The "Spotlight On" Series

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The "Spotlight On" Series

Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:30 pm

Remember this thread? That's okay, I hardly remember it, either! But I am a persistent person and I don't let go of things quite so easily, especially when I knew there was something in that idea worth pursuing. So pursue, I did. And now I'm sharing the results of that with you and inviting you to be a part of it.

I'm not going to do set-up in text because I do most of that in the recording. Whether or not I did a good job of that remains to be seen but it is something I hope catches on after you learn more about how I ultimately approached this.




Spotlight On - Session Fourteen - Kirsten - October-December 18, 2011


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Spotlight On - Session Thirteen - zero - October 24/31/November 7, 2011


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Spotlight On- Session Twelve - Kelly - October 2/9/16, 2011


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Spotlight On - Session Eleven - Noodle - September 19/26, 2011


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Spotlight On- Session Ten - Shannon - September 12/19, 2011


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Spotlight On - Session Nine- Chris - September 5/12, 2011


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Spotlight On - Session Eight - Josh - August 29, 2011



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Spotlight On - Session Seven-Should-Have-Been-Six - Adam - August 22, 2011


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Spotlight On - Session Six - Nomi - August 15, 2011


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Spotlight On - Session Five - Steph - August 8, 2011


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Spotlight On - Session Four - Mich - August 1, 2011


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Spotlight On - Session Three - Jan - July 25, 2011


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Spotlight On - Session Two - Fred - July 18, 2011

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Spotlight On - Session One - Wil - July 11, 2011


Bloopers at the end!

P.S. For a great drinking game, take a shot of your drink of choice whenever I say the word "anyhow."


ETA: If you have problems with the link, an alternative.



Following your listening, if you hope to volunteer for future editions, please do one of the following:

*PM me
*Post in the above linked thread

I'd like to keep this thread clean of requests so that it may focus on the content of the recordings and the posters themselves. And thanks to the magic of technology, I believe it can be done -for free!- with Canadians as well.
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Postby steph » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:19 pm

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Postby ender1 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:27 pm

I feel if I ever did this it'd be a trap to ask why I won't sing :P

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Postby Claire » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:06 pm

I like it! I missed that first post explaining it last year. I listened to the whole interview, very fun and interesting!

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Postby neo-dragon » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:09 pm

Alea, you could totally have your own radio show.

*checks calendar. Sees that the year is 2011*

Um, I mean podcast. :D
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Postby megxers » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:16 pm

Woo! Pretty snazzy!

(I'm glad I wasn't the only one disappointed when nothing ever came of the previous attempt)
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:06 am

I feel if I ever did this it'd be a trap to ask why I won't sing :P
How about if I promise not to ask that question?

I like it! I missed that first post explaining it last year. I listened to the whole interview, very fun and interesting!
Thanks. That means a lot, especially since I know you listen to real podcasts all the time.


Alea, you could totally have your own radio show.

Pssh. It's an over-saturated market and most everyone else can string together a sentence much better. But thanks for the thought. :)


Woo! Pretty snazzy!

(I'm glad I wasn't the only one disappointed when nothing ever came of the previous attempt)

How very cool of you to say that. :)


And of course, thanks for the stamp, Steph.
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Postby ender1 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:08 am

I feel if I ever did this it'd be a trap to ask why I won't sing :P
How about if I promise not to ask that question?
Maybe..

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Postby Jayelle » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:07 am

Whoa. American accents, galore! For the record: this is the first time I've heard your voice at length, Alea, and you sound nothing like I imagined. :)

Also: FEEEAAARRRR ME!! FEAR ME with my pointy mod hat!!


I love it so much, and I would really happily be a subject in the future.

Though, to catch me on the phone it might be a lot of "Ginny, Mommy's on the phone."


ETA: How are people pronouncing Milagre? I've always done more of a MILL-EGG-RA kind of thing.
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Postby Luet » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:18 am

Muh-LAH-gray is how I have always pronounced it. I have no idea if I made that up or got it from one of the Portuguese pronunciation guides in SftD or Xeno. Probably the former.

ETA: Just listened to it and I guess Alea pronounces it the same way as me. :)

And that was hysterical, you guys!
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:59 am

How are people pronouncing Milagre?
I got my pronunciation by likening it to Spanish. The word is slightly different -"milagro"- but it is pronounced "me-lah-grow", so I figured Milagre was similar. Though the Portuguese have strange accents to my ears, so who knows.
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Postby Mich » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:17 pm

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This is what the majority of your posts will be from now on, isn't it?

Also: currently listening! And I'm glad that I continue to imagine Alea's voice as she presented, like, a year ago. Aka correctly.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:26 pm

This is what the majority of your posts will be from now on, isn't it?

