sophinisba: Wee Gwen admires wee Merlin's magic! (gwen merlin by el_jamon)
In the last couple weeks four different people have made podfics of things I wrote!!!!!!!

[ profile] flammablehat made her very first podfic with Drink His Kiss Down Dry (Merlin/Nimueh, 5 minutes). This is a porny D/s ficlet and she reads it in a matter-of-fact way that I think fits Nimueh very well. I helped show her how to edit so I listened to the raw file and was crazy jealous of how few mistakes she made while she was reading, so I figure she is a natural at this (not that one needs to be) and she and another friend and I have decided to go in on a 4-hour project together. Ha! Anyway, please welcome a new reader to the fold.

[personal profile] leish aka [ profile] quintenttsy recorded falcon and a dove (Gwen/Merlin, 4 minutes). This is quite light and playful and everything I love about my secret OTP, really.

[personal profile] croissantkatie listened to [personal profile] leish's podfic and liked it so much that she decided to repod it! Now this is very exciting in itself because omg transformative works! I wrote that story inspired by [personal profile] yue_ix's artwork rosebud with a flush and to a lesser extent by a commentfic by [personal profile] isabear that was also inspired by yue's work. yue's drawing was in turn inspired by a lyric by John Boyle O’Reilly (and obvs by this show we watch) and it is just this whole universe of connections spinning around and making me very happy to be part of it.

But then also Katie was enjoying that so much that she read a bunch of my other fics and decided to make a whole little anthology of 5 Merlin podfics!!
-falcon and a dove (Gwen/Merlin, 4 minutes)
-Her Balm, Her Bane (Morgana/Morgause, 7 minutes)
-If I Cannot Be Your Queen (Gwen/Arthur, 5 minutes)
-The Opposite of Work (Gwen & Morgana friendship, 5 minutes)
-My Best Kept Secret (Freya/Merlin, 12 minutes)
These are all pretty small but there's also a huge range between them, including one of my first Merlin fics from three years ago as well as three that were dark enough to make me fear I'd lose friends when I posted them (rapist!Merlin wth). Katie takes different approaches to reading them, and some were very close to what I had in my head as a writer while others were very different. Listening to them was thus trippy and emotional and excellent.

[personal profile] cantarina wanted to help me celebrate something that happened offline last week so she asked me for something to podfic and I picked one of my last Lord of the Rings fics Little Illusions (post-quest RosieSamFrodo, 3 minutes). It is quite lovely and might be fun for some of my old friends to listen to even if you are normally not into podfic (there's a streaming link so you don't need to bother downloading).

Also also, for Reverse Remix (which is still going and also has LotR people in it!), [personal profile] netgirl_y2k wrote Sparring Partners, (Forridel/Morgana, 880 words), a wonderful update on a comment fic I wrote during season 2. If you love Morgana you gotta love Netgirl.

♥ ♥ ♥ fandom.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (frodo look by transigent)
Title: Dank
Author: [ profile] claudia603
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Characters/Pairing: Frodo/Aragorn (unrequited), background Frodo/Bill Ferny, Frodo/others
Rating: R
Contains: humiliation, imprisonment, mpreg, mention of sexual assault
Author's summary: Frodo got much more than he bargained for from consorting with rough men in Bree. Strider can help.
Reader's notes: For the "medical kink" square on my [community profile] kink_bingo card!
File info: mp3, 20:15 minutes
Download links: Download Dank at Mediafire (temporary)
download at Audiofic (permanent)
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (pippin cheeky by danachan)
Back in 2006 I wrote two hobbit fics using songs by the band Hem as inspiration. Here are recordings of them!

