[sticky entry] Sticky: Podfic Data

Apr. 19th, 2025 08:43 pm
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I needed someplace to keep track of my podfics, so...here we are...(note: proceed with caution. Mature themes)

For a list of my finished podfics and fic recs: go here (just assume that I want podfics of anything I rec that is not already podficced...author willing.) (the fic recs are now old)

Also, I have a Doctor Who podcast - Articles of the Shadow Proclamation (now mostly defunct), and I'm the voice of a slightly creepy computer on Dr. Geek's Lab.
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Greetings oh lovely and wonderful podficcer!

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

further squee )

So, I hope that this letter is clear and helpful, but if you need more insight, you can check with analise010 (on tumblr or via gmail) as she know me (and my taste in fic) quite well.
Thanks again!
P.S. In case you need them, my AO3 bookmarks.
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Day 15

In your own space, write a love letter to Fandom in general, to a particular fandom, to a trope, a relationship, a character, or to your flist/circle/followers. Share your love and squee as loud as you want to.

Dear Fandom,

Because of you, I have learned a great deal. I know more about myself and the vast spectrum of humanity. I have developed new skills. I have made new friends.

I really do not know where I would be today without you.
Thank you for helping me grow.
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Day 14

In your own space, create your own challenge. Whatever your challenge is, and have fun with it!

My challenge, to myself and everyone else, is to go to wherever you keep your fanworks and have a good tidy. Yep.

Clean up your files/yarn drawer/etc.
Post your finished fanworks you've never gotten around to posting.
Finish your half-finished things.
Then take a deep breath of accomplishment.

That's it.
Do it.
I dare you.
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Day 13:
In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private.

Ha! I'm almost done putting together another 101 things in 1001 days list, so I've got this.

Goals for the coming year:
1) Make list of goals
2) Reach 100 fanworks on AO3
3) Make another collab with [personal profile] analise010
4) Post 5 more sets of song recs (4 songs each)
5) Take myself less seriously

And that's it. Short and sweet.
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Day 12

In your own space, create a fanwork. Make a podfic, an icon, a sketch, a meta, or a rec list. Arts and crafts. Cross stitch. Draft an essay about a particular medium. Put together a picspam or a fanmix. Write a review of book you love, a ship manifesto, a you-should-be-listening-to-this-band essay. Create something.

Um. While I ponder what to do, here is me singing Nature Boy

*time passes*

Okay. I'm back. And I bring you:

Party King Thranduil's Retro Dance Party!
Four Songs that the Party King would have danced to back in the day:

1) 1960s
Back in the 60s, I'll bet that the Dancing King enjoyed him some Tom Jones songs. And while I'm sure he enjoyed What's New Pussycat (1965), he's guaranteed to have danced more often to It's Not Unusual (1965).

2) 1970s
Speaking of dancing royalty, in 1976 ABBA's Dancing Queen was released. Our royal dancer was bound to have been a fan. (At least until Stayin' Alive came out the following year.)

3) 1980s
You cannot convince me that Thranduil didn't spend 1981 dancing the Prince Charming. Probably he's actually in the video along with Adam and the Ants, but we just don't know.

4) 1990s
You know that back in 1992, His Partiness was dancing to Right Said Fred's - I'm Too Sexy. Can there be any doubt?

(Extra thanks to [personal profile] analise010 for suggestions and letting me bounce song ideas off of her. Also, if you liked this, you might also want to go here)
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How’d y'all get drawn into fandom? Fall into a favorite book, or movie? Something about a character caught your eye and made you think… huh, I’d like to know MORE about them.

Day 11

Share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life.

Okay. Is this supposed to be about getting into fandom, or just a life changing experience thing? Because what you are going to get instead is more of my meditations on the history of fandom.

When I saw Star Wars: A New Hope in the theater I was...5 or 6? It was in the theater for a really long time, but apparently I annoyed my Dad into taking me to see the film. I was obsessed with Leia's hair in the award scene at the end and I remember writing about the film (possibly this was fanfiction?) in first grade. But! This was the mid-70s, and I had no way to interact with others in a fandom for this movie. Home computers didn't really exist. VCRs for home use didn't really exist. My tv was black and white. My friends? Didn't really have opinions about the film.

When I was 10, Benji, Zax, and the Alien Prince (my obscure tv show that no one has every heard of) became my obsession. The best I managed to do was clip some photos out of the TV guide. No one I knew cared about this show. (BTW, I own this show on DVD.)

Escape to Witch Mountain (and really most books by Alexander Key) came to my attention roughly during the same era. I annoyed my parents into renting the film when we were visiting my uncle, because He Had a VCR! Yes. This is the film I ended up seeing over 100 times once we had a VCR of our own. But, apart from the characters from the books/films showing up in an epic crossover I wrote (that no one else ever saw), this fandom was not particularly interactive.

(There were other fandoms in here like - The Original Tomorrow People, the animated Hobbit, Kidd Video, but still, no one to share them with. Just odd looks from my family.)

