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Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology II

Here is the second edition of Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology! This collection brings together 104 woman-centered stories by 86 different authors and 47 different podficcers in 64 fandoms, for a total running time of a little over seven and a half hours!!!

We have three fabulous downloading options:
-The Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology II podbook, (m4b format, 306.97 mb, 7:31:12), with chapter stops for individual podfics

-A zip file (422.85 mb) with all the podfics in mp3 format:

-Browse the Mediafire folder, sorted by fandom, and download individual mp3 files.

Because of a mistake on our part we didn't get a chance to include susan_voight's historical rpf podfic A Divine Taste For Travel and Witticisms, but you can download it at that link.

Cover art by bessyboo:

Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology II, text over collage of 144 women's faces
See the full collage without text.
COVER ARTIST NOTES:

Included on this cover are pictures of (nearly) all the awesome ladies the podfics in this anthology are about: Elizabeth Regina (16th Century RPF), Carey Mulligan (Actor RPF), Zoe Saldana (Actor RPF), Allison Iraheta (American Idol RPF), Illyria (Angel), Jasmine (Angel), Katara (Avater: the Last Airbender), Ty Lee (Avater: the Last Airbender), Yue (Avater: the Last Airbender), Alicia Way (Bandom), Bebe Rexha (Bandom), Greta Salpeter (Bandom), Jamia Iero (Bandom), Lyn-Z (Bandom), Tennessee Thomas (Bandom), Vicky-T (Bandom), Z (Bandom), Bellis Coldwine (Bas Lag), Kara Thrace (Battlestar Galactica), Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica), Kara (Brick), Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Dawn Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Faith Lehane (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Tara Maclay (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Lindsay Lohan (Celebrity RPF), Samantha Ronson (Celebrity RPF), Go Eun Chan (Coffee Prince), Annie Edison (Community), Britta Perry (Community), Emily Prentiss (Criminal Minds), Max (Dark Angel), Original Cindy (Dark Angel), Susan Sto Helit (Discworld), Miley Cyrus (Disney RPF), Amy Pond (Doctor Who), Donna Noble (Doctor Who), Liz X (Doctor Who), Martha Jones (Doctor Who), River Song (Doctor Who), Rose Tyler (Doctor Who), Cora Crawly (Downton Abbey), Sarah O'Brien (Downton Abbey), Maggie Mackenzie (Due South), Victoria Metcalf (Due South), Rapunzel (Fairy Tales/Rapunzel), Inara Serra (Firefly), Kaylee Frye (Firefly), Zoe Washburne (Firefly), Julie Taylor (Friday Night Lights), Lyla Garrity (Friday Night Lights), Tyra Collette (Friday Night Lights), Jun (Gatchaman), Paris Geller (Gilmore Girls), Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls), Carole Hummel (Glee), Blanche Devereaux (Golden Girls), Rose Nylund (Golden Girls), Gretel (Hansel & Gretel) [image taken from "Once Upon A Time" portrayal], The Witch (Hansel & Gretel) [image taken from "Once Upon A Time" portrayal], Ginny Weasley (Harry Potter), Hermione Granger (Harry Potter), Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter), Millicent Bulstrode (Harry Potter), Mrs. Zabini (Harry Potter) [fanart by Makani], Narcissa Malfoy (Harry Potter), Pansy Parkinson (Harry Potter), Nymphadora Tonks (Harry Potter), Rose Lalonde (Homestuck), Terezi Pyrope (Homestuck), Vriska Serket (Homestuck), Parker (Leverage), Sophie Devereaux (Leverage), Jean Innocent (Lewis), Gwen (Merlin), Igraine (Merlin), Morgana (Merlin), Nimueh (Merlin), Vivian (Merlin), Abby Sciuto (NCIS), Marilyn Whirlwind (Northern Exposure), Mercedes (Pan's Labyrinth), Ann Perkins (Parks & Recreation), Leslie Knope (Parks & Recreation), Christine Daaé (Phantom of the Opera), Meg Giry (Phantom of the Opera), Elizabeth Turner (Pirates of the Caribbean), Gillian Owens (Practical Magic), Sally Owens (Practical Magic), Mrs. Hudson (Sherlock), Annabelle Fritton (St. Trinian's), Kelly Jones (St. Trinian's), Gaila (Star Trek), Number One (Star Trek), Christine Chapel (Star Trek), Winona Kirk (Star Trek), Jennifer Keller (Stargate Atlantis), Teyla Emmagan (Stargate Atlantis), Jessica Moore (Supernatural), Jo Harvelle (Supernatural), Alicia Florrick (The Good Wife), Kalinda Sharma (The Good Wife), Ms. Frizzle (The Magic Schoolbus), Miss Parker (The Prentender), Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Joan Jett (The Runaways), Death of the Endless (The Sandman), Erica Albright (The Social Network), CJ Cregg (The West Wing), Suzie Costello (Torchwood), Toshiko Sato (Torchwood), Winnamine Fonfala (Tortall), Audrey Horne (Twin Peaks), Allison Hargreeves (Umbrella Academy), Veronica Mars (Veronica Mars), Alys Vorpatril (Vorkosigan), Harra Csurik (Vorkosigan), Claudia Donovan (Warehouse 13), Mrs. Frederick (Warehouse 13), Jaye Tyler (Wonderfalls), Angel Salvadore (X-Men: First Class), Emma Frost (X-Men: First Class), Raven Darkholme (X-Men: First Class)

