[personal profile] opalsong
Day One is here!

Official Challenge: Record ONE HOUR of RAW AUDIO

What else are you thinking of getting done today?

I'll be on twitter to sprint at 7:30pm this evening!


Nov. 13th, 2016 09:22 am
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[personal profile] opalsong
Hey Everyone!

Epic Podfic Big Bang GSD week is here! This week is a week to work hard on your project and get lots of encouraging feedback!  To that end, like last time, I am running several activities that will hopefully help motivate everyone.

1) Bingo Cards! I still have those Podfic Big Bang GSD Bingo cards but I've now made them EPIC.  If you want one let me know in a comment, DM, or tweet and I'll set you up.  There is no prize other than a feeling of great satisfaction but that feeling is indeed great!

2) Sprints!  I will be hosting sprints on twitter.  Don't worry if my twitter is locked I will unlock for sprinting.  The schedule is below.

3) Daily Challenges! I've set a challenge for each day! Once again there is no prize save for the satisfaction that you have gotten the achievement and Done The Thing.

4) Daily accountability check in posts! These are totally optional.  I'll post the challenge every day and on that post you can post things like "I want to record 3 chapters today" or "I plan to edit 30 min during my lunch break" and also report on how well you met the previous day's goals.

**Sprint Schedule** (All times are CST)
Sunday: Evening Sprints with Opalsong (7:30pm-11pm)
Monday-Wednesday: Morning Sprints with Opalsong (8:30am-11:30am)
Thursday: Possible Evening sprint with Opalsong (8pm-11:30pm) (this one is up in the air)
Friday: All Day Sprints with Opalsong (9:30am-whenever people lose interest) (if you don't see a sprint happening just DM me on twitter and I'll get one started for you)
Saturday: Mid-Day Sprints with Opalsong (11am-2pm)

I'll host all sprints on Twitter.  I'll tweet when we're starting and you can reply if
you want in.

On top of all this if anyone wants to organize things of their own for specific days let me know and I'll include it in the daily post.

Hope everyone has fun and gets stuff done!

PS: Feel free to use this GSD week for projects other than Epic Podfic Big Bang (though hopefully you're finished first).  #ITPE is coming up and if you or someone else wants to use this to help for that, that is more than welcome!

Check in #6

Nov. 6th, 2016 08:40 am
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November Check In! Sorry this is late!

How are you doing? Still chugging away? Panicking? So far past done that you forgot about it? Worried that #ITPE will eat up all your time (or vise versa)?

Reminder that next week (13th to 19th) is GSD week.  I'll try to have some of the same activities and milestones as last GSD week.  Is there anything you want to see? That you would find really helpful?

Check in #5

Oct. 1st, 2016 11:38 am
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Hey everyone!  It's the October check in for Epic Podfic Big Bang.  How is everyone doing? Completely forgotten about your EPBB project? Getting sick of recording the same thing for so long? Need some help focusing? Getting pumped to be closing in on the end? Seeing the deadline reflect in the whites in your eyes as they widen in terror of how much work you still have to do? Having fun sitting back watching the rest of us scramble because you finished last month and are just waiting to post?

Check In #4

Sep. 3rd, 2016 01:36 pm
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Hey All!

Check in number 4 for Epic Podfic Big Bang is now live! How is your project coming?  What's your game plan? Are you struggling anywhere or is it going way too smoothly?

For those of you that participated in podfic big bang, how has switching projects been going? Did you find that finishing and posting gave you new energy? Did you need a break?  If you didn't participate in podfic big bang, have you been working steadily? Did you find the posting inspirational? or distracting?

Was the GSD week useful? What activities did you enjoy and what didn't work? Is there anything you'd like to see in the future?

Also a reminder that Paraka is running a 3 Day Novel Podfic challenge on twitter that has open posting during the year (so if you finish something now you can post it later. or if you later on finish something in 3 days you can post it to the collection on AO3) and so there will be a fair amount of sprints and podfic talk over there if you need some motivation.
[personal profile] eosrose

We would like to thank everyone for their participation! You've been amazing! Stay tuned for the Epic Podfic Big Bang in December. :-)

[personal profile] eosrose

You are all doing amazingly and we have lots of new podfics posted, some in some wonderful small fandoms!

