You Have Never Truly Heard Me Until You Have Heard Me Through Mary Robinette Kowal and Google Voice

 

Mary Robinette Kowal does a dramatic reading of three Google Voice transcripts of my voice.

All of the human experience is in there. All in one minute and eight seconds.

It. Is. Magic.

23 Comments on “You Have Never Truly Heard Me Until You Have Heard Me Through Mary Robinette Kowal and Google Voice

  1. Weird…. reminds me of translating sentences forth and back with different automatic translation tools.

  2. Wow. Mary is simply… indescribably amazing. Half a century ago, that would have been the pinnacle of beat poetry.

  3. It seems like goggle voice is nut reedy four prime times. Hawaii.

  4. How many takes did she need to do that without cracking up?

  5. I was watching them as she put them up this afternoon. The other messages she read dramatically were even funnier — yours were the closest to making sense, actually.

  6. I’m a gonna start using “Hawaii” as a greeting. It’s mucho banjo.

  7. Sort of the reverse of Hooked on Phonics.

  8. I think in the future you should have Mary say all your lines for you. She has much better delivery and a lovely voice. You can gesticulate and make operatic facial expressions.

  9. First comment, ever. Longtime RSS feed-reader.

    Mary Robinette Kowal is Not Judging You.

    Aloha,

    m a r

    PS: yes, I’m in Hawaii. It’s not banjo, it’s frickin’ uke here.

  10. For a truly surreal experience, go to YouTube and watch this and the two accompanying videos with the “automatic transcript” running.

    I need some more coffee now…

  11. Sadly, google voice got it 100% correct, all of Johns VMs sound like that. 8-{D

  12. Xopher @09:47Sort of the reverse of Hooked on Phonics.

    Which, in some circles, is correctly pronounced “Phoned on Hiccoughs.”

  13. Hm. Can you do that with Shadow War of the Night Dragons?

  14. @ Lurkertype: thanks! Just trying to keep up with you awesomes.

    @ Mary Robinette Kowal: Can you imagine how much effort it took for authors like Twain and Poe pre-GIF? Flipbooks take forever to draw…