2022.01.25 18:02 MIKl124 This is actually a freddy fnaf referendum
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2022.01.25 18:02 Marshmallow09er Borrasca- My favorite audio drama
I haven’t seen a ton of discourse on Borrasca, so I thought I’d leave a review and possibly get a conversation going for anyone else who is a fan!
Borrasca is based on a NoSleep story of the same name, written by u/the_dalek_emperor (also known as CK Walker or Rebecca Klingel, who now writes for the TV show The Haunting of Hill House/Bly Manor). She’s one of the most popular writers on NoSleep, and Borrasca is one of the most famous stories. I’m admittedly a bit biased when it comes to writing this review, as Borrasca has been one of my most favorite pieces of short fiction long before the podcast came out. However, this also means that I had incredibly high expectations for the podcast.
And I have to say, the podcast lived up to and even exceeded my expectations. If you haven’t listened yet- let me do a spoiler free review- it’s an incredible horror story with brilliant writing and acting, and I recommend reading it or listening to it before reading this. TW for violence and sexual assault.
First of all, the quality was so incredible. I’ve heard that QCode is notorious for having excellent quality audio dramas, (as well as being notorious for not creating second seasons, but more on that later), but damn. It was completely immersive.
The voice acting was phenomenal all around. The most important part for me was that they nail the casting of the trio (Sam, Kyle and Kimber) both young and old, and they absolutely did. The young versions of the trio were spot on, and I think Lulu Wilson as Young Kimber was particularly wonderful and a real stand out. I found it interesting that Lulu Wilson also starred in Sharp Objects, another one of my favorite disturbing small town mysteries stories.
Some standout performances before I get to the teenage versions of the trio include:
Mark Derwin as Graham Walker. Oh man, he was good. One minute he was the ultimate dad; warm and caring, and the next minute he was absolutely terrifying. Blew me away.
Lisa Edelstein as Leah Dixon. She just oozed warmth and kindness. I can see how she’s the one who finally got Sam to open up.
Sean Maguire as Jimmy Prescott. I wanted to punch him in the face every time he spoke, so he was doing something right.
Beau Knapp as Erik Tucker and Cara Santana as Meera Daley. I don’t have a big explanation as for why I like them, I just liked their voices and the way they portrayed their roles.
Onto the trio! They were all fantastic and had chemistry that you could feel without ever needing to see them.
Daniel Webber was excellent as teenage Kyle. At first I was a bit thrown off by how deep his voice was, but once I got used to it I loved his performance.
I’ll admit when I heard Cole Sprouse was going to be playing Sam Walker I was a bit apprehensive, as I still think of him as Cody Martin and Jughead, but my fears were completely unfounded. He absolutely captured the defeat and hopelessness of adult Sam, but he really shone as teenage Sam. I wouldn’t change a thing about his performance. It was truly inspired, and he gave raw emotion to some really difficult scenes. Cole gave my second favorite performance in the entire podcast, beat only by…
Sarah Yarkin as teen Kimber Destaro! Kimber is the heart of Borrasca, and Sarah was absolutely up to the task of portraying her. She made you effortlessly love and care about Kimber. She embodied her perfectly, and when Kimber goes missing, the stakes are high for the audience as well because Kimber has won you over. She just completely nailed the essence of the character and is a delight to listen to. Sarah Yarkin has such an expressive voice and I hope she does more audio drama work.
So now that I’ve gone into great and unnecessary detail about the performances, let’s talk about the podcast itself. Borrasca is one of the longer No Sleep stories with 4 lengthy chapters, but things had to be expanded, added and changed in order to fill nine 40-minute episodes.
One change I really liked was the framing device. Having adult Sam tell his story to his PO worked really well from a narrative standpoint and it also made sense in helping the story transition smoothly between a written medium to an audio medium.
I also loved the addition of the Borrasca parties. It fit in so nicely that it wasn’t until I went back to reread Borrasca that I realized they weren’t included in the original stories, which is saying something when you consider how often I’ve read Borrasca.
