Jun. 24th, 2013 06:47 pm
aethel: (stiles reading [by circa77])
I created a Fanlore article for The ETA from You to Me since the author posted a note that it would be deleted soon and my impression was this story got recced a lot last year.

In other news, I now have two unfinished podfics instead of one. The second one is much shorter and almost done, but I need to rerecord just this one line, and my roommate is home and it's thundering outside....
aethel: (dalek [by mirnell])
art nouveau - flowers and curves, "natural forms"
art deco
hard-edge painting, which reminded me of 1960s cartoons, but more abstract.
aethel: (stiles reading [by circa77])
Trying to find a citation for this statement:

Some have even expressed disgust at the thought of listening to explicit fanfic read aloud by a girl.

I think the "by a girl" is subtext, as all the comments I see just say "podfic is gross and creepy" and leave off the gendering bit. But I swear I heard or read some interesting meta somewhere speculating that (homophobic) women were horrified by the thought of being read porn specifically because it was read by other women and they were too insecure in their sexuality to tolerate being turned on by a female voice.

I am so done for today.
aethel: (i love podfic [by kitty_fic])
Started a Fanlore article about podfic permission. It is full of general statements, has no sources yet, and is probably missing something really important I can't think of at the moment. Originally I was going to write more about blanket permission, but I went off on a tangent.

Next step: listen to ALL the pod aware podcasts over again; I'm pretty sure that's where I heard most of these ideas.
aethel: (stiles scarf [by circa77])
I know someone on my flist was writing about pack fic tropes in Teen Wolf before I actually got into the show.... Now's your chance to fill in the Pack section on the Teen Wolf page! Anyone? Please?
aethel: (stiles door [by circa77])
Vague ideas for Fanlore pages:

1. something to list all convention scams and financial disasters. See the fandom wank entry on the latest Brony fiasco.
2. Digital art
3. ALL the Derek/Stiles fic pages

A Fanlore page I actually created:

1. Lost Zebra Day

My plans for the weekend
1. MUSKRAT JAMBOREE! I am excited, but also nervous about parking and walking alone in the city at night. Not to mention 150 excited fangirls in one room. I need a nap just thinking about it.
2. Edit my latest podfic of doom. It's "only" 30,000 words, so it should be a snap to edit, right? I started in January and will probably miss Amplificathon AGAIN because I can't start a new podfic until I've finished the current one. Also, I've decided I desperately need a pop-filter, but I haven't ordered one yet.
3. All the Fanlore editing. All of it.
aethel: (fanlore)
Fanlore's Body Modification article needs love. All the examples so far are for tattoos.

Have there been any body modification vids?
aethel: (xena and gabrielle)
Can anyone confirm that this still is from season 5's "Motherhood"?

Ashera's Archive is an excellent resource for finding official Xena publicity stills. I can't believe I wasted all that time searching
aethel: (angel/jack)
Created a Buffy/Angel website category on Fanlore and noticed again how easy it was to identify a Buffy fansite by the title. Which reminded me of a Buffy/Spike site I once salivated over: Carnal Sins. It is not on Fanlore yet, and I have no idea how many fans frequented the site. Most of my BTVS explorations were conducted via Google or whatever the search engine du jour was, and I had no contact with actual fans. Something to research later....
aethel: (hwaet)
1. "Linking Rules" or "Linking Etiquette" or ?? - not sure where the line between fannish etiquette and netiquette in general is - fansite owners' rules about linking to the main page instead of linking to the fanfic page, asking permission to link to someone else's site at all (not so common now; the LJ version is asking permission to friend someone. answer: yes, you can, but I won't friend you back.), no hotlinking [but hotlinking might mean different things in different contexts?], setting the click-through link when you post someone else's fanart on Tumblr, ??

2. permission community norms - what fans ask permission for and what they don't - changes over time, across communities - when non-fans don't ask permission - when it's okay to share deleted fanworks - using someone else's fanart to make icons - remixes

two podfics

Nov. 3rd, 2012 04:06 pm
aethel: (i love podfic [by kitty_fic])
I mentioned one of these before, but in October I finished two podfics:

1. Limited Release by rageprufrock, an XMFC FBI AU fic with Erik/Charles established relationship and Alex/Hank preslash. Details here. Download the mp3 or the m4b audiobook. Also check out the blooper reel.

2. Observations by zlot, "A Bear Named Winnie" slash. Details here. Download the mp3.

So, I currently have nothing in the queue podficwise. I want to record something and have vague thoughts about doing another Reboot K/S fic or Teen Wolf or something funny, but I don't have any actual fics in mind. Instead I am trying to work on Fanlore and OTW things. Mostly I look at Fanlore and identify gaping holes in our coverage that I can't fill in either, like fanart and non-media fandom topics.
aethel: (jack whatever)
1. the fuck is this. what is the point of recording five minutes of a fic you yourself wrote for the privilege of no longer owning it or the right to post the podfic in full? Also, it sounds like the judging will be based purely on the text and not on the recording, so why even bother with the audio? If you win, you have the honor of A Professional recording your fanfic. This is my favorite part: Proper credit, as Random House deems appropriate, will be given to the Runners Up and Grand Prize Winners. The Audio Works will be the sole property of Random House and may be published and reproduced in any and all forms and media throughout the world, without further obligation. You also get a random selection of professional audiobooks worth $200 (whatever they feel like giving you). Oh, and if you're doing Star Wars, you can't use any canon details from the tie-in novels. Somehow I doubt they're going to give the grand prize to the Luke/Han always-a-girl femslash AU where they meet at the Imperial Academy. Basically, don't do it.

1a. Whatever. Someone will be very happy with their Artemis Fowl canon-compliant gen fic being sold as a Random House audiobook and not getting any royalties.

ETA 1b. another interpretation of the Random House contract, equally damning.

2. more Fanlore pages about wizard rock!
aethel: (basil confounded)
So apparently the presence of robot.txt can cause the Wayback Machine to erase the history of a website and not just prevent future archiving. This is bad news for Fanlore, where we have tons of links to defunct fansites.

In happier news, Fanlore has some new categories, which need a proper announcement in more formal venues, though I already used up my energy today watching Lost in Austen, a DVD advertised as a film that turned out to be a 3-hour miniseries. Very charming, and starring Jemima Rooper! Though what I really wanted to know was how Elizabeth Bennet managed in 21st century London and not whether Amanda married Mr. Darcy.


Mar. 19th, 2009 04:38 pm
aethel: (ray sees red)
years later I stumble on the Dumbledore discussions: You and me both, David Thewlis.

Am now pondering how the phrase "I love my dead gay headmaster" got to be so popular. This should go in that wiki.


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