I still owe responses to my last post, which got knocked out from under me by - well, long story short, I've decided that I'm really quite adept at functioning under stress in everyday life, but my brain saves it up and takes payment in insomnia. I've seen more than my share of 5 a.m.s recently, and not because I'm an early riser.
Anyway, have some rambling tidbits.
--First, have you been over to birdsofshore
's HP Character Love Fest?
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Several of us Snape fans have already weighed in, but I notice that wonderful characters like Minerva and Albus aren't getting enough love. Pop over if you have something you'd like to add. The mini-fest runs through Valentine's Day.
--Next, an interesting possibility for some of the podficcers on my flist. Do with it what you will.
"Hello amplificathon community members,
I'm assembling a feature on fan fiction and shipping for my programme, The Blackwood Review, on the Edinburgh student radio station, FreshAir.org.uk. I am hoping to use one or more short excerpts from podfics in order to illustrate the feature.
I am seeking podficcers who would be willing to grant me permission to use their work. I plan to talk about Harry Potter fandom and the Lord of the Rings fandom
, so I am interested in podfic from those fandoms in particular. It should be noted that the show is for a general audience, and thus the excerpt used would need to be PG (but not the entire piece its excerpted from, of course). M/m, f/f, and m/f pairings are all welcome.
I will treat the topic, your fannish identity, and your work respectfully. If this sounds like something you would be willing to help me with, please contact me by emailing me directly at email@example.com."
--Thirdly, in news related to my current non-Potter reading fandom, the TV show Person of Interest:
Holy mother of fine writing! For those familiar with the show, I beg you to go take a look at the amazing WiP Armor
. The prevailing pairing in PoI is Finch/Reese, which if you've seen the series will not surprise you. This is Finch/Fusco, fastidious, physically damaged billionaire computer genius & stocky, bulldog-shaped bad cop on the rocky path to redemption, and it's full of suit porn and painful emotion and splendid writing and perfect voice. For fans of the conventionally unattractive, the sort of pairing that can't be taken on faith and needs a long, luxurious build-up, this is a lavish treat. Chapter 22 of 27 just posted, so I think you can depend upon it being finished.
--Lastly, two non-fannish recs for those interested in folk music. I had never heard of these musicians before, but I'll be waiting impatiently for future releases:Fire & Fortune
by Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker. The singer's voice is gorgeous, like cool, clear water.Mynd
by Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. Another gorgeous voice, with a bit more dusk in it.