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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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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Title: The Bucket
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] gwyneth
Readers: [archiveofourown.org profile] daroos, [archiveofourown.org profile] reena_jenkins, [archiveofourown.org profile] blackglass, [archiveofourown.org profile] kalakirya
Fandom: MCU
Pairings: none
Rating: general audiences
Summary: “They’re surprisingly roomy!” Steve’s forced cheer only made the whole thing more insulting.
content notes: none
Length: 0:04:46
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Title: Butts
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] heartslogos
Readers: [archiveofourown.org profile] daroos, [archiveofourown.org profile] reena_jenkins, [archiveofourown.org profile] blackglass, [archiveofourown.org profile] kalakirya
Fandom: DCU
Pairings: none
Rating: general audiences
Summary: “"What even defines having a nice butt?" Tim says, regretting the words the second that they're out of his mouth.
content notes: possible abundant spit-takes (blooper-tastic version only. we burst into song. it was pretty great)
Length: 0:07:08 (blooper-free) 0:09:49 (blooper-tastic)
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Title: Third Wheel
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] copperbadge
Readers: [archiveofourown.org profile] daroos, [archiveofourown.org profile] reena_jenkins, [archiveofourown.org profile] blackglass, [archiveofourown.org profile] kalakirya
Fandom: MCU
Pairings: bucky/natasha, bucky/steve/natasha
Rating: teen and up
Summary: “Steve is obsessed with Bucky and Natasha's relationship. Bucky's gonna find Steve his own date if it kills him. Natasha thinks Bucky is perhaps overlooking the obvious.
content notes: none
Length: 0:07:06
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Title: The Tender Things That We Were Working On
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] lady_ragnell
Readers: [archiveofourown.org profile] daroos, [archiveofourown.org profile] reena_jenkins, [archiveofourown.org profile] blackglass, [archiveofourown.org profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Leverage
Pairings: alec/parker, pre-parker/alec/eliot
Rating: general audiences
Summary: Maybe they're not the Breakfast Club, but there's something about Saturday detention that seems to bond people together.
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Length: 0:04:46
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Title: Three-Point Turn
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] oliviacirce
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Fast and the Furious
Pairings: Ramsey/Tej/Roman, Brian/Dom/Letty/Mia (background)
Rating: explicit
Summary: "Maybe I'll stay," Ramsey says. "Just for a little while. Since I haven't got anywhere else I need to be." Or: Ramsey isn't looking for a home, but one finds her anyway.
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Length: 1:28:24
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Title: so you think (that being alone's the only way to be)
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] hito
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Pairings: Erica/Boyd, background Derek/Stiles, Allison/Scott
Rating: teen and up
Summary: When Erica wakes up in the woods with no memory of having left her bedroom, it's a sign of how freaking weird her life is getting that she's less surprised by the taste of stale blood on her teeth and more surprised to discover that she's still fully dressed.
content notes: creator chose not to use archive warnings
Length: 1:00:27
Music: Cold War (Janelle Monae)
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Day 13
In your own space, write about a moment in fandom that meant a lot to you. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Short and sweet: I met my girlfriend through fandom.  We’d interacted a few times - I’d archived her podfics, and she’d thanked me, and I adored - still adore - one of her fics, and I believe I’d commented to that effect.

And then a mutual friend invited her to a group movie-watching and I thought she was so cute and smart and funny and engineered it so we were sitting together and we were laughing throughout the movie, though only sometimes becfause  of the movie. We gravitated towards each other at various fannish get-togethers, then this time last year she asked me on a date.

2016 was crap in many, many ways, but dating her is the best thing that’s happened to  me in ages.
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k, so here are my stats for 2016. As before, these are the podfics that I published during 2016, not counting co-pods, and only counting chapters 4-6 of And Never Been Kissed (ANBK), because I was posting that one as I went, and counted chapters 1-3 in 2015’s stats. A note: last year I was super careful and made sure that all the graphs used the exact same pixel scale; this year I used the same axes on (nearly) all the graphs, and they’re more or less to the same pixel-scale… but not exactly. And they can’t be clearly compared across years, because I did the intervals differently. They are comparable! But be careful with the axes.



The first that sticks out is I made roughly ten hours less podfic in 2016 than I did in 2015. This is due to a number of factors, and while they’re possibly not as great for listeners, they’re good news for me: I podfic partly to deal with stress, and in 2016 I wayyyyyy less stressed than in 2015. 2016 was terrible in many many ways, but for my personal life it was pretty great. So that’s good! But means less podfic. Roughly 10 hours less.

Critical Role, Mad Max: Fury Road (MMFR), Rivers of London, Sailor Moon (SM) and Star Wars: the Force Awakens (SWFA) are fandoms I hadn’t publicly posted podfic in before, and I didn’t work on several long-term loves, including the Fast and the Furious, the Vorkosigan series, Person of Interest, Avatar: the Last Airbender/Legend of Korra, Young Wizards, the Hobbit, and Supernatural. I still participate in all those fandoms! And to be honest I hadn’t fully realized that, for instance, I didn’t make any Supernatural podfic this year O.o



Category-wise, I made quite a lot of dude slash – over half my output, in fact, was m/m (52%). That’s actually up slightly from last year (50%) and way up from 2014 (35%). The vast majority of that is ANBK. Next up is gen (nearly 5 hours, most of which is Exclusive), then het (entirely Come Away to the Water), femslash (mostly Velvet), and poly (all Poe/Finn/Rey). While I was kinda disappointed to see quite so much dude slash, I was glad that 10% was femslash! Still low, but way better than 2015 (5%) or 2014 (2%).



In the racial/ethnic analysis… well, less than three-quarters of my output was about white people! 74%, to be exact. Which is less than last year (96%) or 2014 (90%*)! But still very high. But lower! 16% of my output starred black characters – again, mostly Come Away to the Water, which stars Naevia, played by the amazing African-American Cynthia Addai-Robinson. Next up was Asian characters with 7% - mostly Velvet, a Sailor Moon pre-canon story. The remaining 1% was for latin@ characters (hi Poe!) and <1% for characters whose background is undefined (but non-white): Kima of Vord, my darling angry Paladin of Bahamut, who lives in an undefined D&D universe and is described as “brown/dark-skinned” and is played by a white dude. #CriticalRole.

So, I met my goal from last year’s snowflake challenge! My goal was to make 2016’s ratio of dudeslash-to-ladyslash 1:10, and it was actually 1:5! Go me! (last year was 1:100, and 2014 was worse than 1:200).

This year, I will aim to continue to improve that ratio. But, with a recognition of the fact that podfic, as a medium, is subject, more than many other types of fanworks, to the limitations of fandom, rather than only those of the media content (I feel like I should add several more embedded clauses, just for the hell of, but I won’t – much), and also because I’m trying to aim for a more intersectional fannish experience, my goals for 2017 are:
Dude-slash will make up no more than 50% of my output, and 50% of my output will focus on characters of colors.


*this was several years ago now. I wrote this up at work and wasn’t going to go back and check what, exactly, I podficced. I did this from memory, and as such, it’s inexact /o\