The addition of the Woman in White was cool, and was a clever way to show how Jimmy and Friends knew if a girl was fertile. That and the Mile Markers (also cool and so creepy) made it extra exciting for listeners who have already read the story to be able to have new mysteries and twists.
Overall, I really liked the things they added and changed, and I didn’t think it felt like they were just stretching the story for the sake of doing it. The only times it felt like that at all was when there were a few conversations that happened more than once in a very similar fashion, for example Kyle and Sam arguing about his dad, Sam and his dad arguing about Whitney, and Erik and Sam discussing his nightmares. As a whole though, it felt incredibly true to the story, while adapting for a new platform.
The writing was spot on. The dialogue felt organic, and I never felt I was getting pulled out of the story through clunky writing. I felt the writing really enhanced the characters, especially the main trio.
There are very few things I’d change. There were a couple times I found Kyle annoying, which was something that never happened in the original story. He was just so obsessed with Kimber, and I was glad when Sam called him out on it. I was also a little confused as to why Sam would call his dad after he and Kyle escape Borrasca, considering that in the previous episode he finds Whitney’s dollhouse on the mountain and finally realizes his dad knew everything the entire time.
I also wish we learned more about Whitney, which is something I had wanted in the original as well. She’s definitely more fleshed out in the podcast than in the original, where I don’t think she has a single line of dialogue, but still not that much. Whitney’s disappearance is the crux of the story, and the driving force behind almost everything Sam does, and I wish there were moments where he reflects on memories he has of her. Then again, everything Whitney related might be intentionally more distant and mysterious, to sort of put it in contrast with Kimber’s disappearance, who we’ve gotten to know so well. Still, I’ve always liked and felt so absolutely horrible for Whitney, so I want to know more about her.
Lastly, I’m just hoping and praying QCode makes a season 2. I know they are a bit infamous for never having a second season, but I’m absolutely dying for an audio version of Part V. It would just work so perfectly, and I’m not ready to say goodbye to Borrasca.
So long story short (too late), I can’t speak highly enough about the podcast, and am so excited for what this means about the future of No Sleep stories on an audio/visual medium. What stories would you like to see adapted as an audio drama? I think Copper Canyon and My Student Submitted the Most Disturbing “Living History” Project I’ve Ever Seen could work really well. The one I’m really hoping for is Third Parent. It’s one of my favorite stories, and I’ve always wanted an adaptation, but I feel some of the content might be to disturbing to have actual visuals for, and could be done well with only audio.
I’ve been trying to fill the void Borrasca has left in me and have not succeeded, so any other suggestions are appreciated!
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2022.01.25 18:02 BigFugazed More desirable Main Edition or Artist Edition?
Do you agree with me that the original 1,500 main edition of a print like the Welker NYE train is more desirable than the Artist edition of 100? Lower run sizes are more desirable in general, but I feel the Artist edition is like a second edition and or second printing so I prefer the main edition. Expressobeans price history has a lot of overlap so this opinion probably isn’t unanimous. This question would also apply to Pollock’s Radio City prints.
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2022.01.25 18:02 untilthestarsfall3 Something simple
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2022.01.25 18:02 rwilhelm3 OSGIR: What Should get Cut for a Boardwipe?
Here is my Osgir Decklist. It seeks to gain card/mana advantage via Osgir's ability and then tutor for wincons such as [[Terror of the Peaks]] + [[Wurmcoil Engine]] + [[Mycosynth Lattice]] + Karn. But I want to include [[Austere Command]] as a versatile board wipe. I am not sure what to cut so any thoughts on this? Any other suggestions/comments are welcome.
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2022.01.25 18:02 JCFalkenberglll American Troops Arrive in Liberia, 12/3/1942. Monrovia, Liberia—President Edwin Barclay of Liberia today announced the arrival last June 17th of U.S. troops in this strategically-located country, which is located 700 miles south of Dakar, on the west African coast.
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2022.01.25 18:02 owlprowl98 Things have gone bad to worse
Well, haven't things just gone to shit? My coworkers seem to believe all the shitty rumors have said about me. I fucking glanced at the boss's dog because for whatever reason he ditched it with a coworker and she allows it to sleep in the middle of the floor. Well, making sure I avoid the mutt I glance over and I hear someone mutter do you think it's true what she does? And my other coworkers are acting weird.
