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Here there be snark.

Yesterday I was giddy with excitement. Today I'm annoyed, irritated, agitated, ready for a couple of stiff drinks . . . but mostly discouraged.

I made the mistake of reading people's comments on the IMDb, on YouTube, on various websites showing the Goats trailer. Yes, I do know I shouldn't read them; yes, I do know it's just their opinions. But I am so tired of reading criticisms of Ewan's accents. Sick to death of it, and I'm not talking about just the Goats trailer now. Sometimes the accent is the ONLY thing people comment about - nothing about his performance, nothing about a film in general, nothing about a particular scene, just the fucking accent. Who cares about the accent? Why is it not the performance or the content of the story that matters to people? That's what I look for. Sure, I've seen films when someone's accent might not be the greatest (the most recent example being Gerard Butler in The Ugly Truth). So what? Duly noted . . . moving on. With each new film of Ewan's I have to try to get beyond how awful these comments make me feel. I wonder if it makes him feel bad as well. I certainly hope not.

I know this is one long me-me-me whine session, but my point is that I long for Ewan to be recognized for what he's DOING, not how he fucking SOUNDS while doing it. Is that too much to ask? Will it never happen? Why has he become the whipping boy for the "oh his accent really sucks" comments? I just find it so incredibly discouraging.

*heavy sigh*

Hello, Mr. Booze, I'll see you shortly.
I normally ignore these comments. I mean, if people have nothing other to say about the ability of an actor, they should keep quiet. But evidently the internet provokes them to spread their trash. Because in daily life no one would listen to it, or would comment it...

I even can't judge his accent. For me he speaks English LOL I can hear when he is speaking Scottish or when he speaks British English, and I can tell when he is speaking American English. But I am not able to judge if he does it right or not. After all I am German...

Don't let your own mood be influenced by these people, hon! We all know what Ewan is able to do. There are a lot of actors out there, who would never be able even to change their roles like him, not to speak about their accent. Or can you imagine an American actor playing a Scottish role?
Or can you imagine an American actor playing a Scottish role?
Johnny Depp (my other favorite) said the Scottish accent was the hardest he's ever had to learn. He played JM Barrie in Finding Neverland if you didn't know.

Don't let your own mood be influenced by these people, hon!
I know I shouldn't. I don't know why I torture myself by reading their comments, or movie reviews. Critics do it too. British critics attacked Ewan over his accent in Cassandra's Dream.

I mean, if people have nothing other to say about the ability of an actor, they should keep quiet.
Absolutely! :D And you're right. The Internet has provided a whole outlet for people to spread their trash. I just have to learn to stop reading it. Grr.

Thank you for your words of support! :o)