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The rain is pouring down! We finally have a roofer lined up for next week but now that he spread tarp over the roof the water is pooling and dripping through in the weirdest places. Like...through our stove exhaust fan. XD

I'm not really looking forward to days of heavy construction on our house but I guess it has to be done.

I have one-and-a-half sleeves left to do on my mother's sweater and I am totally fed up with knitting! Maybe it's because of the humidity, or whatever....I still have plenty of time to work. My hands need the break anyway.

I wrote six pages yesterday. I feel like I'm having trouble creating whole images on paper. Maybe I'm having a hard time focusing in general? Oh well, a rough draft is more like a skeleton than anything. That's what I tell Kristen whenever she's frustrated! :O

Kristen's playing Persona 3 right now and I have to say that I hate Yukari with a burning passion. She's a bitch! Her voice is too nasal and sounds downright unprofessional. I think they should give out awards to seiyuu who don't have nasal voices because nowadays, nasal voices are all I hear. =_=



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Sep. 16th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)
Yukari sounds fine to me, actually. She's voiced by Toyoguchi Megumi, who voiced Winry in FMA and as pro as seiyuus can be. XD;
Sep. 16th, 2006 01:03 am (UTC)
Oh, don't mind me! :D When I'm cranky I don't like anything.

I think my problem is that even though I started watching anime around 1995 I started with old shows and thus developed fangirl crushes on seiyuu old enough to be my dad (or mom). ^_^;..
Sep. 16th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)
What happened to the good old days of voice-acting? ::sniff:: I know that most games/anime don't have the budget to hire top-tier voice actors anymore, but some of the seiyuu that wind up in TV series and video games these days makes me wonder if I'm going to be able to keep up defending the Japanese voices forever...not like I've heard any dubs that were better, though.

Wasn't it Kouichi Yamadera who wrote some scathing book about the sorry state of voice acting in the past decade and how nowadays they hire nothing but idols and people who will work for really cheap, and have no sense of professionality? If it makes you feel any better, a lot of people on 2ch hate Yukari's voice, too. ::laughs weakly:: Somebody said they wished they could just turn off Yukari's voice. I think Fuuka's is worse, though. Her voice sounds really put on, like she's straining over every word. But the Persona series has had a shaky history with voice acting. Like miscasting Koyasu as a high school student who inexplicably sounds older than his 25 year old brother, or Urara, who sounds like they dragged some lady off the street, or Maya, who has an experienced seiyuu but her voice is all over the place... Gee, and I normally like Akiko Yajima, but what the hell was she doing?

At least with Midorikawa, you know what you're getting. His voice is as nasal as all hell, but at least he's solid. They recycled way too many voices from earlier Persona games in Persona 3. I was hoping I'd never hear Eikichi's voice again... Avatar Tuner had a better voice cast. At least they used all seiyuu who have been working for at least 10 years.

I guess that's what we get for starting off watching old anime from the 80s, in the golden age of voice acting. So many of those people have disappeared. Having some of them pass away too young(like Hirotaka Suzuoki) breaks my heart, one of them is worth 10 of the newbies!
Sep. 16th, 2006 01:12 am (UTC)
I know I sound like such a misanthropic biatch. o_O Should I surpress the anger or embrace it?

It's funny to think that I started off hating Midorikawa but now I see him as very reliable. ^_^;...Heero in Gundam Wing was just not one of his better roles.

I hate that they hire so many idols nowadays. Good looks should not be a prerequisite of voice acting! I really don't care how cute a seiyuu is, I just want them to have an awesome voice!
Sep. 16th, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
Granted, it's not like I hate all younger seiyuu...just the ones who aren't good. And there are some older ones who are pretty poor(gestures at her avatar)

I think the pinnacle of bad seiyuu in the younger generation has to be the one who plays Killua in Hunter x Hunter...she ruined the show for a lot of people, and I heard rumors that Junko Takeuchi had a real problem with her lack of dedication to her work. Seemed like she thought she could get away with anything because she's cute. In the after recording sessions she wouldn't even contribute anything. But she doesn't seem to work much any more, so maybe there's some justice in this world!
Sep. 16th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
Sometimes I feel like I can't grasp how bad Killua's voice is any more because I don't have the pleasure of hearing it often. :D

::remembers those drama cds::
Sep. 16th, 2006 03:56 am (UTC)

Remember about how when she decided to make his voice sound lower(cuz he just sounded like a girl in the beginning) and he wound up sounding like Crayon Shin-chan.

I think she actually got worse as the show progressed. Then again, Hunter x Hunter wasn't exactly the pinnacle of good voice-acting. They managed to drag up so many winners, like the guy who played Artemis in Sailor Moon, and, oh, Tsubasa? Hisoka was pretty ghastly. But Killua was, bar none, the worst. Possibly the worst girl doing a boy role voice I've ever heard. She really sounded like she had never acted in her entire life.
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