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An Important Announcement [Nov. 24th, 2011|09:39 pm]
Made Of Fail



Kevin here.

This Thanksgiving, I realize I have a lot to be thankful for. Wonderful friends. A lovely fiancée. Mass Effect 2 (You are a horrible, meddlesome girl, Tessa, and I love you so). I could make a list, but the absolute top would be Made of Fail.

This show was a turning point in my life. It was the moment when two friends decided to have some fun, and it snowballed into all of this. Made of Fail Productions, now about to add two - maybe three or four - radio dramas to its already impressive lineup of three podcasts, a crapload of blogs, and more friendships than I can do service to.

It is because of all of this that I am where I am today, at the heart and soul of this crazy steamrolling ball of insanity that I love so much. I have been taking more and more charge of the Production company as a whole, which is what this is turning out to be, and as such, there needs to be a bit of a change.

I would like to take this moment to announce that, as of January, I am stepping aside as host of our flagship podcast, Made of Fail, and handing the reins over to Dayna. In my opinion, she has - more than me - helped shape this one little show into what it is today, and I have full faith in her ability to take the lead and run it in whatever direction she chooses. She may have some formatting changes, or she might keep things exactly as they are, but the decision is now hers and hers alone.

Does this mean I am leaving? No. I will remain the Owner and Lead Producer of Made of Fail Productions. I will still seek out and start up new projects, take submissions from outside sources, and figure out what the hell this is all shaping up to be. I'm also not leaving our flagship podcast completely, either; I will be coming on as a guest-host now, on whatever episodes Dayna wishes me to take part in, or whichever episodes have the topics I want to discuss. I'm still writing for Deconstructing Moya, and I'm never going away.

This is not a decision I make lightly - it has been in the works for a few months, and it has been on my mind for over half a year now. The whole thing has just gotten so big, and it warms my heart that we're so important to all of you. It is because of this that I wish to do you all the justice of continuing to have the shows, features, blogs, and other fun projects that you love so much. There will be more of the same, and more of the new, and much much more of Noel than we ever wanted to see in the first place.

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Holidays, and Happy Failcraft Adventuring to all of you.

May we stay on the air forever.

[User Picture]From: snapdragon76
2011-11-25 03:44 am (UTC)
You will be missed, Kevin. But good luck in whatever future undertaking awaits you.
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[User Picture]From: alliancesjr
2011-11-25 03:50 am (UTC)
Like I said, I'm not going away, but you'll hear less of me on the flagship (and more of me EVERYWHERE ELSE OH MY GOD).

I've actually been phasing this in over the last couple months; you'll notice she took control over the DC comics episode, etc. etc.

But thank you. <3
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[User Picture]From: snapdragon76
2011-11-25 03:54 am (UTC)
And an excellent job she did, I must say.

But the frequency of your dulcet tones will be greatly missed.

And you're welcome. :D
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[User Picture]From: queenanthai
2011-11-25 04:18 am (UTC)

...oh, wait, you still have one more episode, don't you?


...I love you? :D
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[User Picture]From: 90scartoonman
2011-12-04 07:36 am (UTC)
...wait...ULTIMATE power? Oh dear...
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[User Picture]From: god_of_rain
2011-11-25 04:26 am (UTC)
good luck kevin
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[User Picture]From: princessstarr
2011-11-25 04:40 am (UTC)
I surface from Nanowrimo for five minutes, and I find this.

Both of you have done an utterly amazing job in the last three and a half years, and I've been loving all of the projects coming out within the last few months. I hope that this momentum keeps going for a good long while.

You're sure giving Dayna complete control over the show is a good idea, right?

Good luck with the future projects, Kevin, and may they all be Failtastic. (In a good way.)
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[User Picture]From: Benjamin J Coln
2011-11-25 07:58 pm (UTC)
Best of luck in building the Made of Fail Empire, Kevin. And hopefully we'll still hear from you on at least a semi-regular basis.

Of course, I'd also like to take this opportunity to call dibs on co-hosting if you guys do a Dark Knight Rises or Amazing Spider-Man movie episode. I am nothing if not shamelessly opportunistic. Shamelessly.
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[User Picture]From: queenanthai
2011-11-26 12:46 am (UTC)
Would you be really upset if I told you I already had someone booked for that one?
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2011-11-26 12:55 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: queenanthai
2011-11-26 01:07 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: Benjamin J Coln
2011-11-26 03:34 am (UTC)
Would you be really upset if I told you I already had someone booked for that one?

Slightly. I was half joking, anyway, though it would've been cool.

Another time, maybe. :)
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[User Picture]From: foresthouse
2011-11-26 05:24 am (UTC)

You know I love listening to Dayna on the show, but...but...I love listening to you toooooooo! *bursts into tears*

What will I do without being able to listen to the pair of you sparring interacting???


And Dayna, don't you ever leave the hosting, too! *clings*



...Okay, I'm slightly recovered now. Kevin, I shall miss your deadpan and your evil laugh on air, but good luck with the production end! Be warned that if I start missing your half of the podcast too much I will CALL YOU ON THE PHONE, MWAHAHAAA.

Dayna...can I come play on the air sometime? :P Hee hee hee. comicsepcomicsepcomicsep ;)

Edited at 2011-11-26 05:25 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: aunt_zelda
2011-11-29 06:52 am (UTC)
B-b-b-but ... Kevin! *wibbles* You and Dayna snarking at each other for an hour-plus is what makes Made of Fail the show it is. Then again, all the guest stars and guest co-hosts over the years are probably going to make this transition a little easier than if it had just been you two every episode and a guest now and again ... still, I'm a little sad inside. Still, it's not like you're running away, you'll still be around, so it's not as bad as someone leaving a tv show or something.

(Stupid college, making me miss important announcements and get horribly behind on MoF episodes!)

You'd better "guest star" an awful lot. Like Giles. Please turn into Giles. (*is up too late and sleep deprived* Just ignore my strange metaphors, please.)

I for one welcome our new Queen and Sarcastic Goddess, Dayna! *pays homage accordingly*
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[User Picture]From: 90scartoonman
2011-12-04 07:39 am (UTC)
Awww. But hey, glad you're still involved and will guest-host. I'm thankful for you, Kevin. Good luck!
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