The AMV recs made the general rec post overflow! Now they have their own page.
I am repeating all warnings and notes from the fics, art, and comics rec page.
Fan Fics: stories written by fans, for fans. Not much here yet -- I'm focusing on art at the moment.
Fan Art: art, art, art! There are some HIGHLY taleted fan artists on the internet, and I try to gather some of the best works here.
Fan Comics: I was getting quite a number of comics and various sorts of sequential art in the art section, and so I decided to make a section just for them. Here you can find short little two-panel comics along with any good-quality fan doujinshi that can be found online. These can vary a lot in length.
AMVs : MOVED TO THEIR OWN PAGE I love AMVs, but am pretty damn picky about them. I thought I'd share some of my favourites here.
What I warn for: Violence, kinks, yaoi/yuri (slash, femmeslash, homosexuality, etc.) when not in own section, major spoilers, sexual content.
What I don't warn for: Yaoi/yuri (slash, femmeslash, homosexuality, etc.) when that pairing (threesome, whatever) has its own section. Anyting PG-13 and under, since I hope most people can handle that.
|Personal favourtie||I like this one a lot! It may not be in any real way superior to anything else in the gallery, but these earn my personal highest recommendation.|
|Male/Male (yoai, slash, etc)||Contains two or more men in sexual or romantic relationships. As far as art goes, I don't label if two guys are simply portayed together. There has to be some kind of significant contact or interaction.|
|Female/Female (yuri, femmeslash, etc.)||Contains two or more women men in sexual or romantic relationships. As far as art goes, I don't label if two girls are simply portayed together. There has to be some kind of significant contact or interaction.|
|Not work-safe||My cover term for the higher ratings, anything from R on up. This includes nakedness and actual sex going on.|
|Violence||Contains blood or other violent imagery. I DO NOT put this on action pics where they're just menacing each other or swinging swords at each other. Usually, someone has to be bleeding or otherwise damaged.|
Please also note that the majority of the fan art pieces are from deviantart or y-gallery. Both places have options for full-sizing images, which I highly recommend in ALL cases. However, I always link to the smaller version out of respect for your internet connections, so that if you don't like a picture, you don't have to waste time downloading it. Also, I NEVER hotlink (except to my own art hosted at my own site). Some artists, however, do not make individual html pages for each of their works. These are handled on a case-by-case basis in the commentary.
Speaking of DA and y-gallery, I believe neither gallery allows non-members to view mature-rated works. Becoming a member in both places is easy and free, and to my knowledge nothing untoward will happen to the information you release to either site. However, if you really don't want to sign up but really want to see some good smut, you can email me nicely (address found in my profile) and I might be able to help you out.
I'm very open to suggestions and always love to read new stories or look at new eye-candy. However, please don't be offended if you recommend a fic or piece of art to me and it doesn't wind up here.
Finally, as a matter of policy, I do not rec my own work. I might, if someone (probably several someones) request that I put tha up here. You can always look at my art by visiting my own site and galleries.
Appetite for Dynamite by Wonka (Hype-Odermic Studios)
Song: Appetite (for Lightin' Dynamite)
Artist: Citizen Cope
Comments: Well done to an unusual song. It fits the lazy/intense atmosphere of Cowboy Bebop.
Homunculus Tribute PT2: All to Blame by FraChan
Song: We're All to Blame
Artist: Sum 41
Comments: An intense tribute to the Homunculi. Excellent editing and fitting pacing make this veideo stand out.
Always Hardcore by Nostromo_vx
Comments: Great quality, good pacing, and overall appeal.
Greed vs. Envy by Darci-San (Evil Plushie)
Song: Anything You Can Do
Artist: Anne Get your Gun/Bernadette Peters
Comments: There's no actual anime footage in this, but it's very fun and well done.
Whisper Of The Beast by ScorpionsUltd (Scorpions Unlimited)
Song: The 5th Of March
Comments: If you've seen the series, you will immediately recognize that this well-edited and powerful video is not telling th same story the anime did. But this story is also interesting and haunting.
Way of the Ninja by Tenken
Song: Lazy Bones
Comments: Well done video to an unusual and fun song, with something a little different from the usual Naruto video angst-fest.
The Way of the Ninja by Arczi
Song: My Way
Artist: Limp Bizkit
Comments: Effective editing and effects make this video stand out from an admittedly glutted fandom. Very high quality raws, and overall excellent quality.
Ready for Fighting by Kirua (Istic Studio)
Song: Punk Ass Bitch
Comments: There's something very catchy about this amv. The quality is good, especially the segments featuring each crew member and a bit of their past. Fun, while at the same time showing something a little meaningful about each crew member.
The Navigator and the Swordsman by GinnySeta (Seta Ginny Studios)
Song: My Immortal
Comments: This an EXTREMELY well done and very moving amv. Feautring Zoro and Nami and their respective pasts and demons, this video is quite serious and very emotional. It's obvious that a lot of time and effort went into this video -- ti definitely shows. If you've seen or read even the first few arcs of the series (and maybe even if you haven't), this video will move you.
