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Moving! [Feb. 23rd, 2013|03:16 pm]
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Hello everyone!

Due to LiveJournal being DDOSed all the time and, let's face it, a bit outdated, as of Episode 62 we will be posting new episodes directly to our main website at MadeOfFail.net.

We will not be deleting this community, so you'll still be able to get all the old episodes here. Thanks for sticking around!

-Dayna
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Episode Sixty-One: Is This Thing On? [Jan. 15th, 2013|02:03 pm]
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Episode Sixty: That's What We're Tolkien About [Dec. 23rd, 2012|05:10 pm]
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Episode 60 is live!





SHOW NOTES

SPOILER WARNING: We spoil The Hobbit out to there and back again.

Thanks to Cleolinda Jones (@cleolinda), our Senior Elvish Correspondent, for coming on to replace Dayna. And welcome Danielle (@eruvadhril), Tolkien fangirl extraordinaire and venomous Australian. :P Oh, and some guy named Kevin was here.

The Hobbit is still in theaters. Go see it! Buy the book while you're at it!

Editor Devin has requested we link to The Literal Hobbit Trailer, and who are we not to share?

OTHER THINGS OF NOTE: Kevin is now a part of the MorBacon Theater Company, and has a few projects up his sleeve for 2013, so cross your fingers that all goes well! With any luck, they will be doing a production of Carnacki the Ghost Finder, which you can download for free to the Kindle here.

Danielle would like to draw your attention to Mitch Benn's audio performance of A Christmas Carol here, as well as Martin Pearson's website for a Lord Of the Rings musical.

Also, there is a Klingon Christmas Carol going on in Chicago. No, really. Try to catch it before the end of December.

Finally, keep a close eye on Cleolinda's Movies In Fifteen Minutes for Breaking Dawn Part 2 In Fifteen Minutes!

Happy Holidays to all our listeners!






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Episode Fifty-Nine: Everybody Dies and Lives Happily Ever After [Nov. 27th, 2012|06:09 pm]
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Episode 59 is live!






SHOW NOTES

SPOILER WARNING: At this point, do we even need to say we spoil pretty much the entirety of Breaking Dawn Part 2?

Thank you to our Senior Sparkle Correspondent Cleolinda Jones (@cleolinda) for joining us (and finally shedding that title!), along with Jo (@mstorijo) and K.C. (@evil_kinegro) YOU'RE FREE, LITTLE ONES, GO FROLIC IN THE GREAT WIDE OPEN!

Although we played a good game, nobody hates Twilight as much as Robert Pattinson. Nobody.

That said, this was actually surprisingly watchable, and even ComicsAlliance agrees with us.

The interview with director Bill Condon we mentioned is magical and absolutely worth reading. Deleted scenes, we needs them, precious.






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Episode Fifty-Eight: Pandaring To the Audience [Oct. 9th, 2012|10:31 am]
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Episode 58 is live!






SHOW NOTES

It's a Reliquary reunion! Thanks to Tessa and Weston for stepping in for George WHO WOULD HAVE NONE OF THIS NONSENSE CAN HE GET BACK TO HIS WRESTLING SHOW NOW PLEASE KTHX and geeking out over WoW with me for a few hours on end.

SPOILER WARNING: We spoil pretty major plot details for the latest World Of Warcraft expansion, Mists Of Pandaria. You have so been warned.

NERD WARNING: This is pretty close to a WoW-only episode. If you have zero interest in the game, best step right along, nothing to see here, here be dragonflights, etc.

Editor Devin has noted that we may want to define the following for newbies:
-DPS: Damage Per Second; the role in the party that kills things to death.
-AOE: Area Of Effect; a spell or ability that damages more than one target at a time
-PVE: Player Vs. Environment; the "normal" game, where you cannot arbitrarily be picked off by a player of the opposing faction unless you designate yourself for PvP (Player Vs. Player) or are in a PvP-specific zone.
-spec: Specialty; designating if your gear and abilities are for tanking (taking damage for the group); healing (what it says on the tin) or DPS (see above).

In our excitement we were also remiss in not actually naming "the book" we so very highly recommended. This is Jaina Proudmoore: Tides Of War by Christie Golden. It is absolutely fantastic, highly recommended, and kind of mandatory reading if you wanted to know exactly WTF was going on in the Theramore's Fall scenario.

STUFF WHAT WAS NOT WARCRAFT-RELATED: Tessa was at Canterlot Gardens last month and had the best time ever. She met Tara Strong (Twilight Sparkle) and Andrea Libman (Pinkie Pie) and then died of squee. She got better.

Tessa has also been doing a Let's Play of Pony Fantasy 6, a Final Fantasy VI mod, here at 1P Start! Also other games! Watch those too!

My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic is a fan-made, non-profit 2D fighter being developed by Mane 6 and it looks frickin' sweet.








