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12 July 2013 @ 06:22 am
We're down to the odds and ends here. Just a couple more posts. These are all really small fandom podfics. I probably won't ever record anything else in Dexter or Ginger Snaps, but I'd love to do more with The City & The City, Friday Night Lights, and Fright Night. The covers for Bright Yellow Sky and Pluck are both second or third attempts.

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Fandom: The City & The City (China Mieville)
Characters: Mahalia Geary, David Bowden, Yolanda Rodriguez
Summary: Mahalia has the room on the corner, less because she'd asked for it than because nobody else had wanted it. The view is nothing special: no neon, no dazzling architecture, no illicitly schizophrenic vista of the cities—nothing particularly Ul Qoman at all.

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Fandom: Dexter
Characters: Dexter Morgan, Brian Moser, Debra Morgan
Summary: We haven't met, but I killed someone you passed in the street once.

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Fandom: Friday Night Lights
Characters: Jess Merriweather, Vince Howard, Landry Clarke, and Vernon, Caleb, Darius, and Andre Merriweather
Summary: You just gotta keep doing it, okay, just keep doing it over and over, do it thousands of times, 'cause you'll get that muscle memory. Just y'know, just forget about the guys, the big guys charging at you, and the fans, the chaos, just like, zone in, inside yourself and forget it all, let it all, the chaos, just let it go. Just let it go, you know?

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Fandom: Fright Night (2011)
Characters: Charley Brewster/Jerry
Summary: Charley's friend has been turned and now his neighbor is dead. Charley goes back in for the kill. It doesn't go as well as he'd planned.

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Fandom: Ginger Snaps (2000)
Characters: Ginger Fitzgerald/Brigitte Fitzgerald
Summary: Ginger's wants have never been anything but dangerous.
Today I've got two apiece from Battlestar Galactica, Brick, and Twin Peaks.

Battlestar Galactica:

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Characters: Kara Thrace, Zak Adama, Lee Adama, Sam Anders
Summary: She learns to love the things she loses herself in. written for ineffort's 'big damn heroes' meme for the prompt "there are no sunsets in space".

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Characters: Kendra Shaw/Kara Thrace
Summary: Kendra has too many memories.


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Characters: Laura Dannon, Brad Bramish, Brendan Frye
Summary: Written for the following prompt at the Awesome Ladies Ficathon: “laura dannon. feel like a thief about to break in /standing outside a broken window /my breath is warm, the air is cold /hear noises of insects in the green wet grass /i'm not gonna sell what i have stolen /it's something that belongs to me.”.

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Characters: Kara, Brendan Frye
Summary: Power, pleasure, the intersections of the two and the ways to keep them both: these are the things that Kara keeps in mind.

Twin Peaks:

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Characters: Donna Hayward/Laura Palmer, Donna Hayward/Maddy Ferguson
Summary: She didn't have Laura's soul.

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Characters: Audrey Horne & Denise Bryson
Summary: In which Audrey meets Agent Bryson for breakfast.
10 July 2013 @ 06:55 am
Here are today's set of podfic covers. I'm still not completely happy with the first one in the Star Trek batch, but I feel pretty good about both of the Fireflys.

Here's four for Star Trek:

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Star Trek AOS
Characters: Jim Kirk/Spock
Summary: "During a rare shoreleave on Earth over the holidays, Kirk convinces Spock to take a road trip with him. He didn't count on a record snowfall. Now they're stranded in a motel room for Christmas, and stir-craziness is beginning to set in..."

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Star Trek AOS
Characters: Gaila/Christine Chapel
Summary: "On her birthday, Gaila takes Chapel on a surprise trip."

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Star Trek TNG
Characters: Deanna Troi/Selar
Summary: "Deanna had never done it with a Vulcan before."

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Star Trek DS9
Characters: Kira Nerys/Jadzia Dax
Summary: "The monastery scene in 02x03, 'The Siege': Kira makes sense of Jadzia in vedek's robes."

...and two for Firefly:

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Characters: Inara Serra/Kaylee Frye
Summary: "The second time Inara kissed her, Kaylee realised there were things she hadn't even dared to dream."

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Characters: River Tam/Kaylee Frye
Summary: "'If Serenity were a woman, River thinks, they would be much the same.' Four drabbles on the same theme."
09 July 2013 @ 06:09 am
...and here are some covers to go with the six Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles podfics I've posted to date.

I actually have a seventh cover ready to go, but I haven't gotten around to recording the podfic yet. Soon, I hope. :/

*Sigh* I love this show so much. I just finished my fifth rewatch earlier this year, but I may already be due for another.

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Characters: Riley Dawson, Jesse Flores
Summary: "Riley had a doll, once."

