sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (merry!)
I made so few fanworks in 2013 that it doesn't make sense to do the questions meme, as much as I normally enjoy that, but I can't resist making a list and a graph.

a list and a graph )

So, you know, just my least productive year in fandom ever, but what are you gonna do. I would like to say some positive things:
-Lots of ladies!
-I like making sets of things! I think my [community profile] kink_bingo blackout with 25 different femslash ships for 25 different kinks is really, and so is my set of podfics in space.
-I had fun with that Amy/Rosa podfic last week, and it's made me want to get back into podficcing again. Conveniently, I expect to have a little more time alone at home over the next few months than I did the last few months.
-I know I will make at least one vid in 2014, because I'm signed up for [community profile] festivids and they are due in... ah ha ha less than two weeks! No, but it's cool, I have clipped and I have a song. I will manage something.
-Having just made a bunch of links, I think I will update my podfic index today, and maybe even post to [community profile] amplificathon
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (sinead suit)
[personal profile] klb has a great new post up at [community profile] podficmeta proposing that instead of asking authors for permission each time we want to do an individual podfic, we could instead ask what their transformative works policy is (whether it's blanket yes, blanket no, or they want to be asked each time, or something else) and link to a post about what transformative works policies are and why they're important to us as podficcers. This seems like a wonderful idea to me and I commented to say that I've done something similar a few times (without the informative link) but I felt sort of pushy when I was doing it. But maybe it doesn't come across as pushy? After all, as [personal profile] klb pointed out, asking every time is, like, assuming that the author's policy is "ask me every time", and why should that be the assumption? And isn't it more respectful, and not less, to ask what the policy is instead?

So yeah, I recommend reading that post!

Podfic feedback is the best; I am getting a new microphone. )
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 (merlin by brightedelweiss)
The [community profile] podficbigbang project that I started working on in December is up at last! My main entry for it is backdated a bit for linking purposes:

Arcane Asylum, written by [livejournal.com profile] new_kate, read by me, cover art by [livejournal.com profile] lolafeist.
Arthur/Merlin, NC-17, 12 hours and 43 minutes!
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: Wee Gwen admires wee Merlin's magic! (gwen merlin by el_jamon)
In the last couple weeks four different people have made podfics of things I wrote!!!!!!!

[livejournal.com profile] flammablehat made her very first podfic with Drink His Kiss Down Dry (Merlin/Nimueh, 5 minutes). This is a porny D/s ficlet and she reads it in a matter-of-fact way that I think fits Nimueh very well. I helped show her how to edit so I listened to the raw file and was crazy jealous of how few mistakes she made while she was reading, so I figure she is a natural at this (not that one needs to be) and she and another friend and I have decided to go in on a 4-hour project together. Ha! Anyway, please welcome a new reader to the fold.

[personal profile] leish aka [livejournal.com profile] quintenttsy recorded falcon and a dove (Gwen/Merlin, 4 minutes). This is quite light and playful and everything I love about my secret OTP, really.

[personal profile] croissantkatie listened to [personal profile] leish's podfic and liked it so much that she decided to repod it! Now this is very exciting in itself because omg transformative works! I wrote that story inspired by [personal profile] yue_ix's artwork rosebud with a flush and to a lesser extent by a commentfic by [personal profile] isabear that was also inspired by yue's work. yue's drawing was in turn inspired by a lyric by John Boyle O’Reilly (and obvs by this show we watch) and it is just this whole universe of connections spinning around and making me very happy to be part of it.

But then also Katie was enjoying that so much that she read a bunch of my other fics and decided to make a whole little anthology of 5 Merlin podfics!!
-falcon and a dove (Gwen/Merlin, 4 minutes)
-Her Balm, Her Bane (Morgana/Morgause, 7 minutes)
-If I Cannot Be Your Queen (Gwen/Arthur, 5 minutes)
-The Opposite of Work (Gwen & Morgana friendship, 5 minutes)
-My Best Kept Secret (Freya/Merlin, 12 minutes)
These are all pretty small but there's also a huge range between them, including one of my first Merlin fics from three years ago as well as three that were dark enough to make me fear I'd lose friends when I posted them (rapist!Merlin wth). Katie takes different approaches to reading them, and some were very close to what I had in my head as a writer while others were very different. Listening to them was thus trippy and emotional and excellent.

