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** Flaming Trumpet Skull is now something of a Voxus meme after one DnD stream. The character has theme music and even fan art.

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** Flaming Trumpet Skull is now something of a Voxus meme after one DnD TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons stream. The character has theme music and even fan art.


The [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbcg4AODeLmLZBGvt243Wg Voice Over Nexus]] (Voxus for short) is an amateur voice acting troupe. Originally called "Let's Read Homestuck", the group was formed on the [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MSPA]] forums by some Let's Players who thought it'd be fun to make a dub of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Three years later the group numbered over thirty people and had produced over thirty hours of webcomic dubs and Let's Plays on Website/YouTube, having branched out from being just a Homestuck-focused group, plus Occasional gaming streams. Projects they last had included:

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The [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbcg4AODeLmLZBGvt243Wg Voice Over Nexus]] (Voxus for short) is an amateur voice acting troupe. Originally called "Let's Read Homestuck", the group was formed on the [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MSPA]] forums by some Let's Players who thought it'd be fun to make a dub of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Three years later the group numbered over thirty people and had produced over thirty hours of webcomic dubs and Let's Plays on Website/YouTube, having branched out from being just a Homestuck-focused group, plus Occasional gaming streams. Projects they last had have included:



* Let's Read Webcomic/ProblemSleuth (actually a solo project by Tooch, released through the Colab channel.)



VOXUS have finished some webcomic shorts, including a few ''Webcomic/ParadoxSpace'' comics, and completed a dub of ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''. Let's Read Homestuck, still the group's most popular project, went on indefinite hiatus on July 22, 2015 due to CreativeDifferences within the group. Several of the groups members parted ways with the main group, two going on to re purpose the CoLabHQ channel for their personal LetsPlay channel and the main bulk of the group creating a new youtube page to host content.

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VOXUS have finished some webcomic shorts, including a few ''Webcomic/ParadoxSpace'' comics, and completed a dub of ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''. Let's Read Homestuck, still the group's most popular project, went on indefinite hiatus on July 22, 2015 due to CreativeDifferences within the group. Former member Tooch also did a solo dub of Webcomic/ProblemSleuth, but due to the aforementioned CreativeDifferences, the series is unlikely to be continued. Several of the groups members parted ways with the main group, two (Alex, voice of Dave, and Tooch, voice of Nanasprite, Hussie, and others) going on to re purpose re-purpose the CoLabHQ channel for their personal LetsPlay channel and the main bulk of the group creating a new youtube page to host content.



** The same uneven, sporadic autotune used for ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff'' is played straight in ''Let's Read Undertale," to highlight BigBad Flowey's demonic, inhuman nature
* CastFullOfGay: A good chunk of the group membership sits comfortably at various points on the Queer spectrum.

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** The same uneven, sporadic autotune used for ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff'' is played straight in ''Let's Read Undertale," to highlight BigBad Flowey's demonic, inhuman nature
* CastFullOfGay: A good chunk of the group membership sits comfortably at various points on the Queer spectrum.spectrum; Actors Allusion (Doc Scatch) is gay, Vex (Sollux) is pan, Kate is a lesbian, and that just scratches the surface.


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* DarkReprise: Non-song version; A lighter version of the same uneven, sporadic autotune used for ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff'' is played straight in ''Let's Read Undertale," to highlight BigBad Flowey's demonic, inhuman nature.


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* StylisticSuck: True to the source material, [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Lets ROAD]] Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff is rife with bad inflections, wonky editing, and random unneeded distortion effects. And it's all the more hilarious for it.


* BritishAccents: Badger, Kate, Mido and Joely are from various different parts of the UK and all generally act with their natural accents or at least British ones.
** Badger's voice is sometimes compared to Yahtzee Croshaw of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' because of this, even though Yahtzee is from the Midlands. He also often gets compared to TotalBiscuit, '''much''' to his disdain.
** There is a common misconception that Kate is Welsh, when she's actually from OopNorth. Ironically, Mido actually is from Wales.
--->'''Kate''': Yes, I'm not from Wales. Will the next person who comments saying that I'm from Wales get a punch to the face, please? Because I'm not from ''bloody'' Wales!

