Hey, want to hear a story? Well, duh, of course you do. That's why you're here. Welcome to [audiofic], where fanfic writers and readers get together and narrate their stories for our general listening pleasure.
"Why," you may ask, "Would anyone want to do this?"
Have you ever thought to yourself, "Gee, this fic sure would keep me entertained during my classes," or "Man, this drive to the vet's to pick up my grandma's cat sure is boring, I wish I could finish reading that one fic..."
Have you ever read fics aloud to better get the voices in your head?
Have you ever wanted to start a lucrative career in Books-On-Tape Narration, but never had good practice?
Well, that's what we're here for. If you've ever wanted to record yourself, if you've ever wanted to hear a fic read, we're totally digging your vibes and want to help.
"But, Kurumi, I have nothing but Windows Sound Recorder! How can I do anything with just that and a shitty mic?" Well, you can always download Audacity, which is not only a great sound recorder thing, but has effects including voice pitch shifting and volume changing so even if you whisper, you can raise it up.
What are the rules, what can be posted you ask? Well, read on and find out.
There aren't very many rules, so this should be short:
Please do not record someone's fic without their permission. IM/E-Mail the author and ask: maybe they want to do it!
Please do make requests on either the request post or, if the author is on the community, an individual post of theirs, unless otherwise stated.
If you use any expiring-link upload services, be aware that people may ask you to reupload a chapter. If you don't have a copy on hand, let us know and we'll find someone who does.
If you like a fic/how someone narrates/the funny voices, for God's sake, tell them! We all love a good old fashioned compliment!
If you don't like a fic/how it's narrated/the funny voices, let the author know! Just keep in mind: NO FLAMING PLZKTHX.
Random posts are allowed... just don't... you know, make too many of them. Try to throw in something kinda related, okay?
Please post a link to the fic you're reading.
ALL FIC ALLOWED - I hate Yuffie but I'm not going to stop you from posting fics about her and Vincent having hot sweaty sex (though I will protest), and I won't stop you from posting hardcore buttsex. But please, for the love of all that's holy, PUT SOME WARNINGS UP.
Fic wanks (or MSTs, as they're known) are allowed. Just make sure we know it's a wank.
When posting, please remember to tag your entries with the following: Fandom, Characters, Slash/Het/Gen, and your author's name. If you don't, I guess I'll get around to it sometime but it's easier if you do it. KTHX
Fandoms are hard to get interested in these kinds of things without advertising. That's why, at the moment, there will probably be more Final Fantasy stuff than anything else - I only spammed Final Fantasy and Square related communities.
We will also accept Jhonen Vasquez related stories - this includes Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Squee, I Feel Sick, Invader Zim, and all his other works. (Now ladyyatexel and zarla have no excuse :D)
Because I don't believe in singling out fandoms - if you have another fandom you'd like this group to open to, you go ahead and pimp this place out for that fandom. The reason I picked "audiofic" instead of like, "ffaudiofic" or something is because I want this community to spread like an infectious disease. I want to accept all fandoms SO, if you have a particular Harry Potter fic you want to narrate, or one of our members is the author of that awesome Super Smash Brothers Melee fic and they want to post it, tell me! I want to accept more than Final Fantasy/Square, and you guys have to show me that's wanted!
All fandoms are allowed.
Yes, that means yours.
No, that doesn't mean I'll block out a fandom you hate.
If you want a bigger representation of your fandom on here, then for God's sake, promote in your circles! Don't make me do all the work. No, I'm not your maid. No, I will not make you a sammich.
Feel free to advertise this community anywhere/everywhere you think it will be allowed. Just don't spam wrongly, alright? I trust you guys to open this thing up to ALL the FANDOMS IN THE WORLD MUWAHAHA- okay yeah.
devilishkurumi is responsible for stuff and you need to let me know if something's going down that I should know of.