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For no reason other than a) I dig podfic, and b) I'm curious.

Poll #2862 Things about podfic.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 24


I listen to podfic ...

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Often
16 (66.7%)

Rarely
5 (20.8%)

Never (or close enough for government work)
3 (12.5%)

I find podfic to listen to at ...

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The Audiofic archive
20 (95.2%)

Amplificathon (LJ community)
13 (61.9%)

Podslash (LJ community)
6 (28.6%)

Some other resource I will share in the blank below, because sharing is friendly
2 (9.5%)

That other podfic source I said I'd share is ...

I'll decide to try out a new podfic if ...

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I've read other stories by that author
17 (81.0%)

I've heard other stories read by that reader
13 (61.9%)

Someone recs it to me
15 (71.4%)

It's part of a challenge/fest I'm following
3 (14.3%)

I'll skim some of the text before I make up my mind
6 (28.6%)

I'll listen to anything in my fandom(s)/about my favorite pairing(s)
9 (42.9%)

I'll listen to anything that's the length I'm looking for
6 (28.6%)

Some other method I will tell you about below
3 (14.3%)

That other method I use to decide to listen to a new podfic is ...

Compared to my fanfic reading habits, the range of fandoms I'll listen to podfic in is ...

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Broader
4 (19.0%)

The same
7 (33.3%)

Narrower
10 (47.6%)

Compared to my fanfic reading habits, my standards for writing quality necessary for me to enjoy a podficced text are ...

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Higher
9 (42.9%)

The same
9 (42.9%)

Lower
3 (14.3%)

If I decide I don't want to finish listening to a podfic, it's likely because ...

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The story isn't up to my standards, or has an element I don't like
11 (52.4%)

The reader isn't up to my standards, or something about the reader's style makes the story difficult to follow
15 (71.4%)

The recording has poor sound quality
17 (81.0%)

Given several lengths to choose from, I prefer podfics that are ...

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Less than 10 minutes
0 (0.0%)

10-29 minutes
2 (9.5%)

30-59 minutes
4 (19.0%)

1 hour - 1 hour 59 minutes
3 (14.3%)

Two hours or more (long as I can get them baby!)
8 (38.1%)

Seriously, you're enough of a dork to make sure the time horizons on your response options don't overlap? On a Dreamwidth Poll? Your nerdery is epic, man.
4 (19.0%)

Compared to my fanfic rereading habits, I am ________ to relisten to a podfic I've already heard.

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More likely
15 (71.4%)

As likely
5 (23.8%)

Less likely
1 (4.8%)

If I'm in public, I will listen to podfics with explicit sexual content ...

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Gleefully
11 (52.4%)

Knowingly
8 (38.1%)

Only if I didn't know the sex scene was coming
0 (0.0%)

Only until the porn starts, and then I'll flush and fumble frantically for the off button
2 (9.5%)

Never
0 (0.0%)

At work, I am ________ to listen to podfics with explicit sexual content.

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More likely
0 (0.0%)

As likely
5 (31.2%)

Less likely
4 (25.0%)

Absolutely not willing
7 (43.8%)

My favorite thing about podfic is ...

My podfic pet peeve is ...

Why yes, I would love to recommend a favorite podfic of mine! It's ...

Extra credit: If I could have fiercelydreamed record any podfic (her own fic or someone else's), it would be ...



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If the Winchester brothers were more mentally balanced, they'd print this strip on business cards and keep them stocked next to the salt and gasoline.

i gots to be me

For the most part, they'd just be swapping them back and forth with each other, but still.

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About a week ago, somebody bought my journal some paid time. Thanks, nifty person! I don't know who you are, but I appreciate the consideration. I'm looking over the list of paid features now debating what I want to play with (polls: always entertaining). Also, I'm taking this as incentive to keep moving forward on the stories currently in progress (at least one of which is, I think, actually within a thousand words or so of completion).
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I have a friend in need of an Archive of Our Own invitation. Anybody have a spare?

