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Hiya Internets, it's been a while!

This month is one of fangirl visits and traveling (except for the next one and a half weeks, during which I have to go to work, ugh) that I've been looking forward to all year, and so far it's been AMAZING. <3 Maybe I'll get around to writing it up sometime, but for now I just want to write an overdue crosspost, since ~a certain someone~ (:P) helpfully reminded me that I hadn't done it yet. I present to you - drumroll please - the podfic project of my heart for the two and a half years it took me to finish it:

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Early last month I finally finished editing bring it if you really want it by staraflur (Hockey RPF, Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews), aka probably my favourite Harry Potter AU in the history of ever. I ended up recording like, 10 minutes of gushy reader's notes, so I don't want to get into too much detail here except to say that I'm honestly amazed that I managed to do this. It took me forever, but I made it, and I'm still really proud of that. And as always, beta was provided by [personal profile] fishpatrol, who is the best. <333

The podfic comes in at 15 hours 31 minutes and 3 seconds (!!!!!) and you can download it all in one .zip file over here, graciously hosted by the wonderful paraka.

It's also a fic that stands alone very well, so even if you don't know the fandom, give it a try if you like HP-AUs and epic world building!

Enjoy <3

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Happy #ITPE reveals, y'all! :D I got the loveliest gift and two awesome treats this year - two Inception podfics and one Check, Please! podfic - so you should head over to the masterlist to check those out.

I got the lovely Hananobira as my recipient this year, so right from the beginning I knew I was gonna record some Hockey RPF for her. I somehow ended up recording about 2 and a half hours total, which was a bit much with all the other stuff I had going on. ^^''' I am very pleased with the result though, so. Here we go.



God, You Two Are So Married written by popfly (Hockey RPF, Jamie Benn/Tyler Seguin) started as 'Eh, I guess I'd better record Hana some Jamie/Tyler.' and ended up as 'Oh my god this project is my baby, I love it so much!'. It's pretty normal for me to fall more in love with a story while recording it, but in this case I'm just so pleased with how it turned out. The music I used for this is Wouldn't It Be Nice by The Pet Shop Boys, which is one of those songs that's just on my laptop and I have no idea why? I've downloaded a lot of fanmixes over the years, I guess it might've been on one of those. At first I wasn't quite sure if it was a good song to use - I really like it, but I can never quite figure out if it's sincere or ironic - but whatever, it fit. A sappy song for a ridiculously cute story.

I'm also super pleased with the cover art! At first I had something very different planned, but as it turns out, using other people's wedding photos for a cover feels a bit creepy. Even if it's just pictures of their dogs. <.< I eventually came across a stock image of a speech bubble made ot of symbols and decided to adapt that, using some stuff from from the stock image and adding some others that fit the story. I think this might be my new favourite cover, seriously.

Beta was provided by [livejournal.com profile] fishpatrol , the podfic is 37:46 minutes long and you can download it here.




Dude, Where's The Stanley Cup?! by svmadelyn (Hockey RPF, Jonathan Toews/Patrick Kane) is a story I had previously considered recording, so that choice was easy. It gave me a bit more trouble than I expected - I feel like I should've done something to separate the scenes more clearly, and Geno is barely in it, but man his lines are hard! - but it was also super fun to try out some over the top performances. Shawzy is my favourite part of this, hands down. I wasn't quite sure whether I should really include the author's notes at the beginning since they're quite long, but I felt like the info about just who the hell Mike and Phil are should probably be included.

I considered several songs for this podfic, including some from the movie soundtrack, some country songs, and, at some point, 500 Miles by The Proclaimers. In the end none of it really felt right and I was already a day over the deadline, so I went ahead with it as it is. Thinking about it now, Geronimo by Sheppard really is the one that feels the most appropriate, even though I decided against it because the lyrics didn't fit. I'm still not very good with choosing music unless the title is from a song, really.

The cover art is the first thing I did for this project. I tried several things, but in the end I really wanted to use the logo after spending forever changing it, so. A map and a minivan it is. Many thanks to [personal profile] kalakirya for jumping in as beta on very short notice. The podfic comes in at 1:55:28 and can be downloaded here.


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So while I was wallowing in the anticipation of #ITPE reveals and preparing to write this post, meant to be only about my contribution to that exchange, I noticed that I had never gotten around to writing a post about two collabs I did this year. They were posted in March and April, respectively. It is now December. Yeeeeah. <.<

First up, there's Do You Want to Date My Avatar, a theatripod project I was really lucky to be part of. It's a Teen Wolf story about WoW and super funny, recorded by a bunch of super amazing people. We recorded this over Skype (which was a hilarious experience) and I am very much in awe of our director for putting everything together.

