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Title: In Which Kiza Didn't Ask for the Treatment
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] halwen
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Jupiter Ascending
Pairings: none
Rating: general audiences
Summary: She hadn't asked for the recode treatment. Hadn't known it was even an option, really, on the backwater planet she and her father had washed up on.
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Length: 0:04:05
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Title: A Girl Worth Fighting For
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] meinterrupted
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Once Upon a Time
Pairings: Aurora/Mulan
Rating: general audiences
Summary: You need to find a better way to channel your anger.

After the events of Lady of the Lake, Mulan teaches Aurora to spar.

content notes: none
Length: 0:08:43
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Title: Of Letters Never Sent
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] selenay
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Doctor Who (12th Doctor era)
Pairings: none
Rating: general audiences
Summary: She asked the Doctor once about visiting her younger self and he'd given her a two hour lecture about time and paradoxes and theories about time stability. She hadn't understood all the maths he'd scrawled on the blackboard, but she'd followed enough of it to work out that meeting her previous self was a Very Bad Idea.
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Length: 0:04:33
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Title: look ahead (at a clear sky)
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] walkthegale
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Critical Role
Pairings: Yasha/Zuala
Rating: general audiences
Summary: It was only a matter of time. (A Zuala Lives AU.)
content notes: none
Length: 0:03:45
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Title: my reach is global, my tower secure
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] sabinelagrande
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Critical Role
Pairings: Shaun Gilmore/J'mon Sa Ord
Rating: general
Summary: Shaun Gilmore returns to Marquet.
content notes: none
Length: 0:12:05
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Title: The Abduction of Hades
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] bardsley
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Greek Mythology
Pairings: Persephone/Hades
Rating: teen and up
Summary: A series of drabbles which describe Persephone abducting Hades.
content notes: none
Length: 0:08:20
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Title: Shadow of the Panther
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] manic_intent
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Black Panther
Pairings: T'Challa/M'Baku
Rating: explicit
Summary: “What are you doing out here?” T’Challa asked.

The lights from the Jabari Tribe’s fastness were blinking on behind his sloped shoulders, winking bright against the snow and stone, too far away for definition. T’Challa was wrapped in a red patterned shawl over black robes, apparently impervious to the cold. M’Baku knew better. The fanged necklace T’Challa wore. His bracelet, his shoes. Rampant technology. M’Baku looked away.

“I come here to think.” M’Baku waved a hand over the ice.

T’Challa looked from the light globe at M’Baku’s hip to the small cave beyond, hollowed out by hand into an uneven dome, at the bedding, the books. At the staff hung over the doorway, a tooth of vibranium cut along the seam, unadorned. “Alone?”

“I don’t need guards to feel confident. Your Highness.” Besides, M’Baku was wearing his armour, his staff close by.

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Length: 14:36
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Title: All the Stars
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] manic_intent
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Black Panther
Pairings: T'Challa/M'Baku
Rating: explicit
Summary: When M’Baku was eighteen and had grown taller than his father and his father’s father, he saw the golden city of Birnin Zana for the first time. The sun was setting over the mountain’s teeth, drawing harsh lines over the huge sculpture of a panther, prowling out of the rock.

“What do you see?” his grandmother had asked.

Even in the twilight of her life, Ngozi stood light-footed on the narrow stone ledge outside the tunnel inset to the sheer cliff. She wore a longbow strapped to her back and no other weapon. In all eighty years of her life no one had ever gotten close enough to her in battle to scratch her.

“The city of our enemies.”

content notes: none
Length: 4:29:39 (4:50:57 with reader's notes)
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Chapter One stream here 00:23:41

