Apr. 11th, 2010

starlady: Sheeta & Pazu watch the world open out before them (think in layers)
Just to clarify, what I did for these was look through all the AMVs that I'd locally downloaded and given 5 stars on animemusicvideos.org. (This isn't all of them.) And there's another related post here.

AMVs. lots of AMVs )
starlady: Sheeta & Pazu watch the world open out before them (think in layers)
This is the third and (for the time being) final post discussing AMVs, and AMVs versus vids. First post here, second post (all recs) here.

More AMV recs )

DaiCon opening animations
by Studio Gainax (before they became Gainax)
Gainax made Neon Genesis Evangelion. But before they turned pro, as college students in the 80s, they made these two hand-drawn AMV/OVAs for DaiCon III and DaiCon IV in 1981 and 1983, respectively. The second OVA is more famous; it's choreographed to ELO's "Twilight" (and here I should mention that "DaiCon" means both "big con(vention)" and "radish"; hence the radish in the OVA). For whatever reason, though, in this file the two are reversed, and since they do tell a story, slide forward to 5:51 and then set your player to repeat all to watch them in order. Fans were creators at the beginning, and now, in the persons of people like Shinkai Makoto and AMV editors, they are creators again.


Academic works discussing AMVs
  • Milstein, Diana (2007). Case study: Anime music videos. In Jamie Sexton (Ed.), Music, Sound and Multimedia: From the Live to the Virtual. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Patten, Fred. Watching Anime, Reading Manga: 25 Years of Essays and Reviews. Los Angeles: Stonebridge Press, 2004.
  • Ito, Mimi. "Amateur Media Production in a Networked Ecology."

Some more links via [personal profile] wistfuljane

- VVC: The Anime Vidshow (Disaster) by [personal profile] flummery
- Vividcon 2005 Anime Vidshow - playlist, decisions and reactions by [personal profile] absolutedestiny
- Anime: A Pre-digital History (and Vividcon 2005 Anime Panel Post-mortem) by [personal profile] absolutedestiny 
starlady: A typewriter.  (tool of the trade)
I dreamt this morning that my bird beat up another parrot in church. This was a basilica, mind you, because it was a Greek Orthodox church, because we were in Athens, because I had this dream in which my Greece trip group was on this island from which we could get spectacular (but whacky) views of Athens. And now that I'm awake I realize that Athens had spontaneously become the home of the Mausoleum of Hailkarnassos. And that said Mausoleum looked just like the Diet building in Tokyo. But yeah, there was this bigger parrot in the church, and it flew onto my prof's shoulder, and then my bird was there and he started nipping the other parrot despite being half the other bird's size, because my bird is a poicephalus parrot and they dominate other birds. And then obviously we had to separate them.

This is all because I am trying to decide how best to get back into Latin and ancient Greek, mind you. I am thinking of breaking out Sallust again for the Latin (though Sallust is what drove me out of Latin in high school), and maybe cracking this copy of Plato that I have. It's in the Oxford series, I'm not even sure which dialogues are in it. And yes I know how difficult Plato is and that maybe Homer would be an easier way to ease back in. Alternatively I could buy the green-and-yellow anthology of epistles, 500 BCE - 400 CE, in both languages, that I was ogling in Labyrinth Books yesterday. I might do that anyway.

And that's more than enough out of me for one day. If you see me on the interwebz this week poke me and tell me to write my Holmes Big Bang story, you lazy fangirl, you.

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