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Title: the sun don't set if we keep heading west
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] care
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Beta: [personal profile] originally
Cover Art: [tumblr.com profile] smallandsundry is responsible for the art, the addition of the text is all me
Fandom: Carmilla
Pairings: Laura Hollis/Carmilla Karnstein
Rating: T
Length: 33:46
Summary: Laura runs away with Carmilla. It's both better and worse than she thinks.

Links: mp3 | m4b (Right-click, select 'save as')
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Everyone has personal preferences when listening to or creating podfics: length, music, story telling style, rating, etc. Come talk about them at pod_aware on DW, LJ or Tumblr to find out.

I thought about this topic for quite a while, and really, what is more 'personal preference' than what podfics we like. So, two recs for you:

1) [Podfic] beautiful and afraid of nothing by [archiveofourown.org profile] croissantkatie, text written by [archiveofourown.org profile] lady_ragnell - Les Mis - Cosette Fauchelevent/Éponine Thénardier - 17 min.
Summary:My best friend is here, and well, she's a little shy, but we do everything together, Éponine is saying, purring.

This is where the target dies, and he doesn't even know it.


I am a recent convert to Les Mis, and the lack of fic for this pairing left me desolate. This podfic really works for me and I loved the dark dynamic between the characters. I LOVE how [archiveofourown.org profile] croissantkatie captures these two awesome women and how their relationship is conveyed through Cosette's point of view. [archiveofourown.org profile] croissantkatie really gets underneath the 'good girl' persona and shows us a different, darker version than we're used to. The performance builds a really ominous atmosphere and I could not stop listening, luckily the podfic is only 17 minutes, and what a captivating 17 minutes it is. This is a truly fantastic podfic!

2) [Podfic] A distinct lack of tutus by [archiveofourown.org profile] aethel, [archiveofourown.org profile] argentumlupine, [archiveofourown.org profile] bessyboo, [archiveofourown.org profile] exmanhater, [archiveofourown.org profile] klb, [archiveofourown.org profile] marianas, [archiveofourown.org profile] Rhea, [archiveofourown.org profile] rivers_bend, and [archiveofourown.org profile] templemarker , text written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Fahye - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Amy Santiago/Rosa Diaz - 18 min
Summary: Full-cast podfic of a fic by Fayhe, recorded at Pacificon 2014.

Author's Summary: "Sure, whatever," says Diaz. She slouches even further into today's leather jacket. "Women hit on me all the time. I know how to handle it."


First of all, multi-voice podfics are a delight! And multi-voice projects where all the readers are in the same place are like fannish magic. I feel like the energy comes through in the performances, I feel like I can hear how much fun the readers are having. Brooklyn nine-nine is a perfect fandom for such an amazing pool of talent. I love how the different voices capture the ensemble cast of the show and it really worked for me as a listener. Every single performer in this piece is fabulous. [archiveofourown.org profile] Rhea's narration is stellar, I love how Amy's inner monologue is so perfectly captured. [archiveofourown.org profile] templemarker's Rosa is perfection. [archiveofourown.org profile] bessyboo's moments of Peralta are golden! I could literally list every actor here, because they are all awesome. An A+ choice listen.
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Podfic isn't made in a vacuum and can be heavily influenced by or can rely upon other fanworks to exist. From the fic a podfic is of, to the coverart, to collaborations, podficcers often work with other fans to create their art. Check out pod_aware on DW, LJ or Tumblr to learn more.

I woke up this morning with feelings about podfic and fan mixes. Here are my (in)coherent thoughts.

Length: 11:01
Links: mp3


Mixes mentioned:
Pages in your passport
You're a Matter of Urgency (I couldn't remember the name of this during the podcast)
Work By The Plutonian Light
Time travel 'verse

Opalsong and Syr's So You Think You Can Dance 104th Finale (you can download the music from this post).

Marinades

Nov. 9th, 2014 09:20 pm
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When it comes to food, I never expect to get it perfect the first time and always, always think about how to improve. I am now famous amongst my family and friends for my attempts to deconstruct the food I make and eat. I love to try numerous recipes for the same thing and see which I like the best. Here are the two marinades I've decided I love and work perfectly for meaty fish and chicken. I don't eat meat, but my brother won't eat fish, so when I do a protein and salad meal; I do fish for me (usually tuna) and chicken him.

