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Episode Thirty-Four: Self-Esteem is for Everybody [Sep. 26th, 2010|01:07 pm]
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Episode 34 is live!





SHOW NOTES

Thank you to the lovely Lady Scarlett for joining us for this episode! If you'd like to see more of her - and who wouldn't? - you can visit her at Scarlettopia, Twitter or the Spoony Experiment Forums!

Her specific post which sparked off this episode can be found here.

Fun place to visit to meet like-minded people online: OK Cupid. It's Scarlett-recommended!

Molly Lewis is a ukulele goddess. Click here for a uke version of Britney Spears' "Toxic" and here for a full version of "MyHope."

Here is MightyGodKing's post on "The Nice Guy." (Bizarrely, note who the first commenter on this post is. It's been an issue FOR A WHILE.)

Listener Juan has shared a hilarious look at the first Silent Hill game! Check out parts 1, 2 and 3.

Listener Ian would like you all to check out the band Kirby Krackle! If you go to YouTube, you can also see their video for Up, Up, Down, Down."


Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Email us at made_of_fail@yahoo.com, or send us a message on Twitter: @made_of_fail.
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[User Picture]From: cleolinda
2010-09-26 06:54 pm (UTC)

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The line was, "Haters may familiarize themselves with the lefthand evacuation procedure," and it's totally from Mark (who Reads Harry Potter)'s friend Kasper.
[User Picture]From: queenanthai
2010-09-26 07:48 pm (UTC)

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I AM SORRY I DID NOT QUOTE PROPERLY

I WAS A TEENSY BIT DISTRACTED
[User Picture]From: cleolinda
2010-09-30 03:11 pm (UTC)

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Heh. I just like to make sure people know I didn't come up with it.
[User Picture]From: skybreak_seeker
2010-09-26 07:09 pm (UTC)

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Kevin. Hey Kevin. Stop with the southern accent. #realtalk

This was a great, and very needed episode guys. 5/5 insightful.
[User Picture]From: alliancesjr
2010-10-01 09:21 pm (UTC)

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It's not my fault that crochety old men usually reminisce in a Southern accent.
[User Picture]From: aunt_zelda
2010-09-28 12:39 am (UTC)

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Wow. Sexiest episode ever … and also most serious episode ever.
Self-confidence for geeks! HUZZAH! *punches the air*

Eeeeeeeeee, you read my fanmail! *SQUEEEEEEEEE*

Good god, could Scarlett and Dayna be flirting any more? *can't stop giggling and squeeing and blushing*

Lol, Mark Twain reference!

"It becomes a Red Queen situation, where you're running as fast as you can to stay in the same place."

*reminds self that Kevin has a girlfriend, and that I'm supposed to be polite and calm around internet celebrities*
Let's just say that I found that comment to be a HUGE geeky turn on and leave it at that, mmmkay?

I've been staving off getting a Facebook for ages. I'm close to getting one because of my theater group (most of whom only show up for the plays once or twice a year) and all the lovely activists, anarchists, and militia members I met at the Libertarian convention who want to keep in touch with me.

"It's not like I sugared her up, it's like I covered her in whipped cream and chocolate sauce …"
afkaldfajldajdfladfjalfjalff!!!!1!!11!!!!!11!!!!!
You cannot say those things when I'm lurking about! It will only result in very embarrassing fanfic that Bennett the Sage will cackle over!

*blushes, squees, and wibbles over my fanmail* That got me through a week, knowing that you guys were going to hear my silly ramblings. (And yeah, MoF did help last month coming back from my Nana's memorial service. Getting to explain to my clinically depressed father who Wil Wheaton is and how I was being talked about by people on the interwebs really did help during that long, awkward, tearful road trip. *will always love you guys for that alone*)

Heh heh, the Iron Liz and Lady Scarlett art … that was actually from a fic I wrote. I wanted to write the first fanfic with Iron Liz to reaffirm the "we are going to accept canon couples and love the girls because they are awesome and sexy and we aren't going to hate on them for 'ruining the slash' like certain other fandoms" that we put into our mission statement. We're keeping that hypocritical sexist rubbish out of the Treehouse, thank you very much!

Linkara: Vampire Hunter is written by freya_sacksen and it is AWESOME. She also wrote the InSpace! series which started as a joke after her early Firefly crossover fic back in 2009 and spiraled into a depressing, traumatic, incredible epic that actually has its own tvtropes page. (There goes your afternoon …)

"Someone needs to write a fanfic about you and me, Dayna."
"ZELDA?!"

*winces* You don't need to yell, I'm right here!

Christmas, you say? Weeeeeeeeeeeell … *grins a devious grin* Let's see how my autumn goes ...
[User Picture]From: alliancesjr
2010-10-01 09:20 pm (UTC)

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I love working "Red Queen scenario" into everyday conversation. It's fun to watch people work it out.
From: noelct
2010-09-28 07:56 am (UTC)

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When you were able to wrestle Dayna and Scarlett off one another (though really, Kevin, why stop them?), there was some great conversation about confidence and social exploration amongst geeks. I fully admit to spending most of my time sheltered away in a basement apartment, and you’ve given me some great tips about where to look for face-to-face interaction, and I thank you for it. At least I already have good hygiene.

