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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)
Me: *DIES INSIDE ABOUT A THOUSAND TIMES* "... Joey. From Yu-Gi-Oh."
Him: "Oh, Joey!" *grin* *switches voice* " 'Hey, Joey! Dude, what's up?' "
*switches voice again* " 'Joey! Watch out!' "
Me: *TOTAL INTERNAL EXPLOSION*

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
Comments 
22nd-Jan-2008 09:30 am (UTC)
YOU ARE THE BESTEST NII CHAN SO THERE'S NOTHING TO BE NERVOUS ABOUT.
You have your lil' sister. ^___^

(And Malik and Bakura, tho I'm not sure how people will react if we're all seen eating lunch together.)
Hahahaha~!
22nd-Jan-2008 03:23 pm (UTC) - We should have Kaiba too!
*grin!* Niichan obviously needs to be slapped by Mai. *laughs!* Just pre-event jitters, I think. *laughs* I should canonically sit and emo until Honda punches me or Mai slaps me or why does Jou always need violence to come to his senses? ;)

(We'll have Kaiba too! Malik says he can make it on that day! Malik will be late because he has to be in school, but we can always meet earlier? *grin* Bakura should be there - Bakura has a booth. XD)

It will be EVEN MORE FUN if we eat lunch together! IN FACT, we should all HAVE BURGERS. AND WE SHOULD ALL TAKE A PHOTO LIKE THIS:

23rd-Jan-2008 11:58 am (UTC) - Re: We should have Kaiba too!
WE SHOULD TAKE A PHOTO LIKE THAT. ^^
It'll be made of win. C:

Somehow I laughed at 'Bakura should be there - Bakura has a booth.'

Which sign reads:
HAND OVER YOUR MILLENIUM ITEMS YOU PATHETIC CREATURES.
24th-Jan-2008 01:00 am (UTC) - YES WE SHOULD
WE SHOULD! It will be fun, especially since we're an even mix of good guys/bad guys! ;)

I'll show you Bakura's booth! ;)

AND AHAHAHAHAHA IT WOULD SAY THAT

OR "ALL YOUR MILLENIUM ITEMS ARE BELONG TO ME"

XD
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