Thank you so much for vidding for me, and I’m sorry this letter is a bit late! Optional details are of course optional, so feel free to ignore everything I’ve written here. I’m sure I will love whatever you make for these sources!!!
Music-wise, I like indie rap/hiphop, but more importantly I like anything that fits the theme of the vid. Pop, rock, folk, country, musical theater, it’s all good. Slow and sad tends to not be my favorite, but if it works with the emotions in the vid, go for it.
Take My Wife (TV 2016) [SAFETY]: I only got around to watching this show pretty recently, but it’s so, so funny and sweet and heartwarming. I love Cameron and Rhea’s relationship and humor, and the general vibe that doing things from stand-up comedy to long-term relationships is hard and takes work but is so completely worth it.
Gotham Central: I love the GCPD as an ensemble, and the concept of non-superpowered, non-vigilante characters trying to exist and make a difference in a superhero universe. Also, Renee Montoya is one of my favorite characters ever, and I’d welcome anything focusing on her, even drawing from sources outside Gotham Central (Question comics, DCAU, Gotham TV show.)
Blazing Saddles (1974) [SAFETY]: This movie is an old favorite of mine! It's hilarious and charming, and the entire cast is excellent, especially Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder and Madeline Kahn. I love the slapstick, the Wild West tropes mixed with anachronisms and meta humor, and the Bart & Jim friendship. There are so many fun/funny vids to be made here! (Please leave out the n-word though.)
Janelle Monae – Works: I love everything Janelle Monae does: her sci-fi aesthetic and storytelling, her politics and activism, really just her whole deal. I'd really love a vid set in the Cindi Mayweather universe, maybe incorporating outside sources since the only canon footage comes from a couple of her music videos and some additional promotional videos. She's created such a fascinating story and setting with her albums and I think that world could really use some exploration! If that's not your style, I'd also welcome a more RPF-type approach celebrating any aspect of her life and work.
Now for the fully half of my requests with no visual component. I know these are tricky, and I would love to see a vid for them at all! My one general request is that you try to respect the diversity of the source material, and include diversity where possible.
The Penumbra Podcast: Juno Steel is my forever fave (I want him to know he has friends! </3) and I love that space noir aesthetic. But there are so many other cool things going on with this podcast!!! A diverse fantasy vid featuring the second citadel would be amazing, as would Wild West lesbians raising a family, as would lizard ot3. Something featuring the Penumbra Hotel (/whatever) itself would also be EXTREMELY cool.
The Strange Case of Starship Iris (Podcast): I love space and found family a lot (part 1). There’s not a lot of this podcast in existence—it’s not a safety, but it’s currently under 180 minutes, and I highly recommend checking it out! It’s kind of like Firefly, but better, queerer, and featuring alien linguistics. I love all the characters so any ship or character-focused vid would be great, as would an ensemble vid.
Wolf 359 (Radio): I love space and found family a lot (part 2). Especially Hera (anything to do with AI would be so good) and Minkowski, and the crew they form with Eiffel. And the plant monster. And the weird transmissions from deep space. The show has such a cool creepy vibe when it’s not being a workplace sitcom on a space station, and both of those wildly different tones would make for great vids! (I also love Minkowski/Lovelace.)
Six of Crows Series - Leigh Bardugo: Fantasy heists!!!! And found family. (I’m starting to see a pattern here.) I especially love Inej and her wire-walking ways, and Nina being a plus-size badass. I also think there are some seriously cool visuals to be found in this fantasy world, and if you gave vidding those a shot I would be super impressed.