Voice Acting is NOT about how many voices you can do.
Michaela, after seeing a ‘critique’ someone gave to her after an audition.
Honestly I am not sure where the hell people get this idea from. Voice Acting is not about having a million voices that don’t sound like your normal voice.
VOICE ACTING is acting and portraying a character/narration/commercial WITH YOUR VOICE. It has nothing to do with your range unless the issue is about a character not fitting your vocal range (IE, a deep voice trying to be a loli).
Being able to separate your voice and have different tones in each voice you do is a GREAT skill to have, yes, but not all voice actors can change their voice and make it not sound like themselves. There are MANY VAs in the professional field that sound EXACTLY THE SAME as their normal voice because that is what they are hired to do: portray a character.
A director should not care that they sound like their characterization. They should care that you can make their characters come to life.
To fellow directors who want to work with voice actors: DO NOT base their skill on how many voices they can do. Base their auditions on whether or not they can fully portray your characters and make them come to life. Do not focus on the number of voices they can do. You are limiting your playing field and you are discrediting MANY deserving talents simply because they are not the man or woman of 1000 voices.
To actors who do not have the range to differentiate voices: PLEASE do not think that you have to sound different from your characterizations to get cast in things. You need to focus on making the characters come to life, not on making them sound different from yourself. That is the reason why characters have voices; to come to life. The focus is not about you and your skill; it’s about the character being real enough to love/hate/cherish/despise.
I’ve been wanting to do a more thorough IwaOi fic recommendation
post for a while now, and more likely with the surplus of amazing writers who
love hq, there will be more IwaOi fic rec posts to come lol
This isn’t in any order persay, I’m just going by my ao3
bookmarks that I’ve filtered from recently
I won’t be able to put all of the IwaOi fics I’ve bookmarked
here but here’s a link to them if you want to see what I’ve bookmarked! :>
Okay, for starters, the fluff and the gay comes right at you
and hit you right in the dokis. Second, the seijou interactions are adorable,
comical, and bless matuhana. Just bc lol B) And dear lord, bless Ushijima
because he is depicted in a way that appeals to my Shiratorizawa heart~
You come for this story to see action, slow-build, fluff, pain, and eventually
smut huehuehueheuheueuhe– //gets shot multiple times saywha
But really, tho like Iwa-chan and Oikawa interacting that involves Iwa-chan
enjoying his company, filled w laughs, and pining—so much quality pining I could
be ready to sell Christmas trees lmao
Best Porn w Plot fic I’ve read in a long time like holy
poop. Character interactions and development is on point and I could go on
forever but I’ll end it with this: “What did Watari do to deserve this?”
Also, never a moment where Iwa-chan isn’t being appreciated for being a hot
babe like that’s choice bruh
Okay, heads up. This doesn’t center /solely/ around IwaOi.
It’s mostly about Oikawa, Daichi, Kuroo, and Bokuto as single dads who become a
great support network of friends to help each other with the difficulties of
being single parents. There’s so much thought put into this fic, it’s so cute,
the angst can hurt (lol), the drama feels so raw, and hellooo hot single dads
going through a park w so much swag with their swaggy kids too like hella go
read this gfdnkjg
Normally, I wouldn’t care but people are more willing to demonize you then just say. “Well it’s not my thing.”
I am going to continue to play my character as she is, a grown-ass woman with grown-ass woman interests.
My character is 23(28) summers old, she marched on Carteneau, she fights for her country, wants to stay strong so she can fight by her fiance’s side and there are many awesome things that she has done and has been involved with but the thought of this character being sexually active or flirty? NO, absolutely not, stop the presses guys. The person playing the character must be some sick pervert. Really?
When I made that initial post, it came out of a place of frustration because there is always that person whether it be in or out of character that treats your character who may be a war hero… like a damn baby. There are NPCs that rule nations, nah, child. Your character could be a murder but nope, lalafell=baby. Your character could be a grandmother, but NOPE, TOTALLY A BABY YA’LL. lol
I will never be able to sway some of the people who think like that it seems, they would rather stick their fingers in their ears and call you a pedophile. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I am not going to sit here and pick apart all of the hypocrisy. (Tonight at least) We don’t have to agree, You won’t RP with me because I play a flirty, Lalafellan woman who acts her age, and I won’t RP with you because you have a preconceived rule set of how I and other Lalafell-players should play their characters.