I like voice acting

I really like voice acting. It’s one of those things I really can enjoy, and I can perform it whenever I want.

If I’m alone, that is.

Voice acting requires skills, and takes a lot of training- much like those for singing and holding speechs (use the stomach, practise to reach new tones etc.). I’d like to sing but I’m not into it because of the same reason that I’m not into voice acting.

Read more, will ya?

Listening and hearing

“Hearing is a physical ability while listening is a skill. Listening skills allow one to make sense of and understand what another person is saying. In other words, listening skills allow you to understand what someone is “talking about”. – About.com

Recently I’ve noticed a trend of people thinking that they’re listening (or reading) when they’re just hearing (or seeing) what you’ve said (or written).

Since the Internet launched people have started to communicate socially even more but in exchange they’ve lost their listening and reading skills.

Next time you speak to a person or read a text, ask yourself whether or not you’re actually processing what’s being said or written.


Robocop 2 – Is it good or bad

I just watched Robocop 2 and I can just say that it’s not as good as the first. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s bad, but let’s take a look at what I liked and didn’t like, from a non-journalistic point of view. Beware of spoilers!

First to start it off, the part where he’s reprogrammed is ridicilous, but thank God they made him get rid of his objectives, moving closer to being a human being, in a badass way. Shocking, isn’t it?

Then I always found Kain (Cain?) to be an idiot, he basically asked to be terminated, both as a human and a cyborg. Frickin’ addict. But he’s not the worst; his creator and her arguments towards the choice of the “donor” brain were ridiculous as well. Bribe the cyborg with drugs? The same cyborg that’s inhabited by a vicious psychopathic brain? A brain which craves the drugs in your possession and that will do anything, and I mean anything, to get his fix? Stupid idiot. But I understand why she doesn’t quite enjoy her field of psychology (or whatever that was) as she’s an idiot who stepped into a field that she didn’t like and which she understood even less.

Also I found the execution of the snitch cop painful, so I skip past that part every time. Also, I like to skip past the part where they’re harvesting Kain’s cerebrum. Also the part where he’s dying of asphyxiation. Man, am I meeky or what?

These elements were what made the movie the lesser of the two. I also missed a villain of Clarence Boddicker’s caliber. He’s a great character and Kurtwood Smith plays him very well. He’s disgusting but amiable. Maybe I’ve watched too much of That 70’s Show.

But:

Robocop is once again played surperbly and so is his partner. I really appreciate it, now that I’ve grown older, that they touch upon his sense of identity and his worth to be considered a human being and not solely a cyborg. The part where he denies his humanity is also painful to watch, it’s superb.

The action scenes are what you’d expect of an 80’s flick; great.

And that pretty much sums it up.