tenoko1: (Pokemon White: Pocky?)
So currently, trying to get my SPN fix by downloading all the different vids I can from Comic-Con this weekend and plotting a feasible way for me and a group to cost effectively go together next year. I figure we cram as many in a hotel room as possible and it becomes a lot more affordable. Though I don't think I'd be comfortable rooming with complete strangers, any of ya'll, sure, but not people off the message boards or anything. Hm. I'm thinking.

Secondly, while I'm out downloading these epic, wonderful videos, there is a man having a full in length conversation with someone I can't see. He keeps twirling his hair as well and drinking from a 2-liter. Then he took a nap in the chair he's sitting in. Occasionally he wakes up and they converse some more. I'm keeping my gaze down and my music turned up. lol

Third! I have written chapter sixteen to The Path We Choose and will have it and the podfic chapters posted tomorrow, making them finally caught up with each other so that i can release them simultaneously. Note to self for future fics: just go ahead and record a fic if you write it. Don't know if I'm going to write another fic immediately after I eventually finish this one. I need to get focused on my own writing again.

What kind of books do ya'll like to read? I'm trying to decide what kind of story to write. Apparently, vampires aren't popular any more either.

podfic

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 10:09 am
tenoko1: (GW:Zechs- rofl He's reading Twilight)

So I'm trying to record myself reading my fic The path We Choose, as I recently just learned what podfics are, think they're fabulous, and wanted to offer the option to other people that might like them. Personally, I download them for the gym. I'm not focused on the fact that I've been on the cross trainer for thirty minutes and my legs are screaming, instead I'm trying not to grin like a freaking idiot as I listen to Dean and Cas being all kinds of cute and squee worthy. I probably scare some people.

I got most of the first chapter recorded last night, after playing with it for a while trying to get it figured out. I was playing it back through my laptop speakers, and it was fine. When I listened through headphones there's an annoying hum, like maybe it's picking up my speakers or something and I need to turn down the sensitivity of the input. Which also means I have to re-record me reading the whole chapter. LOL! It's all a learning process, since I have no idea what I'm doing and have never done this before. I'll figure it out. I think that's definitely the problem though, so easy fix. We'll see when I get home and can test my theory.

Then even once I do, I need to figure out where to upload the file and if they offer embedding coding. i stopped last night when it was late and I was tired and everything kept coming out as word salad. I finally threw up my hands "Okay, I am done. I am sooo done. Can I just tell you? No." lol which of course got recorded because the software was still going, so I edited the clip because it amused me and transferred it to my phone as a notification. Hearing myself voice frustration just amused me for whatever reason.

Anyway, to those of you who read my fic, would you be interested in a podfic? I would love feedback on it since I've never done it before. I actually think I've done really well on it, except for the hum. Any of you that may have actually done this for yourselves, any help you can offer is much appreciated. I'm using Audacity software, and a USB headset. I sound really good as far as sound quality goes, I was really impressed, glad I got that headset rather than the cheaper one on clearance.

Truth be told, this is really a lot of fun... ^////^'

For those of you that this is a new idea, and you're like "Why would I want to listen to a podfic?"
That way you can read stories when it would normally be impossible or inconvenient, like on commute, at the gym (which is when I usually listen, probably convincing the other ppl I'm a complete psycho as I bite back grins and have to clamp a hand over my mouth to keep from laughing out loud), or if you're one of those people like me that shops with earphones in- audiofics would also make braving the masses at Wal-Mart or wherever that much easier.

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