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espanolbot ([personal profile] espanolbot) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-01-23 10:38 pm

Linkara Tackles Identity Crisis, I Analyse the Incredibles, and An Odd Dr Doom Cover

Firstly, the cover,

Linkara's Fifteen Things Wrong with Identity Crisis,

In addition, here's my analysis of the Incredibles, and how I don't think that it's actually about Objectivism, which seems to be the go-to interpretation of the film in certain circles,

EDIT: Yikes, people are getting personal against Linkara in the comments here, what gives?
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2012-01-24 12:07 am (UTC)(link)
I agree with most of his points, but his presentation style is incredibly annoying. His speaking voice is somewhat irritating, his screeching voice is painful.

[personal profile] abriel 2012-01-24 12:25 am (UTC)(link)

I had to stop it and then watch it by fastforwarding through most of it. He needs to tone it down a notch or two. Hundred.
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[personal profile] drexer 2012-01-24 12:26 am (UTC)(link)
Really? I can handle most of his voices(specially compared to other internet commentators) and the only one that really makes me cringe is his females voices.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2012-01-24 12:33 am (UTC)(link)
Yes really, I don't listen to many podcasts, but if his is any indication then I don't think I'm missing a lot presentation wise.
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[personal profile] freezer 2012-01-24 02:32 am (UTC)(link)
I like Film Brain! *pouts*

Also, Rap Critic (whom I discovered via Linkara) is rapidly becoming a fave of mine.
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[personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq 2012-01-24 06:29 am (UTC)(link)
Rap Critic is awesome. I don't even listen to rap, but I still tune in to him! XD
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[personal profile] salinea 2012-01-24 10:24 am (UTC)(link)
I love NChick and her whole crowd, Todd in the Shadows, Rap Critic, & Oancitizen. But yeah, Linkara I can barely stand his reviews. The whole over the top rageful persona thing is too annoying and feels forced.
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[personal profile] magus_69 2012-01-24 11:14 am (UTC)(link)
I do like Film Brain, but I think he's at his best when he's playing off of someone, much like Phelous.
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[personal profile] biod 2012-01-24 01:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I think I have to be in a specific mood for TGWTG videos. At times I think the ones I view are absolutely hysterical, others I can go through clip after clip without even smirking.
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[personal profile] auggie18 2012-01-24 05:39 am (UTC)(link)
I don't find his voice annoying, but the psedo-yelling thing he does is really grating.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2012-01-24 06:22 am (UTC)(link)
A guy can't help how his voice sounds.

Ummm... of course he can, actors do it all the time, changing pitch, inflection, accent.
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[personal profile] sigmund_droid 2012-01-24 10:15 am (UTC)(link)
Uh if you have professional training like actors do sure...judging from his videos I don't think Linkara can afford that. In fact, in many videos he complains about finances or his living situation.

He's not an internet sensation, just a dude with a comic book blog. He caters to the fans he's gained and even abstains from cussing for the purposes of young viewers.
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2012-01-24 01:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Debatable, seriously. Linkara, the Nostalgia Critic/Doug Walker and the handful of others are pretty well known on the internet.

But that's not to say I think Linkara or any of the others should change their style; Doug Walker in particular has a handful of particular characters that are all distinctly him - the guy never really changes his appearance, but they all serve different purposes. And for their audience and medium, I think it works fine. Linkara clearly wouldn't work if he was, say, on a Siskel and Ebert style show. But he isn't.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2012-01-24 08:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Uh if you have professional training like actors do sure.

Hardly. People do it all the time. I know I had to change the way I spoke when I moved from Scotland to England. My voice is fairly soft, my speech was rapid and my accent moderately strong. I had to learn to speak up, slow down and drop a number of common accent related phrases in order to be understood, no professional training involved, just practice.

I allow that he shouldn't HAVE to, and my dislike of his voice is a purely personal thing. But to address the more general point, altering your voice is something that can be done without professional training or input.
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[personal profile] sigmund_droid 2012-01-25 12:17 am (UTC)(link)
Changing your everyday voice to fit into a new environment isn't acting, it's accommodation. Acting is shoving your face in front of a camera and having it broadcast to thousands of people. You mentioned actors so that's why I pointed out that they usually have training in the matter.

As Espanolbot mentioned earlier, the quality of these videos really depend on the creator's film experience. Spoony has film experience and equipment so generally his are of a higher quality.
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[personal profile] freezer 2012-01-24 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
Odd; I find Linkara's voice one of the most listenable on TGWTG. Definitely far from the bottom of the list (COUGHphelousCOUGH) on that score.
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[personal profile] magus_69 2012-01-24 11:16 am (UTC)(link)
His normal speaking voice is fine, but the voice he does for his reviews grates on my nerves after a while.
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[personal profile] biod 2012-01-24 12:57 pm (UTC)(link)
I find my tolerance differs from video to video.
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Mod note

[personal profile] greenmask 2012-01-25 12:05 am (UTC)(link)
Icon! Critique what he does (screeching), not what you think he is (annoyingly vox'd) or you shall be punished. We have policies!
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Re: Mod note

[personal profile] icon_uk 2012-01-25 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
My apologies. Though I would politely (and genuinely) ask if, given the context, whether critiquing the vocal performance in what is primarily an audio presentation is that different from critiquing the art in a visual medium like comics?
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Re: Mod note

[personal profile] greenmask 2012-01-25 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
It is a very tricky area. But in this individual case, were talking a self-funded start-up vlog that, while popular and monetized, remains arguablyin the 'fanworks' area more than the 'industry' one and as such the verging-on-personal stuff goes too near the line.. It's debatable, but since this is a comic community rather than a video one it's not *primarily* relevant how pleasing you find his performance-self.. And so I don't feel guilty about asking y'all to not rag on voices here unless they are SPECIFICALLY performed (I.e. His offensive lazy sexist 'girl voice', which can boil it'd head).

Won't judge you for doing it on your own time, will put on the frowns in order to keep s-d semi-polite.
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Re: Mod note

[personal profile] icon_uk 2012-01-25 12:46 am (UTC)(link)
Fair enough.

I haven't even heard his "girl voice", and I suspect I won't be listening to many more of his pieces (I think I heard one or two of his Power Ranger reviews many moons ago), but as you sort-of say that's my issue, not his problem.
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Re: Mod note

[personal profile] greenmask 2012-01-25 01:00 am (UTC)(link)
Appreciate it.

I stopped watching last year, truth be told. Around the time he didn't research how to pronounce "glow kester shire", maybe.

But that's another story!