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on: January 30, 2007, 07:11:30 PM
I'm working my way thru the backlog of Pseudopod and enjoying every minute of it.
I haven't listened to all of them so the answer might be revealed with time, but I thought I’d comment anyway. Mur, I hope you keep the line "...and I promise you, it's true."

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Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007, 07:14:24 PM
I really liked that line too.



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Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007, 08:04:42 AM
Strongly thirded.  That's Mur's "it's story time" and I miss it when it's gone.


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Reply #3 on: February 05, 2007, 04:06:41 AM
Hey guys.

We had gotten some strong opinions to the contrary, and only after i stopped saying it did people start saying they missed it.

I guess it goes to show that one need to give positive feedback as well as negative... :)

What do others think?



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Reply #4 on: February 05, 2007, 02:20:48 PM
We had gotten some strong opinions to the contrary, and only after i stopped saying it did people start saying they missed it.

Squeaky wheels.

I'd have spoken up sooner, but as I was so new to both EP and PP (huh...) I didn't want to go running off at the mouth, er, keys.

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Reply #5 on: February 05, 2007, 07:43:47 PM
I always liked that line.  I think I said something about in response to somebody else's criticism in the comments thread either the week right before or right after it got cut  :(


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Reply #6 on: February 06, 2007, 03:42:28 AM
The let me add, while we're on the topic, that I enjoy having Mur do the intros. Her voice isn't too sweet and clear to be hosting such a grim show, but it does have a kind of innocence* or honest enthusiasm* about the horror genera, a thing that I don't know if a male host would convey... or perhaps it's just a little more disconcerting to hear a woman introduce such grim and grizzly tales.
Anyway, I like Mur's work.


*someone who knows her better is probably laughing about this right now

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Reply #7 on: February 06, 2007, 09:23:01 AM
i liked then too
whats not to like?

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Reply #8 on: February 06, 2007, 02:22:37 PM
Sounds like it's time for a poll.



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Reply #9 on: February 06, 2007, 03:37:35 PM
jep, I liked the line, too. let's POLL!!! (like we didn't do that enough on the 300-words-contest)



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Reply #10 on: February 06, 2007, 05:02:04 PM
Potential Pole Questions:
Please select your preference:
-I like Mur's "... and I promise you; it's true." tag line.
-I don't like horror, SF, puppies.
-I clicked this one by mistake
-I think you spelled "Pseudopodia" wrong.

 ;D

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Reply #11 on: February 06, 2007, 09:29:33 PM
- I like Mur's "... and I promise you; it's true." tag line.

After the first few stories, I got used to hearing Mur say it before the story starts. It's part of what give me that chill down my spine. Though I'm kind of ashamed to say that I was already almost halfway into a story when I realized that something was missing. I had to start the episode over and listen carefully to the intro.

I say bring it back. Please?  :)
« Last Edit: February 06, 2007, 09:32:28 PM by therese »

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Reply #12 on: February 06, 2007, 11:45:28 PM
Definitely keep the promise in the show.  We know that these stories are all lies, so a broken promise just strengthens the horr.... wait, these stories aren't real, right?  Right?  Why is everyone looking behind me like that?

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PS Seriously, I think it's a great tagline.



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Reply #13 on: February 07, 2007, 12:55:22 AM
Why is everyone looking behind me like that?
Oh, do you really want to know? *LoL*  :D

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Reply #14 on: February 07, 2007, 03:34:06 AM
Why is everyone looking behind me like that?
Huh? Oh, no reason...
*shakes garlic and onion flakes on your head*

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Reply #15 on: February 07, 2007, 03:45:05 AM
*shakes garlic and onion flakes on your head*
Hmmm. I dunno if I should be freaked out, but I'm actually contemplating the level of effectiveness of plain bulbs  vs.  flakes of garlic and onions. XD

The stress of the day has taken its toll. I think I'll lie down and listen to Single White Farmhouse again.

