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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 [ 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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