Adult The Notcast, Episode 1 - The Phantom Grenade

I'm working on some writing projects that will be more than words on a screen. Rest assured there will be prose, and music, and actors, and production, and editing and a direction I've never intended to reach. But we're here, and as we will be being, its only best we find the best way of being. It will take some time to get there but in the meantime, there's this.


Which isn't much, agreed. But it's free and I made it just for you.




- N.


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Comments (3)

  1. firewalker

    you sound so normal

    March 21, 2017
  2. funfreak

    I don’t know how else to say this except to just be honest. You sound young ( not a negative thing!), not nasal, despite your suggestion of that, perhaps a hint of a foreign accent maybe?, and obviously not comfortable with this format as of yet. When you speak extemporaneously, you sound like your just talking to me in a room. When you read your poem (and I’d read that poem recently), you put too much emphasis on your diction and pronunciation and you lose the beauty of the content and words. I suspect that’s to be expected with a first try. I agree with you that some writing does not lend itself to being read aloud. I think this is one of those pieces. You have a distinctive style of writing that is so very special in its mood, word selection, and intensity. That’s going to be difficult to read. I suggest you read someone else’s’ work for practice. Maybe even a piece of dialogue. Just a suggestion. I love your writing, but the grenade poem lost its bite in the oral reading. I focused on your presentation and not on the beauty of your prose.

    March 25, 2017
    1. lXxEpicxXl

      I can’t thank you enough for commenting, and just to let you know I completely agree with all your criticisms and am actively working on them. There really is such a difference in prose and spoken word – the style, the mood, the words, enunciation, and overall delivery of the speaker. It can completely change the tone and message of a piece of work, and unlike a live performance there isn’t a crowd to feed off of, so recording myself alone has lead to very awkward sounding audio. These are all things I’m working on, but thank you for pointing them out. Hearing them from someone else makes me confident I’m not just being overly self critical. Also, reading other pieces for practice is really sound advice, I hadn’t thought of it and plan on doing that with my next recording. Ultimately I have to come back to my own however, because while this is practice, it’s practice to read myself out loud in a certain way and certain medium. Still, and again, thank you for taking the time to listen and point me in the right direction.

      March 25, 2017