thedothatgirl: (loki)
So another election then. When all forms of opposition are busy self destructing.

And not wanting to panic you all but my hubs is out of the country again for this one. Last time it was the US election, before that EU referendum. With that form,  we'll get a massive Tory majority. Bollocks.

Remind me to upload a face/palm icon for such occasions.
thedothatgirl: (Vid)
It's been a while since the last one. So here it is, new vid, new fandom  - a simple episodic vid of The Abominable Bride

Title: Bad Romance
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Music: Bad Romance performed by Vitamin String Quartet
Length: 4:11mins
Description:  Episodic vid. The abominable bride, truly a bad romance.
Edited April 2017
Downloads  Med MP4
Streamed here :
Stream )
thedothatgirl: (Coulsonstarstripes)
And I thought Brexit was bad. This affects the whole world. How can you look at him and not feel disgust or shame? Seriously America, what the fuck
thedothatgirl: (CP1)

Title: Nothing Else Matters
Fandom: Crimson Peak
Music: Nothing Else Matters by Apocalyptica
Length: 4:09mins
Description:  The truly gothic romance between Sir Thomas Sharpe&  Edith . Some gore & adult scenes.
Edited Oct 2016
Downloads MP4 Zipped 86mB

Notes & stream under the cut )
thedothatgirl: (Coulsonstarstripes)
So it was a while back but I've only just managed to sort and upload all the photos I took at Starfury Ultimates.

Teasers : Official photograph of the guests with the exception of Hayley who had not arrived yet (They should have taken this in the morning when she was there! )
Just look at Nick & Iain!

Marvel Guest list: Hayley Atwell,Iain De Caestecker, Brett Dalton, Nick Blood, Enver Gjokaj & Bridget Regan   DC Guests: Matt Ryan, Paul Blackthorne, Manu Bennett, Drew Powell, Camren Bicondova & Robin Lord Taylor.

More this way )
thedothatgirl: (wtthdoomed)
Was out early to vote in the referendum.

It feels like the common sense that I always thought the majority of British people had, is being drowned out with the politics of hatred. Nasty, nasty campaign, many showing in their true colours.

Never been this wound up by a vote  ever. General elections come and go, we can fix the mistakes made.  but this time we cannot.  Are we really going to do this?  I think I'll be opening a bottle tonight, either way to drown sorrows or celebrate sanity prevailing.
thedothatgirl: (Coulsonstarstripes)
Just got back after a long drive (oh A1 you are awful) from Blackpool.  First con in a while and it was good fun. Have so many photos to sort, it was the new camera so I'll see how it (and more importantly me) performed.

Will come back later with some photos and Con tales.

New Artwork

Jun. 7th, 2016 05:00 pm
thedothatgirl: (Agentcarter)
Starfury Ultimates is fast approaching and as always, I've left it to the last minute to produce artwork for signing (hopefully). It's now going to be bittersweet meeting Hayley as the asswipes cancelled Agent Carter, which I loved. Don't hold out much hope it will continue somewhere else, a shame as there were wonderful characters in the show - Peggy being the best of the lot.

Anyhoo here's the Agent Carter cast I've done so far. Hayley as Peggy & Enver as Daniel.    If I get time I will try and do a simple sketch of Bridget Reagan as 'Dottie'. That's if Iain de Caestecker plays ball - Fitz is proving a little elusive to capture.

thedothatgirl: (trinducati)

Bloody hell. I know I’m old and don’t usually do these kind of things, but my husband  & me  adore Muse, so we always promised to book a gig when we got a chance. Last night we saw them at the o2 Arena. First time I’d been there and my first band gig since Ultravox back in the 80′s (I said I don’t do these things…)

I always knew that Muse were Rock Gods & musicians of extraordinary skill but damn, their ‘awesomeness’ was of epic proportions. The light & video show was perfect and Matt was on point vocally, at the keyboards and of course as Guitar God. Chris & Dominic shouldn’t be overlooked and were also spectacular.

The Playlist was as if they had looked in my favourites file and managed to include most, if not all, and of course much of the new album ‘Drones’ . Playlist featured most of the new album & the big numbers like Plug in Baby, Super Massive Black Hole, Hysteria, Starlight (I whooped as I had just finished a vid yesterday to this..) Finishing with Knights of Cydonia (next on the Muse fanvid list ) it was a perfect way to end.

Muse really live up to their name - they have been a source of inspiration for my vidding (Muse geddit?) with my using 4 of their songs to date with a few more on the ‘to do’ list. If you want to check them out clicky below:

Super Massive Black Hole - Angel the Series Gwen Raiden

Plug in Baby - The Matrix

Feeling Good - Loki (The Avengers)

Starlight - The Guardians of Galaxy

Oh and Matt Bellamy for Prime Minister
thedothatgirl: (eagleneb)

Title: Starlight
Fandom: The Guardians of the Galaxy
Music: Starlight - Muse
Length: 4:09mins
Description:  Peter Quill - you may know him as Starlord - adventures with the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Edited April 2016
Downloads Med mp4 64mB
HQ mp4 90mB

Embed stream and notes under the cutRead more... )
thedothatgirl: (Agentcarter)
So I actually booked for a Convention this year. Problem is, I left it too late following a big announcement which I failed to notice on twitter and had to go with regular ticket as all the Golds had gone.

