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Day One (a day late) of Podfic Awareness Week

Eeeep! I totally meant to post this yesterday, but....I forgot. So, anyway, here's my little rambling-podcast-of-non-edited-stream-of-consciousness contribution to Day One of Podfic Awareness Week! (Also, let's consider this the test-run for my new box.net account, since it's got the streaming option. Let me know what you think?)

Podfic: it's an audio recording of a fanfic, like an audiobook, how awesome is that? Fans from all over put their voices out there so you can enjoy fanfic on the go or just in a different way. To find out more about podfic, why we do it and how to get started, check out pod_aware on LJ or DW.

Pod_Aware Day One: Why I Podfic (a ramble in many minutes)



(And if, for whatever reason, you feel like downloading this ramble, you can find the mp3 over here (thanks, paraka, for hosting me!))
Long rambling podcast equals long rambling comment:

Oh~, Tape! That makes me all nostalgic. <3 In Germany, there are two series (one with a talking elephant and one with a young witch who also sometimes was at a farm. It makes sense in context. There were crossovers! It was AWESOME!)everyone listened to when they were young. There were bajillions of episodes on tape.

Anyway! Thanks for posting this! I love hearing about people's personal fandom history, it's just really interesting to me.

Fandom is just such a boundary ruiner. Sure, younger self, you're never going to read RPF.

Pod_aware has been really great so far, hasn't it? I'm enjoying the hell out of all these podcasts and tutorials (I finally found a good editing software! That apparently everyone and their mom has been using for forever? <.<'').

You're going to do a podcast for every day then? I'm looking forward to it. <3

Also: yaaay new MCR podfic! *does a little happy dance*

((Oh, I sent you an email earlier, I hope it gets through. *crosses fingers*))
Re: Tape
We had all these Disney books-on-tape - the novelizations of movies, and all the Little Golden Books, and a whole bunch of singalong-type stories with bonus Disney medleys.... good times, good times. I actually think we still have a few in the basement, even though we don't actually have a tape-player/stereo anymore.

Fandom is just such a boundary ruiner. Sure, younger self, you're never going to read RPF.
THIS. THIS IS TRUEFAX. SHAMEFUL, SHAMEFUL TRUEFAX.

Also, hooray for new audio-editing! Does this mean I can look forward to pre-betaing some podfic, someday? *not-subtle hint is not subtle* And, yeah - I'm either going to do a podcast or a podfic each day this week.

(PS - can I make my new pretty into a podfic-ish icon? Because it is very very pretty.... ^___^)
Ahaha~, yeah, probably. I've already looked through potential fics to record, but I don't want to do it at the dorms, so it'll have to be a weekend-thing. I'll let you know as soon as I have something. :D

(Yes, of course! Though you should use the version I put up on my journal, I accidentally sent you the wrong one per email. <.<'' )
Oh, an audio rec post would be really creative! I approve.

“oh no what if I get a virus” HEEEEEE XD XD

o____o I can’t imagine listening to a computer read me fic. It seems so unsatisfying! Which I guess it was for you, too, ultimately.

I’m glad you have no shame! I want you to record all of the porny things! :3 I’m also glad the fates aligned at just the right time so that you could get all into podfics. Yay. I love your podfics! It makes me greedy and happy.

Podfic is personal and stealthy: yes! Nobody can snatch my ipod away and see what I’m doing. I can say: I'm listening to an audiobook or a podcast! Which are both potentially true things, except less true of late now that I have podfic to fill the void.

J2 twilight? … Link? I wanna hear your first wittle baby podfic. (Relatedly: Did you ever figure out anything about making a masterlist?)

I know what you mean about the lurking! I was such a lurker before podfic! In never left a comment! I still basically feel like a giant lurker on the inside, but it is starting to feel true.

Yes! Extra depth! Listening to a podfic is much more intimate than reading a fic. OH AND YES! Especially with cracky humor! Conversational Winchester For Trolls is a nice example. I listened to that for my first experience of it, and I loved it. But I understand what you mean in general. I can find things so much funnier when I listen to them! It’s such a…different kind of experience. I feel like I have more…tolerance for podfic. “Patience” is a more appropriate word. I’m sometimes more willing to listen to something and let myself experience all of it, than I am when reading it.

I’m pretty sure I have fallen asleep at least once while editing my own podfics. >.>

What you said about the longevity of podfic, and the potential of people having one's voice in their pocket after one has died...was pretty weird to think about, and yet simultaneously filled me with warm fuzzies.
The J2 Twilight Remixxx can be found here (but, be warned: this was the very first thing I ever recorded in GarageBand, and so I had not quite learned things like the proper distance between mouth and microphone).

