sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (spock uhura by lorien)
After posting a lot of short porny podfics over the last few months (and with a few longer porny podfics in the works), I am very happy to present these two longer gen podfics about complicated friendships between lady space travelers as my entry for [community profile] ladiesbigbang Round 2! Munditia's "Still Life" is a beautiful and moving retelling of Battlestar Galactica canon from the perspective of Anastasia Dualla, with a special focus on her relationship with Starbuck. Rheanna's "Lunch and Other Obscenities" is a very smart and funny story of how Uhura and Gaila overcome major cultural differences.

Thanks to the authors and artists for the chance to add my take on these wonderful works, with special thanks to [personal profile] yue_ix for creating new artwork as a cover for Still Life.




Title: Still Life
Author: Munditia aka [personal profile] fallingtowers
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Characters: Anastasia Dualla and Kara Thrace (gen with canon pairings)
Content Notes/Warnings: Reference to canon character deaths and violence; spoilers for the full series.
Author's summary: "If she'd been more like Starbuck, she could have been loud and angry and looking for a fight; but she was a follower of Hestia and Hebe, a quiet onlooker trying to keep the home-fires burning."
Length: 31 minutes

Piece of a drawing of Starbuck and Dee from Battlestar Galactica, seen from behind; link goes to yue_ix's art post

Links:
Story on LJ at Munditia's fic journal [livejournal.com profile] having_written
Cover art by [personal profile] yue_ix!!
mp3 download at Mediafire or at the Audiofic Archive 14.2 MB
audiobook download at Mediafire or at the Audiofic Archive, 15 MB




Title: Lunch and Other Obscenities
Author: [personal profile] rheanna
Fandom: Star Trek (2009)
Characters: Uhura and Gaila (gen with canon pairings)
Content Notes/Warnings: No standard notes apply
Author's summary: "Nyota liked her roommate just fine until she met her."
Length: 55:30 minutes

Links:
Story at the Archive of Our Own by [archiveofourown.org profile] rheanna
Cover adapted from Apple, art by [livejournal.com profile] irrel
mp3 download at MediaFire or at the Audiofic Archive 50.9 MB
audiobook download at MediaFire or at the Audiofic Archive 26.6 MB
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (kink corset by visualwit)
Title: Expectations
Author: [personal profile] ysobel aka [archiveofourown.org profile] isabeau
Fandom: Star Trek (2009)
Rating: R
Ship: Spock/Uhura
File info: mp3, 8:30 minutes, 4 MB
Contains: punishment, flogging, pain, consent issues (see author's note)
Author's summary: "Uhura has disobeyed Spock's orders, and needs to be punished. Spock is a little baffled by this."
notes (cut for length), links and embed )

Title: What We Want
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lizardbeth
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica
Rating: NC-17
Ship: Kara Thrace/Sam Anders/Lee Adama
File info: mp3, 9:15 minutes, 4 MB
Contains: bondage, begging, D/s
Author's summary: "Threesome PWP, for the prompts bottom!Sam, tied up and tight."
Reader's note: For the "obedience" square on my [community profile] kink_bingo card.
links and embed )

Title: Fur-lined Gloves
Author: [livejournal.com profile] marguerite_26
Fandom: Merlin
Rating: NC-17
Ship: Merlin/Arthur's hunting glove
File info: mp3, 5:15 minutes, 2 MB
Author's summary: "Merlin loves Arthur's favourite fur-lined gloves. A little too much."
Contains: embarrassment (highlight for details) I wouldn't call it kink shaming, but there is surprise humiliation without reassurance. If you have an embarrassment squick this will probably hit it. Or, you know, if you're a fan of awkward boys being awkward, ENJOY!
Reader's note: For the "silk, velvet, feathers, furs" square on my [community profile] kink_bingo card. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] dayari at [livejournal.com profile] pornspiration for suggesting this fic!
links and embed )

OMG only one more square left to fill!!
sophinisba: Katie Jackson as wide-eyed hobbit girl in FotR (wee hobbit lass)
Dear [community profile] purimgifts writer/graphics person!

Thank you for signing up with one or more of my fandoms! I hope you will find I'm easy to write for. I love gen and ships of all kinds. I said I'd take a maximum rating of Explicit and I've been on kind of a porny streak in my journal lately, but I really am a big fan of friendship stories and character pieces too. I like happy stories and sad stories, h/c, kink, and stories about identity, community, and belief. For the most part I do not like torture in interrogation scenes or cheating in relationships.

