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« on: November 24, 2004, 06:23:38 am »
I am not picky about whether the person is male or female to match the character, if you can do a good im-FURSON-ation.

I am looking for voices for the following characters -

IRONHOOF - a lesbian mustang mare - voice should be coarse, vulgar, rough, maybe a little southern (U.S.)

FORTIVIRAGO - looking for a 'deep female' voice, maybe a bit militaristic but not shouting/screaming.  Disturbingly calm ... preferrably a Scandinavian accent.

ONYX - An arrogant, self-serving unicorn colt.  Should be a confident young man's voice, maybe a bit metropolitan or at least a very smooth-talking, sexy male voice.  NOT gay!

What do I have to offer?  Nothing. '<img'>  Currently, I'm just looking for voice talents to play around with. ;p  Singing talent is desired, but they will be speaking as well.  I'm basically looking for 'voices of the characters' ... if you're willing to just fool around and see where something might go (I am considering trying to do CGI animated movies down the line involving these characters [Ironhoof being from one story, Fortivirago and Onyx sharing a second story], maybe an 'audio book' beforehand) ... basically you'd become the known 'voice' of the character.  If I ever get serious about developing the stories, there will be more roles, but these will be the major recurring roles.  I can't re-iterate enough, there's no money or contract or anything, I'm just a loser with a dream looking for a bit of fun at the moment ... but, hey, if there's someone out there with a mic willing to see where their voice might go, why not?
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2004, 08:26:47 pm »
HumbaJoe wanted to be a voice actor... '<img'> maybe you should PM him if he doesnt reply here.
Maybe you should give some lines for each character to try on '<img'> to see if it fits us.
Id like to try the male character...JUST try '<img'>
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2004, 12:05:42 am »
Hmmm, would you be willing to give me a shot at the deep female voice one?  Would I need to send you a sound file or something?

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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2004, 12:45:06 am »
Not a bad idea.

These quotes excerpted from the stories thus far, I hope, help to exemplify how each character "is":

IRONHOOF -
“Oh, I might find somethin’ sumday ... but, see, I ain’t like most mares.  I’m ... diffrent.  I don’t rely on others t’look after me.  I got hooves ‘n teeth ‘n I learned how t’use ‘em.  I got a brain t’think and my spirit t’guide me.  I ain’t t’be owned by a herd, not t’be ruled by some horse thinkin’ with his testicles draggin’ his thoughts like an anchor.”

“I don’t want t’have foals.”

“I ‘preciate that yer thankful fer my killin’ the wolves ’n though I was juss’ protectin’ myself, I’m glad it helped yer herd too.  I juss’ am my own horse, I’m not owned or ruled b’anyone ... an’ no being owned or ruled b’nother being truly lives.  I just ... don’t feel like no normal mare.  I ain’t ruled by others, nor do I rule others ... I’m my own horse!”

“Enough!  Ya don’t own Shoshone!  Ya don’t own me, either!  I am Ironhoof an’ I am m’own horse! You thinkin’ is gettin’ dragged down by what’s between yer hind legs!  I ain’t t’be owned by you or by any stallion!  You don’t even respect Shoshone!  Ya wanna know why I can’t stay?  Y’wanna know why Rosehoof isn’t here? ‘Cuz she an I are in love wichother!  Ya ain’t in my interests!”

FORTIVIRAGO:
“There is no challenge here.  There is no war.  There is no greatness to be had, no battles to better ourselves with, nothing to learn, no victory to revel over nor anything of value to gain here.  I am Fortivirago of Urtonis, Alpha of this war party and all Dire Horses ... I declare this mission at an end, and I declare it a defeating waste of ourselves!  I order all manes of this party to return home by the way we came.  All ... save one:  myself.  Titanus!  I now retire from the service of Urtonis.  Remove my flag ... I bestow it upon you as a gift!”

“I offer no resistance.  I surrender my life to you, and I do not hold this woman whose husband I slayed.”

“I am honored, but I feel it undeserved.  I would have no quell and offer no resistance were you to slay me.”

“Yes, Your Majesty, I can.  I can and am also prepared to answer for the crimes I committed against your citizens.  I offer you my blood, if only one of your trusted court would remove my head armor to allow your strike to deliver justice unto me.”

