Wednesday, October 1, 2014
As many fans know, Force over Distance was re-recorded up to & including Chapter 6.  
Why stop there?  Why do it at all?  
I’ve actually been listening to FoD for the first time in quite a while - the last 20 chapters or so.  I was so immersed in recording AAA and the final arc that I never actually listened to them all the way through.  Between that, re-tagging hundreds of tumblr posts, and answering a listener’s ask on the re-recording, there have emerged thinky-thoughts.
Initially, I had thought to re-record further than we did, but then I talked with some of the original fans, the ones who’d waited for each chapter to be released, and found they really valued the initial performances.  Those chapters were how they’d first been captured by the audio after all…but there was more to it than that.
I try to look at the evolution of the audio for FoD through the eyes of those listeners.  I don’t mind that the 46 hours of audio show drastic evolution - from my abilities in performance & production, to the evolution in CWR’s & my collaborative partnership that gives me such delight.  Progression is the truth of the project, and art is an investment in truth.  There is a lot of insight to be gained in following the progress of any artist.  I enjoy reading my favorite author’s earliest books.  I enjoy watching my favorite actor’s first movies.  I’m not embarrassed to see their talent and method grow - I celebrate that transformation, and celebrate that it adds such depth to my perception of that artist.  
I try, hard, to think as generously about all the art I’ve ever put out into the world - much of which I’d sooner hide under a rock than ever see again - to think about it in terms of what witnessing that evolution means to the listener/reader.  To witness makes their experience participatory rather than passive.  It makes a relationship.
It is for this reason, I’m glad to have the earliest chapters re-recorded.  Not just so my vanity could pave over the originals :D But so people coming to FoD for the first time can see that there are 3 journeys to follow, if they so choose: the journey of the story; the journey of the performer; and the journey of the collaboration where story meets performer meets author.
To all of you who continue to participate in that relationship as the audiobooks continue to evolve, Thank you :)
Force over Distancean SGU fic by cleanwhiteroom read by elementalsFoD text | audioAO3 | audio download | audio playlist | fanart | iTunes

As many fans know, Force over Distance was re-recorded up to & including Chapter 6.  

Why stop there?  Why do it at all?  

I’ve actually been listening to FoD for the first time in quite a while - the last 20 chapters or so.  I was so immersed in recording AAA and the final arc that I never actually listened to them all the way through.  Between that, re-tagging hundreds of tumblr posts, and answering a listener’s ask on the re-recording, there have emerged thinky-thoughts.

Initially, I had thought to re-record further than we did, but then I talked with some of the original fans, the ones who’d waited for each chapter to be released, and found they really valued the initial performances.  Those chapters were how they’d first been captured by the audio after all…but there was more to it than that.

I try to look at the evolution of the audio for FoD through the eyes of those listeners.  I don’t mind that the 46 hours of audio show drastic evolution - from my abilities in performance & production, to the evolution in CWR’s & my collaborative partnership that gives me such delight.  Progression is the truth of the project, and art is an investment in truth.  There is a lot of insight to be gained in following the progress of any artist.  I enjoy reading my favorite author’s earliest books.  I enjoy watching my favorite actor’s first movies.  I’m not embarrassed to see their talent and method grow - I celebrate that transformation, and celebrate that it adds such depth to my perception of that artist.  

I try, hard, to think as generously about all the art I’ve ever put out into the world - much of which I’d sooner hide under a rock than ever see again - to think about it in terms of what witnessing that evolution means to the listener/reader.  To witness makes their experience participatory rather than passive.  It makes a relationship.

It is for this reason, I’m glad to have the earliest chapters re-recorded.  Not just so my vanity could pave over the originals :D But so people coming to FoD for the first time can see that there are 3 journeys to follow, if they so choose: the journey of the story; the journey of the performer; and the journey of the collaboration where story meets performer meets author.

