Wanna Join a Podcast?
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Because no one appreciates the written word and can't seem to read for more than five seconds, I'm going to start with this.

REQUIREMENTS
1. You must have Skype and a quality microphone. And speak English at least well enough to not need us to continuously give you vocabulary. I mean, this is just how we will record ourselves. If you have a much better way, I'm not closed to listening, but I *am* pretty much good. You don't need to use Audacity to record yourself, you just need to get on Skype. Also, microphones on tablets/phones/etc. will not be acceptable. Also, I want to emphasize that if you are not a native English speaker, you will not be turned away. You have nothing to lose by trying out!

2. You must be either at least 18 years old or drinking age in your country of origin, whichever is older. It's not an adult-oriented podcast, and I'm not going to come to your house to ask for your ID or anything. This is mostly just for maturity's sake. No offense, but teenagers generally don't make great podcasters. Subjects like alcohol may come up, and I also don't want to leave someone out of the discussion or anything, or worse encourage you to do anything illegal accidentally.

3. Must be interested in anime, manga, video games, and the like! That should be a give-in for this site, but there might be someone here who is here...just for the forums or something? That'd be weird. But who knows? That person might exist.

4. You must be dependable. The worst thing is waiting up at night for a member who just decided not to come, or forgot that we were doing it that night. Again, this isn't something that I'm going to ask for proof for, but you know if you are or not.

INTRODUCTION
Well, now that we have the requirements out of the way, I'll...introduce the topic? The order is a bit off, but I really don't want a horde of undependable 12-year old jocks on iPad mics applying because they didn't read. Anyway. I have a bit of podcasting experience from a few years back, and I'm looking to get back into it again. Keep in mind that this is strictly for fun. It will not be monetized, and I haven't even decided on a distribution platform. We may end up with zero or somewhere around there for a few months. But it's fun, a nice guided discussion, and if/when it does take off and there are people commenting on it, it feels really nice. But again, it isn't anything more than that. Still interested? Read on to learn how to apply to the Hikikomoricast*!

...*Name under consideration...

WHO AM I LOOKING FOR?
Ideally, we'll round out at four members. Again, ideally, I will need two women and one man. Aside from that, you can be anyone you want!

"So what you're saying is that I have to be either a man or a woman? What do you have against transgenders/sexuals, somehow sexless individuals, or the British?"

Heh. British. Anyway, I really don't care what's between your legs or what is(n't) hanging on your chest. What I really care about is your voice, it's a podcast after all. If we've filled up our female positions, but you can do a convincing man-voice, you won't be turned away (and vice-versa).

Besides that, you will have some responsibilities. In theory, each one of us will be responsible for one domain of discussion (for example: games, anime, manga, seiyuu, Crunchyroll news, etc.), and will be "required" to keep up with the news for discussion. I imagine that we'll all have some idea of what's going on since we all have similar interests, but you will be expected to lead the discussion in one of the domains.

"Well, how the heck do I apply? I've read all of this and it isn't hard to understand, doofus."

HOW TO APPLY:
Jeez, name-calling.

Well, here's what you have to do. Send me a PM containing a short bio, and why you want in. I was going to have you comment below, but advertising your Skype username probably isn't the best idea.

"Wait, that's it?"

Yep. Just do that, and I will add you to Skype and over the next two weeks or so, I'll be scheduling and holding group-interviews to see how well you can handle yourself in a discussion, what your voice sounds like, and the like. Can't wait to hear from you!

NOTES
Apologies to the mod that deleted this in the event that it doesn't fit the rules. As far as I can tell it does, but it kiiiiinda fits into help/advice, but it more doesn't, seeing as I looked in there and it's mostly like personal problems? Well, anyway, I'm apologizing in advance if we see it differently.
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Get drunk, try not to butcher the English language, and have geek discussions!
I'd say sign me up, but I'm not in a position to have a good mic or reliability presently...
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Maaaaybe we don't get drunk beforehand either!
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Sadly, I'm not old enough, nor do I have a good speaking voice. I would've liked to join a podcast to discuss interests. Its probably for the best anyway since having someone my age wouldn't look good for the podcast, despite my extremely low voice for my age.

When you do figure out where you will show this, tell us or something.
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I'd like to try because becoming a VA is one of my dreams, but I'd need a flexible schedule since I work part-time and only get my schedule one week in advance. Don't wanna drag the thing down because of my unpredictability.
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tl;dr
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tl;dr
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Genbu89 wrote:

I'd like to try because becoming a VA is one of my dreams, but I'd need a flexible schedule since I work part-time and only get my schedule one week in advance. Don't wanna drag the thing down because of my unpredictability.


We'll see how things go. Apply, and if you fit the bill, there'll be no problem. Surely, you don't work on-call for a 24-hour place. We can work something out, maybe later at night. I can't promise there will be too many opportunities to show off VA talent, but y'know!

It's totally a dream of mine to voice act, too, but it's one of those "never going to happen in a million years" dreams.



Podcast. Apply: send PM with Skype name. Group interview process. Two more women, one more man. Discuss geeky stuff.
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Sounds interesting. I don't want to be a participant, but I will indeed listen in.
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what a very spiffing plan you got here .. Whats this about British people -.- i will rip your nuts off
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Hi there ^,^!

Sorry, I have to close your thread because it is a personal thread. Please read the site rules before creating a new thread.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/Site_Rules As personal threads are not allowed your thread is closed.

Please continue onto the help thread sticky:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-1099/the-general-helpadvice-thread
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