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Here's the posting schedule. The mods will reveal the work on AO3, so all participants might want to do on that day is update the posting date on their work, so it'll show up on fandom RSS feeds. Unfortunately, AO3 won't let you list a posting date in the future, so you'll have to manually change it on the day you want it to show on the RSS.

Please be sure to have your work ready for your reveal day, with the podfic links and streaming in the body of the work. The mods will check all posts prior to their posting date and contact you with any issues we see, but please double-check your own posts as well in case we miss something. Mods will reveal on AO3 and crosspost to this comm on DW, LJ, and Tumblr. Once the project is live, you're free to crosspost wherever else you'd like.

Reminder #1: Party Favors are due August 26, and will be posted August 27.
Reminder #2: To those participants with extensions, please remember that your due date is our agreed-upon extension date, not your posting date. However, if you would like to turn in a postable draft at your deadline and then update it between then and your posting date, you may.

Schedule )

Please let us know if there are any problems with the schedule, and we will update accordingly.
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Many of you are in the final stages of your projects, and so it's time for our post to help people who might be interested in Party Favors find each other. In case you've never done a Party Favor before, here's what you need to know:

-There is no word minimum
-There's no official commitment involved—mods usually don't even know a Party Favor is being planned until it's turned in!
-The deadline is Friday, August 26th
-Party Favors are a revealed on Saturday, August 27th

If you are interested in creating a Party Favor but don't have a partner in mind, feel free to leave a comment here and the mods will help spread the word. If you see anybody looking for a partner here, just respond to them directly and you're good to go!
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This is the last official check-in before the project completion deadline on August 14th. Don't forget that completed projects submitted before August 10th get special consideration when it comes to early posting dates.

(If you are someone who would find additional check-ins helpful, please let us know, and we'd be happy to schedule a follow-up check-in with you between now and the deadline!)

Remember to share what you've done so far with your partner, which means that if you have a partial podfic completed, now is the time to send that to your partner. Also, if you haven't given your writer feedback about their work, please take that opportunity to do it now. We've found that it's often very important to pod_together participants to have their work acknowledged and appreciated by their partners, and sometimes with the rush to meet deadlines, this important step in the process can get overlooked! So this is your official reminder to send some love and support to your partner :)

And of course, please let us know any ways we can support you. Options include:
-Putting out a call for a co-podficcer for part of the story
-Putting out a call for an editor to help edit your podfic
-Additional check-ins/cheerleading/podfic betas

If you think you'll need an extension, please let us know. And as a reminder, the posting period this year is much shorter than it's been in years past, so we're limited in how long an extension we can give.

Okay, we look forward to hearing from you! We hope you are having fun!
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The written component of pod_together is due this Saturday, July 16th (unless you've made arrangements for an extension). If the written component is already completed, feel free to upload early. Podfics are due August 14th, and are also welcome to be submitted early (remember, podfics posted by August 10rd get earlier reveal dates!)

Projects will all be posted on AO3. If you don't have an account with AO3, then please let us know and we'll send you an invitation.

Submission Instructions )

If you’ve never posted to AO3 before, or if you’d like some visual aids, here are 2013's step-by-step instructions for how. Just be sure to update the dates and submit to the correct collection.

Check-In #2

Jul. 9th, 2016 07:32 am
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Hello wonderful participants,

It's time for our second check-in! Please respond to this check-in within 48 hours. We will send a follow-up email to all those we have not heard from at that time.

The complete writing is due in one week, on July 16th. If you're not feeling confident in your ability to finish the writing within the next 7 days, please let us know and we can talk about:

-The possibility of extensions (please read the rules about extensions before requesting one)*.
-The possibility of getting a beta or cheerleader
-The possibility of getting a cowriter
-The possibility of writing a shorter version of your original story plan for your podficcer to begin recording (which is able to stand alone in case a life emergency stops you from writing more) with the agreement that if there is time and interest by both parties, you might create additional scenes later to add on.
-The possibility of (with your partner's approval) leaving some areas of the script for podficcer ad-lib
-The option of daily accountability check-ins, if that will help keep you motivated and not stressed!

Also, please remember to share what you've written so far with your partner. The minimum requirement is once per check-in!

Finally, if you're realizing that what you really need in order to take care of yourself is to drop out, that's fine. Yay self-care! Please let us know as soon as possible, though, so we can offer your partner a pinch hitter. If anybody reading this knows that they are interested in pinch hitting, please feel free to let us know, and you will be the first we approach if the need arises.