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** ''Let's Read WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'' uses inconsistent autotune whenever any character references the in-universe comic ''Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff'' to present its StylisticSuck audibly.
** The same uneven, sporadic autotune used for ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff'' is played straight in ''Let's Read Undertale," to highlight BigBad Flowey's demonic, inhuman nature


* TheOtherDarrin: Some [=VAs=] in Let's Read Homestuck have needed to be replaced over the years, as you'd expect from a series with such a large cast and long, regular time commitment.
** Rose Lalonde was played by rebelAltair until Act 3 part 6, when due to scheduling issues she was replaced by Duckums.
** Andrew Hussie was originally played by mspa music composer Bowman, but he became busy and less involved in the fandom and the role was taken over by existing member and vocal chameleon Tooch.
** There is a running joke that the part of Nepeta Leijon is cursed, since the part has been played by three different [=VAs=] to date: Bratwurst Trousers, Aza Mack and current VA, Chula.
** A few roles may require replacement if the project continues, namely the Narrator and Dave. Subverted with Terezi and Eridan, as their voice actors officially are no longer part of the group, but have agreed to continue supplying lines for their characters if the need arises.



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The [[https://www.youtube.com/user/CoLabHQ Cooperation Laboratory]] ([=CoLab=] HQ for short) was an amateur voice acting troupe. Originally called "Let's Read Homestuck", the group was formed on the [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MSPA]] forums by some Let's Players who thought it'd be fun to make a dub of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Three years later the group numbered over thirty people and had produced over thirty hours of webcomic dubs and Let's Plays on Website/YouTube, having branched out from being just a Homestuck-focused group, plus [[http://www.twitch.tv/colab_hq regular live gaming streams]]. Projects they last had included:

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The [[https://www.youtube.com/user/CoLabHQ Cooperation Laboratory]] ([=CoLab=] HQ com/channel/UCsbcg4AODeLmLZBGvt243Wg Voice Over Nexus]] (Voxus for short) was is an amateur voice acting troupe. Originally called "Let's Read Homestuck", the group was formed on the [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MSPA]] forums by some Let's Players who thought it'd be fun to make a dub of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Three years later the group numbered over thirty people and had produced over thirty hours of webcomic dubs and Let's Plays on Website/YouTube, having branched out from being just a Homestuck-focused group, plus [[http://www.twitch.tv/colab_hq regular live Occasional gaming streams]].streams. Projects they last had included:



* Let's Read Webcomic/ProblemSleuth (actually a solo project by Tooch, released through the Colab channel)

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* Let's Read Webcomic/ProblemSleuth (actually a solo project by Tooch, released through the Colab channel)channel.)



[=CoLab=] HQ have finished some webcomic shorts, including a few ''Webcomic/ParadoxSpace'' comics, and completed a dub of ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''. Let's Read Homestuck, still the group's most popular project, went on indefinite hiatus on July 22, 2015 due to CreativeDifferences within the group. The group has since disbanded and the channel is planned to be repurposed as a Let's Play channel named "The Big D-Pad". Let's Read Homestuck has since been moved to a new chanel called Voice-Over Nexus (or Voxus), made up of several [=CoLab=] veterans.

