Favorite roles by favorite voice actors

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One of my all-time favorite games, Final Fantasy IV is one of those rare titles that I’ve actually beaten repeatedly with subsequent re-releases, and often to 100% completion. This was also the game that made me interested in the Paladin class, where Cecil, the main character (eventually) becomes one through a memorable trial that is both physical and mental. And while the DS version’s voice acting was a bit iffy at first, as the game went on, the actors clearly got into the roles, and it’s my favorite telling of this particular story.

I also appreciate that they didn’t dumb down the difficulty as they did with the original American release; in fact, it’s one of the hardest JRPGs you can play that isn’t on the level of a ROM hack.. or the kind of stuff that Atlus puts out.

Also! I’ve had an e-mail address related to this game for the last two decades, and I always name my networked PCs after characters from it, so it’s something that’s always in the back of my mind. I decided to go with the main / overworld theme though, as it symbolizes the game as a whole, and while not the first Final Fantasy to employ leitmotifs, it was the one where they started coming to the forefront.

I just really fucking love FFIV, ok? <3

LETS TALK ABOUT OCS

Ask meme to get you to talk about your OCs to your followers!!

Section 1 - About:

  1. Briefly Describe your OC: Appearance, personality, role in a story, etc..
  2. Briefly describe their backstory/childhood
  3. Describe their family life and friends.
  4. What is the world they come from like?
  5. Are they original or exist in a certain fandom?
  6. Are they an introvert or extrovert?
  7. Greatest fear?
  8. What’s their sense of humor like?
  9. Favorite pieces of fiction or genres they enjoy?
  10. Favorite music genres?
  11. Describe their vision of a perfect spouse, if applicable.
  12. Largest regret?
  13. Something your OC would say?
  14. Whats their morality like?
  15. Would they live in a city, rural area, or suburb?
  16. Which actor would you like to portray your OC? (Or a voice actor)
  17. Sexuality? Gender Identity?
  18. What inspired you to make this character?

Section 2 - If…

  1. If they existed in another decade, what would they wear? (Asker can choose what decade) (Bonus points if you draw them!)
  2. If they were in a RPG, what would be their class?
  3. If they received a large amount of money no strings attached, what would they use it for?
  4. If they competed on a competitive TV show, how would they approach to winning? (the “mean” one, the one who makes friends, the one who’s there for fun)
  5. If they could change one thing about their past, what would it be?
  6. If you met them, what would they do?
  7. If your character exists in another series’ world, what would they be doing/look like?
  8. Ask your own!

Section 3 - Other:

  1. What other OCs would they get along with?
  2. What’s their singing voice like?
  3. Take a personality test as the character. Post results.
  4. What would be their fighting style in a fighting game like Mortal Kombat, Super Smash Brothers, or Street Fighter?
  5. What are some mannerisms/quirks?
  6. Describe their favorite meal.
  7. What do they do when they’re bored?
  8. How do they express love/affection for someone?
  9. Most embarrassing thing that could/has happened to them?
  10. Make a portrait sketch of them!
Things I noticed.... (30 August)

Alright. So I saw the show last night (Wed 30 Aug) and i have so many  things that I need to talk about:

