Podfic rec

Sep. 11th, 2012 07:30 pm
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Title: The Case of the Disappearing Oxfords
Author: mific
Podficcer: [personal profile] glittertine
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Pairing: Sherlock/John
Rating: NC-17
notes: explicit, shoe fetish

Summary: "Is it the shoes as such, or the fact that I’ve worn them?"
Length: 15m

Post at amplificathon:
http://amplificathon.dreamwidth.org/2029844.html
(Please leave feedback for glittertine there or at AO3!)

I purchased this fic as part of a charity auction to send anatsuno to Australia. It is a lovely story and I loved this reading of it by glittertine. She has a great voice.
sasha_feather: topless woman licking a gun (gunplay)
[personal profile] sophinisba: Piquancy podfic; Buffy/Faith, explicit, 9 minutes, mp3.

If you have a listen, be sure to leave some feedback for your podficcer. :)
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sasha_feather: John and Rodney from Stargate: Atlantis (love of your life)
I think you should read this fic, Blood and Oil, by [personal profile] anna_bird. It is Firefly, Kaylee/Simon, rated adult. It's a snapshot of Simon's life, his headspace post-Serenity, and it's vivid and real.

If you haven't read Homo Ex Machina by [personal profile] toft, well, read it. READ IT. It's Holmes/Watson and oh so NC-17.

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I HAVE SUCH A MIGRAINE RIGHT NOW AND I FEEL THE NEED TO SAY IT IN CAPSLOCK.

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Mostly for my own reference, I'm writing down the podfic I listened to on my trip. (But if you see any errors feel free to point them out.) Someday perhaps I will get around to leaving actual feedback on these.

lotsa SGA podfic! )

I also listened to some music, which was basically: Neko Case > play all.
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I listened to the first part of Mobius today, by estefee, read by wihluta.

There was one bit that I wanted to post because, yeah. This is just exactly right, about chronic pain.

Read more... )
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Such a beautiful day! I went for a nature walk, listened to Fair Trade by esteefee, read by wihluta. Very good!

Here are 3 pictures and some thoughts about podfic and associations:

Read more... )

Then [livejournal.com profile] cabell and I went to the mall for a while, and later I went out to eat with [personal profile] corvid and [livejournal.com profile] tasiha. Had very interesting conversations.

I pushed myself a little too hard with all the walking and activity, found myself exhausted, and did not go to my last scheduled activity of the day (helping someone move).
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I am liveblogging my experience with my new Podfic interface device, more commonly known as an MP3 player. I'm feeling peakish today, and this is a nice activity that involves little movement.

I went with [livejournal.com profile] wyoluvr's rec and bought a blue Sansa clip. Sansa! Like the character in Song of Ice and Fire! Too bad she's so annoying, because it's a cool name. Also, possibly she will get less annoying in later books?

It is SO CUTE, you guys. Very, very small. I'm not quite so sure why the smallness is desirable; it should come with a magnifying glass. I can imagine that people with hand difficulties or large fingers have trouble with the controls on these.

While it charges via my laptop, I'm downloading fic, mostly via [personal profile] thingswithwings' rec posts. Many tabs are open. I'm going to have to make a new folder! Just like I did with vids! I'm reaching new levels of fannish involvement, and it is exciting.

OH I ALSO BOUGHT THE FIFTH SEASON OF SGA. I'm not quite sure if that merits a /o\ or a \o/.

And I filled out an application for an apartment-- one directly across the hall from some friends of mine (antarcticlust and JackShoeGazer). And had a walk & lunch with [personal profile] jesse_the_k. What a productive day!

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. **Prudes beware**

At a fannish gathering last night, we got to talking about, "Did your parents ever give you the sex talk?" For some reason, mine never did, at least not that I can recall. Which is a bit odd: my mom's a nurse and I grew up on a farm. The facts of life were clear from a young age, what with all the animal husbandry and lambing season etc, and I'm pretty sure my parents knew I was not having sex in high school. So maybe that's why. But I wonder if my brothers got The Talk and I didn't, you know?

