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May. 14th, 2013

Rhea314 Podfics

So, I used [community profile] welovepodfic as an excuse to finally tell [ profile] rhea314 how much I love her podfic. And now I'm posting it here, so I can tell you guys too.

audiofeedback and links )

May. 10th, 2012

Podfic: SGA-Dapper Dan Man by hoktauri (copod with lunate8)

Fic: Dapper Dan Man by [ profile] hoktauri (text link)
Readers: [personal profile] lunate8 and [personal profile] paraka
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Gen
Summary: A thunderstorm and a messy head of hair.
Length: 0:01:00
Download: MP3 (0.9 MBs) ||| M4B (1.3 MBs)
Please right click and "Save As".

Notes: Recorded with [personal profile] lunate8 when I was visiting her. :D She is delightfully hardcore when it comes to podfic and is basically my hero now. ♥

Jun. 5th, 2011

Podfic: SGA/T-A Changing Perception on Fate by amaresu

Title: A Changing Perception on Fate (or how Rodney came to believe in the Robot Apocalypse by [personal profile] amaresu
Reader: [personal profile] paraka
Fandom: Stargate Atalntis/Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Pairing: Rodney/Sarah
Length: 0:03:34
Links: MP3 ||| M4B

Summary: He'd first met Sarah Connor a few years before he'd joined the Stargate program.

Jun. 4th, 2011

Old Spice Kinkmeme Anthology

Title: Old Spice Kink Meme Anthology
Readers: [ profile] stargate_sg1sg1, [personal profile] paraka and [ profile] kronos999
Fandoms/Pairings: Old Spice (Old Spice Man/ladies, gen), American Politics RPF (gen), Firefly (gen), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (gen), Psych (gen), Feminist Hulk (gen), Feminism RPF (gen), Stargate Atlantis (John/Rodney), White Collar (gen), Watchmen (gen), Marvel universe (gen), Good Omens (gen)
Length: 0:21:18
Links: MP3 ||| M4B

Reader's Notes: So I had a ton of fun reading [community profile] oldspice_kinkmeme and wanted to make some podfic out of it. Normally I don't think anything of women reading men's character's but something about Old Spice made me want a man to read it, so I bribed my cousin [ profile] stargate_sg1sg1 into reading most of this for me.

It's kinda rough for a podfic from me, and at times you can almost hear me directing [ profile] stargate_sg1sg1 in the background as he reads but it's lots of fun too.

Anthology Breakdown
1. Intro (no link) written by [personal profile] paraka (Old Spice/Podfic)
2. Common Scents written by anonymous (Old Spice/American Politics RPF)
3. Hello Space Smugglers written by [personal profile] happydork (Old Spice/Firefly)
4. Untitled written by anonymous (Old Spice)
5. A Call to Arms written by anonymous (Old Spice)
6. Untitled written by anonymous (Old Spice/Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
7. Untitled written by anonymous (Old Spice)
8. Untitled written by [personal profile] kristin (Old Spice/Psych)
9. Untitled written by anonymous (Old Spice/Feminist Hulk/Feminism RPF)
10. Untitled written by anonymous (Old Spice/Stargate Atlantis)
11. Untitled written by anonymous (Old Spice/White Collar)
12. Rorschach's Journal, August 12 written by anonymous (Old Spice/Watchmen)
14. Untitled written by anonymous (Old Spice/Marvel Universe)
15. and darkness was upon the face of the deep written by anonymous (Old Spice/... I'll be honest, I don't actually know what fandom this is a crossover with. The prompt for it was "Brilliance")
16. Untitled written by anonymous (Old Spice/Good Omens)

Mar. 30th, 2010

SCC/SGA-Ficlet Meme (Gen & John/Cameron)

Since [community profile] amplificathon is gearing up, I feel like I should podfic more especially since I'm in some under represented fandoms right now. So, I started with one of my fics (the only one I've finished and posted actually).

