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Reply #50 on: October 14, 2008, 04:41:50 PM
My kids are being raised on the likes of Billy Joel, Cole Porter, and The Beatles.

Who?

Nah, just messing with you.  Actually, I tend to prefer bands, but unfortunately the Beatles and U2 aren't really big on Creative Commons.  When I was digging through all the music at the podsafe music network, I couldn't find anything that worked (and I spent hours there).  Then, at the very last minute, I got sent both those songs, and I think they fit pretty perfectly.  (I love closing with Tangential Cold's Cinema Shuffle.) 

I have a Superspiff and Toothpick Kid playlist (and a Cyberpunk one). I should post them sometime...

I've recorded the new episode, just have to finish editing it. It's going to be a bit longer than the ohters, I think.  Should be up tonight.


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Reply #51 on: October 14, 2008, 05:06:04 PM
Don't post something yet.  Let me enjoy being caught up for a little while.  I just finished the last one before lunch today.




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Reply #52 on: October 15, 2008, 03:35:08 PM
Don't post something yet.  Let me enjoy being caught up for a little while.  I just finished the last one before lunch today.



Nash giveth and Nash taketh away.  You get a day's grace, man. 

Note to others considering doing a podcast: when deciding to edit between late at night and early in the morning, edit late at night.  That way you don't run out of time. 

So, yeah, hopefully tonight. 


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Reply #53 on: October 16, 2008, 06:51:15 AM
Time's up, Nash. Double issue this time. It's a 50/50 split between the Cyberpunk Special Limited Edition (Cyberpunk vs. the Cyber-Commandos) and Grant, Dominic, and Anne complaining about lame, overpriced special editions.  Hope you all like it!

I've already started working on the next episode, and I have to say, I think it's going to be a lot of fun. 

Now, I need to go to bed, though :)


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Reply #54 on: October 30, 2008, 06:52:20 PM
New ep is up. Almost everyone vs. the Cyber-Commandos. 

I'm a bit sad.  That's 10 episode's down.  Only 2 more to go. 


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Reply #55 on: October 31, 2008, 04:53:00 AM
New ep is up. Almost everyone vs. the Cyber-Commandos. 

I'm a bit sad.  That's 10 episode's down.  Only 2 more to go. 

Hey, that's good news!  It means that very soon I'll download and listen to it.  :)

(I haven't listened past the third episode I think; I let it slip because I have a hard time following serialized podcast fiction as it's released.)

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Reply #56 on: November 26, 2008, 04:52:44 PM
HEY YOU GUYS!!!!  (Imagine that in full-on Sloth Goonies voice.)

The final episode of Superspiff and the Toothpick Kid is up!  So punch in and punch out, bastiches.  This is it.

Honestly, I'm a little bit sad it's over.  It's been a fun run.

For people like stePH who've been waiting to listen, I'd recommend grabbing the first three episodes off the website.  I fixed the sound on them so it's in both ears, now.


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Reply #57 on: November 26, 2008, 08:02:08 PM
For people like stePH who've been waiting to listen, I'd recommend grabbing the first three episodes off the website.  I fixed the sound on them so it's in both ears, now.

You just made my day.  ;D  I'll delete everything I've got so far and just start over.

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Reply #58 on: November 29, 2008, 12:58:19 AM
every comicbook tribute needs a fastball special. =)



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Reply #59 on: December 01, 2008, 09:48:50 PM
You got added. Having a loving community in Escape Pod is so nice, isn't it?



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Reply #60 on: December 02, 2008, 06:03:07 PM
Thank you, sir. I hope you enjoy it, mad as you are  ;)


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Reply #61 on: December 02, 2008, 07:09:25 PM
I love having this username.



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Reply #62 on: December 03, 2008, 03:47:22 AM
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, 06:16:29 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, 06:49:11 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, 07:49:49 PM
Thanks, man. I'm glad you enjoyed it all the way through :)


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Reply #66 on: December 06, 2008, 05:20:10 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, 05:27:17 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?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?


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Reply #68 on: December 06, 2008, 07:08:55 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, 10:15:27 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, 10:54:04 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, 09:42:22 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?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?


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Reply #72 on: December 08, 2008, 01:19:52 AM
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 08, 2008, 03:00:31 AM
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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Reply #74 on: December 08, 2008, 06:34:31 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

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?