  • I made eye contact with Mike Faist three times. THREE TIMES. During Waving through a window, when everyone forms a circle around Evan and stares outwards, he basically stared me down and. just. magical. Also, twice during Disappear. Which honestly i’m still sorta dying over. During the lyrics “we get lost in the in between,” and “no one deserves to be forgotten” he flicked his eyes over to where I was sitting and held eye contact for a second. (I was sitting on left mezz Row A, so I was in the eye line of a lot of the actors when they were facing the audience)
  • So Colton filled in for Ben, and Garrett filled in for Rachel. They were both so amazing. You could tell that Garrett was struggling a bit with her voice, it was their second show of the day, but she still fucking killed it. Colton makes really funny faces when he sings, it was endearing. 
  • CONNOR AFTER WORDS FAIL. Holy shit. Heart breaking. For anyone who hasn’t seen the show *SPOILERS* after the Murphy’s walk away, the spotlight settles on Connor in the background, and he sorta shakes his head like he’s disappointed in Evan and walks off stage. That just fucking broke my heart
  • Will Roland is a god. that’s all
  • Laura’s voice is so fucking powerful and amazing
  • So is Michael Park’s! Like he deserve so much more recognition than he gets. 
  • Everyone’s voice is on point. 
  • Fun Fact: I sat next to Adrienne Walker (Nala in Broadway’s Lion King) and apparently she knows Olivia Puckett cause she came by during intermission and was talking to her!! She seems super nice
  • Just all of the sniffling and outright crying during the silence after Words Fail, and again after So Big/So Small. 
  • I’ve seen Evan’s speech so many times, but jesus there is nothing like seeing it live. The horrible, endless 2 minutes of silence as he just lays on the ground and cries. Colton was fucking amazing
  • When Evan, Jared, and Alanna pitch The Connor Project to the Murphy’s, there’s all these pictures of baby Mike on the screens and they’re so adorable
  • CONNOR HAS A HULA MAID ON HIS BOOKSHELF
  • Mike is an actual beanpole jesus
  • During Sincerely, Me when Connor “punches” Evan, holy shit Mike full on was hitting Colton. HARD. You could straight up hear how hard he was hitting him it was amazing
  • HIS SNAPS ARE SO LOUD DURING “if i stop smoking pot”. like legit louder than his singing
  • Also, Mike is not nearly as tall as I assumed 
  • can you tell who my favorite actor in the show is?
  • SINCERELY, ME WAS THE BEST PERFORMANCE I HAVE EVER SEEN I HAVE SO MANY OPINIONS ABOUT IT AND THEY’RE ALL AMAZING
  • confirmed: when connor says “the only man that I love is my dad” he makes quotations marks when he says love. 
  • Connor’s face when evan says he’s proud of him
  • THE FACE MIKE MAKES WHEN HE’S RUBBING HIS NIPPLES
  • all you gotta DO
  • Jared didn’t say kinky :( 
  • also can you tell what my favorite song is?
  • Alanna deserves a bigger role cause Kristolynn has a fucking beautiful voice and Alanna is so underrated all she wanted to do was help
  • unpopular opinion: i love larry. he’s human. sure he was a dick and didn’t take Connor’s mental illness seriously but idk. I still kinda love him. but he’s a jackass and i wanna punch him too. 
  • the voice that Mike uses when he says “so many people end up sucking dick for meth.” he closes his eyes and forces out “dick.” i love that that little part of Evan that kinda came through. 
  • PSA: CONNOR MURPHY DESERVED BETTER. CONNOR MURPHY DESERVED BETTER. I WILL SHOUT THIS TO THE FUCKING HEAVENS. i have so many feelings about connor murphy. 
  • you can tell that when he goes to sign Evan’s cast, he was trying to reach out. he was super awkward and it just reminds you that under everything, he’s just this teenage kid with a broken spirit who convinced himself that the world is against him…because noone’s ever told him otherwise. he just. deserves so much better. 
  • unpopular opinion: i kinda hate Zoe. she’s a victim of circumstance, but honestly i think she was as bad as Larry. 
  • OVERALL: it was one of the most memorable nights of my life and seriously, if you are able to see it on Broadway…do. There is absolutely no comparison to live theatre. It’s beautiful. 
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San Francisco Comic Con 2017: Full Jeremy Shada Panel (via steven alvarez)

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I was inspired by Persona 5 Appreciation Week and I’ve been meaning to bring back the T&B fandom and a lot of us are waiting for the live action T&B movie (which I found out may not be out until 2019), I’ve decided to have a Tiger & Bunny Appreciation Week. The coming week, you, the fans (if there are still any T&B fans left) will post things related to Tiger & Bunny. Here’s how the week follows.

Day 1 (April 2, Sunday): Favorite Character

On this day, you can post about which one is your favorite character in the series or the two movies. Also, talk about why they are your favorite and (this might sound a little naughty) what would you do if they came to you in the real world.

Day 2 (April 3, Monday): Favorite Episode or Movie

On this day, you can post about which is your favorite episode from the series or which of the two movies is your favorite. Also, explain why that episode or movie is your favorite.

Day 3 (April 4, Tuesday): Favorite Voice Actor/Actress

One this day, you can post about which is your favorite voice actor or actress in the series and movies. Whether they are from the original Japanese version or the English dub. You can talk about whatever you want about the actor or actress, like what other roles they play in other series. But if you’re doing other roles, keep it to just ten.

