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2020-12-16 12:14 pm

list o' podfic

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 )
aethel: (gerard old school [by scissorfighting])
2017-05-28 12:05 pm
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bandom recs 2017

I've been holding on to this post for months in the hopes that I would collect more recs, but I just haven't been reading or listening to anything new-to-me in Bandom. Except for jjtaylor a few weeks ago. Last month, I started going through wolfshirts to see if I could identify it as the inspiration of other fics I've read, but then the bandombigbang deadlines started looming, so I've been trying to focus on that instead. Maybe I'll have actual new recs in October!

I could have sworn I'd read a bunch of classic Pete/Patrick fics while researching LJ bandom communities, but I didn't bookmark them. Oh well. I did add more links to the Peterick Fanlore page though: check it out!


Nightswimming by Waxjism, the incredibly long and incredibly worth listening to podfic by greedy_dancer, who apparently spent 5 years working on this. I could listen to greedy_dancer's voice all day. The story is a small town AU with Gerard suffering from depression and Frank falling in love with him while dealing with changes at home. Happy ending!

Hold Your Heart into This Darkness by tuesdaysgone, podfic trilogy by argentumlupine. Amazing Killjoys verse story with happy ending. I was nervous initially about the power dynamics of the Gerard/Korse pairing in the first part, but it worked so well I kinda shipped it, uh, which should not have been the takeaway from how that relationship played out.

Love: The Package Deal by jjtaylor. amnesia and polyamory and pining and feelings all over the place. Not sure why I delayed reading this so long, since I love everything else by jjtaylor. Speaking of...

Ghost Frank series by jjtaylor. So I checked back to see if I had neglected to read anything else by jjtaylor and Holy Shit I had. I must have passed over this before because Frank starts out as, well, a ghost, and I am not a fan of character death. I did cry, but it has a happy ending. Possibly a little too saccharine, but I needed an antidote. The haunted house and creepy supernatural mystery elements were genuinely frightening to me reading in bed after midnight in my dark apartment....

undeserving of your sympathy by akamine_chan, podfic by argentumlupine. Short superhero AU.

Two ways Pete and Gabe get married by lalejandra, podfic by reena_jenkins. notfic.
aethel: (mcr [by turlough])
2016-10-16 06:35 pm

bandom recs and self-recs!

A few things I made recently, all for challenges with varying degrees of built-in collaboration:

For Bandom Big Bang
Lyn-Z's Projekt Revolution Tour Diary, a collection of alien!Gerard/Lindsey collages pretending to be a zine
cover art and collage for Ande's podfic

For Pod_Together
podfic with sound effects of a fic akamine_chan wrote for me(!!), i sneak up (and hit you like a fucking tornado) (Lindsey/Kitty)


A few things made by other people, recently and not-so recently

The Hesitant Alien / The Punk Rock Princess, fanmix by akamine_chan. (2016-09-20)

By the Numbers by shoemaster. AU in which Gerard is a fine artist and Frank is his accountant. Very cute. (2007-12-17)
Only Going One Way by ataratah and jjtaylor. A delightful Due South crossover/fusion! Gerard is a mountie, Frank is a Chicago cop, Mikey is missing. (2010-06-16)
Podfic by Rhea314 of Fog, Sheets and Thunder by Theopteryx. Post-apocalyptic postal service AU, with sound effects! Set underground in a nuclear winter, but it ends on a positive note. (fic 2012-03-04, podfic 2013-08-28)
Septicemia by innocent_wolves. A little different from my usual recs, and darker, but it still has a happy ending. No Band AU. Frank is suicidal, and both Frank and Gerard have maladaptive super powers. (2012-2013)
and me here on the ground, podfic by Ande of the fic by ohnoktcsk. Magic AU. (fic 2013-09-01, podfic 2016-09-18)

Frank/Gerard/Grant Morrison
podfic by argentumlupine of Half of Something Else by fleurdeliser and tuesdaysgone. AU where MCR didn't happen, Frank is Grant's assistant, and Gerard is a comic book artist. (fic 2011-08-18, podfic 2016-09-15)

podfic by fire_juggler of Pages In Your Passport by inlovewithnight. AU: Pete is a professional soccer player; Mikey is still in MCR. If anything, it ended too soon. (fic 2011-08-26, podfic 2012-07-13)

Love Will Tear Us Apart by melusina. Pete and Patrick don't notice until FOB goes on hiatus that they're soulbonded. (2016-09-18)

