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Monday [Feb. 27th, 2017|07:32 am]


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The Down Low, S6
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VividCon 2017 Challenge poll! [Feb. 26th, 2017|08:02 pm]


 I hope everyone's vidding senses are tingling, because VividCon season is getting started! In preparation for registration, it's time to vote for this year's challenge theme!

You can vote for up to 3 themes. Please do not vote for more than 3, or your vote will have to be voided. Voting will run for one week and close at 11:59PM CST Sunday March 5th. 
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[Feb. 26th, 2017|12:50 pm]


LiveJournal has unblocked and whitelisted our webserver IP addresses, so importing, crossposting, and feed accounts should work properly again! Thanks for the quick fix, LJ.
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New(ish) Vids: Attack the Block, Strange Empire [Feb. 26th, 2017|12:39 am]


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Made for Festivids 2016

Fandom: Attack the Block
Music: Invincible by OK Go
Summary: 'When they come to destroy the Earth, they'll have to go through you first.'
Moses, his friends, and the monsters they face.

AO3 | tumblr | youtube | DW

Title: Little Wheel Spin and Spin
Fandom: Strange Empire
Music: Little Wheel Spin and Spin by Buffy Sainte-Marie
Summary: Kat and Janestown.

AO3 | tumblr | youtube | DW
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Shock To Your System | NCIS: New Orleans [Feb. 26th, 2017|12:19 am]



Title: Shock To Your System
Fandom: NCIS: New Orleans
Music: Shock To Your System by Tegan & Sara
Summary: Gregorio's chemistry with ladies in general and Percy in particular

AO3 | tumblr | youtube | DW
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Two quick things [Feb. 25th, 2017|09:42 pm]




We've had people ask us about the Cloudflare leak reported a few days ago. We are Cloudflare customers, and it is possible that login cookies or passwords may have been exposed as part of the incident. We believe the risk to you is relatively low -- it was a small percentage of Cloudflare's requests that were involved over a relatively short period of time, and we haven't found any evidence that anything from us was among them. This is not an absolute guarantee that none of your accounts were affected, but we don't think the likelihood is very high.

Because we believe the risk to be low, we aren't automatically expiring everyone's session cookies and requiring you to log back in and change your password -- whenever we do that, it does lock some people who they can't remember their passwords and no longer have access to their confirmed email addresses out of their accounts, and we believe that will affect more people in this case.

Still, it's always a good idea to change your passwords regularly, and now would be a good time to do it, especially if you want peace of mind. We have a FAQ on how to change your password. If your browser logs you in automatically and you don't remember your password, you can reset it. If you've forgotten your password and no longer have access to your most recent confirmed email address, you can have the password reset email sent to any email address you've confirmed on your account by entering both your username and your old email address at the Lost Info page.

Unfortunately, if you've forgotten your password and no longer have access to any email address you've confirmed on your account, you probably won't be able to reset your password. In some cases, if you've previously paid for your account, we can validate your payment details to confirm your identity and reset your password. If you can't reset your password, but think you may have paid for your account in the past, you can open a support request in the Account Payments category and I'll check into it for you.

LiveJournal imports/crossposts/feeds

LiveJournal has temporarily blocked about 2/3rds of our webservers from contacting their site, presumably because they feel that we're requesting data from them too often. This affects the ability to import your journal, the ability to crosspost entries from your Dreamwidth account to your LiveJournal account, and whether syndicated feeds of accounts on LiveJournal will update on Dreamwidth. Those features will fail when they're unable to contact LJ because of the block.

It isn't every one of our webservers, so things will work intermittently -- if you crosspost two entries one right after the other, one might succeed while the other fails. Unfortunately, there isn't much we can do to resolve this other than contacting them and asking them to unblock us (which I'll be doing right after I hit 'post' on this entry).

EDIT 2249 EST 25 Feb: We appear to be down to zero unblocked webservers, so imports, crossposts, and feeds will all fail until LJ unblocks us.

