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Jukebox this year for me was kind of nutty, as it was happening right when I was moving1 Both reveals and author reveals happened when I was still very much in transitional parts of moving /o\

This year was also the first year that both art and podfic options were available as well as fic, and I decided to be brave and offer podfic. I figured that if nothing else, in an exchange like this I could just write one of the song requests! And of course, that's what I matched on... A fic co-written by my recip, co-written with someone with a blanket permission policy. It was a lot of fun! While I have done a fair amount of recording before for ficthropology, I'd never really dived into the sound editing aspect, and I learned quite a lot! My recip was super thrilled with it, so I'm counting it as a big win!

[Podfic] Deflowering Alice (8 words) by Measured_Words
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Labyrinth (1986), Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll, Faerie Folklore, September's Rhyme - S. J. Tucker (Song), Midsummer Night's Dream - Shakespeare
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Alice/Unknown Fae
Characters: Sarah Williams, Alice (Alice in Wonderland)
Additional Tags: Fae & Fairies, Song Lyrics, Missing Children, Fae misbehavior, Ritual Magic, Blood Magic, Death in Childbirth, Fae mischief, Fae politics, My First Podfic
Summary:

Sarah finds a path back to the Other Realms in another book.

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I also tried to pick up a pinch hit, and wound up writing a treat instead. I was quite happy with how it came out, given the quick turnaround, and it also seemed to go over quite well :)

Coursing (1469 words) by Measured_Words
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: J’ai vu le loup le renard chanter (Traditional Song)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original Characters
Additional Tags: POV First Person, Metaphors, Magic, shape changing, Magical Realism, Jukebox Treat
Summary:

I saw the wolf, the fox, the hare - I saw their little ritual, and I had to know more.

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The fic I *received* was for Tulip by Jesca Hoop, which is really one of my favourite fairly recent song discoveries, off the True Detective Season 1 soundtrack. I've always seen the song as quite sinister, but my writer, Lexigent, gave me an interesting take with a much more cooperative relationship between the narrator and the true love:

the holy dove, she will be caught again (3213 words) by Lexigent
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Tulip - Jesca Hoop (Song)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Narrator/Ada
Characters: Narrator (Tulip), Ada (Tulip)
Summary:

The princess Ada is rumoured to be very beautiful and to have refused all who came to court to woo her. When the royal family travels the land in search of a husband for her, tulip seller Aeon is caught up in a tale of love and magic.

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I tried to read/view/play with as much as I could when the exchange opened, but I didn't make nearly as big a dent as I'd wanted to, and I haven't been even able to think about looking at any longer pieces :( I still intend to try though! Of the pieces that I have read, though, I have found a few real gems! Here are a few - I'm sure there are others I've yet to discover as well. I don't know if I have the mental energy to give good reviews as to *why* I liked any of these right now.... You'll have a look and see for yourself :)

Brightness Falls From the Air (1470 words) by Selden
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Lili Marleen / Death is a Master From Germany
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Additional Tags: Character Death, Horror
Summary:

Dust hath closed Helen's eye; a war story.

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A wicked wind (1479 words) by Nary
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Shankill Butchers - Sarah Jarosz
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original Child Character(s)
Additional Tags: Siblings, Bedtime Stories, Brother-Sister Relationships, Grandmothers, Creepy
Summary:

It was their grandmother's story first. Or perhaps it had been her grandmother's before that - by the time Janna thought to ask her, the old woman's memories were scattered and fragmented and it was impossible to know where she'd first heard it. "It's a true story, from the old times," she would tell them, and that was as close as they got.

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Georgia on Her Mind (1153 words) by Merfilly
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & the Pips (Song)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Original Female Character/Original Male Character
Characters: Original Female Character(s), Original Male Character(s)
Additional Tags: Songfic
Summary:

A train ride to Georgia is a long thing, with time to think. Every time she almost wants to give up, though, life shows her more.

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Lose Yourself (1010 words) by Flamebyrd
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Mistaken for Strangers - The National (Song)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original Characters
Additional Tags: Magical Realism, Reunions, Angst, POV Second Person
Summary:

An unexpected meeting.

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Hail the Hunter (3510 words) by lea_hazel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Original Work, Girl With One Eye - Florence + The Machine (Song)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Girl With One Eye (Character), Narrator
Additional Tags: Fictional Religion & Theology, Servants, Dysfunctional Relationships, Power Dynamics, Non-Graphic Violence, Recovery, Dark Fantasy, Jukebox Fanworks Exchange
Summary:

A story of fate, devotion, cruelty and betrayal.

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Future Cure (1101 words) by fleurlb
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Curse - Josh Ritter (Song)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Summary:

A future iteration of an ancient curse

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You are Building an Abbey for Lovers (54 words) by Selden
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Bele Doette (Traditional Chanson)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Bele Doette
Additional Tags: Interactive Fiction, Jukebox Treat
Summary:

You are building an abbey for lovers
For lovers who've always stayed true
You are carving your heart
So it says press to start.

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