I was unfortunately unable to find images for these ladies, but they are no less awesome: Cathy Burton (Macdonald Hall), Diane Grant (Macdonald Hall), Cottia (The Eagle of the Ninth [book]), Sarungani Temaida (Tortall), Julia Vorlightly (Vorkosigan)

I had a couple spaces left over at the end, so even though these ladies weren't on my character list, I included them anyway (also I'm sad they weren't on the list, because they are also awesome): Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), River Tam (Firefly), Robin Scherbatsky (How I Met Your Mother), Elizabeth Weir (Stargate Atlantis), Natasha Romanoff (The Avengers), Elizabeth Burke (White Collar), Diana Barrigan (White Collar)

And there's also a few surprise!pictures mixed in there! See if you can spot them ;) (The #SpiritOfParaka pic doesn't count! XP)

As a side note: aside from the surprise!pics, all these images were found through Google Image search, and it is truly depressing to me how many of the searches had the #1 suggested related search as "[character name] hot". Let's celebrate these women without objectifying them, unlike Google Image search, guys! <3

--bessyboo

In addition to celebrating the awesome female characters from our fandoms, we want to celebrate the awesome fans who create works about them, including our authors, podficcers, visual artists, betas, and mods.

Besides making the cover, bessyboo did the heavy lifting of compiling these files as a podbook, and she helped organize this anthology along with sophinisba, myself, and last year's organizer podklb. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to knight_tracer and heard_the_owl for their work on ordering the stories and smoothing out the volume across many different recording setups. Thanks also to themusecalliope for additional beta work.

Links to the text of the fics, where you can celebrate the awesome authors, are included in the Comments section of all the mp3 files.

If you'd like to leave feedback for some or all of the readers in this collection, please comment on this post! Several of these readers made their very first podfics for this project, and we are thrilled to welcome them to the podfic community. You can also follow them to their individual journals to find more of their work:
anna_unfolding, applegeuse, bendtothesun, bessyboo, cantarina1, celtic_cookie, croissantkatie, daeseage, dapatty, elipie, fire_juggler, fishpatrol, fitz_y, fresne, glinda_penguin, greedy_dancer, heard_the_owl, isweedan, jack_of_none, jelazakazone, jenepod, knight_tracer, ladyfoxxx, laliandra, littlemousling, lunate8, luzula, moonlingmaid, nickelmountain, nielrian, oohshinyfangirl, paraka, podcath, podklb, reena_jenkins, quintenttsy, roxy_palace, shiningartifact, sly_hostetter, sophinisba, starduchess, such_heights, swiiftly, tamsinwillougby, themusecalliope, via_ostiense, xenoamorist