Posting will end at Noon CST on August 21st. You have a little less than 24 hours to finish and post any last minute podfics!

[personal profile] xdiorix
Fic: until all these shivers subside by [archiveofourown.org profile] Griftings
Reader: [archiveofourown.org profile] blackglass
Cover Artist: [archiveofourown.org profile] nessismore
Fandom: Critical Role
Ship: Implied Percival "Percy" Fredrickstein Von Musel Klossowski de Rolo III/Vex'ahlia
Rating: M
Warnings: Macabre imagery and descriptions of death and violence, mentions of canon character death
Reader's Notes: So...this was not the fic I originally signed up for Podfic Big Bang with. But then after sign ups I fell ass over teakettle in love with Critical Role and decided rather late in the game to do a long podfic in this fandom instead. I'm desperately in love with this story and it has been an interesting challenge in terms of performance choice and interpretation. I cried real tears while performing this story, yo. All my thanks to nessismore who's not in this fandom but did an INCREDIBLE job of making the cover art. Thanks also to Griftings for giving me permission to podfic their story!

Also used to fill my "rites of passage/coming of age" square for [community profile] trope_bingo and my "incorporate physical sound" square for [community profile] podfic_bingo.

Summary: Vex wakes with a gasp, coughs violently. Trinket lifts his head from the floor, blinks sleepily and groans at her in confusion. She sits up in bed, her hair falling in a curtain around her face as she rests her forehead against her knees. Her heart is racing, but already the details of the dream are starting to slip away, and grasping for them is like trying to catch hold of running water.

It's-- it's fine. It was just a dream. Everyone dreams.

Or, the one where Vax is not very persuasive, and Vex deals with the consequences. Or, rather, tries quite desperately to not deal with them.

MP3 (w/ music) [118 MB, 01:26:06] | MP3 (w/o music) [116 MB, 01:24:31]
Podbook (w/ music) [103 MB, 01:26:06] | Podbook (w/o music) [44 MB, 01:24:31]

Podfic Post: AO3
[personal profile] code_switch
Fic: Exeunt, Pursued By Heteronormativity by [personal profile] psocoptera
Reader: codeswitch
Cover Artist: codeswitch
Fandom: Check Please!
Ship: OT4, Shitty/Lardo, Jack/Bitty
Rating: Mature
Warnings: None
Reader's Notes: This is one of my absolute favorites, and it was a genuine pleasure to record. Chapters are available in plain and music versions.

Summary: Shitty Knight takes a post-graduation road trip. Four friends, six thousand miles, two tents, several embarrassing photos, a giant rabbit, three cops, and a bear.

A road across a desert

Plain version MP3 folder [226 MB, 4:05:00]
Music version MP3 folder [239, 4:17:00]

Podfic Post: AO3 
[personal profile] knight_tracer
Fic: You Dance Dreams + You Dance Love by [archiveofourown.org profile] lady_ragnell
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Cover Artist: [personal profile] rscreighton
Beta Listener: [personal profile] rscreighton
Fandom: Les Mis
Ship: Enjolras/Grantaire
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: None
Reader's Notes: Music is all from Swan Lake (the André Previn: London Symphony Orchestra version).

Summary: For most of college, Grantaire was hopeless over Enjolras, and everyone but Enjolras knew it. Now he’s worked to get over his crush, and for the most part, he's fine. When Combeferre asks him to choreograph and dance in the Midsummer Night’s Dream-inspired opera he composed as his senior thesis, Grantaire says yes, even though he’s cast opposite Enjolras, as Puck to his Oberon. The chance to dance is worth the potential problems, and he'll have his friends as a buffer.

He doesn't count on long hours of practicing and choreographing and talking together, while they try to figure each other and their futures out. As much as he tries to avoid it, it seems inevitable that he falls for Enjolras again, and this time it isn't a crush.

MP3 [419 MB, 06:06:31]
Podbook [693 MB, 06:06:31]

Podfic Post: AO3 | Dreamwidth
[personal profile] kess
 Fic: Ex Machina by Sual

Reader: Kess

Cover Artist: Kess

Fandom: Star Wars, the sequel trilogy

Ship:Hux/Kylo Ren

Rating: Explicit

Warnings:robophilia, snoke being a dick (to hux, for a change), past dub con

Summary: An AU inspired by Ex Machina where Ben Solo never became Kylo Ren, General Hux is a droid that used to be human, and they might just be what the other needs.

