(This will all be implemented in a proper Extra in Volume 5.5)
Thanks to all of the ones who voted. Jeff Hays reads the story here (youtube). Sadly, I was unable to join google hangouts in time due to train issues first and technical difficulties afterward. The moment I had everything ready, it was already over… the bitterness!
Hope it’ll work better next time.
RN (Katarine von Stolzherz aka Rine): “Wow, this was amazing!”
AA (Ara’ainn): “So the chosen scene was the first time we met. What a good choice.”
MK (Momokawa Kyou): “I don’t sound as annoying like that!”
KK (Katsuragi Kenta): “I thought it was right on point.”
MK: “Shut up, Kenta! Why are we all voiced by a man in the first place.”
krpg (kenturspg): “Because there was only Jeff.”
MK: “We should have requested a woman to read our story aloud.”
KK: “Hey, I’m the narrator, so it makes sense to have a man do it… though we might ask for another reader one next time. He mispronounced actually every name.”
krpg: “It’s hard to pronounce everything right, as I foremost use Japanese and German names, and some letters are read differently in other countries. Funny thing is, that the pure sounds of letters are very similar between German and Japanese except the r, while English and those languages are very different from each other.”
RN: “We should tell Jeff. He called me ‘reney’, while it’s rather ree-ne. My whole name isn’t Kata-rin, but KA-TA-ree-ne.”
MK: “You also emphasize every second syllable of my name. MOmoKAwa Kyou. Also, not Ki-oh, here it’s a diphthong.”
KK: “Same for my surname, KAtsuRAgi.”
AA: “For my name, you need to make more Ah. AH-RAH-AAinn.”
MK: “Also, concerning voicing us… Kenta is more… how do I say… dark? Calm? More annoyed? More like, ‘what the heck is going on?’ or ‘…this can’t be good.’ Though when he’s surprised, it’s somehow funny.”
KK: “Jeff-san messed up Rine. I mean, she’s so… it’s almost like she’s shy.”
RN: “Tehehe, he can’t now that I’m more outgoing, he had to deal with so many characters after all and doesn’t know me well.”
AA: “Yeah, but you are a bit more… childish and bratty?”
RN: “Ara? Did you just call me a brat?”
MK: “Arako, you could call her ‘youthful.’”
AA: “My voice is screeching… I’m more collected, I believe.”
KK: “Still, Oro’hekk surprised me.”
MK: “Why does he sound so… like that?”
AA: “I think it was a nice interpretation. Aera’Jos as well. Also, the interaction between the two of them was captured perfectly.”
KK: “Yeah, it really is… I’m so glad that I’m not in Aroahenn anymore…”
RN: “Let’s ask Jeff to do another request.”
AA: “We still need people to vote for it though.”
krpg: “Yeah, if you like to have another chapter-part read, please comment. Also, while we may continue the story from this point, we may also pick another part you like instead. This time I chose the scene to give new people an insight into how things work in the story, as the earlier volumes are still doing a lot of build-ups. I don’t have particular preferences what to do next. Starting from the beginning, continuing where we left off or looking at another scene? So if you have wishes, comment them as well! Make your favorite part of the web novel come to live!”
KK: “…can’t they just stay dead?”
I’ve asked for a second time if Jeff takes the time reading. Here is the link (Facebook).
Please make sure to comment here, so that I have some ideas what we may ask of Jeff. A request has only 3k words though so I might need to shorten a bit. Telling me what scene is enough for me to find it.