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Warm sun. a clean desk.
These quotidian magics
Cannot keep you here.

(April is national poetry month here in the U.S. Any poems that I post this month are by me, unless otherwise stated.)
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Zombie dreams again
Dear Subconscious, I think you
Misspelled Zamboni
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S&H2

Fic: The Fine Line Between Love and Hate, AKA Hutch and the Striped Tomato
Fandom: Starsky & Hutch
Characters/Pairing: Ken Hutchinson/David Starsky
Writer: hardboiledbaby
Reader: themusecalliope
Rated: PG-13?
Summary: Hutch hated the Torino with his heart and soul, but mostly with his back...
Length: 3:29
Music credit: Bay City Rollers - I Only Wanna Be With You
Cover Art: me
Download: MP3 | Podbook

Notes: My thanks to Hardboiledbaby for BP and writing great stories about our boys. Thanks also to Sly for the beta, and, as usual, many thanks to Paraka for hosting.

(my podfic masterlist)
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S&H1

Fic: Wake-Up Call
Fandom: Starsky & Hutch
Characters/Pairing: Ken Hutchinson/David Starsky, Huggy Bear
Writer: hardboiledbaby
Reader: themusecalliope
Rated: G
Summary: Love really is blind, Huggy thought.
Length: 1:34
Music credit: Tom Scott - Gotcha (Theme from "Starsky & Hutch")
Cover Art: me
Download: MP3 | Podbook

Notes: My thanks to Hardboiledbaby for BP and writing great stories about our boys. Thanks also to Sly for the beta, and, as usual, many thanks to Paraka for hosting.

(my podfic masterlist)
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wtht

Fic: Welcome to Halloween Town
Fandom: Nightmare Before Christmas (w/ Welcome to Night Vale fusion)
Characters/Pairing: The One Hiding Under Your Bed (Radio Host), A different Radio Host - (no actual pairings)
Writer: stellar_dust
Reader: themusecalliope & analise010
Rated: PG
Summary: A friendly hilltop community where the trees crackle and rustle in the wind, the sky is a glorious sickly green with scudding clouds across the inscrutable face of the moon, and the jack o'lanterns carve themselves while still ripening on the vine …

Welcome .. to Halloween Town.
Length: 37:19
Music credit: String Tribute Players - This is Halloween; Bobby Thayer, Indianna Hale, and Joe Lewis - Monster's Holiday (The Weather)
Cover Art: Kalakirya (who is awesome)
Download: MP3 | Podbook

Notes: We had *so much* fun with this fic, so extra thanks to stellar_dust for saying that we could podfic it. Thanks to Sly for the beta, and, as usual, many thanks to Paraka for hosting.

(my podfic masterlist)
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Scotch 6

Fic: Scotch, the Sixth (Scotch 6)
Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Characters/Pairing: Mycroft/Lestrade
Writer: [personal profile] earlgreytea68
Reader: [personal profile] themusecalliope
Rated: PG
Summary: Lestrade encounters Molly. Oh, and then there's chess.
Length: 17:53
Music credit: none
Cover Art: By me. (Manifesty's series cover art is here)
Download: MP3 | Podbook

Notes: ha HA! I've finally posted the next part. Surprise! As always, thanks to Paraka for hosting my files. Much bowing to Sly for betaing this. And Huzzahs to earlgreytea68 for the cool fic, and letting me record this series.

(my podfic masterlist)
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The holidays might be behind us, but that doesn't mean that we can't get some neat prezzies. *g*

Could it be that you've always wanted to have icons for a favourite character or ship? Maybe a cool header or fabulous style for your journal/Twitter/Tumblr? Perhaps you're looking for recs on a favourite trope/bulletproof kink/favourite character and/or ship?

Let's have fun today and talk a little about our fannish wishes, yeah?

Day 10

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.


1) Anything awesome related to Kili/Tauriel. (Art? Fic? Podfic? Icons? etc…) I have a tiny new obsession. (You can find some prompts here if you want to make something…)

2) Cover art for a podfic of Welcome to Halloween Town (as there is a podfic of this in the works)

3) Podfic, as enumerated in my Dear Podficcer Letter
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Day 2

In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


1) The Kili/Tauriel Fest! It's new, but the few of us who haunt the place are having fun coming up with prompts and celebrating this pairing from The Hobbit fandom.

2) Amplificathon on DW or on LJ is a community to post your podfic on. This is the community that helped me connect with the podfic community. There are fests during the year, and a whole lot of podfic gets posted on those sites.

