Alternate thread titles: The Fancast Thread, Who Do You See When You Play?, Is Brad Pitt YOUR Tyler Durden? Ed Norton YOUR Narrator/Jack? [CoG/HG/WiP edition]
Obligatory long time lurker, first time poster bit right here. Lurked around after discovering CoG through Tumblr a couple years ago. Created this account a long while ago with intentions to post on a WIP thread, but never did. Lurked around some more. Now, I’m joining the party. With that in mind…
I’m going to preface this by saying that I did a cursory search and found no threads specifically about this sort of topic. Vague mentions in other threads, sure, but that’s about it. If such a beast DOES exist, and it doesn’t require an internet excavation to be found and pointed out, please let me know so that I may hang my head in shame at my poor searching skills. Also, I’m fairly sure this is the right category for this to be posted in. If not, I apologize.
On to the actual topic:
Right then, CoG community. Color me curious with a tasteful shade of magenta.
As you read through these text-based adventures, brow furrowed in concentration and, perhaps, vague frustration as you try to predict which choice leads to not being turned into a wheel of sentient cheese while also bringing you closer to your chosen love interest, who do you see? Who, in the magical move studio that is your noggin, plays the soft spoken healer with a sordid past - and a penchant for garish hats, silky underoos, and murder- that your MC has had a crush on for, like, forever? Who plays all those other undoubtedly colorful characters that your MC will/has undoubtedly come across?
Obviously, I am not referring to any game on this site that exists (although, hey! Sentient cheese wheel! Practically writes itself.) I was just trying to, y’know, ask my question with some flavor. But I can see that the previous paragraph could possibly leave you asking yourself ‘what even is going on here…?’
To put it simply, who do you see when you play these games? Do you even see any one person, or do these characters appear to you as vague composites of people you know and/or have seen around? Are there characters that you know should look like someone else, but they keep appearing as this one person for some reason? Perhaps a character appears to you as one person, but when they speak, they sound like someone else - who? Who have you cast in the CoG/HG/WiP movies in your mind? Your answers don’t necessarily have to be actual people, nor do they have to be actors. Musicians, anime characters, and so on. I want to know.
And if you write CoGs/HGs/WiPs, who do YOU picture while writing? Who do you hope people will picture when they read it?
A couple examples, if you’re still lost:
For some bizarre reason, I see male Wakefield from Deathless as a slightly smaller version of Germany from Hetalia voiced by Knives from Trigun. Yeah, please don’t ask, I don’t get it myself.
Female Wakefield, however, is definitely Natalie Dormer, and I will fight you on this.
…But I won’t actually fight you.
I associate (but I don’t necessarily see it, if this makes sense) Tom Hardy with Nick from The Black Cat. This is because Hardy was Eames in Inception, and Eames is awesome.
And the final example, from one of my favorite WiPs (Team Zero, may you rest in peace) Michael Fassbender as Damon Black. I’m not really a fan of him as the voice - he’s not the one I hear when Damon speaks- but I don’t have a concrete voice for Damon. It changes, which is kinda weird.
A few things
One, I’m more interested in who plays the NPCs/LIs/etc than I am your MC because… Well, I just am, I guess. There’s the whole thing about MCs being different for everyone; NPCs, not so much. That might be it. But if you’ve someone you always picture your MCs as, post it up because I AM curious.
Two, if you don’t see the characters so much as hear them, post it up. ‘All of my MCs are voiced by Troy Baker. Even the female ones. Especially the female ones.’ Awesome. I want to know.
Three, if you come in here to post ‘I don’t do this, this is weird, you’re weird…’ Please don’t. It wastes your time, it wastes my time, and it’s highly unnecessary.
Four, wow, I wrote a book in this post. Well, not really a book, but holy text-heavy first post, Batman. I am sorry.