pod_aware/pod_aware ran from Nov. 4 – 10th this year, and you can check out themed podcasts and roundups of relevant posts at either comm.
And thanks in part to the energy surrounding to pod_aware, there are a few new things in the works. There’s going to be a podfic-themed podcast called Auralphonic, and you can follow it on twitter here @Auralphonic; the first episode is meant to release sometime this month. There’s also podfic editing chatroom called the Audio Snippers Club, more info here on podfic_tips (and you can follow the twitter account here @Audiosnippers).
In cover art related happenings, @audiofic_art is all about celebrating podfic cover art, and wants to spread the word to fanartists about podfic covers generally and having a Transformative Works statement; additionally, if a podficcer would like to ask a fanartist for permission to use their work in a coverart but is hesitant or nervous, they’ve volunteered to do it for you. And @podfic retweeted a helpful link to a site with tons of images that are hi-res and free to use.
As most people know, it can be hard to figure out how to leave feedback on podfic. yue_ix has helpfully shared a list of vocublary and ways to comment over at podfic_tips.
pt_lightning ran a full round in November, with the masterlist here.
If you’re in the gift-giving mood, fandom_stocking has a podfic tag this year!
insmallpackages is open for business as well. Like last year, I combed through the pages of wishes and isolated the ones that are specifically relevant to podfic. If you found one I missed, let me know and I’ll link it!
[4 insmallpackages wishes under the cut!]
+ Give me anything you wish and Surprise Me!
+ Femslash ficlet/podficlet featuring any combination of Game of Thrones ladies
+ Podfic recs for any of the following fandoms: Teen Wolf / The Social Network / Avengers / something so awesome that it transcends fandom preferences
+ Recs for easy podfic tutorials
cakehole_club’s Cake Swap gift exchange finished up earlier this month, as did podficbigbang. Many SPN + SPN RPF podfics have been produced by a lot of people. :> :> :> All relevant fics are linked in the roundup below!
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for next month’s #ITPE (#Informal Twitter Podfic Exchange) reveals! A masterlist with all the gifty goodness usually goes up on amplificathon soon after Christmas!
Roundup of SPN & SPN RPF podfics posted October 11, 2014 to December 12, 2014
(I’ve gathered these podfics from amplificathon and spn_cwrpfpodfic. I’ve also included podfics posted only to amplificathon; if you posted to both the DW and the LJ communities, I’ve used the LJ links. If you posted at one of these comms between the aforementioned dates, you should be on this list! Additionally, if I remembered a podfic that hasn’t yet been crossposted to these communities, I’ve included links to personal journals. I also tried to catch podfics that were posted only on AO3. Please let me know if I’ve made an error or missed something!)
Harmony — for cakehole_club
Pairing: gen (one sentence referring to a one time make out session)
Summary: Gabriel is complicated. The Winchesters relationship with Gabriel is complicated.
Goodbye in Many Languages — for cakehole_club
Summary: Jo grows up.
Close to the Sun in Lonely Lands
Rating: teen and up
Summary: When he’d felt the cool touch of the knife just before Dean had cut his throat he’d known it for what it was, not the last mercy but the first step.
Suiting Words to Action
Author & Reader: litra
Rating: teen and up
Summary: It’s Sam’s Freshman year at Stanford and he finds himself short on cash. Running away from his old life doesn't mean he’s going to let himself get soft…
Living Dead Boy
Summary: The ghost of a stripper is possessing thirty year old, attractive males with light brown hair and green eyes. What could possibly go wrong?
That’s Private, Soldier — for cakehole_club
Summary: Army AU.
And Wear Strange Suits — for cakehole_club
Summary: This is deep-fried, AU crack involving Sam in a suit getting ready to argue a case before the Supreme Court, and Dean relieving his obvious tension.
Stroke of Genius — for cakehole_club
Summary: Dean roleplays with his and Sam’s dicks.
Head Case — for cakehole_club
Summary: Sam’s husband thinks that he is Sam’s brother.
Three Months: The Kiss Addiction Remix — for cakehole_club
Summary: Sam chases Dean until they catch each other.
The Sun Beats Hot On My Bones — for cakehole_club
Summary: Sam owns a ranch. Dean finds it.
White Cloud — for cakehole_club
Summary: Sam is a demon who isn't very good at his job. Then he gets worse when Mr. Hot Ass Angel starts showing up.
One Good Thing — for cakehole_club
Summary: Sam's acting a little weird. Again. Dean's got a couple of theories. All of them wrong.
Fake It ‘Til You Make It
Summary: Dean's back from hell, but not in any way that really matters.
