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Sophinisba Solis ([personal profile] sophinisba) wrote2010-09-21 11:26 am

Double podfic: "For the Love of Arthur's Armour" and "Working Out the Kinks"

Title(s): "For the Love of Arthur's Armour" and "Working Out the Kinks"
Author(s): [ profile] slightlytookish and [personal profile] themadlurker
Reader: [personal profile] sophinisba
Fandom: Merlin
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur's armour (Merlin/Arthur in part 1)
Rating(s): G and R
Contains: non-explicit sex with an inanimate object (in part 2)
File info: mp3, 11 MB, 9:34 minutes
Podfic link (temporary): Download from Sendspace!
Permanent links: mp3 at the Audiofic Archive. Thank you, [personal profile] winkingstar! Also at the AO3 (link added Feb. 1, 2015). Thank you for hosting my podfics, [personal profile] paraka!

Long reader’s notes on this one: Recording Srin's cordless drill/linen cabinet ficlet last week reminded me that I'd been meaning to record these two pieces, both of which were written in October 2009 (I believe both were first posted at [community profile] camelot_fleet), before Merlin/Arthur's armour became established canon.

Here's the image I used for a podfic cover. It's from Morgause's first episode, "The Sins of the Father", which aired in November:

Merlin/Arthur's armour

And of course fans of the pairing remember Merlin's speech to Arthur about why he needs to go with him to fight the Dragon in the series 2 finale:

I care an awful lot about that armour.

"I know it's hard for you to understand how I feel but... Well, I care a hell of a lot about that armour. I'm not gonna let you mess it up." ♥ ♥

I feel like I should get some kind of [community profile] kink_bingo credit for this, I mean, probably just for my free square, but I'm not exactly sure how to label it. It doesn't quite fit mechanical/technological, or locks/chains, or uniforms/military fetish...maybe pervertibles? What do you think?

This is the first time I've recorded two fics in one audio file. I tried to give it chapters but I'm not sure if it worked. The second fic starts three minutes in.
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[personal profile] themadlurker 2010-09-21 09:48 pm (UTC)(link)
*flails* You are the most awesome. Hearing these ficlets together is like... destiny. Only a lot more fun, with less chance of getting lectured by a dragon.

It's amazing, I wasn't expecting to get emotional listening to my own writing, but by the end I was just so caught up in worrying about the armour's plight, and whether Merlin was going to leave it all cold and alone on the floor! I think you brought a lot more to the reading than you know. ♥
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[personal profile] winkingstar 2010-10-03 11:40 pm (UTC)(link)
You're most welcome! :)

I haven't made any audiobooks myself, but here is a tag for the m4b format on [ profile] podfic_tips. If you have any questions, [personal profile] cybel is the queen of audiobooks and she is super-friendly, so you can ping her for more specific help. :)
Edited 2010-10-03 23:40 (UTC)