nickelmountain: (support)
2013-09-09 05:18 pm

SPN Podfic: Winter, by astolat

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Title: Winter
Author: [ profile] astolat
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Rating: Explicit
Length: 00:15:29
Music: Living Life, by Daniel Johnston, performed by the Eels
Summary: The cold open air tasted like snow and freedom, nobody on their backs for the first time in a year and six weeks, or maybe for the first time in twenty-four years.

mp3 || m4b
Streaming available through mp3 link.

Recorded as a birthday present for [ profile] citrusjava!
nickelmountain: (sarah sleeps to podfic)
2013-07-21 05:42 pm


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)
2013-07-19 06:24 am

Podfic covers: Various fandoms

Here's a few more. There are still a couple of others I haven't posted here yet (including another Doctor Who), but I'm not totally happy with them and may end up making another attempt with them first. This is my last batch to post here until I either have new podfics or I've fixed some of my older covers.

I was trying stuff out with the first two especially. The Doctor Who works better than the SG1, but I feel okay about both of them. Maybe I will fix Don't Tell someday, too, though.

Links to podfic & text
Fandom: Doctor Who (obviously)
Characters: Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, River Song
Summary: Highlights of Season 5, with sincerest apologies to T.S. Eliot

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Fandom: SG1
Characters: Jack O'Neill/Sarah O'Neill, Jack O'Neill/OMC
Summary: It's been a long thirty years.

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Fandom: Being Human (BBC)
Characters: Annie Sawyer
Summary: Written for the Awesome Ladies Ficathon for the prompt: "This is how you remember yourself."

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Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga
Characters: Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan/Kareen Vorbarra
Summary: Cordelia and Kareen and the stars.

In other news, KISSES Fest opens on Saturday! I'm spending today compiling the Peck on the Lips compilation and finishing up my contribution to Makeout Sessions. Not a bad excuse for staying in an air conditioned room all day. :P

Seriously, y'all, this heat is bad. If you're living in a region affected by this heat wave, take care.
nickelmountain: (suntory time)
2013-07-12 06:22 am

Podfic covers: Various small fandoms

We're down to the odds and ends here. Just a couple more posts. These are all really small fandom podfics. I probably won't ever record anything else in Dexter or Ginger Snaps, but I'd love to do more with The City & The City, Friday Night Lights, and Fright Night. The covers for Bright Yellow Sky and Pluck are both second or third attempts.

Links to podfic & text
Fandom: The City & The City (China Mieville)
Characters: Mahalia Geary, David Bowden, Yolanda Rodriguez
Summary: Mahalia has the room on the corner, less because she'd asked for it than because nobody else had wanted it. The view is nothing special: no neon, no dazzling architecture, no illicitly schizophrenic vista of the cities—nothing particularly Ul Qoman at all.

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Fandom: Dexter
Characters: Dexter Morgan, Brian Moser, Debra Morgan
Summary: We haven't met, but I killed someone you passed in the street once.

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Fandom: Friday Night Lights
Characters: Jess Merriweather, Vince Howard, Landry Clarke, and Vernon, Caleb, Darius, and Andre Merriweather
Summary: You just gotta keep doing it, okay, just keep doing it over and over, do it thousands of times, 'cause you'll get that muscle memory. Just y'know, just forget about the guys, the big guys charging at you, and the fans, the chaos, just like, zone in, inside yourself and forget it all, let it all, the chaos, just let it go. Just let it go, you know?

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Fandom: Fright Night (2011)
Characters: Charley Brewster/Jerry
Summary: Charley's friend has been turned and now his neighbor is dead. Charley goes back in for the kill. It doesn't go as well as he'd planned.

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Fandom: Ginger Snaps (2000)
Characters: Ginger Fitzgerald/Brigitte Fitzgerald
Summary: Ginger's wants have never been anything but dangerous.
nickelmountain: (suntory time)
2013-07-11 12:24 pm

Podfic covers: Battlestar Galactica, Brick, & Twin Peaks

Today I've got two apiece from Battlestar Galactica, Brick, and Twin Peaks.

Battlestar Galactica:

Links to podfic & text
Characters: Kara Thrace, Zak Adama, Lee Adama, Sam Anders
Summary: She learns to love the things she loses herself in. written for ineffort's 'big damn heroes' meme for the prompt "there are no sunsets in space".

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Characters: Kendra Shaw/Kara Thrace
Summary: Kendra has too many memories.


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Characters: Laura Dannon, Brad Bramish, Brendan Frye
Summary: Written for the following prompt at the Awesome Ladies Ficathon: “laura dannon. feel like a thief about to break in /standing outside a broken window /my breath is warm, the air is cold /hear noises of insects in the green wet grass /i'm not gonna sell what i have stolen /it's something that belongs to me.”.

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Characters: Kara, Brendan Frye
Summary: Power, pleasure, the intersections of the two and the ways to keep them both: these are the things that Kara keeps in mind.

Twin Peaks:

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Characters: Donna Hayward/Laura Palmer, Donna Hayward/Maddy Ferguson
Summary: She didn't have Laura's soul.

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Characters: Audrey Horne & Denise Bryson
Summary: In which Audrey meets Agent Bryson for breakfast.
nickelmountain: (suntory time)
2013-07-10 06:55 am

Podfic covers: Star Trek & Firefly

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..."

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

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

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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."

