sophinisba: Gwen's lips and Morgana's lips with gauzy fabric (gwen morgana lips by ravenclawbest)
The latest round of [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon wrapped up yesterday. It was shorter this year and I didn't make anything much for the bonus challenge, so I just have these five fics, all Merlin fandom and approximately 750 words each. Title links go to the fics on the AO3.

Title: Travel My Way, Take the Highway
Ships: Gwen/Morgana
Rating: R
Contains: references to racism and homophobia
Summary: Gwen and Morgana on the run in 1950s Texas and New Mexico.

Title: Early Results of Clinical Trials
Ships: Arthur/Merlin
Rating: NC-17
Contains: potentially disturbing metaphors and no happy ending
Summary: Pendragon Pharmaceuticals manufactures the drugs that allow carriers of magic to participate fully in society.

Title: Let's Be Rational About This
Ships: Arthur/Gwen
Rating: NC-17
Contains: Aliens Made Them Do It-style dubcon (but mostly consensual)
Summary: "You see, I've been doing a lot of research on their lifecycle so they... they've suggested a reciprocal arrangement – which is really only fair, in principle!"

Title: Better
Ships: Elena/Mithian
Rating: NC-17
Contains: mistress/slave relationship, orgasm denial, fic doesn't make clear how consensual it is
Summary: "I'm not angry at you, dear, it's only the way you were raised. But you admit it yourself, you have no self-control. Well, from now on you won't be able to disobey me. And won't that be better for both of us?"

Title: A Happy Arrangement for All
Ships: Merlin/Elyan, past Merlin/Gwen
Rating: R
Contains: n/a
Summary: Merlin returns to Camelot to find that Princess Guinevere has married another. Her brother, however, is still single.

thoughts )

Just like last year pornathon leaves me wanting to write more Merlin fic and [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays is nicely timed. I will sign up again and really hope that more multishippers decide to join this year!
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (Default)
I made a podfic this week and realized I had two other shorter podfics from the last year that I hadn't posted here. Here they are!

Title: Her Masterpiece Is the Mess Inside You (text, download, and streaming links at the AO3)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] teprometo
Fandom: Merlin
Rating: NC-17
Ships: Gwen/Morgana (noncon), Gwen/Arthur
Size: 5.2 MB, 5:37 minutes
Summary: "There's an ugliness in Arthur."
Notes: Mind control/noncon, see AO3 tags for more content notes. This was a gift at an anonymous fest so I didn't put my name on the recording. It's locked to AO3 users because I feel kind of weird about that but, uh, can't seem to be bothered to fix the recording.

Title: The Mechanic (text, download, and streaming links at the AO3)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] i_claudia
Fandom: Merlin
Rating: NC-17
Ships: Gwen/Everyone
Size: 5.2 MB, 5:36 minutes
Summary: The grease gets under Gwen's fingernails and works its way so deep into her skin that even a dedicated scrub can’t clean her up completely.
Notes: I made this as part of the Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology V, February 2015!

Here's the new one!
Title: Someone Special (text, download, and streaming links at the AO3)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] teprometo
Fandom: Merlin
Rating: NC-17
Ship: Arthur/Merlin
Size: 13/19 MB, 25:45 minutes
Summary: Merlin’s best mate’s older brother is really hot. It’s sort of a problem.
Notes: Underage/age difference and some other issues, see AO3 listing for details.
sophinisba: Morgana and Gwen, text: Shh!  Nobody knows we're Lesbians (morgana gwen lesbians by hyel)
Well, [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon ended a few weeks ago. Here are the fics I made for it this year.

Previously linked here on my journal )

Also written for this year's pthon and posted on the AO3

Title: Live by the Sword
Ships: Annis/Gwen (other pairings mentioned)
Rating: NC-17
Contains: Reference to canon character deaths, grief, object insertion
Wordcount: 750
Summary: If ever there was a time to take a young ruler under her wing, it is now.

Title: Trading Day
Ships: Gwen/Morgana, offscreen Arthur/Gwen
Rating: NC-17
Contains: nonmonogamy, can be read as infidelity
Wordcount: 750
Summary: He can't begrudge her a kidnapping or two, not with so little else to stand out from the flatness of life on the colony. (FEMSLASH IN SPACE.)

Title: Build a Better Bicycle
Ships: Gwen/Morgana
Rating: R
Contains: slight dubcon due to mistress/servant power dynamic
Wordcount: 746
Summary: Morgana can trust Gwen to make the necessary adjustments.

