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Post by msfry » March 15th, 2018, 1:20 pm

Hi guys. My Mom just celebrated her 97th birthday, after which I inherited 8 mylar balloons filled with helium. They are slowly leaking out but I'm still wracking my brain what I could read that requires a bit of a hi-pitched cartoon voice. I probably have a week of opportunity left. Any suggestions?
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Post by philchenevert » March 15th, 2018, 1:57 pm

Chipmunks, talking birds and others of that ilk seem perfect for a helium voice!
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Post by msfry » March 15th, 2018, 2:38 pm

PD chipmunks! HA HA
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Post by Availle » March 15th, 2018, 4:20 pm

You could try a cartoon version of the weekly / fortnightly poem. No matter what the topic, it will sound... interesting! :lol:
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Post by msfry » March 15th, 2018, 5:58 pm

The current poem isn't serious, so has playful prospects. I think I'll do it!
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Post by Penumbra » March 16th, 2018, 8:50 am

Maybe you could do a section in a kid's book and use the helium sparingly to raise your voice without it becoming chipmunky. (I've never done the helium trick so I don't know if this is possible)
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Post by Availle » March 16th, 2018, 6:14 pm

And then we have of course:

The tale of Sandy Chipmunk:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/9462

and Little Jack Rabbity and Chippy Chipmunk:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36053

Probably around 1.5 hours each.
You could do a dramatic reading with yourself - just boost the chipmunk's lines with the helium and cut the stuff together afterwards.
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Post by msfry » March 17th, 2018, 5:53 pm

Those books are cute. Kind of long for me to tackle right now, though. But I could just record the chipmunk parts before my helium dissipates, and store those bits for later. Good idea, thanks. :D

I did submit the fortnightly weekly poem. That was fun for me.
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