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This Lonely Road
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Newbiespud 4th May 2013, 6:00 AM edit delete
If you hear (and are utterly confused by) Rarity's voice and Applejack's accent at the same time, my work here is done.

Notice: Guest comic submissions are open! Guidelines here. Deadline: January 27th, 2023.



aerion111 4th May 2013, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Sorry, master spud, but I barely even hear Rarity's voice.
Been too long since I've seen an episode, and too many other shows in the meantime.
Heck, if I had been hearing a voice other than my own while reading, it'd be Claudia from Warehouse 13.
Not because I've been watching the show (though I have), but because she's shown up a few other places.
aerion111 4th May 2013, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
And for the record, Claudia could definitively pull of an Applejack impression.
...Ok, NOW I'm reading it in her voice, darn it. >.<
Seturis 4th May 2013, 4:43 PM edit delete reply
You sound like a plebeian, who doesn't remember Raritys silky and refined voice?
Faps_Way_Too_Much 4th May 2013, 9:24 PM edit delete reply
I found this easy to mastrubate to.
deathsheir 4th May 2013, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Well. I certainly heard Rarity's voice and Applejack's accent. So I'd say Mission Accomplished, you can go home now.
Newbiespud 4th May 2013, 6:07 AM edit delete reply

*comic over*
Oblivious 4th May 2013, 6:43 AM edit delete reply
Until next week, but nice try, Spud.
Azureink 5th May 2013, 9:03 AM edit delete reply
I can definitely hear it too.
Treg 4th May 2013, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
The headvoice of Rarity impersonating Applejack amuses me.
BakedBad 4th May 2013, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
Uh oh, Spike's going to eat all the profit!
The Batman 4th May 2013, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
That is a lot more confusing than I thought it would be.
FanOfMostEverything 4th May 2013, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
Today on Friendship is Dragons: Chicken-Fried Fabulosity
DoubleCross 4th May 2013, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
So I tried actually voicing that.

I kept doing a really posh southern accent for her Applejack impression and had to force myself to switch to normal.
Flutters hi 4th May 2013, 6:57 AM Flutters hi edit delete reply
I checked your link, and even though you didn't get perfect on spike's voice, your "Rarity impersonating AJ" voice and accent was perfect!!!!!!!
Erin Palette 4th May 2013, 8:22 AM edit delete reply
Erin Palette
Did I just hear an Australian do a Trans-Atlantic accent impersonating a rhotic Southern accent?

Mind = Blown.
DoubleCross 4th May 2013, 8:31 AM edit delete reply
Oi! I'm British. I just was sipping slightly on the cockney when I started because since my parents left the house this morning I've been apparently voiced by Luke Triton.
Walabio 4th May 2013, 11:13 AM We have a few layers of abstraction here. edit delete reply
DoubleCross 4th May 2013, 8:31 AM:

> “Oi! I’m British. I just was sipping slightly on the cockney when I started because since my parents left the house this morning I’ve been apparently voiced by Luke Triton.”

Tabitha St. Germain is a American-Born Canadian actress doing an Trans-Atlantic Accent. Ashleigh Ball is a Canadian actress and musician doing a Southern Accent. You are and English woman doing an impression of a American-Born Canadian doing an Trans-Atlantic Accent impersonating a Canadian doing a Southern Accent. We have a few layers of abstraction here.
Erin Palette 4th May 2013, 4:12 PM edit delete reply
Erin Palette
<I>"We have a few layers of abstraction here."</i>