Title: This Is a Recording
Ships: Arthur/Gwen/Merlin and subsets
Rating: NC-17
Contains: spanking and a teensy bit of D/s
Wordcount: 750
Summary: This is new for her, Merlin thinks. She only half believed him when he whispered that they were lovers first.

Thoughts )

Ooh, I was just going to say I hope [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays runs again because I'd like to participate again, and it looks like signups open tomorrow! I need to think about what I want to request ack. Also gosh that deadline is going to come up quickly. But anyway yay Merlin!!!


Sign-ups for [community profile] merlin_holidays begin Sept 22 at 10 am Eastern
sophinisba: Morgana and Gwen, text: Shh!  Nobody knows we're Lesbians (morgana gwen lesbians by hyel)
At the end of [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon challenge two (Secrets & Lies!) I decided to podfic a couple of my favorite entries (yeah, I like the one I wrote!). They are my first podfics since February! :D And it happened that I was finishing them up around the time [livejournal.com profile] teprometo posted the week 5 bonus challenge, which is fanworks that pass the Bechdel Test. (There are many delightful fanworks over there, and also some heated discussions and a wee bit of trolling.) These first two podlets fit, and the third doesn't but I really like it so I posted all three of them over there.

And here they are on my journal! Um, putting them behind a cut because the display is fucked up on Dreamwidth and I can't with coding anymore tonight. For once I recommend viewing this post on LJ (though sadly I lack any lesbian icons there)

Elena/Vivian, Gwen/Freya, Arthur/Morgana, ~five minutes each )

So far I like the entry I've started for this week's main challenge and I'm excited to see what other people come up with. Personally I think [livejournal.com profile] teprometo's prompt of "Snatch" is a brilliant way to encourage people to try out making ladyporn without requiring it, and I'm proud of her for how she's been handling everything.

I do hope some people will feel inspired to try something new this week and have fun with it. Others will decide they'd rather write about capers than vaginas and that's okay too. Femslash has always been part of my Merlin writing experience (not so much in my previous fandoms) so this week's prompt isn't a stretch for me, but I'm grateful for other ones that have been, at [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon and at [community profile] kink_bingo and [community profile] camelot_fleet, and elsewhere.

I also ♥ my buddy [livejournal.com profile] flammablehat like whoa.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (gwen by infinitesunrise)
At one point there were only five Arthur/Gwen/Merlin stories on the AO3 and three of them were by me. When I went back to look tonight it turns out we're still only up to 57, and somehow I've only written five of them? Let's get on that, self and fandom.

Created using the Fanfiction Header Builder
Title: Centered
Fandom: Merlin
Ships: Arthur/Gwen, Arthur/Gwen/Merlin
Rating: R
Contains: n/a
Wordcount: 750
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon challenge 3, Trades & Professions
Summary: Arthur and Gwen go to a pottery class with her old friend Merlin.

Read it at the AO3!
sophinisba: Wee Gwen admires wee Merlin's magic! (gwen merlin by el_jamon)
I'm having a really good time with [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon so far!

Although my previous team was also awesome I am really psyched to be on Team Gluttony this year because I have a bunch of friends there. In the past Team Gluttony has almost always won the tournament but now that I've joined we're in fifth place. COINCIDENCE? No, but it's cool, none of our stories have won prizes yet but we keep finding out afterwards that we voted for each other without knowing it. It is exciting for me to be making fanworks and interacting with people regularly after more or less dropping out of fandom for a year and then writing some seriously unpopular fics earlier this year.

Of the three main entries I've done so far I only really like the second, and I'm feeling especially insecure about my porn writing abilities, but I also feel like I have the chance to keep improving as the fest goes on. Here are the first two reposted on the AO3 (the third is anonymous until next weekend, and there will be four more):

In Freya's Bed (748 words) by sophinisba
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Merlin (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Freya/Merlin (Merlin), Merlin/Arthur Pendragon (Merlin), Elena/Morgana (Merlin), Freya/Merlin/Arthur Pendragon (Merlin)
Summary: (731): Look I know it's late and I hope this doesn't wake you up but I feel like you should know that I'm sleeping on my couch in my own apartment so that my friend can get laid in my bed, and I would do the same for you. (http://textsfromlastnight.com/Text-Replies-31267.html)

The Super Part I Can Handle (744 words) by sophinisba
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Merlin (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Freya/Gwen (Merlin)
Summary: Freya's secret identity is less mysterious to Gwen than she thinks.

