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That moment

TNTOS

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When one of your favorite bloggers (not necessarily BZP bloggers, just bloggers in general) posts a video in which they speak and you hear their voice for the first time.

 

Their voice never matches the voice I read their blogs in. Never, ever, ever.

 

I mean, it's just bizarre how sometimes bloggers (and writers in general, honestly) can have these passionate, powerful writing voices that force you to think deeply the issues they blog about, yet when you hear their verbal voices, you'd never expect that they are the same person who wrote that great blog post you come back to again and again. In fact--and this is probably just me because I'm paranoid--your first reaction to hearing them speak is usually something like, "No. You're not my favorite blogger. You're too different from what I imagined the blogger would sound like in real life. You're someone else."

 

It's like seeing your favorite voice actor's face for the first time. If you're anything like me, it is almost always a surreal experience to hear a voice you know and love well coming from the mouth of a real human being. Granted, you do get used to it eventually, but the initial experience always takes me off-guard.

 

Maybe it's just me, but it's happened to me with three of my favorite bloggers so far and each experience has been almost exactly like how I described it above.

 

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Okay, I get it. One of your favorite bloggers is me (because of my compelling entries about how I am pronouncing MOCs or how I yell at everyone to get off my lawn), and you bugged my house because you idolize me that much and my voice is far too deep and sexy to compare with the myriad of important topics that I show.

 

 

Honestly, though, you kinda brought that one on yourself. =P

 

 

Seriously, though, I don't always have that happen with me. With my favorite voice actors, for example, I actually sometimes get to the point where I think 'I wonder what they look like' and then I'll look them up and go 'Ah, finally, it's nice to put a face to the person!' That happened a few times.

 

 

I guess it's a good rule of thumb to not expect too much out of people you haven't actually seen or met.

 

 

That said, I do find myself shocked to find out that certain BZPers aren't actually female... It works the other way around too, but mostly when I second-guess myself and check their profile, it turns out I tend to think a lot of dudes are actually women. It's not really that important or anything and so far it hasn't had much impact, but I just find it amusing that my gendar is off (Note: I just literally made up the term gendar. I got it from gender and radar. Not to be confused with the pokemon Gengar)

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I always get that with radio announcers. They sound so awesome, and then you see them and they don't look cool at all. XD

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Seriously, though, I don't always have that happen with me. With my favorite voice actors, for example, I actually sometimes get to the point where I think 'I wonder what they look like' and then I'll look them up and go 'Ah, finally, it's nice to put a face to the person!' That happened a few times.

 

I guess it's a good rule of thumb to not expect too much out of people you haven't actually seen or met.

Yeah, I sometimes look up pictures of certain voice actors if I decide I want to know what they look like, but that's extremely rare. I'm actually more likely to look up a live-action actor whose appearance I can't recall perfectly for whatever reason.

 

Your last point is probably good. Still, I think most of these expectations tend to be subconscious because I only ever face them when I'm forced to. So it's hard to root them out once they've nestled down in your brain (that's a weird mental image, now that I think about it).

 

I always get that with radio announcers. They sound so awesome, and then you see them and they don't look cool at all. XD

Yeah, radio announcers are another group that I get surprised whenever I see them. Oddly, with radio announcers, once I actually see them, I imagine them sitting in their studios speaking into a microphone every time I hear their voices on the radio and it never bothers me in the slightest. Sometimes I imagine bloggers sitting at their keyboards typing their posts, but I never, ever imagine voice actors recording their voices while listening to their voices, even if I know what they look like and have seen footage of them at work.

 

Guess it's just a weird thing with me or something.

 

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