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Shibuki Jun in Jazzmania
SUPER impromptu stream (forgive the terrible picture): I’ve had a tumultuous last couple weeks (lots of downs, and a big up), but things seem to be settling down now, and dammit, it’s Pride here in Brooklyn and I need something sparkly to celebrate.

SO! Come share an All-Revue Takarazuka stream with me tonight! If you don't know what Takarazuka is, it is an all-female musical theater company in Japan, and their revues are Vegas-style song and dance extravaganzas.

Jazzmania (Shibuki Jun lead version), and Revue ‘99 (Aika Mire in a Revue-themed revue) possibly with other surprises after. 8:30 pm EST at , come join me!
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes
@ Takarazuka stream, tonight 5/28, 9 pm EST on

LITERAL space opera!

Yoshiki Tanaka’s science fiction series “Legend of the Galactic Heroes” aka “Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu” and the all-female musical theater of the Takarazuka Revue. There are no subtitles yet, but as a  book fan, I will be able to explain the plot in chat.

Note, if you like Star Wars Clone Wars I suspect you’ll like Legend of the Galactic Heroes. The first three novels are out in English, and the new anime is supposedly due out this fall. (There’s a very, very, very long 90′s anime of it bootleg translated on Youtube, but you could just, you know. Read the books.)

The European timezone rescreening screening to come in the near future.


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VHS cover of Singin in the Rain 2003 Hoshigumi

Back for another stream by popular request! Singin In The Rain (Hoshi, 2003). Starring Aran Kei, Yamato Yuuga and Hizuki Hana!

TONIGHT! March 29, 2017, 8pm EST at

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Poster with Shibuki Jun dressed as a pirate

Great Pirates (2001) and Blue Moon Blue (2000) stream! Tonight, 2/25, 9 PM EST!

Great Pirates: Shibuki Jun turns pirate to get revenge on other pirates!  Pirate dances ensue, as do wigs of varying quality. Bonus Yamato Yuga!

Blue Moon Blue: A revue with Makoto Tsubasa as a reincarnated prince looking for love, plus Shibuki Jun as an overly forward snake god. Great music, sparkly costumes aaaaand random bunny girls.

ETA: It’s going to be after all, but we may need to move after Great Pirates for Blue Moon Blue. I’ll keep you posted.

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So I’ve made the offer to fellow Takarazuka fans that I will rip their VHS tapes to DVD and/or video file for preservation for free.

If you want me to do that for you, I promise, I will not stream those video files without your permission. I will not give those video files to anyone else, except:

A) Someone else who has the exact same VHS, because I’m too lazy efficient to rip the same tape twice.

B) An academic librarian, on some far off day, for the preservation of the art form, if you fall off a cliff and die.

C) You, or someone who you tell me to.
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Drop by starting at 10 pm EST tonight for an online New Years Eve party of ridiculous. Luna with Shibuki Jun and Makoto Tsubasa and wee!Yamato Yuuga will be playing (Rock Stars! Moon gods! Mad scientists!) as well as selections from Action!

I have a mission for you, though, dear readers: Bring me links of delicious crack! If you know a ridiculous vid or clip* currently on Youtube (or other similar platform) and you feel like sharing.... Share with the party! We'll watch it together!

(*Please no rape, gory murder or other massively triggering things. Those can definitely be the subject of cracky dark humor, see the Game of Thrones vid "Heads Will Roll", but maybe not the right thing for tonight)

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Singin in the Rain Takarazuka cover

Singin in the Rain the Takarazuka musical, starring Aran Kei as Don Lockwood and Yamato Yuuga as Cosmo Brown

Also, Dream Festival ‘94 celebrating 80 years of Takarazuka with all four troupes at the time, various musical numbers and FOUR different takes on Gone With The Wind including a comedic version and a set-in-Japan one.

TODAY Saturday, November 26, 9pm EST. There will be a morning stream next weekend for people residing in Europe, or who miss this stream.

You can find the stream here: , and you can check what times these are in your timezone at the Takarazuka stream schedule here:
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Tomorrow, Sunday 10/23, 9:30 pm EST, I welcome you to the Takarazuka Flashback Project’s next stream of converted VHS vintage takarazuka, Tango Argentina (Hanagumi 2000) and the revue Prestige (Tsukigumi, 1996). I'll try to open the stream a half hour early with some music or clips from other revues.

Contrary to what I originally believed, it does not feature tango in Argentina. No, it features an Argentinian immigrant (I think) dancing tango in Paris. Because he’s an artist, and all artists must live in Paris, obviously! Also it features characters angstily dancing their feelings about World War I and a happy ending.

Prestige starts out as a dignified revue, and then degenerates into delicious crack. I heavily endorse it.

There will also be a morning stream on Monday 10/24 at 10:30 am EST.

Everyone welcome! (Even if you don't know me or anything about Takarazuka.)

You can find the stream here: , and you can check what times these are in your timezone at the Takarazuka stream schedule here:

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First ever Takarazuka Flashback Project video livestream!

The show from Action! (aka Action! Act 1) starring Saki Asaji plus the Jazzmania revue starring Makoto Tsubasa!