We need to go deeper! /inception
Vellikat 5th May 2013, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
Square brackets, no capitals.
"We have a few layers of abstraction here."
Zuche 4th May 2013, 8:30 AM edit delete reply
That was fun, DoubleCross. Thank you, and thank you further for, "Okay so so so" It brought back memories of listening to an old roommate's Japanese girlfriend when she'd talk on the phone. Unfortunately, that tended to trigger a Smurf flashback and I'd get hissed at for responding with, "Needle needle needle!"
Indalecio 4th May 2013, 11:45 PM edit delete reply
Sew! Sew! Sew!
Gden 5th May 2013, 2:03 PM edit delete reply
When I hear so... so so so so so so so, I think of "No, no, no, no, no, no, nonono... YES"
Rokas 4th May 2013, 8:47 AM edit delete reply
Not bad, but needs more twang.
Digo 4th May 2013, 9:05 AM edit delete reply
*Thumbs Up*
Red Moon 4th May 2013, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
that was quite good
TheStratovarian 4th May 2013, 2:00 PM edit delete reply
Hahaha, very very nice, a veritable southern belle.
wants-a-podcast-now 4th May 2013, 10:14 PM edit delete reply
What a sexy voice.
DoubleCross 5th May 2013, 4:10 AM edit delete reply

Raxon 5th May 2013, 11:22 AM edit delete reply
I'd hit that. Wait here while I get my squeaky mallet.

Your voice is lovely. Come away with me, DoubleCross. Be my Blind Al, and live in my plywood box filled with razor blades and booby traps.
Newbiespud 5th May 2013, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
I should probably mention that that's my girlfriend you guys are hitting on.
Digo 5th May 2013, 4:51 PM edit delete reply
Awkward... XD
Guest 5th May 2013, 7:18 PM edit delete reply
People online having girlfriends? Heresy!
Girls online? HERESY x2 COMBO!
Lyntermas 5th May 2013, 11:58 PM edit delete reply
...Alt-script time?

DC: So, what are your hobbies?
NS: Oh, you know, watching TV, reading books...making a webcomic.
DC: A webcomic? What's it about?
NS: Well...have you ever read DM of the Rings? It's a bit like that.
DC: Oh, yeah. I like Darths and Droids a bit better, though. So what series are you doing? Supernatural? Firefly? Or something really off the wall like Jojo's Bizarre Adventure?
NS: ...My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
DC: ...I can work with that.
Zuche 6th May 2013, 5:03 AM edit delete reply
Newbiespud, you are the master of understatement.

Lyntermas, thank you for the delivery. I laughed.
Raxon 6th May 2013, 9:48 AM edit delete reply
I offered to assault her with a squeaky hammer let her live in a boobytrapped plywood box. Completely different and not at all seduction.

Unless... You're into that, too, Spud.

Wait, I thought Umi was your girl.
Blaizokaran 6th May 2013, 9:54 AM edit delete reply
Same girl, different username, Raxon.
DoubleCross 6th May 2013, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
I changed my username last year, but couldn't get the ComicFury account name to change.
Raxon 6th May 2013, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
Ahh. That would explain why Umi isn't here defending... Fuzzy, was it?

heh heh

Fuzzy Wuzzy loved DoubleCross. Fuzzy knew that she's the boss. Of other girls there was a loss. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't very scuzzy, was he?

This made me giggle much more than it should have.

(Psst! Spud! You should totally use that! DC will love it! Don't worry, she'll never find out I wrote it cause this is whispering. It's a secret. That's what the parentalthesis means.)
T 7th May 2013, 12:58 AM edit delete reply
So should we be hitting on you instead? Please make a Big Mac having some good time with Smart Pants impression!
Raxon 7th May 2013, 2:36 AM edit delete reply
Sure, but remember; No marks. This here's my money maker, after all!

Oh, and try to avoid marks on my face, too, if possible.
Digo 4th May 2013, 6:39 AM edit delete reply
I totally heard Rarity's AJ impression with clarity. ...and now I totally want Tabitha to actually do that for season 4 >_>
Disloyal Subject 11th Feb 2014, 5:07 PM If Wishes were Horses edit delete reply
Well, wish granted, it seems. Congrats!
Clyde 4th May 2013, 7:55 AM edit delete reply
Rarity doing an Applejack impersonation reminds me of the Spy doing and Engineer impression.
Rokas 4th May 2013, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
Oh, Rarity's player... screw you. :D

Besides, y'all're one to talk, with that fake accent o' yours, created by a bunch o' Yankee po' folk tryin' ta sound like yer the slickest con in a whole region of carpetbaggers. At least this here accent's honest, true, and not made up to try an' pretend that we're something we ain't.

/ Southerner Opinion

Don't you love double-standards?

