3 Hockey RPF stories by Withershins

Feb. 22nd, 2017 04:36 pm
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I'm new to Podficcing, but I've recently recorded three of Withershins' awesome Hockey RPF stories


Title: From the Stars to the Bottom of the Sea
Author: Withershins
Reader: Brightnail

Fandom: Hockey RPF

Character: Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin

Rating: M

Warnings: warnings for consent issues related to accidental voyeurism and for nightmares.

Summary: Four dreams Geno accidentally shared.

Text: here

Length: 00:15:50

Size: 15.37MB
Streaming: here

Download Mediafire Link: here

 

Title: Bias
Author: Withershins
Reader: Brightnail

Fandom: Hockey RPF

Character: Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin

Rating: PG-13

Warnings: 1) brief description of a character experiencing death but not actually dying and 2) mutant-phobic hate directed at a child

Summary: Part 1 of the Mutant AU Series.

On the government's classified mutant register—and on the NHL's records—Sidney is listed as Sidney Patrick Crosby, Nova Scotia, Canada: Class Two. Death visions, skin contact required.

Text: here

Length 00:39:02

Size: 35.74MB
Streaming: here

Download Mediafire Link: here

 

Title: Dyad
Author: Withershins
Reader: Brightnail

Fandom: Hockey RPF

Character: Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin

Rating: PG-13

Warnings: No warnings

Summary: Part 2 of the Mutant AU Series.

People can say what they like about Geno—that he's too thuggish, too Russian, too mutant for NHL ice—it doesn't matter. He's got Sid's back, and the whole league knows it.

Well, the whole league except for maybe Sid himself.

Text: here

Length 00:57:16

Size: 52.44MB

Streaming: here
Download Mediafire Link
: here

Doctor Who: Mindwarp

Feb. 22nd, 2017 08:51 pm
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Following the comparative success of Vengeance on Varos, Mindwarp by the same writer was one of the more eagerly anticipated stories of Doctor Who's troubled 23rd season though Robert Holmes' final episode (part 1 of the ill-fated Ultimate Foe) was probably more eagerly anticipated. Watching Mindwarp one feels that it had the potential to be as good as Vengeance on Varos but is fatally undermined by both the constricting ongoing story of Trial of a Time Lord and by a general sense of mild incompetence, mostly on the part of the director though, as with much 1980s Who, there is a fair amount of rather lacklustre acting on display as well.

When I first saw Mindwarp I recall thinking that Brian Blessed was sadly wasted in his role as Yrcanos. I'd recently seen him in Kenneth Branagh's Henry V so knew him capable of being, if required, not quite so full on Brian Blessed. Rewatching now, Brian Blessed was definitely one of the best things in Mindwarp. He's clearly having fun and at least we were smiling whenever he was on the screen.

Frustratingly the ongoing story arc of the Doctor's trial condemns this particular segment to a section where doubts are supposed to be growing about the veracity of the material on display. We are essentially told that all the events unfolding on Thoros Beta are being conveyed to us via an unreliable narrator. The Doctor states that events proceeded broadly as depicted but that the emphasis was different. In the hands of a better director this could probably have been made to work, but as it stands the story is frustratingly confusing: relationships may or may not be as the appear on screen, events may or may not have happened for reasons which may or may not be those stated. I've nothing against unreliable narrators per se, but I think Mindwarp demonstrates that you need to work hard to pull them off in a way that doesn't make the result look like something of a confusing mess.

The (as far as one can tell largely one-sided) relationship between Yrcanos and Peri is bizarre as well. It must be said that poor Peri was often saddled with the role of random object of affection/lust for some passing character or villain (we were to watch Timelash next), more so than many companions and I'm sure whole essays could be written on why this particular companion at this particular point in the show's history keeps encountering this trope. In this case though I think we are supposed to believe the feeling is mutual, even though Nicola Bryant conveys nothing more than a kind of indulgent friendly feeling towards Yrcanos. I deduce this because her death at the end of Mindwarp is retconned (I would say unnecessarily) into marriage to Yrcanos six episodes later (in the novelisation it is even more bizarrely retconned into marriage to Yrcanos who is then transported to Earth by the Time Lords where he embarks upon a successful career as a pro-wrestler with Peri as his manager) and one assumes one is supposed to view this as a happy ending - as opposed to a companion being abandoned and forced by circumstances into marriage. Of course one can handwave the lack of apparent affection by invoking the unreliable narrator, but it is ultimately odd and frustrating.

