I am tired of scripts that people don't bother proofing.
Alright all you knuckleheaded would be artists and game makers, let me speak from the bottom of my heart (at little to no charge I might add!)
If you want someone to record lines for you, before you give all of the fine folks on your little email list a script that you hammered out in some throw of passion thinking that everything is kosher, and speaks a novel of your amazing skill as a writer/designer READ YOUR OWN WORK OUT LOUD BEFORE YOU SEND IT OFF.
I'm sick of stopping mid recording because Johnny Noveletta decided that he couldn't be bothered to spell check something, or because he forgot BASIC WORDS IN HIS SCRIPT.
Examples of current idiocy. I'm not singling anyone out, but this is just one script I've received and some of the examples of POOR WRITING SKILLS. I want to record lines for you guys, but I'm not your copy editor, nor is any self respecting voice actor. If you can't get yourself to produce READABLE scripts, you shouldn't be making them.
Original Line -
- I didn't see the world from different point of view than just mine. I was selfish.
Well is it "- I didn't see the world from (a) different point of view than just mine. I was selfish."
"- I (couldn't) see the world from (a) different point of view other than mine. I was selfish."
or again for better flow
"- I (couldn't) see the world from (a) different point of view other than (my own). I was selfish."
and even then, being selfish doesn't fit.
See when you have a hot broad and you don't let your friends tap that second, third, or even sixth, that's being selfish. When you fail to listen to other people's thoughts, that's either being stubborn or closeminded. THERE ARE OTHER WORDS TO DESCRIBE EMOTIONS. USE A THESAURUS.
This is just a single line off an entire script, but there's plenty more I could be pressed into sharing, but really my point stands. You should be able to read your own script out loud as should someone else. When in doubt ask your Mom to proofread it. She'll be proud you ain't drawing tits, and are such a sensitive well thought out child.
Anyways, if you want a voice, that's fucking great. I'll be glad to help, but send me a script that actually shows you're serious about what you're doing, I'm serious about what I do.
And now, I'm going to record fart noises.
Oh and bonus line from same script.
"- It's his Tamashii no Ame, Soul's Rain."
If you have to explain the meaning of a word while speaking it, kill yourself.
It's his DICKFUCKMCSPARKLE. Soul's Rain.
I love you guys, let me know if you need some voices.