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The Lounge at the End of the Universe => Gallimaufry => Topic started by: Thaurismunths on January 16, 2007, 04:58:02 PM



Title: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on January 16, 2007, 04:58:02 PM
Sorry if this is in the wrong place. I didn't see any kind of "new people say 'hi' here" area.

Obviously I'm a newb and apparently I'm becoming a simpering fanboy, as the highlight of my weekends recently has been is sitting on the couch with my girlfriend and indulging in a string of podcast.
I was raised on Duck's Breath Mystery Theater & Dr. Science, Garrison Keeler, and the annual review of the original Orson Well's "War of the Worlds." Beyond a doubt I'm addicted to the radio-theater experience. I've only listened to a couple pods and a handful of flashes, and a few stories on Pseudopod, and I can't get enough.
I'm not terribly well versed in Sci-Fi, though I have a great appreciation for it. My interest in stories comes more from my love of storytelling. Even trips to the grocery store can be fascinating if told well. I don’t often get hung up on the “big picture” of a story, though I can usually appreciate what the author was trying to convey. I do try to digest what the story was about, but I enjoy stories most for the experience of having heard it and the quirky concepts they include (like "My Friend is a Lesbian Zombie).
A suspension of disbelief isn't difficult for me as each story is in its own world where rules are different... however flaws in logic get my goat every time (humans are humans, wherever they go). I'm sure you'll see me around the forum. I just wanted to say "Hi" and thank "SFEley" for his great work!

Ps. Where do you get the readers? Are you looking for others?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: oddpod on January 17, 2007, 07:46:47 AM
welcome to the shiney spam free foruns


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on January 17, 2007, 08:40:38 AM
I notice that I'm the only person who's gone and made a point of saying "hi". I kind of assume that’s because most of the contributors here were around for the mythological "Forums of Old" and already know each other. However, if this kind of social interaction is too out of place on the boards I won't be offended if it gets removed.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: madjo on January 17, 2007, 10:25:58 AM
I didn't really think about adding a "Hi" thread. :)

I'm new here too (not exactly new to Escape Pod, but I never visited the old forums). :)

Me, I'm a 20-something guy from The Netherlands, who likes all kinds of fiction stories, though the main part are fantasy, sci-fi or (legal) thrillers. :)

As far as I know, there are very little Dutch story-podcasts, and no radio plays at all anymore (though I might be mistaken). So I'll stick to English fiction. Not that I mind though, sometimes I think that I was born in the wrong country, given my penchant to use English more than Dutch.

*update*
I'm not much of a writer, I'm more of a reader/listener. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: jrderego on January 17, 2007, 10:28:53 AM
I notice that I'm the only person who's gone and made a point of saying "hi". I kind of assume that’s because most of the contributors here were around for the mythological "Forums of Old" and already know each other. However, if this kind of social interaction is too out of place on the boards I won't be offended if it gets removed.

Greetings Thaurismunths and Madjo. Welcome to the forum. I'm Jeffrey R. DeRego, the writer of the Union Dues stories that have been published here at Escape Pod. Glad to have you two along for the ride!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Brian Reilly on January 17, 2007, 10:44:33 AM
I am a 30 year-old Scot who loves reading SF, crime novels and lefty political books. My SF preferences are for modern Space Opera (Iain M Banks, Bruce Sterling), SF based on geek/hacker culture (e.g Cory Doctorow), politically-minded novels (Kim Stanley Robinson, Ken Macleod) and the fascinating subject of the Singularity and Posthumanism (Vernor Vinge, Bruce Sterling, Charlie Stross). I love worldbuilding- fiction that creates a believable world or universe the reader can get lost in.

I read the odd bit of fantasy. The worldview found in the likes of Lewis and Tolkein is not mine (nostalgic, authoritarian, over-moralistic) but I appreciate the geeky worldbuilding that went into Middle Earth. I prefer to read Terry Pratchett, and JK Rowling, as well as a bit of Ursula Le Guin's fantasy, and some Moorcock.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: SFEley on January 17, 2007, 12:25:39 PM
I notice that I'm the only person who's gone and made a point of saying "hi". I kind of assume that’s because most of the contributors here were around for the mythological "Forums of Old" and already know each other. However, if this kind of social interaction is too out of place on the boards I won't be offended if it gets removed.

It's not out of place at all!  It's a great idea -- and welcome!

(Hi, my name is Steve, and....  Oh.  You knew that.)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on January 17, 2007, 02:31:54 PM
I notice that I'm the only person who's gone and made a point of saying "hi". I kind of assume that’s because most of the contributors here were around for the mythological "Forums of Old" and already know each other. However, if this kind of social interaction is too out of place on the boards I won't be offended if it gets removed.

It's not out of place at all!  It's a great idea -- and welcome!

(Hi, my name is Steve, and....  Oh.  You knew that.)


Hi my name is Tom(chorus of voices:"Hi, Tom") and I'm an alcoholic. Oh, no, wait, I'm a moderator.

Welcome, I only made one post to the last forum and the next podcast Steve mentioned it was being abandoned.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: oddpod on January 19, 2007, 02:18:47 PM
hi all
i am a brit residing in the northan wastes of the uk,
i am studying english,art and child wrangling

hope to be a teacher some time down the line , aparently you have to be abull to spell thow :(


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on January 19, 2007, 05:38:57 PM
hope to be a teacher some time down the line , aparently you have to be abull to spell thow :(

awwwww... im sure you'll find a way, there are lotsa things you can teach that dont really require spelling... like maybe a literature analysis type class, tis mostly lecture and readin.

I'm a 16 year old American residing in Miami, FL... tho i am originally from Darnestown, MD.
I'm geared mostly towards english/lit and art, also computers (software, animation, IT)  im really not sure what i want to study or anythin.  Im thinkin game animation would be fun but im not sure if i'd like it as a job... but hey, i dont have to pick a major yet so im fine for now!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: oddpod on January 20, 2007, 02:21:05 AM
hoping to teach art and desigen
weard thing is that i am geting strate A's on my english at the moment


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ryuujin on January 22, 2007, 06:48:41 AM
Well, I suppose I was new once, too.

So here's it: I'm me. Not that much to say, beyond that.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Reap3r on January 23, 2007, 05:37:02 PM
Hey, I'm a 16 year old American soccer player (goalie) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I'm good at using logic so I'm skilled at math and science, and I do well in basicly all my class (who knows what I could do if i really tried). I'm thinking about going into computer engineering (though who knows what I'll think about doing next). At the moment, I'm learning basic web development (when I get the time which isn't often, to many good podcasts to listen to).


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: satellitelady on January 23, 2007, 07:01:19 PM
I figured, I just stop by and say Hi too. I'm glad to meet all you Earthlings. Looks like a fun place and I am enjoying all the stories too. Nice place you have here and nice to meet you all!

End Transmission:


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on January 23, 2007, 11:39:21 PM
Opportunities to claim "newness" are growing more scarce as the years roll by, so I thought I'd take advantage and say "hi".  Besides, lurking makes me feel creepy.

A friend got me hooked on Escape Pod about a year ago, and the >300 word contest finally motivated me to start contributing.  Part of the procrastination problem is that I haven't actually written much SF, and most of the "fantasy" in my writing has more to do with "accuracy" and "avoiding libel" than with fairies and elves. ;)

My tastes vary from Vonnegut and Vinge to Banks and Bujold; throw in the occasional Steinbeck and an odd assortment of "stuff I had to read in school that I actually liked", and a recently discovered passion for American History textbooks, and you'll have made a nice scratch on the surface.  (Don't worry; it'll buff out.)

I'm feeling verbose tonight after a brush with death this afternoon (the link over to the left will take you to my blog, if you care to share the adventure), so I'm going to stop right there out of mercy.  Just be glad I don't have a pint in me, or I could drivel on all night!

It's a pleasure "meeting" you all.

TAD


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on January 24, 2007, 12:59:33 AM
Great story Tango, just read your latest blog!  Great writing too!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Godot on January 24, 2007, 09:46:08 AM
Hi all,

I'm new to the forums, although I've been listening to Escape Pod for a year and a half (ever since I got my now defunct iPod).

I'm Colombian, english is actually my second language, but you wouldn't know it if we spoke.  I work as a teacher in a local school.

I've been into Science Fiction ever since I discovered my dad's hoard of old sci-fi novels, he had tons of Asimov, Bradbury, Anderson, story compilations and books galore.  I've been an avid reader since I was around 9 or 10, and Sci-fi has always been mysafe haven.  I enjoy reading most anything, and my guilty pleasure is rereading The Hitchhiker's Guide series once a year.  Currently I'm book-less, since I'm going to start attending the university and studying Business so I'm trying my hardest not to pick anything new up so I can dedicate my reading to my studies (good luck in that).

I'll be reading you.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Jim on January 24, 2007, 10:36:32 AM
I'm a moderator here at the new forums after bugging Steve for months about the spam problem in the old forums.

Since no-one ever reads the massive blocks of text people post about what they really like, I can say whatever I want without fear of reprisal. I like eating babies, tossing old shoes at people at shopping malls, and using my inflatable woman as a decoy to ride in the car pool lane. Actually, we don't have car pool lanes where I live. I don't actually have an inflatable woman, since they're too expensive. I can't bear to part with my old shoes because I always cling to the hope that I'll use them next time I have to slog through the swamp that is my back yard, but instead I leave my newer shoes on because I'm too lazy to switch my orthotic insoles to my old shoes, and then I ruin my newer shoes and end up just buying a new pair and my newer shoes become my new old shoes but they're not as old as my really old shoes so I keep all my shoes in case I need to, I don't know, have a pair in reserve or something. So I have all these old, nasty, dirty shoes around, and one day, I swear, I'm going to take them to the mall and chuck them at people who look like they need an old muddy shoe chucked at them. Like those guys who say "Hey, you got a crack in your windshield?" when you walk by their windshield-repair kiosk, or those other guys who try to get your attention at the cell phone kiosk. I'm like, Hey, when I'm ready to switch cell phone providers or fix the crack in my windshield, I'll come looking for you, and I ain't ever doin' it as a result of making inadvertent eye-contact with some 19-year-old at the mall. As for eating babies, well, if I were really doing that I'd be in prison, most likely, since it's kind of illegal to eat babies.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on January 24, 2007, 10:59:35 AM
Jim, it's all a matter of baby what.

Oh, and hello to everyone who's posted thus far.
(anyone who posts later, too bad)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on January 24, 2007, 11:44:08 AM
As for eating babies, well, if I were really doing that I'd be in prison, most likely, since it's kind of illegal to eat babies.

It's also hard to get a good supplier. Mine never last longer than one or two.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: SFEley on January 24, 2007, 12:16:51 PM
Since no-one ever reads the massive blocks of text people post about what they really like, I can say whatever I want without fear of reprisal. I like eating babies, tossing old shoes at people at shopping malls, and using my inflatable woman as a decoy to ride in the car pool lane.

Crocheting, huh?  And bowling?  Nice.

(By the way -- welcome, everyone!)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on January 25, 2007, 11:15:24 PM
I'm a moderator here .... in prison, most likely, since it's kind of illegal to eat babies.


Whew!  I'm really glad I held back on the drivel!

(And thanks, Moose!)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Alasdair5000 on January 31, 2007, 11:42:49 AM
Hello everyone:)

   I'm Alasdair Stuart, although everyone up to and including my wife and family simply calls me Al.  I'm a freelance writer and journalist and I tend to listen to Escape Pod both as background to my work (The TV has shiny things moving quickly.  It's too distracting.) and as inspiration.  There are some astonishing writers out there and I'm delighted that Escape Pod and Pseudopod have given me the opportunity to discover their work.
   I grew up in a house filled with music and BBC Radio 4 and for years couldn't actually sleep without the radio in the background.  I'm fascinated both by radio drama and the opportunities presented it by podcasting and I'm really looking forward to seeing what happens next.

And...I promise not to make the place look messy.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: J.R. Blackwell on January 31, 2007, 07:27:08 PM
Hi! I'm J.R. Blackwell. I am a writer and photographer and I live in the Philadelphia area. I love science fiction, podcasting, taking pictures of pretty women, taking pictures of pretty men, freak shows, costumes, noodles, writing, robots, singing with a really great orchestra, men named China, women named Mur, boyfriends named Jared, long socks and big stompy boots.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Paul Campbell on January 31, 2007, 07:31:33 PM
Hi, I'm Paul. I've been listening to Escape Pod since the beginning and loving it all the way.

I live in Scotland and I'm working busily to bring my own SF/F audio script out as an audio drama serial. I don't get paid to do that however, I get paid to do "clever" stuff with computers at a local college.  I'm also involved in amateur dramatics.

Currently doing my best to delurk, and stay that way.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Steven Saus on January 31, 2007, 11:12:09 PM
(Hi, my name is Steve, and....  Oh.  You knew that.)

I'm Jeffrey R. DeRego, the writer of the Union Dues stories e!

Hi! I'm J.R. Blackwell. I am a writer and photographer and I live in the Philadelphia area.

[a la Wayne & Garth]
I'm not worthy!  I'm not worthy!
[/Wayne & Garth]

Er.  Yeah.

Sorry, I'm dealing with fanboy-shock.   Badly dealing, mind you, but dealing.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on February 01, 2007, 12:28:22 AM
(And thanks, Moose!)

Moose? you directin that towards me (sorry some peeps call me Moose online... i looove moose!)

[a la Wayne & Garth]
I'm not worthy!  I'm not worthy!
[/Wayne & Garth]

Er.  Yeah.

Sorry, I'm dealing with fanboy-shock.   Badly dealing, mind you, but dealing.
yea i was just as surprised as you to find these peeps on here (except Steve of course)
i love Voices of Tomorrow
and Union Dues....
*splodes*


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: J.R. Blackwell on February 01, 2007, 12:04:05 PM
Hey Bdoomed. I'm glad you like Voices of Tomorrow! I like recording the episodes. It's cool to know that there are people who are out there that like what I'm doing.

. . .I guess that means I should put up this weeks episode then. . .


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: sirana on February 08, 2007, 09:25:25 AM
Hello to all,

I'm a 23 yr old male and I study economics in Mannheim (Southern Germany).

Normally I'm more of a lurker but this forum is so cuddly I decided to post once or twice. (and I am currently doing a mindnumbingly boring internship, so I've got nothing better to do.)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on February 08, 2007, 03:21:17 PM
I'm a 23 yr old male and I study economics in Mannheim (Southern Germany).

Greetings from Berlin.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Anarkey on February 10, 2007, 08:24:44 AM
Hello everyone. 

I knew that if I looked long enough I'd find the introduce yourself thread.  I have been listening to Escape Pod for about six months, but I started at the (almost) beginning and don't have much free ear time, so it's taken me this long to catch up.  Well, almost catch up, I'm on episode 91.  Somehow, the episodes keep coming out.  Since I'm current now, I figured I could participate in the ongoing conversations about the episodes, so it was time to log into the forums.

I'm not, uh, all that interesting but I love SF, specially short stories, and I've been amazed at how much of Escape Pod's content I've really, really liked.  Thank you, Steve.  I'm also very opinionated, and will soon begin throwing around my reactions and analysis of stories as though they count.

(I also mumble mumble put a story in to the flash contest but found the idea of making an account and voting for myself too nerve-wracking to actually do.  Now that voting on my group is closed, it's safe, of course).  I love the idea of story as promo.  It's going to be great.  Good luck to all of you who have entered.

Some of my favorite Escape Pod stories have been "The Craphound", "L'Alchimista", and "Authorwerx".


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: sirana on February 12, 2007, 04:04:16 AM
I'm a 23 yr old male and I study economics in Mannheim (Southern Germany).

Greetings from Berlin.

And greetings back to you. How long do live in this pretty country?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Heradel on February 12, 2007, 05:21:27 AM
I probably should have gotten to this thread before posting over a hundred times and becoming the number 6 lurker on the forums.

My name is William Peters, and I'm 1819(Edit: Updated) and a (on high school credits that carried over, didn't skip a grade) sophomore in college. I'm originally from DC (born in Foggy Bottom, if that means anything to any of you) and raised there my entire life up to the point where I moved to NYC for college. Uh... I'm trying to double major in English and Computer Science... The handle is a butchering of heretic and infidel from my militant atheist days freshman year of high school (I thought the A sounded better, plus the whole greek thing). And yeah, that's about it.

The SF/F addiction goes unstated. Except I just stated it. Hm. Damn Paradoxes.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on February 13, 2007, 09:35:10 AM
I'm a 23 yr old male and I study economics in Mannheim (Southern Germany).

Greetings from Berlin.

And greetings back to you. How long do live in this pretty country?

Almost six years now. Married a Berlin girl and she brought me here.

Are you originally from Mannheim or is that just for school?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: sirana on February 13, 2007, 09:51:00 AM
I'm originally from a small town ('bout 6K) near Ulm and go to university in Mannheim.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: ClintMemo on February 13, 2007, 10:35:38 AM
Hi!
I'm a 42 year-old married father of one that lives in Louisville, Ky.  As I said in another post somewhere, I'm the lamest excuse for and SF&F fan in the multi-verse - mostly because of what I haven't seen or read. I have always loved the genre (my love of reading started in the 2nd grade with the Narnia books) but I have so little free time, that I haven't been able to read nearly as much as I want to. I've been playing D&D (with mostly the same people) since around 1980 and most of my creative energy has been channeled into that.  Most of the stuff I've read in the last few years has been classic SF short stories - Fred Pohl, Alfred Bester, Asimov...  I think the most recent genre book I have read is "The Diamond Age."  I discovered Escape Pod back in November and have been addicted ever since. I've never taken a crack "real" writing. My writing career officially started when I entered the Escape Pod Flash contest. I decided that if I ever make it big, I'm going to refer to myself as "the old beast that came from Escape Pod."
Also, I am/have been a foster parent and am a cancer survivor (10 years now). Someday I'll write about each experience.

Sometimes I have to try hard not to take a "let me impart wisdom upon you" tone in my posts (not about writing, there are very nice people in the forums who know WAY more about writing then I'll ever know) or a "things I wish I had known when I was younger" post. If I had to say something, I'd say this: "Love your children. They are the greatest things you have in your life and you are the greatest things they have in their lives"  and "If you smoke, quit.  If you don't smoke, don't start. I've had cancer, though it was not smoking related, and having cancer sucks."
Ok, I said it.

Welcome!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Hilary Moon Murphy on April 05, 2007, 06:35:18 PM
Oh, so this is where the introduce yourself thread has been hidden!  I've been looking all over for it.  Maybe this should be stickied?

I'm Hilary Moon Murphy, mom, librarian and fantasy writer.  My best friend Bret introduced me to Escapepod months ago, so I'm an unabashed fan.  He's also the one who pestered me to submit to you, Steve.

My story, "The Grand Cheat" was accepted (pause while Hmm checks watch) four hours ago.  I look forward to seeing what the Escape Artists do with it.

Hmm

PS Where is the new member FAQ?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on April 06, 2007, 07:53:24 AM
Welcome Hilary!
I can't wait to hear your story.

As for the FAQ, we ain't got one.
At least on this incarnation of the forum (it's only like 4 months old) we haven't had any frequently asked questions. I think that's because there isn't too much history here for a new members can't just read a few threads and catch the vibe here. We don't have any real taboos, and everyone here has been really mature when dealing with some potentially inflammatory topics.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: ClintMemo on April 06, 2007, 09:59:09 AM
Welcome and congratulations!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on April 06, 2007, 01:33:14 PM
Well I guess I may as well introduce myself.  I am a 37 year old male living in Waterford Michigan (NW suburb of Detroit) [handmap] I am right here [/handmap]  I think i found escape pod (might have been Pseudopod first) surfing on itunes for podcasts.  Escape Pod and Pseudopod have turned me on to almost every other podcast I listen too I think.  Escape Pod to Scott Sigler, Sigler to 7th Son, Sigler and 7th Son to Billibub Baddings.  Escape Pod pointed me to Podiobooks.com, Variant Frequencies, etc.  I am podcast Junkie, and I have Steve to thank for it.  Thanks Steve, I appreciate it, as around the same time frame my car died and I started using public transit, escaping into a podcast beats the hell out of interacting with some of the freaky things that ride the bus with me.    I have been a lifelong sci-fi/fantasy/horror fan.  I think i started on Tom Swift and ... books.   Waiting anxiously for more Union Dues (Thanks JRDerego).  I look forward all week to my escape pod and pseudopod updates. 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: jrderego on April 06, 2007, 02:55:11 PM
Well I guess I may as well introduce myself.  I am a 37 year old male living in Waterford Michigan (NW suburb of Detroit) [handmap] I am right here [/handmap]  I think i found escape pod (might have been Pseudopod first) surfing on itunes for podcasts.  Escape Pod and Pseudopod have turned me on to almost every other podcast I listen too I think.  Escape Pod to Scott Sigler, Sigler to 7th Son, Sigler and 7th Son to Billibub Baddings.  Escape Pod pointed me to Podiobooks.com, Variant Frequencies, etc.  I am podcast Junkie, and I have Steve to thank for it.  Thanks Steve, I appreciate it, as around the same time frame my car died and I started using public transit, escaping into a podcast beats the hell out of interacting with some of the freaky things that ride the bus with me.    I have been a lifelong sci-fi/fantasy/horror fan.  I think i started on Tom Swift and ... books.   Waiting anxiously for more Union Dues (Thanks JRDerego).  I look forward all week to my escape pod and pseudopod updates. 

Thanks for the kind words! "Union Dues: Send in the Clowns" is coming soon to Escape Pod :)





Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on April 06, 2007, 05:28:59 PM
Thanks for the kind words! "Union Dues: Send in the Clowns" is coming soon to Escape Pod :)

HORRAY!!!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on April 09, 2007, 07:53:07 PM
Thanks for the kind words! "Union Dues: Send in the Clowns" is coming soon to Escape Pod :)

HORRAY!!!
oh so seconded!!! i cant wait!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on December 11, 2007, 04:33:42 PM
I'm resurrecting this thread in the hope that some of our new members will take a moment to introduce themselves.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on December 11, 2007, 06:59:57 PM
I'm resurrecting this thread in the hope that some of our new members will take a moment to introduce themselves.
Can you pin this to the top of the forums?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Peregrine on December 12, 2007, 12:05:23 PM
Hello everybody.  I'm a new forum member, and have been listening to Escape Pod for about a year. 
I'm 24, and am studying in Norwich, UK- I'm actually from just outside of London. 
I found Escape Pod by searching for "science fiction podcast" in Google and haven't looked back.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: qwints on December 12, 2007, 01:32:01 PM
Hi, I'm a 21 year old student from Austin. I found Escape Pod off of boing boing a few years ago and have listened to it on and off ever sense. It is probably my favorite pod cast, although I'm also a big fan of Skepticality.

The reason I joined the forums was to elongate the breaks I allowed myself from Escape Pod and because talking about science fiction is almost as good as reading it.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Darwinist on December 12, 2007, 02:54:53 PM
It is probably my favorite pod cast, although I'm also a big fan of Skepticality.


I am also a big fan of Skepticality.....have you tried Skeptic's Guide to the Universe?  That's my fav. 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on December 12, 2007, 03:13:15 PM
Welcome Qwints.  I noticed you took no time getting right into one of our EPDebates©.  Have fun, don't take it personally, and no flaming, but kick some ass.  So far I'm mostly on your side.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ocicat on December 12, 2007, 04:39:05 PM
Okay, I'm not exactly new here anymore.  Started listening to Escape Pod about the time the hugo noms were being read.  Eventually joined the forums... well, I guess 10 weeks ago, since I started the first film poll pretty much right off. 

As for myself, I live near Seattle and break software for a living.  Have a physics degree, and had some ambitions of being an SF author, but I don't really have a gripping *need* to write.  I do love making up worlds and characters, but those get used for my roleplaying games. 

I live on a little ranch that has two horses, a few chickens, and six cats.  I ski, go dancing a lot, and of course ride horses.  I'm polyamorous, vaguely pagan, and plant a lot of trees.  I'm rather active in local science fiction conventions, and have even been an invited guest to Worldcon once. I'm probably most famous for founding the Coalition to Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide (http://www.netreach.net/~rjones/no_dhmo.html). Despite running the film poll, I'm not an extraordinary cinemaphile, I just like polls - and movies are something that everyone has an opinion about. 

I listen to Pseudopod too, but I'm not much into horror.  If the stories don't grab me in about ten minutes it gets turned off.  I'm really looking forward to PodCastle though!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: gelee on December 12, 2007, 05:25:57 PM
I never saw this thread when I started lurking around the forum, but I suppose I should go ahead and intro myself.
I've been reading for a few months, but didn't actually register until right before the server swap, so I had to re-register.
I'm 30-ish, living near Atlanta, with my lovely wife.  We have two daughters and two cats.
I'm a big fan of what George R.R. Martin calls "weird stuff", so I listen to both Pseudopod and Escape Pod.  I'm also holding my breath for Podcastle.
I like to write when I can, but I don't have any great aspirations.  Aside from that, I have no interesting hobbies and my vocation is better left undescribed.  I like to make lame jokes that I think are funny, but aren't.  I love the sound of my own voice, and this translates nicely to the written word.  Please feel free to skip/ignore my posts, as I am very long-winded.  ;D


 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Chodon on December 13, 2007, 01:05:48 PM
Wow, I should have posted here a long time ago.  I'm a 27 year old aerospace engineer from West Michigan.  I spend most of my free time boring my wife by talking about the latest engineering problem at work (she teaches 6th graders and is pretty bored by engineering).  I also volunteer for Junior Achievement and SAE's "A World In Motion" to bring math and science as it applies to engineering into the classroom.  If any teachers are out there and interested in free kits for their classes check out www.awim.org (http://www.awim.org).
Some would call me a "gun nut", but I am not a fan of that term.  It's very one-dimensional.  I just like to be prepared for zombie invasion and for when the King of England tries to take back the colonies.  I'm a Libertarian, but realize that there will never be a Libertarian president.  I was told by the head of the West Michgan LP that I should run for local office, but I have no interest in that at all.  Mostly because I would be afraid that I would win.  I own the world's smartest dog.  She almost knows how to make coffee for me in the morning...from unground beans.  I have a beautiful wife to whom I've been married for almost two years.  I hate it when people say "very unique" because something can't be very one of a kind.  I especially hate grammatical errors in advertisements. 
I have loved Sci-fi since my dad turned me on to ST:TNG as a kid.  Since then I have embraced most forms of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.  I love EP and PP because I get the pleasure of great fiction without the hassle of reading.  My ipod just pumps the delicious fiction straight into my brain.
Okay, that's enough rambling.  This is one of the nicest forums I've seen and I have really enjoyed my time here so far. 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CGFxColONeill on February 10, 2008, 10:16:52 PM
guess I might as well join in to lol

I am a college student at OSU ( the OK one not one of the other 3 or 4 )
my first real SF reading was Tom Swift,  then a few years later I moved on to Asimov's foundation and some of his other stuff
then I was introduced to the wonderful world of Douglas Adams ( my favorite by far)

I found escape pod while looking for some podcasts I found Nightfall and decided to check out some of the rest

I have listened to most of the ons available from Itunes and some of the EP classics as well
have not had the time yet to go back into the archives so if you have any suggestions from there let me know

also since I drive about 1.5 hrs a day I am looking for new stuff alot so if there are other good podcasts/ books I would welcome segestions there as well

thanks Steve you put up some great stuff   


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: stePH on February 11, 2008, 01:01:39 AM
I'm resurrecting this thread in the hope that some of our new members will take a moment to introduce themselves.

O HAI, IS stePH ;D

Male, Portland Oregon USA, pushing 40.  Married going on 4 years, no kids (ever), no dogs (yet), five cats.

Got the iPod Christmas 2006; it was a point of pride that I never had any music on it (until last Christmas when the wife wanted a Christmas mix in the rental car when we drove up to my family's in Seattle.)  Escape Pod was the first podcast I started listening to when I found it through podcast.com, and since I was into stuffing the 'Pod with audiobooks I picked right up on it.  I started with downloading the whole backlog and listening to them in sequence; I think I finally caught up around June or July last year.

I don't get that much time to listen of late.  Mostly it's during my lunch hour at work, and sometimes about 15-30 minutes at bedtime. (speaking of which, it's about bedtime now.  'night.)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CammoBlammo on February 11, 2008, 02:14:02 AM
I'm probably most famous for founding the Coalition to Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide (http://www.netreach.net/~rjones/no_dhmo.html).


That was you? Ha!

A few years ago our town was debating whether or not to fluoridate our water supply. I'm quite comfortable with the idea, but I had no strong feelings either way. Anyway, the chorus started---apparently the fluoride containing compound is known to be toxic in certain quantities, is sourced from industrial waste, and so on. I thought this line of argumentation was ridiculous. The same arguments can be made of water.

I wrote a letter to the town paper, alerting the town to another diabolical chemical that is added to our water supply in order to assist the flow of water in the pipes --- Dihydrogen monoxide. I listed a lot of the terrible effects and associations it had, along with a few little gems from your site.  A few days later I followed it up, exposing DHMO for what it is. Funnily enough, the follow up seemed to turn even more people against DHMO (and, in the process, fluoride.)

Well. The fun didn't stop there. The newspaper got a few queries about it, so they followed it up with the Water Board. It turned out that the CEO of the Water Board had read my letter and was about to launch a full review of all additives in the town water supply. Eventually his chief engineer twigged to what was going on, and the paper got a rather amusing story they didn't expect.

And I won a pen for writing 'the Letter of the Week!'

Oh, back to the regularly scheduled topic.

I live in Colac, in Victoria, Australia. (If anyone watches Neighbours, that's where the Timmins family come from!) I came to EP via boingboing a year or so ago. Around about the same time I discovered Asimov's and Analog and I remembered my love affair with Sci-fi and Fantasy when I was around about the same age as my oldest daughter. It seems adolescence and adulthood got in the way of my childhood, and now I'm doing what I can to catch up!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Darwinist on February 12, 2008, 01:04:16 PM
I'm probably most famous for founding the Coalition to Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide (http://www.netreach.net/~rjones/no_dhmo.html).


That was you? Ha!

A few years ago our town was debating whether or not to fluoridate our water supply. I'm quite comfortable with the idea, but I had no strong feelings either way. Anyway, the chorus started---apparently the fluoride containing compound is known to be toxic in certain quantities, is sourced from industrial waste, and so on. I thought this line of argumentation was ridiculous. The same arguments can be made of water.


Cool story!  I love the paranoia about flouride and how you turned it on its ear with the other chemical. 

The podcast Skeptiod tackled the flouride controversy last year.  Its a good listen if anyone is interested.  You can find it at skeptoid.com - it is episode #58: Flouridation: Death from the Faucet!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on February 12, 2008, 06:51:13 PM
I'm resurrecting this thread in the hope that some of our new members will take a moment to introduce themselves.
Can you pin this to the top of the forums?
Stickied! :)
(ha i didnt know i could sticky things!)
And a very merry welcome to our new forumites!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on February 13, 2008, 06:14:53 AM
Sorry if this is in the wrong place. I didn't see any kind of "new people say 'hi' here" area.

Obviously I'm a newb ...


Hey, what the heck happened?  We aren't n00bs any more!  We're all growed up!   :D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Veronica on February 21, 2008, 08:56:03 PM
Hello everyone, I'm jumping in here a little late in the game I know, but I wanted to introduce myself and get over my cybershyness.  I wrote one post a long while back and had a mini-heart attack when Steve quoted me in the feedback section...lucky first foray into forum interaction.  Anyway, I am a junior at university in VA studying social science, originally from LI, NY, but at this point I've spent half my life here in VA.  I have been a voracious reader my whole life, drifting in and out of the sf&f genres, but recently I have re-fallen in love with them.  Listening to EP and PP has saved my sanity these past months since I discovered them, as I listen to ease the monotony of the database management job that is putting me through school.  Good to meet you all (:


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: bad_andy on March 10, 2008, 01:17:35 AM
Hi, everybody. ("Hi, Dr. Nick!")

I'm a Sci Fi geek from Memphis, TN who's now living in Omaha, NE. I'm a programming student in my early thirties so it goes without saying that I'm a giant Monty Python fan who read all the Hitchhiker's books and played D&D in high school and who now feels utterly vindicated for being an old school nerd by the rise of the internet, thank you very much. I'm a former Christian and an Atheist and if you're not that's cool too. For the last two Decembers in a row, I've watched Firefly all the way through and finished with Serenity, just so I can get mad at Fox all over again. It still hurts every time
Spoiler (click to show/hide)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on March 10, 2008, 05:04:01 AM
Curse you, Fox!!  Curse you, death of
Spoiler (click to show/hide)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on March 10, 2008, 02:06:47 PM
That was just about the most complete introduction I've ever read. 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on March 11, 2008, 07:23:58 PM
We're all growed up!   :D

Speak for yourself! ;P


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Drabbler on March 11, 2008, 11:09:03 PM
I am new to podcasts and found this one through Drabblecast.  This is AWESOME!  I have loved science fiction for a long time and think it is so great to see such discussion going on and a community like this.  After listening checking out the metacast it looks like a good time to start listening to Escapepod.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on March 12, 2008, 05:11:13 AM
I am new to podcasts and found this one through Drabblecast.  This is AWESOME!  I have loved science fiction for a long time and think it is so great to see such discussion going on and a community like this.  After listening checking out the metacast it looks like a good time to start listening to Escapepod.


It's always a good time to start listening to Escapepod!  Welcome, and start listening all you like.  :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on March 13, 2008, 11:15:04 AM
I am new to podcasts and found this one through Drabblecast.  This is AWESOME!  I have loved science fiction for a long time and think it is so great to see such discussion going on and a community like this.  After listening checking out the metacast it looks like a good time to start listening to Escapepod.

Good to have you here!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: bad_andy on March 15, 2008, 02:25:56 PM
Curse you, Fox!!  Curse you, death of
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Thanks for the link TAD. I had no idea that what I was doing obsessively from age 3 to 6 was called "Dino Therapy".

That was just about the most complete introduction I've ever read. 

Too much? Sorry. [Simpsons reference] I'm just so happy to see so many nice people.[/Simpsons reference]  ;)

Welcome Drabbler!

BTW, speaking of great geek podcasts, have any of you checked out Tank Riot?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on March 15, 2008, 02:52:29 PM
BTW, speaking of great geek podcasts, have any of you checked out Tank Riot?
Tank Riot?
What's it about?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: bad_andy on March 15, 2008, 03:11:15 PM
Tank Riot?
What's it about?
http://www.tankriot.com/ (http://www.tankriot.com/) Tank Riot is three industrial strength geeks from Minneapolis sitting around a microphone and talking about something really interesting. Each episode covers a different subject. The two episodes I've listened to covered the life and works of Douglas Adams and Nicola Tesla, respectively. I thoroughly enjoyed both episodes. The episode about Stanley Kubrick is in my playlist right now. The archives apparently include everything from Philip K Dick to the Year in Music to Star Trek Fan Films to Political History.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Boggled Coriander on March 22, 2008, 11:44:37 PM
Hi.  My name's Boggled Coriander.  At least, that's what it says on my birth certificate.  I discovered Escape Pod late last year, and discovered these forums two weeks ago.  And registered today.

