Podfic

30/6/10 08:57
paraka: Adam Lambert standing with the text "whataya want from me" from the music video (AI8-A-Whataya Want From Me)
Last week I had an amazingly productive podficing week. I managed to get chapter 3 of (this is) not a statement edited. I recorded and posted Four PM. I also managed to get two other podfics recorded and one partially edited.

That was last week.

I had these grand plans to finish editing at least one of the podfics I recorded last week this weekend but then totally didn't and I haven't done any editing or recording this week at all. :(

Instead I spent last night reading bad fic (OMG, it was *painful*) before finding the completely awesome You've Got Music by [livejournal.com profile] buffyx (now I'm totally in the mood for Kradam AUs but instead am listening to J2 AUs because I've listened to all the AI podfic a million times each).

*sigh* It was really fun being all productive last week. I really need to get back to that. AI fandom needs more podfic. Seriously.
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: 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: 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.

Fic Rec

31/5/09 12:39
paraka: Cameron with a cut on her cheek with metal showing through (SCC-C-Metal Showing Through)
So, I don't rec fic all that often, but I just finished reading Mona Lisa Box by [personal profile] tzzzz and highly recommend it. It's a SGA/SCC cross over where John is a Terminator sent back in time to protect Rodney, one of the creators of Skynet. I like the SCC parts, but I totally love the destructive nature of John and Rodney's relationship.

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