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[=CoLab=] HQ VOXUS have finished some webcomic shorts, including a few ''Webcomic/ParadoxSpace'' comics, and completed a dub of ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''. Let's Read Homestuck, still the group's most popular project, went on indefinite hiatus on July 22, 2015 due to CreativeDifferences within the group. The group has since disbanded Several of the groups members parted ways with the main group, two going on to re purpose the CoLabHQ channel for their personal LetsPlay channel and the channel is planned to be repurposed as a Let's Play channel named "The Big D-Pad". Let's Read Homestuck has since been moved to main bulk of the group creating a new chanel called Voice-Over Nexus (or Voxus), made up of several [=CoLab=] veterans.
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!Tropes of ''[=CoLab=] HQ'' in General

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!Tropes of ''[=CoLab=] HQ'' ''VOXUS'' in General



* CompressedAdaptation: As much as possible, [=CoLab's=] Let's Reads tend to cover all of the comics except for occasional non-essential easter-eggs. The start of Act 4 of Let's Read Homestuck, however, compresses things from the comic a little, since Hussie found that many readers missed vital plot detail from the interactive walkaround flash, he made pages of the comic depicting those missed events. In the [=CoLab=] version, the opening of the flash and initial conversations are shown at the time the flash is placed in the comic, then the rest of the flash is placed where the recap panels were, an episode later.
* DungeonmastersGirlfriend: Kate's girlfriend, Shaz, is the healer of Kate's Friday Night Dungeon Crawl, though does not seem to enjoy any benefits other than access to Kate's ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' books. She is also an honorary member of the colab.

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* CompressedAdaptation: As much as possible, [=CoLab's=] Voxus' Let's Reads tend to cover all of the comics except for occasional non-essential easter-eggs. The start of Act 4 of Let's Read Homestuck, however, compresses things from the comic a little, since Hussie found that many readers missed vital plot detail from the interactive walkaround flash, he made pages of the comic depicting those missed events. In the [=CoLab=] Voxus version, the opening of the flash and initial conversations are shown at the time the flash is placed in the comic, then the rest of the flash is placed where the recap panels were, an episode later.
* DungeonmastersGirlfriend: Kate's girlfriend, Shaz, is the healer of Kate's Friday Night Dungeon Crawl, though does not seem to enjoy any benefits other than access to Kate's ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' books. She is also an honorary member of the colab.assists with branding matters and marketing for Voxus.



* EndOfAnEra[=/=]WhamLine - After 9 months with no videos, Alex and Tooch released [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H9jJjfhdvE this video]] explaining that Colab had disbanded shortly after the last video had been released. Alex declared that the channel would be {{retool}}ed as a LetsPlay channel, and Voice Over Nexus (or Voxus) would be the place to go if the audience wants to see more Let's Read Homestuck (though Tooch admitted that he might decide to finish Let's Read Problem Sleuth someday).

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* EndOfAnEra[=/=]WhamLine - After 9 months with no videos, Alex and Tooch released a video rebranding the CoLabHQ channel as their personal Let'sPlay channel. Backlash from this, involving a [[http://superbluebadger.tumblr.com/post/147251688591/please-readreblog-lets-read-homestuck post explaining some of the backstory behind the CoLabHQ split]], resulted in the original video being taken down, and they later uploaded [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H9jJjfhdvE this video]] com/watch?v=OK0lAOlbVf8 A new video in cooperation with Voxus]] a video explaining that Colab Voxus and they had disbanded shortly after the last video had been released. Alex declared that the channel would be {{retool}}ed as a LetsPlay channel, and Voice Over Nexus (or Voxus) would be the place come to go if the audience wants an agreement on how to see more Let's Read Homestuck (though Tooch admitted that he might decide to finish Let's Read Problem Sleuth someday).move forward.



** Flaming Trumpet Skull is now something of a [=CoLab=] meme after [[http://www.twitch.tv/colab_hq/c/5995501 a Dungeons & Dragons Twitch stream]]. The character has theme music and even fan art.

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** Flaming Trumpet Skull is now something of a [=CoLab=] Voxus meme after [[http://www.twitch.tv/colab_hq/c/5995501 a Dungeons & Dragons Twitch stream]].one DnD stream. The character has theme music and even fan art.

