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And Then It Hit Me.

As I recorded myself reading The Bomoh, I realized that when I am a horrible and famous author, I could sneak my way into readings electronically this way. It is an appropriate medium for my work. I'm terrified of people, and even worse at public performances. I figure that my being at a convention and trying to mingle would just embarrass people. On the other hand, electronic pieces of me don't need airplane tickets. I have less chances of being around people for lengths that would cause me to make them uncomfortable (well, in a way that's unrelated to my writing, anyway). So in an ideal world, I could be a disembodied voice.

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countlibras
May. 12th, 2006 12:32 pm (UTC)
Maybe roosters aren't as yummy. Or maybe they are kept strictly for mating purposes. Or maybe chickens are naturally predisposed to laying more girl eggs than boy eggs.

I never really thought about it.

I had to put my speakers (which are just built in ones) on the highest volume, but I could hear you fine.

It was a few words like "weird" that made me think Australian. Definitely not an American accent. The rest of your speech was without any strong accents.
vampyrichamster
May. 12th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that. I wondered if all that file conversion messed up the volumes.

It probably is a mix of laying more girl eggs than boys, but also that hens are probably more favoured by breeders because they produce eggs and can be meat. I guess we won't ever know if the chicken breast in the supermarket was a boy or a girl.

I like using "weird". I never thought about it in a cultural context, but if you asked me before this, I would've said "weird" was an Americanism. This is definitely turning out interesting. Thanks again!
countlibras
May. 12th, 2006 03:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn't mean the usage of 'weird'. (yeah, that's very American) It was your pronounciation of the vowels and the 'r' sound that sounded Aussie to me. :)
vampyrichamster
May. 12th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
Oh! :)

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