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Video of the Week: Stargate Atlantis – Stress

Hands! Rodney McKay’s beautiful, expressive hands! This is a marvelous tribute to our favorite snarky scientist. I can’t hear this song without thinking about Rodney; it’s almost as if it were written just for him. Rache & Sandy (aka Clucking Belles aka Media Cannibals) don’t have their videos uploaded on YouTube or Vimeo so if you weren’t lucky enough to see them in a convention video room or don’t have a membership to Vidders.net you probably haven’t seen their collection of fantastic work. Winner of the 2006 Stargate Fan Award for Best Video: Character (McKay) and the 2006 Stargate Music Video Award (McKay), hands down, if you’ll pardon the pun, this is one of my all-time favorite videos in any fandom.

 

Video of the Week: The King’s Speech – I Have a Voice

Not all fan videos use a songs lyrics to tell their story. For example, in this gorgeous fan video by lolilie, she does a remarkable job of using choice cuts of dialogue from the movie coupled with an evocative piece of orchestral music by Philip Glass (from the movie “The Hours”) to build to an emotional crescendo. Quite simply, this is a brilliant piece of work. I was in tears before it was over. Simply stunning.

 

Video of the Week: Sherlock – Will You Do This For Me?

WARNING: If you haven’t watched Series 2, don’t watch this because it’s one big spoiler.

WARNING: If you have watched Series 2, have a full box of tissues handy because you’ll be a mess by the time it’s over.

Sherlock fandom is producing an astonishing amount of brilliant pieces of art – videos, fiction, drawings, paintings, manips, gifs, etc. This video is a flawless example of the heights in which this fandom is capable of attaining.