paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (Default)
paraka ([personal profile] paraka) wrote in [community profile] pod_aware2011-11-06 04:54 pm

Day 1 - Podfic 101/Why We Podfic

Welcome to the first day of [community profile] pod_aware!

To post a work for [community profile] pod_aware, please include the following in your notes or somewhere easily visible to help spread awareness about podfic:

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 [community profile] pod_aware on LJ or DW.

To make it easier for you, you can just copy and paste from here:

To help get us in the mindset, here's a podcast done by [personal profile] bessyboo, [personal profile] klb and myself, where we talk about podfic 101 and why we podfic:

Download: MP3 or M4B

Feel free to talk about today's theme in the comments and if you post [community profile] pod_aware stuff off the comm, make sure to drop us a link so we can add you to the masterlist!

Round Up Post!

sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (gwen by infinitesunrise)


[personal profile] sophinisba 2011-11-06 10:15 pm (UTC)(link)
So excited about this bb! A typo in the blurb and the textarea: like and audiobook

anatsuno: (waves in my heart)

[personal profile] anatsuno 2011-11-06 11:31 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm streaming it - can I comment as I go? *g*

I recorded my first podfic before we called it podfic, kinda like the Shoebox Project Aloud thing I guess (though I was out of the HP/Marauders loop and never heard of it) - it was in 2002. I only released it to a few select friends because the author hadn't given me permission. I remember asking, but she never answered... she gave me permission this year when I posted about it and she discovered the whole thing though! Which is hilarious. :D

I am having so much fun listening to this omg :D :D
anatsuno: tiny death of rats will steal your pie (death)

[personal profile] anatsuno 2011-11-06 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
I am a doofus; if I post a comment the page RELOADS AND I LOSE MY PLACE IN THE STREAM. But no matter, I launched the downloaded file now. /o\
anatsuno: a white woman presses earphones to ber breasts (podfic!)

[personal profile] anatsuno 2011-11-06 11:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"no matter how fast or slow you read, you're going to be reading too fast for some people, too slow for some people, and perfectly for some people. You can speed up or slow down, but that is not going to change; it's just going to hit different people."


"no matter ho much you emote, you're going to be emoting too much for some people, not enough for some people, and perfectly for some people."

klb: (Flowers)

[personal profile] klb 2011-11-07 12:30 am (UTC)(link)

It's basically the moral for me of podfic fandom's whole foray into critiquefests, the critical feedback exchange and beta/critique mailing list, and the early days of podficmeta. All these things where we were trying to figure out how to make podfic objectively better until we had to throw up our hands and admit that we were running around in circles without getting anywhere, because podfic tastes are just so incredibly subjective.

(P.S. You should totally accept my advances to be twitter friends so we can talk about podfic all the tiiiiime. I think knight_tracer DMed you a while back and explained which twitter name was me?)
anatsuno: a women reads, skeptically (drawing by Kate Beaton) (Default)

[personal profile] anatsuno 2011-11-07 12:33 am (UTC)(link)
She did! I am just often overwhelmed by my twitter stream and reluctant to add people. but I think you made your case OKAY OKAY :D
crazybutsound: (podfic)

[personal profile] crazybutsound 2011-11-08 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (gwen by infinitesunrise)

[personal profile] sophinisba 2011-11-07 12:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I really loved that part too!
dodificus: (Default)

[personal profile] dodificus 2011-11-07 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
I've posted a podcast for day one here:)
cybel: (Podfic Dean)

[personal profile] cybel 2011-11-07 04:56 am (UTC)(link)
I enjoyed listening to you guys rave about podficcing so much! This is such a valuable service to the community.

You should repost your podcasts to amplificathon, or post links there so you can reach the largest audience possible.
aphelant: (Default)

[personal profile] aphelant 2011-11-07 06:13 am (UTC)(link)
I love thissssss I find everyone's origin stories so interesting. It's like we're all podfic super heroes, ha ha ha.

Edit: This was so hard to listen to because I just want to jump in to your conversation and agree agree agree. :((((( I love podfic so much you guys. :(((((((
Edited 2011-11-07 06:33 (UTC)
aphelant: (Default)

[personal profile] aphelant 2011-11-08 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
aphelant: (Default)

[personal profile] aphelant 2011-11-08 01:12 am (UTC)(link)
You totally do, and your prizes are for all of us to share. <3 <3

Hey um, so if I was looking for streaming hosting, would you hook me up? I don't have my own webspace (yet)...
dodificus: (Yakkity Yak Yak)

[personal profile] dodificus 2011-11-07 07:19 am (UTC)(link)
Listening to you guys be so enthusiastic and happy about podfic put a huge grin on my face:DDDD
dodificus: (Default)

[personal profile] dodificus 2011-11-08 12:31 am (UTC)(link)
I look forward to reading your essay:DDD
adistantsun: (kurt and blaine are trolling your fandom)

[personal profile] adistantsun 2011-11-07 09:23 am (UTC)(link)
Much looking forward to listening, and for what you've got in store for the rest of the week! :D/
pensnest: bright-eyed baby me (Adam Lambert general)

[personal profile] pensnest 2011-11-07 11:30 am (UTC)(link)
This is very cool. I have done a few popslash podfics, and I'd love to do some Idol ones, but for one thing—I'm very, very English. I feel... odd about recording stories in American fandoms, because I worry that it'll just sound *wrong*.

