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20th-Jan-2008 10:02 pm
Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA
So, new layout ♡, and if it isn't the girliest layout ever that has ever been on this LJ - well, it is. It's been completely Nia-ified, because that's how much I adore her, and you just knew this LJ was going to be Gurren-Lagann'fied one day, didn't you? It would have been YGO'd up: I even had the graphic and everything, but the one thing I lack is time to code. Incidentally, kotomine linked the Lollipop MTV, by Mika, and I thought it was perfect music for the layout.

The rest of this post is probably the dorkiest thing (dorkier even than this and this) you'll read all week. Maybe even all year.

I met Jounouchi's voice actor. And got his autograph. And typing up this post is taking forever because it's making me go scarlet and want to stop for long moments just to calm down. I know this is the silliest thing ever but Jounouchi is my hero, so anything connected to him means instant worship from me, so. God, my face feels like it's on fire!

It was because, all of a sudden, my Dad announced that he had tickets for Beauty World, and as my mom and sibling were in Greece and the other sibling was in camp and I was the only one free and didn't mind seeing it again, I went with him. It was the last night, and it was great. And then I learned that they were having an autograph session after the show.

So the minute the performance was over, I was, "Dad I'm going! :D" and was out of there, and as a result, I was first in line for the autograph session. And shortly after I arrived this guy turned up and he really reminded me of Hector from Blades of Glory. In just about every possible way. And behind him were these four tiny tiny little girls who were very cute, and all of them wanted autographs.

And - he was really nice. He was very warm, and very sweet, and even cuter in person than he was on stage. Just like the perfect boyfriend who you can't wait to bring home to meet your parents. Because it was the last night, all the main cast came out to sign autographs, and being the first in line meant that there was time to actually talk to the cast. So. I. Er. This happened about halfway through the conversation:

Me: "I've heard your voice acting work, and I think it's great!" (you know, I thought it was going to end there, and then I'd go)
Him: "Oh, wow! Which role was that?" (he is so genki, and so cute, IRL)
Him: "Oh, Joey!" *grin* *switches voice* " 'Hey, Joey! Dude, what's up?' "
*switches voice again* " 'Joey! Watch out!' "

And so I was, "I read you were trained overseas, so is that how you got your accent?" because obviously I am the worst stalker ever So then we started talking about accents and switching accents, and he said that he switches between accents for roles and it can be difficult, at times, and I said I completely related because I lived in Britain for a time and found switching occasionally difficult when I would automatically use the wrong accent when talking to hawkers, and he was, "I have so much difficulty communicating with hawkers too!" He asked me if I was interested in voice acting, and told me that another cast member also did voice acting work, and she was very sweet, too:

Her: "Oh! Are you a voice actor, too?" *smiles*
Me: *grin!* "Uh, no, actually, I'm a trainee lawyer."
Her: *grins* "A lawyer? Don't worry, all lawyers become actors in the end."

But the cast really was amazing. I told them this was the second night I'd come to watch them and that they were great, and they all were incredibly nice. I keep expecting a lot of showbiz people to come across as very dismissive, abrupt and brusque, and I'm always delighted to be surprised by exceptions to my assumption.

I found Dwayne Tan's five-minute showreel. DEAR GOD it is full of facepalm and WTF and MORE WTF, and if you skip to 2.51 minutes in, he's this tough-talking Ah Beng character with dyed hair who is basically gangster!Joey. I think it's TCS 5's Triple 9 (EDIT, sarahcoldheart correction says it's Heartlanders. Also, have his Singapore Idol - Go the Distance performance. AHAHAHA just have his youtube profile, it has all his work listed there.

and I will go shut up now
20th-Jan-2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
*grins from ear to ear!* I am delighted that this spectacular account of dorkitude entertained! *beams*

(and OH YES Simon and Nia = so perfect together and total cute, too! ♥ I AM SO HAPPY YOU SEE IT TOO)
20th-Jan-2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
The world needs more of... whatever it is you're pumping out. Dork Sparkles?

(I'll admit, I was solidly in the camp of SimonxYoko. I wanted them to heal eachother's wounds with MAD LOVIN', even after the first few episodes Nia was in. It wasn't until the big showdown at Tepperin that NiaxSimon stole my heart and never let go. NEVER LET GO!)
21st-Jan-2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
Dork sparkles is a good word for it! *beams* I shall emit them, and perhaps it will encourage other people to emit their own! *grin* EMBRACE OUR INNER DORKS! Aaaaand all that good stuff, but hopefully not in a massively embarrassing way. ;)

(! I've always sort-of-felt a little "Uh, not quite my thing" around Yoko, so that sort of extends to Yoko/Kamina, unfortunately! But for some reason I saw the Yoko/Kittan really early, so I was quite happy when they got together - but you know how that turned out. D:) ! BUT YES, NIA/SIMON STOLE MY HEART TOO. AND NEVER LET GO EITHER! ♥
22nd-Jan-2008 11:03 am (UTC)
I always felt that Yoko was the postergirl for the series in a few ways, and not just because she's pin-up fodder. Of course that helps a bit too.

I really thought she and Kamina were cute together considering their characters. Kamina, the epitome of GAR and Yoko, the epitome of ACTIONGRRL! (Guns, boobs, backbone.)

And yes I do know how that turned out. The girl is cursed. :[

*embraces his inner dork. It raises an eyebrow.*
22nd-Jan-2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
Definitely postergirl! *grin* In fact, if you like Yoko and are into the merchandise/artbook thing, a Yoko Artbook is scheduled for release soon. I myself am looking out for the Gurren Lagann artbook... whenever it comes out. ;)

I privately refer to Yoko and Simon's malady as The Curse of Kamina. Everyone who loved Kamina goes on to lose the person they love.
22nd-Jan-2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
*follows link, face falls* Gainax is too awesome at what they do. Namely, doing awesome and horrible things in one smooth motion. Among the list of their crimes is conspiring to TAKE MY MONEY with TERRIBLY COOL MERCH. T_T
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