Oh, and up here in Minnesota, the grunge look never died. Granted, wearing flannel 9 months out of the year is driven more by weather than fashion.
[User Picture]From: alliancesjr
2010-09-29 02:44 pm (UTC)

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You answered your own question, Noel; when I wrestled them off each other, we were able to have that awesome conversation.
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[User Picture]From: alliancesjr
2010-10-01 09:20 pm (UTC)

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Had I been the one editing this episode, I'd have ended up breaking the "DAYNA YOU ARE BEING CRUDE AGAIN" buzzer.
[User Picture]From: xenelle
2010-10-01 10:34 am (UTC)

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I loved this podcast so much! It made me laugh out loud (fun to do on public transport).

To be quite honest I met my current boyfriend (going on 3 years) when I moved into a share house (he was on holiday when I looked at the place) and I get the feeling that I asked him out on our first date. We both have similar interests (like some of the same authors, most of the same tv shows, movies, genres comics etc) He's trying to get me into WoW but I keep pointing out that I don't like MMO games as I suck at the fighting - the 10 day trial has def. I downloaded has def. reminded me of that (plus my sucky laptop). I agree that going out and meeting people with similar interests is the way to go though - even if its not for romance, you will get a confidence boost (or even groups online) I joined a medieval re-enactment group - to learn archery and sword fighting and because I like pretty dresses. I joined a theatre company (mostly backstage and crowd scenes) and made some lovely friends there and it really boosted my confidence (going on stage in front of a 150 people and not stuffing up your lines will do that) the people I met in these groups were all very welcoming and supportive in what ever I wanted to do that I feel if everyone could make friends and have a support network around them that any shyness and nervousness you have would go away over time. Of course I'm now in a different country and have yet to find something where I live that is right for me but I'm persevering and posting on random forums.

Also the on the facebook side of things: I joined because of my family and friends in Australia (I'm in Wales) I rarely post much due to having no life so its random updates and mostly picture spam and time-wasting flash games, but its does have all the group aspects that would also be a good way to meet people and check them out first before attending a meet up in RL .

I also wanted to share a really funny comic act that I thought you guys would like Its an Australian group called Tripod they are geeky and mostly write music (they're rather big in Australia) here is the link to one of their songs called Hot Girl in the Comic Shop http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh3qt9jhAW0 (sorry can't work out links at the mo) and their latest act called Tripod verses the Dragon is loosely based on D&D (not very loosely but enough for non-players to enjoy) The trailer is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjzI-3iDje4&feature=related and you can buy the bootleg of the songs at their website (its fairly cheap) I got mine as part of a showbag when I saw them and it came with 2xD20s I don't know what to do with that I'm hoping a DVD gets released as most of the jokes for it were actually part of the entire show (there's some in the songs but not as many as the usual kind).

Sorry for rambling for ages I actually wanted to pimp out Tripod as I think everyone should listen to them and I'd been hoping for an Aussie listener to do that, but decided that as I keep thinking of the song Hot Girl in the Comic Shop whenever Dayna mentions going to one I should really at least mention that song. Keep up the good work guys
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[User Picture]From: xenelle
2010-10-06 11:04 am (UTC)

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I love Fabian, but thought it was too Xmassy. I don't really have a favourite, there's too many. My top 3 are the Lonesome Gregarious Cowboy, the Hot-Dog Man and Kempt.

I hav heard of them but not their work. Just listened to 4 Chord and it is Awesome - looks like iTunes is gonna take a hit when I have pennies (thankfully I have 2 iTunes accounts (Australia and UK) should it not be released on the UK one. It does remind me of the Tripod Oasis song (I think its on their site) which did something similar but with Oasis and really brings it home how similar recent music is when you listen closely.
[User Picture]From: mysticowl
2010-10-01 04:12 pm (UTC)

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I met my husband (and before him, my best friend) through Wheel of Time geekery!

My best friend because one of us saw the other reading one of the books and decided to make friends - except I don't remember who approached whom. That was back in Grade 9 and we've been friends since.

My husband and I were both part of a Wheel of Time on-line forum role-playing club. (Remember forum role-plays?) So we role-playing together. And then we "role-played" together (unf!). And then he moved across the border for me and became a Canuck (yay!). And that's how a Russian Jew and a Korean/Irish American made a Canadian household (global family - we are it).
[User Picture]From: alliancesjr
2010-10-01 09:17 pm (UTC)

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Truly an inspirational story for us all. Congratulations on a happy marraige!

it is a dweam within a dweam...

It's also nice to see another happy family made between a Russian Jew and an Irish Not-Jew. I myself am the product of one of those, though sadly without the Korean Canadian aspects. (My grandmother grew up in France, though; does that count?)

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[User Picture]From: mysticowl
2010-10-01 09:24 pm (UTC)

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I imagine French grandmothers are quite kick-ass. Did you see the story about the world's oldest twins? They're 98-year-old French women and they attribute their longevity to booze.
From: (Anonymous)
2010-10-09 04:55 pm (UTC)

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Dayna, you two should get a room, maybe a camera and 3. profit!
Did you ask her if she has a Poison Ivy costume? (If I recall your tweets correctly.)
I thought you would have been able to calm down a little with a pre-show chat, but you did say that Cleolinda texted just before recording so you may not have had enough time.
I bet if anyone could turn you on... to World of Warcraft, it would be Lady Scarlett. She might say that you could chat to each other while she played with you, she could help you grind, could show you her favourite places and help you gain experience. :)