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Dread Readings: A Citizen of Carcosa

Ambrose Bierce wrote A Citizen of Carcosa, creating a city that would become permanently part of the horror mythos of modern English. The story captured the imagination, and inspired the use of the narrator in future horror and fear writers, and was done at a time in Bierce’s life between fighting confederate soldiers, shaking down millionaires for railroad taxes, and fighting in the Mexican civil war.

Dude was interesting.

The Unused Pokemon Types, with Fox Lee (@MunchlaxRegrets)

This audio was originally recorded in March 2020. The intention was to use this audio, along with some video editing of our own original art, to demonstrate the designs we had in mind. Turns out that was a bad time to commit ourselves to a big project idea that maybe required drawing lots of art.

Nonetheless, here’s an hour and change of Fox and I discussing the different unused Pokemon types, and what we’d do to fill those design spaces, and how the ice type sucks.

Lovecraft Readings #4: The Statement of Randolph Carter

This month I’m going to take some time to read to you my ””’favourite””’ Lovecraft stories, then talk to you a little bit about them afterwards. Because this is Lovecraft, each of these stories deserves a content warning for general horror, but in this one specifically, uh

Huh

Actually, this one’s not actually super racist?

Neat!

Lovecraft Readings #3: Nemesis

This month I’m going to take some time to read to you my ””’favourite””’ Lovecraft works, then talk to you a little bit about them afterwards. Because this is Lovecraft, each of these stories deserves a content warning for general horror. In this one, because it’s a poem, it’s surprisingly, slur free!

Lovecraft Readings #2: The Colour out of Space

This month I’m going to take some time to read to you my ””’favourite””’ Lovecraft stories, then talk to you a little bit about them afterwards. Because this is Lovecraft, each of these stories deserves a content warning for general horror, but in this one specifically features cosmic horror, ego death, loss of children, loss of parents, general sanism, some things that I think are going to be kinda trypophobia-inducing like people ‘crumbling’ and a lot of animal endangerment. There is also some mild racism, like, no slurs, and there’s a bunch of just casual sneering at poor people.

Lovecraft Readings #1: Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn

This month I’m going to take some time to read to you my ””’favourite””’ Lovecraft stories, then talk to you a little bit about them afterwards. Because this is Lovecraft, each of these stories deserves a content warning for general horror, but in this one specifically, content warning for suicide, self-immolation, beastiality, racism, racism, racism, racism, racism and racism. I bleep the slur ‘g*psy’ in my reading, and am occasionally unable to contain my exasperated amusement at just how stunningly racist this is.

In the notes on the reading, I mention Atun-Shei Films, and a statement he made in this video.

An Interview About The Vampires

Brinkwood is live on Kickstarter, now. This is an interview with Erik the Bearik, one of the game’s developers. In this interview, we talk about the game, the things the game is about and the way the game’s values inform its narrative, rather than the typical marketing overview. We mention in this conversation this thread by Orion Black. And this other thread by them, which you should definitely check out.

Christmas Morning, 2017

For Context: As with my Thanksgiving Day audio, a few years ago I learned that there are elderly people who write Thanksgiving day letters to unparented/unfamilied queer youth who feel alone and isolated during the holidays. This is my attempt to contribute to this genre. I apologise if it is too short or too long – this is something I do rarely.

It is very possible you might find this embarassing or cringey. You are not obligated to listen to this at all but I hope it gives you some comfort during the holidays.

Audio Download

Thanksgiving Day 2017

For Context: A few years ago I learned that there are elderly people who write Thanksgiving day letters to unparented/unfamilied queer youth who feel alone and isolated during the holidays. This is my attempt to contribute to this genre. I apologise if it is too short or too long – this is something I do rarely.

It is very possible you might find this embarassing or cringey. You are not obligated to listen to this at all but I hope it gives you some comfort during the holidays.

Audio Download

If you like the header image, and would like a larger version, here it is.

Edit Day (Not Really)

Another week, another edit up of the DLC podcast, another day of musing on what I even want my voice to be. I’ve been musing particularly on the many little bits and pieces I’ve made in the past few months, the things I’ve done, and how I basically monetise and control none of them.

There was the idea in my head that my games and books being free was some sort of insurance or guarantee. Right now I’m wondering if maybe it’s kicking myself: By keeping myself out of conventional markets, like Amazon and Google Books, and making my product free, I’m actually keeping people from being invested.

Maybe I should change that.

Edit Day: Huge Cut

Today I tore a forty five minute chunk out of the middle of our podcast. Then I trimmed that chunk down, sad that I wouldn’t be able to use it. The thing that really struck me as strange about it at the time was that it was the only time the dog decided to chirp up and maybe get heard.

It’s a bit weird. I’m used to the dog showing up in the podcast at the end – not at the middle, and to then calm down.

Still, that chunk of missing text is really good stuff and it helped me formulate a lot of my own thoughts.

Edit Day – Skeletons!

Today the edit was a swine.

I’m not complaining, not really; I mean, after two lovely, sleek edits that were fast and easy to do, I kind of expected the other shoe to drop. And my cohosts weren’t doing anything that made it harder or worse – it was just things like dog sounds, or tangents as we all got distracted.

But tell you what really weirded me out today?

I heard another voice on the record.

It was super faint, but it legit sounded like there was either a low, delayed echo from Fox and my’s mic – but it sounded like there was a woman, very far away, counting.

So, y’know.

~spooopy~

Another Edit Day

Today, another edit. This time, we had a guest – the amazing Sabriel, who was sweet and funny, and scored amazingly on the Retro Gaming News. The remarkable thing about this one to me is that this whole thing got done fast, because I didn’t know how much time I’d have. Still, there was very little editing that needed doing – mostly clip at the ends and smooth out the middle, but no major stitch-together, go-back or oh-hell moments. Also, by asking Sabriel to explain things, and explaining things to her, we got a lot of chances to talk about things that matter a lot to us.

It was pretty fun.

Should go up in a few hours!