This is Living! by Sierra Lorna (Premonition Studios)
Song: Movin' On
Artist: Good Charlotte
Comments: Despite the song's upbeat rhythm, this is surprisingly serious and fitting tribute to Vash. Excellent editing and good pacing make for a a great watch.
The Azumanga Boogie (or Some Girls Like Crack) by gambitt
Series: Azumanga Daioh
Artist: Independent Women
Comments: A weird (but well done) amv for a weird series to a weird song. It all fits together.
Shamanic Dance by Odorf
Series: Shamanic Princess
Comments: Extremely well done video to an instrumental piece. Excellent rhythm and mood.
Caffeine Encomium by Kevin Caldwell (proxy)
Series: Kodomo no Omocha Song: William Tell Overture
Artist: Gioachino Rossini
Comments: REALLY DAMN BRILLIANT. It's an amv set to classical music that ACTUALLY WORKS. Even if you're not a fan of this series, this amv deserves a look just because it's so very well done.
Pretend To Be Nice by Mika Saigo
Series: Fruits Basket
Song: Pretend to be Nice
Artist: Josie and the Pussycats
Comments: Fun, original and well done video about a rarely-featured relationship.
Lurid Enchantment by IcyCloud (Aqua Sky Productions)
Series: Le Portrait de Petit Cossette
Song: Room Of Angel
Artist: Silent Hill 4 OST
Comments: Haunting, dramatic, stylish and macabre, this video will pull you in even if you are unfamiliar with the series.
AMV Hell 3 by Sierra Lorna (Premonition Studios)
Comments: This video is the length of a movie, and it keeps you entertained for the WHOLE TIME through great editing, direction, and variety of csongs and series. Need I say more?
Elvis vs. Anime by Sierra Lorna (Premonition Studios)
Song: A Little less Conversation (Remix Radio Edit)
Artist: Elvis Presley vs. JXL
Comments: A feat of creative editing, concept work, and overall great quality. One of my favourite Elvis songs set to a background of many animes, many characters, and much dancing. From what I understand, based on the original music video.
Any Other Way by Bahamut God (Production Team Eos)
Series: Trigun, Ranma 1/2, Love Hina, Tenchi Muyo, Maison Ikkoku
Artist: Meredith Brooks
Comments: A mix of some of anime's more tempremental ladies of anime in a very well done video to a fitting song. Sensitive treatment of the ladies, and it has a happy ending. Everybody wins ^_^
Tainted Donuts by E-Ko (Manic Expressions)
Series: Cowboy Bebop, Trigun
Song: Siroi Yami No Naka (Kimidori Break Version)
Comments: Behold! For it is a well done music video that mixes two different animes and has a PLOT! And GOOD plot! This is an incredible feat of editing, mixing the two animes together nearly flawlessly and creating a fun and engaging story. A personal favourite, as well as an overall excellent job.
Shonen Bushidou by istiv (Istiv Studio)
Series: Various (69)
Song: Spirit Never Dies
Comments: This video features a variety of series and characters, but it all works together, and the pacing of the footage fits the song very well. Excellent editing and effects.
Odorikuruu by aokakesu (Aokakesu Digital)
Series: Various (34)
Comments: Very fun, with good rhythm synching and effects. A really fun to a song I've not seen done before. Excellent synching with the dancing.
Memories Dance by Vlad G Pohnert
Series: Kiki's Delivery Service, Laputa, Totoro, Nausicaa, On Your Mark, Pom Poko, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Whisper of the Heart
Song: Mummer's Dance
Artist: Loreena McKennit
Comments: This is a very fitting tribute to Miyazaki's genius and creativity. Subtle editing and original effects add much to this video. I especially enjoyed the several sequences which showed off the near-exact parallels between the featured films. Definitely worth a look!
Masochism Anime by gangstaj8 (Flying Frog Studios)
Series: Simpsons, Family Guy, Trigun, Inu Yasha, Read or Die, Cowboy Bebop, Chrono Crusade, Futurama, Samurai Jack
Song: Masochism Tango
Artist: Tom Lehrer (Absolutely Nobody)
Comments: The lip synching in this video is AMAZING, to the point that in most cases the characters aren't just opening their mouths at the right time but also actually shaping the words correctly. This is extremely well done and quite funny.
I Wish I Was a Lesbian by AbsoluteDestiny (Zettai Unmei Anime)
Series: Cowboy Bebop, Ranma 1/2, His and Her Circumstances/Kare Kano, Neon Genesis Evangelion, FLCL, Di Gi Charat
Artist: Loudon Wainwright III
Comments: This is a really, really fun amv coupled with a great, funny song.
Happy Boys and Girls by atchang
Song: Happy Boys and Girls
Comments: Lighthearted and well done. A fun little video, if you'll pardon my weakness for Aqua.
Gay Bar by kichigai-jin (Studio Chikara)
Song: Gay Bar
Artist: Electric Six
Comments: Pure crack. And a fair bit of gay, though it's all in good fun. Pretty DAMN funny and well done.
Do It Right by AbsoluteDestiny (Zettai Unmei Anime)
Series: Various (15)
Song: Shake Your Tail Feather
Artist: Ray Charles and the Blues Brothers
Comments: Absolutely brilliant tribute to Ray and Blues brothers. Very well done -- good concept, good synching, good original animations.