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Old Nov 28 2011, 12:26 PM   #1
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I know I've posted this in a couple of places around various forums, including this one; but as I didn't want the link to get buried, and everyone else is posting their tributes here, I figured this would be an okay place to re-post.

The night we received the news of Anne's death, I more or less completely melted down. I wept from 5 to 10 with a break for a nap somewhere in the middle -- but even in all of that, I knew what I was going to do as soon as my voice was again available to me.

At 11pm that night, I settled into my boyfriend's mixing/editing room with my work laptop, a beer, a hastily downloaded copy of Audacity, and my paperback copy of Get Off the Unicorn. I opened up to "The Smallest Dragonboy," and I started reading.

I'd love for anyone to listen who hasn't yet, and especially to share with any kids you think might enjoy it. (Cheryl indicated that her own children had enough questions, listening to my recording, that it was better to just pull out a copy of the story and read it to them herself. I completely support this, or concurrent text/audio.) It was pretty hastily edited, so it's a little glitchy in parts, and I'm sure my pronunciation is off here and there. But I've gotten some very nice feedback so far! (Anne Wheaton, Wil Wheaton's wife, was even nice enough to share the link in Twitter.) I've made the file downloadable, so please feel free to do that if you'd like to have it.

Incidentally, I'm working on some actual tribute artwork, so I hope no one thinks me completely derivative/unoriginal -- but it gave me a lot of pleasure to read this story and I hope it gives y'all equal pleasure to listen. :>
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Old Nov 28 2011, 05:25 PM   #2
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I listened to it after your tweet. Thanks for sharing it here, too, Cat.
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Old Nov 29 2011, 06:29 PM   #3
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It took three listens to it, to understand it once more thanks for posting Cavatica
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Thanks for recording this and sharing it, it was the kick I needed to share the story with my kids.
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I loved listening to that!
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