sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (goddess)
Title: A Run of Crazy Dreams
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] GloriaMundi
Reader: [personal profile] sophinisba
Fandom: Inception/Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Characters/Ships: Arthur/Eames
Rating: PG
Contains: n/a
Author's summary: "Way, way back, many centuries ago ... Arthur is a dream-interpreter in Canaan. Sold into slavery by unscrupulous colleagues, he discovers a thriving market for his skills in Egypt, where strange as it seems, there's been a run of crazy dreams."
Reader's notes: I first saw this recced as Inception/Bible crossover and that's how I've always thought of it. I admit that I don't know the musical at all, so I'm sorry if I missed out on some of the jokes or other things that would have made more sense if I did.
Shoutout: [livejournal.com profile] rubynye, if you haven't read this one I think you'd like it!
File info: mp3, 17:30 minutes, 8.0 MB
Links: download at MediaFire
download at Audiofic
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-[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.

icon meme!

Sep. 4th, 2011 05:13 pm
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (Default)
So [personal profile] paraka decided to throw an impromptu "Podfic a novel in three days" fest this weekend and, since I was behind with my [community profile] ladiesbigbang project, I sorta joined in. It's been nice keeping tabs on each other on Twitter; I tend to make a lot of "Editing is hard! Podfic is a stupid hobby!"-type Tweets whenever I'm doing this stuff, but this weekend other people are actually responding and tweeting about similar things, both good and bad. So that's been a lot of fun and I'm feeling pretty good about being able to finish my rough drafts by the end of the long weekend.

Even so, my goodness is podfic editing time-consuming and tedious! So it's time for an icon meme! I asked [personal profile] such_heights to pick five of my icons because we have an amusing number of icons in common. Let me know if you would like to play and I will pick five of yours!

icon talk! )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (Default)
Title: From the Honolulu Heights Guestbook
Author: [personal profile] sophinisba
Fandoms: Being Human, Jewish Folklore, Torchwood, Merlin (BBC)
Characters: Annie Sawyer, George Sands, John Mitchell, OMC, Suzie Costello, Freya (mostly gen)
Rating: PG-13
Contains: Reference to canon character deaths; spoilers through Being Human 3x04, Torchwood 1x08, Merlin 2x09.
File info: mp3, 7.4 MB, 16 minutes
Download link: Honolulu Heights at Audiofic

Title:
The Vampire Lestat Lied to Me (so did Edward Cullen)
Author: [personal profile] netgirl_y2k
Fandom: Being Human
Characters: Annie Sawyer, Nancy Reid (gen)
Rating: PG
Contains: Reference to canon character deaths; spoilers through Being Human 3x08.
File info: mp3, 12.7 MB, 27:45 minutes
Download link: The Vampire Lestat at Audiofic

Title: Dance By the Light of the Moon
Author: [personal profile] melannen
Fandoms: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, It's a Wonderful Life
Characters: Spike/Drusilla, George Bailey
Rating: PG-13
Contains: Suicide attempt, darkfic.
File info: mp3, 7.9 MB 17:15 minutes
Download link: Dance by the Light of the Moon at Audiofic
sophinisba: Frodo smiling (frodo happy by proverb)
Title Bounders
Author [livejournal.com profile] sophrosyne31
Fandom: Harry Potter/Brideshead Revisited
Characters/Pairing: Draco, Harry, Sebastian Flyte
Rating: M
Contains: quidditch, a bit of homophobic language
Summary: "Sebastian is a toff and all pretty and savoir-faire and also, of course, doomed. Draco is also these things, but more pointy."
File info: mp3, 8.3 MB, 18 minutes
Download link: Bounders on Sendspace (temporary)
Bounders at the Audiofic Archive (permanent)
Reader's notes: Sophrosyne isn't active in fandom these days but she does still get notices and I'm sure she'd love to hear from you have any comments on her fic. It's likely that I'll be doing more crossover podfics over the next couple months because they get extra points a [community profile] amplificathon. :)
sophinisba: Wil and Ma from Saving Face watching TV (saving face by glass_icarus)
I watched Whip It last week and it was great. Even the things that bugged me about it in the middle worked out in ways that I liked. briefly, with spoilers ) I would ship Bliss/Maggie but I haven't found any, but I did enjoy this Maggie/Pash fic, Searching for Something That Makes Hearts Move by [archiveofourown.org profile] mazily.