Reader's Notes:the au of my soul tbh. this was the first au i read for this fandom, and it needs to be in everyones ears. also, the second longest fic i recorded for this big bang, but strandline doesnt count, cause strandline was HELL


as always, right click to stream, right click and save as to download!

here's the MP3 [206MB, 03:44:18]

find it here on ao3!

[personal profile] kess

Fic: To the Pure by K_dAzrael

Reader: Kess

Cover Artist: Kess

Fandom: Star Wars, the sequel trilogy

Ship:Hux/Kylo Ren

Rating: Explicit

Warnings:slight xeno, lots of group lovin', ritualistic drug use, branding

Summary: Dear sir or madam, I am General Hux of the Resurgent-class Star Destroyer Finalizer. I was recently strong-armed by a colleague into joining an order of mystic knight-warriors and now they want me take part in their team-building orgies. Please advise.

Reader's Notes:a big reason im in the fandom right now lmao im so glad that i got to read and share this work of art, it's glorious

as always, right click to stream, right click and save as to download!

here's the MP3 [104MB, 03:22:01]

find here on ao3!

[personal profile] kess

Fic: Life Sentence, No Cellmate by hollycomb part one of the Children, Wake Up series

Reader: Kess

Cover Artist: Kess

Fandom: Star Wars, the sequel trilogy

Ship: Hux/Kylo Ren

Rating: Explicit

Summary: Hux follows orders and loses his way.

Warnings: mentions of rape/non con

Reader's Notes:honestly, a big reason that i'm doing this series is bc i believe that everyone should be able to have these fics in their lives, even if they can't read or don't have time to read.


as always, right click to stream (mp3 only), right click and save as to download!

here's the MP3 [196MB, 03:33:59]

here's the m4a [404MB, 03:33:59]

check it out here on ao3!

[personal profile] kess

Fic: Terroir by NeverwinterThistle

Reader: Kess

Cover Artist: Kess

Fandom: Dishonored

Ship: Daud/Teague Martin

Rating: Explicit

Warnings:canon typical violence

Terroir: the assumption that the land from which the grapes are grown imparts a unique quality that is specific to that growing site.

-Jacques Fanet "Great Wine Terroirs"

Reader's Notes: thanks @ninok now i giggle everytime i hear the title. dirt indeed. also, do u ppl know how many times i had to rerecord that one scene with the window and the grenade? so many times. i kept laughing.


as always, right click to stream, right click and save as to download!

here's the MP3 [282 MB, 01:16:16]

check it out here on AO3





[personal profile] kess
Fic: Strandline by Thene
Reader: Kess
Cover Artist: Rhea314
Fandom: the Last Herald Mage
Ship: Vanyel Ashkevron/Stefen the bard
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Mentions of slavery and non-con, but nothing explicit

Reader's Notes: This is my very most favourite LHM fic, and hands down the hardest fic that I have ever recorded. EVER.

Summary: Vanyel is investigating the suspicious death of a Herald-Mage along the Valdemaran border. Under the guise of Valdir the Minstrel, Vayel must face deadly underworld figures, a raging, uncontrollable river, time constraints that no one sane could operate under, persistent exhaustion and, worst of all, feelings.

here's the MP3 [282 MB, 03:07:21]

here's the Podbook [579 MB, 03:07:21]

Podfic Post:
check it out here on AO3
[personal profile] thilia
Fic: Safety in Silence by Survivah
Reader: [personal profile] thilia
Cover Artist: [personal profile] thilia
Beta Listener: nianfa
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Ship: Derek/Stiles
Rating: R
Warnings: AU, werewolves are known, soulmates, canon divergence, pining, love spells, hypothermia, cohabitation, truth spells, kissing lessons, possessed Stiles, cuddling & snuggling
Reader's Notes: I lovelovelove this fic and have been wanting to record it for ages, and I'm so glad Survivah gave me the permission to do it. ♥

Summary: It's perfectly understandable. Even Derek wouldn't want to be Derek's soulmate.

