, this reminds me of a meme I did at least 2 years ago and enjoyed, so shall do again.

Comment here (make sure you specify which meme, or both if you'd like), and I'll choose one (or more) of your interests and draw you a picture about them.
Disclaimer: I suck so bad at drawing that they shall be no where near works of art, but instead things that are fun to point and laugh at.

Jan. 6th, 2007

My Mom's so awesome!

Ok, I know it's been forever since I've updated, but I just had to mark this event! )

I should probably say something fandom-y while I'm here, but.... I got nothing.

I'm half way through a new QaF vid, but well, it's kind of been stalled, and it's now saved on a computer that isn't mine, so I wouldn't hold your breath for it.

I'm supposed to be starting a SGA vid today for the Save Carson Beckett Campaign but I'm trying to re-arrange space on my computer first, and I just realize I only have like 3 eps on my computer right now, so maybe not today if I have to re-download everything....

Mar. 21st, 2006

Hey All!

Well I've finally finished up my latest vid!

Title: Hurt (Please right-click and save target as...)
Fandom: Queer as Folk
Pairing: Brian/Justin
Song: Hurt by Johnny Cash
Seasons: 1-3
Site: Paraka Productions

Thanks to [info]kaci_2005_tide for helping me outline the storyline. *hugs*

Also don't forget if you'd like me to make a vid for you, you can bid on me at Sweet Charity
Sweet Charity: Buy Me, Baby

Jan. 28th, 2006

And Everyone Dies of Shock

Ok, I know it's been a while, but I have a new vid.

It was made for [info]scrooged_media, so some of you may have already seen it, but I only just got around to signing it, and updating my webpage. So....

Song: Your Winter by Sister Hazel
Vidder: [info]paraka and [info]raxhel
Pairing: Brian/Justin
Spoilers: All of season 5
Summary: Fatedcinderella requested a B/J vid set to Your Winter by Sister Hazel.

This is also my first collaboration, and was made with the help of [info]raxhel, my Paraka Productions partner in crime.

Please right click, and "save taget as..."

Feedback needed welcomed.

Oct. 24th, 2005

Little bit of an Sos

Hey Everyone!
I was wondering if you could help me.....

As you may or may not know, I'm in China teaching English. My original job was teaching at a kindergarden, but last week Sara and I took on a second job at a high school.

The kindergarden is easy for lesson plans, we just play games and flash cards type stuff, and there's a book to follow. But the high school requires more planning. I thought it would be fun if I got a short story and asked them questions about it, but I'm having issues finding an apropriate story, so I was wondering if anyone out there could give a suggestion.

It can really be anything, something you've written something you've read. Just an LJ post, a fanfic, or an actual short story. I wouldn't want it any longer then 2 pages, but one page would be nicer.

The students are kind of inbetween topics at the moment, so the story could be about either:
1) "Growing pains" -ie, kids/teens not seeing eye to eye with their parents. (Why does all QaF fic with this theme, have to be about Justin's Dad? Those are just to extreme here... *sigh*)
2) "Looking good, feeling good"- ummm, I suppose going with a sports story would be the best. A story about how someone really likes sports, and how it makes them happy and healthy....

The high school kids have good English, so it can be written "normally" although if it gets abstract then maybe that shouldn't be rec'ed.

Any help at all would be great!!!
I've been googling it for hours now, but I'm just not coming up with anything.

Sep. 5th, 2005

QaF in China

Well last night Sara and I went for a walk down the street behind our apartment in the hopes of finding food (never an easy thing to do when the menu's are in Chinese and the most English you can expect is a friendly "Hello"), but on the way there we passed a DVD shop and thought we'd stop and take a look at what they had.

Most of the movies there were either in English or German with Chinese subtitles, so it's pretty easy to get English movies over here. When you walked in though there was an entire wall with box sets of shows, and guess what was right there to the right? Season *5* of QaF. I was a bit confused at first, because all of the big writing on it is in Chinese, and on the back they had pics from season 4 and 5, but then Sara noticed on the front in smallish writing, Season 5.

I really wasn't sure how it could be out since it's not out yet in North America, but I figured someone might have gotten their hands on it and started selling it here in China, and honestly for 45 yuan, I was willing to take the risk that it'd be in Chinese, so I bought it.

The quality of the eps are pretty good, although they all have that little summary of what heppened at the end of the last ep, which made me start to think that this might be boot legged, but what really gave that fact away was the last disk: The disk with the extra features.

The first extra feature is an interview with Peter and Scott, I havn't watched all of it yet, but they were just talking about random stuff (the topics I saw were aliteration and the secret romance between Ted and Justin). But the rest of the special features were all vids. They had:

-[info]sisabet's 66
-Aida's Defying Gravity
-[info]f1renze's Fresh Feeling
-It's is a Pig, which is a Gale Randy vid, I can't quite remember who made it, but it was signed "for Rachelface"
-[info]kitkatbyte's Juliet
-Poem_Sunshine-noname which is one I hadn't actually seen before....

I suppose to be somewhat fair, they didn't doctor the vids at all, and left everyone's signature on it, if there was one to begin with. Still I don't know if some of these vidders will appreciate this, I think *I* would be flattered, but that's just me.

It also kind of gets me, because I wonder if this person who basically stole the episodes might have possibly have gotten them from my site. I mean that sooo wasn't my intention when I made the group, but I could see people misusing it that way...

Nov. 16th, 2004

Ok, It's Late, But it's Done

Gah, I finally finished my next vid. I have managed to preservere through a tempermental WMM and the horrible gut-wrenching fear of almost losing everything. So here it is.

Title: Open Your Eyes
Artist: Guano Apes
Summary: Well it's mostly about Brian (funny I never mean for them to be, they just seem to turn out that way.
Feedback: PLEASE!

You can find it at my website or download it directly from here (please right click and save target as...)


Oct. 25th, 2004

My First Vidding Attempt

Ok, after all the mass confusion, I'm finally able to say, that I'm finished my vid, and it's now on the internet. If anyone would like to download it they can go to my website or bypass the ugliness of the website and try downloading it by right clicking and Save Target as...  here.

Just a few notes on my vid, it's about Brian, a bit about Justin, and pretty much about goes on about his avoidance of relationships (original theme, I know). The song is "I Just Want" by Group X.

Seeing as how this in my first vid, I'd really apreciateany and all feedback. Thanks :P

Also on enote about my websight, the picture has absolutly nothing to do with the vid. it's just something my friend [info]trieth  made for me a while back.

EDIT: My new webpage is Paraka Productions