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I've been thinking about compiling top 10 lists for fics I've read this year, so when [personal profile] otta_ff tweeted last night that she was not-so-casually side-eyeing Jim and Bones, I figured this would be a good way to start. If you've been reading in this fandom for years, I apologize, because you probably won't find anything new on here. But if you're looking to test the waters like the lovely otta, hopefully you'll find something you can enjoy.

The List... )

Fandom year in review 2013

Jan. 5th, 2014 04:43 pm
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It's a few days later than I'd planned, but I just got back yesterday from an amazing week in London with amazing friends, seeing amazing things, and generally being overwhelmed by everything. I'm still exhausted from walking and feels and lack of sleep, but if I don't do my year in review post now, I'll never do it.

So... In terms of reading, last year I read an obscene 13 million words. I was honestly shocked when I tallied up everything from my various spreadsheets. I had no idea I read that much. Let's see what I did this year...
Teen Wolf: 7,716,138
Merlin: 3,118,264
Star Trek: 2,421,867
Inception: 1,854,744
Other: 1,081,387 (this includes Suits, Vikings, Supernatural, Avengers, and a few others)
Harry Potter: 521,974
For an insane total of 16,714,374, which blows last year's total well and truly out of the water. I don't even know what to say. That's about 45k a day, which is 10k more a day than last year. HOW DID THIS EVEN HAPPEN? Actually. I know how it happened. I have [personal profile] asya_ana to blame for Inception, [personal profile] melooza to blame for Chris Pine and therefore Star Trek, and donnersun to blame for Supernatural. THANKS GUYS.

Thanks to participating in a couple of fests this year, I wrote almost 12k, which is 57% more than I wrote last year. It's still not much to write home about, but it's an improvement. More importantly, I discovered podficcing, which has been an incredible source of joy. I've had a great time podficcing and since I don't write much, it makes me feel like I'm still contributing to fandom in a meaningful way. (It's also gotten me closer to one of my favorite authors which gave me so much squeeeeee!) In 2013, I podficced 8 works for a total of almost 8 hours of audio.

Like last year, I got to meet some more incredible people. ComicCon and various fandom-related or fandom-adjacent trips brought me so many new friends. I can't even begin to list everyone, but I want to thank each and every one of you for being in my life and improving it with your mere existence. You are wonderful and I love you.

Now, on to 2014!

Fandom year in review 2014

Jan. 1st, 2015 02:16 pm
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Words read:
Avengers - 6,787,771
Teen Wolf - 4,611,125
Inception - 1,033,357
Mix - 540,890 (including Harry Potter, Merlin, Star Trek, Suits, various RPFs, etc.)
Total = 12,973,143 which is actually way lower than last year but almost equal to 2012. Clearly 2013 left me with a lot of time on my hands!

Words written:
16,462 according to AO3 (of course this includes the little notes and short blurbs in my podfic posts, but I'm too lazy to do an actual count).

Podfics recorded:
12 podfics for a total of 11.5 hours. I feel like I've really gotten into a grove with podficcing in the last few months so I'm hopeful next year this will go up significantly.

And just for funsies, here's a picture of Chris Evans' face.


Each month the community will host a GSD Week:

Day 1: Participants will declare their podfic-related goal for the week. This goal may include recording, editing, designing cover art, archiving, posting, organizing challenges, or anything else related to podfic fandom.

Day 2-6: Participants will (optionally) check in daily with a report of their progress. This is a good opportunity to share snippets of works in progress.

Day 7: Participants will declare their total progress for the week and determine whether or not they've met their personal goal.

Everyone is welcome to drop by and encourage participants in their endeavors. ♥