Comments are screened.

*A note about extensions: Writers, please keep extension requests to eight days or less, since any longer than that will cut significantly into the time allotted for the podficcer to create their audio. Podficcers, please do not tell your partners that they can have a multi-week extension because you only need a couple of days to create your audio! Even if you are typically fast, you may experience an emergency like losing your voice from a cold, a computer crash, etc. For this reason, mods won't approve the long extension you've promised your partner, and it could lead to hurt feelings all around. If you're fast, use that speed to get your podfic finished early, and then come sign up to work on a Party Favor (if you'd like)!
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Our first round of check-ins has revealed two participants who need pinch hit partners:

Writer needed in Star Wars VII, Marvel Comics, Sleepy Hollow, Pacific Rim, Rosewood, The Wicked + The Divine, Hamilton, Lucifer, or Limitless. This should be someone who is comfortable drafting pretty independently after initial conversations with the podficcer. (Pinch Hit Found!)

Podficcer needed in Star Wars VII (Finn/Poe and/or Rey) or MCU (Bucky/Sam or Bucky/Nat). This should be someone who is interested in a high level of interaction and collaboration during both the writing and podficcing parts of the challenge. (Pinch Hit Found!)

Please let us know if you are interested, and pass this along to anyone who you think might be interested. We’re hoping to find both of these participants new partners ASAP, since the writing deadline is three weeks away!

Thank you to our pinch hitters for the quick response!
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Today is our first check-in! You can check in over email, tumblr, twitter, LJ, or DW—whichever feels most comfortable to you.

Now is also a good time to touch base with your partner(s). Remember that sharing your work-in-progress with your partner(s) is mandatory, and that the minimum requirement is once per check-in. That means that, if you haven't already shared what you have so far, now is the time to do so. Partners, don’t forget to give feedback/encouragement on the work-in-progress when you see it!

Completed writing is due in 3 weeks, on July 16th. When you check in this weekend, let us know if you feel on track for that deadline so far. We'd also love to know what's going well in your group and any worries you may have about your group or your project. Comments on LJ/DW are screened, and Asks on tumblr will not be published.

It's very early in the game, so if you are anticipating difficulty, this would be a great time to start discussing problem-solving options (we've already successfully put together 2 replacement matchups for partnerships where a problem was identified early). We're extremely committed to making sure all participants have as positive an experience as possible! And if everything’s going awesome, YAY, we can’t wait to hear all about it!
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Today's questions focus on fanworks you've already made and will help partners become more familiar with each others' work.

  1. Share a piece of a fanwork you're particularly proud of (a page or so of a written work, a few minutes of an audio work) and explain why you're proud of it.

  2. Read/listen to your partner's shared fanwork, and give feedback about what works for you about it.

This is our last icebreaker. We hope that groups have found them informative and helpful! Remember, the first check in is on June 25th but, as always, you're welcome to contact the mods at any time for any reason.
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Today's questions dig a little deeper into what makes group work work or not work for each person, and then goes on to begin (or continue!) the conversation about options for collaboration on each part of your project. There are also a couple of questions that touch on emergency planning.

  1. Tell your partner about a good and a bad group work experience you've had, either in fandom or at school or work (or other). What made the good one good? What made the bad one bad? What did you learn about yourself and what makes group work successful for you?

  2. Suggest ways that the podficcer might be involved in the writing process that would work well for you.

  3. Suggest ways that the writer might be involved in the podficcing process that would work well for you.

  4. Sometimes life emergencies arise. Make an emergency plan!
    • How many days without communication between your team do you think should be limit before someone reaches out to the mods to tell them a teammate is MIA?
    • Are there any alternate ways of contacting you that you'd like your partner(s) to have?
    • If an emergency does arise, what would be your preferred way of dealing with it? Bringing on another team member to help out with writing/sound effects/editing/etc? Dropping out (and telling the mods ASAP so a pinch hitter can be found for your partner)? Having a less intensive back-up project idea in mind to switch to if needed? If you're the podficcer, recording a draft early so that if you lose your voice or are otherwise unable to record later on, you have an emergency back-up recording you can edit? What other thoughts or ideas about this do you have?
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Today's ice breaker questions are about how you view your fanworks and how you and your partner(s) can mesh those ideas.

  1. Why do you create fanworks? What does it mean to you?

  2. What are some ideas you have for how this collaboration could be specifically created for voice/audio? (You can see this post for some possibilities to start with or look here to see what past participants have done.)