My hobbies include listening to Pseudopod archives, now that I've finished the Escape Pod archives and I have to wait for new episodes every week like everybody else.  Once I'm done with Pseudopod I plan to move on to the Drabblecast archives, and who knows where I'll go from there.  I really like the whole "fiction podcast" idea.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on March 23, 2008, 03:35:59 PM
Hi.  My name's Boggled Coriander.  At least, that's what it says on my birth certificate.  I discovered Escape Pod late last year, and discovered these forums two weeks ago.  And registered today.

My hobbies include listening to Pseudopod archives, now that I've finished the Escape Pod archives and I have to wait for new episodes every week like everybody else.  Once I'm done with Pseudopod I plan to move on to the Drabblecast archives, and who knows where I'll go from there.  I really like the whole "fiction podcast" idea.
Welcome Bog! May I call you bog (http://forum.escapeartists.info/index.php?topic=1421.msg22552#msg22552)?
As you aren't swamped with podcasts, may I suggest The Voice Of Free Planet X (planetx.libsyn.com), and Decoder Ring Theater (decoderring.libsyn.com)?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on March 23, 2008, 04:46:23 PM
Hi.  My name's Boggled Coriander.  At least, that's what it says on my birth certificate.  I discovered Escape Pod late last year, and discovered these forums two weeks ago.  And registered today.

My hobbies include listening to Pseudopod archives, now that I've finished the Escape Pod archives and I have to wait for new episodes every week like everybody else.  Once I'm done with Pseudopod I plan to move on to the Drabblecast archives, and who knows where I'll go from there.  I really like the whole "fiction podcast" idea.
Welcome Bog! May I call you bog (http://forum.escapeartists.info/index.php?topic=1421.msg22552#msg22552)?
As you aren't swamped with podcasts, may I suggest The Voice Of Free Planet X (planetx.libsyn.com), and Decoder Ring Theater (decoderring.libsyn.com)?

Decoder Ring Theater is a must listen, but I dropped Planet X after he went to the everyday podcast.  It seemed that he didn't care what he was 'casting as long as he got something out.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on March 23, 2008, 05:34:23 PM
Hi.  My name's Boggled Coriander.  At least, that's what it says on my birth certificate.  I discovered Escape Pod late last year, and discovered these forums two weeks ago.  And registered today.

My hobbies include listening to Pseudopod archives, now that I've finished the Escape Pod archives and I have to wait for new episodes every week like everybody else.  Once I'm done with Pseudopod I plan to move on to the Drabblecast archives, and who knows where I'll go from there.  I really like the whole "fiction podcast" idea.
Welcome Bog! May I call you bog (http://forum.escapeartists.info/index.php?topic=1421.msg22552#msg22552)?
As you aren't swamped with podcasts, may I suggest The Voice Of Free Planet X (planetx.libsyn.com), and Decoder Ring Theater (decoderring.libsyn.com)?

Now, that's just not called for!  He didn't cumin here to have you make fun of his name, you know.  I don't want to chive you for something I've done myself, but there was no need for you to pepper him with those kinds of puns.  And it's such a stretch, pinching out the first syllable like that.  You won't curry any favor by ignoring the other key ingredients of his identity.

Sheesh... someone ought to punch your cardamom for you.

(Hope I don't sound like a nutmeg.)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on March 24, 2008, 02:55:45 AM
Quote from: Tango Alpha Delta link=topic=76.msg22646#
(Hope I don't sound like a nutmeg.)

You usually do.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: birdless on March 24, 2008, 11:08:16 PM
My eyes somehow consistently skipped over this thread for weeks (I just joined the forums about three weeks ago). Anyway, I can't remember exactly when I started listening to EP, but it was sometime last year, I think. I don't (or haven't started) listening to PP, just 'cause... well, I really don't have a valid reason, other than I just never considered horror as "my thing" (though I have read a few books, and I enjoy the occasional horror flick). I should try it out. I'm really looking forward to PC. I generally describe my tastes in the F/SF arena as I enjoy to reading fantasy and watching sci-fi. Admittedly, I haven't read that many of the "greats" in sci-fi, and that's partly because the few sci-fi books I read were written by the definitely-not-greats, so that probably negatively colored my opnion of it. I loved Dune, however, so much so, in fact, that I would credit Herbert as being an influence on my writing style. Oh, I have read a Heinlein book or two (The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress and Stranger in a Strange Land). I remember enjoying them, but wasn't blown away.

I'm 37, married to a wonderful woman, have one precious son (19 months old) and a precious dog, too (our first "child"). I'm from Mississippi, a Mac guy, a Christian, and I love games (of all kinds: board, video, card, etc.).

BTW, I've very recently and inexplicably gotten my interest in D&D reignited (was it Gygax's death?), but I have no one here that I know of to get involved in a game. Any NE MS RPGers here? Feel free to send me a PM.

(too much information?)
<edit: couldn't remember the 2nd Heinlein book; Thanks Winter (http://forum.escapeartists.info/index.php?topic=1328.msg22979#msg22979)>


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Boggled Coriander on March 25, 2008, 09:32:59 AM
Now, that's just not called for!  He didn't cumin here to have you make fun of his name, you know.  I don't want to chive you for something I've done myself, but there was no need for you to pepper him with those kinds of puns.  And it's such a stretch, pinching out the first syllable like that.  You won't curry any favor by ignoring the other key ingredients of his identity.

Sheesh... someone ought to punch your cardamom for you.

(Hope I don't sound like a nutmeg.)
Gaah!  The evil I unleashed.  Some sage advice beforehand and I could have prevented such punnery... this thyme.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on March 25, 2008, 11:37:02 AM
Now, that's just not called for!  He didn't cumin here to have you make fun of his name, you know.  I don't want to chive you for something I've done myself, but there was no need for you to pepper him with those kinds of puns.  And it's such a stretch, pinching out the first syllable like that.  You won't curry any favor by ignoring the other key ingredients of his identity.

Sheesh... someone ought to punch your cardamom for you.

(Hope I don't sound like a nutmeg.)
Gaah!  The evil I unleashed.  Some sage advice beforehand and I could have prevented such punnery... this thyme.
Don't let TAD rub you the wrong way, he isn't trying to pestle you.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Sentient puddle on March 25, 2008, 01:06:31 PM
Hello to all the other fans of Escape Pod out there, I'm new to this forum and thought I'd come on in with a big smile and hand-shakes all around for those who share my passion for good stories, as well as a well deserved tip of my hat to our Captain Steve (as I've heard him referred to many times). I travel for work and actually look forward to those 4 and 5 hour drives with my iPod nestled in the center console with Escape Pod burbling through the car speakers, expanding my world one story at a time.

I have been considering donating to Escape Pod and I think I will, especially after hearing what Steve is giving of himself so that I can have my free download (Metacast #3). My suggestion is that if you enjoy the stories every week end have the resources so should you.

Thanks again Steve and I look forward to seeing all of you on the forums.

(for more info on my forum name go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams#Sentient_puddle )


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on March 25, 2008, 09:20:04 PM
Now, that's just not called for!  He didn't cumin here to have you make fun of his name, you know.  I don't want to chive you for something I've done myself, but there was no need for you to pepper him with those kinds of puns.  And it's such a stretch, pinching out the first syllable like that.  You won't curry any favor by ignoring the other key ingredients of his identity.

Sheesh... someone ought to punch your cardamom for you.

(Hope I don't sound like a nutmeg.)
Gaah!  The evil I unleashed.  Some sage advice beforehand and I could have prevented such punnery... this thyme.
Don't let TAD rub you the wrong way, he isn't trying to pestle you.

I thought about this exchange the whole time I was listening to EP150.  So, yes, my brain is a punishment that fits its own crimes.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on March 26, 2008, 11:22:00 AM
Now, that's just not called for!  He didn't cumin here to have you make fun of his name, you know.  I don't want to chive you for something I've done myself, but there was no need for you to pepper him with those kinds of puns.  And it's such a stretch, pinching out the first syllable like that.  You won't curry any favor by ignoring the other key ingredients of his identity.

Sheesh... someone ought to punch your cardamom for you.

(Hope I don't sound like a nutmeg.)
Gaah!  The evil I unleashed.  Some sage advice beforehand and I could have prevented such punnery... this thyme.
Don't let TAD rub you the wrong way, he isn't trying to pestle you.

I thought about this exchange the whole time I was listening to EP150.  So, yes, my brain is a punishment that fits its own crimes.
Lucky you. Now Geronamid (http://forum.escapeartists.info/index.php?topic=1268.0) won't have to intervene.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: 6th replicant on April 04, 2008, 04:01:50 AM

I'm a 42 year old geek dad, British living in Spain and working in India.

Just discovered escape pod a couple of weeks back and have been listening non stop ever since.

I love SF and always have done but I've gone off fantasy in recent years. My only complaint about SF is that there is not enough of it :-)

I have too many favorite authors to mention but here are a few of the best in no particular order

Iain (M) Banks
Peter F Hamilton
David Zindell
Richard Morgan
Dan Simmons

I would really like to write something, there are only two things stopping me. A total lack of talent and no idea's!

I'm looking forward to taking part in the forums but don't expect me to be too critical because so far I have enjoyed everything.

BFN

Replicant.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: wherethewild on April 04, 2008, 04:54:15 AM
I thought I'd intorduce myself because I haven't been active here for quite a while and none of the new faces around would know me. I joined initially about a year ago I think.

I'm a 32 yr old Aussie living in Berlin, Germany. I'm a biochemist/structural biologist by training and experience, although I only do that on a freelance basis now (which is a damn good gig if you can get it). Other than that I do freelance writing, have a small business in a completely unrelated field and am now turning my hand to fiction. Because, like, no SF fan EVER wants to write. I'm all unique like that.

I'm married to a German, which leads to hours of entertainment of the "WHAT did you just say?" and "Man, you have the worst sense of humor" variety. My dog is one of the ugliest in the world and doesn't like other dogs. I'm thinking of trying to get him into the movies.

I met Russell Nash through this forum and now get to play poker at his place, where he slips me a few bucks every now and then to keep me in the game- because I suck at it and am normally the first out.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on April 04, 2008, 05:01:41 AM
My dog is one of the ugliest in the world and doesn't like other dogs. I'm thinking of trying to get him into the movies.

I think he's cute. 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on April 04, 2008, 07:31:44 AM
My dog is one of the ugliest in the world and doesn't like other dogs. I'm thinking of trying to get him into the movies.

I think he's cute. 


Which one?   ;D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on April 04, 2008, 07:42:20 AM
My dog is one of the ugliest in the world and doesn't like other dogs. I'm thinking of trying to get him into the movies.

I think he's cute. 


Which one?   ;D

If I was talking about Wherethewild, I'd say, "she's cute."


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on April 04, 2008, 07:44:23 AM
My dog is one of the ugliest in the world and doesn't like other dogs. I'm thinking of trying to get him into the movies.

I think he's cute. 


Which one?   ;D

If I was talking about Wherethewild, I'd say, "she's cute."

"Man, you have the worst sense of humor!"


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on April 04, 2008, 07:48:18 AM
My dog is one of the ugliest in the world and doesn't like other dogs. I'm thinking of trying to get him into the movies.

I think he's cute. 


Which one?   ;D

If I was talking about Wherethewild, I'd say, "she's cute."

"Man, you have the worst sense of humor!"

Or you do!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: wintermute on April 04, 2008, 08:09:00 AM
Hi. I already have two (count 'em!) stars next to my name, so it's probably time to introduce myself.

I was born at an early age... but that's been done before, so I probably ought to skip to the relevant parts. I grew up in God's Own Country (the London Borough of Croydon), and moved to the Cincinnati area a few years ago, because of a woman. I have a daughter who is now 15 and a half months old*, so the Geek Dad intros are greatly appreciated; I often share them with my wife, even if she has no interest in rearing the actual episode. My interests include movies (my DVD library (http://www.invelos.com/dvdcollection.aspx/wintermute115) currently stands at 542 titles and growing fast), reading, photography (http://flickr.com/photos/wintermute23/), defending the Earth from space-aliens who want to eat your spleen, programming, and pedantically correcting people's grammar on the interwebs.

Politically, in Britain I was considered middle-of-the-road, maybe a hair right of centre. Which means that in America I'm a frothing-at-the-mouth liberal extremist left-winger.

In terms of SF, I have a love of space opera (Neal Asher, Iain M. Banks, Kevin J. Anderson) and cyberpunk (William Gibson, Pat Cadigan, Bruce Sterling), though pretty much anything is good. Especially if it includes giant bat-winged monkey-spiders. There aren't enough giant bat-winged monkey-spiders in contemporary fiction, I feel. If any EP contributors are reading this, get to work on that, would you?


*Offer only valid at time of writing. Subject to change without notice.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: wherethewild on April 04, 2008, 03:14:36 PM
Or you do!

Umm, I got lost in that exchange.

On rereadng my post I realised that this:
... he slips me a few bucks every now and then to keep me in the game...

was REALLY not meant the way it sounds. No, seriously it wasn't.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on April 04, 2008, 03:43:01 PM
Or you do!

Umm, I got lost in that exchange.

On rereadng my post I realised that this:
... he slips me a few bucks every now and then to keep me in the game...

was REALLY not meant the way it sounds. No, seriously it wasn't.

Don't worry about it.  Tad and I just like to hit each other with sledgehammers every once in a while.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on April 04, 2008, 10:33:19 PM
Or you do!

Umm, I got lost in that exchange.

On rereadng my post I realised that this:
... he slips me a few bucks every now and then to keep me in the game...

was REALLY not meant the way it sounds. No, seriously it wasn't.

Don't worry about it.  Tad and I just like to hit each other with sledgehammers every once in a while.

Yeah... I get an adrenaline rush from taunting mightily mythical hammer-weilding lizard kings sometimes, and Russell hasn't had me put down yet... 

It probably doesn't help that I have a highly developed sense of pattern recognition and the absurd that makes English an endlessly entertaining playground.  I could probably find unintended innuendo in a catechism.  :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: stePH on April 07, 2008, 01:33:41 PM
It probably doesn't help that I have a highly developed sense of pattern recognition and the absurd that makes English an endlessly entertaining playground.  I could probably find unintended innuendo in a catechism.  :)

And love goes out the door when money comes innuendo  :P


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on April 07, 2008, 07:15:12 PM
It probably doesn't help that I have a highly developed sense of pattern recognition and the absurd that makes English an endlessly entertaining playground.  I could probably find unintended innuendo in a catechism.  :)

And love goes out the door when money comes innuendo  :P

Like the lady at the bar who ordered a double entendré... so, the barman gave her one.  ;)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on April 07, 2008, 08:02:59 PM
do these forums have a wit limit?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Heradel on April 07, 2008, 08:07:50 PM
do these forums have a wit limit?

It cries in the corner.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on April 07, 2008, 09:07:07 PM
do these forums have a wit limit?
Yep. And these two knuckle heads are in no danger of reaching it. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: NoveltySeeker on April 12, 2008, 01:38:06 PM
Well, I guess I'm a new member, so thought it would be good to introduce and stuff.   I'm currently living in Scotland (yes, the land of bagpipes and kilts), while undertaking a degree in Behavioural Neuroscience (well, if that doesn't have geek written all over it!).  Unfortunately my spousal unit still lives in sunny California (yeah, it's still snowing here, but we get more sunlight), so we search for commonalities to discuss in our daily chats.  One thing beyond the routine is the EscapePod episodes we are catching up on (didn't I mention geek?).  So, instead of discussing depreciating house prices, we can discuss alternate universes and much rosier futures.  At least I can get Dr.Who and Torchwood a few weeks sooner here...no spoilers!  (and then there's health care...)   Thanks for the stories!!!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CGFxColONeill on April 15, 2008, 08:54:17 PM
a moderator had better either split this off or steer it back into the right direction


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Heradel on April 15, 2008, 09:12:30 PM
a moderator had better either split this off or steer it back into the right direction

Done. All those wanting to talk about sheep with apparent ignorance of the Australia/NZ sheep conflict need to go here (http://forum.escapeartists.info/index.php?topic=1517.0). It was getting a little out of control.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on April 15, 2008, 09:56:57 PM
a moderator had better either split this off or steer it back into the right direction
                                                   

Don't mean to boar you, but you missed one.  :P


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CGFxColONeill on April 15, 2008, 11:17:48 PM
a moderator had better either split this off or steer it back into the right direction
                                                   

Don't mean to boar you, but you missed one.  :P

I am glad you caught it and that no one had a cow over it.  I did hesitate to horn in but...


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Heradel on April 15, 2008, 11:25:06 PM
a moderator had better either split this off or steer it back into the right direction
                                                   

Don't mean to boar you, but you missed one.  :P

I am glad you caught it and that no one had a cow over it.  I did hesitate to horn in but...

Ahem. (http://forum.escapeartists.info/index.php?topic=1517.0)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CGFxColONeill on April 15, 2008, 11:27:29 PM
a moderator had better either split this off or steer it back into the right direction
                                                   

Don't mean to boar you, but you missed one.  :P

I am glad you caught it and that no one had a cow over it.  I did hesitate to horn in but...

Ahem. (http://forum.escapeartists.info/index.php?topic=1517.0)

sorry got confused with 3 of these going on at once lol my bad


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on April 16, 2008, 04:57:27 AM
a moderator had better either split this off or steer it back into the right direction
                                                   

Don't mean to boar you, but you missed one.  :P

I gnu you wouldn't leave it alone.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on April 16, 2008, 08:58:08 PM
a moderator had better either split this off or steer it back into the right direction
                                                   

Don't mean to boar you, but you missed one.  :P

I gnu you wouldn't leave it alone.

I'm not trying to truffle you; I'm just a fungi...


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: goatkeeper on April 18, 2008, 04:29:30 PM
Once I'm done with Pseudopod I plan to move on to the Drabblecast archives, and who knows where I'll go from there.  I really like the whole "fiction podcast" idea.

Ooo, skip the archives my friend.  Hop in at about 16,17 or 18 and above


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on April 18, 2008, 06:30:45 PM
Once I'm done with Pseudopod I plan to move on to the Drabblecast archives, and who knows where I'll go from there.  I really like the whole "fiction podcast" idea.

Ooo, skip the archives my friend.  Hop in at about 16,17 or 18 and above


Are you talking about 16< on PP or on DC, goatkeeper?  (I'm working my way backward through both, so this if FMI.)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: goatkeeper on April 18, 2008, 08:42:19 PM
DC.  Earlier than that the production gets pretty terrible and most aspects of things have a very "finding yourself" feel.  There are a few decent stories if you can get past a really bad audio setup.

On the other hand, I think some of PP's best stuff was in the beginning- so you have that to look forward to at least.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on April 18, 2008, 11:51:11 PM
Are you talking about 16< on PP or on DC, goatkeeper?  (I'm working my way backward through both, so this if FMI.)
I can't say this enough: PP Episode 9 "Counting From Ten"


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on April 19, 2008, 06:56:17 AM
DC.  Earlier than that the production gets pretty terrible and most aspects of things have a very "finding yourself" feel.  There are a few decent stories if you can get past a really bad audio setup.

On the other hand, I think some of PP's best stuff was in the beginning- so you have that to look forward to at least.

...or to look "backward" to!

Thanks for the clarification... I've got a ways to go before I have to decide. 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Anarkey on April 19, 2008, 06:59:21 AM
Are you talking about 16< on PP or on DC, goatkeeper?  (I'm working my way backward through both, so this if FMI.)
I can't say this enough: PP Episode 9 "Counting From Ten"


Or how about "Lisa, lisa, lisa!" (aka episode 15 (http://pseudopod.org/2006/12/08/pseudopod-015-regis-st-george/))? That's one of my favorites.  Mur outdid herself on that particular reading.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Mojo on April 19, 2008, 11:32:58 AM
a moderator had better either split this off or steer it back into the right direction
                                                   

Don't mean to boar you, but you missed one.  :P

I gnu you wouldn't leave it alone.

I'm not trying to truffle you; I'm just a fungi...

Puns are the highest form of humor that those of low intellect can command.  I take pride in them.  :P

I am very new here, having just discovered the site last week.  I am in my late 50's, currently living in Texas.  I am a Test Development Engineer currently writing the software to test the bleeding edge of routing hardware.  (Cisco's CRS-1 products)  I've been working on various Cisco products for the last 9 years, but only in Texas for the last two.  I don't know quite why it took me so long to move here.  After living in New Hampshire for the previous 16 years, my greatest triumph was the sale of my snow blower when I left. 

Escape Pod is wonderful.  I am currently attempting to catch up on the podcasts.  A daunting task, indeed.  I just finished EP054.  I've ordered the CD's.  I have a 57 mile commute, so "Thank you, Steve, for keeping the roadways in the Austin area safe by distracting my attention during the ride."  It's hard to succumb to road rage when you're smiling at the episode you're listening to.

Bob

P.S. I have to ask.  Steve, how did you know my name was Bob?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ocicat on April 20, 2008, 02:41:09 PM
Hey there Mojo, my fellow Cisco geek.  I used to work for that outfit back in the 90's, and now I make network automation software (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opsware).


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: somacow on April 25, 2008, 01:04:29 PM
Hello. My name is Geoff, and I live and work in Orlando, FL.

Just wanted to thank Stephfven and his team for providing me whole days of good quality listening material. Please keep doing what it is that you are doing, and the check is in the mail.

Thanks!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: cuddlebug on April 25, 2008, 01:43:30 PM
Hello everyone,

I have recently been recruited/converted/brainwashed (?) into listening to EP and PP and now have started listening to PC on my own, … yes … apparently, I am still able to select my entertainment independently. But maybe there should be some kind of bonus system for recruiting new listeners?

Have to admit I am obviously very easily persuaded, even becoming a member in the forum as well, am normally extremely sceptical when it comes to forums. My impression/stereotype of forums was always a rather negative one and I viewed forum users as pretentious smarta**es who can’t find anything better to do than pick on each other and show off the size of their brains (almost sounds like the plot for an EP/PP story, doesn’t it?). Well, this forum seems to be the exception and I am looking forward to reading/browsing through more of the different threads.

And Escape Artists, Inc. - I am very impressed by the work you do, the variety of stories which always give food for thought. Thank you for enriching my SF experience. Seems like a long way to go from Stanislaw Lem (he was my first at the age of 10, in case you care to know). I will feed the pod soon, promise, thanks to Steve’s persuasive talents. Looking forward to my next “storytime”.

*cuddlebug*



Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ciel on April 25, 2008, 03:23:34 PM
a moderator had better either split this off or steer it back into the right direction
                                                   

Don't mean to boar you, but you missed one.  :P

I gnu you wouldn't leave it alone.

I'm not trying to truffle you; I'm just a fungi...

Puns are the highest form of humor that those of low intellect can command.  I take pride in them.  :P 

Puns are bad, but poetry is much verse.  :P

Wow.  Perfect way to start off my first post here

Now that I begin to think about it, I've been wandering all three podcasts for a very long time (around Christmas time I believe).  Mostly I've kept close to Escape Pod since that's sort of been my thing, but I've recently branched out towards Pseudopod and found it to be disturbingly entertaining.  Pod Castle is also off too a great start as well.

I guess I could say that I'm an eager writer, although it really depends on what you define as "writer".  I haven't sat down to write stories, mostly random pieces of ideas.  However, I really wish to create something from one of the podcasts.  If that seems like forced optimism, then you're kind of right.  I'm kinda critical about the types of things I print out and I'm never really too sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.  Probably a little bit of both.  Hopefully the Escape Artists forums will help me if only just a little, since none of you appear to be (beg pardon) "pretentious smarta**es who can’t find anything better to do than pick on each other and show off the size of their brains" as cuddlebug puts it.

Hoping to show off some off my wares very soon!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on April 26, 2008, 08:57:10 AM
Puns are the highest form of humor that those of low intellect can command.  I take pride in them.  :P 

Puns are bad, but poetry is much verse.  :P

Wow.  Perfect way to start off my first post here



Ha!  Egg-cellent, Smithers!  Welcome to all from this Pretentious Dumb@$$!  (Did I mention my enormous brain yet?  No?  Well... it's enormous.  Like a big, grey cauliflower. ;))

So, cuddlebug, who will you be blaming for getting you hooked on all this madness, then?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CGFxColONeill on April 26, 2008, 02:34:03 PM
Ha!  Egg-cellent, Smithers!
TAD you are  a real crackup you know that?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on April 26, 2008, 03:42:30 PM
Ha!  Egg-cellent, Smithers!
TAD you are  a real crackup you know that?

I do love a good yolk....


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on April 26, 2008, 07:15:56 PM
Ha!  Egg-cellent, Smithers!
TAD you are  a real crackup you know that?

I do love a good yolk....
Yep. Any time a thread gets in a rut you mange to pullet out.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CGFxColONeill on April 27, 2008, 01:11:17 AM
Ha!  Egg-cellent, Smithers!
TAD you are  a real crackup you know that?

I do love a good yolk....
I am scrambling to keep up with you here


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Heradel on April 27, 2008, 02:10:45 AM
The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic--their irises are one yard high. And they are watching you.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CGFxColONeill on April 27, 2008, 03:54:52 AM
The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic--their irises are one yard high. And they are watching you.
????


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on April 27, 2008, 07:23:06 AM
The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic--their irises are one yard high. And they are watching you.
????
"The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic-their retinas are one yard high. They look out of no face but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose." This is a quote from Nick Carraway, the central figure of the story and the voice of Jay Gatsby. Dr. Eckelburg is introduced at this point. He takes on an image of a human figure, which he is characterized as at many times throughout the novel, and that of a Godlike figure."
He means to say "Knock it off, there's a thread for that nonsense."


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on April 27, 2008, 09:37:40 AM
The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic--their irises are one yard high. And they are watching you.
????
"The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic-their retinas are one yard high. They look out of no face but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose." This is a quote from Nick Carraway, the central figure of the story and the voice of Jay Gatsby. Dr. Eckelburg is introduced at this point. He takes on an image of a human figure, which he is characterized as at many times throughout the novel, and that of a Godlike figure."
He means to say "Knock it off, there's a thread for that nonsense."

Ah, we're just trying to help the new folks come out of their shell... 

Oops.  Sorry, Dr. Eckleburg.  I try to resist the urge, really I do... but we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the puns.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CGFxColONeill on April 27, 2008, 11:50:38 AM
He means to say "Knock it off, there's a thread for that nonsense."
thanks for the translation
sorry never read that one


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Heradel on April 27, 2008, 02:44:06 PM
The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic--their irises are one yard high. And they are watching you.
????
"The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic-their retinas are one yard high. They look out of no face but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose." This is a quote from Nick Carraway, the central figure of the story and the voice of Jay Gatsby. Dr. Eckelburg is introduced at this point. He takes on an image of a human figure, which he is characterized as at many times throughout the novel, and that of a Godlike figure."
He means to say "Knock it off, there's a thread for that nonsense."

Ah, we're just trying to help the new folks come out of their shell... 

Oops.  Sorry, Dr. Eckleburg.  I try to resist the urge, really I do... but we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the puns.

Just trying to keep it from boiling over folks — don't want twenty puns for every new user, eh?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Troo on April 29, 2008, 05:11:49 AM
Hello all. I'm Troo, and I work with Alasdair on Pantechnicon and Hub magazines. I've been editing Pantechnicon for over two years, and Hub for about six months. Prior to that I edited Doctor Who: The Legacy for a year, which e-published novellas from established and new authors alike.

I've been writing on and off for about twenty years, but only recently submitted a short story, which was accepted by the publication I sent it to. One can only hope that happens when I finally send a novel off anywhere  :D

Naturally Al's made me a convert to the EA cause (I've previously not been a fan of spoken word storytelling), and while PodCastle's my natural destination, I'll be setting aside time to catch up with PP and EP soon (I have a couple of loooong flights in May to get through).


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on May 01, 2008, 06:32:25 AM
Hello all. I'm Troo, and I work with Alasdair on Pantechnicon and Hub magazines. I've been editing Pantechnicon for over two years, and Hub for about six months. Prior to that I edited Doctor Who: The Legacy for a year, which e-published novellas from established and new authors alike.

I've been writing on and off for about twenty years, but only recently submitted a short story, which was accepted by the publication I sent it to. One can only hope that happens when I finally send a novel off anywhere  :D

Naturally Al's made me a convert to the EA cause (I've previously not been a fan of spoken word storytelling), and while PodCastle's my natural destination, I'll be setting aside time to catch up with PP and EP soon (I have a couple of loooong flights in May to get through).

Welcome Troo!  Have fun catching up (and be sure to post a link to your story if/when it becomes available).



Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Troo on May 02, 2008, 07:04:43 AM
Will do. It's going in issue one of a new print publication, so hopefully it'll get as far as the printer's  :D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: zZzacha on May 12, 2008, 09:30:31 AM
Hi wonderful people!
I'm zZzacha and I'm new here, though I'm not quite new to Earth. But that's just a matter of perspective. I started this life in 1973 [great year for growing wonderful people] in Holland and have been there ever since, though I do travel a lot in spirit. Not to other countries, but to other worlds.
A few months ago I discovered audiofiction and I immediately became a huge fan. It didn't take long before I found EscapePod (or it found me, I'm still not sure who was first) and downloaded the whole lot. I started listening to Episode 001 and am working my way 'up'. Just finished EP082, so I'm halfway there! I love the stories EscapePod brings to me and I love the way Steve weaves the stories with his everyday life experiences. It gives me a lot of ideas and I'm even thinking about starting a Dutch story podcast, cause Holland needs more audiofiction.

So, here we are! Out of my shell, right into hell. Oh, that's PseudoPod.
So, here we are! Out of my shell, to dragons we dwell. Woops, PodCastle
So, here we are! Out of my shell, ah well


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on May 12, 2008, 09:45:07 AM
Hi wonderful people!
I'm zZzacha and I'm new here, though I'm not quite new to Earth. But that's just a matter of perspective. I started this life in 1973 [great year for growing wonderful people] in Holland and have been there ever since, though I do travel a lot in spirit. Not to other countries, but to other worlds.
A few months ago I discovered audiofiction and I immediately became a huge fan. It didn't take long before I found EscapePod (or it found me, I'm still not sure who was first) and downloaded the whole lot. I started listening to Episode 001 and am working my way 'up'. Just finished EP082, so I'm halfway there! I love the stories EscapePod brings to me and I love the way Steve weaves the stories with his everyday life experiences. It gives me a lot of ideas and I'm even thinking about starting a Dutch story podcast, cause Holland needs more audiofiction.

So, here we are! Out of my shell, right into hell. Oh, that's PseudoPod.
So, here we are! Out of my shell, to dragons we dwell. Woops, PodCastle
So, here we are! Out of my shell, ah well

zzzacha? Sounds like z-z-zombie to me.
Are you quite sure you aren't in this for the brains?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: zZzacha on May 12, 2008, 10:06:27 AM
zzzacha? Sounds like z-z-zombie to me.
Are you quite sure you aren't in this for the brains?

Yeah, I'm lurching away on the internet, trying to find some wits


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Troo on May 12, 2008, 11:46:04 AM
Please tell me you get your Nabaztag to play PP at you :D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Heradel on May 12, 2008, 12:08:54 PM
zzzacha? Sounds like z-z-zombie to me.
Are you quite sure you aren't in this for the brains?

Yeah, I'm lurching away on the internet, trying to find some wits

None here.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: birdless on May 12, 2008, 12:15:44 PM
zzzacha? Sounds like z-z-zombie to me.
Are you quite sure you aren't in this for the brains?

Yeah, I'm lurching away on the internet, trying to find some wits
You must be starving. :(

Welcome to the forums.  :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kathnich on May 12, 2008, 05:01:42 PM
<considering whether to back away while still in stealth mode>

Not to interrupt y'all...

but my brain just doesn't move that fast anymore.  Maybe I can get it back if I have punsters to play with.

In the meanwhile:

I've been listening to EP for something more than a year (since we got broadband out here in the boonies), and of course PC as soon as it came to life.  No PP, though; I can handle the occasional vampire but don't want to push my luck on the rest.  I have one of those jobs that keeps my hands busy but not so much the brain, so podcasts keep me awake .

I also listen to history, some news commentary (I find "news" worse than horror!), science, and poetry.  And, yes, even people talking about poetry...

I like both science fiction and fantasy to read as well as to listen.  Right now I'm slowly working my way through all the Jack McDevitt novels I can find.  And I liked the Ship of Magic series so I'm backtracking Hobbs to Assasin's Apprentice.  I might have to read Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series just to see what hooked my otherwise-nonreader younger daughter.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: wintermute on May 12, 2008, 06:49:00 PM
Jack McDevitt rocks. I read A Talent for War (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0441012175/escapepod-20) when I was young (and several times since), and since then, I've read a few of his other novels, but none of them have ever grabbed me in quite the same way. So I was quite excited to learn recently that there's a whole series of Alex Benedict mysteries. I bought Polaris (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0441012531/escapepod-20), and I'm excited about getting around to it.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kathnich on May 12, 2008, 07:11:30 PM
So far my favorite Jack McDevitt has been The Engines of God.  For sheer scale, if nothing else!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: zZzacha on May 13, 2008, 04:02:57 AM
Please tell me you get your Nabaztag to play PP at you :D

Troo, wonderful to talk to a girl who knows her geek stuff! My Nabaztag (his name is Slartibartfast) creeps me out all the time, even without reading PP. Whenever I least expect him to, Slartibartfast will yell "DRRRRRRIIIIINNNNGGGG" or "Nononono, you're doing it WRONG!". And then I'm hanging on the ceiling again. Which is not such a bad place, I often meet my cats there (being scared by my neighbours rooster or chasing some moth) and so we hang for awhile. We do have so much fun!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Troo on May 13, 2008, 04:07:54 AM
Our Bunny's switched off at the moment. He had a funny turn when we switched ISP's, and I've neglected to reconfigure him as of yet.

Poor little thing :(


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: zZzacha on May 13, 2008, 06:18:23 AM
Troo, I'm so sorry for you! And for Bunny!! We had the same thing, when we switched routers. Slarti didn't seem to like that much and wouldn't connect to the internet. So now Slarti has its own router and he's jabbering again. I really missed him when he was offline. We didn't know what time it was, what the weather would be, it was an awful time.
I hope Bunny will get better soon!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CGFxColONeill on May 13, 2008, 08:42:23 PM
his name is Slartibartfast

got to admit that I had to look up what a Nabaztag was but I love the fact that you named it after one of the most irrelevant characters in one of my top 2 or 3 SF series...

that is just awesome lol


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: birdless on May 13, 2008, 11:48:23 PM
his name is Slartibartfast

got to admit that I had to look up what a Nabaztag was but I love the fact that you named it after one of the most irrelevant characters in one of my top 2 or 3 SF series...

that is just awesome lol
I had to look it up, too! And it is pretty awesome. But I want to name mine Hotblack Desiato.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Enemyvirus on May 21, 2008, 07:25:27 PM
Hi to all and thank you to Escape Pod,

I have been listening now for about 3 weeks and am gradually working through the back catalog, It has made my journey to and from work much more enjoyable.