Any Ordinary Stranger by adellyna. Superpowers AU! Pete/Patrick, Brendon/Spencer: one of those early pan-Bandom fics with too much PATD and not enough MCR. I just really love the understated way Patrick pines over Pete. (8th-May-2008)
podfic by reena_jenkins of From Countess to Cabin Boy by formerlydf. GSF Pirate AU in which Brendon is a girl who runs away and disguises herself as a boy to join a very silly pirate ship. (fic 2009-08-12, podfic 2012-06-16)
aethel: (killjoys the girl [by askpoison])
2016-07-17 07:42 pm
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misc Bandom recs: all happy endings unless otherwise noted

fanart recs are everything I've reblogged on tumblr: mcr fanart, bandom fanart (FOB and LynZ so far)

Fic and podfic:


Podfic by klb of Forever, Now by harriet_vane. Gerard and Mikey are orphan runaways; Brian takes them in. I have a lot of feelings about the story and about klb's emotionally devastating performance. And there are sequels! (fanfic 2007, podfic August 2011)

RAY GUN by jedusaur. Short Grace-centric Killjoys fic. Not happy: everyone dies. (July 2013)


Supersaturation series by skoosiepants. Fusion with SGA. I don't even know who half of these bands are, and it doesn't matter. (2007-2009)

Pete Wentz: Failiest Ally by girlpearl and melusina. Pete/Gabe, but mostly about Pete being in denial to a ridiculous degree. (April 2012)


Away With The Boys In The Band by inlovewithnight. Very amazing and long history of the band with always-a-girl Mikey. I didn't know what the end game ship was going to be, although I really should have, but I read it for the girl!Mikey and mental health stuff so I didn't care. The Gerard & Mikey sibling relationship is also interesting. (June 2011)


Podfic by jenepod of We Used To Be Friends by ladyfoxxx. AU where Gerard never started MCR, Frank became a teacher, and Mikey joined The Used. Frank and Mikey were best friends in high school, but then Frank doesn't hear from Mikey for a long time, and it's even longer before he finds out why. I actually found the premise so upsetting (i.e. realistic) it was difficult to listen to, even though the podfic is well done and the story has a happy ending. (fic July 2012, podfic July 2013)


The Way It Works by anew_leaf. Gerard swears off sex with men; Frank convinces him to change his mind. (August 2007)

An Inexplicable Occurrence of Angels by stele3. AU in which Frank is a fallen angel who turns up after MCR loses its record contract and Gerard is still living in his parents' basement. (December 2007)

Podfic by inkjunket of The Sky-High City by sevenfists. Post-band story written pre Danger Days. Frank is depressed and goes to stay with Gerard in California. The story is so jossed at this point that it's barely recognizable, but it's still cute. (fic August 2007, podfic March 2009)

Podfic by klb of The Anatomy of a Fall by novembersmith. 13 hours long high school/ghost AU with lots of plot and a happy ending, but ghost AU means one of the characters is still deadish, so. I cried. (fic June 2010, podfic January 2013)

Podfic by argentumlupine of Can Never Wrong This Right by theopteryx. historical academic Indiana Jones-ish AU with temporary bonding and lots of pining. Frank is Gerard's TA. (fic July 2010, podfic January 2013)

The Heart You Need by flyby. How the Killjoys became the Killjoys....if the Killjoys were telepathic space pirates. Very long, and a bit slow in the beginning, but with a summary like that, obviously I had to read it. (August 2013)

Frank Iero and Gerard Way, more known as frnk and gwhiz138, are famous Youtubers AU gifset series by spaceboyfrnk (June 2015)

Gerard Way/Lindsey Way

Asimov, the Deleted Scenes, plus sequel, by stele3. Lindsey meets inventor!Gerard and all his little robot friends. (March 2009)

Gerard Way/Patrick Stump

Podfic by inkjunket of Sing Ourselves to Sleep by Dira Sudis. Gerard and Patrick have a special moment during Warped Tour. The podfic was the first MCR podfic posted to the Audiofic Archive! (podfic October 2007)

Patrick Stump/Pete Wentz

Podfic by paraka of There and Gone by ladyfoxxx. Spy AU. Suspenseful angst with a happy ending. Paraka's use of music between scenes worked really well, although it turned out that the song fit so well because it was the original inspiration for the fic. Um, but it was a good aural experience just the same. (fic November 2010; podfic November 2013)