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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: (suntory time)
2013-07-09 06:09 am

Podfic covers: TSCC

...and here are some covers to go with the six Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles podfics I've posted to date.

I actually have a seventh cover ready to go, but I haven't gotten around to recording the podfic yet. Soon, I hope. :/

*Sigh* I love this show so much. I just finished my fifth rewatch earlier this year, but I may already be due for another.

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Characters: Riley Dawson, Jesse Flores
Summary: "Riley had a doll, once."

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Characters: Derek Reese, Sarah Connor, John Connor, Kyle Reese
Summary: "Derek tries to reconcile Sarah-the-legend to Sarah, here and now."

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Characters: John Connor, Sarah Connor
Summary: "These days are easier to remember, even if they'd been the longest ago: her love for him, running ribbon-like around his world, big and wide and weaving through everything. It had been enough. It had been everything. Future John reminisces."

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Characters: John Connor/Cameron Phillips
Summary: "Five AU moments with John and Cameron, if Cameron was accidentally sent to 2008 instead of 1999."

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Characters: John Connor/Cameron Phillips
Summary: "Written for the Awesome Ladies Ficathon, recorded for the Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology in conjunction with halfamoon. Prompt: Cameron (/John?) Disturbance."

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Characters: Sarah Connor, Derek Reese, Cameron Phillips, John Connor
Summary: "He is dreaming that he sees them standing under the tree, Derek and his mother – Sarah – standing so close that they don’t look like two people but like some new creature that he’s never seen before."
nickelmountain: (suntory time)
2013-07-08 10:11 am

Podfic covers: Fringe

I've made six Fringe podfics to date, so here are six shiny new covers to go with them. A couple of these covers are among my favorites so far. A warning - the sixth cover is mildly NSFW.

You know what I discovered while I was making these covers? I discovered that doing a Google image search for Anna Torv is an exceptionally pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Her face, you guys. Her face.

Actually, the same goes for Jasika Nicole. Hmm.

I may need to go find myself some more Astrid/Olivia. I haven't read any new Fringe fic since S5 stomped all over my heart, but Astrid/Olivia sounds really good to me right now.

Anyway. Here they are:

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Characters: Olivia Dunham/Peter Bishop, Walter Bishop
Summary: "It starts like this." Spoilers through early S2.

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Characters: Olivia Dunham/Peter Bishop, Astrid Farnsworth, Walter Bishop
Summary: "It is hard to let go of what might have been, especially when it's been presented in the flesh." Spoilers through mid S3.

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Characters: Olivia Dunham/Astrid Farnsworth, with references to red!Olivia and red!Astrid
Summary: "Set post-3x09 Marionette to the tune of care, equations, untainted, comfort, lab time, probabilities, milkshake, numbers, desire, something new, and intervention."

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Characters: Astrid Farnsworth & Walter Bishop, with Gene the cow
Summary: "Astrid didn't want to be Walter Bishop's lab assistant. Unfortunately, neither did anyone else." Set during early S1.

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Characters: Olivia Dunham/Olivia Dunham (red!/!blue!)
Summary: "They need each other." S3.

...and here's the mildly NSFW one:

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Characters: Olivia Dunham/Emily Prentiss (crossover with Criminal Minds)
Summary: "Sometimes they win." No spoilers for any season of either show.
nickelmountain: (suntory time)
2013-07-07 12:40 pm

Podfic covers: Supernatural

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.


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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

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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.

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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)

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Characters: Meg Masters & Bela Talbot
Summary: "Meg takes Bela off the rack."

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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)
2013-06-28 05:12 pm

Four new(ish) podfics

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 )

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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)
2013-03-10 05:46 pm

Arm in Arm//Fist to Fist & The Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology III

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 [ 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: (the women of community approve)
2013-01-15 02:20 pm

Arm in Arm//Fist to Fist: multifandom f+f podfic fest @ audiofemme

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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)
2013-01-01 09:42 pm
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Podfic end-of-year wrap up

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)
2012-12-23 04:30 pm

Podfic: "Scarves (not hats)", by Penknife

Title: Scarves (not hats)
Author: [ profile] penknife
Reader: [ 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)
2012-12-21 12:35 pm

Podfic: "Not a Damsel in Distress," written by non_island

Title: Not a Damsel in Distress
Author: [ profile] non_island
Reader: [ 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: [ profile] evian_fork

Download: mp3 || m4b
Streaming available through mp3 link

Recorded for the Podfic Round 2012 at [ profile] casestory.
nickelmountain: (Default)
2012-11-01 11:19 am
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fandomaid auction for Hurricane Sandy

[ 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: (winchesters)
2012-10-09 08:56 pm

SPN Podfic: Groundhog Day, by astolat (Sam/Dean)

Title: Groundhog Day
Author: [ 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 [ 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)
2012-10-09 12:59 pm
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Seeking podfic recs!

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 [ 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 [ 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: (headphones in the tub)
2012-07-31 05:38 pm
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Thoughts on accent diversity in podfic

There's a great conversation happening right now at [ profile] amplificathon regarding accents in podfic. I won't try to repeat points other people have already made (and better than I ever could), but I'm really happy to see this conversation going on, and to see the podfic community rallying around accent diversity.

As a couple of people pointed out, accents are subjective anyway. We all have them. And yet it comes up again and again as a reason why new podficcers are afraid to dip their toes in the water. It makes me sad.

thoughts on my own accent, and what it means to have an accent in the larger fannish conversation )