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my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


The Vosgian Beast posted:

That snail did not deserve to be hurt for the sake of fuckin' Level 26.

I goddamn hate snails, but I would have rescued it to prevent Level 26 from happening

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my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


They wouldn't have been able to publish it without the lovely snail footage

Guy Mann
Mar 28, 2016
Probation
Can't post for 25 hours!


The existence of book trailers has always been baffling to me, publishers swear by it and cite marketing polls but it's always felt like a dying industry blindly grasping at whatever they can to look hip and relevant and everyone just playing along because they assume they know what they're doing. Having an entire companion film like this seems like the logical extension of that and I'm glad it seems to have crashed and burned.

Improbable Lobster
Jan 6, 2012

What is the Matrix? We just don't know.



Buglord

Guy Mann posted:

The existence of book trailers has always been baffling to me, publishers swear by it and cite marketing polls but it's always felt like a dying industry blindly grasping at whatever they can to look hip and relevant and everyone just playing along because they assume they know what they're doing. Having an entire companion film like this seems like the logical extension of that and I'm glad it seems to have crashed and burned.

Nah, books aren't dying. Moving to digital, sure but not dying. Book trailers, on the other hand are a surefire way to tell you that the book won't be worth reading at all.

EmmyOk
Aug 11, 2013



Still stuck on skweegul tbh, just incredible.

Alaois
Feb 7, 2012



EmmyOk posted:

Still stuck on skweegul tbh, just incredible.

Stay tuned for my next pulse-pounding thriller, the tale of a man who breaks into people's homes and bounds them in their basement while leaving it to flood, known only by the terrifying nickname; Flumph

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance.



Smellrose

J.W. Friedman's bulldog is my favorite recurring guest on this podcast.

Rumda
Nov 3, 2009



ALL-PRO SEXMAN posted:

J.W. Friedman's bulldog is my favorite recurring guest on this podcast.

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance.



Smellrose

There's a new episode about a hockey porn novel up! The good news, if you like Rachel Millman, is that Rachel Millman returns as a guest. The bad news is that her audio seems to have been recorded in a subway tunnel with a mic from a mid-90s Compaq Presario.

X-Ray Pecs
May 11, 2008

New York
Ice Cream
TV
Travel
~Good Times~


The bad news is this book features heavy use of the phrase "drooling beav" and it sounds more like an F Plus episode about 15 minutes into the episode. I'm hype.

Guy Mann
Mar 28, 2016
Probation
Can't post for 25 hours!


This was the first episode I couldn't finish, mostly because of how terrible the guest and her constant loud HAWHAWHAW-ing was.

HMS Boromir
Jul 16, 2011

by Lowtax


Hell, I couldn't start it. I was going to listen to it on the go and had to switch to music when she decided to introduce herself by shrieking into the microphone. They needed to do a volume pass on her audio or something.

Alaois
Feb 7, 2012



this is the 3rd time she's been a guest host so you'd figure you guys would either be used to it or know if you don't like her to skip the episode

Rumda
Nov 3, 2009



The best news is hearing Jay squirm throughout

HMS Boromir
Jul 16, 2011

by Lowtax


Alaois posted:

this is the 3rd time she's been a guest host so you'd figure you guys would either be used to it or know if you don't like her to skip the episode
I listen to like 15 podcasts, I am not going to remember the name of a guest host that was on a single digit number of episodes.

Djeser
Mar 22, 2013



Doesn't sound like it's her fault really, it just sounds like the recording's a bit bad and her mix is a bit louder than Jay and Chris. I can also hear some clicking from her audio track too.

EmmyOk
Aug 11, 2013



HMS Boromir posted:

I listen to like 15 podcasts, I am not going to remember the name of a guest host that was on a single digit number of episodes.

badass

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


I think Rachel Millman is pretty great. I feel like I should hate her ridiculous laugh, but for some reason I don't. Her microphone is every bit as terrible as in previous episodes, though.

fatherboxx
Mar 25, 2013


I am disturbed about the fact that there was a choice between several erotic hockey novels in their backer poll.

davidHalestorm
Aug 5, 2009


I just listened to the Forerver Phucked, and the image that it painted, of a grown-rear end woman talking to man's penis and saying, ''I''ll suck you later" made me burst out laughing in public.

padijun
Feb 5, 2004

murderbears forever


if I donate to the patreon, how do I listen to the bonus episodes? I just want them to magically show up in podcast addict

Alaois
Feb 7, 2012



davidHalestorm posted:

I just listened to the Forerver Phucked, and the image that it painted, of a grown-rear end woman talking to man's penis and saying, ''I''ll suck you later" made me burst out laughing in public.

The bit about how he considers his penis a separate person was also incredible, if only for how common it seems to be in trash bag romance novels.