Chapter Two stream here 00:21:33

Chapter Three stream here 00:23:01

Chapter Four stream here 00:24:20

Chapter Five stream here 00:22:32

Chapter Six stream here 00:20:04

Chapter Seven stream here 00:21:53

Chapter Eight stream here 00:22:39

Chapter Nine stream here 00:20:23

Chapter Ten stream here 00:22:27

Chapter Eleven stream here 00:27:27

Chapter Twelve stream here 00:19:57

Reader's Notes stream here 00:21:18
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I should be working but instead I'm writing up a breakdown of 2018's podfic, which is.... very me XD Well, I made WAY MORE podfic in 2018 than in 2017, though, as I said in last year's post, that masks the fact that I started working on Changes of Perspective, a >9 hour Rivers of London (Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale) podfic, in 2017, and only finished in 2018. In numbers, I produced 12 hours, 08 minutes and 34 seconds of finished podfic (well, no, I made more than that, but we're only looking at podfic that were not collaborations, gifts, exchanges, or auction-items, the reasoning being that this is actually a question of how I spend my fannish energies, and in all those instances I don't have as much control over my own output). That's triple what I produced last year, but less than half of the year before that, so *shrug emoji*

(podfic length/count vs fandom graph - graph shows one supernatural podfic that's 3 minutes 30 seconds long, two black panther podfics that are a combined 1 hour 16 minutes long, two dragon age inquisition podfics that are a combined 1 hour 18 minutes long, one rivers of london podfic that's 9 hours 8 minutes long, and one lost girl podfic that's 11 minutes long)

so there's this, which mostly shows that Changes of Perspective ate my life. I do love making long podfics :D what this doesn't show is that one of those dragon age inquisition podfics is from April, before I had any interest in actually playing DA:I, and the other is from December, after I had logged over 100 hours of playtime and fallen in love with everyone. But the latter would not have happened without the former :D Next up, categories!

(podfic length/count vs category graph - graph shows two gen podfics that are a combined 1 hour 6 minutes long, 3 m/m podfics that are a combined 10 hours 34 minutes long, and 2 podfics that are a combined 27 minutes 36 seconds long)

well, I had made a resolution last year to podfic more femslash as compared to dudeslash, and I didn't /o\ in fact, I almost finished the year without posting any femslash at all, but happily was able to fix that. Buuuuuuuuuuuut my femslash amounted to 4.3% of my dudeslash, so I missed that resolution. I also missed the resolution where dudeslash wouldn't make up more than 50% of my total output. Ugh. I'll try again next year.


(podfic length/count vs race of the main character graph - graph shows that I made 2 podfics focusing on white characters with a combined length of 15 minutes, 1 podfic focusing on a multi-racial character that was 9 hours 17 minutes long, 2 podfics focusing on black characters with a for a combined 1 hour 16 minutes, and 2 podfics focusing on a non-white character in a fantasy setting)

To reiterate how this section is done, because it's less obvious than the others: podfics are split up depending on the racial background of the main character, where main character is defined as "who is the story about/who gets the most screentime." This is done by the super-scientific "who do I remember this story being about" test.

Also, it's obviously very tricky to define the race and ethnicity of fictional characters, some of whom are never physically described (see: Juno, from the penumbra podcast), or who may exist in a setting to which real-life categories don't map easily (Dorian Pavus, you beautiful peacock). But these media do exist in our world, where we do have variously-defined concepts of race and ethnicity, so we're going with that.

Obviously there's a lot to be said about how American (and subsets thereof!) concepts of race and ethnicity are not universal, and that's very true, but this is ultimately to help me examine where I'm putting my fannish energies, and I am American, so I'm afraid that I'm going to go with my gut :/

So! My other resolution was to have podfics focusing on poc be more than 50% of my output, and I nailed that one! Obviously Changes of Perspective, which focuses on Peter Grant, whose father is White British and whose mother is Fula and originally from Sierra Leone. I also had a podfic about Erik Killmonger (The Wandering God, Erik/Heimdall) and another that was about both M'Baku and T'Challa (A Rare Bloom, M’Baku/T’challa). Finally, I had two that focused on Dorian Pavus, from the fantasy land of Thedas, about whose real-life equivalent race/ethnicity much digital ink has been spilt. The game creators* meant him to be Indian, and cast a British Indo-Fijian and Malaysian voice actor (Ramon Tikaram) to play him, so I’m comfy coming down on the side of “fantasy!southeast asian.”



So! A good amount of success on the podficcing-non-white-characters front, very little success on the podficcing-non-dudeslash front. Will try to keep one success going and make the other one happen, and I'm happy to say that I'm currently queued up for both, though I am a bit worried that the second of my big projects won't be done this year, which would put the non-dudeslash part in jeopardy. But, all I can do is try, so wish me luck!