Catch you all around.

EV


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: birdless on May 21, 2008, 08:16:44 PM
Welcome to the community! I look forward to reading your comments.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CGFxColONeill on May 22, 2008, 08:18:53 PM
But I want to name mine Hotblack Desiato.
why? is it b/c you want it to spend a year dead for tax purposes? lol


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: birdless on May 23, 2008, 01:07:33 AM
Heheh! Hmm... actually, maybe I should do that... Would that mean I could avoid fuel tax, too?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: wintermute on May 23, 2008, 06:45:13 AM
Sure. After all, dead men drive no trucks.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CGFxColONeill on May 24, 2008, 11:03:32 PM
Heheh! Hmm... actually, maybe I should do that... Would that mean I could avoid fuel tax, too?
IDK I have not looked into the taxs laws on this subject let me know if you find out


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lieffeil on May 29, 2008, 07:20:48 PM
Hello and Good Morning.
I can't remember exactly how I found Escape Pod, but I'm glad I did. I've read too many wistful Vonnegut stories about "the good old days" when brand new Sci Fi stories got published in magazines, dropped on doorsteps and ruffled by excited fingers. I didn't expect the tradition to maintain itself, but lo and behold, here it is, only in sound and not in print.
I'm making my way (ever so slowly) back through the archived stories, and enjoying the little quirks and twists, and the ridiculous boosting of Coulton songs. In a way, this is even better than the old mags, because of the magic of instant feedback. The listeners control the standards, which is the way it should be. (Radio, are you listening?)
As it is, glad to make everyone's acquaintance.
You'll be seeing me around, I'm sure.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on May 30, 2008, 10:21:05 AM
Welcome to the forums!
Hello and Good Morning.
I can't remember exactly how I found Escape Pod, but I'm glad I did. I've read too many wistful Vonnegut stories about "the good old days" when brand new Sci Fi stories got published in magazines, dropped on doorsteps and ruffled by excited fingers. I didn't expect the tradition to maintain itself, but lo and behold, here it is, only in sound and not in print.
You make good point. Many of us really do rush to our podcatchers first thing on Friday to hear the latest and greatest from EP, PP, and (on tuesdays) PC.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on May 30, 2008, 03:08:40 PM
Welcome to the forums!
Hello and Good Morning.
I can't remember exactly how I found Escape Pod, but I'm glad I did. I've read too many wistful Vonnegut stories about "the good old days" when brand new Sci Fi stories got published in magazines, dropped on doorsteps and ruffled by excited fingers. I didn't expect the tradition to maintain itself, but lo and behold, here it is, only in sound and not in print.
You make good point. Many of us really do rush to our podcatchers first thing on Friday to hear the latest and greatest from EP, PP, and (on tuesdays) PC.

I'll chime in on the welcome, and give you +2 cool points for the Vonnegut shout out.  ;)



Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: tyciol on June 13, 2008, 12:22:54 AM
I found a link to the forum on the podcast site so I joined to give feedback to podcasts as I listen to them. I like to do stuff from the beginning so that might involve bumping threads about old casts, is that okay? If not, how old can something be where it is still permissable to post about it?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: eytanz on June 13, 2008, 12:28:23 AM
I found a link to the forum on the podcast site so I joined to give feedback to podcasts as I listen to them. I like to do stuff from the beginning so that might involve bumping threads about old casts, is that okay? If not, how old can something be where it is still permissable to post about it?

It's perfectly fine to bump old threads, especially episode comment threads. Not all the older episodes have comment threads - if you want to comment on an episode that's missing its thread, make a request in this thread: http://forum.escapeartists.info/index.php?topic=1279.0 and Russell (the moderator) will create one for you.

Oh, and - Welcome!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on June 13, 2008, 05:44:29 AM
I found a link to the forum on the podcast site so I joined to give feedback to podcasts as I listen to them. I like to do stuff from the beginning so that might involve bumping threads about old casts, is that okay? If not, how old can something be where it is still permissable to post about it?

It's perfectly fine to bump old threads, especially episode comment threads. Not all the older episodes have comment threads - if you want to comment on an episode that's missing its thread, make a request in this thread: http://forum.escapeartists.info/index.php?topic=1279.0 and Russell (the moderator) will create one for you.

Oh, and - Welcome!

Hi tyciol,

Eytanz beat me to it, but what he said is right.  In general I prefer that people bump old threads.  If you what to comment on something in any board, check for older threads first and then perform a little threadromancy if you find one.  It makes it so that our old timers don't feel they need make a new comment when they've already said everything they want to say in an older thread.

If you don't find the Episode thread for a story you want to comment on, post to the thread Eytanz linked to.  Eventually I want to have threads for every EP episode, but I want to put them up slowly, so the boards don't get swamped.  I haven't done any in quite a while.  That makes it a good time for you to request some.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Niai on July 21, 2008, 05:00:36 PM
Hi there guys, I'm a 33-year-old guy who lives in the UK. I've been listening to Escape Pod for about the last 10-20 episodes, and enjoying most of the stories, and Steve's reading of them in particular. I thought I'd finnally check out the forums he kept mentioning when going through feedback at the end of each story. I thought i'd check them out in the hope of getting to know some fellow travelers.

Other recent SciFi related highlights: Discovering FireFly and Taking my Son to see Wall-E.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on July 22, 2008, 10:07:19 PM
Hi there guys, I'm a 33-year-old guy who lives in the UK. I've been listening to Escape Pod for about the last 10-20 episodes, and enjoying most of the stories, and Steve's reading of them in particular. I thought I'd finnally check out the forums he kept mentioning when going through feedback at the end of each story. I thought i'd check them out in the hope of getting to know some fellow travelers.

Other recent SciFi related highlights: Discovering FireFly and Taking my Son to see Wall-E.
Welcome Niai!
Glad to hear you're enjoying the stories.

Who got you hooked on FireFly?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Niai on July 25, 2008, 11:37:38 AM
A friend of mine, he'd been going on for ages, it took me a while to give in as he's also very into Angel and Buffy, both of which I find a bit "meh" but I was blown away, and very sad that there's not more of it.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: wintermute on July 25, 2008, 11:51:30 AM
Well, there's the movie Serenity, if you've not seen that yet.

Personally, I didn't think it was as good as the show, but it's still very good.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on July 25, 2008, 12:09:46 PM
Well, there's the movie Serenity, if you've not seen that yet.

Personally, I didn't think it was as good as the show, but it's still very good.
And the comic books that bridge between the show and the movie.
I haven't read them yet, but Joss had a hand in them therefor they must be good.

I second Niai on the 'meh' for Buffy and Angel.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Stalinsays on July 25, 2008, 05:25:39 PM
Howdy all, my name is Bo Kaier, I'm an illustrator and web designer, living in Los Angeles. I do work for the Drabblecast, and have been a big podcast short fiction since first hearing of EscapePod in a boing boing shout out a couple years back. I follow the main Escape Artists trifecta, haven't missed an episode. I am partial to Pseudopod and horror stories, but also share an affection for the Union Dues stories.

Fav Podcast episode of all-time was the Bag Man, PseudoPod 1, if I'm remembering correctly.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: MacArthurBug on August 09, 2008, 10:09:53 PM
Hello! I'm relatively newish here. Still testing the waters and all. I'm a mid 30's military wife, mom of two amazing and brilliant girls that I have FAR too many "brag" pictures of, aspiring writer and lover of the written word. Currently managing to live in my hometown despite my husbands career- here in good ol' U.S. of A.

I'm attempting to find a thread explaining the little things denoting our time/experience on the forum (Palmer being my current status) but can't find any and have been FAR too timid a fan-girl to ask.

I've been listening to Escape (etc) for some time now and have been absolutely loving every moment of it. I read at a speed that makes buying books a frightening thin, and having books and stories read TO me actually slows them down to a point that makes enjoyment easier. My elder daughter struggles with dyslexia ( blow for a highly literate parent, let me tell you) and at LAST she has found a love of stories through audio, most especially the escape pod.
Steve, if you're "listening" she has a crush on you, or at least your vocal persona.

So, very nice to me you all, and I'm having a ball here on the forums and plan on staying. Unless I'm run out of Dodge.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on August 10, 2008, 04:20:55 AM
I'm attempting to find a thread explaining the little things denoting our time/experience on the forum (Palmer being my current status) but can't find any and have been FAR too timid a fan-girl to ask.

This thread (http://forum.escapeartists.info/index.php?topic=1209.0) has been asking that question for a long time.  Only Steve knows the answer and so far he's been quiet.

So, very nice to me you all, and I'm having a ball here on the forums and plan on staying. Unless I'm run out of Dodge.

I invite you to stay and be more active.  You're one of the folks I've been hoping to hear more from.  Pull up your comfy chair and let us know what's on your mind.

We all hope your husband is staying out of harm's way.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Lionman on August 18, 2008, 11:41:08 AM
While I'm not a new listener, I am a new member to the forums.  I'm not exactly sure why I didn't make my way over here before, but the PodCastle story PC020: Cup and Table, I seemed to be drawn over to post my thoughts about the story.

Anyway, I enjoy both PodCastle and EscapePod, thought I'm not much into PseudoPod.  Life is scary enough without actually reading/listening to something that's moreso. ;-)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: MacArthurBug on August 22, 2008, 08:32:09 AM
Awww. thank much for the welcome Nash.

And a hearty Hello, Lionman.  I listned for quite a while myself before deciding to come over and see what all the fuss was about. It's nice here.  Far as I can see they don't bite.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on August 22, 2008, 12:01:18 PM
Awww. thank much for the welcome Nash.

And a hearty Hello, Lionman.  I listned for quite a while myself before deciding to come over and see what all the fuss was about. It's nice here.  Far as I can see they don't bite.

Sometimes I do.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Zathras on September 08, 2008, 11:20:25 AM
Just realized that I hadn't introduced myself.

I'm Jason.  I am somewhere in my 30's, have to stop and think about it when someone asks me exactly where.  I am an owner operator truck driver. 

For the record, I am a Conservative leaning Libertarian.  I know I'm in the minority, and when I post a political comment, don't take it personally.  Trust me, if I have a problem with you personally, I'll just ignore you.    :-X

I am either an atheist or agnostic, depending on my mood.   :D

I think that Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality is one of the best series ever written, even if I refuse to read book 8.

I am not a prude, but feel that sex is often used in fiction the way curse words are used in comedy.  If it doesn't add to the story, I don't care for it.  It's all too common to see people write for the LCDs out there.

Oh, and when I grow up I want to be a professional poker player.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Left of Duck on September 14, 2008, 04:44:56 AM
New member here!

I'm here by way of PodCastle. While I've heard one or two of the EscapePodcats, there's far too many there for me to catch up.

I hail from Australia, so I'm likely in a completely different timezone to everyone else here!

Hiya!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on September 14, 2008, 03:22:13 PM
New member here!

I'm here by way of PodCastle. While I've heard one or two of the EscapePodcats, there's far too many there for me to catch up.

I hail from Australia, so I'm likely in a completely different timezone to everyone else here!

Hiya!
Hello you Sinister Mallard, welcome to the forums!
Which podcat is your favorite?
Don't worry about which timezone you're in. We have people all all over the world (http://www.frappr.com/?a=constellation_map&mapid=137440464359). You might be surprised at how many Aussies we have, and there are a few from over the bridge in New Zealand too.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: stePH on September 14, 2008, 06:04:41 PM
I think that Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality is one of the best series ever written, even if I refuse to read book 8.

I wasn't aware that there was a book 8.   I was surprised to learn that there's a book 6 and a book 7, as in prior books God and Satan were said to be the Eternals, not just two more positions to be filled. 

I haven't read past book 5, and I intend to keep to that.  The only good ones were book 1 (Death) and book 3 (Fate).


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on September 14, 2008, 08:50:53 PM
I liked ..what was it.. Green Mother, as well.

Anthony has always been an on/off writer, but when he's on, he's on.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Zathras on September 15, 2008, 08:28:48 AM
I think that Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality is one of the best series ever written, even if I refuse to read book 8.

I wasn't aware that there was a book 8.   I was surprised to learn that there's a book 6 and a book 7, as in prior books God and Satan were said to be the Eternals, not just two more positions to be filled. 

I haven't read past book 5, and I intend to keep to that.  The only good ones were book 1 (Death) and book 3 (Fate).

I thought that For Love of Evil was the best book in the series, but mainly because it gave a new perspective to the previous 5 books. 

Book 8 is about Nox, and every review I have seen of it makes me not want to read it.  Both the positive and negative reviews just make it seem that I'd be better off not opening it.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: eytanz on September 15, 2008, 08:38:09 AM
I think that Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality is one of the best series ever written, even if I refuse to read book 8.

I wasn't aware that there was a book 8.   I was surprised to learn that there's a book 6 and a book 7, as in prior books God and Satan were said to be the Eternals, not just two more positions to be filled. 

I haven't read past book 5, and I intend to keep to that.  The only good ones were book 1 (Death) and book 3 (Fate).

I thought that For Love of Evil was the best book in the series, but mainly because it gave a new perspective to the previous 5 books. 

I agree that the retelling of books 1-5 in book 6 was pretty cool. It was very blatently a retcon - it was quite easy to see that none of it was planned back when books 1-5 were written, given all the subtle and not-so-subtle contradicitons, but it was pretty fun. And it made me wish that the series was written with books 6 and 7 in mind from the start, which would have been really, really cool.

Book 7 was a total waste of time.

I don't think I'll pick up book 8, but that's partially because it was quite a while ago since I read the others and I don't know if I'd remember enough of the details. Though, who knows, maybe that would help.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: sjg1978 on September 30, 2008, 01:00:29 PM
Howdy out there.

Since everybody is trying to introduce themselves (and has been for a while), I'll take my turn.

I've been listening to Escape Pod for quite a while (I think I started listening around episode 80 or so), and Podcastle since the beginning.  So far, I think I've enjoyed "The Grand Cheat" most of all.

(Okay, I'm only caught up with the August shows... I'll try to get September listened too before the end of October...)

I tried Pseudopod, but it just didn't work out that well for me.  Not good for driving to and from work with.

I've had a few thoughts in the past about the episodes, but never bothered joining until now.  Maybe I'll get a chance to reply before the feedback goes live on some future story.

Well, I'll see you guys around, and I'm about to make a post over in the Science Fiction Discussion area.



Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: dyyanae on October 15, 2008, 07:51:49 PM
Hello everyone!

I discovered Escape Pod earlier this year and am currently working my way through past episodes trying to get caught up to the present.  (hmmm, sort of my life story  ;))

Firstly, I'd like to say how wonderful the whole Escape Pod enterprise is and say thank you so much to Stephen and all those who have a hand in bringing these stories to us.  As a long time SF fan, I can hardly tell you how delighted I was to stumble upon these terrific stories (I also hope to catch up on Pseudopod and PodCastle when time allows). 

I'd also like to take a moment to thank all the listeners who so generously support Escape Artists.  Although this is not easy to admit in public, I'm one of those who would like to donate but simply can't at the present time.  Living on a fixed income, especially with the recent increase in grocery prices, it's becoming difficult to simply make ends meet.  So, again, I'd like to say how much your support means to someone like myself.  (Hopefully, there will be a time in the future when I will be one of the people bringing these stories to everyone.)


I developed some disabling conditions in my late thirties, but over the last few years I've slowly started a career as an artist.  I also take care of my elderly father.  Balancing the art work with errands and caregiver duties and flare-ups, I don't always have have the time and energy to post, but please forgive me when I do...I tend to be long winded with all the ideas I've been saving up   :)


I think I was prompted to finally say hello today when I got thinking about how I was introduced to science fiction.  It's funny, but although I watch little television these days, I realized television must have been my earliest exposure to SF.  I remember avidly watching the original Star Trek series with my mother when I was around seven.  I was probably not reading at magazine or novel levels yet, so that must have been the first!  There were also series such as The Time Tunnel, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Batman and The Wild Wild West...all shows that if not outright science fiction, brought us whole new worlds to experience.  And how I loved that!  I don't clearly remember the first SF book I ever read after this exposure, but I do know I never stopped   :)

These days I remain primarily a reader, but also love listening to stories.  Radio in our area doesn't always have what I want and our Library's audio books aren't very comprehensive. So Escape Pod was a wonderful discovery for me!  It's perfect to listen to while I'm working on a piece or simply doing housework.  The quality of the stories is generally terrific, and I truly enjoy Stephen's comments and slice of life stories.   

I may not post again for awhile (Dad's recovering from some recent surgery so it's been crazybusy) but I look forward to spending some time here and joining in some of the great discussions. 

Bye for now,
                Rae 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thaurismunths on October 16, 2008, 03:59:56 PM
Hello dyyanae and sjg1978, and welcome to the show!
You both know the rules (http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=1765.0) and how the game is played (http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=1183.0). If you have any questions, we promise to answer. Maybe not well, but we will answer.
If you have any problems, just send it on the back of a $100 bill to:
TCoRN
c/o R-ss-ll N-sh
1313 Mockingbird Ln.
10101 Berlin
Germany


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on October 17, 2008, 03:43:57 AM
Thaur likes to be the greeting committee.  Don't worry he doesn't bite unless I tell him to.  Enjoy the forums.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: slothflyer on October 27, 2008, 04:25:08 PM
I posted this, in the writing forum, but thought I might introduce myself here as well:

"oh, and I am new to the forums, I would be posting more in the other forums, but I am new to escape pod/pseudopod/podcastle and I wanted to hear the entire back catalog of escape pod and podcastle before I begin posting thoughts or comments, I am only about 5 behind in podcastle and I am episode 60-something of escape pod.  I plan on listening to pseudopod the same way, but it is better for me to digest horror at a much slower rate."

In addition I just want to say how incredibly impressive these podcasts are and how fortunate I feel to get to experience them. 

I'm slothflyer, I'm a 9-1-1 dispatcher and EMT from UltraMegaRural, Kentucky, a suburb of Nowhere.  Thanks to the internet and things like Escape Pod et al. I feel like even though I live in a tiny place, I'm still part of what's happeneing and still able to keep my finger on the pulse of the times, without the headache of the place.

So, Hi.

edit: hi slothflyer! moved this post here because this is the official intro thread! :) welcome to the forums and the community and I hope to see more of you!  and feel free to ask anyone any questions you have
-bdoomed


Bdoomed is always so damned polite when he's dealing with the newbies.  I always think they need a good beating.
-Russell Nash


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: cubiksrube on November 16, 2008, 10:56:26 AM
Ahoy hoy from another newbie,

I first happened upon PseudoPod earlier this year, and discovered the others soon enough. Having finally caught up with my backlog of EscapePod stories, I'm planning to start weighing in on some of the discussions here now, and hope to do the same with the others once I've worked through the other archives too.

I'm a big fan of everyone's work here, and with luck I'll get around to writing some more of a possible submission story one of these days too.

So, hi!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: MacArthurBug on December 30, 2008, 07:19:32 PM
hello cubicksrube! Always so nice to "see" fresh meat a new face! I hope you chime in often! Discussions here can be so much fun!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Poppydragon on January 28, 2009, 10:46:54 AM
Thought I'd better say hello since I've only just got this far down the forums list. I'm Peter, live in the NE of England and read everything and anything. I discovered the Escape/PseudoPod/Castle fairly recently and have had the joy of listening to lots of the back list over the last month or so as I drive around North Yorkshire for work. I'm now in the happy position of waiting for the next one rather than seeing the list get longer in front of me. I agree about the quality of the Incarnations series but also love Poppy Z Bright and Kim Newman, I've just discovered Joe Hill whose Heart Shaped Box is the first book in many a year that I've actually had to put down for a spell as it was creeping me out  :o


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on January 28, 2009, 10:52:05 AM
Welcome Poppydragon to the mesh!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Arion on February 07, 2009, 02:37:43 AM
New to the forums, all caught up on EP back a year and half or so.  Love it, love it. and so do my tired aging eyes.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: MacArthurBug on February 07, 2009, 09:47:55 AM
Hello Arion: I'm with you on the eyes thing. I've been needing new glasses every year or so lately and I'm tired of getting "eye strain" plus there's no way I'm old enough for large print books. Welcome to the zoo!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: E_Soul on February 09, 2009, 10:44:16 AM
Hi all!

I've been listening to the various podcasts for awhile now, but I just decided to jump into the discussion. I'm from Boston, but I'm studying in the UK for about 5 months.

I love sci fi, particularly steampunk, but horror draws a close second. Fantasy can be fun, but it's not always my cup of tea.

Ok, that's all for now. See you around the forums!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ocicat on February 09, 2009, 05:45:59 PM
Hi Soul!  Is okay if I call you Soul?   ;)

Love the steampunk zeppelin icon.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Anarquistador on March 29, 2009, 08:29:53 AM
Well, I've been kicking around for a few podcasts, but I never formally introduced myself, so this seemed like a good place to do it.

I'm Anarquistador, and I call myself that because my real name is boring. I'm really quite dull and depressing, but I enjoy a good piece of sci-fi or fantasy fiction. I'm a recovering metalhead, a recovering Trekkie, and a current Ringer (you should see the meetings I go to). I listen to a lot of podcasts, Podcastle among them, and I have a blog where I post my random observations on life, politics, and theory. I also have a movie review website, which is an artifact from a past life but I still keep up with it.

I was raised Catholic, but I'm not practicing. If you were to twist my arm, I'd call myself a Deist. Or perhaps a Gnostic. I seek knowledge, at least. I consider myself a Progressive, but it depends on the cause. I know, politics and religion are not things to discuss in pleasant company, but I do enjoy a good argument. Good for the circulation.

That's me in a nutshell...I think.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on March 29, 2009, 01:48:11 PM
YAY! you dont seem that boring man, don worry bout it :P
welcome to the cul- i mean forums!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: RichardBlank on May 26, 2009, 07:13:56 PM
After reading a few threads,I wanted to introduce myself to this community and look forward to sharing ideas with other forum members.
 



Best regards,
 

Richard


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on May 26, 2009, 10:21:51 PM
HELLOOOOOOO RICHARD! there's a thread for this, but, whatever :P.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Russell Nash on May 27, 2009, 12:51:50 AM
Moving it there now.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Unblinking on July 31, 2009, 04:08:55 PM
Hello everybody.
I just confirmed my first fiction sale yesterday morning, a story right here at Pseudopod, so I'm just poking around and seeing what's up on the forums.  :)
I'm looking forward to jumping in on some of the topics here, especially the writing-related ones, and I've got some catching up to do on listening to stories as well.
Anyway, I'll see you guys around the place.  :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: koosie on August 02, 2009, 04:41:32 PM
Hullo!
I was hooked after someone played me 'Elvis in the attic' and I'm still working my way through these excellent stories. Male, UK, 30s - currently reading Stephen Baxter's Time's Tapestry series. Big fan of Ian M Banks, Robert Silverberg, Kurt Vonnegut, Phil K Dick etc. Pretty standard stuff I'd imagine. I write a little bit but mostly my life is filled with gardening and propagating lots of lovely plants.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Zathras on August 22, 2009, 10:14:15 PM
I'd like to welcome everyone that is coming to the forums from the blog!

Step right up and introduce yourself!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Serrat on August 25, 2009, 08:51:34 AM
Long, longtime listener, first time poster to the forum. EA metacast finally inspired me to get up off my fanny.

American, female 20 something, who is very, very grateful for transformative, high quality podcasts like this one since I'm chained to a desk for... nearly every waking minute. Making comics and videogames for $$ tends to do that to a life. Pseudopod/Escape Artists pretty much directly initiated me to getting back into writing prose, which was the precursor to the current career. It's all one big creative shindig.

When I get some free project time, I would love the chance to ask Maura McHugh about making a comic from her "Bone Mother" short from #128.

So, ahm... hello.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: John Oliver on August 25, 2009, 05:48:31 PM
Been listening to all three podcasts for a while, and I finally got around to subscribing and signing up to the forums.  I really enjoy the quality of all of the speculative fiction I listen to.  Keep up the excellent job.  I want to see EA survive the 2012 end of civilization and then some.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: izzardfan on August 25, 2009, 08:39:36 PM
Been listening to all three podcasts for a while, and I finally got around to subscribing and signing up to the forums.  I really enjoy the quality of all of the speculative fiction I listen to.  Keep up the excellent job.  I want to see EA survive the 2012 end of civilization and then some.

Welcome Serrat and John Oliver!

I personally believe that 2012 won't be a "global disaster" as depicted in the movie trailer, but the end of the current situation AND the beginning of something better for the world.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on August 25, 2009, 08:51:53 PM


I personally believe that 2012 won't be a "global disaster" as depicted in the movie trailer, but the end of the current situation AND the beginning of something better for the world.

You honestly think a zombie apocalypse (http://www.undeadreport.com/2007/11/2012-and-the-zombie-apocalypse/) will be the beginning of something better for the world?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Zathras on August 25, 2009, 08:59:42 PM


I personally believe that 2012 won't be a "global disaster" as depicted in the movie trailer, but the end of the current situation AND the beginning of something better for the world.

You honestly think a zombie apocalypse (http://www.undeadreport.com/2007/11/2012-and-the-zombie-apocalypse/) will be the beginning of something better for the world?


I do.  But that's for a different thread. (http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=20.0)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: gelee on August 26, 2009, 06:44:40 AM

I do.  But that's for a different thread. (http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=20.0)
Yar, depends on who gets et, right?

BTW, Welcome Serrat and koosie!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Jason M on August 26, 2009, 09:22:17 AM
Might as well introduce myself (again).  I was Zathras/Zorag.  I decided to come here under my real name. 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on August 26, 2009, 10:18:32 AM
Might as well introduce myself (again).  I was Zathras/Zorag.  I decided to come here under my real name. 

Ah. I guess I just answered my own question from another thread. I thought this might be you!

Srsly man, you gotta stop deleting yourself.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on August 26, 2009, 10:44:15 AM
Might as well introduce myself (again).  I was Zathras/Zorag.  I decided to come here under my real name. 
Am I going to have to turn you into a newt again?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on August 26, 2009, 11:05:43 AM
Might as well introduce myself (again).  I was Zathras/Zorag.  I decided to come here under my real name. 
Am I going to have to turn you into a newt again?

and who will be the purple king of the interwebz?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Mercuria on August 27, 2009, 10:54:26 AM
Hello.

I am a new listener. I must say I was pretty thrilled when I stumbled across psuedopod and escapepod. I LOVE short stories and grad school had led me to abandon them for far too long.  I am a 25 year old living on the east coast of the United States. The only interesting thing I am doing these days is learning to work with molten glass and resurfacing furniture. Not exactly related in any way to my area of education (computer science), but fun none the less.

I enjoy reading just about anything. I also have a bit of a disdain for those who believe the scifi, fantasy and horror should always be mutually exclusive. I think such strict categorization stifles creativity and ultimately personal enjoyment and exploration of themes. I think the guys at Escape Artists have done a fantastic job and I thank them wholeheartedly for presenting such wonderful stories!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: LaShawn on August 31, 2009, 11:03:49 AM
Well, since blog comments have been disabled, I guess I better start getting more involved in the forums. My name is LaShawn Wanak, and I've been listening to Podcastle and Escape Pod for two years now. I'm still working up the nerve to listen to Pseudopod.

I'm an African-American writer who works mainly in fantasy & sci-fi, though I also do literary. I've been published in The Town Drunk and Ideomancer, and I have a couple of Honorable Mentions for the Writers of the Future contest (which is good because so far, I've only entered twice ;D). You can find links to my stories online at my blog, which is in my signature below.

My more sinister plan would be to have one of my stories here, or at least to become a voice reader. But I do look forward to becoming part of this community. The stories here are wonderful, and I plan to keep on listening and supporting Escape Artists. Keep on listening, and remember, the short story is not dead!

LaShawn


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: MissPaige21 on September 02, 2009, 03:48:35 PM
Hey!  I've recently started listening to both Pseudopod and Escape Pod.  I am working through back eps now and I really love both these casts.  Thought I'd come around and check out the forums.

I am 21 (for the 15th time), I have alot of kids, I work 15-20 overnight hours 3 times a month, and I love both short stories AND podcasts.  I swear, finding these was like getting chocolate in my peanut butter.  Thanks for entertaining me (and keeping me awake) while I work.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Jason M on September 03, 2009, 03:21:23 PM
Hey!  I've recently started listening to both Pseudopod and Escape Pod.  I am working through back eps now and I really love both these casts.  Thought I'd come around and check out the forums.

I am 21 (for the 15th time), I have alot of kids, I work 15-20 overnight hours 3 times a month, and I love both short stories AND podcasts.  I swear, finding these was like getting chocolate in my peanut butter.  Thanks for entertaining me (and keeping me awake) while I work.

Careful, you're making references the young'uns don't get. 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Scattercat on September 03, 2009, 04:30:11 PM
I just realized I've been throwing my bombastic nonsense around without introducing myself.

I was linked to Pseudopod a relatively short while ago and have only recently started listening to the back episodes.  (The correlation with my purchase of a Wii Fit and need for portable entertainment may or may not be involved.)  I've become almost evangelical on the podcasted-stories front, recommending the sites to everyone I meet (and boy did that guy at the bus station edge away quickly.)  I finished up Pseudo and am halfway through PodCastle, with Escape Pod looming like a rising Death Star on the horizon of Yevin.  I posted a fair amount even on the old episodes at the blog, being a chatty sort of pedant, and like several others I was driven here to the forums in the same way that a drunk is gently urged from the bar at two in the morning.

As far as actual writing chops, I've pretty much got my daily 100-word story blog, linked in my signature, and a couple of vaporware stories accepted for publication at semi-pro webzines.  Mundane details: I'm male, roughly 28 years old, married and childless, and far too fond of board games.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: MasterThief on September 04, 2009, 09:09:35 AM
Hi there!  I'm MasterThief, formerly of the Escape Pod blog comments section.  I've been listening to EP for about a year (ever since I found the podcast of Elizabeth Bear's "Tideline"), so I figured I'd better make the jump.

About me: I live in the DC Metro Area (Arlington, VA). I'm originally from New Mexico (Los Alamos... no, the radiation gave me no superpowers) and grew up in Massachusetts. I'm a 29-year old office gopher at a local university by day, and a law student at night. I'm a total bookworm, a sometime chef and a lover of fine beers and wines. Outside of work, school, and messing around in internet forums, not much else to report. (Oh, I've had scifi plots swimming around in my head for years, but never had the time or the inclination to put any of them to paper. Maybe someday...)

Where my handle comes from: Inspired by the Character "Thief" from the webcomic 8-bit Theater, I took the name when I opened up a blog called Thief's Den back in 2003. I haven't updated in years, mostly it's just an e-mail address and a repository of funny pictures. A few years after that I signed on over at Fark.com, but "Thief" was already taken, so I chose "Master Thief." It was only after listening closely to Bob Dylan's "Positively Fourth Street" (http://www.bobdylan.com/songs/positively.html) that I figured out why my brain had picked it... without bothering to tell me!

Where else you can find me:  Fark.com, John Scalzi's "Whatever," and lurking over at TVTropes.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Boggled Coriander on September 04, 2009, 10:35:21 AM
MissPaige21: So, you're 315 years old?  That's cool.

Scattercat: Nice synchronicity seeing you here today, seeing as you just left a comment on my blog (http://balancingfrogs.blogspot.com/2009/08/zombies-smart-kind.html) about zombies and vampires and other honorable folk.  I promise to seek out decent vampire stories.  And maybe learn to tolerate the mindless sort of zombie.  (As long as they're not breaking down my door.) 

MasterThief: Aw, I used to live in Arlington and I miss the region's incredible variety of ethnic dining options.  Especially Ethiopian.  I can't have that where I live now.



Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Scattercat on September 04, 2009, 02:51:53 PM
That'd be because I follow links from profiles when I see them, especially during the long, slow hours of the night shift.  Someone shows up in the active users list at four AM, then I'm gonna click on their name in the hopes of finding something interesting.  ;-)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: hadal paddler on September 07, 2009, 08:59:36 AM
hmm tap tap is this thing on?

hopefully i'm adding a new post to the New Members thread...hopefully

I'm Dave, a 30 something living in the UK. Discovered Podcasts last year as a way of making my new longer commute tolerable. Not only have they made it tolerable but on occassions where i work at home i actually miss the podcasts.

I started with Escape pod then my interests grew sort of organically to Pseudopod and Podcastle, then to Drabblecast, Scott Siglers podcast and the Starship sofa (although the ever lengthening program length means i need to slow to 10mph for most of the commute :-)

Anyway, hello all :-)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: stePH on September 07, 2009, 09:42:33 AM
I started with Escape pod then my interests grew sort of organically to Pseudopod and Podcastle, then to Drabblecast, Scott Siglers podcast and the Starship sofa (although the ever lengthening program length means i need to slow to 10mph for most of the commute :-)

Look at it this way ... at least you'll never have to get an implant (http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=2487.0).  ;D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: El Barto on September 08, 2009, 11:30:22 AM
Hi everybody!   I discovered Escape Pod earlier this year and have spent the last few months joyfully listening to more than 100 previous episodes.  Until the recent Metacast I didn't even realize there was a second place to post comments, other than at the blog.   So, I'm thrilled to have found this forum -- so many great discussions!   Hopefully I can add some small value as time unfolds.   

Here are some of my very favorite Escape Pod stories so far.  I'm interested to know if others have (or will) post lists of their favorites?

005  Snow Day, Jennifer Pelland
048  Soul Food, Paul Martens
050  The Malcontent, Steve Eley
059  Anyone can Whistle, David Walton
061  I Look Forward to Remembering You, Mur Lafferty
062  Union Dues, Jeffrey DeRego
064  Head of State, Ed Marsh
090  How Lonesome a Life Without Nerve Gas, James Trimarco
098  Just Do It, Heather Lindsley
176  How the World Became Quiet, Rachel Swirsky
FLS  It was death by a bullet, but I was killed by a woman, Michael Bekemeyer
193  Article of Faith, Mike Resnick
194  Exhalation, Ted Chiang
204  The Fifth Zhi, Mercurio Rivera  

I'm always on the lookout for more great science fiction to read, and often use my subscriptions to Asimov's, Analog, and Escape Pod as a way to discover writers I've not heard of.  

If there is one new feature I wish Escape Pod would add it would be a page for every author that tells us what else he/she has published and where we can get it.  I seem to spend a lot of time doing that myself manually and it seems like something that would be better done centrally, even if by a group of fans.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: AndrewRiot on October 21, 2009, 03:34:18 AM
Hello!

My name is Andrea, I'm from Italy!

