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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:
  • Agent Carter — art (1)
  • Avengers — art (1)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier — art (2), vid (1)
  • Disney Princesses — art (1)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy — art (1)
  • Orphan Black — art (1)
  • Teen Wolf — vid (1)

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[VID] [Teen Wolf] the rubble or our sins by [tumblr.com profile] hoechlder (3:23) (Scott/Allison, Stiles, Lydia, Derek) (TW: character death)
I have, predictably, fallen behind on Teen Wolf (three episodes! That's huge for a show I have been dedicated to on a weekly basis for so long!) because I am demoralized about season 3 developments and the ongoing realization that so much of the story is offhand when they could be doing so much more mythology and characterization development. But this vid was the perfect find at the right time! The main strengths of Teen Wolf are its characters and the moments between them, and I am pretty partial to these five specifically, so every time the chorus hit I wanted to curl into a ball and cry.

[VID] [Captain America: The Winter Soldier] orange crush by [personal profile] gwyn (3:52) (Steve/Bucky) (this is rebloggable here!)
This vid is so well done! I've watched it five or six times now and it gets better after every viewing. For my limited knowledge of vid making (.5%), it's very well put together, smooth and easy to follow. The fast cuts layered over the drumbeat sections are fascinating; first is Steve's transformation, although I'll probably need a few more rewatches to figure out the others and what clips were chosen. The description is "Steve and Bucky are weapons of war." and I love the choices the vidder made with what scenes to overlay on the "follow me" sections of the song, which drives home this particular statement. Too bad I am terrible at visual analysis, because I feel like there's so much to say about the section beginning at 2:20 that I don't have the knowledge/words to unpack. Pretend I said something really smart here, because inside my head my brain is going on and on about parallels and symbolism re: helicopters, and the choice to put that section over the lyrics "I had my goggles pulled off; I knew it all". Other brilliant moments were 1:22, because Bucky, and 3:18 - 3:20, because I'll never get over how Steve and Bucky mirror each other. I might get over it in 2018. Maybe.

(But probably not.)

[ART] [Guardians of the Galaxy] WALKMAN ADVENTURES IN THE GALAXY by [tumblr.com profile] paticmak (Ensemble) (SPOILERS)
HAVE SOME ADORABLE FANART. I love this team of losers, and I really love this artist's neat style and the movement in the different characters. Gamora and Groot are my favorites. :D

[ART [Agent Carter] Peggy Carter by [tumblr.com profile] villainyforbeginners
Who's excited for Agent Carter? I'm really fucking excited about it and I'm so sorry to everyone when it comes out because I will probably be talking about it excessively and you'll all be sick of me. I'm really into the style of this art and the linewidth on the outside. BADASS LADIES WITH GUNS. ♥

[ART] [Avengers] Black Widow by [tumblr.com profile] mirandakat
Check out the amazing colors and textures in this! I'm writing fanfic in my head of this being Natasha watching a bad guy's lair burn pre-Avengers, satisfied with a job well done after BLOWING STUFF UP. yess.

[ART] [Captain America: The Winter Soldier] Steve & Bucky by [tumblr.com profile] buckybuns
The solemnity in this piece is so stark and gut-punchy. Such excellent use of color and shadow, too. ;___; This gives me lots of painful emotions. Good job, art.

[ART] [Captain America: The Winter Soldier] Bucky Barnes/Sam Wilson by [tumblr.com profile] qouinette
LOOK HOW CUTE THIS IS. The artist's comments apply to me, I keep tripping over this pairing. That probably makes [tumblr.com profile] rozurashii happy, though. FINE ROSE I LIKE IT A LITTLE, YOU WIN.

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[ART] [Orphan Black] Untitled by [tumblr.com profile] letsexyx (Alison Hendrix)
Meredith Brook's "Bitch" was my loser self's teenage theme song, so I giggled a lot when it showed up as Alison's song in Orphan Black. It fits her so well though. Alison's character and storyline have been crafted to allow her to expand the character of the controlled, cold suburban housewife, but did it without forcing her to have an epiphany that totally changes her character. By the end of the first series she's clearly 'a little bit of everything all rolled into one' and she only gets more multi-faceted as the second series progresses.

I love how the stills and lyrics in this gifset produce a character analysis which is both silly and serious. I particularly liked the decision to match 'I'm a lover' with a slightly ridiculous shot of Alison's foot hooked on to the car head rest. And matching 'I'm a saint' with a shot of Alison coaching football actually gave me a little heart skip - yes, some mothers work so many unpaid hours to support the kids in their neighbourhood. Alison is the goddamn rock of that family!

And I don't know anything about the technical aspects of re-colouring images, but the change of colour theme throughout the panels and the choice of colour scheme sure was quite soft and yet striking. I'd love to know if the colour changes are meant to show something about Alison.

[ART] [Disney] Disney Princess Elementals by Cerulean Raven (Mixture of Disney princesses)
These illustrations keep the flavour of each individual princess' Disney story, while also adding an element or some weather which doesn't relate to that original story. They're striking new fantasy visions. My favourites are Tiana (mermaid Tiana!), Belle and Snow White.


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