• 01:00

    Femslash Archives - First of a Two-Part Series on Femslash Fic Websites and Collections

    in Writing

    Obviously fan fiction can't live without writers, but the people who help spread fanfic to the greatest number of people possible are almost as important. Thousands of authors host their own works at websites, Facebook pages, and Livejournals, but nothing makes life easier for the well-rounded readers, the ones willing to take the plunge into all kinds of new fandoms in the pursuit of good writing, than the people who are willing to make the extraordinary time commitment of creating websites that become the homes for hundreds, even thousands of stories, from dozens of fandoms. In this two-part series, we'll talk to several of these people, all of whom specialize in femslash fanfic. I'll speak to two in Part One - Ralst, creator of the "Passion and Perfection" website and its similarly-named Livejournal community, and Ariestess, one of two authors who create the Femslash Advent Calendars and maintain the collections "Frisked and Conquered" and "Mmm Doctor" at the Shatterstorm Productions website. (The second part will air in January.)

  • 01:30

    Femslash Archives - Second of a Two-Part Series on Femslash Fic Websites and Collections

    in Writing

    Obviously fan fiction can't live without writers, but the people who help spread fanfic to the greatest number of people possible are almost as important. Thousands of authors host their own works at websites, Facebook pages, and Livejournals, but nothing makes life easier for the well-rounded readers, the ones willing to take the plunge into all kinds of new fandoms in the pursuit of good writing, than the people who are willing to make the extraordinary time commitment of creating websites that become the homes for hundreds, even thousands of stories, from dozens of fandoms. In this two-part series, we'll talk to several of these people, all of whom specialize in femslash fanfic. I'll speak to three in Part Two - Shadow, creator of the general femslash website "Realm of the Shadow"; Darkwoofe, creator of the site "Deviant Hearts", which specializes in animation; and TheNewHope, who created the LJ-community "Femslash_Today", a daily newsletter featuring all new femslash fic/art/videos on Livejournal.

  • 01:12

    Looking Back sans Time-Turner - Harry Potter Femslash

    in Entertainment

    In tonight's episode we will not be looking at a specific author or discussing a certain body of fanfic work.  By now many of you have seen "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2", which marked the end of a series of seven novels and eight movies that we've followed for years and years.  Now that it's over, it may be time to take a look back at the entire canonical and subtextual Harry Potter universe.  I'll be joined by past guests HP fanfic writers Dreiser and D. Geheimnis, as well as first-timer and fellow author Demoka, and we'll discuss everything related to femslash and Harry Potter, from major female characters such as Hermione, Ginny, Luna, and Fleur, to what kind of subtext actually exists, to the persistent popularity of the darker, incestuous world of the Lestrange sisters.  

  • 01:12

    Mass Appeal - "FemShep" and Mass Effect Femslash

    in Video Games

    This week F4F Radio will boldly go where it hasn't before, to a galaxy far, far away.  That's right, for the first time we're going into space - to play video games.  The "Mass Effect" trilogy is one of the most successful console game series of the decade, and "Mass Effect 3" has certainly been the most prominent, most controversial game of 2012, thanks to an ending that has frustrated nearly everyone to beat the game.  Once you get past the hoopla, though, you get a vastly entertaining action-RPG game that allows the player to initiate romantic storylines between the male (or female) hero, and various male and female supporting characters.  Yes, that's right, since ME1 the female Commander Shepard could become involved with, among other people, the asari Liara T'Soni.  Which, coincidentally, is the main pairing we'll be discussing tonight.  Two of tonight's guests are best-known for their fanfics pairing "FemShep" with Liara - Rae D. Magdon, writer of the "Can Wait" series, and N.Q. Wilder, who wrote the "All Things Must Pass" trilogy.  Our third and final guest has also written FemShep/Liara, but Sisirongana has spent more time on stories like "Blood From a Stone" for an (unfortunately) noncanon pairing, FemShep/Miranda Lawson. 

  • 02:00

    Femslash Con Special - From Fan Fiction to Published Fiction

    in Books

    SPECIAL EPISODE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 2010 FEMSLASH CON.Co-host: Allaine of Femslash4Fans and I will be discussing with our guests the phenomenon of writing femslash fanfiction and then writing original (usually lesbian) fiction for publication. How does it happen? Why do some authors make the transition, and others don't? What does it take to transition successfully? How to approach a publisher and what the process is like.Scheduled to appear: (so far) Beachbum, Dax, Susan Thompson, Llachlan and Linda North (aka Cygirl), and Jeanine Hoffman.

  • 01:30

    Panelists Misty Flores, Bebitched, Kben & Ficmail Discuss (Lack of) Sitcom Femslash

    in Television

    This Week with David Brinkley . . . well, no, he's dead, and there sure as hell ain't no George Will here. But the format remains the same. "This week" I'll be moderating a panel of past guests and new ones, and we'll be discussing the dearth of femslash fanfic out there for TV sitcoms. I've talked with authors about many dramas, and several cartoons, but only one sitcom (Facts of Life). And there's not a whole lot more out there to talk about. Are lesbians just not funny? Are we writers the not funny ones? Or is the "com" in "sitcom" creating hangups? My fellow panelists will be first-timer Bebitched, who created a Livejournal community for femslash pairings from NBC's "The Office"; "Facts of Life" guest Misty Flores; "Glee" guest Kben; and "Birds of Prey" guest Ficmail. Together we'll discuss fledgling fandoms like "The Office", "Scrubs", "Better Off Ted", and "Parks & Recreation, as well as why Jo/Blair from "Facts of Life" seems to be the only sitcom pairing from that era to gain any sort of traction with readers.

