Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

This is a busy time for me and Big in our respective jobs, and since Big has a herd of kids, the holiday season is probably a nightmare of Elm Street proportions.  But I thought I'd take two minutes (maybe longer, since my internet just went out . . . as it does a couple of times every single day) to say thanks, on behalf of my friend, for the good, good people who have supported us and our endeavors over the years, and in 2014 particularly. 

Last year, the Dunesteef slowed greatly, and floundered a bit on the beach of podcasting.  This year, it came back in a big way, though never quite reaching the productivity it did when we began.  Big and I have lots of other obligations and creative outlets in our lives now, and our own writing "careers" is a significant one.  I put careers in quotes because, well . . .

We each have our own podcasts separate from one another, I've been trying--sometimes even successfully--to make money doing audiobooks, we have jobs, and families, and drudgery, and reading, and television, and that thing in the shed in the middle of the woods that we seldom talk about. 

But it's nice to have the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine and That Gets My Goat.  It's nice to know there are people who anticipate each new episode, and the occasional listener who comments or posts in the forums or emails us is, well, it's very nice.  I'm thankful for that, thankful for the good people who have donated their voices, their music, their art, and their producing skills so we can present new stories to our small, but high-quality fanbase.  I'm thankful for the people who have supported us financially, enabling Big and me to get together every other week or so and eat and record without robbing his new son's community college education fund.

So, thank you.  And thank you to other podcasters who invite us to work on their shows, because that's not just an honor . . . it's fun.  And thank you, of course, to Announcer Man and Sir Fake Sean Connery; we'll miss you when you're gone.

But enough about that.  Go hang out with people who are important to you.  Feed your face.  Be thankful.  And if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, well, have a good week anyway.

Rish "Turkeyboy" Outfield

Monday, November 24, 2014

That Gets My Goat 149: Rowling in the Deep

Once, Big and Rish both read J.K. Rowling's non-Potter books at the same time.  And once, they talked about it.  And talked.  And talked.

The end.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Rish performs "Hunters Unlucky" by Abigail Hilton on Audible

Rish here.  How I spent my summer vacation:  I narrated an epic novel for Abbie Hilton called "Hunters Unlucky."  It is a massive adventure story about a faraway land with sentient animals, all battling for control and territories with the other species living there.  We meet Storm, a runt ferryshaft (a horse-like race that has been conquered by the creasia, great big deadly cats), and his struggles to survive in a world where the weak and small are often the first to die.  He develops speed and cunning and manages to increase the chances of himself and those around him.

Hilton has created an extraordinary world with history, personalities, grudges, fear, wonder, prejudices, and regrets that she describes as a teen book in the tradition of "Watership Down" and "The Jungle Book."  Basically kids, it's like "Game of Thrones" with talking animals.

This was, hands down, the most difficult production I've undertaken, with real depth and a large page count, dozens of developed characters, with different voices and accents, and enough twists and turns to fill a boxed set of a J.J. Abrams show.  I'm not one to toot my own horn, but . . . toot.

Check it out at this link: or join Abbie as she presents the novel in podcast form over the next several months.  That can be found over at:


Thursday, November 13, 2014

TGMG 148: Agents of STEEF (Season Two)

So, Big recently caught up with ABC/Disney/Marvel's "Agents of SHIELD" series, and was keen to talk to Rish about it, who had watched them when they aired. They discuss (and spoil) the first season (and a couple season two episodes) of the show.

Skye in the red dress.

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