Title: Ficlet Meme by [personal profile] paraka
Reader: [personal profile] paraka
Fandom: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicals (with an SGA crossover in there)
Pairing: John/Cameron, Gen
Length: 7:04
Link: MP3 | M4B

Summary: The object of the game is to write 10 different categories of fic in as few words as possible.

Feb. 21st, 2010

Podfic: SGA-Linguistics by Stillane (John/Rodney)

I made podfic! Now I just have to finish editing my Star Trek Reboot one and do that other SGA one....

Title: Linguistics by [personal profile] stillane
Reader: [personal profile] paraka
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: John/Rodney
Length: 34:05
Link: MP3 | M4B
Archive links: MP3 | M4B

Summary:Finding the words.

Thanks to [personal profile] deliranteverse who bought me at [community profile] help_haiti, also to [personal profile] stillane for letting me record and [personal profile] cybel for making the cover art and podbook version of it. :)

Dec. 10th, 2009

SGA Mpreg? Oh my brain.

I've been meaning to update for a while but have been off LJ lately so never seem to get around to it. I've started following some link happy people on Twitter and seem to spend all my time reading the same news stories being reported by various different sources. *headdesk*

First of all, I'd like to thank [info - personal] geeklite, [info - personal] equusentric, [info - personal] mercury973, [info - personal] terribilita, [info - personal] munchkinofdoom, [info - personal] pbanda, [info - personal] kaaatie, [info - personal] keewick, [info - personal] ubiquitous_girl, [info - personal] aurora_84, [info - personal] the_muppet and [info - personal] astropixie for the snowflakes. I've never received a v-gift before so it was really fun to receive so many at once :D

In other news, I got a vidding computer yesterday!!! A few months back I started buying parts to make a super fast computer with vidding in mind, but found I was too cautious to put it together on my own. One of my dad's former employees likes playing with this stuff so my dad asked him if he'd help out. I got the finished product back yesterday! I don't have a desk to put it on, so I haven't had much of a chance to play around with it but hopefully in 2010 I can get my vidding fu back. I have a couple vid ideas in the back of my head already. :D

My room mates continue to be awesome. Last night I was talking with [personal profile] diurnal_lee about fic and brought up one fic that I like, but like as bad fic:

[personal profile] paraka: The one where Rodney's a virgin! And John rapes him gently! And then there's mpreg and Rodney crying because people think he's fat and then there's more crying over blowjobs! And then there was a tax!fic sequel.
[personal profile] diurnal_lee: Stop! Send me the link.
[personal profile] paraka: ...You want to read it?
[personal profile] diurnal_lee: Well after you sell it like that!
[personal profile] paraka: ...That was me selling it? *shrugs* *sends link*

Then I listened to her various OMGs and I can't read this! and WTF!?s and made her tell me which part she was at for each one (so it took her a while to read). And after all her frustration and squeeling while reading it, I asked her if she like the fic and she admitted, that yes, she did, despite all the badness of it.

This led to a discussion of the various SGA mpreg fics we've read, and this [info - personal] sgastoryfinders post. And this request from someone else, which, dudes, you have no idea how hard it was for me to stop at the one mpreg request, because there were suddenly a bunch of others that I just *had* to read again, like the one where Rodney gets pregnant and they're not sure if it's John's or Kavanagh's, and I think there was a scene where John was apologizing for getting Rodney into this situation and Rodney was like, "You only need to apologize if it's not yours, because there is no way I want to be carrying Kavanagh's baby!" (luckily, someone provided a link for this one in that second request! :D) Or a different mpreg that was told from, I think it was Zelenka's POV where the rest of the science staff had cornered him saying he has to confront Rodney about going on maternity leave since being pregnant just made him worse in the lab. There was also art of Rodney in a red moumou. ♥ (I still can't find that last one, although I was able to find the art by [personal profile] spaggel....)