I'm sure my neighbor just loves this and is giddy with the thought I might kill myself, that hyena laughing cunt would love that. And I'm sure the frat boys will find this fucking account and laugh it up. Despite me putting no goddamn identifying things in it. How they keep finding these? No fucking clue?
I'm sure I'll make my neighbors wildest dream come true of being homeless that sociopathic psycho deserves to rot in hell, but I'm sure she'll be able to coast on bullshit.
Now before y'all accuse me of being crazy I've posted here before on a separate account. It's been happening for awhile now. I fucking hate animals and that includes my cunt neighbor. Who only started hating me because she knew I was on the spectrum. Dont worry, I'm just mad and frustrated, I'm not a psycho like her I wont lash out. I just feel pissed off. Evil people always get away with bullshit and I hope she gets what's coming to her. If you're reading this, and I know you are you crazy bitch go fuck yourself.
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2022.01.25 18:02 Mayon-naise Looking for young entrepreneurs
2022.01.25 18:02 alltheapex [serious] how do you deal with depressive rumination?
2022.01.25 18:02 jpaul4920 🍑 ADOS 🍑
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2022.01.25 18:02 whoIelotta-red Made this a while ago, what y’all think
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2022.01.25 18:02 AdIcy1121 Don't Look Up might be Leonardo DiCaprio's worst performance
I didn't hate the movie (I like Ariana Grande and Timothee Chalamet) but Leo was not bringing his best. That dumb voice he was doing was not convincing and his big moment where he yells at everybody to understand the situation felt like a parody of his prior (better) performances. While I did not hate the movie, I would be hard pressed to recommend it.
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2022.01.25 18:02 NewsCryptocurrency Students and Their Personal Finances
2022.01.25 18:02 StaticREM What personal tricks do you use to help you remember how to spell certain words?
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2022.01.25 18:02 SKOLorion HD plan not available?
My yearly Amazon Music HD subscription ended at the start of the month. The only option I now see is renewing for $8/mo. Did Amazon include HD in all plans now? I'm not seeing an option to "upgrade" to the higher bitrate. Thanks!
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2022.01.25 18:02 dude_whateveryousay Tis True you Know
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2022.01.25 18:02 kiliandj NSCLT - Fly With Me
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2022.01.25 18:02 dammitdan57 My Predictions for the Rumble
Raw: Dawkins Ford Rey Dom Theory Priest Styles Big E Owen's Orton Riddle Gable Otis Ziggler Rode
Smackdown Sheamus Corbin Moss Zayn Kingston Cesare Ridge Nakamura Ricochet
Other Knoxville Breakker Tommaso Dunne Knight
Knoxville is gunna eliminate Zayn
Omos and Knoxville will have a comedy spot
Think Montez Ford is gunna show case but not win
Final four will be Owens, Big E, Tommaso, Styles,
Big E will win and get his Mania moment
This is just for fun. What do you guys think will happen?
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2022.01.25 18:02 Contain3r Park Houston
2022.01.25 18:02 Street-Platypus89 Idk about some of you guys, but I'd be very disappointed in namco if we get imoq remasters in the future
an understand someone wanting them in the aspect of basically being desperate for anything .hack related that is new (plus the fact that gu has the last recode collection)
But at the same time (even as someone who loves imoq) you can't do a remaster with them like gu, oh no. You literally have to fundamentally change many things from imoq (ESPECIALLY to make it appealing to modern audiences so that it can actually sell well) its to the point where namco would either
1-Remake imoq from the ground up
2-Make a new game series
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2022.01.25 18:02 Alternative_Clerk290 Spam this spammer please 🙏🙏
2022.01.25 18:02 NastyLeoS ENCORE EVENT - ZOMBIE SAM & MUMMY RALPH - SUPER JACKPOTS - Looney Tunes ...
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2022.01.25 18:02 Nimrodel78 ...sometimes we could forget the beauty of little things among this big Universe...
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