Podfic by argentumlupine of Accidents Will Happen by melusina. Bakery AU in which Pete accidentally filled out the wrong form and wound up married to his business partner. (fic February 2015; podfic December 2015)

sing like silver bells do by the_ragnarok. Asexual relationship. (June 2015)

Omegalomaniac by the_ragnarok. A/B/O but not porny heat fic. Well, maybe a little. Mainly it's a meta exploration of people who don't fit neatly into the A/B/O ternary! plus a side-order of anti-omega-sexism. And Fall Out Boy on tour. (August 2015)

Brendon Urie/Spencer Smith

There Should Be A Name For Something Like This by skoosiepants. cute tourfic (March 2007)

Sweater Vests series by disarm_d. Mid-20th century British university AU. Angst and sweater vests. Unresolved ending. (2007-2008)

Podfic by pennyplainknits of If Music Be The Food Of Love (I'll Have The Veggie Burger) by sunsetmog. Basically the origin story of P!atD, but slashier and read in Penny's British accent :) Actually, everything I know about P!atD I learned from fanfic, so don't quote me on that. (fic 2008, podfic 2011)

Podfic by cee_m of the Panties and Lip Gloss series by sunsetmog. (fic 2012, podfic 2013)
aethel: (i love podfic [by kitty_fic])
2016-05-08 05:17 pm
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new podfic!

A week ago I posted my podfic of the second fic in Bexless's Unholyverse trilogy at AO3: staring through the demons. The final version was 5 hours, pretty long for podfic by me, though definitely not the longest Bandom podfic I've listened to. :)

Both mp3 and m4b versions available now.

aethel: (black parade)
2016-02-14 02:19 pm
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MCR and FOB recs, majority AU

The Cat's Miaow by Pennyplainknits. Noir Detective AU. Patrick is a private eye, Pete is his client, and Ryan Ross is in trouble.
Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz by the_ragnarok. BDSM Soulmate AU set on tour. Patrick has been composing some very un-Patrick-like music. Meanwhile, Pete hides the fact that they're soulmates from Patrick.
Make My Troubles Rhyme by giddygeek. Pete sees a Pete from an alternate universe in his mirror and decides to swap. Both Petes end up in a better place.

Podfic by argentumlupine of A Little Less Doolittle, A Little More Noah's Ark by Arsenic. AU where Gerard and Mikey can talk to animals and Pete is a lawyer. The Way brothers are in a very sad state, but the fic starts at the point where Mikey has found help, so it's a very optimistic story with a 100% happy ending. Listen to argentumlupine's amazing distinct voices for all the characters and ability to cry in Pete's voice.
Podfic by ailis_fictive of Like two birds of a feather would be by Pennyplainknits. Mikey and Pete meet under a table.

Podfic by argentumlupine of Before this Damage by yekoc. Killjoys AU

It Came From Within by turps. NOT AN AU!

Podfic by argentumlupine of Born to Motorbabies by jjtaylor. Killjoys AU. Frank only feels safe sleeping in the dish washer until he meets Gerard.
Podfic by argentumlupine of ever just the same (ever a surprise) by mwestbelle. Fairy tale AU.
Podfic by argentumlupine of The Happiest Fuckin’ Place on Earth (tm) by Roxy_palace. Weird AU setting I almost didn't read, but a disillusioned Frank working grumpily at Disneyland and pining over idealistic new hire Gerard is a delight!
Podfic by argentumlupine of momentum keeps us going, gravity makes us strong by akamine_chan. SFnal scientists AU. There's tentacle sex at the end, but it's just a bonus; the worldbuilding is a treat.
Podfic by shiningartifact of Might I Have a Bit of Earth by theopteryx. SPACE AU!
Vampires Will Never Hurt You (But I Make No Promises About Zombies) by Solarcat. And sequel. school AU where Gerard has a chronic health condition and Frank is his best friend who doesn't notice that they're basically married, but there are no actual vampires. So cute.
Podfic by fire_juggler of Frank Iero, AI by snarkydame. Cyberpunk/Detective Noir AU; podfic has special effects!
The Light from Our Bodies Precedes Us by fleurdeliser. The NASAverse AU. Everyone is a NASA scientist circa 1960s.
Distance in the Afterlife by sevenfists. Tourfic in which Gerard comes out and Frank decides they need to pretend to be boyfriends. NOT AN AU!
Ride by Synchronik. Van Days tourfic in which the band stays with a cool older lady and Frank and Gerard get together.
Reasons We Don't by airgiodslv. Set during Summer of Like?
aethel: (party poison)
2015-10-13 07:44 pm
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my favorite MCR fics so far, apart from the ones I already recced, 2007-2012

All I've been reading since mid June is Bandom, mainly MCR. Podfic linked if I've listened to it (still need to load more onto my mp3 player). If you read MCR fic, you've probably read these already.

