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What is podfic, you ask? Podfic is an audio recording of fanfic, read aloud by a fan.

I record one every now and then. You can download most of them from the Audiofic Archive. I've also started posting links from my AO3 account. Here's the list so far, sorted by fandom:

list o podfic )

two things

Jul. 17th, 2017 07:11 pm
aethel: (killjoys the girl [by askpoison])
Robots.txt meant for search engines don’t work well for web archives at Internet Archive

I was fiddling with the RPF pages on Fanlore, and it occurred to me that certain science fiction fandom practices might also have had an influence on Star Trek RPF, since Star Trek fandom was so indebted to sf fandom. SF fandom had faanfiction, where fans wrote stories about each other (I've never read one, so I don't know what these stories read like). Some pro authors did this too. Recently, I read a short story collection by Philip K. Dick that included a story about Poul Anderson getting kidnapped from a convention by people from the future. On the other hand, these practices may have more in common with self-insertion fic than RPF. I have no data to back this up beyond the plot of Visit to a Weird Planet. Has anyone ever written about this?
aethel: (buddy breathing [by zoetrope])
uh, so, I started writing a con report and then didn't finish, so I never posted it. here's what I wrote:

SO. In late March, a little slash convention in Boston called Muskrat Jamboree happened. It was fantastic; it was my best MJ yet; it was the last MJ. A few days after the convention was over, ZAYN LEFT ONE DIRECTION. So I lost all will to finish writing my con report. It was probably divine retribution for not understanding what the big deal was when My Chemical Romance broke up during the dance at MJ 2013. (In my defense, MCR was a 2000s fandom in my mind, and I didn't realize it was still as active an RPF fandom as it was. But yeah, I didn't understand how music RPF worked. Now I do.) BEFORE the convention, just as a warmup it turned out, Zayn took a break from the tour and then during the con Louis announced, by the way, he had broken up with his long-time girlfriend two weeks ago (we're thinking, to take the heat off Zayn?). So there was some nervousness in the 1D contingent at MJ and some cries of "MJ is cursed!!" but I for one was trying to remain optimistic and enjoy the con.

Also I spent more time hanging out with Teen Wolf fans, and they had their own fandom problems to worry about--bleep0bleep was telling us how there was someone in Italy (Milan?) trolling tumblr users with abusive asks claiming to support a different ship (whichever ship) in order to stir up a ship war between popular ships and rare ships so massive that the fandom would eat itself. Apparently during the con weekend, the troll succeeded, but since I'm not in the fandom anymore, I haven't heard whether it blew over or not. I think I would have heard if the fandom ate itself (but let me know!).

For once, I allowed myself to stay at the hotel instead of commuting to the con. I had three fantastic roommates, only one of which I knew already: ifreet, bleep0bleep, and elaineofshalott. After three nights in a hotel room and three days talking excitedly with other excited fangirls, I felt like a space alien. Though until ZAYN LEFT ONE DIRECTION, I felt strangely refreshed and upbeat.

Bits and pieces of the con I remember:

We had a 1D flash panel so well attended I still don't understand why we didn't get a regular panel:
-shared how we got into the fandom; the best was the person who overheard her wife talking about 1D at their wedding.
-everyone except me said who their "fave" was (I think it was understood Harry is my favorite); we had representatives for every 1D member, and I think one person who claimed to love them all equally (or maybe she was just into OT5?)
-everyone had convincing reasons for liking each and every 1D member, and I felt like I had erred in not paying enough attention to non-Harry people.
-one person commented on how some fans claimed to only like their fave and NOT the other members of the band, and also how strange this was and how unpleasant/unsatisfying their fandom experience must be. [I had noticed this on the 1D anonmeme on LJ, but I was really hoping these were trolls and not people who genuinely loved one member and hated the rest. since the whole point of the fandom in my opinion is that they're a litter of codependent puppies, I really don't understand this attitude. no one else at the panel seemed to, either.]
-someone misremembering the title of emotional knapsack as "invisible backpack"
-several people had hair dyed amazing colors I don't think I could get away with at work :(
-psycholinguistic(?) described going to a 1D concert and screaming every time Niall "did a thing", to the point where the man seated in front of her covered his ears in anticipation every time Niall did a thing.
-all the ships are the realest
-each ship has a unique dynamic, and is the realest
-larry tinhats suck tho
-a former Larry shipper remarked on how in early 2012 Larry being real was more plausible because we didn't know about Eleanor; the point where Louis/Eleanor was officially announced (when was this, by the way?) was when Larry shipping went off the rails. This was interesting for me because not only was Larry tinhatting an established thing when I entered the fandom, but it was also the first thing I ever heard about the fandom long before I got sucked in. Maybe I would have gotten sucked in sooner if I hadn't known what lay in wait.

