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I'm trying (futilely) to clean out my 'posts' folder. A surprising amount of things in there are not actual posts. But here, have some AMV recs with a side of recs for AMVs of the first FMA anime, in honor of the fact that I am going to see the FMA movie on Wednesday. Both of these posts were written in…May.

Better late than effing never!

# Confession to the Dancefloor--This one is just fun, and bouncy. I particularly like the use of color, and the integration of titles and various anime source footage.

# Skittles, Haruhi Suzumiya--Looking back through my journal, I see that I said that we should show it at the vid party this year. Um, yup?

# Coming Home, Macross Frontier--This is one of my favorite AMVs in absolutely forever, and has a definite SFnal theme. I could go on about how it's to a very famous anime series, etc, etc, but I'm just going to rewatch it instead.

# Inception--Obvious fandom crossover appeal is obvious, but it was a contest winner at Otakon too.

# Children of Daicon--This one is a great look at anime fannish history in a really fun package.

# Traumerei, FMA:B--Have I mentioned that these recs aren't completely objective? Anyway, this is the FMA AMV I was hoping to find, or at least as close as we're going to get this year, and it's quite good.

# Attention Please, Paprika--This was a Festivid, and oh man, it's brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

# Pure Thrust--One of the giants of AMVs returns, and it's amazing. I don't have anything more coherent to say.

# Meteor Tower--I like this one for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that the interplay between the song and the footage gets at what makes AMVs tick to some extent, I think.

# Drawn Dream, Natsume Yûjinchô--No mystery here, a lot of people love this anime (I need to watch it!), and it's a brilliant, feel good AMV.

# Spanish Wolf, Spice & Wolf--I'd be lying if I said I'm 100% sober, but that doesn't change the fact that this is a great feel-good AMV to a completely unusual kind of song for AMVs. Awesome. Also don't ask me to explain Spice & Wolf, except if's a great way to learn about macroeconomics and understand it.

# And Now, A Word From Our Sponsors--A pointed and hilarious critique of a recent trend in anime, namely, the corporate sponsorship. I rec'd it after Otakon and then it won a Viewers' Choice Award on the org, it must be good.

# Blame It On 2009--I was just going to watch this and not rec it, but then I realized: this is the perfect illustration for what makes anime a medium and AMVs a distinct genre. And, you know, it's great.

FMA AMV recs for [personal profile] stultiloquentia

This is the "spaghetti at the wall" approach to AMV recs: basically I raided my download history on the org for everything FMA and 4 or 5 stars. Yes, there is a lot of Nightwish, because that's the flavor I wanted out of most FMA AMVs at the time. Also, most of these are for the first anime. I may be in the minority of thinking that the first FMA anime was a stellar example of how to adapt an in-progress manga and do it well, but I stand by that opinion, as much as the actual Arakawa ending was much better. And unlike FMA:B, the first anime wasn't lead-footed in the beginning.

Contains my questionable college taste, but I did rewatch all of these and still find them acceptable.

Lost Soul

Fullmetal Code - I liked the Conqueror of Shangri-la movie too, for the record, right up until the end.

Alchemic Sin - Apparently I have a thing for trailers? No, that's not a surprise.

Always Hardcore - I find this one really funny now.

EasyAction of [hagaren] - Actually, it's really interesting to compare this one with the previous one.

Red Sun Rising

Tsumibito no kashou - I think I've rec'd this one before. It's good, but serious warning for five bajillion frames per second.

Liberi Fatali - Another one of those tracks that everyone makes an AMV to.

From the Ashes - I think this is definitely one of the best that are left on the org.

Our Search - I keep rewatching this one, though I find it sadly unepic. But as a technical experiment, it's brilliant.

Actually, a lot of my highest-rated FMA AMVs aren't available any longer. Part of that is because of the Evanescence Affair, which makes me feel old. Of course, now I want to make FMA AMVs.
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