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The [[https://www.youtube.com/user/CoLabHQ Cooperation Laboratory]] ([=CoLab=] HQ for short) was an amateur voice acting troupe. Originally called "Let's Read Homestuck", the group was formed on the [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MSPA]] forums by some Let's Players who thought it'd be fun to make a dub of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Three years later the group numbered over thirty people and had produced over thirty hours of webcomic dubs and Let's Plays on Website/YouTube, having branched out from being just a Homestuck-focused group, plus [[http://www.twitch.tv/colab_hq regular live gaming streams]]. Projects they last had included:

* Let's Read {{Webcomic/Homestuck}}
* Let's Read Webcomic/ProblemSleuth (actually a solo project by Tooch, released through the Colab channel)
* Let's Read {{Webcomic/Paranatural}}
* Let's Read {{Webcomic/Supermahou}}
* Let's Read Webcomic/MonsterPulse
* Let's Read Webcomic/PragueRace

[=CoLab=] HQ have finished some webcomic shorts, including a few ''Webcomic/ParadoxSpace'' comics, and completed a dub of ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''. Let's Read Homestuck, still the group's most popular project, went on indefinite hiatus on July 22, 2015 due to CreativeDifferences within the group. The group has since disbanded and the channel is planned to be repurposed as a Let's Play channel named "The Big D-Pad". Let's Read Homestuck has since been moved to a new chanel called Voice-Over Nexus (or Voxus), made up of several [=CoLab=] veterans.

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!Tropes of ''[=CoLab=] HQ'' in General