Nick Grimshaw flash panel, THREE HOURS LONG:
-Nick's "my friend" technique (my friend = Harry)
-why quiche is such a big deal
-Zane Lowe loves him
-Everyone loves him, really
-some people described meeting or seeing Nick in person "in his natural habitat"; their descriptions of their own reactions to this experience are why I never want to meet celebrities, but we were all entertained.
-better looking in person, also very nice and good at putting people at ease?
-Nick has always been here, but we didn't recognize him--he made Gerard Way blush in an interview once
-we love Nick partly because we can relate--no interest in sports (no hockey fans present?)
-I left for another panel, then came back and listened to the discussion while putting glitter and crowns on photographs (very important)
-Nick is the greatest
-speculation that Nick gets it from his mother

Saturday after panels:
-delicious dinner at Asgaard with bleep0bleep, her fandom friend who didn't go to the con, and inkjunket
-spotted the con comm also dining there
-vid party in someone's room (three hours of vids, and a chat with a slightly younger person who loved Xena as an indiscriminate child and not as a person old enough to see that it was ridiculous. Every time I have a conversation with someone 5-10 years younger than me about media we both experienced, I am surprised in this way. Xena in particular I liked for its campy badness. Admittedly, I had no desire to watch it until after it went off the air because it looked so bad. But the fact that younger people didn't even notice that aspect blew my mind.)
-lamentations on twitter about MJ being cursed because Louis broke up with Eleanor
-slumber party in our hotel room until 2 am basically, chatting about this and that: ifreet described the weirdness of a Sherlockian "media" con, where most members were 70-year-old men
aethel: (fanlore)
Poll #16716 Boy Band Slash
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10


What group does the term "boy band slash" refer to?

View Answers

slash about NSYNC
2 (20.0%)

slash about the Backstreet Boys
3 (30.0%)

slash about New Kids On The Block
1 (10.0%)

slash about any boy band past or present
7 (70.0%)

slash about a different set of music groups I will list in comments
1 (10.0%)

aethel: (iceland)
Fell head-first into a new fandom, whoops. I had no idea who the members of One Direction were when I started looking for fic, so I picked pairings at random and tried to find rec lists. Also clicked on lazy_daze's AO3 bookmarks. At bitchinparty, burnishedvictory gave me a huge set of One Direction recs I haven't had time to sort through yet, but I'll be stuck in a car for seven hours tomorrow (/o\), so it'll come in handy. Meanwhile, I have challenged myself to find non-AUs amidst the sea of nonfamous college stories. Also, happy endings are a requirement. Here's what I've got so far:

OT5
Outlast by disarm_d. Louis starts a bet to see who can last the longest without masturbating.

Harry/Niall
Maybe With Me by threeturn. Niall has feelings, Harry is clueless, the band is charming. So great I made a podfic of it to express my feelings.

remember that time on the bus by estrella30. Niall suggests they have sex, and Harry likes the idea more the longer he thinks about it.

Harry/Zayn
if you never let me go, well I will never let you down by estrella30.

(just like) starting over by robpatFF. Pretend boyfriends; predictable results.

The one where Zayn can't stop acting like Harry's boyfriend by shuttermutt. Accidental boyfriends. See these affectionate Tumblr gifs for reference.

Louis/Nick Grimshaw
Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better Than You by aliferuined. Louis has to be an asshole about everything; Nick likes it. Sequel.

