sophinisba: Morgana smiling from ep 2.03 (morgana happy by gwy)
Sophinisba Solis ([personal profile] sophinisba) wrote2012-01-14 03:13 pm

fandom-ish things: podficcing and reading

This has never come up so far, but just in case: if you ever happen to see people talking smack about me at an anon meme or under f-lock or whatever, please don't tell me about it. If you don't see people talking about me at the memes please don't tell me about that either. I really prefer not to know. Thanks!

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Signups are open for round two of [community profile] chromatic_podfic! Let's participate the hell out of this fest, you guys! I feel like characters of color get even less attention in podfic than in fic, and that's really not very much.

Last year I did medium-sized stories in six different fandoms that added up to something like two and a half hours. This year I'm thinking about doing just one longer one, maybe What We've Become (the Mt. Saint Helens Remix), the Martha-centric remix of the Donna/Martha story I recorded for [livejournal.com profile] podtor_who. I meant to do both of them for that fest but I couldn't get in touch with the remix author in time, so this might be a good chance to get back to it. What about you?

I am having such a great time podficcing Arcane Asylum for [community profile] podficbigbang, you guys! I've done maybe a fifth of the recording and a twelfth of the editing so far, so I still have a long way to go, but gosh is it fun. Yesterday I started in on the part about Merlin's childhood, including the part about wanting to tell his teacher what he is and then having that teacher taken away, and Hunith fighting so hard for him and both of them being so isolated and OH GOD SO MANY FEELINGS.

I'm so glad I decided to jump into this, even though I'd been scared off for a long time by the length. Since it's coming along faster than I expected, I am hoping to have time to do something substantial for [community profile] chromatic_podfic and a few other shorter things over the next few months.

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I can has a Kindle! For a little over two weeks now, though gosh it feels like longer - I am really reluctant to go back to paper books or reading long fics on my computer screen now (thank you so much to authors who post their fic, especially their long fic, at the AO3!!!!). It was not a Christmas gift but a hand-me-down/loan, an older model which I like very much because it's bigger than the newer ones. I like large print and with this big screen I can still see a decent-sized chunk of text at one time. I have read and enjoyed
-Un Lun Dun by China MiƩville, a really great, clever, and surprising young adult fantasy novel.
-The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, a much darker young adult novel. I'm still not sure what I think about this except that it was totally engrossing, and I'll probably read the other two books, which my friend thoughtfully left on the Kindle for me.
-As Soon As I Am Able by [archiveofourown.org profile] allothi, a really delightful Gwen/Morgana AU in which Morgana and Arthur are rival superheroes. I love fics like this that show Morgana as a flawed person (selfish, spoiled, often ridiculous...) but that are still done with love, wanting her to be happy.

Then here are a couple other things I've read today (not on the Kindle):
-Do You Wanna Come Over and Kill Some Time? by [archiveofourown.org profile] amber, Bradley/Colin beautiful angst and porn. Like many people, I suspect, I've been feeling warm feelings about Bradley and Colin since their date Thursday night. I've never really gotten into Merlin RPF but I've been clicking through some of [livejournal.com profile] ella_bane's Bradley/Colin recs today and this one is my favorite so far.
-Untitled Porn by [livejournal.com profile] riventhorn: "Gwen and Merlin like to be dogs sometimes, and their owners [Arthur and Morgana] have brought them together to play." SO GODDAMN HOT. I love that it is Gwen POV and feel our fandom needs way more kinky porn about Gwen okay.
-Oh and can I tell you a secret? Last month I read this Merlin/Morgana puppy play fic by [livejournal.com profile] lolafeist, Come Here, Boy, which briefly mentions Morgana trying to read her Kindle and pretending not to be all turned on thinking about the sex she and Merlin are about to have. And ever since then I've been like, "Kindle! Sexy!" It adds to my reading enjoyment. :D

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