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happiness is good music and fics [Dec. 27th, 2009|02:22 pm]
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Am loving this lipdub video set to The Black Eye Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" by a bunch of university students in a very short amount of time. Looks like it must have been so much fun to make!

I've been randomly checking out the Yuletide fics and gleefully read through most of the The Graveyard Book fics. My favorites are below. There is a sweetness to them that makes me smile.

And They're There For You. Bod's family isn't like other families.

Over the Stones. Moments in and out of the Graveyard.

Of Polaroids and Hostel Rooms. Nobody Owens wanted to see the world. Slashy.

Tipping The Balance. In which Bod sees the world, and sometimes Silas - even when he's not supposed to, Silas is possibly a stalker and there is napkin throwing, offensive paperwork and an incident with ghouls. Slashy.

[User Picture]From: prillalar
2009-12-28 12:48 am (UTC)
Thanks for linking to that vid -- it made me feel so happy. :)
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2009-12-29 04:53 am (UTC)
You're welcome! I had the same feeling, and thus had to share. XD
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[User Picture]From: sara_tanaquil
2009-12-28 01:50 am (UTC)
The lipdub video was fun! That helps to explain the following pair of videos my aunt sent around for Xmas (I had to help my mother & my other aunt figure out how to view the videos on youtube, that should tell you a lot about my mother's computer savvy):


The first is a high school version of the same lipdub concept (this thing must have gone viral around the internet lately). Song is "Hey Ya" by Outcast. Pretty impressive stuff for a bunch of high school students in a basic video production class.

But the REALLY amazing one is this one, made by a rival high school from the same town in Washington state in response to their sister school saying they couldn't top them:


They lipsynced the entire song in reverse. In order to make it look like they're lipsyncing correctly with the video in reverse, they had to mimic all the lyrics backwards. I don't know how they pulled it off, but it looks amazing.

ETA: an article explaining some of the background.


Edited at 2009-12-28 02:20 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2009-12-29 04:54 am (UTC)
Oh, thanks for the links! That rival high school one is so impressive! I can't imagine spending hours in front of a mirror figuring out how to move your mouth correctly...

I wonder if the first school will come up with something awesome next year? I hope so!
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[User Picture]From: nokiirat
2009-12-28 01:57 am (UTC)
figured that book may have inspired some fics. thx for linking to the recs.
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2009-12-29 04:54 am (UTC)
You're welcome!
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