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August 18th, 2009


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01:37 pm - It's happened again :)
When I watch too much British (or otherwise accented) television, my inner voice starts picking up the accent. I sound like Sam Tyler in my own head at the moment.

The fact that my current obsession with John Simm sent me back to Doctor Who to rewatch "The Sound of Drums" (and maybe "Last of the Time Lords" if I have time later) hasn't helped. But it has confirmed my impression that Simm can do very different things very well. *puts State of Play on Netflix queue*
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From:astrogirl2
Date:August 18th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
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When I watch too much British (or otherwise accented) television, my inner voice starts picking up the accent.

It's kind of nice to know I'm not the only one that happens to. :)
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From:izhilzha
Date:August 19th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
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Nope! Happens to me all the time.
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From:mosinging1986
Date:August 18th, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
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When I first started watching Doctor Who, it took me a while to catch the accents. It was hard to understand at first.

But after a while I became so used to it that I'd go back to American shows and it sounded strange to my ears!
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From:tree_and_leaf
Date:August 18th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
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Nah, you only need to worry when you start sounding like Gene Hunt inside your head....
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From:izhilzha
Date:August 19th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
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I'm kind of waiting for that other shoe to drop; with shows I really get into, my inner "voice of conscience" sometimes takes on the tone of an authoritative character (John Winchester from Supernatural, for instance). But so far no Gene-in-my-head.
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From:tree_and_leaf
Date:August 19th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
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If your conscience sounds like Gene, then you really are in murky waters :p
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From:izhilzha
Date:August 19th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
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I know, right? I think it's not going to happen because Gene can be such a bastard; if anything, my conscience might start sounding like Sam. "You can't do that!"
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From:vertigozooropa
Date:August 19th, 2009 06:22 am (UTC)
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I got you beat: I'm almost finished listening to the entire unabridged Harry Potter series, read by Stephen Fry. I have to force myself not to speak with some sort of British accent.

But good on you for watching Life on Mars. I haven't seen much of the American version, but what I've seen has nothing on the UK original.

"Life on Mars?" by David Bowie has been my ringtone for almost a year and a half.
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From:izhilzha
Date:August 19th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
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Well, the UK show only just came out on DVD in this region. I've been waiting to see it practically since it started airing in the UK. And it's utterly, utterly brilliant.

I've actually been considering looking for the theme music from the show to use as my ringtone. It's stuck in my head. The David Bowie song is a good alternative, though.

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