Djeser
Mar 22, 2013



padijun posted:

if I donate to the patreon, how do I listen to the bonus episodes? I just want them to magically show up in podcast addict

for a different podcast i listen to, i was searching for them to add to podcast addict and accidentally found their patreon feed

HMS Boromir
Jul 16, 2011

by Lowtax


Djeser posted:

for a different podcast i listen to, i was searching for them to add to podcast addict and accidentally found their patreon feed
Patreon recently added a feature where you can give each patron their own private RSS feed that gets populated with the appropriate content for their tier, so that should be both convenient and secure as long as the owner enables it. I don't know the details but maybe someone should give J a heads up.

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


HMS Boromir posted:

Patreon recently added a feature where you can give each patron their own private RSS feed that gets populated with the appropriate content for their tier, so that should be both convenient and secure as long as the owner enables it. I don't know the details but maybe someone should give J a heads up.

I'm in the Facebook group, my guy, so I guess I could notify him

massive spider
Dec 6, 2006

sets off a "weirdly specific fetish artwork" vibe

my girlfriend is Legos posted:

I think Rachel Millman is pretty great. I feel like I should hate her ridiculous laugh, but for some reason I don't. Her microphone is every bit as terrible as in previous episodes, though.

I like her laugh but there was one moment where I was listening on earbuds and had a massive painful jump in levels.

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


Okay, Doc has enabled the Patreon RSS thing. Hopefully that will improve someone's listening experience.

mycelia
Apr 28, 2013

just a big doofus fightin pokemons



my girlfriend is Legos posted:

Okay, Doc has enabled the Patreon RSS thing. Hopefully that will improve someone's listening experience.

Well, that was the one thing stopping me from contributing (subscribing? Patreonising?), so yeah, it has Thanks dude.

The Vosgian Beast
Aug 13, 2011

Business is slow

I'm probably going to have to track down that rat book

Alaois
Feb 7, 2012



we tried to get the crabs to fight the rats but now the rats are riding the crabs and to make a long story short there's a reason nobody lives on the British Isle anymore

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Clear off, fatso, this is a respectable establishment





Lipstick Apathy

Domain is the sequel to The Rats and starts off with London being destroyed by a nuclear bomb. It's loving awesome, in that horrifying way, and when I was a teenager I loving loved it. Everyone has to go live underground in bunkers ...BUT THERE ARE STILL RATS!

padijun
Feb 5, 2004

murderbears forever


my girlfriend is Legos posted:

Okay, Doc has enabled the Patreon RSS thing. Hopefully that will improve someone's listening experience.

Awesome, this is exactly what I wanted. Hearing J and Collision doing Squarespace ads wouldn't be the end of the world, I just don't want it to happen.

The most recent friends post about why Collision is afraid of rats is great.

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance.



Smellrose

INCOMING!

This time they're taking on Tori Amos's Piece by Piece with returning guest Lauren Parker from the Casino Royale episode which I still haven't listened to yet. I've only heard the first minute so far but Jay already sounds really, really angry at this book.

Spark That Bled
Jan 29, 2010

Made obsolete by microtransactions


This episode has probably the best Plot In 60 Seconds I've heard in recent memory.

padijun
Feb 5, 2004

murderbears forever


Of course Tori Amos was a woke toddler

Alaois
Feb 7, 2012



I'm not gonna lie, when I saw J's recommendation before listening to the episode my first thought too was "Like that lovely 311 song?"

fatherboxx
Mar 25, 2013


The Dramatic Readings in this one are something else

Does Amanda Palmer have a book?

fatherboxx fucked around with this message at Nov 1, 2016 around 12:39

padijun
Feb 5, 2004

murderbears forever


fatherboxx posted:

The Dramatic Readings in this one are something else

Does Amanda Palmer have a book?

I went to wikipedia to find out, and the answer is yes, but most importantly:

quote:

Amanda MacKinnon Palmer[6] (born April 30, 1976), sometimes known as Amanda loving Palmer,[1][2][3][4]

Looks like someone's infringing on the Corey loving Taylor brand


e: the book sounds as wonderfully tone deaf as you'd imagine:

quote:

NPR was slightly more critical as they felt that while the book was "well-intentioned", that "in thinking about the art of asking, Palmer misses its most basic tenet: In our society, certain kinds of people are allowed to ask for things, and certain kinds of people are not. She writes as though the biggest obstacle to getting the help you need is a reluctance to ask not, say, ingrained social structures having to do with race and class".[7]

padijun fucked around with this message at Nov 1, 2016 around 17:39

Spark That Bled
Jan 29, 2010

Made obsolete by microtransactions


Finished listening to the episode, disappointed that they have apparently gone full morning zoo radio bullshit with all the sound FX.

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Alaois
Feb 7, 2012



Spark That Bled posted:

Finished listening to the episode, disappointed that they have apparently gone full morning zoo radio bullshit with all the sound FX.

i know, jokes escape me too

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