Wow. I take one night to go to Six Flags, and I miss about 2 pages. Looks like it's mega-posting time, woot. (Sorry if I bring up old topics)
Regarding the topic about Names
My username's pretty original. I haven't seen anyone else on the internet with it. Well...actually, some guy has "elliair" as his livejournal username, and "elliair" is a taken name on Yahoo and AIM, but other than that, it's MINE! And if you were to look up "Elliair" on Yahoo search or Google search, you'd see that it's me with the name "elliair" on fanlistings and forums I've signed up on and junk. So, that's why I always have "Elliair" up on the credits of whatever flash movie I'm in.
Of course, that's only for movies I'm on, on Newgrounds. If I were on a bigger movie showcasing website, like say...AtomFilms, I'd definitely have my real name up there (Le'lani Lan'caster), because like Isca said, my name might get confused with other people who have chosen to name themselves "Elliair". Sure, Newgrounds is a big place too, but I'm the only person on Newgrounds with the username "Elliair", and unless I change my username, I will be the only Elliair!
And my second alias would probably be Elliair Aolani (Aolani = Hawaiian for heavenly cloud/mist). As for kids... I really have no idea what to name them. Maybe something Hawaiian? Bleh. I don't know. (And if you haven't figured it out yet: yes, I'm Hawaiian).
Regarding the topic about Sound File Compression
I'm having the same exact problem as you are having, t0ast. In fact, that's what happened to me in one of the recent flash movies I was in: Chips 'n Pete. It sounds like I was "eating the mic" said one reviewer. Makes me feel like I ruined the movie with my horrid bad quality sounding lines, which I'm sure I did. But... it's true. However, that's not how my original recorded lines sounded like at all. Like you and Frogs, I don't know how to fix this problem either. Perhaps it does have something to do with the option Stream though, and is probably what makes the lines sound horrible.
*Phew* Now on to another topic...
Hmm. Does anyone notice that the people we usually don't see posting on the VAC thread-- are posting on the VAC thread? That's not a bad thing, it's actually a wonderful thing. Maybe the VAC thread won't die, after all.
In fact, there might actually be a good chance of a VAC Chat today! Hopefully it won't have to be cancelled like the mini-chat was last week due to the lack of people to come (which is pretty ironic because it was a MINI chat). So yeah...anyone interested? If so, get Yahoo, add Elliair_Lel. It starts @ 6pm PST (9pm EST). I hope to see most of you there, as does Hobbes, who has something special cooked up for those who show up.
And last thing. Just thought I'd update everyone on my voice acting status. I haven't done any voice acting this week... at all. I may be recording a couple lines today though, but depends on how I feel, or if the chat happens. I've been thinking about a break though, just until school's over (which is right around the corner) or until the end of June. But no, I'm not quitting, nor will I ever anytime soon, so no need to post some encouragement and words of wisdom to me. I just need a break from voice acting and hassling with annoying flash animators and whatnot and just have time for myself and other stuff in life. I'll be extra busy in July and August, so I could use the break before then. So, that's all on me.
Once again. VAC Chat today, 6pm PST, Yahoo chat. Add me. Elliair_Lel.
Be there, or be eaten! >:(