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Characters: Derek Reese, Sarah Connor, John Connor, Kyle Reese
Summary: "Derek tries to reconcile Sarah-the-legend to Sarah, here and now."

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Characters: John Connor, Sarah Connor
Summary: "These days are easier to remember, even if they'd been the longest ago: her love for him, running ribbon-like around his world, big and wide and weaving through everything. It had been enough. It had been everything. Future John reminisces."

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Characters: John Connor/Cameron Phillips
Summary: "Five AU moments with John and Cameron, if Cameron was accidentally sent to 2008 instead of 1999."

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Characters: John Connor/Cameron Phillips
Summary: "Written for the Awesome Ladies Ficathon, recorded for the Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology in conjunction with halfamoon. Prompt: Cameron (/John?) Disturbance."

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Characters: Sarah Connor, Derek Reese, Cameron Phillips, John Connor
Summary: "He is dreaming that he sees them standing under the tree, Derek and his mother – Sarah – standing so close that they don’t look like two people but like some new creature that he’s never seen before."
08 July 2013 @ 10:11 am
I've made six Fringe podfics to date, so here are six shiny new covers to go with them. A couple of these covers are among my favorites so far. A warning - the sixth cover is mildly NSFW.

You know what I discovered while I was making these covers? I discovered that doing a Google image search for Anna Torv is an exceptionally pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Her face, you guys. Her face.

Actually, the same goes for Jasika Nicole. Hmm.

I may need to go find myself some more Astrid/Olivia. I haven't read any new Fringe fic since S5 stomped all over my heart, but Astrid/Olivia sounds really good to me right now.

Anyway. Here they are:

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Characters: Olivia Dunham/Peter Bishop, Walter Bishop
Summary: "It starts like this." Spoilers through early S2.

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Characters: Olivia Dunham/Peter Bishop, Astrid Farnsworth, Walter Bishop
Summary: "It is hard to let go of what might have been, especially when it's been presented in the flesh." Spoilers through mid S3.

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Characters: Olivia Dunham/Astrid Farnsworth, with references to red!Olivia and red!Astrid
Summary: "Set post-3x09 Marionette to the tune of care, equations, untainted, comfort, lab time, probabilities, milkshake, numbers, desire, something new, and intervention."

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Characters: Astrid Farnsworth & Walter Bishop, with Gene the cow
Summary: "Astrid didn't want to be Walter Bishop's lab assistant. Unfortunately, neither did anyone else." Set during early S1.

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Characters: Olivia Dunham/Olivia Dunham (red!/!blue!)
Summary: "They need each other." S3.

...and here's the mildly NSFW one:

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Characters: Olivia Dunham/Emily Prentiss (crossover with Criminal Minds)
Summary: "Sometimes they win." No spoilers for any season of either show.
07 July 2013 @ 12:40 pm
I've been teaching myself how to use GIMP. All of my podfics now have podfic covers, and I think some of them are actually pretty decent now. (I still don't know what I'm doing, though.) Below are all the new Supernatural covers I've made. They've been up on AO3 with the links to the podfics for a while, but until now I haven't posted any of these covers on my journal before.


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Characters: Ellen and Jo Harvelle
Summary: "There was no choice."
This is the second version I've made of this cover. The first was an early experiment with GIMP. :P

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Characters: John, Dean, and Sam Winchester
Summary: "He just can’t drive anymore until he sits in some air conditioning for five goddamn minutes and cools down, literally and figuratively, before he accidentally murders one of his kids."
Also a second attempt.

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Characters: Claire Novak, Castiel, Dean Winchester
Summary: "The world changes, and Claire goes searching for her father. Or, barring him, Castiel. What she finds is neither." (End!verse)

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Characters: Meg Masters & Bela Talbot
Summary: "Meg takes Bela off the rack."

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Characters: Dean Winchester/Anna Milton
Summary: "There are things Dean's done that he cannot talk about. Forgiveness might be a gift, but it's one that demands something that might just be impossible."
28 June 2013 @ 05:12 pm
Sorry for the spamming. I swear this is it from me today. I've posted four new podfics to amplificathon and AO3 in the last couple of months, but never posted them to my journal. That's a little weird for me, so here they are:

Title: 8 early drafts of Sam Winchester's college admission essay and the one he sent to Stanford (the sweet little blond jam)
Author: [personal profile] nwhepcat
Readers: [personal profile] nwhepcat & [personal profile] nickelmountain
Cover Artist: [personal profile] nickelmountain
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: Teen & Up
Pairings: Gen
Length: 00:29:57
Summary: Sam thinks no one knows what he's scrawling in his wire-bound notebook at odd times during the days and nights. He would be wrong.

