nickelmountain: (suntory time)
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.

Enjoy!


Links to podfic and text
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


Links to podfic & text
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.


Links to podfic & text
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)


Links to podfic & text
Characters: Meg Masters & Bela Talbot
Summary: "Meg takes Bela off the rack."


Links to podfic & text
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."
nickelmountain: (podfic in the tub)
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.

Download: mp3 || m4b
Streaming available through mp3 link.

Reader's Note )

 photo AndtheDevilGotHisDuecover_zps79ba7e63.jpg
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."

Download: mp3 || m4b
Streaming available through mp3 link.

Reader's Note )



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

Download: mp3 || m4b
Streaming available through mp3 link.




Title: experimental procedure
Author: [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

Download: mp3 || m4b
Streaming available through mp3 link.

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.

***

Reader's Notes )


nickelmountain: (Cameron)
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 [livejournal.com profile] 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!

Star Trek )

Iron Man 3 )

Orphan Black )

Hannibal )

Supernatural )

Generation Kill )

Teen Wolf )

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.
nickelmountain: (Default)
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 [personal profile] 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!

Star Trek )

Iron Man 3 )

Orphan Black )

Hannibal )

Supernatural )

Generation Kill )

Teen Wolf )

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 FleshDeadwood 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.
nickelmountain: (Cameron in shadow)
I'll keep this brief because I'd really like to aim this journal (and my fannish existence) squarely towards the land of squee and podficcy goodness, but I feel the need to acknowledge some RL stuff.

I've been on hiatus for most of this year. Fandom is just one part of my life that I stepped away from, but it's probably the part I missed the most. I could feel myself slipping away as far back as November, but I couldn't get enough traction to stop. I stopped making podfic, stopped tweeting, stopped responding to messages, stopped reading my flist. I was mostly silent by mid-January, and completely silent by mid-March. I didn't want to be silent, but I couldn't find my way back.

I've been dealing with some mental health issues, and I'm getting help. I've alluded to some of this stuff in the past and a number of people on my flist have very kindly and generously offered to talk and to listen, and seriously, you cannot know how much those offers meant to me. Thank you so much.

That said, for the next while I'm going shift this space away from my RL issues (good and bad), and try to focus on really getting back into fannish activity. My to-record list is out of control, and the parts of me that have thawed out a little are bursting with squee about Iron Man and Star Trek. I've been with the silence too long. I want to give into the squee.

Thanks for being there. It's good to be back.
nickelmountain: (Cameron)
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 [livejournal.com profile] 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.

Arm in Arm//Fist to Fist )Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology III )

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'.)
nickelmountain: (waffles are amazing)


More Information

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!
nickelmountain: (the women of community approve)


More Information

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!
nickelmountain: (Cameron)

I've been seeing this going around again. 2012 was not a great year for me, and I can totally see that reflected in my podfic output. I didn't record much, and most of what I did record was very short. I began multiple projects that I never finished, including my podficbigbang. I have high hopes for 2013, though. 

Okay,here goes:


2012 Podfic Year-In-Review )

nickelmountain: (headphones on the train)

Title: Scarves (not hats)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] penknife
Reader: [livejournal.com profile] nickelmountain
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Remus Lupin/Sirius Black (Marauders Era)
Rating: General Audiences
Length: 00:06:44
Summary: Sometimes a scarf is just a scarf.
Music: "Welcome Home," by Radical Face

Download: mp3 || m4b
Streaming available through mp3 link

Recorded for [personal profile] lattice_frames for #ITPE 2012!
nickelmountain: (olivia listens to podfic)

Title: Not a Damsel in Distress
Author: [livejournal.com profile] non_island
Reader: [livejournal.com profile] nickelmountain
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Gen
Rating: Teen and Up
Length: 00:12:13
Summary: Mary smiles and shrugs when her dad looks at her. Mermaids. She hates water-creatures. She hates killing things on family holidays. "Mary can come with me," David says grandly. or, Mary and a cousin go hunting. The cousin is less than helpful.

Cover art created by: [livejournal.com profile] evian_fork

Download: mp3 || m4b
Streaming available through mp3 link

Recorded for the Podfic Round 2012 at [livejournal.com profile] casestory.
nickelmountain: (Default)


[livejournal.com profile] fandomaid is hosting an auction to raise funds for areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Bidding starts immediately, and ends at 4pm CST November 29th. I'm offering one podfic of up to 5000 words, but for a donation of $50 or more I'll raise that limit to 15,000 words. You can find my offer here

This is a podfic-friendly auction, but the language of it is less overtly so than it was for Somalia, or than other similar auctions I've participated in. As such, it's leaning very fic-heavy at the moment. I would really, really love to bid on some podfic - if any other podficcers on my flist are up for it, you should totally consider posting an offer! 
nickelmountain: (treat yo self)
HELLO #ITPE PODFICCER! *twirls you*

First, this is how I will feel about ANYTHING you choose to record for me:



Seriously. I can't wait to hear what you come up with. I'm pretty easy as a podfic listener - I'm multifannish, multishipping, multi...well, multi lots of stuff. I love podfic more than I love any single fandom, pairing, or subgenre. 