Beyond that there is a lot of running around and capture-escape in this story, rendered more confusing and apparently pointless by the interruptions of the trial in which the Doctor insists the material is being manipulated. An attempt to portray a planet in which not everyone is white is undermined by the fact that all the non-white characters are slaves or servants and very much secondary to the main cast. Patrick Ryecart as Crozier is working hard to inject some depth into his role but is undermined in part by being a less sympathetic character than the Governor in Vengeance on Varos and, to be honest, by a decision to depict this world, not with the grimness of Varos, but as a dayglo confection of pink and orange. Sil is reduced more or less to being a comedy henchman. Kiv, Sil's superior is potentially more interesting (and marks the start of Christopher Ryan's career as Doctor Who villains in latex masks) but it seems unnecessary to suddenly sideline a successful character by introducing his superior.

To be honest, despite my complaints, Mindwarp isn't that bad but one feels it was very nearly good and somehow misses it mostly by just not having a good enough grip on tone and a clear enough idea how to convey the ambiguity over the gap between what we see and what actually happened.

Home!

Feb. 22nd, 2017 09:50 am
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Made it home from India without incident, by which I mean my green card was accepted at the border and no one asked me to unlock my phone. It's weird how I just went on a trip to a country where I couldn't drink the water and the front page of the newspaper had multiple rape cases and an acid attack against women and yet, crossing the US border was *still* the most scary part with the constantly changing rules.

The trip was great. I saw so many things I never expected to see, ate so much delicious food, and met so many people that I'm not sure I'm ever going to get everyone's names straight. The PyCon Pune conference was *amazing*. I keynoted to a room of over 500 people, and I've never had such an engaged audience! I did code sprints with people who were awesome, too -- we discovered that Mailman had something like 9 different dev setup guides, many of which were out of date, and yet somehow everyone got things up and running *and* folk helped patch up the docs to be consistent. If you ever get a chance, seriously, go.

The Randomiser: The Invasion

Feb. 21st, 2017 08:28 pm
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The Randomizer suggested we watch The Faceless Ones but, when I put it on, Tame Layman claimed to have seen it. I'm fairly sure he's actually only seen the two episodes that exist, and those many years ago, but he was adamant. We've been gradually collecting exceptions to the Randomiser. The project is now to watch all of Doctor Who in random order except NuWho, anything seen in the previous five years and The Faceless Ones. I may try to sneak The Faceless Ones back in at the end.

Anyway, the Randomiser next offered up The Invasion. I had bought the version of The Invasion with animations replacing the two missing episodes some time ago (more than five years, I was fairly sure) and we had watched it so I took the precaution of mentioning this in advance to Tame Layman who then didn't veto it.

The Invasion is remarkably watchable given it is one of the longest Doctor Who stories out there and, as a result, features even more random and somewhat pointless capture escape than normal.

It is definitely helped by featuring one of the better Tardis teams. Although Wendy Padbury has complained that Zoe Herriot, having started out well, was rapidly reduced to just another screaming girly I think the character is generally pretty well-served and definitely fares better than either Deborah Watling's Victoria or Anneke Wills' Polly. While still sometimes constrained by a tendency to be placed in a damsel in distress role, Zoe is generally proactive, competent and often gets to show off her mathematical skills (as she does here - confusing computer receptionists and calculating missile trajectories).

The Brigadier and UNIT, in its first appearance, also work very well. The Brigadier has yet to be reduced to the kind of buffoon who refuses to believe he is on an alien planet and is, in fact, remarkably helpful and supportive of the Doctor throughout. This gives the whole story the feel of military versus aliens which is both nostaligically reminiscent of much 1960s sci-fi fare and refreshing for Doctor Who in which the military are often one of the obstacles to be overcome.