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Reply #16 on: February 07, 2007, 12:14:24 PM
Hmmm. I dunno if I should be freaked out, but I'm actually contemplating the level of effectiveness of plain bulbs  vs.  flakes of garlic and onions. XD

Oh, bulbs, defiantly, but we're working with a limited time here and probably an unwilling roast...um, host. Given my druthers, I'd make a nice leg roast with slivers of garlic slipped under the skin and rubbed with sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, served with mashed potatoes, glazed carrots and Chianti... but that's just me.

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Reply #17 on: February 07, 2007, 12:31:17 PM
Given my druthers, I'd make a nice leg roast with slivers of garlic slipped under the skin and rubbed with sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, served with mashed potatoes, glazed carrots and Chianti... but that's just me.

You wouldn't rather have a stake with those potatoes?

(Get it?)

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Reply #18 on: February 07, 2007, 03:47:13 PM
I didn't really mind one way or the other what the tag line was. But I do so love intros and outros. I think they're important, and I think they generate a sense of intimacy with the communities of both Escape Pod and Pseudopod.

OH and for the record, Pseudopod is probably the cleverest name for a horror podcast I could imagine.



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Reply #19 on: February 07, 2007, 04:51:34 PM
OH and for the record, Pseudopod is probably the cleverest name for a horror podcast I could imagine.

Cool.  You can credit Mur for that too.

Ben brought up Cephalopod, which we also really liked, but at the time there was a Cephalopod Studios already doing a fiction podcast, so we didn't want to introduce confusion.  And know there's a Cephalopodcast which has nothing to do with horror -- it's actually about ocean science.

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Reply #20 on: December 15, 2007, 01:58:41 AM
Hmm... "really old thread warning". Oh well.

I like the "...and I promise you it's true" because it gives me a feeling of like "ooh - ooh... they're turning down the house lights now!"

Ritual is (or should be) a big part of story-telling.

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Reply #21 on: December 15, 2007, 10:25:52 AM
Hmm... "really old thread warning". Oh well.

I like the "...and I promise you it's true" because it gives me a feeling of like "ooh - ooh... they're turning down the house lights now!"

Ritual is (or should be) a big part of story-telling.

I totally agree:)  And for what it's worth, that line has the exact same effect on us:)



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Reply #22 on: December 16, 2007, 12:58:05 PM
Hmm... "really old thread warning". Oh well.

I like the "...and I promise you it's true" because it gives me a feeling of like "ooh - ooh... they're turning down the house lights now!"

Ritual is (or should be) a big part of story-telling.

I totally agree:)  And for what it's worth, that line has the exact same effect on us:)

We had a bit of a revolt here in the forums when Mur stopped using that for a while.



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Reply #23 on: February 10, 2008, 01:47:34 AM
The let me add, while we're on the topic, that I enjoy having Mur do the intros. Her voice isn't too sweet and clear to be hosting such a grim show, but it does have a kind of innocence* or honest enthusiasm* about the horror genera, a thing that I don't know if a male host would convey..
*L* Well, I was wrong. :)

I'd have spoken up sooner, but as I was so new to both EP and PP (huh...) I didn't want to go running off at the mouth, er, keys.
Wrong about that too.

I hope you keep the line "...and I promise you, it's true."
Definitely not wrong about that.
I was just thinking the other day about how much I still love that line.

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Reply #24 on: February 12, 2008, 08:02:01 PM
Heh. I clicked the "new" button (my new favorite toy) and I was like "Mur? Huh? I'm sure I'm caught up, Alisdair and Ben didn't succumb to a freak gasoline fight accident did they?" And then I realized all the dates were from 2007.

I like the "and I promise you, it's true" too. I also like the thing at the end that Alisdair always does like "Pseudopod has seen the little girl you speak of, but we swear she died years ago." (And wrong forum, but I love the way Steve has been setting his recitation of the Creative Commons license within the context of the story we just heard.)

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