Title: Torn from the Map
Author and reader [personal profile] sophinisba
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Characters/Pairing: Frodo/Aragorn (background Merry/Pippin and Sam/Rosie)
Rating: light NC-17
Contains: sex, mild post-Quest angst
Notes: Written for the "Inside a Song" challenge at [ profile] hobbit_smut, inspired by the Hem song "Half Acre" (included in this recording), dedicated to [personal profile] claudia603.
File info: mp3, 32 minutes
Download link: Torn from the Map at Audiofic (.zip)

Title: He Came to Meet Me
Author and reader [personal profile] sophinisba
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Characters/Pairing: Pippin/Diamond
Rating: PG-13
Contains: kissing, mention of masturbation, discussion of political violence
Notes: Inspired by the Hem song "He Came to Meet Me" (included in this recording), dedicated to [ profile] danachan.
File info: mp3, 17 minutes
Download link: He Came to Meet Me at Audiofic (.zip)
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (frodo flare by annwyn55)
Image: photo of some guy maybe from Hawaii 5-0, text: Running Hot: A multi-fandom fever fic comment meme.  The only prescription is more fic

Running Hot: A multi-fandom fever fic comment meme. The only prescription is more fic

So far this meme has lots of prompts for Hawaii 5-0, Supernatural, and White Collar, and just a few for Merlin. NEEDS MOAR HOBBITS.

In related news [profile] multikinkmeme now has a meme for Lord of the Rings and Lotrips and another one for Merlin and Merlin RPF. Neither one's really active yet but they are full of possibility.



Feb. 13th, 2011 09:49 pm
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (frodo writing by nefithilwen)
First, here is another fest link:

[Multifandom friendship fic fest]

Yay, something to do on Valentine's Day besides thinking about romantic love!

Now let's have another meme! From [ profile] rubynye,

Post the names of all the files in your WIP folder, regardless of how non-descriptive or ridiculous.

I don't actually have a WIP folder, but here are a bunch of file names of unfinished fics. Some of them are very old! I put fandom folders in bold and subfolders in italics.



Faculty )

HP )

Firefly, Lost, Supernatural )

Merlin omg )

That took a long time but it was fun!
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (frodo look by transigent)
Happy birthday [ profile] claudia603!!! You are one of my favorite people and I'm so glad we're friends. I miss you and I hope I get to see you in person again soon!!

I'm sorry I was whining to you all day about boring rl stuff and didn't think to do this until tonight, and now it's too late for you to download it, but I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to listen!

Title: Bind His Hands
Author: [personal profile] claudia603
Reader: [personal profile] sophinisba
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Pairing: Frodo/Faramir
Rating: NC-17
Contains: bondage, roleplay, drunk sex
Summary: Frodo and Faramir are playful in Emyn Arnen.
File info: mp3, 3.9 MB, 8:22 minutes
Temporary link: Download from Sendspace!
Permanent link: Download from the Audiofic Archive!
Reader's notes: For CLAUDIA'S BIRTHDAY (!!) and the "bondage (wrist/ankle restraints)" square on my (second) [community profile] kink_bingo card! Ah ha ha this was so much fun to do. I had to keep pausing in the recording because I was giggling so much.
sophinisba: Katie Jackson as wide-eyed hobbit girl in FotR (wee hobbit lass)
OMG you guys I haven't started reading yet but look at this I mean look [ profile] indy1776 wrote a 22K of Merlin/LotR fusion and [personal profile] zephre did Gwen/Morgana art for it and it's awesome!!

Summary: When Gorlois Baggins departed the Shire, he left his daughter Morgana a ring, one he thought was nothing more than a trinket that he’d won from Gollum. When Gandalf discovers it’s the One Ring, Morgana is forced to flee the Shire and head to Rivendell, accompanied by her lover Gwen and her cousins Merlin and Arthur. Together, along with the other members of the Fellowship, they set off on a near-impossible quest to destroy the Ring in the fires of Mount Doom. A Merlin/bookverse LotR fusion in which the OT4 are the hobbits and Nimueh is Saruman.

