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2013-11-16 07:14 pm
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Podfic Post - Everything That You Can Keep (The World That You Need - Part 4)

So okay, this has been super slow in editing. But in my defense, I did quit my job, move all the way across the country and set up shop in one of the most beautiful places on earth. And yeah, I expected to have more quiet time for recording/editing since I no longer have massive street noise from every single location in my house, but instead I had half of everyone I know come visit (see: most beautiful places on earth). So it has been an awesome but completely unproductive summer and fall, but this is finally finished. And it really would not have been if it were not for [personal profile] ailis_fictive, who just checked in to see when I would be posting this and got shanghaied into beta-listening and has been so super helpful and thorough and awesome, I can't even describe it.

Title: Everything That You Can Keep (Part 4)
Author: [personal profile] dira
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga
Pairings: Aral/Cordelia, Aral/Jole
Rating: Explicit
Length: 2h 55
Size: 160Mb
Temporary Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?upn7iapo42a5xq4
Summary: The impossible takes a little more time, a lot of negotiation.

Rambly Reader's Note: )

And as always, the title music is John Darnielle covering Two-Headed Boy and getting all the words adorably wrong.
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2013-06-14 02:57 pm

Updates - both progress and life

Progress update on Everything That You Can Keep

Sections recorded: 13 of 13 (yay!)
Sections edited: 12 of 13 (I think, I finished doing 13 and then realized I hadn't done 12, so I should really check 11 as well)
Words read: all of them!!!!!
Total edited time: Good question. I'm just gonna skip doing the math and figure that out once I get everything into one file.

In other news - I have moved to the Yukon. I just got here last weekend and I'm still in a state of pretty much constant squee. Me and my partner and a friend of ours roadtripped it up, which took 6 days and was pretty fantastic. I'm still getting myself sorted out and am looking for work, but I really think I'm going to enjoy living up here.

Roadtrip details and good stops along the way )
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2012-12-18 11:17 pm

Progress update - Everything That You Can Keep

Sections recorded: 7 of 13
Sections edited: 5.5 of 13 (I'm not good at this part, also - part 6 was long and I made a lot of mistakes recording it)
Words read: 11495 / 30344
Total edited time: 47:17 (technically the same as last time since I haven't finished editing part 6)
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2012-11-22 10:00 pm
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Podfic Post - When the Reckoning Arrives (The World That You Need - Part 3)

Ahaha. Turtle-speed podficcing as ever. Beta thanks again to [personal profile] crinklysolution, who rocks and is patient with me.

Title: When the Reckoning Arrives (Part 3)
Author: [personal profile] dira
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga
Pairing: Aral/Cordelia - Aral/Jole discussed
Length: 0:30:37
Size: 28 Mb
Temporary Link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/s7an7i
Summary: Arkady's gotten used to ImpSec the way a soldier gets used to being surrounded by deadly weapons.

This time the (very apt) title comes from the Mountain Goats' song Heretic Pride from the album of the same name.

Reader's notes )

Update on the next part, Everything You Can Keep )
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2012-10-27 02:22 pm
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More Podfic - The World That You Need by Dira Sudis, parts 1 and 2

More podfic! Two whole podfics!

Parts 1 and 2 of Dira Sudis' awesome series The World That You Need.

I hope to do the whole series, we'll see how that goes, but I definitely have a few of the later parts done recording and just in need of polishing, so I think I'm off to a good start. Giant thanks to [personal profile] crinklysolution for beta listening to these even though she wasn't familiar with the source material (wasn't - note the past tense - mwhahahaha!), and of course to Dira for letting me record these.

Title: As You Tap on Your Glass (Part 1)
Author: [personal profile] dira
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga
Pairing: Aral/Cordelia - Aral/Jole discussed
Length: 0:05:51
Size: 5.36 Mb
Temporary Link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/rg32km
Archive Link: As You Tap on Your Glass
Summary: In which a Countess renowned for her shopping discovers a gift she would like to give her husband and wonders how it may be arranged.

Title: Fingers in the Notches on Your Spine (Part 2)
Author: [personal profile] dira
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga
Pairing: Aral/Cordelia - Aral/Jole discussed
Length: 0:11:43
Size: 10.74 Mb
Temporary Link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/jyhipm
Archive Link: Fingers in the Notches on Your Spine
Summary: It had been years since they'd had a proper culture-clash fight.

