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Link: Audiofics 1x01 - Magical Pony
Fandom: The Big Bang Theory
Length: 6 minutes
Warnings: gen, no pairings, ensemble, mild swearing
Category: humor, spoof
Spoilers: season 2 finale, mild

Summary: The guys arrive back earlier than planned, but there's an unpleasant surprise waiting in their apartment, and it's mostly Penny's fault.


How it works: So! It turns out my Creative Zen mp3 player has a recording feature! In a desire to come up with fanfic for the [livejournal.com profile] sheldon_penny comm, I decided to try composing some on my own, in the car, with no prep work, prior writing attempts, or clear goal.

Neat! It made me nervous at first but then was actually pretty fun. I just let my mouth run in a stream of consciousness, so this is not a formally edited and carefully performed fanfic reading. Far from it!

In fact, if you click on that link, you'll get a nightmarish glimpse into my creative process. This is, quite literally, how my head sounds if I'm trying to think of fanfic but have no keyboard near by to type on. For example, if you were to read my brain in the kitchen while I was thinking about fanfic and doing dishes at the same time, you might overhear this. In short: THIS IS MY CREATIVE PROCESS! RUN AWAY NOW. RUN I SAY!

Or in today's case, driving. You'll notice the driving because I sometimes interrupt my narrative with comments about where I'm driving, why am I lost, ooh those trees are pretty, etc. etc. etc. If you hear a loud and horrible crash, you'll know not to follow my example! I dictated episode 2 in the car this afternoon also, because I had time and it was kind of fun, which I will post after this one.

Side note: Although this was written with S/P in mind, it's completely gen, with no pairings at all except a slight one-sided L>P as one might see in the show. I'll type up a written, edited version to post later, without my random narrator comments and self-editing.

ETA: Here is the fanfic itself, written, without my edits mid-description: Magical Pony

Date: 2009-06-13 12:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] irrel.livejournal.com
Hahaha, that was funny XD

"I hate the word 'burst'" hehehe.

"7... ok, 12" that made me lol.

"Sheldon shrugged, the other two boys shrugged, Leonard looked awkward." Hahaha!

That was more cracky than I expected! In a good way :D

Date: 2009-06-13 12:11 am (UTC)
ext_10182: Anzo-Berrega Desert (Default)
From: [identity profile] rashaka.livejournal.com
Thanks!

That was more cracky than I expected! In a good way :D

LOL, the title is Magical Pony! Actually, the next one is even more crack.

damn you, Livejournal! eating my comment!

Date: 2009-06-13 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rasielle.livejournal.com
Already the title intrigues me - "Magical Pony," eh? I'm running! XD

It stuns me - and scares me - that you can fic like this while driving. Mad writing skills aside... massive driving hazard much? So much so that it has me talking me in fragments!

You know, you have such a nice voice! Very soft and earnest-sounding (although I know that personalities have no effect on natural voice pitches,) so it's hilariously incongruous when you suddenly burst (heh) out cursing like a sailor.

And that last line killed me! Penny's as sharp as ever, even when her fanfic author is simultaneously driving and trying not to make roadkill out of teary-eyed, Bambi-mothering woodland creatures.

Re: damn you, Livejournal! eating my comment!

Date: 2009-06-13 03:27 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] rashaka.livejournal.com
Mad writing skills aside... massive driving hazard much? So much so that it has me talking me in fragments!

Oh, uh...you're going to get a kick out of episode 2, which I made today as well. =D It's much longer, and much more crack-y, and has a lot more incidental commentary. I do think this is a very bad idea that I shall be extra careful with next time. Mostly, it just involves me holding the player near my mouth and talking. I don't have to look at it or anything.

You know, you have such a nice voice! Very soft and earnest-sounding (although I know that personalities have no effect on natural voice pitches,) so it's hilariously incongruous when you suddenly burst (heh) out cursing like a sailor.

Thanks, heh. Yeah, in listening to it, I do swear a lot. Actually, the second try, I realized it's sort of a new type of writing practice. I've never dictated stories off the fly before, and I'm not one of those instant fireside storyteller types (I've met those types, they impress me.)

It was fun, though. It made me want to read actual fanfic aloud to try and practice my speaking skills in a way where I'm not trying to think it up on the spot. I may give this a try in the future.

Here is the fanfic itself, written, without my edits mid-description: Magical Pony

Re: damn you, Livejournal! eating my comment!

Date: 2009-06-13 03:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rasielle.livejournal.com
I'm not one of those instant fireside storyteller types (I've met those types, they impress me.)

In New Orleans, right? It's just a hunch, but it feels like you might've met a few in New Orleans. I have a friend who can almost perform stories, with hand gesticulations and loads of energy, but she rehearses her stories so it's not as impressive. I have yet to meet one of those magical storytellers myself.

You know, it was interesting how your cynical side really surfaced while you were improvising; it seems like your ironic sense of humor is most natural to you. Just one example would be the apple-feeding and the tenacity of the cliche; really, sentences like that really mark a Shakafic.

Re: damn you, Livejournal! eating my comment!

Date: 2009-06-13 04:12 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] rashaka.livejournal.com
Actually, not in New Orleans, but the last person I witnessed do an off-the-fly storytelling job actually WAS camping, and was while I was in the AmeriCorps program. Separately, my team leader for the program was a good storyteller as well. We had a verbal game where we tried to ferret out the 'murderer' from our made up identities within the game, and our TL would always be the narrator because he could just make up storytelling on the spot: relationships, gory deaths, details of the mystery.

Thank you for noticing; I appreciate that you've read enough to see patterns like that. =) Yeah, I'm pretty cynical sometimes. I actually don't think either of these fics (I posted the other) is very good, per se, but just that each has a few interesting descriptions in the middle of rather banal storylines. Which makes sense since I'm driving at the same time and in-depth story complexity is beyond me. I try to edit out the cliche stuff when I'm writing fanfic, to replace taht with something else. No chance of that when I'm recording like this.

Re: damn you, Livejournal! eating my comment!

Date: 2009-06-13 04:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jade-sabre-301.livejournal.com
this is almost completely off-topic but in the Star Wars expanded universe, one of the books had a tiny plot-point revolving around the fact that Obi-Wan Kenobi was an awesome magical storyteller and I've always kept that as a tiny piece of canon and loved it because awesome magical storytellers usually only exist to tell the important metaphor story in books and then they disappear again anyway I'll just crawl back under my rock now. :-b

Date: 2009-06-13 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jade-sabre-301.livejournal.com
You have

such balls

of course I did click on the link and listen and LOLOL that was awesome. When I get ideas in my head while walking the dog and stuff occasionally I'll try talking out loud, but I usually retreat into muttering under my breath or just repeating stuff within the confines of my skull over and over again until I can get to a writing utensil. It would be nice to just whip out my phone and record it but, self-consciousness alert.

of course this doesn't stop me from occasionally mouthing bits of what I'm coming up with in my head on the way to class, often accompanied by appropriate facial expressions, which sometimes get accidentally directed at the other people on the sidewalk (why oh why are my characters always cussing each other out when this happens?).

what I found most interesting about yours was that I could really hear you getting into Penny's head. Like, obviously that's what writers do, get into people's heads, but I could just hear it in your voice, shifting from Penny to Sheldon and back again, but mostly shifting into Penny. So well done.

...man I am going to have to try this now.

ALSO TOTALLY OFF-TOPIC Irrel tells me you read The Thief and Queen of Attolia and so I just have to give you a requisite :-DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD of glee for that.

Date: 2009-06-13 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrsvc.livejournal.com
This...was the best thing ever.
I loved your little reactions to your own thoughts.
^_^

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