• Are "Fluffy" and "Gruffy" used as nicknames as Wales?

    Hi. I am doing research on baby names and nicknames for a project. A while ago, I asked what are common Welsh baby names that end with "-uffy" and I didn't really get answers to that. I was told "Fluffy" is used as a nickname in Wales- is this correct? Is "Gruffy" ever used as a nickname for someone named... show more
    Hi. I am doing research on baby names and nicknames for a project. A while ago, I asked what are common Welsh baby names that end with "-uffy" and I didn't really get answers to that. I was told "Fluffy" is used as a nickname in Wales- is this correct? Is "Gruffy" ever used as a nickname for someone named "Griff / Griffin / Griffith / Gruff / Gruffin / Gruffud / Gruffudd / Gruffydd"? Please help- thank you.
    3 answers · Baby Names · 18 hours ago
  • What is the best book or books to get on voice acting for cartoons, if you want to work and/or perform as a voice actor for cartoons?

    Hi. I am interested in learning how to voice act professionally for my own animated cartoons. I am interested in taking voice acting courses for this, but I am exploring other options and venues to get the training I want and need. I have been trying my hand at vocal characterizations lately. I realize I have the potential to be a good voice... show more
    Hi. I am interested in learning how to voice act professionally for my own animated cartoons. I am interested in taking voice acting courses for this, but I am exploring other options and venues to get the training I want and need. I have been trying my hand at vocal characterizations lately. I realize I have the potential to be a good voice actor. I want to make toons and showcase them online with the intent of capitalizing off of them. I went to school for animation years ago. I am serious about wanting to make my own toons and comics. There are a handful of books listed here: https://www.google.com/search?q=books+vo... But which books would you suggest getting? I would list the books here, but I don't have space to list them all. I'll add the list in details. At first glance, looking at the books listed at the link above, I would like to think The Art of Voice Acting by James R. Alberger Voice Acting For Dummies by David Ciccarelli and Stephanie Ciccarelli would be ideal books to get, but I am not an expert on this. I would like to ask what is the best resource or resources for voice actors, which may or may not include books on voice acting, but I'm saving this for another question. Please help- thank you.
    Comics & Animation · 19 hours ago
  • What is the best book or books to get on voice acting for cartoons?

    Hi. I am interested in learning how to voice act professionally for my own animated cartoons. I am interested in taking voice acting courses for this, but I am exploring other options and venues to get the training I want and need. I have been trying my hand at vocal characterizations lately. I realize I have the potential to be a good voice... show more
    Hi. I am interested in learning how to voice act professionally for my own animated cartoons. I am interested in taking voice acting courses for this, but I am exploring other options and venues to get the training I want and need. I have been trying my hand at vocal characterizations lately. I realize I have the potential to be a good voice actor. I want to make toons and showcase them online with the intent of capitalizing off of them. I went to school for animation years ago. I am serious about wanting to make my own toons and comics. There are a handful of books listed here: https://www.google.com/search?q=books+vo... But which books would you suggest getting? I would list the books here, but I don't have space to list them all. I'll add the list in details. At first glance, looking at the books listed at the link above, I would like to think The Art of Voice Acting by James R. Alberger Voice Acting For Dummies by David Ciccarelli and Stephanie Ciccarelli would be ideal books to get, but I am not an expert on this. I would like to ask what is the best resource or resources for voice actors, which may or may not include books on voice acting, but I'm saving this for another question. Please help- thank you.
    1 answer · Comics & Animation · 21 hours ago
  • How were comics (comic books, comic strips, etc.) colored before the advent of computers and software?

    I am interested in producing my own comics. I am curious to know how they are colored by traditional means. I know a lot of comic books and graphic novels these days are colored digitally. I assume comic strips, like the ones you see in your daily newspaper, are still colored the traditional way. I believe the traditional way to color comics is... show more
    I am interested in producing my own comics. I am curious to know how they are colored by traditional means. I know a lot of comic books and graphic novels these days are colored digitally. I assume comic strips, like the ones you see in your daily newspaper, are still colored the traditional way. I believe the traditional way to color comics is through layering. I was trying to find resources online that show and/or explain are comics are colored the traditional way, but I have not found any. Please help- thank you.
    2 answers · Comics & Animation · 22 hours ago
  • What are common Scottish baby names that end in "-uffy"?