“Please, no ... this kingdom deserves my blood however they see fit.  I do not wish to escape, I wish to offer some semblance of justice for the human citizens I slaughtered today,”

“Those are my war ribbons recording my kills starting with my first year nearest my head.  The outline stars represent number of kills I rendered per year by the number of points on the stars up to ten per star; the solid-filled five-point stars represent fifty kills and the solid-filled ten-point stars represent one hundred kills.  Adding these for each years shows how many I killed in a particular year.  Men, horses, dragons, unicorns, other enemies ... and yes, Your Majesty, that is what the ribbons show.  The stars are bestowed after returning home from battle, Your Majesty, so they do not reflect the eighty-six kills I rendered upon your citizens.”

“He is a warrior who knows an honor code, something that I've never had, it was never in our training and we never learned it on the field of battle.  I do not know how to consider myself as anything but subservient to men, but before I even try to think of myself as something beyond mere beast, I feel this lacking in my thoughts and abilities of an honor code.  I do not know why it occurred to me to break my orders and turn on Sir Taurus of Urtonis, whom I was sworn to serve obediently.  A code of honor is something I've believed is the one possession I lack that prevents me from having an equal hoofing with a human warrior, something I could carry with me and provide me with a conscience.”

ONYX:
“Well if Epona doesn't bless me with another gorgeous daughter!  Why, I dare say her guiding you to me at this time is one of the greatest blessings she's showered you with!”

“There, there, I understand ... to touch a unicorn, after all, is something quite special indeed!  You sure are pretty for a horse.”

“My, but you are excitable.  Why, I wonder what that is all about.  My days are so filled with duty.  I am so sorry.  Tell me, is there anything I could ... do for you?  I do so wish to help fulfill you with the happiness and joy I feel when I see to my duties as a unicorn stallion.”

“I see, I would be happy to oblige you with my blessing, as I have no other duties to attend to.  I sense you've never been blessed by a stallion before, mare – do not fear, I am as gentle as a breeze!  I do like to know whom I am blessing, sweet mare – what is your name?”

“Epona, no, please!  Please no!  I'll do anything!  Please give me another chance!”

“No!  Horse, horse ... Fortivirago?  Come on, we can escape, I can hold these men!” (this is his line just before Fortivirago's "Please, no...")

“King N'roh, I beg your indulgence, I would like to take this mare into my custody and ... begging your pardon, Your Majesty, that was not what I intended.  With no insult intended to the men here, but you did remark she was a slave to her orders that she must obey, correct?  Epona has spoken with me.  What men have done with this horse is taken her from the goddess' kingdom, corrupted her into a weapon that has killed and probably knows nothing in her life except killing.  She may stand on four legs, she may nicker and she may have a tail – but how much real horse is in her compared with man?  I submit to Your Majesty that Fortivirago has been denied any chance to learn what is important to being equine, and if you wish what is best for her, that I take her into my custody and show her how to feel the heart of a horse that's been silenced within her for her entire life.”

“It is me ... I'd ... I'd like to get to know you.  In case you hadn't caught it, my name is Onyx.  This is unfamiliar ground for me as well.  Its ... hard to explain.  I haven't always been so ... accepting ... of non-unicorn equines as equals.”

“That's not what I asked.  I'm sure I could tell you to go impale yourself on a blunt spike and you'd do it to your own death!  I asked you if you trusted me – and I require an honest answer.  Epona, I am doing all I can to gain her understanding ... I pray you allow this.”

“I ... have a long way to go.  Epona is the dam of all equines ... she created us all, unicorn and horse.  Every horse in existence, has ever existed or will exist, is her foal.  She is above even us unicorns, and when she commands something of us, we must do it – there is no debate nor questioning of it.  She nurtures and protects, but horses can be taken from her kingdom when men dominates a horse and breaks its will away from her spirit.  You, your entire family – your entire breed – have had this happen; Epona is unable to touch any of you.  Nothing on earth, not even a mighty dragon, can match her power – she is a goddess – but even with all that power, she cannot touch you until you return to her kingdom.  My kind, the unicorn, are her guardians who help her keep her herd within her kingdom, imbued with sentience, intelligence and very powerful magic, as strong as a dragon's magic but in different areas.”