Fic link: Take the Hidden Paths by [ profile] indy1776
Art link: At the End of All Things by [personal profile] zephre


LotR link

Aug. 31st, 2010 11:15 pm
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (rosie sam by starshapedcandy)
Aaaaahhhhh so many open tabs, between the [ profile] paperlegends big bang fics and art posts and people posting their bingos and blackouts at [community profile] kink_bingo, and me with my slow reading and short attention span (and really wanting to watch the rest of this Buffy episode with Joyce's creepy boyfriend, because it's awesome)! Congrats to my friends who've finished/are finishing up their projects!

Those of you who don't watch [community profile] kink_bingo, this is a good time to stop by and at least check out the tags list - since there is almost certainly new kinky fic and/or art for your favorite fandom that you haven't seen. Even for fandoms I'm not into I'm excited to see the variety of fandoms and characters people are using. (OMG Inception fic that's not Arthur/Eames! Sherlock Holmes femslash! Chess!)

I just wanted to put up one pointer for the Lord of the Rings fans on my f-list, that [ profile] iavalir's done a whole blackout with just LotR and The Silmarillion. That's 25 different pieces for 25 different kinks and includes some lovely drawings and icons as well as fic.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (pippin by kim_icons)
Title: Gondor Has No Buttons, Gondor Needs No Buttons
Author: [personal profile] sophinisba
Reader: [personal profile] sophinisba
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Pairing: Merry/Pippin (with hints of Pippin/Beregond and mentions of other pairings)
Rating: NC-17
Contains: Uniform fetish, light bondage, "anachronism"
Summary: Pippin learns about a useful feature of the uniform of the Guards of the Citadel. Merry comes up with other uses for it.
File info: mp3, 15.1 MB, 33 minutes
Podfic link: Download from Audiofic!
Author notes: So back in 2006 there was this [ profile] hobbit_smut challenge where I was assigned to write a fic involving a zipper, and this is what I did! Also, [ profile] rubynye remixed this as Morning at Crickhollow for [ profile] a_conspiracy, the hobbit remix challenge Dana and I ran the following year.
Reader notes: This is my longest podfic so far! It fills the "teasing" square on my [community profile] kink_bingo card and completes my first bingo!!
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (merry by starshapedcandy)
Title: Make Myself Up
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Pairing: Frodo/Merry (with Merry/others, implied Frodo/others)
Rating: R
Contains: nonmonogamy, post-Quest angst, size difference
Summary: Merry's size doesn't mean the same thing to everybody.
Word count: 1144
Notes: For the "body alteration/injury" square on my [community profile] kink_bingo card.

Make Myself Up )
sophinisba: Katie Jackson as wide-eyed hobbit girl in FotR (wee hobbit lass)
Here are some links to things you have probably seen already if you are interested in these kinds of things! Oh well, I will feel better if I also have them here!

-Fanart: Guinevere of Rohan by [ profile] felix_aeternus!

-Make Something Good by [ profile] sweetestdrain, the Gwen-centric OT3 (Arthur/Gwen/Merlin) vid we've been waiting for! Oh my lovely thoughtful people with their significant looks! ♥!!

-All We Have, a beautiful Treme vid by [ profile] hersluck focusing on the show's main female characters. Also in comments heresluck linked to this article in The Nation, Katrina Is Not a Metaphor by Melissa Harris-Lacewell.

-Meta: Neoliberal Holmes, or, Everything I Know About Modern Life I Learned from Sherlock by [personal profile] magnetic_pole. I found this uncomfortable to read but very much worth reading through to the end.

-There's been some good discussion in the comments to [ profile] heather's post linking to some of these same things about how the issues Maggie's talking about with Sherlock come up in Merlin and some other shows.

-I haven't felt up to watching [ profile] sweetestdrain and [ profile] sisabet's new multifandom torture vid On the Prowl yet, but [personal profile] giandujakiss has an interesting post comparing it to Women's Work and talking about some related issues of the meanings of men's pain versus women's pain in our media - more relevant comments on the LJ side than Dreamwidth, last time I checked. (Remember a couple months ago when we were talking here about female woobies?)

