The day we came for.
The two main reasons for the trip:
1) Tour the cave--make script revisions
2) Record the script
I met Tracy and Dan for breakfast and enjoyed some corn flakes (with sugar) and some chocolate muffins.
(The muffins at Jenolan were better...)
Then we were off to the studio.
"We're in Austrailia. At a recording studio. About to record in Klingon."
Yeah, I spent a large portion of the trip in absolute amazment or disbelief.
Tracy did a fabulous job on the recording.
I was on the other side of the glass following along with the script to catch any slips of the tongue.
We made a few alterations to help the recording flow better.
When Tracy got to the section on Cave Rules, she really hit her stride.
((Dan likes listening to the rules in the different languages. He says that the French almost sounds apologetic, while the German means business. Our goal was to beat the Germans.))
Tracy really got into character during the rules, and just kept on going.
But when we got to Maryanne's section, she asked that it be calmed down.
After Tracy made a very weak-sounding recording, I made sure she punched it back up for the next session.
After the recording was done, we listened to it all the way through.
I wasn't listening for much beyond pronunctiation at this point, and was focusing on the script one syllable at a time.
Why does she sound so weak? I think I'm going to be sick. Oh, it's Maryanne's section.
Luckily, the weakness fades quickly.
But Marryanne is happy with it.
Amazingly, we finished hours ahead of schedule. Apparently even the English version took longer and had more mistakes.
So we went to lunch by the beach.
I had french toast, covered with powdered sugar and syrup.
And since we had extra time, we toured the Sydney Opera House.
That night, we had our celebration dinner.
At a steak & seafood restaurant.
Unknown to our hosts, I eat neither.
So I had the burger. And this time, the tomato sauce was perfect. Nice and rich.
And the chips? Just the way I like 'em, thick.