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Margin Walker, Star Wars: TFA, Hux/Kylo Ren

Name: Margin Walker
Author: FluorescentGrey on AOOO; yeats-infection on Tumblr
Rating: Mature
Warnings: None
Length: 49:01
Description: Seattle punk AU
Summary: "Hux, your band fucking sucks and usually you're an asshole."


Okay, so, this is a little different for me. The other works I've recorded I chose because I was hearing their voices in my head; in other words, they were written in the cadence of speech. They were easy to read. This....was the other thing. If you listen to it you will hear me wrestling with every goddamn sentence and I cannot say that we both emerged unharmed. Also I recorded it on my phone as an experiment so it has a horrible Frankenstein character, which fits nicely with a fic so serenely unmoored in time that one moment its characters record things on their own phones and go outside to smoke and the next moment they're trading cassette tapes. Cassette tapes. It's like a telescoping of the timeline of my own personal life. It's like an ASMR video performed live onstage by the Dead Kennedys. It's like a fragment of a Marilynne Robinson novel if Marilynne Robinson decided to write about ass licking and hangovers. I fell in love with it when Hux's roommate sang to the cat. You'll see what I mean.

Text: Margin Walker on AOOO
Sound: Margin Walker, mp3 audiobook, on Mediafire.
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Revelations: Chapters 15, 16 & 17; Avengers, Astolat, Thor/Loki; COMPLETE

Title: Revelations, chs. 15, 16 & 17: COMPLETE
Fandom: Avengers
Fanfic Author: [personal profile] astolat
Rating: Adult
Pairing: Thor/Loki
Read by: Ann Ciudad
Format: mp3, m4b
Text: at AOOO
Warnings: sex and death and Thor and Loki
Mediafire Link:
15 Revelations - Chapter 15 - Thor.mp3, 91.66 MB, 1:03:52
15 Revelations - Chapter 15_ Thor.m4b, 18.33 MB, 1:03:52
Summary:
"The end of all things," Loki said, without looking around, and she stared at him startled.

Mediafire Link:
16 Revelations - Chapter 16 - Finale.mp3, 50.95 MB, 34:57
16 Revelations - Chapter 16_ Finale.m4b, 16.14 MB, 34:57
Summary:
Loki's face was fey and wild and illuminated with the pale light of his power; his lips moved slightly as he fought, on and on, perhaps with a death-song, making a lament for them, the only one that ever would rise to the boughs of Yggdrasil, for what little that mattered now.

Mediafire Link:
17 Revelations - Chapter 17 - Epilogue.mp3, 10.54 MB, 7:08
17 Revelations - Chapter 17_ Epilogue.m4b, 3.3 MB, 7:08
Summary:
Tony waved a hand. "No, it's all right. We've got a plan for this."


Entire file (05:53:09) in mp3 (159.0 MB) and podbook (166.0 MB) at the audiofic archive.

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Notes:

IT'S DONE.



I read these stories in part to figure out why these particular stories are the ones I want to read. You learn so much from reading a story aloud, and even more from editing it. I wish I had the time to record the story and then edit it twice through: I could do such a better job now with the timing of Loki's slow disintegration, the escalating madness. And yeah, this story drew me with the indulgent me-catnip of being pornographic, not so much about its sex, but about its emotions; mm, yes, come here and let Loki fill you up with his dripping hot angst. But also it is kidfic, and a particular kind of kidfic. It is a story, though this is not in the warnings, about facing the terror of losing your child to death.

And also the betrayal of losing your child to adulthood.

I hope it is even half as enjoyable to hear as it was to read. Thanks for listening.
tortuga

Revelations: Chapters 13 & 14; Avengers, Astolat, Thor/Loki

Title: Revelations, chs. 13 & 14
Fandom: Avengers
Fanfic Author: [personal profile] astolat
Rating: Adult, eventually; PG-13 this chapter
Pairing: Thor/Loki
Read by: Ann Ciudad
Format: mp3, m4b
Text: at AOOO
Warnings: sex and death and Thor and Loki
Mediafire Link:
13 Revelations - Chapter 13 - Tony.mp3, 57.64 MB, 39:42
13 Revelations - Chapter 13_ Tony.m4b, 18.33 MB, 39:42
Summary:
"Nothing," Tony said. "Job needed doing, we did it. Some minor cleanup issues, nothing we can't handle. It's going to be fine."

Mediafire Link:
14 Revelations - Chapter 14 - Natasha.mp3, 24.17 MB, 16:34
14 Revelations - Chapter 14_ Natasha.m4b, 7.65 MB, 16:34
Summary:
Natasha kept her cap low and her collar high, despite the heat, until she got to the door of the bar. She felt it again, the low deep-down pull that told her she was close, told her she was where she needed to be.


