paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (Default)
This morning I posted a new bandom podfic! And while I was checking the places I normally post I realized I've been bad at crossposting over the summer. So, here, have my 3 latest podfics :S



Fic: There And Gone by [archiveofourown.org profile] ladyfoxxx
Fandom: Bandom (Fall Out Boy)
Pairing: Pete/Patrick
Length: 1:32:56
Links: MP3 ||| M4B

Summary: Patrick works for the government. Pete is a spy who seduces him.

Streaming and Notes )




Fic: 5 poems about awesome ladies by [archiveofourown.org profile] yue_ix
Fandom: Merlin, Disney Princesses (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), Teen Wolf and Fandom
Pairing: Gen
Length: 0:10:43
Links: MP3 ||| M4B

Summary: My working summary on this project was “French feminist poetry”

Streaming and Notes )






Fic: The Show Goes On by [archiveofourown.org profile] hazel
Readers: [archiveofourown.org profile] Hananobira and [archiveofourown.org profile] paraka
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairing: Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews
Length: 0:29:51
Links: MP3 (34.4 MBs) ||| M4B (34.8 MBs)

Summary: “Sharing clothes now, boys?” Grace asks, while a Chevy ad plays.
Johnny tenses, but Kaner just shrugs. “So?” he asks.
She grins. “Nothing. It’s just so cute.”
“Yeah, well,” Johnny says. “Nobody cares who I sleep with.”

Streaming and Notes )
paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (Default)
Dear Merlin Vidders,

WTF is up with all the colour filters? Merlin as a show has such a vibrant colour pallet. This makes watching it so pretty and should make vidding it super pretty. Why, then Merlin vidders, are you stripping the lovely source material of it's colours by having all your vids in sepia or shades of blue or anything else that drains the colours. There are very specific reasons to use colour filters! You don't just use them because you feel like it!

Some Love,

[personal profile] paraka

Podfic

25/11/09 16:48
paraka: Merlin and Arthur laughing (M-M/A-*laughs*)
Why am I so bad at keeping up with my flist? I'm in the process of catching up after my weekend away.

I took today and tomorrow off work. December is pretty much already booked full so I figured I might as well take some me time. Actually I figured I should take some time to work on podfic since [info - community] amplificathon's Podbang challenge is coming due next week. I'm currently only about half way through (that's half read and edited). Tomorrow I'm going to have to really buckle down and work on it. I'll probably have to devote some of me weekend to it too :S

I'm super excited about the results however. I hope that some good Merlin podfic comes from it. I haven't been listening to podfic nearly as much lately because I've been in such a Merlin mood and there's so little podfic for it.
paraka: Arthur looking hot in the dungeons (M-A-In the Dungeons)
I haven't really been on LJ since last Thursday. I spent all my free time this weekend angsting and cleaning up so haven't had a lot of time. Also, I've fallen behind on my shows so don't want to get spoiled. I owe people comments and hope to get to them soon.

In other news, what's with the Merlin fandom and incest fics? I don't really have any issues with incest in fics, hell, I've had two fandoms where incest pairings were my main pairing, however I've never really gotten why people feel the need to throw incest into a non-canon pairing for fics. It seems like this round of [community profile] kinkme_merlin is just filled with incest prompts and I find this weird. And in some cases icky (mostly when I say I'm ok with incest I mean I'm ok with consensual incest between family members of the same generation that isn't porny while they're still really young. I find it a lot harder to take with you get different generations involved and/or the kids are really really young).

And, while we're on the subject of Merlin, last week's episode )
paraka: Millie reading a book on a park bench (N3-Millie-Reading)
You may have noticed that I skipped the week of September 15-21. That was done on purpose since apparently I didn't read much that week and of the few fics I did touch non of them were really rec worthy. I appear to have made up for it by the next week however...

Meta )

Merlin )

Terminator )

Misc Fandoms )

And now we're almost out of September. Just in time for October to finish....
paraka: Millie reading a book on a park bench (N3-Millie-Reading)
Judging by how long it took me to write up my first rec post I don't think I'm going to be able to go with posting recs for an entire month at once, but I'll try doing it by the week. So here's my recs for Sept 1-7, 2009.

Also I have decided that Millie will be my official Fic Rec Icon. *nods*

Terminator Recs )

Stargate Atlantis Recs )

Merlin Recs )

Misc Fandoms )

Meta )

If anyone has any comments or suggestions about my formating I'd be happy to hear them. :)
paraka: Arthur looking hot in the dungeons (M-A-In the Dungeons)
Dear Brain,

What do you have against happy endings? All of the good fic ideas you come up with have sad unhappy endings! In my terminator epic you ended the fic with a giant 3 way war where the world is basically destroyed. At least you had your OTPs together and came up with a sequel where you could prevent the giant 3 way war from happening. But in order to do that you had to break up your OTP. Then you created *another* sequel with time looping where sometimes your OTP was together and other times they weren't until half of your OTP died. Not happy.