You know, I've been drifting away from the SGA fandom for a while now, but looking back, I don't know if any other fandom is going to live up to the awesomeness that SGA has.

Hmm, I know there were things I wanted to say in this post. Other than mpreg. But damned if I can remember them. Maybe I'll just finish with a warning that I'll be posting some PSAs soon.

Oct. 28th, 2009

Fic Rec Post #3 (Sept 8-14)

This was a much shorter week!


Merlin )

Crossover )

That almost wasn't worth the cut tags...

Fic Rec Post #2 (Sept 1-7)

Judging by how long it took me to write up my first rec post I don't think I'm going to be able to go with posting recs for an entire month at once, but I'll try doing it by the week. So here's my recs for Sept 1-7, 2009.

Also I have decided that Millie will be my official Fic Rec Icon. *nods*

Terminator Recs )

Stargate Atlantis Recs )

Merlin Recs )

Misc Fandoms )

Meta )

If anyone has any comments or suggestions about my formating I'd be happy to hear them. :)

Oct. 21st, 2009

Fic Rec Post #1! (August 25-312009)

So, as promised here's my first rec post! I decided to do it retroactively, so here's for the last week of August. I did a big Merlin rec list not too long ago for [info - personal] keewick so there might be some repeats in here.

I should also note that one of my common ways of finding fics is through fic finding comms, so I kind of have lost my filter when it comes to spoiling fics. So if you don't like being spoiled for a fic, my recs might make you unhappy.

Because a lot of my fic comes in podfic form I've listed the title as a link to the fic but have added links in brackets beside with links to the podfic. I listen to everything as MP3s but I've included links to the M4B form as well for anyone interested in the podbook format.

Merlin Recs )

Stargate Atlantis Recs )

Terminator Recs )

Meta )

Oh God, this took me all night and it was just a few days worth of fic! :S

Oct. 20th, 2009

Delicious Stats - Aug & Sept

So, to follow through with my thoughts to try rec'ing more, I've been taking a look at what I bookmarked and watching for trends. This may not be interesting to anyone but me, but I thought it worth posting.

August )

September )

May. 31st, 2009

Fic Rec

So, I don't rec fic all that often, but I just finished reading Mona Lisa Box by [info] - personaltzzzz and highly recommend it. It's a SGA/SCC cross over where John is a Terminator sent back in time to protect Rodney, one of the creators of Skynet. I like the SCC parts, but I totally love the destructive nature of John and Rodney's relationship.

Jan. 15th, 2009

SGA and Vid Recs

OMG, this totally makes me think of Ianto waking me up every morning :P

Also, doh! I can't believe I forgot to watch Supernatural! Well, it's on right now, but I don't want to have missed the beginning :( I'll just have to download it and watch tomorrow. :S

Title: Welcome Home
Vidder: [info]permetaform
Song: The Blood of Cu Chulainn by Mykael and Jeff Danna
Fandom/Pairing: Stargate Atlantis
Why I Love It: It’s a beautiful Celtic song, with many layers, and [info]permetaform uses those layers. In this vid she does a broad retelling of season 1, but instead of doing it in the boring linear manner that many others have done, she twists and twines it into the layers of the music. The effect is that there can be more then one story line as the current focus.
I also love that, while it mostly shows the main characters, the other people on the show are brought in too. You see the Athosians, and un-named scientists, and feel that this is more then just a small group of people, it is in fact a community, a home.

Title: Angels Would Fall
Vidder: [info]oneofaradia
Song: Angels Would Fall by Melissa Etheridge
Fandom/Pairing: SG-1 - Jack/Daniel
Why I Love It: I've always loved the concept of this vid. Jack/Daniel was never one of my pairings, but preferred pairings never seem to matter to me when it comes to vids. I like the idea that Jack wants Daniel and is a little in awe of him and a friend as well, and while Daniel sees Jack he's much more focused on looking up at, well I would say intangible but that's not the case, other bigger things. I particularly love the bit where the lyrics are "there's no one here they want to hang around" and how it's Jack alone in his cell after a torture session with Ba'al and Daniel isn't there. I find this vid really does show some of the big differences between Jack and Daniel. Jack is such an down to Earth guy, who knows what he wants and believes, meanwhile Daniel is always thinking "more!" and the ascended give him a chance to explore that. It's Daniels mindset that draws Oma to him.

