sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (monica awesome by lay_of_luthien)
Tomorrow (Saturday) is the last day to sign up for [community profile] pod_together!

image of headphones around a stack of CDs on top of books, text: pod_together, A collaboration challenge for authors and podficcers.
Open for sign ups June 18 to June 30 on DW and LJ


This is the second time this challenge has happened. I looked at it last year but was too intimidated to sign up. But this year [livejournal.com profile] flammablehat and I have signed up as a team and I think it will be great. Besides more philosophical things about the relationship between text and audio I am excited that for the first time I as a reader will have power to ban the words "gasps, gasped, grasps, grasped, clasp, and clasped". Maybe I'll even get rid of "asked", who knows! Maybe I will help write and she will help read! Maybe we will make some Arthur/Gwen porn, or maybe we will do something else!

If you have a buddy or a favorite author or podficcer that you want to sign up with, you can do that, or you can sign up as an individual and the mods will match you with someone! You can work in any fandom or even do meta! You can expand the definition of podfic! You, yes you!




And! [personal profile] cantarina and [personal profile] nickelmountain are hosting femslash podfic fest for International Day of Femslash, moved this year from [livejournal.com profile] podfic_project over to [community profile] audiofemme! Make some f/f podfic to share with the world on July 14th. "We especially encourage fanworks about women with disabilities, women of colour, asexual women, transwomen, women over forty, and other under-represented groups. Let's get more kinky f/f podfic out there too!"

The Kisses II Multifandom f/f Podfic fest, audiofemme.DW with collage of photos of ladies making out

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I want my [community profile] kink_bingo card so bad and I have to wait till Sunday for the new round to start man oh man oh man.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (kink corset by visualwit)
I feel good about the things I've been accomplishing in fandom lately! On Sunday I posted one of my longest Merlin fics and submitted my [community profile] podficbigbang project - posting for that should start very soon. I doubt I'll ever take on a podfic this large again, but it's been a good experience, and one nice effect is that now I can look at a 10K fic and thing, pshaw, that's nothing. In fact, I recorded one that's a little under 9K yesterday and am hoping to finish the edits and post it today. With that I will have only one square left to fill on my kink_bingo card before the June 15th Amnesty deadline. That square is guns, and I would like to fill it with a podfic, fic, or poem about a character with a disability. I would be grateful for podficcable story recs or writing prompts! You can also help out other people who are trying to meet their amnesty goals over at the Amnesty Boogaloo reverse promptfest at the comm.

kink_bingo and hc_bingo musings )

[livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon signups are open!!! Closing Thursday night! I hope lots of my friends will sign up, though to be honest I also have some hope that we might have a slightly smaller group this year, which would make teams more intimate and reading more manageable. Super excited for the reading and writing, not so much for the pages full of flashing gifs but what are ya gonna do. :)

Lots of activity planned for International Day of Femslash coming up on July 14th! It would be neat if we got a ton of femslash at the pornathon that week, though it would be better if we got a ton of femslash at the pornathon every week. :D

podfic/remix/lady-centric fests )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (sinead suit)
I stopped watching House about a year and a half ago, I think, but I did use to like the show a lot and I'm interested in watching the finale. Can anybody tell me whether it stands up okay on its own or how many episodes before the end they'd recommend watching? I'd go for three or four of them but probably not the whole season.

links: finales discussions and podcasts )
sophinisba: Wee Gwen admires wee Merlin's magic! (gwen merlin by el_jamon)
[community profile] three_weeks_for_dw is an annual thing to celebrate Dreamwidth, which opened up around this time three years ago, and add some fun content here. The person who set it up isn't around this year but it's nice to see the tradition continuing anyway. Here are three multifandom fests that I would especially like to pimp:

-Transfic Mini Fest 3, hosted by [personal profile] torachan, is accepting prompts and fills: "Prompts do not have to be "about" being trans. They can be something as simple as a pairing or a pairing + word/kink/lyrics. The point is simply to have more stories starring trans people."

-The Female Character Trope Fest 2, hosted by [personal profile] such_heights is now taking prompts and will open for fills on Wednesday.
Katara and Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender, trapped in a wooden jail cell

We all like our thoughtful characters studies but let's also have some ridiculous fanworks about ladies huddling for warmth in Canadian shacks, undercover in a gay bar, or getting turned into cats.