Kevin Stoney's Tobias Vaughn is a triumph as a villain. In particular, it is refreshing to see a villain who is under no illusions about his likely fate once the Cybermen take over and part of the reason I think the story fares so well over its extended length is that it effectively portrays the interaction of three factions at work, rather than two.

We spent quite a while discussing the animation. I felt it was broadly similiar in both style and quality to that in the recent Power of the Daleks release while Tame Layman preferred it. I think it certainly helped that there were live episodes in between the animated ones which helped ground the characters out better in existing performances.

Frankly this is a pretty good chunk of 1960s Doctor Who and certainly much better than it has any right to be lasting, as it does, for eight episodes.

Two Sense8 and one SPN RPF podfics

Feb. 20th, 2017 10:38 am
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Several podfics that haven't been posted yet. I plan to archive these myself if/when the archive is all the way back up, so please don't worry about it, archivists!

2 Sense8 fics, Nomi/Amanita )

SPN RPF, J2 )

Crochet Poppy

Feb. 20th, 2017 05:35 pm
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On the request of one of my father's carers
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Originally published at Spinster's Bayley. You can comment here or there.

It’s been a long time since I posted, but I’m trying to get going again so I’ll just dive right in.

It’s been a slow, cool summer. Tomatoes hardly ripening (just a few handfuls, mostly cherries) and I wonder whether I’ll have any to preserve this year?  Despite the cool weather, things are slowly coming along including the corn my neighbour is growing for both of us (I’m responsible for pumpkins), enough zucchini (but not too much), and self-seeded greens starting to sprout.  Thanks to the cool weather I also had a crop of mushrooms off a compost delivery, which quickly made it into several meals.

I set up a weighing station by the back door, inspired by hearing of a Melbourne acquaintance who grew 350kg of food on her 1/14th acre block, but I have to admit I’ve only weighed in a couple of kilos in these first two months of 2017.

Corn in my neighbour’s backyard
A cool summer
Weighing station by the back door

Pasta with pesto genovese, zucchini and mushrooms.

A friend left me a basketful of plums, which got made into plum mead. There’s a funny story involving condoms as airlocks – check my instagram.  Just recently, I’ve been picking with a group who are starting a project called the Hidden Orchard, which aims to harvest fruit from unloved fruit trees in people’s backyards, as well as pruning and maintaining the trees throughout the year.  I’ve also been picking elderberries, to make elderberry syrup and perhaps elderberry mead.  I posted an elderberry recipe on my Tinyletter – check the archives.

Plums and op shop books from Carla
Elderberries don’t smell of anything, despite what Monty Python say
Hidden Orchard harvest is donated to community groups


A month or so back I moved into the smallest bedroom of the house – really very small, just enough room for a single bed and a chest of drawers – just to see how I felt about it.  Conclusion: I like being in a small room, like curling up in a nest, with nothing else in there but my personal effects. It is very important to keep it tidy, though, as there’s no room for a “floordrobe” or any other clutter to pile up.

I’ve also been making salves from calendula oil (calendula harvested and dried in spring, then infused in olive oil) and beeswax left over from candles. I made two kinds, one very thick that I use on my cracked heels, any small scratches, or even as a lip balm; the second is less waxy and I use it just as a general moisturiser.

My nest
Keeping things tidy, konmari style
Calendula balms

Visiting Jonai Farms’ happy pigs
Touring Yonke’s property as part of the PDC

Finally, I’ve been out and about. A few weeks ago I paid a visit to my friends Tammi and Stuart at Jonai Farms, then on to Daylesford where I spent a great day with Patrick, Meg and Woody of Artist as Family. It was so interesting I didn’t even take any photos, but they gave me heaps of great info and reassurance about living car-free in smaller country towns, and they have a house that’s very similar in style to what I want!  More recently I’ve been doing a Permaculture Design Course with the local permaculture guild, which means regular treks out to a friend’s farm where most of the course is held, plus additional site visits to other properties.  Everywhere I go now, I think about how I’d get there by bike. Next month, I hope, I’ll have the opportunity to try it!