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Hey, remember about a year and a half ago when Dayna said WoW was crap and for nerds and thought she was better than that? Yeah, that was funny.
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Episode Fifty-Seven: George Wants Liefeld Tentacle Pr0n [Aug. 31st, 2012|04:21 pm]
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Episode 57 is live!





SHOW NOTES

Hey, folks! Devin (the editor) here. Dayna and George are currently without power thanks to Hurricane Issac. Everyone is okay—as okay as you can be after 3 days in the South in August without air conditioning. Please take a moment to send good vibes down to the Gulf Coast, everyone in the storm's path, and towards all our friends who could use them. Here's a good start if you are looking to give to charities. Please share your recommendations in the comments.

Pivoting towards the funny (or at least funny-looking), thanks to random listener Fail-family member Noel for joining the conversation. Catch him on Twitter (@NoelCT), LJ (noelct.livejournal.com), and all over madeoffail.net.

Bell-bottom jeans enthusiast Rob Liefeld has left DC Comics in a huff. He has a point, but he's lashing out at Scott Synder of all people. Class it up, buddy.

Speaking of bizarre anatomy and costumes, check out Made of Fail's venture into pro wrestling: Signature Move. You know you want more George in your earholes.

Geoff Johns is just dumping all his bad ideas into Justice League so he has nothing but good left for Green Lantern, right? Right? Or maybe this is a good change? Thoughts? We won't yell at you. Too much.


Apologies for that odd echo that pops up here and there. Something funky happened with the recording and, trust me, it was a lot worse before.


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Episode Fifty-Six: Fish Fish Possum Possum [Jul. 31st, 2012|12:53 pm]
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Episode 56 is live!






SHOW NOTES

SPOILER WARNING: BIG OL' HONKING SPOILERS FOR THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. GO SEE THAT FIRST.

Thank you to Cleolinda Jones for joining us once again! Feel free to follow her on Twitter (@cleolinda) and LiveJournal (cleolinda.livejournal.com), and visit the Movies In Fifteen Minutes community at m15m.livejournal.com!

Also thank you to J.D. DeMotte for debuting on the flagship podcast! Speaking of ships, you can hear him on our own Star Trek: Galilea radio drama as Kellis Torae as well as his own review vlog, Comics Are Awesome. Follow him on Twitter at @JDDeMotte!

With regards to Galilea, we are re-casting the role of Variel Wallace. Try out, won't you? ETA: SOMEBODY can't read dates, DAYNA, and we have been informed that the auditions are closed and the role is currently in deliberation.

Yeah, so, they banned Buckyballs. It's pretty stupid.

Christian Bale is a frickin' superhero in and out of costume, that is all.

While hospitals have wiped out much if not all of the shooting victims' medical bills, Caleb Medley and his family still need assistance. If you want to help, visit http://supportcaleb.com/.

Hey. Didja like Bane? Go to comiXology. Buy Secret Six. You will not regret this decision.








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Stay away from KittenWar if you are addicted to cute. You will have to be physically pulled away from the computer. This will displease you.
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Episode Fifty-Five: Four More Years! Four More Years! [Jun. 21st, 2012|11:42 pm]
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Episode 55 is live!






SHOW NOTES

SHOW NOTES WILL BE FORTHCOMING WHEN I GET BACK TO MY HOME COMPUTER. I AM A LITTLE BUSY UP HERE. :P
-Dayna









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Episode Fifty-Four: Some Assembly Required [May. 14th, 2012|11:39 am]
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Episode 54 is live!






SHOW NOTES

SPOILER WARNING: We discuss The Avengers in this episode and we are not shy about spoilers. Go see it before you listen to us.

Thank you to Lewis "Linkara" Lovhaug for joining us again! You can find his review of the movie here. Also, he's back to doing History Of Power Rangers so DEAR GOD LEAVE THE MAN ALONE. XD

Also thanks to Gavin Leaf for joining us for his first time on the flagship podcast! Gav plays Q on our Star Trek: Galilea audio drama (we're up to episode 5!) and regularly appears on the Bromance podcast with RolloT and ArcLight.

Everyone give a huge congratulations to our tireless editor Devin, who will be officially married on May 19th! (We asked him if he was prepared for the wedding and he replied thusly. It's possible we should be concerned.)

We also recommend you watch Doug Walker's reviews of the Avengers, both as the Chester A. Bum character and himself. We hear it's the greatest movie he's ever seen in his LIFE!

[citation needed] of the episode: No solid confirmation for a Black Widow movie. While one article claims it's a done deal, it just reads as "they've been talking about it a lot."

Jim Hines writes an interesting piece about the Black Widow's role in The Avengers, which we more or less disagree with but it's still well-written.

Joss Whedon has Things To Say about the movie, and we're also happy to report that as of this posting, it's grossed $1 billion worldwide. NUMFAR! DO THE DANCE OF JOY!









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Episode Fifty-Three: What Is This, A Joke? [Apr. 1st, 2012|02:27 am]
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Episode 53 is live!







