aislynn: (The Mummy - Ardeth whee)


[livejournal.com profile] het_reccers is hosting a Multifandom Het Shipping Cage Match and I see several ships on there that I know my fellow flisters out there are fond of like I am! So check them out and vote, if you're so inclined! :D

*whispers* Hey, [livejournal.com profile] dana_cz, Erik/Christine is on there! (However, they're up against Buffy/Spike and Mulder/Scully, so that's so pretty stiff competition! But, hey, at least they're representing! ;) )

Anyway, just wanted to let y'all know in case you wanted to play along and hadn't seen this yet. ;)

♥♥♥!!!

2 vid recs

Sep. 23rd, 2012 12:53 pm
aislynn: (Avengers - Loki blue)
I just stumbled across this vid at Tumblr a few minutes ago and wanted to share it and a second one by the same vidder, VilyaXxX0llwyna. I'm a big fan of her work, she always makes really interesting videos, whether they're for pairings that I do or even don't ship! ;)

Embedded under the cut )
aislynn: (Teen Wolf - Derek sup baby)
This will surprise absolutely nobody who's on my Tumblr because I've been rather hardcore reblogging Teen Wolf for the past, oh, couple of weeks or so since it sucked me in, ;) but I wanted to pass the fun along to my LJ peeps as well! So here are a few reasons why, IMO, this show is worth your time (at least to check it out; homegirl here makes no promises that you'll like it, of course ;) )...

I tried to keep the spoilers to a bare minimum. I mean, I had to tell you WHY I liked certain things but I did my best not to lob huge spoiler grenades in the process. ;) But still, to be fair, consider this a SPOILER WARNING FOR SEASONS 1 AND 2 OF TEEN WOLF. If you absolutely don't want to know a thing about either season, then don't click the link. However, if you're willing to let me try to convince you to give this one a try and don't mind some basic info, then please do come on it! :D

Yes, there WILL be at least one picture of a hot, shirtless dude under this cut if you scroll down far enough ;) Also, some of this is copypasta'd ;) from my Tumblr post so if it suddenly starts giving you deja vu that would be why ;)  )
aislynn: (Doctor Who - Eleven spots Edward)
I've gotten two spam comments in my creative comm in the past few days that had embedded Youtube videos in them. I thought they were just nuisances and deleted/blocked them without much further thought but it turns out that they have a risk with them.

If you've dealt with an embedded video spam comment lately, be sure to NOT watch it or follow the link back to YT, and it wouldn't hurt to run your full set of security programs just to be sure. Rootkits suck and are usually a real bear to get rid of. >:[

I'm actually not sure how this spammer is managing to spread a rootkit through Youtube, honestly (because that's a genuine YT video, not a fake look-alike that sends you to a different site or the like). But I wanted to pass the warning along anyway, since better safe than sorry!

Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] vidding here for the head's up about this! ;)

(And, in case you know my terrible luck with viruses/malware/etc and are wondering: I did somehow manage to escape being infected with this... so far! @_@ ;) )
aislynn: (Despicable Me - Minion is excite)
I admit, my first reaction to hearing that they were remaking my beloved 1987 "Beauty and the Beast" was sort of "NooooOOOOOOOOoooooOOOoooOOooo!!!" *throws self dramatically to the floor* I mean, come on, how could you possibly reboot Catherine and Vincent's epic love story? How could you even hope to find somebody who could match Ron Perlman's amazing portrayal?

And seriously, if you've never heard him do his "Vincent" voice, you are MISSING SOMETHING. Clicky click for an example embedded under the cut ;) )

*facepalm*

Jun. 16th, 2012 11:52 am
aislynn: (Michael Fassbender - smile)


Should I actually, you know, SEE the movie before I start shipping it or is it okay if all of the reviews/screencaps/GIFs/etc. I’ve come across have pretty much convinced me? ;)

And hopefully whenever I do see Prometheus, I won’t end up retroactively horrified that I’m feeling inclined to draw sparkly pink hearts around them. O_O ;)



Because, yes, everybody thinks “sparkly pink hearts” when you think about a movie in the Aliens franchise, right? *giggles and shakes head* ;)

From my Tumblr here. ;)
aislynn: (Sanctuary - Henry grr argh)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] catyuy at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] kijikun at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] summer_skin at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] thegrlwhowaited at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] cloverdew at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] classicdramatic at !Important Mod Post
*IMPORTANT UPDATE: PLEASE READ*

All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Seriously. WHAT THE FLYING FUCK WORLD.
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] lickbrains at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] awry at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox News confirms this:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c


ETA: Petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th>

aislynn: (Avengers - Natasha)


It’s still very early, but it looks like THE AVENGERS will be arriving on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D early in the fall on September 25. We have a look at what could potentially be the cover art and a look at what special features will be included with the release. Word is that a 10-disc set will also be released with THE AVENGERS that will include all of the films leading up to the film (Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America), but no official word on that yet.

