Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Journey #141 - If Dragon's Mass Eve Be Cold and Clear by Ken Scholes

Mel Farrelly faces the edge of the world alone after the death of her father on Dargon's Mass Eve.  Many devout wait for the Santaman to return and save them, but Mel looks elsewhere for the fate of her future.





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Art by Gregory Manchess

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All journeys with Ken Scholes

Ken Scholes grew up in a trailer outside a smallish logging town not far from the base of Mount Rainier in the Pacific Northwest.  Baptized into Story at a young age, he fed himself on Speed Racer, Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants and Marine Boy sprinkled with a generous dose of dinosaur picture books.  When he was thirteen, he read Bradbury's essay "How to Keep and Feed a Muse" and knew he had to be a writer. When he was fourteen, he started writing stories of his own and by fifteen, he had started his own Rejection Slip Collection.

After a long break away from writing, Ken returned to it after logging time as a sailor, soldier, preacher, musician, label gun repairman, retail manager and nonprofit director. He sold his first story to Talebones Magazine in 2000 and won the Writers of the Future contest in 2004. His quirky, offbeat fiction continues to show up in various magazines and anthologies like Polyphony 6, Weird Tales and Clarkesworld Magazine.

In 2006, his short story "Of Metal Men and Scarlet Thread and Dancing with the Sunrise" appeared in the August issue of Realms of Fantasy. Later that year, inspired and taunted by his friends and family to finally write a novel, Ken extended that story and Lamentation was born. Lamentation is the first in a five book series from Tor Books called The Psalms of Isaak.  He has since also written Canticle, Antiphon, and Requiem in that series.

Ken lives near Portland, Oregon.  If you'd like to know more about Ken, you can  contact him through his website.


Cast of characters:
Tina Connolly (of Toasted Cake, and co-host of Escape Pod) as Mel Farrelly
Rish Outfield (of the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine) as Brother Simon
Bryan Lincoln (of Bryan Lincoln Productions) as the Bureaucracy man
James Silverstein (author of Necropolis) as Parson Brown
Marshal Latham as Drum Farrelly (and excerpt reader)

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Strewn Along The Path #25: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Season 3

Hear me talk about the best season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so far.



 
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Delusion #29 - Abrams in 3D, part 2

Marshal and Rish continue their discussion about the commentary from J.J. Abrams on the new Force Awakens 3D BluRay, amid some other Star Wars tidbits.




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io9 article: 48 Things We Learned From J.J Abrams' Director Commentary on The Force Awakens 3D 


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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Delusion #28 - Abrams in 3D, part 1

Marshal and Rish comment on the commentary from J.J. Abrams on the new Force Awakens 3D BluRay even though they haven't watched it or listened to it yet.


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io9 article: 48 Things We Learned From J.J Abrams' Director Commentary on The Force Awakens 3D 

FACT Checker:
Maisie Richardson-Sellars, not Freema Agyeman, plays the role of Korr Sella, who is on Hosnian Prime to explain the threat of the First Order to the New Republic Senate when it is destroyed by the attack from Starkiller base.  Marshal's confusion was caused by an erroneous article on MoviePilot.com.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Strewn Along The Path #24: Legends of Tomorrow, Season 1

Like a blast from the past, I talk about the premier season of Legends of Tomorrow.



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Monday, November 7, 2016

Strewn Along The Path #23: Arrow, Season 4

More summer ruminations about last season's TV shows:  This time we're talking Season 4 of Arrow.  (He had to become someone else...something else.)



 
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Monday, October 31, 2016

Journey #140 - The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more.




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The Lottery by Shirley Jackson


Shirley Jackson was a popular and controversial American author, who was born in December 14, 1916. She is best known for the short story The Lottery (1948).  She is also well known for the 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House, which was adapted in the 1963 Robert Wise film The Haunting.  She has influenced such writers as Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Nigel Kneale, and Richard Matheson.

Jackson's husband, the literary critic Stanley Edgar Hyman, wrote that "she consistently refused to be interviewed, to explain or promote her work in any fashion...She believed that her books would speak for her clearly enough over the years."

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Strewn Along The Path #22: Stranger Things

Rish Outfield joins me for a discussion about Stranger Things.



