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Re: Dave Shoots First -- My Wannabe Superhero Kids Book/Podcast
« Reply #60 on: December 02, 2008, 01:03:07 PM »
Thank you, sir. I hope you enjoy it, mad as you are  ;)

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« Reply #61 on: December 02, 2008, 02:09:25 PM »
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« Reply #62 on: December 02, 2008, 10:47:22 PM »
Got around to listening today, made it through episode 3 by the end of lunchtime.  (Holy shit, I'm famous!  ;D)

[edit] Correction; it's episode 4 that makes me famous, so that's how far I got though lunchtime yesterday.  And episode 5 last night before bed.  And halfway through episode 9 today.
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« Reply #63 on: December 05, 2008, 01:16:29 PM »
Wow, you're really flying through it.  And if you think that's fame, you should've heard the test I recorded to make sure the whole sound thing had been solved.  Dave has a potty mouth :)

Interesting note: More people have downloaded Ep. 5 -- the standalone Cyberpunk story -- than any other episode in the podcast.

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« Reply #64 on: December 05, 2008, 01:49:11 PM »
Interesting note: More people have downloaded Ep. 5 -- the standalone Cyberpunk story -- than any other episode in the podcast.

I'm telling you, you need to find an artist to work with to develop a Cyberpunk web comic.

By the way, I've listened to the last episode and was very pleased with how everything turned out.  It was nice to see that Sam guy included.  Excelsior!
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« Reply #65 on: December 05, 2008, 02:49:49 PM »
Thanks, man. I'm glad you enjoyed it all the way through :)

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« Reply #66 on: December 06, 2008, 12:20:10 AM »
Wow, you're really flying through it.
Finished today.  Good work.  :)  I like how you worked the superhero genre in a way completely unlike either DeRego's "Union Dues" or Lafferty's Playing for Keeps, or even Brave Men Run (of which, the author's name currently escapes me). 

I wonder though why "Sam Lee" when you named existing comic book heroes such as Superman, Batman, Punisher, and Spawn without feeling the need to fudge their names?

Interesting note: More people have downloaded Ep. 5 -- the standalone Cyberpunk story -- than any other episode in the podcast.

WTF?  ???  Get the whole thing you assholes!
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« Reply #67 on: December 06, 2008, 12:27:17 PM »
damn im gonna have to start listening, this sounds good!
I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
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« Reply #68 on: December 06, 2008, 02:08:55 PM »
damn im gonna have to start listening, this sounds good!

Sound quality still very poor in the first three episodes (though admittedly improved over initial release).  But worth suffering through for the content.
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« Reply #69 on: December 06, 2008, 05:15:27 PM »
I wonder though why "Sam Lee" when you named existing comic book heroes such as Superman, Batman, Punisher, and Spawn without feeling the need to fudge their names?

I tried to only use Spidey, Wolvie, Bats, Hornhead, etc. as reference points in comic books but not as characters in the story.  But with characters like Sam Lee, Bob Smith, and Jason, I tweaked their names just a little bit.  Even when I went through Sam Lee's list of comic credits, I decided it might be better to use fake comic book characters.

bdoomed, I think I got better at sound quality as I went.  Hope you enjoy it!

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« Reply #70 on: December 06, 2008, 05:54:04 PM »
I wonder though why "Sam Lee" when you named existing comic book heroes such as Superman, Batman, Punisher, and Spawn without feeling the need to fudge their names?

I tried to only use Spidey, Wolvie, Bats, Hornhead, etc. as reference points in comic books but not as characters in the story.  But with characters like Sam Lee, Bob Smith, and Jason, I tweaked their names just a little bit. 
I didn't pick up on who "Bob Smith" and "Jason" were supposed to be*.  Enlighten me please? (I'm not much of a comic book geek; I collected some X-Men and the first dozen or so issues of The New Mutants back in the day but apart from that I only know the "big" names.)

And yes, sound quality improved dramatically with the fourth episode.  Good job.  :)

* I think I get it though ... comic book characters can be named out in the open, but for people who actually exist in our world, you had to at least make a token effort to fictionalize them, ne?
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« Reply #71 on: December 07, 2008, 04:42:22 PM »
yea i listened to the first two and i had to put on headphones on my computer and turn the volume all the way up, and even then sometimes the sound jumps and falls in volume.  either way the story has ensnared me and keeps me listening even with the quality.
subscribed too but its only 4th ep onward, so i just have to listen to the 3rd one on your website and then it'll be easier.

so far i'm liking it!
I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
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« Reply #72 on: December 07, 2008, 08:19:52 PM »
I think I get it though ... comic book characters can be named out in the open, but for people who actually exist in our world, you had to at least make a token effort to fictionalize them, ne?

Yeah, that's pretty much it :)


I didn't pick up on who "Bob Smith" and "Jason" were supposed to be*.  Enlighten me please? (I'm not much of a comic book geek; I collected some X-Men and the first dozen or so issues of The New Mutants back in the day but apart from that I only know the "big" names.)


Don't quote me on this, but I've heard Jason and Bob Smith are the secret identities of Jay and Silent Bob.

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« Reply #73 on: December 07, 2008, 10:00:31 PM »
Don't quote me on this, but I've heard Jason and Bob Smith are the secret identities of Jay and Silent Bob.

But J&SB are, to quote Ben Affleck as Holden McNeil, "FICTIONAL CHARACTERS!"

That makes sense, though.  Next time I listen I'll keep that in mind.
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Re: Dave Shoots First -- My Wannabe Superhero Kids Book/Podcast
« Reply #74 on: December 08, 2008, 01:34:31 AM »
audio is definitely better ep 4+
i would maybe go so far as to re-record the first three so as to not turn off any potential listeners
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« Reply #75 on: December 19, 2008, 05:19:59 PM »
Where can I get episodes 1,2 and 3?  They aren't on ITunes and I couldn't see how to download them from your site.

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« Reply #76 on: December 19, 2008, 05:45:18 PM »
Here they are!

Hope you enjoy it. The audio quality in those first three episodes is a bit low...but it picks up around episode 4.