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21 February 2012 @ 05:28 pm
In which nickel rambles incoherently about podfic, v-gifts, cold medicine, and zombies.  
I can't believe I keep forgetting to do this! Thank you to brynspikess for the lovely shiny v-gift!

I only have one class on Tuesdays, so I wanted to spend today avoiding my homework by recording the fic I chose for [community profile] chromatic_podfic. That's due March 2nd, and if I wait much longer it'll get crowded out by the 40 page paper that's due later that week. Which I haven't started writing yet. Which totally isn't my fault. Which I actually had to have a meeting about with people at my school, and they agreed it wasn't my fault. SO THERE.

*ahem* Anyway. IN ADDITION to an un-started 40 page paper, a short presentation, and two midterms in the next two weeks, I'm working on my [community profile] chromatic_podfic, a podfic for crinklysolution for [community profile] scarleteenfans, and my podficbigbang. In addition to three or four other podfics in various stages of planning and/or completion.

And! Hey! You can still win my podficcing services in support of Planned Parenthood at [community profile] fandom_helps! Bidding is open until 11:30 EST TONIGHT! And despite the dubious state of affairs described in the last paragraph, I actually have a pretty fast turnaround time on podfics won in charity auctions. Two weeks to a month, usually. (Just, um, not the next two weeks. Probably.)

I also still have a podfic up for auction at [community profile] fund_jcollins. That auction closes on March 7th.

Also, I talked about The Walking Dead in my last post, and then watched the most recent episode...I really can't endorse that show. It has such an incredible look to it, but the content is pretty fucking misogynistic. And not in an intelligent, meta-textual, commenting-on-human-nature kind of way. It's not that humanity collapses and the survivors revert to base primate behavior...it's just dumb. The amount of time I can forestall disappointment in a bad show is directly proportional to how excited I was about it before it aired, and The Walking Dead finally crossed that line for me. It's been too dumb for too long.

Oh hey, I realized I started a thought like five paragraphs ago and never finished it. I was going to record podfic today. But instead I'm drinking hot tea and Emergen-C and downing cold medicine that makes me do loopy things like get distracted mid-paragraph and wander into a monologue about zombies apropos of completely nothing (as you do)...

I think I'd better get out of this post while I still can. TL;DR: I have a cold. That's all I really meant to say. That, and thank you to brynspikess, whose v gift was a pleasant and welcome surprise last week.
weimar27weimar27 on February 21st, 2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
did you watch the first season of the walking dead? I really liked it, and thought it was really good. i've heard the second season is not as good as the first.
nickelmountainnickelmountain on February 21st, 2012 11:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I liked the first season. I didn't think it was perfect, but I thought it was pretty good. The second season is where a lot of my problems with the show started. Maybe that has to do with Frank Darabont not running the show anymore...I don't know. But the way they're handling Lori and her whole story arc right now...it's pretty fail-tastic.

That, and considering that they're all smack dab in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, the pace of it all is surprisingly slow. Right now all the characters seem to spend a lot of time taking walks and having very serious conversations in their apparently well-stocked, electricity-lit kitchen. The zombie action is pretty good when it happens, but they spend more time talking about how desperate their situation is than behaving like their situation is desperate. It's too bad.
weimar27weimar27 on February 22nd, 2012 12:00 am (UTC)
that's sad, because i saw the s2 trailer at the comic con panel, which made me want to watch the first season.

oh well.
tinypinkmousetinypinkmouse on February 21st, 2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
Nice to know I'm not the only one who's gotten a bit carried away with the podfics for charities and podficbigbang and whatnot. (And possibly a few fics for bigbangs that really aren't being written right now.) I always seem to forget about that studying thing I'm doing when I'm signing up for these things.

And colds suck. Get better soon!
nickelmountainnickelmountain on February 21st, 2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
I saw that you took over fund_jcollins. I'm glad you did. I really wanted that auction to work - it's such a great cause. Thanks for doing that!

Yeah, I'm always tempted to sign up for anything podfic-related. I'm going to have to start telling myself no. Being responsible sucks. :/

Thanks for the well wishes!

tinypinkmousetinypinkmouse on February 22nd, 2012 12:05 am (UTC)
I feel a bit weird about taking over the comm, it's a very country specific charity and I've never even been to the States. But it is a great cause, and I didn't want the auction to just die out. I do hope there'll be some more interest in it.