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Title: And the Devil Got His Due
Author: [personal profile] liliaeth
Reader & Cover Artist: [personal profile] nickelmountain
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Gen
Spoilers: AU from Jus In Bello, spoilers for general situation of S4
Length: 00:33:51
Intro & Outro Music: Jubilee Street, by Nick Cave
Summary: "Ready like a court order to keep you in a maximum security prison in Nevada until trial, ready like isolation in a soundproof, windowless cell so small that between you and me it's probably unconstitutional. How's that for ready? Take a good look at Sam, you two will never see one another again."

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Title: A House in His Head
Author: [personal profile] jmtorres
Reader & Cover Artist: [personal profile] nickelmountain
Fandom: Cyteen (C.J. Cherryh)
Characters: Grant ALX-972, Justin Warrick, Jordan Warrick, Ariane Emory I
Pairing: Grant ALX-972/Justin Warrick
Rating/Warnings: Teen and Up. The fandom is the warning (seriously, it's pretty fucked up). Contains non-explicit references to canonical rape.
Length: 00:30:15
Summary: "He wasn't standing in a house with a wall of safes anymore; he was standing in front of a safe with most of a house in it, like an Escher."
Intro/Outro Music: Distortions, by Clinic

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Title: experimental procedure
Author: [personal profile] lindensphinx
Reader & Cover Artist: [personal profile] nickelmountain
Fandom: Cyteen (C.J. Cherryh)
Characters: Ariane Emory II, Justin Warrick, Grant ALX-972, Florian AF-9979 II, Catlin AC-7892 II (with references to Ari I, Florian I, & Catlin I)
Rating/Warnings: Mature. The fandom is the warning. (I told you, it's messed up.) Contains references to canonical rape.
Length: 00:18:59
Summary: "Ari hasn't thought of the right way to watch that tape. Yet."
Intro/Outro Music: Human Qualities, by Explosions in the Sky

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Note: This is a re-recording. I first podficced this story in 2011, but when I listened to it again recently I decided I wanted to do it over. This is the version I prefer.


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28 June 2013 @ 04:34 pm
So, the problem with being away for a long time is knowing where to start once you get back.

I jumped back in with the intention of getting really active in Star Trek fandom, I immediately friended a bunch of cool new people on the wherenowoman friending meme (hi, new friends!), and then a combination of real life obligations and anxiety about oh-no-where-do-I-even-begin-and-I-still-haven't-replied-to-that-person's-comment-from-six-months-ago kinda made me stall out for a while.

So, uh...yeah.

Anyway! Here's where I've been fannishly lately! (No spoilers)

KISSES 3 a multifandom f/f podfic fest
Come join us for our 3rd annual podfic-centric celebration of the International Day of Femmeslash! Click here for more information or visit [community profile] audiofemme

This is our third year hosting KISSES Fest. It was pretty low-key the first year, but we got a great response last year and had a lot of fun with it. If you like femslash and you like podfic (or if maybe you only like one but you're intrigued by the other, hmm?), you should totally come contributed a short Peck on the Lips to our short podfic compliation, and/or a longer Makeout Session during open posting on International Day of Femslash (July 20th.) I'm doing both. Come join us!

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I started to write about Man Of Steel next, but I never expected to feel fannish about it in the first place and I don't have anything nice to say, so I just won't.

So far this year I've also watched all of In The Flesh, Deadwood and the first two seasons of Game of Thrones (but I've already been spoiled for the end of S3) and really enjoyed them all. I haven't made much podfic, but I have made a whole lot of podfic covers. I still don't really know what I'm doing, but I think I'm getting better. I'll post some of my favorites in the next couple of weeks.

Can you tell from this post that I'm underemployed right now? Though, to be fair, even when I was doing full time grad school with a part time job, I still watched an ungodly amount of television. I also read the entire Vorkosigan series in grad school. I don't know where the time came from, but I managed it.

Okay, that's enough for now. In the next few days I'll aim at posting some recs and some of my new podfic covers. Stay frosty, everyone.
Wow, I have not been around much this year. There are reasons, but whatever. More on that later. I have some podfic to post!

Last month I celebrated halfamoon in a couple different ways. Over at [community profile] audiofemme we hosted our first annual Arm in Arm//Fist to Fist fest, focusing on non-romantic, non-sexual relationships between women, and at the same time the Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology went into its third year collecting amazing podfics about awesome female characters in fandom. I just finished listening to the whole thing, and it's fantastic. I'm so pleased to have been able to take part in it again.

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All of these fics were such a pleasure to record. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Please leave feedback for the authors, and while you're at it, I would love some feedback, too! (For the record, I am a big fan of the Kudos button on AO3. Just sayin'.)

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AiA//FtF is a multifandom podfic fest celebrating non-romantic relationships between female characters. Join us over at [community profile] audiofemme as we pay tribute to the bonds of friendship, family, work, and rivalry between women!