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Title: Online Auditions
Post by: draconum on April 20, 2004, 03:07:03 PM
I have a quick question for you, oh wise people of KQIX!!  A while back I did the online audition along with, I'm sure, a billion other people.  I'm curious as to when we might be hearing about if we're in, or even if we're being considered.  I'm REALLY not trying to be pushy... but.... well.... okay, yes I am... because I'm curious :)  I of course don't mind waiting, (not that I have a choice anyway), but it's something that's been on my mind.  I of course realize that you have to listen to all of them, decide who is good, who's okay, who sounds like a dying cat and so on... anywho... that's my question!  Thanks and Cheers!
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: The Fat Emu on April 20, 2004, 07:26:24 PM
It'll probably be a while. If I'm not mistaken, they're not finished recording all the *real* voice actors, who applied in New York. They haven't begun to start thinking about *our* auditions.

A good way to get some immediate feedback is to request that your audition be posted in the "Online Auditions!" topic.
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: Jeysie on April 20, 2004, 07:27:38 PM
Yah, the recording isn't finished... in fact, I'm not even sure it's started.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: Tawmis on November 20, 2004, 04:29:12 PM

Are the folks at KQ9 looking for talent (or those who think they have talent)? :)
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: Say on November 20, 2004, 04:41:44 PM
we were!

on january of this year we held the live auditions in NYC and then we had the online auditions for such a while, did you miss them? :(


they're both now officially closed! sorry :/
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: Shadowfax on December 20, 2004, 05:38:28 AM
Don't worry matey, my KQ IX project will require voice actors (unfortunatly due to various special restrictions the likeliehood of it reaching that particular stage is remote....)
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: mfortunato on January 06, 2005, 01:41:47 PM
We had the online auditions up for a very long time.  I'm sorry you missed them.

I have finally downloaded all of the online auditions and can begin listening and casting them (this is going to take a while).

So much to do, so little time.

Since we have a deadline, and I have voices to cast, I've got to get cracking!
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: koko_99_2001 on January 06, 2005, 02:44:27 PM
Yay!  ;D  Go Mike!  
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: KQ9_Rosella on January 19, 2005, 01:02:23 AM
I just recorded with Michael this weekend, and I have to tell you, his dedication to this thing is absolutely staggering. He deserves the biggest freaking cookie on the planet for his efforts. Shockolate Sheep, maybe. But don't ever stay up until 2am with him when he's had 2 Diet Pepsis and an uber-large helping of rice pudding. It's frightening.  ;)
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: koko_99_2001 on January 19, 2005, 07:20:09 AM
Welcome Faith!  Thanks for giving us a little insite into the recording...even if you didn't get to spill any of your favorite lines ;)
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: Louisiana Night on January 19, 2005, 10:03:41 AM
Welcome. :)

Just avoid the old/young Rosella... she's mean. ;-D

***looks at thread title

and yeah... I feel sorry  for Mike. :P
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: KQ9_Rosella on January 19, 2005, 10:09:58 AM
Ah yes. I cannot give you specifics, but I can tell you there was a lot of yelling and screaming involved. Oh, yeah, and I had to scream a lot, too.  :P
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: koko_99_2001 on January 19, 2005, 10:11:34 AM
I kinda figured that should you have attempted to post specifics...the thread would've been modified VERY quickly :P

Hmmm...screaming...why would Rosella be screaming?  *speculates*
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: KQ9_Rosella on January 19, 2005, 10:15:30 AM
Well, I really shouldn't be telling you this <looks around>, but... Rosella discovers that her nail polish has been discontinued at the end of Chapter 7.  ;)
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: Jeysie on January 19, 2005, 10:50:39 AM
Don't listen to her about Mike being frightening after rice pudding and Diet Pepsi at 2AM.

... Mike is *always* frightening. :D (ducks)

It's way cool to hear more KQ9 voice acting experiences. Hopefully we'll get to hear a Rosella clip at some point! (After we hear a Narrator clip, of course... *cough* ;) )

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: koko_99_2001 on January 19, 2005, 11:47:50 AM
Of course...we've gotta have our priorities straight...Narrator first...then Rosella :P
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: KQ9_Rosella on January 19, 2005, 12:06:36 PM
Naturally. I haven't heard the narrator yet. I haven't even really heard my own recordings yet. I hate listening to my voice. Still can't see it on her face.  :P
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: koko_99_2001 on January 19, 2005, 12:08:38 PM
I guess we all will see your voice on her face once the game comes out :P
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: Jeysie on January 19, 2005, 01:45:16 PM
Hee! Well, I'm biased in my priorities... you all don't necessarily have to agree with me! ;)

And I echo Faith's post. I haven't heard my own recordings yet, hate my voice, and can't picture "my" character using it. ;P