ETA: He's taken care of -- thanks for your help!
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Porn For Women. Mildly NSFW, but only if someone actually stops to read it. )


For those who aren't regular XKCD readers, please note the alt-text is also original to the strip.

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So that Carly Fiorina "demon sheep" attack ad?

Voiced by Acastus frickin' Kolya, baby.

Seriously, it just gets more and more hysterical that it was made in earnest.

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All right, so here's the low-down on my LJ/DW interoperability for the reasonably foreseeable future (duplicated at both LJ journals, natch).

- [personal profile] the_drifter, my RL account, will be staying LJ-based, as I use it to keep up with a number of non-fannish friends who don't know or care about DW. I will continue to read this account's flist at LJ, and it's the flist I check most regularly. I haven't been crossposting and don't have immediate plans to do so; the DW version is basically just there in case I ever need to jump ship and to keep custody of the name.
-[personal profile] fiercelydreamed , my fannish account, is primarily DW-based. I'm starting to keep up on this account's circle (which I never really did on LJ), and will continue to crosspost to LJ for the foreseeable future.

So, two things I'd like to know:

- Are you currently/planning to post primarily/only at DW? If so, please tell me, so I can make sure I'm subscribing to you here.
- Are you currently/planning to read primarily/only your DW circle and not your LJ flist? If so, please tell me, because if there are enough of you who I know and/or would want to have access to my RL posts, I may start duplicating those on a filter at [personal profile] fiercelydreamed on DW.
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Some time last summer, [personal profile] shaenie and I hit a point where we started writing nearly anything we could think of, just to get ourselves writing again. One of the sandboxes we jumped into was Star Trek XI/Reboot, where [personal profile] shaenie came up with the ingredients for a fairly epic bodyswap fic, half from Kirk's POV, half from Uhura's. We both got sucked into other projects in the interim, so the early scenes have been sitting untouched in googledocs for the last few months. I felt the urge to post one of them here, for my entertainment and hopefully yours, and she gave me the go-ahead. We may or may not finish it eventually -- it's built on some damn cool scaffolding, but boy howdy would it be long -- but it's us, so who knows.


(Totally arbitrary) title: First Impressions; or, You: 1; This Guy: 0. [excerpt]
Details: STXI/Reboot/whatever we're calling it, Nyota-POV. Contains references to Spock/Uhura but is basically gen for this scene. ~4,300 words.
Summary: Nyota at bat.
Notes: are spoilery for the set-up of the story, though not for the plot, so I'll put them behind the cut. )


Nyota kicks one leg over to rest on the other knee and beams at the viewscreen. She's starting to see why Jim likes this part so much. 'Aw, that's so sweet of you,' she says. 'And here nobody'd called me great since last night.' )
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Discussing the most recent White Collar episode, shaenie and I just figured out a totally practicable way to Cut for very oblique spoilers about one part of the action. ) For the sole purpose of same nebulous spoiler. )

Shameless objectification can be a beautiful thing sometimes, that's all I'm saying.
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But that's not, ultimately, what I want stories to give me. I don't slash because I like finding and pointing out homoerotic subtext everywhere I can. I slash because the stories I want, I can't have. I can't have a story where Kirk and Spock touch hands without the glass between them at the end of Wrath of Khan. I can't have a story where Merlin and Arthur fall in love on NBC prime time and the world doesn't end.

- A post by bookshop,* to which the best thing I can do is point and say, "Yes. That. Precisely."

The second-best thing I can do is try to step back up and get the activity level going at [community profile] queerlygen  again. If you're not already following the community but would be interested in seeing more gen works about sexual and gender minority characters, please go check out the community and add any thoughts you have on how you'd like to see it work. Until the commercial media cowboys up and starts telling our stories -- and even when they do -- I think one of the most important things we can do is tell those stories for each other.