 
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Stranger Things on Netflix


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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Announcements from Base Camp: Winners of the 2016 Journey Into Writing Contest

Where I announce the WINNERS of the 2016 Writing contest



 
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Intro music: Announcemnets Song by Witchger, Updyke and Hall


Monday, September 26, 2016

Strewn Along The Path - Flash Season Two

A while back, I recorded some thoughts about Season 2 of Flash on the CW.  I figured it's about time to share it on the podcast



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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Delusion #27 - Rogue One Trailers

Rish and Marshal discuss the "new" Rogue One trailer. SPOILERS INCLUDED.  We also talk about Rebels and other tidbits.



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FACT Checker:

  • Marshal says Emperor Palpatine has not been in Rebels series.  Actually, his voice was heard as a hologram to Darth Vader at the end of the Season 2 opener "The Siege of Lothal": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjigBxuXpww
  • Marshal mis-quotes the SW:TFA line "Tell that to Kanjiklub." as "Tell it to Kublai Kahn."  Kublai Kahn was a Mongol emperor, and also the grandson of Genghis Khan.  He has no connection to Star Wars (that we know of).
  • The character of Saw Gerrera, played by Forest Whitaker in the movie, made his debut in season 5 of The Clone Wars, in the episodes “A War on Two Fronts,” “Front Runners,” “The Soft War,” and “Tipping Points.” 
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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Delusion #26 - Star Wars Friendships

Rish talks about his Star Wars friendships as a kid.




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Kevin Smith Talks about beong on SW:TFA set in 2014
Kevin Smith and ShartimusPrime at SDCC 2016 Hall H


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Friday, May 20, 2016

Strewn Along The Path #20: Netflix Queue - DUNE

My rambling "on the road" comments about movies I've seen on Netflix.  This time I discuss science fiction classic of DUNE. I also discuss the book and my various attempts to watch the movie.


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DUNE on Netflix


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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Delusion #25 - Fan Fiction Spin-off Showcase

Rish and Marshal make their pitches for spin-off fan fiction for the Star Wars universe.  Are their ideas any good?  You be the judge.                





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Tales from Mos Eisley Cantina anthology


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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Strewn Along The Path #19: Netflix Queue - The Woman In Black I & II, Unbroken

My rambling "on the road" comments about movies I've seen on Netflix.  This time I discuss The horror film duology featuring THE WOMAN IN BLACK, and the biopic UNBROKEN




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The Woman In Black on Netflix
Unbroken on Netflix

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Monday, March 14, 2016

2016 Journey Into Writing Contest Promo

Come join the contest! Spread The Word!  Please distribute this promo however you would like.



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2016 “JOURNEY INTO” WRITING CONTEST SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

SUBMISSION PERIOD: Submissions will open on April 1st and close on May 1st, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM

WORD COUNT: The story shall be 4000 words or less

WHAT TO WRITE:  All story titles must start with the words “Journey Into”.  The rest of the title, and the nature of the story’s journey is up to you.  I definitely want the character(s) in your story to go on some sort of journey.  Most likely that will be a physical journey, but I suppose one could go on a journey of the mind, or through dimensions, or to other worlds, or other lands, or even just down the street.  Be creative! But regardless of the journey, there should be action, plot, motivation, and choices.  Observations of pensive thought is not what I’m looking for.

CONTEST RESTRICTIONS: Please no splatter horror, grimdark, or explicit sexual content. Also please avoid coarse profanity (including Schlonz).

WHO WILL DECIDE THE WINNERS: A panel of volunteer judges.

PRIZES: 1st PRIZE: $20, 2nd PRIZE: $10, 3rd PRIZE: $5.  All winning stories plus undetermined number of Honorable Mentions will be produced as a full cast audio production for the podcast.

WHERE TO SEND SUBMISSIONS: Email submissions to journeyintosubs@gmail.com

SUBMISSION FORMAT:  The subject line must contain the prefix of "2016 CONTEST:" followed by the title of your story.  The body of the email should be the text of your story.



ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS: When the winners have been decided, we will contact you via your original submission email. The winner will also be announced here in the forums, on Facebook, Twitter, and on the show.

