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Highlights from Lucie Pohl’s AMA

(These are all in non-linear order, so you’ll have to go up and down the AMA to find them)

  • She’s good friends with Jen Cohn

  • She loves Pharmercy and thinks the ship is ‘awesome’!

  • She says that the writing team are ‘always open’ to the VAs sugggestions

  • And that she might try to ask for more voice lines between Pharah and Mercy (!)

  • She said she would love to meet Ana’s VA, and pretty much confirmed she is going to Blizzcon

  • She’s also working on going to GamesCom, and will be at FanaticExpo in September

  • Lucie also says she’s a ‘Mercy main’

  • She also says she’d love to cosplay Mercy someday

  • And that she’d love to see a Steampunk skin for Mercy, and a ‘Futuristic Robot Skin’ for Angela

  • Her favorite projects that she’s worked on:  “The comedy shows I write are always my favorite projects because they come from me, the biggest projects I have worked on have been Overwatch, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Red Dwarf. All of them were incredible experiences!”

  • “If you could have any ability from any hero in Overwatch, what would it be and why?” Lucie: ‘I’d love to have some of Lucio’s Sonic Amplifier because it’s so badass!’

  • She loves The Wire (!)

  • The best dessert ever? Cheesecake. And her favorite flavor?  Salted caramel

  • ‘What is harder to save… heroes or cupcakes?’ Lucie: ‘Definitely cupcakes. They get eaten so quickly.’

  • When she first moved to the US, the first thing that ‘intensely fascinated’ her was spray cheese

  • What Mercy does in her spare time: “Mercy plays soccer and eats chocolate in her free time! She looks for honesty, kindness and loyalty in a friend!“

  • She can speak German, English, and can understand French, Spanish, Italian and Greek!

  • Her favorite character in the game, aside from Mercy? Soldier 76. No scratch that, she says she ‘loves them all’.

  • As for how much of an influence Lucie herself has on Mercy: “I think a lot of my personality influences Mercy because the emotions have to be real and have to come from somewhere!”

  • Lucie’s favorite type of music? “I like soul, funk, jazz, hip hop, classical music, flamenco….a lot of different kinds of music!”

  • She’d also love to visit Iceland and Sweden, and the Philippines too. 

  • Lucie lost a few of her family members during the Holocaust, and that ‘her grandmother had to wear the yellow star, was held hostage and was not allowed to continue studying’.

  • She says she’d love to turn ‘Hi! Hitler’ into a TV show. Or a film

  • And the best part about voicing Mercy? Getting introduced to the ‘wonderful gaming community’. And the fans!

anonymous asked:

Do you have any particular humor influences?

That’s a really clever question! 

Here are the things that made ScoobyDooMistakes what it is today.

When I was very little, I grew up on The Muppet Show, Alan Sherman, Steve Martin, Weird Al, and Dr. Demento.

Yes. I had weird parents. Yes, I was not at all a normal 7-year-old.

From my early teenage years onward, I was shaped by…

Monty Python

I actually saw John & Eric do a live show recently. Unimaginably witty, and two of the best comedic deliveries the world has ever known. 

The Brothers Chaps…

Masters of the art of highly-intentional, beautiful randomness.

Mystery Science Theatre 3000

I’m still waiting for them to ask me to write for the new season. Call me, Hodgson!

The Marx Brothers

Dear Hollywood: when films from the 1930s reliably school you on every single aspect of comedy, you should prolly get your act together.

Red Dwarf

The perfect blend of dramatic sitcom and silly scifi, carried by superb writers and cast.

…Samuel Beckett…

“They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it’s night once more.”

Jason Steele

Utterly absurd, utterly brilliant. I never knew a sculpture of an eagle could be a such a multi-faceted and loveable protagonist. 

…Mel Brooks…

Does he really need an introduction? Come on, now, he’s Mel Brooks!

…The Zucker Brothers…

“Stupid” humor deadpanned, perfected, and elevated to all-new heights… and no, I was not *intentionally* making an Airplane! joke, but it’s too late now.

…and Douglas Adams.

If there’s one book I would memorize cover-to-cover, it’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Hands-down, no questions asked.

Since then, I’ve kept finding comedy, though. Two other recent discoveries worthy of promotion are…

…the bizarre-yet-undeniably-clever RedLetterMedia…

…and the singular work of pure, unadulterated genius known as Rick & Morty.

Combine those 17 things together in a blender, and you get ScoobyDooMistakes!

–Colin

I’m having a Red Dwarf marathon today and oh gosh how I love this show.

I sometimes seem to forget that along with being a SPN fan, I’m also a Dwarfer. I think much of my casual acceptance of plotholes and anything weird/ridiculous happening in SPN is very much thanks to Red Dwarf.

Also, this crazy show has had so much stuff most fandoms can only dream of: mpreg, crossdressing, genderswap, bodyswap, a kiss between two male leads…

Now that I think of it, me growing up with this show just explains so much.