In past years I've struggled a lot with the bonus challenges that happen between Tuesday and Thursday every week, but this year I'm really proud of myself for finishing the first three right away on Tuesday night:
1. a snippet of Will & Merlin friendship fic, canon AU
2. some Gwen meta inspired by the movie 20 Feet from Stardom
3. a ficlet about Vivian reading romance novels, late 20th century AU

And then also this week, unrelated to pthon, [personal profile] livrelibre let me know that they'd made a podfic of The Archer's Aim, a Hunger Games poem that I wrote two years ago. I listened to it tonight and it was awesome! I also hope to make a couple podfics soon, but then I often hope that. We shall see. :)
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (merlin chainmail by gwy)
I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon! I didn't do it last year but am really looking forward to going back. You know, a few months back [livejournal.com profile] flammablehat and I tried setting up a weekly writing challenge but it didn't really come to anything, and I had a few other fannish disappointments around that time (February/March), well, you know how it is, it's hard when you're away from a fandom for a while and you feel like when you come back it'll be exciting but it turns out in the meantime your friends also left so it just ends up being extra lonely. But whatever this is pthon and it will be awesome.

Maybe you would like to join too! Signups are open through July 10th.

It's funny to me that it's starting so late because I've had a pretty long and enjoyable summer that's pretty much over at this point, but I'll talk about that more in another post.

I was thinking that since I'm going to be hanging around here in fandom more for the next couple months I should do a general update about what I've been up to, but then thinking about all the different things started to feel overwhelming, so I think I'll make a series of shorter posts with topics such as:
-work
-volunteering
-the World Cup!
-other TV?

And so on, and most of those will be f-locked.

I don't have much more to say in this post about fandom because, you know, I haven't been fannish! It's funny, I don't know if it was two years ago or three years ago at pornathon, but as I getting to know the other people on my team I just boggled at how many said oh yeah, I haven't really been in fandom in the last year and I don't read my flist, I just come back for pornathon. Like, at the time (whenever it was) I could not even imagine not keeping up with my LJ and Dreamwidth friends. But here we are, I've been away and I'm back for pornathon, but who knows maybe it will lead to me being more social and creative in general, at least for a while.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (freya by cindergraphics)
Maybe two months ago B and I watched Top of the Lake, a six-episode series starring Elisabeth Moss (Peggy on Madmen) as a detective in a small town in New Zealand, on Netflix streaming. It was really good! Instead of having a case every episode it was all about trying to find one missing girl, and I know some people complained about pacing issues but we thought it was awesome.

So then B heard about another show, The Fall, starring Gillian Anderson as a tough detective in Belfast, and we thought yay, we would enjoy it the way we did Top of the Lake. It is about the same size, also following a single case (with some side stories), and sexism within the police force, and has a bunch of great actors and good production values and all that. In the first episode, besides GA we got to see John Lynch, who played Balinor on Merlin, and Laura Donnelly, who played Freya. Between that and the accents/setting I kept expecting to have Colin Morgan turn up as well. :) From the second episode on we also get Archie Panjabi (Kalinda on The Good Wife) and a bunch of the other people who are also great.

But after the first episode B said she couldn't take it (even though she's the big Gillian Anderson fan!) and I had to watch the rest by myself. Or you know, I could have not watched it, but I wanted to find out what happened! Turns out those five episodes were just the first season though, so nothing much got resolved in the episodes I watched.

Also (spoilers through the start of the second episode) )

In other news, [livejournal.com profile] samyazaz wrote a really lovely little Gwaine/Freya space AU for the apocalypse/fuck or die challenge at pornathon last week and I was super pleased to see that it took first place in its group: The Stars Look Very Different Today. I also really liked the Gwen/Merlin AMTDI that was #71 in the same challenge; does anyone know who wrote it? I tried looking in the results post but I was overcome by the collapsed comments.

fandom

Sep. 25th, 2012 07:57 pm
sophinisba: Lancelot with text: Chicks dig scars (lancelot scars by miakun)
Hey all, thank you for your sweet birthday wishes last wee. My day off was not too awesome but I had nice days before and after and a lovely, fannishly productive weekend. I finished my first bingo for this round of [community profile] kink_bingo! And I feel pretty confident that I can finish two more (top row and middle row) before the end of October. I have ideas for all the squares I need to fill except for:
-temperature play featuring a trans or genderqueer character, or
-sex toys (non-penetrating) featuring a character of color. Suggestions welcome!