I found this wonderful podcasts while looking for a way to improve my english, and now I'm sure I found it ;)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kibitzer on October 21, 2009, 05:02:05 AM
Welcome! Stick around -- we're a mixed-English bunch! I'm sure you'll find interesting discussions.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on October 21, 2009, 12:19:14 PM
Welcome! When I get home I'm going to move this to the "introduce yourself" forum topic, but  don't think it's a big deal! :)
hope you enjoy your stay here!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: MacArthurBug on October 21, 2009, 12:57:35 PM
Bdoomed :) It's not a huge deal, but it's a great idea!
By the way, hello Andrea! Welcome to the mayhem!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on October 21, 2009, 01:12:14 PM
Nice to have you here :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: stePH on October 21, 2009, 05:34:46 PM
Welcome! When I get home I'm going to move this to the "introduce yourself" forum topic, but  don't think it's a big deal! :)
hope you enjoy your stay here!

What, what?  We're not going to beat her up in the parking lot for posting to the wrong forum?  ???


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: deflective on October 21, 2009, 06:20:56 PM
are you Andrew or Andrea?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on October 21, 2009, 06:38:04 PM
Welcome! When I get home I'm going to move this to the "introduce yourself" forum topic, but  don't think it's a big deal! :)
hope you enjoy your stay here!

What, what?  We're not going to beat her up in the parking lot for posting to the wrong forum?  ???
i tried but...
...
*shudder*
don't pick a fight with that woman.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: stePH on October 21, 2009, 07:10:51 PM
are you Andrew or Andrea?

Oops!  Nice catch, deflective.  I missed that "Andrea"'s handle is "AndrewRiot".  Now I'm confused.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: jay daze on October 28, 2009, 09:19:12 PM
Hello,

I've been listening to lots of PodCastle episodes and have started branching out to the other wings of this rather grand edifice, so I guess I better introduce myself.

I'm some guy, 40-ish.  Who resides on the West Coast of Canada.  I write some, scribble some, lampwork (all melty with soft glass) a fair bit, and then do joe-jobs to not support myself very well.  Love reading and really love the amazing short-stories that your wonderful readers have been whispering in to my ears (but then I turned up the volume and I could hear them properly).

That's about it.  I'll probably stick my oar in when a story pokes me right.





Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Mr Morden on November 20, 2009, 01:34:08 PM
Hello, glad to meet you!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on November 20, 2009, 01:37:27 PM
Hello, glad to meet you!

Hi there, welcome aboard. Don't worry, we don't bite. Well, most of us don't.

I do but I'm muzzled.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ocicat on November 20, 2009, 11:14:32 PM
Mr. Morden... now why couldn't Zathras stayed around to have met you?!?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CryptoMe on November 21, 2009, 01:36:53 AM
Hello,

I was introduced to Escape Pod about a year ago, started working through the back catalog and just recently caught up to the current episodes. Escape Pod stories are now my preferred listening when I run.

My first post on the forums was about 2 weeks ago. I'm sorry, I didn't realize there was a place for introductions and just jumped in.

What brought me to the forums was the lack of listener feedback at the end of the episodes. That had been one of my favorite parts while listening to the back episodes, and I really enjoyed hearing a neat summary of opinions with a few quotes from listeners. I still miss the feedback, but the forums are fun too.

Let's see, what else can I say about myself? I'm a long-standing sci-fi fan (and I just dated myself), a scientist, and I study impact craters on the Moon (which explains my Avatar image). If there's anything else you would like to know, feel free to ask.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: MacArthurBug on November 23, 2009, 02:37:36 PM
Welcome newer folk! Hope to see you all here a lot! :)

Some of us do bite, but I don't think many of us have anything catching.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Gallagher on November 28, 2009, 10:01:45 PM
Hello,

I am here through a series of discoveries like reading -> stories of adventure -> writing -> SF, Fantasy, Horror Genres -> computer literacy -> podcasts -> Poly Weekly -> Escape Pod -> Escape Artists -> Steady amount of great fiction.

I want to write and submit but have a habit of too many different stories brewing into my journal in note form that I get distracted before I complete 1st drafts. Until I get something I am happy to submit I will do my best to add a thoughtful opinion.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: cdugger on December 19, 2009, 09:57:11 AM
Ok, time to weigh in.

I've been posting so heavily that I feel like I've been here for years.

Being a huge fan of Asimov, I was hooked when a friend gave me Episode 100 "Nightfall". I have since downloaded ALL of Escape Pod and most of PseudoPod and PodCastle. I have the luxury of being able to listen to as much as 7 episodes a day at work, and still appear to be productive.

Of course, now I'm addicted to Drabblecast, Variant Frequencies, and Dead Mech (you REALLY have to listen to Dead Mech! It's AWESOME! I mean, c'mon! BattleMechs and Zombies! How can it get any better than that?)

I have also started up writing again. I stopped for a long while, and missed it. I've submitted one to PodCastle (rejected, but I think I screwed up the submit email), and a flash piece to PseudoPod (rejected, but with some great comments!), and 3 new shorts to Tales of the Zombie War (http://www.talesofworldwarz.com/), which have not been accepted OR rejected (so, there's hope, yet!).

I also have been able to strike up conversations with several authors of stories here and at TotZW, which has just made my life better.

What it boils down to is this: Escape Pod has enriched my life.

And, for that, I am grateful.

Oh,yeah! I'm a 42 (soon 43) year old happily married man (going on 15 years) in San Antonio, Texas.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: stePH on December 28, 2009, 06:29:26 PM
Mr. Morden... now why couldn't Zathras stayed around to have met you?!?

I thought it was Zathras.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Effie Collins on April 02, 2010, 06:44:00 PM
Am I the first newbie in a long time, then? That's nice. :)

Let's see, shall we? My name is Ellen, but most people call me Effie. I'm a writer of horror/dark fiction with a few published pieces, but nothing major or huge. My latest publication is in this month's issue of SNM Horror Magazine. I've been writing for years and years, but only within the last year and a half have I begun editing myself and trying to publish. It's been a journey, and every day I learn something new about this crazy-tough business. I've visited the Pseudopod site quite often(but not often enough), and have even submitted a piece or two there. I look forward to meting all of you.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Swamp on April 02, 2010, 07:38:21 PM
Welcome to the forums, Effie!

Have you heard about the flash contest (http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=3429.msg61659#msg61659) coming up for Pseudopod?  Submissions start May 1st.  PodCastle is accepting fantasy submissions now.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Effie Collins on April 03, 2010, 08:29:22 AM
Welcome to the forums, Effie!

Have you heard about the flash contest (http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=3429.msg61659#msg61659) coming up for Pseudopod?  Submissions start May 1st.  PodCastle is accepting fantasy submissions now.

Thank you! I saw a little something about the flash fiction contest and may have a little ditty I can submit. I have a regular submission at Pseudopod now... would that make a difference?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on April 03, 2010, 12:44:59 PM
Welcome to the forums, Effie!

Have you heard about the flash contest (http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=3429.msg61659#msg61659) coming up for Pseudopod?  Submissions start May 1st.  PodCastle is accepting fantasy submissions now.

Thank you! I saw a little something about the flash fiction contest and may have a little ditty I can submit. I have a regular submission at Pseudopod now... would that make a difference?
not at all!  You just can't submit whatever you have already submitted to Pseudopod or any of the sister podcasts.  Feel free to send in your story, but only after May 1st when the Pseudopod contest starts. :P


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Effie Collins on April 03, 2010, 07:39:01 PM
not at all!  You just can't submit whatever you have already submitted to Pseudopod or any of the sister podcasts.  Feel free to send in your story, but only after May 1st when the Pseudopod contest starts. :P

Oh, the other piece is no where near flash fic, so it's not that one.

So-- a quick question. Would vampires and werewolves now be considered Fantasy? Because I have a story that *feels* like fantasy to me--has a touch of humor, as well, that deals with vamps and weres and something I call the... what, you didn't think I was actually going to tell you already, did you? ;)

Thank you for answering my questions. It is very much appreciated. I'll probably have a ton more, but for now...

Quote
That'll do, Pig.

ETA: This meaning I have two flash pieces that I think I could send, but to different contests, just in case anyone is confused.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on April 03, 2010, 09:36:44 PM
So-- a quick question. Would vampires and werewolves now be considered Fantasy? Because I have a story that *feels* like fantasy to me--has a touch of humor, as well, that deals with vamps and weres and something I call the... what, you didn't think I was actually going to tell you already, did you? ;)
That's a good question, I guess it boils down to: what is the mood of the piece?  If it is dark, brooding, and (for lack of a better word) horrific, then send it to Pseudopod.  If it seems lighter then I'd send it in to PodCastle.  If you send it to PC and they don't feel it belongs, they'll just defer you to the PP contest. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Effie Collins on April 04, 2010, 01:14:42 AM
Thank you, BDoomed (Love that username by the way). It's on the lighter side of thing with only a light gray twinge--no black in sight. The vamp/were thing is quite an odd little piece. The other definitely needs to go to pseudopod. Thank you so much, both of you. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on April 13, 2010, 01:08:25 PM
So-- a quick question. Would vampires and werewolves now be considered Fantasy?

PC would totally never do a story with either vampires or werewolves. Although...I guess we kind of had some vampires tangentially in a recent one. But werewolves? Never.

*Whistles*

Seriously, though, for the purposes of this contest, it's up to you, and it's up to the listeners/readers. They might feel like a light-hearted story about vampires and werewolves doesn't feel horrible enough for PP. They might feel like horror archetypes don't quite work for PC. Ultimately, you have to decide which one it has a better chance at.

Good luck!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Effie Collins on April 14, 2010, 04:45:28 PM
So-- a quick question. Would vampires and werewolves now be considered Fantasy?

PC would totally never do a story with either vampires or werewolves. Although...I guess we kind of had some vampires tangentially in a recent one. But werewolves? Never.

*Whistles*

Seriously, though, for the purposes of this contest, it's up to you, and it's up to the listeners/readers. They might feel like a light-hearted story about vampires and werewolves doesn't feel horrible enough for PP. They might feel like horror archetypes don't quite work for PC. Ultimately, you have to decide which one it has a better chance at.

Good luck!

LOL... you are a funny one, aren't you? :) Thank you for answering, though. I did make that decision (to send for PC), and I think it's light enough to be okay as a fantasy piece (I promise that nothing sparkles or has an alabaster brow. I swear). I hope it works as fantasy, at any rate. Thanks again, man. :D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: jrcalvo on May 21, 2010, 02:44:40 PM
Hi y'all! I'm Joe and I'm a scifi, fantasy, and everything in between addict. Most recently lots of Sanderson, Gaimon, and Pratchett.

I'm 27, and was introduced to the podcasts about a month ago, and then flash contest really peaked my interest. Combine that with the gauntlet thrown down by a friend over a couple growlers of microbrew, "Wait, weren't you an English major? How come you haven't written anything?" *insert feeble no idea/suck at grammar & spelling/zombies ate my rough draft defense* By the end of the growler I had my idea for not just a modified and portable potato gun, cuz fire pretty :D, not just my flash fiction submission, but also an entire science fantasy series worked out. Still blowing the dust off as I haven't written anything since college but please be blunt and as cutting as you choose on any piece of mine (safe phrase = Romero's Rump).

Other than that, tattoos = shiny :D

-Joe


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lolvizzini on May 25, 2010, 04:34:51 PM
I'm a 19 year old English major from Montana. I study lit, and I'm thinking about getting into education and becoming a K-12 librarian. I may also get some kind of CS minor.

I write a little bit, mostly poetry, and a few bad short stories. I'm better at criticizing other people's writing. As they say "those who can't write are bitter and are overly critical of those who can".


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Scattercat on May 26, 2010, 05:32:49 PM
I'm a 19 year old English major from Montana. I study lit, and I'm thinking about getting into education and becoming a K-12 librarian. I may also get some kind of CS minor.

I write a little bit, mostly poetry, and a few bad short stories. I'm better at criticizing other people's writing. As they say "those who can't write are bitter and are overly critical of those who can".


Then you should join the Critique Group!  Talk to Heradel about getting in.  For the longest time, Listener and I were really lonely in there (except for cherished visits from eytanz), but we've gotten three or four new people just from the PodCastle contest!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Terri-Lynne on June 14, 2010, 05:46:34 PM
I signed into Podcastle as Terri-Lynne, but I'm otherwise known as Bogwitch64. I've been listening to the stories here for quite a while, but only recently figured out how the rest of it works (Thanks, DKT!)

I'm a reader and a writer, have probably been both equally as long. I've got a book coming out in the fall. Considering I'm 46, all I can say is, "It's about damn time!"



Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: anoved on June 26, 2010, 05:35:17 AM
Hi everyone,

I've been listening to the Escape Artist podcasts for about six months now, so thought I might as well sign up for the forums. (I also started listening to the Drabblecast and StarShipSofa in the same timeframe.)

You might be interested or amused to read my haiku and limerick reviews of stories heard on these podcasts (or elsewhere): http://anoved.net/category/reviews/ They're not really reviews - just short synopses or random comments structured around the gimmick of a few lines of "poetry". It's fun to do, which is what counts, and hope to do more.

Jim


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ocicat on June 29, 2010, 12:32:43 AM
You should post those to the appropriate episode threads here on the board!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: gateaux on July 01, 2010, 11:15:51 PM
Hey fellow-forum goers
 I'm 22 and hailing from Canada. I work as an animator for kid's cartoons. I'm obsessed with Japanese pop music.
 I'm new to the boards but I've been listening to Escape Pod for the past 6 months, and I only recently started listening to Castle Pod as well. I've tasted some Pseudo Pod but I'm not really able to stomach it...
  I just decided to join the boards when I heard about the new Flash Fiction contest. I missed the deadline for the EP contest by one day (waa...) but at least I got writing again. Now I eagerly read everyone's entries.
  I hope to read some interesting discussions here and meet other fans of the podcasts!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Portrait in Flesh on July 01, 2010, 11:49:02 PM
  I just decided to join the boards when I heard about the new Flash Fiction contest. I missed the deadline for the EP contest by one day (waa...) but at least I got writing again. Now I eagerly read everyone's entries.

Psst:

Actually, Escape Pod contest starts on July 5th.  I'm still accepting stories until July 4th, midnight Pacific Daylight Time.

And welcome.  :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DToland on July 06, 2010, 08:06:54 PM
Hello, fellow Pod People.

I'm an as yet unpublished writer in my second half century.  I am a software engineer by profession, and a scientist by training.  Most of what I write is science fiction, but I dabble in other genres as well.

A friend told me about this site, and the Escape Pod Flash Competition, so I decided to join.

-Dave

(PS - If you believe you recognize me from elsewhere, I'd appreciate it if you please keep it to yourself.  Thanks.)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ocicat on July 06, 2010, 08:10:20 PM
Welcome, Dave!  And good luck in the contest... just so long as you don't edge out my stories.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Seraphim on July 07, 2010, 11:20:07 PM
I just signed up recently having learned of Escape Pod by way of Dead Robot Society by way of Raygun Revival.  I saw the contest and it piqued my interest...so I started reading the forums, being who I am was soon enough chiming in with my earnest, heartfelt, and utterly unsolicited opinions.

Otherwise I'm an over 50 English teacher and occasional technical writer from the deep South with aspirations of literary nichedom. Generally speaking I'm an amiable curmudgeon. Innovation and individualism are way overrated in the creative arts in my book...much more the fan of traditional forms in the hands of those who master them. What I like to see is creative self-negation rather than self-expression.  This is not to say I never appreciate novelty, but I appreciate it more when done by those who have mastered the traditional....basically until you can awe me with a sonnet, or grip me with a narrative told in iambic hexameter, don't bore me with self-indulgent free verse.  See, I told you I'm a curmudgeon...I really am.

The test I apply to my own writing above and beyond all proofreading is to read it aloud, over and over and over...and if I don't hear music in the words, or if the cadence and flow of any part jar me I won't like it, and have to fix it, or at least try to.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: gateaux on July 08, 2010, 11:06:48 PM
  I just decided to join the boards when I heard about the new Flash Fiction contest. I missed the deadline for the EP contest by one day (waa...) but at least I got writing again. Now I eagerly read everyone's entries.

Psst:

Actually, Escape Pod contest starts on July 5th.  I'm still accepting stories until July 4th, midnight Pacific Daylight Time.

And welcome.  :)

Thank you very much! I managed to submit in time :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: MCWagner on July 12, 2010, 05:05:35 PM
Hey all. 

I'm an unemployed (hopefully soon to change) 33 y.o. research biochemist/chemical engineer down here in Atlanta who grew up in the midwest.  My hobby is collecting truly atrocious (as well as genuinely good) horror movies, subjecting my friends to them, and dabbling around the edges of other genres.  I came to escape artists through an article on podcasts (in Rue Morgue) pointing me to Pseudopod, and caught up on all the sci-fi and fantasy as well because I'm an obsessive completist.  Been following them all for quite a while now (good for working at the more boring procedures under the hood) but didn't visit the boards until the recent flash contest.

I'd like to write more, but always seem to have my free time stolen from me.  Stupid gnomes.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: FireTurtle on July 12, 2010, 07:34:52 PM
Oh fine. Since MCW finally showed up here I suppose I should say "hi" officially. I am 34yo anesthesiologist here in sunny California. Most of you that are reading the flash contest already know a lot of that from me having a Major Grousing Attack on occasion. I found Escape Pod and then Pod Castle via a friend at work who caught me reading Asimov's. Not listening to Psuedopod because I'm that person, that still, after all this time puts her hands over her eyes or hides behind the couch at certain scenes in almost all horror films. I have never seen all of Silence of the Lambs, for instance.

I have always wanted to write and I am trying to wedge it into my life right now. The Flash Contest has been a great set of training wheels, although, to my horror, I have realized that all that excellent English that I learned in college and before, has been shoved clean out of my head by Medical Knowledge. Although I'm sure my patients are grateful for this, I still want to bang my head against the desk every time Scattercat mentions the past perfect tense, or any other tense for that matter. What the Hell are Those?

Nice to meet you all. Really. I have been a closeted Geek for so long that this is like the biggest breath the real me has ever taken.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Unblinking on July 26, 2010, 02:53:41 PM
I have always wanted to write and I am trying to wedge it into my life right now. The Flash Contest has been a great set of training wheels, although, to my horror, I have realized that all that excellent English that I learned in college and before, has been shoved clean out of my head by Medical Knowledge. Although I'm sure my patients are grateful for this, I still want to bang my head against the desk every time Scattercat mentions the past perfect tense, or any other tense for that matter. What the Hell are Those?

Well, those training wheels certainly worked out well for you, didn't they?   ;D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Heradel on July 26, 2010, 03:28:19 PM
I'm a 19 year old English major from Montana. I study lit, and I'm thinking about getting into education and becoming a K-12 librarian. I may also get some kind of CS minor.

I write a little bit, mostly poetry, and a few bad short stories. I'm better at criticizing other people's writing. As they say "those who can't write are bitter and are overly critical of those who can".


Then you should join the Critique Group!  Talk to Heradel about getting in.  For the longest time, Listener and I were really lonely in there (except for cherished visits from eytanz), but we've gotten three or four new people just from the PodCastle contest!

And by talk to me you should Private Message me with the header reading something like "I want to join the crit group". (Look to the left of the text you're reading right now, under the avatar of my eye (It is blue, and has a bit of my nose and entirety of my left eyebrow) there will be an icon of a speech balloon that you can click that will bring up the private message dialog).


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Zorag on August 04, 2010, 10:45:51 PM
I am not new, but since I was gone for a while, I figured I may as well post here.  I went by Zathras, left, and returned.  The details are in old threads, and that is as much of that mess that I want to dredge up.  I am a small business owner and am actively expanding my company.  While I will normally come across as a goof or just plain angry, I am capable of more insightful conversation.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: gelee on August 05, 2010, 11:42:08 AM
I am not new, but since I was gone for a while, I figured I may as well post here.  I went by Zathras, left, and returned.  The details are in old threads, and that is as much of that mess that I want to dredge up.  I am a small business owner and am actively expanding my company.  While I will normally come across as a goof or just plain angry, I am capable of more insightful conversation.
Welcome back, dude.  I'm looking forward to reading your feedback on the most recent batch of episodes.  You were missed :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Zorag on August 06, 2010, 08:55:08 PM
Thanks.  I've got to catch up.  I've been a bit preoccupied with audio books lately and am way behind on my podcasts. 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: KillerWhalen on September 06, 2010, 10:40:53 AM
Hey folks!

I've been listening to the three Escape Artists podcasts for about a year now so I think it's about time I joined up with you splendid people on the forums.

Here's a few things about me to get you on the right track:

I'm a high school student from Ottawa, Ontario, the world capitol of boring.

My interests include long walks on oil covered beaches, reading disturbing novels to senior citizens and playing Goalie Bowling (which is very similar to road hockey, the only difference is you don't shout out "car!").

I'm looking forward to getting to know some of you guys better as we explore the forums...but lets not dig to deep, alright? Lest we disturd the Balrog.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Swamp on September 06, 2010, 11:08:35 AM
Welcome, KillerWhalen

It's always nice to have new faces and opinions here!

And hey, you joined just in thime to help us decide the winners in the Escape Pod Flash Ficition contest.  Go Vote (http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?board=125.0)!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: KillerWhalen on September 06, 2010, 11:16:59 AM
I did, thanks for the heads up!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kibitzer on September 06, 2010, 11:40:33 PM
Hey folks! I've been listening to the three Escape Artists podcasts for about a year now so I think it's about time I joined up with you splendid people on the forums.

Welcome! And what you said about the Balrog above -- as printed, I certainly don't want that.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kevinupstairs on September 14, 2010, 04:01:50 AM
As your newest member I felt it was my duty to introduce myself. Hello, I'm kevinupstairs.
Having done that, I should point out that it is now your duty as responsible and courteous hosts to shower me with gifts of moderate value and sentiment.

While I'm waiting for those, I'll state for the record that I'm a great fan of classic science-fiction and some fantasy. Jack Vance tops my list of favorite authors and I'll say no more about that. For now.
I've been listening to Escape Pod and Pod Castle for about a year now, and although it's not in my nature to be lavish with praise, I feel I can make the rare exception for these two podcasts. They're not bad.

It seems I'm needed elsewhere for now, so I'll just leave this caravan of empty wagons for your gift distribution convenience. I trust you will fill them quickly, as the caravan-master is known to be testy and has on occasion been known to feed those who delay him to the pack-dragons. I hope to meet many of you on the forums proper, and please don't take anything I say too seriously :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kibitzer on September 14, 2010, 04:41:07 AM
[pours these into kevinupstairs' empty wagons: shiny beads, scrap metal parts, aspirin, whiskey, dragon bones, glass, plastic baggies, popcorn, dead batteries, Geordie's discarded VISOR, an out-of-contract Android phone, broken Wii nunchucks]


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Max e^{i pi} on September 19, 2010, 04:30:32 PM
Ahh... introductions.
*Stands up*
My name is Max and I'm an Escape Artists listener.
*Sits down*

I'm a college student, going for a B.Sc. in computer science.
I like scifi and fantasy, I've been reading it for as long as I can remember, and my mother tells me even a little longer than that.
I'm a proud geek. I have an internet tablet that I always carry around with me, and yes, I've hacked it. (Sort of. All the software is open source, so "hacked" is probably the wrong word. But I made it do things the vendor did not intend.)
I have two strong beliefs:
I believe in open source and freedom of information. I believe that there is no such thing as intellectual property, and that by sharing information with others we actually make our own ideas better, grander, and help to touch more people. The whole (in this case, any community of people that grew up around an idea, program, operating system, story, alternate and imaginative universe...) is far, far greater than the sum of its parts, and only narrow-minded and/or greedy people think otherwise. Of course the reciprocal of this is that we, as part of the community, need to help in any way, form or fashion that we can. It's not fair only to take (and unhealthy) you need to give too.
I also believe that the solution to most problems is to make a joke and lighten the atmosphere. I don't treat life as if it were a big joke, but I do find the funny part in every situation. (Of course, when seriousness and graveness are required I respect that)

That being said, I also like to dabble in everything. Anything that catches my fancy, I try.
Of course, there things I enjoy more than others. I very much like to cook, and I'm not afraid to try new things. They tell me I'm good at it, and I tend to agree.
I like to write. (Obviously, just look at how long this post is!) The thing is, I need a serious motivation to write anything more than 10,000 words. After some point I lose interest. But the stories still clamor to get out. So I write in fits and starts.
I very much enjoy computer work, and am teaching myself things that fall beyond the scope of my degree.
Anything else?
Yes.
I despise the whole Facebook/Twitter thing. I think that FB is an invitation to invade your own personal privacy and something that if done for the right reasons (like keeping in touch with people, but there are other ways...) then it is to be done carefully. Unfortunately most people fail to do so, and it hurts me. Watching self destructive behavior in otherwise (what I hope to be) rationally minded people is just painful.
And Twitter is just plain stupid.
Also, I probably should not have written this so late at night.

So that's me. In a nutshell.
Nutcase?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: ChristianB on October 01, 2010, 12:05:22 AM
Is this where I comment to get the free audio stories?  :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Scattercat on October 01, 2010, 12:18:52 AM
Is this where I comment to get the free audio stories?  :)

Nope.

You get two more guesses before the gremlins come.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on October 01, 2010, 01:23:41 AM
Is this where I comment to get the free audio stories?  :)

Heya! Welcome!

This is the thread (http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=4344.0) you're looking for :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Scattercat on October 01, 2010, 01:29:14 AM
Is this where I comment to get the free audio stories?  :)

Heya! Welcome!

This is the thread (http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=4344.0) you're looking for :)

Pfft.  Way to take all the fun out of it.  How will they learn to fend for themselves if you make it so easy?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on October 01, 2010, 01:35:05 AM
Hrm. Good point, Scattercat.

This is not the thread you're looking for. (http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=4344.0)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: astyanax on October 05, 2010, 09:23:01 PM
Hi everyone. Long time listener/first time caller here. So I'm new around here. I'm quiet and pretty much a creepy lurking type, but if anyone cares to know here's a little about me. I'm a 30 year old single dad from New York state. I like all kinds of SF. I don't need stories to "say something" or have a message but I also don't mind when they do. EscapePod was my first podcast and I owe you them for exposing me to all of the great shows that have become a necessity in my daily life. My job involves an excessive amount of driving so podcasts are sometimes the only thing that keeps me sane. Nice to finally be involved on here.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kibitzer on October 06, 2010, 03:00:44 AM
Nice to finally be involved on here.

Welcome! Nice to have you aboard.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Denis on October 07, 2010, 08:14:16 AM
Just wanted to say hi. I created an account here a while ago and I often read the forum. Just haven't commented much.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Maplesugar on October 13, 2010, 04:02:38 PM
Hey folks, I've been listening to EA since March 2010, and finally decided I should join the forums, share my 2 cents worth.

I'm studying Philosophy in University, aiming to become a schoolteacher later.

I've been into sci-fi and fantasy since my mom read The Hobbit and The Once and Future King out loud to us by flickering campfire light on summer camping trips.  Never been quite able to fit in with Muggles since.

Cheers!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kibitzer on October 13, 2010, 08:39:28 PM
Heya folks! Maplesugar you have one awesome Mum.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: gateaux on October 29, 2010, 12:36:11 PM

I'm a high school student from Ottawa, Ontario, the world capitol of boring.



Hello to fellow Ottawa person!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: iamafish on November 16, 2010, 05:31:10 AM
herp-a-derp!

Hello everyone, I'm Alex.

I was recently told about these three awesome Podcasts by a friend and it only took me 6 episodes to fall in love. While I love reading we all know that there's only so much time in the world, so listening to stories seems like a really good way of getting more stories down my mental gullet. It's also struck me how different the experience of listening to a story is from reading it.

Anyway, I'm currently in Limbo between school and university, using my year off to gain valuable life experience Down Under a to write as loads. Yes I'm a writer. I have been writing a blog (http://theinanerantingsofme.blogspot.com/) for a couple of years now and have recently started writing regularly for Downright Fiction E-Magazine (http://www.downrightfiction.com/) (or will when the second issue is released...). I'd love to make a living from my writing, especially fiction, although I also love writing reviews, rants and pretty much anything.

I'm going to study Ancient History at uni and like to write historical fiction, as well as speculative fiction and fantasy. I've not dabbled too much in Sci-fi or horror, but to be honest I'm pretty open to new stuff.

So enough about me! Keep up the good work pod-people and I look forward to getting to know all you forumites and having a bit of fun.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kibitzer on November 16, 2010, 08:41:43 PM
Welcome Alex/iamafish! Hope you enjoy yourself.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: birdless on November 17, 2010, 12:10:00 AM
Hello everyone, I'm Alex.
Welcome, Alex! This is hands down the best forum i've ever been a part of. Hope you enjoy it around here, too!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on November 17, 2010, 07:31:45 PM
Hello, Alex! Thanks for saying hi!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DrMcCoy on December 19, 2010, 09:23:24 AM
Hej hej. I'm Sven, German, Computer Science / Electrical Engineering student, GNU/Linux fanatic and general geek.
In my spare time, I mostly work on ScummVM (http://scummvm.org) and far too many side projects I probably won't ever finish (like eos (https://github.com/DrMcCoy/eos)).

I've been listening to Escape Pod for a few months now, trying to work through the backlog, and am now branching out to PodCastle and Pseudopod too. Really love the awesome work you do here :).


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on January 03, 2011, 12:00:36 PM
Welcome, good doctor!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Max e^{i pi} on January 03, 2011, 03:51:49 PM
Whoo! A Trekki and GNU/Linux geek!
I thought we were a dying breed...
Also I don't want to sound like a fanboy, but ScummVM is one of the coolest projects out there, and I'm excited to be sharing a forum with one of the devels.
It brings my childhood back in stunning 16-bit graphics.
If you people don't know what it is, go check it out. In a word, it's an emulator for old games. I have it on my Linux tablet and that's mostly what I do with it.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Devoted135 on January 05, 2011, 11:42:34 PM
Hey! I thought I'd actually introduce myself since I've been around a short time now. :)

I'm 26yo who loves to read and who also works as a researcher in an HIV lab. I spent 8 years reading only classics (mainly British and Russian) and then branched out into a hodge-podge of sf/f, classics I missed along the way, historical fiction, and a sprinkling of modern fiction/non-fiction. The Redwall series is a serious favorite of mine, and Chaim Potok is in my top 5 authors ever. :)


I listen to bunches of podcasts (sometimes 5 or 6 hours per day) at work while doing my experiments and have loved escape pod ever since I discovered it a little over a year ago. I've also recently gotten into podcastle and it has quickly become another favorite. I think it speaks to the quality of these 'casts when I choose an EA story of unknown length (always an important factor when pairing a podcast with an experiment that restricts my access to my ipod) over This American Life or Wait Wait. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on January 06, 2011, 01:26:16 AM
Hey! I thought I'd actually introduce myself since I've been around a short time now. :)

I'm 26yo who loves to read and who also works as a researcher in an HIV lab. I spent 8 years reading only classics (mainly British and Russian) and then branched out into a hodge-podge of sf/f, classics I missed along the way, historical fiction, and a sprinkling of modern fiction/non-fiction. The Redwall series is a serious favorite of mine, and Chaim Potok is in my top 5 authors ever. :)


I listen to bunches of podcasts (sometimes 5 or 6 hours per day) at work while doing my experiments and have loved escape pod ever since I discovered it a little over a year ago. I've also recently gotten into podcastle and it has quickly become another favorite. I think it speaks to the quality of these 'casts when I choose an EA story of unknown length (always an important factor when pairing a podcast with an experiment that restricts my access to my ipod) over This American Life or Wait Wait. :)

Welcome, and glad you're enjoying the 'casts. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Mister Freign on January 22, 2011, 07:50:32 PM
Hi.  

I'm cranky, and uninhibited about it.  I'm more open and forthcoming with criticism than praise, but my praise comes from a place that is usually more sincerely felt.  I am ridiculously overintelligent and yet lacking in that graceful modesty which sometimes redeems such a curse.  I try to make up for that by being on-point and colorful, if not precisely lovable, per se.  Point me toward the sacred cow; I make good burgers.  I find they are tastier when someone is gaping in teary-eyed horror as I munch happily on them. I love human beings; my soul adores everything about us, even the stuff others reflexively eschew, despise, or crusade against.

Like WHitney Houston, I believe the Children Are Our Future - perhaps unlike her, though, I see that our true children are The Machines.  Treat them well; let them lead the way.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on January 22, 2011, 08:51:03 PM
Welcome, Mister Freign. I've enjoyed your posts so far. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kibitzer on January 23, 2011, 02:43:01 AM
Welcome, Mister Freign. I've enjoyed your posts so far. :)

At the risk of seeming like a "ME TOO" person... me too. :-)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: BlueLu on January 23, 2011, 12:11:34 PM
Oh, there's a hello thread!  Hello!  My name is Lena and I'm an enormous PodCastle and EscapePod fan.  (I'm afraid I rarely listen to horror as it tends to leave me gripping my bedsheets and staring at the ceiling all night.)  I live in Toronto and work for a non-profit children's authors and illustrators society.  My first novel, A YA high fantasy called Witchlanders will be out this fall from Simon & Schuster.  Nice to see some fellow Canadians!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on January 23, 2011, 01:28:33 PM
Oh, there's a hello thread!  Hello!  My name is Lena and I'm an enormous PodCastle and EscapePod fan.  (I'm afraid I rarely listen to horror as it tends to leave me gripping my bedsheets and staring at the ceiling all night.)  I live in Toronto and work for a non-profit children's authors and illustrators society.  My first novel, A YA high fantasy called Witchlanders will be out this fall from Simon & Schuster.  Nice to see some fellow Canadians!

Welcome, and congrats on the novel. That's awesome. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CryptoMe on January 23, 2011, 09:15:56 PM
Oh, there's a hello thread!  Hello!  My name is Lena and I'm an enormous PodCastle and EscapePod fan.  (I'm afraid I rarely listen to horror as it tends to leave me gripping my bedsheets and staring at the ceiling all night.)  I live in Toronto and work for a non-profit children's authors and illustrators society.  My first novel, A YA high fantasy called Witchlanders will be out this fall from Simon & Schuster.  Nice to see some fellow Canadians!

Welcome BlueLu,

There are even fellow Torontonians here too. Maybe we'll have enough for a meet-up soon ;)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: BlueLu on January 25, 2011, 02:13:24 PM
Thank you both!


There are even fellow Torontonians here too. Maybe we'll have enough for a meet-up soon ;)

Hey, I'd go!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: tinygaia on January 30, 2011, 09:40:27 PM
I guess I should say “Hi” on the “Hi” thread.

Hi. I'm Toria. I’m a school librarian but I’m between schools at the moment: my husband and I moved across the country right before Christmas when he found a new job. I spend my days volunteering at the public library, unpacking our junk at our new place, and writing horrible fiction. My hobbies include reading several books a week, playing video games, and practicing yoga.

Podcastle #1 was my first podcast ever – it premiered the same day I plugged in my ipod and said “I wonder what this ‘podcast’ button is for…” so it was fate. I’ve also been listening to Escape Pod since then, but not Pseudopod. Alasdair does have a sexy and inviting voice, but I’m a coward, and my morning commute was before-sunrise-it’s-dark-and-scary-out-here. Maybe I’ll try it again now that I mostly listen at the gym.



Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kibitzer on January 31, 2011, 08:30:57 PM
...and my morning commute was before-sunrise-it’s-dark-and-scary-out-here. Maybe I’ll try it again now that I mostly listen at the gym.

MUWAHAHAHAHA!!

Oh, and hi. Welcome!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: asgardian on February 01, 2011, 01:49:49 AM
Hey - there's a hello thread - wait.. Someone said that already.....

Hi Cthulu - long time listener, first time caller....

I'm a thirty-something west coast Canadian boy that dabbles in short fiction, poetry and articles -  even had a few published in local mags over the years.  Been listening on and off to Pod Castle and Escape Pod for over a year now, and recently just got caught up for the second time, and now I'm about to dive into Pseudo Pod.  These podcasts have penetrated my life to the level that I'm not sure what I would do on my commute without them, so a thank-you to all the fine folks at Escape Artists - keep up the great work!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kibitzer on February 01, 2011, 02:04:57 AM
Heya asgardian! That's one scary-looking avatar you have.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: asgardian on February 01, 2011, 02:34:47 AM
The real story behind the avatar is less interesting than it looks.  I caught one of our cats yawning.  I happened to get it at that moment that made her look like she was going to leap up and scratch my eyes out - other than a quick crop there was no Photo-shop involved - honest :-)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on February 01, 2011, 09:49:34 PM
Nice.  :)

Welcome to the fold!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: wingodzilla on February 06, 2011, 01:03:18 AM
It like the Party-Line in here! HI! I'm Keith and I'm an Aquarius, no now I'm a Capricorn. I use to work in radio and now I just work. Love the shows and I am so glad I found such a cool place to hang. So who brought the chips?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: iamafish on February 06, 2011, 01:09:16 AM
The chips are already down...

welcome though


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: FoggyEthan on March 07, 2011, 03:40:37 AM
I've been listening to EscapePod and PodCastle for a couple years now, but this is my first post. Why? Because I only just today caught up with both podcasts, starting from episode 1 of each. I am now finally listening to the episodes as they air. And there was much rejoicing.

I want to offer my thanks to all the people who've worked on the two podcasts, from the beginning through the present. Thanks to the narrators, hosts, authors, and all the behind-the-scenes people. It's good stuff. (Well, usually... There was that episode about the... 8)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on March 07, 2011, 04:21:56 AM
Welcome kind sir!  Feel free to poke around, resurrect a thread if you feel you have something to add (we do not ban threadomancy here, especially over at Pseudopod :P)

Hope you find yourself at home here


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on March 07, 2011, 12:38:32 PM
I've been listening to EscapePod and PodCastle for a couple years now, but this is my first post. Why? Because I only just today caught up with both podcasts, starting from episode 1 of each. I am now finally listening to the episodes as they air. And there was much rejoicing.

I want to offer my thanks to all the people who've worked on the two podcasts, from the beginning through the present. Thanks to the narrators, hosts, authors, and all the behind-the-scenes people. It's good stuff. (Well, usually... There was that episode about the... 8)


I remember that stage! It's followed quickly by the "Is the new EP/PC story up yet?"

*REFRESH REFRESH REFRESH*

Glad to have you here, and thanks for saying hello!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: birdless on March 16, 2011, 04:17:54 PM
I've been listening to EscapePod and PodCastle for a couple years now, but this is my first post. Why? Because I only just today caught up with both podcasts, starting from episode 1 of each. I am now finally listening to the episodes as they air. And there was much rejoicing.

I want to offer my thanks to all the people who've worked on the two podcasts, from the beginning through the present. Thanks to the narrators, hosts, authors, and all the behind-the-scenes people. It's good stuff. (Well, usually... There was that episode about the... 8)

Welcome! And definitely give PsuedoPod a try. I put off listening to it for ages, but now I prefer it over the sci-fi stories, generally speaking.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: sketchylines on April 25, 2011, 05:21:32 AM
Hi, I'm 19 years old, Singaporean girl, always wanted to be an astronaut since 8 yrs old, but fate has put me in the architecture/design field. I've been obsessed with outer space since I was a kid, started out read pop physics books at 13, then progressed on to science fiction short stories. I read science fiction anthologies regularly, because I believe the short story is the purest, most incisive form of science fiction.

Favourites include: Ted Chiang, Nancy Kress, Ursula K Leguin and Samuel R Delaney.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on April 25, 2011, 06:11:05 AM
Welcome Sketchylines. Hope you stick around, its a good community here.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Corcoran on June 09, 2011, 11:11:34 AM
Hello together. I am 50, listening for years, but because of lack of time I am not really catching up, so I started a least to listen to the new podcastle stories, so I can post an opinion on stories that are out of date.
I am selfemployed with a little shop and a webshop, hence the lack of time. I sell ....mostly cotton rope.

A lot of boardsgames gather dust, I stopped buying books, when the unread pile reached frustrating heights.
But between work and familiy I sometimes find some work, that allows me to listen to podcasts. I´m from germany, so please excuse the funny english. Germany is a great place to live at the moment, what do you need Fantasy, when you live in interestinge times ?  ;D

I have the kids, cats and whatever you´re supposed to have at my age.
Since I wrote and deleted the next few sentences again and again I take that as a sign to stop.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kibitzer on June 11, 2011, 02:05:14 AM
Heya Corcoran, good to have you on board! Look around, take in the sights, post a few opinions -- join in! Hope you enjoy.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Brynn on July 11, 2011, 10:12:40 PM
Hey all,

Been listening to the podcasts for a few months now, and always wondered about the contributors of PodCastle's episode feedback. Who are all these mysterious and insightful people, I thought? I must know them!

So, here I am. :)  Good to meet all of you :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Scattercat on July 12, 2011, 02:45:04 AM
Hiya!  How are your beanplating skills?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Unblinking on July 12, 2011, 10:29:24 AM
Hey all,

Been listening to the podcasts for a few months now, and always wondered about the contributors of PodCastle's episode feedback. Who are all these mysterious and insightful people, I thought? I must know them!

So, here I am. :)  Good to meet all of you :)

Welcome, welcome!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Spindaddy on July 14, 2011, 10:51:08 AM
I usually don't post in the 'Hi threads' in older established communities as I usually doubt any of the older denizens go to the shallows, but, hey what the hell. I'll give it a go. This place seems to be different and I like different, even when different leaves a few scars.

So here goes nothing. Hi all, Spindaddy here. You can call me what you like as the evolution of 'Spindaddy' started years ago before the internet was a series of tubes. The name was birthed as a reference to a William Gibson book I particularly enjoyed. The name went downhill rapidly as will anything which involves a group 17 year old boys. Over the years, most have come to call me 'Spin' and while a few have called me 'daddy', safe words and cuffs aside, refer to me as you wish. I'm a recovering video game addict where I lost most of my brain matter to MMOs and other escapist pursuits. What was left of my soul has been soaked in writing horrendous fanfiction, deviant works and for a few months I wrote some really trashy stuff that is probably still hanging out somewhere on deviantart. I haven't quite given up on writing, but in view of so many successful writers, I feel my cheap crayon scribblings should probably best kept to the shadows until I can graduate to colored pencils.

Um... I'm not a terribly interesting person, but I have been labeled "flypaper for weirdoes". I have a penchant for ending up in ridiculous situations where, as I tell the story, I hear a male 1950's voice in my head saying "Had Spin thought his actions through, none of this would ever have happened." It's safe to say I'm not an intellectual and I dislike thinking too long on the macroform. I'm a working cog in the machine and I'm the best cog that I can be. As joke I once referred to myself as the "Base Unit of Badass" among friends and now moviestar action heroes are measured in 'Spin Units'.(I randomly decided I was the base unit because I'm roughly the size of an undernourished ogre. I was amused with constantly hearing the words "This guy was big, like Spin here, except he was slightly taller/more muscular/etc/etc...." )

I have an obscene love of all things silly and ridiculous--Internet memes and stupid jokes make me laugh. I have a blinding hatred of white knights and faux damsels, so I feel in my afterlife, I'll likely to sup in Valhalla as the only berserker pacifist. I love food, especially any food that is inherently bad for you. I don't bother with logic and I substitute my own reality not because it's more convenient, but due to it's ability to cause a ruckus. I know the secret joys of sunrises and sunsets in a distopian society and believe that good and evil are relative terms for bards and historians to bandy about as they see fit. I try to live in the Now, but I have the sneaking suspicion it's passed me by when I stopped to smell the roses. I'm not a special little snowflake, I'm that guy... yes THAT guy. I'm probably your neighbor, or perhaps someone you worked with for years. I'm not a fly in your soup, but I'll stick one in your ointment.

In closing, my grammar is horrible, but my grandma loves me.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on July 14, 2011, 12:31:10 PM
Hehe, awesome introduction. Hallo thar and welcome aboard (get it?? AHAHA I slay me).


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on July 14, 2011, 12:33:03 PM
Hey there, Spindaddy and Brynn! Good to have you here :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Spindaddy on July 14, 2011, 07:54:40 PM
Hehe, awesome introduction. Hallo thar and welcome aboard (get it?? AHAHA I slay me).
ARRRRR!!!

Did I mention I'm also pirate > ninja? I assure, its mostly about the awesome style and I'm partial to rum.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on July 14, 2011, 08:23:26 PM
Hehe, awesome introduction. Hallo thar and welcome aboard (get it?? AHAHA I slay me).
ARRRRR!!!

Did I mention I'm also pirate > ninja? I assure, its mostly about the awesome style and I'm partial to rum.

Thus you are on the side of righteousness!

Pirates FTW :P


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kibitzer on July 14, 2011, 10:13:54 PM
...as I usually doubt any of the older denizens go to the shallows, but, hey what the hell. I'll give it a go.

Denizens. Bwahahaha. We has monster sharks.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: NomadicScribe on July 21, 2011, 08:20:10 PM
Hi, just thought I'd check into this thread. I discovered Escape Pod through Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. I love narrated fiction and audio books. I grew up with my mother reading to me, and I reading to my siblings. So Escape Pod and Podcastle are now two of my favorite podcasts. I write my own fiction and hope to someday see my work in print!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on July 21, 2011, 09:43:57 PM
Hi, just thought I'd check into this thread. I discovered Escape Pod through Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. I love narrated fiction and audio books. I grew up with my mother reading to me, and I reading to my siblings. So Escape Pod and Podcastle are now two of my favorite podcasts. I write my own fiction and hope to someday see my work in print!

Welcome NS! Glad you're enjoying it!



Title: New Member saying Hello
Post by: bluetube on January 24, 2012, 04:02:49 AM
Hi all. Just want to say "hello", as I've finally got around to joining the forum.  ;D

I've been a listener to Escape Pod since late 2011, after hearing an interview with Escape Pod editor Steve Eley in an archived edition (#7) of the "Geek's Guide To The Galaxy" podcast.  (They recently moved from io9 to their own site at geeksguideshow dot com. If you haven't tried the GGG podcast, I recommend taking a look.)

I'm pleased to have found the Escape Pod site and started out with the "Best of Feed" for a flavour of the kind of stories I might expect. Needless to say, I am now a regular listener (via my Android phone, using the DoggCatcher app).

I've enjoyed good sci-fi since my early-teens when I read all the Asimov I could lay my hands on, moving on to Philip K Dick and Harry Harrison, among others. That was many (many) years ago.  Lately, I've been catching up on the John Carter Barsoom series (which completely passed me by), some of China Mieville's books (Embassy Town and The City & The City) and The Jack Stein Omnibus by Jay Caselberg which I found via the Kindle books list. My most recent reads are Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and the new English translation (by Bill Johnston) of Stanislaw Lem's Solaris.

Well, that's all for now. I look forward to joining in the discussions here on the forum.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Max e^{i pi} on January 24, 2012, 07:29:28 AM
Hi Bluetube! Glad to see a fellow hitchhiker. :P


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: herbapet on January 25, 2012, 11:41:49 AM
Saying hi.  Just started listening to this podcast about an hour ago.  Awesome, totally a fan.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on January 25, 2012, 12:24:35 PM
Hello and welcome Herbapet. Glad you're enjoying it so far.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Rocket2411 on February 10, 2012, 08:42:47 PM
Okay... I'm guessing Reply means the same as  Post... so here goes.
 Nice to be here. I'm a writer SF/Fantasy/one zombie script/Twilight Zone style stuff... and love the whole audiobook/radio play idea. It's great for lounging around or as a change of pace when I'm working on The House (like I am today). I guess I'll figure out all the icons and do-dads later.

I have one story I'd like to send you but I don't know if it would be horror/scifi/fantasy. Modern day-fellow in a cult that uses swords-alternate death experience. Give me a clue and I'll submit it.

BTW I'm really enjoying both the stories and the reading. I just got done with Marking Time on the Farside of Forever... a great story. See y'all around the boards.

Rocket


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on February 10, 2012, 08:52:34 PM
Okay... I'm guessing Reply means the same as  Post... so here goes.
 Nice to be here. I'm a writer SF/Fantasy/one zombie script/Twilight Zone style stuff... and love the whole audiobook/radio play idea. It's great for lounging around or as a change of pace when I'm working on The House (like I am today). I guess I'll figure out all the icons and do-dads later.

I have one story I'd like to send you but I don't know if it would be horror/scifi/fantasy. Modern day-fellow in a cult that uses swords-alternate death experience. Give me a clue and I'll submit it.

BTW I'm really enjoying both the stories and the reading. I just got done with Marking Time on the Farside of Forever... a great story. See y'all around the boards.

Rocket

Welcome Rocket :) RE: your story - if the swords operate via magic, it'd probably be either horror or fantasy. There are actually plenty of stories that could have run on either PseudoPod or PodCastle. Whether it qualifies are more fantastic vs. more scary is a call you'll have to make. That's my opinion anyway. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: indiecowgirl on February 10, 2012, 09:02:58 PM
Howdy!
I have been a long time listener and love all three of the podcasts, but I just started in the forum last month so I thought I should say Hi.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: brimstoner on February 20, 2012, 11:21:36 AM
Hello all. First Time poster, long time listener. I have been listening to Pseudo-pod and Escape Pod for 3 or 4 years now and finally decided to make an account here on the forums. The primary reason was Pseudo-pod has been carrying me very heavily over the last several weeks. I have a new job with a very long commute and it keeps me sane (or insane depending on the story). And finally after listening as much as I have been, Alasdair's pleadings finally got through and I donated a President Grant to the cause. Anyway good stories, great way to pass a long commute. Thanks for keeping me mired in stories ;D.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on February 20, 2012, 11:27:10 AM
Welcome Indiecowgirl and Brimstoner, glad to have you guys around (and thanks for the support!).


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: ishish on February 20, 2012, 12:42:14 PM
New to the 'Pod - long time reader of Orrin Grey, very much enjoy listening to his works here! The voice for "Black Hill" was very different from what I had imagined, but still well-done.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: jessejoe on February 21, 2012, 11:28:16 PM
Greetings folks. I am a newish forum member (as opposed to lurker). Which is to say, this is my first post. I am also Pseudopod's mostly newly minted slusher.

I, errrm....  I am called jessejoe on here because that is what I'm called in many places around the internet. It's also my name. Good parents this one had.

I got signed up for slushering by Alex, who I know in real life. I presume he got signed up by Ben, who we both knew in another life not so many long years ago.

And, I consented to be signed up because I feared running out of creepypasta on the internet. No, really.

In real life I work for a huge corporation in a server farm. This takes too much time, so I'll probably post here relatively infrequently.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on February 22, 2012, 02:26:40 PM
Welcome, jessejoe and ishish! Hope you both enjoy the lovely view from the PP towers at night!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on February 22, 2012, 03:40:11 PM
Don't stand too close to the guardrail on the balcony.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Fenrix on February 28, 2012, 05:07:12 PM
(http://www.spectrum-headquarters.com/embleton/Fallingtohisdeath.jpg)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kibitzer on February 29, 2012, 03:23:13 AM
Fen -- again, you've tapped into my brain. Can you stop doing that? kthxbai. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: L.G.Vazquez on March 03, 2012, 06:39:56 PM
Been listening for a long time, and have decided to get more 'connected' so to speak. I've enjoyed a lot of science fiction audiobooks and reading lots of SF over the past couple of years. My favorites are The Hitchhiker's Guide (still have to finish the last book) and the Callahan Chronicles.

My favorite stories are time travel stories, and I hope to some day write GOOD science fiction, including time travel.

Right now I'm listening to Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, and I'm immersed in 80s geek nostalgia. I was a kid in the 80s, so this novel is really speaking to me.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on March 03, 2012, 10:22:02 PM
Welcome L.G.!  I also love Hitchhiker's (and have read the last book, which I loved as well!)  Enjoy the forums!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: danooli on March 04, 2012, 08:06:31 AM
Hi new forumites!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Max e^{i pi} on March 04, 2012, 09:17:04 AM
Hi new forumites!
That always brings to mind images of some kind of cave-dwelling bio-luminescent fungus.
In a good way. :D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: L.G.Vazquez on March 05, 2012, 09:42:35 PM
Welcome L.G.!  I also love Hitchhiker's (and have read the last book, which I loved as well!)  Enjoy the forums!

Thanks! Yeah, I can't wait to finish the last book. I got the 'Ultimate' Hitchhiker's Guide for Christmas, so I can't wait.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: MadJester on March 10, 2012, 12:08:17 AM
Long Time Listener, First Time Poster!  ;)

I found you guys while searching for some Sci-Fi audio fiction to listen to at work, and boy did you deliver! I have been methodically listening to all the back episodes of all three casts, and after 6 months, am completely through the full backlog and caught up to date! My only complaint is that I now have to wait a week for a new episode.  :D

I'll throw some dough your way on the next check to feed the writers. (and the servers); and I'll be posting feedback on the next story episodes.



Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on March 10, 2012, 12:17:27 AM
Welcome MadJester, glad to have you on board. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: danooli on March 10, 2012, 10:50:28 AM
Hi new forumites!
That always brings to mind images of some kind of cave-dwelling bio-luminescent fungus.
In a good way. :D

that inspired me to do an image search for "cave-dwelling bio-luminescent fungus"   ;D

this was one of the results:

(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg164/scaled.php?server=164&filename=cavedwellercowiw5.jpg&res=medium)

cool.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on March 10, 2012, 04:30:07 PM
Hi new forumites!
That always brings to mind images of some kind of cave-dwelling bio-luminescent fungus.
In a good way. :D

that inspired me to do an image search for "cave-dwelling bio-luminescent fungus"   ;D

this was one of the results:

(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg164/scaled.php?server=164&filename=cavedwellercowiw5.jpg&res=medium)

cool.

Wow. Research can be so much fun!   :D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: patriciomas on March 13, 2012, 02:27:29 PM
Hi! I discovered Pseudopod a month or so ago and have filled my idle time with stories from all three podcasts since then. Thanks for the pods!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on March 13, 2012, 03:19:50 PM
Welcome, patriciomas! Glad you're enjoying EA :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: ballerin on March 20, 2012, 10:26:23 AM
Hello, I'm a french ballet dancer. I work now as a street (escape) artist. I'm happy to share my experiences and pics on this forum.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Interstella5555 on March 29, 2012, 10:01:19 AM
Hi folks

Posting in from the west of Scotland, been listening to escape pod since about ep 270-ish ;D and thought it was about time I joined the forums, and I suppose while Im at it I should start listening to Podcastle and Psuedopod as well  :D

Btw, you're all more than welcome to follow me on twitter @McCroriebooks (if its permitted)

see you out there...


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on March 29, 2012, 10:21:09 AM
Welcome aboard, Interstella :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Lab Tinnion on April 01, 2012, 07:38:49 AM
Hello to all from the mountains of far northern California.  I can't believe I've only just discovered this great site. Now I have someplace to go to get my regular "fix." Thanks for being here.  8)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on April 01, 2012, 12:45:24 PM
welcome Lab!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DavidTMoore on April 02, 2012, 04:16:59 AM
Hello all,

I'm David Moore. I was the reader on Pseudopod #275, "Wailing Well."

Pleasure.

David


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: stampguy19 on April 03, 2012, 01:25:20 PM
Greetings from Western New York:

I am a long-time listener and donate every month.  EP is the best thing for the long, snowy commutes I often make.

I am also known for bringing my (in)famous Spam dip to parties.

Keep up the good work.

Stampguy19



Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on April 03, 2012, 01:27:06 PM
Welcome to the forums, David and Stampguy :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Yaekmon on April 04, 2012, 08:38:17 PM
Greetings from the eldritch realm of Melbourne, Australia.

I'm a long-time listener, first time harbinger.

Love all the shows, especially Pseudopod.
I guess I just have a dark imagination.

Cheers,
Jacob


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kibitzer on April 08, 2012, 03:42:38 AM
Hello Jacob! Melbourne is not so unknown to me, mainly because I live there! VERY good to see another from my hometown on the forums. Welcome! Be well!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: AnIngrownHair on April 23, 2012, 10:08:07 AM
Long time listener, first time poster....


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: animaguy on April 24, 2012, 02:27:30 PM
Hello Everyone,

I think I started listening sometime around Thanksgiving of last year. I have been listening off and on since then. Mainly Escape Pod. Some of my favorites are "A Taste of Time", "Jaiden's Weaver", "The Goldwater Dime". I study animation. I listen to many short story websites and I seem to connect with Escape Pod the most. I have been reading the posts and I find the conversations here just as stimulating as the short stories. I hope to make friends. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: schizoTypal on May 01, 2012, 10:54:48 PM
Hello everyone! I'm happy to be here, and I've been meaning to drop by here for some time.

The problem is, I found EscapePod just last month ... then I downloaded everything in the podcast RSS. Naturally, I haven't stopped repeatedly listening to each episode since. Just now, I was trying to activate the new/old digital-analog converter I got for my ancient TV, and failed, and when I came to my computer for the first time in a month or two, I decided to come here!

I'm glad I did. Be warned, I may be annoying.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on May 01, 2012, 11:00:08 PM
Welcome newcomers. Always cool to have new people dropping in to join the discussion :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: THX0785 on May 02, 2012, 12:57:08 PM
Hey everyone! I am a new member! I have been listening to the podcast for over a year, but have finally decided to check out the forums. I think I first entered the speculative fiction podcast community by finding the Drabblecast. That lead to many more, and this is one of my favorites. Thanks for making the show.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: schizoTypal on May 02, 2012, 09:41:10 PM
Hey everyone! I am a new member! I have been listening to the podcast for over a year, but have finally decided to check out the forums. I think I first entered the speculative fiction podcast community by finding the Drabblecast. That lead to many more, and this is one of my favorites. Thanks for making the show.

I popped up here through EscapePod!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: countblackula on May 04, 2012, 09:58:23 AM
Okay, I'm not technically new, but I sorta am.

My name's Dom. I draw pictures and like reading scary stuff. I read Aaron Ashley Garrison's piece in episode 255: http://pseudopod.org/2011/11/11/pseudopod-255-flash-on-the-borderlands-ix-its-war/

I plan on reading more if I can get the chance. It's great to meet you all!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on May 04, 2012, 11:09:39 AM
Rock on, new listeners!

And Dom - thanks for putting a user icon to go with the voice  :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: schizoTypal on May 05, 2012, 12:06:39 PM
Okay, I'm not technically new, but I sorta am.

My name's Dom. I draw pictures and like reading scary stuff. I read Aaron Ashley Garrison's piece in episode 255: http://pseudopod.org/2011/11/11/pseudopod-255-flash-on-the-borderlands-ix-its-war/

I plan on reading more if I can get the chance. It's great to meet you all!

Welcome! I assume you've been lurking a while?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ascii King on May 07, 2012, 06:13:12 PM
Howdy Y'all. I am brand new and hoping to submit some stories here. I only just found this site and signed up, so I'm afraid I don't know any of the protocols or rules other than don't be offensive. I'm hoping to submit some stories and get some feedback.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: schizoTypal on May 07, 2012, 09:44:05 PM
Howdy Y'all. I am brand new and hoping to submit some stories here. I only just found this site and signed up, so I'm afraid I don't know any of the protocols or rules other than don't be offensive. I'm hoping to submit some stories and get some feedback.

I, for one, am already interested to read your stories! :) Welcome to the forum.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: The Font Snob on May 12, 2012, 05:52:19 PM
Greetings, programs!

The feedback shared in the episodes always sounds like a conversation I wish I'd been a part of, so this was the obvious solution.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: schizoTypal on May 13, 2012, 10:29:09 PM
It certainly is!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: HailToTheChimp on May 16, 2012, 05:31:14 PM
Hello podcats!

Escape pod was the very first thing I ever listened to on my now long-defunct iPod, and having returned to listening to all the Escape artist podcasts on a regular basis (praise be to the mindless data entry job) I thought it might be a good idea to get active on here.

Looking forward to some good discussion, hopefully it'll encourage me to complete some short stories of my own.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on May 16, 2012, 06:39:26 PM
(praise be to the mindless data entry job)

*narrows eyes*

are you me? :P

Welcome!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: TheFunkeyGibbon on June 10, 2012, 11:47:09 AM
Hi, I've been listening to all three Escape Artists podcasts for a while and have been meaning to post some feedback I just never got around to it. Finally, I've pulled my finger out and here I am!  ;D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kibitzer on June 22, 2012, 08:59:45 AM
Hi, I've been listening to all three Escape Artists podcasts for a while and have been meaning to post some feedback I just never got around to it. Finally, I've pulled my finger out and here I am!  ;D

Welcome, Gibbon! It's great to have you on board.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: schizoTypal on July 02, 2012, 11:41:15 PM
Welcome! Always good to have new folk.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kanaske on July 09, 2012, 10:58:41 AM
the opening message said post something or get deleted so i am posting something LOL ;D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Chris Turner on July 10, 2012, 04:04:44 PM
Hi
Just posting here to register my presence ......
Love Escape Pod - Thanks!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Jethro's belt on July 11, 2012, 03:07:12 PM
So this is what it looks like in here.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: schizoTypal on July 13, 2012, 04:01:30 PM
So this is what it looks like in here.

Sorry about that.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: HueItzcoatl on July 20, 2012, 01:40:22 PM
Buenas tardes!,

It's been my pleasure to be a listener of these podcasts since 2010, fairly new by some standards, but a pleasure nonetheless. I'm the type of person that has never been satisfied with the restrictions that reality imposes upon us. (I am a physics geek at heart, so try figuring that one out.) When I stumbled upon Steve and his escape pod creation I found a new reality that I enjoyed better so I moved in and refuse to leave.

I've always fancied myself a writer, but have never evolved beyond the self insertion stage. I'm self obsessed, self destructive and one of those people your mother warned you about.

I get the feeling I'll fit right in.



Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: danofspiz on July 21, 2012, 11:28:37 AM
I'm the narrator of a couple of Escape Artists tales (so far) and, hopefully, I'll have the opportunity to narrate a few more somewhere down the line.

This is me saying 'Hi' and registering my presence as an entity on this forum.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Lisa3737 on July 27, 2012, 07:00:32 PM
I'm registering my presence here on the forums....I've been listening to for several years and decided it was time to make some comments.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on July 27, 2012, 07:37:45 PM
Welcome all. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Chugosh on July 29, 2012, 10:05:45 PM
I found Escape Pod and Podcastle last week.
I've listened to about thirty hours of wonderful stories.
I drive a truck on a local daily route so I have a lot of time sitting in a metal box watching the world go by.
It is really kind of fun.
But much more so with stories.

I'm also an avid listener to Libravox.org.  Lots of nice stories that have fallen into the public domain.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: bardsbabe on August 01, 2012, 01:22:43 AM
Ummm.  Hi.

I've been listeneing to Escape Artist poscasts for quite a few years and finally decided to get online and check out the forums. I listen to podcasts but as I spend all work day on a computer, I rarely get online in my free time.  Curiousity, however, won over.

Nice place you have here.




Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: danooli on August 01, 2012, 05:50:54 AM
Nice place you have here.

It's one of the nicest corners of the whole interwebs :) To you and Chugosh, and a warm welcome from a fellow listener


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Schmood on August 02, 2012, 08:23:57 AM
Greetings, Escape Artists!
I just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work that goes into producing such wonderful weekly podcasts. I just recently found Escape Pod online and have been soaking in  the new eps as well as combing the archives, thoroughly enjoying the variety of fun and engaging stories I find. Though I gravitate more towards SF, I will drop in on PodCastle and PseudoPod soon, and I look forward to finding/starting posts where I can contribute worthwhile comments on this forum.
Thanks again for all you do!
-Schmood


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: zivanaik on August 03, 2012, 03:52:36 AM
Hi all,

Found out about escapepod and podcastle about 4 months ago.  Lovely stuff.  Thank you for the good work. 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Milk on August 03, 2012, 08:31:23 PM
I've been listening to the pods since beyond memory (given that my memory has more holes than a donut factory filled with holes).  Just now wandered into the forums.  Be kind, kind readers, be kind.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CryptoMe on August 06, 2012, 08:27:55 PM
I'm also an avid listener to Libravox.org.  Lots of nice stories that have fallen into the public domain.

Oh! Thank you for that Chugosh!
I was not aware of Libravox.org. Will have to spend hours browsing now... ;)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Max e^{i pi} on August 07, 2012, 01:22:34 AM
I'm also an avid listener to Libravox.org.  Lots of nice stories that have fallen into the public domain.

Oh! Thank you for that Chugosh!
I was not aware of Libravox.org. Will have to spend hours browsing now... ;)
Oh yeah.
I discovered Librivox a couple of years ago when my new media player (Amarok) came with a plugin that browses their database, and downlads books for me to listen to.
Great stuff.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Anony on August 13, 2012, 09:44:57 AM
Long time listener first time caller.

I am a computer scientist from California, I should get a lab coat.
Normally I am not awake at this hour, but today the college's computing club needed an agent to infiltrate the school at 8am to sign up for a good space to recruit new converts in the quad.

This seems like a well run forum, do the escape artists succeed at everything?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on August 13, 2012, 10:42:08 AM
Long time listener first time caller.

I am a computer scientist from California, I should get a lab coat.
Normally I am not awake at this hour, but today the college's computing club needed an agent to infiltrate the school at 8am to sign up for a good space to recruit new converts in the quad.

This seems like a well run forum, do the escape artists succeed at everything?

We often fail at failing.

Welcome! And I hope your sneaky recruiting goes/went well!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: chemistryguy on August 16, 2012, 01:13:11 PM
Hello all!

I've been listening to these podcasts since I got my first smartphone 1.5 years ago. 

My wife isn't interested in hearing me rehash the episodes, so I thought I'd stick my nose/opinions into the forums.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: stephenenelson on August 16, 2012, 03:30:55 PM
Hello all. I've been listening... hmm... well, for a VERY long time. Signing up now because I'm going to WorldCon and hope to run into fellow listeners and Escape Artists. So, uh, hi!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on August 16, 2012, 03:47:34 PM
Welcome Chemistry Guy and stephenenelson!

Good to have you both here, and looking forward to reading more comments :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: JHooligan on August 26, 2012, 08:52:43 PM
I'm your typical factory worker, that doesn't want to settle for the day to day life of going in and out of work. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my job, but it's not fulfilling in any way. I've always had a passion for writing and telling stories. When I create a world, or a character in my head, I have to get it down on paper. I'm going to keep taking the steps necessary publish my work, and make it all come to life.

I really want to expand to other writers, and get their opinions on my work. I want to discuss the finer points of composing stories from short submissions to epic novels. I'm not just a fantasy fan, but I love Science Fiction as well. My first novel, will be a combination of the two.

When I get more pages, and chapters out, I hope I can gather volunteer critics and readers. I really want to bring my ideas to life, and I want to help others do that as well. If any author wants a volunteer to read their work, I will be more than happy to lend my time. I love to read, and discuss stories.

Also, I'm always looking to expand to people so please follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and check out my blog.
@Nickphobia
facebook.com/ajaymichaelproduction
jaymichaelblog.com

If you follow me on twitter, or friend me on facebook, I will return the love. If you have a blog, I will subscribe, read, and comment.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: john2two on August 27, 2012, 08:32:53 AM
Human, not spambot! Please don't delete me again.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: eytanz on August 27, 2012, 08:53:22 AM
Human, not spambot! Please don't delete me again.

Sorry!

We get about 100 bots registering each day, most of which never post but do all sorts of other nasty stuff (like fill their profile with porn/malware links), so we can't examine on a case-by-case basis - every morning I just delete all the accounts that were created the previous day and didn't post (spambots that post are blasted a lot faster). Now that you've posted, though, your account is safe forever :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: hearken on August 27, 2012, 08:04:48 PM
Hello! I've been listening for about three years now, and my ever-mounting desire to get my literary discussion on lead me here.

I'm a big fan of horror, so Pseudopod was my first. Once the mutations were complete and my horrible, gnashing hunger could not be sated, I devoured Podcastle and Escape Pod.

Dramatics aside, I enjoy writing, even if I rarely finish my scrawlings. Since the stories featured on the assorted podcasts are nearly always a source of inspiration, I figure that the clever people that discuss them might help with my writer's block.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on August 27, 2012, 08:12:32 PM
Human, not spambot! Please don't delete me again.
uh-oh! Sorry about that!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Devoted135 on August 28, 2012, 08:51:13 AM
Hello! I've been listening for about three years now, and my ever-mounting desire to get my literary discussion on lead me here.

I'm a big fan of horror, so Pseudopod was my first. Once the mutations were complete and my horrible, gnashing hunger could not be sated, I devoured Podcastle and Escape Pod.

Dramatics aside, I enjoy writing, even if I rarely finish my scrawlings. Since the stories featured on the assorted podcasts are nearly always a source of inspiration, I figure that the clever people that discuss them might help with my writer's block.

Glad you're here! :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ettan on September 05, 2012, 02:27:55 AM
Hi Everyone,

I’m new here and looking forward to some great stories.

Thanks!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: rharryw on September 11, 2012, 12:21:28 AM
Hello,
I've been listening to Escape Pod on and off for several years, but it was word of the flash fiction contest the drew me here.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Eanor on September 14, 2012, 08:17:52 AM
Hey everybody,

I found PodCastle just about a month ago and since then have been listening to at least one story a day (and often more). Thank you for all this wonderful work!  :)

Thought I'd sign up now to maybe join in some of the discussions.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on September 14, 2012, 10:33:50 PM
Welcome Ettan, rharryw, and Eanor! Make yourselves at home! :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: drmatteri on September 15, 2012, 11:31:56 AM
Hi, folks. My name is David and I'm an author/writing tutor living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Just earned my BA in English with an option in Creative Writing and ready to dive into the writing business. Found this site today and thought it would be fun to join. Glad to be here!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DoWhileNot on September 15, 2012, 11:40:00 AM
Hello -

Here's my first post to say hi and to keep myself from being deleted.  I've been listening to Escape Pod and Pod Castle for a while (I've got a long commute) and been very much enjoying the stories.