  3. What wishes and expectations do you have in how your fanwork is treated? If you have a blanket statement/dear author letter/other policy, you may want to link your partner to it and discuss it. If you don't have one, you may decide to create one, perhaps through discussion with your partner. More info about these types of statements can be found at these links: Pondering Transformative Works, Blanket Permission, and Transformation in General by [personal profile] fire_juggler, you can see numerous examples of permission statements on Fanlore and here's a post about Dear Writer Letters.
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Day 2's icebreaker questions are related to group work!

  1. What strengths will you bring to the group?

  2. What may make you difficult to work with? (And, if you want, how can your partner help you with these difficulties?)

  3. Have you ever collaborated on a fanwork with someone before? If so, describe what it was like, which things worked for you, which things didn't work as well. What do you expect from this collaboration?

  4. What level of communication and feedback do you want/need from this partnership? What are some ways/tools you can use to achieve this (ie. scheduled contact, using google docs/drop box to share WIPs)?*

  5. If you unknowingly said something or suggested something for the project that made your partner uncomfortable, how would you want them to address you about it (or would you rather not know)?

*Over the years, there have been multiple partnerships where someone has a difficult experience because their partner doesn't acknowledge/feedback their part of the project. We highly encourage having a conversation about your feedback needs from your partner(s) now, so that this issue doesn't arise!
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Hi fab collaborators,

As you begin your project, one way to get to know your partner(s) is through participating in icebreaker week. Icebreaker week is a series of questions that help get communication flowing. We created these questions based on watching many partnerships across the first few years of pod_together, and they are designed to help set the foundations for a strong partnership and help you anticipate and avoid potential pitfalls as you move forward in the collaboration process!

These exercises are optional, but we hope they'll help both those groups that were assigned and the ones that formed on their own. We encourage group members to contact each other, answering as many questions as as they are comfortable with.

Today's questions are geared towards helping group members learn a bit more about each other, personally and fannishly.

  1. If you could be any fannish character for a day, who would it be and why?

  2. Name as many books, movies, TV shows, animes, comics, celebrities, etc. that you can think of that you have felt or feel fannish about.

  3. List 5 things you enjoy in stories (e.g. a kind of trope, story line, kink, etc.). List 5 things that you do not enjoy in stories.

  4. If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?

  5. If you were stuck on a deserted island, what 3 fanworks would you want with you?

  6. What are 3 fun/unknown/interesting/etc. things about yourself (fannish or otherwise)?
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Sign-ups Now Closed

Before signing up, please take a moment to review the Rules/FAQ post

Sign-ups close June 4th. The timeline of the entire challenge can be found here.

There are 2 kinds of sign-ups; this is for groups. If you don't already have a writer/podficcer partnership, please sign up for the individual sign-ups.

Please fill out the following information:

Writer(s) Names: (DW/LJ/tumblr/twitter)
Writer(s) AO3 Username: (please indicate if one is needed, and we’ll hook you up with an invite)
Podficcer(s) Names: (DW/LJ/tumblr/twitter)
Podficcer(s) AO3 Username: (please indicate if one is needed, and we’ll hook you up with an invite)
Email Address: (if you prefer to not post your email address/addresses publicly, please send it to us at pod.together at gmail dot com)
Fandom(s): (Current plan. You are free to change this later)
Does the group want to opt out of check-ins? (see here and here in the FAQs for details)
Would you like us to upload your podfic to the Audiofic Archive for you? (you are welcome to change your mind on this later and let us know through email, PM, tweet, etc.)
Would you like the mods to email you important updates when they are posted to the comms? (For example: check-in posts, icebreaker week activities, posting instructions)
Additional Comments: (if you have any preferences or notes to mods let us know here.)

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Sign-ups Now Closed

Before signing up, please take a moment to review the Rules/FAQ post

Sign-ups close June 4th. The timeline of the entire challenge can be found here.

There are 2 kinds of sign-ups; this is for individuals. If you already have a writer/podficcer partnership, please sign up at the group sign-up post (which opens May 28th).

