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on podfic and passing time (xkcd style)

happy seal!
The awesome librarychick_94 podficced my SGA story "Out in the Open" for Podfic Big Bang - at over 20K words that's quite the podfic, almost 2 hours long! You can listen to it here:

Stargate Atlantis: Out in the Open

(It reminded me of how much I enjoyed SGA. Any good team gen and/or McShep epics come out in the last year?)

Also, if you haven't checked out xkcd - Time you really should, even if you don't know xcd. An animation released one frame an hour for the last 5 months, it ended at 3,099 frames, telling a deceptively simple story that now has its own fandom, its own wikipedia page, and a secret language that no one's yet been able to crack. Its elaborate backstory is explained (with spoilers) here, though a lot of it's actually revealed in the comic itself (at least, for those people who can read the stars well enough to be able to accurately date by them, because yeah, he plotted out the proper star patterns for
11 millennia in the future
).

What I want to know is, when is Randall Munroe going to team up with Andrew Hussie and bring about the webcomic apocalypse (comigeddon?) and/or Golden Age - or have they secretly done so? Are we already living in the new world they created? Has anyone been feeling particularly pixellated of late?

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naye
Aug. 16th, 2013 08:47 am (UTC)
Not feeling pixellated, but by Gog Time was SUCH an awesome experience!! Reading it ongoing was tons of fun - there was so much new stuff to read every time I went back to it. And did you notice that the main comic page (the one on xkcd proper that linked to the project) both changed to show the most recent frame, and for the longest time just had the hover text "Wait for it". Then - you'll know when! - it changed to "Run" which I thought was brilliant.

Aaaaaaahhhh GENIUS there is so much genius in the nooks and crannies of the internet. ♥
xparrot
Aug. 16th, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, once you linked me that compilation page I was reading it about once a week, which was a good pace! Though I missed the "Run" because I wasn't actually going back to the xkcd page, after the first few weeks...still, excellent stuff!
beege22
Aug. 16th, 2013 04:40 pm (UTC)
A century or two from now historians and anthropologists will look at works like 'Time' and declare this *was* a golden age.

Assuming any record survives, anyway.

As for gen fics - have you read rachel500's stuff? It's less recent than the timeframe you specified, but 'Broken Wings' is awesome gen (and it's great SGA/SGC gen, which is damn hard to find). There's also Michelel72 and Mhalachai has been writing an amazing Avengers/SGA cross for the last year or two.
xparrot
Aug. 16th, 2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
I am so curious what of this internet era is going to stand the test of time (I'm pretty sure some of it will, I'm just wondering what!)

And thanks for the SGA recs - Michelel72 I know, but not the others, will check them out!
serrende
Aug. 16th, 2013 07:29 pm (UTC)
Yes - "Time" was such an amazing thing to follow! I lurked on the big forum thread and I remember gasping during the beautifully drawn starlit sequence when astronomy fans calculated when the story should take place. Not to mention when we finally were shown where it was! (Though not as much as I gasped at that one frame when
the alt-text changed to "RUN" as Megan and Cueball took off at high speed.
Beautifully paced!)

I was genuinely sad when it was over! I do think the ending came on a little abruptly, though the final frames were lovely. (I confess I still sneak a look at it now and then, secretly wishing there were something new - like a squirrel or something.)
xparrot
Aug. 16th, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
While I was reading it weekly, I didn't discover the forums around Time until just now, after it was over - I think that worked really well, actually, because while the end did feel a little sudden to me, finding out the history and backstory of it made it more complete for me (reading it on my own, I guessed it was far-future but couldn't actually date it since I barely recognize the stars we have ^^; And I totally missed all hints as to the actual location, which was really neat to find out after the fact!)
serrende
Aug. 18th, 2013 05:51 pm (UTC)
I'm glad just reading it on your own worked, too!

This site is another one where you can read the whole thing - and now you can jump to different "periods" of the strip, too! (Like for instance "The Attack" or "The Wowterfall" periods).
serrende
Aug. 18th, 2013 05:56 pm (UTC)
Uh, apparently my comment just now was marked as spam. Maybe because it contained a link? Or LJ is just being strange, I don't know.
xparrot
Aug. 19th, 2013 01:49 am (UTC)
...I have no idea what happened there - lj you so crazy :P at any rate, unspam-marked it! And thanks for the link, that's nifty (what a phenomenal phenomenon that is!)
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