I was looking at my journal last night and thinking how boring I must have become for people who aren't interested in podfic or Merlin. Well...that problem will not be solved by this post. :/
This has not been an awesome week for me offline (the previous week was though so that's okay) but it has been awesome here in fandom!
The most exciting thing is that meri
made a podfic of Believe This Is Real
, the Freya/Merlin ficlet I wrote for summerpornathon
. Meri is one of the people I was thinking of when I wrote (in terms of wanting to see people like us and our friends in fanfic) that so it is especially lovely for me to hear it in her voice.( a little more podfic talk )
Well! On Wednesday I got a comment from manifesty
, whom I'd never interacted with before, saying they'd made a cover for Late Night Games
, an Avatar podfic I'd made last July! So that was awesome and I went and added it to the mp3 file and re-uploaded, so now that podfic is no longer naked.
And then the very next day I was posting that Gwaine/Merlin podfic and said on Twitter that I was too lazy to make a cover, so leish
volunteered to make one for me, and she did
and it is just right.
And if everything goes according to plan, this weekend someone else will make a cover for a longer podfic that I haven't posted yet, and another person will record one of my fics as their first podfic!! And I will get my Remix
to the 1000-word minimum at least. I feel like everybody else is getting theirs done early and I am a bit anxious about being behind, but mostly I feel good. My remixee and I are well matched and I'm excited about the plan I have for the remix I want to write.
I really love this feeling of interacting with each other's work, being part of the conversation.
Then also there are things that I read and think about but don't comment on (except maybe to say "I agree!" or "I enjoyed this"). Maybe you will find these interesting too!
at MangaBookshelf: Fannish Inquisitions: Countering Assumptions About Fandom
- My favorite is False Assumption #3.
: in the fandom afternoon
- Ces and I both have feedback angst (you probably do too!) and we manage it in very different ways. I liked this post a lot.
posting in ao3some
: What's the collective noun for kudos?
- Kudos you guys! So awesome!!!
: Community thoughts, and most especially Britta thoughts
: The Trouble With Witches
, podfic of the story by netgirl_y2k
.( cut for quote and <3s )
-Nicola Griffith: Lame is so Gay: A Rant
(from July 2011, thanks to sasha_feather
for linking this at access_fandom
) - "Using lame
as a derogatory term is as dangerous and ill-considered as using the term gay
in the same context."