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Voice Post of "Dragon of Zanarkand"

My sinus infection and my cat are both rather obvious here! It's a recording of my previous entry, a retelling/reworking of FFX for my bards' guild get-together.

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trekqueen
Oct. 21st, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
oooh you should do audiobook narratives. :D

*pets silly talkative kitty*
auronlu
Oct. 21st, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC)
Someday, one of my pet projects is to do a better recording of The Golden Key (I've done one recording for my gf to soothe her while studying for MA exams), then use my skills in drawing "illuminated manuscripts" to make an animated manuscript where parts of the illuminations move.

crazy idea, but i bet it could be done in flash or something.
trekqueen
Oct. 21st, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
ooooh that should be fun definitely! :D I'd enjoy it. ^_^
muggy_mountain
Oct. 22nd, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)
Oooh, I can't wait to get a chance to hear this (the pain of not having a computer to myself!) --I'm not letting myself read the piece at least until I hear it.
muggy_mountain
Oct. 22nd, 2006 07:30 am (UTC)
I tried to imagine listening to this from the view of someone who hasn't yet played the game and it works very well. The language is circular in nature and attention is paid to the sound and rhythm. The vocabulary is folky without being flat. The retelling plays off the tried-and-true knight and dragon formula just enough to make the listener comfortable, and FFX's tragic twist is made more stunning by that. "His eyes did not see me, but another." That gets me in the gut!

The only tiny bit I'd consider changing would be not mentioning Auron's name --you do so mid-story and it is a bit jarring as it's the first and only personal name mentioned.

Otherwise, I'd echo the praise of everyone else. And that bit of concluding verse complements the story like good wine to a rich meal. I'd really like to see this performed.
auronlu
Oct. 22nd, 2006 07:58 am (UTC)
Thank you! Yes, I noticed that when I was playing it back. Sir Auron's name was a careless slip (as was saying "pilgrimage" for "glimpse"). I'll have to try not to do that when I'm performing it. When I try to be a bard in front of others, even friends, it's never this polished, because I get such terrible stage fright! But at least now I have a month to play with it. I don't want to memorize it, though. Reciting is so much easier and more reassuring, knowing I'm not going to stray from the story or lose a necessary piece, but it flows less from the heart when I do it that way.
wired_lizard
Oct. 22nd, 2006 01:49 pm (UTC)
The GF had this playing on her computer while I was taping down the tarps to paint our bedroom. Gods, this is so cool!

<3 you and your cat.
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