Day 4 (April 5, Wednesday): Favorite Song

One this day, you can post about which is your favorite song. Whether it is from the series, the movies, or otherwise. And explain why it’s your favorite.

Day 5 (April 6, Thursday): You in the World of Tiger & Bunny

On this day, you can post about what it would be like if you where a character in the series. You could be a NEXT who is a hero or a villain. Anything you want.

Day 6 (April 7, Friday): What you’re looking forward to in the live action movie

On this day, you can post about what you would like in the movie. Like which actors you would like to play which characters. Or what would like the plot of the movie would be.

Day 7 (April 8, Saturday): Free Day (Last Day)

On this day, you can post whatever you like about Tiger & Bunny. Be creative.

This Appreciation Week is meant to bring back the fandom and make the series popular again. I know the movie is a long time way, but I don’t want to see such a wonderful anime die. I know you who still love the series will understand this. Please. LET’S BELIEVE HEROES.

Thanks, and thanks again.

Happy birthday Lee Jong Suk! My most favorite kdrama actor ❤

The best thing about you is your passion for acting. I absolutely love the fact that instead of doing same kind of role in every drama, you opt to take challenges.
From playing the role of a homosexual guy to be playing the role of villain in his upcoming movie, he strives for perfection in his every role.
In school 2013, though being young, he gave a splendid performance. Again, in I can hear your voice we got to see his different side, with a different character.
My favorite has been his role in Pinocchio, that drama is absolutely love

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2007 panel with Michael Sinterniklaas and Wayne Grayson

They’re so cute :3  Fun facts:

  • Michael thought he won the part of Donatello and was surprised to find he’d been cast as Leonardo.
  • Wayne didn’t care much for the Fast Forward season and even offered to do an entire episode for free if the turtles went back to the past.
  • Michael talks about encountering lots of fans who didn’t like the 2k3 series because it was so different from the OT.  At ComicCon, one person said, “I love the Ninja Turtles, but the new ones SUCK!”  Then he finds out they’ve never even seen it :/
  • None of the 2k3 voice actors were offered roles in the 2k7 movie.
  • Wayne’s favorite episode is “The Unconvincing Turtle Titan”
  • Michael’s favorite episode is “The Shredder Strikes” where (in his own words) “the Shredder tries to SEDUCE Leo” XD

In possibly the only instance of a YouTube comment actually adding to the video, somebody did an index of Matt’s “date night” Q&A with time stamps. Thank you Paracosm Zed, you da real MVP.

Some highlights, mostly things I found amusing or useful or insightful. Asterisks next to the ones I think you should really watch.

7:30 Did you know that’s not a real fireplace behind you? 
15:35 Any tips on dealing with audition nerves? Waiting to hear back on an audition.
22:48 What is your favorite kind of cheese?
24:11 I’m planning to break into the VO industry and currently taking lessons. Is there anything else you recommend to get an edge in this cuttthroat industry?
38:21 How do you balance your major part in Critical Role and your career as a voice actor?
41:22 What’s your favorite type of cookie?
45:12 How’d you get into Burning Man?
1:03:27 What’s the story behind each of your bracelets?
1:07:45 How did you and Marisha meet?
1:17:43 How do you deal with rejection?
1:20:07 ** WARNING: A VERY emotional aside addressing viewer lashback against how they handled Taryon coming out in Episode 94 ** (additional content notes: discussion of a gay family member who died from HIV/AIDS, homophobia)
1:34:58 Kind of stagnant in life with no direction. Did you have any friends or were you like that? How did you find direction/motivation?
1:44:50 Worst video game you’ve ever played? (featuring Matt’s sekrit past as a QA tester)
1:51:09 Favorite doctor from Doctor Who? (includes amazing story about how he ugly cried at the Doctor Who Museum)
1:53:20 Favorite non-RPG game? (in which I learn there is in fact lore in fighting games)

Meet the Cast Part 3!

Waverly Black

Played by: Molly Rae

The picture was done by @aphrokitty

Pronouns: She/Her

Location: The United States

About you: Molly Rae has been acting on stage ever since the age of 8, however she is rather new to the voice acting scene with her first role being Tiff in the LEARN Podcast. Along with being an actor, Molly Rae also has a full time job as a Human Disaster. Responsibilities of this job includes: locking your clothes in the wrong dorm room, melting a cooking spatula to a frying pan, cooking popcorn for 5 minutes and almost setting the microwave on fire, and much more.