Special features and the requisite Why Does Everything Turn Into A Picspam With Me? picspam under the cut! )
aislynn: (Carla Gugino - isn't she lovely)
...I turned into a Juliet Simms fangirl. ;) So, in honor of her being in the final 4 performers on The Voice tomorrow night, I thought I'd post my favorite songs of hers so far. ;)

Embedded under the cut )
aislynn: (Doctor Who - Party in the TARDIS!)


If you know me, then you've probably heard me talk about LVI before. It's been my main home on the Web for more than 7 years now and it was my privilege to be admin there for 5 years until RL forced me to step down earlier this year. However, I'm still definitely a member there and I'd love for you to come check us out and see what all we have to offer! :D

If you enjoy making vids or just watching them, then be sure to hop on over to Lost Video Island. For many years, LVI has been the home to the largest collection of Lost fanvids on the web but starting this past year, now ALL fandom vids are welcome! So if you like vids or you’re just looking for a fun, friendly multi-fandom community to hang out at, be sure to stop by and check us out! Thanks and hope to see you there soon! :D ♥♥♥!!!

Need more convincing? Check out these awesome LVI commercials embedded under this cut! )
aislynn: (DW - Ten don't blow up Ais' vids)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] ciaimpala at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] zelda_zee at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] mickeym at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] nrrrdy_grrrl at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] mangacat201

All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Seriously. WHAT THE FLYING FUCK WORLD.

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox News confirms this:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c



ETA: Petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th
aislynn: (POI - John Reese b/w)
Person of Interest 1x17 "Baby Blue" bringing you ALL THE FEELS, courtesy of John Reese, under the cut...

You may have noticed that I'm kinda loving this show right now, huh? ;) )
aislynn: (POI - Reese must be Thursday)
A much-needed fannish post at long last! ;)

I'm not necessarily the sort of person who really goes crazy over seeing my fav characters with babies, but I have to say, tonight's Person of Interest 1x17 "Baby Blue" looks to be the exception to that. ;)

Promo embedded under the cut )

Person of Interest airs Thursday 9/8c on CBS (unfortunately, CBS no longer has the rights to stream the episodes :S so the only way to watch it legally seems to be on TV *sigh* which is a bummer but this show is worth the extra trouble, IMO). ;)

♥♥♥!!!
aislynn: (POI - Carter/Reese smile)
...because nothing makes me a happier fangirl than to find a ship to jump aboard!

Cut in case GIFs popping up on your flist messes with your Interwebz )
aislynn: (POI - Finch and Reese b/w)
I'd been intending to check out Person of Interest ever since I first heard about it but it conflicted with a few other shows on at the same time (the darn DVR needs at least one more tuner, c'mon! :P ;) ) and so I never got around checking it out at CBS' site.

But several Person of Interest vids have come through LVI recently and they renewed my interest in it (Official Copyright Holders, please take note of how that happened. Fanvids = me wanting to watch your show, ergo fanvids are GOOD. You should embrace vids and welcome them as the amazing free advertising that they are! ;) ). Especially since that means that now I want to vid your show, therefore, I will be buying your DVD set when it's available in addition to tuning in AND in turn giving your show some good word of mouth. VIDS = WIN/WIN for us all, doncha know? ♥! ;)

Sadly, I've missed most of the early eps now and CBS' site only has as, at this moment, eps 8, 11, 12 and 13. I caught ep 7 before it fell off to make room for 13, which just aired this past Thursday. However, it was ep 11, "Super" that hooked me liek woah.

So, under the cut, let me share some *squee* with you and who knows? Maybe you'll be interested enough to check it out, too? ;) That is, if you're not already watching, of course! ♥!