Even if you haven't read the Vorkosigan books (and, really, what are you waiting for? Seriously, they're that good.) I think this might be worth a listen. Dira's fantastic characters and relationships have a way of getting you invested, even if the characters in question are complete strangers to you.

Further notes )

Title Music )
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2012-10-27 02:24 am
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Belated Podfic post! Horseshoes and Hand Grenades by Omphale

I should have done this ages ago, but better late than never, right?

So, the amazing [personal profile] luzula organised this group cast podfic of [personal profile] omphale's Horseshoes and Hand Grenades and the lovely [personal profile] crinklysolution invited me to be a part of it and we generally had an amazing time and the finished product is pretty darn cool if I do say so myself.

Here is a link to Luz's post for the project.

[personal profile] luzula read Benton Fraser, [personal profile] crinklysolution read Ray Kowalksi, I read Ray Vecchio and [personal profile] helens78 read Frannie and a bunch of other cool stuff. Luz, with crinkly's help, found the sound and music snippets for the section dividers, which are amazing. Plus then [personal profile] podfic_lover did a wicked podbook thing for it with the images from the original fic as section covers. So, so much fun to work with an awesome team on something like this.

Requisite Rambly Reader's Notes - spoilers, I guess )

And, for posterity's sake, here is a youtube link for the original version of Cold Missouri Waters, as sung by James Keelaghan. (And what the heck, here is a live version, 'cause I couldn't decide which I like better)

The Cry Cry Cry version (included at the end of the podfic) is totally awesome, and is the one most people know. But I grew up in southern Alberta and James Keelaghan was my favourite musician in the whole wide world between the ages of about 7 and about 12, so his will always hold a special place in my heart.
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2011-07-13 12:20 pm
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Aaaand then I went to Argentina.

But I return bearing podfic! Which is long overdue! As usual!

Title: A Year (More or Less) in the Life
Author: [personal profile] pir8fancier
Reader: [personal profile] izzady
Fandom: due South
Pairing: Ray Vecchio/Ray Kowalski
Summary: Post-everything.
Length: 2hrs 9mins
Size: 118 MB (mp3)

Archive Links : mp3 | m4b

Rambly rambly thougths on this fic )
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2010-11-19 10:33 pm

In other news...

I just need to share the fact that I am currently posting from a greyhound bus.

Not because I have a fancy phone that does internet or whatever. No. There is fucking Wifi on my fucking greyhound. It is awesome!

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2010-11-04 09:22 pm

Sewing Picspam

So, I was gonna do this in September, because apparently there was some sort of people posting pictures of stuff they sew thing. And now it's November. But whatever. Also apologies for the poor photo quality, my only camera at the time these were taken was my phone.

I have a bit of a passion for reusing clothes as fabric.

I've had my own sewing machine for a couple of years now (a present from both my grandmothers - a lovely new portable Singer, very plain but very light), but my style has mostly stuck to things made out of T-shirts. Excess T-shirts with cool things on them but that are all (at least) XL are a hazard of the student politics lifestyle and besides, t-shirting is comfortable, stretchy, forgiving and doesn't really fray.

Modded T-Shirts )

When I'm at home one of my grandmas (who is a retired professional seamstress who still does a fair amount of commission work) lets me use her equipment and space, which is fantastic. She's a brilliant seamstress and she's taught me a lot.

Stuff I have made with Grandma's help )

And these last two are things I made all on my own with zero t-shirts, in my total absence of workspace with my adorable little Singer. The skirt in particular is my pride and joy.

On my own )

In conclusion, I take forever to sew things, am incapable of using patterns which means I end up scrapping a bunch of things when I realize part-way through that they won't work, but I've made some pretty cool stuff. And I have a pretty cool grandma.
izzady: The White Queen is very strange (alice)
2010-06-22 10:47 pm
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Podfic! Alice!

Okay, so apparently when I said I was almost done this podfic back in May, I meant that I was a month and change from being done. But here we go.