The others reported that their experiences were at turns awkward, negative, terse, straightforward, or were given too late.

So, friends list, what about you? I'm curious.
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Today we listed to:

A long, sekkrit story that we beta-listened, that I can't write of! Too bad for you!

Attack of the Giant Robot from Outer Space! by skoosiepants, read by [personal profile] anatsuno. VERY FUNNY!

Fun with Comas by [personal profile] toft, read by anatsuno. Brilliant and great!

Scars by [personal profile] cesperanza

Amnesia by Cesperanza. Oh John!

How to succeed in sex slavery without really trying; by [personal profile] astolat. This one was a little too non-con for us. But it was only about 10 minutes long.

This is how it Happens; by [personal profile] aphelant. 3 minutes of wonderful smut.
sasha_feather: a head full of interesting things (head space)

If you want me to interview you--post a comment that simply says, "Interview me." I'll respond with questions for you to take back to your own journal and answer as a post. Of course, they'll be different for each person since this is an interview and not a general survey. At the bottom of your post, after answering the Interviewer's questions, you ask if anyone wants to be interviewed. So it becomes your turn-- in the comments, you ask them any questions you have for them to take back to their journals and answer. And so it becomes the circle.


Wonderful questions from [personal profile] wintercreek

1. Tea or coffee or something else?

I have recently come around to tea: iced tea, chai, greens, herbals, mint, chamomile, and others. I like to hang out at a tea house, which helps my appreciation, and I'm so happy to have started liking tea because it gives me more beverage options! I don't like coffee-- it's bitter.

2. Roadtripping with podfic: what are your observations? Are there podficcing conventions you noticed that could use some changing? Practices that one podficcer has that others should adopt? General awesomeness of podfic?

It was fantastically awesome and made our 7.5 hour trip go really fast! We actually looked forward to the drive in order to hear some stories we had picked out. I liked the readers who included the fic headers such as warnings. Our biggest problem was hearing the fic, which is a technology problem involving the iPod, the car stereo, road noise, fuzzing out due to being near stop lights and such; I'm not sure what's to be done about that. We had the stereo and iPod up as loud as they would go and still I had to giggle silently so I wouldn't giggle over the sound of hilarious fic!

I am relatively new to pod fic and I just loved it in this context. Most of the stories I had read before but not heard before, and it enhanced my love of them to hear them read aloud. Car trips are my favorite way to listen to things; even music I don't listen to all that much outside of driving. So this was an ideal opportunity to get some podfic time! I'm reflecting a bit now on the openness of sexuality in fannish communities and how awesome that is--- women listening to smut together and not finding it weird. I didn't have anything like this before fandom! I'm so glad to have it now.

3. Talk to me about photography. Does it affect how you see the world even when you don't have a camera in your hands?

Photography has nurtured my natural tendency to observe the beauty of the world around me, which is something I love about it. I notice natural light; when I'm waiting for my tea order I might think, ooh, the light is nice here, and I'll take my camera out. It's also turned my eye toward the beauty of the city in a way I like, since I'm deeply a nature and country person and it's taken me a while to learn to live in, and love, the city.

Something I've been very conscious of is putting up photos of people on the internet (see WisCon 32, cough cough), and I've been actively trying to apply this to my own self-image as well: post photos of myself, and allow others to do so. Don't be overly critical of those photos. I'm working on this. I do untag photos of myself on Facebook for reasons of vanity, but not often. As a feminist I try to own the way I look; I try to give and take the advice of being as kind to myself as I am to my friends, and to love the way I look. It's a process, and photography has helped, because I do take self-portraits. I think the way a photographer looks at other people, and themselves, can come through in their photographs, in subtle and unconscious ways-- it's best to examine that, and feminism has helped me with this, in conjunction with photography.

