Advice: it’s worth listening past the end of the credits in Act V.
Date: 31 May 2012 03:47
Number of posts: 22
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Pretty good. I really liked the choice of background music, very atmospheric.
I loved this, and not just because it gave me the same creeping fear I get from listening to Dead Space audio logs.
I make no claims to have not been influenced by various good horror stories - I payed homage to those works (as evidenced by a great many shout-outs). After all, these are old tropes.
This work is an homage to the Greats, and I would maintain it is a unique enough tale to not be a crude "rip-off".
The voices belonging to the unnamed party and "Admiral" in the intro sound like a 12-year-old and a slight-older-kid respectively. The voiceover of the Foundation's mission is likewise just as shitty, sounding like the narrator drank a half-dozen bottles of cough syrup, listened to a Sean Connery audiobook, stuffed a handful of crackers into his mouth, and then started recording. The dialog is just beyond atrocious in a way that I can't quite figure out how else to elaborate on it.
Military Consultant, SCP Wiki
It's too bad you didn't like it, Echo, and while you're entitled to your vote, it appears the vast majority of those who've voted disagree with you.
(Also, for the record, all voice actors were university students.)
Then maybe you should get someone besides university students to do the VO. Admirals don't sound like they're 16 years old. Or maybe spend some more time on the actual writing of the dialog. It all sounds like aliens trying to sound human. No one talks like that. The pauses, gaps, and general plodding tempo are horrible. As it stands, the only votes you have are by and large nobodies who are simply astounded that they can hear the tale they're listening to.
Military Consultant, SCP Wiki
Insert a witty reparté to your hysterical comment that some people will get a laugh from.
Insert a thumbs up for the autor's work and ideas.
Insert a "areyoufuckingkiddingme.jpg" picture for your elitist attitude.
There, all done, without wasting any major time of mine.
EDIT: And I forgot, Insert an agreement with the young voices rant.
As torn as I am to admit this, I have to agree with EchoFourDelta.
On one hand, we have a young, enthusiastic writer who has taken the bold step to provide audio dialogue to this story. Inspiring, boldness in his stepping, and pushing out beyond the boundaries of simple written dialogue; the next step of course being this, voice acting.
On the other hand, the voices and the pre-pubescent sound of almost ALL of the actors are at worst lack luster and at best trying desperately to reach an older range which they haven't yet achieved or can't achieve.
I LOVE the idea though. Don't mistake my disappointment with the voice actors as an overall failure of what you are trying to achieve. I honestly love the idea of turning it into a voice dialogue and adding depth to it. But the tone, pauses, and HIGH SPEED READING and enunciation issues with Doctor Rex's dialogue was annoying. He's a doctor, while babbling about high tech issues is his norm, babbling about them 100 miles a minute is out of tune with the entire thing.
I can appreciate your hard work on it, and I'm sure your professor did as well for your class, but I just can't get down with it for the lack of non-older/grizzled voices. Not entirely your fault, but you could have went with some older people, SUCH AS other professors or parents. I don't know the criteria you had to meet, but that's just my two cents. Not trying to be harsh, just objective.
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