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: rosellafan on January 20, 2005, 10:15:34 AM
It's a pleasure to meet you, Rosella :)  I'm -er... a big fan  ::)
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: KQ9_Rosella on January 20, 2005, 11:34:40 PM
Howdy, rosellafan. Don't mistake me -- I'm not a Rosella, I just play one on TV--er, KQ9. Yeah. That's it. Anyhoo, I'm a big fan of hers as well, except when she's throwing her tantrums. I've gotten to know her better in the past week than I ever cared to!  ;) But yeah, we may be big fans, but judging by the looks of that ogre, he's a bigger one.  ;D
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: Jafar on January 20, 2005, 11:46:03 PM
/me wonders if Rosella will show up... ::)
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: KatieHal on January 24, 2005, 05:31:58 PM
Faith!! How could you tell them about the nail polish?!?! That's like the key to WHOLE GAME!!  :o :o :o

....


hehe. just kiddin' ;) I gotta say, I can't wait to hear your recordings, since I wrote a lot of Rosella's lines! Hope those, ahem... difficult words ;) didn't give you too much trouble!  ;D







 :suffer:
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: KQ9_Rosella on January 24, 2005, 07:54:08 PM
My sincerest apologies, oh Great One.

As for the words, you know bloody well that they gave me a good deal of trouble, because I had to consult you on how to pronounce them!  :P

No worries, though. Mostly Michael just had me say each one once, and we're just going to plug the same recording into a bunch of different places.

Besides, I don't see what's so hard to pronounce about Revlon Midnight Mauve.  ::)
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: sivvrianBARRY on January 24, 2005, 09:37:44 PM
Hmm sounds to me like hints of the magic system. Foreign words repeated over the course of the game sounds like casting spells.
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: KQ9_Rosella on January 25, 2005, 12:49:50 AM
I never said they were foreign. Big words, yes. And lines can be repeated over and over in various places. For instance, go back and play King's Quest 6 and check out how many times Alexander says "Zounds!" Could also be referring to names or inventory. And I don't know about you, but until the voice pack for KQ6 came out, I wasn't positive on how exactly one pronounced "vizier," or "Cassima," for that matter!!  ;-D
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: amarinda on January 25, 2005, 02:42:57 PM
Haha, oh yeah, "zounds"... poor geeky Alexander...   :suffer:
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: KQ9_Rosella on January 25, 2005, 02:46:28 PM
Actually, I was writing a story that was a period piece, so I was researching medieval curse words, and it seems that "Zounds" was mainly British and comes from "God's wounds," which basically refers to the wounds Jesus sustained on the cross and whatnot. Also where the term "bloody" comes from. There's your historical linguistics lesson for the day.  ;)
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: Vipt on January 25, 2005, 03:19:51 PM
Actually, I was writing a story that was a period piece, so I was researching medieval curse words, and it seems that "Zounds" was mainly British and comes from "God's wounds," which basically refers to the wounds Jesus sustained on the cross and whatnot. Also where the term "bloody" comes from. There's your historical linguistics lesson for the day.  ;)

Yes, and some others are "Egad" and "Gadzooks". Egad probably is a "softened" oath for "my God", and Gadzooks is a corruption (like Zounds) of the phrase "by God's hooks". The word "hooks" would have meant "nails", hence it's a oath sworn by the nails that pierced Jesus on the cross.
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: KQ9_Rosella on January 26, 2005, 12:03:21 AM
::claps:: I say, jolly good show, old chap!

 :scholar:
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: amarinda on February 02, 2005, 02:49:14 PM
 :o Whoa, and I always thought they were just a bunch of goofy words!  :suffer: Goes to show what I know! They're really quite morbid, eh? I still don't see how God's wounds = Zounds, though...  :-\ That's REALLY distorted... it's the (God')s (w)ounds? Hm, I see, but it's a bit of a jump...

English is so weird. :P It really is.
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: koko_99_2001 on February 02, 2005, 05:28:18 PM
I actually found an old post today that Erik started back last March about Zounds.  Last page of "We're in Haven."  I've got no time atm to go find the link.  But it was an interesting post.
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: Jafar on February 03, 2005, 09:40:41 AM
Is this what you were talkng about? (http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?board=37;action=display;threadid=2197) :scholar:
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: koko_99_2001 on February 03, 2005, 09:42:35 AM
Yeah.  Thanks.  I was actually going to come back and find it...but with my limited memory, I couldn't remember to do so when I had the extra time! XD
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: Jafar on February 03, 2005, 09:44:01 AM
No problem! ;D
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: koko_99_2001 on February 23, 2005, 09:58:59 AM
Found this interesting.  A few weeks ago, I was at work talking to the owner of the store.  I don't remember what we were talking about, but she did say "egads!"
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: amarinda on February 27, 2005, 01:00:49 PM
Hehehe, maybe she should be hired for this project, eh?  :suffer:

My first introduction to 'Egads' was Mr. Lodge, Veronica's father in Archie Comics... in the old ones, that's what he used to say! XD
Title: Re: Online Auditions
Post by: Shadowfax on March 02, 2005, 02:43:25 PM
Just been reading some of the progress, looks good! (What...I am giving words of encouragement, I can't think of anything else to say!)