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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 ) full-cast podfics )


Apr. 19th, 2016 09:35 pm
aethel: (1d)
Poll #17443 Larry fandom
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 3

In the context of One Direction, is Larry fandom...

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all Larry shippers
1 (33.3%)

all fans who think Larry is real
1 (33.3%)

some other set of fans
1 (33.3%)

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: (1d)

Cool With It by threeturn. X-Factor era cuteness.

Most Dauntless, Voiceless Fortitude by mrsronweasley. Regency era AU. So beautiful. I have a lot of feelings about this.
No Power in the 'Verse by waspabi. Firefly fusion. Very ensemble, much science fiction. Also the only fic with Zayn/Louis I've read probably.
The Feeling Is Beating Now by blueandbrady. Fingerfucking. And also feelings and miscommunication.

see beneath by daisysusan. Non-famous AU. Louis and Liam are roommates and pretend to be boyfriends.

MCR and friends, all slash
(To Die Will Be) An Awfully Big Adventure by FayJay. Possibly the first story I read in Bandom: now my new fandom I didn't need! Vampire Gerard, fairies, werewolves, polyamory, LynZ Way, plot, intrigue, good stuff. (Note that FayJay was planning to take down all her stuff at some point, so download!)
Gerard Way's (Vampire) Detective Agency [audiobook] by FayJay, fic by jjtaylor. Haven't actually finished listening to this yet, but so far so amazing. world-building, vampires, murder mystery, sexual tension with one's valet! All read in FayJay's masterful voice.
the first rule of broom-wielding by skoosiepants. Very cute AU where everyone in Bandom lives in the same apartment building. No idea who most of these people are.
sing it for the n00bs by jedusaur. MMORPG AU.
Unholyverse series by Bexless. Tattoo parlor/Priest AU with exorcisms, demonic possession, stigmata, Buffy references, etc. Plus pining and drama and romantic stuff. And humor. Basically it has everything you could want except no vampires or robots. That would just be greedy.
aethel: (1d)
Don't Break My Android Heart by balefully. Niall/Bressie. NIALL IS A ROBOT!! You'll never guess what kind. No, not that kind.
dreaming a sympathetic wish by Misprinting. It's gen, but LIAM IS A ROBOT!! The sequel has Liam/Harry and Liam/Louis. Plus Harry is a Veela.
catching stars to keep by teaboytoaliens. Nick/Harry. HARRY IS A ROBOT!! Also Niall is nonbinary.

forever's gonna start tonight by gorgeousnerd. Vampire AU.

once in your life by wearecities. Non-AU. Harry and Niall make a marriage pact for when they're 30. Then Harry realizes he fancies Niall, and they move the wedding date up.
Speak a Little Louder by makesomelove. AU. Harry is a mime.

untitled collaborative Tumblr medieval fantasy AU notfic. also Liam/Zayn
Spies Like Us by Ferritin4. AU in which Niall works for MI6 and Bressie works for the Irish Directorate of Intelligence. Spies in love, awwww.

Like a Hole in the Head by Ferritin4. AU with backstory where they got married and then divorced at 18, and then Louis ran off to London and became a famous actor. Angst! They get back together of course.
Dust Off Your Highest Hopes by pukeandcry. High School AU.

You can stay up there right next to me by harriet_vane. The new boy at Liam's school is very weird. High school AU with kissing practice!

Make Tea, Not War by howdoyouwhisk. X Factor bungalow through the X Factor tour. Not an AU. BDSM/service kinkyness and emotional confusion

untitled tumblrfic by sparkly-boots. Soulmate AU with red string
Nick/Harry ficlet inspired by Nick’s never-ending list of pet hates by greedy_dancer
untitled tumblrfic by waspabi. Sleeping Beauty AU after Nick wakes Harry up. Harry dozes off a lot.

Harry/Taylor Swift
And we run by becka. Superhero/Secret identity AU.

1D recs

Jan. 25th, 2015 02:56 am
aethel: (1d)
Like a Lightning Strike by Hllangel. Canon divergence AU in which 1D didn't get past judges' houses. I think you accidentally took my red tartan jacket from Mahiki last night. My keys were in my pocket. You had an avocado in yours, which I'm sure was equally important.

Not Your Fault But Mine by sunsetmog. Louis-centric, plus OT5 friendship. College AU with realistic
depression (but with a happy ending; no one flunks out)
Podfic of The Disgruntled Novelist's Bodacious Pornographer (or, that time Nick and Louis were rival romance writers) by greedy_dancer. Beautifully read podfic of a funny AU about rival romance writers by aliferuined.


way, no way by irishmizzy and miss_bennie. Amazing sequel to the amazing emotional knapsack. Together they are the quintessential, the ultimate, the standard Narry future fic against which all Narry future fics are measured. In a word, I liked it.
Baby, I by makesomelove. Aka the best babypire fic ever written. Niall gets bitten by a baby at the beginning of tour and starts craving milk. Harry provides. OH YES HE DOES. When Niall grows up, they live happily ever after. All the benefits of a vampire fic, but with none of the woe-is-me-i'm-dead-forever drama. Except for that other Vampire!Niall fic that's also drama-free.

