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Steven Ormosi
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Howdy everyone. First I'd like to say that this place is great. I've skulked around without saying anything for a little for a while now and I love the sense of camaraderie that people in here seem to have.

Anyway, I'm 1/4th of The Lost Signals. We've been podcasting for a little over a year and just passed our 100th episode fairly recently. We have multiple show topics including:

Syntax Error - Our philosophy/narrative in video games show

MOTS - Review shows using a 10-point binary scale we came up with for rating movies, literature, and other story-based media

Neophytes of Narratology - A discussion show about the study of narrative ranging from Aristotle to TED Talks

A Brief History of the End of Days - Chats about the various forms of the apocalypse.

We've done a few other smaller series as well.

Anyway, we like talking about stories. If that's something you're interested in, check us out! And if you want a good entry point, check out this fun recent interview we did with indie filmmaker, Ben Rider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL-GvdGlQDM&list=PLGTCsoekBvDSPYo-ANyq7JHfwlkOFPeLx

Thanks for listening.

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Brief Review: Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
Sex Criminals, Vol. 2: Two Worlds, One Cop by Matt Fraction My rating: 4 of 5 stars A sex positive spin on the old stop-watch-that-can-actually-stop-time story. Volume two of this graphic novel series is just as delightful as the first, if a little more con...

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Brief Review: Trees by Warren Ellis
Trees, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis My rating: 5 of 5 stars As usual, Ellis brings his unique style to bear on a graphic novel so original that only he could mind-birth it. Full disclosure here, I'm a long time fan of Warren Ellis and the opening volume of Trees ...

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Brief Review: The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick My rating: 5 of 5 stars In this book, Dick deals desperately with some of his favorite topics, specifically drugs and philosophy. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch follows a few main characters who...

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Brief Review: Pyongyang by Guy Delisle
Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle My rating: 3 of 5 stars An interesting look inside an enigmatic country. In the tradition of Sacco and Satrapi, Delisle (known as Mr. Guy to his guides and translators) paints the picture of a fascist North...

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Brief Review: That Weird City by C. Brian Hickey and Aaron Jacobs
That Weird City by C. Brian Hickey My rating: 5 of 5 stars I finally got around to reading this book and I'm sorry it took me so long. I've encountered Hickey via a message board that we both used to frequent and posted this message shortly after the book c...

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Brief Review: The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian by Andy Weir My rating: 5 of 5 stars The beautifully told story of Mark Watney, NASA astronaut. The Martian addresses science like nothing I've ever read before. I could not stop reading this book. I would think about getting home from work to r...

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Brief Review: The King in Yellow by R. W. Chambers
The King In Yellow by Robert W. Chambers My rating: 4 of 5 stars The King in Yellow, a book of offputting (in a good way) short stories, is a fun read, plain and simple. As many others have said, the first half of the book (four stories) is more along the l...

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Brief Review: Jamestown by Matthew Sharpe
Jamestown by Matthew Sharpe My rating: 4 of 5 stars Jamestown is a difficult book to pin down. It is one of those books about which you say, "By turns..." and then list three or four different emotions it made you feel. It is one of those books where you do...

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Brief Review: Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski
Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski My rating: 5 of 5 stars An semi-autobiographical story about a boy named Henry Chinaski, Ham on Rye is a series of vignettes about growing up rough. It is raw and unforgivingly real. Its brevity and frankness punch you in the ...
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