To all of you who continue to participate in that relationship as the audiobooks continue to evolve, Thank you :)

Force over Distance
an SGU fic by cleanwhiteroom read by elementals
FoD text | audioAO3 | audio download | audio playlist | fanart | iTunes

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

lundlaeva:

elementals-ao3:

the-doctor-to-my-tardis:

this is very very very serious. i need anyone that is reading or has read designations congruent with things to come talk to me immediately before i have a mental breakdown

Come over here - lots of people have survived what you’re going through over here ;)

I know intimately how you feel, the-doctor-to-my-tardis. I thought I was going to have a mental breakdown too. I would love to say that it gets better but it’s been four months since I finished Designations and sometimes I still get paralysing amounts of feels. Which I mean in the best possible way!

*sends hugs from the PPDC scientist of you choice, plus a large mug of hot, sweet tea and some biscuits*

Feel free to come to my askbox and capslock, or flail at me in a reblog, or just know that someone else out there had this reaction too - whatever you feel comfortable with. :)

What lundlaeva said :)

I’m sure it comes as a surprise to no one that I’m frequently stopped completely in my tracks while recording Designations…except I can’t stop.  The brick drops and I simply have to take that wind-knocked-out-of-you feeling and pour it back into voicing Newt, voicing Hermann, giving the narrative every coloration of emotion it deserves.

To say recording Designations is exhausting is a laughable understatement.  I come out of the recording studio in a completely altered state.  So when I say, ‘I get you,’ know that I really mean it :)

Designations Congruent with Things
Pacific Rim fic by cleanwhiteroom read by elementals
original music by The Superconducting Supercolliders
text | audiobook | prequel: Out of Many Scattered Things | fanart | iTunes

elementals-ao3:

highlandfangirl:

Volker and Brody Karaoke -  The Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
Inspired by: Force Over Distance - Chapter 39
Written by: cleanwhiteroom - Read It Here
Read by: elementals - Audio Here
I’m going crazy here! XD
#force over distance #awesome sgu fan fiction #taking over my life

[as always - clip from the audiobook from this awesome fangraphic - Destiny Karaoke click here!]
Highlandfangirl you’ve done it again - made my effing day :D
Force over Distance an SGU fic by cleanwhiteroom read by elementalstext | audiobook | MP3 & M4B downloads | fanart | iTunes

elementals-ao3:

highlandfangirl:

Volker and Brody Karaoke - The Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin


Inspired by: Force Over Distance - Chapter 39

Written by: cleanwhiteroom - Read It Here

Read by: elementals - Audio Here

I’m going crazy here! XD

#force over distance #awesome sgu fan fiction #taking over my life

[as always - clip from the audiobook from this awesome fangraphic - Destiny Karaoke click here!]

Highlandfangirl you’ve done it again - made my effing day :D

Force over Distance 
an SGU fic by cleanwhiteroom read by elementals
text | audiobook | MP3 & M4B downloads | fanart | iTunes

elementals-ao3:

An Orientation Post for the New Peeps :)

A surprising number of new people have popped up here lately; hello new people!  With Designations-the-text completed and Designations-the-podfic picking up speed - plus something happening in the SGU-verse (is SciFi rerunning the eps or something??) - there’s a lot of activity around both stories, Force over Distance as well.  So here’s an orientation post, and a welcome to any newcomers I somehow missed (I do try to greet everyone as they appear but I’m sure I miss some here and there - apologies! :)

I’m elementals - hi!  This tumblr is here to keep listeners informed of new chapters (and finished projects in existence) of our audiobook/podfic collaborations for cleanwhiteroom’s most excellent stories.  