One Hundred Per Cent by threeturn. Liam is 100% not gay, but Niall has a plan. Or, five times Niall came up with a ridiculous excuse for him to have sex with Liam and one time aliens did. One of ten delightful stories in the TROPEGATE collection.

the pawn to your king by blackwayfarers. Harry thinks Liam and Louis are dating, so they pretend to be boyfriends to get back at him. Then they realize they are dating, so they pretend not to be to get back at Harry.
slow to acknowledge the knots in our laces by dicktective. Liam and Louis play gay chicken; Liam accidentally wins.
Enough to Go By by oliviacirce. Novel-length futurefic in which Liam has been secretly in love with Louis for years, and Louis is going through a divorce and needs a place to stay. Haylor makes an appearance.
Louis Tomlinson and the Upstairs Neighbor by mistresscurvy. an AU in which Liam and his daughter move into the apartment upstairs from Louis. Contains a surprise fusion that's not really a surprise, given that it's right there in the title whoops. I loved it.
Grey sweaters = clones, apparently? by greedy_dancer. Futuristic dystopian notfic, but with happy ending.

Trust in Your Dream by disarm_d. Non-AU, sort of. Harry hits his head and wakes up in a world where he and Louis are not dating. Louis is straight, so no happy ending. Very sad.
if it's me you're looking for by eleadore. Non-famous AU. Harry and Louis live together, pine secretly, but never say anything and date other people like idiots. lots of angst, but happy ending!

Zayn/Liam, Harry/Louis, Zayn/Harry, Liam/Louis
Yours Faithfully by threeturn. Space AU with soulbonds. Niall is a spaceship. Zayn and Liam are popstars. Harry and Louis are ex-slaves. Little Mix are resistance fighters. Do you need to know more?
aethel: (1d)
Even When We Fight by threeturn. College debate club AU.
If I Was Your Boyfriend, I'd Never Let You Go by estrella30. Pretend boyfriends! Not an AU.
around the world in eighty thousand days by fallfreely. Harry falls for Liam on tour and doesn't think Liam likes him back. Not an AU.

Purer Than The Water (like we were) by FeelsForBreakfast. Mermaid AU!!! Pensive and lovely.
Soft Like Circles Strong Like Squares by disarm_d. A/B/O X-Factor Era fic in which Harry is an Alpha. Interesting metafic that ended too soon. Labeled "unhappy ending", but no one dies or anything.

Wooing for Beginners by sunsetmog. Bookshop AU.

aethel: (1d)
emotional knapsack by irishmizzy and miss_bennie. Non-AU slow-burn future fic of my heart. After One Direction breaks up, everyone else seems to have settled into their new lives, but Harry and Niall are both a bit lonely and depressed. Harry has the feeling that he's forgotten something and thinks touring again is the answer. (Hint: Fucking Niall is the answer.)


These Streets Are Yours by sunsetmog. College AU. Angst, with a side of angst. Happy ending, though!
Fine By Me (if you never leave) by harriet_vane. Nonfamous AU. Liam is a great fake boyfriend!

Better Life Choices by Ferritin4. Not an AU. Fake boyfriends secretly pining, like you do.
And If This is the Only Thing I Want by estrella30. Not an AU. Nick and Harry kiss sometimes, like you do.
nowhere better than this place
by waspabi. AU with Farmer Harry (the hat, you know) and Fashion Writer Nick. This is the most beautiful (and the only) Farmer Harry fic I've read, except for the gay farmer dating tumblr not!fic by rubdown, which was pretty funny, but not actually a fic.

The Disgruntled Novelist's Bodacious Pornographer (or, that time Nick and Louis were rival romance writers) by aliferuined. AU.
Three Cheers for Involuntary Attraction (and sequels) by checkthemargins. Not an AU
and i never saw you coming by annemari. Not an AU. Someone sends Nick anonymous backhanded compliments in the mail.
I Had Rather Hear My Dog Bark At A Crow by sunsetmog. Not an AU. Lots of pining and emotional confusion, secret relationship, being in the closet, slightly kinky. This is the best entry in the Nick/Louis enemyslash category... although I haven't found any Nick/Louis yet where they didn't "hate" each other, so I guess that makes this the best Nick/Louis fic!
aethel: (luna reads)
Never shall run smooth by Ferritin4. Brief, but delicious pining, followed by a happy ending, or I wouldn't rec it. Unlike everything else in this list, this story was posted recently.

Marcel the marketing guy
Marcel is wonderful, and there should be more fic about him.
But If You Close Your Eyes Does It Almost Feel Like by pukeandcry. Marcel/Louis. AU. Louis is the receptionist; Marcel has a crush.
Cute as Buttons by threeturn. Music video canon. Harry/Marcel. Harry has regrets after they trashed the office.
You looking like that by rivers_bend. AU. Harry/Marcel. Harry and Marcel meet at university. I loved it so much I made a podfic of it.

Agent Provocateur by anonymous. d/s. Tourfic. Delightful story about subspace and Harry and Louis being idiots who don't know they're in a relationship.
Google Says Cut That Out by LittleMousling. Another BDSM Harry/Louis relationship.

The More the Sun Will Shine by harriet_vane. Always-a-girl Liam. Liam has a list of naughty things she's never done, and Harry offers to help her in the spirit of friendship. Feelings happen.
never look surprised by daisysusan. Liam's wrist is broken, and Harry offers to masturbate him in the spirit of friendship. Feelings happen.

Da Mi Basia Mille by StormDancer. University AU. Zayn gets dumped, and Harry decides to kiss him once a day in the spirit of friendship. Feelings happen. Are you sensing a pattern?
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:

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

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.

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.

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!

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.


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