EDIT 26 Feb noon EST: LJ unblocked and whitelisted us this morning, so all is working again!
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It's (almost) registration time! [Feb. 25th, 2017|05:58 pm]


Spread the word: Attending registration for Vividcon (August 4-6, 2017) will open next Saturday, March 4th, at 12 PM EST! Membership details for this year:

Attending registration through 7/1/17: $110
Attending registration 7/2/17 and later: $125
Saturday lunch ticket: $25
A spot on the orphan vid table (DVD collection sales): $10
Club Vivid bar wristband: $30 for 21 and over, $15 for 20 and younger
Extra DVD sets: $15

Feel free to ask any questions here or at Supporting membership info to come.
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Vid: Planetary [Go!] [Feb. 25th, 2017|02:15 pm]


Fandom: Death Race 2050 (2017)
Title: Planetary [Go!]
Music: My Chemical Romance
Content Notes: Death, blood, gore, car crashes, state sponsored violence.
Summary: Just don't let go.
Links: AO3/Dreamwidth/Tumblr
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Saturday [Feb. 25th, 2017|08:12 am]


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The C Word, S8
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Buffy/Angel Screencaps with Hamilton captions [Feb. 24th, 2017|12:21 pm]


Pop culture mashup supreme

This is funny, and also proves that drama is dramatic in every case.
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Equinox exchange deadlines reminder [Feb. 24th, 2017|07:59 am]


Hello Equinox Exchange vidders! We hope you're having a marvelous time making vids in space.

First off -- don't panic, deadlines are still more than a month away. But I wanted to post a reminder of when they would be. So, here they are:

April 9: Deadline for primary assignment vids
April 22: Vids go live
April 29: Vidder reveals

Happy vidding! And if you have any questions, you can reach mods at
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Friday [Feb. 24th, 2017|09:07 am]


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Family, S3

I think House wanted to keep Hector.
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Announcing Escapade's Charity for 2017 [Feb. 24th, 2017|02:23 am]


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Given the current political climate, we have chosen the ACLU as Escapade’s charity this year. They are staunch defenders of women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, free speech and electronic privacy. If you want to find out more about them, donate directly, or join your local chapter, check out their website: We’ll be raising money for the ACLU through our raffle, charity auction, and the sale of #illgowithyou buttons.

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Escapade Help Wanted/Needed! [Feb. 24th, 2017|02:10 am]


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We are very sad that some of our full-time staff members are not available to attend the convention this year. The two most critical positions are listed below. If you are the person, or if you know the person who could fulfill one of these jobs, please email us ASAP at

We can offer a free reg for this year for people not already registered, or a comp reg for 2018 if you’re already registered this year.

On-site Tech Coordinator

Tasks: Initial setup of tech/alt space, oversight of dance party setup/breakdown, participation in Saturday vid show setup/breakdown. Breakdown of tech/alt space, collect/pack tech for load out.

Experience/Skills needed: Ability to set up and test audio receiver/monitor/computer/blu-ray setup. Some strength required to set-up projection screen. Ability to follow instructions and work in a team. Willingness to do complete work.

Hours: Fri 8:30-10am, 6pm-late, Sat 6-10pm, Sun 3-4pm

Dealer Room/Orphan Sales

Job description: Oversee the operation of the dealer room, handle onsite dealer requests, accept and sell orphan sales items, provide reports and count out cash to orphan sellers at end of convention. Note: this position conflicts with much of the daytime programming at Escapade, but is great for socializing with folks as they wander through the dealer room.

Experience/Skills needed: friendly disposition, ability to count money (or use a calculator).