Please fill out the following information:

DW/LJ/Twitter/Tumblr Names: (as many as apply)
AO3 Username: (please indicate if one is needed, and we’ll hook you up with an invite)
Writer/Podficcer/Both/Either: (If you choose both, we will assign you to two groups, one as a writer, one as a podficcer. If you chose either, we will assign you to one group as either a writer or a podficcer.)
Email Address: (if you prefer to not post your email address publicly, please send it to us at pod.together at gmail dot com)
Fandoms: (please list as many as you're willing to work with, if you are picky about pairings [or lack there of] please indicate so here and the mods will try to take that into consideration)
Are you willing to be assigned to more than one group?
Are you ok with having more than one writer/podficcer in the group? (please specify which one, or both)
Are you interested in less-traditional-to-podfic formats? (for example: filk, poetry, script and/or radio play format, meta. Feel free to specify which ones if you want.)
If you are signing up as a podficcer: would you like us to upload your podfic to the Audiofic Archive for you? (you are welcome to change your mind on this later and let us know through email, PM, tweet, etc.)
Would you like the mods to email you important updates when they are posted to the comms? (For example: check-in posts, icebreaker week activities, posting instructions)
Additional Comments: (if you have any preferences or notes to mods, let us know here.)

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Lady Grey & Apple Pie (Agent Carter (TV), Marvel Cinematic Universe)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Rhea314, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] knight_tracer, [archiveofourown.org profile] Rhea314
Summary: Modern Coffee Shop AU. Sam and Angie work in a coffeeshop together. Peggy is a regular customer with a crush. Sam is interested in Peggy's ex. Sam and Peggy form an alliance for great romantic glory (or at least hopefully success).

Consorting With The Enemy (The Avengers (Marvel) - All Media Types, Captain America - All Media Types)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Maekala, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] SomethingIncorporeal
Summary: The last time Clint saw James, he tried to kill Clint. Now James is saving Clint. Clint mostly just wants to kiss James. SHIELD gets in the way.

So You Think You Can Dance Fiore: Week 1 Meet the Top 20 (Fairy Tail, So You Think You Can Dance RPF)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Syr, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Opalsong
Summary: It's that time of year again everybody! So You Think You Can Dance is back for another season! No time for dilly dallying, let's meet the top 20. Remember, this week [READ MORE...]

Sympathetic Stat Boost (Solo Arrangement) (RWBY)
created by [archiveofourown.org profile] Rhea314, [archiveofourown.org profile] Opalsong
Summary: A world where Huntresses and Hunters are soulbonded as part of their training. How does it work? Why do it?

And how does Penny fit in when she was created to be a solo fighter.

Why Sera Should Be Andraste (Dragon Age: Inquisition)
created by [archiveofourown.org profile] silkylustre, [archiveofourown.org profile] Opalsong
Summary: In which Andraste rolls an elf rogue, Opalsong can't get her theories straight, and Silkylustre is not John Snow.

A Whole New World (South Park)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Jaden56, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton
Summary: And in this evening's performance of Aladdin, Jafar and Jasmine defy expectations.
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This Canadian Life #238: Hard Core Logo, Twenty Years On (Hard Core Logo (1996))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] bestliars, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] bessyboo
Summary: Today on This Canadian Life, a reflection on the legacy of Hard Core Logo twenty years after Joe Dick's death.

Lost History: Captain America Edition (Captain America (Movies), The Avengers (Marvel Movies))
by [archiveofourown.org profile] Firefox, [archiveofourown.org profile] klb, [archiveofourown.org profile] pryxis, [archiveofourown.org profile] reena_jenkins
Johann Schmidt's hairpiece—LOST
12 vials of Captain America's blood—MISSING
Steve Rogers's dog tag—TAKEN

Tonight, come with us on a journey of shocking discovery as we investigate these pieces of our lost history.

this one goes out to (Les Misérables - All Media Types)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] novembersmith, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] knight_tracer
Summary: Renegade Radio Puts Our World in Danger: How Dare This Group Of Terrorists Risk Unwilling Wizards to Exposure?'
AKA, a fic in which the Amis take on the Statute of Secrecy, and Enjolras finally learns how to listen.

Wish You Were Here (Bandom, My Chemical Romance, frnkiero andthe cellabration, Gerard Way and the Hormones)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] RubyTuesday5681, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] jenepod
Summary: Most of the time when Frank calls, he’s happy. Lately, a lot of the calls have been to tell Gerard about something Frank saw that reminded him of some shared experience of theirs from the past. Gerard both loves and hates these phone calls in equal measure.
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Soulmates and Sound (Arrow (TV 2012), The Flash (TV 2014))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] luvtheheaven, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] litra
Summary: What if your world was silent, unless you happened to be in the same vicinity as that one special person who you love more than anyone on earth?
This fic explores first Laurel’s, then Barry’s, and finally Oliver’s perspectives in a soulbond AU story, where most people develop two soulmates at some point in their lives – soulmates who may be either platonic or romantic, and who allow them to hear all of the sounds of the world around them. (Written by luvtheheaven with a lot of inspiration and brainstorming help from litra, who also brought this world to life in audio form.)

