Emo Dojo™ Presents: John Emotions
Emo Dojo™ Presents: John Emotions

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We can either act/ Or be truly authentic/ One cannot be both

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We can either act/

Or be truly authentic/

One cannot be both  

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...and welcome back here's Johnny andGarry with today's signal, Jan shut, that fucking guy up all right,but here's the thing that's even worse, he's doing like when I try and do thosetypes of things too: okay. Well, here's the conundrum I've running into there'sthis whole thing about, like Oh, you got to be authentic. You got to begenuine right. You've heard this many times right for sure. Okay, you got toread the room now well, on the flip side, are we not voice actors, not youor me, but is that what we're trying to be as voice actors, because you've gothere's the here's where it came up this guy? That tells all the sticky badjokes makes me cringe every time, they'll mention like an Indian andhe'll jump in there with a bad apoo type of accent or they'll. Mentionsomeone black and they'll, pretend to do a black accent, just off the cufftype of thing, and I might do that totally inappropriate and I'm honestlydude if I was in a casting room and someone said: okay, be a black person.I'd be like dude. If you want a black...

...person, you should really you know, geta black purse call a black person all happily step work right, mark, okay, sothat's one thing right, but now I've heard black guest and a Mexican ladyguest on the different voice over podcast, and they both kind of had thisangle that well I had a problem because a cast a white casting director cast me,I'm a black man. I did my voice and they said No. We need it blacker and hewas incredulous about that. I'm like dude there. They want a character, itdoesn't matter your actual race. They still want a character right. Were Igone, trying to be maybe deeper voice, maybe a little more street. You knowmaybe yeah yeah and that's Ol, ultimately what he explained that hedid, but I'm like. So why get offended if they want you to be more like? Oh,my God, you know what I'm saying and he and the ACAN lady had the sand in. Shewas offended because the people were jelling, Oh you're, not Mexican, and ifyou're not sounding Mexican enough, she...

...goes. What do you mean? I am Mexican.This is how we sound but they're like no, that's not what we're hiring for wewant were, and we have a character in mind. We have a voice. We have anaccent in mind right so, in my mind, is like yes give it to the proper. It'scalled gracing ethnicism, if it's a Mexican role for Mexican an give it toa Mexican lady if she's, just talking regular, but you needed a caricature. She should know that ahead of time.Obviously you don't want to hit her over the head. She thinks she's doing aserious reading. All of a sudden, it's like I Y, are some full shit. You knowyou should be able to apt out of that before you get into an awkwardsituation, but also that got me thinking like were, and I was going topropose the thing to you like. So what if someone says do care do? Isyour black character, I'm not telling you to do it now, but like what wouldyou say or do? Would you stop? It's like? No, I don't feel comfortable orhey. Gary. Do is a Chinese guy like fuck, I was going to say I can do what I wantto do, which is...

...no dude. I was thinking like really. TheBest I could do is ask them what about the black guy? Do you need? Do you wantthat? I mean because I've lived with black people. I can like act like methat lives with black people, or I can act like me hanging around a bunch ofChinese guys or you know what I mean, but I'm not going to when I'm aroundblack guys. I don't do Black Guy Impressions when I'm around Chine,that's the Desatir, I'm throwing I'm like well. If you need a regionaldialect of an American voice, I can do that because I'm an American and havelived in different regions. So therefore ye I'll do whatever I can,but I'm definitely not going to pretend if you tell me to do an accent of awhite person at some other parts of the country, yeah try I'll give that a shot.Yeah, SIS cocas an male street smart, well, you're, thinking street smart, Laand they're, like no we're thinking more like street smart, New Jersey andlike is that you're trying to do an Italian accent there or you just streetsmart and they're, like yeah, either...

...either way. Just Not Italian, I'm agood because you should hire an Italian. If you mean Italian that I'm, I think Iwould say that I don't know if I'd go that far with hiring an Italian tobeing Italian. Just because an I guess is, can I guess they're stillconsidered white, so I don't. I don't get in fun of it. That's an interestingpoint to yeah. I do know a lot of people depending on the crowd therewith.Like my Italian friend back in we worked together a juvenile yea. He he was white his fuck well until he wasaround all the black kids, he tried to be extra cool is like no, no, I'mSicilian, yeah we're the like the black people of Italian and yeah, okay, BuddyYep fins always trying to fit in everyone want to fit in somehow anyway.So that was my conundrum. I'm like well the what's really going on here. Are wesupposed to be acting or authentic that their polar opposites they're not thesame thing at all? If you're trying to act authentic, well, you're, acting ifyou're authentic? Well, then you're not...

...acting money right just I need the money. Ineed money yeah. I need power yeah, I kind of wonder what would theworld be like if we did not have these these types of ruthless billionairesout there that want power in it? In other words, we leveled out the playingfield. So to speak, I'm not saying everyone's on the same playing field,because I would just be boring, but I'm saying that at least there would be enough money for everyone to existunder a roof and still, you know function properly. Instead of havinghuge it. Sons of people living on the fucking streets, yeah humans seem theworst at moderation. So we always. If we see a thing, werush like a bunch of fucking insects to...

