June 30th, 2016

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[VID] Continental Drift by Tasherys (general)

Title: Continental Drift
Fandom: Blake's 7
Pairing: gen
Categories: fanvid, character study
Length: 4:23mins [VID]
Warnings: none

Author on Livejournal: n/a?
Author Website: TasheryS on AO3

Summary: (mine) An Avon character study vid created in 1990.

Review: Love comes at the speed of light/ Love comes at the speed of light/ Love comes in a strange disguise/ Love comes
Open the door and let the light pour over/ Open the door don't you keep me out

I suspect we're getting toward the end of the window of opportunity to enjoy the earlier fanvids, given how video quality now zooms so far past previous works and we increasingly take for granted having better quality footage. I wanted to recommend an old Angel the Series vid a few months back, and when I rewatched it, I came to the conclusion that the quality was no longer of viable quality to post it as a rec. It's a shame to think of old fannish masterpieces fading away for new audiences, so we should probably make the most of them while we can.

This vid, which I hadn't seen before, and stumbled over the other week, still looks pretty good considering it was vidded VCR-to-VCR in 1990, and you get to catch up on some fannish history (from the link provided) in the bargain.

Despite the central lyric, the vid is a gen study of Avon's fracturing psyche and his relationships with others, and with the rest of the Liberator crew, in good times and bad. The faster and ever more frenetic cuts and disjointed nature, and the clanging background of the (fantastic) song choice illustrate the downspiral toward the end, and given the speed of the cuts it's incredible to think that this was made on a VCR. There's plenty of analysis (and vidder commentary) on the fanlore page, so I'll leave you there.

The song is Continental Drift by The Rolling Stones.

Continental Drift

Bread and Circuses by Ysabet (Pg13)

Title: Bread and Circuses
Fandom: Newsflesh Trilogy
Pairing: Georgia Mason/Shaun Mason
Categories: Case-fic, Pre-canon, Slice of Life
Length: Medium (13k)
Warnings: Non-explicit Adopted sibling incest

Author on LJ: http://obroech.tumblr.com/
Website: umadoshi (Ysabet) AO3, umadoshi (Ysabet) Personal site

Summary: Our little gathering of local Irwins broke up just past midnight. I was heading back to the van to call George and let her know I was on my way home when I heard my name.

"Hey, Shaun!" I turned to see the guy who'd made the "twins" comment jogging after me. By the time he caught up I'd managed to remember his name. Part of his name. Dave Something.

Georgia and Shaun Mason don't have their own news site...yet. But sooner or later they're going to, and Dave Novakowski wants to be there when they do.

Set two years before Feed; no series spoilers.

Review: One part case-fic, one part slice of life story. This is a nice background piece to Feed by Mira Grant. It is not necessarily canon-compliant but isn't really an AU either. It is a rare treat to see such a long fic in the Newsflesh fandom.

And it really does a good job fleshing out the Shawn/Georgia relationship pre-series.

Bread and Circuses