Sunday, November 10, 2002
Yesterday was my site's fifth anniversary, and I haven't done anything to celebrate. I haven't updated it in an obscenely long time, and each time I try to do a new update, I get sidetracked. I think I'll wait until after finals to do my overhauling, since I'll be off work for all of winter break. I'm also trying to play catch-up form last week's NSF barrage, so this is gonna be a broke two weeks =(......

Sunday, November 03, 2002
Not much 2day, just a new quiz result:

*looks at the current world's population* You must have a lot of frustration then.

What pisses you off?

Created by ptocheia

Friday, November 01, 2002
Yeah, I know I barely use this thing, but this is actually a journal entry, and it's about voice acting. I've been around the amateur voice acting community for about three years now, and I've only had about five roles in that time. That's not counting those in productions that never actually got off the ground (The various Sailormoon crap), or where I've been cast for years and have yet to do any lines (KAGE Universe). I've never wanted to give up on anything, but this might be something I may well decide to stop. I do have a few reasons for this:

1) NO DECENT PRODUCTIONS!! Every radio play nowadays is either some sort of Harry Potter re-hash, or has been done so many times that no one will touch it with a ten-foot pole (I can't tell you how many times I've seen the first episode of Sailormoon made into a radioplay)!

2) I CANNOT GET MY VOICE TO SOUND LIKE MOST ROLES! 99% of plays/dubs/etc. are based on anime. No matter what I do, my characters all end up sounding fake and irritating, mostly because I don't fit the physical description for most of the characters (I'm African-American with a voice on the high side -- Not squeaky, but not Barry White bass, either.) I either sound like Darius Rucker with a cold talking through a coffee can, or some kid trying to impersonate his dad!!!

3) I don't really feel like I'm a part of the VA community. I've been around for a few years, but I don't feel like I've ever actually fit in with other VAs. I have two people I've talked to outside of the MBs, and one girl who was my friend until I had to back out of her production (I backed out due to the squeeze of finals; we have yet to talk to each other). I see why so many people leave now. I thought they just wanted pity, but I'm seeing that they couldn't fit into such a tight-knit group.

I know how hard it can be to be an outsider, and I don't blame people for leaving and moving on to something else. This is why I'm ready to throw in the towel. I haven't been in a production in almost a year, and I don't want to waste anymore time with this if it isn't what I really want. If I get cast in this play I've auditioned for, I'll finish that out. Either way, I'm out of this so-called community for good!

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