1) Light and Fresh: an adaption from Jamie Oliver's Italian book
Advantages: tart and tasty
Disadvantages: Fresh herbs can make this expensive if you don't have them in your garden like I do.

Ingredients (for 4):

2 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 juice of a lemon (I have used 1 lime to similarly lovely effect)
10 mint leaves
1 sprig / small handful Oregano

Chop everything up and add the fish/meat.

2) Rich and flavourful
Advantages: TASTY! This is the first time my brother has liked any fish I have prepared. Also, I used this marinade as the base for a salad dressing and it worked well.
Disadvantages: Not the best if you're cutting down on your salt and sugar (like my father is supposed to)

Ingredients (for 4):

3 tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1 lime
3 tbsp soya sauce
3 tbsp brown sugar - I've achieved a great result with demaraira sugar
3 cloves garlic
Ginger - the size of 2 garlic cloves - I've made this without the ginger and it still works really well

Chop everything up and add the fish/meat.

If there's some marinade left you can either use it to make a sauce (gently heat first) or to make a salad dressing: for this I made a salad of cucumber, tomatoes and lettuce and added 1 tbsp white wine vinegar to the marinade mixture. I also sprinkled some sesame seeds on the top.
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Dear #ITPE Podficcer...

Thank you! You are amazing! I love fandom and podfic, and I especially love podficcers. It is important to me that you love the story you are performing. However, if you would appreciate some details about my preferences, they are below.

I love )
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Title: PK/Carey - college AU
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] 7iris
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairings: Carey Price/PK Subban
Rating: T
Length: 09:37
Summary: College AU

Links: mp3 | m4b (Right-click, select 'save as')

Notes: The rough and ready cover art is by me.
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Title: A Taxonomy of Universes
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] 7iris
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Cover artist: [personal profile] fire_juggler
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairings: Carey Price/PK Subban
Rating: T
Length: 15:55
Summary: Carey’s always been able to do it. It’s never on purpose — sometimes he just wakes up in another version of his life.

Links: mp3 | m4b (Right-click, select 'save as')
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Title: Boy Oh Boy Bands!: The Precise Science of Poster-Picking
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] dollsome
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Cover artist: [personal profile] fire_juggler
Fandom: Gilmore Girls
Pairings: Emily Gilmore/Richard Gilmore
Rating: G
Length: 08:34
Summary: In the early days of Friday Night Dinnerdom, Emily and Richard try to determine which boy band will earn them the most cool grandparent street cred with Rory. Bless their hearts for trying. Really, really hard.

Links: mp3 | m4b (Right-click, select 'save as')
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1) [Podfic] Jess & Tanya by [archiveofourown.org profile] readbyanalise010, text written by [archiveofourown.org profile] anna_unfolding - 2014 NHL commercial - Jess/Tanya (original characters) - 7 min
Summary (mine):Twitter!fic: hockey rivalries.

I loved this a ton. I remembered loving the story when it was being told over twitter, but resigned myself to never seeing it again. This made it extra exciting to see the podfic when it was posted, not to mention that it was read by [archiveofourown.org profile] readbyanalise010. The performance is subtle and nuanced, and for such a short podfic, it manages to capture the wistful atmosphere really well. I particularly loved how the snide little rivalry comments were performed, always a bit mean, but never malicious. As I know well, sport rivalries amongst friends and family have to walk a fine line. I can be mean to my brother's football team ONLY when they are playing my team, that is a definite rule. This podfic is very short and it is well worth watching the advert first (linked above), but it is not necessary.

2) [Podfic] A Congenial Task by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sunquistadora, text written by [archiveofourown.org profile] girlmarauders - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Amy Santiago/Rosa Diaz - 27 min
Summary: Amy & Rosa participate in the oldest casefic cliché of the century by having to pretend to be dating in order to infiltrate a gay bar.