9 pm EST, Wednesday 9/28!

Action! is a sf/fantasy crack show set at Christmas including robots, drunken wannabe rockstars and body-swap as well as Saki Asaji’s sunny, goofy smile. Jazzmania is a jazz-themed revue great for Makoto Tsubasa’s voice and Old Hollywood savoir faire... with random added anachronistic machine guns and silver lamé.

You don’t need to know anything about Takarazuka (sparkly genderbending musicals) or speak any Japanese to enjoy this stream, I promise! New fan-friendly!

The link will be posted on this journal, closer to the time.

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I’m almost ready to stream the first batch of classic 90’s/early 2000s Takarazuka rips from Kadorienne's Takarazuka VHS collection, and I’m trying to decide when to do it and what to show first.

You don't need to know anything about Takarazuka (sparkly genderbending all-female Japanese musicals), livestreaming video and chats (just click the link!), or me (seriously, this is open to all fans.)

I'm trying to decide which shows and revues to show first, and what times to show them. If you're interested, please click the poll!:

Poll #17671 Takarazuka Flashback Project
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 0

What shows do you want to watch first?

Cesare Borgia, Tsuki (Stabby, vaguely incesty, Rennaisance Italy)
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Tango Argentina, Hana (There is tango, in Argentina)
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Prisoner of Zenda, Tsuki (Identical cousins, court intrigue, 1800’s)
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Dal Lake no Koi, Hoshi (Beautiful and angsty in India, no brownface)
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Action!, Hoshi (Fantasy crack show at Christmas. Robots and body-swap)
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What revues do you want to watch first?

Prestige, Tsuki (Mix of legit and crack)
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Revue ‘99, Hana (Extra long revue with some classic Takarazuka songs)
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Jazzmania, Tsuki (High quality jazz-themed revue)
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Action’s revue, Hoshi (American pop themed. Extensive Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson sequence)
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At what times could you generally watch an online stream?

Thursdays, 9pm- midnight EST
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Fridays, 9pm-midnight EST
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Saturdays, 9pm - midnight EST
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Sundays 1pm-4pm EST (rarer)
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Wednesdays 1pm - 4 pm EST (rarer)
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Wednesdays 11am - 2 pm EST (rarer)
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Fridays 1 pm-4pm EST (rarer)
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Vid Title: Labyrinth... As Sung By Tom Jones
Song:   Do Ya Think I'm Sexy by Tom Jones
Artist: Tom Jones
Vidders: Grey Bard & Eva Kenieva
Fandom: Labyrinth
Genre: Humor
Pairings Jareth/Sarah, Jareth/Muppets, Jareth/Himself
Summary: The Jareth Song
Warnings: Jareth.

Notes: Special effects assistance and vid betaing from[personal profile] jmtorres , who taught me all I know. Further viewing and advice from [personal profile] elspethdixon [personal profile] elspethdixon , seanchai[personal profile] seanchai  and [personal profile] franzeska . I am a proud member of The House of Torres vidding group. Proudly presented for its world premiere at Club Vivid at Vividcon 2012!

Lyrics (edited for vid length) )

Download links: 24 mb mp4 file
and 10 mb mp4 file

Streaming video: Password protected on Vimeo. (The password is jareth.)

Previous Vids:

For Your Entertainment - Supernatural (The Trickster Gabriel) here
Like it or Not - Primeval (Helen Cutter) here

Technical Notes )
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In the tradition of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and the Meowmorphosis... I bring you Pride and Prejudice and Kitties!

Starring those darlings of the stage and screen, mosellegreen's Ling and Leo*.

(linked here: for the embed-avoidant)

Some of you may remember Mongor the Barbarian - a trailer starring my cat as Conan. This is like that, only with twice as many furry stars, and a plot!

* Yes, it's up on her account, but I vidded it. I was the director and producer, she was the cinematographer and casting director.
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Two weeks ago, during Vividcon, I tried to upload my new vid "Like it or Not" to Youtube. It was immediately frozen, before even going live, by a copyright claim. I uploaded my vid to Vimeo, but I decided to dispute it. I suspected the OTW might be able to help.

I spelunked around the website a bit until I found this:

I defended my vid as fair use as a transformative work, linked several of the authoritative sources linked in the post and never heard back. But tonight I went on to Youtube to see what happened, and my vid was live!

Thank you,Organization for Transformational Works!

Here it is, live on Youtube!


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Song: Like it or Not
Artist: Madonna
Vidder: Grey Bard
Fandom: Primeval
Pairing(s) and/or Genre: Helen Cutter character study with some Helen/Nick and Helen/Stephen
Spoilers: All of seasons 1-3
Summary: Helen Cutter does not care about your thoughts on yaoi ecoterrorism.
Warnings: Animals killing people, character death, short clips and flashes native to source.
Notes )
Technical Notes )
Lyrics )
Download links:

Small (23 mb) ipod MP4 here (Right click save as) ETA: Edited to fix link.

High quality (49 mb) H264 here  (Right click save as)

Streaming video:

Password protected on Vimeo. (The password is primeval.)