[personal profile] cantarina wanted to help me celebrate something that happened offline last week so she asked me for something to podfic and I picked one of my last Lord of the Rings fics Little Illusions (post-quest RosieSamFrodo, 3 minutes). It is quite lovely and might be fun for some of my old friends to listen to even if you are normally not into podfic (there's a streaming link so you don't need to bother downloading).




Also also, for Reverse Remix (which is still going and also has LotR people in it!), [personal profile] netgirl_y2k wrote Sparring Partners, (Forridel/Morgana, 880 words), a wonderful update on a comment fic I wrote during season 2. If you love Morgana you gotta love Netgirl.

♥ ♥ ♥ fandom.
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.

Remix!!

Apr. 26th, 2012 09:27 pm
sophinisba: Merlin smiling with forest background (ep. 1.04) (merlin smiling by miakun)
You know how the other day I was saying there wasn't a lot of overlap between my popular fics and my favorite fics? One that comes pretty close to having that overlap is We'll Slide Down the Surface of Things, in which our characters love each other very much but being in a relationship is hard, and some people are queer and some people are straight and then really strange porn happens. It's at number 14 if you sort my fics by hitcount and I went ahead and tagged it as One of My Favorites last week.

Well THAT, my friends, is the fic that some fabulous person decided to remix for this year's Remix Redux! It is from Merlin's POV and instead of focusing only his feelings about Arthur and Gwen it goes and does the sex scene my fic only mentioned in a throwaway line: LANCELOT/MERLIN with Merlin temporarily having girl parts!!! Oh my god their relationship is imperfect and Lancelot is chivalrously concerned for Merlin's virtue and comfort but so so so hot for him and it's glorious.

We'll Sink to the Surface and Hold On. by anonymous, Lancelot/Merlin with Arthur/Gwen (+ unrequited Arthur/Merlin and Gwen/Lancelot), 2320 words, Explicit.

I always angst so much about Remix but it is still the best! I love remixing and being remixed so much. Like all of the fics at Remix2012 and Remix Madness 2012 (including the two I wrote, heh), this one could use a lot more love! There are 16 Merlin fics including several about our awesome ladies of Camelot (not only Gwen and Morgana but also Freya and Hunith) and hundreds of stories in other fandoms. Go read and be generous with your kudos and comments!

Oh, and I think I'm pretty guessable but if you guess what I wrote I will podfic a fic of your choosing if I ever finish Arcane Asylum, or if that's not what you're into I will just tell you you're great.
sophinisba: Gwen's lips and Morgana's lips with gauzy fabric (gwen morgana lips by ravenclawbest)
I did this meme just over a year ago, and I thought it would be fun to come back and compare how it looks this year! My top ten fics by AO3 hitcounts:

list )

thoughts on this list and last year's list )

The other day [personal profile] anatsuno pointed out a great Tumblr post by [personal profile] helens78 about the taboo against saying we like and our proud of our own work. Helens said it would be great if more authors would use the One of My Favorites tag on the AO3 and I agree, so tonight I went in and added it to four of my fics. I had decided to limit myself to five and I can't quite decide between two others. :) And none of those six fics overlap with the ten that are here, but that is okay.

So far only 135 works at the AO3 have that tag. Why not add it to a few of your stories, if you archive there? A lot of readers would like to know about them.

If you are a fan of the AO3 and can afford to do so, consider donating to the OTW! (I just accidentally typed OT3. Seriously, that comes to my fingers more easily than OTW or OTP. My OT3 is in fic #6 in the list above.)


Also also, the OTW is hosting an AO3 Tag Wrangling Open House from 19:00 to 21:00 UTC on April 22nd. In my timezone that is Sunday afternoon or an excellent time for fannish discussion, before frantic Sunday night catchup for the school week and frantic last-minute Remix edits. As much as I love the archive, I rebel a little every time I post a fic because the canonical Merlin character tags are ALL WRONG from my perspective. I am really curious as to why they've chosen to do things that way (and whether they might change it omg!) and also lots of other things about tags. Tags!
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (merry!)
Hey all, if you are participating in Remix Redux please note that the deadline is midnight Eastern time TONIGHT (four hours from now as I'm making this post), not tomorrow night as some of us sort of thought when we looked at how it was written.

Whether or not you're participating in the main challenge, you can leave a comment at the Remix Madness post on LJ if you want to participate in an informal remix free-for-all (no assignments and no minimum wordcount). Then comment here to let me know that you're in!
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: 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."

