Hey, folks. Today’s Daily Prompt is all about voice acting. Specifically, the voice actor you’d choose to narrate your blog posts. This is kind of interesting; despite how I come across in my writing, I’m actually very soft-spoken in real life. I’m good with the one-on-one talks, but put me in a room full of people…Yeah, I’d rather be typing, not speaking. I’ve actually tried launching a Let’s Play/Twitch stream channel, only to discover that my voice is way, way too quiet even on a microphone. Maybe I need voice coaching or something. As for who I wish my blog’s narrator could be:
–Morgan Freeman. There’s something about his voice that is so frank, down-to-Earth, and easy to listen to. He was brilliant in The Shawshank Redemption. I wish I could speak as smoothly as him.
–Kevin Spacey. Have you ever heard him narrate? Go watch The Usual Suspects sometime. He could make reading numbers out of a telephone book interesting.
–Richard Attenborough. While it’s sadly too late for this one to ever happen, there was always something grand and compelling about the way he spoke.
–Johnny Yong Bosch. One of the go-to guys for the lead characters of localized anime and games. It’d be easier to list the shows he isn’t on. If I had to choose a specific character for him to use, it’d probably be Yu Narukami of Persona 4.
–Crispin Freeman. Similar to the previous entry, his work in localized anime and games is incredible. His narration as Kyon in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is still one of my all-time favorites.
–Steve Blum. His voice acting work is the stuff of legends, and he holds the world record for the amount of game voice acting credits. Having Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop narrate my posts would be amazing, but Jamie from Megas XLR would be strangely hilarious.
–Mel Blanc. The called him “The Man of a Thousand Voices” for a reason. He was absolutely brilliant; his acting in the Looney Tunes cartoons were a huge part of my childhood. I’m already grinning at the idea of Porky or Daffy reading my posts.
I could go on for hours listing awesome potential narrators, but I’d better stop now. How about you? Who would you want to narrate your personal thoughts and writings?