Talent

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Challenge #02901-G344: Vocal Gymnastics

The human spoke in a half-whisper as they were going through the jungle trying to skirt the edges of a hostile camp. Normally, they'd be 'kick backside and take names' but they were carrying a wounded havenworlder with them and could not risk their friend. Damnit, if only the life pod's transmitters had worked! No use for it, they knew where the rescue ship would be, but the hostiles were not going to make it easy.

Their friend then noticed the voice of their human, they'd heard it before, but hadn't quite believed their hearing. Now in the quiet, with just their human's whisper, they realized it fully. It was not one voice, it was two. One softer, slightly gravelly, one stronger. But also in tone, one higher pitched one lower.

Havenworlder: "How are you doing that?"

Human: "doing what?"

Havenworlder: "Two voices at the same time?"

Human: "Oh that's easy, one side of my voice box is tighter than the other, there's scarring there from when I got sick as a kid. Growing up in the DeRegger worlds was hell. I practiced to control it, it's natural to me now. You should hear it when I make myself sound like two different people all together." -- Anon Guest

[AN: The original Nonny who posted this is apparently capable of this feat and can also self-harmonise. Neat]

Humans talking to themselves was nothing new. Neither was the phenomenon of arguing with themselves. Humans doing voices was nothing new either. Having them sound realistic wasn't entirely novel, either. It was when Human Dors was muttering at opposite ends of vocal plausibility that Companion Grox began having a concern.

One voice was deep and gravelly, the other higher in tone and clearer. Neither were Human Dors' usual speaking voice. Sometimes, they overlapped each other as once voice interrupted the other. It was quite a trick.

Companion Gorx said, "How are you doing that?"

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Challenge #02229-F039: Special Talents

"Am I weird?"

"Yes, that's why we get along." -- Anon Guest

They say things like, There's always one, or, Strange is as strange does; but what they generally mean by that is, Look at the statistical outlier. It's not always done with malice, but it certainly feels that way when one is on the receiving end. For those who experience this sort of thing first hand, it's interesting how the statistical outliers are reviled and expelled from groups as "too strange"

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Challenge #01580-D119: Alto-nate Talent

Alto. Never to sing those high intricate vocal solos beloved of Opera fans. Altos get stuck in the choir. -- Knitnan

Keep the tune. Keep the rhythm. Let the sopranos, the tenors and the basso profundos drown you out. That's all the Altos are good for, they say. That and pop music, which is famously lacking in melody[1], and famously full of atonal yelling down the microphones. Which was all too bad, because Gail loved to sing, and she was an

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Challenge #01577-D116: Famous Fortune

Imagine a time when 3D technology can create actors and actresses from the past or now. Actors age, 3D images do not. already existing are those from the past whose Images are saleable items, and "Body of Work" could mean something else. And I'm not just thinking "The Elvis Experience" here - although I suspect it might be one of the first. -- Knitnan

Janice sashayed up to the bar after her set had finished. "Gimme a tall SoCo on the rocks,

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