Ah well. Amusing comic, as it gives us a nice little insight into Rarity's player. Poncy little milk-drinker, that one.
Raxon 4th May 2013, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
Speaking as a midwesterner, AJ's accent sounds pretty good.
Digo 4th May 2013, 9:13 AM edit delete reply
Huh, like, 3 hours and no RP story idea? Here's one then--

Role Playing Accents! Do you put on any accents on any characters you portray? Got any accents you like to do?

When I played my Applejack-inspired mage in Shadowrun, I worked out a really good southern accent for the character. It took a good bit of practice to perfect it, but totally had the other players enjoying my performance. :)

More amusing was the accent I threw in when I played The Great and Powerful Trixie in a GURPS superhero campaign. It wasn't intended, but I somehow bled into a New Yorker accent. The GM didn't want me to get rid of it either. He thought it made her unique.
Never said "forgeddaboutit" though.

Sad moment: Despite the fact that I was born in Puerto Rico and have a very deep heritage of hispanic ancestry, I have a difficult time doing a Spanish accent.
Zuche 4th May 2013, 9:26 AM edit delete reply
If it makes ye feel any better, Digo, my Scottish accent is nearly as bad as my Irish. I also fail completely at a Newfoundland accent despite being born there.
Colin 6th May 2013, 2:21 PM edit delete reply
Even though my character's a feisty knockoff of Toph, the best I can manage is a slightly squeakier version of my gravelly, mumbly Northern Ireland voice.
Raxon 4th May 2013, 9:30 AM edit delete reply
Don't feel bad, Digo. Despite my best efforts, my finest mexican accent sounds like a drunk Speedy Gonzales. This is sad because Speedy is one of my favorite characters, and he is awesome.

Incidentally, I have a bit of advice for ye. Start subtle. Make the accent subtle. It doesn't need to be thick. Close your eyes and listen to someone talking with the accent you want. Really, really listen. Take something small, and slip it into your speech. The more you listen to it, and talk with people with that accent, the more it will permeate your speech.

At least, that's what happened ta me.
Walabio 4th May 2013, 11:15 AM ¡Crazy accents are half the fun! edit delete reply
¡Crazy accents are half the fun!
Jason Shadow 4th May 2013, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
Jason Shadow
Well, I don't have any RPG stories, but I do have one from my Chamber Drama class...

So, in one scene I performed, my character ran a tabloid in the Southern United States. But my Southern accent is a little shaky, so I didn't even attempt to use it. What I eventually ended up with was an accent somewhere between Scottish and Irish... Still, I made it work. Somehow.
Leinad 4th May 2013, 2:28 PM edit delete reply
I once had a BBEG voiced by William Shatner completely by accident. It was hilarious.
Kavonde 4th May 2013, 3:00 PM edit delete reply
I ALWAYS have a voice for my characters. It's really half the fun for me, whether I'm in front of the DM screen or behind it.

My current character (inspired by Prince Blueblood) has a droll, snooty, proper British accent. Others have included a Mul (half-dwarf) druid with a Texas drawl, a fast-talking rogue bard with a bit of a high squeak, a paladin who constantly spoke in a loud superhero voice, and, of course, many Scottish dwarves. Acch.

Since I've been running a game set in Pathfinder's Lands of the Linnorm Kings, I've been working on a passable Scandanavian accent. Mostly, it's just imitating the guards from Skyrim.

(Also, first-time poster, long-time reader. Hi! I just really like talking about character voices, so I had to delurk.)
AttentionDeficitGuy 4th May 2013, 3:28 PM edit delete reply
I've recently started trying to give almost all of my characters accents. My first one was my human swordsage, who had a sort of hammy British-esque accent (by which I mean it was mostly Ye Olde Englishe with the slightest hint of stereotypical Queen's English behind it).

My latest one was my dwarven wizard, whom I gave a sort of Scotch-Irish accent. More Scottish than Irish, though, particularly when he started drooling over the craftsmanship of various machinery. And by various machinery, I mean dungeon traps, giant-worm-construct bosses, and our Warforged party member.
aylatrigger 4th May 2013, 6:52 PM edit delete reply
Generally when doing PCs all groups I have been in avoid this for the most part for reasons of accidentally dropping the accent midway through. For NPCs, however...