Then last night I rewatched Bend It Like Beckham, which I had just seen once a long time ago. It's similar movie in a lot of ways - the girl's joy in finding out she can do something she loves with other girls, the lying to her parents so she keep doing it, the inevitability of the MOST IMPORTANT THING in her sport happening on THE VERY SAME DAY as the MOST IMPORTANT THING in her family life, and other stuff. Like femslash ) Anyway, that was fun. It was neat to see the girls so young and cute and, well, kind of awkward and amateurish, after years of watching Parminder Nagra on ER and so many other movies with Keira Knightley. Oh, and what a trip to realized that Jess's older sister Pinky (the sort of ditzy one who doesn't care about anything but her wedding) was played by Archie Panjabi, whom I've been fangirling as Kalinda on The Good Wife. The characters couldn't be more different and I seriously wouldn't have recognized her if I hadn't gone to look up something else on IMDB.

Hey, I think a lot of you saw [archiveofourown.org profile] Philipa_Moss's Yuletide fic Looking Behind Now, in which Tony from BILB meets Johnny and Omar from My Beautiful Laundrette, but did you see that they posted a sequel last month? Bring Your Mother to Work Day is similarly clever and adorable.

So yeah, Kalinda's pretty awesome, isn't she?! And how about that Diane Lockhart?! Actually I love pretty much everyone on The Good Wife except for Peter, and he's okay too. So much chemistry between everybody too. I'm about two thirds of the way through the first season now. The show took a little while to hook me, idk, at first I thought the way they'd do the exposition was awkward and kind of boring. But the characters have really won me over and I've also really gotten to like the balance between the case of the week plot and larger arcs. It's become my go-to show when I'm ready to be entertained (and not challenged too much) for an hour before I go to bed, the way I sometimes watch Law & Order and used to watch House.

(Is it me or has House been really bad lately? Like, a lot worse than it used to be?)

I'm also watching the first season of Community! I don't usually watch a lot of sitcoms but I decided to check this out after all the campaigning for Troy in Fandom March Madness. All those gifs etc. had led me to believe that Troy and Abed were the main characters so it was sort of disappointing to watch the first few episodes, which were so much about Jeff trying to get in Britta's pants. Still, the ensemble stuff is wonderful and Abed is the wonderfullest (I hope he wins March Madness next year!). Besides the main characters, Señor Chang and Professor Whitman make me laugh a lot.

Speaking of people who want to be the guy from Dead Poets Society, [personal profile] cereta had a really great post a few weeks ago on Why I hate "one teacher who made a difference". I also really liked reading the discussions over the last few days in her Grading Hell Theater: Misconceptions post, especially the stuff about what English teachers and professors do in real life and what people think they can/should do.

[A smooth transition,] I am so excited about [community profile] remix_goes_wild, an open-ended challenge for writing lots of different kinds of remixes, for points! I think it'll be really good both for those of us who are remix addicts and also for folks who like the idea but have not wanted to deal with the deadlines, restrictions, and other pressures of the big exchanges. (Actually, I guess I'm a bit of both - I have done a lot of remixes but I decided I couldn't handle the pressure of Remix Redux this year.) Anyway, signups will open on April 1st and posting will be open through the end of the year. You can sign up to write and/or to make your some or all of your fic available to be remixed.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (martha by prettyquotable)
I've got 2 hours and 13 minutes of new podfic up at [community profile] chromatic_podfic! Thank you authors and betas and mods and cheerleaders!

Title: Still Flying True
Author: [personal profile] livrelibre
Fandom: Firefly
Characters/Pairing: Zoe/River
Content notes: Reference to canon character death, mental illness and abuse. Significant age difference in pairing.
Length: 13 minutes

Title: Serenade
Author: [personal profile] trascendenza
Fandom: Psych
Characters/Pairing: Gus/Shawn
Content notes: Intoxication, singing.
Length: 21 minutes

Title: It's The Thought That Counts
Author: [personal profile] thedeadparrot
Fandom: Harold and Kumar
Characters/Pairing: Harold/Kumar
Content notes: Drug use.
Length: 11 minutes