“Epona made us ... special, above other horses, so we could serve as her guardians or knights, if you will, of horsekind.  We are entrusted to help keep the grasses green and the forests lush to feed and shelter our kind.”

“This is going to take a lot of time ... I don't know what you are myself, Fortivirago.  You are a warrior no longer, though ... I don't want to see you kill anything while I'm around, not unless it is absolutely necessary – as in something threatening your life – okay?”

“You are free, Fortivirago!  If you're smart enough to figure out how to defeat a unicorn when you don't have any magical ability, surely you can figure out a way to relax your blades!  Whatever it takes, do it!”

“What ... I ... you brought me here?  I thought you never wanted to see me again.  I ... it wasn't my choice ... Epona gave me a ... project.  I'm not touching the stuff again so long as I draw breath, whatever it takes to not do that.  I couldn't even heal!”

“I wish I could at least remember last night.  You saw ... that, too?  I didn't ask for this.  Fortivirago's way too upstuck for me.  What am I supposed to do?  She wouldn't loosen up and feel comfortable around me unless she got drunk.  I would rather have done something ... anything else.”
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2004, 12:48:20 am »
Quote (Jake_M_Wolf @ Nov. 25 2004, 12:05 am)
Hmmm, would you be willing to give me a shot at the deep female voice one?  Would I need to send you a sound file or something?

-JMW

You could just post an .MP3 of it or something temporarily until I can download it.

I will probably eventually present voice recordings to my readers for them to vote for the voice they think best fits the characters.
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2004, 09:15:23 am »
hmm, I might try out for Onyx (though I'm going to have to do a bit of research on the intrawebz on metropolitan accents.  Maybe it's that I just woke up, but I can't think of what one sounds like at all right now for some reason).

Do you mind giving a short summary of what the story is about and  such?

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2004, 04:04:52 pm »
Define "short." '<img'>

"The Warrior Horses: Epona's Lost Foals"

Urtonis, an island kingdom, was invaded, overrun and conquered many years ago by the kingdom of Wradonia.  Its knights and soldiers were outnumbered and, despite their best efforts, defeated.  The surviving royals and mages, who secretly fled into the mountains, engineered through magic a new breed of warhorse, the Dire Horse, to overthrow their conquerors.  The Dire Horse succeeded so masterfully that it became natural to next bring them to their conquerors' homeland and turn conqueror into conquered.  Men being men, of course, the lust for conquest grew with the victory that had seemed impossible just a few years prior and they began raiding, overtaking and slaughtering other lands.  These horses were impossible big (22-25hh), had the strength to move impossible loads, had spectacular intelligence and could speak not only human but a variety of other languages!  The exact means of how they do this and how they were created remains a very, very close-guarded secret the Dire Horses themselves do not know ...

During these campaigns, Fortivirago came to power as a young Dire Horse.  From her early days, she proved her excellence on the battlefield, showing no fear and seeming to have foresight about exactly what both foe and fiend alike would do on the battlefield.  She revelled in victory, and did not hesitate when ordered to kill anything.  She earned a legendary status among not only other Dire Horses but their human masters.  Her most impressive victory was the toughest fight against a remote island that was the homeland of dragons.  It was the most difficult opposition the Dire Horses had faced and many of them were killed, but not Fortivirago -- she charged into battle at full gallop and emerged victorious in battle after battle, eventually defeating them.

Onyx, by contrast, foaled into a different world in the wildlands of the Keldon kingdom.  He romped and played in the lush wildlands his parents looked after ... but things were not well.  Unicorns and dragons had a blood feud many tens of millenia, predating the rise of human civilizations, and showed no sign of ebbing.  While Onyx was fooling around, a dragoness attacked his parents.  Sensing something odd, the colt galloped home just in time to see his parents killed by the dragoness ... and the colt, stunned and terrified, could do nothing but run.

Onyx wound up finding his way to Loenken, an old unicorn stallion whose mate had perished and his own foals run off.  Loenken tried his best to teach Onyx the ways of the unicorn, but the colt had been through a lot and had little interest in his lessons.  He eventually left to return home alone to his homeland, and became a troublemaking rascal throughout the kingdom.  He neglected the wildlands he was assigned to protect, and lived a life purely persuing his own indulgences.