Occasionally there is a story which I must record—my favourite that I've ever done, because the story is completely awesome, is this one, but mostly I record stories that are either fantasy AUs or AUs set in the UK. And this is a bit limiting.

How would people feel about AI stories read in an English accent? And/or, can you direct me towards any 'accent-free' stories which I could have a go at?
cantarina: donna noble in a paper crown, looking thoughtful (Default)

[personal profile] cantarina 2011-11-07 01:28 pm (UTC)(link)
"You won't get a comment and you won't get a comment for something you worked really hard on and then a year later, you'll get this comment 'Oh yeah, I listened to this like, a hundred times.'"

YES. This. There were a million places I wanted to jump in, but this is the one that made me stop, quote KLB and leave a comment :D
revolutionaryjo: (Hugs Tiem Nao)

[personal profile] revolutionaryjo 2011-11-07 03:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Fantastic first podcast to everyone involved! A great many exclamations of "YES. THIS." were said throughout, on my part. :)

I've got a busy week, but I'll be posting thoughts on the topics each day. The first is up on my DW already.
cantarina: donna noble in a paper crown, looking thoughtful (Default)

[personal profile] cantarina 2011-11-07 07:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Nodame Cantabile <3
cantarina: donna noble in a paper crown, looking thoughtful (Default)

[personal profile] cantarina 2011-11-07 10:11 pm (UTC)(link)

I have this weird urge to put Nodame and Walter Bishop alone in the same room. I can only assume that bad things will happen?
revolutionaryjo: A girl waving in silhouette. (Rock)

[personal profile] revolutionaryjo 2011-11-07 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I believe you mean AMAZING things will happen. And anyway, something growing in Nodame's room has got to be a Fringe case by now, right?
cantarina: donna noble in a paper crown, looking thoughtful (Default)

[personal profile] cantarina 2011-11-07 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
... or a fusion. Nodame as Walter (even if I have a hard time pairing Walter with anyone and I ship Nodame/Chiaki so hard - and also Nodame/the mysterious percussionist) and Kiyora TOTALLY grows up to be Nina Sharp. Masumi is clearly the weirdest Astrid possible and I can't help but try to cast Chiaki as Olivia. And Mine would be an AWESOME Peter.

But Broyles... who's Broyles? Mine could also double as Lincoln.
luzula: a Luzula pilosa, or hairy wood-rush (Default)

[personal profile] luzula 2011-11-07 07:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I can't seem to download the mp3? It just gives me a file that's less than a mb in size...
luzula: a Luzula pilosa, or hairy wood-rush (Default)

[personal profile] luzula 2011-11-08 04:18 pm (UTC)(link)
It worked now!
luzula: a Luzula pilosa, or hairy wood-rush (Default)

[personal profile] luzula 2011-11-09 10:06 am (UTC)(link)
I listened to it and enjoyed it! Of course, now I've listened to so many other people's podcasts in between that I've totally forgotten the exact contents of this one. But anyway, enjoyment was had. : )
pennyplainknits: image of yarn and laptop (Default)

[personal profile] pennyplainknits 2011-11-07 07:38 pm (UTC)(link)
I made a podcast! It was [personal profile] dodificus's fault!
sophinisba: Morgana smiling from ep 2.03 (morgana happy by gwy)

[personal profile] sophinisba 2011-11-07 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I posted masterlist of my podfics. I've been putting that off for a long time!

Really enjoyed listening to your podcast and I'm thrilled with how much activity the comm is generating!
fleurrochard: A black and white picture of a little girl playing air-guitar and singing (Default)

[personal profile] fleurrochard 2011-11-07 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
cantarina: donna noble in a paper crown, looking thoughtful (Default)

[personal profile] cantarina 2011-11-08 12:42 am (UTC)(link)
I've posted a recs list and some meta about why I podfic:
anatsuno: a black and wide photo of anatsuno, grinning (all about ana)

[personal profile] anatsuno 2011-11-08 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
aphelant: (Default)

[personal profile] aphelant 2011-11-08 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
Heeeeeere is miiiiiiiine!!

:D :D
somnolentblue: statue of a woman from the waist up (Default)

[personal profile] somnolentblue 2011-11-08 03:03 am (UTC)(link)
I posted about my relationship to podfic as a listener:

(It's part of a longer post with stuff about the seventeenth century at top and links at bottom, but the #podaware will take you directly to the relevant bits.)
were_duck: an icon of a saint wearing earbuds and holding an ipod (iPod saint)

[personal profile] were_duck 2011-11-08 08:15 am (UTC)(link)
I posted a podcast ramble of My Love Letter To Podfic! Not entirely the ~theme of Day 1 but it's mostly about my relationship to certain podfics in particular and podfic as a form in general as a listener.

Thank you for running this, it has been FASCINATING to listen to everyone's podcasts and read their posts!
regonym: (Default)

[personal profile] regonym 2012-05-27 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I just listened to this podcast for the first time yesterday and enjoyed it tremendously. I found it a really connecting experience to hear other members of the podfic community talking about their experiences, and I'll definitely be checking out the other podcasts in this series. <3