* sources were lost when the bioware forums were taken down, but several are saved here:

https://medium.com/@amandahjean/stop-whitewashing-dorian-pavus-75c11974411e 

http://dragonaging.tumblr.com/post/90568515838/knight-enchanter-dragonaging-im-sorry-guys
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DATitle: she's her own invention
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] sabinelagrande
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Dragon Age: Inquisition
Pairings: Dorian/The Iron Bull
Rating: explicit
Summary: Dorian isn't interested. What a silly idea.
content notes: rule-63!AU
Length: 00:15:57
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Title: The Talk
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] sabrina_il
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Lost Girl
Pairings: Bo/Lauren
Rating: general audiences
Summary: Bo promised Lauren a few minutes of her time. Spoilers for 1x13.
content notes: none
Length: 00:11:39
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Dear ITPE-er!

Hiya :D I'm so thrilled that you're recording a podfic for me! I really love this exchange, and I'm very excited to listen to whatever you make for me :D

I’m generally pretty easy to please, and try to be clear about where those limits are. That said, I do have my limits :/ The important ones are:
  • no-escape situations (either real or metaphorical – eg backed into a corner, despair, suicidal ideation, variations on "you have nowhere (else) to go", "no one will believe you")
  • dub- or non-con
  • misunderstandings/miscommunication as a plot device
  • chase scenes (Fast and the Furious gets an exception, but no one else does)
  • major character death 
  • honestly please just stay away from anything that gets iffy in a mental-health way. If you're not sure, please please please ask. Reenajenkins and analise010 both know what I like, and the mods are happy to pass along a question. Please please please ask
Ok, that was A Lot. Back to the fun stuff!

Fandoms I like, with notes
  • MCU - movies only. I'm here for the found family feels. Actually, I'm in a lot of places for found family feels, but this fandom is so great for that! movies only please. I adore everyone in this boyband. I am happy to ship everyone in this boyband, including all the poly. Have at it.
  • Leverage - I’m mostly here for the OT3 and gen. I love Sophie, but Nate and his issues annoy me.
  • white collar - ditto on the OT3. As far as I'm concerned the canon here ends sometime around S3: Diana is back (but Lauren can stay!), Sara is excellent, El and Peter are rock-solid, and there are no clouds on the horizon. Fandom seems to agree with me on many of these, so I shouldn’t think you’ll have much trouble, should you decide to go in this direction. This is a great fandom for h/c, should you decide to go that way, though please give me my happy ending
  • vorkosigan - I have many many feelings about everyone: Miles, Cordelia, Aral, Ekaterin, Gregor, Simon, Elena, Kareen, Alys, Ivan, Taura, Tej, Laisa, Ethan, Bothari, Elli, Dono, Jole… Everyone. They are my darlings. All of them should have everything they deserve, with everything that entails.
  • Fast and Furious - All the found family forever and ever and ever and ever and ever. Dom/Brian is excellent, Mia/Brian is excellent, poly is fine and excellent, though I’d rather it was non-incestuous, please. This is another good fandom for h/c.
  • Young Wizards - tiny fandom of my heeaaaaart. I love them so much. So much. So so so much. All of them. Everyone. In every time and place.
  • Rivers of London - I do love this fandom, but the things I love in it are complicated. For the sake of ease, I'll say that I'd prefer nothing higher than a PG-13 rating for Peter/Thomas, though shippy stuff is fine. Beverly and her extended family are great.s Abigail is great. Lesley is great. Molly is great.
  • Due South - Ray K/Fraser, an oldie but a goodie

What if I have questions that you didn’t answer here?