3) #ITPE - The Informal Twitter Podfic Exchange (@ITPE_Mod) is a podfic exchange that takes place in the last couple of months of the year, with reveals at Christmas. I've done it two years in a row and this year it really got be back to podficcing. The Mods are amazing, and do *so much* work to make it work. I can't wait for next year to do it again.
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Day 9

In your own space, rec at least 3 fanworks you thought you wouldn't like (because they weren't your fandom or they pushed against your boundaries or you thought you just wouldn't be interested) but you ended up loving. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I don't push my boundaries very often, but…

1) [Podfic of] When Fics Take on a Life of Their Own ([0:28:32] A fanfic writer and Feminist Ryan Gosling discuss celebrity culture, gender and theory, and the political perils of Fassavoy fic. (Dual-voice podfic by Cath and Klb) ) - So…I heard about this story in the Resonance podfic podcast. I don't generally listen to podfics that I haven't read the story for, and especially not ones for fandoms I don't romp about in. …But this one sounded interesting, so I gave it a try…and I really enjoyed it! If you like well-voiced fandom meta at all, give this podfic featuring Feminist Ryan Gosling a try.

2) Letters, the Writing Of by earlgreytea68 - Okay. I think that everyone knows that I love earlgreytea68's fic. Like, a lot. But I am not that big a fan of angst generally and I knew that this one would be painful. I tried it anyway…and I loved it so much that I ended up podficcing it. It's a Sherlock BBC fic with this summary: "While he's dead, Sherlock writes John letters." Yeah. It's ouchy, but so very good.

3) This cover of Far over the misty mountains cold by str8voices. You know what? I'm really picky about cover versions of songs. In fact, the first time I heard this I wasn't sure I liked it. But then? I listened again…and now I love it. So there.

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Once upon a time, my friend Scott (with whom I do the Articles of the Shadow Proclamation Doctor Who podcast) told me that he was starting a new podcast, and would I be the voice of the creepy computer for him. I have always wanted to be the voice of a creepy computer, so of course I said yes.

That podcast became Doctor Geek's Laboratory, the podcast of science from fiction. We've looked into The Flying Car and the Privatization of Space, among other things. The podcast has both skits that look into possible futures, and interviews with real people about things happening now.

And now? Now season one has come to CD! It's real. I've held it in my hand! If you want a copy you can get one from here (and also Amazon).

I'll be over here bouncing around if you need me.
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Yeah. I'm totally doing this out of order. I guess that's just how I roll?

Day One


In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Okay. I'm going to go ahead and recommend:

1) My podfic of A Brief History of Liars by jibrailis. It's a story that takes place in Garth Nix's Old Kingdom. This podfic is only about 15 minutes long, but something about it really sticks with me. Also? I sing a tiny bit in it. (Rated teen)

2) My podfic of Four Ways Marcella Could Have Ended Up Working For Martin and One Way She Did by linaerys. It's also about 15 minutes long, but this one is in the Grosse Pointe Blank fandom. I adore Marcella. It was so fun to look at the ways she might have met Martin. (This one is Gen)

3) I used to write a bit? And this is something I wrote that still amuses me: Swimming. It's a little bit of 10/Rose fluff from the Doctor Who fandom.

So…there you go.Three things that I made. :)
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In your own space, create a love meme for yourself. Let people tell you how amazing and awesome and loveable you really are. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. Surf the comments and find people to give love to.


Um...So, analise010 asked that I post one of these? Thus, here it is.

*sneaks back to work*
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TrulyMadly

Fic: Truly Madly Deeply
Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Characters/Pairing: Sherlock/John
Writer: astolat
Reader: [personal profile] themusecalliope
Rated: Explicit
Summary: John knew something was terribly, deeply wrong when he came back to the flat and found that Sherlock had made dinner.
Length: 13:06
Music credit: Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Cover Art: by akamine_chan
Download: MP3 | Podbook

Notes: Thanks to Sly_hostetter for betaing and to astolat for Blanket Permission. Also, as always, thanks to Paraka for hosting. This podfic was originally creative for Jesperanda as part of #ITPE 2013.

(my podfic masterlist)
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Letters 3

Fic: Letters, Redux (Letters 3)
Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Characters/Pairing: Sherlock/John
Writer: [personal profile] earlgreytea68
Reader: [personal profile] themusecalliope
Rated: PG?
Summary: While he's dead, Sherlock writes John more letters.
Length: 13:13
Music credit: The Weepies - World Spins Madly On
Cover Art: by themusecalliope
Download: MP3 | Podbook

Notes: Thanks to analise010 for betaing and to earlgreytea68 for permission and an awesome story. Also, as always, thanks to Paraka for hosting. Image credit: sergeyp / 123RF Stock Photo

(my podfic masterlist)
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Letters 2

Fic: Letters, the Reading Of (Letters 2)
Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Characters/Pairing: Sherlock/John
Writer: [personal profile] earlgreytea68
Reader: [personal profile] themusecalliope
Rated: PG?
Summary: While he's dead, Sherlock writes John letters. John reads them.
Length: 33:57
Music credit: Michael Hutchence - Slide Away
Cover Art: by koshvader
Download: MP3 | Podbook

Notes: Thanks to Sly_hostetter for betaing and to earlgreytea68 for permission and an awesome part 2. Also, as always, thanks to Paraka for hosting.