Then there's the awesomeness that is the Hockey RPF/SGA crossover notfic, which came to be in one of the most amazing twitter conversations I've ever had. Between [livejournal.com profile] fishpatrol , [personal profile] hananobira , [livejournal.com profile] reena_jenkins and myself we're also all podficcers, so the obvious thing to do was to record a podfic of our cracky headcanons. And that's how you end up with a summary like this:  "A story about not!Russians, the Atlantis Hockey League, accidental offworld marriages (of course) and the intergalactic sex appeal of the mullet."

Sometime this summer I was also asked to be part of a Slashreport hiatus episode about the Ace Attorney series, which was a great experience. But also kinda difficult. I'm pretty confident in my English and consider myself to be fluent, but it always takes me that one second longer to put my thoughts into words. Especially when I want to be concise because hey, people will be listening to this and I can't record retakes. ^^'''


And with that out of the way, let's get to the Informal Twitter Podfic Exchange!


 


Accidentally In Love by sociofemme (I Want To Go Home!, Rudy/Mike), recorded for [livejournal.com profile] fishpatrol. I was so happy and excited to have her as my recipient (I'm pretty sure we were matched because we were the only ones requesting Korman podfic XD) and decided on this story pretty fast because it's one of my  favourites in the fandom. It has Mike being oblivious and Rudy being...Rudy, with appearances by Vicky and Jeff and one character I will not name here for reasons of hilarity.

I started recording this while I had a cold, because I apparently wanted myself to suffer more than usual during editing.Turned out alright though.[personal profile] hananobira was my beta and is the reason why I finally know just how the hell 'crotchet' is pronounced. Seriously though, 'croshay'? English language, I'm side-eying you so hard.

The music I used for this is, you guessed it, Accidentally in Love by Counting Crows. As for the cover art, I had some trouble deciding on what the most important, recognizable and illustratable thing in the story was - I spent half a day at work google image searching stock pictures of water glasses and painkillers - but in the end I really liked the idea of using laundry symbols. There's something really nice about the simplicity of it, and I did my best to chose the most appropriate symbols. ;D

This is the longest podfic I'm posting this year, coming in at 01:42:50, and can be downloaded here at mediafire. Enjoy!

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Hello ladies! It's been a while. Since I use twitter (and now my new tumblr, le sigh) to keep the Internets updated on my life, I don't really feel the need to update my lj/dw unless I'm putting out a new podfic, but I do kinda miss it, so.

- I've just had a two week break from Uni, during which I have done...uh...not a whole lot. Part of that was due to an inflammation in my right wrist (which is mostly gone now, thank god) but mostly it was me being lazy, let's be honest here. I did go shopping though! Excitement!

I came across some pretty interesting articles on body shapes and how to dress them recently. The advice for my body shape basically came down to 'Skirts are your friends!', which suits me just fine. I've been buying more and more skirts already and just changing my wardrobe in general. I haven't always felt all that comfortable in my clothes over the last few years, and I think this change will help me feel more comfortable in my body, too. Yay!

Also on the agenda: bra shopping. Shopping for well-fitting bras is haaaaard. \o\ It's not like I need a large or unusual size, but it seems like the shape I need isn't a common one. :/ And proper sports bras are expensive. \o\

- I started doing my nails in an effort to stop myself from chewing them up and it's been working wonders. In fact, it's been going so well that I now own a rather excessive amount of nail polishes and have been trying out some nail art designs. It's a good thing that I have a tumblr now and can use that to post all the pictures I keep taking instead of spamming my twitter feed with them every few days. And now my sister has asked me to do her nails on her wedding day which, uh, no pressure. <.<'' (DID I MENTION THAT MY SISTER AND HER BF ARE GETTING MARRIED THIS FALL AND I'M SUPER HAPPY ABOUT IT? :D)

Mostly I've been doing game day nails though, because if there's one thing that'll help my team win, it's me wearing their colours on my nails, right?