I have a question. There's this one vid I want to rec, but the link on the vidders webpage isn't working, I sent the vidder an email asking if it'd be ok for me to upload her vid to a temporary site with full credit and links going back to her but she never responded. Do you think it'd be ok for me to upload it anyways, and take it down if asked? Or should I just assume that it's a no because she never got back to me?

Also, hmm, do you think I could manage to work any more of my fandoms into this post? I feel like changing my icon to some random fandom, just because :P

Jan. 12th, 2009

SGA Vid Rec

Title: Clear the Area
Vidder: [info]melibabe
Song: Clear the Area by Imogenheap
Fandom/Pairing: Stargate Atlantis - Carson centric
Why I Love It: You know, I always found it interesting that on SGA, the two characters who go into the show with the clearest ideas of where their morals lay (Carson and Elizabeth) made some to the most morally dubious decisions. This vid does an amazing job of tying Carson into the various Wraith storylines that he touched and really shows the consequences of his decisions. The timing and special effects are great too. The perfect blend of effects and movement and colours with clear video so that you can feel them without being overwhelmed by them or missing out on the storyline because of them. I felt so much squee when I first saw this vid (and I have the page long emails somewhere to prove it :P). I'm not sure if I've ever rec'ed it on my journal before, but if I haven't I totally should have.

Jan. 8th, 2009

SG-1/SGA cross over vid rec

Title: Wake Up
Vidder: [info]obfreak
Song: Wake Up by The Living End
Fandom/Pairing: Stargate SG-1/Stargate Atlantis
Why I Love It: Are you all getting tired of angsty vid recs yet? I promise to thrown in a couple funny vids, this one, however is not a happy vid. It's an SG-1/SGA crossover, and I think what I like best about it, is that this vid somehow manages to keep the two shows separate within the vid, but still feel cohesive. It doesn't feel like two random shows thrown in together, but isn't an AU crossover either where the vidder implies that the two shows are interacting.

Jan. 1st, 2009

Happy New Year

Oh what a party animal I am. I was asleep by 10:30 last night. :-/ I have a bit of a cold, and when none of my plans for New Years Eve materialized I decided to just go home, curl up in bed and read. It was actually a really nice night for me, even if I got nothing done. I just read Torchwood fic and watched vids. Speaking of vids, today is my first day of vid recs! I thought I'd start with an SGA vid:

Title: Heights and Depths
Vidder: [info]joli87
Song: For All Lovers by Stanfour
Fandom/Pairing: Stargate Atlantis - Team (and pretty much every pairing that has appeared on the show)
Why I Love It: First off, I *love* team vids, and this vid goes even beyond that. While it has a lot of Sheppard's team, it also has Weir and Carson, and Keller and Sam. It's a really inclusive vid.
Storyline wise, it sticks very close to the lyrics in a very complimentary way. The lyrics are simple and clear enough that you can immediately relate them to the clips the vidder has chosen, creating an emotionally charged storyline.
Technically speaking, I found the zooming in a bit dizzying at times, but other times it was just perfect for the music. She also makes great use of the internal movements of the clips, especially during the faster bits. All the timing seemed spot on, and the vidder has that knack for only putting the flashier transitions when required to strengthen the storyline, were it will have the most impact. She does this cool bit about 3/4 of the way through by telling mini stories through flashes with the drums, that are really effective.