(my podfic masterlist)
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Letters 1

Fic: Letters, the Writing Of (Letters 1)
Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Characters/Pairing: Sherlock/John
Writer: [personal profile] earlgreytea68
Reader: [personal profile] themusecalliope
Rated: PG?
Summary: While he's dead, Sherlock writes John letters.
Length: 21:01
Music credit: Peter Gabriel - I Grieve
Cover Art: by koshvader
Download: MP3 | Podbook

Notes: Thanks to analise010 for betaing and to earlgreytea68 for permission and an awesome story. Also, as always, thanks to Paraka for hosting.

(my podfic masterlist)
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Fic: The Job Fair
Fandom: Avengers/Welcome to Night Vale
Pairing: Clint/Coulson, Carlos/Cecil
Writer: sabinelagrande
Reader: [personal profile] themusecalliope
Rated: PG
Summary:Clint isn't entirely sure that it's a coincidence that the car breaks down right outside of Phil's hometown.
Length: 34:27
Music credit: Disparition - Glass Tiger & The Ballad of Fiedler and Mundt
Cover Art: by me...
Download: MP3 | Podbook

Notes: This podfic was originally recorded for sly_hostetter's borthday. Thanks to sabinelagrande for blanket permission and fire_juggler for being an awesome beta. Also, as always, thanks to Paraka for hosting.

(my podfic masterlist)
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Greeting oh lovely and wonderful podficcer!

You are awesome! Thank you for your time and talent. \o/

Shiny things:

There are some fandom things that I am particularly fond of. Let me tell you of them!

In general,

* I love BAMFness in our hero(ine) characters (especially when surprising)
* Them secretly being say a were-something/psychic/magical, etc.
* I also love AUs, crossovers, first times,...and happy endings.

Avengers (movieverse) is my most relaxed fandom. I like ScienceBros gen, Clint/Natasha, Clint/Coulson, (Clint/Coulson/Natasha), Bruce/Clint, Bruce/Natasha, Tony/Pepper, Steve/Tony, Darcy/anyone and just straight up gen. (FYI, for some reason I can't see Jane and Thor with anyone but each other.)

Sherlock BBC fandom, I am particularly fond of the pairings: John/Sherlock and Mycroft/Lestrade. I suffer from Reichenfeels, so please avoid stories about The Fall.

Welcome to Night Vale is my shiny new fandom. I am all about the Cecil/Carlos.

New Who, I like any pairing combination that involves The Doctor(9,10,or 11), Rose, and Jack. All 3, any 2, or New Who gen. Oh! And Amy/Rory. I love Rory.

H50, I am a little too fond of Danno/Steve.

SPN. Ah, SPN. I'm really fond of Dean/Castiel. ...But I never saw past season 5. Make of that what you will.

The Bond Franchise...I tripped and fell into the 00Q. I have not managed to escape. Moneypenny-being-Awesome gen is also fab.

Starsky & Hutch Yep. I like Starsky/Hutch. I haven't made it past season 1 yet, though, FWIW.

Things that are not my bag, baby:
I do not dig incest, mpreg, major character death, zombies, dystopias, underage sex, or omega-verse stuff. *shrug* Just not my thing.

Things I have to avoid:
I really can't deal with non-con, slavery (or power imbalances that have that vibe), animals getting hurt, or torture. Oh! And betrayal.

So, I hope that this letter is clear and helpful, but if you need more insight, you can check with [profile] sly_hostetter as she knows me quite well.
Thanks again!
P.S. In case you need them, my rec lists and my AO3 bookmarks.
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The other day I was listening to the PRI Global Hits podcast, and I ran across this extremely melancholy clarinet solo by a Syrian, currently living in New York, named Kinan Azmeh. The song is called A Sad Morning, Every Morning. He calls it: "A little prayer for home. Dedicated to all those who have fallen in Syria in the past year."

It grabbed me, and I immediately started hunting for it, so that I could listen to the whole thing. It turns out that you can't seem to buy it anywhere (unsurprising, as it was his way of communicating his sorrow, and he had no interest in profiting from the situation.) You can experience the song in this video, though. It's well paired with some haunting animation.

Um...you might want to have a tissue handy if music gets to you in the way it does me.

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I'm sure that most of you have heard this song already. ...But it's my current song obsession, and it's, to coin a phrase, fucking awesome. So, give it another listen.

Also? It's one of the few videos I've seen lately that I love, so here's the video.

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