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The following paragraph is to be read in your most IMPROBABLY EPIC tone of voice.

We all know it can be fun to read terrible fanfiction of any type or disturbing Dark Fics, but what about having them read to you in a dramatic, booming voice, just so that all of the Narm can be fully appreciated? This is where the Dramatic Reading comes in. You can expect almost every bad fanfic that becomes infamous to have at least one dramatic reading, and often other media such as published books can get dramatic readings if they're sufficiently infamous.

A subtrope of Audio Adaptation.


Non-derisive dramatic readings

Closer to Audio Adaptation, but usually based on (Web)comics, so they still need the pictures.

Examples from fiction:

  • In A Clockwork Orange, Alex and his goons break into a writer's house. Alex mocks the writer by reading his work-in-progress in a "sort of very high type preaching voice".
  • Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte: when the anime adapted Chapter 2B of the second novel, the Broadcasting Club's School Festival activity of a Radio Drama is modified to a "Dramatic Reading drama," which is effectively doing the same thing, but in front of an audience.
  • In the aptly named Harry Potter story A Dramatic Reading, this is done when Umbridge finds the Harry Potter book series in the Requeriment Room by some of the professors.
  • Done repeatedly in-universe in Skyhold Academy Yearbook, when Varric Tethras performs readings of stories written by either himself or his students.


Video Example(s):


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A Newgrounds user missed the point of a game parodying linear RPGs and left an angry, poorly-written review of it. Another user read it in a dramatic fashion, typos and all. A third then used that audio as part of a Flash animation emphasizing the various errors in the original review.

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