Chromatic Podfic Challenge 2012 Masterlist

Here's a masterlist of all the podfics submitted to this year's challenge. You can download the files at the links to the original posts.

Chromatic Podfic Challenge 2012 Masterlist )

This year, we had 13 podfic submissions from 12 participants. Thank you so much to all the podfic readers who created podfics for this challenge!

If you listen to and enjoy any of these podfics, please don't forget to go back and leave a comment for the podfic reader!

Skip Beat! x Perfect Girl Evolution podfic by Tari

Title: A Killer Role
Author: [personal profile] inkstone
Reader: Tari/[personal profile] troisroyaumes
Fandom: Skip Beat! x Perfect Girl Evolution
Characters/Pairing: Mogami Kyoko, Nakahara Sunako, Takano Kyohei
Length: 00:06:20 (6.1 MB)
Download link: MP3

lunate8: Cup of Fatboy coffee with "Plot Coffee" text (Default)
[personal profile] lunate82012-03-30 11:41 pm

Podfic of "The Ursine Therianthrope Divination" (The Middleman)

Title: The Ursine Therianthrope Divination
Author: [ profile] kaneko
Reader: [personal profile] lunate8
Fandom: The Middleman
Characters/Pairing: Wendy Watson, Ida, Lacey Thornfield, Middleman/Roxy Wasserman
Rating: Teen and Up
Summary: Mortals and succubi. It only ever ends in tears, and recriminations in the Underworld about who drained whose soul first.
Content Notes: none
Length: 53:10
Temporary link (mp3, 48.7 MB): at Mediafire
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[personal profile] orchidfire2012-03-30 10:43 pm

[podfic] “春雨 (Spring Rain)” (Firefly, PG-13, gen)


Title: “春雨 (Spring Rain)”
Author: [personal profile] mercredigirl
Reader: [ profile] xenoamorist
Fandom: Firefly
Characters/Pairings: River Tam, Simon Tam, Malcolm Reynolds; gen
Dialect/Language: English & Mandarin
Genres: Character study
Length: 6:32 (1,571 words)
Rating: T
Summary: They depart, far away from the spaceship where the 汉字 are painted all backwards and wrong.

The story of Dr Tan Jiaming and his sister Hena, and how they left Serenity.
Notes: Contains Mandarin. Translations haven't been provided; the codeswitching is about the same level as the show.

( Streaming player + download link )
leish: [sherlock] "We'll have a girls night in and write naughty stories." - <user name="fallingvoices"> (writing fic)
[personal profile] leish2012-03-31 01:33 am

22 Short Fics About Abed Nadir by margo_kim

Technically late my time, but I've been meaning to post this for ages and completely forgot. So sorry! And while I'm being awkward, could I get a reader tag and fandom tags for Community, The Sandman and Inspector Spacetime, please?

Title 22 Short Fics About Abed Nadir
Author [ profile] margo_kim 
Reader [personal profile] leish / [ profile] quintenttsy
Fandom Community / The Sandman / Inspector Spacetime
Characters & Pairing Abed, Troy, Annie, Jeff, Constable Reggie; gen
Rating G
Dialect/Language English, part of a section in Arabic
Warnings none
Summary Inspired by "32 Short Films About Glenn Gould" and the portraits of Despair in Sandman: Endless Nights. Twenty two views of Abed's life from childhood memories to his current course load.
File info mp3 / 35:56 / 32.9MB
Download link at my journal

qem_chibati: (eyeshield (pilot!) - O.O;;)

Podfic: Eyeshield 21, Fundraising

Title: Fundraising
Author: tarigwaemir (troisroyaumes)
Reader: Qem_Chibati
Fandom:Eyeshield 21
Characters/Pairing: Anezaki Mamori, Hiruma Youichi
Dialect/language: English
Length: 1:15
Download link:

Downloadable here!
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (martha by prettyquotable)
[personal profile] sophinisba2012-03-26 09:24 pm