In roughly chronological posting order:


Wake Up and Notice by cimorene. Everyone except Frank turns into a girl. So sweet! (July 2007)

A Necessary Requirement by Bexless (September 2007)

I'm Not Sleeping (Trust Me) (lj) by Dira Sudis. Gerard is only four days sober when they shoot the video for I'm Not Okay. (November 2007)

Fantasy Book by cimorene. Sex pollen/pon farr. Super hot, and I love that they stop (or don't) to argue over optimum sexual positions and Star Trek. (November 2007)

Conclusions by Bexless. "Nestyverse" sequel. Artist!Gerard moves into Indie!label!exec!Frank's attic. Miscommunications galore. (November 2007)

A Natural Reaction to Rough-housing by Bexless. Tourfic. Frank worries that he's a pervert who likes to hurt Gerard just so he can kiss it better. Features cuddling, bed-sharing, crowd-surfing, and bruised ribs. This one is my favorite; I mean, they're all my favorites, but this one especially. (December 2007)

One Hundred Percent (Almost. Maybe.) by brooklinegirl. Frank gets sick on tour. There is some totes platonic bed-sharing before Frank notices his own emotions. (January 2010)

A Matter of Logistics by brooklinegirl. slight high school AU. Highschool!Frank wants to know how basement!Gerard convinced so many girls to let him perform cunnilingus on them; Gerard shows him. (January 2010)

Born to Motorbabies (dreamwidth) by jjtaylor. Podfic by argentumlupine. Killjoys AU; Frank feels safer sleeping in the dishwasher. (October 2010)

Run by mrsronweasley. Private high school AU in which Frank is a werewolf. (November 2010)

The Detective's Secret and the Mystery of the Dancing Flowers by jjtaylor. Awesome sequel to the awesome Gerard Way's (Vampire) Detective Agency. (December 2010)

The One Where Frank Has an Evil Twin (and is a Secret Virgin Who Probably Should Have Taken Up Knitting) by theopteryx (February 2011)

In Sickness and In Health (lj) by brooklinegirl (November 2011)

The Way They Fly (lj) by mrsronweasley. FRANK IS A ROBOT!! (November 2011)

Black Market Blood by autoschediastic. AU in which Gerard lives in Mikey's basement because he's a vampire. A sweet-tempered artist vampire. (October 2011)

Catholic!Frank and Artist!Gerard Not!Fic by Sena. Podfic read by podcath. I listen to this story A LOT. 1) cath has a soothing voice and captures the silly essence of not!fic while remaining sincere 2) the story is like crack to me. Frank is super Catholic and decides to be CELIBATE FOREVER because he's gay, but then meets Gerard. Also Mikey is out as a crossdresser. The only way this story could be better is if it had robots. (December 2011)

We're all Okay by rivers_bend. Private high school AU. Frank thinks Gerard and Mikey are boyfriends, whoops. (December 2011)

Nothing Comes as Easy as You by rivers_bend. Another fic where basement!Gerard imparts his sexual knowledge for highschool!Frank's benefit, this time the joys of triple orgasms. (March 2012)

Gerard Way: Sex Alien by autoschediastic. Frank really wants to be abducted by this alien. (August 2012)


Heart Wrapped in Clover by Sena. Van Days. Frank is in love with Mikey, and Mikey is a secret crossdresser. (March 2012)

Won't Know 'til You Begin, text by Sena, podfic by knight_tracer (pod_together collaboration). Van Days; Frank and Mikey being roommates. (August 2012)


Always Knew I'd End Up Your Crazy Ex-Boyfriend by fluffontop. Summer of Like fic with a happy boyfriendly ending! Very atmospheric and internal and understated. (July 2008)


In My Blood Like Holy Wine by Sena. ANGST! with a happy poly ending. (January 2012?)
aethel: (1d)
2015-07-03 01:41 am

1D and MCR fic


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.