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Sophinisba Solis ([personal profile] sophinisba) wrote2011-11-10 05:19 pm

Harry Potter podfic, "Being Liquid" by rotaryphones + podcast about accents

I made a podfic and a podcast for [community profile] pod_aware Day 4: Accents!
Every podficcer has an accent; sometimes that accent matches that of the canon character, sometimes it doesn't. Every accent is special and brings something to the podfic, it represents the podficcer and reminds us just how diverse fandom can be. Come celebrate accents and learn more about them in podfic at [community profile] pod_aware on LJ or DW.

Title: Being Liquid
Author: [ profile] rotaryphones
Fandom: Harry/Potter
Characters/Pairings: Teddy/Victoire
Rating: R
Contains: experimentation with gender and sexuality among 17-year-olds
Author's summary: "When Teddy discovers a new way to be liquid, Victoire helps him to find stability."
Length: 44 minutes
Reader's notes: Recorded for [community profile] pod_aware and for the "gender play" square (or you know maybe the wildcard) on my second [community profile] kink_bingo card.
Being Liquid mp3 on Mediafire, 40.7 MB
Being Liquid podbook on Mediafire, 21.2 MB

Then also I talked for 23 minutes, mostly about I how feel about making podfic in British fandoms (including this Harry Potter one) with my American accent.

Pod-aware day 4 accents by sophinisba
Then also here's the podcast mp3 on Mediafire, 21.1 MB

I have never posted anything like this before and it's kind of scary! If it seems like I'm laughing a lot for no reason that's because of the nerves.

Toward the beginning I say that when I started listening to podfic I decided that I liked British accents best, and over time I came to feel differently. What I forgot to add was that the first British podficcers I listened to were FayJay and Penny. So, you know, eventually I figured out that I loved those podfics because the readers were really really talented, not just because they were British. :D
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[personal profile] such_heights 2011-11-11 12:10 am (UTC)(link)
Um, please feel free to keep doing that thing of making podfic of all my favourite stories omg. \o/ \o/ \o/
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[personal profile] anatsuno 2011-11-11 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
I LOVED LISTENING TO THIS so much so much omg. I owe you so much podfic feedback, too. *facepalm* You're awesome. <3
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[personal profile] woldy 2011-11-11 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
Hurrah for this post! You are amazingly coherent for someone speaking off the cuff, and it inspired me to record and post a podficlet of my own, so thanks for providing that impetus.
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[personal profile] dodificus 2011-11-11 09:20 am (UTC)(link)
I listened to your podcast, yay!

I'm pretty sure my early permission emails were pretty similar to yours. Half asking to do it and half trying to talk them out of it/saying how I would understand if they weren't interested. At least I no longer feel like I have to explain about what podfic is when I ask permission:)

I would *love* to see some LOTR podfic from you btw.
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[personal profile] dodificus 2011-11-11 05:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, actually I'm pretty sure I've listened to at least one Frodo/Aragorn podfic from you?
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[personal profile] emei 2011-11-11 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Podfic downloaded, really looking forward to listening to it!

Really liked listening to your podcast, too, very interesting. Especially the parts about words that are accent-specific somehow, that's fascinating. And I too would love to hear that Elena/Morgana fic recorded in a Southern US accent, it could be so fabulous.
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[personal profile] themadlurker 2011-11-11 09:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay!! I'm grabbing both of these, both highly relevant to my interests! :D

[eta: I said downloading, but then the podcast is streaming, so I am listening now! yay! It's really neat hearing you talk about podfic, which is reminding me of both listening to your podfic and also of chatting with you, because it's your voice coming through in two ways. It's awesome. :)]
Edited 2011-11-11 21:34 (UTC)
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[personal profile] revolutionaryjo 2011-11-14 08:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm catching up on these pod_aware podcast posts from the week and just listened to this. Pretty sure some coworker or other is going to ask me if I'm all right because I'm bushing so much right now. I'm incredibly humbled that my recordings of DRP and Easy There worked for you in that way.

I've struggled with that idea of reading with a non-native accent for British fandoms too, but pretty much all of my primary fandoms have been British since Harry Potter fandom hit me in 2003. Luckily, my passion usually overrules my intimidation. And knowing that what I'm doing inspires others is really encouraging. :)

(OMG, Easy There was so, so intensely British. /o\ Thank goodness for my beta, [personal profile] blueyeti, is all I can say.)
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[personal profile] revolutionaryjo 2011-11-17 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooh, thank you for letting me know! I tend to stick to the DW side of things these days and probably would have missed it.
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[personal profile] crinklysolution 2011-11-29 05:13 am (UTC)(link)
Thought your podfic meta podcast was intriguing and loved to hear what you think about podfic, accents, transformative works (in the sense that it is the characters who are transformed in some way.) I could very much relate to your reluctance at first to record works where the original characters have British accents such as Merlin, as I've faced down that kind of feelings myself when recording Merlin or Sherlock fics. However, I'm so glad that you overcame that initial reluctance, because the podfic world is richer for having your voice in it!
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[personal profile] sylvaine 2011-12-13 01:02 am (UTC)(link)
I'm really excited to hear your podfic of this! I did not know Being Liquid beforehand, so I just went and read it and OMG SO AMAZING. So, um, also thank you for indirectly reccing it, too!

btw, the mp3 link for the podfic links to the m4b version.
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[personal profile] onlysmallwings 2012-01-03 08:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I loved "Being Liquid" when I read it and I love your podfic of it! So amazing! :D