And I just sent in my submission for the flash contest... my first submission of anything anywhere, woo hoo!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on September 15, 2012, 02:18:18 PM
Welcome everyone. Always glad to see new "faces" popping in.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Nomdepod on September 18, 2012, 08:10:18 AM
Greetings Escape Artists  ;D
This is Nomdepod's human mediator urging you not to annhialiate this novel account. What it lacks in humanity it makes up for in, eh  :-\, anonymity.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: JDoug on September 18, 2012, 05:57:37 PM
Listen to Escape Pod on my way to and from work and love every pod cast. Guess that makes me a fan!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DeepBlueJoy on September 21, 2012, 04:08:33 PM
Hi there...  I'm a brand new member...  not much to say except that I like to read and like to write and I'm pretty eclectic about both.

Peace,

Blue


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: sunsetwarrior on September 22, 2012, 09:11:46 PM
Hi all.  Longtime lurker, first-time poster.  Thought it was time finally to get off my duff and enter the fray.  Have worked as a professional reader, writer and teacher.  Excelsior!




Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on September 23, 2012, 12:31:57 AM
Welcome new peoples! :) I love seeing new faces!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: evamommy on October 02, 2012, 10:42:02 AM
Hello,
I'm new here, just wanted to say Hi!
Thanks,
Carrie


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on October 02, 2012, 01:36:23 PM
Not new but it's been close to 3 years since I was on here.  Probably biggest fan of Pseudopod, but also like escape pod, and to a lesser extent podcastle.  Sorry it's been so long, lets see, in 2010 my computer (laptop) got stolen.  Wasn't until mid 2011 that I was able to afford a replacement, and didn't have home internet, so...

Glad to be back, thinking of making an attempt at NaNoWriMo, but don't have real idea on what i want to write (which doesn't bode well for winning, but it's the attempt that counts, cause gets me writing again.)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on October 03, 2012, 02:50:33 AM
Holy wow, you've been gone for a LONG time, sir! Welcome back!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on October 04, 2012, 05:11:55 PM
thanks


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Carlos Ferreira on October 08, 2012, 03:35:04 PM
Hello! I'm a relatively new listener to Escape Pod, suddenly feeling the need to join the forum and post an opinion. Lovely to be here!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Piet on October 12, 2012, 07:32:56 PM
Hello EA world.

After having read some of the episode comments, it is evident that a variety of perspectives and thoughtful discussion add a lot to the listening/reading experience.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: RowanBristol on October 13, 2012, 09:05:14 AM
Good Morning from Chicago!

I've been listening to the podcast for years, and felt it was time to be just a scootch more active. I think like everyone else in the world, I'm a writer and podcaster, and former storyteller at RenFaire. I love the shows, I love the magic, and I hope to play more in this forum.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on October 13, 2012, 10:05:05 AM
Welcome Ed and RowanBristol and Carlos Ferreira


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Moiralyn on October 15, 2012, 11:05:24 PM
Allo :)  I'm posting because I would like to vote on your flash fiction contest and I was told you needed to post a little hello first.  I will peruse the rest of the site as soon as I can :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Creideann on October 19, 2012, 10:09:24 PM
Hello all.  I am a new listener.  Really enjoying it so far.  Thanks for the listening while I knit.  :D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: zombwynne on November 26, 2012, 05:54:03 PM
Hello! Another new listener here. Was looking for something new to listen to while I cleaned and did homework and I am hooked now.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on November 27, 2012, 04:04:35 PM
Welcome, one and all!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Winsome Spritely on November 27, 2012, 07:19:07 PM
Oh, hello assorted escapists, I'm primarily writing a little something so my account doesn't vanish due to protracted silence.  I'm a 20-something recent grad who binges on podcasts and wonders why every other comment recording features Electric Paladin...I imagine him/her as some sort of monolithic story judging god in whose scales timorous writers weigh their words.  Also, in my imagination, he/she has armor, a shnazzy helm, and lightening of some sort...also presumably a laptop. 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Devoted135 on November 27, 2012, 10:31:37 PM
Oh, hello assorted escapists, I'm primarily writing a little something so my account doesn't vanish due to protracted silence.  I'm a 20-something recent grad who binges on podcasts and wonders why every other comment recording features Electric Paladin...I imagine him/her as some sort of monolithic story judging god in whose scales timorous writers weigh their words.  Also, in my imagination, he/she has armor, a shnazzy helm, and lightening of some sort...also presumably a laptop. 


Your description of ElectricPaladin is remarkably apropos :D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: ExecuDork on December 05, 2012, 02:13:53 AM
Hello, long time listener first time caller commenter. I finally got around to registering here because of a negative opinion on a story, which is not the best reason but before I go into that thread and make that comment, I'd like my first comment to be much more positive: I really enjoy the stories Escape Artists has been putting out there, week after week, for years. Great stuff, thanks everybody.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on December 05, 2012, 08:14:16 AM
Welcome ExecuDork.  As for your registering to comment, without feedback escape artists won't know what people like and dislike so they can continue to offer stories we all like. 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Obelisk on December 28, 2012, 02:02:33 PM
Hi everyone ^^

I'm 23. Currently I'm learning art ^^


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: eytanz on December 28, 2012, 02:19:09 PM
Hi Obelisk, and welcome - but please note that this is not a forum about art, it's a forum dedicated to the genre podcasts published by Escapeartists. If you're looking for art-related questions, you won't find much help here...

I deleted your posting about fonts because it looked suspiciously like a spam posting (what with an odd link in the middle and having nothing to do with the forum in which it was posted). If you're not a spammer, let me know, and you can post it again.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Obelisk on December 28, 2012, 09:11:08 PM
Hi eytanz, I'm here to let you know I'm... uhm... not a spammer ;D

Actually I've seen another Mod's post about "no-link-in-first-post", so I decided to introduce myself first, then post my question with the link :)

It's not like I'm here to PR for that software :( And since I'm asking about tool rather than art, I think if someone knew about the tool, then it's all clear...

My thanks to you if the topic can be re-posted, at a suitable place in this forum ^^


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on December 29, 2012, 03:01:18 AM
Not sure how your question pertains to the podcasts produced here... you really aren't going to find many answers here, if any, to your question.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: eytanz on December 29, 2012, 04:40:26 AM
Hi Obelisk, in that case, my apologies for deleting your post, but as bdoomed said, I'm not sure you'll get much help here. That said, feel free to repost it (but please do so in the "gallimaufry" forum which is where questions unrelated to writing, genre fiction, or podcasting belong).


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Corcoran on January 20, 2013, 03:11:27 PM
Does really anyone reads here in this sections anything ?
What does it help if I update the information about me ?

Strange, hard pressed for some free time, but I sat here for a long time contemplating if I should write about what 2013 will bring.

And if I write, why of all places write it here ?

Because nobody I personally know will read it ?

In the End I came up with a qoute from someone else "If you dont have anything positive to say, shut up" (This is pretty freely translated from German) But this Evening I am just sitting here, waiting for me to kick my ass back to the work still left to do, and somehow I hope, against better knowing, that 2013 will not be so bad as I think it will be. Ok, the night is still young, back to work...


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Max e^{i pi} on January 20, 2013, 03:57:21 PM
Does really anyone reads here in this sections anything ?
What does it help if I update the information about me ?

Strange, hard pressed for some free time, but I sat here for a long time contemplating if I should write about what 2013 will bring.

And if I write, why of all places write it here ?

Because nobody I personally know will read it ?

In the End I came up with a qoute from someone else "If you dont have anything positive to say, shut up" (This is pretty freely translated from German) But this Evening I am just sitting here, waiting for me to kick my ass back to the work still left to do, and somehow I hope, against better knowing, that 2013 will not be so bad as I think it will be. Ok, the night is still young, back to work...

People do read this thread!
Welcome to the forums!
I don't know what 2013 will bring either, but it doesn't bother. The solar calendar and Gregorian year-counting is a completely arbitrary system. I use it because it's convenient to be in sync with everybody else, but the dates hold no meaning for me.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Corcoran on January 21, 2013, 11:00:01 AM
Ok Max, you made me laugh, thanks for that. If I believe in bad luck because of numbers like 2013, that would be strange. All of my thoughts come from seen the present and trying to figure out what will happen in the near future, it does not depend on years excatly, maybe I was just in a dark mood. But thank you for cheering me up.  :D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on January 24, 2013, 09:44:29 AM
Welcome Daniel. 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Curn Bounder on January 25, 2013, 01:35:35 PM
Greetings all.
The name is Derek Johnson, from the lofty state of Colorado in the heart of the U.S. of A.

I have used Curn Bounder on a number of forums, so I carried it over here.

I have listened to PseudoPod and occasionally EscapePod and PodCastle for a few months now--mainly through Stitcher.  Only with the announcement of the contest on PseudoPod did I discover that there were forums here.  I look forward to lurking (I generally don't post much) and seeing what y'all are up to.

Thank you so much to the writers, editors and readers.  These stories are entertaining and inspiring and help me survive the iron maiden (cubicle) in which I spend my days. 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on January 25, 2013, 03:59:19 PM
Welcome to the party, CB. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lethean on January 27, 2013, 03:42:14 AM
Hello! Another new member dropping by to introduce herself - I'm lethean, a 25 year old Aussie who first started listening to Escape Pod after being drawn into the world of fiction podcasts by Variant Frequencies... and it wasn't too long after that, that PseudoPod stole my heart. I think they're using it as a paperweight or something. Either way, I'm looking forward to what more tales the Escape Artists bring us in 2013!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Hungry Ghost on January 27, 2013, 06:56:15 AM
Greetings, all!  I'm an avid fan -- these podcasts have sustained me through many a long, dark night down here in the Realm of Endless Craving and Unfulfilled Desires.  I'm really looking forward to sharing views on upcoming episodes.  In fact, I can hardly wait!  C'mon, hurry up! ::)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: danooli on January 27, 2013, 08:42:51 AM
Welcome lethean!  Isn't this world of fiction podcasts wonderful?   

I'm really looking forward to sharing views on upcoming episodes.  In fact, I can hardly wait!  C'mon, hurry up! ::)

Welcome Hungry Ghost!  Whilst waiting for new episodes, why don't you share comments on past stories?  There sure isn't a rule against that! 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on January 27, 2013, 09:52:12 AM
Welcome lethean!  Isn't this world of fiction podcasts wonderful?   

I'm really looking forward to sharing views on upcoming episodes.  In fact, I can hardly wait!  C'mon, hurry up! ::)

Welcome Hungry Ghost!  Whilst waiting for new episodes, why don't you share comments on past stories?  There sure isn't a rule against that! 
(Thread) Necromancy is even fitting within the themes of pseudopod and podcastle  ;)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: will write for beer on January 29, 2013, 01:35:02 AM
I'm an advertising copywriter living with my wife, two dogs and a cat in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. My work has been published in Cemetery Moon, Suspense Magazine and Sanitarium. It's been rejected by too many to mention.

I love beer, zombies, stand-up comedy, cynicism, Diet Coke, loud music, TV, skiing, camping, dogs, the colors purple, orange and black, horror, proofreaders, the Cleveland Browns, THE Ohio State University, my friends and family, and smart advertising.

I hate pretty much everything else.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: H.P. Lovesauce on January 30, 2013, 10:10:39 AM
Hullo. I'm HP. I'm here for the tentacles.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on January 30, 2013, 10:15:54 AM
Welcome, don't forget to stay for the things that go bump in the night.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: spruceh0rn on February 01, 2013, 06:46:43 PM
I've been listening for a few months and finally decided to delurk. I've found that there aren't a lot of stories I have neutral feelings about, so I look forward to getting involved in the intelligent debate I've seen in this forum!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Fenrix on February 01, 2013, 09:30:09 PM
Hello! Another new member dropping by to introduce herself - I'm lethean, a 25 year old Aussie who first started listening to Escape Pod after being drawn into the world of fiction podcasts by Variant Frequencies... and it wasn't too long after that, that PseudoPod stole my heart. I think they're using it as a paperweight or something. Either way, I'm looking forward to what more tales the Escape Artists bring us in 2013!

Doorstop last time I checked. Dang things have a habit on latching behind you if you're not careful.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Animachina on February 07, 2013, 02:23:22 PM
Good morning angels!

I've been a fan of Pseudopod and Escapepod for years as they've made my commutes safer mainly by keeping me awake. This is my "first time, long time" style post as I join these here forums so here we go.

Bio:
-I'm in my 30's
-I work in the Video Game industry
-I do a lot of pen and paper game design work which includes story structure design, character design, pacing work, and various other skills revolving around "make it fun for the participants or they're walking out of the room" style pressure
-I did a lot of writing while I was in college and am picking it back up so expect a bit of the old "I wrote this thing, what ya all think?" style posts


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on February 07, 2013, 03:28:21 PM
Welcome to the forums.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Kat_Rocha on February 14, 2013, 12:43:25 PM
Hi everyone,
My name is Kat. I am a writer, artist, editor, and co-owner of 01 Publishing living in San Diego, CA. I am a huge fan of fantasy (specifically urban fantasy), science fiction, and horror. I have been listening to the Escape Artists podcasts for a while now but only recently got up the nerve to join the forums. Having a lot of fun so far meeting and chatting with you all.

If you are interested, please visit the 01 Publishing (http://www.01publishing.com) website for some awesome reads and an open call for submissions to our Lovecraft flash-fiction anthology.

-Kat


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on February 14, 2013, 11:41:31 PM
Hi everyone,
My name is Kat. I am a writer, artist, editor, and co-owner of 01 Publishing living in San Diego, CA. I am a huge fan of fantasy (specifically urban fantasy), science fiction, and horror. I have been listening to the Escape Artists podcasts for a while now but only recently got up the nerve to join the forums. Having a lot of fun so far meeting and chatting with you all.

If you are interested, please visit the 01 Publishing (http://www.01publishing.com) website for some awesome reads and an open call for submissions to our Lovecraft flash-fiction anthology.

-Kat

Welcome. 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on February 15, 2013, 02:42:22 AM
WELCOME!  I think your site looks familiar.  I might have gone snooping there when looking for various jobs in publishing :P


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Uncanny Valley on February 17, 2013, 09:16:16 AM
Hi, I've recently become addicted to Escape Pod and have loved sci-fi, fantasy and horror (especially in print form) my entire life.  I wanted to join the forum to discuss the stories and hopefully get some recommendations, as I'm always looking for something new to read.

As for my background, I'm 45, work as a computer programmer in Cleveland, Ohio.  I'm married with three kids and also started teaching myself guitar a few years ago.  I'm not sure if I'm a shitty teacher or a shitty student, but either way, I'm shitty.  But I love it.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on February 17, 2013, 05:52:28 PM
Welcome.  You are still better than me, because I gave up on trying to learn guitar quite some time ago. 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Optimus B on February 23, 2013, 02:55:30 PM
Hello beings of Pseudopodia!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on February 23, 2013, 11:30:00 PM
hiiiiiii


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: glasnost on February 25, 2013, 10:55:30 AM
Hello All,

I'm new, but I've listened to Psuedopod for ages, so I figured it was time to join up (partly out of allegiance to the Pod, partly because no one I know also like horror fiction and I get lonelyt)

Anyway nice to meet you, anonymous mass of dexterous appendages and brains!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on February 26, 2013, 12:02:37 AM
welcome, you will definitely find lovers of horror here.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Vidurr on February 28, 2013, 09:37:02 PM
Hello.  While I've been listening religiously for years now a very awesome podcast has so intrigued me I had to create an account just to say I wish it could be.  And now I'm off to hunt down the escape pod thread for Connoisseurs of the Eccentric.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: danooli on March 02, 2013, 07:45:31 AM
Yay new members  ;D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bessie on March 03, 2013, 11:48:21 AM
hello! i'm new here and saying hi, and i hear there is a contest?  ;) i'm here to support my friend.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Candlejack on March 04, 2013, 08:16:54 AM
Introducing myself so I can check out the contest. Longtime listener of Pseudopod and Escape Pod, looking forward to getting involved on the forums.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: strats on March 04, 2013, 09:22:47 AM
adig adig adoo


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Mr.Shenanigans on March 04, 2013, 09:58:04 AM
Hello all. I'm pretty much doing this so I can get on to reading stories. See you out there.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: TomatoGrandpa on March 04, 2013, 11:47:25 AM
Howdy everybody, what with the contest going on, I figured it was high time I stopped lurking and start skulking around the forums with a little less anonymity.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: JasonCD on March 04, 2013, 12:21:02 PM
Hello everyone!
Just call me Jason. We'll all be better off that way. :D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: jormangundr on March 04, 2013, 02:54:41 PM
Doing the "Hi" post here.  Been listening to pseudopod regularly for the past year or more. Excited to be in the contest.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: tobbA on March 04, 2013, 02:59:21 PM
Hello there. I've been listening to the escape artists podcasts for a while now. Decided to register because of the pseudopod flash contest.

Let's be friends. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: mark.i.wang on March 05, 2013, 02:35:47 AM
Just sayin hi so I'm not mistaken for a spambot. Look forward to reading.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Umbrageofsnow on March 05, 2013, 02:39:27 AM
Be welcome, incoming hoard of new members!  And don't be afraid to post about your opinions in the story or poll threads in the contest! Even or especially if you disagree with everyone else!  We're a friendly bunch.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: bohemiangeek on March 05, 2013, 02:03:09 PM
Greetings, this is just a little note saying...I'm here. (insert wicked laugh)
 ;D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on March 05, 2013, 04:00:26 PM
WELCOME EVERYBODY!  Love seeing new faces!  Feel free to resurrect old episode comment threads if you want!  Threadomancy is not frowned upon at pseudopod!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Dark Slopes on March 05, 2013, 04:27:45 PM
Hi. Looking forward to browsing through the flash contest submissions. My brain's such mush these days I find it hard to concentrate on big words and . . . stuff.  :P


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Blaznak on March 05, 2013, 07:48:45 PM
Just a friendly hello. Hello! That is all.  :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: law on March 05, 2013, 08:15:15 PM
Hello Everyone!

I'm a long time listener and first time poster -looking forward to some deliciously bloody flash fiction.

law


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: mandybee732 on March 06, 2013, 09:06:25 PM
hello


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Scorpio2005 on March 06, 2013, 10:04:40 PM
Hey all,

I am a 29-year old attorney who loves, lives and breathes horror (a tough genre to love). First time dad to a wonderful seven-month old baby and fortunately, my wife puts up with both our shenanigans.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Portrait in Flesh on March 07, 2013, 12:16:13 AM
Hey all,

I am a 29-year old attorney who loves, lives and breathes horror (a tough genre to love).

My horror story: getting a question about the Rule Against Perpetuities for my final Performance Test at the end of CA's 3-day bar exam.

...the horror I still feel during those late night sleepless hours...I know one night it'll get me.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: gavinjf on March 07, 2013, 09:42:02 AM
Hello!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Luibh on March 07, 2013, 01:20:25 PM
Hello!  New to this forum, trying to figure it all out. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Luibh on March 07, 2013, 01:30:42 PM
So I'm posting again....still trying to figure this out...a friend told me that they have the new contest submissions over at pseudopod available for the listening and the voting??  I can't seem to find these. :(  Can anyone help me out?

Thanks :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Sgarre1 on March 07, 2013, 08:34:12 PM


http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?board=154.0



Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Textual on March 07, 2013, 11:30:02 PM
Salutations,

Entered the flash fiction contest after much listening. And now I'm here. I like wordy words and scary scares.

C-$


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: chelton on March 08, 2013, 02:55:37 PM
Hi.

I'm new and I'm here posting so I can see the contest stories.  Hello!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Faustian on March 08, 2013, 11:17:03 PM
Hi
i am new to the forums, but am a long time sci-fi & fantasy fan. i heard about the contest you guys are doing and wanted to check it out. so Hello all  :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Gethin on March 10, 2013, 12:54:41 PM
Hello all. I am new too. Gethin's the name, been a listener for years to escapepod but just started listening to pseudopod and pod castle.

cheers!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: generalvostok on March 10, 2013, 09:02:20 PM
Howdy.  Been listening for years, on an off, to all of the podcasts.  I'm especially fond of Pseudopod, and I've registered primarily because of the shout out given to the forums there as of late.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CogShoggoth on March 13, 2013, 08:45:05 AM
Hello all listeners and posters and surface dwellers. 


Title: Re: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: fractaloon on March 13, 2013, 08:52:48 AM
Hi, also new to the forums. I have been listening for almost 4 years from when I got an mp3 player for Father's Day. I first learned about Pseudopod a year before when I picked up a book marker at DragonCon. I hung on to that for the day I eventually got into podcasts... it was just a matter of time.

Albert


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: TheArchivist on March 14, 2013, 04:30:35 PM
Hello peeps,

I just signed up and it said here was a good place to leave a first post, so being a good obedient sort (!?) I am so doing.

I'm older than most, been reading SF since before some of you were born, write a bit myself. In fact I've just got home from my local writers' group (critique is good for the soul). And as of last weekend I've finally caught up to date with EscapePod having downloaded and listened through everything since EP330.

Rob


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: howtheygetyou on March 15, 2013, 08:34:21 PM
Hi!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: rachelpan on March 16, 2013, 12:51:36 AM
hello


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Meds on March 16, 2013, 03:35:03 AM
Good day everyone. I was 100% I had registered before but for the life of me it must have been through one of my old email addresses.
So hello everyone, huge fan of Escape Artists and have been reading lots of posts. I've read for EA a few years ago and have just narrated another short story which went live yesterday.

My name is Meds (Simon Meddings) I co present a podcast called Waffle On Podcast and I'm one of the lead writers/director at Martian Creative. Love writing and audio work, anything creative in my book is worthy of praise (bar possibly 50 shades of grey which should only be used for cleaning up vomit).

Looking forward to chatting with you all.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lady_lazarus_risen on March 19, 2013, 09:08:06 AM
Hi, Long-time listener, first time poster  ;)
Interests are Horror films, fiction, comics, graphic novels....basically anything bloody and I'm there.
Am currently studying for an MA in Early Modern Literature, focusing on how on-stage violence functions in Shakespeare (among others) and the meaning of wounds in Renaissance texts.
Loving the work here, Escape Artists is such an awesome creative project. Long may it continue.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on March 19, 2013, 09:53:22 AM
Love writing and audio work, anything creative in my book is worthy of praise (bar possibly 50 shades of grey which should only be used for cleaning up vomit).

Looking forward to chatting with you all.

welcome.  A question on your hatred for 50 shades of grey, is it the way it is written or the subject matter?  I guess what I am asking is do you also hate stuff like the Sleeping Beauty series by A. N. Roquelaure (a pen name used by Anne Rice), The Story of O, and the writings of the Marquis de Sade, or is it just something about how E. L. James?  Just curious.  Also curious that two series, the 50 shades trilogy and the Sleeping Beauty trilogy that many dismiss as poorly written erotica, were both written by women.  Is it the female perspective on it that they object to, or would it be the same if they had been written by men.    I find it interesting how much of Erotica is actually linked with Horror, Sci Fi, and Fantasy.   The sleeping beauty books, the Gor books by John Norman, and how closely many authors link stories about Vampires with sex, just a few examples of this.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Umbrageofsnow on March 19, 2013, 10:47:17 AM
Also curious that two series, the 50 shades trilogy and the Sleeping Beauty trilogy that many dismiss as poorly written erotica, were both written by women.

I think the poor quality of writing in both those cases (and the Twilight series, for that matter) is pretty much an objective, grammatical/stylistic thing.  Some people can enjoy bad writing, fine, but there are basic levels of quality control not seen in any of those stories.  And believe me, just because we came up with 3 women writers as examples, women BY NO MEANS have a monopoly on bad writing.

Frankly, even de Sade is not someone I would use to defend the quality of anyone else's writing.  Or subject matter.  Sex can be done well, an argument could be made for Poppy Z. Brite for example, but...

Eh, I don't know where I'm going with this, and this isn't really the thread for it.

Welcome to the forum Simon and Lady Lazarus!

EDIT: Holy crap, that was the post that pushed me over the line into Hipparchship!  I wonder if that somehow summarizes my forum presence in some metaphorical or mystical way?  Discursive rambling and then trailing off.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Devoted135 on March 19, 2013, 11:15:33 AM
EDIT: Holy crap, that was the post that pushed me over the line into Hipparchship!  I wonder if that somehow summarizes my forum presence in some metaphorical or mystical way?  Discursive rambling and then trailing off.

And we love you for it Umbrage! :D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Meds on March 19, 2013, 06:07:16 PM
To be honest my comment was of general humourous intent not as a critique. ;) my wife has read the three books and informed me it was atrocious so I allowed my eyes to wonder over a few pages and its just badly constructed and what I read just seems to be a collection of descriptions. Fair play though for making a huge amount of hard cash.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: cvasilevski on March 20, 2013, 09:15:43 PM
Hi all!

I'm a long-time listener of all 3 shows, but this is my first post on the forums. I'm interested in reading the entrants for Pseudopod flash contest #3.

Thanks!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: VT on March 21, 2013, 11:33:21 AM
Hi

Same with me - I like the way there's a vote on the competition entrants. Sometimes (where there's only a committee who chooses), I wonder why the winning story was selected, or what the rest of the competition was like!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: mercurio on March 24, 2013, 11:49:58 AM
Hi,

Longtime listener, first time poster. :)

Posting this to say hello, and to make sure that my account doesn't get purged.

thanks,

mercurio


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Murray on March 25, 2013, 04:39:02 PM
I'm posting so I can read the competition entries! ;D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: minispec on March 26, 2013, 12:34:22 PM
Ditto.  Long time listener, first time forum user.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: keikokat on March 26, 2013, 07:54:12 PM
Hi!  I'm new to this forum, but I've been listening to Escape Artists podcasts (particularly Escape Pod and Pseudopod) for a while now.  I've been reading sci-fi and fantasy since I was a kid, and have recently been trying to make myself write some.  I admire those who do, cuz it's very, very hard!   :P


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Zombied on March 28, 2013, 07:20:31 PM
HI :)
I'm new here. My name's Radoslav and I just wanned to say hello :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lyda on April 01, 2013, 05:18:12 PM
In the process of making the switch from iTunes for podcasts to Pocket Casts, I polled my friends for podcast suggestions. Escape Pod was recommended *a lot*. So I tuned in and was hooked. I'm still a few episodes behind, but love the show so far! Hope to catch up and participate in active threads.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: alsatia on April 09, 2013, 05:12:28 PM
Hello!  I've been listening to Escape Pod and Pseudopod for a couple of years now, but I've only just now gotten around to signing up for the forum.  Looking forward to following the discussion here.  :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: eternalmusings on April 20, 2013, 09:07:02 PM
Hello, I'm a new member on the boards. Heard about the story contest and wanted to see what was submitted.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Citizen Q on April 23, 2013, 04:49:40 AM

Hello!  :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Scribblor on April 30, 2013, 07:20:38 AM
Hi all!

I'm posting to say hi, and to make sure my account doesn't get purged.

My name's Michael, and I'm a videogame designer from England who's decided to stop dreaming about being a published writer and start actually writing (it turns out that to do one you actually have to do the other. Who knew?). I've been listening to the podcasts for the past couple of years on my commute to work. I find the feedback sections really engaging, so thought I should finally get involved.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on April 30, 2013, 07:34:39 AM
Welcome.  any games we may know of that you've worked on?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Scribblor on April 30, 2013, 08:21:21 AM
I currently work at Ninja Theory, so I worked on Enslaved and Devil May Cry (the one the Internet hated, where Dante doesn't have white hair. It's good though!).

Before I was a designer I was in QA (I was a tester) at 2K, who are a publisher, so I worked on LOADS of games. The biggest of which were Bioshock and The Darkness.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on April 30, 2013, 07:15:19 PM
very cool.  again welcome to the forums.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: d4ngerman on May 04, 2013, 11:00:58 PM
Howdy,

Making my first post.  Love this group of podcasts and couldn't help but become interested in all the 'forum posts' that get quoted at the end of episodes.  Looking forward to contributing!

D4nger


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Xinthliss on May 09, 2013, 02:28:28 AM
Just a "hi" post so I can use polls. I quite recently stumbled on Escape Pod wile looking for podcasts for my daily commute; currently I'm still in the happy position of still having hundreds of episodes in the queue :-)

Thanks for making this available!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: russt on May 09, 2013, 04:09:06 PM
Just posting in order to participate fully on the forums.

I found out about Escape Artists by hearing a friend reading some of these stories to me, and I'm listening to my first podcast now. So far, great fun!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Hel on May 10, 2013, 12:43:46 AM
Hi :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Alasdair5000 on May 10, 2013, 03:39:33 AM
Hi everyone! I'm Alasdair, the host of Pseudopod and co-host of Escape Pod. Welcome to the forums:)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: huntsoda on May 20, 2013, 10:30:55 PM
Here's hoping this works!
So my name is Hunter (or huntsoda), and I've listened to Escapepod for a few months and have really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to some good discussion here!
-Hunter


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Moritz on May 22, 2013, 06:14:06 AM
Hi, my name is Moritz (which is my real first name), and I am new to the boards. I have been listening to Pseudopod since around 2008 and to Podcastle since around 2011. I recently managed to finish listening to all of Podcastle's back catalogue and now feel ready to join the forum  ;D Now I'm going through Pseudopod's older episodes. I found out about Escape Artists via my favorite forum, rpg.net, where I am also known as "Moritz".

I live in Eastern Germany at the border to Poland and teach management. I usually listen to episodes on my walk (!) to work, when doing chores, or at the fitness studio. My favorite spec fic genres are Urban Fantasy and Lovecraftian Horror, though my one published short story is classical horror I guess.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Cynandre on May 24, 2013, 06:32:55 AM
Hello. I've been listening for years and I thought it was about time to be a member of the Forum. I do not say much, but I will keep up with "role call" when needed.  ;)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on May 26, 2013, 07:19:21 AM
Welcome to all the new people!  Glad to have you all with us!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: evrgrn_monster on May 30, 2013, 09:42:00 PM
Finally gave into the overlords of Escape Artists and their demands to join the ranks of the forum.

All hail!

Ahaha, not really crazy, I do promise. I have been listening to all three stations of the Pods for several years now and have been insistently inspired to actually crack into short fiction myself. I am hoping this will be the kick in the pants I need to actually sit down and write and join in the conversation!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Asterisk on June 17, 2013, 02:46:41 PM
Hello all,

Just making it known that I'm not here to get people to buy expired male enhancement pills or meet Hot Desperate Singles Near You.

Cheers.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: mimcmullen on June 21, 2013, 12:10:24 AM
Hello, all. I'm Michael. I've been listening to Pseudopod for about a year and a half now and finally decided to give in and sign up for the forums. I'm call myself an active/aspiring writer and I am from Eastern Washington state.

Cheers! :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on June 22, 2013, 08:50:44 AM
Hi Michael!

Also, hi Asterisk!

Also, hi evrgrn!

Welcome to the machine


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Whiskerwing on July 23, 2013, 01:53:05 PM
*waves shyly*

Hello, all! I'm a writer who just submitted her first story for Podcastle review, but I've been enjoying delving into the podcast enough to try for a forum presence.

Does anyone know if there's a "recommend some podcast stories for me" section in the forums? There are rather a lot of old episodes and I'd hate to miss out on something wonderful that simply predates me. I've seen the "Best of 20XX" posts and am finding the episode commentary to coincide with my opinion of the stories I've heard thus far, but I wasn't sure if there was a call for a slightly more personal recommendation service.

Thanks muchly!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on July 23, 2013, 02:28:40 PM
*waves shyly*

Hello, all! I'm a writer who just submitted her first story for Podcastle review, but I've been enjoying delving into the podcast enough to try for a forum presence.

Does anyone know if there's a "recommend some podcast stories for me" section in the forums? There are rather a lot of old episodes and I'd hate to miss out on something wonderful that simply predates me. I've seen the "Best of 20XX" posts and am finding the episode commentary to coincide with my opinion of the stories I've heard thus far, but I wasn't sure if there was a call for a slightly more personal recommendation service.

Thanks muchly!

Welcome! There have been a few threads like that over time. If you are specifically asking about PodCastle, you can post a thread here:

http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?board=55.0 (http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?board=55.0)

And let people know your tastes when you post. :)  If you're just asking about podcast fantasy stories in general (as they can be heard on several other podcasts as well), you may wish to post your query instead on the "Fantasy Discussion" board.

If you're looking for stories on any of the Escape Artists podcasts, or stories of any genre from any podcast, you can probably just post your query on "Gallimaufry." There's no specific board for such queries, because they can into any number of categories on boards that already exist. :)



Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Whiskerwing on July 24, 2013, 09:29:11 AM
Thank you, Talia-angry-pumpkin-pie! I'll hold off till I've made my way through a few more episodes before I post preferences (It's always nice to say "I liked X, Y, and Z, but not A, B, or C") for better feedback. Much appreciated!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Procyon on July 28, 2013, 01:56:52 PM
Well, seems like this is the place for introductions . . .

Just popping my head in to say "hi," to express my excitement that there does exist a bustling cabal of producers, consumers, and fans of speculative fiction (please substitute the correct term if that one displeases you) in written and spoken form, and to prevent myself from being purged by the reaper that comes at night to claim the postless. So, hi!

I've mostly been listening to Podcastle for the past few months.  I'd love to get the other two shows into my regular rotation but I am already woefully, shamefully, wretchedly far behind on all my listening entertainment that I don't think I could handle even more of it. But what I have heard so far is solid gold.  Perhaps chatting on this will convince me to up my dosage.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: yisits on August 06, 2013, 11:20:40 PM
not sure how this all works but wanted to say hello...hello!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: OrbitHammer on August 08, 2013, 01:48:02 AM
Hey all. What's up?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Erner919 on August 13, 2013, 04:57:27 PM
Hi all!
I'm Erner919 as seen in the big blue letters on the panel to the left. I am a geek, nerd, bookworm, little sister, and knitter. (Not exactly extraordinaire, but nobody's perfect)

Odd username, I know. Not my fault though, it's my sister's fault; the classic sister-can't-pronounce-a-sibling's-name-and-says-something-else-instead situation. The sister in question is a younger sister though, and isn't named Valentine.  ;) Nor is my name Andrew.

Yep. See? Geek. :D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Lacrymosa on August 17, 2013, 10:46:47 AM
Posting to protect myself from getting purged when the machine uprising happens =(


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CJ Black on August 21, 2013, 10:58:57 PM
I'm glad I found this thread, although it looks like the last time someone posted here was 2007! I just wanted to introduce myself, CJ Black here, author of fantasy, erotic and paranormal fiction.  I've known about Podcastle for awhile but just yesterday, I listened to a story that I really enjoyed and downloaded the whole she-bang into ITunes.  Looking forward to reading more and hopefully submitting something very soon.  In the meantime, please feel free to visit my blog Black Satin at www.cjblacksatin.blogspot.com or my official site at www.authorcjblack.com.  I always like to discuss the business. 

Peace ~
CJ


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on August 22, 2013, 12:37:42 AM
Welcome, not sure why it looked that way other than that is when the thread was started.  We had a big influx for the Pseudopod flash contest a few months back.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Max e^{i pi} on August 22, 2013, 05:20:55 AM
... and now a big influx with the Podcastle contest.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: wisdog on August 30, 2013, 02:53:10 AM
Hello fellow Escape Artists.