I bring up yet again Orc (for those who missed my earlier post, high priest of Bahgtru, orc god of strength, loyalty, and stupidity...Orc has 1 int.). When I initially introduced him, one of the players offered to do his speech. As he only spoke orc and none of the party spoke orc, this started as yelling in orc sounding gibberish at us. We added translations as well, but as he had an int of 1 this did not help. He referred to himself in third person, messed up basic grammar, logic, and math (apparently when one of him died, the count became 9 somehow) and so on. When the party learned orcish, it did not help. He had the accent of stupidity.

One PC my friend had was an alchemist with a stereotypical german accent. The highlight was when we were planning to seduce an official to get the rest of the party past him and the alchemist chimed in, "I have zis pheromone."
Raxon 5th May 2013, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
You want an accent story? I have a two foot long juvenile dire tarantula character who talks like Tim Curry.

Bear in mind that this character is still a juvenile, and as such, he's going to get a lot bigger. His favorite game is hiding in the dark and scaring people.

Imagine Tim Curry singing Itsy Bitsy Spider from under your bed at night, and telling you that he's waiting for you to fall asleep.

Yeah, Sergey is kind of a jerk, but it is genuinely hilarious when people turn the lights on, and he's waiting there, on the wall, inches from their face. He's right above the light switch, and they feel his palps brush against their bare skin as they flick the switch.

Cue sleazy jazz music!
JSchunx 5th May 2013, 12:28 AM edit delete reply
Being one of the two people in my group willing to do so, I invest a bit of effort in my accents. I can perform adequately on most of them, but I have problems with Russian and German accents. I enjoy my English and Irish accents, though I haven't had an excuse in-game to try a southern accent. Mebbe I need to introduce more country folk into my games.

Most recently, I've introduced a race similar to halflings called burrowfolk. Their primary traits are to speak in a high-pitched voice and fawn over the party's paladin like he's their own personal god. The mixture of the two is quite annoying to him, and he has to resist the urge to kick them while they're talking to him.
Raxon 5th May 2013, 1:39 AM edit delete reply
That needs something. Seduction checks.

Treating someone like a god is one thing. Trying to seduce a god is something else entirely.
MorkaisChosen 5th May 2013, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
I am never forget the day when...

I asked for some tips on pulling off a Russian accent, since the character I was planning (named Nikolai Ivanovich) was from a very Russian-inspired nation. A friend pointed me at Tom Lehrer's song Lobachevsky for a good one to copy.

Imagine my surprise when I fired up the song and discovered that the full name of the eponymous Lobachevsky was Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky...
FanOfMostEverything 5th May 2013, 8:14 AM edit delete reply
In one Pathfinder campaign, I was playing two characters, so in order to distinguish the two, I did two voices. Seamus the wizard was high-pitched, wide-eyed, and cheerful, and wanted to polymorph everything he saw. Evan the druid was gruff, gravely, and grumpy. And a halfling.

In the campaign I'm currently running, I declared that the hobgoblins were Scottish, since they lived in the northern highlands. Because that's totally how logic and Scotland work. This made voicing dwarves a bit complicated, since I couldn't just fall back on "variations of John Rhys-Davies as Gimli."
Raxon 5th May 2013, 11:48 AM edit delete reply
I throw darts or pick things out of as hat to pick accents and backgrounds, and build the character from there.

Dwarves often have Brooklyn accents with me. Or Texan. Or cockney. So many working class accents to choose, and all of them unexpected!
Digo 5th May 2013, 4:53 PM edit delete reply
Glad you don't go with the stereotypical Scottish dwarf.
Zuche 6th May 2013, 5:05 AM edit delete reply
That's nae Scottish! It's Viking!
Anvildude 5th May 2013, 9:31 PM edit delete reply
I'm apparently somewhat like Dexter (boy genius, not serial killer) in that, despite growing up in the Great Lakes region, I somehow ended up with a half-British, half-Mid Atlantic accent. Too much Brian Jaques slipping into my speech patterns, I suppose.

