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1) [Podfic] The Dancing and Hiking series: 1 | 2 | 3 - [archiveofourown.org profile] exmanhater, written by [archiveofourown.org profile] clio_jlh - Teen Wolf - Lydia Martin/Erica Reyes
Summary (for the first podfic): Lydia thinks maybe there's more to this thing with Erica than just sex, so she tries to make that happen. Whether she's successful is up for debate.

Brilliant! This is a cute series, I love characters figuring out that they having feelings :D [archiveofourown.org profile] exmanhater's voices are just so picture perfect I practically swooned. Lydia's tone while she's figuring things out is super, she's uncomfortable and a bit confused and doesn't want it to show. [archiveofourown.org profile] exmanhater is always excellent, but I especially love her Lydia <3

2) [Podfic] Up in the air read by [archiveofourown.org profile] exmanhater, written by [archiveofourown.org profile] cherie_morte - Supernatural RPF - Genevieve Cortese/Adrianne Palicki - 58min
Summary: Genevieve is an aspiring actress working dead-end jobs to pay the bills until she gets her big break. Her life isn't exactly glamorous just yet; in fact, she spends most of her time waitressing at a chain restaurant inside LAX and pining over Adrianne, a flight attendant who occasionally passes through her terminal.

This is super cute! Pining and adorableness to the extreme. Their interactions are filled with such affection. I really enjoyed the Jared moments too, he's a great side charter who made me laugh. [archiveofourown.org profile] exmanhater did a great job giving everyone their own distinct voices, which made for an awesome podfic. I really enjoyed this!


3) [Art] Month of Love by [tumblr.com profile] steendraws
Summary (mine):Favourite love story.

Medieval Lesbians! This piece of art is really lovely, with the lady knight kneeling before her lady, kissing her hand. It is a beautiful, stolen moment, both women are captivated and both have slight blushes. <333

4) [Art] Fairy Tale by [deviantart.com profile] omgdragonfly

More Medieval Lesbians! These two are locked in a kiss, with the knight's sword extended, framing the scene. There is passion here, and it is super adorable.

Seriously all, I need all the Medieval Lesbian fanworks please.

5) [Fic] Pulling On All Your Threads by [archiveofourown.org profile] clio_jlh - Teen Wolf - Lydia Martin/Erica Reyes (with VERY minor Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski, Allison Argent/Scott McCall) - 8803 words
Summary: Lydia has no doubt in her mind that she's going to win this design competition. She just needs to keep from being distracted by one of her competitors. Not that Erica's trying to distract her; she wants to win, too. Getting Lydia's attention is just a bonus.
(A Project Runway AU.)


This story is a truly beautiful blending of two worlds. The Project Runway setting is delightful, and I love the way the show's structure neatly moves time along and pushes the characters into new challenges. The characters are so cute, and their interactions are very well done. Eric and Lydia are the focus, but the story gives you glimpses into the characterisation of the other characters and their friendships. I love the idea of Stiles and Scott becoming an awesome fashion designing duo of insanity. Erica and Lydia make a badass pair!

6) [Vid] Wings by [archiveofourown.org profile] rhea - Multifandom - 3:51
Summary: Awesome Ladies Fanvid \o/

A celebration of female characters with focus on showing their competency not just through violence but through their friendships, determination, self confidence, intelligence, leadership, and skills. Part a remix, part a conversation with the vids that have come before, and part love letter to these awesome ladies and the people who vid them.


This is an absolutely amazing vid! I have literal tears in my eyes over how many awesome ladies feels it gives me. I love how the vid contains women being awesome, women having fun, and women dancing! It feels like a beautiful celebration. I have a few favourite moments: Lydia (Teen Wolf) finishing a maths sum on the board with competent flair, Willow and Tara (Buffy) slow dancing to the lyrics 'we don't let nobody bring us down', Letty (Fast and the Furious) pulling of an outrageous car move as a new verse starts, Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica) displaying a winning hand at cards with the biggest smile, Zoe (Firefly) still shooting someone after being laid flat on her back, again to the lyrics 'we don't let nobody bring us down', and there are many more. I have watched this vid numerous times, and I highly recommend it.
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Title: Des Plus Brillants Exploits Timestamp
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] twentysomething
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Cover Artist: [personal profile] fire_juggler
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairings: Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin
Rating: Explicit
Length: 15:56
Summary: Someone on tumblr asked if I had any thoughts about what this Sid and Geno would be up to in Sochi, and well. The same thing as last Olympics, of course.

Links: mp3 | m4b (Right-click, select 'save as')
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Title: Make you a believer
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Katarin
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Beta: [personal profile] podcath
Cover Artist: [personal profile] fire_juggler
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairings: Carey Price/P. K. Subban, with side: PK Subban/Alex Galchenyuk, Maripier Morin/Brandon Prust/P. K. Subban, P. K. Subban/John Tavares
Rating: Explicit
Length: 48:27
Summary: PK pretends he and Carey are dating, without telling Carey. It's Christmas with the Subbans!

