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the song went on forever by salvage (Guardians of the Galaxy, gen) is a short and sweet story about cuddling. A++++ all around and recorded for my fellow sky pirate [personal profile] forzandopod. The pic I used for the cover actually ends right about where the text begins, so I had to spend some quality time with the stamp tool, or whatever it's called. The podfic comes in at an adorable 06:02 and can be downloaded here. \o/

Chacun à son goût by thehoyden (Dresden Files, Harry/Marcone) is a classic and an old favourite. I decided almost immediately to record this for my darling [personal profile] hananobira , having apparently forgotten just how many opera terms are in there. XD Endless thanks to [personal profile] kalakirya for helping me with the surprise!Italian and [ profile] fishpatrol for being my trusty beta. For the cover art I used a picture of what I think is actually a Chicago opera house? I tried finding one of a private box, but alas, the google fu was not with me.

I ended up listening to quite a bit of opera thanks to working on this, and actually watched some sort of movie version of La Boheme on youtube. The song at the beginning of this podfic is an instrumental version of quando m'en vo, aka Musetta's solo, because she's my fav. :D The music at the end is the prelude to La Traviata, though I also considered the overture of Die Fledermaus. Also: at some point I'm going to release a blooper reel that includes the 5 minutes I spent freaking out about the pronunciation of segue. I mean, seriously? SEGWAY? 

Ahem. Anyway, the podifc is 1:11:50 long and can be downloaded here.

The One with the Bros by andavs (Teen Wolf, Derek/Stiles) might actually be my surprise!favourite, just because the narration was so much fun to record. I mean, it's a story about Stiles, Derek and Scott fighting (well, 'fighting') against a coven made of frat bro witches. How amazing is that? Hella amazing. And hella funny. I was so happy that I thought of this when I was contemplating what to record for [ profile] reena_jenkins . It's perfect for her (I hope). 

And I'm so pleased with how the cover turned out, I can't even tell you. I found that guy just by googling frat bro, photoshopped the Ucla logo on there, and boom, super fast yet super cool cover art. i guess alternatively I could have taken a picture of work bro in one of his Ucla shirts (no but seriously, why does he have all of those, we're in Germany) but I'm sorry to say he wouldn't have been able to pull off that glorious douchiness/swagger. The music, as stated, is from that college song, and my super-short-notice beta was the lovely [ profile] yue_ix . <3

The podfic comes in at a very pleasing 54:45 and can be downloaded here.

Enjoy~ <3

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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 [ profile] fishpatrol , [personal profile] hananobira , [ 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 [ 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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1. Timeless by Gail Carriger, last book in the Parasol Protectorate: I'm a bit sad that the series is over, because I just love it so, SO much, but at the same time I was very satisfied by this ending. The story was, as is to be expected, wonderful and wonderfully written, suspenseful and entertaining in itself, but also tied up all of the loose strings for the series as a whole. I liked Professor Lyall's story-line (except for that one part where his back story squicked me out like nobody's business, Jesus), especially the romantic part of it (so much chin-hands and dolphin-noises <3). I liked that Biffy got a bigger part in this installment, not to mention Ivy - and who could've predicted that awesome plot twist? Certainly not me! :D 

Alexia and Conall continue to work oh so well for me - I heart them so much, it's ridiculous. <3 Resolving their immortality and potential craziness plot lines was very necessary for ending the series in a way that makes it feel complete, so I'm happy how that turned out.

If you haven't read the book, none of the above will make sense to you, obviously. In that case I'd strongly advise you to go read the Parasol Protectorate right now - it's only 5 books long, and who doesn't love Victorian steam punk with vampires and werewolves and kick-ass female protagonists? :D

2. Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan: I was looking forward to this book a lot and enjoyed it a lot, too - great characters, an interesting world and a suspenseful plot. Interestingly though, I ended up far more interested in Kit's side of the story. I think this might've had something to do with the protagonist, Mel, and her evolution. Or maybe lack thereof? Obviously she changes her opinion somewhere between the beginning and the end of the book, but I didn't really see the progress. Her attitude towards vampires seems, probably due to the portrayal and other people's views on said vampires, somewhat extreme, if understandable. And the change we see in her after the climax just doesn't ring true to me after seeing her attitude get even worse right up until said climax. Not to mention that I was kind of disappointed that interacting with Kit didn't really do anything to improve Mel's opinion of Vampires. IDK. Does any of this even make sense? I still liked the story, I just felt like there was something missing. And yeah, Kit's story? I'd love to read that.

3. Teen Wolf. So yeah. Remember when that was a show I had absolutely no interest or emotional investment in, aside from Derek/Stiles fic? Good times. I tried watching some of the first season, which left me pretty cold (aside from Stiles, because how could I resist him? Also Lydia, fuck yeah.), and I was fine with that. Except then season 2 came around and I figured 'why not?', only to be COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED with feelings. Dear god.  I suddenly cared about all of the characters, became super invested in Scott/Allison and Lydia/Jackson and the bb!wolves and Derek's face and GAH. 
Anyway, I'm loving it, even though the last two episodes of season 2 left me kind of meh. The fandom is pretty fucking amazing and so, so good for me. *________*

To be honest, I think Teen Wolf might be the new SGA, kinda? I mean, probably not in general, it would be a bit early to say that. But it's sort of MY new SGA. You see, SGA was my first big fandom, the one that got me more involved. Back when it still aired, it held most of my fannish interest, in so far that I read almost nothing but SGA fic and had no interest in changing that. Since then I've been, poly fannish? multi fannish? Whatever you want to call it. But right now it's like 80% of my fannish investment is taken up by Teen Wolf, and the other 20% are for Hockey and Avengers and occasional nostalgia trips into old fandoms.

4. I don't think that was very coherent, sorry. It's kind of late. Not too late for editing, though! :D I'm currently working on an Avengers podfic that I'm pretty excited about. I really hope it won't take me too long to finish. And I also hope I won't end up convincing myself again that my previous recordings are unusable and I need to re-record EVERYTHING. <.< But yeah. I'm making progress and I'm feeling pretty good about it. :)


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