sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (vastra jenny by winterfish)
Oh hey, I was just tagging the post for my new bingo at [community profile] kink_bingo and I started to wonder if I could count it for the rare ship/rare characters Achievement. The rules say, "You define what is or is not a rare ship/rare character; this, like so much at Kink Bingo, is on the honour system."

Ahhh, I don't know! Will you help me decide? I feel pretty secure that Inara/Zoe from Firefly is a rare pairing and Annie from Treme is a rare character in fandom. If I were looking at the other squares I've filled so far I would also count Merlin/Will, Gwen/Lancelot, Freya/Merlin, and Freya/Morgana.

But what about Gwen/Morgana? It used to be a relatively popular pairing but it's never really been big compared to Arthur/Merlin, and there isn't much at all being written these days. Then there is Gus and Shawn, who are the main characters on Psych but don't actually get written about that much. And I just don't know much about Avatar fandom. Also, do you think the medium should matter? The Audiofic archive has one Azula/Ty Lee podfic and five Gus Shawn ones (two of them by me, all of them shorter than the one I posted yesterday). Gwen/Morgana poetry is certainly rare, but then any fannish poetry is rare, so, I don't know!

So here is a poll! Who doesn't like filling out a poll? Please be honest and don't vote yes just because you think it's what I want to hear! I am already getting a bunch of Achievements on this bingo so I will not be sad if I don't have this one as well.

Poll #7561 Rare pairings
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 23


Should I count Gus/Shawn as a rare ship?

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Yes
6 (33.3%)

No
3 (16.7%)

I don''t know
9 (50.0%)

Azula/Ty Lee?

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Yes
4 (22.2%)

No
1 (5.6%)

I don't know
13 (72.2%)

Gwen/Morgana?

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Yes
10 (43.5%)

No
9 (39.1%)

I don't know
4 (17.4%)

Ticky?

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Sophia/Vivian
15 (71.4%)

Gwaine/Merlin
7 (33.3%)

Arthur/Percival
12 (57.1%)

Arthur/Gwen
4 (19.0%)

Ticky!
12 (57.1%)

sophinisba: Troy and Abed from Community sitting on a couch with a computer in front of them (troy abed by carly-icons)
Title: Growing Pains
Author: [personal profile] thingswithwings
Fandom: Psych
Characters/Pairing: Gus/Shawn
Rating: S for dork best friends having sex
Contains: Complicated ones, but basically: spanking. (skip) contains parents spanking their children, and contains pre-pubescent children who have sexual desires and erotic/kinky thoughts. all sex occurs between consenting characters who are of age, and does include some light painplay/punishment.
Author's summary: "It's a perfectly valid erotic identity, Shawn!"
Reader's notes: For the "smacking/slapping" square on my [community profile] kink_bingo card! (This multimedia chromatic bingo in five fandoms is so close I can taste it!!)
File info: mp3 and m4b versions, 41 minutes
Download links:
mp3 at MediaFire
m4b at MediaFire
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (joss whedon by thedivinegoat)
Listen you guys, it's really important that you go to the Fandom Steel Cage Match March Madness Round 2 post (with your legit active LJ account) and make good choices about voting for the awesomest characters, especially in races that are close. Buffy and Olivia are doing fine in this round but will probably need your support soon. I have conflicted feelings about Annie versus Merlin so I won't tell you what to do there.

But it's important that you VOTE FOR GUS. He is polling behind right now but you can make the difference and keep him in the running.

And above all it's VITALLY IMPORTANT that you VOTE FOR SCULLY. I was writing this a few minutes ago and she was ahead by nine votes, but now she is behind. D: D: D:

Look, you guys know I love the Eleventh Doctor a lot, but where would any of us be if it hadn't been for Scully? Scully is the bestest ever. As someone wisely said in comments to round one, a vote for Scully is a vote for all women in scifi.

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Oh and also, speaking of Gus, [personal profile] themadlurker told me that she's now listened to all the Psych podfic in the Audiofic archive. There needs to be more, Psych fans and podficcers! I have done a couple and I honestly think they're more fun to read out loud than any other fandom I've tried. If you've been thinking about making a podfic, consider making it a Gus/Shawn podfic!
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: Wil and Ma from Saving Face watching TV (saving face by glass_icarus)
Which are the Psych episodes with Gus's sister Joy in them, please?

ETA: Is it just the one, "Christmas Joy" from season 3?
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: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (sayid by ofthe_sky)
Are you guys using Buzz? Should I stay away from it because of privacy issues, or because it's a time suck, or what is going on? Should we be following each other? Where does the content go? Is it like Twitter? I am too lazy to figure this out. Please explain!!

Here is a meme! I did a similar one a few months ago, but hey, why not?

Comment and I'll give you three of your fandoms, then copy and paste the questions onto your journal and fill it out.

[livejournal.com profile] slightlytookish gave me Merlin, Lost, and Doctor Who. My answers have some spoilers, especially for Lost, although I haven't seen this week's episode yet and would rather you not talk about it in comments. :)

favorite characters and stuff )

In other news, I've recently watched the first three episodes of Psych. Shawn is great! The rest of it I like okay, though not as much as Leverage, which I sort of think of as the same kind of thing – fun to watch without making you think too much, cheesy but smart in its own way, plots that get resolved in an hour, a small fandom but big enough to raise some eyebrows when it was included at last year's Yuletide, etc.

I had heard before I started watching that more Shawn/Lassiter gets written than Shawn/Gus, and while I agree with people who say that's completely ridiculous (and probably evidence of racism) considering how married Shawn and Gus are, I've also been impressed at how slashy Shawn and Lassiter have been despite not interacting all that much. I mean, I don't find Lassiter attractive and I don't usually like enemy pairings anyway, but damn.

I loved this week's episode of House!

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