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

My aim is to beat my previous score of 79.

To Serve

Apr. 3rd, 2014 08:16 pm
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Title: To Serve
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] impertinence
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Cover Artist: [personal profile] analise010
Fandom: Anastasia
Pairings: Dimitri/Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova
Rating: Explicit
Length: 15:01
Summary: Dimitri is, after all, there to serve.

Links: mp3 | m4b (Right-click, select 'save as')
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Title: Highway Unicorn
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] thefourthvine
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Cover Artist: [personal profile] fire_juggler
Beta: [personal profile] podcath
Podbook compiler: [personal profile] mistressjinx
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairings: Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin
Rating: Explicit
Length: 2:12:25
Summary: He saw the horn poking out from the pony's head, golden and straight and somehow delicate-looking despite the empty tuna can hanging off of it. The unicorn horn. "The fuck," Sidney said out loud, his eye skipping from the horn over the greyish-white body to the graceful gold-toned hooves.

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

Notes: The original story is based on art by [archiveofourown.org profile] pentapus

Vent post

Mar. 29th, 2014 05:53 pm
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Hi! This is me venting, please don't read if you are easily annoyed by (what you may think are) wrong opinions.

On tumblr somewhere a post came up about voting for Dean/Cas in a 'favourite television couple' competition, and I clicked through because I like voting in things and it turned out that they were up against Bo/Lauren and I despaired. People trying to get me to vote for Dean/Cas over a Canon Queer Lady couple make me so mad.

I went through my history for this post to find the actual link and now I feel even worse because Dean/Cas won.

I've been in Supernatural, I get that they're awesome, but it just feels like this represents EVERYTHING that can make me uncomfortable in fandom. Ignore the LEGIT example of awesome queerness in favour of queer baiting (I haven't watched SPN in years, but this is the sense I've always gotten from the official show stuff). Ignore the TWO badass female characters in favour of these male ones. In general, this culture has really been getting to me lately. Like, yes, I enjoy my dude slash, I really do, but I don't want it at the expense of the really awesome female characters. I want BOTH! I want brilliant, tropey, sexy f/f to be as frequent as the m/m.

On that note, here are a few f/f recs - which are in a different post so that people can get the recs without the bitchy commentary.

For reference, this is Bo/Lauren:
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I thought I'd share some things I've enjoyed lately.

1) [Fic] Don't Speak Against the Sun by [archiveofourown.org profile] zeffyamethyst - Original fic - OFC/OFC - 22K
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.


This is such an enjoyable story, and is filled with lovely things that I adore - fuck buddies to more, misunderstandings, obliviousness, secret pining, team feels, women being awesome at things, and more. It's based on a fictional sport, which made for great world building. The characters have particularly well written dialogue and [archiveofourown.org profile] zeffyamethyst makes the obliviousness and misunderstandings believable. I have read this story at least 3 times, and I highly recommend it.

2) [Podfic] Serious read by [archiveofourown.org profile] exmanhater, written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Toft - Legally Blonde - Vivian Kensington/Elle Woods - 55min.
Summary: Elle's always noticed women. Elle, Enid, and Vivian, lovers and friends in law school, learning how to be who they are.

Legally Blonde \o/ It's a really well written story and it's brilliantly read. [archiveofourown.org profile] exmanhater gets Elle's tone down pat and made for a really fun listen. Elle is such an interesting character to me, she has so many layers and I loved how this podfic reflected that.

3) [Fic] I can tell that we are gonna be friends by [archiveofourown.org profile] dollsome - Bomb Girls - Kate Andrews/Betty McRae - 1701 words
Summary: Betty’s new chemistry lab partner is named Kate Andrews. She’s new at Victory High School, with uncontrollable red curls and eyes that remind Betty of a squirrel from a Disney movie. (Is there a Disney movie with a squirrel in it? It’s been awhile since Betty checked.)

High School AU \o/ These girls are so cute, and this story gives them nice things :) Milkshakes \o/ Cuteness \o/ I wish I was more coherent about this, but oh well, just read it. They are going to have a 'friend adventure' *star eyes*

4) [Podfic] It's Going Down (I'm Yelling Tinder) read by [archiveofourown.org profile] exmanhater, written by [archiveofourown.org profile] hapakitsune - Hockey RPF - Hilary Knight/Amanda Kessel - 19min
Summary:Hilary finds Amanda on Tinder.

Hockey girls being awesome and cute \o/ *swoon* [archiveofourown.org profile] exmanhater does a great job of capturing Hilary's energy and Amanda's vulnerability. This story is a really fun one and the performance elevates it to the level of: FAVOURITE for me. It's sweet and sexy and an A+ listening choice.

