WritersBeat.com
 

Go Back   WritersBeat.com > General Discussion > Writers' Cafe

Writers' Cafe Get a drink, sit down to relax, and chit-chat with other writers.


Impersonations/Personifications

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-01-2013, 12:36 AM
Nacia's Avatar
Nacia (Offline)
Resident Ghost
Official Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London, England.
Posts: 10,529
Thanks: 2,825
Thanks 933
Icon7 Impersonations/Personifications


What do you enjoy impersonating and why?

I like to personify accents. It is easy because I speak few languages.

Anyone here like to imitate animals? Like dressing up or sounding like one?

__________________
a lesson in
life is a pound
in sound
it reminds us
it is expensive a fine
so bear one
in mind

Last edited by Nacia; 02-01-2013 at 05:03 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-02-2013, 03:28 PM
Lyndia's Avatar
Lyndia (Offline)
Word Wizard
Official Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Somewhere with my nose in a book.
Posts: 533
Thanks: 226
Thanks 66
Send a message via Skype™ to Lyndia
Default

Not animals so much, but my dad and I use to pretend to be vampires when we went out late at night to pick up groceries or some other randomness lol. Of course, I was little, around 9 years old, so it wasnt anything but a game.

Now, I like to impersonate characters from musicals/plays and sing their music -- actually my dad does as well, we still do that together in duets when we get the chance.

Sometimes we impersonate our made up DND characters, even though we havent played in forever. I'm not sure if that counts lol. I like accents, but I can't do them to save my life.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Lyndia For This Useful Post:
Nacia (02-03-2013)
  #3  
Old 02-02-2013, 05:42 PM
Front&Centre's Avatar
Front&Centre (Offline)
Heartbreaking Writer of Staggering Genius
Official Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: London
Posts: 1,289
Thanks: 201
Thanks 199
Default

I like to think I'm quite good at accents - me and my dad used to do them all the time, and I spend a long time practicing each one in private before I unleash it.
__________________
If trees could scream, would we be so quick to chop them down? We might, if they screamed all the time for no good reason.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Front&Centre For This Useful Post:
Nacia (02-03-2013)
  #4  
Old 02-03-2013, 05:02 AM
fleamailman's Avatar
fleamailman (Offline)
Samuel Johnson, obviously!
Official Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 6,792
Thanks: 2,776
Thanks 4,088
Default

What do you enjoy impersonating and why? I like to personify accents. It is easy because I speak few languages. Anyone here like to imitate animals? Like dressing up or sounding like one?
("...can't say that I've ever tried it myself..." replied the goblin, looking at the slot now, adding "...so how about you slot, would you like to be someone else then...", "...well, I could try being you goblin but then the readers would get very confused between us if they weren't already confused that is, I mean two goblins on one thread, but then who would there be left to feed the post to, whereas if we were both slots now nothing would get written at all for all our open awaiting mouths...", the harlequin hadn't been following, instead she merely looked across at sunny cold day outside while wondering if her role of narrator merited a sip of the goblin's coffee as it seemed he was still preoccupied with the slot and it would be a pity to let the coffee go to waste where to her at least the line between personification and impersonation blurred somewhat when and where personas were concerned, after all one had to ask oneself what was actually here if no one was actually here, mere words upon the screen and some fiction created upon them, and yet, there they were, all three of them then, where none of them knew the answer to Nacia's question, so giving up the slot just swallowed the post once more noting that someone had finished off the coffee in his absence, but the harlequin wasn't telling, instead her mime was perfectly pointing with a smile to the goblin covering her tracks)

Last edited by fleamailman; 02-04-2013 at 09:16 PM..
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to fleamailman For This Useful Post:
Nacia (02-03-2013)
  #5  
Old 02-03-2013, 06:24 AM
Redlorry
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Nacia,this is your most bizarre thread yet!

I have my own voice, which I hate the sound of when I hear recordings of it. I'm told I speak to fast and I sound posh, lol.

