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my very first date didn’t go well because we were at the movie theater and in the middle of the movie the guy just swiftly stuck his hand in my bra and cupped my boob and said “my boob” and i told him that if he ever assumed he owned part of my body again i would sell his intestines on the black market. not much has changed since i was 12
except 12 year old me could you know. get a date.
I always have to wonder about the academic counselors that email me at midnight.
They wonder about you, too.
Late at night.
In the dim confines of their offices.
Lit only by the softly glowing screens hooked up to cameras hidden around your house.
They watch your every move- and wonder.
when people defend pop stars who lipsync with “but they’re dancing! it’s impossible to dance like that and sound good!”
i’m just like
have you ever seen a musical before? no lipsynching going on there and the actors are dancing for their lives while doing like 6 part harmonies and being near pitch perfect
you either have the talent to sing live or you don’t. end of story.
not sure i agree with this. it IS very hard to sing while doing a lot of dancing. that has nothing to do with talent and everything to do with breath. ever tried to talk while running or working out? it’s not easy. musical theatre actors learn special breathing techniques for this because it’s part of the medium, but even then, it seems to me that most really intense dancing happens during dance breaks in songs, when no-one is singing.
also, some things are pre-recorded even on broadway (certain parts of phantom, for example, so the actress playing christine doesn’t strain her voice doing the ridiculously high notes eight times a week). it’s still the actor’s voice and more or less unedited, but for various reasons, having them sing those parts live every night is unfeasable.
so basically, there are a lot of reasons for lip-synching, and not all of them have to do with talent.