So over the past few days, we HAVE been messing around more frequently in the Homestuck Tinychat with some voice-acting stuff. We'd love for more people to drop by, though, so-- I cordially invite you, the VAing population of the fora, to come visit us!
I promise we don't bite VAs. :3
Oh man, I really need to think before taking on a song to make parody lyrics to, because Beelzeboss was probably not the best project I could've taken up at 11:00 at night. Bluh Bluh, here it is, based off a picture that was incredibly awesome but I lost. Please excuse any inconsistencies in canon and just chalk them up to Rule of Funny.
Beqerelboss (The final showdown)
Drop it like it's hot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtUVQei3nX4
Ain't nothing like a G thang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-n4IduhA3Y
NO MORE WORDS DADDY, NO MORE WORDS PLEASE!
POSE AS A TEAM, CAUSE SHIT JUST GOT OIRISH.
Tavros I know your hate-waifu is like 900 pounds, but get out of BBWChan!
Herp derp more still.
In any case, it was really fun doing all those pesterlogs up in tinychat earlier! I'm glad I gave it a shot, and it was nice talking to everyone in there too, hoping we can do it again sometime!
Aaaaand another! I'm kind of taking requests from someone at the moment, so fff.
I probably should have accumulated them and posted all at once, in hindsight.
Last edited by Tara; 01-04-2011 at 03:32 AM.
Hey I've been having a lot of fun with Tara and Varynova and the rest of the gang in the Tinychat! We kinda did our own little radio-play-type-thing and it was pretty hilarious (sorry for my horrible Karkat). I promise to get some more crap up on here today when I get home from school so I can grace your ears with my vocals.
why do i keep missing so much stuff :0
I say we bail to the other room >.> tinychat.com/homestuckva
Yeah, I agree. I'll try him again later as more relaxed and slower-paced. I think the problem is that I'm naturally more of a loud, fast speaker, so Gamzee is kind of the antithesis of my normal speaking habits.
In any case, after doing some chats in the tinychat, I did other voices, so decided to try them again, solo, to post here, if anyone woudl like to give some feedback or CC.
Here's an Equius: (during his pesterlog with Dave, solely because I wanted to try him rapping.)
And here's a Karkat (during the "candelight hate date conversation with John):
And another Karkat, just because I love him, his first conversation with John:
I submit a song for inspiration, Eartha Kitt's "I Want To Be Evil"
I've posed for pictures with Iv'ry Soap,
I've petted stray dogs, and shied clear of dope
(I've petted stray dogs, and I never mope)*
My smile is brilliant, my glance is tender
But I'm noted most for my unspoiled gender
I've been made Miss Reingold, though I never touch beer,
(I've been named Miss Perseverance year after year,)*
And I'm the person to whom they say, "Your sweet, My Dear."
The only etchings I've seen have been behind glass,
And the closest I've been to a bar, is at ballet class.
Prim and proper, the girl who's never been cased,
I'm tired of being pure and not chased.
Like something that seeks it's level
I wanna go to the devil.
I wanna be evil, I wanna spit tacks
I wanna be evil, and cheat at jacks
I wanna be wicked, I wanna tell lies
I wanna be mean, and throw mud pies
I want to wake up in the morning
with that dark brown taste
I want to see some dissipation in my face
I wanna be evil, I wanna be mad
But more that that I wanna be bad
I wanna be evil, and trump an ace,
Just to see my partner's face.
I wanna be nasty, I wanna be cruel
I wanna be daring, I wanna shoot pool
And in the theatre
I want to change my seat
Just so I can step on
I wanna be evil, I wanna hurt flies
I wanna sing songs like the guy who cries
I wanna be horrid, I wanna drink booze
(I want to be horrid, I want to make news)*
And whatever I've got I'm eager to lose
I wanna be evil, little evil me
Just as mean and evil as I can be
I figure it is perfect for Vriska.
Oh, what's this?
My Eyes (On the Rise) from for all of the main Homestuck characters (All of them)?
(I'll be honest, I don't expect this one to ever be done.)
What's next? "A Troll's Gotta Do" as a parody of "A Man's Gotta Do" also from Dr. Horrible?
Last edited by ScientificFlorist; 01-07-2011 at 07:53 PM.
@Florist: Wow, I was listening to My Eyes (On The Rise) literally just now! The lyrics are done quite well, too. It would be really awesome if we could somehow make this happen, seriously!
Here's an instrumental track. I'll be recording a bunch of voices (Sollux, Tavros, Equius, and Dave, as well as backups for John, Gamzee, Eridan and Karkat) and I'll more than happily put it all together.
Here's what you do if you want to contribute:
1 ) Tell us! Post here telling me who you'll be recording for. (Like I just did.)
2 ) Use video2mp3.net as a video converter to get the .mp3 file.
3 ) Drag it into Audacity.
4 ) In a separate track, record the magic!
5 ) Delete the backing track and export it as an MP3 again.
6 ) Tindeck, Sendspace, or otherwise get me the file.
7 ) ? ? ?
8 ) Profit
also sweet sweet music. I'll have my lines up ASAP.
EDIT: Here's my first shot at a bunch of the voices.
If you want to re-record any of the parts-- even those I've already done-- please feel free to do so. Mine is not the conclusive version, and I would appreciate greatly any additional versions of the numerous voices I've already done. This isn't a one-person show! I won't let my pride stand between the HS community and a good finished product.
@Varynova: I'm going to be at a convention for the next three days, so I'm afraid it'll be pretty much impossible for me to do anything on the recording front until that's over with. But if nobody has done these parts before my return, I'll be glad to do the parts for Vriska and Rose. This isn't calling dibs or whatever, though, anyone else can do these parts as well! I don't want to slow the project down any.
OMG OMG OMG
@ Varynova & ApatheticZombie - I...I love this forum. Thank you. So win! You...you guys win so much. Thank you thank you thank you!! It's like it's simultaneously my birthday and Christmas, even though that's ridiculous. And after listening twice I realized that I rhymed "around" with "around." Oh well. If that's just a starter thing (even though it's amazing) maybe I'll change Nepeta's line to "We live so we can pounce and bound" or something.
EDIT: "Reflection" from Mulan as sung by Kanaya.
Last edited by ScientificFlorist; 01-07-2011 at 08:42 PM.
Karkat 1 (the "candlelight hate date" convo with John):
Karkat 2 (Karkat's first convo with John from Karkat's perspective):
Karkat 3 (Karkat's convo with Jade after she wakes up, and the ensuing memo in which he argues with himself):
Equius's convo with Dave, in which he raps (done befoer I decided to even try Dave, so it's just Eq. Might splice in the Dave part later):
and Dave's first convo with Tavros:
Sorry if this is too much for one post, and I hope these are ok!
It be singing Saturday all up in here. (Like I haven't been singing terribly all week.)
I found Jay-Arr's version of this song when I was browsing Tindeck, as I am wont to do. And I was all THIS IS PERFECT. And then this happened. I... I hope that's okay.
(Someday I'll learn how to sing okay probably not.)
@ ScientificFlorist: You are the true winner here. 8D
@ professorOak: Are you recording with audacity? I always had the same problem you do, with the mic not being able to handle my voice and just blowing out. If you mess with the slidey bar next to the microphone icon, it should improve at least a little. At least, it did for me?
As far as your actual voice goes, I freaking love your Karkat and Equius, they are absolutely wonderful. I'm not quite as sure about your Dave, though? I think maybe it sounds like he's taking his lines too seriously? Like, he's too emotional. Or something.