keda

Mini fic rec list: Such Intimate Matters as Braiding (LotR, Gimli/Legolas)

April 15 meme question via emaciatedwords: What do you think could be done to improve the media?

Answer: easy -- in fiction, replace all gratuitous sexual references and love triangles with hair braiding arcs and references to hair braiding. (If the male characters' hair isn't long enough to braid, that's another problem right there. For female and nonbinary characters with short hair, artistically crafted buzz cuts are among the acceptable alternatives.)


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keda

%@#& Joss Whedon: the pod poem I didn't know I wanted!

OMG, you guys! A bunch of people made an amazing surprise podfic of my rude Joss poem! I feel like the multi-voice format they chose was the perfect way to record a found poem like this one! They've raised it to a whole new level, really. ^^


[Podfic] "Fuck Joss Whedon": a found poem of AO3 tags by greedy_dancer, Ravin, sunlightsymphony, Tipsy_Kitty, Chantress, CompassRose, saffronbunbaker, Amanita_Fierce, kingtysonsworld, olive2read, Gilraina, RhetoricalQuestions, semperfiona_podfic, sPODghetti
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Fandom - Fandom, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Joss Whedon & Fandom
Characters: Joss Whedon
Additional Tags: Podfic, Podfic Length: 0-10 Minutes, Audio Format: MP3, Audio Format: Streaming, Download Available, Swearing, AO3 Tags - Freeform, Found Poetry, Metafiction, anti joss whedon, anti Nick Fury?, multivoice podfic
Summary:

thenewbuzwuzz's poem, read aloud (3min).

A little experimental joke poem about forcibly removing the artist from the art.



This entry was originally posted at https://thenewbuzwuzz.dreamwidth.org/221163.html.
keda

My Giles ballad is now a pod poem!

only_more_love recorded it for Fandom Trumps Hate, and I think she did a great job with a tricky format. The rhythm of the poem is there, but not at the cost of clarity or emotion, which are everything I could have hoped for! only_more_love even made sure all the weird demon names are pronounced exactly the way I intended. ^^

The podfic is here. It's 13 minutes long.

This entry was originally posted at https://thenewbuzwuzz.dreamwidth.org/220692.html.
keda

Signal Boosts

eurydice72 posted: Seasonal Spuffy Spring 2021—How Do You Want It?: seasonal_spuffy — LiveJournal
Hey, everybody! <3 Your mods here at seasonal_spuffy are planning the next round, and we'd love to hear from you! It's easier than usual, because we no longer have the question about when to start. Based on the polling we did over the winter, rounds will begin on the second Monday of May and November. For Spring 2021, we will be starting on May 10, 2021.

This poll is also available on Google Forms for anyone who prefers not to use LiveJournal. Please only fill out one copy of the poll — thank you!

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Also, [community profile] marchmetamatterschallenge has officially started. :)
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keda

Anybody need a beta?

Okay, we've already established that I'm raising money for groups resisting hate; bid on me (if you donate to any of the fandomtrumpshate charities OR to Doctors Without Borders and win my auction, I'll make artwork for you). I've also mentioned the other Buffyverse auctions, and yes, one of them is an offer of beta reading.

But apart from that, I wanted to give a shoutout to my wonderful beta [personal profile] thewiggins' fan labor offering. This won't show in the Buffyverse tag, because it's for ANY fandom. If you look at the linked offering page (auction 2), Wiggins has given an in-depth description of their strengths as a beta and the way they usually work and what they're prepared to do, including a couple of additional forms of fan labor. I just wanted to chime in with the fact that Wiggins gives, hands down, the best writing feedback I've ever received or witnessed. If anyone here could use a beta reader for something up to 15 K words sometime this year, I think this is a fantastic opportunity. (Wiggins is also offering fic, but for that, I'll fight you, because I wouldn't mind winning that auction.)