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Notes:

1) The line that really kills me in this one is Natasha all calm going "There are a lot of ways to get memories back." Like brainwashing and memory theft is just a thing you gotta expect, there's lots of ways to cope with it, keep calm. Oh, Natalia. What has been done to your life?

2) Although "your highly convincing rodeo of bullshit and murder" is a very close second.

3) I almost don't believe it, but after 12 chapters, there's finally a little slash in this one! I swear, I wouldn't lie to you.

The fic is complete and available at AOOO; the podfic is a WIP.
tortuga

Revelations: Chapters 11 & 12; Avengers, Astolat, eventual (soon!) Thor/Loki

Title: Revelations, chs. 11 & 12
Fandom: Avengers
Fanfic Author: [personal profile] astolat
Rating: Adult, eventually; gen this chapter
Pairing: Thor/Loki, eventually; none this chapter
Read by: Ann Ciudad
Format: mp3, m4b
Text: at AOOO
Warnings: sex and death and Thor and Loki
Mediafire Link:
11 Revelations - Chapter 11 - Bruce.mp3, 26.1 MB, 17:50
11 Revelations - Chapter 11_ Bruce.m4b, 8.23 MB, 17:50
Summary:
"What?" Tony said, wobbling drunkenly as he got back up onto his feet. "Barton, you have any idea what we just went through to pull this off? What happened to the plan? It was a good plan! Hold off Asgard, bring Thor here to meet us? What was wrong with that?"

Clint didn't shift his ground. "I got fresh intel," he said flatly. "I made a new call."

Mediafire Link:
12 Revelations - Chapter 12 - Clint.mp3, 21.9 MB, 15:05
12 Revelations - Chapter 12_ Clint.m4b, 6.96 MB, 15:05
Summary:
"No," Loki said. "No, I think the Lady Sif is done with words, is she not?" He stepped back from them all. There was a thin smile on his face, trembling at the corners. "Words have so little value. Words have so little weight, compared with deeds."


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Notes:

1) Astolat says in her notes to Chapter 11 that she had to rewrite the chapter to be in Bruce's POV - and that's absolutely right. See, the Hulk is the Big Bad. He's the scariest thing out there. He is demonstrably scarier than actual gods. And in the movies, that comes across great, because he's mean and loud and takes up 3/4 of the screen. But in text...he sounds like a three year old. And while the idea of a three year old mind with the power of the Hulk is terrifying...when you're reading it, or listening to it, it just doesn't come across viscerally. Especially since I can't give my voice the power of Hulk lungs.

So you have to see this scene from Bruce's point of view, since Bruce is the one who knows, all through his soul, what a horror the Hulk is. Bruce is the one who's been so traumatized by the Hulk that his reaction even when he thinks the Hulk is gone isn't "finally, I can live my life" but "finally, I can die." Only Bruce can show you how scary this is.

2) Oh, Loki. First you accuse Steve of nearly stranding everyone by asking too many questions; then Laufey shows up all yo, son, can I clear any little thing up for you? and you fail the marshmallow test harder than anyone has ever failed it before. Now, despite the conversation with Bruce at the end of Chapter 5, and despite every monologue you have ever monologued in this story, and despite the whole ice giant, y'know, thing...sure, baby. You tell Sif she's the one with gender issues and the frustration from dangling after Thor's attention. Ice-cold insights there, kid. Cold burn.

3) Hey, is anyone still listening to this epic foolishness? Would you mind letting me know? I don't need ~feedback~ or you to tell me it's great or anything, but if you are, could you drop me a "still listening" or something? Thanks, I'd appreciate it.

The fic is complete and available at AOOO; the podfic is a WIP.
tortuga

Revelations: Chapter 10; Avengers, Astolat, eventual (very eventual) Thor/Loki

Title: Revelations, ch. 10
Fandom: Avengers
Fanfic Author: [personal profile] astolat
Rating: Adult, eventually; MAYBE A TINY TINY BIT OF PRE-SLASH IF YOU SQUINT OMG this chapter
Pairing: Thor/Loki, eventually; TRY TO SEE IT MAYBE YOU CAN this chapter
Read by: Ann Ciudad
Format: mp3, m4b
Text: at AOOO
Warnings: sex and death and Thor and Loki
Mediafire Link:
10 Revelations - Chapter 10 - Thor.mp3, 18.5 MB, 12:12
10 Revelations - Chapter 10_ Thor.m4b, 5.63 MB, 12:12
Summary:
"My friends," Thor says gently, "forgive me if I give you any cause for fear or sorrow: but there is no return from this hall."