In-game, I usually try to do accents as well. My Dwarves tend to be more Germanic than Scotts-Irish (though I can do a decent Brogue when ill, and me lilt gets people searchin' fer pots o' gold. My Russian can be very Comrade-worthy too. But usually I just give the characters different timbres or speech tics- adding a 'yeh' onto every sentence can be effective for a shiftyer character- pitching my voice up an octave for gnomes or giving a breathy, gravelly rasp for my Shadowrun Decay Shaman (homebrew- worm totem.) My half-orc Cavalier with aspirations of Nobility (he was actually son of the mayor of a pig-farming town) actually spoke with a very Mid-Atlantic sort of pseudo-royal tone most of the time (had the highest Charisma in the party) but would slip into Ork-speek wen he wuz gettin' mad, ur it wuz Krumpin' toim.
Feliciano 6th May 2013, 3:15 AM edit delete reply
I'm currently playing a half-orc urban barbarian in a Pathfinder game that basically speaks like the Heavy from TF2. Just last session I did a whole half of a conversation about how reproduction among orcish barbarian bands actually happens (Usually woman brought to man's band. Can be arranged marriage or capture or any number of things. One parent or other...usually do not stay around for long. There are many reasons. Is thing that happens.)
Feliciano 6th May 2013, 3:15 AM edit delete reply
I'm currently playing a half-orc urban barbarian in a Pathfinder game that basically speaks like the Heavy from TF2. Just last session I did a whole half of a conversation about how reproduction among orcish barbarian bands actually happens (Usually woman brought to man's band. Can be arranged marriage or capture or any number of things. One parent or other...usually do not stay around for long. There are many reasons. Is thing that happens.)
Froborr 6th May 2013, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
I'm quite certain I've mentioned the campaign where we had a running gag of me doing silly accents whenever the Bard cast Speak with Monster. The same game also had a running gag of completely absurd names for NPCs. These combined to create the awe-inspiring weirdness of Glorificus Maximillian the Cockney Minotaur.
Guest 6th May 2013, 4:33 PM edit delete reply
The closest thing that I'm planning on doing (not actually done yet) will be having NPCs based on the Homestuck trolls. Appparently I do a good Sollux, but that's about it.
Tvtyrant 4th May 2013, 10:44 AM Tvtyrant edit delete reply
I am from Oregon. Our accent amounts to a bunch of weird names we purloined from the natives (yachats is pronounced yah-hots, for example) and a tendency to add an r behind wa. The latter is only found among older north-westerners though; I used to hear "Warshington" a lot more as a kid than I do now.
Guest 5th May 2013, 1:47 PM edit delete reply
I never really noticed Oregonians having the r added to wa. I noticed the weird names thing once or twice. I'm from Alaska and have been living in Oregon for awhile now and haven't really noticed a whole lot though. Maybe I need to listen a little harder sometimes. As for the weird names thing yeah we get that sometimes in Alaska, plus we just call a lot of things just completely different names.

For example; one time when someone asked me if I ever rode an ATV or a quad, I looked at them weird for a moment and wondered what they were talking about. It took me a minute to realize they were talking about a four wheeler. A few people I know also say hoof-in-mouth instead of foot-in-mouth.
Tvtyrant 5th May 2013, 5:26 PM Tvtyrant edit delete reply
What part of Oregon do you live in? In my experience the more noticeable Oregonisms are found in older rural communities, around Portland you won't find them.

I always called them 4 Wheelers too... Weird.
Guest 5th May 2013, 7:50 PM edit delete reply
I've been around Portland and South Oregon a lot. Maybe I'm just not talking to the right people.
Kris_The_Guest 4th May 2013, 11:32 AM edit delete reply
I'm from North Carolina but people keep asking us if we're from New York. I've never been to New York.
TheStratovarian 4th May 2013, 2:07 PM edit delete reply
As a fellow north carolinian, ouch! But I can see where it arrives from. There's a little bit of a melting pot of inflections in nc. And if you grow up there, like new york, you tend to carry that mix of places with you. I still dread that i speak with a southern drawl and australian accent. Its irking to have to end up speaking like boomhauwer minus the stuttering, but sometimes its one long word, than more slurred words than a drunk drunk dwarf.
Calypso 5th May 2013, 2:07 PM edit delete reply
NC can get so varied, we've got some cities that are like they were cut out of the north; liberal, no drawl, not agrarian at all. And then the rest of NC is farms.
shiva491 4th May 2013, 3:00 PM edit delete reply
I have a question about D&d 3.5e.