Also: currently listening! And I'm glad that I continue to imagine Alea's voice as she presented, like, a year ago. Aka correctly.
Yes.

Also: despite the fact that I've heard her voice a bajillion times in total, I almost always do a double-take because it's not exactly how I imagine her voice. Is this weird?
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:52 pm

If it makes you all feel better, I hear me every day but that doesn't sound how I imagine me!
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Postby zeroguy » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:55 pm

ETA: How are people pronouncing Milagre? I've always done more of a MILL-EGG-RA kind of thing.
I used to say "mil-AH-ger" or maybe 'gruh' in my head, and I have trouble not still seeing it as that. But I think I started doing that before I knew any Spanish.

Also, this was really fun! I don't even think I could even put my finger on why, but I liked listening to it.
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Postby buckshot » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:40 am

Cool!

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Postby Wind Swept » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:49 pm

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This is what the majority of your posts will be from now on, isn't it?
This is why we need a Like button. Or perhaps a +1 button.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:30 am

I don't want to give too much text commentary on any of these so here's the link:


Spotlight On - Session Two - Fred - July 18, 2011

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Questions and comments for our guests are encouraged! For as long as we have volunteers, we're going to aim for Monday updates.


And some factoids:

Session One Call Time: ~25 minutes
Final Cut: ~15 Minutes

Session Two Call Time: ~49 minutes (46 recorded)
Final Cut: ~19 Minutes


As for volunteers, I have an opening for the week of the 25th-31st, for air on August 1st [ETA: Spot filled] and the week of the 1st-7th, for airing on the 8th [ETA2: Spot filled]. If you're interested, send a PM. If you're unsure but interested in what the process is like, as a determining factor, I'm happy to answer questions via PM. :)

Thanks to Wil for editing, of course.
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Postby Jayelle » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:44 am

Once again, totally awesome.

I like the outtakes. ;)
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Postby Luet » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:10 am

Really great. :)
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:25 am

I like the outtakes. ;)
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Oh man, Fred, we just got schooled by Ed and Garfield. The funny thing is, a part that got cut was me telling Fred those boys should have taken a geography class...but Garfield had that part covered. Curses.




Thanks to the two awesome volunteers, who have volunteered to share their awesomeness. (Note to self: threatening a stutter works; use more often) We can now expect 4 more of these, since I already had one lined up for next week and three weeks from now.
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Postby LilBee91 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:56 pm

I thought the Wyoming thing was completely from the Endercon. Guess I was wrong.

I thoroughly enjoy these, Alea (and guests).

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Postby Mich » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:35 pm

Man, these are so fun. Seriously! It's like "Hey, now I know this person so much better than just what I've assumed from years of reading things."
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Postby VelvetElvis » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:10 pm

Juuuuuust now listening to these.

Alea: your voice is the way I imagined it, your cadence is a little different than I imagined, though.

Wil: you sound the same in real life as in my head.
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Postby VelvetElvis » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:03 pm

Just listened to Fred's. I think I officially love this series.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:57 pm

Interesting factoids:

This is the first one I will not have listened to, either in rough cuts or final cut, before posting it.

Session Three Call Time: ~46 minutes (~44 recorded) - I thought both numbers were higher
Final Cut: ~27 minutes

Spotlight On - Session Three - Jan - July 25, 2011


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Helen, I wanted to thank you for that comment in the interview but I couldn't make it work. I wasn't ignoring your comment and am glad to hear that you like it.

Jeff, that is just about the best compliment ever. I hoped, above all else, that people would learn something about the interviewees.

No more comments from me, despite wanting to mention more than I ever end up doing.
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Postby Petra456 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:51 pm

Jan, you are totally scary in a Dumbledore way!

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Postby LilBee91 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:10 am

Yay! I love these. They are especially great for nights of insomnia.

I'm not really scared of you Jan, but if I were it would totally be in a Dumbledore way and not a Voldemort one.
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Postby Jayelle » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:18 am

Oh man, I talk waaaaay too fast. I was a bit nervous, methinks.

I am not a lush, btw, just having a little glass of wine after the kids had gone to bed.
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Postby Mich » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:47 am

I'm not really scared of you Jan, but if I were it would totally be in a Dumbledore way and not a Voldemort one.
There, that's a better way of putting it. It's like, "who would be scared of someone with a rubber ducky for their avatar?"
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Postby VelvetElvis » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:04 am



Helen, I wanted to thank you for that comment in the interview but I couldn't make it work. I wasn't ignoring your comment and am glad to hear that you like it.

Comment in the interview?
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Postby neo-dragon » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:31 pm

What, no questions about how Jan and Paul produce super adorable babies? :P
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Postby Luet » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:58 pm

I also thought it was pronounced "toke".
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