I had a really good time with this challenge in 2008 and 2009 and I'm excited about coming back to it. This year I requested only fandoms where I like pretty much all the characters, so even though I'm listing some of my favorites under the cut, I'd be really happy to read about or look at any of the others too. All these fandoms have ladies and a few also have Jewish characters, though in most cases that isn't really developed so there's a lot of room for you to do more, if that's where your interest lies. I'd also be really interested in bringing out Jewish themes or parallels to the Esther story in shows like Merlin or BSG, or casting say Long Feng from Avatar as an evil vizier. Also do whatever you'd like with the pictures!

fandoms )

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Oct. 5th, 2009 07:59 pm
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (pippin by kim_icons)
So for, I don't know, maybe the last week or so, LJ's been showing me everything in ?style=mine, even when I'm using the plain url. Maybe it's been going on longer than that but at first I didn't notice because I just thought, Yay, more people are using sensible, easy-to-read LJ styles like mine! So I didn't think it was really a change. But now I see that it's everything. And for the most part I'm happy because I can read everything easily without having to click on my bookmarklet all the time. But on the other hand I know people put work into their fancy layouts and all and it's just, sort of disconcerting, and weird not to be seeing what other people are seeing. Like, is this a new feature I didn't hear about? Dreamwidth is still showing me all the different styles. Is it a box I checked in LJ settings? Is the same thing happening for you?

ETA: Solved by [personal profile] heathershaped, it's a thing in the navigation bar. So now the question is, should I keep it that way? Are you using it? /ETA

In other news, Claudia and Baranduin and I (you too, Hanarobi?) are starting in on Battlestar Galactica this again! C. and I watched Razor last night and weren't especially thrilled with it but we're excited to move on to the last season, and I for one am looking forward to exploring the fandom once I've seen how it all ends.

Thank you!

Sep. 20th, 2009 06:56 pm
sophinisba: Frodo smiling (frodo happy by proverb)
Thank you all for the lovely wishes and pictures and gifts yesterday. I've enjoyed my birthdays a lot more since I came into online fandom than I ever did before, and I always thought I had an especially good birthday since it's so close to Frodo and Bilbo's (so I could pretend all the hobbit fic getting posted around that time was really for ME), and then this year I got the season premiere of Merlin as a present. I had a good day offline too but I guess I will talk about that in a friends-locked post. Here in public though I want to point to some of the wonderful things people made for me:

-[livejournal.com profile] julchen11 wrote Questions and answers about Zeke and Casey.

-[livejournal.com profile] claudia603 shared a Gwen/Morgana ficlet from her Mermaid AU.

-[livejournal.com profile] mews1945 did a great happy-making picspam.

-[livejournal.com profile] baranduin made me a beautiful Gwen/Morgana/flowers birthday card.

-The BBC made a new episode of this show I might have mentioned that I like. :D

-[personal profile] briar_pipe made a comment thread for me at the [community profile] camelot_fleet party, and just before I went to bed [personal profile] miarrow posted A Promise To Return - The Cylon Side of Things, a new Cylon!Merlin continuation of her Merlin/BSG fusion.

Thank you, lovelies. I had a great time!
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (gwen by infinitesunrise)
I had a really good time hanging out at the party at [community profile] camelot_fleet this weekend. It was a really fun, multishippy atmosphere and I felt way more comfortable there than I'd expected, seeing as how I didn't know most of the people.

Highlights for me as a reader were Dwell in Possibility by [livejournal.com profile] glimmergirl, which is just the kind of Merlin/Gwen fic I've been longing for, and [personal profile] miarrow's Merlin/Battlestar Galactica fusion Allegro, which was something I had no idea I wanted, but man. (My favorite part was Starbuck!Morgana harassing nugget!Merlin while fantasizing about knuckle-dragger!Gwen omg.) Those links go to reposts but if you feel like braving comments at the post you might want to start with the recap here.

I also wrote two serious drabbles and a slightly longer attempt at humor, all originally posted on this thread. Thanks to the lovely people who prompted me and commented there. :) I'm feeling more confident now about finishing up with [livejournal.com profile] thefuturequeen's challenge and heading into [livejournal.com profile] camelotsolstice.

