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Sophinisba Solis ([personal profile] sophinisba) wrote2011-11-12 10:48 pm

Merlin podfic: Down in the Valley (where nobody knows)

Repodding is when a podfic is made of a fic that has already been podficced. Podfic is awesome, therefore two podfics is even more awesome, right? Every podficcer brings something different to the table and it's fun to see how different podficcers approach the same thing. To find out more about repodding, check out [community profile] pod_aware on LJ or DW.

[personal profile] anatsuno has a good pro-repodding rant whereas the podcast at [personal profile] podcast includes a bunch of different perspectives. As the accents thing, this is a topic where my ideas have changed somewhat over time. For the most part I'm not interested in recording something that's already been podficced, or in listening to multiple podfics of the same story. But some people are really into that and that's cool! (I also don't usually listen to the same podfic more than once, though I know lots of people love that.)

I was struck by something [personal profile] paraka said in a couple different podcasts this week though, which is that a lot of the people who signed up for [community profile] multipodicity were nervous first time podficcers who found it reassuring to know that even if their version didn't turn out right, there would still be another one for listeners to enjoy. It got me thinking again about the Elena/Morgana ficlet I mentioned on Thursday, how I kind of wanted to read it myself but more than that I wanted to hear it read with a Southern accent, and mostly I just wanted a podfic of it to exist.

So! Tonight I convinced a friend of mine to record that fic in a Southern accent! That version is coming soon, and my version is here! There will be two of them - MORE RAREPAIR FEMSLASH COUNTRY AU and a happy ending for everybody! (There is even has a happy ending in this version of the text, posted at the AO3, whereas the shorter one posted at [ profile] summerpornathon and [ profile] kinkme_merlin earlier this year did not have one.)

Title: Down in the Valley (where nobody knows)
Author: anonymous
Fandom: Merlin
Characters/Pairings: Elena/Morgana (background Arthur/Elena)
Rating: NC-17
Contains: no standard notes apply
Author's summary: "No matter how many times Morgana got Elena in trouble, Elena always came back for more."
Length: 9 minutes
Reader's notes: Recorded for Repodding day at [community profile] pod_aware and for the "object penetration" square on my second [community profile] kink_bingo card. Another reading of this story forthcoming!
Link: Download from Mediafire

Thanks a lot for your comments on my last post and oh my gosh over on the podfic love meme. I'm really so touched by every one of them. <3 <3
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[personal profile] dodificus 2011-11-13 05:33 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah. I'm not against repodding, I've seen a couple of my podfics pop up repodded and it doesn't bother me but it's never really been something I wanted to do.
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[personal profile] revolutionaryjo 2011-11-14 02:54 am (UTC)(link)
Just listened to this and it was lovely. I'm all intrigued to hear a version with a southern accent!
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[personal profile] isabear 2011-11-14 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Squee! Omg, thank you so much for reading this story! The way you read is so awesome, with bits I never thought about brought forward and emphasized in a very cool way. And your voice! I couldn't believe it when you asked about this one - you have been so kind and flattering, bb. ((Sophie)) Now I need to go put ALL the podfics from this week on my iPod.... :DD