Brooklyn nine-nine is one of my new favourite shows and I want ALL the Rosa/Amy in the land. This is SO amazing! It's a delightfully written story, and the performance continually made me smile and laugh. [archiveofourown.org profile] Sunquistadora does such a brilliant job with Amy's inner monologue, my favourite line is probably: 'Maybe Amy should take a seminar on voice projection', it had perfect comic timing and was so good I nearly spat out my tea in laughter.


3) [Art] Rosa & Amy by [archiveofourown.org profile] Kisariiem - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Rosa/Amy

This art work, made for the Rare Pair Fest is awesome! There are two pieces, one is glossy and sharp, and the other is cute and sweet. Both are super adorable.

4) [Art] Cello by [archiveofourown.org profile] lynndyre - Young Avengers - Kate Bishop/America Chavez
Summary: Kate plays for America.

A beautiful piece and you can really see the affection between the two characters. America is bare foot, and Kate is wearing stripy socks and that detail just make them look so comfortable with each other.

5) [Fic] somewhere, someone must know the ending by [archiveofourown.org profile] maleficently - Once Upon a Time - Regina Mills/Emma Swan
Summary: “I’m here because... I think my kid is having some kind of delusional breakdown because he can’t cope with the fact that ... Mayor Mills and I split up.”

Dr. Hopper pushes his glasses up his nose in a measured movement. “What makes you think that?”

“Well, among other things, he thinks his mother is about to cut Mary Margaret Blanchard’s heart out of her chest, before pulverizing it and sending her into a coma that only her true love can rescue her from.”

[AU; here, 'fairy tale land' is merely a product of Henry's imagination during a difficult time.]


Amazing! I saw this highly reced on twitter, and decided to give it a go and OMG SO MANY FEELINGS! The story begins with the two broken up due to infidelity, which is usually a huge no go for me, but it's handled SO WELL, the forgiveness and slow build towards trust is beautiful.
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Women and Genderqueer First Podfic Exchange Dear Podficcer Letter...

Honestly, I believe AWESOME LADIES is a fandom in and of itself, so anything that fits under that umbrella I will love (an excellent vid for this idea is here by [archiveofourown.org profile] Rhea). I love fandom and podfic, and I especially love podficcers. It is important to me that you love the story you are performing. However, if you would appreciate some details about my preferences, they are below.

Fandoms:
Pitch Perfect
Lost Girl
Bomb Girls
MCU (including Agents of Shield)
Young Avengers - Kate Bishop, America Chavez
Gilmore Girls
Code Name Verity
Female Hockey Players RPF - Hilary Knight, Amanda Kessel, Julie Chu especially
Faking it
Hunger Games
Brooklyn nine-nine
Disney Princesses
Firefly
Avatar: the Last Airbender
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Buffy, Faith, Willow, Tara especially
Teen Wolf
Battlestar Galactica
Once Upon a Time
D.E.B.S.
[Also, any Media fandom with canon lesbians, which I can find to consume on the internet is excellent]

Favourite things: I love characters falling in love, making mistakes, and getting though trouble together. A happy ending is an absolute must, but I don't mind if there are complications and angst along the way.

Personal do-not-wants: non-con, permanent character death, sad endings, pregnancy, infidelity, institutional unequal power dynamics (where the power imbalance is innate and un-negotiated, e.g. teachers, religious officials, doctors, psychiatrists, prostitution).
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Title: The Adventures of Broody McBroodyson and Neurotic O'Insecurity
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] impertinence
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Fandom: The Vampire Diaries
Characters: Caroline and Stefan
Rating: Gen
Length: 06:32
Summary: Together, they fight crime!

Link: mp3 (Right-click, select 'save as')
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Title: Thou and You
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] twentysomething
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Beta: [personal profile] podcath
Cover Artist: [personal profile] fire_juggler
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairings: Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin, background: Maria Kirilenko/Alexander Ovechkin & Paul Martin/James Neal
Rating: Explicit
Length: 6:26:33
Summary: There's no way to tell just by looking at someone whether or not they are a magician. Some are more obvious than others, but Evgeni has been introduced to thousands of people since coming to London and he has never been absolutely certain before.