What We've Become (the Mt. Saint Helens Remix)

Podfic cover: What We've Become (the Mt Saint Helens Remix
Cover by [personal profile] xenoamorist

Title What We've Become (the Mt. Saint Helens Remix)
Author: [personal profile] vanitashaze
Reader: [personal profile] sophinisba
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairing: Donna/Martha
Summary: Sometimes Martha thinks the world is like that: composite. Layers on layers, and no foundation in sight.
Reader's notes: I made a podfic of What We've Become for the [ profile] podtor_who in December. I podficced the remix by [personal profile] vanitashaze for [community profile] chromatic_podfic. Many thanks to [personal profile] xenoamorist for the covers!
Length: 1 hour 9 minutes for the remix (Martha POV) alone, 1 hour 34 minutes for the original and the remix together.
Download links (take you to MediaFire download pages):
-Remix only.mp3 (31.7 mb)
-Remix only.m4b (31.9 mb)
-Original and remix.mp3 (53.9 mb)
-Original and remix.m4b (43.6 mb)
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[personal profile] sunspot2012-03-15 01:45 am

Podfic: Speak/Listen (Leverage)

Text: Speak/Listen
Author: [personal profile] jendavis
Reader: [personal profile] sunspot
Fandom: Leverage
Characters & Pairing: Alec Hardison, Eliot Spencer. Gen.
Rating: PG13
Dialect/Language: English
Warning: Major spoilers for 4x06, The Carnival Job as the story is a missing scene from that episode.
Length: 5:31
Download: [right click, save link as, or click it to autoplay] .mp3
Summary: For belladhanna, who was wondering why there weren't any stories about how Eliot woke up to Hardison's voice in The Carnival Job.

Mods, do we need tags for 'author: jendavis' and 'reader: sunspot'? :D? Thanks!

podfics: St. Trinian's, White Collar

Text: Working Lunch
Author: Dragonfly
Reader: [personal profile] via_ostiense
Fandom: White Collar
Characters & Pairing: Lauren Cruz, Ruiz, Neal, Peter, Gen
Rating: GA
Dialect/Language: English
Warning: None
Length, file size: 13:25, 13 MB
Download: Permanent Link
Summary: Don't you hate it when someone steals your lunch from the break room refrigerator? Agent Ruiz does.

Text: Five Secrets Peaches
Never Told (And One She Never Kept)

Author: [personal profile] language_escapes
Reader: [personal profile] via_ostiense
Fandom: White Collar
Characters: Peaches, Chelsea, Chloe, Anoushka, Saffy, Bella
Rating: GA
Dialect/Language: English
Warning: None
Length, file size: 42:01, 39 MB
Download: Permanent Link
Summary: Peaches likes to keep some things to herself. Mostly, things about herself.
Entry tags:


Posting period has been extended an additional two weeks to end on March 30. Hope the added time gives you all a chance to finish editing your podfics!

Podfic of "bright yellow sky" (Friday Night Lights)

Title & Link to Text: bright yellow sky
Author: [personal profile] zulu
Fandom: Friday Night Lights
Rating: Teen and up
Pairing: Gen (Jess Merriweather)
Length: 00:31:34
Summary: You just gotta keep doing it, okay, just keep doing it over and over, do it thousands of times, 'cause you'll get that muscle memory. Just y'know, just forget about the guys, the big guys charging at you, and the fans, the chaos, just like, zone in, inside yourself and forget it all, let it all, the chaos, just let it go. Just let it go, you know?
Music: So Long, Lonesome, by Explosions In The Sky
mp3 || m4b
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[personal profile] kansouame2012-03-02 11:58 pm

Podfic of "A General State of Affairs" (Naruto)