He offended Loenken, the human king of Keldon and even his own goddess with his behaviour.  When a war party led by Fortivirago arrived and massacred a small port village in the kingdom, Epona decided to finally put her hoof down to the colt and she appeared to him.  She threatened to take away his horn that he'd shown no worth to keep if he didn't shape up.

For the first time in her life, Fortivirago balked at her orders as an image of a girl appeared to her.  She sent her war party home and turncoated, staying in this land she'd just slaughtered many dozens of innocent people in to face the music.

Epona gave the colt a quest to focus on -- Fortivirago: to bring the monster, driven so far out of Epona's kingdom she knew not what it was like to be a horse, back into the kingdom of the horse to find out what it means to be a horse.  To accomplish this, the colt will need to unravel the secrets of the Dire Horse ... but being so self-indulgent and having shunned his teacher years ago before completing his lessons, did the colt have what it takes?  He'd used his horn as a crown to place himself above all non-unicorns in Keldon; his pride derived for it and he can't bear the thought of being turned into a mere beast-horse.

The two have a long road ahead and a frightfully forboding adventure between them ...
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In-progress Stories:  "Ironhoof," "Epona's Lost Foals," "Eagle's Last Flight," & (NEW!'<img'> "The Green Wolves"

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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2004, 04:44:27 pm »
I'm a southern deep-voiced female, with communications background.
I need stuff to do when I'm not drawing for Tatsu.
I need Experience points so I can break into voiceovers.
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2004, 11:28:23 pm »
I'd like to try out, but I can't get anything recorded in my present situation.  My computer is in the middle of the damned living room (no where else to set it up), and I can't seem to get a single moment of quiet in this friggin' house.

I'm trying to convince my mom to let me build a small recording room in the basement, though it seems we may run into problems with that because we rent the house.

I can't wait until I move out into a college dorm or something, maybe things will be better then.

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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2004, 01:48:56 am »
I'm set to record and can send you samples if you want.  (For Onyx.)  Just tell me what you need ... AIM AgentCledup, ssmith@imsa.edu.  Neebge. ^.^

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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2004, 07:38:42 am »
So far there are several furs interested in playing 'Onyx' (everyone wants to be a chauvenist colt, eh? heh) and seemingly one each of Ironhoof and Fortivirago.

I would like everyone interested to be aware the stories I am writing are adult in nature (but they are not written for yiff, they just have some scenes...).  The starts of these stories are available on my furnation website accessible in my profile.

There is also a third story that will have seven 'main characters' I wouldn't mind finding voice talent for either:

I do have a 'cleaner' story also in the works that has several major characters:

 - A bald eagle, the main character in the story (I may end up voicing him myself ... though if I narrate, that might complicate it ...); fearful and depressed following getting shot down by humans to the point he doesn't feel flightless life has any meaning left ...
 - A man in the Old West who has 'gone native' a bit and takes in wounded animals
 - The man's mare, a sweet gal who more than carries her weight around; used, abused and dumped by other humans
 - A shewolf who is nursing pups and is in love with the male puma below; trapped, caged, abused and neglected by humans; friendly and appreciates the company of all the others
 - A male puma, who is in love with the shewolf above; somewhat solitary, but friendly toward the others and willing to lend a paw where he can
 - A male golden eagle, also flightless, who befriends the bald; wise and friendly
 - A female red-tailed hawk, full of attitude and is an all-around jerk ... she tolerates the human, but thinks the rest of the critters are all nuts (especially the cougar and wolf he can't stop chiding for their ridiculous relationship!'<img'>; she's somewhat the comic relief for the story.

The best way to get to know all of these characters better is to read what I have started (the seven from the 'Eagle' story, unfortunately, don't get as good of a feel in their introductions as Ironhoof, Fortivirago and Rosehoof because my writing was not up to snuff when I wrote the Eagle story, and I haven't yet written as much of it as I have the Ironhoof and the Forti/Onyx story.

I will try to come up with a more comprehensive list of characters if interest develops.
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In-progress Stories:  "Ironhoof," "Epona's Lost Foals," "Eagle's Last Flight," & (NEW!'<img'> "The Green Wolves"

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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2005, 01:22:46 am »
Ive got an Amy Lee voice(vocalist of evanescence)im currently taking vocal lessons and i do have a oprea-like voice. I can go very high but not as low (im currently working on that...Im a choir nerd, but hey, singing is my passion...
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