    HI. I am doing research on American baby names and foreign baby names for a project. I know Duffy is an Irish baby name which means "dark-haired". I don't know if it's ever used as a nickname or as a first name, but I know "Bruffy" is an English name meaning "free man". I don't know if it's used as a... show more
    HI. I am doing research on American baby names and foreign baby names for a project. I know Duffy is an Irish baby name which means "dark-haired". I don't know if it's ever used as a nickname or as a first name, but I know "Bruffy" is an English name meaning "free man". I don't know if it's used as a first name or as a nickname in Scotland, but I have seen "Wuffy" used as a Scottish name: https://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?sur... I know "Wuffy" is used as a nickname in the Royal Navy: https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthrea... Please help- thank you.
    4 answers · Baby Names · 23 hours ago
  • What type or types of mics do (most) pro voice actors use? What's the BEST type to get? What type is the one used in the following video?

    Hi. I am interested in voice acting for cartoons. I would like to produce my own cartoons and voice some of my own characters. I'd like to learn how to voice characters professionally. I'd like to hire a few people to voice some of my characters with me. I want to produce my own cartoons and showcase them online, with the intention of... show more
    Hi. I am interested in voice acting for cartoons. I would like to produce my own cartoons and voice some of my own characters. I'd like to learn how to voice characters professionally. I'd like to hire a few people to voice some of my characters with me. I want to produce my own cartoons and showcase them online, with the intention of capitalizing off of them. I don't know a lot about them, but I know professional voice actors use special mics when they record dialogue. I have seen various types of mics used for voice acting out there, but what is the BEST type to get? What is the type used in this video?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDh17Tpd... I assume it's one you can hook up to your PC, but I don't know. I would like to get a mic I can use at home and I would prefer to get one I can hook up to my PC. Please help- thank you.
    1 answer · Other - Electronics · 1 day ago
  • What is the best book or books to get on voice acting for cartoons?

    Hi. I am interested in learning how to voice act professionally for my own animated cartoons. I am interested in taking voice acting courses for this, but I am exploring other options and venues to get the training I want and need. I have been trying my hand at vocal characterizations lately. I realize I have the potential to be a good voice... show more
    Hi. I am interested in learning how to voice act professionally for my own animated cartoons. I am interested in taking voice acting courses for this, but I am exploring other options and venues to get the training I want and need. I have been trying my hand at vocal characterizations lately. I realize I have the potential to be a good voice actor. I want to make toons and showcase them online with the intent of capitalizing off of them. I went to school for animation years ago. I am serious about wanting to make my own toons and comics. There are a handful of books listed here: https://www.google.com/search?q=books+vo... But which books would you suggest getting? I would list the books here, but I don't have space to list them all. I'll add the list in details. At first glance, looking at the books listed at the link above, I would like to think The Art of Voice Acting by James R. Alberger Voice Acting For Dummies by David Ciccarelli and Stephanie Ciccarelli would be ideal books to get, but I am not an expert on this. I would like to ask what is the best resource or resources for voice actors, which may or may not include books on voice acting, but I'm saving this for another question. Please help- thank you.
    Theater & Acting · 1 day ago
  • Can you sign up for and take Continuing Ed courses at any college if you aren't an alumnus of that school...?

    Or is being an alumnus of that school a requirement? I am an alumnus of ONE art school. I was thinking about registering for and taking Continuing Ed courses at another art school, but I am wondering if I have to be an alumnus of that other school to take the courses. I am curious- please help. Thank you.
    Or is being an alumnus of that school a requirement? I am an alumnus of ONE art school. I was thinking about registering for and taking Continuing Ed courses at another art school, but I am wondering if I have to be an alumnus of that other school to take the courses. I am curious- please help. Thank you.
    1 answer · Higher Education (University +) · 2 days ago
  • Why is this question not being answered?