I just learned about how multiple attacks work (bab +6 or greater). However, I'm a little confused on one point: what does this mean for wizards, who get bab +6/+1 at twelfth levle? Can they cast multiple (normally standard action) spells as a full-round action? Or are they just for melee combat (making them essentially useless to wizards?).
Kavonde 4th May 2013, 3:04 PM edit delete reply
Pretty much the useless thing, unfortunately. Using a full attack is a standard action, but casting a spell is a full-round one.

That said, if the wizard found himself in a Siege of Minas Tirith-style battle against tons of low-level enemies, he'd actually be far more effective than most of the soldiers on his side, and could conserve spells by whackin' orcs with a stick. Also, some prestige classes (and the Magus class in Pathfinder) let you cast spells as part of an attack, with some limitations.
Kavonde 4th May 2013, 3:05 PM edit delete reply
Er, other way around. Full attack is a full-round action, spells are standard.
JSchunx 5th May 2013, 12:33 AM edit delete reply
Yup, base attack is basically just a wizard's afterthought. Of course, if he casts Tenser's Transformation, that base attack increases to match his level, and he (can) become a melee powerhouse, at the cost of his spellcasting.

Fun thing about arcane casters, give them time to prepare and they can match, if not beat, any other class in any role (except healing, owing to a lack of such spells appearing on their list).
Lightning Flicker 4th May 2013, 4:00 PM edit delete reply
If you don't mind me asking, what program do you use to put the screencaps together and add the text?
Lyntermas 4th May 2013, 11:08 PM edit delete reply
ComicFury. I've used it to put together a few guest comics. Good program.
Raxon 5th May 2013, 12:04 AM edit delete reply
Spud does not require any programs. He seduces the computer, and she bows to his whims. Newbiespud is a harsh master, but the role is not without its perks. Last time I was in his care, I got some shiny new RAM... put inside me.
DoubleCross 5th May 2013, 7:23 AM edit delete reply
...First dragons, now computers...

It is now my mission to become a half-human half-reptile mutant cyborg.

Azureink 5th May 2013, 9:10 AM edit delete reply
Well, you can at least imitate some of the Mane 6. Perhaps Twilight can help you out with SCIENCE!

And magic.
Newbiespud 5th May 2013, 4:24 PM edit delete reply
As the About/FAQ page says, it's Comic Life 1.3.6.* It's great for making and editing comics really quickly, without fiddling around too much in Photoshop.

*I'm specific about the version number because technically there's a newer version that's much, much worse.
kriss1989 4th May 2013, 7:10 PM edit delete reply
Pennsylvanian here. Our accent is...well we don't really have one unless you go out to Philly, and even then it's not so much an accent as it is a different lexicon created by loads of slang and lower education standards. Like cockney really. Otherwise we tend to sound Southern to Northern states nd Northern to Sputhern states because we have a tendency to pronounce words by the book.
Suburbanbanshee 5th May 2013, 2:25 PM edit delete reply
Ha! You have all sorts of accents in Pennsylvania, not to mention straddling the infamous pop/soda line!

Saying "We don't really have an accent" to a linguist is like saying "I don't have any chemicals in my house" to a chemist. :)
aerion111 5th May 2013, 5:40 PM edit delete reply
You mean it's like saying something that has a clear and true 'layman's' meaning and a more correct but false 'literal' meaning? :P
MorkaisChosen 6th May 2013, 6:00 AM edit delete reply
Almost everyone thinks they don't have an accent, because that's just how normal people (from round here) speak, right? ;-)
aerion111 6th May 2013, 7:24 AM edit delete reply
Not in Norway - we're one of those weird countries that take pride in and have strong 'dialects'.
In the US, it's considered 'slang' and 'incorrect use' when Phillies mangle the language.
In Norway, that'd be the local dialect, and the Phillies that speak proper english would be considered weird.