The fic is complete and available at AOOO; the podfic is a WIP.
tortuga

Revelations: Chapter 9; Avengers, Astolat, eventual (very eventual) Thor/Loki

Title: Revelations, ch. 9
Fandom: Avengers
Fanfic Author: [personal profile] astolat
Rating: Adult, eventually; gen this chapter
Pairing: Thor/Loki, eventually; none this chapter
Read by: Ann Ciudad
Format: mp3, m4b
Text: at AOOO
Warnings: sex and death and Thor and Loki
Mediafire Link:
09 Revelations - Chapter 9 - Loki.mp3, 59.32 MB, 39:10
09 Revelations - Chapter 9_ Loki.m4b, 18.06 MB, 39:10
Summary:
Loki struck aside Rogers' hand. "Unlike you," he hissed, "I know what I'm doing."

"Yeah?" Rogers said. "And do you think it's a good idea?"



The fic is complete and available at AOOO; the podfic is a WIP. I hope to post regularly.
tortuga

Revelations: Chapter 8; Avengers, Astolat, eventual (very eventual) Thor/Loki

Title: Revelations, ch. 8
Fandom: Avengers
Fanfic Author: [personal profile] astolat
Rating: Adult, eventually; gen this chapter
Pairing: Thor/Loki, eventually; none this chapter
Read by: Ann Ciudad
Format: mp3, m4b
Text: at AOOO
Warnings: sex and death and Thor and Loki
Mediafire Link:
08 Revelations - Chapter 5 - Steve.mp3, 26.4 MB, 16:50
08 Revelations - Chapter 8_ Steve.m4b, 8.1 MB, 16:50
Summary:
"Steve," Bucky said over his shoulder, "not that it's not nice to see you, but this isn't the greatest idea you've ever had."



The fic is complete and available at AOOO; the podfic is a WIP. I hope to post regularly.
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Revelations: Chapters 6 & 7; Avengers, Astolat, eventual (very eventual) Thor/Loki

Title: Revelations, chs. 6 & 7
Fandom: Avengers
Fanfic Author: [personal profile] astolat
Rating: Adult, eventually; gen these chapters
Pairing: Thor/Loki, eventually; none these chapters
Read by: Ann Ciudad
Format: mp3, m4b
Text: at AOOO
Warnings: sex and death and Thor and Loki
Mediafire Link:
06 Revelations - Chapter 6 - Hulk.mp3, 4.98 MB, 3:37
06 Revelations - Chapter 6 - Hulk.m4b, 1.67 MB, 3:37

07 Revelations - Chapter 7 - Clint.mp3, 20.18 MB, 13:02
07 Revelations - Chapter 7 - Clint.m4b, 6.02 MB, 13:02

Summary:
Chapter 6:
"I can't deny there's a certain amusement to it," Loki says, "but let's try not to hurt them."

Chapter 7:
"This is not going to be my favorite day ever," Clint said, crouching in the truck bed, panting.



The fic is complete and available at AOOO; the podfic is a WIP. I hope to post regularly.
tortuga

Revelations: Chapter 5; Avengers, Astolat, eventual (very eventual) Thor/Loki

Title: Revelations, ch. 5
Fandom: Avengers
Fanfic Author: [personal profile] astolat
Rating: Adult, eventually; gen this chapter
Pairing: Thor/Loki, eventually; none this chapter
Read by: Ann Ciudad
Format: mp3, m4b
Text: at AOOO
Warnings: sex and death and Thor and Loki
Mediafire Link:
05 Revelations - Chapter 5 - Bruce.mp3, 30.63 MB, 20:00
05 Revelations - Chapter 5 - Bruce.m4b, 9.23 MB, 20:00
Summary:
"I get the feeling this is important, but I don't trust you enough to just let it ride. Can you tell me what you're doing?"



The fic is complete and available at AOOO; the podfic is a WIP. I hope to post regularly.

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Feedback is love!
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Revelations: Chapter 4; Avengers, Astolat, eventual (very eventual) Thor/Loki

Title: Revelations, ch. 4
Fandom: Avengers
Fanfic Author: [personal profile] astolat
Rating: Adult, eventually; gen this chapter
Pairing: Thor/Loki, eventually; none this chapter
Read by: Ann Ciudad
Format: mp3, m4b
Text: at AOOO
Warnings: sex and death and Thor and Loki
Mediafire Link:
04 Revelations - Chapter 4 - Loki.mp3, 27.4 MB, 17:08
04 Revelations - Chapter 4 - Loki.m4b, 8.3 MB, 17:08
Summary:
"All right," Loki said. "You want me to tell you a true story?"



The fic is complete and available at AOOO; the podfic is a WIP. I hope to post regularly.

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