Then you can ask on this post anonymously, or ask analise010 or reenajenkins, who have a pretty good handle on my likes and dislikes :D

Have fun <3



-Jess
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Title: Changes of Perspective
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] sixthlight
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Rivers of London
Pairings: Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale
Rating: teen and up
Summary: In 1945, the prison camp of Ettersberg is bombed from altitude. In 2009, Peter Grant graduates university with a bachelor’s degree in architecture.
It’s a magical new world.

content notes: none
Length: 9:17:44
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Title: A Rare Bloom
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] gileonnen
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: MCU - Black Panther
Pairings: M'Baku/T'Challa, background Nakia/T'Challa
Rating: explicit
Summary: When Shuri finds evidence that the heart-shaped herb might still be growing wild in Jabariland, T'Challa and M'Baku embark on a quest to find it. As the journey takes them deep into the mountains, though, their newfound trust—and growing attraction—is tested.
content notes: none
Length: 0:43:41
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Title: To Turn Aside, To Turn Away
Author: [personal profile] margo_kim | [archiveofourown.org profile] Margo_Kim
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Dragon Age: Inquisition
Pairings: Dorian Pavus & Maevaris Tilani, Dorian Pavus & Aquinea Thalrassian, Dorian Pavus & OFC, Dorian Pavus & Female Lavellan, Iron Bull/Dorian Pavus
Rating: Teen and up
Summary: "So he was not ashamed of his preference in lovers. He was not. He had known his preference since his early teens, perhaps earlier, and he had acted upon it to the satisfaction of himself and his partners, and he was not ashamed. Tevinter was ashamed. His parents were ashamed. Dorian was not ashamed. Not about this."

Or: Dorian has always known who he is and what he wants. Knowing has never made it easier. Also, he doesn't really know.

content notes: none
Length: 01:02:53
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Title: The Wandering God
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] manic_intent
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Black Panther, Thor
Pairings: Erik Killmonger/Heimdall
Rating: explicit
Summary: “I am called Heimdall,” Heimdall said, looking straight at T’Challa. “And I bring greetings from Thor, King of Asgard. Well met, your Highness.”

“You speak Xhosa,” T’Challa said, surprised.

content notes:
Length: 33:06
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Title: Chaos Theory
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] somnolentblue
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: supernatural
Pairings: none
Rating: teen and up
Summary: Five times Gabriel could have cared about a Winchester.
content notes: none
Length: 03:24
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Title: The Plan B for You and Me
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] samanthahirr
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: American Idol RPF
Pairings: Kris Allen/Adam Labert
Rating: teen and up
Summary: After three years of waiting, Adam is ready to enjoy his happily ever after with Kris…if Kris would just hurry up and realize they're dating already.
content notes: none
Length: 0:16:22
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Title: The Sky's the Limit
Rating: teen and up
Summary: Romantic movie kisses weren't as romantic in real life. All the big-screen glamour was a trick of the editing room—the actual filming was repetitive, impersonal, and boring. Especially when you were overtired, underpaid, and fed up with the bitchy, no-name director who thought he was the next Scorsese.
content notes: none
Length: 0:13:27
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Title: 5-Star Service
Rating: teen and up
Summary: A Pretty Woman movie-fusion. - At the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, assistant manager Kris does whatever it takes to keep his guests happy...even if it means taking their prostitutes shopping.
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Length: 0:34:50
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Title: STITCH N BITCH N PAIN
Collaborators in pain: [archiveofourown.org profile] reena_jenkins [archiveofourown.org profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Avengers, with the optional addition of star wars
Pairings: gen (avengers), Finn/Poe/Rey (SW)
Rating: teen and up
Summary: ok, so what happened is that in 2016 reena_jenkins and kalakirya headcanoned about what an Avengers stitch-n-bitch would look like! And then in 2017 they continued the headcanons into Star-Wars-ville. So, if you want your Avengers with a side of Star Wars, you can download that one, but if you just want the Avengers, you can download that one!

(the Star Wars doesn't make a lot of sense without the context of the Avengers, sorry D:)
content notes: ummm more or less solipsism syndrome, which is when you believe that the world beyond your mind doesn't exist. it's not quite that. but close.
Length (Avengers only): 0:20:44
Length (Avengers and Star Wars):0:31:19

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Well, 2017's stats were different in all sorts of ways, much of which is down to the simple fact that I didn't make very much podfic last year. In 2015 I made about 38 hours of podfic, in 2016 I made about 28 hours, and in 2017 I made... about 3 hours of non-collaborative podfic. Which is a bit misleading, because I'm working on a long podfic that I just haven't posted, buuuuuut mostly not misleading, because that's a big change. What can I say, it was a really busy year!
The other reason these stats are different is because I somehow managed to make one podfic for every single category I usually do - so the count is nearly always 1. Go figure. On to the numbers!



