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Oh my god you NAILED the Cal voice—"slightly mushy Steve Buscemi" was what we were thinkin' of when we wrote him, and lo and behold.

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*collapses in relief*

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Nevada - Session 7! Only one more to go.

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just putting a note here - Abbie, I am up to Session 5 and I am so glad you decided to read this.

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big_smile So happy you're enjoying!

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Welp, ended up doing two recordings today, so here is the eighth and final Nevada session!

LatinAlice wrote:

As this thread's short story contributor, tonight I bring you all a fairy tale.

Finally listened to this tonight and I do believe you have, like, the algorithmically perfect fairy-tale-narration voice.

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Abbie wrote:

I do believe you have, like, the algorithmically perfect fairy-tale-narration voice.

big_smile thank you muchly. I've got one fairy tale and one fairy-tale reimagining in this thread already—would love to do more.

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"Blindsight" (Peter Watts) :: Pt. 08
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this is where the fun begins



"Episode I: The Looming Force" (Abbie Phelps and Nate Grizzle) :: Pt. 03
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Welp, here's a different sorta fairytale but a fairytale all the same, by one of my absolute favorite authors of short fiction:

"The Steam Dancer (1896)," by Caitlin R. Kiernan

(Apologies for the sharpness on the sibilants/the occasional dips in volume on all these, by the way. I should probably get a proper mic one of these days.)

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(That was fuckin' rad.)

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Actually, I lied, here's one more for the night! The opening chapters of one of the three or four books in permanent combat for the title of My Favorite: The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, by G. K. Chesterton. Widely considered the first spy novel, it's hilarious and thrilling and surreal and thought-provoking and etc. (Chesterton was a reactionary through and through and the politics of this are something I don't really agree with at all but also who fucking cares, it's rad.)

The Man Who Was Thursday - Chapters 1 and 2

(Apologies in advance for the absolutely horrifying English accents I will be attempting throughout.)

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Yo, we are doing bad accents in these recordings.

...

On purpose.

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"Blindsight" (Peter Watts) :: Pt. 09
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more fairytale reimaginings. the sequel to "white queen, red heart":

snow white, blood red by molly hall (@ofgeography) (24min)


Abbie wrote:

Welp, ended up doing two recordings today, so here is the eighth and final Nevada session!

heads up—the link's asking for permission. could ya turn link sharing on?

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Today's reading: The Man Who Was Thursday - Chapters 3 and 4

LatinAlice wrote:

heads up—the link's asking for permission. could ya turn link sharing on?

Apologies! Try now?

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Working! Thank you big_smile

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"Sam lived among aliens for five years. Coming back home has been harder than he thought."
An experimental, nonlinear sci-fi short story about friendship, community, and changing yourself.

The Hive Abroad by Laura Michet (40min)

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hooked by the pitch.

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Ooh, can't wait to listen!

The Man Who Was Thursday - Chapters 5–7

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This evening, some speculative fiction. A convenience store portal to....somewhere?, a glimpse into the future of employee wellness surveillance, and a bittersweet story about growing up on the internet.

3 Stories from Terraform (27min) – "The Portal" by Meg Elison; "Finding" by John Menick; and "I Like Your Bangs" by Lilian Min.

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The Man Who Was Thursday - Chapter 8

(If I end up doing Crime and Punishment in here like I sorta want to, I am only doing American voices because my god I am floundering with these accents tongue )

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So as not to bury the lede: one of things apparently lost in my RAID failure last year was my recording of "Peter Pan and Wendy," read to my girls a few years ago. I dug for those files for 2 days after this topic posted, so I'm beyond the tears now.

In recompense, I recorded chapter 8 of The Hobbit with my wee man last night. The voice recorder on my phone was not set properly at all, but with some very light editing and several compression passes it would not hurt your ears if anyone decides to listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKLrYYl … e=youtu.be

Just read chapter 2 this afternoon (with the phone placed better), which I should manage to post tonight. He's not quite 4, and we just read this a few months ago, so we're jumping around this time to be sure he's interested in hearing whatever part we get onto.

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The Man Who Was Thursday - Chapters 9 and 10

(Apologies that I'm stumbling over myself a bit more rapidly here than I was for Nevada—I can half-ass the accents better if I go fast. tongue That said, one of my favorite bits of dialogue ever occurs pretty far into the duel chapter and I hope you're able to pinpoint which.)

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Hugely improved audio production, zero edits:

Chapter 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b91YeRUeeQM
(Chapter 8, posted previously): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKLrYYlKOEA
Chapter 12: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG6AKkCGy3M

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