...capitalize that thing to turn it intoan industry. Any little are we do were a capitalist society. There you goyears nailed a right there with that word, YEP every little thing it becomesin Elis on it. Well like so: Oh let's do solar. Well now we got solarindustry. We've got glassmakers, we've got people mining silica, the fuck, allthese silicones all over the planet. We've got the people that make thesteel mining for steel to make the frames that hold the fucking solarpanels and all that, so we've taken a good idea like using the sun for Energyand turning into an industry. Now, it's industrialized now all th. What's thefucking downside to the solar manufacturing industry? Look into that!THAT'S SCARY! I'm like we are so fucked all these green technologies that havebeen industrialized have down sides that are going to fuck us just as badas oil did and gas, and all that other stuff wors are about the same as bad, which is disput its worse,because people think it's healing, but...

...it's not it's the same problemcontinuing we're just shifting which materials were minding and digging outof the core of the earth anyway. Well, not to mention the energy companies arethe ones that are shifting. Yes, they're capturing the money and they'renot slowing our consumption of energy down they're increasing our consumptionof energy. Therefore, they keep having to build more and more and morewindmills and these windmills. What are those made out of all that fuckingKevlar and fabric and the fibres and shit the fireboats theo mean that's ahuge industry now that all these industries are like they're giant intoshes on my O, we're capitalist we're just we can't moderate. We can't justhave a little bit of something and just got to be like yeah go, there's a goal,rush that the whole mentality, hard wired to self destruct man literallyseriously yep. I keep I think about that daily Dude,I'm like man, we are hard wired to self destruct, we're just it's just a long,slow fuck process...

...well and the that part of it is we wefocus on threats, which means we focus on bad and bad, because we focus on it is fivetimes by the latest book. I was reading five times more powerful, moreattractive than good. So that goes with the negativity thing.Well, that's that's bad yeah, exactly anything negative or bad! That's whyI'm on a little bad diet, but it's five times more powerful dude. So if youfucking well, that's why the media uses it for the click. Baits Click Bait. Butwhat happens then, if you've seen five bad things, you need like twenty fivegood things to cover up that bad. You just saw you're not going to makeyou're not going to make time for twenty good things to flood over thefive bad. In fact, in the also in this book, marriage therapist to have a rulecalled the five fucks for every fight rule, whichmeans, if you get into a fight with your spouse of your partner, you needfive fucks. You need five intimate...

...encounters to cover up for that onefight. If your five fucks to every fight gets out of balance, yourrelationship is heading for trouble. Well, there is a fine line betweenfighting and fucking, so think about all the makeup sex thathappens after a big fight with your girl yeah five times, though, I'mtelling you you need a lot of fucking to make up for one fight. I got noproblem with that, but there's both partners, that's the thing. Bothpartners need to be an agreement that okay, so anyway, that's that's aninteresting rule, but the point being that the fight, the bad part is fivetimes more powerful. So any time you encounter anything bad like you'retalking about your friend now you need five other friends thatare upbeat to cover for your one shitty mood friend, trying to find him it'shard at this age. Yeah! That's why I don't have friends. I would rather justbe with myself at least I can control my upbeaten or not geneally speakingtrue, true, try to I run around debby...

...down or or something like that. I'mlike! Oh here it comes. I don't Dar to slip. I don't dwell on not havingfriends just because when I look at my text list of all the people that Icommunicate with you, my brother and you know a handful of other people.It's like there's Times where I look at that list and go need to communicate with them. Today,I'm doing my own thing. I got my own thing going on. Oh Dude, I'm the sameway all the time plus, I don't know, half the people. I have on my list ofpeople to call they're like time, they're like land mines. Let's call itlike, I could call him when they could be uplifting and in a good mood or Ican call him and I might have to hear a fucking shitty story right that. So Ihave to prepare myself for that. If I'm strong enough I'll go in and that'swhat friends or sons or whatever do is like you, fucking take one for the forthe company and you just listen to the in that weird those of then dude. Wehave preconceived ideas just because of how we dealt with that particularindividual in the pasture. Just like.

Oh, I remember I have to kind of be onthis kind of right. No, it's like you be a certain role for everyrelationship, every relationship, it's almost like I'm an actor that playsJohn to Gary and now I'm an actor that plays John to my mom, you that goesback to that article that you brought up a few weeks ago about. Are weplaying the part of US yeah or our own story yeah in our ownstory, and it's true we kind of are. I feel that a lot? That's why I thinkvoice acting might be a natural fit I'm like! Well, you want me to change okay,easy, because that now I don't have to think of what kind of person to be youkind of fun to explore that Fuck Yeah Dude, especially that because, like Ithink you grow, I'm like, I can't think of how I want to be today and they'll.Send you a script. It says, Oh, be like this. I'm like all right, cool I'll, beback that...

...and now back to the wall.

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