 Yup. Seems about right. Not much to say here. Moving on to the pairings!

 
No femslash at all this year >.< I can't say I'm thrilled by that. Last year I tried to improve my ratio of dudeslash-to-ladyslash, and that is not a thing that I managed this year. On the other hand, last year I set myself the goal of not letting dudeslash be more than 50% of my output, and I did manage that!


Last up, racial breakdown! As before, caveats apply as to the labels here - they're not great, and reflect a very narrow slice of very complicated issues. The "white" column is for a Teen Wolf fic that focuses on Erica and a hockey rpf fic that isn't sure if it focuses on Sid or Ovi, but since they both white, it's a moot point. The "undefined" is also for two podfics, one of which stars Breq of the Imperial Radch series, who is, to the best of my recollection, not physically described much in the first-person-narrated series. The other podfic in that category stars Juno Steel, who similarly narrates their sci-fi-noir podcast in the first person and is similarly little-described. The "multiracial" category is for just one podfic: Three-Point Turn, which stars Ramsey from the Fast and the Furious series. The character doesn't identify herself particularly, being busy hacking into things and driving cars that go very very fast, but the actor, Natalie Emmanuel, is herself multiracial.
My other goal for this year's podfic was to have no less than 50% of my output focus on characters of color, and, well, I didn't manage it, quite, because my original wording was deliberately specific. If I'd set myself the goal of less than 50% of my podfic would be about white characters, then I'd have managed, by about 1 minute and 10 seconds. But I had racially-undefined characters last year, so I worded my challenge carefully, and then didn't measure up. Damn. 

But on the plus side, Black Panther, The Last Jedi, and a Wrinkle in Time (film) are all out this year, and by god if I have to light a fire under fandom's backside to get some fic about Okoye, you better believe I will. So, goals for this year, same as last year: no more than 50% dudeslash, and more than 50% focusing on characters of color. 
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Title: Mr. and Mrs. Barton
Author:[archiveofourown.org profile] shellybelle
Reader:[personal profile] reena_jenkins,[personal profile] daroos, and[personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Avengers
Pairings: Clint/Natasha
Rating: explicit
Summary: Five years before they meet as Hawkeye and the Black Widow, they meet as Clint and Natasha. There is a romance, a marriage, and then, predictably, everything goes absolutely to hell, and Clint still thinks they should be getting royalty money from the DVD sales of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. (Or: boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy and girl get married. Boy and girl neglect to do background checks.)
content notes: none
Length: 1:24:58
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Title: hush hush (we both can't fight it)
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] citadelofswords
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: the Penumbra Podcast
Pairings: Juno Steel/Peter Nureyev
Rating: teen and up
Summary: “You’re not telling me something, Juno,” Nureyev said. “And I don’t like it when people keep secrets from me.” “Pot,” Juno said, gesturing to Nureyev. “Kettle,” he said, gesturing to himself. “You don’t get to say anything to me about keeping secrets.” (or, five kisses Peter gave Juno in the wrong spots, and one time Juno corrected him.)
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Length: 0:27:33
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Title: A stillness full of lights
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] raven
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Imperial Radch
Pairings: Awn Elming/Justice of Toren One Esk Nineteen but also gen
Rating: general audiences
Summary: A gift from Mercy of Kalr; or, a brief history of becoming.
content notes: none
Length: 0:13:30
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Title: sometimes you roll the dice and get a hand full of cards
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] ladyalysv
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: hockey rpf
Pairings: sidney crosby/evgeni malkin/alexander ovechkin
Rating: explicit
Summary: This is how Sidney Crosby ends up in Alex Ovechkin's living room, one wolf cub in his lap and another gnawing on his Reeboks.
content notes: none
Length: 0:26:43
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I'll be honest, I'm pretty fucking furious that the Pens went to the White House, and between that and many (many many) other things, I'm pretty much out of hockey rpf. But I had recorded this as a gift, and thought other peple might like it too.