Posts tagged oh my GOD
Posts tagged oh my GOD
Holmes & Watson.
sirius black making no less than 37 deer related jokes in his best man speech
Deerly beloved, family, and friends, it behooves me to deliver this speech to two of the purest harts I know, two individuals so fawned of each other that it completely bucks the notion of superficial love.
Doe they will surely go through many trials and tribulations in the years ahead—many high and low points; stag-nant periods, when their love seems fallow—I know, as someone who knows them best, that they will not allow themselves to fall into a rut.
When it’s all over, and people are sitting around telling tails of these two, they’ll be telling each other the purest love story anyone has ever herd.
we have to sacrifice someone so david bowie never dies
i think he said no, but im not sure, so lets go with yes
MOVIE ABOUT A PERSON WHO FALLS IN LOVE WITH DEATH AND CONTINUOUSLY COMMITS MURDER IN ORDER TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH THEM UNTIL DEATH IS FINALLY LIKE “YOU ARE MAKING MY JOB SO MUCH MORE DIFFICULT THAN IT NEEDS TO BE LETS JUST GO OUT FOR A COFFEE OR SOMETHING JESUS FUCK”
Spoiler note: mild spoilers if you’re not through ep 25 of Night Vale. otherwise, totally safe to read.
tl;dr - we’re changing the voice actor playing Carlos, (but not the character of Carlos!) because we think it’s the right thing to do.
Hey Night Vale… So Joseph and I regularly hear some variation of “who’s the voice of Carlos [in Welcome to Night Vale],” and our response has always been “Carlos is the voice of Carlos.”
And in episode 16 (the only appearance of that character’s voice on the podcast) you hear Carlos speak. Or rather you hear me speak, uncredited, as the voice of Carlos. That’s not that big a shock. Most fans figure it out the moment they meet me and listen to my voice. “Oh, you’re Carlos, right? I totally hear it.”
Here’s the deal. I’m not an actor. I like performing. I like speaking. I like speaking my own words, as I did in ep 16. I like the character Carlos. I don’t like performing as Carlos.
"But… but wait. It SUCKS when they change the actor who plays a favorite character. It really sucks. I don’t want a different voice. Don’t change voices! Don’t do it!"
Well, first, thank you, imaginary, impassioned fan I just made up. But here’s what sucks more than writers/creators changing an actor.
It sucks that there’s a white straight male (me), playing a gay man of color (Carlos). Look, I know it’s a voiceover, but it’s not just that. We do live stage shows, and that’s a visible role for a PoC. Plus, fans often google the actors who play each character, and what does a Latino/Latina teen think when my face might pop up (or worse, no image pops up) as the actor playing Carlos? What am I doing voicing this major character when there are so many talented, gay, Latino or Hispanic men who can/should be doing it? Why didn’t I think of all of this before ep 16? I don’t know.
But here I am: standing in the way of a actor of color getting paid acting work, and I don’t want to do that since I am neither a PoC nor an actor.
"So will you cast a new Carlos and then erase your voice from episode 16?"
Yes and no. We have cast a new Carlos. He’s an exceptionally talented man as well as a dear friend. You’ll meet him soon enough. We’re going to leave ep 16 as is, because that’s what we made. But going forward (starting with the episode of “Condos” we’re recording this Wed (Dec 18) at the Bell House), there will be a new voice of Cecil’s scientist boyfriend.
We’ll address the voice change in the script, too, but here I am telling Tumblr/Twitter now, because you guys have been so supportive and understanding of what we do, and I wanted to give you a heads up (no surprises). That’s all. Hope you love the new cast member, even though Carlos remains the same. (The recording will be made available in early 2014 - exact date TBD).
epilogue: ultimately, this show is 99% Cecil’s voice, and it will continue to be so. (So this announcement is not suggesting a bunch of Carlos appearances on the podcast, but it at least opens up that possibility).
as always, y’all are awesome. thanks.
Native!Cecil meeting the Apache Tracker for the first time and just staring incredulously at his headdress.
And there’s this really long awkward pause
When she knew that I was up for role of Uhura, my mom was just like ‘Zoe, you have to take it. This is amazing. And now you get to be in love with Spock?! He’s the sexiest character on the show!’
I put together some vulcan smooches for you, because I love you.
Vulcan husband-wife kiss:
Vulcan mother-child kiss:
Sexy vulcan makeout:
ooh yeah get some
what are are you doing
oh my god
yeah so I don’t know what this equates to in human terms
but I’m pretty sure if you did it in public on Vulcan it would get you arrested
Moriarty takes fanart to a whole new level
#i painted a massive portrait of you#with all the passion i have in my vagina#because you foiled my evil plot#and you are my enemy#and like the saying says#keep your friends close#and your enemies closer#so close our bodies are touching (via jetgirl78)
But do you imagine Jamie trying to figure out what to do with the thing after they told her Joan was coming?
should i hide it?
where to hide it there is no place to hide it? should i turned around? they will notice? should i paint over it? HELL NO MY IMAGINARY GIRLFRIEND NEMESIS
should i leave it here at the center of the room and play it cool?
yes yes be cool jamie cool evil villain be cool channel all your cool villain stuff…
why commit to people when you can commit to dogs
why commit to people when you can commit murder
that is not exactly what i was going for friend
will and hannibal: a conversation