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I found that my mike was making lots of noise that interfered with the podficcing.
Now, I still have an over loud fan on my computer, and I can't find the balance between canceling the noise with a noise filter and the ringing that it produces. Even so, my podfic projects are not dead. I just may have to start over from scratch.

Crossing my fingers that this works.
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Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 14

In your own space, write a love letter to Fandom in general

Writing love letters is embarrassing. It makes me blush all red to think about it. I read the post and I knew that I would pass this up because fandom... it isn't something that I have words to describe. I couldn't do it. No.

But then, this morning I woke up early to go to the bathroom. As I was returning I saw a fan fiction story on my computer screen. I ran my eyes across it. A light glance, soft, just taking a look, and I wanted to read it. I glanced at the clock. It was an hour until my alarm would go off, so I sauntered over and sat down. I clicked the mouse caressing the slider down the page as I read.

The words filled my eyes with wonder. Sweet sensations of joy as the story tickled my senses. I leaned closer. I am embarrassed to confess that the story was a bit titillating. It made me feel warm. My eyes flowed down the page slowly, sensually, sucking it all in. It was beautiful. It was arousing.

I kept going down, and down, and down the page. I looked at the scrollbar pleased that I was only halfway finished. Pleased that there was so much more left for me to see, to feel. Then my alarm went off. I laughed out loud.

How often in the morning I have heard that alarm go off and groaned or even cursed. Today I laughed because I was so pleased, so happy to have spent some time with a work of fiction that I liked...no loved. Fan fiction is a work of love. Why hide it. How often have I been out waiting for the the time when I can come back to it. Peeking at it briefly at lunchtime or during breaks. Coming home to find it waiting for me, and knowing that there is always something new. Always something fresh there for me. Amazing.

I can't tell you how much happier it made me to find a world of stories and podcasts and people like me who read it, who write it, and who love it. It's embarrassing. I drop my eyes and my cheeks flush as I say, "I love you."


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This is my second post for the snowflake challenge.


Day 2

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Drop a link to your post in the comments. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom and maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.



The Sherlock Holmes Club
Author: Silver Pard

This one had me in stitches. The thought that the Scotland yard officers go out to drink together and bitch about how annoying Sherlock Holmes is, was an idea that had me grinning. This is a short work, but it was fun and the dialog really gives you a sense of character. Worth a read.




Unravelling Sherlock
by
Kr-NL

Writing stories is hard enough when you write them in your first language. English is not the first language of the author of this work, and sometimes you can see this in grammar and word choice, but these problems couldn't cover the brilliance of this work which is a mature Johnlock first time story. And what a story! At more than 145,000 words this is a epic novel of a work.

What won me over was the way that each sex scene felt totally motivated, and that the story required them to develop the relationship. Many Johnlock stories are simple and short. They skirt around the issue and then have sex and suddenly everything is resolved, and they live happily ever after. In this story, there is more of a slow eroding of barriers as they become more and more intimate until they are truly a couple, and then Moriarty shows up.

The author also keeps the story grounded in the canon by referencing episodes as well as the blog so that it doesn't stray too much from the story. If you are able to overlook some grammar errors, and you are in the mood for a novel length mature work, then this is the story for you.

My third rec is a collection:
CHILDHOOD IN A NUTSHELL
a Sherlock Fan Fiction Collection

When big angst-ridden stories are getting you down, lighten up at CHILDHOOD IN A NUTSHELL. A collection of Sherlock poems and stories based on children's rhymes and fairy tales. Crime in Rhyme and Nursery Crimes are good stories to start with. Other works vary from parody to drama but all with a theme of stories from childhood.



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This is my first post on this site.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Aless Nox and I write Sherlock Fan Fiction. Most of what I write can be found on Fan Fiction.net. I also occasionally make fan videos. I post them on You tube which blocks them after a few months.

It is a bittersweet world, the world of fan works. Caught between the dark and the light, the legal and the illegal. In the past people would write stories and then others would reference them. The Arturian Legends for example were told and retold until we have a rich variety of versions of the story. Fairy tales were told in new guises for new locations creating a richness of culture. Dr Faustus is written and rewritten as Faust. Histories are rewritten as Shakespeare plays. What if all these works were banned because they didn't have proper copyright permissions?

I see so much genius and creativity in the fan community and it hurts me every time I see someone post some disclaimer about how they don't own the work. Writing shouldn't be hostaged to some third party just because they own the rights. People should be allowed to tell stories if they want to creating new tales for our characters just as the tales of the nights of the round table are invented every new generation.

I am a believer in creativity and freedom, and I will post as if I live in a free world, even if I don't.

-ALESS NOX

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