nickelmountain: (sarah sleeps to podfic)
Another KISSES Fest has come and gone at [community profile] audiofemme. We had a good turnout this year - I haven't had a chance to listen to any of the other Makeouts yet, but I really enjoyed working on the Peck on the Lips compilation, and was really impressed with everyone's contributions. Also, [personal profile] yue_ix did a fantastic job with the cover art. Everyone's been talking about it, and rightly so.

I know I'm biased because I'm both a co-mod and a contributor, but I highly recommend checking out the fest. You can find all the Pecks (and the cover art!) here, and the Makeouts are posted directly to [community profile] audiofemme.

This year I recorded four Pecks and one Makeout. Streaming is available through the mp3 links for all of them. Here they are:

Title: The Waiting Song
Author: [ profile] helens78
Fandom: One Tree Hill
Pairing: Karen Roe/Deb Scott
Rating: General Audiences
Length: 00:01:12
Summary: Karen knows how to wait.
Links: mp3 || m4b

Title: my love is unusual
Author: [ profile] janie_tangerine
Fandom: Deadwood
Pairing: Joanie Stubbs/Jane Cannary
Rating: Explicit
Length: 00:05:05
Summary: Jane shakes whenever Joanie takes off her clothes.
Links: mp3 || m4b

Title: Payback
Author: thericketandoo
Fandom: Hannibal
Pairing: Freddie Lounds/Beverly Katz
Rating: Mature
Length: 00:05:48
Summary: Bev wasted no time forcing her way in as Freddie opened the door to the motel room. It was startling, how quickly Bev was inside and removing articles of clothing. Startling, yes, but in the best way possible.
Links: mp3 || m4b

Title: Two-Step
Author: [ profile] raja815
Fandom: Star Trek TOS (with a certain character from AOS)
Pairing: Nyota Uhura/Gaila
Rating: General Audiences
Length: 00:09:56
Summary: It seems Uhura knows a few things about Orions.
Links: mp3 || m4b

Title: How Subtle the Links
Author: [ profile] hanet
Fandom: Star Trek DS9/TNG
Pairing: Ro Laren/Kira Nerys
Rating: Mature
Length: 00:39:10
Summary: Ro Laren and Kira Nerys meet at the opening of a Bajoran Occupation Memorial.
Music: Haikuesque (When She Laughs), by Bibio
Written for the Femslash and Queergen Summer Exchange at [ profile] wherenowoman.
Reader's Note: I originally asked permission to record this fic over a year ago. Maybe even a year and a half? I remember thinking I was behind in recording it when I first started to work on it for KISSES Fest last year. I failed out about halfway through the recording, through absolutely no fault of the fic's, and started over from scratch this year. I'm really glad I finally finished it. I love this story to pieces. <3
Links: mp3 || m4b

Thanks again to all the authors for giving me permission to podfic their work! If you enjoy these podfics, please do leave feedback for the authors.

And thanks as well to [ profile] cantarina1 for being such a lovely co-mod! <333
nickelmountain: (suntory time)
Here are today's set of podfic covers. I'm still not completely happy with the first one in the Star Trek batch, but I feel pretty good about both of the Fireflys.

Here's four for Star Trek:

Links to podfic & text
Star Trek AOS
Characters: Jim Kirk/Spock
Summary: "During a rare shoreleave on Earth over the holidays, Kirk convinces Spock to take a road trip with him. He didn't count on a record snowfall. Now they're stranded in a motel room for Christmas, and stir-craziness is beginning to set in..."

Links to podfic & text
Star Trek AOS
Characters: Gaila/Christine Chapel
Summary: "On her birthday, Gaila takes Chapel on a surprise trip."

Links to podfic & text
Star Trek TNG
Characters: Deanna Troi/Selar
Summary: "Deanna had never done it with a Vulcan before."

Links to podfic & text
Star Trek DS9
Characters: Kira Nerys/Jadzia Dax
Summary: "The monastery scene in 02x03, 'The Siege': Kira makes sense of Jadzia in vedek's robes."

...and two for Firefly:

Links to podfic & text
Characters: Inara Serra/Kaylee Frye
Summary: "The second time Inara kissed her, Kaylee realised there were things she hadn't even dared to dream."