SHOW NOTES

Contributors, in order of appearance:

Adam Griffith
Emily Whitten
Dayna Abel
K.C. White
Noel Thingvall
Tessa Jerz
George Hatch
Karl Baumgartner
Weston Abney
Gavin Leaf
Devin Baker
Kevin O'Shea















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Episode Fifty-Two: Dead Guys Have No Reason To Live [Mar. 20th, 2012|09:52 am]
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Episode 52 is live!







SHOW NOTES

Thanks to Alina from Second Time Around for joining us this month, as well as Adam Selzer, author/musician/guy-who-knows-too-much-about-grave-robbing. You can find Adam's books on Amazon, as well as Sparks by his pseudonym S.J. Adams.

I Kissed A Zombie and I Liked It PSAs, songs and more can be found at http://www.ikissedazombie.com/!

Don't forget to listen to the Back Row Hooligans at http://backrowhooligans.blogspot.com/!

Warm Bodies. No, really. NO, REALLY.

Here is the trailer for Munger Road, about a suburban legend set in Dayna's hometown. Incidentally, if anyone knows if this is going to be on DVD, let us know.

Episodes 1-3 of our own Star Trek: Galilea audio drama are online, with Episode Three written by Alina!

Here's the Blistered Thumbs review of Final Fantasy XIII-2. Also, here is Dayna's review of Final Fantasy XIII.

Incidentally, this is the new Chocobo Theme from FFXIII-2. We are never making it up. (™Cleolinda Jones)

The Last Story is coming to the Wii on June 19th, and we must say, it looks pretty damn good. Check it out at IGN.

This is the Machete Viewing Order for the Star Wars films, and it's got very well-thought-out reasons behind it. Give it a try, if for no other reason than it excises The Phantom Menace from the series altogether.

Read up on Before Watchmen over at Wikipedia, and tell us what you think of the idea.













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Episode Fifty-One: Tell Me About the Kittens, George [Feb. 14th, 2012|01:18 pm]
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(This episode has been removed for personal reasons.)
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Episode 50 Bonus Videos! [Feb. 2nd, 2012|08:53 am]
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You didn't think we were done with that big an episode, did you?

Since we used George's video app on his phone to record the live audio for episode 50, we figured we may as well post the live-action goodness for you! Enjoy!

Day One
Day Two
Day Three
Day Four
Day Five
Day Six
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Episode Fifty: Everybody Fest! [Jan. 21st, 2012|03:04 am]
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Episode 50 is live!







SHOW NOTES

Welcome aboard George as the new regular co-host! George was last heard on Episode 38: If the Monkey Wants Your Banana. He is also my roommate and southern BFF, and has a few sound quality issues with his computer WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO FIX IT OKAY WE ARE VERY SORRY.

This episode features appearances from SonikGav from live.lordkat.com, Angie from Strangers From the Internet, my friends Chris, Sean and Breda, Linkara, LordKaT, RolloT and Skitch from Channel Awesome/TGWTG.com.

U jelly of our MAGFest trip? Don't be! It'll be in the same place next year, Jan. 3-6 2013. We plan on going, so show up and please say hi!

Angie has written up blogs of her own about the trip, and is featured at the very beginning of the Angry Video Game Nerd's Autographs & Arcade video!

Here's some of the cool stuff we experienced, so you don't miss out:
-Blistered Thumbs: The Art Of Video Game Reviewing and Retroware TV panels
-Atop the Fourth Wall Live
-TGWTG Q&A panel
-Angry Video Game Nerd Q&A Panel
-The Arcade


Also, the first of the Made Of Fail audio dramas is up! Go listen to Star Trek: Galilea Episode 1 - Beginnings and let us know what you think!














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Episode Forty-Nine: The Show Must Go On [Dec. 22nd, 2011|09:50 pm]
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Episode 49 is live!







SHOW NOTES

Yes, listeners, this is Kevin's final episode as regular co-host. Drop a comment and let him know how awesome he has been. Shut up I am not still crying it is very dusty in here

Thanks to Lore, the ubiquitous Trekkiegirl, for coming onto the show this episode!

"The lava lamp of sound" - here, have some ambient Enterprise engine noise.

So hey, we heard you like audio dramas. We have audio dramas now. Audio dramas are cool.

Here's all the cool stuff about Kepler-22b, from PlanetQuest, Time and NASA!

Our friend and listener Suzannah has a podcast now: go listen to Animated Things Club if you're into animation at all.

You an arachnophobe? Play Skyrim? Have we got the mod for you! (WARNING: Spider picture. But then bears.) (Also P.S. dear Blizzard please do this for the Terokkarantula kthxbai)

As a holiday present from Made Of Fail to you, please enjoy a porcupine eating corn.










