Friday, September 23, 2016

TGMG 185: Elsa & Finn & Poe, Oh My!

In this sure-not-to-be-controversial episode, Rish and Big take a look at the fan theories...nay, demands...about the Disney/Lucasfilm characters of Elsa from FROZEN and Finn and Poe Dameron from STAR WARS. They both have upcoming sequels...will the clamoring masses get their way?

Here we go.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

TGMG 184: The Podcast Without Fear Season 2

Rish and Big finally finished up Marvel's "Daredevil" Season Two, and Big insisted they get together to do an episode about it. They also talk a bit about the new "Luke Cage" series, and about Rish's recent Comic-Con experience.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Rish's Book "A Sidekick's Journey" Available On Amazon

Have you read my story "Birth of a Sidekick?"  It's the Western tale B.D. Anklevich called "Pretty good," and other such raves.

Well, here's the sequel: "A Sidekick's Journey."

Not to be confused with "A Sidekick's Night Ranger."  That's still forthcoming.

BoaS told the story of Benny Parks, an orphan boy chosen to be the sidekick to a Western hero, only to have disaster strike.  ASJ picks up where that one left off, with Ben stuck in a small Arizona town, a better life than he had in the orphanage, but still not where he wanted to be.  But when a veiled stranger rides in, Ben gets a second chance at his dream.

As soon as I'd published it, I went and treated myself to an overpriced milkshake.  The book is now available for purchase, and I would be pleased if you bought it (only two copies sold would pay for that milkshake).  I'd even be pleased if you stole it, though also curious how you managed that.  You can find it on Amazon at THIS LINK.

One neat thing about this series, which I suppose I'm calling Sidekick Chronicles," is that when I first met Ben Parks, it was 2005, he's still the same age.  Seems like magic to me.

Oh, and I can't wait to share "A Sidekick's Bon Jovi" with you in 2017.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

TGMG 183: Suicide Is Painless

After hearing pretty ghastly things*, Big and Rish go ahead and see SUICIDE SQUAD, the latest DC superhero movie from Warner Bros..  A co-production with the tattoo industry, apparently.

*For the record, at this writing, its Rotten Tomatoes score is a 27%.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

TGMG 182: Finding Out About Dory

Weeks ago, Rish repaid Big's dragging him to X-MEN APOCALYPSE by dragging Big to FINDING DORY.

One of them liked it.

Oh, and a reminder: don't play this podcast in front of your kids.  Unless they like foulness and racial slurs, that is.  If so, I'd advise them to start a podcast.

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Rish Narrates "The Rat King" on Pseudopod

Rish here.  I was looking through the recordings on my magical device tonight, trying to free up some space, when I saw a file called "Rat King reading."  It was a narration I did of a story by Lia Swope Mitchell called "The Rat King," and I did a search for it.

Turns out, the episode went live two days ago, over at Pseudopod, the horror podcast.

This is a short tale told in Second Person, and was inspired by a weird phenomenon known as a rat king, where a mass of rodents get entangled by their tails, and become one filthy, starving, squirming, biting organism.  Like the Kardashians.

It's featured on another of their incessant "Flash on the Borderlands" episodes, with three scary tales in one.  They produce this shite every single week, and we can't even manage to get a show up a month.

Check it out at this link.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

where's the next episode?

If you're a fan of the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine, you may be wondering, "What the hell, guys?"

If not, I'm surprised.  Are you sure you're a fan?

Every July, Big goes on a vacation, and Rish goes on a vacation, and this year, aware of that fact, we got together and recorded an episode the day before (or might have been two days before) Big left with his family for the Great White North.  We recorded long and hard, because I had vowed to have it edited by the time he came back, and then, when I went off to my vacation the next week, he could post it.  And all would rejoice.

But rejoicing was canceled as we discovered that, somehow or other, the recording stopped after about thirty-three minutes.*  Which is sad because we had gone all out on this one, doing about ninety minutes in all.

Well, I was bummed and Big was outraged--or it might have been the other way around (after all "Big was bummed" sounds so much better), so the day Big came home, even though I was leaving for California the next day, we got together and redid the episode.  I told him I would go home and work on it, and maybe I could have it done by the time I left on Tuesday.

I stayed up until I couldn't work on it anymore (about 3:30am), but transferred the file so I could work on it from San Diego.  But I found, once I was out there, that I was too tired at the end of each day to edit audio, so still it sits.

Someday, you'll hear that episode, and I hope it's someday soon.  In fact, I interrupted my editing of the show to type up this lil blog post.  Whoops.

Talk to you soon.

Rish "Tardy Slip" Outfield

*I still have no explanation.  At one point on the recording, we paused so Big could check and make sure it was still going, and then, about seven minutes after that, the file just stopped.  I don't think he turned it off, the battery did not run out, and his hard drive is longer than Liam Neeson's . . . career, so I can't really identify what screwed us.  Might have been witchcraft.