The Voodoo Doughnut Job (Leverage)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] canadasuperhero, [archiveofourown.org profile] litra, [archiveofourown.org profile] Shmaylor
Summary: Sometimes you just have to go out for doughnuts in the early morning hours. If you're one the the baddest crews this side of the Atlantic this means you also save a wedding and spoil a terrorist plot.

Holding Hands (While The Walls Come Tumbling Down) (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] geckoholic, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Port
Summary: Skye and Trip both come out of the old city changed. Learning how to deal with these changes is a long road, but they don't have to walk it alone.

The Gospel According to Cat, as Recorded by Holly on the SS Red Dwarf (Red Dwarf)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] kaizoku, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Miss_S_B
Summary: Set during series 1 of Red Dwarf, this fic further explores the religion of the Cats.

From the Ground (The 100 (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Hagar, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] growlery, [archiveofourown.org profile] kaizoku
Summary: "I hope we can do right by you from now on, but - I can’t promise it."
"I know. And there’s another thing I know: when you fail, get up again."
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[personal profile] paraka
wasn't anger but a longing (Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] girlmarauders, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lucifuge5
Summary: Natasha and Steve go on a finding Bucky roadtrip, Natasha worries about the men she loves.

Live Through This and You Won't Look Back (Shameless (US) )
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Ritterssport, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sunquistadora
Summary: Mandy is so tired of throwing herself out of herself. Like she’s going fishing—sticking herself on the hook and casting into deep cold water like a dad on a father-and-son bonding trip from a hundred years ago. Hurling herself as an offering at Lip, because every so often he takes the bait and bites.
It takes a while for it to sink in that she’s tired of bruises, too.
Or: Mandy Milkovich only knows how to fix things with violence, but at least she can fix things (by murdering her abusive boyfriend.)

Sweet Sweet Love (Hockey RPF)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] lightgetsin, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Hananobira, [archiveofourown.org profile] cmshaw, [archiveofourown.org profile] Pennyplainknits
Summary: "Sweet, sweet love," Jamie repeats, because really there's no option here but to own it. He raises an eyebrow. "You in?" He leans closer. "Dare you."
"Oh," Tyler says, sitting up straight. "It is on."

We Just Lost the Beat (Daredevil (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] lady_ragnell, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] knight_tracer
Summary: Matt hears a lot in the city at night, sirens and crime--and the late-night radio show Foggy With a Chance, which sometimes runs a Daredevil Watch if he's been particularly active, but which mostly plays music. He probably shouldn't call in and request a song, but he does it anyway.
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Behind the Mask (There's Just a Girl) (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] flipflop_diva, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Shmaylor
Summary: If someone had told Darcy Lewis she was going to have to spend an entire week babysitting an assassin, she would have laughed in their face at the sheer unbelievableness of it. But the thing was, that wasnít even close to being the most unbelievable thing about the week. (Set post-Age of Ultron)

dance the ghost with me (My Chemical Romance, Bandom)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] akamine_chan, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lucifuge5
Summary: She points her muzzle into the air and breathes, scenting damp soil, a racoon, humans. She howls, her voice rising and falling, and her ears prick up when she hears a distant response. She paces the perimeter of the clearing impatiently, awaiting her pack. She's distracted by the sudden zig-zag of a rabbit through the leaves; she gives chase, but loses it in the underbrush. She snaps her teeth in frustration.

Interesting Assortment of Flying Pianos (Warehouse 13, Leverage, Arrow (TV 2012), Doctor Who (2005), Stargate SG-1)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] froggyfun365
Summary: Claudia running into old friends and making a couple new ones while gathering artifacts.

Kamala and Darcy's Excellent Adventure (Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Ms. Marvel (Comics))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] vassalady, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Dr_Fumbles_McStupid, [archiveofourown.org profile] lavenderfrost
Summary: Kamala Khan visits Darcy Lewis for a girls' game night, but when it ends up with just the two of them and a not-so-nice surprise, it's up to them to save the day.

Let's Steal The Alchemy Club (Leverage, Carmilla (Web Series))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Maekala, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] knight_tracer
Summary: Parker, Eliot and Hardison find their way to Silas when Hardison finds Laura's webcasts. Turns out, the angler fish is a lot easier to subdue than anyone thought. Also, Eliot now has Perry's brownie recipe.


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