Then, my Freshman year in High School, I found Doctor Who. In April 1987, I was at the Shakespeare festival in Ashland, OR, and my friend Mindi told me all about this awesome show she liked. When we got home, I tried it. And loved it. And dragged my whole family into the fandom. We found a British food place that sold Jelly babies, and we started going there a lot. (They also serve hot food. If you're ever in North Highlands, CA stop by Touch of Britain.) At some point before I graduated from High School we found a store that sold a Time Lord t-shirt. I joined a fan club. I made friends with some other fans. It was amazing! (Still no internet, mind you, but I did have an Apple IIe and at some point I learned that message boards existed, and used a 300 Baud modem to get there. No fandom message boards though.)

So, really, Doctor Who fandom changed my life the first time. Before I even got to college and discovered the pre-web Internet and PSUVM.PSU.EDU and alt. groups on usenet.

Oh, and before I forget, my friend Mindi and I used to write some Doctor Who fanfiction. We created this awesome new companion that blew things up! ...And then Ace appeared on the show. (insert mysterious music here.)

So, that's my tale of fandoms past. Sorry. Ran a bit long there.
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Day 10
In your own space, share your love for a trope, cliché, kink, motif, or theme. (Or a few!) Tell us what makes it work for you, and why it appeals to you so much. Talk about what you like to see in fanworks featuring that theme most. Feel free to include recs and examples!

Ugh. There are too many. I'm all about the tropes & AUs & Crossovers. Hurt/comfort, Curtain!fic!, Protective!person!, etc.

For this, I guess I'll go with "character is secretly a..."

* (H50) - Danny is secretly a Super Soldier (basically) - Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day) by James

* (H50) - Danny is secretly a Were-Megalodon - Jaws by JoeLawson

These were just the two I had handy. If you have any more to suggest along these lines, please link at will in the comments. Is Darcy secretly psychic? Is Bitty secretly one of the fae? Is Lestrade secretly a werewolf? Is Benton Fraser secretly immortal? I want to know!

Thank you kindly
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Day 9

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.

Okay. Ummmmm. Let's try these...

Behold! My podfics three:
1) [Podfic] Battle Mode (Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, Pairing: Carlos/Cecil) - I love what I did with the effects on this one. I really stretched myself by trying a couple of new things.

2) [Podfic] Shut Up and Kiss Me (Fandom: Thor (movies), Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Sif) - I love this pairing, so I was really glad to record this story. It makes me smile.

3) [Podfic] A Brief History of Liars (Fandom: Old Kingdom, Pairing: Astarael/Yrael) - This one is one of my favorites, and it's from such a small fandom, I feel like folks never see it. I even sing a tiny bit in it.
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Day 8

In your own space, share a favorite piece of original canon (a TV episode, a song, a favorite interview, a book, a scene from a movie, etc) and explain why you love it so much.

Favorite bit of canon, eh? Well, I was going to go with Escape to Witch Mountain, but then I realized that I haven't read much in the way of fic from this my favorite childhood book/film.

So instead, I'm going with Labyrinth.

Yes. That Labyrinth.

I love this film of a girl growing up and winning against the odds. I love the music. (I love David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly) And I love Ludo.

And now I can read fanfic about them. Yay!
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(Note for the future: Day 6 was the commenting on things day, not a posting here day.)

We all need more love, right? We need to be reminded why we’re here, why we matter, what we will be remembered for when the apocalypse comes (I kid! I kid!) But truly, so many of us have had a rough time of it this last year and could do with a bit of love.

Day 7:

In your own space, create a love meme for yourself. Let people tell you how amazing and awesome and loveable you really are.

What do I even put here? Send the love?

So awkward. I'll just go make some tea for folks who want to stop by.
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Nature Boy, written by eden ahbez in 1947, is a Jazz standard at this point. And I adore it. Here are four different versions of this song.

1) Nat King Cole was the first to record Nature Boy (in 1947). It became very commercially successful for him. If you watch the video, you'll see why. He's fantastic. (Check out this Wikipedia article to find out how he got the song.)

2) The Late (and very much lamented) David Bowie sang Nature Boy for the soundtrack of Moulin Rouge (2001). This was the first time I'd ever encountered the song, and I immediately loved it (and started hearing versions everywhere. Even one in the tv show New Amsterdam). There are actually 2 versions of the song on the soundtrack, but the linked one is the non-Massive Attack one.

3) I love Aurora , so imagine my joy when I found her version of Nature Boy (2016). It's eerie and it sounds like there are wind chimes in the background on some of it. She really makes it her own.

4) There are so many versions of this song out there that it was really hard to choose four. (Seriously, just go to Youtube and type "Nature Boy song" if you want to hear more.) But for my final selection, I'm selfishly choosing mine. A few years ago I recorded it for a friend, and I just stuck it up on Soundcloud so you can hear it too. My version of Nature Boy...three ways (acapella).

I hope that these four selections helped you to enjoy Nature Boy as much as I do. If you have a favorite version (Frank Sinatra? Gregory Porter? Shirley Bassey?) please let me know in the comments.
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Have you got a favorite how to -DO A THING- post? A favorite primer about a fandom/sports team/characters? Favorite resource out there in fandom that you enjoy? Come share them with us!

