Can we talk about this??
Does anyone else have a thing for accents? (I have a visceral reaction to British accents, and it’s something I talk about OFTEN online. I just can’t help it, people).
I’m actually fascinated by the way people’s perceptions of a person are altered and/or influenced by the way that person speaks.
When I first started vlogging with the YA Rebels, several people told me they were surprised to hear I had an American accent instead of a British one (my mum is British, and apparently I *type* in a way that suggests a British accent? I don’t know.
ANYWAY. Do accents alter your opinions and/or attractions to people?
My favorite example: Vampire Bill Compton (True Blood) vs. Stephen Moyer, the actor who plays him.
I have NO attraction to Bill Compton (I’m an Eric Northman fan) but when I saw the interviews and heard him use his normal accent, my knees went a little weak. What is this, I thought. HOW can my opinion of someone be changed simply by the tone and cadence of their voice?
Am I alone? Am I crazy? (That second question is rhetorical, so please don’t feel the need to answer. Most of the internet knows I’m a *little* mad, but mad people are the most interesting, I’ve been told). Does anyone else have a visceral reaction to accents, positive or negative?