Ever think you're being watched? )

Alcatraz

Jan. 26th, 2012 02:24 am
aislynn: (Sanctuary - gears)
I got the chance to catch the first 3 episodes of "Alcatraz" (the 2 hour pilot and the episode after that) and I enjoyed it. Is anybody else watching?

'Cause I don't have enough fandoms yet *blush* ;) )
aislynn: (Sanctuary - Henry grr argh)
Reposting this from [livejournal.com profile] develish1 since I know a lot of fellow vidders who have YT accounts...

If you received an email like this claiming to be from YouTube...

Screencap under the cut )

DO NOT click on the link it contains. Go directly to YouTube and check your inbox there (and don't click on the link that says inbox in that email, either; go to Youtube directly yourself and get to your inbox that way). If it IS a genuine message then there will be a copy in your inbox at YouTube too, and you can deal with it from there.

There are however many of these emails going out that are in fact totally bogus, as the one above is, no matter how real it might look. The only reason I was immediately aware that this was a bogus mail is because although I have an account there, I have never uploaded any videos myself, meaning no-one could be contacting my about one of "my" videos.

I know several of my friends have indeed loaded up videos there though, and as a result might fall prey to this scam, which I suspect takes you to a phishing site, or a site where some kind of malware or virus could be downloaded to your PC.
aislynn: (DW - Ten don't blow up Ais' vids)
(taken from [livejournal.com profile] agirlnamedtruth, orginally posted on [livejournal.com profile] vidding)

If you're from the UK and you believe in freedom of speech and an uncensored interenet, you really need to sign this petition. There are others floating about, but that particular one is the best way to ensure that your voice gets heard. It's hosted on the directgov website and addresses parliament directly. If it gets more than 100,000 signatures, it becomes eligible for discussion in the House of Commons.

Everyone's been getting so worked up over SOPA -- and rightly so -- that ACTA seems to have slipped under the radar. This is hugely problematic, because ACTA is a similar bill, but it has the potential to be far more damaging than SOPA ever could be.

Some people seem to have this misconception that ACTA is the 'European SOPA', but that simply isn't true. It's a global treaty, and it's already been signed by eight countries, including the US, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. Europe votes on Thursday. If they vote 'no', the bill will have to be taken back to the drawing board and reformulated, which should buy us some time at the very least.

If you think this doesn't affect you, you're wrong. If ACTA passes, it could well signal the end of the internet as we know it, and that isn't an exaggeration. It's not just about watching movies and television online. If ACTA passes, sites like YouTube, Livejournal, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and even Google and Wikipedia could become impossible to maintain. ACTA would allow ISPs to monitor your net activity and cut off internet access for your entire household if one person is suspected of breaching copyright. Think Big Brother is Watching. I don't think I need to emphasise just how damaging it can be to be without internet access in this day and age, when we rely so heavily on technology.

It's not only bloggers and fandom that would be affected, either. Small businesses, independent film-makers and unsigned musicians who have previously found their niche online would also suffer hugely, and would be at risk of being bullied into submission by Hollywood and multinational corporations under accusations of copyright infringement. All those artists who found fame by uploading covers of songs to YouTube would never have had the opportunity to do so under ACTA, as those cover versions would be prohibited.

I know the internet has its problems, but to my mind it's the single greatest invention to come out of modern times, and it would be an absolute travesty if we were to lose that now. From a personal point of view, I can't even put into words how important this is to me. I've met some of my closest friends through the internet and online fandom, people whom I would likely never have met without it, and it's given me this amazing social support system. I don't want that to end here, and I want to preserve it for future generations so that they can have the same experience and opportunities I've been given through my online interactions.

I know that opinions on the seriousness of copyright infringement and online piracy vary wildly, but that isn't really the point. Internet giants such as Google are opposed to this bill, and it's pretty safe to say that they're not in favour of copyright infringment, as anyone who's ever had a fanvid taken down from YouTube will be painfully aware. Whatever your stance on copyright, this isn't the way to go about dealing with it. This is dangerous legislation that impeaches on some of our most basic human rights, such as the right to privacy and freedom of speech.

So if you're from the UK, please, please sign the petition. If you hail from elsewhere in the world, there may well be similar movements in your own country, but I think the most effective thing anybody can do right now is to keep talking about this. Talk about it on Livejournal, on Twitter, on Tumblr, on Facebook, and anywhere else you can think of. Make sure this issue is never far from people's minds. The internet is an amazingly powerful tool: let's utilise it while we still have the chance.

