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New episode is live!
 
Saddle up to this week's episode and it's all about westerns...kind of. It's less about westerns and more about how westerns persist past its cultural prime to vicariously stay alive and relevant. 

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What is your favorite Western (cowboys and guns and stuff)-influenced fiction (any genre, any medium?) OR what is a western that you feel has been particularly influential and needs more attention? Why?

Your answer may be read on the next episode!
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It's time to get meta as we talk about meta-fiction in Episode 60 of A Podcast [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes! 

We also prep for next week by asking you what is your favorite Western (cowboys and guns and stuff)-influenced fiction (any genre, any medium? OR what is a western that you feel has been particularly influential and needs more attention? Why?

#meta   #metafiction   #movies   #tv   #gaming   #videogames   #hercules   #xena   #narrative   #nerd   #geek   #bostonlegal  
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Who's got a good answer to this question?
 
Last chance to be a part of podcast history (well, just a podcast episode, at least). 

For you, what is the most effective use of dreaming/dreams in a book, movie, video game, etc.? 

Your answer may be a part of this week's discussion!

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Answer in the comments if you want to participate in my nerdy/geeky culture podcast!
 
What was your "gateway" to geekdom? 

Your answer may be read on this week's episode which is all about this concept. Answer in the comments!

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Another new page is up and plot happens!

In the page notes, I discuss what happens when, even after scanning a page, I realize that a panel is just not up to snuff.

To get a little nerdy, the title of this page is accurate (from the research I did) to how the phrase "Worst comes to worst" was used in 1881, despite the fact that "Worse comes to worst" is commonly used now (for good reason, it makes more sense grammatically), but that shift didn't really happen until the 20th century (shout-out to the OED).

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This page was a fun exercise in a variety of ways. Obviously, I play with format and layout, but more happened behind the scenes than may be immediately visible to the average reader. First and for...
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Rocking my new shirt. I love how subtle it is.

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The new page is up and a big curtain is pulled back with regard to (at least partially) what is going on. But questions (and the fallout from this) still remain!

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It was fun to build the ad that you see Long John holding. I did as much research as I could to amalgamate the different examples I came across into something that carried even a little bit of auth...
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The new page is up!  This page is one of those tentpole pages that has been a long time coming. I write more about that––and a bit about the process for drawing pages––in the notes below the page.

Enjoy and share!

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This page is an example of a moment/image/scene that I've had in my head since the inception of Long John's story. Part of my own personal pitch to this comic––one that I, admittedly, kept very clo...
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Episode 58 - Crow Hat - is up and it's all about gateways to geekdom! We cover a wide swath of properties that have made new nerds and geeks, and discuss how those gateways impact geekdom itself. 

We are also setting up next week by asking you:

What is an effective use of dreams and/or dreaming in fiction (in any medium: book, movie, music, games, etc., whatever you like)?

#forallpod   #geekdom   #inspiration   #nostalgia   #starwars   #comics   #xmen   #atari   #startrektng   #tng   #movies   #gaming   #nerd  
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New episode! And it's about space!
 
We're back with an all new full episode after a few weeks off. Like much of the world right now, we were inspired by all that his happening in the void of space right now. So, that's what we talk about––how humanity's reach into the great unknown has inspired the fiction about it.

Though the NASA news has been the result of hard work and dedication, it was surely not as difficult as finally getting Andrew to sit down and watch an episode of Firefly, which finally happened this week.

There's also a Boast of Bethel discussing Lovecraft, Pluto, and the gap between science and art.

We also look forward with this week's question of the week and ask: What was your gateway to geekdom? 

#forallpod   #podcast   #nerd   #geek   #space   #nasa   #pluto   #kepler   #firefly   #lovecraft  
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A new page is up after a week's break (Long John had some sleeping to do). The notes spend some time discussing how rewarding and difficult it is to write a character who has views and beliefs that you don't (hint: research, research, research). Come back on Thursday for another page!

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I guess I should say it now since it's getting hit pretty heavily on this page (even though it hasn't been brought up at all; it's mostly about getting out there before people bring it up), but Lad...
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Write, draw, make sound, keep quiet.
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Recently completed his M.A. in Practical Defenestration.
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I make comics at longjohncomic.com.
I make a nerdy discussion podcast called, A Podcast [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes, at forall.libsyn.com.
I think too hard about inconsequential things and then write about them at my blog, Boasts of Bethel, at dcvb.blogspot.com.
I have also made comics at Eben07.com.
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