-The 3rd Annual Femslash Mini Meta Fest! hosted at [community profile] fem_thoughts. Post some short meta about femslash!

[personal profile] sqbr has kicked things off with a good post about some if the challenges of writing "happily ever after" femslash in historical fandoms like Pride and Prejudice: Lovers in a Dangerous Time.

And finally (not Dreamwidth- or fest-specific) here is a wonderful and uplifting post by [personal profile] fire_juggler: Meta: Confessions of a Podficcer with a (mostly) ex-speech impediment.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (freya by cindergraphics)
Okay so it's April! Among other things this means:
-A new round of [community profile] remopodmo to help us all record more podfic for [community profile] amplificathon, [community profile] podficbigbang, or whatever. I always get a ton done during [community profile] remopodmo months. Thank you, [personal profile] cantarina!
-The official start of [community profile] welovepodfic, the Podfic Feedback Challenge, including the week 1 mini-challenge, comment on an old favorite to tell the reader how much it's meant to you.
-Also there will probably be a new challenge at [community profile] kink_bingo! (The mini-challenge post hasn't gone up yet but I'll probably edit this post to link to it when it does.)

Another thing that's happening that started in late March is the People with Disabilities (PWD) Being Awesome Commentwork Fest!, hosted by [personal profile] terajk. You can leave prompts or post fic or drawings or podfic or whatever there.

Hey, speaking of fanworks about people with disabilities, I want to make some! Maybe you can help me. Although I'm paying attention to the [community profile] kink_bingo mini-challenges and doing my best to participate in those, the two big personal goals I've set for myself during this amnesty period are
-finish a blackout of my second bingo card (some images NSFW), and
-make a Characters With Disabilities bingo for the top row of that card.

I only have four squares left to fill for the blackout! One of them is a fic that I'm writing and am pretty sure I can finish. The other three are part of that top row and I don't know how I will fill them yet. Can you help me find stories that I could podfic, featuring characters with disabilities and the kinks vehicular, guns, and body alteration/injury?

more about what I'm looking for )

If podficcing doesn't work out for all the squares maybe I will write something, so I would take fic prompts as well! Especially interesting to me would be prompts involving the ladies of Merlin.

For those of you who don't know me, my main fandom is Merlin and I'm also into Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, Community, and a bunch of other fandoms that are listed in my tags.

Thanks so much!
sophinisba: Hunith and Merlin at a campfire (hunith merlin by slightlytookish)
So, like I mentioned the other day, I'm going to help out a bit with [community profile] welovepodfic because I think feedback for podfic is a great thing.

But hey, not everybody loves podfic! Are you an author whose work has been podficced, and are you feeling awkward about how to tell the person who's put so much work into creating an audio version of your story that you're not interested in listening? Or maybe you've tried to listen and for one reason or another you just can't get through it. If so, I have good news for you!

secret message for authors )
sophinisba: Merlin smiling with forest background (ep. 1.04) (merlin smiling by miakun)
Hey, do you love podfic? So do I! Lots of people do, but not enough of that love makes its way back to the people who create podfic. There are lots of different reasons that contribute to this, but one of them is just habit. Like a lot of people, I sometimes listen when I'm away from the computer, have lots of feelings, and then don't make my way back to the reader's journal to share those feelings with them.

But the truth is, as [personal profile] dodificus reminded me the other day, it's not all that hard! It is the kind of habit that I'm capable of changing.

So next month I'll be helping [personal profile] dodificus out with [community profile] welovepodfic, a podfic feedback challenge.
Challenge yourself to leave some kind of feedback for every podfic that you listen to during April and hopefully you'll be inspired by the mini challenges that pop up through the month to stretch your feedbacking skills even further.

If you already listen to a lot of podfics and comment on them all then you are in good competitive shape for our challenge. And if you listen some but don't always comment, then you have more to gain by participating. (If you don't like listening to podfic we still love you and hope you have a great April too!) Also there will be prizes!