Sharp Dressed Man
Summary: There are probably any number of totally appropriate responses to walking in on your sixteen-year-old brother in lace panties and fishnet, thigh-high stockings. Getting stupidly hard is not one of them.
It’s a Hell of a Town
Summary: Dean's back from hell. But it changes a person. Sam's changed, too. Maybe they fit together better this way.
Heat of the Blood — for cakehole_club
Summary: While camped out at a motel in a roasting Texas summer, Sam makes a new friend. Dean really isn't happy about it.
A Twist of Fate, A Desert Sun — for cakehole_club
Summary: When Dean is twenty-eight and his father is two years dead, he sees a dragon for the first time. Sam and Dean finally take that trip to the Grand Canyon.
Confessions — for cakehole_club
Summary: When college freshman, Jensen, runs into new HS graduate, Jared, at a summer party, he's decidedly not pleased. After all, Jared had broken Danneel's heart earlier that year, and Jensen is ferociously loyal to his best friend, Danni. But Jensen quickly finds himself unsettled as he discovers that nothing is as it seems.
Bittersweet — for cakehole_club
Summary: Some things should stay deep beneath the surface.
Go The Other Way
Summary: Sam makes Dean work a case undercover (read: in women's clothing) because Dean is notorious in town as a nefarious goat-lover.
Too Sexy for My Skirt — for cakehole_club
Summary: Dean has a request. Sam isn't as opposed to the idea as he thought he might be. Christmas turns out really, really good in the Old Hector Motel room.
The Descent Verse (all chapters)
Summary: Since Legba pretty much destroyed all Sam's hope, one thing is left unanswered: How exactly did Dean get here, and who exactly is responsible? Okay, it's two questions, really.
I’ve Got A Hand For You — for cakehole_club
Summary: Sam's inexperience is showing, and Dean helps the best way he knows how.
Life on Land — for cakehole_club
Summary: Sam Winchester is a successful lawyer in California. He no longer has a family. The hunting lifestyle killed them off. On the very weekend he planned to finally spread his brother’s ashes and let Dean go, he finds his brother in the strangest of places.
All That I Am
Summary: He thinks maybe someone dragged him all the way back to life.
A Good Day For Pie
Rating: teen and up
Summary: Dean pie-ing Cas and Cas just not getting it and Dean thinking it’s the fucking funniest thing in the world and having to explain it to Cas but it’s ok because Dean volunteers to clean it up.
With his mouth.
The Most Awkward Angel in the Garrison
Rating: teen and up
Summary: Cas can't kiss. Dean's insecure. This isn't news.
I Just Want To Run This By You
Rating: teen and up
Summary: "Cas, make yourself useful, get over here and tie me up."
Rating: teen and up
Length: 20-30 minutes
Summary: Dean breastfeeds a baby. Well, the damn thing was crying, what was he supposed to do?! (Breastfeeding and nipples are NOT sexualised in this.)
Fall Between The Stars
Rating: general audiences
Summary: “I see the universe,” he wishes to say. He doesn’t." / Dean and Cas talk; to each other, and to the sky.
Rating: teen and up
Summary: A prodigy, he’d been called; the new face of neuroscience, the one who would single-handedly save the world from neurological disorders. A Ph.D by the age of twenty-five, articles in more journals than he could count, whispers about a Nobel Peace Prize as he slid comfortably into his late twenties with the achievement of a sizable new grant to study the subconscious and various sleep disorders. / The grant money had long since run dry. He’d been on a kindly forced “extended sabbatical” that was approaching its third year. Dean refused to think about what would happen when his access to the meager and barely sufficient instruments he had to resort to was revoked. He was so close.
Flight - Chapter 1: The Deal
Reader: _rubber_chicken/Etienne Bessette
Summary: Sequel to Forgotten, but can stand alone. A/U from mid season 9. Castiel is human and wounded, and Dean and Sam need to get his grace back - and his wings. Things do not go as intended and Cas faces a difficult road. Long case fic with strong emphasis on Team Free Will friendship/family bonds. Will get serious and angsty and lonely.
Pour Your Love All Over Me
Summary: When you get down to brass tacks, Castiel is only good at one thing, and that's saving Dean Winchester. But how do you save a demon? Especially when the demon in question is using every dirty trick in the book to avoid being saved? (Warning: Dub-con, lots of incredibly filthy dialogue, a touch of smut, and a smattering of violence)
We Found Love (In A Hopeless Place) – Chapters 1 + 2
Pairing: Dean/Castiel, Castiel/Crowley, Lucifer/Sam
Summary: Dean and Sam Winchester struggle to survive when their alcoholic father abandons them. Castiel Novak has turned to drugs in his own father's absence. As their lives spiral out of control, can their new friendship save them, or will it be a catalyst for destruction?