I can say: I'm listening to an audiobook or a podcast!
I do this all the time! Also, apparently, V has started to notice a pattern of when I'm listening to audiobooks versus when I'm listening to music - when I'm listening to music, I stare vacantly into the distance. When I'm listening to an audiobook, I start "smiling for no reason. It's really creepy!" (direct quote) I'm always like, how can I help it if the story is emotionally intense? And then she usually smacks me on the shoulder and calls me a nerd.

I feel like I have more…tolerance for podfic. “Patience” is a more appropriate word. I’m sometimes more willing to listen to something and let myself experience all of it, than I am when reading it.
I kow exactl what you mean. I think part of it is that, as a reader, you can speed up and just skim past stuff in the text, whereas as a listener, you are restricted to the reader's pace, and ths have to pay attention to everything. Like, sometimes I'll be reading something, and if the author gets particularly verbose, I'll just read the first and last sentences of paragraphs until the dialogue starts back up again (thank you, AP European History, for teaching me that trick!)...or, like, if someone's written a great story but a lackluster sex scene, my brain will literally go, "And then, they had sex.......(searches for page break).........(tunes back in when the clothes come back on)" But with someone reading to you, you can only go as fast as their voice, so you spend more time focusing on the prose and less trying to skip ahead to what happens next.

What you said about the longevity of podfic, and the potential of people having one's voice in their pocket after one has died...was pretty weird to think about, and yet simultaneously filled me with warm fuzzies.
I know, I know... sometimes I have weirdly morbid thoughts. But, think about it: you go to the library, and you pick up Tolkien or Chaucer or Shakespeare, and you're reading the words of a dead man. His voice and his opinion are still worth learning from and keeping around, but he's totally a dead guy.
...or, like, if someone's written a great story but a lackluster sex scene, my brain will literally go, "And then, they had sex.......(searches for page break).........(tunes back in when the clothes come back on)"

!! Ha, yes this. I feel like I skip a lot of lackluster sex scenes when I read, but I nearly always enjoy them if I'm listening, even if I can simultaneously tell that they're the kind I'd normally be skipping. >.>

Thanks for the link to your itty bitty first podfic. It's only five minutes long! <3
Thanks for recording this! Any chance you happen to have another downloading option? Box.net is saying you're out of bandwidth (for downloading, I assume, not for streaming). If not, no worries. :)
So, I was looking at my box account, and it said that I had already used up 117% of my monthly bandwidth....which, um, I don't understand how that's possible - I only opened the account on Saturday, and the first time I uploaded something was Tuesday.....and I know I'm not that popular ;-)

But, I did put the ramble o' podficcitude up on megaupload as well. The link's up top, for your downloading pleasure.
Oddly, we have much in common!

Chlorine--no way!

But more relevantly, I was a huge consumer of books on tape in the dark ages, progressing to books on CD then--oh joyous day!--I eventually discovered audible.com.

I, too, made myself computer generated podfics, which I then made into audiobooks on my Mac, and well, the rest is history!
I, too, made myself computer generated podfics, which I then made into audiobooks on my Mac, and well, the rest is history!
And what lovely history it is, too! Actually, I think I've still got some of the computerized-voice podfics stashed on my external harddrive somewhere. I should go find them, and make sure I actually recorded all the stories in question....
So, like 2 months later, I'm only now getting a chance to listen to the pod_aware stuff I missed while I was busy modding.

Re: mhalachaiswords, I HAD THE SAME NAME DILEMMA! I wasn't sure if it was swords or 's words and panicked over it for a bit. Then I noticed that on the Audiofic Archive (since some of her fic had already been recorded, she had a tag there) she was just listed as "Mahalachai"), which, now that I think about it, doesn't actually solve the question of whether it's swords or 's words at the end, but to my brain that meant it was 's words. Huh.

Re: shame reserves, lol. I wouldn't lay my lack of shame at podfic's feet, I blame fandom in general. I've hit the point where I know I have lines, but I don't like to call attention to those lines, since they shift so much. What felt like a hard line I'd never cross one day, is lost in the distance another as I swan past it. :P (and based on your "I don't read real person incest... yet. You've recognized a similar trend within yourself ;)

Also, you think listening to porny, porny things at the pool is bad? I do it at work :P I really should worry about my earphones being pulled out (because it's all on my work computer, not on an mp3 player or anything) but, surprisingly, I don't really. >.>

Re: being a lurker, I love that podfic helped me stop lurking too (no one believes me when I say I used to be a lurker, but it's true!). And it's so true, I don't think I've ever been in a friendlier section of fandom than podfic fandom. It's awesome!