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The concept of Manhattan’s School for Visual Arts having a festival to highlight the accomplishments of its alumni seems kind of obvious. After all, it’s a bragfest for its notable alumni, an inspiration for its current students, and a way to give tangible form to the value of said students’ creative arts degree to anyone who might be funding said degree. But 2015 is only After School Special’s second year in existence, after 2014’s successful festival, despite the school opening its doors in 1947. It is by and, ostensibly, for the school, but the SVA was kind enough to open its doors to the general public, for which I was very grateful.

Largely because it allowed me the chance to revisit Pacific Rim for free on the big screen and get to hear one of the film’s visual effects supervisors, John H. Han, talk about his work on the film in a Q&A session following the screening.

I haven’t seen Pacific Rim since its theatrical run in 2013, but that’s not really on purpose. I am very bad at rewatching and rereading things, especially if they’re aren’t the top-tier cheese I take out for guests, like the glorious trainwrecks that are The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Rock of Ages, or The Three Musketeers (1993 or 2011, take your pick). But I have, after spending a year in spitting distance of an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (I MISS IT SO MUCH), developed a taste for rewatching films in theaters. It makes it more of an event and there’s a much higher chance that I can consume nachos while doing so. And Pacific Rim, with its logline of “robots fighting monsters,” was meant to be seen on a big screen.

Two years later, how does Pacific Rim hold up?

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Fanwork is awesome and sharing fanwork is even more awesome. Join us as we keymash and squee over our favorite fanwork, from fic (both written and podfic) to art to vids and meta and back again. In our final 2014 installment of Fanwork Recs, Jodie looks back at her favorite vids produced this year and Renay attempts to clear her to-rec file to prepare for incoming holiday exchanges while she desperately tries to figure out what she loved most.


Recommendations included:
  • Alien — art (1)
  • Borgen — vid (1)
  • Call the Midwife — vid (1)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier — art (2), vid (1)
  • Final Fantasy VIII — art (1)
  • Final Fantasy X — art (1)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy — fic (1)
  • The Hunger Games — vid (1)
  • MCU — fic (3), art (6), vid (1)
  • The Musketeers — vid (1)
  • The 100 — vid (1)
  • Pacific Rim — vid (1)
  • Peaky Blinders — vids (2)
  • Person of Interest — vid (1)
  • The Raven Cycle — vid (1)


On to the recs! )
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Fanwork is awesome and sharing fanwork is even more awesome. Join us as we keymash and squee over our favorite fanwork, from fic (both written and podfic) to art to vids and meta and back again.


Recommendations included:
  • Final Fantasy X — art (1)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy — cosplay (1), art (1)
  • Harry Potter — fancast (1), art (2)
  • I Ship It — art (1)
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe — vid (1)
  • The Mindy Project — art (1)
  • Pacific Rim — cosplay (1)
  • The Raven Cycle — art (1)
  • Sailor Moon — art (1)


On to the recs! )
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Fanwork is awesome and sharing fanwork is even more awesome. Join us as we keymash and squee over our favorite fanwork, from fic (both written and podfic) to art to vids and meta and back again.


Recommendations included:

  • Black Widow — art (1)
  • Captain America — art 12), meta (2)
  • Captain Marvel — art (2)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy — art (1)
  • The Last Unicorn — art (1)
  • Maleficent — art (1)
  • Pacific Rim — art (1)
  • The Raven Cycle — art (1)
  • Sailor Moon — art (1)


On to the recs! )
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Fanwork is awesome and sharing fanwork is even more awesome. Join us as we keymash and squee over our favorite fanwork, from fic (both written and podfic) to art to vids and meta and back again.


Recommendations included:
  • The 100 — vid (1)
  • The Avengers — gifset (1)
  • Black Widow — art (1) [we've decided she's her own fandom. WE DO WHAT WE WANT, KEVIN FEIGE.]
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier — art (2), vids (2)
  • Final Fantasy IX — art (1)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy — art (3)
  • The Hunger Games — vid (1)
  • Marvel — cosplay (1)
  • Merlin — vid (1)
  • The Mindy Project — vid (1)
  • Pacific Rim — vids (2)
  • Person of Interest — vids (2)


On to the recs! )
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[personal profile] helloladies
Fanwork is awesome and sharing fanwork is even more awesome. Join us as we keymash and squee over our favorite fanwork, from fic (both written and podfic) to art to vids and meta and back again.


Recommendations included:

  • Final Fantasy VIII — fanfic (1)
  • Final Fantasy X-2 — fanart (1)
  • Final Fantasy XII — fanfic (1)
  • Hannibal — meta (1)
  • Pacific Rim — fanart (1), meta (1)
  • Person of Interest — fanvid (1)
  • Supernatural — fanfic (1), gifset (1)
  • Teen Wolf — fanart (1)
  • Thor: The Dark World — meta (1)


On to the recs! )

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