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Feb. 19th, 2017 04:23 pm
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dear Dreamwidth, I owe you a massive entry catching up with all my shit over the past goddamn too long forever, including our awesome photos of our awesome vacation and pics of the new cat we SOMEHOW WOUND UP WITH (don't ask, the internet was involved), but that will have to wait for when I have more time. Instead, I am making this entry to say that I started Concerta for my shiny new official ADHD (combined type) diagnosis yesterday, and HOLY SHIT IS THIS HOW EVERYONE ELSE'S BRAINS WORK? Like, thinking of one thing at a time?

(Weirdly, it has slowed down my reading speed. Apparently "taking in an entire paragraph at a time" is an ADHD symptom.)

I've had the symptoms my whole life (allllll the way back to elementary school) but was one of the generation of undiagnosed girls because the diagnosis was based on presentation in boys, and my various coping mechanisms have gone to shit in the last few years as my neuroplasticity wanes. It always seemed like way too much effort to pursue the actual diagnosis until now, but holy shit the difference with the goddamn meds.

EDIT: Forgot to add, also, I FINALLY FOUND AN OB-GYN WHO WILL EVICT MY UTERUS FOR ME. Surgery is in 11 days. NO MORE FUCKING CONSTANT UTERINE CRAMPS

Dresden Files: A New Covenant

Feb. 19th, 2017 07:51 am
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Summary:
It was like playing chicken with intimacy, both of us pushing and pushing and waiting to see who blinked first.

(A year in the life. Sequel to The Spirit and the Letter.)

Notes and acknowledgements:
Eternal gratitude to wingedwords for the beta. They caught that I had accidentally deleted the last 15 minutes of the podfic somehow, oops! I did not manage to make some of the other timing suggestions they had made because by the time I reconstructed the entire file I was ready to throw my laptop out the window, so my apologies for not taking all of their advice.

If anything else is missing from the podfic, please let me know so I can have a quick cry and then rebuild the whole thing again. (ToT )

Thanks to Jinjurly and Paraka for the hosting!


Original Fic: http://archiveofourown.org/works/150131
Author: lightgetsin
Fandom: Dresden Files
Pairing: Harry Dresden/Johnny Marcone
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: None
Length: 02:17:01

Paraka: MP3 (198 MB) or M4B (133 MB)
AO3: A New Covenant
Audiofic Archive: Check back later.

Make the Young Girls Cry

Feb. 19th, 2017 02:12 pm
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Title: Make the Young Girls Cry
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Thette
Reader: [personal profile] kdheart
Fandom: MCU
Characters: Darcy Lewis, Jane Foster, Phil Coulson, Clint Barton
Rating: T
Summary: "I officially have better taste in music than Tony fucking Stark! This so goes on my Tumblr!"

"No, it doesn't. Neither does it go on your blog, your LiveJournal, your Dreamwidth, your AO3, your OKCupid, your LinkedIn resume, your Twitter, your G+, your Diaspora or your Facebook. Although you don't seem to be on MySpace, you're not allowed to post that there either."

Length: 4:05min
Right-click; save as: MP3|| 3.83MB


Or stream:


Hysteria

Feb. 19th, 2017 02:03 pm
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Title: Hysteria
Author: [fanfiction.net profile] Resmiranda
Reader: [personal profile] kdheart
Fandom: Inuyasha
Characters: Kikyou
Rating: G
Summary: The secret source of humour is not joy, but sorrow - there is no hunour in Heaven.

Length: 5min
Right-click; save as: MP3|| 4.65 MB


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PokeStop: A Pokémon Go Community

Feb. 18th, 2017 12:39 pm
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PokeStop - A Pokémon Go Community

Has the launch of Generation 2 rekindled your interest in PokeGo? Then come join us at [community profile] pokestop! We post news, updates, advice, and tips related to the game but fanworks and anecdotes that arise from gameplay are more than welcome too.