Links to podfic & text
Characters: River Tam/Kaylee Frye
Summary: "'If Serenity were a woman, River thinks, they would be much the same.' Four drabbles on the same theme."
nickelmountain: (headphones on the train)
If you're into podfic and femslash and you haven't already checked out KISSES Fest at [community profile] audiofemme, I highly recommend heading over there. Okay, so, as one of the mods I might be sort of biased about this, but...between the <5 minute A Peck on the Lips compilation and the >5 minute Makeout Sessions, there is a seriously excellent selection of f/f podfic at the comm. 

I'm still working on my submission for Makeout Sessions (I know, I'm super late - I got seriously podblocked by the heat), but I did manage to finish 5 short podfics for A Peck on the Lips. I recommend listening to the entire compilation, but if you're interested, my contributions are listed below.

Stargazing from the palace gardens [Vorkosigan Saga]
Author: [ profile] rubynye || Pairing: Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan/Kareen Vorbarra
2.6MB || 00:02:49

Dolls [Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles]
Author: [ profile] rheanna27 || Pairing: Riley Dawson/Jesse Flores
4.1MB || 00:04:31

Listen, She Said [Star Trek: Deep Space 9]
Author:[ profile] sophia_gratia || Pairing: Kira Nerys/Jadzia Dax
4.4MB || 00:04:50

Winning [Fringe/Criminal Minds]
Author: [ profile] crazylittleelf || Pairing: Olivia Dunham/Emily Prentiss
2.0MB || 00:02:14
(This podfic also fills my Crossover/Fusion square at [ profile] podfic_bingo!)

I swim in delight as in a sea [Firefly]
Author: [ profile] sangerin || Pairing: Kaylee Frye/Inara Serra
2.7MB || 00:02:57

nickelmountain: (one day my log will have something to sa)
This month has been kicking my ass. A big chunk of that is school/internship related, some of it is more personal/emotional, but what it comes down to here is me not being around much recently. Which, I know - practically every non-podfic post I make has to do with me not being around much. :/

But! I've been carving out some fannish time in bits and pieces (I believe the technical term is "self care"), and I thought I'd share what I've been into lately. (By lately, I mean within the last few months.) 

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine )

The Vorkosigan Saga )

Parks and Recreation )

Fringe )

Supernatural )

The Walking Dead )

Other stuff )

Man, fuck school. Who needs a career? Why do I want to "help people" anyway? I just want to sit around watching TV and movies, reading books and comic books, and living in a neverending field of fannish squee. WHO'S WITH ME?
nickelmountain: (i love podfic)
I started listening to podfic in autumn/winter 2009. Most of what I listened to then was in SPN fandom, and my listening introduced me to writers and readers whose work I've followed ever since. I started recording my own in 2010, posting the majority of it in 2011. Engaging more fully in podfic fandom opened all kinds of doors for me. It encouraged my multi-fannishness, especially when it comes to small fandoms. I listened to and recorded SPN podfic in 2011, but the vast majority of my listening and recording happened in other (mostly smaller) fandoms. Some of them I knew well, others I had almost no familiarity with. That's one of the things I like best about podfic - when I really trust a reader's skill and taste, I'll follow them anywhere. I've discovered more than one new fandom and/or pairing that way, and it's always such a pleasure.

Listed below are ten of my favorite podfics from 2011. That's podfics I listened to in 2011, not necessarily podfics that were posted in 2011. I really struggled in picking just ten - I picked up a lot of new favorites last year, and this list is by no means comprehensive. Most of these podfics exemplify what I've been talking about - they're mostly in smaller, under-podficced fandoms, and in several of them I only sort-of knew the canon, but didn't care because the reading transported me. I highly recommend all of these, whether or not you're familiar with the canon.

Here goes:

Recs posted below the cut )

I need to get in the habit of posting podfic recs. Not to mention leaving comments. Why is that so hard, y'all? *shakes head sadly* If you listen to any of these - which you totally should, they're all awesome - be stronger and braver than I am and leave some feedback for the readers. They deserve some serious love.

that's a tight present

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