Title: Independence Wars
Author: [personal profile] kerrypolka
Fandom: West Side Story
Characters/Pairing: Maria (gen)
Length: 18 minutes

Title: Mr & Mrs Smith (Go To Lyrae)
Author: [personal profile] significantowl
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairing: Ten/Martha
Length: 29 minutes

Title: Intersection
Author: [personal profile] redsnake05
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters/Pairing: Toshiko (gen)
Content notes: Tattooing; reference to canon violence, character death, and imprisonment; antagonistic view of Martha Jones (but listen to Owl's fic and it'll cheer you up!).
Music credit: "10 Segundos" by La Portuaria
Length: 40 minutes

Download mp3s of any of these or a podbook (m4b) of all six at the comm! Firefly, Psych, Harold and Kumar, West Side Story, Doctor Who and Torchwood Podfics by Sophinisba
sophinisba: Morgana and Gwen, text: Shh!  Nobody knows we're Lesbians (morgana gwen lesbians by hyel)
Created using the Fanfiction Header Builder
Title: Any Story We Know
Fandom: Fucking Åmål | Show Me Love / Merlin
Wordcount: 1555
Pairing(s): Agnes/Elin with a bit of Gwen/Morgana
Rating: PG-13
Contains: references to self-harm (not graphic) and infidelity
Summary: "I knew this was going to happen, you know."
Notes: I spent my Christmas Eve this year watching this Swedish lesbian teen movie, then writing this fic, and posting it to the AO3 just before the Yuletide Collection closed. It was an extra gift for our own [personal profile] emei, who brings much queerness and awesome to Merlin fandom.

Any Story We Know )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (yuletide sun jan davey ellis by chomiji)
Look you guys! [livejournal.com profile] fitz_y posted a gigantic Merlin Fic Rec Extravaganza Eleganza for slash, femslash, and multi ships other than Arthur/Merlin. This is a great resource (and I'm not just saying that because it includes a couple of my fics and a bunch by my friends)! There's a lot of great variety in Merlin fandom but the Arthur/Merlin stories do tend to be the most popular, and the rarepair stuff can be hard to find. I know when I've used Delicious or AO3 tags to try to find Gwen/Morgana fic, I mostly get Arthur/Merlin fic with Gwen/Morgana in the background. Fic tagged Lancelot/Merlin often turns out to be about Merlin starting out in a relationship with Lancelot but eventually realizing he really loves Arthur. Obviously there's nothing wrong with those kinds of stories, but Fitz's list points us right at the awesome fics where the rarepair is the main one. Hooray!

The epicness of that post puts me to shame - so much I haven't read, even for my favorite rare pairings! But here is my own humble rec list, just four more of my favorites from the Yuletide stories I've read.

fandoms: The Catcher in the Rye, Old Spice Man/Beowulf, The Muppet Show/Doctor Who/Doctor Who RPF, The Handmaid's Tale )
sophinisba: Merlin smiling with forest background (ep. 1.04) (merlin smiling by miakun)


Old School Merlin Fest
A CELEBRATION OF FANWORKS INSPIRED BY MERLIN SERIES ONE


hosted by the lovely [livejournal.com profile] glimmergirl. I like seasons 2 and 3 more than most people I know, but there is nothing like season 1! Bring on the OT4!

For example,
Harm and Good by an anon author at [livejournal.com profile] camelotsolstice, OT4, 2688 words, PG.
Summary: Summary: When Arthur loses a tournament, he retreats to his chambers to sulk. Merlin, Gwen, and Morgana take it upon themselves to bring him round... even if they have to kill him in the process.
ETA AND ALSO,
We Were Once Friends by an anon artist at [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays, Gwen/Morgana, pencil drawing, G.

In other news, [livejournal.com profile] yuletart is awesome! For example, look at Merlin swearing an oath of fealty to King Arthur. Also, HOLIDAY INCEPTION PUPPET PLAYSET and the Inception team having a picnic!

