A tour of the British Isles in accents: for those who would be tempted to mention “A British accent” and leave it at that.
…Smart to remember, too, that all these regions will have microregional variants. The Dublin accent referenced here, for example, is only one of at least five or six that I can identify, and I bet there are a lot more I’ve never heard or can’t tell from one another. Ditto for other regions in Ireland. The “Irish accent” as normally heard in US TV and film until quite recently has never been much more than an overstated, artficial “Dublin Stage” accent.
Equally, what most people in the US think of as “the British accent” beloved of movie villains everywhere is usually the so-called Received Pronunciation or RP, a kind of by-blow of the BBC’s refusal for a long time to allow its announcers to use anything but an approved version of the Home Counties “posh” accent. (This dialectic “glass wall” has finally started cracking in the last decade.)
themanfromnantucket requested: Avatar the Last Airbender characters in a Deep Space Nine/Star Trek setting
adult!Gaang obviously - Captain Aang is a joined Trill with an unorthodox spot pattern, CMO Katara and science officer Sokka are Bajoran, and security officer Toph is just plain Terran but can still kick your ass. This was fun to revisit!!
"Well, last season some jerk got high and went back in time and erased humanity, and to fix it I had to literally build a magic iPhone that could see the future out of ‘primitive radio equipment.’ So I’d say I got pretty good with it. You asshole."