    Hi. I posted this: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index... I am wondering why it's not being answered. I asked a question about what microphone or microphones I should use as a voice actor, and I want to make sure it was placed under the right category. Please help- thank you.
    Hi. I posted this: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index... I am wondering why it's not being answered. I asked a question about what microphone or microphones I should use as a voice actor, and I want to make sure it was placed under the right category. Please help- thank you.
    3 answers · Theater & Acting · 2 days ago
  • What category should questions about microphones for voice actors go under?

    Hi. I am not trying to be a nuisance. I am interested in learning how to voice act professionally for my own animated cartoons and I need to know what type of mic I should get. "Mic" as in "microphone". I posted this question 4 times under 4 different... show more
    Hi. I am not trying to be a nuisance. I am interested in learning how to voice act professionally for my own animated cartoons and I need to know what type of mic I should get. "Mic" as in "microphone". I posted this question 4 times under 4 different categories: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index... https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index... https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index... https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20190220040628AABNRwE I wasn't sure which category I should post it under. One person responded to one of them. That person suggested I get a ribbon mic, but not long after I saw that answer that person deleted it. What is the problem? Please help- thank you.
    1 answer · Yahoo Answers · 2 days ago
  • Is there something WRONG with wishing people a Happy Presidents' Day (Weekend), if you're African American?

    Hi. I am a little curious about this. I am a Christian and an African American. As of the time of the posting of this question it's Presidents' Day 2019. There's a chat site I frequent often and where I interact with others. There's one young man I chat with in there who is African American. A few days ago, I was wishing other... show more
    Hi. I am a little curious about this. I am a Christian and an African American. As of the time of the posting of this question it's Presidents' Day 2019. There's a chat site I frequent often and where I interact with others. There's one young man I chat with in there who is African American. A few days ago, I was wishing other people I know at that chat site a Happy Presidents' Day Weekend. This young man I am referring to got mad. He said "screw Presidents' Day" and proceeded to crap on my convo with his racism. He said he was tired of me "cooning out". He asked me what's good about Presidents' Day. I asked him what was wrong, and did he found out about something SLAVERY-related pertaining to the holiday. He said America was founded on slavery. I then told him I don't care that President Washington owned slaves, and I said "so what?" He then became offensive by saying that he "doesn't do White holidays". I wanted to say to him, what does the Founding Fathers owning slaves have to do with me? I told him Blacks owned slaves, and they made slaves out of the Chinese who worked on the San Francisco railroads. I also told him that Black Africans owned White European slaves long before the African slave trade took place, which is correct. The young man wanted to argue and he eventually stopped talking and left. I don't like clowns who race bait, and/or play and pull race cards- I don't care who they are. I am an American like he is. Please help- thank you.
    2 answers · Other - Cultures & Groups · 4 days ago
  • Poll: It's Presidents' Day Weekend 2019-doing anything special for the holiday?

    I'm probably not. I am going to spend the day getting a lot of needed housework done. What about you? Are you doing anything special for the holiday? I am curious. Please help- thank you.
    I'm probably not. I am going to spend the day getting a lot of needed housework done. What about you? Are you doing anything special for the holiday? I am curious. Please help- thank you.
    2 answers · Polls & Surveys · 5 days ago
  • Hypothetically, if you had a means to control and unravel spacetime...?

    Could you turn someone into a gelatinous glob with it? If so, how would that work? I'm a cartoonist and writer. I have a villain I created, who, in his own words, has a "mechanism with which he can control the very fabric of space and time", and I want him to be able to turn people into gelatinous globs with it if he could. Please... show more
    Could you turn someone into a gelatinous glob with it? If so, how would that work? I'm a cartoonist and writer. I have a villain I created, who, in his own words, has a "mechanism with which he can control the very fabric of space and time", and I want him to be able to turn people into gelatinous globs with it if he could. Please help- thank you.
    2 answers · Physics · 6 days ago
  • What is the best and most proper way to search for and employ voice actors to help you voice characters for you own animation projects?

