I don't know how many people pay attention to my fanvid recs or if there's interest but I like talking about them and having them handy for my own reference and so on.
Anyway. A couple more excellent fanvids that premiered during Vividcon this past weekend.
In my previous post, I recommended the vid that opened the Premieres show this year ("Battleflag"); oddly enough my next rec is for the vid that was the last one of the Premieres show. It's "Carry That Weight" by anoel
and it's amazing and totally made me cry when I watched it for the first time last night.
It's a Star Wars
vid focused on Leia and Rey, though the scope broadens a bit later in the vid. My heart.
It's a bit like an extended play version of that hug between Leia and Rey at the end of The Force Awakens
, but then it broadens and is about the women of the Star Wars
universe and the fans of them and seriously people, my heart
I think I wrote a bit about The Force Awakens
after I saw it; was an emotional experience, of course. I saw the first Star Wars
movie when I was six and I fell in love with the universe and characters then. Most of my daydreams as a kid were about Star Wars
; I wasn't Leia or any other character in them, I was usually a new female character who kicked butt and was awesome and pals with Leia and the rest.
The scene in The Force Awakens
that brought the most tears to my eyes was when Leia hugged Rey near the end, even though they hadn't met before. Even though some wondered why Leia wasn't hugging Chewbacca then (J.J. Abrams regrets that Chewbacca was visible at all in that scene because it is a distraction). It was a shock to me how much that hug moved me, though, and I realized it was because they were both women and they'd both gone through a lot and had a fair bit in common. I'd never actually thought much about why there were so few female characters in Star Wars
, not until so much was made about Rey. Weird, right? But it'd been a part of my life since I was a little kid and it just was what it was.Here's the Dreamwidth post about the vid
; here it is on AO3
; and here it is on YouTube
. The Dreamwidth post has a download link; there's a Tumblr link still to come.
[FWIW this is a slower vid than many so if you're someone that struggles with fanvids with a lot of quick cuts or flashing lights it might be okay for you. Maybe? I'm assuming people who need to exhibit caution with vids are checking the posts I link to for content warnings when they're available but feel free to ask me if you need more details on a vid as far as content goes before viewing.]
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"Obliviate (6 Underground)" by bradcpu
is a Harry Potter
fanvid about Hermione Granger. Gorgeous vid, I love the mood of it and the darkness (at times) and how it shows Hermione being strong and smart even as dark things happen all around her (and sometimes to her). Here it is on AO3
(which includes a download link) and on YouTube