Podfic Feedback Challenge, April 1st-30th
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (greed by moiraes)
I was looking at my journal last night and thinking how boring I must have become for people who aren't interested in podfic or Merlin. Well...that problem will not be solved by this post. :/

This has not been an awesome week for me offline (the previous week was though so that's okay) but it has been awesome here in fandom!

The most exciting thing is that [personal profile] meri made a podfic of Believe This Is Real, the Freya/Merlin ficlet I wrote for [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon. Meri is one of the people I was thinking of when I wrote (in terms of wanting to see people like us and our friends in fanfic) that so it is especially lovely for me to hear it in her voice.

a little more podfic talk )

Well! On Wednesday I got a comment from [personal profile] manifesty, whom I'd never interacted with before, saying they'd made a cover for Late Night Games, an Avatar podfic I'd made last July! So that was awesome and I went and added it to the mp3 file and re-uploaded, so now that podfic is no longer naked.

And then the very next day I was posting that Gwaine/Merlin podfic and said on Twitter that I was too lazy to make a cover, so [personal profile] leish volunteered to make one for me, and she did and it is just right.

And if everything goes according to plan, this weekend someone else will make a cover for a longer podfic that I haven't posted yet, and another person will record one of my fics as their first podfic!! And I will get my Remix to the 1000-word minimum at least. I feel like everybody else is getting theirs done early and I am a bit anxious about being behind, but mostly I feel good. My remixee and I are well matched and I'm excited about the plan I have for the remix I want to write.

I really love this feeling of interacting with each other's work, being part of the conversation.


Then also there are things that I read and think about but don't comment on (except maybe to say "I agree!" or "I enjoyed this"). Maybe you will find these interesting too!
-[personal profile] bookshop at MangaBookshelf: Fannish Inquisitions: Countering Assumptions About Fandom - My favorite is False Assumption #3.
-[personal profile] cesare: in the fandom afternoon - Ces and I both have feedback angst (you probably do too!) and we manage it in very different ways. I liked this post a lot.
-[personal profile] elf posting in [community profile] ao3some: What's the collective noun for kudos? - Kudos you guys! So awesome!!!
-[personal profile] thingswithwings: Community thoughts, and most especially Britta thoughts
-[personal profile] leish: The Trouble With Witches, podfic of the story by [personal profile] netgirl_y2k.
cut for quote and <3s )
-Nicola Griffith: Lame is so Gay: A Rant (from July 2011, thanks to [personal profile] sasha_feather for linking this at [community profile] access_fandom) - "Using lame as a derogatory term is as dangerous and ill-considered as using the term gay in the same context."
sophinisba: Wee Gwen admires wee Merlin's magic! (gwen merlin by el_jamon)
First of all let's talk about some podfic things!

podfic links, mostly Merlin podfic recs )

Here are a few fics I've enjoyed reading recently!

Arthur/Merlin, Gwaine/Merlin, Arthur/Gwen )

And here are links to some other things!

-[community profile] month_of_meta is a new comm encouraging people to post meta during March. I really enjoyed [personal profile] lunabee34's post Fannish Trajectories: Isolation, a Sense of Disconnection from Fandom, and How We Deal and saw a lot of parallels with my own experience, though she and I are in pretty different places now.

-[personal profile] eruthros made an epic picspam of famous people and animals (mostly dogs and cats) that is sure to brighten your day, evening, etc. There are more pictures of cute animals and other happy-making things in the comments to [personal profile] thingswithwings's post sick: send help.

-The March mini-challenge at [community profile] kink_bingo is to try new things, ideally "A character/pairing I've never worked on before, from a fandom I've never worked on before, doing a kink I've never done in my fanworks before, in a medium (painting/fic/vidding/podfic/etc) I've never tried to do before." This idea makes me happy! I realized there are not a lot of fandoms that I like but have never podficced in, but my current plan is to write a song for a pairing I've never worked on in a fandom I've only made a couple podfics for (never written in), and a kink where I've so far only written a drabble. I think that should be a good challenge!
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (sinead suit)
Hey, so, I unsubscribed from some people on Dreamwidth last night because there have been too many posts for me to keep track of lately. It wasn't because anyone did anything to upset me or anything! I'm sure I will see you guys around.

Okay, that is still awkward even if you stop using the word "friend".