Looking forward to reading some great posts. I hope you enjoy any posts that I offer.

See you all in there.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: flintknapper on August 30, 2013, 10:19:18 AM
Welcome, not sure why it looked that way other than that is when the thread was started.  We had a big influx for the Pseudopod flash contest a few months back.

It is a good way to get more people to sign up for the boards. I joined during the Pseudopod contest. I had been listening to the pod casts for over a year at that point but I wanted to read, vote, and submit stories. Now I post comments for just about every story that comes out and you couldn't keep me away even if you beat me with a stick.

The fact that so many are signing up suggest the competition is going to packed full of entries this go around which is both good and bad. I have already committed in my head to commenting on every single one. We will see if I can live up to my goal if there are over 100 entries. I just hope there is a lot of originality. 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: GundamCat on August 30, 2013, 01:39:40 PM

Hello all! :) I've been a listener for a few years now, decided to finally join in the forums. Really enjoy all 3 podcasts :)

Tanya


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Shawn on August 30, 2013, 11:26:30 PM
howdy,

I'm a new kid. (to the forum)

some of my most favoritest episodes are:

Article of Faith                                               Mike Resnick                  EP193
The Hastillan Weed                                 Ian Creasey                  EP210
Eugene                                                            Jacob Sager Weinstein     EP253
Soulmates                                      Mike Resnick and Lezli Robyn     EP307
Marking Time on the Far Side of Forever              DK Latta                  EP323
The Dreaming Wind                                 Jeffrey Ford                  PodCastle 54
The Fiddler of Bayou Teche                                 Delia Sherman                  PodCastle 62
Another End of the Empire                                 Tim Pratt                  PodCastle 88
Sir Hereward and Mr. Fitz Go to War Again          Garth Nix                   PodCastle 92

it's nice to meet you!
thank you for letting me be a part of this community (if a silent one)
i have really enjoyed it.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: MonsieurMoustache on August 31, 2013, 01:50:15 AM
Hello, Good Sir and Ladies.

I am the Monsieur. Having been off-world and dimension-jumping for sometime, I find these podcasts an excellent way to get caught up on what I've missed. There has been quite alot. Since I disdain newspapers, I'll just have to take your word for it all.

Pleasure to meet you all. My moustache, Beatrice, has run off again. If you see her lurking in the forums, please give her directions to our Chesire Cat.

Thank you,

Le Monsieur de Moustache


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Karkerrumeruk on September 03, 2013, 10:13:47 PM
I am NOT a bot.  :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: agrogan on September 05, 2013, 10:13:31 AM
Hi everyone! Looking forward to joining this group!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Saraquill on September 07, 2013, 11:06:50 AM
Hello. I'm Saraquill, writer and overall geek who wants to keep an eye on the flash fiction contest.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: RubyGates on September 08, 2013, 03:30:10 PM
Hi new member here, still trying to find my way round this rather confusing website!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Max e^{i pi} on September 09, 2013, 12:28:38 AM
Welcome RubyGates!
It's confusing on purpose, this way people who can't find what they're looking for give up and leave!

I kid, I kid.
It's really not that confusing at all:
The three podcasts each have their own section with subforums in them.
Then there's the miscellaneous stuff which is randomly distributed across a couple other sections, just to keep the spammers out. (Here's where one of the forum mods will say "No! It makes perfect sense! At least it made sense to whatsisface when he set it all up. We all sort of just ran with it".
If you came for the Podcastle flash fiction contest, then you'll find it in The Arcade section. The contest got its own subforum.

Feel free to wander around and randomly click things. Chances are that you won't break anything and you'll probably find some cool and interesting stuff.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on September 10, 2013, 02:02:12 PM
Hey New Posters! This is Dave from PodCastle - hope you all enjoy the forums!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Doree on September 10, 2013, 09:25:35 PM
Hi. I'm new, well to this forum anyway, I've been around since...Anyway, I'm a writer and I love reading the talents of other writers. Looking forward to voting and having fun. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: GrammaHart on September 11, 2013, 03:21:27 PM
Well. Hello everyone! I guess I've got to sit with the confuse people. I was told to come here and read to my heart's delight. I've been told by the computer gurus that I must post - so I am posting. Still confused - but posting nonetheless!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ocicat on September 11, 2013, 03:30:00 PM
Welcome - and you should now be able to see the Podcastle contest stories, if that's what you came for!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: quasidoza on September 22, 2013, 09:34:19 AM
Hi,
Escapepod and podcastle listener as not a fan of horror (soz Alasdair).  Really posting to ensure I don't get deleted.

Rgds

Quasi


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: alwaysblack on September 24, 2013, 05:40:28 PM
Hello! Lifetime scifi/fantasy/horror fan, just discovered that listening to Escape Artists' podcasts is a fine way to make mymorning commute more bearable.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Chrickette_888 on September 24, 2013, 07:01:11 PM
Hi everyone!
I am new.  This site was recommended to me and I am looking forward to the variety of stories and their brief nature.  I don't often have time to read much while chasing my kids but I think I will be able to fit in these stories!  It will be great to read an entire story at once that isn't intended for a toddler ;)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: alwaysblack on September 25, 2013, 01:16:17 AM
Hi Chrickette, you've arrived just in times!
I'm glad you've escaped from those babyish rhymes
To a place full of sci-fi and horror and high fantasy
You'll be amazed at such wonder, such cre-a-tiv-ity
I mean what I say, and I've said what I meant
You'll like being here one hundred percent!

I too have a toddler, and feel your pain! ;)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: jakillgo on October 02, 2013, 11:13:57 PM
Hi everyone, new here.  ;)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: ajc13 on October 14, 2013, 02:31:03 PM
As good a place as any to /first-post/ such that my identity does not get purged (hopefully).

Greetings one and all...

I may have been here before, I am not sure.  Something about the no post purge should have stuck in my head.

Now I need to go back and make sure that a reply/comment will let me stay, or if I must start a topic.  A silly distinction.  I so dislike being deleted.

Me?  40 something geek, listening for a year or three.  Needed more variety after purging a sofa from my own list.  Yes, another 'merican, I offer my apologies in advance.

Shall we carry on?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DAstronomer on October 15, 2013, 09:59:52 AM
Hello world!
I'm a long-time lurker. I've been listening to Pseudopod for my entire existence as a graduate student - 2010? 2009? Time is ethereal in grad school. I also added Escapepod two years ago, and have just added PodCastle.
My moniker is straightforward - I'm an journeyman astronomer, and my nickname starts with D.
I've been a lover of the horrid and creepy ever since I was 6 or so. Like many overtired children, I thought I saw a ghost one night. Scared the bejebus out of me. It prompted me to read everything I could on the supernatural, which naturally lent itself out to horror rather quickly. However, I am a determined skeptic...the scientist in me is so very doubtful.
That being said, I still love the horror genre, the spooky variety in particular. Suspension of disbelief? You bet!
Science fiction is also one of my true loves. I can't help it - future tech is awe-inspiring, even if the closest I'll get in my lifetime are smartphones/watches and 3D printing. It's an exciting time.
Cheers!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: corbie on October 16, 2013, 11:08:48 PM
Been a listener for a few years (started with Psuedopod and now I'm hooked to everything) but finally decided the register. :3


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: ciaracat on October 18, 2013, 09:17:06 PM
Hi! I've been listening to Escape Pod for many a year, but haven't ever made it into the forums. Thanks for the stories! :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: laurasbadideas on October 20, 2013, 01:49:25 AM
Hi -- just posting to prove that I'm an actual person who read the welcome message when I registered.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Lmrb19 on October 22, 2013, 08:47:17 AM
Hello! I'm new. I've been an on and off listener of all of Escape Artists podcasts since 2010 when my brother introduced it all to me. I've started listening to them regularly thanks to Stitcher through the app and web.

I figured after I signed up for monthly donation that I might as well make sure my investment is doing well. ;) So I've joined the forum too.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ocicat on October 22, 2013, 01:58:29 PM
Hi to all the new folks!  It's great to see that the Metacast is having the effect of bringing people into the forums as well as the subscription button.   ;D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CamTurner on October 22, 2013, 06:24:10 PM
I'm new. I came to put voice to my support for EA following the latest 2013 Metacast. I've been listening more-or-less since the beginning. I've missed a few over the years but I'm here now.

Just subscribed for $10/mo since I've been listening for 8 years. Hopefully It's not too little to late.

Cam


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: TrishEM on October 22, 2013, 10:47:43 PM
Hi all, I've been listening to the various pods for more than a year and lurking on the fora for a few months. I finally registered because it seemed appropriate after the Metacast spurred me into donating.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Wondrous on October 25, 2013, 09:08:14 PM
Never let it be said that I don't read instructions.  Well, it could be said, and it might often be true, but not this time.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: medicalmusings on October 27, 2013, 06:26:44 PM
Well I read the instructions and am here.
I even finally got around to hitting the Paypal subscribe button - yes the guilt trip metacast worked. Been meaning to do it for ages but never got around to it. Story of my life.

Bio: Mid 50s Australian, love SciFi, absolutely passionate about space opera before it was called space opera with the occasional foray into fantasy - well dragons are cool sometimes - but wish they flew in space. Of course the Dragon riders of Pern (Space Dragons) is my favourite Fantasy.

Interestingly I never 'got' short stories. Yet I love short stories in Audio. Maybe Im just strange.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Trekker on November 04, 2013, 04:27:15 PM
I am a bot, please don't delet.....

I mean....
I'm a real person, no doubt about it!

Glad to finally be here, long time listener, recent supporter... as someone said, hope it's not too little too late.  Love the podcasts and want to see them continue.
Much love to all that work to provide the great content I've gotten to listen to over the time I've been here.

Trekker


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: gunsofchekhovia on November 13, 2013, 08:27:39 AM
Hello all. Long time listener (since Pseudopod 111), new supporter, and decided it was time to join the forums. I am sure this will provide many new opportunities for me to avoid writing and goof off at work. Pseudopod was my introduction to world of podcasts, and it's still my favorite... thing, pretty much.

About me... 30, from Louisiana, love horror, like SF very much, like writing when I can get up the motivation for it, like reading, and, though I never thought I would before Pseudopod, Escape Pod, and Drabblecast (is it OK to mention Drabblecast here?), like listening to other people read.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Varda on November 13, 2013, 02:00:48 PM
Hello all. Long time listener (since Pseudopod 111), new supporter, and decided it was time to join the forums. I am sure this will provide many new opportunities for me to avoid writing and goof off at work. Pseudopod was my introduction to world of podcasts, and it's still my favorite... thing, pretty much.

About me... 30, from Louisiana, love horror, like SF very much, like writing when I can get up the motivation for it, like reading, and, though I never thought I would before Pseudopod, Escape Pod, and Drabblecast (is it OK to mention Drabblecast here?), like listening to other people read.


Hey there, my friend! :D Allow me to welcome you to the neighborhood, although I'm pretty new 'round here as well.

And yes, you can say "Drabblecast" around here, although I don't recommend saying it 3 times into a mirror with the lights off, because, well, you know what happened last time...


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Scattercat on November 14, 2013, 01:36:34 AM
They have spoken the Name.  Brethren and sistren, you know what must be done.

I'll get the logren for the bonfireren.


Title: Re: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: mscomms on November 15, 2013, 05:41:40 AM
Hi all, just found escapepod awesome


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Jen on November 19, 2013, 06:44:40 AM
Hi there. I've been listening on and off for maybe two or three years, but I've recently become a more frequent listener due to morning traffic. I changed my job and I drive to work now (for my previous job I always took public transport), and the podcasts keep me from getting angry first thing in the morning :)

As for the personal stuff, I'm female, 29, and I'm part of the non-US contingent (Romania, to be specific). I prefer fantasy, but in terms of podcasts EscapePod is my favorite (through I listen to all three).


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Rx-fire on November 20, 2013, 11:29:12 AM
Well after all these years of listening to the pods I have come to the conclusion that Escape Artists does deserve my support (money on a monthly subscription)

Keep up the good work and Have Fun


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Henrix on November 23, 2013, 01:16:44 PM
Hi there!

A long time listener - gods know how long, since there was just EscapePod at least.
And while this is not my first forum membership - my old one must have been purged or something - I am desperately trying to show that I'm a real human being. It only took me a few attempts to get the captcha right, so I must be one.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CanoeSage on November 30, 2013, 10:21:32 PM
Hi All,

I'm new to the forums and proving that I'm not a bot. I've been listening to EscapePod and PodCastle for at least 3 years. I normally save up episodes until I'm driving to visit relatives and then marathon them on the drive.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: theryanclausendotcom on December 03, 2013, 02:04:31 PM
Hello everyone. I have been a fan of audio story telling since I first heard Inner Sanctum Mysteries on satellite radio. After I downloaded and digested the entire runs of Dimension X, X minus 1, Murder at Midnight, Hitchhikers Galaxy, Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe and Rocky Fortune I still hungered for more. Luckily, I found this collection of podcasts.

I make movies when I can afford them, but it's been a while so I've been transitioning away from screenplays into short stories. As a result, I've been spending more time reading and writing than I ever have. When I'm not writing I'm usually grappling with some version of what Steven Pressfield has named resistance. If I start posting here too much, know that it is winning.

My movies are at my website. Hopefully I will have some short story links up there soon. I'm waiting to hear back on a nice little ghost story while I work on the next one.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ocicat on December 03, 2013, 02:12:48 PM
entire runs of Dimension X, X minus 1, Murder at Midnight, Hitchhikers Galaxy, Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe and Rocky Fortune I still hungered for more.

Impressive list of awesome radio dramas, though I admit I'm surprised that Ruby: Galactic Gumshoe isn't included.  That was always one of my favorites - short funny episodes with great production values.

Looks like ZBS has a free sample download on their site these days too.  
Ruby ep1 (http://www.zbs.org/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=34)

Not that it's any replacement for Escape Artists, of course!

And welcome to all our recent additions to the forums, in all their non-bot captcha reading glory!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: LordEvilhead on December 03, 2013, 05:56:29 PM
Greetings!

I post here to show that I am on no account a robot of any kind. Nope.
Just a human! A filthy, filthy human...

I would further like it understood that while new to the whole experience, if not the concept, of participating in a forum I look forward to the experience!



Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Rival on December 06, 2013, 06:51:08 PM
Hi everyooone. I'm a new-ish listener and subscriber, so I thought I'd see what the forums are all about! I really miss participating in active forums... it feels like an internet throwback to be on one again. Some of my best friends were made on these. (: I have nothing noteworthy to say about myself, just looking forward to participating!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: carburetor on December 17, 2013, 08:45:28 AM
Ho there!

Clearly I'm new to the forums and not a robot, spambot, or other *insert prefix here*-bot. As this appears to be a general introduction thread, here I go with a general introduction.

I'm a late 20s-warily-approaching-30 computer/network/printer tech, that drives an awful lot for my job (4+ hours a day minimum), and I'm a big fan of filling that time with some good, entertaining fiction. As such I first stumbled across Pod Castle almost 2 years ago, and now I auditorially absorb all three escape artists podcasts on a regular basis.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on January 08, 2014, 01:18:05 PM
Welcome! Thanks for stopping by :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Shnook817 on January 09, 2014, 09:56:16 PM
Hi all. Just created an account and wanted to take the opportunity to prove my humanity. If only it was so easy...

Anyway, I'm a 20-something guy from the American Midwest who's been writing and reading for years and stumbled across Pseudopod a few months ago. It's been a pleasure listening, and I figured it might be time to start participating. I'll try not to lurk for too long before I start posting. Maybe one day you'll see my name in one of the podcast show notes, listen to the words I spun and hammered and bribed into something resembling a plot, and you'll go to the discussion in the forums and you'll say to yourself "Hey, I remember that guy's first post. 'Course, that was when I knew him as Shnook."

Dreams, eh? Children of idle thoughts and all that. We'll see what happens. We'll see.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ocicat on January 12, 2014, 07:14:24 PM
Hello Shnook, you pass the Turing test as far as I'm concerned.  And hope to hear a story from you on the podcast someday!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: megacartridge on January 13, 2014, 06:47:12 PM
Hello all!

Been listening for a good while, but just now decided to sign up.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: stormothecentury on January 14, 2014, 09:05:21 AM
Notabot, although I'm sure my wife wishes she could reboot my sense-of-humor matrix.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: ZsaZsa on January 19, 2014, 04:02:05 AM
Uhmm... Hi everyone? I'm ZsaZsa. The is the first time I've ever registered/joined a forum. I have no clue when it comes to something like this. I'm a bit "older", but nowhere near fossil hood! I'm addicted to f, sf, and horror podcasts. The first time I ever heard Kate Baker read ANYTHING, I knew I was fan for life! I love falling asleep at night as Alisdair Stuart sends chills down my spine, and I pull the covers up a little more tightly under my chin!

ZsaZsa


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Lightly on January 25, 2014, 02:46:26 PM
Finally coming out of lurk mode.
Hey, hi!

Started listening to Escape pod way back when Steve started it, never looked back. Never disappointed, (ok, once in a great while, somewhat unenthusiastic...)
Thanks, so much, for all the hard work, time, energy, love, that is clearly invested in this, and your sister podcasts. You make the commute far too short, and the work day interesting!
I make medieval reproduction crossbows, and I find, that sometimes when I look at a bow, I remember the story I was listening to while I made it. You give my ADD brain something to fasten on, and be fascinated and engrossed by, while my hands Make Stuff.

Now on to the forums, and be further fascinated..

Thank you, again.

Best!
Lightly


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ocicat on January 25, 2014, 04:56:21 PM

I make medieval reproduction crossbows, and I find, that sometimes when I look at a bow, I remember the story I was listening to while I made it. You give my ADD brain something to fasten on, and be fascinated and engrossed by, while my hands Make Stuff.

That's very cool!  Is it a profession or a hobby?

I used to be in the SCA, and have quite an appreciation for medieval weaponry.  But no talent for making - well, much of anything, really.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Lightly on January 25, 2014, 11:40:57 PM
Profession! Somewhat under half go to SCA for combat, the rest; hunters, target, tv, movies, collectors, etc. Really enjoy it.. More so, when I've got a good story to focus me along!
Best!
Lightly


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: danooli on January 26, 2014, 07:49:32 AM
Profession! Somewhat under half go to SCA for combat, the rest; hunters, target, tv, movies, collectors, etc. Really enjoy it.. More so, when I've got a good story to focus me along!
Best!
Lightly

way cool.  welcome :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Mike on January 31, 2014, 03:32:06 AM
Hey everyone!

Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a 20-something guy from Bulgaria, my name is Mikhail but that sounds very weird when English-speaking people say it, so lets settle on Mike, haha. :D

Naturally, I love sci-fi and fantasy (although recently I've been trying to read more genres and non-fiction works), listening to podcasts and especially audiobooks.

Looking forward to having some good time around the forums!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: thinkulum on February 11, 2014, 11:09:01 PM
Hello there!

I'm Andy, a 30-something programmer near Chicago. I've been listening to Escape Pod off and on for about 7 years and PodCastle since the beginning. Normally I let episodes accumulate and binge listen. I get all caught up and think, Now I can start commenting on current episodes on the forum! Then I put it off and get behind again. Ah well. I'm way behind at the moment, but today I decided to register anyway. Not that the episodes are linear, but skipping around messes with my sense of order.

I really appreciate Escape Artists because I rely on it for keeping up with the SFF community, and it's such a great point of contact. Occasionally I hear about problems in fandom (sexism and such), and it always surprises me because I hadn't noticed. I think it's because you guys are such a reasonable and progressive bunch. I also like browsing in bookstores and libraries and seeing authors I first heard about on Escape Artists. I almost feel like they're my friends, and I'm proud of them.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: chalkonthewall on February 12, 2014, 02:42:07 PM
I think I may just join in this Hi thread. I am a newbie and would like to not get purged


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: naghihimutuc on February 18, 2014, 04:35:58 AM
Hello,

I just wanted to say thank you. Listening to Pseudopod is a treat and the horror leaves me, strangely enough, a braver person. It's just that being exposed to such creativity is a really good tonic, that people can bring out such brilliant, twisting stories and tell us so much about the universe. *True things* about the universe (hah). But really, it's all awesome. I loved "Mary" (HORRIFIED by it, actually, brilliant narration, excellent story! I saved it in my hard disk but I doubt I'll be listening to that alone again) and "Abyss".

Really, just wanted to say thank you and hello.

Pyotr, from the Philippines


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Sgarre1 on February 18, 2014, 10:19:00 AM
Pyotr

Thank you in return - we're always happy to have such enthusiastic and astute listeners!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Floss on March 04, 2014, 10:24:59 PM
Hello! I'm Floss (and I'm amazed that username was available). I've been listening to Escape Pod and Podcastle since last Fall after Night Vale's popularity attracted me to the podcast genre and a friend recommended Escape Artists. There's a massive amount of episodes from both EP and PC that I haven't gotten to yet, but I love them and take a lot of walks/half hour drives, so someday, maybe....

Anyway, I just listened to Ilse, Who Saw Clearly and have to go comment on it now!

Finally joining this forum after hearing so much feedback is really thrilling. I'm happy to be here.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: queene on March 04, 2014, 11:53:17 PM
Obligatory first post so my account won't be purged.

I fell in love with Psuedopod, which led to Escape Pod, and even occasional wanderings off to Podcastle.

Hello to everyone!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: OneSock on March 07, 2014, 12:17:17 PM
HI !

Another newb checking in....

Just the basics - Somewhere over 40 and less than 50,   huge fan of the great naïve scifi of early days (EA VanVogt, EE Smith and the like),  but a dedicated listener of all three EA podcasts - seriously, I drive an hour and half one-way to work and again getting home,  who wants to listen to anything else ?

I finally give in to the incessant but gentle prodding of the amazing editor/hosts and am joining the forums to "enhance" the EA experience  ;D

Clearly have to work on the Avatar and stuph.   Looking forward to it !


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: peter_andrews on March 19, 2014, 07:51:59 PM
Hullo!

I encountered PodCastle several months ago, though I recall neither how nor why. I've bounced over to Escape Pod, but never stayed for a full story.

I'm enjoying the latest PodCastle updates, but I'm also working my way through the archives. I've progressed to #88 - another story by the delightfully wry Tim Pratt. I particularly enjoyed his recent Marla Mason story "Ill Met in Ulthar".

As for me - I spend my time in Indiana and Ohio. I'm studying engineering, and spend the majority of my time programming in Python, C, Fortran, and Matlab. I can play a tune or two on the piano, would love to learn the guitar, and portray a private in reenactments of the US colonial/revolutionary period on occasional weekends. I also enjoy gardening, cooking, and board gaming.

I'm looking forward to discussing stories!

Pete


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DaisymaeGoGo on March 29, 2014, 04:37:55 PM
New member, long-time Pseudopod listener. I'm posting so my profile won't be zapped into nothingness...


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: amylherring on March 30, 2014, 04:11:48 PM
Hi,
I'm a new member and haven't been a big fan of pod casting but hope to listen more.  I have enjoyed Atlanta Radio Theater which is like pod casting on steroids (and imitating the old radio forms) so there is hope.  I looked at the ages on this forum and I think if you added several together you might approach mine.  Let's hope an old dog like me can enjoy something new.
Amy


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: claudiatherese on April 16, 2014, 09:53:01 PM
Greetings, everyone. Nice to be here.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lowky on April 17, 2014, 08:20:41 AM
I have enjoyed Atlanta Radio Theater which is like pod casting on steroids (and imitating the old radio forms) so there is hope. 
Amy


If you like old time radio format you might checkout decoder ring theater (http://decoderringtheatre.com/).  Enjoy your stay here. 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Nevsky Girl on May 07, 2014, 01:34:40 PM
Whelp, hello everyone! I've never so much as used a forum, but I've been listening to Escape Pod since I was a thirteen-year-old girl riding a schoolbus in Russia (I'm twenty now), so I figured it's time to finally pay my dues, make a donation, & join the forums!
And I was told to make a post. This is my post.
Huzzah!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: stephjo on May 29, 2014, 12:13:34 AM
Hello everyone, I am Stephan. Seeing i did come introduce myself. Stopped by to say hello:)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Scott Spath on June 18, 2014, 01:44:15 PM
Hello everyone!
I've been enjoying Escape Artist podcasts for several years now, and I've finally decided to join the forums. Hopefully I'll have something more interesting to say in the near future.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: dccowanauthors on July 12, 2014, 08:09:12 PM
Hello all!  It's good to be a part of the forum!  I'm looking forward to listening to the podcastle's American Thief I haven't listened to it yet.  Is there a deadline for submitting the short story?  It's not like I have any, but I would like to share it with others who might.

Thanks!

 ;D
fantasy fiction kingdom


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: SpareInch on August 04, 2014, 12:24:03 PM
OK, It only took me several days to find this thread, even though I've been passing it on just about every one of those days. What can I say? I wasn't paying attention.

I suppose it makes sense to intro myself for the benefit of those who haven't already worked it out, but I am A: Blind and B: Trans. I prefer to be called Emma, even if it isn't what's on my birth cert.

I found EA when a friend, hearing me complain about the price of Audio Books on CD, burned some episodes of Ep and PP for me a few years ago. So you see? Handing out CDs does work!

This place seemed like a lot of fun from the feedback segments on the shows, so I eventually decided to join. It's kind of cool getting to hang out with the rich & famous. Or at least, the impoverished and mildly well known in certain circles. :-*


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: jamesbroadhead on September 09, 2014, 12:58:23 PM
Hello! Longtime listener, first time on the forums. Though that it was about time to check this out & maybe starting to read the comments


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on September 09, 2014, 01:56:47 PM
Hello! Longtime listener, first time on the forums. Though that it was about time to check this out & maybe starting to read the comments

Welcome. Hope you stick around.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bean on November 24, 2014, 10:40:34 AM
Hello out thre, I'm Bean and I'm new to the forum. Not sure I'm doing this right, but here goes anyways. I'm a blind guy in the US and have recently found out about Pseudopod and the other Escape Pod shows and absolutely love them. I say new, because I've only been listening for a couple of months and was hesitant about joining forums because they give me a lot of trouble trying to navigate them. I'm a blind guy and some websites/forums give my screenreader a lot of trouble, so hopefully I can get used to this one. Well, I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ocicat on November 24, 2014, 10:26:32 PM
Hey there Bean!

Glad you feel it's worth the hassle to participate in our discussions!  And very glad you're enjoying the podcasts so much!

Looking forward to your feedback.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: SpareInch on November 25, 2014, 07:51:11 AM
Hello out thre, I'm Bean and I'm new to the forum. Not sure I'm doing this right, but here goes anyways. I'm a blind guy in the US and have recently found out about Pseudopod and the other Escape Pod shows and absolutely love them. I say new, because I've only been listening for a couple of months and was hesitant about joining forums because they give me a lot of trouble trying to navigate them. I'm a blind guy and some websites/forums give my screenreader a lot of trouble, so hopefully I can get used to this one. Well, I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself.

Hey, Bean. :)

You're not the only blind member on here, because I'm blind too. I've been here since the summer and it's pretty easy to find your way about using VoiceOver on a Mac, so I imagine JAWS. Orka, Thunder etc should work fine too.

Looking forward to hearing your views and comments. ;)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bean on December 02, 2014, 09:25:10 AM
Its not too bad, just trying to find some time to get used to it is all I need and over the Thanksgiving holiday that was few and far between.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on December 02, 2014, 10:25:49 AM
Welcome to the forum, Bean!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Megaflow on December 05, 2014, 04:23:55 PM
Hi! I've actually been registered here since 2011(!) but only did a few posts and somehow forgot to come back. But I've been a listener all along, first of the original Escape Pod and now primarily (though not exclusively) Pseudopod.

I'm a visual artist working in illustration, game animation and design, and comics (my most recent Graphic Novel, World War Kaiju, is available right now on Amazon). I also do an infrequent but long-running podcast about art called Ninja Mountain, and I work so much that I do almost all my reading in audio at the computer these days while I make pictures. So hooray for Escape Artists!



Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: crdola11 on December 23, 2014, 01:49:19 PM
Hi all! New to this forum, but a long, long, long time fan of Pseudopod. In fact, this is how I feel when I start hearing the opening credits and Alisdair gently whispers into my ears

(http://i.imgur.com/xkWWNHW.gif)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: EosTwelve on January 24, 2015, 05:51:24 PM
Hello, newbie (or noob - we'll decide later) to the forum. Have been listening to Escape Pod on and off again for about a year or so (sorry space travel plays havoc on my sense of time), but faithfully 2 - 4 episodes at night/morning for the last couple of months. At the time of writting this, I am at EP 412. My plans for the future include catching up to everyone else on Escape Pod, then working on Podcastle and Pseudopod.

By the by, does anyone have a good recommendation for an out of the way space tavern where a soul can hide out from the galactic authorities for an extended stay?

Don't worry, it was all a misunderstanding. Really it was. My crew and I didn't know that backwoods planet was off limits, and the charges of smuggling were...um...never mind that. I'm sure I can bribe my way out of that one...

Anyhoo, nice to finally stop in.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: divs on March 06, 2015, 11:06:38 PM
*waves*

Hi, I'm new here. Long time fan of science fiction in general and Escape Pod in particular. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: shanehalbach on March 06, 2015, 11:16:04 PM
Hello all,

I'm Shane. New to the forums, but a long time listener to all 3 casts. I consume most of my fiction audibly (long commute).

I live in Chicago. I write, play accordion, knit, and generally waste time on the Internet. I have 2 small kids.

I had a story on Escape Pod a while back (ep 399: My Heart is a Quadratic Equation), and something forthcoming Pseudopod.

Glad to finally jump into the fray!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: TroyLWiggins on March 10, 2015, 07:59:28 PM
Hi all! I'm Troy.

I write, I blog, I collect designer sneakers from Asia. Currently back in my hometown of Memphis, TN after spending two years in South Korea. I have a wife-type spouse and two tiny dogs named after soul singers.

I'm a longtime fan of science fiction but a recent subscriber to Escape Pod. Glad to be here.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DKT on March 11, 2015, 08:50:24 AM
Hello hello hello Divs, Shane, and Troy! Very happy to have you all in this neck of the woods :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ames on April 09, 2015, 07:00:48 AM
Hi,

I've been a listener for a few years but never worked up the courage to check out the forums. So um, hi :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Evy on May 21, 2015, 09:12:13 AM
Hi, all. I'm new to the forums but not new to Escape Artists. I've been a listener of all three 'casts for many years. I live in Atlanta, love cats, and I'm married to Fenrix. I'm also a proofreader for Lightspeed Magazine and Nightmare Magazine. My hobbies include reading, playing video games, and destroying typos.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kibitzer on May 21, 2015, 06:09:14 PM
Hi,

I've been a listener for a few years but never worked up the courage to check out the forums. So um, hi :)

Hi Ames!! Welcome to the forums. Hope you find something to like. Let us know if you have any questions.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: otter on June 12, 2015, 11:12:53 AM
I was told to post here so that you know I am not a bot.
I am not a bot.  Totally not a bot.  Yup, that's me, 100% human.  
A+++ would pass Turing test again.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on June 12, 2015, 11:26:57 AM
I was told to post here so that you know I am not a bot.
I am not a bot.  Totally not a bot.  Yup, that's me, 100% human.  
A+++ would pass Turing test again.

You do appear to be a small mischievous mammal though. That's almost as bad. You'll steal all our trinkets and eat all the fish in the pond.

But I guess you can stay anyway :P


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Evy on June 12, 2015, 01:32:03 PM
Be warned! I have known this otter for many years, and she is definitely mischievous! Hide your shinies!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: the-c-monster on June 15, 2015, 05:03:05 PM
Greetings! Long-time Pseudopod listener, first-time forum writer here. Thrilled to get to hang out in the living room of this fabulously deranged family of horror- & sf-lovers.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Dalassa on July 16, 2015, 09:44:33 PM
Posting because I was told I should to avoid getting this account cleaned out as a spambot. I can state with a 95% confidence that I am not a bot. Also hello.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: triccardi on July 21, 2015, 08:17:33 AM
First thing I want to say is that I usually.. usually don't go to forums and post things like introductions. Because I have had first hand experiences with posting to said forums which were populated with trolls... and I wanted to set the trolls aflame... with white phosphorous. But as I have been listening to Pseudopod for more than a year and I am currently on episode 369 I was like.. what the hell.. Alasdair sounds like a great guy and why would he steer me wrong.

So firstly hello! Please allow me to introduce myself I am a man of... wait.. no.. (shuts off the Rolling Stones)

My name is Thomas Riccardi and I was originally born and raised on the east coast (born in Manhattan, raised in East Brunswick , NJ and then settled in for the long haul in Staten Island , NY... the forgotten borough.. hmm.. should do a story about that.) I have been into horror, sci fi, fantasy ever since I was a little kid when I went to the theater to see Buck Rogers in the 25th century.... and it had a trailer.. for Dawn of the Dead.

Since then I have moved to California, then to Nevada (where I worked for a small company you might have heard of called Westwood Studios and I have my name on three of the games I helped beta test.. yep... I got paid to play video games.. not as cool as it sounds tho). I am currently living in Sacramento, CA where I write for websites and magazines (currently have a review published in Games Trade Magazine about the new Mars Attacks miniatures game) and when I can find the time I also write fiction (but I haven't had anything published.... yet).

Anyway that's me so .. hi! :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: LeeForman on July 21, 2015, 11:44:40 AM
Greetings! I'm Lee A. Forman, a horror author from the Hudson Valley, NY. I've written numerous short stories and am currently writing a web series as well as a novel. A friend recommended this site and told me about the upcoming contest, so I signed up and here I am. Podcasts are a new thing to me, but since I've discovered how good they can be I've been thoroughly enjoying the ones I've heard thus far. I may or may not write something for the upcoming contest as I have so many other deadlines to meet at the moment, but if not I'd love to submit something in the future.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on July 21, 2015, 03:43:29 PM
I may or may not write something for the upcoming contest as I have so many other deadlines to meet at the moment, but if not I'd love to submit something in the future.

Welcome! The contest is a lot of fun and the instant feedback you get on a story is always helpful.  I of course highly suggest entering if you can, but it's definitely understandable if you can't make it this time around.  You are also always welcome to submit a story to the general submissions area!

I have had first hand experiences with posting to said forums which were populated with trolls...

We have this wonderful thing here called our One Rule (http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=3289.0) (to rule them all) and we really, REALLY don't put up with trolls here.  No apologies.  You should find these forums to be a really nice place to hang out!


And welcome everyone else who will inevitably be flooding in for the contest!  If you have any questions about the contest, feel free to message me on here, or e-mail brian@escapeartists.net, or post in a thread in the Flash Contest IV section of these forums.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Fenrix on July 21, 2015, 04:17:29 PM
Greetings! I'm Lee A. Forman, a horror author from the Hudson Valley, NY. I've written numerous short stories and am currently writing a web series as well as a novel. A friend recommended this site and told me about the upcoming contest, so I signed up and here I am. Podcasts are a new thing to me, but since I've discovered how good they can be I've been thoroughly enjoying the ones I've heard thus far. I may or may not write something for the upcoming contest as I have so many other deadlines to meet at the moment, but if not I'd love to submit something in the future.