If you'd like some more specific guidance, though, here are my basic preferences for the fandoms I requested, followed by some general likes/dislikes:

Supernatural )


Star Trek )

Avengers movieverse )

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles )

Fringe )

Vorkosigan Saga )

Community )

Parks & Recreation )

Doctor Who )

Harry Potter )

General Preferences )

I could say more about what I do and don't like, but I feel like the odds of you choosing something I will like are extremely high, and the odds of you going into something that I can't handle are pretty low. I don't know who you are yet, but I know how awesome the people in podfic fandom are, and I trust your taste. If you like it enough to podfic it, I'm sure I'll love it, too.

This is getting...really long. *____* I'm going to stop now.

SO EXCITED!
nickelmountain: (winchesters)
Title: Groundhog Day
Author: [livejournal.com profile] astolat
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Rating: Explicit
File Size: 23.1MB
Length: 00:25:15
Summary: astolat thinks anything worth doing is worth doing TWICE three times. (especially if the show mostly does it for you.) spoilers for Mystery Spot (3x11)

Reader's Note: Recorded for "New Beginnings" challenge at [livejournal.com profile] cakehole_club. I'm a sucker for Mystery Spot fic, and this one does everything right for me. This is also the first explicit podfic I've ever done. Seriously. My mom and I have nearly identical reading voices, and hearing the word "cock" in her voice is a little traumatic. That's how much I wanted to podfic this story. So...yeah.

Download or stream at box
nickelmountain: (podfic in the tub)
1) I'm a procrastinator. Like, a really, really bad one. I know. I'm sorry.

2) I'm hosting a podfic listening party at [livejournal.com profile] wincon this year. (I know, that's just over a week away. I'm terrible. Shut up.) I have some podfics in mind that I know I want to include, but I don't want it to just be my taste/my fandoms/etc. If you have any recs, I'd love to hear them!

The listening party is only 50 minutes, so in the interest of hearing a diverse range of voices and fandoms, I'm looking primarily at podfics around 5 minutes long, give or take a couple minutes. All fandoms, pairings, and ratings are welcome. If you know of a short podfic that you think represents everything awesome about podfic in general, or a specific reader, or podfic in a particular fandom, please tell me about it in the comments! Self recs are totally welcome. You can also @reply or DM me on Twitter ([personal profile] nickelmountain)

Fandoms I don't listen in very much that I'd especially love some recs for include: Bandom (including AI), Glee, SPN RPF, Teen Wolf, and The Social Network. I also want to make sure to include new favorites and old standbys like the Avengers, Harry Potter, SGA, and (of course) Supernatural. I know where to look & have some ideas in mind for those, but again, diversity rules. 

When I first submitted the idea to [livejournal.com profile] wincon, I thought I'd be all organized and on top of things (stop laughing), and that I'd try to model it after the vid party - which meant including one or two premieres. Now there's obviously not nearly enough time to ask someone to record something brand new for next week, but, that said...if you are interested in premiering a short podfic at the podfic listening party, just let me know. 

Thanks for your help!
nickelmountain: (Default)

Podficcers Love Meme: ON DW | ON LJ


Come share the love at the podfic love meme!

My threads are here: LJ & DW.

Thanks to [personal profile] greedy_dancer for putting this together, and so much love for all the wonderful podficcers, betas, cover artists, and listeners who make podfic fandom such an amazing space. <3<3<3
nickelmountain: (Default)

Hey! So it looks like my mail dot com account has been eating emails coming in and out of my account for I don't even know how long. If you emailed me and never heard back, I'm really, really sorry. I don't *think* it was my fault. (I mean, it might have been. It could happen, I guess. But I'm usually pretty good about getting back to people.)

My new fandom email address is as follows: reseuneone (at) gmail (dot) com.

That's a Cyteen reference, btw. Someone already had nickelmountain and nickel.mountain. Guess I'm not the only John Gardner fan out there. (But do those other nickelmountains listen to Wincest and/or femslash on the bus? I DOUBT IT.)

nickelmountain: (ron swanson)
It's official. My last class was three weeks ago, my last assignment was turned in two weeks ago, and I walked in my commencement ceremony way back in the beginning of June, but now I'm actually, finally, really and truly done. My final grades are posted. I have a Master's degree. *blinks*

I applied to grad school and delurked on LJ at the same time. I have to give a HUGE thank you to fandom in general and my flisties in particular for helping me survive the last two years. You all are amazing. A special shout-out goes to [livejournal.com profile] nwhepcat for having me out to her place at the end of every semester for decompression, fangirling, and some really excellent food. <3<3<3

I have more thoughts, but no time right now. I just wanted to share the news and say thank you. You all are the best. *smishes you*
nickelmountain: (winchesters)

You’re invited to join the [livejournal.com profile] cakehole_club, a community for
SPN & SPN RPF themed podfic challenges!

New Beginnings is the second challenge, and it’s going on now!

that's a tight present

nickelmountain: (Default)
nickelmountain

Where you'll find me now: