sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (gwen answer by redscharlach)
Sophinisba Solis ([personal profile] sophinisba) wrote2011-11-30 05:27 pm

Merlin podfics: Gwen-centric modern AUs

Title: The Tree
Author: Anonymous
Ships: surprise! (or see headings at the fic post)
Rating: G
Contains: n/a
Author's summary: "The place didn't matter because it wasn't yet time."
File info: mp3, 3 minutes
Links: The Tree at the AO3

Title: Waking Up
Author: [personal profile] fitz_y
Ships: Gwen/Morgana (background Arthur/Gwen)
Rating: R
Contains: no standard notes apply, but pretty damn angsty
Author's summary: "1950s AU. Gwen leaves it all behind."
File info: mp3, 10 minutes
Links: Waking Up at MediaFire, Waking Up at Audiofic, or streaming:

Previously posted
Title: Did Someone Send for the Fire Brigade?
Author: [personal profile] themadlurker
Ships: Gwen/Lancelot (background Arthur/Gwen, Freya/Merlin)
Rating: PG-13
Contains: n/a
Author's summary: "In which Gwen is just trying to get married; Lancelot is just trying to do his job; and Merlin isn't trying very hard to be a good maid of honour."
File info: mp3, 13 minutes
Link: Fire Brigade or streaming:

Download the set! Audiobook of Did Someone Send for the Fire Brigade?, The Tree, and Waking Up at Mediafire, Audiobook at Audiofic, 26 minutes

Reader's notes could be considered vaguely spoilery for 4x09, but all these fics were written well before the start of season 4.
I am working on some longer podfic projects but recent events have reminded me that earlier this year I had intended to record a set of podfics in which Gwen has feelings for someone other than her fiance/husband Arthur, and the world does not end. So I did two of these last night, and [personal profile] themadlurker betaed them for me. My recording of her fic, in which Gwen kisses Lancelot the night before her wedding, was posted in July.

I am a multishipper! Canon pairings don't get in the way of me having fun imagining non-canon pairings or enjoying them in fanworks! I ship Gwen/Lancelot and Gwen/Morgana because they are hot together and because I love those characters, and not because they're convenient ways of getting Gwen out of the way for the sake of Arthur/Merlin, which I also ship! I know lots of people who feel the same way and lots of people who don't. I understand that Gwen is not everyone's favorite character and that some people are not interested in het or femslash, but it makes me sad to see her treated as merely an obstacle or an object.

So obviously I rec these fics! Another fic I rec is And I am done with my graceless heart by [ profile] dollsome, in which Gwen and Morgana reunite after 4x09. I know I'm not the only one who cried while reading that one. It is excellent.
netgirl_y2k: (Morgana Blue)

[personal profile] netgirl_y2k 2011-11-30 11:53 pm (UTC)(link)
I didn't cry! It was just, uh, a laptop malfunction that made my screen look a little, um, watery. But, yes, that is a delightful fic. Although I am kind of amused by how many times it has been recced on my f-list through the week, recced by people I didn't even know watched Merlin.

Obviously, people should be writing more fic about the girls, because clearly there's an audience. Ahem, that's quite enough of me trying to get the internet to bend to my whims.

Anyway, I very much liked "Did Someone Send for the Fire Brigade?" when I listened to it before, and I am downloading the podbook and looking forward to hearing the other two.
fitz_y: (gwen smiling)

[personal profile] fitz_y 2011-12-01 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
♥ ♥ ♥
cantarina: donna noble in a paper crown, looking thoughtful (Default)

[personal profile] cantarina 2011-12-01 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
FYI, I'm going to download the hell out of these when I get my laptop back in working order. And I still want to hear your thoughts on Nimueh, because I know I had the middle of the season cut out, but she still came across as pretty under-developed and under-used.
cantarina: donna noble in a paper crown, looking thoughtful (Default)

[personal profile] cantarina 2011-12-03 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
ReMoPodMo is my pleasure to run! I'm not the most productive of podficcers and I like knowing that I'm contributing something else back.

Thank you for putting up with my pestering! I feel like Nimueh could have been amazing, but I guess none of it really was in the canon. To fanon it is! I've heard that Morgause is interesting and I'm looking forward to/dreading that plot arc, if only because I know what it brings for Morgana.

Thank you for the rec! I intend to enjoy the hell out of that.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)

[personal profile] such_heights 2011-12-01 01:09 pm (UTC)(link)
ooh yay, I'm looking forward to listening to these!

[personal profile] meri 2011-12-01 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I agree with everything, just everything you said as a mulitshipper and Gwen.

I'm totally listening to these stories today while I work in the evil database of evil.

[personal profile] meri 2011-12-05 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I listened! And I am now sure that 1) you read angst so well I get all teary in ways that I don't when I read a story and 2) angst is a lot more angsty when it's read out loud.

But "Did Someone Send for the Fire Brigade?" was the perfect angst chaser!

[personal profile] lewisian_gneiss 2012-07-21 06:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi, I've listened to a bunch of your short podfics today, and I've really enjoyed doing so. Thank you. As I don't have a space to DL, I want to say a high thank you for providing streaming links, making these accessible to me.
I usually treat your podfics as recs and read the fic, but it's been such fun listening to you read them to me.
Thank you!