Even though most of the time I resist Inception fandom, who can (or would want to) resist cake? Or for that matter,
A Run of Crazy Dreams (2778 words) by faviconGloriaMundi
Fandom: Inception (2010)/Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Webber/Rice
Summary: Way, way back, many centuries ago ... Arthur is a dream-interpreter in Canaan. Sold into slavery by unscrupulous colleagues, he discovers a thriving market for his skills in Egypt, where strange as it seems, there's been a run of crazy dreams.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (sayid by ofthe_sky)
So much happy small fandom reading! Here are my favorites from what I've read so far this Yuletide - several are for fandoms I've requested in the past or would have requested this year, and the fics have all the things I love - it feels almost as if they were written for me! I hope you like some of them too!

West Side Story, Treme, The Wire, Homicide, Law & Order: SVU, Bend It Like Beckham/My Beautiful Laundrette, The English Patient, The Little Mermaid )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (sophie leverage by winterfish)
Happy birthday [personal profile] thingswithwings! I know that like most of us listeners you prefer long podfics, but as a reader I prefer the ones that I can record in one sitting and without causing my computer to crash! So I did a bunch of short ones, and [personal profile] such_heights also did one, and I put them in a podbook! This way you get an hour and seven minutes in six different fandoms without a lot of downloading hassle.

Happy Birthday, Thingswithwings (with pictures from 6 fandoms)

Readers: [personal profile] sophinisba and [personal profile] such_heights
Fandoms: Psych, anthropomorfic, The Little Mermaid, Homicide: Life on the Street, Leverage, Like Water for Chocolate
Download links: m4b at Audiofic, mp3 at Audiofic

Notes and links to individual mp3 files are below the cuts!

Gus Goes for the Gold Star by liviapenn (Psych), read by such_heights )
Stargaze by toft (Psych) )
There's No Backing Up Now by themadlurker (anthropomorfic) )
Now, the Matter by rubynye (The Little Mermaid) )
three-part disharmony by bossymarmelade (Homicide: Life on the Street) )
The Pie Job by thingswithwings (Leverage) )
La Adelita by eruthros (Like Water for Chocolate) )

Let me know if you come across any broken links or other problems with this post!

ETA: Thanks to [personal profile] dodificus for adding these to the Audiofic Archive!
sophinisba: Wee Gwen admires wee Merlin's magic! (gwen merlin by el_jamon)
-Look you guys, [personal profile] themadlurker wrote me a Leverage ficlet! It has Hardison and Sophie and nerdiness! What more could you want?! "I Was an Alien Babe of the Week and All I Got Was This Avery Brooks T-Shirt" on Dreamwidth and on LJ. :D :D

-[livejournal.com profile] aiw_big_bang is a Big Bang for all (or at least most?) versions of Alice in Wonderland!

-[livejournal.com profile] femslash_land looks neat. I don't really, like, understand what land comms are, but people who join them seem to have a lot of fun, plus this one has femslash, so yay!

-I've been watching Buffy season 2! It's sort of a rewatch and sort of not. I started watching Buffy when the third or fourth season was airing and eventually caught most of the episodes in syndication but not quite all of them, and I've never watched the whole series in order, so I'm enjoying making my slow way through it now.

I have different favorite characters now than I did when I was in college )

-I went and got a second [community profile] kink_bingo card, even though I know I'm not going to get any more points, just 'cause I figure it's nice to have extra prompts, and I guess you can only request them until the 31st (and if you've finished a bingo already).

kink-bingo card (with small sexy picture) and ideas )
sophinisba: Morgana smiling from ep 2.03 (morgana happy by gwy)
Have you seen [personal profile] astolat's new Morgana vid, Watershed? Go watch omg! Be disturbed by Arthur/Merlin moments you usually find charming! Marvel at how well Vienna Teng's lyrics fit (what could be) Morgana's story! Tell Astolat to come back to Merlin fandom and make us more awesome stuff like porn with Merlin on top!

I went ahead and signed up for [livejournal.com profile] merlinfemfest! Sign-ups close tomorrow, so if you're like me and you've been dithering, make up your mind quick!

Looking at people's sign-ups and thinking about mine )

Oh hey, I haven't watched any Rizzoli & Isles yet, but I know a few of you have been, so the Rizzoli & Isles Femslash Porn Battle might be relevant to your interests!
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (merlin by brightedelweiss)
Hey guys, what songs do you think of when you think of bound wrists?

[livejournal.com profile] baranduin wants to fill the "bondage (wrist/ankle restraints)" square on her [community profile] kink_bingo with her first fanvid and is looking for music ideas. The subject would be Evgeni Plushenko, possibly paired with Johnny Weir, so I'd guess references to ice or cold or Russia would also be good, but the main thing is bondage. Please comment with your ideas!