It's been a rough week for many people in podfic fandom. And even for folks who are doing well otherwise, it's always nice to have some extra love! Thus:
'Podficcers Love Meme' over sky and wheat field
Podficcers Love Meme: ON DW | ON LJ

Here is my thread. ♥ ♥ ♥



[personal profile] fitz_y got me signed up within an hour after [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays opened yesterday! As often happens when I decide to go be social in mainstream Merlin fandom I felt very out of place at first, but I did see some more friendly names and signups later on. It looks like there are still five spots left for writers and unlimited spaces for artists and vidders with signups closing Thursdays. And it will probably turn out to be a lot of fun in the end, just like [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon was even though signups freaked me out both years. :)



Today I watched the second-to-last episode of the first season of Teen Wolf and stuff happened that either
-I'd been really frustrated hadn't earlier before because come on, people, or
-I'd heard vague things about before and was glad to finally see what the fuss is about,
so that was nice. I enjoyed it.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (freya by cindergraphics)
Created using the Fanfiction Header Builder
Title: An Ass of You and Me
Author: [personal profile] sophinisba
Fandom: Merlin
Ships: Gwaine-centric everyone/everyone
Rating: R? (Lots of sex, not much detail)
Contains: n/a
Wordcount: 751
Notes: Long-delayed repost of my last ficlet for this year's [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon. Fills the "oral fixation" square on my [community profile] kink_bingo card.
Summary: Joining the circus was the best thing that ever happened to Gwaine's sex life.
Links: Read it at the AO3

An Ass of You and Me )
sophinisba: Morgana smiling from ep 2.03 (morgana happy by gwy)
Created using the Fanfiction Header Builder
Title: Delight
Fandom: Merlin (/Chronicles of Narnia)
Ship: Morgana/Morgause
Rating: R
Contains: A bit of a dubcon/underage vibe, although Morgana's an adult
Wordcount: 749
Notes: Written for the "Crossovers/Fusions" challenge at [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon and for the "food" square on my [community profile] kink_bingo card. This would not have been written without [personal profile] themadlurker - I had a vague idea of doing a Narnia fusion but with Morgana in Susan's role, and she was the one who pointed out the fit between Morgana and Edmund. She also betaed! Thanks a lot, mad!
Summary: Morgause invites Morgana to sit with her in her sledge.
Links: alone at the AO3 | with 65 others at the AO3

She'd only meant to follow Merlin for a bit, since she didn't like him skulking around in her wardrobe and every other nook and cranny in the castle. )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (merlin by brightedelweiss)
Title: Naptime
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alba71
Ship: Arthur/Merlin
Rating: R
Contains: Ageplay: (skip) Arthur and Merlin, both adults, roleplay as an adult (Merlin) caring for a young child and hey have sex while in those roles
Author's summary: "Merlin knows that naptime will make everything better."
Reader's notes: I loved reading this at last year's [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon and asked the author if I could podfic it for the ageplay square on my [community profile] kink_bingo card, but then I realized I didn't actually have an ageplay square on my card! But this year I do, so finally recorded it, and I'm super happy with how it turned out. I love how well the act of reading a story out loud goes with the fic.
File info: mp3, 2.8 MB, 6 minutes
Links: Download at Mediafire or listen steaming at SoundCloud (sorry, can't get the embeds to work tonight)

Title: Making Reparations
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sheswatching aka [archiveofourown.org profile] cheese
Ship: Arthur/Mary the barmaid
Rating: NC-17
Contains: n/a
Summary: A stranger comes to Mary's tavern after closing time.
Reader's notes: Written for this year's [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon, read for the "anonymity" squre on my [community profile] kink_bingo card.
File info: mp3, 2.7 MB, 6 minutes
Links: Download at MediaFire or listen steaming at SoundCloud

Title: Feather Pillows
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lady_ragnell
Ship: Vivian/Elena/Mithian
Rating: PG
Contains: n/a
Author's summary: Vivian's father invites two other princesses for a sleepover.
Reader's notes: Written and read for the "Sleepovers" bonus challenge at [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon. Cover photo taken by Jonathon Igharas, Creative Commons licence also applies to this podfic.
File info: mp3, 1.3 MB, 3 minutes
Links: Download at Mediafire or listen streaming at SoundCloud
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (gwen answer by redscharlach)
Gosh, I like Twitter and my friends there a lot, but I think I need to step away from it for a bit. I just feel like it eats up too much of my day. I like Tumblr a lot too but I use it pretty inconsistently - I haven't been on much lately because I've had inconsistent or slow Internet. So yeah, I think I'm gonna try not checking either of those for a week (starting tomorrow) and see how that goes. I'm also gonna cut back on how much time I spend in chat.

