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Entries from April 2009

Episode 037: Live Episode #2!

April 12th, 2009 · 5 Comments

* This is a live episode. It gets loud and rowdy. It might be explicit, I think we kept it clean, but…

* There is a video forthcoming. When David gets off his duff and edits the video.

* We eventually get to the topic: “What is the best movie sequel?”

* If you listened through the end (Look at you!), you can take the survey David mentions here: Survey!

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LurkerWithout’s Sunday Trade

April 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Incredible Change-Bots by Jeffrey Brown

The not true story of the non-eternal war between the heroic Awesomebots and the villainous Fantasticons. After devastating their home world Electronocybercircuitron the two factions band together to explore the stars for a new home with a new source of energy. But a spirited debate leads to violence and the robotic masters of disguise find themselves crashing onto the strange new world called Earth. There, under the leadership of the amazing Big Rig and the fantastical Shootertron, their war continues!

While small in size every page is packed with 150% of your needed doses of humorous parody. Brown delivers a tale sure to delight everyone who has grown up watching giant robots turn into trucks and then back again to beat up ones that turn into jets. Chee choo che choo chee. Incredible change to vehicle mode and roll out!

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Fan Roundtable 4: Inside 4e, More Than Just the Tip

April 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments

* Tim White joins us from Return to Northmoor podcast. Which, if you haven’t listened to, you should go and give it a listen. He’s doing some great work over there.

* Our initial impressions of D&D 4e.

* Some general discussion about what’s new in the PHB2, and what we expect that it will do to the game.

* Problems, issues and general comment about the system.

*** This episode is not our usual type of episode. It is a one-system, 45 minute discussion.

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LurkerWithout’s Sunday Trade

April 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wolves at the Gates Scripts by Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard, Pencils by Georges Jeanty, Inks Andy Owens, Colors Michelle Madsen, Letters Richard Starkings & Comicraft

The 3rd volume of “Season 8″ and probably the strongest. Collecting issues 11-15, with only the first written by Whedon. Which is a good issue. But Goddard honestly hits a home run with it. Capturing the idiosyncratic voice of the original series while adding his own improvements. This arc has the return of Dracula, a fairly flat character in the one television episode. But here, especially in the weird friendship between him and Xander, he’s a scene stealer. Also you have a giant teen-age girl getting in a fight with a giant robot version of herself. Also Andrew lecturing a group of Slayers about Dracula while wearing George Hamilton’s costume from Love at First Bite. And what else. Oh yeah, lesbianism. This is the arc with Buffy’s fling with fellow slayer Satsu. Which of course made it the greatest comic ever written. I have mathematical formulas proving it.

Not that everything is perfect with the writing. Aside from Dracula and the original cast few of the other characters have much in the way of developed personalties. And Xander Harris shows that he matches Kyle Rayner in being a guy no one should date. Ever. Seriously of all the people he’s EVER been romantically linked to, no matter how brief, two have survived. And one of those went gay…

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