Sunday, August 31, 2014

TGMG 145: The Guardians of the--Who??

Somehow, Big and Rish ended up anticipating Marvel Studios' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY most of all the movies release this summer.  How did it stack up?

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

That Gets My Goat 144: Wonder Woman's New Clothes

Rish's obligations have put him behind on Goat and Dunesteef episodes, but he did have time to sit down with Big and talk about the costume Wonder Woman wears in the upcoming BATMAN V. SUPERMAN film.  Don't worry, they insist on staying positive on this one.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rish's story "Lighthouse View" on Horror Addicts podcast

This is the fourth year in a row I've entered the Masters of the Macabre contest, a short story challenge over at Horror Addicts dot net.  They provide an overall theme for the contest, and those participating are given three variables that have to be in the story.   This year, the theme was Creature Feature*, monster stories, and my three variables were: (Story) Location: Lighthouse, Item: Camera, and Creature Origin: Volcano. 
My tale tells of a young woman who comes to a lighthouse to interview the old man who lives there, but also hoping to get footage of the monster that supposedly emerged from an underwater volcanic eruption somewhere off the coast.  She starts the interview, and then hears a noise from outside the lighthouse . . .

It is called "Lighthouse View," and is a considerably stripped-down version of my first draft.  I'm not sure how good it is, but it was fun to write, and is yet another tale I'd never have come up with had the contest not suggested it.
There are five participants in the contest this year, but feel free to go over and listen to (or read) all five stories, and vote for your favorite.  Here be the link:

Rish Outfield

Friday, August 8, 2014

Rish Performs "Of Men & Wolves" on Far-Fetched Fables

Although I try to accept every invitation that comes my way, I thought Gary Dowell (editor of the then-forthcoming Far Fetched Fables), was crazy to have sent me "Of Men and Wolves" to narrate.  On first glance, it was a tale told in the first-person of the struggles of the newly-widowed wife of a barbarian.   As I read the tale by An Owomoyela, and I discovered that the main character wasn't exactly a woman (or exactly a man either), I wondered how I would pull it off (not to mention pronouncing the name of the author).

But I recorded it, doing my best to deliver an androgynous, accented performance, but also to bring some emotion to the table, and I'll admit that there were a couple parts I thought were pretty okay. After that, I had to edit the recording, and it was then that I picked up on some nuances and language craft that I hadn't appreciated before. By the time it was done, I thought "Of Men and Wolves" was a pretty high quality tale.

You can check it out over at and judge for yourself.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Journals of Jacob and Hyde

Longtime friend-of-the-show Tobias Queen has just released his first audiobook by way of ACX onto Audible.  It's called The Journals of Jacob and Hyde: Jehovah and Hades, Book 1 by Randall J. Morris.  Rish and Big both played a small part in his production, so we thought we'd mention it here for you in case you are interested in checking it out. Tobias Queen is the golden voiced narrator that has appeared in many of our productions over on the podcast, most notably The Troop by Tobias Harris, an all-Tobias affair which he performed entirely by himself, a first on our show if I remember right.  So, you can be sure that your ears will enjoy the velvety smoothness of his voice no matter what the story is like.

Oh, what is the story like?  Well, according to the Amazon page, it's something like this:

Jake was just a normal kid who enjoyed hearing his mother's bedtime stories. The stories became shockingly real when he discovered that he was a descendant of Dr. Jekyll, and that he had his own Mr. Hyde living inside him. Driven by a desire to do good, he attempts to hunt down and kill the remaining Hyde monsters.

Can he finish off the onslaught of Hyde monsters and keep the girl he loves safe from their retaliation?

Check it out if you're interested, Tobias will surely thank you for it...oh, and Randall J. Morris probably will too.