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I really want to make a Supernatural vid. I'm sick of having ideas (especially this current idea) and not being able to do anything with them. So, my question is:

Do you think that I should try to make something with MS Movie Maker (which I believe I can get for free) or do you think I should wait until I can afford better software? What's the consensus out there amongst people who are good at this kind of stuff?

Timelines and Clothing Catalogues

I'm still waiting on my S6 DVDs. I should be getting them soon though. Then I can confirm the timeline, start cataloguing S6 clothing, and do my rewatch posts. 

Of course, sadly, I don't have a bluray player...which means I don't have access to the bluray features. So, if anyone out there has the bluray and notices any timeline information in the bluray extras, please let me know!

I'm also thinking of maybe doing a "Knowledge Timeline" - that records things like the fact that Sam and Dean hadn't encountered a demon before Phantom Traveller - or that they didn't know that a demon killed their mother until Scarecrow....facts like that. It's just an idea. Mainly because I'm tired of pre-series fics that have them naming Azazel when they're 15, even though they didn't actually know his name until after he was dead. And I know me doing a timeline won't change other people's inaccuracies, but at least I'll know that I'm contributing to solving the problem! Anyway yeah, just an idea...I don't know where I'd get the time for it really, but it sounds like a fun project (to me, because I'm crazy and I really like making timelines.)

Fic

I'm being extrodinarily slow, and I apologize. I've got one piece nearly done and ideas for more demented'verse related snippets. I've also got a major non-fanfic writing project in the works, which I'll tell you more about in October.

Life in General

I still don't have a job, but I'm working on it. I have to find a job soon or I'm screwed...but I'm trying not stress too much.

Comments

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vodou_blue
Sep. 17th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
I for one would LOVE an event timeline! ('cause I care about canon facts in fanfic too)

I know nothing about making vids. *sadface* I hope you get an answer because I'd really like to see what you'd make!

Good luck on the job hunt! *fingers crossed*
hells_half_acre
Sep. 17th, 2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
I'd like to see what I'd make too! Sadly, I don't know if I have any vid-making flisters...so...I might have to go seek out a vid-community somewhere and see if I'm allowed to ask questions.

I just really want to make this freaking vid.

And thanks for the good wishes on the job hunt and the support for the additional timeline :) Much appreciated!
katsheswims
Sep. 17th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
The Knowledge Timeline is a great idea! Things like that bother me too. I mean I've seen so many fics where the boys see vampires pre-series when Sam and Dean found out about them at the end of S1. And I understand is it's a complete au and they avert the future therefore they CAN have learned about vampires earlier, but most often it's not...If you ever need any help just ask!

Keep up the good work!
hells_half_acre
Sep. 17th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
Very true, that annoys me as well. I mean, fine, if it's an AU, it's AU...but if the person is trying to write canon compliant, then it's slightly annoying.

Thanks for the encouragement!
immortal_jedi
Sep. 17th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
One thing that annoys me a lot is the panic room. Sam and Dean didn't know about it before 4.02. Now, it's possible that it existed long before season 1, but isn't it likely that Bobby would have locked Dean in a demon proof room to prevent him from dying and going to Hell?!
hells_half_acre
Sep. 17th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
Oh man, YES THIS!

In my head!canon, Bobby built the panic room BECAUSE Dean went to hell...because he was sitting there drinking, mourning his pseudo-son, and thinking "if only I had a demon proof safe-room that I could have locked him in..." so he built it...and then sat in there thinking, "too little too late, Singer."

Uh...sorry, that got depressing. What I meant to say was: I agree completely.
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hells_half_acre
Sep. 17th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
Actually, believe it or not, it's not until HOOKMAN that we find out about the salt shotgun shells! It's amazing. But you are right, Dean indicates that it's something he and John figured out while Sam was at Stanford.

So yes, definitely a need for the knowledge timeline. I will pencil it into my schedule. ;)
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borgmama1of5
Sep. 17th, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
Timeline! Timeline! Timeline!
hells_half_acre
Sep. 17th, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
Haha...yes, yes...as you can see, your previous encouragement of the idea has only taken root in my brain :P

It's only a matter of time now...
harsens_rob
Sep. 18th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
I'm such a timeline freak....
You know, I basically support any and all attempts to create any sort of timeline about anything ever. It's completely freaky how much I love looking at timelines!

And, also, detailed information about alternate Earths, even if I have no involvement in the fandom other than reading about them... I don't know... it's a fetish or something.

So, I say: If you wish to spend the time, then for goodness sake get busy! I HAVE SPOKEN [in my own mind, that means something].

As to the VID, I alas, have never made the attempt. I, though, would also love to see what you could come up with. You're so detail oriented, so I've no doubt you could find songs that fit your images perfectly and perhaps in clever or unexpected ways. I just have one request [and, this means something in my own head] ... NO MORE Evanescence!
hells_half_acre
Sep. 18th, 2011 06:24 am (UTC)
Re: I'm such a timeline freak....
Well, it looks like the knowledge timeline is a winner! :)

Me and my bestfriend were once going to write a story that took place on an earth that was sun-facing...like, half of it was always in the sun and half of it was always in the dark, and you could really only live in between.

And don't worry, I will not use Evanescence! :P At first I was thinking Sarah McLachlan, now I'm thinking Stone Temple Pilots - I've got a theme, so I have to find a song that fits it...and oddly enough, those two artists so far have the only two viable songs I've found. I'm still keeping my ears open though.
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mymuseandi
Sep. 18th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
I seconded/thirded/fourthed/whatever-the-number-is for the timeline. It's great to know, and for those (like me) who keeps forgetting that Sam doesn't know everything because not everything happened prior Stanford (like the rock salt bullets thingy).

I think in consensus Sony Vegas is the best vid maker so far; the things that can be done with that takes your breath away. HOWEVER, most of it does rely on the filmmaker's vision of the vid, cuz it doesn't help if you have a great software and your vid went in all directions. WMM is the basic, maybe you can meddle around with that to test the waters?
harsens_rob
Sep. 18th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
Sony Vegas is the best vid maker so far....
My "go to" right now for SPN vids is 'anaapenas', but that is because I've bought into the Dean/Cas pairing and ana does so with humor and border-gay-porn insertion.

For BTVS/AtS, it is Charmax76

For a combo-verse, I haven't found anyone that I favorite a lot, though I do have favorited YouTube vids.
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msninacat
Sep. 18th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
The knowledge timeline would be awesome. You're right that it wouldn't stop the inaccuracies but then we could complain more because there's a handy resource guide readily available. ;D Not that the DVDs are a handy resource guide available. :X I'm all for giving people another helpful research guide. Now if they could figure out when cell phones would have been affordable to the general public.... >.> <.< lol
hells_half_acre
Sep. 18th, 2011 06:34 am (UTC)
Helpful research guides are so much fun to make too. :) But yeah, even I sometimes forget things like the salt-shell thing.

My mum first got a cellphone around 1995, I believe...haha, but yeah, we definitely weren't calling each other in the '80s. This is what happens when teenagers write fic ;) I remember the big thing was that we had a portable phone in the house that had a range that went half-way down the block. So technically, we could take calls in our friend's house.
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khek
Sep. 18th, 2011 10:51 pm (UTC)
An event timeline sounds like an EXCELLENT thing to do. I get frustrated when things don't match up, and I'd love to have a database to double-check.

hells_half_acre
Sep. 18th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a consensus! So, now it's just a question of when the heck I'm going to get around to making it...probably soon. I get impatient when I have new project ideas. ;)
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