* Thanks to
[personal profile] thingswithwings  for the link; you continue to bring me the best stuff I'm missing, friend.
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I can now give credit where credit is most definitely due for the three really wonderful stories I received:

Cut in case anyone likes to go unspoiled. )

As for me, I wrote Prize [Polly & the Pirates] for odditycollector, and got more joy out of writing that request than I can properly express.


Happy New Year to all of you, and I wish you lots of joy and reading in it.

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I had just gotten off of a five-hour phone conversation with one of my favorite people in the world, and then my inbox dinged and I found I had two Yuletide stories waiting for me! Needless to say, I clicked those links as fast as my little thumbs could click.

Changes on the Cusp [Angels in America] picks up a decade back, at the waning edge of 1999. Anonymous #1 has a quietly amazing touch with the tone of the original, and gives us Belize, Harper, and Prior in a way that made my eyes sting and my throat tighten with fondness. There are some lines in there that are breathtakingly Kushnerian, including one of Harper's about happiness that you will know when you get to it. They all keep their honesty, and their clear sight, and as I told Anonymous #1, I love that the story does not attempt to fix the world any more than the original work does. It lets both the hard things and the good things be what they are.

all your heart-melodies [Lilo & Stitch] (titled after "The Dream Keeper" by Langston Hughes) is a perfect vision of Lilo's life after the movie, if we accept that Lilo's world is our world and so the things that are true for us are also true for her. Anonymous #2 provides a deft set of snapshots of Lilo as she grows up, and they showed me all the things I assume that term has to mean; I had to stop halfway through and reread the first half, because I suddenly noticed what I'd taken at face value before. This is a Lilo who grows older, who is changed but who never stops dreaming, or loving, or caring. The world through her eyes is vivid and swirling, and Nani never wavers through all of it, and Stitch feels more real than I would have thought anyone could have made him. When I was a girl, I wanted to do everything, and maybe Anonymous #2 was the same, because she somehow wrote a love letter to who I was when I was six.

This was my first year participating in Yuletide, and I don't think my experience could have possibly made me happier. Thanks again to both (both!) my mystery authors, and to my recipient, and especially to the Yuletide mods and anyone else who helped bring this challenge forward.
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1) Read [personal profile] shaenie 's latest White Collar fic, Contractual Obligations: Three Steps. It's incredibly hot, often funny, intermittently painful, and makes you want to take notes for your (current/future/utterly hypothetical/no way in hell) marriage.

2,...,n) Binge out on Podbang. I haven't made it all the way through any of them yet, but dudes: longfic. Some of stories I already love, some by readers I already love, and a whole bunch by people I've never heard of. The hardest thing is deciding which to listen to first!

Posted!

Dec. 20th, 2009 09:07 pm
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I think I love this Yuletide fic as much as anything I've ever written. [personal profile] shaenie , [personal profile] thingswithwings , thanks again.

I don't know when the challenge goes live, or when the authorial reveal happens, but I'll link the story here when it's kosher to do so. In the meantime, I'm already filled with glee at the thought of all the amazing things I'm going to get to read soon.

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DUDES. So I'm watching the Castle episode "The Fifth Bullet," in which Riley Finn Marc Blucas is a crime victim with amnesia. The psychologist they've brought in gives the "three kinds of memory" speech, and in a narcissistic moment, I think "Huh, that's basically a paraphrase of the explanation Carson gives John over the phone in Unidentified."

Then, as they're all sitting awkwardly there because no one knows what to call Blucas, Castle suddenly grabs a form, passes it to him, and tells him to sign his name.

And all I'm hearing in my head now is Andrew Welles in the BtVS episode "Storyteller," yelling, "Damn you, get out of my head!"
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So the lovely Kate has been doing a solstice calendar of treats for everyone, and tonight several people pitched in stories (SGA, SG-1, and STXI so far). Go read them all, they're pretty delightful. I've contributed a short post-series Ronon POV ensemble fic, in which Teyla goes on a winter holiday binge and drags everyone else along with her.

On which note: thanks, guys, for the snowflake cookies! I was delighted and ate some non-virtual treats to honor the intention behind the virtual ones.

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