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SHOW YOUR WORK:
6 trillion miles per light year X 600 light years =
360,000,000,000,000 miles (360 trillion)
/17,500 mph (space shuttle max speed to sustain orbit)
=20,571,428,571 hours (I am leaving off decimal points JUST BECAUSE OKAY)
/24 hours in a day = 857,142,857 days
/365 days in a year = 2,348,336 years to reach Kepler-22b via space shuttle.
The "40" came from forgetting to multiply somewhere, because I am bad at math and this is why I don't work for NASA.
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Donations [Dec. 7th, 2011|05:51 pm]
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Dear listeners:

It saddens us to inform you that one of us has recently experienced a terrible tragedy. Brandi, a.k.a. sirius20_81, recently gave birth to a baby girl named Leelu Shea. Tragically, Leelu died less than an hour after she was born due to complications in her heart.

We at Made Of Fail consider our listeners our extended family, and we try very hard to take care of our own. So we're doing a donation drive to help Brandi and her family. We can't turn back time and make everything better, but what we can do is try to make day-to-day things a little easier while she and her family take the time to grieve. We hope this will help take care of things like hospital and medical bills, funeral arrangements for Leelu, and any other care the family needs.

If you cannot donate money, please repost this wherever you can, and leave a comment expressing your sympathies and/or prayers. You are in our thoughts, Brandi, and we hope this helps even the tiniest bit.

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Episode Forty-Eight: And Then the Werewolf Fell In Love With the WAIT WHAT [Nov. 27th, 2011|02:23 pm]
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Episode 48 is live!







SHOW NOTES

Thanks to our Senior Sparkle Correspondent Cleolinda Jones for joining us this month, as well as Noel from I Hate/Love Remakes and our glutton for punishment K.C.!

Cleo has Breaking Dawn In Fifteen Minutes up on her blog, and she just knocked it out of the park.

Doug Walker, a.k.a. That Guy With the Glasses has also done a really great video review of Breaking Dawn, with >9000% more rage! (Also a Bum Review, but we're pointing to his actual review.)

MarzGurl has been picking apart the first Twilight novel rather effectively, if you feel like going back to basics. A more innocent time, if you will.

This isn't mentioned in the episode, but Robert Pattinson is the greatest Twilight troll of all time and we just had to share it.










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Episode Forty-Seven: Damn You, Barry Allen! [Oct. 13th, 2011|10:56 pm]
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Episode 47 is live!







SHOW NOTES

Thanks to Angie and Evie for joining us this month! You can hear more of Angie on Strangers From the Internet, and Evie on I Hate/Love Remakes.

Our buddy Linkara has more reviews of the DCnU - every single new comic. Check out his That's All I'm Saying reviews.

Laura Hudson at ComicsAlliance wrote a great article on why the new interpretations of Starfire and Catwoman are...not the best. (Your mileage may vary.)

Former Marvel and Valiant editor-in-chief Jim Shooter wrote a very in-depth article about how the new 52 issues work as entry points, using RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS as his example.

And if you were curious about DEMON KNIGHTS, which we couldn't get to, our friend ChaoticRambler wrote about it.

If you can't get to a comic shop to check out any titles, you can go to Comixology and buy them there!

Listener Bipla wants you to check out a spooky webseries called Marble Hornets, so go for it!

We at Made Of Fail would like to pay our respects to Steve Jobs, who knew what was up.

Happy Halloween, everyone! Check out James Rolfe's Monster Madness all October long at Cinemassacre. Show us your costumes in the comments if you like!






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Auction #2 - The Dead Will Rise! [Apr. 13th, 2011|08:25 pm]
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Next auction:



A copy of BLACKEST NIGHT #1, autographed by writer Geoff Johns and artist Ivan Reis. Hawkman gets a zombie! Donna Troy gets a zombie! Superman gets a zombie! Look under your chairs! EVERYBODY GETS A ZOMBIE!

Any Green Lantern fan would love this.

THIS AUCTION HAS ENDED.
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Auction #1 - Catharsis [Apr. 6th, 2011|12:30 pm]
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So, hey, did you enjoy playing Final Fantasy XIII? Really? Good, me neither. To that end, I cleansed it with fire.

Part 1 Part 2

The Aftermath and Auction:


The disc is blackened beautifully (New Orleans-style!) with a gorgeous vein of sparkly gold running down the top rim. Also, it's Final Fantasy XIII after being set on fire. The perfect gift for anyone who felt betrayed by the sheer awfulness of this game!

I will personally autograph it with whatever you want. Shipping ONLY to continental U.S.

THIS AUCTION HAS ENDED.
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Hey Kids! Auctions! [Apr. 6th, 2011|11:55 am]
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LJ is up for more than thirty seconds?* Oh good. Because *fanfare* MADE OF FAIL IS HOLDING AUCTIONS!

Now that I have my job back, it falls to me to begin a round of auctions that will benefit you, the listener, because every penny will benefit us, the show. In that, uh, it's going to help keep us running for another year. (Yes, we know. We are still working out the kinks of the merchandise. Would you believe they want actual money from us to print them? Some people.) We need to pay for domain space, hosting, yadda yadda more computer stuff that Kevin knows more about than I do.

