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1 Spacey's photo

And his present is that he gets his puppy back?

2 PurpleProf's photo

YES, he definitely gets his puppy back, as well as a square birthday cake.

3 Spacey's photo

I did a dramatic reading of this:
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/uutofscia60fakb/Grits.mp3
You’re all welcome to try and identify my accent.

4 KieferSkunk's photo

Unfortunately, your file seems to be breaking right around 3 seconds in - I hear “Back in high school, the smokers were called grit—”, and then it stalls and eventually says my browser can’t play the file.  Perhaps there’s some corruption going on?

And I refuse to install that stupid “ZipDownloader” program to download and play the file locally.  Perhaps we need a better sharing service than MediaFire?  My virus scanner at home warned me that the site has been reported for trojans in the past.

5 Spacey's photo

That’s odd. Mine works after a few refreshes, but I did get the error message about my browser not being able to play the file the first few times around.
I’m open to suggestions for audio-streaming sites that are better than Mediafire if anyone has any.

6 lucielucie's photo

Thanks Spacey - I enjoyed listening to that? As to your accent… I couldn’t say, but you remind me of my friend who is a Malaysian Indian. She’s a very posh & flamboyant spin doctor.

7 49erFaithful's photo

Thanks to all the readers!  I’ve listened to them all and it’s a fun added dimension.  Spacey’s accent sounds like a cross between English and Indian to me.  So, you know, you’re probably Japanese or something as I’m completely tone deaf.

8 KieferSkunk's photo

In an email conversation with Ben of FoldingStory Staff (regarding a technical issue that I’m apparently still having), I asked him if there were any plans to add a media upload feature for completed stories, so that we could upload our readings here directly instead of relying on sites like MediaFire.  Or at least having a centralized forum where it would be easier to see when people have uploaded their recordings. :)  Here’s hoping!

9 lucielucie's photo

Sorry, Spacey - I didn’t mean to ask you whether I enjoyed your reading. I meant to say that I did enjoy your reading. It was a rogue question mark.

10 PurpleProf's photo

Haven’t been able to listen to any of your stories…yet…can’t wait, though, based on all this feedback!

11 SlimWhitman's photo

I like everyone’s reading: lot’s of fun to listen to your dramatic interpretations. Inspired, I did a reading, but got bogged down ‘cause my browser’s not ‘modern’ enough for mediafire and updating it doesn’t work.

As far as stutter in playback, I found that downloading files and playing locally works best and that mpg seems to have less problems with direct playback from the mediafire website than wav.

Regarding a potential mediafile site on FS:
In an ideal world it would be nice if media related to stories could be stored here, but I’m worried about increased bandwidth. Also they’d want to filter for trojans and all that, i.e. additional overhead. I like the site’s slim profile.

12 MoralEnd's photo

HAH AHAHAHA Spacey! That was awesome!

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