    Hi. I would like to produce my own animated cartoons and showcase them online, with the intent of capitalizing off of them. I would like to voice some of my own characters- I would like to get training to learn how to voice act professionally, and I would like to hire a few people to help voice characters with me for my own cartoon projects.... show more
    Hi. I would like to produce my own animated cartoons and showcase them online, with the intent of capitalizing off of them. I would like to voice some of my own characters- I would like to get training to learn how to voice act professionally, and I would like to hire a few people to help voice characters with me for my own cartoon projects. What is the best and most proper way to search for and employ voice actors to help you voice characters for you own animation projects? When I was in art school, 2 decades ago, my animation thesis instructor got two voice actors to voice characters with me for my animation thesis project. I don't know where my instructor found these two voice actors from. I never asked him. I assume he got them from some agency. I assume times have changed- I know a lot of voice acting marketplaces exist now online. I don't know specifically where and how people used to hire and use voice actors for animated projects before the advent of the internet. What's the best way to go about searching for and employing voice actors for your animated projects in this day and age? If searching for and employing voice actors through (online) voice acting marketplaces IS the best way, which marketplace or marketplaces SHOULD I use? There are a bunch of them out there. I am not an expert on this. Please help- thank you.
    Theater & Acting · 6 days ago
  • What is the best and most proper way to search for and employ voice actors to help you voice characters for you own animation projects?

    Hi. I would like to produce my own animated cartoons and showcase them online, with the intent of capitalizing off of them. I would like to voice some of my own characters- I would like to get training to learn how to voice act professionally, and I would like to hire a few people to help voice characters with me for my own cartoon projects. What... show more
    Hi. I would like to produce my own animated cartoons and showcase them online, with the intent of capitalizing off of them. I would like to voice some of my own characters- I would like to get training to learn how to voice act professionally, and I would like to hire a few people to help voice characters with me for my own cartoon projects. What is the best and most proper way to search for and employ voice actors to help you voice characters for you own animation projects? When I was in art school, 2 decades ago, my animation thesis instructor got two voice actors to voice characters with me for my animation thesis project. I don't know where my instructor found these two voice actors from. I never asked him. I assume he got them from some agency. I assume times have changed- I know a lot of voice acting marketplaces exist now online. I don't know specifically where and how people used to hire and use voice actors for animated projects before the advent of the internet. What's the best way to go about searching for and employing voice actors for your animated projects in this day and age? If searching for and employing voice actors through (online) voice acting marketplaces IS the best way, which marketplace or marketplaces SHOULD I use? There are a bunch of them out there. I am not an expert on this. Please help- thank you.
    1 answer · Comics & Animation · 6 days ago
  • Probably a silly question, but why was Ariana Grande invited to perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral last year?

    Yes, WHY was this girl invited to perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral? Were they trying to attract the YOUNGER demographic to the funeral by inviting her, since the event was televised? Franklin was a legendary R-and-B, soul and Gospel recording artist. I don't know that much about Grande. All I know is that she was a star on some Nick... show more
    Yes, WHY was this girl invited to perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral? Were they trying to attract the YOUNGER demographic to the funeral by inviting her, since the event was televised? Franklin was a legendary R-and-B, soul and Gospel recording artist. I don't know that much about Grande. All I know is that she was a star on some Nick kids' show, and has a single out called "God Is A Woman". Inviting someone like Grande just seemed tacky to say the least. Please help- thank you.
    2 answers · Celebrities · 6 days ago
  • How did cartoonists and animators map out and keep track of locales- towns, cities, countries, etc.- before the advent of computers?

    Hi. I am curious about this. Computers help expedite the production of things like cartoons and comics, and makes production a lot easier in some respects. If you're producing a cartoon or comic series, or an animated film, locales and the consistency of the locales are important. You would need to map things out. I don't know that much... show more
    Hi. I am curious about this. Computers help expedite the production of things like cartoons and comics, and makes production a lot easier in some respects. If you're producing a cartoon or comic series, or an animated film, locales and the consistency of the locales are important. You would need to map things out. I don't know that much about cartoon shorts or one-panel comic strips or minimalistic comic strips work, but I would assume keeping track of and mapping out locales is somewhat important here also. They have software that can allow you map out real and fictional locales virtually and keep track of them. How did cartoonists and animators map out and keep track of locales- towns, cities, countries, etc.- before the advent of computers? Please help- thank you.
    Drawing & Illustration · 7 days ago
  • How did cartoonists and animators map out and keep track of locales- towns, cities, countries, etc.- before the advent of computers?

