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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.
yeah i totally understand! all the imdb comments usually piss me off lol

but you're right, the accent isnt the main part of the performance, yes it does count for something but it's not everything.
and when you think about it how can an accent really be wrong? even everybody from the same town don't have identical accents so there isnt really one way an accent should sound. im scottish and im pretty sure the people on imdb would say that my scottish accent is terrible LOL
I really must stop reading them, because they're highly irritating!

even everybody from the same town don't have identical accents so there isnt really one way an accent should sound.
Very good point! I don't even sound like my mother or my sister, and we're obviously all from the same town.

Hee! You're right - the "experts" on the IMDb would probably criticize you for not sounding Scottish enough. :D