This entry was originally posted at https://thenewbuzwuzz.dreamwidth.org/218642.html.
keda

Buffyverse offerings for Fandom Trumps Hate 2021

Bidding for [community profile] fandomtrumpshate is going to open on Monday, but it's already been posted what people are offering as donation thank-you gifts.

In the Buffyverse fandom, we've got seven auctions this year:

gothicgrrl1976 is offering fic, and so is standbygo.

I am offering all kinds of artwork. Double Dutchess is offering a vid AND a banner/gifset/manip/wallpaper/icon(s).

churkey is offering podfic.

And JenJenGundamFan is offering to beta-read for the auction winner.


There's also a bunch of people who are offering to create or do things for ANY fandom.

This entry was originally posted at https://thenewbuzwuzz.dreamwidth.org/218203.html.
keda

Fic rec: "no heart to break, so shed no tear" by eagle_eyes (part of The Aro Anya Agenda)

Happy Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week, guys! Imagine my delight when I was doing a bit of zero comment challenge on AO3 earlier and ran into this:

no heart to break, so shed no tear (4479 words) by eagle_eyes
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Anya Jenkins x Tara Maclay, Tara Maclay/Willow Rosenberg
Characters: Anya Jenkins, Tara Maclay
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Bittersweet Ending, Aromantic, Angst, Aromantic Character, Internalised aphobia, seriously this gets pretty heavy, essentially anya is bad at separating her lack of romantic feelings, from the fact that she used to be a demon, the anya/tara isn't really romantic but there's not a short and simple tag for, anya is aro but also wants some kind of relationship with tara, but also it's ambiguous how much of that is her real feelings, and how much is her fear of being alone
Series: Part 2 of The Aro Anya Agenda
Summary: A story about love, and the way Anya doesn’t want it for herself and wants it so so badly all at the same time.


I have so much fondness for the stories people write about how a character is like them and what it's like to be like them. I love that we can share what it's like to be ourselves in this way. That kind of story is often less developed or enjoyable than this -- I think this is one of the nicer examples I've seen.

It's the second story in a series, but I think it can stand alone very well. The prequel is a short, sad character study that defines the problems Anya deals with in this story. You don't miss out on any plot if you skip it.

I enjoyed the ways aromantic!Anya's experience of love interacted with her ex-demon issues. I thought this story was a very interesting look not only at Anya, but also at different ways people can think about love, and what it can feel like to think your love for someone isn't the kind that matters. And the ending made me happy! :)

This entry was originally posted at https://thenewbuzwuzz.dreamwidth.org/217560.html.
keda

Three quippy little posts in a trench coat, with footnotes

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  2. Separating the artist, not so much from the art as from the fan community. You think I care about the canon?** I haven't even rewatched the thing. [And] Whedon, some guy I've never talked to, means less to me than any single participant of seasonal_spuffy.***
  3. The philosophy of the Buffyverse is so ironically perfectly suited for disillusionment with the creator. Authority figures can't be trusted and/or are actively evil. Storytellers are suspect. The Powers That Be aren't much of a source of guidance, are they; characters pretty much have to rely on themselves and their friends. To an extent, it upsets me to think maybe I've found strength and meaning in something that might have been empty wordplay for some of the people involved in creating it; but I'm not going to unfind it, and what I've found says more power to me for finding it.
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**I do care about the canon. Also, obviously, the way Whedon has been treating people is horrendous and troubling. But this time 'round I only properly started feeling upset when I saw some of my friends were hurt and were thinking of leaving the fandom. (Which is their right!)
***Or anyone on my DW access list and so forth, you get the drift. It's not always like this for me with creators of things I love. There are novelists I look up to as people. I think Michael Sheen truly gets something about storytelling. I feel even dangerously fond of the Critical Role cast. James Marsters seems like a fine upstanding guy, but that's about as far as my personal feelings for Buffyverse creators go.
This entry was originally posted at https://thenewbuzwuzz.dreamwidth.org/217137.html.