I’m the narrator/voice artist as well as webmaster, sound engineer and fanart curator for CWR’s work - feel free to hit me up with questions about just about anything :)

With CWR in the director’s chair, we are very exacting with the audiobooks.  We tailor the acting in an almost hybrid style somewhere between the usual audiobook read, and more of a radio-play-type, emotionally invested performance (some times with full sound effects, depending on the project).  We spend a lot of time working on character voicing, everything from capturing the timbre and sound of the actors to the delivery and psychology of the characters.  The process is great fun - also incredibly time consuming, frustrating, revelatory, exhausting and full of delight :)

The audiobooks are available streaming (at AO3, at each of our websites and via iTunes) and for download (both websites) in zipped MP3 form, individual MP3s or M4B audiobook format with chaptering etc.  There are detailed commentaries by each of us as well.  Links below will take you anywhere you’d like to go to listen, read and check out all the beautiful fanart and music created for each story.  Enjoy!

cleanwhiteroom.com | readbyelementals.com

Designations Congruent with Things (audio WIP)
Pacific Rim fic by cleanwhiteroom read by elementals
original music by The Superconducting Supercolliders
text | audiobook | prequel: Out of Many Scattered Things | fanart | iTunes

Force over Distance (audio complete, 46 hours total listening time)
an SGU fic by cleanwhiteroom read by elementals
text | audioAO3 | audio download | audio playlistfanart | iTunes



Album: Designations Congruent with Things Track: A Prologue in Two Parts
Author & Narrator: cleanwhiteroom | elementals Plays: 59

elementals-ao3:

A Prologue in Two Parts

Designations Congruent with Things (audio WIP)
Pacific Rim fic by cleanwhiteroom read by elementals
original music by The Superconducting Supercolliders
text | audiobook | prequel: Out of Many Scattered Things | fanart | iTunes

Reposting Chapter 1 of Designations audio for new followers :)



Album: Force over Distance Track: Ch1 ~ Every Door Comes Open
Author & Narrator: cleanwhiteroom | elementals Plays: 47

Introduction to the audiobook (mp3)

Circuit (mp3)  - (prologue to CWR’s FoD, Mathématique & Ad Noctum)

Force over Distance (audio complete, 46 hours total listening time)
an SGU fic by cleanwhiteroom read by elementals
text | audiobook | audio download | audio playlist | fanart | iTunes



Album: Designations Shorts Track: Like the Twist of a Plot
Author & Narrator: cleanwhiteroom | elementals Plays: 67

elementals-ao3:

Like the Twist of a Plot - a Designations-verse story by cleanwhiteroom, read by elementals, art by saltbay.

cleanwhiteroom’s text here :)

saltbay’s art here :)

direct MP3 download link here :)

Designations Congruent with Things (audio WIP)
Pacific Rim fic by cleanwhiteroom read by elementals
original music by The Superconducting Supercolliders
text | audiobook | prequel: Out of Many Scattered Things | fanart | iTunes

Newton,” Hermann shouts, breaking in, “do you understand that you are panicking?”

“Who’s panicking?” Newt screams in his face in total, blind, rhetorical outrage.

I think that’s you, his brain says.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/927457/chapters/2096919 (via awesomefanficisawesome)

[awesome’s tags: ]

Yes. :)

the-doctor-to-my-tardis:

this is very very very serious. i need anyone that is reading or has read designations congruent with things to come talk to me immediately before i have a mental breakdown

Come over here - lots of people have survived what you’re going through over here ;)

when you want to go to bed but stargate universe comes on in six minutes

elementals-ao3:

thestorieswesay:

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LOLOLOLOLOL

Monday, September 29, 2014
elementals-ao3:

rywen:

Dr. Rush

NICE cap, rywen!

elementals-ao3:

rywen:

Dr. Rush

NICE cap, rywen!

elementals-ao3:

shad74:

I know see why everyone was so NOT trusting Rush. I mean the guy is terrifying.

*snort* LOL
[CONNECTION STILLLLL THERE…..]

elementals-ao3:

shad74:

I know see why everyone was so NOT trusting Rush. I mean the guy is terrifying.

*snort* LOL

[CONNECTION STILLLLL THERE…..]

Anyone know why the ‘post to twitter’ button remains gray in the queue, even if you’ve filled it out at the time you queue’d the post?  Is there some setting I need to change?  I’m tired of going back through all the queued posts just to click the little blue bird on each of them individually in ‘edit’ mode :P