Safe As Houses, Gwen/Arthur, 100w )

And Give a Taste to Me, Morgana & Merlin, 100w )

Hiatus, Merlin/Arthur, 535w )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (sayid by ofthe_sky)
My roommate just let me know that they were talking about Battlestar Galactica and Lost on today's episode of the National Public Radio program Speaking of Faith. I haven't listened to it yet and might hold off until I've finished watching BSG, but in general I like the show for thoughtful conversations about religion so I thought I'd pass on the link: TV and Parables of Our Time, so you can listen or download if you're interested. The guest is Diane Winston, a professor of media and religion at USC, and they also talk about and play clips from House and 24.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (pip and merry please by crazy_in_lost)
Season 2/2.5 confusion, help please!

ETA: Resolved, thank you!
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sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (merlin by brightedelweiss)
I posted the Merlin fics at [livejournal.com profile] remixthedrabble a few hours ago! The fandom is new since the previous round and there are 11 new drabbles in the mix! Yay, Merlin writers! Three of them are remixes of my fics!
-A Prince's Favour (The Rights of Possession Remix) is an original Arthur story that can be a companion piece to my Merlin/Uther drabbles; ETA: by [livejournal.com profile] lilian_cho
-Important Conversation (The Awkward Secrets Remix) is a lovely distillation of a Gwen and Merlin fic I did; ETA: also by [livejournal.com profile] lilian_cho
-and The Once and Future Wizard (The Dreams of the Seer Remix) has Morgana's side of my Merlin & Morgana drabble set, very cleverly done in just 100 words. ETA: by [livejournal.com profile] aralias

There might be something by me there or in the other fandoms as well! You should go check them out! I am also having fun reading some of the remixed originals, though other times I just read the remixes.

Speaking of Merlin and Morgana, did you see [livejournal.com profile] slightlytookish's new fic, Born to Rule the Storm? She does a great job bringing the characters from the show toward some Arthurian legend canon and I really hope the show will develop something like this in the future.

ETA: And also I meant to link to this other good Merlin and Morgana fic that I read a while back: the sole of our shoes are all worn down by [livejournal.com profile] hariboo_smirks. /ETA

Also, I don't normally link to f-locked locked posts, but [livejournal.com profile] theswearingkind wrote me a ficlet! It is Merlin and Lancelot and Arthur and exile and destiny, and like [livejournal.com profile] slightlytookish's you can read it as shippy or as about friends who really care about each other. I love it.

[livejournal.com profile] lilian_cho and I are both writing Merlin ficlets at the new prompt board at [livejournal.com profile] writing_game. I am so impressed with [livejournal.com profile] lilian_cho's ability to sketch whole AUs in just a drabble. Mine are more often different perspectives on canon moments or quiet shippy things, though I did have fun with that Mermaid Gwen/Morgana I did for Claudia. I ought to make that a challenge for myself, to make at least a couple of the ficlets that I do for this round AU.

I had a new disc of Battlestar Galactica come in the mail today (first disc of season 2.5, whatever that means) so I think I'm going to watch an episode or two and then do another batch at [livejournal.com profile] remixthedrabble later tonight. That way I'll only have one left for tomorrow morning and can attempt to get my car to the mechanic in the afternoon. *apprehensive*
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (pre-raphaelite girls by caerdroea)
I wrote my third and final drabble assignment for [livejournal.com profile] remixthedrabble today, though I'll probably end up doing a couple pinch hits next week. It felt good to get that done. mod chatter )

I'm excited that [livejournal.com profile] aliensouldream is going to try taking over Tweaked Fiction, the old Faculty fic archive, something I tried and failed to do a year and a half ago. Also I wrote a Faculty drabble-and-a-half this evening. I'll post here when I get through my 20 points at [livejournal.com profile] writing_game or when a new game goes up.

[livejournal.com profile] baranduin, [livejournal.com profile] melusinahp, and others who get annoyed by excessive use of present tense in fic, you might enjoy reading this.

I'm two episodes in to the second season of Battlestar Galactica! I love it so much. I...find I don't have much else to say. I think it must be really hard to write fic for this show, especially when it was going on and you were still finding out things about the characters (as with early seasons of Lost) but also because (unlike Lost in my experience) you trust the writers and their way of revealing things when the time is right. Even if it hurts! I don't know, I'd just be afraid to interfere. Watching it though is fantastic. I think I'm going to watch one more episode tonight and then watch a fourth tomorrow afternoon and get the Netflix disc in the mail again before the post office closes. :)
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (frodo thinking by alchehmilla)
Claudia and I have watched the miniseries and seven regular episodes so far. Read more... )

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