Title:A General State of Affairs
Author: [personal profile] caeseria
Reader: [personal profile] kansouame
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: NC-17 (really explicit)
Pairing: Kakashi/Iruka
Length: 1h 15m:57s
Author's Summary: Determined not to fail his latest mission, Iruka sets out to deliver a vital scroll to General Hatake Kakashi of the Third Division.
Author's Note: This story is set shortly after chapter 535 of the manga, where Iruka fails in his mission to persuade Naruto to stay on the island turtle.
Text version: A General State of Affairs

Download Podfic (mp3) at mediafire A General State of Affairs
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Posting period

I apologize for my total failure to put up any more reminders, but posting period does open today, as you may have seen with [personal profile] luzula and [personal profile] kalakirya's posts earlier. If you need hosting, please be sure to email your podfics to me if you have not done so already. If you are supplying your own hosting, feel free to go ahead and make a post to this community at any time this week until March 16. Once your podfics are posted here, you are quite welcome to post them elsewhere, such as [community profile] amplificathon or Archive of Our Own.

(Since I was lax in putting up reminders, I'd be happy to provide any extensions to people who need them. Just comment to this post or send me a PM letting me know how long you need so I know when to put up a masterlist.)
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[personal profile] kalakirya2012-03-02 09:00 pm

podfic of "A Fine Upstanding Man" (Due South)

Title: A Fine Upstanding Man
Author: [personal profile] akamine_chan
Reader:  [personal profile] kalakirya 
Fandom: Due South 
Rating: G
Pairing: Ray K/Fraser pre-slash
Length: 21 minutes
Author's Summary: He first came to Chicago on the trail of the killers of his father and, for reasons which don't need exploring at this juncture, he remained, attached as liaison to the Canadian consulate. An Inuk far from his home and family, struggling to make a place for himself.
text at AO3
Download Link at sendspace
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[personal profile] luzula2012-03-02 05:40 pm

Podfic of "The End and the Way" (Left Hand of Darkness)

Title: The End and the Way
Author and reader: [personal profile] luzula
Fandom: Ursula K. Le Guin's Left Hand of Darkness (original characters, mostly gen)
Rating: R
Length: 1 h 13 m 11 s
Summary: On Posthe Tuwa of the Year One in the reign of Argaven XII, Harny Sord of Gernahan gave birth to a pervert.
Notes: I think you can enjoy this with a general knowledge of the worldbuilding in Left Hand of Darkness, since it's all original characters. Thanks to [personal profile] malnpudl for beta-listening!

Download at Sendspace.
Entry tags:


Deadline for podfics is March 2, which is less than two weeks away. (There will be additional reminder posts closer to the deadline.) Hope you are all having fun recording!
Entry tags:

Sign-ups closed!

A few days late, but sign-ups are now officially closed!

All podfics should be recorded by 2012 March 2. If you need hosting, please email the audio file to tarigwaemir at gmail dot com by the deadline. The mod will post these podfics to the community.

If you don't need hosting, please go ahead and post your podfic to the community anytime during the posting period: 2011 March 2-March 16. (If you won't be around during the posting period, notify the mod, who will post the podfic for you.) Be sure to include the following information:

Characters/Pairing: (optional)
Dialect/language: (if applicable)
Length: (total time of recording)
Download link: (please specify file type)

Happy recording! Here are some recording resources that you may find helpful:

Pronunciation/language beta list

Basic podfic tutorials

[ profile] podfic_tips

(If people have links to any other useful resources/tutorials, feel free to leave them in the comments, and I will add them to the list!)

Match-up post for cover art and other collaborations

Interested in collaborating on a project for [community profile] chromatic_podfic? Connect with other participants in comments to this post! We'd love to have visual artists and other fans besides podficcers participate in this challenge.

A podfic/podbook cover is typically square and could incorporate original art, images of the characters, other stock footage, or simply the title, author and reader information. Keep in mind that even a very simple cover can dress up a podfic and act as an advertisement for the audio performance.