The good news is that this isn't an "Emily's Eyes" situation. We don't need thousands of dollars or anything. But you do love your favoritest podcast in the whole wide world, right? And you have goodness in your hearts, right?

Kevin's going to yell at me for excessive eye-fluttering, I just know it. XD

Anyway! Just wanted to give you guys a heads-up. We'll have some pretty cool** stuff up for auction over the next several weeks, one later today if LiveJournal doesn't get DDoS-ed again!

...although I could just post it to the main site, I suppose...

...yeah, wow, I don't think things through.

GO BACK TO SLEEP, DAYNA.

:)












*That's what she said.
**Your mileage may vary.
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Episode Thirty-Nine: Do Not Leave Co-Hosts Unattended [Feb. 20th, 2011|12:40 pm]
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Episode 39 is live!





SHOW NOTES

Thank you to J.K. Woodward, artist of Peter David's FALLEN ANGEL at IDW, for joining us for shenanigans this episode! You can find J.K. in various dark corners of the internet such as Facebook, Twitter and his website and blog.

Buy FALLEN ANGEL on Amazon.com! And pre-order FALLEN ANGEL: RETURN OF THE SON issues #1-4 at your local comic shop!

Jealous of Devin's sweet Energy Tank mug? Buy your own at ThinkGeek!

Dayna's recaps of Wizard World New Orleans: Part One and Part Two!

J.K.-approved tuneage: Dash Rip Rock. Check 'em out when they're in town!

VIDEO GAME RELEASES!
-Out now: Dragon Quest VI [DS]! As of this writing, Dayna is up to Level 26 and just recruited Healie. ABSOLUTELY RECOMMENDED.
-March 6th: Pokémon Black/White. [DS] Also check Bulbapedia for all your Pokémon needs!
-March 22nd: Final Fantasy Dissidia: Duodecim. [PSP]
-April 19th: Portal 2 [PS3, XBox360, PC]. Yes, there will be cloud-based saved game storage. No kidding. Source or it didn't happen?

J.K.'s geek calendar with Wil Wheaton, who got December and J.K. is not at all bitter about it.

NOTES FROM DEVIN:
-Special thanks to @NoelCT for round-the-clock technical assistance on this episode.
-Sorry in advance for the sound quality. One of us needs a new microphone. One of us needs a new computer. One of us needs a new recording area. Try and guess who is who!




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Here's a fun game to play: Tally the number of times we use the word "hookers" in this episode.

I am so getting fired.
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Episode Thirty-Eight: If the Monkey Wants Your Banana [Jan. 24th, 2011|01:06 pm]
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Episode 38 is live!





SHOW NOTES

Thank you so much to our listener George for joining us! George was the winner of the foresthouseeyes charity auction and now owns one-sixteenth of Emily's eyes. :)

HEY KEVIN IS GETTING MARRIED! Feel free to congratulate him and/or express your sympathies to Trekkiegirl. <3

Made Of Fail has a family and didn't even bother getting married first, the hoor. Please check out Noel and Evie's podcast I Hate/Love Remakes, and feel free to also mosey on over to Straight Guy Reviews Of Bad Romance Novels as well as the Farscape rewatch project Deconstructing Moya.

For more on this wacky adventure called LARPing, check out its article on our dear friend Wikipedia. Also, because we're required now: "Lightning Bolt!"

Over on the D&D end of the spectrum, Dayna's group streams Wednesdays between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm Central time over at Roll Dem Bones. It's streamed by SonikGav, who you may have seen playing on occasional Sundays at LordKaT's stream.

CONVENTIONS! We do not have a table or anything like that and are simply lowly attendees, but Made Of Fail personages will be at a few conventions this year! Dayna will be wandering around Wizard World New Orleans on January 29th and 30th. Kevin and Dayna and Tessa, along with other notables, will be at C2E2 in Chicago from March 18th through the 20th. Finally, Kevin will be appearing as Moist von Lipwig at NADWCon 2011 in Madison, WI from July 8th through the 11th. Feel free to say hello if you run into any of us!

CHARITIES! In honor of our listener Sophie and her mother, please consider making a donation to Breakthrough.org.uk, which is the United Kingdom's leading charity committed to fighting breast cancer.

Finally, remember how we keep promising merchandise, and how it's become vapormerch at this point? Yes, well, we are working on a logo! Please let us know whether you prefer Beta One or Beta Two!






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VOTE MADE OF FAIL! [Nov. 7th, 2010|04:53 pm]
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I'm just saying. :)

FINE PRINT: YOU CAN ONLY SUBMIT YOUR VOTE ONCE. However, you can nominate us in People's Choice, Best Produced and one additional category, which I think should be Cultural/Arts.

VOTE, MY LEGIONS! VOOOOOOOTE!!!
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Car!Fail [Aug. 28th, 2010|05:48 pm]
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Hey. Hey fan-people. You know how you've all been really nice to me when I've had awful troubles in the past? And Kevin has thus far managed to avoid the I WILL FUCK UP YOUR LIFE fairy? Yeah, so, his car's onboard computer got toasted and it's going to cost a thousand bucks to repair.