5) [Fic] No One Thinks About Eternity by [archiveofourown.org profile] impertinence - Hockey RPF - Amanda Kessel/Hilary Knight - 43K
Summary:It's the Griner signing that starts everything, really, propelling Amanda into the NHL; but for Amanda, the thing with Hilary starts a few years before.

Hockey ladies being awesome! This story imagines Amanda Kessel playing in the professional league of the NHL - there is great attention to detail, which I appreciated. Amanda is a well developed character, with ambition and strength, but also vulnerabilities. The romantic sub plot, is very much a sub plot, but it is fun and also very hot.

I would love some more f/f recs, both fannish and not <3
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Amplificathon ideas:
I had grand plans for podficcing adventures, but there is no way I'm going to be able to follow through, so I thought I'd share the fruits of my research.

Fandoms represented in the archive, but would get 'new pairing' points: )
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Cover art by [personal profile] bessyboo
Download the anthology here

My Contributions:

Title: Partners In Crime (And Jam)
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] dollsome
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Beta: [personal profile] rhea314
Fandom: Lost Girl
Pairings: Kenzi/Hale
Rating: G
Length: 3:21
Summary: In which Kenzi and Hale fail utterly at covering their tracks. And there is toast.

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

Title: Our Wounds and Our Healing
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] BlackEyedGirl
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Beta: [personal profile] rhea314
Fandom: Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Pairings: Lydia Bennet/Gigi Darcy
Rating: T
Length: 4:35
Summary: “This isn’t weird?” Lydia asks.

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

Title: spacing of the spheres
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] surexit
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Fandom: Mulan
Pairings: Fa Mulan/Li Shang
Rating: Not rated
Length: 6:04
Summary: Mulan in space.

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

Title: Imbricate
Author: [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Fandom: Agents of Shield
Rating: G
Length: 8:16
Summary: The bus is nice, and all, but there are times when Melinda's just a little homesick.

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

Title: A Murmur. A Rumble.
Author: [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Fandom: Hunger Games/Agents of Shield/MCU
Rating: PG-13
Length: 9:07
Summary: When Johanna comes back from having her virginity sold off, there are some people waiting inside her rooms.


Links: mp3 (Right-click, select 'save as')
stream )
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Title: i never get used to silence
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] thisissirius
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairings: Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews
Rating: not rated
Length: 10:49
Summary: Patrick grits his teeth, knows the hit was a week ago, which means Jonny’s been playing through concussion symptoms for three games. He doesn’t know exactly what he wants to say, only know that he’s beyond angry. He doesn’t even want to look at Jonny right now - or be inside his head.

Or the one where Jonny gets a concussion, and Patrick hates the silence.


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


Notes: This was created for [community profile] pt_lightning, but however, due to circumstances we missed the deadline. I love collab podfics, so I hope you enjoy this one.
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One of the awesome things about being back home with my family in London, is that a bunch of my University friends have moved here. Since I have the big house, with the nice kitchen and one of said University friends firmly set up in my spare room, we do a lot of the socialising and drinking (who's going to pay London prices for a cocktail???) at my house.

I often find a cocktail I like and get fixated on that, and then get bored and make variations. Cut for awesome/random recipes )
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Day 9

In your own space, rec at least 3 fanworks you thought you wouldn't like (because they weren't your fandom or they pushed against your boundaries or you thought you just wouldn't be interested) but you ended up loving. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I don't really have anything exactly applicable here, so I'm stretching the definition a little.

3 podfics from fandoms I don't read in, but listened to because the reader is so awesome:

1) One More Syllable read by [archiveofourown.org profile] lunate8 - James Bond - James Bond/M - M centric

Simply awesome! The M centric podfic I didn't know I wanted :D So much depth!

2) Paparazzo & Tabloid read by [archiveofourown.org profile] opalsong - Iron Man/Spider-Man

This podfic sells the pairing really well, I enjoyed it greatly! It's so much fun and [archiveofourown.org profile] opalsong does such amazing voices.

3) Design read by [archiveofourown.org profile] rhea and illutu (sp?) - Serenity/USS Enterprise

Something I never would have thought to try, but it's a tiny and lovely podfic.
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Day Six

In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Northern Lights by Philip Pullman, AKA The Golden Compass (for the Americans among us). The story of Lyra and her adventures/trials had a profound effect on me as a child. It was read to me when I was on the cusp of being able to read it for myself, but I still loved being read to by my parents. I subsequently read it to my younger cousins when I was on holiday that year (or possibly a few years later, quick googling is telling me that this book came out when I was 5/6) and I have since, either read it or listened to the audiobook (also amazing) once a year since then.

This book has definitely, significantly marked the way I think about literature. It remains one of my favourite books of all time.

I also love the two sequels, but neither left the same mark on my soul. I love the Subtle Knife (the second book), and the male protagonist, Will, is one of my favourites ever, but the series is no longer Lyra's own journey after book 1. Also, simply thinking about the ending of Amber Spyglass can make me cry.

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