Oh my gosh I need to make a real post about the Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology because it is huge and full of variety and women's voices and seriously awesome! But that post will take formatting and coding and probably thinking, so I'm putting it off. But just trust me that it is awesome, and go and download and listen to it! (Or do that with some of the pieces if you don't want/don't have room on your computer or mp3 player for all seven and a half hours.) I have listened to about a third of it so far and it is bringing me a lot of joy.

I have also been listening to Sinéad O'Connor's new album streaming on the NPR website a lot over the last few days, and I like it very much. My favorite tracks are "Queen of Denmark" and "V.I.P.".

The next [community profile] camelot_fleet Fanlore project is to build up the page for Gwaine. There is a very short page there now but he has become such an important character in fandom, there's all kinds of material we can add. If you can't make it for the editing party tomorrow maybe you can drop a comment at the Fleet post or a link in the Google doc that's linked there. We did a lot of good work on the Merlin pages at Fanlore in March of 2010 but obviously the show and the fandom have changed a lot since then, so it's good to document that.

Hey and speaking of Gwaine, [personal profile] leish aka [livejournal.com profile] quintenttsy aka...omg I cannot even say my newest comrade from Team Merlin Femslash Podfic because there are so many fabulous new people now with the anthology and all... Anyway, Leishy left a ton of Gwaine recs and some Elyan recs in comments to one of my posts from last weekend, so check those out if you are a fan of Gwaine and/or Elyan!

Ladies!

Feb. 11th, 2012 07:43 am
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (vastra jenny by winterfish)
Podficcing!
The Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology is coming along very well! So far people have listed 65 different podfics in...MANY different fandoms they're working on or have finished in our spreadsheet. This is not quite as many as [personal profile] klb managed to gather on her own last year, so if this year's team of four mods doesn't match that we will feel pretty bad about ourselves. However, there seem to be quite a few people who are planning or hoping to make something this weekend but haven't put their information in the spreadsheet yet, so I am almost certain we will beat last year's anthology.

I've made four pieces in four different fandoms so far and will probably do one or two more this weekend. Short podfics are so much fun, such a nice accomplishment from starting and finishing something within an hour or so.

I've talked to a few people who are making their first podfic for this project! Are you interested in doing that? Remember, you could read one of your own drabbles or something by someone who's given blanket permission. This is a nice project to be part of because a lot of people are likely to download it, whereas if you put out a two-minute podfic on your own you don't normally get as many listeners.

So if you are interested in joining us drop a comment at the amplificathon post and get your podfics uploaded by Sunday night. I should be around a fair amount this weekend if anybody needs help figuring out the basics on GarageBand, and other people are around for handholding on Audacity.

Fanlore!
Meanwhile, some of us will be making a Nimueh page at Fanlore this weekend to document how fandom has dealt with her character. I used to edit at Fanlore and I stopped because the lack of interaction made me lonely and anxious. HOWEVER, a small group of folks getting together for a concentrated effort can make a lot of improvements there and also be a lot fun. If you aren't into Fanlore or wiki editing but you have a link to (or even a vague recollection of) a good post about Nimueh or a vid you saw once, stop by the chatroom and say hello, drop a comment on the [community profile] camelot_fleet post or add some a line to the google doc, and we will do the formatting and stuff for you.

Last weekend a few people put together a Percival page and this will probably be going on for a few more weeks. You can follow the project at the Fanlore challenge tag on [community profile] camelot_fleet.

Recs!
I am in the middle of reading The Adventure of the Hopping Vampire by [livejournal.com profile] hradzka, a long, plotty fic starring Jenny and Vastra from Doctor Who (my icon on this Dreamwidth post). It has a nice light tough and a lovely Jenny POV, and I'm enjoying it a lot.

ETA: I re-listened to [personal profile] intransitive's reading of Give Me My Sin Again by [personal profile] viklikesfic the other day. Cate Blanchett/Miranda Otto D/s and leather fetish, an hour and 9 minutes, OMFG SO HOT. I was riding the bus and I was so turned on I thought I was going to combust. It was awesome
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (martha by prettyquotable)
Some friends and I are putting together a collection of short lady-centric podfics for the [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon community. If you've been meaning to give podficcing a try but didn't know where to start, this could be a great chance to read a drabble or two and have it included in a collection with a lot of other readers and fandoms. Experienced podficcers are obviously also welcome. Here's the information post on Dreamwidth and on LJ.