Harry/Nick
i should ink my skin with your name by crucios. Harry POV

If This Is Love by sunsetmog. Nick POV. Broke my heart, then mended it. Airport reunion scene!

In Vodka Veritas by Vae. Nick POV. Harry complains about bisexual invisibility.

keep my heart slow by estrella30. Harry POV. Nick produces a boyfriend out of nowhere, and Harry goes on tour broken-hearted. But happy ending!

Liam/Louis
Replay, Darling by lazy_daze. Louis flirts via obnoxious word games. Apparently the obnoxious word games are canon.

My Love is as a Fever by harriet_vane. Hurt/Comfort. "Liam gets sick. Louis looks after him."

Trade All My Tomorrows for Just One Yesterday by harriet_vane. Actually a Groundhog Day AU, but apart from the time loop, it's still the same band.

Harry/Dylan O'Brien (Teen Wolf RPF crossover)
How Do You Think It Goes by makesomelove. Dylan's a fan. So's Harry. This hilarious and charming fic is what led me down the rabbit hole.

and that's it so far... I thought there were more, but they were all AUs. I also bookmarked several rec lists, but may not have actually looked at them all yet.

aethel: (harry flying)
I discovered this old text file just now. Very partial list of fic I was reading a decade ago, with date estimates. Ah, memories.*

(Note that I searched a few of these just now, but the links I found are not necessarily the original site I read the fic at.)

BTVS )
LOTR )
Lotrips )
HP )

*In college I believe it was "A Helping Hand" I read out loud with a fake British accent to a boy while in a mutual friend's dorm room. I think he appreciated my repetition of the word "cock."

teen wolf

Aug. 29th, 2012 01:41 am
aethel: (stiles door [by circa77])
RPF:
feet (ain't) on the floor by hito. HOBRIEN!
glee wolf series. Chris Colfer/Dylan O'Brien is my new OTP that has no fic. Like, 2 stories by one author. SADNESS. It is so good, you don't even know. Okay, so good that I started watching Glee again, even though season 2 was annoying me. No, seriously, this story is what I think about at work when I'm not thinking about work. ♥

FPF:
Don't Tell Me, I Know This One by entanglednow. this is part of a series, but it is hilarious out of context.
darling it is no joke. AU by thehoyden so of course I rec it. also there is an excellent podfic of it, so I can listen to it at work (not that I do).

GIFs:
teen wolf gifs I reblogged on tumblr, heavy on shirtless derek and hilarious stiles.
aethel: (spock - cheer up)
RPS!
D: by Rageprufrock. a dish of cracktastic Chris Pine/Zachary Quinto humor fic. I haven't read any other Reboot RPS yet, so I don't know how the characterizations compare, but here the actors are all a reflection of their on-screen characters. For example, Zach is more emotional, but still basically a woobie.

VIDEO GOODNESS (all on youtube)
Answer Me by ImaginarySanity and CaptainQuirk. Reboot. Psychedelic remix vid with pretty colors and a Trekified techno theme.
Friends by tomfooltook28. a cute Reboot Kirk/McCoy friendship vid with excellent song choice.
The Nipple Pinch by ImaginarySanity. Meta in video form on the Kirk/Spock "nipple pinch" scene in classic Trek. Funny!
1995 Trek convention footage, featuring the "big three". DeForest Kelley was awesome!
When I'm 64 by T. Jonesy and Killa. Old-school Kirk/Spock vid.

FANFIC
Small Steps by anamatics. Kirk/Spock pre-slash. Alas, a WIP.
Lunch and Other Obscenities by Rheanna. Gaila and Uhura, cross-cultural misunderstandings. With excellent fanart.
You're Gonna Make It After All by igrockspock. Gaila genfic set during her first year at the Academy. More cross-cultural misunderstandings!
Communications series by screamlet. Kirk/Spock, Spock/Uhura, and shore leave hijinks.

META
Star Trek reboot: the soundtrack (or, why it didn't sound quite right) by kate. On how technical music things in the different Star Trek themes are used to create different moods. Apparently, the sound of space exploration is a fourth!

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