Title : Jam Yesterday
Author: Fahye
Reader: izzady
Fandom: Alice in Wonderland (2010 film + bits from Through the Looking Glass)
Gen, PG
Length: 17:53
Summary: This morning Mirana painted her lips the colour of very old wine. Now she pulls them into a smile.

Link to text: http://mercurial-wit.livejournal.com/49097.html
Audiofic archive link: mp3

Brief rambling. )
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2010-05-27 06:15 pm

Mountain Goats, OMG.

Okay, so I only just realized this.
a) I'm a little behind on the whole 'The Mountain Goats are totally awesome' thing and
b) since I had so much to catch up on, I only recently got around to getting the latest cd and
c) I wasn't really paying attention to the song titles, because I wanted to get to know the songs a little before I went and looked up the relevant bible verses.

But. But. John Darnielle made a cd where all the songs are named after bible verses. And the bonus, hidden track (Enoch 18:14)? Is apocryphal. Hahahahahaha!!!
(Which, aside from the biblical connotations, is hilarious because 'apocrypha' literally comes from the Greek for 'hidden'. Which, Darnielle being a ginormous classics geek totally knows.)

I think I may die of the cleverness. I don't even know.

Also, I really, really like the song. (It is also rather relevent to SPN fandom, if one is into that kind of thing, as is the second track, Psalms 40:2)
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2010-05-13 03:13 pm

Think Thoughts again.

Ahahah. Took me a while. Here is more thinky thoughts that emerged from watching Alice and drinking too much coffee and thinking about fandom and slash and queerness. More to come if I ever get around to writing it.

Rambly thoughts on being a queer girl and also into guys, and the term bisexual. )

Also, continuing in the vein of my Alice obsession, I am so close to finishing a podfic, I can almost taste it. More podfic!
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2010-05-11 02:28 pm

Ahahaha. And also, Corb Lund.

So, I've been rereading (well, listening actually, yay LibriVox!) the original Sherlock Holmes stories. Because, hey, what's a good remake fandom for if not for making you go check out the old stuff.

So, the first thing is that I'm actually enjoying them a lot more than I remember enjoying them as a child. I mostly remember being kinda creeped out, and not being super into mysteries. But yeah, loving them to bits. (Also, laughing my ass off. The message behind the first novel is 'It's all the fault of Mormonism'? what?)

And the second thing is that I seem to be writing a fic. It's very weird. This hasn't happened to me since, like, junior high. And even then I never finished anything. Not that I've finished this, nor am I particularly likely to. But still. I'm feeling compelled. There may be bunnies. What? Since when do I get bunnies? Mostly it's just concept bunnies as usual (plot? yeah right.) but yeah, every once in a while I'll be listening to something and just go 'okay, how the fuck does Mary put up with this?!' and then I have to go make them happily poly in my head to get over it. Seriously, if your husband was in the habit of running into his best friend late at night and just deciding not to come home so he can go off and play detective, would you not want to strangle him? Would it be okay so long as they weren't sleeping together? I don't think so. It is so much more fun if you imagine that they have some sort of understanding.

Anyway yeah. It's a weird experience.

In completely other news. I just finally got around to getting Corb Lund's new CD Loosin' Lately Gambler. Because after his Radio 3 Podcast, (Oh, my god!) I could no longer resist. And I am just as in love as I expected to be. Scoring drugs off your vet indeed.
izzady: The White Queen is very strange (alice)
2010-03-23 03:23 pm

Thinky thoughts on things

So I slept late yesterday due to not feeling well, and then was silly and had caffeine. As a result I did not really sleep last night. Instead I lay in bed and thought thinky thoughts about things. Today I tried to write some of them down. They are ridiculously long, but my brain feels so much better.

So here is the first installment:

Alice! )
and that led to...