However after visiting my family in the West Country (where I spent a lot of my childhood, I do tend to pick up the accent a little).
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to For This Useful Post:
Nacia (02-03-2013)
  #6  
Old 02-05-2013, 02:49 PM
Clever-fox's Avatar
Clever-fox (Offline)
Word Wizard
Official Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Azle, Texas
Posts: 551
Thanks: 6
Thanks 6
Default

Originally Posted by Nacia View Post
Anyone here like to imitate animals? Like dressing up or sounding like one?
Being a furry, I wish I had a pair of fake ears (like the kind you get @ great wolf lodge) and a fake tail to match. Sadly, I wouldn't know where to get some.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-05-2013, 03:17 PM
bumhead's Avatar
bumhead (Offline)
Always Online
Official Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: 1938
Posts: 2,214
Thanks: 5
Thanks 276
Default

Originally Posted by Nacia View Post
Anyone here like to imitate animals? Like dressing up or sounding like one?
backs away slowly ...
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to bumhead For This Useful Post:
Front&Centre (02-05-2013), PickleBottom (02-06-2013), Webgoji (02-06-2013)
  #8  
Old 02-06-2013, 01:28 AM
Nacia's Avatar
Nacia (Offline)
Resident Ghost
Official Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London, England.
Posts: 10,529
Thanks: 2,825
Thanks 933
Default

Originally Posted by bumhead View Post
backs away slowly ...
lol
__________________
a lesson in
life is a pound
in sound
it reminds us
it is expensive a fine
so bear one
in mind
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-06-2013, 01:29 AM
Nacia's Avatar
Nacia (Offline)
Resident Ghost
Official Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London, England.
Posts: 10,529
Thanks: 2,825
Thanks 933
Default

Originally Posted by Clever-fox View Post
Being a furry, I wish I had a pair of fake ears (like the kind you get @ great wolf lodge) and a fake tail to match. Sadly, I wouldn't know where to get some.
Aww this sounds sweet haha maybe you could order some to do them for you
__________________
a lesson in
life is a pound
in sound
it reminds us
it is expensive a fine
so bear one
in mind
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-06-2013, 01:27 PM
Clever-fox's Avatar
Clever-fox (Offline)
Word Wizard
Official Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Azle, Texas
Posts: 551
Thanks: 6
Thanks 6
Default

Haha, maybe....
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-06-2013, 02:30 PM
PickleBottom's Avatar
PickleBottom (Offline)
Always Online
Official Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2,043
Thanks: 1,340
Thanks 385
Default

Originally Posted by bumhead View Post
backs away slowly ...
Ah Bumhead you make me larf
__________________
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas
-George Bernard Shaw
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-06-2013, 06:35 PM
bumhead's Avatar
bumhead (Offline)
Always Online
Official Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: 1938
Posts: 2,214
Thanks: 5
Thanks 276
Default

which good, cause I'm not

larfing. day one of semester one. but I did get an excellent parking spot right on campus
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-06-2013, 07:24 PM
PickleBottom's Avatar
PickleBottom (Offline)
Always Online
Official Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2,043
Thanks: 1,340
Thanks 385
Default

Originally Posted by bumhead View Post
which good, cause I'm not

larfing. day one of semester one. but I did get an excellent parking spot right on campus
What are you studying?

By the way, it is an interesting question, especially from a Method Acting perspective, I wonder how Stanislavsky would go with animals... especially farm animals. What kind of maniac would sit in a small cage and pump out eggs to get down a character? I suppose the couped up kind...
__________________
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas
-George Bernard Shaw
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-06-2013, 08:19 PM
bumhead's Avatar
bumhead (Offline)
Always Online
Official Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: 1938
Posts: 2,214
Thanks: 5
Thanks 276
Default

Originally Posted by PickleBottom View Post
What are you studying?

By the way, it is an interesting question, especially from a Method Acting perspective, I wonder how Stanislavsky would go with animals... especially farm animals. What kind of maniac would sit in a small cage and pump out eggs to get down a character? I suppose the couped up kind...
actors are loons

studying more mediciney bumph, nothing new. gerentological physiological misadventure with a psych component. sorry you asked?
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to bumhead For This Useful Post:
PickleBottom (02-07-2013)
Reply

  WritersBeat.com > General Discussion > Writers' Cafe


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:24 PM.

vBulletin, Copyright 2000-2006, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.