Hockey! )


TV Rec: Person of Interest! <3 )


Persona 4 Arena! )

So that's what's been going on in my life lately. I've also been working on an epic-length podfic project that I'm really excited about, but that'll take a while yet (Ahaha understatement of the year). Let's see if I can get off my ass and write some more updates before it's posting time for that one. ;D
the24thkey: (podfic <3)
Considering that I only put out two podfics all year in 2012, I'm quite surprised (but also super pleased, obvs) by my podfic output so far this year. Coming right up: two more Hockey RPF podfics. Even better yet: two collaborations with the awesome [personal profile] fishpatrol!



Four Kisses by grim_lupine (Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews) is short and sweet and reverse chronological. I almost messed up one of the lines in this story because I was busy melting into a puddle of fuzzy feelings and 'Awwwww'-ing all over the place.

Making the cover was fun - I'm still a bit disappointed that no one could find us that mystical picture of the two dudes who look like Kaner and Tazer making out, tbh. Alas, instead I spent a few hours on google looking for kissing pictures (wondering about the lack of outright porn until I noticed google had turned the safe search filter on. Oh, google.) and eventually found this picture. At least that one dude kinda looks like Johnny? Anyway. It is becoming quite obvious that I'm way too fond of the Blackhawks colour scheme (and the stripes thing! <3), considering I've made 3 covers so far - all for hockey podfic, granted - and they're all red/white/black.

You can download (or stream!) here. (8:54 min)




(Cover made by [personal profile] fishpatrol <3)

Just Routine by grim_lupine (Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews). The author's summary is as follows: "Three times Johnny went to Patrick's room, and one time Patrick went to him."
How much do I love all the fic about the room sharing, or rather, lack of room sharing now that they get single rooms? SO. MUCH. The codependency of this pairing just really works for me, IDEK.

Download or stream over here. (13:05 min)


These were my first collaborations (unless you count theatripod, but well, that's not out yet) and it was a great experience! :D I want to do more!
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cinéma vérité by ohtempora (Hockey RPF, Jonathan Toews/Patrick Kane) is a an awesome story. Seriously, I fell in love as soon as I read the summary:

"Movie nights with Kaner become a thing once they begin to get recognized enough that physically going to the movies means he spends a couple of days waiting for the Deadspin exposé entitled Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane Have Terrible Taste in Movies, Each Other to hit the internet."

See? Awesome! :D The whole story is just full of lines that were so. much. fun. to read out loud (Ryan Gosling and his abs! Microbreweries! Okay, that one was actually pretty difficult.), and I recorded them over and over again to find the most fun deliveries. I think I already thought about how one could audibly separate the movie sections when I read this fic for the very first time, so this is possibly the first thing I read from a podfic view point from the very start.

I decided on using film music right away, and then ran straight into the problem of only ever having seen one of the featured movies (LotR), so while I could obviously look stuff up on youtube, I didn't actually know if people who had seen these films would really associate the songs with them. Twitter came through for me for the most part, and I hope that you, dear listener, recognize them if you've seen the movies. Coincidentally, two of the songs are by Muse. Huh. For one section, I also used audio from the movie itself, because reasons.

(Side note: Since recording and editing etc. I have actually seen Up, which is an utterly amazing movie that made me CRY LIKE YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE. Like, I was just a sobbing mess when the movie ended, and it's not a sad ending! I literally said "I'm not crying because I'm sad, I just have too many feelings!" to my friend as the credits rolled. No one would ever bet on who could make me cry first. It'd just be a matter of who got to me faster.)

[livejournal.com profile] fishpatrol was my beta and also enlightened me re: hummus (I kept reading that everywhere but never bothered to look up just what it is). The cover was once again made by yours truly, though to be honest all I had to do was stumble over that picture, make it darker and choose a font. Fonts are serious business. (I know, I know, they're not actually in a movie theatre, but I really liked that picture, okay?)



Alright, the download link is here at mediafire and the length is exactly 15:30.



Finally, I'd like to say that I completely agree with the author's notes on the story: that gif of Jonathan Toews being freaked out by pigeons really is the most hilarious thing on the Internet. 


 
the24thkey: (podfic <3)
I recorded two podfics for Hananobira's Audiofic Archivist Appreciation Meme, aka #3AM! \o/ I was a bit nervous because this was the first fest or challenge I signed up for and my previous podfics took foreeeeeeeeveeeeeeer to edit. But as it turns out, the deadline worked really well for me and my productivity.

FIRST UP:

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So Totally Busted (Young Avengers, Billy Kaplan/Teddy Altman) by Perpetual Motion, who has blanket permission, yay!

This is a short one, so I'm just going to give you the summary and let you listen for yourself: "Yeah, Billy's a superhero, and that's awesome. But he's still a teenager, and that means answering to his folks."