URGENT

Mar. 11th, 2012 03:10 pm
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (fmm by turtle_goose)
LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR REMIX REDUX X!!!

ALSO I DON'T KNOW HOW THE SCHEDULE WORKS BUT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU VOTE FOR ABED AND KALINDA AT THE FANDOM STEEL CAGE MATCH with your main LJ account.



Kalinda is currently losing to some dude who is not Kalinda, but it's not too late to turn it around. Abed is in the lead but it's way closer than it should be, considering that he is Abed. THEY NEED YOUR HELP!!!

Remix!

Mar. 7th, 2012 08:15 pm
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (merry!)
You guys, it's Remix time again! Remix is a challenge where you get assigned to an author and you write a new version of one of their stories, like doing fanfic of a fanfic. IT IS AWESOME! I love remixes so much that I have helped run a hobbit-centric remix, a Merlin remix, and a mini-remix challenge. They were all awesome, but the most exciting is Remix Redux, the big Remix, because you get hundreds of people from all kinds of different fandoms coming together to do this awesome thing. Besides that, this is the TENTH YEAR IN A ROW THAT [personal profile] musesfool and friends have put this on for us. That is pretty amazing!

I had to sit out last year because I had some other stuff going on, BUT NOW I'M BACK! I can't wait to give this another try! I hope that lots of you will also sign up because you, my friends, are my favorite authors and you write about my favorite things.

You can read more about this challenge at the LJ comm [livejournal.com profile] remixers_lounge (or subscribe to [syndicated profile] remixers_lounge_feed on DW), or you can sign up at the AO3 until Sunday night.

In preparation for this I've been taking care of a bunch of old drabbles that I'd never archived at the AO3. If anybody's subscribed to me or to the Faculty or LotR fandom feeds I am sorry about the spam.

The Remix rules are long and can seem overwhelming, but it's not really that complicated and I am pretty familiar with them. Let me know if you have any questions and I promise not to be like "omg it's right there in the rules!" :D
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 (toshiko by hermitsoul)
Okay, so I participated in the Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology II and it was (and continues to be) awesome!

Cover art by [personal profile] bessyboo
Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology II, text over collage of 144 women's faces
Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology II


Those links go to the post on [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon, where you can see the list of readers and download a podbook or a zip file or browse by fandom and download individual MP3s. The total running time is over 7 and a half hours and there are 47 readers and 86 authors in 64 fandoms. Some of these readers are brand new to podfic and I believe this is the first podfic that's been made in some of the fandoms. I have been listening on my way to and from and around work and it's really a wonderful experience, to hear so many different voices and ways of reading. A lot of the fandoms are unfamiliar to me and some of the readers are people that I know on Twitter or whose names I've seen around, but I've never listened to them read before because I'm not into their regular fandoms. I love that there are pieces about motherhood and fighting and having sex and saving the world and all kinds of other things women do. It is making me very happy. [personal profile] fire_juggler has a really nice post about it and how listening to an anthology is different from listening to a long podfic.

I contributed seven pieces in seven different fandoms, several of which were new to me! They are each between 1 and 10 minutes long.

seven short podfics: Avatar, Doctor Who, Merlin, Northern Exposure, Pan's Labyrinth, Torchwood, X-Men )

Another awesome thing that happened was that [personal profile] fitz_y made a podfic of I Ache Myself for More a piece of Gwen/Morgana noncon that I wrote last year. I believe it's the only noncon piece among the 104 podlets in the anthology and both [personal profile] fitz_y and I feel a bit self-conscious about that, but, well, Guinevere is still awesome even when bad things are happening to her. I loved hearing Fitzy read this as well as a very porny Gwen/Morgana fic of her own, and there are several other Merlin podfics in the collection. In conclusion, yay ladies!!!
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!

Also mens!

Feb. 11th, 2012 09:53 am
sophinisba: Lancelot with text: Chicks dig scars (lancelot scars by miakun)
I talk a lot about fanworks about ladies on my journal because it makes me sad when they don't get as much attention. However, there are a lot of male characters I love too! Especially on Merlin!

Merlin, Arthur, and Arthur/Merlin )

Gwaine and Gwaine/Merlin! )

Elyan )

Percival and Leon )

Lancelot )

In conclusion,
knights. (large image) )

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

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