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: http://journeyintopodcast.blogspot.com/2013/07/journey-74-outgoing-transmissions-by.html 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.

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