And now. Now that I'm in Merlin fandom, which is all happy and ridiculous slash, you come up with a kind of cool OT4 idea which is fun and sexy-hot in the beginning but ends with them all scattered to the winds and dying bitter and lonely. WHAT DO YOU HAVE AGAINST HAPPY ENDINGS BRAIN!? I WANT TO KNOW SO I CAN FIX IT!!

No love,
Me.
paraka: Millie reading a book on a park bench (N3-Millie-Reading)
So, as promised here's my first rec post! I decided to do it retroactively, so here's for the last week of August. I did a big Merlin rec list not too long ago for [personal profile] darlulu so there might be some repeats in here.

I should also note that one of my common ways of finding fics is through fic finding comms, so I kind of have lost my filter when it comes to spoiling fics. So if you don't like being spoiled for a fic, my recs might make you unhappy.

Because a lot of my fic comes in podfic form I've listed the title as a link to the fic but have added links in brackets beside with links to the podfic. I listen to everything as MP3s but I've included links to the M4B form as well for anyone interested in the podbook format.

Merlin Recs )

Stargate Atlantis Recs )

Terminator Recs )

Meta )

Oh God, this took me all night and it was just a few days worth of fic! :S
paraka: Don smirking at Charlie (N3-D/C-Tease)
So, last night before watching SGU, we decided to get drunk tonight. Except [personal profile] diurnal_lee is pucking right now, and Merlin w;vmas aweosne but there wasn't enough sexing but Aruther totally knows abotu Merling, he has too.

Oh and Nimwey or however you spell her mane isn't alway email, sometimes just decing but not actrually hot at all.

And someone died. I'tm going to have to go to their funeral, bnut rigth now I just need to go to sleep because I gt far more drunk than [profile] kronos999. blah, we need tp get jer driml amd sidime her.

Sorry if I'm hitting the wrong keys, I'm kind of drunk.

PS. I ope I don't regret this come morning. :DLDLD
paraka: Arthur looking hot in the dungeons (M-A-In the Dungeons)
So I was talking with [personal profile] darlulu and offered to give her some Merlin fic recs. The list got a little too long for a comment, so here's a post for anyone who's interested.

-That Shall Achieve the Sword by [personal profile] astolat
This is a really awesome. It's a sequel to Beltane and Coming of Age, which were both interesting, but I find that the third story is by far the best (and you could probably get away without reading the other two stories if you wanted). Super Powerful Merlin FTW!
[personal profile] fayjay and [personal profile] winkingstar made podifcs for all 3 stories if you're interested in listening to them.

-The Weight of Words by [personal profile] waldorph
I thought this was an interesting Arthur POV one, explaining why he is the way he is, why he likes Merlin and why he’s sometimes still a dick to Merlin.

-Misrule by [personal profile] thehoyden
This is a fun fic, with Merlin in a dress, which isn’t normally my thing but is fun nonetheless.

-Past Imperfect by [personal profile] thehoyden
A spell goes awry and confusion ensues. Very fun. :D

-Quickening Days by [profile] mercurial_wit
Time-loop fic!

-Damsel in Distress by [personal profile] thehoyden (Podfic read by [community profile] twilight
Apparently the great dragon isn’t the only slash dragon.

-Woke Up New by [profile] ficbyzee
Bodyswap fic!

-The Trouble with Unicorns by [personal profile] astolat
Arthur lost a bet to Morgana and can’t lose his virginity, very cute and funny.

-Four Times Merlin Cock-Blocked Arthur, and One Time He Didn't
by [personal profile] oxoniensis
Because cock blocking is always fun.

-Soldered by [profile] julesoh
This is a lovely fic where Merlin and Arthur are connected.

-The Dragon was a Babble-mouth by [personal profile] jade_dragoness
I like this fic for a couple reasons. I like how Uther is portrayed, as being a hard but still good father, and the hints that he wasn’t always so hard, and also, just the premise. Arthur kissing everyone in the hopes of finding one to love but completely forgetting Merlin, who grows steadily more jealous.

-Happily Ever After, My Arse by [personal profile] hackthis
Merlin isn’t the only one to talk to the dragon. He’s also not the only one questioning how his destiny can be with someone like *that*.

-Tale of the Sea Serpent and Job Orientation by [personal profile] seperis
The sea serpent one is a prequel to Job Orientation. They were both fun fics. I loved Arthur wanting a pet sea serpent, and also Arthur being so stubbornly loyal to Merlin.