Maybe I will get better at communicating here on LJ and Dreamwidth! I used to be a lot more conscientious about answering every comment I got, and I'd like to get back into that habit.

Maybe I will get a ton of work done!

Or maybe I will just feel lonely and bored!

This seems like a good time to experiment though because I'll be somewhat busy with work stuff this next week.




In other news, I've started reading the new Crossovers/Fusions challenge at [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon and I'm enjoying that a lot - way more than I expected to! I had thought there would be a ton of Teen Wolf and Avengers crossovers and a bunch of other canons I didn't know and that I'd either be resentful or just confused with reading most of them. But there's a ton of variety and most of them are just fun, even for the fandoms I don't care for or am not familiar with. And that makes sense, I mean, of course most people are going to try to write something with broad appeal. Anyway, I recommend checking those out, and I'm looking forward to working my way through the rest of them.




I'm still getting over this sore throat and related feeling-generally-awful, but today I managed to record a couple short podfics, so I'm looking forward to editing those and crossing off another two bingo squares! Right now I'm feeling pretty confident about being able to get a blackout done during the regular round, and also hopeful about including five or so different Achievements within that. :)

I never ever spell the word Achievements right on the first try. :(
sophinisba: Morgana smiling from ep 2.03 (morgana happy by gwy)
Created using the Fanfiction Header Builder
Title: The Princesses and the Penis Symbol
Fandom: Merlin
Ships: Morgana/Vivian, background Arthur/Gwen and others
Rating: PG-13/R
Contains: n/a
Wordcount: 749
Notes: Written for the "Myths and Legends" challenge at [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon; inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Princess and the Pea" (and, you know, by the work of [personal profile] netgirl_y2k).
Summary: Morgana decides to marry a princess and get the hell out of Camelot.
Links: alone at the AO3 | with 62 others at the AO3

There once was a princess who knew she didn't want to marry a prince, but she hadn't exactly had good luck with the ladies either. )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (gwen by infinitesunrise)
Title: No, Seriously, How Many Times?
Fandom: Merlin
Ships: Arthur/Gwen, Arthur/Gwen/knights, Arthur/Gwen/Merlin
Wordcount: 1219
Rating: R/NC-17
Contains: married Pendragons, silliness
Notes: Written for the "Texts from Last Night" bonus challenge at [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon and for the "double penetration" square on my [community profile] kink_bingo card. Inspired by the following text: (709): How many times a week can a couple have a threesome with the same guy before it becomes some sort of 3-way relationship?
Summary: The first orgy on the Round Table was the first time she ever had sex with more than one person at once, and when she decided that two at a time was her favourite way to get off.
Links: at the AO3 | in LJ comments at the 'thon

There had been orgies before the wedding )
sophinisba: Hunith and Merlin at a campfire (hunith merlin by slightlytookish)
Title: Politics
Fandom: Merlin
Ship: Elyan/Will
Rating: R
Contains: n/a
Wordcount: 750
Notes: Written for the "Minor Characters" challenge at [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon; those of us who are used to writing minor characters were encouraged to write characters we haven't written before, and I think this was my first time with both of these guys! This is also my first fill for the new round of [community profile] kink_bingo, crossing off the "authority figures" square.
Summary: In which Will is randomly alive and Elyan helps with Ealdor's harvest.
Links: alone at the AO3 | with 69 others at the AO3

It's so kind of you to come and lend a hand, Sir Elyan. )
sophinisba: Morgana and Gwen, text: Shh!  Nobody knows we're Lesbians (morgana gwen lesbians by hyel)
Tomorrow, July 14th, is International Day of Femslash! I am not going to give you a bunch of links because I am sick and very tired, but you can look them up! :D

Sometimes events like this can be weird. Some people do mostly femslash all year round and they don't see the point in doing something extra for one day. Some people have already come to the conclusion that they don't care for femslash, and trying it out for a day also seems silly. But there are also a lot of folks who maybe have some female characters that they like but just haven't gone out of their way to look for fanworks about them. There's so much boyslash on one's flist and one already has one's tastes, so why go looking for more heartache? But this can be a nice chance for all-year femslash fans to celebrate with each other as well as getting in everybody else's faces for a bit.