-Oh heck, have an MP3: This Is a Rebel Song by Sinéad O'Connor, from the LP Gospel Oak, 1997. It's not one of my favorite songs of hers but I've been listening to it and singing it a lot for the last couple days so I feel like sharing. cut for Feelings about Sherlock )

-The philosophy of squee by [ profile] cherrybina. I feel a little bit funny about linking to these things together because Maggie and the folks at Heather's post are all, "Let's problematize these shows we want to love!" and Bina's talking about Merlin fandom being her happy place. But I love what Bina's saying about there being room in fandom for us to find what I ourselves and our people. I love seeing her squee about how hot Arthur and Merlin are on my f-list and I also love seeing someone like Maggie or [ profile] zahrawithaz nail down just what that niggling feeling was when I was watching that last episode of Sherlock or Merlin or Doctor Who. (And also I'm with Bina about avoiding anon memes because eeep.)
sophinisba: Katie Jackson as wide-eyed hobbit girl in FotR (wee hobbit lass)
I wrote a little bit of hobbitfic the other night! Intended for another [community profile] kink_bingo square, although probably won't be all that porny or sexy (sorry!). Still, it's fun, makes me feel nostalgic and happy. I should try to finish that and post tonight or tomorrow while I have bad weather and good Internet access. Wish I had my copies of the books handy though.

[community profile] camelot_fleet is having a week-long multipost party leading up to International Day of Femslash on Saturday. Check out latest posts at the comm for details.

[community profile] access_fandom is hosting Festibility, a fest for fanworks about characters with disabilities, running through September 15. Also lots of other interesting posts and links at the comm lately.

And not linked there but relevant, I found [personal profile] dagas_isa's essay On Safety Nets and "Failing Better to be really interesting and helpful, especially the section labeled "Discernment between what stories are mine to tell, and which aren't."
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (gwen by infinitesunrise)
Let's take another look at my [community profile] kink_bingo card, shall we?

kink talk! )

guitar and songwriting talk )

So yeah, I'll probably have another podfic or two to post this week, but after that I'll be traveling for a while and probably won't be doing a lot of public or fannish posts until sometime in August, though I do hope to get some writing done on my own.

I'm working on trying things I haven't done before, both in terms of formats and in terms of kinks, and this is exciting but also scary, even if I try to act casual about it. :) Some of my fills will have noncon. I get that most of my friends don't like noncon, so thank goodness we have headings and warnings to help us get around these differences. Also, some of the kinks on my card are things I'm into reading already and some of them...well, I'll try to learn to like them and understand the appeal. So I'd appreciate it if folks would not comment on those posts to say they don't like the thing that I've warned for in the heading. I haven't gotten any comments like that in a while but I have in the past and I've seen them recently on some friends' journals, and I find them hard to deal with. They can make the author/creator and other people who enjoyed the work feel judged for liking what they like, whether it's a fantasy in a fic or something that's part of their sexuality in real life. So, don't do that please! Thank you! ♥

(This is not to do with the current disability or racism discussions or other things you may have seen on metafandom. Those are different issues where I'm trying to listen and get better.)
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (frodo wtf by flycons)
Title: Lessons for Boromir
Author: [personal profile] sophinisba
Reader: [personal profile] sophinisba
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Pairing: Frodo/Aragorn/Boromir, Merry/Pippin/Boromir
Rating: NC-17
Contains: bondage, threesomes, silliness (but could be read as noncon, I guess)
Summary: Set of five drabbles taking place after the scene in FOTR movie in which Boromir pats Frodo's head and Aragorn shows Boromir his sword hilt, for which I gained new appreciation while watching it with fellow Interspecies fans at the Houston Moot in June, 2006.
File info: mp3, 4.3 MB, 4 minutes
Podfic link: Lessons for Boromir at the Audiofic archive
Reader's notes: For the "bondage (held down)" square on my [community profile] kink_bingo card!