I'm also going to be helping out with the [community profile] chromatic_podfic challenge this year. Signups for podficcers just closed but we've added a post where people can offer to make covers or do other collaborations.

I need to contact one of the artists who commented there but I'm feeling uncertain because I've got a cold right now, and I don't know if I'll be able to make the big thing I was planning on for chromatic_podfic, or even a little thing for the ladies anthology. :/

(And there were other important things I needed to do today. Ummm.)

Yay podfic!
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (monica awesome by lay_of_luthien)
I made a ton of podfic this year!

a list! )

a meme! )

Tomorrow or sometime soon I'll post the fic meme! Less material to talk about but more graphs with pretty colors, yay!
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (annie carnival)
Let's have some memage! First here's the one with favorite shows and stuff. Your main fandom... )

I figure I'll do the one about fics I wrote next week, even though I didn't write much this year, and then I should also do one for the podfics I made, though I don't know of a template for that. Podficcers, what do you think of this?
podfic meme template )

Oh wait, dude, I totally did a podfic year in review meme already last year! Here's the template:

Ha ha I feel like a dork now. Well, use whatever version you like, of course. I hope a lot of people will do it!
sophinisba: Wee Gwen admires wee Merlin's magic! (gwen merlin by el_jamon)
Hey guys, [livejournal.com profile] podficbigbang is starting up another round and this year they're mirroring it as [community profile] podficbigbang here on Dreamwidth! I made three podfics for that fest last year, including probably the most popular one I've made, and I got to work with both Yues as cover artists and it was generally great!

Signups are open now and final drafts aren't due until May 25th. They are also looking for cheerleader/betas, visual artists, and people who can do other types of complements and collaborations like adding music or sound effects or making vid-type trailers. The minimum podfic length is still 1 hour (about 10K words of text) but I'm hoping to do something bigger this year - we'll see! Who else is gonnna play?
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (gwen by infinitesunrise)
So, say you're a fanfic writer. You watch the latest episode of your show, or something that just happened in your offline life reminds you of the book characters you've loved since you were ten, or you read another fic and it gives you an idea for something you'd like to write. The next step might be to open up your word processor or Google docs or Written Kitten, or maybe you start typing directly into the comment box at the kink meme or at your friend's journal. Maybe it won't come to anything, but you want to get some words down right now. Working on a new project when the idea is fresh can be really exciting and fun (or also really scary and difficult, or both, depending on what kind of writer you are).

Okay and then, say the way you participate in fandom is to make podfic. You are reading a fic and you start hearing it in your head and then you start saying the words aloud and enjoying how sexy/funny/poignant/awesome they sound. You love this fic and you bet other people do too and at least one or two of them would like to listen to your reading of it. You would like to open up Garageband or Audacity right now and start recording, and see how it goes. If you know the author has given blanket permission, you can do that.

If not... )

So, dear authors, even if no one has ever expressed interest in podficcing your stuff, even if you don't think you're intimidating in the least, please take a few seconds to think about whether you're against it. If not, please consider taking a minute to add a sentence to your profile and/or masterlist to make potential podficcers' lives easier (and, possibly, to save yourself the time and effort of answering their requests). Here are some examples of statements that you can copy or adapt if you want:
I give blanket permission. )

And if for whatever reason you don't want to put anything about podfic or secondary fanworks on your profile or index, consider leaving a comment that says something like "I give blanket permission" at the permission to record? *\o/* post on [community profile] amplificathon (Dreamwidth), the permission to record? *\o/* post on [livejournal.com profile] amplificathon (LJ), or for that matter this post of mine that you're reading. We will add your name and a link to the Blanket Permission to Podfic page at Fanlore, and we will be grateful.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (Default)
-[livejournal.com profile] aralias has started up [livejournal.com profile] podtor_who, a new comm for Doctor Who podfic! Sign up for a day between Nov. 20 and Dec. 19 to post a newly recorded Doctor Who podfic! Wouldn't it be great if we had one for every day?

