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#1
Judges and deadlines to be decided.

Basically, this is just some fun which I though could be interesting. This is the story telling competition, where those who partake shall be judged on their ability to read an extract from a story.

Instructions:

1. Find an extract of a story (short story, novel, etc) to read. Maybe even a play! It must be published).
2. Record yourself reading it.
3. Post on here.
4. You will be judged.

Your story telling should be short (under three minutes would be best, but not strictly) and you must source what you have read (just say where it's from). You cannot read any of your own work; you must read something which has been published, and preferably something which people will recognise. However, feel free to read something unknown out which you think others will enjoy.

Remember: you're being judged on your story telling, not your voice or accent, so make it exciting!

For an example, I've got a piss poor sample attempt on my profile, which I'll probably take down and replace later on, but it stands there as an example. I've read the first chapter of Scepticism Inc. by Bo Fowler. I'd be surprised if anyone knows this book, but hell, it's the early hours of the morning and I've got this all done on an impulse.

Link to my profile to hear my sample: http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/Craigo/

I will be judging, and will call for more judges. Hope this works out!

Please sticky this thread if you're interested.



Edited for clarity.

EDIT:

Some suggestions which I think could be cool.

A Clockwork Orange
The Hobbit
Candide
Heart of Darkness
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

EDIT:

Entries

http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/rabidguitarist/
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/tushmeister/
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/Don_Humpador/
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/Iceman+420/
Last edited by Craigo at Jul 21, 2009,
#3
I don't get this?


EDIT*Okay I want in, I have a few ideas on what to read.
Last edited by GuitarYay at Jul 19, 2009,
#4
Yes explain better.

Are we retelling other people's stories?
Blindfolds aside I'd probably still close my eyes

And try to feel a trembling fetal life inside
that shotgun barrel that's about to make me bleed

Like an ulcer in the stomach of the beast


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#5
Sure, I don't feel up to writing a story at the moment, but definitely judging. Sign me up.

Edit : You're voice is awesome , Obviously rushed and thus some words are slurred.
a little lost.....
Last edited by Davo Ownz at Jul 19, 2009,
#6
Cool story, brah.

(someone had to...)
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#7
Quote by Davo Ownz
Sure, I don't feel up to writing a story at the moment, but definitely judging. Sign me up.

Edit : You're voice is awesome , Obviously rushed and thus some words are slurred.

Slur was from speaking quietly. I upped the volume, so it doesn't seem it.

OP edited for clarity!
#8
You guys are simple. You retell a story (which is published and must be cited) as a narrator. So you use voices, and things like that to make the story come alive.
#9
Quote by Craigo
Slur was from speaking quietly. I upped the volume, so it doesn't seem it.

OP edited for clarity!


Okay, excellent, put me in you're OP as a judge, I don't have a Mic' so I cant read one myself. I am happy to judge.
a little lost.....
#12
I'll beat you all with my own stories.

Needless to say, I want in

edit:

****, must have skipped that part, but I still want in.
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#13
If only Morgan Freeman were a UGer,
he would win so easily.
Blindfolds aside I'd probably still close my eyes

And try to feel a trembling fetal life inside
that shotgun barrel that's about to make me bleed

Like an ulcer in the stomach of the beast


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#22
I'm not picking them just yet; I'm gonna gander and say that this will probably be more popular with the Brits and they're sleeping at the moment I really should get to bed soon, I should be going into town tomorrow.
#25
I feel like someone's gonna read that thing from Family Guy with the dude who saw Bigfoot and was gonna bone his girlfriend, but she was like "No way."
#26
I'm in.

Gonna read part of "Harold".
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#31
I'm down like a clown in funky town in a dressing gown mo'thucka!

*finds his Terry Pratchett shelf*

How long we looking to bust a reading nut for?
#32
I'm in, baby.
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#35
I've recorded about 2 minutes of 'the historian' in my rich, soothing baritone.
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A mesmeric melange of yearning voice, delicate piano and carefully chosen samples. ~Lost Voices
#36
I'll judge!!..


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#37
omg i sound like a total valley girl no one wants to hear me..like seriously..

can we just have a sexy voice contest? for the guys ofcourse..
#38
I'M IN!

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