Hours: Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 8:30am-1pm and 3-6pm Sun 10:30am-3pm

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Thursday [Feb. 23rd, 2017|09:32 am]


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Blowing The Whistle, S8
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Wednesday [Feb. 22nd, 2017|08:26 am]


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Family, S3
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Tuesday [Feb. 21st, 2017|07:23 am]


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Post Mortem, S8
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Monday [Feb. 20th, 2017|08:35 am]


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Saviors, S5
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Sunday [Feb. 19th, 2017|09:10 am]


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Safe, S2
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Starsky & Hutch Art Retrospective [Feb. 19th, 2017|12:51 am]


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Escapade’s 2017 fandom artwork retrospective will feature Starsky and Hutch this year.  We are looking for fanworks of all sorts and from all era for display at the art show.  Art for the retrospective will be for display only, not for sale, and will be returned to the owner after the show.

Anyone interested in displaying their own art or works from their collection at Escapade, please contact:

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Saturday [Feb. 18th, 2017|08:29 am]


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Wilson: You're an ass.

House: What, for trying to walk on a freshly mangled leg? Performing surgery on myself? For thinking I could solve my emotional problems with rat medicine? If you're gonna nag, at least have the decency to be specific.

[House tries to stand again and this time he allows Wilson to support him.]

Wilson: Come on. Listen to me. You can't keep going like this. Something has to change.

House: Can I pee first?

[He looks at Wilson who looks back at him. House nods slightly, then turns away]

House: I know.

After Hours, S7
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Friday [Feb. 17th, 2017|09:11 am]


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The Down Low, S6
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Escapade Fund Raiser! [Feb. 16th, 2017|11:49 pm]



Escapade’s Indiegogo fundraiser is now open! We hope you’ll support us

and spread the word about the SPECIAL PERK: we have ONE program book

cover available for an extremely generous donor out there.

Check out the other perks, or register for Escapade and join us for

pre-registration on March 9.

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Hotel!! [Feb. 16th, 2017|11:47 pm]



Feb. 16 (that’s TODAY!) is the last day to get a room at the con rate!

Only 10 king rooms available. Reserve now!

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Thursday [Feb. 16th, 2017|08:55 am]


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House: You don't just have a fetish for needy people, you marry them!

Wilson: Here we go.

House: You mean it, and then time passes and suddenly they're not so needy anymore. Your fault. You've been there for them too much. They're getting healthy, independent, and that's just ugly. God you must be pissed at God right now for making her all happy.

Wilson: Why are you doing this?

House: Because you're being stupid. [Wilson laughs.] You know what you're risking by sleeping with a patient!

Wilson: Oh that's crap! You're not mad because I'm risking my job. You're not even mad because I lied to you, you're mad because I lied to you and you couldn't tell!

House: Yeah, you got me nailed.

Wilson: Yeah, that's why you didn't want me in your poker game. Because when it comes to being in control, Gregory House leaves our faith healer kid in the dust. And that's why religious belief annoys you. Because if the universe operates by abstract rules, you can learn them and you can protect yourself. If a supreme being exists, he can squash you anytime he wants.

House: He knows where I am.

[Mobile phone starts ringing, they both check their pockets.]

Wilson: Think it’s yours.

House: [He answers.] Yeah. [A pause.] I'll be right there. [He puts down the phone.] Jesus is spiking a fever. He's delusional.

Wilson: Tuberous sclerosis doesn't cause fever.

House: I know.

Wilson: I'll drive.

House vs. God
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Vid: Wonderful You (James Bond) [Feb. 16th, 2017|08:15 pm]



Title: Wonderful You
Fandom: Never Say Never Again – James Bond
Music: Wonderful You, by The Dandy Warhols
Summary: ‘How reckless of me. I’ve made you all wet.’ ‘Yes, but my martini’s still dry.’  Flirting, dancing, and some amazing 80s costuming.

Download and streaming.
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Meal planning & the con suite + connecting with rides and roommates [Feb. 16th, 2017|02:33 am]


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Con Suite

Please remember that the con suite food is a special treat, provided in great part by generous individual fans. It’s intended to be supplemental snacks between panels, and not a replacement for purchasing your own meals. If you eat your meals from the convention suite, we run out of food very quickly and then others who expected their snack don’t have anything.  While we do our best to offer options that appeal to a wide number of people, for those with dietary limitations, consider volunteering to bring and help prepare something that would suit your needs. That is, after all, how some of the salad and vegetable options came to be.