I should know, what with speaking 'proper' Norwegian (long story short, I learned the language more from books than from people) with some northern influence (I live in the south) and being made fun of for it.
Plus, I can barely understand either of the dialects of the two major neighboring cities.
MorkaisChosen 6th May 2013, 4:36 PM edit delete reply
Regional accents are just a thing in the UK, I spent the first three years of my life in the South and then moved North, and I still have to pay attention to notice the specific accent my schoolfriends share...
Raxon 7th May 2013, 12:20 AM edit delete reply
Magician's Advisor 4th May 2013, 8:02 PM edit delete reply
I was in a pathfinder game where I played a Half-Orc Bard with a french accent. Nobody could understand a single word I said. It was quite hilarious
JSchunx 5th May 2013, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
I'm going to be playing a french catholic mage in an upcoming Shadowrun game. Which reminds me, I need to brush up on some french.

I intend to treat the language the same way many TV shows do; he'll speak english in a french accent, and occasionally throw in a bit of gratuitous french.
Raxon 5th May 2013, 11:20 AM edit delete reply
Rarity walks this lonely road. It is the only one that she has ever known.

She doesn't know where it goes, but it's home to her and she walks alone.
Evil Paladin 5th May 2013, 12:14 PM edit delete reply
Rarity walks this empty street.
On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams.
When Ponyvile sleeps.
And Shes the only one, and she walk alone.
Raxon 6th May 2013, 2:53 PM edit delete reply
Her shadow's the only one that walks beside her.
Her shallow heart's the only thing that's beating.
Sometimes she'll wish someone up there will find her.
'til then she walks alone.
Ariasa 5th May 2013, 10:07 PM edit delete reply
T_T I am going to miss the internet. I won't have the ability to use the internet for awhile. Darn school. Darn moving. Darn money. Why couldn't Tesla have been able to make energy free!
aerion111 6th May 2013, 12:37 PM edit delete reply
Eh, tesla's wireless electricity would have meant we couldn't have internet - not global, anyway (strongly-shielded cables would work, but you couldn't send it to a satellite, or even more than a few rooms through the air)
Too much interference.

In many ways, it'd be 'steampunk', since we'd have fancy tech, but the global economy and/or community would be worse off, and eventually things would start stagnating.
NOTDilbert 6th May 2013, 11:19 PM edit delete reply
You could have a fully optical internet - we're getting closer to that anyway. Your computer box at home would have to be shielded and grounded - but not the fiber optics. Could even do satelites with lasers....
Shchenya 6th May 2013, 2:54 AM edit delete reply
As far as accents go, I've only had a recurring NPC with one... My gaming groups version of CMOT Dibbler. The only time he wasn't a NPC is when a player actually decided to gen him first! Started out as a race of aliens who learned about human culture through bad cold war B Movies so have a generic slavic accent, done badly and some of the weirdest habits ever. (Their social standing is determined by the size of the weapon of mass destruction they carry in their coat... from artillery shells painted with glow in the dark paint to planetkillers)
Powerhouse 6th May 2013, 4:20 AM edit delete reply
Sadly, I kind of read all those "southernisms" in Applejack's voice. I guess my brain kind of subconsciously pronounces words like "Ah" in her voice because ah've heard her say 'em so many times.
Froborr 6th May 2013, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
I recall reading somewhere or other that it's possible to roughly determine the accent in which Shakespeare's plays were performed by looking at how many syllables he thought things were and what words he thought rhymed. IIRC, it turns out the closest modern accent isn't even spoken in Britain anymore. It's Appalachian.
Drhoz 4th Sep 2013, 9:22 AM edit delete reply
I once won a trophy at a gaming convention, for my Scottish accent. Because *it was that bad*
Summoned Singer 15th Feb 2014, 2:38 PM the voice of silk edit delete reply
Summoned Singer
She sounds like a true Louisiana Southern Belle