Sam Winchester Does Not Panic (Probably)
Pairing: pre-slash Dean/Cas
Summary: On a witch hunt the boys decide to split up, and things go down hill from there. Suffice to say, Sam is not good with children and Bobby is sick of all their shit.
Or, if you prefer; the one where Cas and Dean get caught in a crazy de-aging spell and Sam is left to cope.
Searching for the Righteous Man
Summary: Dean lived a long, happy, full life thanks to Castiel, and they were going to spend eternity in Heaven together. But when Dean is reincarnated, Castiel must find him, and ultimately decide if he should keep him, or let him go.
Author & Reader: tenoko1
Pairings: Dean/Castiel, Sam/Sarah Blake, Charlie/Gilda, Lucifer/Sam
Summary: There’s one born to every generation. Joan of Arc was the first Ordained. The first of the archangel Michael's Chosen bloodline to protect humanity from Hell and monsters during a time when Earth faced unprecedented threat. Fast forward to present. Dean is the current Ordained, complete with costume change and masked allies. Mostly? They're like regular supernatural hunters who spend their nights going after whatever tries to munch on the student populace, and occasionally taking on petty crime to help out the cops. Okay, so maybe juggling double-lives, college, and romance is easier on TV, by a lot, but Dean's determined to have some semblance of a normal life while they can. / Then demons and angels start showing up and it’s up to the masked warriors to stop Hell from literally being unleashed on Earth. This was NOT part of the plan.
Omni Gladio Ancipiti
Summary: The archangel Gabriel had never chosen a Bearer for his sword. Until now.
Your Kind Prison
Pairing: Sam/Gabriel, Dean/Castiel, brief Dean/Gabriel
Summary: Humans talk of the Fall as if it were one finite event, one story alone. But Lucifer was not the only archangel to fall. Each of them fell, one by one, in their own way. Some of them fell many times. And now the sky is full of falling stars, falling angels. The last archangel watches them fall, and has to make a choice between continuing as he is and learning - teaching all of them - to write a new own story, to set against Metatron’s.
Summary: Winter. Vancouver. Snowman.
He Does Something to Me, That Boy
Summary: Because I just finished this, and if you don’t make me laugh, I’ll probably start crying.
You’re The One I’ve Decided is One of My Kind
Summary: Prompt: Proposal
Jog On — for cakehole_club
Summary: Jared is a jogger. Jensen is a stalker, but not really. He's the vegemite to Jared's crunchy toast.
…And You’re Still Here
Summary: Sing me somethin'...
The Sounds of Your Breathing — for cakehole_club
Summary: It was just something Jensen mentioned when he was drunk, something he never expected Jared to remember or actually try to fulfill. (Warning for consensual somnophilia kink.)
Heart of Gold — for cakehole_club
Summary: Jensen can't stop thinking about his neighbor's "friend". Luckily, Jared's a friendly sort of guy. (Author's warning for hookerfic, but angst-free!)
Were – chapters 23 + 24
Summary: Jensen Ackles was bitten. Nothing special about it. He was hunted down and bitten for
reasons nobody knows. Jared managed to find him before anything else could happen and
took him to the safety of his own pack. Unaware of the unexplainable forces driving them
together they both have to search for who did this to Jensen and why. Turns out, Jensen’s
a little more special than anyone ever could have imagined.
Overheard — for cakehole_club
Summary: Jared's been crushing on Jensen for ages, but he tries to keep a respectful distance because it's not his place. Still, when Jensen brings a girl home from a bar, Jared can't help listening in. Naturally, it's a trap. A non-AU AU in which there are no wives or sweethearts. (Warning for voyuerism.)
Jay Skellington, the Lonliest Pumpkin
Summary: Jared had never had much luck at dating. Being the Pumpkin King only seemed to make things worse.
Dream a Little Dream of Menagerie — for cakehole_club
Summary: Jared's got the perfect job. He runs a pet store for his boss Misha—but it's not just any pet store. Misha's Dream a Little Dream of Menagerie is full of creatures most people only ever imagine: tiny lantern dragons, judgmental unicorns, songbirds that sound better than any radio, and even a baby Loch Ness monster. Lately it's been kind of hard to concentrate, however, thanks to the new on-site vet, Jensen, who has everything Jared's perfect man would have…and a serious boyfriend on top of all that.
