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FFX Voice Actor Geeking Love!

Oh, Mugs, you are too good to me, catering to my cheesy voice acting fix. FFX's voice acting is terribly choppy, yet I look past the bad to find the good.

Exhibit A: Interview with Matt McKenzie, Auron's VA, who seems to be absolutely as stodgy and serious as his alter ego:

Auron Speaks!

-- note: this websites a bit draggy; it may take a couple tries to load.

Favorite excerpts: 

McKenzie: "My agent called and said, 'Have you played some character named Auron? Disney wants you to do that character in some new game…' I said, 'Auron’s DEAD!' She said, 'You’re booked. Go make some money.'”

Mckenzie: "Take an occasional break from gaming for romance. It’s important! Have fun!"
(Compare to Auron's quote: "Make mistakes. That's what youth is for, after all. Do not waste it.") 


Exhibit B: Paula Tiso, VA for Lulu (and Col. Nabaat in XIII, not well-utilized): 

Lulu Speaks!

Tiso: "Leon [Kennedy of MGS Resident Evil] and Lulu would make a nice couple too- don’t you think? If there were ever a zombie attack I think my chances would be pretty good."


Exhibit C: Interview with Alexander Smith, localization / translation for X, X-2, XII
After reading his discussion of why he translated "Arigatou" with 'I love you," I am a little more reconciled. Translation is SO HARD when you're trying to capture emotion/storytelling, not only literal meaning.

And I worship what he did with FFXII. The iambic pentameter for the Occuria rocked so hard. (Yes, I've gushed over the mannered translation for XII before.) 

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Dec. 12th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
Leon's from Resident Evil, not MGS. :)

I'm not sure how good of a couple he'd make with Lulu (I've only seen bits of the RE games played in passing, not enough to get a good idea of his character), but the pairing would be awfully pretty. But if I was gonna pair Lulu from someone from Resident Evil based purely on how pretty they'd be as a couple, Ada Wong would win hands down.
Dec. 12th, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
Oh, whoops! I read too fast. It mentioned Metal Gear Solid and then Leon, but MGS is another game that Tiso has done voicework for ("Laughing Octopus" -- WTF?!)

At any rate, the reason that Paula Tiso mentioned Leon and Lulu is because she is married to Leon's VA in real life. :)

(But Ada Wong / Lulu does look rather appealing, yowza. )

Edited at 2011-12-12 03:14 am (UTC)
Dec. 12th, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
I just went to fangirl heaven. ♥
Dec. 12th, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
And I just went to fangirl hell, watching a clip of the Laughing Octopus character that Lulu's VA did work for in Metal Gear Solid. That is one sick, sick, sick puppy.
Dec. 12th, 2011 04:43 am (UTC)
Okay, that icon is completely appropriate, and I have to agree with it. WTFH? Now I'm curious... >.>
Dec. 12th, 2011 05:04 am (UTC)
Don't say I didn't warn you. Disturbing video is disturbing...

Lulu as an octopus.
Dec. 13th, 2011 12:06 am (UTC)
I need a "severely disturbed" emoticon now. ._.'
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