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19 July 2008 @ 04:11 pm
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So, pod fics. Anyone here actually done audio versions of their fic? Purely curiosity on my part -- no worries, you will not have audio of my fic inflicted on you. I loathe the sound of my voice, so no [g] Anyone listen to them in general? I'm wondering if there's a correlation between fans of audio books and to listeners of pod fics. In my case, I don't listen to audio books, and I haven't listened to any pod fics. And I ponder such things!

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Unovisunovis on July 19th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
I love hearing stories read aloud (live, audio books, author readings, and radio performances), but haven't listened to much podfic because there are maybe two HL podfics made public and most podfic is recorded for fandoms I don't care about.

You can find out a lot about it by nosing around amplificathon, including the tutorials linked to on the info page, ditto podfic_tips, and the Audio podfic archives: http://jinjurly.com/audio/
Ith: Art - Haida Maskithildyn on July 20th, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)
Thanks for the links!
Arenee1999: Spikearenee1999 on July 19th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
I haven't listened to any podfics. I prefer to read fics; also I am very hard of hearing so I have a difficult time understanding audiobooks. I have listened to a few audiobooks though. One was because the book was unavailable in print format and the others were the Dresden Files audiobooks which are read by James Marsters.

Sorry I missed whishing you a happy birthday a few days ago. I haven't been online much lately. This past week has been busy, which will be better explained in a post on Monday or Tuesday (hopefully).
Ith: Art - Haida Maskithildyn on July 20th, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
keerawakeerawa on July 20th, 2008 07:38 am (UTC)
I've recorded a few of my own stories as podfic, and gotten some good feedback on them. No Highlander yet, although I've got a half-finished podfic of "Olive Branch" sitting on my hard drive right now.

I think there's a lot of overlap between people who enjoy audiobooks and podfic. I don't often listen to either, because audio processing is more difficult for me than visual. But some of them really are fabulous.
Ithithildyn on July 20th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
When you finish Olive Branch, I will definitely check it out!