But when Lady Everly says, "Oh, Your Highness, this is Mr. Crosby," Evgeni knows the man in front of him is a magician.


Links: mp3 | m4b (Right-click, select 'save as')

Notes: The fic is based on art by [archiveofourown.org profile] pentapus, which you can see by clicking through to the text of the fic (linked above).
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Title: Take Care of You
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] queenklu
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Beta: [personal profile] podcath
Cover Artist: [personal profile] fire_juggler
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairings: Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin
Length: 08:02
Summary: 'And if you let me here's what I'll do, I'll take care of you.'

Link: mp3(Right-click, select 'save as')
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1) [community profile] pod_together

A challenge where writers and podficcers join together to create awesome projects - the writer writing something specifically to be podficced, and the podficcer recording it.

If anyone wants to collaborate with me, I'm game :)

2)


If you love hockey, then join [livejournal.com profile] hockeybigbang for the Hockey RPF Big Bang challenge! Create long fics of a minimum of 10,000 words to be paired with artwork, PODFIC or fanmix OR for something new you can create up to 2 mini fics of at least 5,000 words each to be paired with a mini mix, art or PODFIC!
RULES AND GUIDELINES ARE HERE
ARTISTS, MIXERS AND PODFICCERS SIGN UP HERE
WRITERS SIGN UP HERE!





3) [community profile] podfic_love

Promo for all

They need people to sign up to be official reccers (I am an official reccer for June)

4) [community profile] fancake is a reccing community and their next theme is:

fancake banner for round 43 femslash: thematic multi-fandom recs
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Title: Don't Speak Against the Sun
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] zeffyamethyst
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Cover Artist: [personal profile] fire_juggler
Fandom: Original Work
Pairings: OFC/OFC
Rating: Teen and up
Length: 2:21:00
Summary: adversus solem ne loquitor.

Sometimes it's not about winning, but how you play. Other times it's about doing whatever it takes to come out on top. Like, literally on top because Sarah enjoys holding Tish down.


Links: mp3 | m4b (Right-click, select 'save as')
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Title: The Constellations We Make
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Hananobira
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Beta: [personal profile] podcath
Cover Artist: [personal profile] fire_juggler
Fandom: Hockey
Pairings: Jamie Benn/Tyler Seguin
Rating: Explicit
Length: 2:13:43
Summary: “The stars we are given. The constellations we make.”

Links: mp3 | m4b (Right-click, select 'save as')

Home

May. 22nd, 2014 09:06 pm
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Title: Home
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] storiesfortravellers
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Fandom: Arrow
Pairings: John Diggle/Oliver Queen
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Length: 03:46
Summary: Oliver leaves town and Diggle tracks him down. Fluffy fic.

Link: mp3 (Right-click, select 'save as')

Notes: Created for [personal profile] fire_juggler!
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Title: This Small Magic
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] professorbutterscotch
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Beta: [personal profile] podcath
Cover Artist: [personal profile] fire_juggler
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairings: Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin
Rating: Mature
Length: 43:53
Summary: Pretty much everyone in the company hates the Nutcracker, so far as Sid can tell.

Links: mp3 | m4b (Right-click, select 'save as')

Notes: The music is from the Nutcracker (The Kirov oOrchestra).
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Here are 4 podficlets, which were penned by [personal profile] impertinence for my prompts, and then recorded by me.

Title: Amanda Kessel/Hilary Knight - long distance phone calls
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairings: Amanda Kessel/Hilary Knight
Length: 01:32

Links: mp3 (Right-click, select 'save as')


Title: Amanda Kessel/Hilary Knight - Werewolves
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairings: Amanda Kessel/Hilary Knight
Length: 02:31

Links: mp3 (Right-click, select 'save as')


Title: Faith/Buffy - Space AU
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairings: Faith/Buffy
Length: 03:09

Links: mp3 (Right-click, select 'save as')


Title: PK/Carey - Highschool AU
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairings: PK Subban/Carey Price
Length: 02:29

Links: mp3 (Right-click, select 'save as')
Steaming isn't working for this one.

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