Rambly discussion of femslash and the (relative) lack thereof )

So yeah I need to work on brevity. I maintain that academia trained it out of me.
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2010-02-03 01:09 pm
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Podfic review

Podfic review for the Podfic Critical Feedback Exchange

Name: [personal profile] twtd
Title: The Long Engagement by omg_wtf_yeah
Fandom: SGA
Length: 4h43min
Link: [mp3] or [m4b]

Quick review:
I thought this was a thoroughly enjoyable podfic. The story itself is a neat circus troupe/lost city/steampunk AU and I found twtd's reading of it very entertaining. If you've had issues with the volume being too quiet on some podfics, this is a good one to try. I found it to be loud enough even in public places and the sound in general is clear with few distractions. The length of the podfic lets both the listener and the reader really get into the story -- while twtd's reading is clear and pleasant throughout, it definitely gets better further into the recording. Her treatment of descriptive passages was especially enjoyable. Basically, this is a fun long-podfic that I can see myself coming back to in the future to tide me through long bus trips or any other time when I just need a few hours of good podfic to distract me. Thanks twtd!

Longer review )
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2010-01-01 05:35 am

Oh, New Years.

Yikes. I was nervous about this year's fabulous new years party, and aparently I was justified. It was large-scale in good ways and bad. It was the first new years I've spent in my house in my city with my house-family. I got to see several people who I haven't seen in a long while, including our spectacular former roommates and my beloved friend who moved off to the States for university. On the flip side, I made out with a girl who I care about rather more than is safe for random New Years make outs and I honestly don't know how shes going to feel about it in the morning. And also someone fell down the stairs to the basement and seriously hurt herself, although we have confirmation that she's okay and will just need stitches on the chin. But still, stitches! On her face! I am soooooo not okay with people hurting themselves in my house, while they are my guests. OMG. Mostly we're all just really happy that she didn't have any other more serious injuries. Still this is going to suck so much for her when she wakes up properly from the drunk and the pain meds.

So. Here's hoping that this year will be less painful than the last, and that it will still be a good learning experience. Fuckin' New Years had better be good in 2010-2011, that's all I'm sayin'.
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2009-08-17 07:06 pm

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Back from vacation. Newfoundland=most awesome place evar! Stayed in the most awesome house in all of St. John's. However, my partner and I famously bad at taking pictures and/or even remembering to bring a camera. Oh well.
A guy who picked us up hitching in Cape Breton was listening to the Headstones on his fancy digital music-thingy (I dunno, it looked complicated). Made me giggle, which was awkward to explain. Cape Breton is also freakin' gorgeous. I would love to go back when I'm not just going through. But being that close to Newfoundland would probably induce me to take unplanned day-long ferry trips because seriously, I want to move to Newfoundland some day. It is so awesome.
Doing a bunch of CSS stuff for work, which has been interesting. Maybe I will attempt to dabble with some Dreamwidth styles stuff, but it seems pretty complex.

Also. Moose. )
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2009-07-11 07:34 pm
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I come bearing podfic!

This is my very first one, and I'm not entirely sure of the recording set-up yet, but I think it turned out okay. Appologies to Sapote for the, I dunno, eight months it took me to get around to finishing this and posting it.

Title : The One Where They're Anti-Globalization Protesters
Author: Sapote3
Reader: izzady
Fandom: SGA
Pairing: MacKay/Sheppard
Lenght: 48 min 19

Link to text: http://sapote3.livejournal.com/29039.html
Audiofic archive links:
m4b audiobook

Yay Podfic!

Rambling about this fic and why it rocks my world )
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2009-07-03 12:11 am

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Random irony for the day:
In the pharmacy that I stopped in today, the muscle/joint pain rubs are located on the bottom two shelves of the shelving unit they're on. I just stared at them for 30 seconds, actually laughing, contemplating how much it was going to hurt to get down there to look at them. Seriously Shoppers, seriously?

Anyway, I managed to get my tiger balm and my blister-pads and am going to curl up in capoeira-induced agony. So much fun, so much pain, so much difficulty walking. Everyone who's been doing this for a while promises me the pain will get better, but I'm looking forward to the next couple weeks of hobbling around like a very very old lady. Whatever, totally worth it.
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2009-06-30 11:32 am

Worlds collide.

So yesterday I was reading through this cool new alternative newspaper in town. And by alternative, I mean for once, thank god, not conservative coverage of campus life/local news. We're all actually pretty excited about it, might look into collaborating.

Anyway, there at the back, in the two page long 'arts and culture' section is a full-page article on Hard Core Logo. With that picture of them and the smoke and the car. I nearly died laughing. The article was all about how the film illustrates the danger inherent in the myth of media objectivity. Really weird juxtapositions in my brain.