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06 October 2010 @ 08:53 pm
Babylon 5 Picspam  
One cap per episode.
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enigmaticblues: babylon 5 crewenigmaticblues on October 7th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
Oh, that is super, super cool.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on October 7th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC)
Thank you! I was going to make it into a wallpaper, but I was tired and frustrated because I couldn't get everything to line up right and argh. But I am going to make a wallpaper! Just...not tonight, heh.
nhpwnhpw on October 7th, 2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
I would so totally love to see this as a wallpaper - but I don't want to frustrate you more, so. You know. Take your time. :)
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on October 7th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'll probably do it in the next few days. I was tired last night and needed to get off the computer anyway, heh.
nhpwnhpw on October 7th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
Holy graphics, Batman.

Seriously, though, this is awesome. And I am lame, because I spent way more time than I should have trying to place each pic in 1) an episode and 2) a scene.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on October 7th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
Thanks! When I started this, I didn't really accurately gauge the time commitment. I am so, so glad it's finally finished.

When I started, I was picking caps that were like, "I am from this episode!" And realized that it just wasn't very interesting, because a lot of those kinds of caps are actually static shots and kinda blah. So I went back and found dynamic caps, or interesting frames, etc. Again, it took forever.

(It was very tough finding non-Byron caps for all those S5 episodes. Bitch was in so much of the show.)
nhpw: sheridannhpw on October 7th, 2010 12:18 pm (UTC)
Something caught my eye this morning that I didn't notice last night. In the S4 caps, there are two caps of John that are kitty-corner from each other - clean-shaven handsome John from (I think?) No Surrender, No Retreat, and then the eye just pulls down and to the left to the cap from Intersections and - my brain was like - it kind of throws the evolution of John Sheridan right in your face right there. SO cool. (IDK whether you planned that or whether it was a happy accident, but it was striking enough that I had to mention it.)
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on October 7th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
I didn't plan that particular juxtaposition - though I wish I could say that I did! I was mostly trying to alternate close-ups with wider shots (wider shots being tough at that size, to make sure you can actually see what's going on), and not having the same character right next to himself/herself either horizontally or vertically. I have two Ivanovas stacked on top of each other that I'm not happy about, but I love that fish-angle shot of her after watching that propaganda piece, and I obviously had to have a cap of the Voice of the Resistance, so I guess it's fine.

As far as the evolution of John Sheridan goes, that's why I have that totally goofy cap of his grinning into his link from early S2. He's such a dork.
nhpw: sdalmostkissnhpw on October 7th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
He's such a dork.

And this is one of the reasons we love him. We are all dorks. :)

xphilehb: B5 - J/D Kissy Facexphilehb on October 7th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
You just had to put a picture in there of Delenn lying in that bed all alone, didn't you?! It was necessary to rip my heart out, was it? *sobs*

My pain aside, however, this is fantastic! I cannot wait to study it in great detail (because I totally will).
nhpwnhpw on October 7th, 2010 12:10 pm (UTC)
I was totally going to make this comment - and then I realized, "Hey, at least she didn't cap the pillow-hugging. That kills more than anything else."
Shannon: b5 darkness and light grabskungfuwaynewho on October 7th, 2010 12:46 pm (UTC)

Anna Sheridan just needs to be glad she's a fictional character, and that she's dead, because otherwise I would so punch her in the face.
Shannon: dwight sadkungfuwaynewho on October 7th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
You know how when you get a sore tastebud, you just keep nipping at it with your teeth? (Or, at least, I do. Maybe you're a normal person, IDK.) That's what Delenn alone in that bed is like for me. I can't help but watch it. It's such a BEAUTIFUL shot, and she is just absolutely gorgeous in this episode, and even though it kills me I end up watching that bit of the episode all the time.

I stop before John goes on his trip with Lorien, though. Because I like to pretend that after Delenn hugs the pillow for awhile, he comes back home.


xphilehb: B5 - Delenn Hoodxphilehb on October 7th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
I don't know how you do it. MY. HEART. HURTS.
ghanima sun: b5 - ivanovaghanimasun on October 7th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
Holy crap that is epic. I can't imagine how much time that must have taken!

You chose some really perfect pictures for the episodes, a lot of the choices bright out the emotion of the episode so simply yet strongly. So gorgeous &hearts

I can't stop looking through it over and over and remembering bits about each episode.

Edited at 2010-10-07 03:56 am (UTC)
Shannon: b5 god sent mekungfuwaynewho on October 7th, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It took all day, basically. I'd take breaks to read or clean house or whatever, but it pretty much took all day. I'm going to be out of town the weekend the Big Bang's due, besides having to get ready and pack beforehand, so I'm taking advantage of the days I don't get called in to work to finish this stuff up.

I don't know what to do about the video, though. Ugh.
ghanima sun: b5ghanimasun on October 8th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
Curious where you got the caps, because I have a hard time finding good B5 caps. Did you cap them yourself?

Also hope you have fun on your upcoming trip!

I'm not bothering even attempting the video. My computer can't handle it and I would end up spending an obsessive amount of time over it, and probably fail anyway!
Shannon: b5 purplekungfuwaynewho on October 8th, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
I capped almost all of them myself. The first G'Kar cap, the second overall, I got from snitchbitch, and there were three from the end of S5 I got from that jumpnow website because I didn't have those episodes on my computer. I'm not happy about those last screencaps; the quality is not very good, and I spent a lot of time trying to clean them up and not entirely succeeding. Ah well.

Yeah, I don't know about the video. I'd feel better about skipping it if I hadn't completely forgot about the sheep challenge. Whoops.
ghanima sun: randomghanimasun on October 9th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
Capping them all must have taken a ton of time. I tried to make my own caps for some other stuff, but I didn't know what I was doing and it took me a long time.

I don't that the sheep challenge was for points though, was it? I tried to answer the questions, but I didn't know what half of them were even talking about so I just gave up.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on October 9th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
It was more the going through each episode and finding a good moment to cap that took a lot of time; if you have VLC player the actual capping is pretty straightforward. (As long as you can get the program to pause at the right frame. It has frame by frame advance forward but not backward. Because the developers hate me.) God, there was that one episode toward the end of S4 that was nothing but Garibaldi and Lise and that Edgars guy and it was boring and shot so flatly and I couldn't find a thing. Finally I was just like, Mars! A random cap of Mars!

I don't even know about the sheep challenge. I thought it was for points, but they're doing it day by day at endoftheverse, so now I'm confused. Ah well.
ghanima sunghanimasun on October 10th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
Hey a random shot of Mars can be more interesting than most of that stuff with Lise and Garibaldi (I'm not a huge Garibaldi fan)!
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Shannon: b5 garden talkkungfuwaynewho on October 7th, 2010 12:49 pm (UTC)
:D Thank you!
there's coffee in that nebula: b5 besterun_crayon_rouge on October 7th, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
So so cool, thank you so much for this. If I ever had to do anything like this, I'd probably gouge my eyes out.

Curiously enough, the one that got to me most was the one with the ISN reporter the first time she comes back after Clark's fall. Idk.
Shannon: b5 logicallykungfuwaynewho on October 7th, 2010 01:37 pm (UTC)
That ISN reporter absolutely kills that scene. She's amazing. That is probably in my top five of all these caps.
mac_beth13mac_beth13 on October 7th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
Jaw-droppingly Awesome! :D *goes to stare at it some more*
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on October 7th, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I feel dumb 'cause I keep staring at it, too.