Fight The Rising Odds — for podficbigbang
Summary: Ancient Greek AU. Jensen is sexually harassed by the entire Greek pantheon and Jared is hopelessly in love with him.
Gunshy — for podficbigbang
Summary: This is a J2 AU based loosely off of Fox's Bones.
Special Agent Jared Padalecki's gut instinct is a pretty reliable indicator of a lot of things.
It lets him know when a suspect is lying through his teeth, whether a house is safe to walk through, and when he's about to step into a fire fight. It's only been really, stupidly wrong about a couple of things in his entire life, which is why Jared's surprised when, twenty minutes after the first time he takes Jensen Ackles into the field, he finds himself crouched underneath an FBI suburban, bleeding all over his suit.
One Small Step — for podficbigbang
Summary: Jared has had a secret crush for months. But it's not like publishing genius and gay activist Jensen Ackles is going to notice the tall, weird guy pushing the mail cart. So when Jared's best friend and Jensen's assistant, Sandy, tells him that Jensen is getting married in one month to a fellow activist -- something about being the first gay couple to get married in the state -- Jared knows some things just aren't meant to be. And now Sandy is insisting that Jared help her plan the wedding. She thinks it's a good idea. Jared thinks she's nuts. Because the only thing this could lead to is heartbreak. Right?
The Radio Wedding — for podficbigbang
Summary: Jensen's family attempts to find him a mystery bride as part of a radio contest. When Jared is the one that meets him at the altar, the two embark on a marriage that neither of them expected.
Crime & Sugar — for cakehole_club
Summary: Baker Genevieve helps her girlfriend Adrianne Palicki — of Palicki Private Investigations— fight crime.
Summary: The story of how Charlie Bradbury came to be, with a little help from Jo.
Like She Used To Be Happy In Another World
Pairing: Krissy Chambers/Claire Novak
Summary: Nothing but daddy issues and bruises, the both of them.
Author & Reader: TheNonBinaryBird
Summary: Like everything in purgatory it was a fight. Winner take all. So while Dean admitted that he certainly liked a dick in his ass, he made sure he had the upper hand.
Summary: Crowley offers to let Bobby step out of that infernal line for five hell minutes (which is probably like years on earth) but only if it's spent making out.
Not Until All of Him Was Gone — for cakehole_club
Pairing: Sam/Castiel, Sam/Castiel/Dean
Summary: A dark snippet, probably of an alternate season five, in which Sam's demon blood addiction has been transposed onto the blood of a falling Castiel, and there is no hope left.
Author & Reader: gravityhasnolimit
Rating: general audiences
Summary: Cas is dying and there's nothing Sam can do about it.
Salute All The Brethren With A Holy Kiss — for cakehole_club
Pairing: Dean/Castiel, Sam/Gabriel, heading towards Dean/Castiel/Sam/Gabriel
Summary: Original prompt was from mithrel: “Supernatural, Team Free Love, a villa in Rome.” Technically this remains Sam/Gabriel and Dean/Castiel for now, but the focus is on the group dynamic. Gabriel decides they all need a holiday, Castiel decides physical affection is the way to go, Dean and Sam blink a lot. Mostly fluff.
My Body, Given Up For You — for cakehole_club
Pairing: Dean/Gabriel with background Dean/Castiel/Sam/Gabriel
Summary: Dean has a bit of a thing about being dominated, but since Hell, that's been overlaid with some troubling other connotations. Gabriel unintentionally triggers this one day when he's angry.
Author & Reader: vamprav
Pairing: Gabriel/Lucifer/Sam, Cas/Michael/Dean
Summary: It's Sam's ninth Flight and he's starting to feel useless. It doesn't help that he's a Nester that has more muscle and is taller than most Protectors. What is an angel starting to get into the desperate phase to do? / Lucifer and Gabriel were a Protector and Breeder without a Nester. They'd been in the Flights for more than ten years and never found one that would fight and make them prove themselves worthy to the Nester in question. It's frustrating and boring and even Michael has a full mating group with that Winchester kid and the littlest angel.
Expose My Heart
Summary: Sam doesn't need a bodyguard. He doesn't No matter what Genevieve says. So he maybe kinda sorta got kidnapped. That was his own fault. He’d be careful now. At least, that’s what he thought until he got a good look at said bodyguard. Dammit, could you say cliche...
Remnants of an Old War
Pairing: Aziraphale/Crowley, Aziraphale/Crowley (Good Omens)/Gabriel
Summary: An archangel resurrected after one apocalypse finds refuge and companionship with the survivors of a previous one. And then an angel fighting a new war again stumbles across them.