This fic was requested by[profile] sly_hostetter, who obviously has very good taste in both fandoms and fics. I love the Young Avengers and especially Billy and Teddy. Though to be honest - all of the characters are awesome (Kaaaaate <3). The inclusion of everyone's parents in the earlier issues of the series was something I really enjoyed, particularly that one scene with Billy's parents. Possibly my favourite scene in the comics, ngl. :D

The awesome cover art was made by[personal profile] raz0rgirl and[personal profile] duckgirlie was my super speedy beta who conveniently knew things about Adium. I actually tried to find the message alert sound that Adium makes, but the one youtube video I found (yes, someone made a video solely to share that sound with the world) was sadly not of very good quality. Where does everyone else get their sound effects?



Download link is here at mediafire. (09:46 min)



AND NOW:

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Gone to the Dogs by Rei Kinneas. hockeyrpf, gen-ish (Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews pre-slash). Recorded for[personal profile] fish_echo.

Ah~, hockeyrpf. Still ruining my life in the most enjoyable way possible. This was one of the first hockey fics I read and it's super adorable. I mean, Jonathan Toews turns into a puppy! Need I say more? It's also the first gen fic I've recorded - for a given, very pre-slashy definition of gen. Things I enjoyed about this story: Kaner having a lot of feelings while also being very oblivious, puppy!Johnny being his cock-blocking and jealous self, Sharpy (because, c'mon, he's Sharpy! Do I need a reason?), Seabs and his book of Wicca spells, and the image of Coach Q consulting with puppy!Tazer during practice. D'awwww.

The song at the beginning/end is Gone to the Dogs by KT Tunstall, because I remain somewhat uncreative in that regard. I considered using this song from the start, then decided to search all of my music for a better fit, and in the end I returned to it after all. <.< Choosing music is hard, yo.

Thanks to the lovely[livejournal.com profile] fishpatrol for the beta and to[personal profile] sylvaine for helping me out with the surprise!Slovakian. Cover art is by me, surprisingly! My first go at it, yay!



Download link is here at mediafire. (50:23 min)


(Also, is this a good week or what? 3AM podfics are posted, Fall Out Boy have new music AND Community comes back on in a few days! Awesome! :D)

the24thkey: (Dino-sigh)
So on this fine morning, while I was contemplating why Valentines Day* is called a holiday when we don't even get the day off, and whining about how my grades weren't quite as good as I wanted them to be, my parents were BATTLING FORCES OF NATURE! By which I mean our basement was flooded over night because our neighbours' water line broke (which was totally their fault, yo). AGAIN. Neighbours ruin everything, even when they're barely in the bloody house more often than once or twice a year. *sigh*

By the time I get home on Friday, the electricity and heating will be sorted out, but because the water was about 40 cm high, a lot of appliances (expensive ones, but insurance will take care of that, thank god), food and other things are probably ruined, not to mention that the last time this happened, drying everything out took about three months. /o\

Not cool.

Anyway, back to the fun stuff. Like Phil Coulson/Clint Barton, which is a pairing for which there should be more fic. <3 Reading the ones that are out there has gotten me even more excited for The Avengers! Sadly, I have no fangirls to go watch it with, though, which is going to make the whole experience a bit less fun (but not too much). American superhero comics are just not a very big deal over here, so the people I'm most likely going to drag to the cinema with me, my sister and her bf, have no idea who these people who I'm going to squee over are. <.<

Another fandom I'm currently obsessing about is Hockey RPF, because fandom is apparently kind of a hive mind. Thankfully, you don't need to know anything about Hockey itself to read about emotionally stunted boys in love, otherwise I'd be completely lost. Hockey is not all that popular here either, seeing as we're a football country all the way - but apparently my home city's team is one of the better ones nationally? Who cares, all I know about hockey I know from a children's cartoon about ANTHROPOMORPHIC, HOCKEY-PLAYING, CRIME FIGHTING DUCKS FROM OUTER SPACE.

Ah, Mighty Ducks - better than it sounds. I only just remembered that I used to watch this as a kid. The show is really old, so I couldn't find a lot of pictures to show you, but here you go:

Reference pics and the intro behind the cut )

As you might have guessed, those are not their real names, aside from Mallory, Tanya and Duke L'Orange. Yeah, that's just how awesome this show is, they named one of their characters DUKE L'ORANGE.