-Fostered by [personal profile] rageprufrock
Because Arthur as a mother hen is never not fun.

-Peach, Plum, Pear by [personal profile] sweetestdrain
Future fic where Merlin left long ago and Arthur misses him. I liked this one because it showed how there can be the tangled love stories with Merlin, Arthur, Gwen and Lancelot but still have them be happy.

-Warlock by [personal profile] aftertherain
This is such a heartbreaking story of Merlin’s magic being revealed to Uther and Arthur trying to help Merlin in what ways he can around Uther.

-A Thousand Different Skins by [profile] tarayith
Merlin keeps turning into various animals. This is really cute and sweet and funny by turns.

-Favourite by [personal profile] astolat
This is just such an awesome fic. I love that politics of it, and how Arthur’s way of getting back at Merlin is to buy him presents. :P

-The Play's the Thing by [personal profile] shinybug
This fic made me laugh so much. Older ladies trying to seduce Arthur, Merlin’s “help” to dissuade them and Arthur just generally being clueless.

And some AUs:
-Lord Drake's Bequest by [personal profile] pennyplainknits (Podfic, read by [personal profile] pennyplainknits)
This is a really cute modern day harlequin style story where they're forced to get married and the act stops being an act (I kind of adore harlequin style, so there may be a few of these).

-Defenders Of the Realm by [personal profile] lamardeuse (Podfic read by [personal profile] fayjay)
This is a fun modern day AU where pretty much everyone but Merlin is a police officer and there's still magic and the slash dragon.

-Drastically Redefining Protocol by [personal profile] rageprufrock
I’m pretty sure everyone in the Merlin fandom has already rec’ed this fic but whatever, it’s worth rec’ing. Arthur as the Prince of Wales never stops being an awesome idea. I did feel that the end of the fic was a bit rushed but it didn’t stop me from staying up all night reading it when I first discovered it.

-We’re a Storm in Someone Else’s Teacup by [profile] paperclipbitch
This fic, combined with Defenders of the Realm made me realize that I adore modern AUs where magic still exsists. This one is particularly awesome, where Merlin meets Morgana in a support group for people with super powers.
paraka: Cameron holding onto John's sweater while they look at each other (SCC-J/C-Close)
Just got back from Dairy Queen. My mom randomly decided we should go out for ice cream. And I can hear her making cupcakes. I feel like a giant 5 year old, but she'd making them so I can bring them into work. For my birthday. :P

I was saying to [personal profile] raxhel today that it doesn't really feel like my birthday, since normally June is so busy we don't have time for anything. Except I haven't really been busy this year. I guess I took that statement to heart, because suddenly my schedule is looking pretty full. Tomorrow for my actual birthday we're just going to do a quiet night at home. But on Friday I'm going out with [personal profile] lilithilien and we're going to go to a concert. Saturday I'm going to go furniture shopping with my mom (20 days 'til the house is *mine*). And Sunday is the [community profile] ottawa_slashers monthly meet up but I'm going to have to leave early since we're having my family birthday party Sunday afternoon.

Yesterday I met up with [personal profile] seanchaidh and we went out for dinner, and then headed over to a Starbucks for a write in. Often when I go to write ins, I spend more time distracting people than anything else (yesterday wasn't really an exception) or I'll bring my computer and work on editing a podfic or possibly a vid. Yesterday though, I just brought a note book and pen, and actually *wrote*. I restarted a Terminator fic I'm working on. I've also fleshed out a lot more of the idea. I'm really happy with the little I have down, so hopefully I'll keep writing, and eventually have something I can post. Right now, the working title is "Sex Bot Fic" to give you an idea what it's about :P

And because I haven't done one in a while: Vid Rec.

Title: Red
Vidder: [personal profile] obsessive24
Song: Red by Elbow
Fandom/Pairing: Merlin - Arthur/Merlin
Why I Love It: This is just such a *pretty* vid. I love all the slow motion shots, and views of red, especially of Arthur's cape. This vid really showcases how pretty the source material is (and totally makes me want to vid in the fandom, even though I have no *time*).
It's also a perfect song for Arthur, his mentality and life. "You burn too bright, you live too fast" "You're a tragedy starting to happen" I mean, isn't that just Arthur?
I love how the vid starts off with Arthur and his father; like an explanation or build up as to *why* Arthur lives this way. To show all the pressure Arthur is under.
Then the vid moves onto Merlin and shows an almost envy within Arthur. And it shows how hard Arthur fights for those around him. But then we get to see how Merlin also fights for Arthur too. Even if sometimes it's in the background. It really bring home that message of them being two sides of the same coin, and I love the ending shot, of Merlin holding Arthur above the water. Such a powerful vid.

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