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Sophinisba Solis ([personal profile] sophinisba) wrote2012-04-03 08:15 pm

recording: There are some things I need to tell you.

[personal profile] dingsi made this post back in October, and since at least November I've been thinking that I would like to record it. I went and got permission back in December and everything. I tend to start crying whenever I read it though, and that makes reading out loud challenging. It also feels very weird to be speaking a personal message in first person when I'm not the one who wrote it, and I'm sure [personal profile] dingsi would emphasize different words and make a lot of different choices if he were reading it.

Still, here is this thing! I hope some of you find it helpful to listen to.

There are some things I need to tell you. by [personal profile] dingsi, read by [personal profile] sophinisba

Download at MediaFire or listen streaming:
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[personal profile] dodificus 2012-04-04 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
This feels much too personal for me to go post anything at [personal profile] dingsi's journal, so I'll just say it to you: wow.
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[personal profile] woldy 2012-04-04 02:32 am (UTC)(link)
This is lovely, & I think you did a great job.
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[personal profile] jelazakazone 2012-04-04 01:01 pm (UTC)(link)
This is amazing. I feel like it's impolitic to say this, because I'm not trans, but it really spoke to me as well. People are who they are and they need to live it and the way they do it is right for them. There is no wrong way to be yourself. It's a very powerful message.
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[personal profile] dingsi 2012-04-04 07:02 pm (UTC)(link)
For what it's worth, I didn't write this solely with trans people in mind. The way I see it, when it speaks to someone, then it's also for them. <3
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[personal profile] jelazakazone 2012-04-04 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Awesome. I was feeling shy to post feedback on your journal for several reasons, but this spoke volumes to me. Thanks so much. ♥
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[personal profile] jelazakazone 2012-04-05 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
It's a really lovely piece and I never would have seen it otherwise. Thanks again for recording it.
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[personal profile] croissantkatie 2012-04-04 01:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh gosh. Erm. I'm not quite sure what to say. I started crying at number 7 and just. I needed that apparently. So thank you so much. <3

[personal profile] meri 2012-04-04 04:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, um, I'm trying very hard not to cry at work right now. I'm really glad you recorded this because hearing it, listening to it when I most need it in the future, is going to be a great blessing. Thank you.
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[personal profile] dingsi 2012-04-04 07:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you. I'm kinda ... not finding the right words atm, so. Just thanks.
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[personal profile] such_heights 2012-04-04 09:39 pm (UTC)(link)
oh oh oh. I am going to load this to my phone and save it for when I need it. <3333
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[personal profile] anatsuno 2012-04-04 10:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I hadn't read that post, and I'm so grateful you recorded it. This wil stay with me a long time, oh yes. <3
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[personal profile] tinypinkmouse 2012-04-05 01:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Absolutely beautifully read. Thank you for this, I never would have found the post otherwise.
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[personal profile] cybel 2012-04-05 03:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Beautiful and moving, both the message and the reading.

Thank you both.

(Anonymous) 2012-04-05 06:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey, I just wanted to say thank you for recording and posting this... I wouldn't have found it on [personal profile] dingsi's journal and I kind of needed to hear this, like a lot.

So, thank you.

(Anonymous) 2012-04-14 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
I've got nothing beyond 'wow' and 'thank you,' so I hope that's enough.

Wow.

Thank you.
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[personal profile] yue_ix 2012-04-17 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
I remember reading this over the original journal, and loving it to pieces (<3<3, dingsi!), and saving it, but somehow I didn't revisit it often - in parts because just seeing that private bookmark reminded me of the text and cheered me already. This spoken version has been listened to once per night since I downloaded it several days ago. It's lovely, and there is a difference when something it said - heard compared to read, plus you did a great job with it, beyond managing not to cry (kudos!). Truthfully I'd gladly listen to an hour of this text read in a dozen voices put back to back, while for now I'm just as happy listening to you on this collaboration on loop. Thank you for recording editing and sharing this.
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[personal profile] elemgi 2012-04-26 04:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for recording this. I've seldom listened to anything so truthful and affecting. Bless.
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[personal profile] pipisafoat 2012-04-29 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
Your voice is so great, and I'm glad this exists. Putting the two together: massive win. Thank you for win and for sharing win!