Journey #139 - Double Header: What Price Convenience by Christopher Munroe & A Slight Delay by Rish Outfield

Christopher Munroe teaches us the price of convenience, and Rish Outfield wishes us a Happy (if twisted) Easter (sort of).




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Cast of characters:
What Price Convenience
James Silverstien as Narrator
Big Anklevich (of The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine) as Customer
Rish Outfield (of The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine) as Old Merchant

A Slight Delay
Big Anklevich (of The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine) as Narrator
Rish Outfield (of The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine) as TWA passenger; and Captain
Bria Burton as Flight Attendant, Bria; and hispanic passenger
Heather Lenhart as Passenger
Renee Chambliss as Passenger
Marshal Latham as the Air Marshal

Christopher Munroe is an actor/author/comedian from Calgary, Canada, where he lives, works, writes and spends too much time on Twitter. He’s also a prolific and podcasted author of short and flash fiction, Christopher has also written the very entertaining surrealist horror novel, Broken Escalator, which he spent months of his life writing, and now finds himself mildly nervous every time he’s inside a mall.

Rish Outfield is a fan of Horror films, Eighties music, and the television work of Joss Whedon. He enjoys chasing after frogs, talking about comic book characters, and thinking about the Star Wars Trilogy. He is a voice actor, audiobook narrator, and podcaster, and can be heard co-hosting the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine and That Gets My Goat podcasts, where he and Big Anklevich entertainingly waste much of their time. He also features his own stories on the Rish Outcast podcast.  He has been a writer of short stories all of his life, but has only recently begun to share his work with others. He once got a job because of his Sean Connery impersonation, but has lost two due to his Samuel L. Jackson impression.

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Announcements from Base Camp: 2016 Journey Into Writing Contest (and Hiatus)

Where I announce that I am going on hiatus (sort of), and a NEW CONTEST!


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Intro music: Announcemnets Song by Witchger, Updyke and Hall

2016 “JOURNEY INTO” WRITING CONTEST SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

SUBMISSION PERIOD: Submissions will open on April 1st and close on May 1st, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM

WORD COUNT: The story shall be 4000 words or less

WHAT TO WRITE:  All story titles must start with the words “Journey Into”.  The rest of the title, and the nature of the story’s journey is up to you.  I definitely want the character(s) in your story to go on some sort of journey.  Most likely that will be a physical journey, but I suppose one could go on a journey of the mind, or through dimensions, or to other worlds, or other lands, or even just down the street.  Be creative! But regardless of the journey, there should be action, plot, motivation, and choices.  Observations of pensive thought is not what I’m looking for.

CONTEST RESTRICTIONS: Please no splatter horror, grimdark, or explicit sexual content. Also please avoid coarse profanity (including Schlonz).

WHO WILL DECIDE THE WINNERS: A panel of volunteer judges.

PRIZES: 1st PRIZE: $20, 2nd PRIZE: $10, 3rd PRIZE: $5.  All winning stories plus undetermined number of Honorable Mentions will be produced as a full cast audio production for the podcast.

WHERE TO SEND SUBMISSIONS: Email submissions to journeyintosubs@gmail.com

SUBMISSION FORMAT:  The subject line must contain the prefix of "2016 CONTEST:" followed by the title of your story.  The body of the email should be the text of your story.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS: When the winners have been decided, we will contact you via your original submission email. The winner will also be announced here in the forums, on Facebook, Twitter, and on the show.





Delusion #24 - Catching Up with the DoG Boys

Marshal and Rish talk about everything they don't know about Rouge One and Episode 8, plus a buch of other stuff.



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Interview with Force Awakens VFX team
Disney's Drone Army to fight Spoiler Spies
Saving Poe Dameron


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Friday, January 22, 2016

Delusion #22 - Beggars Canyon by Rish Outfield

There is a Skyhopper race coming to the Dune Sea; and Luke Skywalker and his friends want to participate.



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Monday, January 18, 2016

Delusion #23 - Review of The Force Awakens, part 2

Rish, Marshal, and Renee Chambliss delve more into the characters of The Force Awakens.




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