Rides and Roommates!

Do you have a room for two but no roommate?  Or are you looking for someone with space in their room for one more?  Are you driving in and hoping to find a passenger to share gas expenses, or looking for a ride? to the con?  We won’t do your match making for you, but if you post about your need on the Escapade Chat Yahoo list or on one of our social media sites, the odds are good you’ll find a match.

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Brainstorming: VividCon Vidshows! [Feb. 15th, 2017|07:16 pm]


Next up: vidshows!

This is the place to toss out ideas for vidshows you'd like to see at VividCon this year. The official call for programming suggestions and volunteers will go up next Wednesday, February 22nd; this post is for brainstorming and discussion.

(You don't have to want to VJ a vidshow to bring it up for brainstorming; if you have a vidshow you just want to attend, mention it, and maybe someone will adopt it!)

You can view all past vidshows, 2002 - 2016, on the VividCon Vid Database.

For more information on vidshows, you can visit the VividCon programming FAQ.

Come on over and discuss your vidshow ideas! There's no VividCon without vidshows!
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Brainstorming: VividCon Panels! [Feb. 15th, 2017|07:14 pm]


It's time to get the ball rolling on VividCon programming. First up: panels
This is the place to toss out ideas for panels you'd like to see at VividCon this year, including workshops, tech presentations, discussions, fandom panels, and so on. The official call for programming suggestions and volunteers will go up next Wednesday, February 22nd; this post is for brainstorming and discussion.
(You don't have to want to moderate a panel to bring it up for brainstorming; if you have a panel you just want to attend, mention it, and maybe someone will adopt it!)
You can view a somewhat under construction list of all previous VividCon panels, 2002 - 2016, here.
For more information on panels, you can visit the VividCon programming FAQ.
Let's get some creative juices flowing, folks! There's no VividCon without panels!
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Wednesday [Feb. 15th, 2017|10:37 am]


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Wilson: You're fabricating a mystery because you're bored.

House: I am not bored. [He attempts to do a trick where he pushes the skateboard down from the stone bench to the ground, while attempting to stay on it. He falls off.] Damn it.

Wilson: You didn't tell the wife it was only a grunt?

House: Of course not, because then she would never have consented to a bunch of dangerous tests. I don't remember you being this bitchy.

Wilson: The Vicodin dulled it, in the sober light of day I'm a buzz kill. You're giving false hope to a family that’s been wrecked. Don't torture them, let it go, tell the wife it was only a grunt, tell her to go home.

House: Can't let her down like that, pumped her up with too much false hope.

Meaning, S3
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Dreamwidth news: 15 February 2017 [Feb. 15th, 2017|05:35 am]


Hello, Dreamwidth! And thank you to everyone who wished me and my wife a happy vacation -- it was an excellent one. (Rumors that it was to help distract me from a significant birthday starting with 4 and ending with 0 are totally unfounded. Really.) It was also awesome to come back and see all of the new activity going on! I hope that everyone who's joined us in the last month or two has been settling in nicely.

Behind the cut, a tour of some of the new stuff we've done in the last few months, plus a look at some older changes that could use more love:

* Image Hosting Frontend
* HTTPS Beta
* Create Entries Beta: progress report
* Selective comment screening
* Other alphabets in site search: fixed!
* Icon file size limit increased
* Dreamwidth: Did You Know?
* Team Dreamwidth

DW News, 15 Feb 2017 )


That's it from us for another update! As always, if you're having problems with Dreamwidth, Support can help you; for notices of site problems and downtime, check the Twitter status page.