And see, if you can toss a buck or two our way, it will enable to him to have a car so he can go to work so he can have money to pay rent to live in an apartment where his computer lives and therefore record the show. See? It benefits YOU THE LISTENER in the end.

(This has not been authorized by Kevin, who has this thing called "dignity" and would never ever mooch off our listeners. Fortunately, he also has me. XD)

-Dayna

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Episode Thirty-Three: kekeke zerg rush [Aug. 24th, 2010|10:07 pm]
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Episode 33 is live!




SHOW NOTES

World of Warcraft's expansion is shaping up to be quite exciting! Check out all the Cataclysm glory! Check out Kevin's Beta screencap galleries!

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty has been out for a while, and it's been a lot of fun.

Catch Tessa's Let's Play video game corner at 1P Start.

Check out The Oatmeal at TheOatmeal.com!

Big Finish Audio's Doctor Who radio dramas are high-quality and a lot of fun. Check them out at BigFinish.com!

Make sure to check out listener Sarah's pictures from the Seattle Steampunk Convention! (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Trekkiegirl vs. The Dragon

Special thanks to Devin's girlfriend and apologies to Jeph Jacques. Go read every Questionable Content from #1 right now! We'll wait.

ETA: Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeree's Kevin!...'s comedy debut.



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Announcement! [Jun. 8th, 2010|09:54 pm]
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Kevin and I are pleased to announce that we have acquired MadeOfFail.net! This means no more memorizing such a goddamned long URL when you tell your friends about us! \o/ The domain works only as a redirect here to the LiveJournal community for now, but depending on how things go, we might do something better with it in the future.

Also, expect an announcement sometime soon about the 2nd Anniversary show as soon as Kevin and I hammer out all the excruciating technicalities. (There are many.)

LOL CRYPTIC
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Push the Button, Frank [Jun. 6th, 2010|08:54 pm]
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Hey everybody-

As you know, there's a really nasty situation going on in the Gulf of Mexico right now - thanks a lot, BP. Simultaneously, the show has started to get so many downloads that we're going over our bandwidth.

So here's the deal - if you click that shiny donate button at the bottom of the post, we will donate 25% of the money to HealthyGulf.org, and the other 75% will help us keep the show running. We'll also be supporting other charities in the same fashion as the show continues to grow and gain followers, but for right now we're focusing on the oil spill.

Made Of Fail is grateful for each and every one of you all, and with your support we can continue to provide quality entertainme--nah, that's BS, we'll just keep providing you with us--and at the same time, give back to our communities and to causes that matter to all of us.

If you cannot donate, don't feel bad - just spread the link to this post and keep enjoying the show!

Thank you all for your support.

-Kevin & Dayna

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Episode Thirty: Whatever You Do...Don't. Fall. Asleep. [May. 28th, 2010|09:12 am]
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Episode 30 is live!





SHOW NOTES

Needless to say, spoilers for the Nightmare On Elm Street remake ahoy.

Many, many thanks to DC Comics writer extraordinaire Sterling Gates for joining us this episode! Be sure to pick up SUPERGIRL and WAR OF THE SUPERMEN at your local comics shop (you can order his first SUPERGIRL TPB here at Amazon, too) and follow him on Twitter at @sterlinggates.

So hey, the concept of micronaps is totally real, you guys. We looked it up on the interwebs.

Dayna's "Nobody Loves A Final Girl" essay can be read here.

A beautiful review of the original Nightmare On Elm Street by Dena of That Guy With the Glasses is here.

Lastly, a million thanks to Devin for editing this episode. We assure you that you will be paid twice what Kevin was making for it.








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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Made Of Fail On Formspring [Apr. 13th, 2010|11:54 am]
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queenanthai
So, hey.

We have a Formspring account now.

Check it out, ask us stuff. We love interacting with fans.

ETA: Most of the crew also have their own accounts, for non-show questions.
Kevin: http://www.formspring.me/alliancesjr
Dayna: http://www.formspring.me/queenanthai
Adam: http://www.formspring.me/kitsunewill
Tessa: http://www.formspring.me/sonozakitwins
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Episode Twenty-Eight: Let Me Show You Them [Apr. 1st, 2010|06:22 am]
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Episode 28 is live!





SHOW NOTES

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

(Click at your own risk!) The Stop Having Fun Guy at TVTropes.

Everyone at Made of Fail plays Dungeons and Dragons; why not give it a shot?

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Email us at made_of_fail@yahoo.com, or send us a message on Twitter: @made_of_fail.



Music used in the episode:

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Leaky Cauldron's Haiti Relief Livestream [Jan. 22nd, 2010|01:23 am]
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Details at foresthouse's LJ right this way. Various levels of monetary donations will put you in a raffle to win fabulous prizes. We can't guarantee that Made Of Fail will show up for some lulz and to show our humanitarian side, but even if we don't, we fully endorse this endeavor.

