I don’t think anything is scarier to a young parent than the day their child goes to school for the first time. The idea of giving up this child that you’ve been taking care of 24 hrs a day 7 days a week for 3 or 4 years to strangers is just, well, unsettling.
I’ve never been the careful calculating type. The stitches all over my head, as well as my parents, can attest to how lacking in fear I was. This of course changes when you become a husband, then a father. You don’t fear so much for yourself as you do for those you might leave behind.
This is not to say that parents are Wusses, bringing a life into this world and nurturing and committing to it on such a primal level, through sickness and through health. You can’t really be called a coward and have that much responsibility on your shoulders.
A couple of weeks ago I took the plunge. No one expected it, except maybe my wife, we’ve been talking about how unhappy I’ve been. My friends were the ones that had the hardest time believing I did what I did.
But, you’re the level headed one! You’re the one we come to for the most practical and thought out advice. How could you take such a rash decision?
The truth is, I did it for my family.
So Its been almost 6 months since I’ve written anything for The Voice Emporium and for my regular readers I apologize. The truth is that in some cases there was not much to report about and in others I was extremely busy.
As most of you have already forgotten I am not a full time Voiceover artist, though that is the goal, the dream, the target, which means that for around 8 hours everyday for 5 days a week I am not available to record or write for my blog or do much in the voiceover-verse. I was given a promotion and handed 23 people and a company to manage and that has meant longer hours at work and many sleepless nights trying to figure out solutions for problems that I never knew I would ever be involved in.
A few weeks back I did something pretty stupid and though it didn’t hurt anyone but myself… I guess.
Bastion is not a new game, it’s been around for maybe a year now. I bought it off Valve’s STEAM marketplace during a sale and I haven’t finished it yet. So don’t spoil it for me.
The game’s controls took me a bit of getting used to because of the weird perspective. Bastion has won numerous awards here and there. For the beauty of the gameplay, the storyline and the graphics.
They were good, but obviously the thing that piqued my attention… was what they’ve done with the VO.
I could write a few paragraphs of praise for the work Logan Cunningham…
It came out of no where of course. Completely unexpected.
I got an email from one of my subscribers at the Voiceover Pavilion telling me that something was terribly wrong with the VOP.
When he searched for his name on google his profile on the VOP is listed… but then when he clicks it, the browser doesn’t go to The Voiceover Pavilion…. it goes to some weird Cialis / Viagra sales portal.
I confirmed this… then sat down infront of my PC in shock. How could this happen? Is it a virus? How do I fix this?
I gave myself 5 minutes to feel sorry for myself … then started the search to figure out what happened?
Back in January of 2010 I wrote an article about a sound absorption product called Green Glue. The point of the article was to bring the product to the attention of my readers (who are mostly voiceover artists or audiophiles) Since many of you are either building yourselves (or others) home studios and / or constantly trying to improve your studio’s sound quality. I figure Taji’s Voice Emporium is the perfect place to showcase some sound isolation products.
Today’s article is not a review since I don’t have access to the product itself … but I thought it only fair that I would write an article about Green Glue’s direct competitor Quiet Glue, especially since many of the people who read the Green Glue article mentioned that there is (in their opinion) a better (and cheaper) product out there that can help with sound isolation / absorption / dampening.