Jun. 2nd, 2010 05:55 pm
sophinisba: Morgana and Gwen, text: Shh!  Nobody knows we're Lesbians (morgana gwen lesbians by hyel)
Yesterday was the first check-in post at [community profile] ladiesbigbang and I took the opportunity to drop out of my podficcing project. :( It makes me sad because I still want more podfics of my favorite lady-centric Merlin AUs to exist, but at the time I signed up I hadn’t realized how difficult recording was (for me), plus my summer’s turned out to be busier than I thought it would be. [personal profile] trascendenza, your comm is still awesome! [personal profile] woldy and [personal profile] shiegra, I will still be there for you (although less so in July)!

But also yesterday sign-ups went up for [community profile] kink_bingo and I so cleverly enticed and impressed [ profile] baranduin and [ profile] hanarobi by showing them [community profile] kink_wiki that I also got [ profile] baranduin to sign up! Then today we convinced [ profile] claudia603 to join in too! :D :D Yay, I’m so glad to have some old friends doing this with me. (No offense, [community profile] kink_bingo kids, but a lot of you intimidate me! In a good way though! ♥ ♥)

ETA [ profile] hanarobi caved yay!!! /ETA

[personal profile] such_heights, who participated last year, explains why she likes this challenge and I'm excited for a lot of the same reasons. Most of my fics are shippy but not explicit or kinky, but I like challenging myself and stretching my ideas of what I can do. Also, though [personal profile] such_heights doesn’t mention this, I think the game format will work well for me, as [ profile] writing_game did for getting me to write lots of drabbles in lots of fandoms last year. I like the motivation of trying to get through the squares and the flexibility of choosing your route, without the pressure of a gift exchange. ([ profile] writing_game put up a new game a few days ago, by the way! Check it out if you’re looking for some drabble prompts.)

Here is my card and some thoughts about what I could do! only moderately safe for work )
sophinisba: Wee Gwen admires wee Merlin's magic! (gwen merlin by el_jamon)
Remix is revealed and I've still only read a few fics )

But anyway! I got remixed twice! My theory is that my assigned remixer ran out of time and ended up turning theirs in a few days late, so a pinch hitter got assigned and then there was more fic! That is, EVERYBODY WINS! Thank you, Remixers!

I actually think it's really cool how the two of these shook out, because I'm sure the two different authors weren't aware of what the other was doing, but they made really similar choices about what to Remix and then went in completely different directions with them. The originals were both written last year within about two months of each other, 200-300 words, using from [community profile] writing_game prompts, PG-rated slash starring enemy pairings! (And you guys, I write a lot of PG-rated slash but I almost never write enemy pairings so that is pretty crazy.)

So from there [ profile] o0o_faor_o0o made Impossible Equilibriums, (Harry Potter, Dumbledore/Grindelwald, 1173w, teen), which is poetic and psychological and very much inside the moment and the characters' heads.

And meanwhile [personal profile] netgirl_y2k wrote In My Place (the synchronised unicorns remix) (Merlin, Gwen/Morgana and Gwen/Nimueh, 1265w, marked as general audiences although, hmm), which took a drabble that was about a moment and built a whole story (with a plot omg) around it, lovely and funny and sad, and including a character who hadn't even appeared in canon at the time I wrote the original.

I was reading this and thinking the style seemed familiar and when I got to the line in the fic about synchronized unicorns I thought, "Oh, of course, it's Netgirl." And a few hours later I was chatting with [ profile] themadlurker and told her I thought the author was and when she got to the same line she said, "Yeah, I think that's a pretty good guess." :D

I also very much enjoyed reading

-All Across the Sands (Bones of an Impressive Romance Mix) (Doctor Who, Rose/Martha) by [ profile] vnilla;

-A Mirror of Moths (LotR, Frodo/Aragorn) by [personal profile] vulgarweed (omg yays for oldschool interspecies hotness, I loved this);

-Snow on a Hot Barn (The Backdrifts in B Major Remix) (Merlin, Arthur/Merlin) by [personal profile] kumquatix.

