lightinthemountains said: I'm blanking on whether or not I already sent you something for the podficcer meme, but if I haven't: B and F :D
I just answered B/2 for Siri here, but:
6. Link to one of your favorite works and explain why you’re proud of it.
Oh man. Okay, I’ve talked about this before, I feel like I talk about this whenever people ask this sort of question, and also just unprompted like, CONSTANTLY, but idaf: Definitely Not Toni Stark’s Voice Diary.
I made this without a script (except for the bits involving other people). I had a great idea, and a new recording app on my phone (which, if you’ve ever heard the audio quality on this podfic, is why I have NEVER USED THIS APP AGAIN), and a deadline for art for Avengers Reverse Big Bang.
And this podfic just sort of….happened. It all went together so nicely and it turned out basically exactly as I had pictured when I originally conceived the idea, and the audio quality turned out kind of iffy and I sent Penny half the timestamps wrong and I don’t care, I love it anyway.
I’m SO PROUD of all the live sound effects, and the way I edited it into something so coherent, and the lengths to which I got to actually stretch some acting chops, and the way I was able to convey so much about this female version of Tony in less than 13 minutes of first person audio.
You know what I’m also so pleased with, with this one? The story that eponis wrote for the final reverse bang challenge is amazing. Reading through the final version of it, I have never felt so understood in a collaboration. The second I read the bit where “Bad Reputation” started playing, I was just like, yes.
So. Yes. That is one of my favorite audio works of mine :)
brandonpirris said: B, M, Y ;)
2. Is there a trope, style or technique you really want to try?
Hmmm. I think I would SORT of like to try recording a single podfic in like, chapters, over time? Because I basically always just record all in one go, essentially. And I think it’d be interesting. But I get incredibly neurotic about how the quality would change from recording session to recording session, which is what has always kept me from doing this /o\
13. Is there a podfic out there you’d like to repod?
Hmmmmmmm. Well, exmanhater & I actually asked for permission to pod Ironsides at the same time, and both got permission, and she finished hers really fast and I…..didn’t /o\ I’d still like to finish my version some day. I even made a cover, ages ago.
25. How do you feel about collaborations - between podficcers or podficcer/other fan creators?
I HATE THEM I THINK THEY’RE GARBAGE :PPPP I mean, literally anyone who has spent like .5 seconds with me/reading my twitter or looking at my AO3 works probably knows how much I love collaboration.
I mean, I have 46 works currently posted on AO3. 40 of those are podfic, or at least partially audio work. 20 of THOSE—exactly HALF—are collaborations of some sort.
AND GIVEN HOW MANY OF THOSE ARE *WITH YOU*, I’m beginning to suspect that this was just an excuse to make me talk about how much I ~love working with you on shit :PPPP GO READ THIS, YOU SELF-CENTERED SNOWFLAKE, YOU <333
coppergilt said: D and V!
4. Share one of your strengths.
I could be boring and say what many people before me have said—snappy dialogue! humor! audio quality!—but I’ll go ahead and go WAY more specific: I appear to excel at voicing douchebros (drunkenness optional). Some of the consistently best feedback I’ve gotten over the years has been for Octopus from Texts From Cephalopods, and Patrick Kane (Keep You On My Arm, Life is a Dance Floor, Failstaff, Short_Shifting Hockey MicroPodfic Fest Anthology, roll with it). This is just a fact I have come to accept, and even embrace, about myself.
22. Have you ever deleted one of your published podfics?
No. And I can’t really envision a situation in which I would, either.
missmarina95 said: For that meme thingy; AD! Because I love when people get awesome feedback :D
30. Talk about a piece of feedback that made your day.
This was HARD. I have received SO MANY lovely comments and tweets and messages over the years, and there have been TONS that got me through some shitty days. I actually went on a bit of a spiral re-reading all my AO3 feedback last night after getting this question, and oh man. MUCH FEEDBACK, SUCH HARD CHOICE, WOW
But I think I’m going to cheat a LITTLE BIT and say the entire totality of the response to Life is a Dance Floor, my pod together project with brandonpirris last year. Not only did it get some aggressive hate on certain anonmemes, which always makes me happy (if the anon meme is hating on something I made, I’ve probably done something right)—someone apparently hate-listened to it twice! TWICE!! what bigger compliment is there??—but the comments on the actual AO3 work are INCREDIBLE.
