(MM17) Production Notes

And we’re done!

One day before this was set to go live I decided that I wasn’t happy with the backing music I’d used. So there’s a version of this chapter on my hard drive that uses Mars by Gustav Holst for the Superman scene, and Etude No. 2 + For The Damaged Coda for the Lois scene. Mars was too intense throughout, rather than building, and didn’t end quite right. And For The Damaged Coda, while beautiful and exactly the mournful I wanted, was still waaaaaaay too recently popularized by Rick & Morty, making the whole scene just feel derivative due to the music choice. So I spent most of Tuesday freaking out and trying to fix that. Thankfully I was recently given a spotify playlist that had Nunc Dimittis on it (thanks Brienne!) and an ex-Catholic friend that pointed me not just at Requiem, but which parts in particular would work well (thanks Vivian!). So – whew! What a day!

The Full Book (at 7.5 hours) is also available at the main Metropolitan Man Table of Contents page.

I feel so unutterably torn about how Metropolitan Man ended. I was originally going to talk about that here, but I recently recorded the interview with Alexander Wales that’ll be airing in two weeks, and we talked about in that, so I’ll just let that wait until that comes out. :) Thank you again to everyone who helped contribute to this. Super-Extra Thanks to Alexander Wales for writing such an amazing story, and letting me podcast it (psst, you can read his other stuff here!). And thank you all for listening!

SFX: 1940’s Office; Forest Night; drawer; skid; wrecking ball

Intro/Outro – Handlebars, by Flobots
Luthor Manor w Superman – in order: Rex tremendae; (tiny bit of Confutatis)Agnus Dei; Dies Irae, all from Mozart’s Requiem
Luthor Manor w Lois – Nunc Dimittis, by Arvo Pärt

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  1. Thanks for doing this story. You have come a long way from the first chapters of HPMOR. Nathan also did a great job.

  2. Karl Nordenstorm

    You are genuinely good at making audio books. I listen to about 200 books per year and yours rank highly. Some good things about your audio:

    * Well chosen music and at good volume
    * Good associates. In this book every single actor is good.
    * Good use of sound effects. Opening doors, thuds, et cetera, never gets to much.
    * The texts you choose are just very good, and I doubt they would have been turned into audio by some company.

    Thank you. I always have the entire HPMOR audiobook on my phone. It is the soundtrack of my work. Know the story so well I can reexperience it while giving it 30% focus. So programming or writing works fine listening to it.

  3. I wanted to thank you for all the work you put into this. You’re awesome! I really liked this story and your audiobook adaption. I hope you will continue making other stuff in the future. Listing to your voice is really pleasant.

    Stay Awesome!

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