-The Kaleidoscope fanworks exchange is probably going to go live this weekend! In the meantime, they are looking for pinch hits in the following fandoms:
十二国記 | Juuni Kokki | Twelve Kingdoms
青い花 | Aoi Hana | Sweet Blue Flowers
NO.6(ナンバー・シックス) | No. 6 (anime)
Epic of Gilgamesh
Dragon of the Lost Sea - Laurence Yep
Static Shock
サイレン- | Psyren
東海道HISAME | Toukaidou Hisame
姑獲鳥の夏 | Ubume no Natsu | Summer of the Ubume - Kyōgoku Natsuhiko
The mods would appreciate it if you'd pass on this info to people who might be able to help. You can also browse all the requests and make extra treats if you want. ETA: I am so amused by the two Y tu mamá también requests, right there one after the other. That is fandom, right there. God bless. /eta Some of the requests are open for art and fanmixes and vids as well as fic. All the links you need are at [community profile] dark_agenda.

-Speaking of rare fandoms, Yuletide is open for signups! I'm not especially in a writing place these days and the nominations process looked scary, so I've decided to sit out official participation again this year, but I do hope to write a treat or three! You can get the links you need for that at [livejournal.com profile] yuletide_admin. The years I participated in Yuletide I had a really awesome time!

-OMG OTW elections! If you're a member, you should have instructions and useful links in your email.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (Caetano Veloso)
Today is the last day of [community profile] pod_aware! Today's topic is Encouraging Podfic:
Podfic as a fan art is still relatively small, even if it's growing quickly. There are positive steps that can be taken to help podfic as a fan art grow. To learn how check out [community profile] pod_aware on LJ or DW.

I have run out of podfics to post and also, apparently, things to say about podfic. But it has been an awesome fest! Thanks for all your hard work, [personal profile] paraka, and to everybody else who contributed! ETA: Oh here's something: if you run a comm for say fic about a certain pairing or a certain small fandom, ask yourself whether you are against having art, podfics, and other fanworks posted at that comm. If not, edit your posting guidelines and make an announcement to the comm! I would really appreciate it if more comms would do that and I know a lot of visual artists feel the same way. /ETA

In other fest news, I am really looking forward to participating in [livejournal.com profile] erasureathon, a fest where you get assigned to an author and erase most of the words in one of their fics to end up with a poem. The explanation of erasure at the comm says,
Erasure poetry is made when the poet selects a written work, removes parts, and what is left is the poem. It’s an excavation, an unfolding, a division, a recreation, a transformation. Your final product can be radically different from your original source – in fact it is bound to.

Earlier this year I went to a reading by several published erasure poets and it was AWESOME! I was especially impressed by Travis MacDonald's book The O Mission Repo (Vol. 1): a Repo of the O Mission Error Attacks on Unit (based on The 9/11 Commission Report). It was very creepy and beautiful! This is the third year of the challenge and I know [personal profile] be_themoon is playing but I hope other friends of mine will join up too. I wish the signups weren't screened but I guess it's exciting to be surprised. Signups are open through December 3rd and erasures are due on January 7th. Yay fanworks of fanworks! OMG POEMS!!!

Oh hey speaking of transformative works, let's hear it for those AO3 Support volunteers, politely and helpfully answering a lot of strongly worded emails over the last few days. Yay for them and also for other folks who have put so much work into improving the AO3 and other OTW projects.

So, OTW Board Elections are coming up later this week! If you have contributed money this year and are able to vote, I'd like to encourage you to vote for Julia Beck, Jenny Scott-Thompson, Nikisha Sanders, and Betsy Rosenblatt. If you would like to spend a few days reading posts about this and getting really depressed, let me know and I can give you some links. But the most clearly stated post I've read is [personal profile] bookshop's OTW Elections! Now with less confusion!, which puts it in terms of, well, why not to vote for Naomi Novik (even though she's awesome in many other ways that are not being on the OTW Board).
sophinisba: Morgana and Gwen, text: Shh!  Nobody knows we're Lesbians (morgana gwen lesbians by hyel)
Repodding is when a podfic is made of a fic that has already been podficced. Podfic is awesome, therefore two podfics is even more awesome, right? Every podficcer brings something different to the table and it's fun to see how different podficcers approach the same thing. To find out more about repodding, check out [community profile] pod_aware on LJ or DW.