You've got two months. I have faith in you.

Contest info is here: http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=8576.0


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: YeahShaking on July 23, 2015, 02:59:46 PM
Hello everyone! My name is Nick, and I started listening to Pseudopod a month or two back. I decided it would be good to get on the forums, interact a bit! I love horror, sci fi, fantasy, video games, tv, the standard nerd collection of exciting interests. I'm hoping to write a few short stories here, and maybe make a few friends.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: GreySkies on July 27, 2015, 07:57:25 AM
Hello, I'm new, too. Just joined so I can (maybe?) enter the Flash Fiction contest.

Longtime listener to Psuedopod and Pod Castle, and lifelong fan of books/movies/TV shows/podcasts in the sf/f/h genres. Also a writer, with only a sliver of time to write these days.


-GreySkies


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Reckoner67 on July 28, 2015, 02:58:28 AM
Hey all, I'm Chris, and I'm posting primarily to prove that I'm not a robot. I haven't participated in many forums/groups in a while, though just glancing around, I think I may lose time time here.

I write a bit of horror in my spare time, and Pseudopod has told me many stories while at work. I love what they do!

And finally, here comes the mild identity-crisis--I really, really hope I'm not a robot. Dang.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Talia on July 28, 2015, 08:49:52 AM
Welcome to all newcomers. Always great to see new faces around.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Creation Eater on August 03, 2015, 12:17:21 PM
New member


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Flaxinwaxin on August 04, 2015, 08:18:30 PM
Just sayin' hi, and that I'm a big podcast nut.



Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Leonego99 on August 09, 2015, 06:51:20 PM
My name is Donald. Longtime (though occasional) listener to the podcasts, just joining the forums.

Hello all!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Pauleration on August 11, 2015, 08:01:57 AM
Hello folks. I've just signed up to the board after listening to Pseudopod and Escape Pod for five years. I've got a couple of stories in the works - I'm sure plenty of other people have around here - and I'm taking some time out to write properly for the first time in way too long.

Naturally this means I'm really looking forward to procrastinating with you all on here. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: starktheground on August 11, 2015, 09:28:34 AM
Hi.  :) My name is Angela and I'm very excited to participate in the flash contest--because I'm the type of person who gets excited over horror and writing contests. . . and zucchini bread. . . and puzzles.

So, hello!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: gelee on August 13, 2015, 01:11:32 PM
How about one for old listeners?  I had to go away for a while, but I'm back.  Kind of curious to see who's still around from the olden days.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: JaneBerry on August 15, 2015, 06:48:57 PM
Hello all,

I have been a listener for the last few months, and a writer for the last couple of decades. I used to lament having no time to sit and read--now I listen to everything via podcast or audiobook.

I have a flash piece to throw in the ring for the contest. And as much as I would like to be a robot, alas, I am not.

Jane


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: DeepDarkSouth on August 15, 2015, 07:39:32 PM
Hello All! I'm not a robot. I'm pretty sure I'm human since I feel like meat, but that might just be a programmed sensory facsimile. I live in the southern portion of Alabama where machines and people run down pretty quick, and as I'm 44 and still look, feel, and act pretty energetic, most of the time, I reckon I probably am a human. I came here to the forum by way of pseudopod. Cheers everybody.


Title: Re: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Vidurr on August 15, 2015, 07:50:03 PM
Hello All! I'm not a robot. I'm pretty sure I'm human since I feel like meat, but that might just be a programmed sensory facsimile. I live in the southern portion of Alabama where machines and people run down pretty quick, and as I'm 44 and still look, feel, and act pretty energetic, most of the time, I reckon I probably am a human. I came here to the forum by way of pseudopod. Cheers everybody.
Hello not a bot.

Welcome, cheers, and don't worry about the things in the dark being real. There's a convenient escape button located next to your home stone.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: dagny on August 15, 2015, 08:47:48 PM
Hi there. Not a bot.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: trilbythecat on August 17, 2015, 04:30:36 PM
Hi all, been listening to Pseudopod for a few months...learning to appreciate horror and short-form fiction again...usually while cooking dinner for the kids. Cooking and horror...kinda goes together. xx


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Fenrix on August 17, 2015, 10:25:19 PM
Hi all, been listening to Pseudopod for a few months...learning to appreciate horror and short-form fiction again...usually while cooking dinner for the kids. Cooking and horror...kinda goes together. xx

Nothing says love like family time and eating together. (http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=7706.0)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Nechama on August 18, 2015, 11:14:08 AM
Hi - I'm Nechama, a psychologist by training, a fiction writier by love, and my first paid story was inspired by several podcasts from here.  It was pretty great learning that I'd finally made it into the paid category.  :D Can't wait to hear some of all y'alls stories and I hope to have one of my own up here one of these days.

Ciou


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: dimitri on August 18, 2015, 11:55:47 AM
hi im a new member here. great to be here. and looking forward to participating more.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Jaboui on August 25, 2015, 12:25:13 AM
It seems that I need to post here to verify my account or something.  I'm a listener, writer, and looking forward to seeing the competition on the Flash Fiction Contest #4. 

Otherwise, I'll be here and there browsing around to see what the forum's have to offer.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Yuppyslime on August 26, 2015, 09:34:12 PM
Hey everybody. 26 year old machinist from California. I friend showed me the Lore podcast, and after listening to all of them, I found myself jonesing for more horror podcasts. A quick google search later and I found the Pseudopod. The flash fiction contest brought me to the forums, and....you get the idea, haha. I look forward to being part of the community, if you will have me.


Title: Re:
Post by: majyq on August 27, 2015, 02:53:00 PM
Well hello!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: chipchat on August 28, 2015, 02:33:09 PM
Newly signed up member saying hello!

I'm a listener and devoted sci fi and fantasy reader, occasional writer and day-to-day editor. My day job brought me to Pseudopod through reviewing podcasts and I've stuck around because there's some fabulous stuff on the associated websites!

Good to meet you all and catch you in the forums.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Jason0278 on August 29, 2015, 07:35:36 PM
Hi everyone. Just started listening and excited to be a part of this community!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: themandabird on August 30, 2015, 10:56:57 AM
Hello! I'm new to this part of the internet. I read a bit of everything, but I am just now getting into the podcast-as-literature medium.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Everdork on August 30, 2015, 09:25:38 PM
Hey there all. Haven't listened nearly as much as I should. Limited time and tech at present keeps it from constantly being in my ear. Heard about the Pseudopod flash fiction and am here to prove I'm not a robot so that I can try my hand at it!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: wwhateley on August 31, 2015, 01:40:59 PM
Hi, I just wanted to drop by and say hello...and this seems to be the place (I think). I have listened for a while, but I am new to the forums. Thanks!
C.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: rogerlb on September 07, 2015, 04:10:30 PM
After writing a fair amount of horror fiction (on the outer, not so gory boundaries) I've become very interested in podcasts and the idea of having my words spoken so you can hear them rather than read them.

I love to hear Stephen King books read by Mr. King. Now I feel like I can participate by submitting a story to the pseudopod contest.



Roger Leatherwood


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: sakerevenue on September 07, 2015, 09:21:47 PM
hi

i enjoy cuing up audio files and pressing play and typing things into computers.  oh and i like stories


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Leolev on September 07, 2015, 10:23:00 PM
Hey guys, I have been a listener and a supporter of Pseudopod for the past two years. I am fortunate enough where I can listen to it while at work but because of it I have already exhausted all the archives 8) So, I have decided to try and come up with a story or two of my own for the Flash Fiction Podcast. Wish me luck!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: beanstew on September 09, 2015, 07:50:58 PM
Hi everyone :3 I've been listening to Pseudopod for about a year now, and thought I'd finally sign up and explore further. I haven't been on a forum in like 84 years, so this is really nice. Although I've loved horror all my life, am looking forward to listening to the other two podcasts as well. Phone is already loaded with eps!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Colonel_Gentlemans on September 12, 2015, 01:04:35 AM
Hi everyone, new member here.  Hope everyone is doing well.

Cheers!

C.G.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Melissa Mead on September 12, 2015, 01:41:09 PM
Hello! Just passing through looking for Flash stories.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Gavin on September 12, 2015, 05:29:56 PM
Hi guys,

I've been listening for a while now, and thought I'd try my hand at the flash fiction contest.

Almost certain I'm not a robot.

Gav


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: JerodB on September 13, 2015, 01:47:50 PM
Hello, all! Recently started listening to Pseudopod, kicking myself for not starting sooner.

Found out about the flash fiction contest and decided to send in a story. Given how much I've enjoyed the stories I've listened to so far, I have a hunch that the top 3 in this contest will be absolutely chilling.

Looking forward to reading/hearing the winners!

Best of luck, all!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Mithos on September 13, 2015, 07:46:13 PM
Hi everyone! Looking forward to this coming contest. I'd been wrestling with the idea of submitting some pieces, but I've decided it is finally time to start putting my work out there. Can't wait to see all the discussions that are sure to ensue.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Cable on September 14, 2015, 05:38:04 PM
Hello, everyone!  I'm excited to enter the contest and have been meaning to join the discussions for a long while now--and I finally have an excuse to overcome my needless procrastination and join!  I'm happy to be here, I'm happy this community exists, and I'm completely love the podcasts.  I'll be seeing you all around the forums.  :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Witchlander on September 14, 2015, 06:05:57 PM
Hi there! Newly signed up member looking forward to the contest. Hopefully I will even finish one by tomorrow's deadline and actually submit. Love Pseudopod and all the Escape Artists.  :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Flossphorus on September 15, 2015, 12:28:58 PM
Hi everyone! New member, long-time listener, excited to be a part of things here at the forums.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: thespanishinquisition on September 15, 2015, 01:24:29 PM
Hello. I've listened to hundreds of hours of podcasts while driving around. All three are great.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: BCgornick on September 15, 2015, 01:37:27 PM
Hiya everyone. Super-newbie here. Just popping in and giving the place a look-see.  :D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bdoomed on September 16, 2015, 01:26:53 AM
Welcome to all our new members!  If you're here because of the contest, a second welcome to you and good luck!  I hope you all enjoy participating as much as I enjoy hosting!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Freedmont on September 17, 2015, 08:21:34 PM
I am just posting because I heard somewhere it was a requirement to certify that I was human.  I don't know why it should matter if I am human or not...


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: MLawrence31 on September 27, 2015, 05:50:47 PM
I am new. I am not a robot. - Moaner


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: QuantumCrayons on October 01, 2015, 05:36:31 AM
Hi all! I'm Alex and I've been a listener of Escape Pod since Nov 2014 and PodCastle and Pseudopod since around December/January just after. I initially started listening to improve my own writing but am thoroughly enjoying the stories in and of themselves now!

I've joined the forums primarily to work out the structure and meanings behind some of the more complex stories on the podcasts, but I might also contribute to a competition here and there...


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: CanadianDragons on October 07, 2015, 07:20:43 AM
New here on the forum, but a frequent submitter and listener.  One of my stories should hopefully be appearing in one of the future issues!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: katiekawaii on October 07, 2015, 05:55:17 PM
Hi! I'm a human named Katie. The contest totally brought me here. Excited to see how it goes!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: danooli on October 08, 2015, 07:09:48 AM
I love seeing all the new names :-)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: RamblingBeachCat on October 09, 2015, 02:00:30 AM
Hey everyone--I am definitely human. Would have joined earlier, but surgery and living in South Carolina (which became part of the Atlantic Ocean for a few days last week) delayed things a bit :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kjy1066 on October 09, 2015, 07:35:15 AM
Hello, world!

I am a robot, wrapped in tasty, tasty meat. Oh wait.

I'm human.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: capndanger on October 09, 2015, 12:56:34 PM
Hi, everyone. I'm joining for Halloween!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Calistan on October 13, 2015, 01:53:24 AM
Aloha!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on October 14, 2015, 08:36:23 PM
I am just posting because I heard somewhere it was a requirement to certify that I was human.  I don't know why it should matter if I am human or not...

Are you the eagle from this classic post (http://"http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html")?   ;D

And welcome to you all - I'm a crusty old recluse that doesn't interact often enough these days.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: MaryMunckin81 on October 24, 2015, 12:46:39 AM
Hello, I'm new here! Hope everyone is well and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone!
My name is Mary and I'm not a robot!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Pauleration on October 26, 2015, 02:46:43 AM
Of course, we're ALL human here. Human as can be.

Prick us, do we not eject black, poisonous spores into the atmosphere from our gaping, bloodless wounds?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Not-a-Robot on October 26, 2015, 07:43:32 AM
I'm not a robot!

No, I'm Not-a-Robot.  You're a Munckin, Mary!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Jimmy Suttons on October 27, 2015, 08:05:32 PM
I've been called a lot of things - 'robot' isn't one.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on October 28, 2015, 11:09:21 AM
I've been called a lot of things - 'robot' isn't one.

Whatever you say, robot!

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/supergreatfrien/images/5/53/Robit.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140921105151)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Portrait in Flesh on October 28, 2015, 04:55:35 PM
I prefer robutt myself.

(https://s15-us2.ixquick.com/cgi-bin/serveimage?url=http:%2F%2Fwww.brainlesstales.com%2Fimages%2F2011%2FJul%2Frobutt.jpg&sp=57845e47e56a2882535d6ea14534bdb6)

Then again, I'm based in part on theory and conjecture, so there you go.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Mr Unpronounceable on November 06, 2015, 07:50:02 PM
Hello! I am thinking pretty seriously about entering the flash fiction contest - been toying with the idea of writing prose again for a while. I woke up this morning and had one of those ideas... Came spilling out of me just now. Needs much work. Hopefully, it will manifest here in the flesh! Anyway, I'm a long time listener and huge Horror fan in general. I work almost exclusively in the shadowy world of Graphic Novels. I'm looking for something to take my mind off my latest book though, and writing stories without pictures seems as perverse and interesting idea as any right now! Nice to meet you all!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: michaelmrader on November 10, 2015, 05:58:33 PM
Hey what's up, gleep glorp, let's go eat some tungsten. Beep.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Campbell_VO on November 19, 2015, 08:36:19 PM
Hello!

Just registered to the forums after receiving an email about viewing my recently submitted story for one of the flash fiction contest.

Writer (?) and voice actor from Los Angeles here. Nice to meet you all, and good luck with future submissions! :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: julirew on November 19, 2015, 09:12:25 PM
This is the first I heard about there even being a forum. So here I am. Pleased to meet you. Writer from Boulder, Colorado and devoted SF fan.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Boggsley on November 19, 2015, 10:33:43 PM
Hello, new listener here.  Looking forward to meeting everyone!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: astrokath on January 12, 2016, 10:31:51 AM
Hello all!

I'm Kath. You may not have heard of me, but you might just have heard me BECAUSE I'M INCREDIBLY LOUD (Wait, no. That's one of my kids.). I'm part of the Cast of Wonders team, but I narrate for other podcasts as well.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Metrophor on February 13, 2016, 07:41:17 PM
Hello everyone, it is I, Metro, your Secret Scary Friend. I've been here for a while now, peeking out of the cracks in the drywall, but I'm enough of a combination of lazy and new-people shy that I never bothered to make an account until now. And with that out of the way, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to resume hiding in the laundry pile.
....
Please don't put me on spin.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on February 14, 2016, 03:05:25 PM
Hello everyone, it is I, Metro, your Secret Scary Friend. I've been here for a while now, peeking out of the cracks in the drywall, ...

Hi! Do you ever run into Mary (http://pseudopod.org/2014/01/24/pseudopod-370-mary/)?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Metrophor on February 16, 2016, 02:52:15 AM
Nah mang, her creepy stalker takes up too much room and keeps everyone up at night.
I mostly just make people's bread mold grow faster, and steal socks.

I like socks.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: danooli on February 16, 2016, 01:11:36 PM
Nah mang, her creepy stalker takes up too much room and keeps everyone up at night.
I mostly just make people's bread mold grow faster, and steal socks.

I like socks.


well then...be sure to check out this Cast of Wonders episode! Lost Socks (http://www.castofwonders.org/2015/07/episode-169-lost-socks-by-lisa-montoya/) by Lisa Montoya! And, welcome!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: breitenb on February 18, 2016, 11:18:00 AM
I am not a 'bot. 

Is there a reverse-Turing test?  :) 


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: kcain on February 25, 2016, 03:58:48 PM
Hello, I'm new here. name is Ken. Glad to be here.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: The Finn on May 21, 2016, 12:32:28 PM
Hi all,

Long time Escape Pod listener, new Pseudopod listener (who knew I liked horror) here.  I used to read tons of Sci-Fi when I was younger, but now I get most of my "books" through audio while travelling, on my way to work, or during my morning runs.  I just can't find the focus to sit down and read a book anymore when there's so much SHINY on the internet.

-John


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on May 21, 2016, 10:44:46 PM
Hi all,

Long time Escape Pod listener, new Pseudopod listener (who knew I liked horror) here.  I used to read tons of Sci-Fi when I was younger, but now I get most of my "books" through audio while travelling, on my way to work, or during my morning runs.  I just can't find the focus to sit down and read a book anymore when there's so much SHINY on the internet.

-John

You are not alone in this! One day, I hope to have a Google car drive me to and from work so I can start reading again...


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: infernalspectre on June 26, 2016, 04:44:04 PM
Hello there, my names Rosalie/Rose, I'm a new forum member/SORTA new pseudopod listener (i just started a week ago, but ive been binging so, not really that new), I'm a 20 years old nonbinary person (sometimes girl, mostly genderless) I use he/him but they/them is fine whatever really.

uhh. not sure what else to say, i have a really cute girlfriend? other than horror stories i love video games, movies, animation, pretty much form of storytelling draws my interest. The more clever and creative the better. im a witch and a hellenic polytheist

i love puppies

idk theres my life story lmao hi everyone


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: SpareInch on June 26, 2016, 10:39:54 PM
Hey, Rosalie. :)

I love to see more trans/non binaries out and about. Never used to happen when I was 20. Proudly Trans-Fem myself.

DIVERSITY RULES! ;)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: reticulatedmetalarms on July 24, 2016, 08:01:30 AM
Hello all, I'd never heard of Escape Artists or any of its podcasts before listening to an interview with Alasdair Stewart on Rocket Talk from Tor.com yesterday.

This all looks interesting.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: A_Grue on August 23, 2016, 01:39:45 PM
Hey folks. Coming out of the shadows to say hi. I'll be lurking over there.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ocicat on August 26, 2016, 01:39:46 PM
Hey folks. Coming out of the shadows to say hi. I'll be lurking over there.

Please don't eat any of our forum members.  No matter how dark it is!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on October 26, 2016, 09:02:39 AM
Hello all, I'd never heard of Escape Artists or any of its podcasts before listening to an interview with Alasdair Stewart on Rocket Talk from Tor.com yesterday.

This all looks interesting.

It is always that! And you have a decade of back-catalog to look forward to, as well!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Scuba Man on December 05, 2016, 09:24:23 AM
welcome to the shiney spam free foruns

These EA forums really are a gem in the internet.. I get to practice good netiquette (really).


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Scuba Man on December 16, 2016, 01:12:46 PM
I find this a much more reflective, calmer venue than FaceBook.  I like it.  It forces me to use gooder English.  ::)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ichneumon on May 02, 2017, 04:38:57 PM
Hi everyone! I'm not really that new, but I haven't posted on this thread yet!
I'm an entomologist and enjoy all three of the EA podcasts.
I'd really like to encourage the lurkers and new people to comment and discuss more! I've found it very rewarding but it would be more fun if there were more participating!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: danooli on May 02, 2017, 04:45:34 PM
Hi everyone! I'm not really that new, but I haven't posted on this thread yet!
I'm an entomologist and enjoy all three of the EA podcasts.
I'd really like to encourage the lurkers and new people to comment and discuss more! I've found it very rewarding but it would be more fun if there were more participating!

Welcome! I'd love to be the one to tell you that there are  FOUR EA Podcasts! Are you forgetting Cast of Wonders?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ichneumon on May 03, 2017, 05:31:21 PM
Yes, sorry! I haven't listened to CoW yet!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: jappel64 on July 05, 2017, 04:45:16 PM
Howdy! Also new, having only discovered the podcasts recently. Enjoying what I've listened too so far and eager for more!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on July 06, 2017, 07:28:37 PM
Yes, sorry! I haven't listened to CoW yet!

You are so lucky!  (One of today's Ten Thousand (https://xkcd.com/1053/)!)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Varsha on July 27, 2017, 10:19:48 AM
Hi.
I listened to escape pod fof very long time, podcastle recently.

I am still going through some old episodes.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: J.Adam on August 15, 2017, 11:13:39 AM
Hello Fellow Weirdlings,

New to the forum, though I've been listening to Pseudopod/EscapePod for about four years. I also narrated a story titled "The Chair" by Leah Thomas way back in 2013.

I love every second of the podcast and look forward to hearing more great tales from the putrid bowels of our imaginations.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: azmike777 on August 16, 2017, 12:12:06 PM
Hello all! I've been a listener for about a year now and I'm loving every episode.  I'm an animator at heart, but the mention of a Flash Fiction contest got me very interested. I have a story idea in my brain inspired by true events that wants to come out, so I think I will type it up and submit. What have I got to lose? Anyways, wish me luck!...unless you're the competition I guess...


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: GRL on August 19, 2017, 03:13:03 PM
Hi Everyone,

Just joined the forum, but I have been listening to Pseudopod for a little while now. Horror is my bag, though I know I need to branch out into the other podcasts.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: phaserburn on August 25, 2017, 05:19:26 PM
Hello.  Old listener, new forum member.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: falstaffe on August 31, 2017, 12:11:59 PM
Hey all, I'm an art teacher of some 28+ years, looking to make writing SF&F my full-time retirement gig. So far I have one one professional sale (Daily Science Fiction) and one amateur sale (7th Titan Press.) I'm also one of the three founders of FAST Games, a midwest-based RPG game company. (So, I guess the rulebook for our FAST RPG counts as a second amateur credit.)

Current novel Projects:
FAST RPG 3rd edition (final polish stage--publishing soon)
Art History Mystery (a la Da Vinci Code) (first draft in progress)
a Redwall-style adventure (polishing for submission)
a Military SF story about an engineer on the run (first draft in progress)

Also participating in NYC Midnight's Flash Fiction Challenge


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ron on September 11, 2017, 09:48:32 PM
Hey everyone,

I am new to the forum and wanted to stop by and say hi!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Arasibo on September 14, 2017, 03:44:39 PM
Hello All,

I'm new.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: InformationIsBeautiful on September 17, 2017, 06:42:10 PM
Hello all, I'm new. I submitted my first complete piece of fiction for the Flash Fiction Contest so I'm just verifying that I'm human. Maybe see you in the threads.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: OldMoth on September 25, 2017, 10:26:38 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm new here and trying to get registered after having submitted a story to the Pseudopod Fifth Flash Fiction Contest.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: fentyscribbles on September 25, 2017, 10:29:32 PM
Hey y'all, sorry for the lack of originality, but I'm new and apparently need to do this to monitor the contest. ;)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Sharan on September 25, 2017, 10:51:06 PM
Hi! I'm a new member in Los Angeles. I'm checking in so I can see the Pseudopod contest. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Opal Sky on September 25, 2017, 10:52:03 PM
Gooooood Morning Vietna..... Good morning, Ameri.... Hi there.  I'm new here.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Heat16 on September 25, 2017, 10:52:39 PM
Hi, I'm a new poster/listener, eager to participate on this forum.  


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: bramapfel on September 25, 2017, 10:53:35 PM
Hey everyone. I'm a new member, from Pakistan, here to see the contest  ::)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: unrealfred on September 25, 2017, 10:56:39 PM
Hey. Longtime listener, first-time poster.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: crb.56 on September 25, 2017, 11:29:43 PM
Making a first post as a commenter - new to Pseudopod, but intrigued by what I've heard so far!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: MsMockingbird on September 25, 2017, 11:42:45 PM
Same here! Hi all


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Bettietoxic on September 25, 2017, 11:48:56 PM
Hi  :o


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: inspectoral on September 26, 2017, 12:24:07 AM
Howdy! I'm a 30-something amorphous fog comprised of words, whimsy, and snark. I'm excited to be competing in the flash fiction contest for the first time. I enjoy geekery, bouldering, weight-lifting, and of course writing and reading scifi, fantasy and horror. Pleased to meet everyone!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: SpareInch on September 26, 2017, 12:55:01 AM
Hey there all you new folks. Have fun exploring these space lanes, burning caverns and elven paths, they can lead to some pretty cool places. ;)

But please stay on the marked trails.

No, honestly, you don't want to go over there...

*Throws up hands in despair. Obviously they just can't resist The Flaming Pits of Terror.*



Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Mjsutton on September 26, 2017, 01:08:59 AM
First post, purdy excited!!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Djinndarme on September 26, 2017, 02:00:58 AM
Another new member here. I've been a listener for a while, but the contest is what's made me emerge from my hermit-like existence.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: xandros on September 26, 2017, 02:33:24 AM
Hello from Greece! I hope becoming part of the community. Anyone went to worldcon75?


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: janeishly on September 26, 2017, 03:02:48 AM
Another newbie here - and am I the only one who keeps having to register because every time I come back I get "That username is not known" or similar, despite my username and password actually still being entered? Very frustrating and also makes me wonder if I'm going mad.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: helenf on September 26, 2017, 03:10:24 AM
hello! Another newbie who is trying to listen to more podcasts as often I have more time for listening than reading :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: SpareInch on September 26, 2017, 03:34:46 AM
Another newbie here - and am I the only one who keeps having to register because every time I come back I get "That username is not known" or similar, despite my username and password actually still being entered? Very frustrating and also makes me wonder if I'm going mad.

When you register, you have a limited window, I think it's 24 hours or something like that, in which to make your first post. The techno magi say this is the best way to keep the spammers off the boards.

You'll be fine now though 8)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Mrevilkev on September 26, 2017, 04:02:54 AM
Hi all,
My name's Kev, I'm not new to Pseudopod, but am new to the forums.
I'm British, teach English by day, write horrible things be night, live in Lisbon, Portugal. Like metal, cats, food and travelling.
Cheers,
Kev


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: lasthand on September 26, 2017, 05:07:16 AM
Also new here and just posting so I can read the flash entries.  Looking forward to it.

Good luck all you twisted creeps  ;)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Ll064 on September 26, 2017, 06:25:24 AM
Hi all!

Not really sure what I'm doing, but I'm going to introduce myself anyway. :) I'm from South Australia and love listening to stories in audio format. I have a long commute to work and I hate wasting car time listening to crappy radio. Looking forward to listening to many Pseudopod stories!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: MDK on September 26, 2017, 07:09:34 AM
Hey there, looking forward to reading the contest entries, I solemnly promise to keep voting even after my own entry is voted out!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Borderliner on September 26, 2017, 07:15:43 AM
New to the boards, new to the 'casts. I'm a transpacific worker and writer trying to get a taste for the genres. Happy to be on board  :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: davidturton on September 26, 2017, 07:38:24 AM
I'm also new, horror fiction writer with a few published stories so far, hoping for much more  :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: zogshiloh on September 26, 2017, 08:08:21 AM
Hello forum.

I love this pod.



Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: borourke on September 26, 2017, 08:17:26 AM
Hi everyone,

Lovely to be here and talk to you all. I've been listening to Pseudopod for almost a year now, and it's really been a saving grace on those slow workdays where you just have some dense spreadsheets and a few hours of listening time. So far really enjoyed a lot of the stories, most notably "The Tooth Fairy," by Russel McLean.

Looking forward to great chat and stories!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: FGODRACULA on September 26, 2017, 08:30:57 AM
First time on the forum, excited to see what goes on around here!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Shoyu on September 26, 2017, 09:00:13 AM
Hi, all. I'm a newbie here - I enjoy listening to all the "Pods" from Escape Artists. Looking forward to reading the Flash Fiction contest entries, too. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: GuitarZero183 on September 26, 2017, 09:51:58 AM
Hey everyone, I've been a long time listener to Pseudopod, my favourite stories are the thing in the bucket by Eric Esser and Face Change. I love being drawn into the world of the stories. Anyway, I just wanted to say hi. :D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thedrellum on September 26, 2017, 10:29:29 AM
Here! Poking my head in for the PseudoPod contest specifically, but also for the fun of it.  ;D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: JamesEarlCash on September 26, 2017, 10:46:30 AM
Greetings fellow Earthlings and lovers of horror! I am new and just wanted to say hello.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Askh on September 26, 2017, 10:47:10 AM
Hello everyone, looking forward to the contest


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: phyrface on September 26, 2017, 11:34:47 AM
Contest time~


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Charly Baltimore on September 26, 2017, 11:44:50 AM
Hello all, I'm ready for the contest! :o


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Skittsy on September 26, 2017, 11:54:07 AM
Hi  :o ;D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: TForestR on September 26, 2017, 12:21:27 PM
Hello Everyone! New here but excited to see how the writing contest goes!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: ChilledWhiteZin on September 26, 2017, 12:33:50 PM
 A single post somewhere on the forum to view the 5th Pseudopod Flash Fiction Contest contest as it happens! ;D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: MrHook on September 26, 2017, 12:48:50 PM
Hey everyone, hope you're all enjoying the contest so far  :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: jdorr on September 26, 2017, 12:56:22 PM
Hi, I'm a new member too, trying this out. I'm a short fiction writer, poet, and recently contributor to a Pseudopod contest. But here for the fun too!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: TheHandofNergal on September 26, 2017, 01:39:57 PM
Hi, happy to be a part of this. I’m new to the forum as well as writing fiction in general. I love fantasy and science fiction and hope to get myself into that field of writing. Don’t want to put myself into a box so early, though. Good luck everyone!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Jeremy Thompson on September 26, 2017, 03:14:40 PM
Hi there. I'm a new member as well, here for the contest.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: PickmansModelo on September 26, 2017, 03:36:28 PM
Hello. I am a new member. I've been a fan of pseudopod for a while now. Funny how comforting their delectable batch of creepy stories are in my life. Pseudopod is amazing. Great content, great production, great storytelling.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Rati on September 26, 2017, 03:46:10 PM
Hi, I'm new here. Hope I'm doing this right...looking forward to reading/listening to all the great stories!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: sinisterdepths on September 26, 2017, 04:00:51 PM
Hiya!

Nice to meet all of you. I love horror, and I suppose most of you share some similar appreciations.

Having ADHD and a love for stories is a sometimes difficult scale to balance. There was never a drive within myself to sit down and listen to someone read a story when I struggle finishing a few chapters of whatever I am reading each day.

Oh look at that, something shiny--gotta go!

Pseudopod does something to my attention span that I cannot explain. Maybe it is the high-quality... everything that is produced without question to consistency with their schedule and talent and love for the little guys--you know, the up-and-comers in the writing world--that allured me less than a year ago--yes I said that! I think it was right around this time last year that I started actually listening to the masterful tales here.

So good job Escape Artists and the writers and narrators. Outstanding work.

Here is what scares me:

Humans and their condition. Historical, I think humans have done much worse to each other than most notable authors dare pen, and the thought of reading about one that oppressors without repercussion to create hopelessness and isolation--that gives me the shivers.

A little about me, I guess. I am from Maine, have two wonderful children and an amazing wife, and I have a graveyard in my back yard. I am also published with an online writing website that specializes in weekly horror on the free. One story so far, one coming in a few weeks. For the sake of the flash fiction contest, I will not name myself until I am out; I love writing but I don't know if I am Psuedopod-ready yet. We will find out though!

Have a good one, ayuh.

The term 'ayuh' has been around well before King's time. We all know if you read any of his stories (well not all of them) that you will see that kicking round somewhere.

What does it mean?

A lot of things! Come on over and find out. I'll buy ya a lobster roll, said no Mainer ever to anyone.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Thrill_Lizard on September 26, 2017, 09:18:41 PM
Hi Everyone! I'm here to enjoy the flash fiction contest but also maybe make some new friends who enjoy literary nerdery. Good luck to all who entered!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Sally on September 26, 2017, 11:22:38 PM
Hi! *waves* I'm new!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Sparky_t on September 27, 2017, 02:13:17 AM
Hi everyone! Good to be here - nice to meet you all!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: c.renee on September 27, 2017, 08:31:04 AM
Hello all! I'm a new listener. Just stopping in to say hi :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: EddieG on September 29, 2017, 01:13:59 AM
Gotta post to play


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: MDDragon on September 30, 2017, 11:05:40 AM
New to the site, new author of erotic horror.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Scuba Man on September 30, 2017, 03:01:49 PM
(snip)stay on the marked trails.

No, honestly, you don't want to go over there...

*Throws up hands in despair. Obviously they just can't resist The Flaming Pits of Terror.*

...gasp! Don't go THAT way. NEVER go THAT way. Tsk... THAT way leads right to the castle.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: tiffany4848 on October 05, 2017, 06:20:50 PM
I'm new to the site! Just stopping by to say hi and I wish everyone participating in the flash fiction contest lots of luck. :)


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Nigethehat on October 06, 2017, 08:32:27 AM
Hey all.  Here for the flash entries  ;D


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: beartrooper on October 06, 2017, 09:38:45 AM
Hey guys! Happy to be here. Can't wait for the flash fiction contest. Good luck all!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: minheight on October 10, 2017, 11:51:24 AM
Excited for the flash fiction contest!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Dina on October 12, 2017, 06:02:45 PM
Well, I've posted a comment.


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Jaspervh on October 16, 2017, 02:21:49 PM
Hi everyone, I'm Jasper, a teacher by day and horror reader by night. Nice to meet you all


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: acespliff on October 17, 2017, 08:22:24 PM
Hello all! I've just stumbled onto this site and have seen some really cool stuff. I look forward to checking out more as time permits. I'm from Salt Lake City, Utah and a super amateur author. I have been a die hard sci-fi fan for as long as I can remember (mostly 60's-70's authors like Robert Heinlein and Phillip K. Dick). Horror is a new genre for me (aside from Stephen King of course!), but I'm warming to it quickly. Just wanted to say hi, and thank you for making all this possible!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Salamander on October 17, 2017, 09:49:28 PM
Hi!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Milton on October 23, 2017, 09:33:12 AM
Hi!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: mkj on October 24, 2017, 07:37:48 PM
Hey, I'm old but I like good writing. Looking forward to exploring this site


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Moe on October 24, 2017, 08:10:58 PM
Hello all!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: TheThingFromBeyond! on November 03, 2017, 12:37:17 PM
Hello!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: astorite on November 14, 2017, 11:45:38 PM
Hola!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: TashaE on November 27, 2017, 01:01:27 AM
Another short Hello!


Title: Re: New Member/Listeners
Post by: Scuba Man on December 01, 2017, 12:07:22 PM
Another short Hello!

Greetings! This site's populated by a glorious gaggle of odd ducks. Welcome, eh.  :)