Some other possibilities for collaborations could be:

  • a sound artist working with the podfic reader to add music or sound effects to the recording

  • a second reader contribute singing, quotations, chapter headings, or another small piece of the text

  • an author writing a text intended specifically for being recorded (for more on this idea, check out the [community profile] pod_together challenge)

If you're starting a thread, please put the kind of work you want to do (cover graphic, podfic, etc.) in the subject line and fill out one of these forms. You might want to start more than one thread if you're interested in doing several kinds of work.

For podficcers:

For other artists:

(We would appreciate it if you could help signalboost to fanartists and other fanwork creators who might be interested in collaborations!)

This post will remain open for both podficcers and other artists to leave comments until posting period begins on March 2. If you see a comment from someone you'd like to work with, feel free to comment here or contact them by email or PM. The mods won't be matching up artists and podficcers directly, so please peruse the threads to see if anyone is offering the kind of collaboration you're looking for and be responsible in communicating with your fellow artist/podficcer if you do choose to undertake a partnership.

Sign-ups close tomorrow, January 28! (If you haven't yet decided on a fic, consider perusing the comments to the wishlist post.)


There's still a few days left to sign up for this year's Chromatic Podfic Challenge! Sign ups will close on Saturday, January 28.

For those of you who want to participate but can't decide on which fics to record, last year, I asked the community to leave comments with fics that they especially wanted to listen to as podfic. Feel free to check out the old list...and please comment here with more links to fic that would be great performed as podfic or general prompts for what you might want to see from this challenge (e.g. podfic featuring a certain chromatic character or podfic recorded in a certain dialect or language).

Also, I'd like to welcome [personal profile] sophinisba as the new co-mod, both for the community and for the challenge!

Chromatic Podfic Challenge: Rules and Sign-up


1. Podfic submissions should meet one of the following criteria as outlined in the community sticky post.

2. You must obtain permission from the author of the fic (unless, of course, you are reading your own fic). Please make sure that the author is aware that you are sharing your podfic on this community. If the author has already left a comment on the authorial permission list or has in some way or another given permission in advance, then you don't need to contact them separately, but if not, please get in touch with them.

3. More than one person can sign up to record the same fic. Similarly, collaborations with more than one reader are also welcome.

4. Sign-ups will close on 2012 January 28. You are welcome to record and submit additional qualifying podfics that are not mentioned in your initial sign-up, if you have extra time before the deadline; just let the mod know.

5. Record your podfic by 2012 March 2. If you would like the mod to provide hosting, please email your audio file to tarigwaemir at gmail dot com by this deadline.

6. If you do not require hosting, post your podfic anytime during the posting period: 2011 March 2-March 8. The mod will post all podfics received in email.

7. All participants are welcome to submit their podfic to the audiofic archive and/or crosspost to [community profile] amplificathon after their podfic is posted on this community.

8. If you plan to podfic a story that isn't already written (i.e. if you plan to orally narrate a new story yourself or if you want to collaborate with a writer who will write a story specifically for you to podfic), just make a note of it in your sign-up instead of providing a title, and describe how the planned podfic will fit the challenge requirements. (E.g. be sure to mention the fandom and character(s) the story will feature or the dialect/language you plan to record in, depending on what aspects meet the challenge requirements.)

If you plan to participate in the [community profile] chromatic_podfic challenge, please comment to this post with the following information:

Contact info: (either a Dreamwidth/LiveJournal account that receives PMs or an email address)
Fic title(s) and author(s): (see clarification below)
Dialect/language: (if applicable)
Hosting needed? (yes/no)

* As a point of clarification, the idea is to help people go into the challenge with some sort of plan, so please don't view sign-ups as a binding commitment. You're welcome to sign up with several possible fics that you want to podfic, even if you end up running out of time for all of them. You're also welcome to record a fic that you didn't sign up for, as long as your podfic still meets our community criteria.

The community sticky post includes a list of links that may be helpful, including a pronunciation/language beta list and an authorial permission list.

ETA: Sign-ups are now closed!