[personal profile] kumquatix was also my remixee! I was very happy to get the chance to remix her clever Gwen-centric fic The not so excellent past life regression adventure into Talking Books and Burning Sticks (The Excellent Adventure Remix). I don't think it's especially clever or great as a remix but it is a fun fic and I'm glad to have added to the small number of stories featuring two of my favorite ships (implied in the original), Gwen/Merlin and Arthur/Gwen/Merlin. (At this point if you search for A/G/M in the AO3 you get five fics, three of which are by me lol).

I hope you guys had good Remix experiences this year and that I'll get to see a bunch more recs and reposts and meta in the next few weeks!

fic pie

Feb. 6th, 2010 01:04 pm
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (frodo writing by nefithilwen)
Yesterday I (sort of) finished posting my fics at the Archive of Our Own, for a total of 100 works! This is exciting because it gives me an opportunity to make pie charts. Pretty colors! Het and slash and other genres that may or may not have a slice of pie or a place in the conversation! )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (gwen by infinitesunrise)
Wow, finishing and posting an old fic that I'd considered abandoned, what a nice feeling! I ought to do that more often. I was saying so to [ profile] claudia603 last night and she reminded me of the Frodo/Aragorn AU I started writing when I was visiting her in January of 2007. I got out the file and there's it's 11,000 words, a good chunk of which are porn! The thing is, she got me to write it by saying, Forget about posting, what's the thing you most want to read? And I think I've gotten a lot better about posting without fear since then, but that fic is no longer what I want to read, let alone revise and write and post. Still, 11,000 words!

In other news, [personal profile] glass_icarus just the prompts post for a new free-for-all fanworks fest over at [community profile] camelot_fleet. You should go check it out, leave some prompts and think about whether you want to make something. This fest was sort of my idea and I'm helping run it, so I would really like to see lots of people join in. I've always loved the atmosphere of [community profile] camelot_fleet parties and of Merlin fandom in general, but I'm not much good at finishing a fic in one day (heck, my last fic took me two years lol), which is sort of what you need to do in order to have anyone see it at a party or a lot of other commentfic meme type things. So the idea is here is, throw out lots of prompts and go crazy, but take a few weeks to finish. (If you need - if you want to write a fic in an hour, fantastic, but hold off on posting for a week to give us slowpokes time to catch up!) Here, have a banner:

February Free-for-all Prompt Fest Banner

Here are some other links:

-Posting is finally picking up for the spanking challenge at [ profile] kinkelot and today they started a new challenge, anonymity.

-I'm in the middle of reading Visiting Hunith by [ profile] rurounihime, a long Merlin/Arthur fic from Hunith's POV, and it's lovely.

-Bird of Passage by [ profile] emei, Gwen/everybody modern AU.

-Intersection by [personal profile] redsnake05 (also on LJ), awesome Toshiko gen fic.

-Memories of Bell by [ profile] mews1945, Sam Gamgee and his mother.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (rosie sam by starshapedcandy)
Title: Little Illusions
Fandom Lord of the Rings
Rating: G
Characters: Rosie, Sam, and Frodo – more or less gen.
Warnings: None.
Word count: 500
Summary: Five things Sam believes about Frodo that (Rosie knows) aren't true.
Author's Notes: Written for the "Take Five" challenge at [ profile] waymeet, previously posted at Waymeet and archived at the AO3. Thanks to [ profile] baranduin for looking this over for me!

Little Illusions )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (kaylee shiny by secret nazgul)
Check it out, [ profile] heather11483 did a picspam recasting LotR with all actors of color! Very cool! [personal profile] dhobikikutti is keeping a list of chromatic recasting posts for other books, comics, movies, and TV.

I'm doing a much easier meme:
Comment with the name of a female character and I'll tell you why I love her. In return, you can do the same in your journal.

(But you don't have to! Comment with no obligations! I'm in a good mood and I feel like being social and talking about awesome womens!)

LJ version of this post


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