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Date: 2012-05-23 16:01
Subject: Wheeeeeeeeeee!
Security: Public
Music:The Professionals: Old Dog with New Tricks
Tags:computers, rl, the professionals, ubuntu
Yesterday my new computer arrived. jebra installed ubuntu 12.04 on it and got started on migrating my files. I worked on that again this morning and just now had the bright idea to try viewing on my PAL dvds. It works!

This is good news because I'd planned to watch them on my desktop computer at work and it doesn't even notice I've inserted a disk. I've had issues with the CD drive as long as I've had this box, so I'm inclined to blame the hardware rather than ubuntu. My plans to watch PAL dvds on my home desktop computer were also foiled, there because my monitor suddenly ceased working. For viewing anything directly on the machine this is certainly inconvenient, but I spend so little time in my home office I often wonder why I bother to maintain the machine at all. It's main purpose appears to be acting as my personal file server.

In semi-related news, Lewis Collins' voice is entirely different from what I'd imagined from reading fanfic. It's taking some getting used to!

This entry was originally posted at http://mrs-sweetpeach.dreamwidth.org/355335.html.
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seagray: bodiedoyle
User: seagray
Date: 2012-05-24 01:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What did you imagine LC's voice sounded like?
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User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2012-05-24 22:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have no idea how to describe it other than to say it was completely different. I knew, the moment I noticed the difference, that hearing LC's voice was already overwriting my inner voice for Bodie, exactly as what happens when I imagine a character and then later see pictures or watch the show/movie/whatever -- as soon as I see the "real" person, I can no longer access my imaginary version. I have no idea if other people have this problem or if it is just me. It annoys me that my mind is so weak that I can't imagine something other than what was presented. I feel I ought to be able to create alternative versions of any character.

Also, I've been mulling over your question, on and off, for around eight hours and in all that time the only thing I can think to say is "I thought it would be softer, some how." Warm and soft. Not screechy (not that LC's voice is), nor insanely deep. I rather think LC's voice is deeper than I thought it would be, but with my overwriting problem, it's hard to be sure.

Adding to my inability to answer this question is my utter lack of musical ability. Back when I was in middle school I took guitar lessons and I frustrated the hell out of my instructor with my inability to tune the strings. If my guitar was wildly out of tune I could tell *something* was wrong, but would have no idea what, exactly, the problem was. I could never figure out when to tighten the strings and when to loosen them. He spent hours trying to teach me and I just couldn't do it.
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seagray: bodiedoyle
User: seagray
Date: 2012-05-25 02:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Having watched LC in "The Cuckoo Waltz" after I got into Pros, I noticed that he kinda changed his voice for Pros in the sense that he seemed to have a harder/rougher edge to it, lowering it a tad as maybe better befitted a 'tough ex-Merc' like Bodie.

I think it's pretty normal to only hear/associate that actor's voice once you've heard it, if that actor plays the character well. :)
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