  • 01:24

    F4F Ends With Four Foursomes (Final Part)

    in Writing

    Now that F4F has not only marked its fourth anniversary of being on the air, but also entered its final month of broadcasting, we’ll be spending all of June celebrating that which made this program great.  Don’t worry, no self-congratulation here, of course I’m talking about the guests.  For each show in June, we’ll have on four (and occasionally five) guests who made at least one prior appearance to talk about what they’ve been up to since then.  Maybe they’ve continued to write fanfic for the same television show.  Maybe they’ve moved onto something new, and moved again.  Maybe it’s original fiction now.  Or maybe they’ve stopped writing altogether. We’ll also be returning to the show’s roots by hosting shows weekly instead of biweekly, so that’s sixteen former guests, each speaking for fifteen minutes at a time.  Tonight we only have three guests so far, as one dropped out, but we're hoping to find a replacement before then.  As of right now we begin with Sweetjamielee (who first appeared on F4F on 5/12/2011) at 10 PM EST, followed by BurningEden (8/6/09) at 10:15, and Dhamphir (2/25/10) at 10:45 PM.  Tune in, because really, someone just might be talking about whatever thing you love best. And because after tonight, you might not have another chance.

  • 01:29

    F4F Ends With Four Foursomes (Part 3)

    in Writing

    Now that F4F has not only marked its fourth anniversary of being on the air, but also entered its final month of broadcasting, we’ll be spending all of June celebrating that which made this program great.  Don’t worry, no self-congratulation here, of course I’m talking about the guests.  For each show in June, we’ll have on four (and occasionally five) guests who made at least one prior appearance to talk about what they’ve been up to since then.  Maybe they’ve continued to write fanfic for the same television show.  Maybe they’ve moved onto something new, and moved again.  Maybe it’s original fiction now.  Or maybe they’ve stopped writing altogether. We’ll also be returning to the show’s roots by hosting shows weekly instead of biweekly, so that’s sixteen former guests, each speaking for fifteen minutes at a time.  Tonight we’ll begin with Grdnofevrything (who first appeared on F4F on 7/2/2009) at 10 PM EST, followed by Kim Pritekel (6/14/10) at 10:15, Inspector Boxer (9/3/09) at 10:30, and Dreiser (6/25/09) at 10:45 PM.  Tune in, because really, someone just might be talking about whatever thing you love best.

  • 01:14

    F4F Ends With Four Foursomes (Part 2)

    in Writing

    Now that F4F has not only marked its fourth anniversary of being on the air, but also entered its final month of broadcasting, we’ll be spending all of June celebrating that which made this program great.  Don’t worry, no self-congratulation here, of course I’m talking about the guests.  For each show in June, we’ll have on four (and occasionally five) guests who made at least one prior appearance to talk about what they’ve been up to since then.  Maybe they’ve continued to write fanfic for the same television show.  Maybe they’ve moved onto something new, and moved again.  Maybe it’s original fiction now.  Or maybe they’ve stopped writing altogether. We’ll also be returning to the show’s roots by hosting shows weekly instead of biweekly, so that’s sixteen former guests, each speaking for fifteen minutes at a time.  Tonight we’ll begin with Adm_Hawthorne (who first appeared on F4F on 2/6/2012) at 10 PM EST, followed by Milk_and_glass (8/6/09) at 10:15, Ariestess and Shatterpath (9/10/09) at 10:30, and Mooncat (7/16/09) at 10:45 PM.  Tune in, because really, someone just might be talking about whatever thing you love best.

  • 01:27

    F4F Ends With Four Foursomes

    in Writing

    Now that F4F has not only marked its fourth anniversary of being on the air, but also entered its final month of broadcasting, we’ll be spending all of June celebrating that which made this program great.  Don’t worry, no self-congratulation here, of course I’m talking about the guests.  For each show in June, we’ll have on four (and occasionally five) guests who made at least one prior appearance to talk about what they’ve been up to since then.  Maybe they’ve continued to write fanfic for the same television show.  Maybe they’ve moved onto something new, and moved again.  Maybe it’s original fiction now.  Or maybe they’ve stopped writing altogether. We’ll also be returning to the show’s roots by hosting shows weekly instead of biweekly, so that’s sixteen former guests, each speaking for fifteen minutes at a time.  Tonight we’ll begin with Harper (who first appeared on F4F on 7/9/2009) at 10 PM EST, followed by Demeter (9/3/09) at 10:15, Harriet (12/20/09) at 10:30, and Chris Dee (10/27/11) at 10:45 PM.  Tune in, because really, someone just might be talking about whatever thing you love best.

  • 01:24

    Xena and the End. And the Beginning.

    in Television

    As F4F Radio winds to a close next month, we take time in May to wrap up an ongoing program tradition where we discuss “Xena: Warrior Princess” every six months.  This tradition started with an interview of three prominent Xena fanfic and “uberfic” authors in January 2010, followed by three more in June.  Due to the fandom’s enduring and massive popularity, this eventually metamorphosed into annual May and November segments where author interviews gave way to panel discussions with authors and fans about Xena, the heroines, the villains, the storylines, the comedy, the everything!  Tonight we’ll have one last panel where the conversation will fittingly include Xena’s final episodes, as well as the way the series continues to influence fans to this day.  Once again I’ll cede my place as host to author/filmmaker Kim Pritekel, a treasured and reliable contributor to this program whose role has evolved from being a guest on that June show, to recurring cohost, to regular moderator of the Xena panels.  Also returning from past panels will be hardcore fans Adm_Hawthorne, Kelly Neal, Zea Apa, and Chris Salameno.  Join us as we take one final look at how Xena changed lives, before F4F Radio draws its own conclusion in June.   

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