February 1st, 2010

woman in the woods

A Few More Recs.

Like a lot of other posters, I started listening several years ago to podfic, and boy, did I fall hard. I think they're wonderful, and they've gotten me through miles and miles of walking, long commutes, and completing household projects. I don't fall asleep to them, though.

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Podfic: Smoke And Lightning, Heavy Metal Thunder [Chapter Eleven - Fourteen] + [Interlude]

Title: Smoke And Lightning, Heavy Metal Thunder (11/? 12/? Interlude: Jefferys Date 13/? 14/?)
Authors: bloody_adorable and eviltwin
Reader: Fartinminney
Fandoms: Supernatural RPS
Pairing: Jensen Ackles / Jared Padalecki.
Rating: PG all the way to NC-17 in future chapters.
Summary: AU. Jared's a classic case of rich kid gone wrong, whose only sense of family comes from his motorbike, the guy he rents a garage from to live in and the precinct cops who know his face better than most already. Jensen's a hard-working student whose family are helping push him towards great things. What happens when their two worlds collide, and will Jared's troublesome nature be too much for Jensen to handle?
Disclaimer: None of the following is true in any way, and no profit is made from this work of fiction.

Download via my page below

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Interlude: Jefferys Date (Adult Gen Content)

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen (Adult Slash Content)


To read the amazing fics by the most amazing people on earth (Eviltwin & Bloody_Adorable) please go HERE to their little area of magic dreams!

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Podfic recs: More Issues Than National Geographic

yourlibrarian recently wrote some meta about Supernatural 5.11, "Sam, Interrupted," in which she said SPN fanfic writers have so thoroughly explored the psyches of Sam and Dean that a 42-minute TV episode was bound to seem unsatisfying in comparison. So for my rec day, I thought I would delve into some of those fics on podfic.

I'm concentrating on SPN for a couple of reasons: First, it's almost exclusively what I listen to. I commute an hour each way on two-lane roads through Midwest farmland, and that seems to set the tone for what I most want to hear. It's perfect to complement the landscape with the Winchester brothers in their Impala. Second, those boys have more issues than National Geographic, so there's plenty to work with. (There will, however, be a bonus due South rec at the end.)

(Oh, and a couple of these got recced already during the last two weeks, but since I've got a theme going here, I'll still talk about them. But I added a couple of new ones too.)

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So them's my issues; I welcome additional recs in the comments!

SGA: vain-glorious's "Divide 'Verse"

Title: "Where the Ways Divide" 'Verse
Author: vain_glorious
Reader: cookiemom6067
Fandom: SGA
Pairing: None
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Stargate Atlantis, and all recognizable characters and settings, belong to Acme Shark and MGM. This reading is intended for the free enjoyment of fans, and is not being undertaken for personal profit.

Summary: "They find the Runner on the planet with the deadly sun. He's thin and dirty, and not particularly interested in talking. " This began as a ficlet written for SGA-Flashfic's
"Role Reversal" challenge. The Runner is Sheppard, and the people that find him are Ronon's squad from a Sateda that has not been destroyed by the Wraith.

Reader's note: One of the great things about an AU is the way in which a writer can take the familiar and make it into something completely new. One of the things I liked the most about vain-glorious's fic is the way that Ronon is the same Ronon we all know and love, but tempered by a happy marriage to Melena, a planet and society intact instead of destroyed, and the absense of his seminal seven years on the run from the Wraith. I find her settings and characterizations plausible and loved the idea of a Ronon that is not the battered badass we all know, but a badass just the same. Thanks to duckyone, who won this podfic in my help_haiti auction, and to vain_glorious, for permitting me to record it.

The "Divide 'Verse" is told in four parts, with, as I understand it, more on the way. I hope to record the coming installments as well, as I am able.

Temporary download links:
Where the Ways Divide
In the Nights When I am Lone
To The Wide Outposts
The Known From the Unknown

Permanent links, on the archive, courtesy of general jinjur:
Where the Ways Divide - MP3

In the Nights When I am Lone - MP3

To The Wide Outposts - MP3

The Known From the Unknown - MP3

Where The Ways Divide 'Verse - MP4


SGA: New version of "The Neighborly Detective and the Tragic Woobie Widower"

Since completing the Woobie 'Verse for the podbang, I have become aware of the preference of many podfic consumers for podfics that are not colored by effects and music. With that in mind, I stripped Woobie of all but the beginning and ending music and uploaded that version for those that prefer their fic straight up. This means no change for the other stories in the 'verse, because I didn't add any music or effects to their narratives.

Temporary links:
Part 1
Part 2

I have also corrected the "original" version of Part 1 for music and effects that were out of sync/too loud. As soon as I re-listen to my copy and make sure all is well, I will be posting that as well.

Permanent links, on the archive, courtesy of general jinjur:

ETA: Well, there are a few problems with my "corrected original" - I need to re-do a few parts near the end of part 1. Hope to finish it this weekend.
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SGA AU Podbook of Divide!Verse 1-4 by vain_glorious, read by cookiemom6067

See cookiemom6067's post here for details and links to the mp3 version.

Cover Artist: cybel

File Type: m4b (podbook)
Length: 70.2 MB, 2:22:32
Archive Direct Link (courtesy of ): right click and save as

This podbook version of the podfic was compiled with permission and is being cross-posted to [info - personal]amplificathon and linked at sgapodfic.
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Amplirecathon: due South and C6D

So, here's the deal...

I love podfics, but I'm really bad at remembering to go back and thank the podficcers. I rarely remember to tell them how much I appreciate their hard work, their dedication, their skills and talents. I usually forget to go back and tell the readers how they've made me giggle while I'm working out at the gym, or smile secretly at some sexy bit of story. I never think to mention how sometimes I get teary-eyed while grocery shopping, listening to the voices in my ear.

And I should. I should tell the readers, these artists, how their works move me, makes me happy and sad, engages my thoughts and my emotions, brings the characters and their stories further into life. Gives them a voice, lets them shout from the rooftops, lets them sing their songs, love, laugh, mourn.

There's something magical about that and it always amazes me.

I wanted to do something to hightlight the sheer number of different readers in the C6D fandoms. There's a lot of them, but I picked one podfic from each of them. I tried to pick my favorite podfic for each reader, but sometimes I chose a different one for variety. A few of the podfic have been previously recced, a few of them are rarities, ones not stored at the Audiofic Archive, a few are from one-shot readers. Most are from due South, a couple are from Wilby Wonderful, Hard Core Logo, or Slings & Arrows, a couple are from rarer fandoms.

Every one of these is worth a listen.

Each reader has their own voice, with their own unique way of reading the stories, their differing methods of interpreting the characters. They all are articulate and expressive, well versed with tone and intonation and pacing.

These podficcers are amazing, every one of them, and they deserve praise and recognition for all that they do. They deserve to be heard. Listen to their stories.

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