Destiny Calling

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Title: Destiny Calling
Creator: counteragent
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Made for sdwolfpup's More Joy Day by counteragent in 2008* (*Note: The vid's credits say "made for sdwolfpup's More Joy Day 2007", but the first More Joy Day was in Jan, 2008 - so likely this means made in 2007 for the coming More Joy Day ) this is a tribute to vidding; a vid made from vids. As such it provides a snapshot of vidding at that time, and also alludes to various aspects of vid culture: festivids, YouTube, takedown culture, the formation of the OTW, etc.

The LiveJournal announcement post is here and reads, "Vids = JOY! This is a video commentary on the joy that other people’s vids brings me. I wish I could have fit all the vids I love, but the song was only so long. :) Because I am a newbie, most of the vids are from the past couple years."

Vids excerpted in Destiny Calling include :

"Lyrics and Extended Vid Notes for the super-curious"

So we may be gorgeous --- Vids are gorgeous!

So we may be famous --- Vids are getting famous! Or at least the lovely and eloquent Luminosity’s are.

Come back when we're getting old . --- Soon the hubbub about “is it art”? “Is it legal” will fade into historical canon. I hope with a big “YES” as the answer to both questions.

Cover us in chocolate Sell us to the neighbors . --- I just love these vids, and they seemed to fit the music.

Frame us in a video . --- Uh, a little self referential, but I’m also trying to make the point that video essays are a valid form of critiquing vids, which thus reinforces that vids themselves are a valid form of media commentary on the original source.

Clone us in a test tube

Sell us to the multitude

Guess that's the price of fame --- Vidders get mad when you upload their vids without permission. ‘Cause then they get cease and desist letters from the Man. Also bad: pretending you made a vid if you didn’t. It makes vidders want to cut your head off.

She likes the black one

He likes the posh one --- ;;I didn’t have any meta in mind for these shots, except to note that both men and women vid.;;

Cute ones are usually gay --- 'Slash is a big part of fandom.

Here we come!

This is our destiny calling

We're freaks

This is our destiny calling

Unique

This is our destiny calling now --- Plain old vid love, no other meta intended. Oh, except I’ve decided to reclaim the term “freaks” as a good thing. :D

Don't believe the adverts --- Gah. They put ads on vid art! I mean, I know that streaming sites provide a valuable service, but MAN.

Don't believe the experts --- Vids are art! Forget what your profs might say.

Everyone will sell our souls

Get a little wiser . --- Otw is working on protecting fanworks—yay!

Get a little humble

Now we know that we don't know . --- The Vidding Bible. Daunting because of its sheer scope, but you have to love its friendly prose and indispensible knowledge.

Tell us when our time's up

Show us how to die well --- They said it better than I could.

Show us how to let it all go --- This is a love note to a fandom that I think treats women pretty well in canon.

Here we come this is our destiny calling

We're freaks

This is our destiny calling

Unique

This is our destiny calling now . --- Pretty, shiny vids!!!

Some fat cat's playing roulette with lives

This game is fixed it's all a lie --- Copyright. Why do they persecute us? This meta was already in the vid “Walking On the Ground,” I’m just reusing it and adding additional visuals from the lovely charmax.

Some fat cat's playing roulette with lives

This time is good, there's no straight lines --- Feminism. What do we do when a show treats its chicks badly? Why, we spin it our way, of course. This meta was already in the vid “Jack,” I’m just reusing it. Slight visual pun on showing straight lines when it says there are none—supposed to alert you to the fact that we (vidders) can change the meaning of the source by adding our own “lines.”

Some fat cat's playing roulette with lives . --- Flaming (with apologies to dualbunny for using her gorgeous vid to represent a hapless lj’er surrounded by nasty flames). Can’t we all just get along?

Forget myself we're all entwined

There's no straight lines --- F the flamers! Fandom is a haven of expression. Or should be. It’s a web of creativity. “Lost in an Anime Dream” is an anime/real life vid so I thought it was appropriate. Also, the umbrella-ed people are similar to the semi-anonymity of virtual spaces. I also used the big “Us” from “us” and a series of network-y looking shots just in case you didn’t get it. Finally, there is a tiny pun on “no straight lines” again, because “us” is a vid that celebrates Slash. But that was largely unintentional. And then the hugging(!) from moons. I love the hugging!

Here we come this our destiny calling

We're freaks

This is our destiny calling

Unique

This is our destiny calling now

Here we come this our destiny calling

We're freaks

This is our destiny calling

Unique

This is our destiny calling now

This is our destiny calling

Now . --- Whoo! A bunch of awesome “destiny calling” shots. No other meta intended.