Comment notifications may be delayed for an hour or two, due to the high volume of notifications generated after an update is posted to [site community profile] dw_news. This was posted at 5:35AM EST (see in your time zone). Please don't worry about delayed notifications until at least two hours after that.
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New Vids: 21/22 Jump Street and The Magnificent Seven [Feb. 15th, 2017|11:00 am]



Made for [community profile] festivids 

Title: Always a Good Time
Fandom: 21/22 Jump Street
Music: Good Time by Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
Characters/Pairing: Schmidt and Jenko, can be seen as Schmidt/Jenko
Summary: we don't even have to try, it's always a good time
Warnings: none

streaming and download here on lj, here on dw and here on AO3

Title: You got it
Music: You got it by Roy Orbison
Characters: ensemble
Summary: the magnificent OT7

streaming and download here on lj, here on dw and here on AO3
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Cassie/Sid - Poison & Wine [Feb. 14th, 2017|09:33 pm]



Fandom: Skins UK (Gen 1, Pure)
Pairing: Cassie & Sid
Song: Poison & Wine by The Civil Wars
Program: Cyberlink PowerDirector 15 (which I just got by the way and it's amazing!!)
Summary: "I'll love you forever, Sid... That's the problem."

Happy Valentine's Day! Feedback most appreciated if it's left on the original youtube video (But I appreciate feedback of ANY kind!)

Youtube | LJ

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Tuesday [Feb. 14th, 2017|09:41 am]


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Wilson: [shocked] You're not gonna leave the kid?

House: Yes, I am. [he begins putting on his coat] 'Cause unlike you, I don't have a conscience.

Wilson: [tries to get past House to the door] And unlike you, I'm not having sex with Cuddy, so I actually can leave. [House parries, and they end up pressed against the door.]

House [in Wilson's face] You're bluffing. [Wilson tries to speak] I'm leaving.

Wilson: You're not gonna leave a two-year-old unattended.

House: Sure. I'm leaving her with you. A responsible adult.

Unplanned Parenthood, S7
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Art Show 2016 Still Seeking Entries [Feb. 14th, 2017|02:23 am]


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Reminder:  Escapade Art Show registration is open!

The Escapade Art Show wants YOU to submit something this year! The people who attend the convention are a talented group with a wide variety of interests – let’s celebrate our talents and fannish loves!

On-line registration is open until Monday, March 6, 2017.  For those last-minute inspirations, walk-in submissions will be accepted Friday afternoon during art check-in.

Need some ideas?

* Artistic abilities peaked in elementary school? Glitter and construction paper are an under-rated medium! If you had a good time making it, then it belongs in the show!

* Are you a crafter? Clay sculpture, jewelry, dolls – you name it, we want to see it!  All art is valued!

* Are you a cook? Baked goods and preserves with a fannish connection are welcome!

* Not willing to part with the fabulous thing you just made? That’s OK! The art show welcomes art for display only.

* Not enough time before the con? Offer your services to make something for the highest bidder! Just give us a piece of paper explaining what sort of commissions you’re willing to offer (art, vid, gif, etc).  We would be ecstatic to auction off a vidder, er, I mean auction off a vidder’s services.

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Vid: [American Horror Story] Shine by Holdt [Feb. 13th, 2017|06:38 pm]


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[Current Music |Amber Run]

Title: Shine
Edited by Holdt
Fandom: American Horror Story
Warnings: flashes, disturbing imagery, het- slashpocalypse, canon-typical violence, blood blood and more blood, betrayal, angst, MCD, flashes, Oblivious!Antagonist, ridiculous measures to prove one's worth, pathological characters

"I think in the end, you would have stayed with me, out of obligation...or maybe comfort. Maybe I was safe to you, and you needed to feel that. I know how scared you get of the unknown. To you...I must be kind of a security blanket. Do you see now, how that doesn't work for me? I don't want to be there, simply because the idea of me being gone is too...scary. I want to be someone's everything. I want fire and passion, and love that's returned, equally. I want to be someone's heart... Even if it means breaking my own." ― S.C. Stephens, Thoughtless

A jewel must be polished, for it to properly shine - it's easy to miss the gleam if you aren't looking closely enough.

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If you're going to leave a like or a comment, putting it on theAO3 page would be excellent!
The rest of my vids are on and AO3 as well.
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