First of all, it’s a pod together project—a challenge where the text and audio are posted together—and as other podficcer particpants can probably attest, this often means that you end up with a lot of comments on your podfic from…people who are just commenting on the text, and clearly never listened to the audio. But for LiaDF, nearly every single comment on the AO3 work mentions the audio. I was FLOORED. Secondly, that work has FOUR multi-paragraph comments on it (that are not from myself or Siri). That’s…that’s STAGGERING for a podfic, in my experience. And lastly, A TON of the comments seem to be from people who don’t normally listen to podfic, but say something along the lines of “but you’ve totally convinced me/won me over!” which just brings such joy to my heart.
So. That. Rereading the feedback on that work has made my day, many times over :)
lunate8 said: P and U, please! (An unfortunate letter combo, sorry. :) )
16. Do you do any prep before you start recording?
Just like, technical noise dampening stuff, and even then I haven’t really been doing that recently >.> I don’t warm up my voice or anything, just get the laptop & mic all set up in whatever space I’m recording in, pull up the fic on my phone, open Audacity, go through some checks to make sure the mic is recording properly, and start reading!
And I just answered U/21 for Jo here :)
revolutionaryjo said: 1, 12, and 21. :)
1. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-podfic.
Hmmmm. Looking through my podfics, a few patterns emerge:
- I do a lot of collaborations. This is no accident. I’m a very social person, and go to a bunch of cons where I like to record podfic with people. I also enjoy doing character dialogue for projects other people are putting together. I like dialogue in general. Which brings me to…
- I seem to have two modes: happy cute (often humorous) things with banter/snappy dialogue, and introspective, melancholy-yet-hopeful things.
- Also on that note, I seem to have two preferred character types: uptight buzzkills (Casey McDonald, Britta Perry, Jonathan Toews), and loud obnoxious douchebags (Tony Stark, Patrick Kane, Ryan Lochte, Octopus…)
Combine like two of any of these and that’s…probably a “typical me” podfic.
12. What’s the first piece of advice you would pass along to a new podficcer?
Make the podfic that you want to listen to. Or at least the one that you want to MAKE. Don’t let all the meta and discussion and wank out there talk you out of making the podfic that you set out to create. If it sounds good to you, then that’s how you should release it.
21. Is there a podfic of yours you’d like to remake from start to finish?
You know, looking through my list? No. There are some that have minor issues where I say, pronounced a name 2 different ways and in a perfect world would go back and fix that, but realistically know I never will (Chicago’s Most Wanted, roll with it, probably more); there are some that are subpar audio quality—even given what recording equipment I HAD at the time they were recorded—but said audio quality was a CONSCIOUS CHOICE, and is thus just part of the podfic, not a thing I’d want to change—the very nature of their recording was important to me, subpar audio quality included (Definitely Not Toni Stark’s Voice Diary, which wouldn’t even be the SAME if remade because it was recorded without a script so it would actually be a different work, A Toast For the Douchebags); and there’s one I sort of wish didn’t even exist in the first place.
But there’s not a single podfic I’ve posted where I’m like, “I want to go back and remake that whole thing with what I know and have now.”
I think the only one this might be true for is the first podfic I ever started recording, which I never finished, and thus never released.
A modified version of this meme for fic writers!
- Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-podfic.
- Is there a trope, style or technique you really want to try?
- How many podfics are on your “to record” list right now? Care to share one of them?
- Share one of your strengths.
- Share one of your weaknesses.
- Link to one of your favorite works and explain why you’re proud of it.
- Which podfic has been the hardest to make?
- Which podfic has been the easiest to make?
- Is podficcing your main fandom activity or one amongst many?
- Rec a podficcer whose work you love.
- What’s the best podficcing advice you’ve ever come across?
- What’s the first piece of advice you would pass along to a new podficcer?
- Is there a podfic out there you’d like to repod?
- If you could only voice one character for the rest of your life, who would it be and why?
- Do you always record the text in chronological order?
- Do you do any prep before you start recording?
- What does your current recording setup look like?
- Describe your perfect podficcing conditions.
- What does your editing process typically look like?
- Have you ever modified the text when recording? How did you go about it?
- Is there a podfic of yours you’d like to remake from start to finish?
- Have you ever deleted one of your published podfics?
- Does anyone hear your podfics before you post them?
- Have you ever participated in podfic challenges? Which was your favourite?
- How do you feel about collaborations - between podficcers or podficcer/other fan creators?
- Do you take requests?
- How do you feel about recording explicit scenes?
- What does your posting/sharing process look like?
- Talk about your current wips.
- Talk about a piece of feedback that made your day.
Feel free to modify/add/remove as you please! :)
I am barely on tumblr these days and one day will get to all the asks in my inbox (sorry I suck!!! if you actually want a timely answer, go engage with me on twitter or send me an email >.>) but this seems fun and HA HA I
NEEDWANT DISTRACTIONS FROM MOVING, so HIT ME :D