* AprilFoolsDay: Usually the group uploads something special for April 1st, including a video masquerading as the next episode of Let's Read Homestuck released early which was actually a video of the Let's Read Homestuck [=VAs=] reading assorted logs from the comic with the characters all switched around, and a Let's Read of the notoriously terrible Homestuck FanFiction, ''Fanfic/HomestuckHigh''.
* BritishAccents: Badger, Kate, Mido and Joely are from various different parts of the UK and all generally act with their natural accents or at least British ones.
** Badger's voice is sometimes compared to Yahtzee Croshaw of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' because of this, even though Yahtzee is from the Midlands. He also often gets compared to TotalBiscuit, '''much''' to his disdain.
** There is a common misconception that Kate is Welsh, when she's actually from OopNorth. Ironically, Mido actually is from Wales.
--->'''Kate''': Yes, I'm not from Wales. Will the next person who comments saying that I'm from Wales get a punch to the face, please? Because I'm not from ''bloody'' Wales!
* CastFullOfGay: A good chunk of the group membership sits comfortably at various points on the Queer spectrum.
* CompressedAdaptation: As much as possible, [=CoLab's=] Let's Reads tend to cover all of the comics except for occasional non-essential easter-eggs. The start of Act 4 of Let's Read Homestuck, however, compresses things from the comic a little, since Hussie found that many readers missed vital plot detail from the interactive walkaround flash, he made pages of the comic depicting those missed events. In the [=CoLab=] version, the opening of the flash and initial conversations are shown at the time the flash is placed in the comic, then the rest of the flash is placed where the recap panels were, an episode later.
* DungeonmastersGirlfriend: Kate's girlfriend, Shaz, is the healer of Kate's Friday Night Dungeon Crawl, though does not seem to enjoy any benefits other than access to Kate's ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' books. She is also an honorary member of the colab.
** This gets switched around in later Friday Night Dungeoncrawls, as Kate got access to D&D Encounters, a set of premade adventures, and the DM becoming an alternating position, with the first new DM being Shaz.
* EndOfAnEra[=/=]WhamLine - After 9 months with no videos, Alex and Tooch released [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H9jJjfhdvE this video]] explaining that Colab had disbanded shortly after the last video had been released. Alex declared that the channel would be {{retool}}ed as a LetsPlay channel, and Voice Over Nexus (or Voxus) would be the place to go if the audience wants to see more Let's Read Homestuck (though Tooch admitted that he might decide to finish Let's Read Problem Sleuth someday).
* HilariousOuttakes: Six videos worth of them. Almost all from Let's Read Homestuck, since the sheer amount and complexity of the dialogue tends to lead to many line flubs.
** Of note is Vespa, who has managed to get an entire video to herself.
* LarynxDissonance: In Let's Read Homestuck, Nannasprite, an old lady, is played by male VA Tooch, minor young male characters in Homestuck and Paranatural as well as some other short comic dubs, are often played by female [=VAs=] like Adoxographist and Vespa.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: Several of the [=VAs=] could qualify, especially Adox and Tooch.
* MediumAwareness: Doc Scratch is apparently not only aware of the medium, he's aware of the change of mediums as well, as shown when he mentions that there are "sight gags that don't translate to video". [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou This raises unsettling implications]].
* PragmaticAdaptation: Let's Read Homestuck features some. Naturally when adapting an often heavily text-focused webcomic with highly metatextual elements to video, there has to be some.
** Doc Scratch: "To be less precise, 8^y. Which, if you were to type it out, would form a facsimile of the Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff sign. I told you bro. I told you about those sight gags that don't translate to video."
** The Troll Quadrants section, where large parts of the text are copied and pasted to troll the readers, is speeded up to about 8x speed to try to stave off audience boredom while keeping the gag intact.
** During the Strife! gag with Jake English, where it was suggested that the reader go to the bandcamp page to pick an appropriate song, footage was inserted of one of the editors doing just that.
** And in possibly the biggest example, the banner gags during the Scratch Narration, which would have been impossible to translate directly to video, were re-imagined as Youtube pop-up ads, complete with a the x that normally makes them vanish. More than a few viewers reported attempting to close them out.
* RunningGag: A few on top of regularly referenced Homestuck ones:
** In an early blooper reel, Kate becomes angry at an Ice cream van interrupting her recording. Several livestreams and Let's Plays by the group since reference Kate's nemesis "The Fucking Ice Cream Van" or attacking ice cream vans with chainsaws, including during a game of ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' in which Badger shouts it as a battle cry on picking up a chainsaw weapon.
** Flaming Trumpet Skull is now something of a [=CoLab=] meme after [[http://www.twitch.tv/colab_hq/c/5995501 a Dungeons & Dragons Twitch stream]]. The character has theme music and even fan art.
*** This has culminated in the group having the side quest of assembling a band made up of defeated enemies. Members so far include Flaming Trumpet Skull, Orcarina the ocarina player and Melody Fortissimo the banshee vocalist.
* SuddenlyShouting: Vex has a tendency to start shouting in the streams, mostly for joking purposes.
* TheOtherDarrin: Some [=VAs=] in Let's Read Homestuck have needed to be replaced over the years, as you'd expect from a series with such a large cast and long, regular time commitment.
** Rose Lalonde was played by rebelAltair until Act 3 part 6, when due to scheduling issues she was replaced by Duckums.
** Andrew Hussie was originally played by mspa music composer Bowman, but he became busy and less involved in the fandom and the role was taken over by existing member and vocal chameleon Tooch.
** There is a running joke that the part of Nepeta Leijon is cursed, since the part has been played by three different [=VAs=] to date: Bratwurst Trousers, Aza Mack and current VA, Chula.
** A few roles may require replacement if the project continues, namely the Narrator and Dave. Subverted with Terezi and Eridan, as their voice actors officially are no longer part of the group, but have agreed to continue supplying lines for their characters if the need arises.
* VocalEvolution: As you'd expect from such a long project, especially since many of the early members particularly were teenagers and had little to no experience at the start of production, the quality of the acting and recording improves over time, and the [=VAs=] get more comfortable with the voices they perform. Even Badger, the narrator, sounds more subdued when you go back to early episodes, later developing a more bombastic, energetic narration style. In addition, many of the actors were using higher-pitched voices due to playing 13 year old characters, so after an in-universe TimeSkip of around 3 years, they began using something closer to their natural voices, to illustrate the characters going through puberty.

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