The lot of them come from a planet of ice hockey playing ducks (lol) that was invaded by...an evil dinosaur over lord. In order to fight him, they flee to earth (logic? IDK) and become ice hockey superstars by day, vigilantes by night. It's hilarious, trust me.

Mallory is my favourite - she's a weapons and fighting expert, how awesome is that? And the other girl on the team is a genius tech expert. When I think about it, those were really cool female role models!

Duke L'Orange (that name will never stop being funny) used to be a gentleman thief before joining the, uh, 'resistance', for lack of a better term. And the other three guys...honestly, I don't remember anything about them. *shrug* It was a really cool show, though, and it's still quite funny.

I found some episodes on youtube the other day, dubbed in German for extra nostalgia. I swear though, there is this one voice actor who also was the voice of a billion characters in Avatar: The Last Airbender, who must be super rich, because I've heard his voice in every show ever. <.< He's the German voice of House, too.

Ah well, after this nice trip down nostalgia lane, I'm gonna go watch Chihayafuru - maybe the gods of Anime will grant me some Chihaya/Taichi development today?

(Probably not. But a girl can dream. <3)


*Also, is it Valentines Day or Valentine's Day?

the24thkey: (Dino-sigh)
So on this fine morning, while I was contemplating why Valentines Day* is called a holiday when we don't even get the day off, and whining about how my grades weren't quite as good as I wanted them to be, my parents were BATTLING FORCES OF NATURE! By which I mean our basement was flooded over night because our neighbours' water line broke (which was totally their fault, yo). AGAIN. Neighbours ruin everything, even when they're barely in the bloody house more often than once or twice a year. *sigh*

By the time I get home on Friday, the electricity and heating will be sorted out, but because the water was about 40 cm high, a lot of appliances (expensive ones, but insurance will take care of that, thank god), food and other things are probably ruined, not to mention that the last time this happened, drying everything out took about three months. /o\

Not cool.

Anyway, back to the fun stuff. Like Phil Coulson/Clint Barton, which is a pairing for which there should be more fic. <3 Reading the ones that are out there has gotten me even more excited for The Avengers! Sadly, I have no fangirls to go watch it with, though, which is going to make the whole experience a bit less fun (but not too much). American superhero comics are just not a very big deal over here, so the people I'm most likely going to drag to the cinema with me, my sister and her bf, have no idea who these people who I'm going to squee over are. <.<

Another fandom I'm currently obsessing about is Hockey RPF, because fandom is apparently kind of a hive mind. Thankfully, you don't need to know anything about Hockey itself to read about emotionally stunted boys in love, otherwise I'd be completely lost. Hockey is not all that popular here either, seeing as we're a football country all the way - but apparently my home city's team is one of the better ones nationally? Who cares, all I know about hockey I know from a children's cartoon about ANTHROPOMORPHIC, HOCKEY-PLAYING, CRIME FIGHTING DUCKS FROM OUTER SPACE.

Ah, Mighty Ducks - better than it sounds. I only just remembered that I used to watch this as a kid. The show is really old, so I couldn't find a lot of pictures to show you, but here you go:

Reference pics and the intro behind the cut )

As you might have guessed, those are not their real names, aside from Mallory, Tina and Duke L'Orange. Yeah, that's just how awesome this show is, they named one of their characters DUKE L'ORANGE.

The lot of them come from a planet of ice hockey playing ducks (lol) that was invaded by...an evil dinosaur over lord. In order to fight him, they flee to earth (logic? IDK) and become ice hockey superstars by day, vigilantes by night. It's hilarious, trust me.

Mallory is my favourite - she's a weapons and fighting expert, how awesome is that? And the other girl on the team is a genius tech expert. When I think about it, those were really cool female role models!

Duke L'Orange (that name will never stop being funny) used to be a gentleman thief before joining the, uh, 'resistance', for lack of a better term. And the other three guys...honestly, I don't remember anything about them. *shrug* It was a really cool show, though, and it's still quite funny.

I found some episodes on youtube the other day, dubbed in German for extra nostalgia. I swear though, there is this one voice actor who also was the voice of a billion characters in Avatar: The Last Airbender, who must be super rich, because I've heard his voice in every show ever. <.< He's the German voice of House, too.

Ah well, after this nice trip down nostalgia lane, I'm gonna go watch Chihayafuru - maybe the gods of Anime will grant me some Chihaya/Taichi development today?

(Probably not. But a girl can dream. <3)


*Also, is it Valentines Day or Valentine's Day?

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