I was enticed by Starfury's Ultimates in June.  Hayley Atwell and Enver Gjokaj were announced and I thought what the hell.  May be a bit of a punt to get Hayley's auto & photoshoot as she is only there two days but it will be a good opportunity for the new camera to show me what that zoom can do, and in low light as the lighting at those events isn't the kindest to photographers. Plus  I'll be a way back from the stage as a normal punter.  Brett Dalton, B J Britt, Bridget Regan  and Dichen Lachman from Agents of SHIELD/Carter are all booked to appear too. I've had the pleasure of meeting Enver & Dichen before but not the others. Starfury sometimes have surprise guests too so it would be cool if they were more Marvel ones.  Should be fun.

Oh and it's at the Norbreck in Blackpool. I went to my very first Convention (Which happened to be Starfury's End of Days for Angel the Series) there in 2003. Ah happy memories.

Now I need to break out the art materials to do some portraits for autographs.
thedothatgirl: (fern)

We splurged on a new camera. Our old pentax had taken a fall or two and was clearly showing it’s age with dodgy metering & lens that would not focus until you’d missed the shot.

The new baby is a full format and it has really quick focus, excellent low light performance and  chock full of features that I can’t wait to learn how to use.

Going to have to brush up on my aperture/exposure knowledge. With all the automation these days I’ve forgotten so much since the old manual film SLR 25 years ago. Will hopefully shoot some landscapes in the Lakes this weekend.
thedothatgirl: (fandomvidder)
So 2016.  Been pretty shit so far with the loss of David Bowie and Alan Rickman.

I was a Bowie fan from the age of 11 yrs old,  I remember pulling down all the Osmonds posters so I could stick up the Bowie ones (hee! - poor Mum must have wondered what had happened for such a change) Bought everything I could get my hands on - had all the albums on vinyl up to Scary Monsters, but they were lost in the division of the spoils in the divorce. After that I had tape/CD's.  Came so close to seeing him in concert in MK (My best friend did go but the ass-hat ex wouldn't pay the touts for tickets.)  Sadly kind of lost touch with his work from Tin Machine onwards which is a shame.

He was only 69 as was Alan Rickman. Gone too soon, a loss to us all.  Couldn't call myself a 'hard core fan' of Alan Rickman but really loved his work & feel for all the potterheads. Those of us in the Whedonverse know how it feels.

In other news, I'll be going over the vids posted here to replace all the Vimeo embeds as they wiped the account back in Autumn sometime. That's what you get for not passwording your entries I guess. YouTube have done a content sweep and now just about every vid has copyright notice on it ( I assume some change/ monetization is planned?) The new flags are all Fox etc, at least they've not been taken down....  yet .  

Bought a new camera but need to spend time finding out how it works. Only had it a couple of days but the Automatic mode is nifty. Perhaps I'll post some photos of the Lake District (we're there this weekend) if any are worth seeing.
thedothatgirl: (angelvidding)
Ready for it?


March 2015 -
When I'm Up I can't get down - Wash  

May 2015 -
Black Melt - Only Lovers Left Alive

Two vids in 2015. Two vids. TWO.VIDS.  I started 10 seconds of an Agent Carter vid and was so frustrated with the logo'd source that I abandoned it in favour of waiting for the DVD's, No real point answering the Meme questions.

Previous years if you're interested :

2013   2012   2011 
2010     2009   2008   2007 

gah.... Real life just wasn't letting me get into the vidding vibe.  I have better hopes for 2016, just need to sort out my machine as it's dying if I attempt anything slightly strenuous.  Here's hoping my enthusiasm will return

Edit: I can't count there were two.
thedothatgirl: (Agentcarter)
I promised some new wallpapers so here you go. They're based on the beautiful new Gothic Romance (With added Ghosts) Film from Guillermo Del Toro 'Crimson Peak' Such a visually stunning film, which I adored.

Cropped detail with links to full size below . I have one more after these an a photoshop manip which I will post later.  And I need a Crimson Peak icon don't I?

1680   or 1920

1680   or 1920

1680 or  1920
thedothatgirl: (Agentcarter)
What I really wonder is why I don't post here more often? I do like LiveJournal but the tumble weed just rolls through.

Tumblr on the other hand, good for insta-visual fix and quickly becomes tiresome.  I miss having a place where sensible comment/discussion and creativity go hand in hand.

I'll be back later with some wallpapers. I would like to say vids but I've only made one this year. And that's just sad.
thedothatgirl: (Agentcarter)
Not sure if there is much call for these anymore but I made some anyway & just forgot to post here on LJ .  Help yourself etc

More under the cut.More icons this way )

oh el-jay

Jul. 17th, 2015 03:57 pm
thedothatgirl: (Agentcarter)
So the ability to filter my reading page into communites with the drop down menu  has disappeared. I don't come here often el-jay but you're not making it easy for me to use this, are you?
thedothatgirl: (Agentcarter)
jonathan2 arabella1 childemass

arabella2 faery2 vicin

jonathan3 norrell2 ladypole
More under the cut )

With the wrapping of Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter this season, my new favourite is this show. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. It's a joy to watch and when it's finished I'll read the book. Feel free to use them.  I may even make a new LJ layout.
thedothatgirl: (OllaAdam)

Title: Black Melt
Fandom: Only Lovers Left Alive
Music: Black Melt - Massive Attack
Length: 4:57mins
Description:  Our Immortal lovers reunion is spoilt by wayward family member.
Edited May 2015
Downloads Med mp4 79mB
HQ mp4 152mB
HQ AVI 117mB

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