Anyway, go check it out; it'll be fun times had.

SO SAY WE ALL.
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Poll Time! [Jan. 10th, 2010|04:33 pm]
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Poll #1509825 Poll Time!

What Was Your Favorite Episode Of 2009?

12: Buckets Of Explosions!
7(5.7%)
13: And That's When the Internet Exploded
4(3.3%)
14: # Quis Custodiet...Oh, You Know the Rest
14(11.5%)
15: We Think This Show's Mostly Filler
3(2.5%)
16: Episode Fifteen Part Two: The Real One
1(0.8%)
17: We Were Unpopular Before It Was Cool
10(8.2%)
18: Anniversary the First - Acoustic Boogaloo!
1(0.8%)
19: We Put On Our Robes and Wizard Hats
14(11.5%)
20: Cataclysms, Compocalypses and Crudeness
10(8.2%)
21: Something To Sing About
10(8.2%)
22: Don't Taunt the Fear Demon
5(4.1%)
23: FACE PUNCH!!
43(35.2%)

How Did You Find Made Of Fail?

Kevin nicely and respectfully pointed it out
4(3.1%)
Dayna forced me at knifepoint
8(6.2%)
Randomly on iTunes
4(3.1%)
Through Cleolinda
104(81.2%)
Through Linkara
7(5.5%)
Through another website
0(0.0%)
Other (please comment)
1(0.8%)

So If Through Some Wizardry We Were To Have Merchandise, What Would You Want the Most?

T-shirts
57(47.5%)
Buttons
38(31.7%)
Stickers
20(16.7%)
Other (please comment)
5(4.2%)
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Episode Twenty-One: Something To Sing About [Oct. 11th, 2009|04:00 pm]
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Episode 21 is live!





SHOW NOTES

Because we really, really love you, here is a list of and links to every single musical mentioned in this episode:

Across the Universe
Aladdin
An American In Paris
Annie
Avenue Q
Beauty and the Beast
Billy Elliot
Carnival Of the Animals
Cats
Chicago
Dirty Dancing: The Musical
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
The Drowsy Chaperone
Enchanted
Ghost: The Musical
Grease
Guys and Dolls
Hair
Hairspray
Jerry Springer: The Opera (Note: Region 2 DVDs will play only on European DVD players, or DVD players that are specifically region-free. Most computer DVD drives will play this movie.)
Jesus Christ Superstar
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Legally Blonde: The Musical
Les Miserables
The Lion King
The Little Mermaid
Mamma Mia!
Moulin Rouge
Movin' Out (the "Billy Joel musical" mentioned)
Newsies
The Nightmare Before Christmas
On the Town
Once More, With Feeling (From Buffy Season 6)
The Phantom Of the Opera
The Pirate
Pirates Of Penzance
Pocahontas
Priscilla, Queen Of the Desert: The Musical
Rent
Repo! The Genetic Opera
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
Singin' In the Rain
The Sound Of Music
Spamalot
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Thoroughly Modern Millie
We Will Rock You
The Wedding Singer: The Musical
West Side Story
Wicked

*whew*

Cleolinda's new Movies In 15 Minutes: Wizards eBook is available now on Lulu! Only $6.25; what are you waiting for? Go buy it!

Coming soon from Disney: The Princess and the Frog! (All princess-related arguments can be directed to this article at Wikipedia.)

The "Walt Disney writes fanfic" joke referenced is from this Real Life Comics strip.

Roman Polanski's legal troubles, in a nutshell.

Congratulations to the cast, crew and writers of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog for their Emmy win! Dr. Horrible on the Emmys is here on YouTube, and so is Joss Whedon's acceptance speech.

Thanks to Noel for pointing out The First Nudie Musical and Jo for Alice In Wonderland: An Adult Musical Comedy (need we say NSFW?).

Can't Stop the Serenity benefits Equality Now, a very worthy charity.

YA fiction to check out: Geektastic and Kelly Link's Pretty Monsters.

P.S. Yes, we sing. It's the end of the world. Dayna did a parody of "I've Got A Theory/Bunnies/If We're Together" from the Season Six Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Once More, With Feeling"; Jo tweaked the lyrics a bit to "The Internet Is For Porn" from Avenue Q; Jillian put us all to shame with a bit of "Die Lotusblume" by Robert Schumann; and Kevin wound it up with "Razzle Dazzle" from Chicago.





Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Send them our way at made_of_fail@yahoo.com.
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We Apologize For the Delay [May. 26th, 2009|07:22 pm]
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Episode 17 was supposed to be up on Monday, Geek Pride Day. Unfortunately there have been a couple of minor disasters* and its release has been pushed back to possibly this weekend; hopefully much sooner.

To make up for the inconvenience, here is a video of Kevin trying to watch 2 Girls 1 Cup.



...I owed you that shame, Kev.