I also wanted to say thank you so much to the people that sent me cards this season, namely [info]the_muppet [info]munchkinofdoom [info]paradise_city [info]ubiquitous_girl [info]lemonpirfirefly and [info]mercury973 (I think that's everyone, if you sent me a card and aren't listed, please let me know).

Happy New Year everyone!

Aug. 19th, 2007

Reason #58 why I love my fandom.

So the other day I was in the car with my little sister talking about some of the crack-y fics I've read.

Sister: I think my favourite crack fic you told me about is that one when Rodney gets that planet to think of him as a god, and they had him on their flag and everything.

Me: Ummm, that wasn't a fic. Actually, that was canon.

What other fandom can you mistake canon for a crack fic?

Speaking of fic, eons ago I went to see "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" and I couldn't help thinking at the time, that even though it was kinda a bad movie, it would be a lot of fun to see it turned into a McShep fic. Except you know, at the end they'd have to realize that they really *are* gay for each other. And live happily ever after.

Apr. 11th, 2007

Pure Canadian Crack

I can't count how many times in the past week or so I've stated that I'm not a writer. That I'm horrible at writing, that no one would want to read what I have to write, etc. So I find it kind of amusing that I choose this week to actually try writing a fanfic.

I've been thinking lately about what, in fic, annoys me personally, and one of the answers was writers who get Canada really wrong. It really shouldn't bother me, since for the most part, author's do a great job of writing about Canada. What gets me more is when people think Canada is a lot more foreign (in respect to the US) than it really is. Like sometimes they'll have Rodney say things that I've *never* heard another Canadian say. It sounds more British, or Australian, or sometimes even make believe than like a Canadian accent. Or when people assume he speaks French. I recently went on a vacation to Florida, and when my sister told our tour guide that she was a French teacher, he said something like "Well isn't that your main language up there?" Unless you live in Quebec, New Brunswick, or just tried really hard in school, chances are you don't speak more than a little bit of French. I mean I grew up in *Ottawa* and I don't speak French passably.

Anyways these thoughts somehow turned into fic thoughts. )

I don't know if I'll ever finish writing this, or if I'll ever post it if I *do*, but I'm having far too much fun thinking about it. Can anyone else think of some stereotypes I'm missing that should be added? Or that will make me smile as I think about this :)
Oh, I think I might *have* to add something about Stephen Harper's hair, just for [info]sunshineandrage even though she's not in the SGA fandom (although she totally *should* be, although I think everyone should be :P) Also, I need an "I love Canada" icon or something.

Apr. 3rd, 2007

I love fandom and their April Fools Jokes

Ok, so I know I totally missed out on April Fools, but there were actually some good fandom pranks pulled.

Joe Mallozzi took a picture of his desk with a script )
He even had David Nykle sort of follow up on it. )
[info]sga_newsletter put up a fake webpage with:
-McKay Leaving ) I love the McWeird ship :P

-Kevin Sorbo joining ) "I am trying to restore dignity to the profession of barista, showing that coffee is after all, what unites us as people."

-Latest Scoop! ) Might have been slightly more believable if they hadn't had two daughter stories....

Anyways, I had a good laugh.

I remember it was 2 years ago around this time that I went to the QaF prop sale. I remember because when I made a post saying I was going, and would anyone like me to buy them anything, a bunch of people thought it was an April's fool joke. I'm not actually that mean.

Mar. 31st, 2007

Ok, I promised myself I wouldn't do this, especially since I have yet to get my [info]the_reel stuff in yet, but I kind of have to, because if I don't write it down it's going to continue bugging me, and I've already spent 2 whole days thinking of very little else.

So I'm going to talk about all the wank going on in the SGA fandom at the moment.

Note: For those coming here from [info]metafandom please note that this was written a week ago, when things were a bit more crazy, and less thought out. Also, I fully admit that my argument perpetuates bad writing (or at the very least doesn't encourage *good* writing).

Most people are probably tired of reading it all, and please feel free to pass on by, I'm probably missing the point anyways. )

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