Location: The Hamptons, bragging 'bout what I make
Joined Apr 28, 2011 at 08:41PM EDT
Every now and then, that picture of Patrick makes me cringe when I realize he nailed a board into his head. Especially when he runs into the doorframe.
>tfw you lived in small-town Idaho when Napoleon Dynamite came out and you and your friends dressed up as the entire cast the following Halloween
Guess who’s now in possession of two audio files titled “applebloom.mp3” and “scootaloo.mp3”?
This nigga. Turns out, the VA has been done for a week or so, but just forgot to send them my way. While Applebloom’s lines (read: line) don’t (read: doesn’t) require any lip syncing, I can finally work on Scootaloo’s talking scenes. Unless, of course, you think yourself man enough to take on such a challenge.
Seriously though, how’re your animation skills coming along? You’re more than welcome to work on Scootaloo.
God, I can’t stand grammar errors in image macros. On a side note, what are all those dogs doing in that cat’s neighborhood?
Uploaded an image to You Came to the Wrong Neighborhood.
I guess it helps that I’m in direct contact with more male VA’s than female. The one who was originally going to voice Rainbow Dash, who has ignored me for several weeks now, was apparently sick or something, and now she’s on spring break, so I have no idea if she’s still on board. The one who was going to voice Scootaloo and Applebloom I never met personally, and I haven’t been able to get in touch with the guy who said she agreed to do it, so I’m pretty much up a creek without a paddle at this point. I’ll keep pestering people who are more famous than I in hopes that some of them will take pity upon our feeble attempts at making a good animation with music and voice actors and stuff.
Drink myself to death over a bunch of colorful ponies is the other option.
Get back in your box, where musicians, voice actors and static artists languish until the animator master race finds use for you.
>mfw voice actors actually get something done
No, not Heartbreaker, yet. I take back my previous comparison of male voice actors to der Führer, but as I told Fifths, female voice actors are worse than Eva Braun. They continue to elude me, just like women have always eluded me.
What? Who would ever say anything bad about voice actors, let alone compare them to Hitler?
Okay, male ones, anyways. Female voice actors are worse than Eva Braun.
Sorry, just had to get some better lighting and some xX_1337_mLg_360_n0sc0p3_420_ph0t0sh0p_sk1llz_Xx
It’s like she thinks she’s entitled or something.
I knew that tiny scarf would come in handy for something eventually.
The package is in the nest. I repeat, the package is in the nest.
SCP-420-J all day, er’r day.
>IMPLYING YOU WERE INVITED TO TWINS’ AND MY DEEPLY PERSONAL, HEART-TO-HEART CONVERSATION
Just to give context, Twins had earlier made the exact same comment that animation wasn’t art, so I just had to remind her who the master race is around here. It’s all in jest.
Hmm, refer voice actors? I’ll do my best, but as of yet I’m collaborating with them through other people, middlemen. I haven’t actually spoken personally to the one currently signed up to help me out. But when I do, I’ll see.
>implying music is real art
Yeah, I don’t blame you. Voice work sucks. Every now and then I tell myself, “This fandom could use a good Braeburn voice actor. C’mon, you know you have it in you.” Apart from my lack of any microphone aside from my laptop and phone, I just can’t do the whole “get into character” shebang, and I get down when my voice doesn’t sound exactly like it does in the show. I’ll admit it’s harder than it looks, but I feel like if it’s something you’ve had practice at you could do it in no time at all.
What kind of music are you trying to make? I know exactly squat about music so I’m not asking this in a I’m-trying-to-be-helpful kind of way, I’m just curious.
Hey! You’re a girl!
Seeing as this is the case, how much would your voice happen to sound like Rainbow Dash’s? I need a couple lines (only a couple!) voiced for an animation project. I’ve been working for like a month, but flimsy voice actor commitments have very much got in the way. It’s an animated interpretation of that comic DeadParrot drew a while back where Scootaloo gets her cutie mark in being cute.
Just figured I would ask. If you can’t, that’s fine. I have friends in high places who said they can hook me up if I can find any actors myself.
Whelp, I downvoted your post on my wall because I’m a horrible person who spams his mouse every time the smallest unwarranted popup appears. I’m sure some good soul will correct that shortly, since so many people visit my wall all the time.
The only physical pony evidence I have are a bunch of sketches that float around my room and eventually get crammed in a drawer between notebooks or under my bed to hide them. Though I would like to inquire as to what your carefully / heedlessly constructed plan is.
If any of you plebs kept up with Internet you’d know that SMG13 was hacked a few months back and had all his vidyas taken down and I don’t believe he’s bothered to reupload that one. Get all of KYM to pester him.
Also, to answer your “research” question about how much I keep my ponies in the closet, this is my wallpaper. That and a single link to my deviantArt page from my Facebook account are the only evidence of ponies I have on public display. When people ask if I’m a brony, I say yes, but when people ask what my wallpaper means I say it’s an obscure inside joke they wouldn’t get. Now, if you went through the files on my computer, literally every single folder you can open from Finder, which default opens to my desktop, contains ponies, so it would take you all of five seconds to find some. But people don’t touch my computer. I make damn sure of that.
I get the feeling you and DeadParrot are doing something creative without me.
Suddenly, a voice actor for Scootaloo and Applebloom! I take back everything negative I ever said about voice actors. My high profile animator contacts think they can hook me up with a voice actor for Rainbow Dash, as well, which just leaves Sweetie Belle, but since all Sweetie Belle does is scream once, I doubt she’ll be a problem. Man, those friends in high places sure are paying dividends.
And now silliness.
Rant, pt. 1 (I swear to God I’m not being butthurt)
Okay, you called me out on my tasteless exaggeration; they don’t complain all the time, but I’m friends with a couple animators and musicians who have done voice work on the side (all male, unfortunately) and one of their common gripes is that they’re treated like dirt by other animators and musicians. Hell, I even made a comment a while back calling voice actors “no more than goods to be acquired,” and I have no intention of taking that back. At any given moment, I’m involved in a Skype call or two that essentially turns into a pro-animator anti-everyone else circlejerk.
But the whole notability and credit thing is more or less flipped when going from amateur to professional. I’ll admit I don’t give a hoot about who’s involved in making my favorite animated shows. The obvious exception is My Little Pony, but that’s only because the producers are so involved with the fandom. But when it comes to amateur animators, I know a good deal of them like the back of my hand and I could name a voice actor or two.
Rant, pt. 2
The real problem is that, to be brutally honest, voice actors have the easiest job with these sorts of projects. You took a long time to draw the comic, I’m taking a long time to animate it, Fifths will probably take a good amount of time to make music when I finally get around to asking him. But were Rainbow Dash and the Crusaders all male, I could sit down and voice that whole comic in a couple minutes. Depending on their work ethic, any female voice actor could be done in the same time, or at least not much longer. So it’s just kind of annoying that I have to grovel on my knees to see if a voice actor is feeling like helping me out, even though I understand they’d probably feel exploited if they took every project that came their way. But it’s still very frustrating that a project can grind to a complete halt just because no one is willing to sit down and talk into a microphone for a few minutes, leaving me with naught but SSP and storyboarding my fan fiction.
If anything I’m saying sounds overly pretentious, stuck up or privileged, it’s because animators are the master race and voice actors are but our tools to be ground to dust.