This Never Happened (podfic)

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This page is about the podfic. For the fanfic, see This Never Happened (fanfic)

Title: This Never Happened
Podfic Artist(s): klb
Cover Artist: aneas
Date(s): May 13, 2011
Length: 3:05:31
File: 181.3MB mp3; 143.9MB m4b
Based On: This Never Happened
Author: bexless
Fandom: Bandom; My Chemical Romance
External Links: At the podficcer's LJ
This Never Happened Cover by aneas.jpg

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This Never Happened is a three-hour Frank/Gerard podfic by klb. It is based on the not!fic This Never Happened by Bexless.

Summary: High school AU not!fic where Frank moves in with the Ways for his senior year.

This podfic was created for podficbigbang and had sound effects added by bessyboo.

This Never Happened was one of the first not!fics to be turned into a podfic. Many podficcers have used klb's style of reading emoticons as a reference in recording not!fics.

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.[1]

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"[2][3] The official FSNAusAsia account misidentifying the podficcer as a teenager is further evidence of klb's voice acting skills.[4]