Well not forgot about it, I still have the messages you sent me about it saved in my in-box so I see it every time I am in on deviant art, I have just not been in a reading mod lately, and I got so many fics piling up. :I
On that topic, read any interesting fics lately? My "well-written fiction reading-count" has significantly peaked ever since I signed up on fimfiction. ...I'd probably take a while to make a proper list, and I suppose it's not too useful if you're already behind your own schedule anyway.
...and as for my own works, well, there's always the mp3-file-audio-books for easy listening provided with each chapter.
No need to rush, it's not like I'm fast at putting out new chapters anyway.
...although I can not stress the fact enough that the thing is available as an audio-book, and as such, you could technically still read the story while climbing up the side of a mountain using your hands, teeth and an icepickle.
"Well, the audio-book would be a lot more interesting there was some sort of emotion in the voice. More specifically, if a real person were to read it."
Well, I would read it myself, if it weren't for a) I have a Ztrongh Gherman Acczzentt that I apparently can't notice myself. b) And if I read Dash's and Daring's lines... well, I'm male, and the characters are female. I dunno how well that works. c) I'm a perfectionist. I'd end up re-doing and re-re-re-re-re-doing just about every single line if I were to speak it myself. So just pushing a button and having it been transcribed automatically is much easier.
...for chapter 5 I'd strongly advise the use of the audiobook, though. I've went out of my way to add properly timed music for that chapter.
Eh, I still get more into the story when I read it myself without audio.
As for the "real person" voice, it can be anyone. The problem I have with the automated voice is that it seems to mispronounce a few things. I think it would sound better with your "Ztrongh Gherman Acczzentt", but that's probably because I like accents I don't hear often. (more specifically, those where I can actually comprehend what the person with the accent is saying)
And as I said, knowing the voice resembles the voice you gave to Alice... There's something kind of creepy about that. Alice the AI reading a My Little Pony fanfic about the fourth wall.