More than meets the eye?

Oh hey, I’m writing in this thing twice today! I just got a Google alert.

Who’s got a new voice acting job?

Big’s got a new voice acting job!

Specifically, Rory McCann gets to play this guy.

I gotta say, I was a little weirded out at the news because I had vague memories of the TV cartoon from childhood and I could have sworn Megatron had a higher, raspy voice. I was like, “Are they basing this off Movie Megatron?” because I haven’t seen the films.

Then I went and looked up TV Megatron and turns out I was misremembering. Yeah… I can see it.

Here is the announcement from San Diego Comic-Con. For those of you unfamiliar with the franchise, this is a BIG role, second only to Optimus Prime. Which, frankly, Rory could have pulled off very well, and I can’t really picture Alan Tudyk in the role but hey, we’ll see, won’t we? And Rory seems to prefer being bad guys. Or that’s how everyone wants to cast him. Same result, in the end.

The really really funny bit is that fan scuttlebutt had apparently previously held that maybe Rory would play this guy:

Sludge. Not only a Dinobot but the dumbest of the Dinobots. This is how you nerdboys see Rory, huh? Eat my chonky ass, nerdboys. 不不不不不

(and Noel Fielding? Really??? What the hell are you people smoking???)

Anyway. YAY! Moar acting work! I guess Rory took that suggestion to try voice acting absolutely to heart. It’s got to be a lot less taxing than the shit he was put through in Game of Thrones, though. No more eleventy billion pounds of armor and drinking nasty flat ginger beer! Also yay!

Still waiting to hear more about the DCI Daley role, though…

Administrivia: 05 April 2022

WTF? I’m updating again? YES, I AM.

Rory has a new voiceover ad spot out! Beer ad, looks like.

Ever notice Rory’s ad jobs are often connected with his personality and/or interests in some form or fashion? This one’s not only about beer but is also heavy on the humorous irony. I have the strangest feeling that along with English, Egg Language, and possibly Icelandic, my dude is quite fluent in irony and sarcasm. I dunno. Just a notion.

Okay. It’s 1am. Off to bed for me.

Administrivia: 01 February 2022

[looks at dates on recent posts]


Um… ahem… I need to edit some stuff. The blog posts will still be there, but they will have different URLs because I’m changing the year to be correct.

How many of you are old enough to remember writing checks? Remember how you used to forget to change to the new year when writing checks in January? Right. I basically did that here, but with blog post titles. FUCK.

The only way this matters is if anyone linked to any of those posts anywhere. The links will now be broken. Sorry about that.


I’m back in Ohio. Only just arrived tonight (it’s almost 9pm my time as I write this), could be more thrilled with the accommodation, but I should be getting into better digs tomorrow if everything goes well, so it’s all good. Hopefully well ahead of the shit weather we’re supposed to be getting, or at least ahead enough that I won’t be much more than cold as I’m moving things out of my car.

I went through something a lot like this in 1999, and am annoyed that I’m going through it again. Some aspects of the situation are worse than before, some are better, and hopefully it will all balance out. I am also not as big of a dumbass as I was at age 25. That will surely help.


For some reason, entertainment media in Scotland have decided to recycle the Rory-as-Scott’s-Porage-Oats-Man story they did back in ’19 like “ha ha, remember when the Hound had ladies looking up his kilt?” Rory’s got a new voice-acting job, so I guess that’s what inspired them? So right now my Google Alerts are 2/3rds Porage Oats Man and 1/3 “Rory has a new acting job.” Okay, uh, thanks?

But hey, Rory, if you ever read this thing, I’m not saying I mind you in a kilt or, uh, anything. Ahem.

Okay. I have some plans to draw up and shit to do. Like, well, editing those fucking blog posts. Grr.

Administrivia: 21 January 2022

Looks like Rory has a new voice-acting gig. I don’t know squat about Vox Machina, but I think we can all agree Rory should get lots of voice work.

Mmmmm. Rory voice…



In other news, I see the site is still up. Don’t get too comfortable. The financial weirdness I mentioned in the previous post has sorted itself out. I had bought gas (petrol) several days ago and the transaction had gone through and then, strangely, it disappeared. So it really was a toss-up which transaction would go (back) through first. The gas did, thank Glob (that would have been interesting to deal with), but it’ll mean we have a brief outage here.

I can’t wait til this isn’t a problem anymore. Sooner rather than later, I hope.

Anyway. There you go. Rory news!

More on DCI Daley

A major Scottish paper has now reported on Rory’s new show here. I am mostly sharing it as a kind of bookmark for myself as it’s ideal for the Articles section here.

I had a thought the other day, too. There’s potential for a love scene or three; Jim Daley is a married man, if often unhappily. Wonder what Rory will think of that. For all that he used to say it was brilliant (his exact word) to get paid to hang around in bed with beautiful women, I’ve seen some of his on-camera romantic interludes. My dude is a shy boy. Could be they’ll give those a miss — they weren’t detailed in the first book and I have no reason to believe Meyrick changed his approach to love scenes later — but we’ll see, won’t we?

(We will not discuss what my reaction to a Jim Daley love scene might or might not be after what I went through screencapping The Crew, and I don’t mean THAT scene, either.)

Good times. Okay. Gotta go. Stuff to do.