sophinisba: Morgana and Gwen, text: Shh!  Nobody knows we're Lesbians (morgana gwen lesbians by hyel)
Sophinisba Solis ([personal profile] sophinisba) wrote2010-12-01 11:14 pm

Giant (for me) podfic: "Pastimes and Lifestyles" by netgirl-y2k

Title: Pastimes and Lifestyles
Author: [ profile] netgirl_y2k
Reader: [personal profile] sophinisba
Fandom: Merlin
Pairing: Gwen/Morgana
Rating: PG
Content notes: none
Summary: "When Merlin never comes to Camelot the Great Dragon recruits Morgana to act as Arthur's protector. Now Morgana's got a magic sword, dreams that come true and a girlfriend who - if you believe the Dragon - is destined to marry her foster brother." (A Morgana-centric AU of season 1.)
File info: mp3 and m4b versions, a little less than 50 MB, 1 hour 43 minutes (1:47 with music)
Reader's notes: For [community profile] ladiesbigbang round 1.5! Huge thanks to [personal profile] trascendenza for running the challenge and creating this cover art, to [personal profile] frigg for a fast and careful beta and a great song suggestion, and to [personal profile] themadlurker and the folks at [ profile] remopodmo for much needed cheerleading. I had a lot of help and put a lot of work into this one so it would be especially nice to hear from people who listen to it. :)
Download and streaming links: At the AO3

Pastimes and Lifestlyes cover by Trascendenza

And now back to making podfics of less than 30 minutes! Yay!
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[personal profile] themadlurker 2010-12-02 06:08 am (UTC)(link)
such_heights: gwen/morgana kissing art (m: gwen/morgana [pentapus])

[personal profile] such_heights 2010-12-02 02:31 pm (UTC)(link)
eee, can't wait to listen to this! :D
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[personal profile] thingswithwings 2010-12-02 02:52 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm downloading this! Thank you. :)
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[personal profile] thingswithwings 2011-11-09 02:11 am (UTC)(link)
I listened to this some time ago, but never came back and told you how much I enjoyed it! I don't listen to or read a lot of Merlin fic (I think this is the second non-Kink Bingo-related Merlin podfic I've ever downloaded?) but I was motivated to listen to this one because I love your voice and, hey, femslash! :) I thought your Gwen voice was fabulous, and I really loved both her and Morgana getting to be snarky and sarcastic and fun.
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[personal profile] woldy 2010-12-02 10:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay! I'm really looking forward to listening to this :-D
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[personal profile] trascendenza 2010-12-03 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
Downloading, yay! So excited to listen!
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[personal profile] trascendenza 2011-01-03 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
So! I have had this file on my desktop to remind me to come back here and let you know when I listened. I think this is the longest English podfic I've ever listened to, actually. (I was into Spanish and German podfic for awhile, mainly because I wanted to expose my ears more.) This was awesome! I love your echoey dragon voice, hee. And you picked such a wonderful fic for the challenge and I loved hearing about all of Morgana's adventures. Yay you! ♥ ♥ ♥
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[personal profile] la_esmeralda 2010-12-03 07:27 am (UTC)(link)
Oh yay, I love this story so hard and I'm super excited to hear what you've done with it <3
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[personal profile] yue_ix 2010-12-04 07:49 am (UTC)(link)

Congratulations on finishing this huge project!
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[personal profile] yue_ix 2010-12-07 05:00 pm (UTC)(link)
My pleasure! I'm glad the song suggestion ended up working. It's one [personal profile] emei recommended to me not long ago, with a bunch of other great women-positive songs.

I loved the final. It's smooth to listen to, I can't even hear where you made the edits despite knowing where they are. The end "find more at" sentences worked in well, too.
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[personal profile] cantarina 2010-12-07 04:31 am (UTC)(link)
I really enjoyed this! Congrats again on getting it completed :)
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[personal profile] tieleen 2010-12-23 11:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for recording this! It's an incredibly fun story to listen to, and I really enjoyed your reading - I spent half a day going around listening to it bit by bit, grinning idiotically to myself at regular intervals. I especially enjoyed your Morgana Snark.
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[personal profile] yue_ix 2012-11-15 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
This was recced in the pod-aware Day 3 podcast and it reminded me of how enjoyable I still find this podfic to be. <3
Edited 2012-11-15 00:27 (UTC)
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[personal profile] idella 2014-04-14 03:11 pm (UTC)(link)
I had so much fun listening to this today while I made risotto and put away laundry (...risotto takes a long time to make. And okay, I had been putting off putting away laundry). This is a delightful story and I love how your performance brings out the humour and the longsuffering-ness and the snarkiness. And the sweetness. Basically, ALL the emotions. Your dragon voice is great too. I'm kicking myself for not having listened to this sooner and I am definitely planning on listening again :DDD