Wednesday, July 31, 2013

TGMG 117: A Tardy Hi-Ho Silver

Big and Rish walk around and discuss about Disney's new THE LONE RANGER movie adaptation, but still manage to talk about Superman half the time. They try to examine both the good and the bad, and veer into other territory, including an announcement about That Gets My Goat. Warning: thunder.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

That Gets My Goat 116: A Couple Of Monsters

And there was a movie too.

Big and Rish reconvene at their usual location, which is anywhere they can find a seat these days, to discuss the merits and demerits of the most recent Pixar offering. Another sequel? Or prequel in this case, I suppose. What might they have to say about MONSTERS UNIVERSITY?

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

That Gets My Goat 115: Q&A "Live"

A couple of months back, we asked for questions to answer in a future show. Well, the future is now! Big and Rish begin to answer, but midway through discover that it's our fifth anniversary. So, here are half of those questions answered, and we'll get back to you on the rest. We swear it's the truth, and we owe it all to you.

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Rish's story "Unreleased" on the Horror Addicts podcast

I'll be brief (you can read a lengthier description at my personal blog, if interested).  This month, I have been given the honor of being the featured author at the Horror Addicts podcast.  They interviewed me and told me I could present one of my stories for the episode dropping July 13th, which also happens to be my birthday.

Because I had months to prepare, I decided to write a story from scratch, and unearthed an idea I had wanted to do as a screenplay years ago, where a group of college students go into the woods and unleash a demon or spirit or elder god or something.  Some are killed, but the ones that escape flee back to their university, and beg their old professor of Ancient Religion or Philosophy or whatever to fix the mess they have made.

I thought about the tale, and found myself much more interested in the old professor than the students, and that changed where I wanted the story to go.  Ultimately, I decided to combine the characters, and the old man became one of the college students that had a brush with the supernatural decades ago, and now, at the end of his wasted life, he wants to see it again.

The story is called “Unreleased” and is available to listen to over at  As usual, the tale ended up being far too ambitious for the time allotted, and I ended up cutting it in half.  Even more had to go when I recorded the audio; some of the nuances (and one of the characters) are gone, but I hope it's entertaining and/or moving to whoever hears it.  Perhaps sometime I will do a production of the lengthier version, if anybody's interested.

It was great to have someone say they wanted a story from me, and I may never have gotten to that particular story without them.  I'd still enjoy writing that screenplay sometime.

If someone out there is a fan of my work and/or my voice, I suggest you check it out.  Who knows, I may never get to be a featured author again.

Rish Outfield, Featured Addict

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Rish's story "Outgoing Transmissions" on the Journey Into . . . podcast

Hey folks, I'm gonna be on here a lot this summer, so you'd better get used to me.

A few months ago, Marshal Latham was asking for submissions for his podcast, and I sent him a short story I'd just typed up called "Outgoing Transmissions."  I didn't expect him to accept it, but I thought it would amuse him.  To my surprise, he took the story and it's on his podcast this week.

The reason I thought it wouldn't be accepted was because it's both a silly joke and fan fiction.  We've talked about jokes before, but I've not said much about fan fiction one way or another.  Had I grown up in the internet age, my youth would've been very different.  If I wanted to write an adventure about a teenaged James Bond, or a dirty story about Wolverine taken captive by an alien frog-worm, or a near-novel about how Obi-Wan Kenobi was discovered as a boy thief and taken to Yoda to be trained as a Jedi, I could do so (as I actually did), and then upload it for strangers to see.  And mock.

Had other people around me shared their fan fiction, it might have encouraged me in my impressionable years, and forced me out of my comfort bubble (where I often reside today).

"Outgoing Transmissions" is an epistolary tale, comprised of four letters written by an Imperial Stormtrooper to his young son at home.  It's about half jokey and half serious.

But whether the story is good or not, it got Marshal to alter his already-awesome theme song with a "Star Wars" motif, making it even awesomer.  But don't take my word for it, go to this link: and decide for yourself.

Rish Outfield, Scum and Villainy

P.S. Afterward, Marshal talks about his own love for STAR WARS, and plays another Stormtrooper-related podcast.  Go onto his forums and share your own experiences.  Talk about how watching Princess Leia in a slave outfit turned you from boy to man, or how watching Princess Leia sing lyrics to the Star Wars theme turned you from girl to ghost.