MP3 [389 MB, 07:11:31] (with music, one file)
MP3 [384 MB, 07:05:05] (without music, one file)

Podfic Post: AO3 (contains links to the podfic in chapters in a rar file, if you prefer that to one big file, and details about the music)
[personal profile] somethingincorporeal
Fic: Backcountry Soundtrack by [archiveofourown.org profile] harcourt
Reader: [personal profile] somethingincorporeal[archiveofourown.org profile] somethingincorporeal & [personal profile] rscreighton[archiveofourown.org profile] rscreighton
Cover Artist: [personal profile] helva2260
Fandom: Marvel
Rating: Unrated
Warnings: Violence
Reader's Notes: This is a multi-voice podfic, so I am posting on behalf of both of us. This fic is the best, and mixing a range of croaking frogs and wooden flutes was the highlight of my month.

Summary: In which Deadpool kidnaps Clint off a battlefield and takes him on a roadtrip. A shooting roadtrip. OK, fine. A shooting people roadtrip. Don't be so cranky about it.

Complete MP3 [147 MB, 2:40:14]
Chapter One MP3 [69 MB, 1:15:45]
Chapter Two MP3 [147 MB, 2:40:14]

Podfic Post: AO3
[personal profile] somethingincorporeal
Fic: The Device has been Modified by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lindzzz
Reader: [personal profile] somethingincorporeal[archiveofourown.org profile] somethingincorporeal & [personal profile] rscreighton[archiveofourown.org profile] rscreighton
Cover Artist: [personal profile] somethingincorporeal
Fandom: Rise of the Guardians
Ship: Kozmotis Pitchiner/Jack Frost
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Violence
Notes: I think this is probably the only fic where the most appropriate font for cover art is Comic Sans. This is a multi-voice podfic, so I am posting on behalf of both of us.

Summary: The downside of a single man mission was boredom. Boredom had led to tinkering, and tinkering had accidentally led to what ended up being the most advanced AI system to be born.

Unfortunately, said AI was an asshole.

MP3 [123 MB, 2:14:20]

Podfic Post: AO3
[personal profile] shmaylor
Fic: Meet Me Halfway To Your Heart by [archiveofourown.org profile] ariadnerue
Reader: [archiveofourown.org profile] shmaylor
Cover Artist: [archiveofourown.org profile] shmaylor
Fandom: Carmilla
Ship: Laura Hollis/Carmilla Karnstein
Rating: Teen
Warnings: N/A

Summary: The media had always assumed they were dating anyway. What big difference was it if they had to pretend to be engaged for a couple months?

a.k.a. The Second-Hand Famous Fake Engagement AU no one asked for.

mp3 [148 MB, 02:28:45]
m4b [115 MB, 02:28:45]
(Streaming available at AO3)

Podfic Post: AO3

[personal profile] opalsong

Title: Coming Undone
Author: KouriArashi
Reader: Opalsong
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Pairings: Gen
Rating: Teen
Length (total): 6:29:19
Music: Drowning Lessons by My Chemical Romance
Cover: Opalsong (heavily influenced by Kylie L's gorgeous covers for this series)
Summary: Stiles deals with the aftermath of being abducted by Peter Hale and left for dead. It's harder than he would have thought to accept his place in the pack when he's convinced that he's the 'weak one' and can't protect himself. Fortunately, Scott and Sheriff Stilinski are there to help, and to nag Derek until he helps, too.

Part 1 of The Sum of Its Parts series

Podbooks Link:Here [6:29:19; 184.0MB]

Chapter Links [length; size]:
Chapter 1 [38:15; 35.3MB]
Chapter 2 [27:36; 25.6MB]
Chapter 3 [28:08; 22.1MB]
Chapter 4 [29:46; 23.1MB]
Chapter 5 [44:28; 34.0MB]
Chapter 6 [39:12; 30.6MB]
Chapter 7 [28:25; 22.4MB]
Chapter 8 [31:51; 24.8MB]
Chapter 9 [35:09; 27.4MB]
Chapter 10 [39:34; 30.5MB]
Chapter 11 [46:55; 36.1MB]

Audiofic Archive link: Here

Thanks to Paraka for hosting!!

cross posted at amplificathon, my journal, and AO3


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