Please repost and spread the word :)

SAY NO TO ACTA!

Repost this:
aislynn: (Alice - Hatter/Alice just need a hug)
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We always celebrate Christmas but this year, there have been such desperate, dire sicknesses in my family, from a never-ending respiratory illness all the way up to a massive stroke, that I'm trying to look at every day that we're all still alive and here as a reason to celebrate.
aislynn: (Tron Legacy - Quorra & Kevin distance)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] write_light at BAD Internet Laws Heading Your Way

From the flist: 



Spread the word, even you're not a US citizen, it is important for everyone!! It easy to do and it can change everything. More info by clicking on the banner.

Website Blocking

The government can order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users.

Risk of Jail for Ordinary Users

It becomes a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than $2,500 to license, even if you are a totally noncommercial user, e.g. singing a pop song on Facebook.

Chaos for the Internet

Thousands of sites that are legal under the DMCA would face new legal threats. People trying to keep the internet more secure wouldn't be able to rely on the integrity of the DNS system.


Read this analysis from boing-boing.net

Get on the phone and call your representative. Express your disapproval. Tell him or her exactly how you feel, and that you don't support this. Tell your friends to call their representatives, their Congressperson, and complain. Mention that you are a registered voter that takes your civic responsibility seriously and that you will use that vote to express your feelings about this.

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_60/Internet-Companies-Boost-Hill-Lobbying-210345-1.html?pos=olobh

“We support the bill’s stated goals — providing additional enforcement tools to combat foreign ‘rogue’ websites that are dedicated to copyright infringement or counterfeiting,” the Internet companies wrote in Tuesday’s letter. “Unfortunately, the bills as drafted would expose law-abiding U.S. Internet and technology companies to new uncertain liabilities, private rights of action and technology mandates that would require monitoring of websites.”  The chamber-led coalition in support of the bill includes Walmart, Eli Lilly & Co. and Netflix.

Google and other opponents of the legislation argue that restricting the Internet in the U.S. sets a bad international precedent and that the language defines infringing too broadly.



This is scary. I'm not talking about what some people have dismissed this as: "Oh, you're just mad because it'll stop you from downloading movies and music for free!" A vaguely written law that gives government the ability to decide what websites you can go to? That's a huge blow to free speech in America, how could that not be?

And I suppose this part depends on your opinion on vidding but I personally believe it's a valid art form. It's a means of remixing video and music in a way that is uniquely your own vision. I've never seen a vidder try to claim that they personally filmed the movie/show or created the music. Vidders don't make money off their vids (at least, none that I've ever met; being the Internet, you learn never to assume that somebody hasn't tried something crazy by now ;) ). Vids are for entertainment and for your own expression. But under these bills, not only would it become impossible to share your own vids with anybody if you're in the US, it would be illegal to watch vids as well.

Any site that allows user-generated content would have to be monitored heavily to make sure that somebody doesn't upload something "infringing," whether it's a song playing in the background while you're filming your dog doing something cute or whatever. User-generated content would basically have to STOP for most websites because the penalty would be too high if something got through.

This is really ridiculous, in my opinion. I'm not saying that the movie/TV show/music copyright holders don't have a right to not want their material pirated. Of course they do. But this net they're trying to cast is so very broad that it's not going to just catch people pirating movies and music and all of that. It's going to target everybody who has ever used copyrighted material, no matter in how much of a NOT "Here, I'm helping you to illegally obtain this content!" way.

I didn't get interested in Doctor Who until I started seeing vids for it. I didn't watch it because the commercials made me want to see it, I got interested from what vidders had to say about it. I'd hate to even tell you how much I've spent now on DVD sets and merchandise that the copyright holders never would've seen from me if not for those vids. There have been songs that I disliked on the radio and would never have bought for its own sake. Then I saw a great vid using that song and suddenly... I really like it. My opinion flipped completely and solely because of a vid. Vids are great promotional tools provided for free and out of sheer love from fans of a show or band. They don't take the place of legally buying the products they promote.

But regardless of how you feel about the legalities of vidding, the bottom line is that whenever you're ready to implement censorship in such a broad way, it's a very bad, scary and troubling step to take. You think this doesn't affect you if you're not a vidder or if you're not in America? If this passes, then just you wait and see. You'll be next.

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