Please come join us & let's have some fun!
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Title: Charry Lips
Author: blackkat
Reader: Opalsong
Fandom: Naruto
Pairings: Tobirama/Madara
Rating: Explicit
Length: 21:33
Size: 16.8MB
Music: Cerry Lips by Garbage
Cover: Opalsong
Summary: Tobirama doesn’t give a damn about gender roles and gender-assigned clothing. Madara really, really doesn’t mind.

(Or, Tobirama in thigh-highs and heels. Madara's a fan.)

Links: mp3

Thanks to Paraka for hosting!

cross posted at amplificathon, my journal, and AO3

ARCHIVISTS: Please do not archive this work.
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Title: Leader Of The Free World, Chapters 7 & 8
Author: copperbadge
Reader: Opalsong
Fandom: Avengers
Pairings: Clint/Bucky, Steve/Tony
Rating: Teen
Music:Driving with the Top Down by Ramin Djawadi
Cover: By Thurifut found here (modified with permission by Opalsong)
Summary: The Vice-President's Snowball Initiative

Links:
Chapter 7 [6:19; 5.0MB]
Chapter 8 [20:37; 28.4MB]

Thanks to Paraka for hosting!!

cross posted at amplificathon, my journal, and AO3

ARCHIVISTS: Please do not archive this work.
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Title: Yuri!! on Air
Author & Producer: Opalsong
Readers: RsCreighton, Opalsong, lavenderfrost, Syr, & Ailis_Fictive
Fandom: Yuri!! on Ice
Pairings: Yuri/Victor, Tanaka/Sergei
Rating: Mature
Length: 1:32:04
Size: 64.8MB
Cover: Opalsong
Summary:
To: Phichit pixellence @gmail.com
From: Yuuri KatsudonFTW @gmail.com
Subject: Help!

Victor just emailed me to ask if I wanted to do that Tanaka!! on Ice BDSM AU as a multivoice for Podfic Big Bang! I've never recorded Explicit podfic before and I failed out of PBB last year!! But it's VICTOR.

What do I do!?!?!?!

Help Phichit,
Yuuri

A record of Podficcers KatsudonFTW & victor falling in love.

Links: mp3

Thanks to Paraka for hosting!

TO MY FELLOW ARCHIVISTS: I have decided to abstain from archiving any of my works until the archive is back up and running (I have permanent hosting with Paraka).  Please do not archive this work.  Let me know if I should no longer post here in this case.
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Title: Yuri!! on Air
Author & Producer: Opalsong
Readers: fleurrochard, wingedwords, RsCreighton, analise010, cantarina, paraka, Rhea314, Dr_Fumbles_McStupid, Hananobira, originally, forzandopod, KDHeart, Jenepod, yue_ix, RevolutionaryJo, the24thkey, SomethingIncorporeal, & Ailis_Fictive
Fandom: Yuri!! on Ice
Pairings: Yuri/Victor, Tanaka/Sergei
Rating: Mature
Length: 1:21:16
Size: 74.7MB
Music: You Only Live Once by Wataru Hatano
Cover: Opalsong
Summary:
To: Phichit pixellence @gmail.com
From: Yuuri KatsudonFTW @gmail.com
Subject: Help!

Victor just emailed me to ask if I wanted to do that Tanaka!! on Ice BDSM AU as a multivoice for Podfic Big Bang! I've never recorded Explicit podfic before and I failed out of PBB last year!! But it's VICTOR.

What do I do!?!?!?!

Help Phichit,
Yuuri

A record of Podficcers KatsudonFTW & victor falling in love.

Links: mp3

Thanks to Paraka for hosting!

cross posted at amplificathon, my journal, and AO3

TO MY FELLOW ARCHIVISTS: I have decided to abstain from archiving any of my works until the archive is back up and running (I have permanent hosting with Paraka).  Please do not archive this work.  Let me know if I should no longer post here in this case.

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