The Saddest Thought I Ever Thoughted
Blue Sky the podfic comes out and everyone is happy. It’s amazing and you feel so connected to these characters and yes especially to the people that made it too because we are all in this fandom together and over the time we have spent in it (long or short) we feel like these people have enriched our lives. You listen to it once, twice, three times… you were on your 46th listen through when your mp3 died. You knew you would never forget.
Fast forward thirty years maybe forty. Your scouring through old boxes or maybe going through the attic; trying to sort out your mementos and cleaning out all this stuff to make room for the other things you have collected over time. And then you find it. Maybe it’s a poster or something you drew. maybe it’s the podfic itself burnt on a CD (do people even use these anymore?) and you pause for a second. It was so long ago you had forgotten, but now it’s in your hand and you wonder…
What ever happened to these people? What happened to Waffles, Taly or Harry? Marsh, NQN, Bay and the rest?
Are they married? Are they working? Have they gone on to do other bright and brilliant things or (that little niggling thing you don’t want to think so you think it very quietly) are any of them dead?
And your sad because you don’t know. And your sad because you didn’t mean to forget. That night, if you did indeed find that CD, you listen to it (thank God I kept that out of date CD player I was going to turf). The thing skips from time to time, but it’s overall in good condition and when you hear those voices speaking to you from across all those years, stretching back to a time when Tumblr was a pretty new thing and so were you, you can’t help but remember how excited you were; how enthusiastic you were. And maybe you find that love again. The only thing that can be certain is that sometime during that night you fell asleep with a smile on your face despite the way you had cried.
WOW feelings attack
Blue Sky: The Podfic Cast
And finally, that moment you’ve all been waiting for… there would be an amazing speech here, but you want to know who gets the part and I am rather sleepy, so let us cut straight to the chase! How exciting :’)
The parts we now have for sure are as follows.
Narrator - peeperoonie
Wheatley - harry101uk
Chell - mutableman
GLaDOS - singularnarrative
Space Core - Matt
Oracle - dropofdawn
Aaron Halifax - activeobserver
Romy Hatfield - emilyshka
Garret Rickey - obviousoctopus
Foxglove - sometimeisbetterthannotime
Announcer - overinterested
Ellie Otten - askcrazycaroline
Congratulations! I will make sure to talk to all of you very, very soon to work out the details of timezones, recording, means of contact, etc. If your name is not above, don’t worry! Here is our lovely and rather extensive list of extras that we will definitely need.
Note that those of you who are not listed here still have a chance of getting an extra. It’s highly likely that we may need you for a few crowd scenes!
I absolutely cannot forget to mention the names of fantastic audio team. CKC, Devin, Matt, Harry, Yuki, Ghostling - thank you for offering to assist us with this, and indeed, a huge thanks to everyone who auditioned. I know that some of you may have not gotten the parts you wanted, but we still appreciate every single one of you. We hope that we’ll still have your support even if you did not get cast. :) Also, I say this often, but this really could not have happened without Artoveli and Ridel - and Waffles as well. Thank you, girls. <3
I believe that this just about covers it. If you have any questions, any at all, do drop something in the ask box or shoot us an e-mail.
One month of this and auditions are finally and (somewhat) completely over! But we’ve still got so much left to go. To our brand new cast, I hope you’re all aware of what you’re heading into… :D And I hope that you’ll enjoy it immensely.
OH MY GOD.
My first reaction to this was to do involuntary flappy hands while yelling, “I CAN’T. OH MY GOD. I’M CHELL. OH MY GOD. BURY ME WHERE I FALL!!!” at the dog.
My second reaction was “…really? Me?” which I’m hoping isn’t also everyone else’s reaction, but there were just so many fantastic auditions that I can’t quite believe it! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Just going to start casually screaming over here!