Monday, September 30, 2013

Big 'n Rish's Broken Mirror collection "Pretty Ugly" available for sale

This has certainly been a month to remember.  Big spent it homeless, crashed his car, kicked his dog, finally moved into his new house, and also achieved another of his goals.  Like Rish's story, "The Calling," Big now has something for sale up on Amazon.*

The first thing available of ours to buy is a collection of two stories, in a "Pretty Ugly" package.  It's the premiere installment in what we're calling our Broken Mirror Stories collection, where we each present a story with the same basic premise (not just similar to our bi-annual contest, but the inspiration for it).  This one is based on the idea of an unattractive girl becoming suddenly attractive.

Big's story, "The Mirror Sometimes Lies," is about a girl at a party who meets a strange woman who changes the way people see her.  The Outfield tale, "The Ugly Table," follows a couple of high school friends who observe some of their fellow students looking better than they did the day before.  It also includes a little introduction (similar to this one) and an afterward by Rish Outfield (also similar to this), telling of the stories' origins and promising/threatening more.

Big uses the name B.D. Anklevich, and while Rish considered using his stage name, Zeppo the Wonder Dildo, Gino Moretto convinced him otherwise.  Oh, and Gino did the cover art for us, bless his black heart.

Here be yon link:

As before, we appreciate anybody (who wants to) buying the stories, and any encouragement or suggestions as to what to do next.

Rish n' Big, Story Peddlers

*And if it's anything like Rish's experience, it'll now be all the easier to start putting more writing up.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

TGMG 119: Why Can't You Let It Go? (featuring BATFLECK!)

Okay, last time.  This is your brain.  This is Rish Outfield's brain on MAN OF STEEL.

After Rish's own mother betrayed him on this, it is time to ask the titular question.  Also, Big and Rish talk about Ben Affleck, the Batman this city deserves.

Right click HERE to download the episode, select Save Link As, and save the file to your hard drive.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Rish Performs "The Backworlds" on

I recently finished production on a Science Fiction novel, "The Backworlds," by M. Pax.  It's a fun story about spacefaring adventure, that's a bit like a Heinlein book, and a bit like "Firefly."  Craze, the son of a bar owner, is forced to go out alone into the galaxy to make his fortune.  He meets up with some fellow travelers, some who are immediately friendly, some who seek to take advantage of his inexperience.  He has an adventure or two, hoping for a big break that will make him rich, and more importantly, prove his father wrong about him.

The story ends with a pretty solid grouping of characters, all setting out together for more adventure, and I found myself disappointed to discover that was the end.  Luckily, this was just the first book in a series (as they all are), and presumably, more fun is to be had.

Here's the link:  If this sells, you never know, Ms. Pax may ask me to narrate another.  If this sells a lot, the money will be nice, but more importantly, it will prove my father wrong about me.

Rish Outfield

Sunday, September 8, 2013

That Gets My Goat 118: He's All Yours, Bounty Hunter

In response to a listener question, Big and Rish attempt to figure out why Star Wars fans love Boba Fett so much. 

Right click HERE to download the episode, select Save Link As, and save the file to your hard drive.

Note: After this conversation, I did some reading, and the original ESB script by Leigh Brackett, featured Boba Fett much more extensively.  His role was curtailed significantly when Lawrence Kasdan wrote his version.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Triple Words Scored

Today, I got word from Sudden Death Nicole that all of the stories from our Triple Word Score contest have been evaluated and scored.  Yes, the whole thing was waiting on me, but there were a hell of a lot of stories to go through.

She has tallied the points up and compiled some kind of spreaded sheet with the scores on it.  So, Big and I will have to lay this sheet out on a desk (or on a floor if it's a bedsheet rather than a sheet of paper) and look it over.  When we do, we'll decide how many of the stories to run on the show, and start handing them out to producers to put together.*

I may come back here and reveal the number of stories forthcoming in this post, but I may also forget.  Regardless, thanks to all the judges that read and graded the thirty-something stories, and thanks as always to Nicole, for being our long suffering submissions editor.  If it weren't for you, we wouldn't have an episode for you this month.

Oh, wait a minute . . .

*If you are a producer (or a would-be producer) and would like to take one of the stories, let us know over at editor (at) dunesteef (dot) com.  Remember, these are all two thousand words or less.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

What The Hell Do You Know!