Apr. 5th, 2017 12:33 pm
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So spring is here, I have a 40k bike commute a couple of times a week, and I'm burning through podcasts faster than people can talk. I figured I'd share some of my favourites, and ask if anyone has any recommendations of stuff I'm missing?

My favs
  • Welcome to Night Vale - duh. I've even written fic. Your regular biweekly community radio show from hell. Or something not entirely unlike it, however cozy it may sound.
  • Alice Isn't Dead - by the same people who brought you Night Vale, except with less silliness and much tighter storytelling. Season 2 just started yesterday.
  • No Such Thing As A Fish - the weekly podcast by the QI factcheckers. Lots of useless knowledge and banter - basically QI with more focus and (mostly) without the celebrity guests.
  • Faculty of Horror - in which two Canadian horror fans offer feminist discourse on classic and new horror movies, eh.
  • My Dad Wrote A Porno - Jamie's dad spends his retirement writing very bad self-published erotica. Jamie and his friends read it out loud and offer commentary. "He gently grabbed her cervix - " "NO HE DID NOT!"
  • You Must Remember This - "Secret or forgotten histories of Hollywood's first century", which doesn't mean gossip but rather very clever in-depth looks at, for instance, McCarthy's blacklist or how Charles Manson fits into pop culture. The current series is called "Dead Blondes".
  • How Did This Get Made? - bad movies picked apart by incredulous comedians. Basically Mystery Science Theater 3000 with swearwords and big-budget movies.
  • Infinite Monkey Cage - BBC show about science, basically featuring all the QI guests that don't get to be on No Such Thing As A Fish.
  • StarTalk Radio - the US equivalent, where Neil Degrasse Tyson, Bill Nye and others talk about just how we're supposed to go forward as a species.
  • Rex Factor - a historian and his friend go through all the monarchs of England and Scotland from the viking age up to Elizabeth II. And rate, review and rank them. If you've ever wondered how Cnut the Great would stack up to William IV, this is for you.

Your favs
beer_good_foamy: (Default)
Title: Everybody Knows
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Welcome To Night Vale
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~1500
Summary: Written for [livejournal.com profile] zombi_fic_ation and the prompt "254. The tiny city under the pin retrieval area of lane five of the Desert Flower Bowling Alley And Arcade Fun Complex is having a tiny problem with tiny zombies."

"All bowling alleys are sacred to Discordians and, if necessary, you must give your life to protect them from desecration."
- Principia Discordia

Lane 5 is no longer in use. Please use any other lane. Enjoy your bowling! )
beer_good_foamy: (Bernard - black books)
This one surprised me a bit.

My top 5 fics on AO3 by kudos:

Radio Silence (BtVS/Welcome to Night Vale)
Not that surprising, perhaps, since it's a crossover with a current and quite active fandom. Quite pleased about this. (By the way, that last episode of WTNV... HOLY SHIT. Anyone still not listening to it, what are you waiting for?)

Bernard's Rules (Doctor Who/Black Books)
Again, active fandom. Rather proud of this, there really isn't enough Black Books fic and this is clearly a sign that people want more.

Ms Summers Goes To Washington (BtVS/West Wing)
Noticing a theme of crossovers here?

Get Some Walking In (West Wing)
Zombie fics clearly get the job done too.

If The Dead Rise (Or Not) (BtVS)
Buffy/Faith works on AO3. Speaking of which...

My top 5 fics on AO3 by hits:

I'll Always Opt To Fall Down These Stairs (BtVS)
This one really surprised me. I'm quite happy with this Buffy/Faith fic, but it's gotten a LOT more hits than most of my other stories. Is there something about AO3 that attracts fans of wingfic and/or Regina Spektor? And should I feel bad that the hit/kudo ratio is a lower than some other fics?

Dawn of The Dead (BtVS)
No surprise there. This is my personal favourite too. Sometimes I want to delete it just so I can write vamp!Dawn again.

Dawn Summers Solves Things With SCIENCE! (BtVS)
...And clearly, Dawn is popular over at AO3. Take that, EW!

Radio Silence (BtVS/Welcome to Night Vale)

Ms Summers Goes To Washington (BtVS/West Wing)
As above.

And I still have a bunch of fics I've never uploaded to AO3. Including most of my drabbles. Woe.
beer_good_foamy: (Default)
So, yeah, this was inevitable, I guess. This is partly for [livejournal.com profile] dragonyphoenix, who does a great job of keeping the fandom alive and kicking, and also because my muse has been looking for a way to cross Buffy with Welcome to Night Vale and the Gentlemen fit the bill far too well for me to not write it.

Title: Radio Silence
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffy/Welcome To Night Vale. Spoilers for ep 30 of WTNV, and season 4 of BtVS.
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~1500
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Dana (Night Vale)
Warnings: Violence, character death
Summary: The Gentlemen drop by Night Vale. This poses something of a problem for a radio host who depends on his voice to communicate. Not to mention for the people in town who aren't too keen on having their hearts cut out.

This is a recorded message, set to play automatically in case there's more than one minute of dead air. We are currently having technical difficulties of an unspecified nature. Please stand by. Do not be alarmed. )
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