That accent is real, but my use of it can never be, not after so many years of renouncing it and avoiding it and exterminating any trace of it from my day-to-day speech. After a lifetime of rehearsals and training, the “announcer voice” is my voice, and the only reliable way to sound “less announcer-y” is to put on an accent that isn’t mine, be it Brooklyn, Biloxi or Beijing.
What a paradox. When I sound real, I’m fake, and when I sound fake, I’m real."
Arthur Chu, ”Breaking Out the Broken English”
yeongrak said: thnk you thank you thank you for all the akari
based akari deserves to be recognized on the momentous occassion of her birthday
we will now go back to our regularly scheduled programming of rambings, cute art, and shauna x serena shipping fanart