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bessyboo
Feb. 15th, 2012 06:25 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
xenoamorist
Feb. 15th, 2012 06:29 am (UTC)
This. Is. AMAZING. Just the sheer existence of it, the mass of podfics and huge number of readers who contributed, the number of characters represented, THE COVER ART!!!

brb swooning!
susan_voight
Feb. 15th, 2012 06:31 am (UTC)
Wow, what a stunning amount of work! I'm so excited to listen.

And please don't worry about it, I should have followed up on it too after all.
sophinisba
Feb. 15th, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
The way you labeled it on your AO3 post, as mutual miscommunication, sounds about right to me. :)

Hope you enjoy the anthology! I listened to the first hour or so on my commute today and I'm having so much fun with it.
luzula
Feb. 15th, 2012 07:23 am (UTC)
I am stunned at the work you must've done for this! Go you!
luzula
Feb. 15th, 2012 07:30 am (UTC)
Uh, I feel a little stupid: on Mediafire I can only see fandoms A-M, and I know there must be others later in the alphabet. Is there some sort of "next page" button that I can't see?
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jelazakazone
Feb. 15th, 2012 12:12 pm (UTC)
OMG. So excited to see this. Thanks so much for all your hard work and getting it together so quickly. I can't wait to listen to everyone:D And thanks for being so welcoming and encouraging!
busaikko
Feb. 15th, 2012 01:04 pm (UTC)
This looks incredible! So much hard work, so many amazing stories & readers! And the cover is gorgeous. It was fun trying to see how many characters I know!
anatsuno
Feb. 15th, 2012 01:16 pm (UTC)
Woohooo! I know it's going to tke me months before I've properly listened, but I'm downloading it RIGHT NOW. :D
sophinisba
Feb. 15th, 2012 01:20 pm (UTC)
Now that all the modding is done I'm really excited to actually listen! Thanks, everyone!
fire_juggler
Feb. 15th, 2012 02:01 pm (UTC)
I AM SO EXCITED TO LISTEN TO THIS!!!! I CANNOT STOP CAPSLOCKING!!!!!!! Thank you so so so so so much for taking the time and trouble to put this together! And major kudos on the cover art as well, which is AMAZE!!!!!! AND I'M BACK TO CAPLOCKING BECAUSE THIS IS JUST SO AWESOME!!! *FLAILS*

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
lunchy_munchy
Feb. 15th, 2012 02:07 pm (UTC)
Congratulations everyone, this looks spectacular! I'm very much looking forward to the fruits of your hard labour :)
jelazakazone
Feb. 15th, 2012 02:08 pm (UTC)
And thanks to you for being an inspiration:D ♥
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letsgofriday
Feb. 15th, 2012 02:45 pm (UTC)
This is amazing! Well done to everyone who took part and huge 'you are bloody brilliant's to those who made it happen!
elaineofshalott
Feb. 15th, 2012 03:13 pm (UTC)
*faints with glee*
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reena_jenkins
Feb. 15th, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
Forget listening to the anthology - I'm probably going to spend the next hour or so playing Name That Character with the coverart!

(And then I'll listen to the anthology. After I've Where's Waldo'd my way through all the art)
bessyboo
Feb. 15th, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
I DARE YOU TO GET ALL 144! ;D

(I'm pretty sure that's nearly impossible, btw, even if you recognized all 12 of the podficcers. NO ONE KNOWS EVERYONE ON IT! THAT WOULD BE INSANITY)
shiningartifact
Feb. 15th, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks to all of the mods who worked SO hard to organize and put this all together. I'm glad that I could participate, and I'm excited to hear the final product. :)
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