This Never Happened (podfic)
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|Title:||This Never Happened|
|Date(s):||May 13, 2011|
|File:||181.3MB mp3; 143.9MB m4b|
|Based On:||This Never Happened|
|Fandom:||Bandom; My Chemical Romance|
|External Links:||At the podficcer's LJ |
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Summary: High school AU not!fic where Frank moves in with the Ways for his senior year.
Recs and Reviews
2012 review by podcath:
One of the more interesting aspects of bandom has been the creation of the so-called not!fic. It’s not like other fandoms didn’t story talk or share unfinished story ideas, but these not!fics can indeed be fully formed, long stories, where the style is a bit more like story telling than novelized prose. Indeed, not!fics are kind of the perfect source for podfics, because they mimic the storytelling mode, except that not!fics also (ab)use emoticons prolifically. And that can be difficult to narrate, instead requiring a vast array of sounds and voice acting to express these emotions. My rec here is the first story I heard that managed to brilliantly translate a not!fic into a successful podfic... The excerpt concludes with a musical interlude to separate the sections. Every interlude here is different, because klb collaborated with Bessyboo, who included a variety of additional sound effects. All of them are relevant and match: the one that concludes the excerpt above, for example, is These Days are Dark by Harry and the Potters, adding yet another layer of fannish collaboration and intertextuality.
In 2019 this podfic was used as an example in a paper presented by Shyamala Parthasarathy at the Fan Studies Network Australasia Conference: "All Ears!: Podfic as a Transformative Fandom Artefact" The official FSNAusAsia account misidentifying the podficcer as a teenager is further evidence of klb's voice acting skills.
- podcath. Amplirecathon 2012: Podfics = Reading + …, July 16, 2012. (Accessed July 16, 2012)
- conference program pdf, accessed 26 December 2019.
- Dec 12, 2019 tweet by @channelera
- "You can tell from the audio performance that these creators are teenagers by how they vocalise the sadness of :(((((((((((((( - @fangirlflailing #FSNAU2019," tweet by @FSNAusAsia, Dec 12, 2019.