Thursday, October 27, 2011

That Gets My Goat 55: 1,000,000 Words

The writing conversation winds down. How many words of crap do you need to get out? Does podcasting count? What about blog posts about podcasting?

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Rish on "Star Trek: Outpost"

I hadn't mentioned this before, I'm not sure why. I recently did a three episode arc over at Giant Gnome Productions' "Star Trek: Outpost" series. The storyline is called "The Melnoran Solution," written by Tony Raymond and Daniel McIntosh.

This Trek series is very dialogue-heavy (as would be expected in audio), and this series of episodes are heavy on politics and protocol. Audio drama is really hard to write and pull off. I don't really know the series, except that it is very popular, award-winning, and each episode is massive, around an hour ten.

I play the part of Kar'rl Droonga, a Betazoid emissary, and his character takes a bit of a turn in his later appearances. It surprised me, since I wondered if I played the part correctly, not knowing where it was going. It must be a bit like playing a part on a TV show with no idea what is to come, only to find out your character is a murderer, or a spy, or a love interest, or is killed, as soon as you get the next script.

It was one of the more difficult productions I've worked on, and required a hell of a lot more time than I'm used to. But the show is high-quality and professional, with original score, sound effects, and a full cast of better-than-average actors, so I guess it's worth it in the end.

Or you can be the judge.
Part I
Part II
Part III
Red Shirt Rish Outfield

Friday, October 21, 2011

That Gets My Goat 54: Write of Way

Big and Rish continue talking about writing. What happens when everybody loves your old stuff more than your new stuff?

I didn't listen closely, but I believe this episode was completely Hitler reference-free.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

That Gets My Goat 53: Big's Middle-sized New Goal

Recently, Big and Rish had another one of their go-to conversations, this one about writing. And Big presented his new goal for the month: to eat only clear things, like ice and soup and some kinds of gravy. Barring that, he's got a writing goal too.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Slutty Halloween Episode

So, next week we'll record our Halloween show. Last year (or it might have been two years ago), Big and I went to a costume shop and looked at all the outfits available for purchase. He was disappointed to find that a lot of them were risque or adult, yet marketed to kids (or "tweens," whatever the hell they are. I bet they don't have a word for "tween" in Chinese . . . which we'll all be speaking soon). He wanted to talk about it on the show, but we didn't.

So, this year, we will. We'll be giving a Top Halloween Costumes 2011 list, and here's how you can help: in the Comments section below, give us your suggestions. But the gag is, they have to be in the format Slutty ________, as in "Slutty Piglet Costume." We'll read the funniest ones on the show. It may be another Dunesteef disaster, but as a greatish man once said, "Why not?"

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Big Anklevich Story on . . . YouTube?

I was messing around on YouTube today, watching interviews, when I stumbled across something I didn't know existed: a production of one of Big's short stories, "Breaking and Entering," produced by Scott Pigg. He posted a couple of instructional videos on his edit of the story "Whelp," and as a bonus, put up his production of B&E. It also included a bit of our shenanigans whilst recording it.
We have four or five very short tales we've written that Big and I will send out to potential producers or voice actors, and this was one of them. I can't figure out why our own voices would be on there, unless Scott said he didn't want to perform the characters, just edit it. But it was really well-done, and a nice surprise on a Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

That Gets My Goat 52: Groan Ranger

Wow, seems like a while since Rish and Big were on here, doing what they do best: complaining about stuff. Actually, that's pretty much all they do on this series, when they're not droning on and on about movies.

This week, you get both! And twice as long! Who loves you, baby?

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Update On The Whale

Just wanted to make a quick update about that white whale that I mentioned a few posts back.

Last night, Rish and I recorded the story during our regular recording session. I had a good time doing it, and singing the title of the story to the tune of the "Go, Go, Power Rangers," song over and over and over again. I really like the story, and Rish had never read it before, so it was fun when he figured this thing or that thing out, and I got to see it on his face when they clicked in place for him. Not that there's a lot of mystery to the story or anything, but, you know.

I was glad to see that he liked the story too, because I've talked it up for so damned long that I was afraid that he'd be horribly let down by it. Nice to see that not happen.

Anyway, we're that much closer to the story with the best title ever hitting our show. There's still a big line of stories in front of it, but it's that much closer. Yeehaw!