4. How do you find new fic to read? Rec lists, newsletters, Delicious, other?

When I was brand new to slash fandom, about 2 years ago, I relied heavily on rec lists, sga storyfinders, and intensively reading the same few authors that I knew I liked. Originally I asked for recs from [personal profile] fullygoldy and for a little while, she was the one person I knew to ask! These days, my fandom buddies and I pass around recs via email, and I watch my reading list/friends list for new fic and recs. I also read sga_noticeboard, but it's rare that I read outside of my favorite authors or recs from friends. Occasionally challenges and festivals will change that and introduce me to new authors--and I hope others are reading my stuff this way too!

5. What are the best and worst things about the Kindle?

I have an intense love for my Kindle the way some people love their iPods, their car, or their computer. It is gorgeous and it is my baby! I would say the best thing for me is that I can increase the text size, making text much easier to read than most print books, and that I can carry hundreds of books and fics with me wherever I go, all in 10.2 ounces.

So, generally speaking, the best thing about the Kindle is its disability friendliness. It's light to hold and carry, making it easier for those who can't hold or carry heavy books. It's easier on the eyes than computer screens, because it's not backlit. One can turn the page from both sides at the touch of a button, making it easier for those with hand impairments to turn the pages. The "Whispernet" wireless technology makes it so one can download a book in under a minute, so, if someone can't get to the bookstore because she or he is just too tired, or in too much pain, or immobile, or lives too far away, or the bookstore is closed because it's 2 AM, well, one can just download the book. PDFs, text, and HTML files are also available via emailing them to the Kindle. Also there is a text-to-speech feature! It isn't great in quality, but it is wonderful in that is universally incorporated in all Kindles!

I haven't found a personal "worst" yet. I have heard plenty of people express negative feelings about the Kindle, and many of these are around valid and important issues. Sometimes I feel like people are just saying, "I like paper books too much", and that's fine, that's their perogative, but-- I view that as a teachable moment about disability, which is when I launch into the above spiel. Paper books are not accessible to everyone. Paper books also don't need batteries and they have and will be around for millenia, so I don't feel like the one needs to be a threat to the other; I don't think it's an either/or.

Many people (including me) have genuine issues with Amazon as a company, fear the death of independent booksellers because of increased use of Amazon and eBooks, and feel that the high price of the Kindle is a barrier to access. I trust that the price will come down with time-- as we've seen with iPods and computers. I still buy paper books, even if I don't always read them (I really do prefer to read on the kindle). I support my local indie bookstore as best as I'm able. I seek sources of eBooks that are not Amazon, if I can, and I look for free ebooks. (If anyone knows of sources, do let me know!) Cory Doctorow does have some good things to say about free ebooks and pirating-- usually people who use the free items and who pirate are also the people who *buy*. They are the most loyal customers.

But, I'm still mulling over some of these ethical issues, and I look forward to seeing how some of this works out over time.
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[personal profile] were_duck and I are on a trip to go to [personal profile] anna_bird's wedding! We drove for about 7 hours to get here, and for most of that time we listened to podfic. It was a beautiful day, with much sunshine and gorgeous clouds and a bit of rain. We even saw a big perfect rainbow! There is a stream by our motel and our motel has WIRELESS. There are 2 liters of my favorite soda, Diet Mountain Dew, in the mini fridge. I am very happy!

We listened to:

Freedom's Just another word for Nothing Left to Lose
And the band's playing hail to the chief; by [personal profile] synecdochic

But Where would they Live
The dreams they dare to Dream; by [personal profile] thingswithwings (In honor of the rainbow we saw!)

Bringing Sexy Back as only the ancients know How; by aphelant

2.7 miles from Williamsburg, New Mexico; by yin

4 ways chuck might have come to Atlantis and 1 way he really did; by aphelant

Them Other Boys Don't know how to act; by [personal profile] eleveninches

Group W Bench; by [personal profile] cesperanza, read by anatsuno

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