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Hello, all! I seem to go through waves of wanting to be involved in fandom to waves of hardly being online at all, and today marks my return! (At least for a few days, before I go on vacation, when I shall be without constant access to the net.) I return, in supplication, with humble offerings. I have yet another podfic for you!

This one is my longest podfic to date, clocking in at just under three and a half hours long. Whoo hoo! It is the amazing, amazing, amazing fic written by both theopteryx and mrsronweasley. It is Becoming Joan!

I love this story, you guys. So much. So much love. I only hope I did it justice in the recording process, and I hope you guys enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed recording it.


And a special thanks to the lovely verbyna for giving most of the recording a listen before it was ready to post!


becoming joan
cover art by desert_neon




Title: Becoming Joan
Author: theopteryx and mrsronweasley
Read by: desert_neon
Time: 3:24:01
Rating: NC-17
Summary: The only sound in the dressing room was Frank's breathing and the gentle shhhk as she pulled a lace tighter.

"There we go," she said, stepping back. "Yes?" she asked, when he was still silent.

"Yes," Frank said, still watching himself in the mirror. Yes.

Frank/Gerard, NC-17, ~36k. Contains melodrama, cross-dressing, not!fic.

MP3 download here at Mediafire.
Podbook version link here at Mediafire.

Comments

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lea_ndra
Apr. 7th, 2012 06:45 am (UTC)
welcome back!!! and you return with such a treat!

Hope you are well!

*hugs*
desert_neon
Apr. 7th, 2012 06:59 am (UTC)
Hi, sweetie! Thank you. Due to the nature of my bipolar, I go through these phases like nothing, and I really wish I didn't. I'm looking forward to coming back swinging in bandom, even if my writing skills are currently non-existent.

How are things with you???

*hugs!*
lea_ndra
Apr. 7th, 2012 07:22 am (UTC)
*hugs*

things are pretty crazy around here - but in a good way, and that keeps me from writing in my journal or writing on my BBB fic right now.

marriage preparations and other exciting stuff are all we think about these days, so fandom takes a backseat.
desert_neon
Apr. 7th, 2012 08:14 am (UTC)
Oooh, how exciting! Congratulations to you! I send you all the love!
redscarfe
Apr. 7th, 2012 07:23 am (UTC)
I just did LITERAL VICTORY ARMS. I love this fic! Thank you so much for recording it :DDD
desert_neon
Apr. 7th, 2012 08:14 am (UTC)
Aw, yay! I hope you enjoy listening to it. :)
mrsronweasley
Apr. 7th, 2012 01:54 pm (UTC)
OHHHHHH my goodness, BEST THING TO WAKE UP TO!! I cannot WAIT to listen to it, wheeeeeeeeeee! Thank you SO much for this, seriously. This fic is close to our hearts, silly as it may be, so we were both so happy to have someone RECORD IT! <3<3<3
desert_neon
Apr. 7th, 2012 02:16 pm (UTC)
!
You're very welcome! Thanks to the both of you for allowing me to do it! I had a wonderful time with it, and I only hope I did it justice in your eyes. Please let me know what you think after you've listened. :)
mrsronweasley
Apr. 7th, 2012 02:42 pm (UTC)
Of course! :DDDDDD
croissantkatie
Apr. 7th, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
Hello again! Oh gosh, this is fab. I love this story and can't wait to listen to this! :D
desert_neon
Apr. 7th, 2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
:D

I'm so glad you're excited for it. Let me know what you think!
tabula_x_rasa
Apr. 7th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
Yaaaaay so excited about this! \o/
desert_neon
Apr. 7th, 2012 09:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I hope you like it!
elemgi
Apr. 8th, 2012 08:25 am (UTC)
Boy, I really liked this! I was ENGROSSED when I got off work and could take a listen here. I had not read this before listening to it, and it was very mesmerizing in your voice, the story unfolding and unfolding. Really liked your work. This is a seriously kickass genderqueer story mixed up with the love story, and I've got to go give kudos to the excellent writing when I'm done with your praise.
I had kinda a low volume with the m4b as some others did, but it was fixed nicely for me in my Ipod when I maxed the volume on the story and used spoken word for the equalizer under options. That left the result lower than some, but totally listenable for me.
desert_neon
Apr. 8th, 2012 08:30 am (UTC)
What a lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and that you' found a new story to love. Please do give kudos to the authors, as they very much deserve it.

Thanks for the tip on the volume! It was my first time using this conversion program, and while I was unable to fix this one, I think I've figured out how to do it better in the future. I'm very glad you were able to get it to work for you.

Thank you!
monkey_pie
Apr. 11th, 2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
I am really enjoying your recording of this story. I completely love the fic and hearing your read it is making me smile! I was listening while cooking and found myself very immersed in the story, loving it all over again hearing it told through your voice. Excellent!
desert_neon
Apr. 12th, 2012 06:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to let me know. I appreciate it greatly. :D
argentumlupine
Jun. 7th, 2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
This is a story that has been on my to-read list for ages and I am so glad I could listen to your podfic instead. Your pacing is excellent and your voice is lovely and the emotions you pull out are just fantastic. I cried so hard at "you kept my tapes", and the bit where Frank's spitting out words after he'd gotten beat up -- you sounded so vicious which was so RIGHT. Man. Listening to this was a sweet (& emotional) journey and I loved every minute. ♥
desert_neon
Jun. 7th, 2012 10:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, what a lovely review. Thank you so much. I was a little worried that all my emoting would be too much or overdone, so this is a great relief to hear.

Thank you very much!
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