repodding? )

Title: Down in the Valley (where nobody knows)
Author: anonymous
Fandom: Merlin
Characters/Pairings: Elena/Morgana (background Arthur/Elena)
Rating: NC-17
Contains: no standard notes apply
Author's summary: "No matter how many times Morgana got Elena in trouble, Elena always came back for more."
Length: 9 minutes
Reader's notes: Recorded for Repodding day at [community profile] pod_aware and for the "object penetration" square on my second [community profile] kink_bingo card. Another reading of this story forthcoming!
Link: Download from Mediafire



Thanks a lot for your comments on my last post and oh my gosh over on the podfic love meme. I'm really so touched by every one of them. <3 <3
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (merry!)
Fan artists love feedback and podficcers are no different. Feedback can motivate us, inspire our muse and help us create more of out art. However feedback on podfic can be rather light. To find out how you can help increase feedback for podfic check out [community profile] pod_aware on LJ or DW.


YOU GUYS, PODFIC FANDOM IS SO AWESOME. I DON'T KNOW, IF YOU FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER YOU KNOW I HAVE BEEN SQUEEING MY HEAD OFF ALL WEEK AND IF YOU DON'T MAYBE YOU JUST THINK I'VE BEEN POSTING A LOT OF SAVED UP STUFF, BUT I HAVE ALSO BEEN WALKING AROUND LISTENING TO PODFICCERS TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY DO AND IT HAS MADE ME SO HAPPY AND SO FULL OF LOVE.

Here are links to a few of the awesome things I've been listening to!

-some people just change your life, you know? - [personal profile] anatsuno reading [personal profile] jinjurly's podfic meta totally made me cry on the bus when I listened on Wednesday. I had read it a couple times before but it just made such an impact to hear it spoken out loud. I love how anat sounds calm and thoughtful but at the same time passionate about it. It made me realize that I quote that essay all the time without realizing I'm doing it, for instance in a post I made at [livejournal.com profile] pornspiration the other day about the things people are doing when they listen to podfic. Also this:
i'm tired of the ways that we minimize our own contributions, and the ways that we say we don't deserve our place. i'm tired of being told i'm too involved in 'boosterism' in the podfic community, and i'm tired of seeing people told they are doing it wrong. i'm tired of people saying that some people have accents and some don't. i'm tired of women saying their bodies are ugly, of being ashamed of their voices, and of the things they love, and of hiding their joy for fear of derision.

Sing it!

-Audiometa: Kink_Bingo and Podfic, Perfect Together by Sophinisba
- [profile] meri_sefket listened to anat's recording too and was inspired to record the podfic meta that I wrote for [community profile] kink_bingo in June! That is a less emotional post and half of it is me doing my typical "Look, here is a comm! Here are some things you can do!" spiel, but about halfway through it gets to the park about podfic being inherently kinky I do think it gets really interesting and cool to hear spoken out loud. Meri talks in a really clear and sincere voice and has an American accent that's fairly similar to mine, but she also emphasizes different words than I would have and has a different kind of tone than I probably would have used, and that all makes it so much more interesting to listen to. In that post I quoted both [personal profile] yue_ix and [personal profile] jinjur, so we had Yue record the parts she had written and Meri edited those in, along with clips of anat reading Jinjur! I think the editing is really smooth and I'm just so thrilled that this exists now, wow!

-Podfics and languages (accent extension) a really interesting conversation between [personal profile] yue_ix (who is French Canadian) and [personal profile] emei about podfic from the perspective of non-native English speakers.

-An OK Man Kinda Sorta Tries to Battle - [personal profile] cantarina's podfic of an Inspector Spacetime ficlet by [archiveofourown.org profile] havent_got_a_clue. Ridiculous fake British accents for a ridiculous fic in a ridiculous fake British fandom. IT IS THE BEST.

And so so so much more! Go check out the other posts at [community profile] pod_aware and [livejournal.com profile] pod_aware! There is so much!

I also started a thread for myself at the podfic love meme!

a black microphone on a purple background. text reads another podfic artist love meme, i love it when you read to me
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