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5ever: A dramatic reading

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This assignment was tricky to do. Not so much because of the fact that I had to pick something to read dramatically but because I get tons of background noise because I have to use the built in microphone on my computer. The assignment was to read something in a dramatic fashion. http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/over-dramatic-reading/ I chose to use the story that circulated around the internet a while ago called ’5ever.’ It’s a sad story that’s funny due to the awful grammar in the story.

A gurl was walking2 skewl wit her
Bf n they were crossin da rode.
She sed “bbz wil u luv me 4evr”
He said “NO..””
Da gurl cryed N ran across da rode
B4 da green man came on the sine.
Boy was cryin and went to pic up
Her body,
She was ded.
He whispered 2 her corpse
“I ment 2 sey I will luv u FIVE-
Ever…..”
(dat mean he luv her moar dan
4evr….)

REGLAOGB IF U CREY
ALWAZ..XXX

That’s the original for you people too lazy to look it up and here’s mine.

In order to deal with some of the background noise I let Audacity start recording for a few moments before talking. After I was done talking I selected the portion when I wasn’t talking and went to Effects then Noise Removal. I got a noise profile from the section with just the background noise. I then selected the entire track and applied the noise removal effect to it and cut off the beginning with the background noise.

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