So, I had insomnia last night (this morning), and was looking at the clock on my computer, and noticed it was after midnight, and thought, "oh, look, it's Valentines Day, YAY *sarcasm*. I should do something appropriately anti-Valentines this year, especially since I'm gonna have to go to work and push clearance Valentines decor, and Julie probs won't let me rant at the customers. So, what can I do, hmm...." And then it came to me: PODFIC!
And so I started searching for an appropriately anti-romantic podfic, and then I went, "OMG WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT AWESOME BITTERSWEET SLINGS & ARROWS/HARD CORE LOGO CROSSOVER?!!", and promptly tracked it down, re-read it, realized it was perfect, and recorded it.
First, slight background on my history with this fic. I originally found it shortly after the first time I watched HCL (probably it was recced to me by moonlingmaid, like the last fic I podded, but I can't remember), before I got super fannish about it. However, I LOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVED it dearly, squeed over it for half an hour, bookmarked it...and then mostly forgot about it. Fast forward half a year, when I get into podfic. I actually distinctly remember checking to see if this one had a podfic, and being disappointed that it didn't. I went, "ooh, when I start doing my own podfic, I should totally do that one!"...but of course by the time I got around to creating an actual list, I had forgotten about it again.
Which brings us to about about six hours ago. I am sitting here, going, "okay, want to record something appropriately anti-Valentines, what can I do?" And then this fic popped into my brain. I tracked it down, recorded it, edited it, sent aria a permission request, made a cover, added music, exported it, and uploaded it. In that order. Which brings us up to approximately five minutes ago XD
Now. Why this fic, you may ask? Well, aside from being AWESOME, it is, to quote my email to aria, "gen-fic about fucked up guys and their fucked up lost loves!" It is technically gen, although you could probably classify it as Geoffrey/Ellen and Joe/Billy pretty safely, but those are both canon (no, don't try to argue with me about whether or not Joe/Billy is canon, it is, and you're not going to convince me otherwise), and, more importantly to this post, background (important background, but still background), in the past, and depressing & fucked up. So, to recap, this fic is:
- mostly gen
- prominently features two failed, fucked up past relationships (three if you count Geoffrey/Oliver as well)
- is quite bittersweet
and yet, to satisfy my personal desire for no pass-the-tissues endings
- has a rather hopeful ending
I would safely call that pretty solidly against all the sentiments of Valentines Day.
So, enough blathering...onto the goods!
And Count Myself a King of Infinite Space
Slings & Arrows/Hard Core Logo (gen)
read by bessyboo
MP3 [16.75MB]: MediaFire | SendSpace | Audiofic Archive Page
Audiobook (M4B) [16.69MB]: MediaFire | SendSpace | Audiofic Archive Page
That's it! Hope you like it, purple-eyed creatures. And good luck to all my fellow Valentines-haters on getting through the day ;)
ETA: Almost forgot about my podfic_bingo card! *facepalm* Am using this for "Read Sadly", "Incorporate Music" and "Read in a New Location", because this is my first podfic recorded in my new apartment!
|Read with a Smile||Disability||Femslash||Read Angrily||Read a Fic Cold|
|Read Quietly||Read Sexy||Incorporate Sound Effects||Rare Pairing||Collaborate|
|Use a Speed Effect||Incorporate Verbal Effects||Wild Card!||Lower Pitch Effect||Read A Friends Fic|
|Abridge||Yuletide||No Editing||Incorporate Music||Record in a New Location|
|Higher Pitch Effect||Non-English Language||Out of Order||2nd POV||Read Sadly|