Record your voice reading (a scene from) your favorite work of fan-fiction. Anything goes… within reason, of course! Post a link to the recording as a response.

This particular Daily Create task was one of my own creation, so I’d like to show you how I made my dramatic reading of the Magic Kaito fan-fiction, “Reality.”

As previous assignments have proven on my behalf, I am quite the fan of Gosho Aoyama’s Magic Kaito franchise. Premiering in the pages of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in 1987, Magic Kaito tells the story of an aspiring stage illusionist, whose one goal in life is to surpass his late father as the best magician in the world. As of late, however, he’s taken on the family night job, as one of the most wanted criminals on the planet: Phantom Thief #1412, or as he’s better known, the Kaitou Kid. I’m not even joking when I say that this is a family thing, as both of Kaito’s parents are revealed to be former thieves in later chapters; not only was his father the original Kid, his mom preceded him as the “Phantom Lady.”

This fan fiction, in particular, goes into the psychological reasoning behind Kaito’s decision to follow in his father’s footsteps, and become a jewel thief, despite the best wishes of his childhood friend, the father of whom serves as the head of the local police’s Kaitou Kid Task Force – in essence, the one who is obsessed with arresting Kid, regardless of his identity. This is especially haunting when you consider that the men who murdered Toichi Kuroba – Kaito’s dad – are still on the loose eight years after the fact, on a manhunt for a gem rumored to grant its bearer immortality, and find no problem with killing innocent civilians to find that gem for themselves.

I recorded the audio of this piece, in its entirety, in one take, on my Audacity account on my laptop. After doing the usual round of cuts to make sure everything is well-rounded, I saved everything onto my memory card, transferred it to my main computer, timed several leftover pictures from my BuzzFeed personality quiz from earlier this semester to fit key parts of the script, provided the necessary opening and closing credits to everything, and uploaded the final product onto my YouTube account, as well as my Twitter feed, concluding my Daily Create task for today.

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