Day 5

Recommend a fannish or creative resource.

Well, they're a few years old now, but [personal profile] fire_juggler's fandom-specific Blanket Permission lists are a long-time favorite fannish resource.
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So, I saw that someone on Fandom Snowflake was looking for music recs, and I LOVE telling people about music I enjoy. I've already given them some specific recommendations, but here's a few things for everyone:

Hey! Want to listen to an Icelandic hymn in train station? Of course you do! (Árstíðir - Heyr himna smiður ) The harmonies! The echoes! The loud cheering after!

Do you like interesting instruments? Yes? Then check out Wintergatan's Marble Machine. (If you want more information on the machine, there are videos of the build on the Band's youtube channel. And an article from Wired here)

If you enjoyed that, you might also like Orkestra Obsolete playing Blue Monday using 1930s instruments (from BBC Arts)

I'll finish off this random rec list with "The Longing" - Patty Gurdy (she plays the Hurdy Gurdy). It's the Hurdy Gurdy version of a song by her Pirate Folk Metal band, Stormseeker.

That's it for this installment. I hope y'all enjoy.
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Day 4

In your own space, create a fannish wishlist. No limits on size or type of fanwork; just tell us what you’d like to see.

1) Like [personal profile] analise010 posts every year - For more people to post Transformative Works Statements for their fanworks.

2) Maybe some Stranger Things podfic?

3) More Wonder Woman/ Steve Trevor fanworks (for preference with Steve surviving somehow).

4)Hmmm...how about some Due South fic recs (as I missed them the first time around).

Thank you kindly.
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Day 3

In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create.

Okay....Three random things.

1) Lin-Manuel Miranda (and his family) make a fan video for Sound of Music

2) Opalsong's amazing podfic of Shadows in Starlight (a Rurouni Kenshin/Star Wars (original trilogy) cross over that will get into your headcanon)

3) QueenWithABeeThrone's Wonder Woman series featuring Winter Soldier!Steve Trevor - i wish we had more time
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I thought it would be amusing to dump the tabs I have open in my phone (or the description thereof) in one place for posterity, thus allowing me to clean up my phone...and still not lose stuff. New year, cleaner phone, etc. (also? Why are some of these tabs still open? I'm pretty sure some are from 2016)

So, here we go:

(starting from the top/oldest tab)
all )
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Day 2

In your own space, share a favorite memory about fandom: the first time you got into fandom, the last time a fanwork touched your heart, crazy times with fellow fans (whether on-line or off-line), a lovely comment you’ve received or have left for someone. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Okay. I've got this one.

So, back in the early 90s there was Psuvm.psu.edu, and this is the place where the fandom listservs lived. One of these listservs was duesouth-l. This listserv sent out everything from fanfiction to organizing the routing of vhs tapes around North America. It also contained the people that organized RCW139 in 1996. RCW139 was a Due South fan convention that took place in Toronto. This was my first convention, and I flew to another country to attend.

(Somewhere I have photographs from that trip that include me sitting on the Riv, posing in front of the coroner's office sign (because I was also a Forever Knight fan), and pictures from the party we threw at the Royal Ontario Museum.)

We went to Stratford and saw King Lear. We went to the Zoo they filmed an episode at. And best of all? We got a sneak preview of the soundtrack. Why was that the best? Well, I'll tell you.

No shit there we were in the Royal Ontario Museum special event room. Rows upon rows of people. All of whom were intently listening. In the back of the room, the catering staff went quietly about their business until, we got to the song "Ride Forever." When the song reached the chorus, suddenly all the attendees burst into song.

The catering staff were not expecting this (possibly because we were not Mounties. Who can say?) And they jumped, startled. I don't remember anything falling, but the look they gave us was pure incredulity.

It was hilarious.

This convention is also why I know the words to O Canada, but that is a story for another time.
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Day 1

In your own space, talk about why you're participating in Snowflake and, if you’ve participated in the past, how the challenge has affected you. What drew you to it? What did you take away from it? What do you hope to accomplish this year? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

I think this might be the third time I've participated in the snowflake challenge. I...have a terrible track record so far. This time around I'm attempting to do this challenge to support [profile] analise10 who is one of the mods. Actually, I think that's why I've tried to do the challenge before. She reminds me that the challenge exists, and then I manage a couple of challenges...and then generally I get anxious about something and stop.

This time around I'm going to try and have fun with it instead of needing my responses to be perfect. It's a good way to get a head start on my goal for the year (I'm trying not to take myself too seriously. It's a work in progress.)

This is an adventure. Let's see where it goes. Thanks for doing this y'all!
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Greetings oh lovely and wonderful podficcer!

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

further squee )

So, I hope that this letter is clear and helpful, but if you need more insight, you can check with sly_hostetter or analise010 as they know me (and my taste in fic) quite well.
Thanks again!
P.S. In case you need them, my AO3 bookmarks.


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