We had the pleasure of chatting with Delalicious all about her work as voice actor!
1.What inspired you to become a voice actor?
Great question! To be completely honest…I got bored in 2020 during the pandemic and I remember that one day I played Fire Emblem: Three Houses on my Nintendo Switch that I wanted to try voice acting after hearing such incredible voice talent in that game and many other video games I’ve played.
2.Can you describe your process for preparing for a voice acting role?
The very first thing that I do is a few vocal warm-up exercises that I’ve learned from a 6-month voice acting class I’ve taken and then from there I would try different voice ranges from high to low to see what voice fits best for a certain character role.
3.What has been your biggest challenge as a voice actor and how have you overcome it?
Hmm…good question. I have encountered many different challenges as a voice actress and this may be a bit inappropriate for underage people reading this as I not only do voiceovers for SFW content but NSFW as well which happens to be my part-time job and I’d say the biggest challenge is having to record lewd audios especially if I have to be loud with my parents on the other side of my room potentially hearing me and how I overcame that is I would record voiceovers for NSFW content whenever my family isn’t home or at least try to be sneaky about it lol but now I am proud to say that I will be renting my own place next month!
4.Can you tell us about a particularly memorable project you’ve worked on and why it stands out to you?
My most memorable project in the NSFW industry would have to be the Resident Evil short film I was commissioned to voice as Ada Wong and it stood out to me because one, the Resident Evil games in general are very popular in the gaming community and two, this was the biggest project that I’ve been a part of which became my breakthrough in the nsfw community and what I was known for after that short film was released and to this day it still makes me smile knowing that I got to work with a very well-known NSFW content creator.
5. How do you handle the pressure of performing in front of a microphone?
Well, I wouldn’t consider it pressure as I’m recording alone in my room and not in front of a live audience lol I actually find it very fun and exciting as it actually helps build my self-esteem and my confidence in getting comfortable with my own voice.
6.Can you share any advice for aspiring voice actors just starting out in the industry?
So here are my top 3 tips for any aspiring voice actor/actress starting out and that is start listening to podcasts/radio stations, watching movies, cartoons, anime, or anything that involves hearing all types of voices and see if you can imitate the voices you hear from what you see and hear. Another thing is I would start reading out loud whether it’s reading a book, a newspaper, magazine, comic, etc. The more you read out loud, the more comfortable you’ll feel hearing your own voice. Lastly, I would recommend joining plays, participating in theatre, taking an improv class, and/or even auditioning for paid/unpaid projects on the Casting Call website as good practice in honing your skills especially in the beginning.
7.Can you tell us about a time when you had to adapt to a new character or voice?
I remember I got commissioned for a NSFW voiceover project for the character role of http://D.VA and after hearing the voice reference to her character on YouTube I had to learn to adapt by getting out of my comfort zone in mainly voicing mature roles and going for a very high-pitched voice that isn’t within my normal voice range at all and after multiple practice rounds of attempting http://D.VA’s voice I gave it a shot and it eventually worked itself out in the end and I didn’t lose my voice the next day so that’s a plus 😀
8. How do you stay motivated and engaged during long recording sessions?
I just do because I absolutely love what I do! Yes, there are times when I would feel overwhelmed because I would receive a ton of NSFW voiceover commissions and how I continue to stay positive while motivated at the same time is simply by taking breaks such as playing my favorite video games, taking a walk, or simply laying down listening to music even if it’s just for 15-20 minutes. Sometimes stepping away from the mic by doing something that fulfills you can motivate you in an instant because you’re not constantly recording for hours and hours on end.
9.Can you tell us about an experience you had while working on a project where you had to improvise or come up with an unexpected solution?
Ooh great question! I remember when I started out 4 months into the nsfw industry of voice acting, I was given nsfw fan art of Mitsuru Kirijo from Persona 3 naked being tied up to a chair and the instructions I was given by the commissioner is to come up with 1 minute of dialogue of putting myself in her shoes of what I would say. From there I put my thinking cap on and came up with some aggressive dialogue of me trying to untie myself from the chair while thinking of an escape plan and that really helped me in being creative not just with my voice for Mitsuru but the type of dialogue I chose to include.
10.Can you share a funny or interesting story from your time as a voice actor?
Oh dear…the last thing I remember since most of my voicework is NSFW is nearly getting caught by my mom recording some fairly loud moaning noises in my mic for a NSFW commission and my mom thought I was having sex with someone in my room, but I assured her I was recording for a battle scene even though she probably thinks I’m lying lol
11.Can you share your favorite voice acting moment or performance?
My favorite voice acting moment is from an SFW voiceover fandub I’ve done voicing Mitsuru Kirijo from Persona 3 saying her Persona’s name in a loud and superior voice and that was the one time I felt like a baddie at that very moment.
12.Can you tell us about a voice acting project you turned down and why?
Oof…I’ve had to turn down so many commissioned projects especially in the NSFW world and one of them was a project involving incest between a mother and her underage son and that is a big no-no in my book given the illegal nature and my stance on the matter.
13. How do you keep your voice in good condition for voice acting?
For me it is doing some small vocal warm-ups, breathing in and out and staying hydrated before a voice acting session.
14.Can you tell us about a time when you had to take on a role that was completely different from what you were used to?
So, I remember I was casted to voice a young teenage boy from a SFW project in a final fantasy fandub and I had to get creative by making my voice slightly lower but not too sultry with a slight raspy tone and it worked out when the casting director approved of my voice for him.
15.What are your thoughts on All Ages of Geek and what can we improve on to make it a better platform?
I’ve only known you guys for a few days and so far after viewing your content on your twitter page it all looks very interesting especially reading a few of the interviews you’ve done with some incredibly talented VA’s and some reaction videos you guys posted which were all a delight to see so thank you so much for inviting me to interview with you guys It has been a real pleasure.
16.Where can people find you online?