*Everyone's fine now.
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(no subject) [May. 11th, 2009|06:27 pm]
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Hey all-

Just a reminder that we will be releasing our one-year anniversary show in June! We're very excited about it and would like to use part of the show to answer fan questions/talk about whatever you want us to talk about.

Some suggestions will probably end up on later episodes (we've gotten a few great ones already!), but in the meantime, we love talking about ourselves (by "we" we mean "Dayna"), so feel free to ask us about the show, our nerd credentials, guests we'd like to have, plans for future episodes, what we thought about that one thing that was really awesome/really stupid, and whether or not Dayna would be interested in a date with your good friend Wil who was on this spaceship show in the 80's.

You can post comments here or email us at made_of_fail@yahoo.com. We'll have Episode 17 up for you all probably within a week-ish.

-Dayna & Kevin
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Roll For Diplomacy [Mar. 21st, 2009|08:22 pm]
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Dear listeners:

This is a bit difficult for us to write, as we don't want to come across as angry or ungrateful.

More than a few of you have very generously been offering to buy very expensive presents for us. However, from here on, we are going to have to refuse as kindly and politely as possible. We're starting to get far too many gifts and trinkets from fans, and while we appreciate the kindness and generosity of all of you, we're going to have to officially decline that sort of thing from now on. We're just a couple of silly little podcasters, and all the reward we really want from fans is for all of you to be entertained. Knowing that we are bringing everyone laughter and smiles just from us being geeks...well, that's more than we could have hoped for when we started.

If you really have money to burn and you feel you need to give us some kind of monetary tribute, there are several charities that Made Of Fail endorse, among them the American Cancer Society, the Red Cross and the American Society For Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals. A gift in our name to a charity would mean much, much more to us than buying us little presents here and there.

Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness, and we hope the show continues to entertain you.

-Dayna and Kevin
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100 WOOOOOO [Mar. 18th, 2009|09:33 pm]
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A round of applause is due to yep_i_am_dennis, who recently became the 100th watcher of this community!

We couldn't decide whether to bake you a cookie or get you a pony, so we baked you a pony.

Thank you! :)
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Say, Didn't We Promise A Valentine's Day Episode? [Feb. 20th, 2009|11:54 pm]
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Well, dear listeners, obviously that fell through. Kevin's been in Texas with Jillian and Tessa looking for a new place to call home, and I've been enjoying my very first Mardi Gras season here in New Orleans. We will still strive to have Episode 13 out before February is done, but it will probably end up being a quickie, because...

...Episode 14 will be our epic WATCHMEN episode.

Oh yeah, that one's going to be a doozy. :)

-Dayna
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I'm Putting This Up Because I'm Curious [Dec. 14th, 2008|02:00 am]
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New episode should be coming sometime between Christmas and New Year's.
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I'm Safe [Aug. 31st, 2008|04:28 pm]
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[Kevin, go ahead and read this on the air]

Quick update:

My husband and I evacuated ahead of Hurricane Gustav. We're in Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas, along with our cats. (We had to save Kyle the Wonder Kitty. Who else would play D&D with me?)

By the time the show is posted, everyone will know what Gustav has done (it's Sunday right now) and I hope you all do something to help out New Orleans, 'cause it looks bad. Keep your fingers crossed, and I'll be fine, if perhaps a touch less snarky when I get back on the air.

Well, maybe not that less snarky. Keep your fingers crossed for New Orleans, and keep listening to the show.
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Making Things Easier [Aug. 19th, 2008|05:39 pm]
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You can now find Made Of Fail in the iTunes store! (Yeah, Kevin fixed it. I don't know how to do anything around here.)

Open the iTunes store and search for "Made Of Fail." We should pop right up and make it a lot easier to subscribe. So, people who haven't subscribed yet? Get on that! :)

New episode next week!
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Informal Poll Of Doom [Aug. 10th, 2008|01:21 am]
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What Would You Like To Hear More Of On Made Of Fail?

Why Stuff Is Awesome
7(20.0%)
movie news/reviews
1(2.9%)
gaming news/reviews
2(5.7%)
comic news/reviews
1(2.9%)
music news/reviews
1(2.9%)
book news/reviews
1(2.9%)
weird items from the internet
5(14.3%)
guest hosts
3(8.6%)
random real-life stories
5(14.3%)
who are you people, and what are your geek credentials?
2(5.7%)
the feline trebuchet
1(2.9%)
rickroll
1(2.9%)
I'm Batman.
2(5.7%)
My parents are dead.
0(0.0%)
I can breathe in space.
3(8.6%)
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Listener Comment Solicitation [Jul. 22nd, 2008|12:23 am]
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Next episode, Kev and I are going to be reviewing both The Dark Knight and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. However, we'd like to read any well-written reviews of either on-air.

So if you're dying to squee about the best freaking Batman movie ever, or Joss Whedon's latest creative endeavor, by all means say something here or send us an email at made_of_fail@yahoo.com.

-Dayna
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