That's about where I was a few years ago when I first heard of IDF, and signing up for a femslash feedback challenge made a big difference for me. I gave myself something like 2 weeks to comment on something like 20 femslash fanworks, and it was great. It was one of the first times I'd sought out femslash and it started to give me a good idea of the pairings and patterns I like. If you are not normally a femslash reader or listener or looker-at of art etc., maybe you just want to make a point of commenting on one or two or five femslash works this weekend.

If you're participating in [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon, you know that there was some great femslash entries as part of the minor characters challenge this past week. I would guess that a few Merlin fans were writing femslash for the very first time and could use some extra encouragement. It could be fun to make a point of calling out some of those femslash fics in the reveals post tomorrow (along with the fabulous het and boyslash, of course!).

You could also post some recs, or say something about why you like your favorite f/f ship, even if you don't have any particular fanworks in mind. Maybe your flist can help you find those fanworks! Maybe you'd like to post a graphic on Tumblr or tell somebody you know how much you appreciate their enthusiasm for a ship. (Sunday the 15th is also Appreciation Day!) You could host a meme or make a fanmix or a podfic or a drabble or a doodle!

Or do whatever else you'd like to do with your Saturday!
sophinisba: Lancelot with text: Chicks dig scars (lancelot scars by miakun)
Title: Reset
Fandom: Merlin
Starring: Morgana/robot!Lancelot (other relationships mentioned)
Wordcount: 749
Rating: R
Contains: substance abuse, situation resembling dubcon
Notes: Written for the "Non-human Characters" challenge at [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon. Thanks to [personal profile] fitz_y for the beta and to the lovely folks who commented over at the original post and the reveal. OMG I continue to be inspired by 4x09, probably the most painful episode for me to watch in the whole series! Of the five pieces I've now written for this year's pornathon this is the only one where I'm really interested in writing more in the universe; but I think I'd rather do a separate prequel/remix than expand this one, so I'm reposting it as is. There was so much delicious robot sex in last week's challenge! Alas, there is no mechanical/technological square on my kink_bingo card to give me an excuse to podfic it.
Summary: Destiny's rejects make things work for each other, more or less.
Links: with 69 other ficlets at the AO3 | alone at the AO3

The reset button's at the nape of the neck. )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (merlin by brightedelweiss)
Title: Let Them See Me Low
Fandom: Merlin
Starring: Arthur/Merlin
Wordcount: 746
Rating: R
Contains: Dubious consent, slavery AU
Notes: Written for the "Give Some Fucks (or Die)" challenge at [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon. One of my three secret goals for this year's pthon was to write an Arthur/Merlin fic, and I'm happy with how this one turned out! Thanks to [personal profile] themadlurker for talking and looking it over for me.
Summary: A gratuitous "pretending to be master and slave" ficlet.
Links: alone at the AO3, with 72 others at the AO3

Would it kill you to make little more effort? )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (kalinda alicia by winterfish)
Cover showing two stylised shadowed persons; one is wearing a headset and typing on a keyboard, the other is speaking and hanging suspended. Text: [Exploring, perverting, failing, and sharing] [A podcast by Sophinisba & Yue-ix for kink-bingo]
Cover art by [personal profile] yue_ix!


[personal profile] yue_ix and I recorded a conversation about making/doing things other than fic as a ramp-up post for the new round of [community profile] kink_bingo! It lasts about 33 minutes and talks about bringing fandom kinks into different parts of your life, letting go of the desire to be perfect when sharing fanworks, and some other things. We talked a bunch about transformative works and then totally forgot to ask people to put up transformative works/blanket permission statements lol. Check out the post at the comm for download/streaming/transcription options, links to things we discussed, and hopefully comments from other listeners! There have been a ton of great posts (including audio posts) there in the last couple weeks. I'm so excited to start the new round!

I also made another tiny and not-at-all-porny podfic for the latest bonus challenge at [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon:
Kit'n Kaboodle by cat_77 )

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