the horror that is mew mew power made me say, WOW this sucks I should make a better one. XD
Hmm. Well, I've always been an anime fan, even subconciously with my love of Hayao Miyazaki. And I always thought that was cool, but I never really thought much of voice overs. But my sis and I would stay up literally all night narrating these crazy stories that we made up off the top of our heads. So that really helped my emotion and range and delivery and everything.
But the person who probably really inspired me was Crispin Freeman. He was my first voice crush way back when. Because I started following his voice over work, I got to start watching other voice actors and then it became something of an obsession of mine. XD
So after following a heck of a lot of voice actors, I finally got up and joined the AVAing force.
In a general sense....my disorder did. I suffer from Auditory Processing Disorder, that not only effects the way I hear things, but the way I speak. When I was young, doctors told me that I would never be able to speak properly. I began vocal training at 4, and continued it until present day. Now you would never guess I had it. A part of my motivation to become a voice actor is a testament to defeating the disorder, as a way to show myself that I can do anything I set my mind to. I have worked very hard for a long time to get where I am, and I won't quit until I reach my goal.
If you mean what first influenced me, it was Batman: The Animated Series. I loved the show for it's great stories and it's superb cast. I would practice some of the characters voice for fun, then I started to do it with every cartoon I saw, then commercials. Since I wanted a career in something I enjoyed, my mind jumped to how much fun I have acting and making different voices, and the rest is history.
I'd have to say shows like anime/video games inspired me to VA. I've always liked searching up voice actors and actresses to see who voices who on anime's and video games and such. It became such a big interest to me seeing people voice act on things. So one day I thought "You know it would be fun to be VA" I now have an addiction to look up anime/video game voices.
Tara Strong. I remember seeing her names in the credits of virtually every cartoon I watched and was like 'Whaaat, that's the same person??' And then, yeah, I decided that I'd be happy to be half a talented as her one day. XD
Lots of things/people have inspired me, so I doubt anyone will read this
1) I've wanted to be an actress since I was 5 years old. Granted that back then, I was interested in it for all the wrong reasons, (fame, fortune; leaving my mark in history, etc.) it was still a dream I held onto, even today.
2) I've been in choir for about half my life, (more or less, I don't feel like doing the math since some years I have to skip over) and that taught me how to breathe with my diaphragm, project properly, and just plain getting my voice out there; plus hitting those really high notes perfectly just feels so awesome!
3) I've been watching anime and cartoons since I was little, so I always had an interest in drawing; but even today, I'm not very good at it x_x *points to current avi/icon* and since I use manga/anime techniques, it'd be great if I could be a Manga-ka. Problem is I'm not Japanese, so I'd probably be producing fakey weaboo manga published by Tokyo
PoopPop and I'd feel some kind of guilt that Mark Crilley should be feeling, but doesn't .__.' SO I figured...
4) Since I wasn't born with any talent like my siblings, there's only one more thing that combines both Anime and my secret-love for acting; and that's being a VA! Like art, it's one of those things you have to practice at, so someday I'll be good..someday..!
5) Though I've been inspired by tons and tons of VA's over the years, two that really stick out for me are Veronica Taylor and Dan Green. I won't fangirl over those two, so I'll just leave it at that~
I do that too^^Estellise, I'm always looking up who did a particular voice.
I've been inspired to be a VA for a few years now, mostly because it looks fun, it's unique, and that I kinda badly needed a "different" kind of hobby.
Who inspired me to be a VA? I'd have to honestly say that- at the start- it was Mippa.
The one who inspires me to CONTINUE my VA work, at this point, is Mr. Koyama Rikiya. And Brendan Small.
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