Also, Merlin fans, please help me decide what to do with my "confined/caged" square! Poll on Dreamwidth only because crossposting them is too difficult. (Poll mentions noncon situations but only in a vague way.) ticky box )

Thank you!
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (yuletide squee by liviapenn)
Yuletide authors were revealed yesterday so now I know who wrote my gifts. Thank you, no longer mysterious authors!

-[profile] izzybeth wrote Four Completely Unconnected Scenes In 1st c. Judea (Life of Brian).

-[livejournal.com profile] emiime wrote Rejoicing As An Integer (Harold/Kumar), as well as the wonderful Graceland fic that I recced a few days ago.

-[livejournal.com profile] jain wrote Harold and Kumar and Maria and Vanessa Go to Bed. Together.

I was so happy about this one because I'd requested Harold/Kumar but also said I didn't want girlfriend bashing, and then here was this great little fic with the girlfriends, and it turns out it's written by the person who's running [livejournal.com profile] ladies1st, the Star Trek Reboot Gynocentric Fic Exchange about women that went live yesterday. I'm not really into Star Trek but I'm in favor of stories about women.




Here are the fics I wrote:

-But This Is My Home Now, 5422 words, rated PG, for the 2007 movie The Visitor.
Summary: Five times Mouna Khalil was right where she wanted to be.
Writing this )

-On This Shore of the World, Alberto/Ernesto (or gen), 1100 words, rated PG, for the 2004 movie The Motorcycle Diaries.
This is one of my favorite movies. It's based on a true story of a road trip Ernesto Guevara (later called Che) and his friend Alberto Granado did around South America in 1952, and it's rather slashy. Several attempts )

-Sick, Kee and Miriam, 1007 words, rated PG-13, for the 2006 movie Children of Men.
This is another one of my favorite movies and it's the third time I've written fic for it. Kee )

Yuletide!

Dec. 26th, 2009 07:37 pm
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (yuletide squee by liviapenn)
Yuletide fics are up! I'm really happy about the gifts I received! Some awesome mystery person got my request for Monty Python's Life of Brian and wrote Four Completely Unconnected Scenes In 1st c. Judea. It is just the kind of wackiness I was hoping for, with environmentalists protesting against the Romans, Judith and Loretta discovering feminism, and a special guest appearance by Jesus. Yay!

For the first time I also got extra Yuletide treats! Two people decided to write me fics about Harold and Kumar's epically awkward love!
Here are a few other favorites from what I've read so far. fandoms: Leverage, Anthropomorfic, Saving Face, Fairy Tales, The Handmaid's Tale )

There are over 2700 stories of 1000 words or more in the regular collection, and a bunch of shorter Yuletide Madness fics will be released soon. The site's a little slow because of all the people using it, but it's been fine for me to read one thing while another is loading. You can browse by fandom or check out other people's rec lists posted to [livejournal.com profile] yuletide. I'll probably do another recs post tomorrow or Monday.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (goddess)
Today I had lunch at a Chinese restaurant and my fortune cookie said, "Share your happiness with others today." :D

I'm happy because [livejournal.com profile] smaragbird wrote a New Year's Resolution fic for Yuletide based on my request for a story about Luke (that is Chiwetel Ejiofor's character) from Children of Men and his mention toward the end of the movie that he had a sister. Children of Men fic, you guys, I'm not the only one who writes it hooray! [livejournal.com profile] smaragbird did Luke/Patrick growing up and falling in love as the world is falling apart! Go read it and share in my angsty apocalyptic happiness! Children of the Fall

In other news, the preview function on Dreamwidth never works for me. I always just get a message saying, "Sorry, there was a problem." I don't see this as a known issue on the Support page. Has anyone else run into it? I don't like not being able to test my (frequently faulty) html before I hit post.

Star Trek

May. 19th, 2009 08:19 pm
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (x-files)
Claudia and I both really loved the Star Trek movie despite not being Real Fans. Turns out she is a Kirk girl and I am a Spock girl so luckily we will not be in competition with each other. (And of course we are also both slashers so, honestly, we're okay with just sitting here and watching.)

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