Favorite color: As an indecisive bisexual who cannot pick a side, Molly Rae does not have a favorite color.

Favorite animal: Bats or foxes, but you really can’t go wrong any way.

What you are most excited for in this podcast: I’m a queen! That’s pretty sick! Also Clue was one of my favorite board games as a kid so it’ll be fun to see the mysteries of this podcast.

Life quote: “I’m here for a good time, not a long time.” -The Mysterious Megan

The Seiyuu Game

Here’s a little anti-boredom game I’ve made for all you seiyuu (anime voice actors) fangirls/fanboys out there.

Instructions: Reblog and fill out the necessary stuff below. DO NOT REMOVE SOURCE! I’d like to see your take on this thing as well. :D

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I. List down 10 of your favorite seiyuus, but don’t look at the questions in the second part! :D

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6.

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10.

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II. Questions (I hope you didn’t cheat)

[] What is your favorite #5’s role?

[] #6 meets #1. What do they say or do to each other?

[] Imagine a headcanon scene with #1 and 10.

[] #2 asks you for a date. Where would you go with him?

[] Have #3 and # 4 exchange two character roles.

[] Where did you first discover #7?

[] Choose between #8, #9, #3 and #1.

[] What sport would you want #5 and #10 to play together?

[] What made you like #3?

[] What is #6’s most daring character role (e.g. r-18 stuff)?

[] #7 and #2 take you to dinner. What would they order for you?

[] Your favorite line from #10?

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Thank you for doing this thing! It really means a lot to me, even if it’s just for fun! :D

Junichi Suwabe Panel at AX

-Told the girls to call him bae-san and had is yell it…then he had the guys do it too
-Enjoys cooking, drinking, and walking his dog in his free time
-First voice role was a solider with one line: “AHH”
-Would probably open a restaurant to serve all his favorite drinks and foods if he could
-Thanked everyone for allowing his ‘older’ anime to continue to be popular
-Said he only found his characters sexy
-He thinks every other voice actor is attractive but couldn’t pick a favorite
-Dandy part of the panel began and Minami-san was a special guest
-Suwabe called them best buddies when they had to share a mic
-A clip from episode 20 of Space Dandy was shown where Dandy was signing, and he took the mic to sing live instead of the video playing his voice
-Did the line from Aomine: Only I can beat me
-Revealed how he voices for otome games with a head shaped mic which is actually very hard to act around as he has to move in different positions and distances around it
-Using this technique he whispered “I love you” to the crowd

Complete Bryke Live Q&A

Ok, my question is, is there anything Avatar related happening after Korra ends? I know this probably won’t be asked because of contractual obligations, but is there anything after Korra at all? Comics, new avatar, video games, it doesn’t matter. I don’t expect Bryke to say anything specifically, but a simple “Yes” or “No” will suffice for me. I can’t believe this is happening! It is so awesome that I get to, maybe, ask Bryke a question!

Bryan: OK, here goes nothing! There are more ATLA comics in the works with Gene Yang writing, Gurihiru illustrating, and Dark Horse publishing. There are also the third and fourth Korra art books coming out. There may be some other little things, some products here and there, but other than that, nothing major in the works, and there probably won’t be for a long time. We’re moving on to other projects. But we thank you for your continued interest and enthusiasm in ATLA/LOK!


Is combustion bending genetic, or can the ability be learned by any fire bender?

Mike: It’s a pretty rare ability. I don’t think most Firebenders could learn it. Plus training is pretty dangerous! 


Will we learn anything else about Zuko’s daughter before LoK ends? Like her name or who the mother is?

Mike: You will get to meet her briefly in an upcoming episode. Her name is Firelord Izumi. Mother ????

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The Unlikely Stars Of Americans' Favorite Video Games
More than a third of Americans play video games three or more hours a week. Part of the appeal is the richly developed characters in the games.

NPR did a bit on John Patrick Lowrie (Sniper, various DoTA 2 heroes) and Ellen McLain (The Administrator, GLaDOS, the Gypsy Danger A.I. in Pacific Rim, Broodmother and Death Prophet in DoTA 2), and how good characters, good writing, and putting thought into a role makes fans more involved in a game.