    Hi. I am curious about this. Computers help expedite the production of things like cartoons and comics, and makes production a lot easier in some respects. If you're producing a cartoon or comic series, or an animated film, locales and the consistency of the locales are important. You would need to map things out. I don't know that much... show more
    Hi. I am curious about this. Computers help expedite the production of things like cartoons and comics, and makes production a lot easier in some respects. If you're producing a cartoon or comic series, or an animated film, locales and the consistency of the locales are important. You would need to map things out. I don't know that much about cartoon shorts or one-panel comic strips or minimalistic comic strips work, but I would assume keeping track of and mapping out locales is somewhat important here also. They have software that can allow you map out real and fictional locales virtually and keep track of them. How did cartoonists and animators map out and keep track of locales- towns, cities, countries, etc.- before the advent of computers? Please help- thank you.
    2 answers · Comics & Animation · 7 days ago
  • Poll: What's the most surprising thing you've learned about or discovered lately?

    Some studios who made kids' cartoons pushed the envelope to see what they could get away with back in the '80s and '90s. They were full of things like sexual jokes and innuendos and other adult jokes and content that would go over most kids heads. I was a little surprised to learn DISNEY did this in their cartoon shows:... show more
    Some studios who made kids' cartoons pushed the envelope to see what they could get away with back in the '80s and '90s. They were full of things like sexual jokes and innuendos and other adult jokes and content that would go over most kids heads. I was a little surprised to learn DISNEY did this in their cartoon shows: https://www.cbr.com/censored-disney-afte... Disney did this in some of their '80s and '90s cartoon shows, especially in their Disney Afternoon ones. Why is this surprising? People for whatever reason tend to think Disney does a lot of wholesome, family-friendly stuff, and/or cutesy stuff. It wasn't surprising that WARNER BROS. produced kids' cartoon shows that pushed the envelope. THEIR cartoon shows which were aimed at kids WERE full of things like sexual jokes and innuendos and other adult jokes and content that would go over most kids heads. It's been said that their Looney Tunes cartoons weren't originally aimed at kids. WB was deliberately trying to attract older viewers when they made Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, and other comedic cartoon shows that followed. Kids' were their target audience but they wanted their cartoon shows to work on more than one level. You'll find that a lot of studios pushed the envelope to see what they could get away with in kids' cartoon shows in the '80s and '90s. What's the most surprising thing you've learned about or discovered lately? Please help- thank you.
    3 answers · Polls & Surveys · 1 week ago
  • What topics are animated 21st century PSAs aimed at kids about, besides bullying, fitness and exercise and internet safety?

    Hi. I am just a little curious about this. PSAs, including animated ones, back in the '80s and '90s, were about a range of different topics. Drug abuse, which included both the abuse of prescription or over-the-counter meds and illegal drugs, smoking, dental hygiene, nutrition, safety around the house, and crime prevention were some common... show more
    Hi. I am just a little curious about this. PSAs, including animated ones, back in the '80s and '90s, were about a range of different topics. Drug abuse, which included both the abuse of prescription or over-the-counter meds and illegal drugs, smoking, dental hygiene, nutrition, safety around the house, and crime prevention were some common topics animated PSAs from the '80s and '90s were about. I don't recall all the topics they made animated PSAs in the '80s and '90s were about- I haven't seen them in years. I remember a large number of PSAs in the '80s and '90s were anti-drug and anti-smoking ones, because smoking and drug abuse were BIG issues back then. There was the whole "Just Say NO" movement back in the '80s and '90s. Apparently, smoking and drug abuse isn't a big issue with TODAY'S kids, which is good. What topics are animated 21st century PSAs aimed at kids about, besides bullying, fitness and exercise and internet safety? Please help- thank you.
    2 answers · Comics & Animation · 1 week ago