Previous Vids:

For Your Entertainment - Supernatural (The Trickster Gabriel) here
Mongor the Barbarian - Self-indulgent humorous cat video here
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Dear Roommates, (yes, all of you), do let me know what you think of the starting episodes ofthe shows I hooked you up with. I'm really interested in what you make of them, for good or for ill. Feel free to tell me if you hated them and why! Of course, loving them would work too...

Dear Drag Queens I went to see at the con who are not reading this, I love you.

Dear All Muskrats, all of you were great and I enjoyed everyone I talked to. You rock! Fellow fans just make life so much better. How are you doing? Did you make it home without disaster? Talk to me!

People who may be interested in the awesome wtf that is My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic now, after I buttonholed you about it... I can help you with that!

People I told about Sam Winchester as Fenton The Death Sheep - you can find that vid here. Yes, his Demon Blood arc maps perfectly, season by season, onto the musical tale of a killer wooly lamb that took over hell.

People I told about the Q Is In Bed With Picard A Lot and chases him to I Want You Bad vid,it is here. (Yeah, same vidder, yeah, she's my friend, deal with it. The vids are OBJECTIVELY AWESOME.)

People I told about the two-part BBC Sherlock/Addams Family crossover where John is half-Addams, you can find them here.

People interested in vidding with netbooks, the programs I use are:

-This hack (which you're going to need to reinstall every time Windows updates but oh well) will fool your netbook into thinking it has greater resolution and thus allow you to run video editing programs that require it. (Free!)

- Handbrake and Dvd43 to rip source video from dvd (Free!)

- Super to convert source video into different formats for various vidding purposes (Free!)

- Corel Video Studio (I use it on my netbook, I like it a lot, and it does everything I could ask. Full version free for a month, and MUCH cheaper than Adobe if you choose to buy. Like 3 times cheaper. It costs more than when I bought an earlier version last year, but it's still relatively cheap and a month is enough time to make a vid anyhow.)

More on this later!

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Mongor! What is best in life?

Some of you may know that I have a small, bratty foster cat. I am now pleased to announce that I have adopted the small, bratty foster cat*!

Everyone deserves a fun internet name, and thus, I declare this beast... MONGOR, KITTY BARBARIAN!

My cat is very fast, very strong and enthusiastic about killing things, all of which would make for a fantastic barbarian. He's also not very bright and a teeny tiny ten pound tom cat, but you can't have everything.

In recognition of this fact, I introduce him to you via his own personal home-vidded title sequence!


By the way,I am offering to make a similar title sequence to the music of your choice for your pet or pets (or kids, or friends, or self) as an item on help_japan. Bidding startshere at a mere $5!

*Well, I and my parents. Between the three of us, he will always have a home, even when my parents travel the world after retirement. For now I visit them on weekends.

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So if someone... theoretically, of course... wanted to make a constructed reality vid from the point of view of Mal in Inception with her as the narrator of Jonathan Coulton's Portal theme song "Still Alive" , possible added source video for this vid could best be found where? Suggestions?

To clarify, in its most basic form, this would be cheerfully malicious Mal explaining that, in fact, she's still alive, Dom is delusional, and she's laughing at him. Therefore, I need footage of "Mal" "alive" and outside the dream. Bonus points for footage of Leonardo Di Caprio or someone who can be used as a stand-in passed out in a hospital bed.

Of course, the alternate possibility is that by alive, it is the projection as narrator and Cobb didn't get rid of her after all, but that's only if I can't find suitable source - or you guys think the original idea was dumb.


(Also, let me know if someone already did this and you happen to know about it)

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Song: For Your Entertainment
Artist: Adam Lambert
Vidder: Grey Bard
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing(s) and/or Genre: Gabriel/Everybody Gabriel-centic black comedy character study 
Spoilers: 215 - Tall Tales, 311 - Mystery Spot, 508 - Changing Channels, 519 - Hammer of the Gods, 513 - The Song Remains The Same, Merrie Melodies - Bugs Bunny Rides Again
Summary: The Trickster Gabriel: "What can I say? I'm sentimental" 
ETA: Warnings: Explicit and bloody hand-to-hand violence, death, short clips and white flashes native to source as well as (canon) careless and heedless use of gods and sacred beings from living religions for the purposes of fiction.
Notes )

Detailed vid notes, including programs used, will be available in a few days.  

 Lyrics )
Download links:
(Currently quick and dirty Megaupload uploads, but it will be on my site soon)

28 mb iPod-ready MP4 -


Youtube link -

Youtube )

Premiered at the Con.Txt 2010 vidshow.

Streaming and downloads are also available at the House of Torres on Dreamwidth.
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Some of you might remember my Star Trek fic, Species Diversity and You written for Trek Novel Fest. Now it has been interpreted into a short fanfilm directed by ink_n_imp, starring real live fan actors! I am very proud.

It has just been unveiled at the Halloween party ink_n_imp threw tonight with gleeful_t's kind assistance, and I'm proud to be able to link it in my journal!Title, rating, warnings, spoilers and summary as if it were a fic )

Species Diversity and You: A Sexual Safety Presentation.

By Antonella Inserra and A. Bertram Wilberforce

From the story by Grey Bard

Or direct link