Tuesday, June 12, 2018

That Gets My Goat 210: Solo, Sweet Chariot



So, way too soon for Big and Rish, the new STAR WARS movie has hit theaters. Here's their feelings, as well as a bit about its lackluster first weekend at the box office.



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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Rish Narrates "Cram Time" On Starship Sofa

So, I got to perform a short story on a podcast, and I thought it turned out well.

Written by Konstantine Paradias, "Cram Time" is a very tongue-in-cheek tale of a couple of students at a school based on H.P. Lovecraft's worlds, and the hijinks they get up to trying to undo the damage that one misused Necronomicon spell causes.

Feel free to check it out over at the Hugo Award-winning StarShip Sofa.


I can heartily recommend the short story, though I admittedly have a bias.  One of the main characters hails from the sunken city of R'lyeh* (from ye olde Cthulhu Mythos), and I decided to give him a fun accent.  The performance was actually a lot harder than most of the stories I do for podcasts.  But if they were all easy, I guess I would never get better.

Check it out at THIS LINK!

Rish "Ingrate Old One" Outfield

*Hoo boy, it was no fun to figure out how to say that word, or worse, the language R'lyehian.  Luckily, my boy Norm Sherman used it in a song, so I appropriated that pronunciation.  Thanks, Norm.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

That Gets My Goat 209: Infinity Snore


Rish and Big finally talk about AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. Tons of spoilers, right out of the gate, as well as talk about the music, its surprises, what may follow, and plenty of tangents in between.

Note: Wow, sorry about the lateness on this one. The editing was bad enough I nearly called this episode "Infinity Chore."*

Thanos demands that you download this episode by Right-Clicking HERE.



*Then I was going to split it into two halves, and the second would be called "Infinity More." I'm still not quite pleased with the title (I considered calling it "Infinity Rapport," since we're in such agreement, and if we had been just a tiny bit more vulgar, maybe "Infinity Whore"). Ah well, better luck next show.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Rish, Marshal, and Renee Talk Han Solo on "Delusions"

Hey there, Rish here.  Marshal Latham has published another of our "Star Wars: Delusions of Grandeur" podcast episodes. This is one we recorded to discuss the character of Han Solo BEFORE he gets his own origin movie in a few days.


The editing on this particular episode was a real beast (for some reason, Renee's lines kept getting out of sync with our lines, despite us all starting at the same time), but I was buoyed up by the feeling that, if this isn't the best episode we've ever done, it's at least in the top two.

Check it out HERE?

Saturday, May 5, 2018

That Gets My Goat 208: Nostalgia Player One

Big and Rish talk about a couple of trailers Rish saw, and what he deems "The Nostalgia Wave." Or maybe he didn't. Regardless, Big likens it to the recent READY PLAYER ONE movie adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg, and directed at . . . ?

Also, murder was the case that she gave the Dunesteef boys.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Rish Narrates "Free Balloons For All Good Children" On Pseudopod

"Free Balloons For All Good Children." What a title.  But that's the name of the story written by Dirck de Lint that I read over on Pseudopod, the Horror Podcast.


A father takes his toddler out to a park, and discovers a balloon there that threatens to do more than just pop with a startling sound.

I shared the story with Big Anklevich because it so reminded me of a story he wrote, where we took something that shouldn't be scary (a balloon, in his case), but tried to make it scary.

It's a very short piece, but effective nonetheless.  Link Right Here.

Rish "There Are No Good Children" Outfield

P.S.  Have you ever known anyone named "Dirck?"  Be honest now.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A Request For A Big Anniversary

Hey, y'all, Big here.


On July 1st, 2008, Rish and I posted our very first installment of the Dunestef Audio Fiction Magazine. We've been through an awful lot since those days. Lots of ups and downs. Sometimes ups outnumber the downs, but not in Nottingham.
 
This summer will mark the 10th anniversary of that first podcast. It's hard to believe that so much time has passed. We've hit various milestones over the years, like 100 episodes and the like, but for the most part, we haven't done anything celebratory for any of those big accomplishments (wait, I think that might not be the right word. Is there a word for not giving up even though you totally should have?). But Rish had an idea that for our 10th anniversary, we could do some kind of an AMA episode. If you're not hip with the jargon, that stands for Ask Me Anything.

So, if you've ever wondered something about Big and Rish, about the Dunesteef, about that time when Rish took his pants off in front of Ryan Reynolds, or any other subject, throw it in an email to editor at dunesteef dot com, or reply in the comments, or put it on the forum, and we'll coagulate all those comments...wait I think that's the wrong word again, but eff it, I'm going with it...and we'll answer them on our big anniversary show. Thanks in advance for participating.