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I know, I know, it’s been a long time since I posted a review to ESO. New, apathetic, and forgetful readers likely have no idea who I am. Allow me to reintroduce myself, I’m the author of the hugely popular (in my mind) and severely lapsed (in reality) Web Pick series. So why haven’t I been posting? I’ve been busy. It seems everytime I get near a computer I have the urge to delve into a new series or explore a new character…you see, my name is Grundy and I’m a digitalcomicsoholic.
It all started when I picked up a dead-tree issue with the the trojan horse of an included digital copy. Being unwilling or unable to turn down free stuff, I promptly downloaded said copy before reading its paper counterpart. I then had to run and left both my computer and comic behind. One greasy beef burrito later, I found myself on the john remembering that I had coveted reading material on my cell. I sat and I read. The experience wasn’t ideal. There will always be something missing when viewing frames one at a time on a small screen. I later reread the comic as God, or at least my comic shop, had intended–at home. By reread I should say that I skimmed. The story was consumed on the toliet, I really just came back to admire the art.
From then on I dabbled in digital comics. Full analog price for digital goods was never platable to me, especially when I could often get the paper comic and the digital comic at the same price or a dollar more than the digital comic by itself. At $3.99 I was faced with the iTunes opportunity cost of a comic that would provide entertainment for 10 to 20 minutes compared to a movie rental that would keep me occupied for at least a couple hours–not to mention the occasional four dollar game with daily replay value. I said to myself, “Self, I’ll only pay what digital comics are worth: $.99.” Continue reading →
Welcome to the first podcast from Seriously, Dan. Seriously, Dan is Dan Carroll’s reassurance and advice podcast for geeks. We cover everything from relations and gender identity concerns to how to get ready for a job interview. Any topic is open from dealing with self-doubt to the best ways to get into cosplaying. Along with his co-host Mary Lou Who, Dan introduces Seriously,Dan in this podcast. Also up for discussion is the amazing potential we have to be more and do more, and how that doesn’t me we can do anything we want in life.
Sing! Sing a song! Make it simple! Sing it loud! Especially if you’re trying to stop a planet-sized parasite! Mike, Mike, award-winning author Bobby Nash, and puppeteer Beau Brown offer their memories of this episode in hope of satisfying Grandfather. If the main station crew fail, Phantom Troublemaker stands ready and armed with a leaf.
This week, the ESO crew takes a look at the art of the con, and we’re not talking about conventions. Mike, Mike, and the award-winning author Bobby Nash plan and scheme their way through movies and TV shows featuring street hustles and big scores. We also con illustrator Stephanie Gladden into The Geek Seat! Plus, the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: The Art of the Con Continue reading →
Next week, ESO takes a look at the art of the con. And this time, we’re not talking conventions. The ESO crew plans and schemes their way through movies and TV shows where the scam’s the thing. From Redford and Newman in The Sting to TNT’s Leverage and Ocean’s 11 to Hustle, we’ll see what makes a good confidence scheme work. Plus, we take a look at our favorite fictional con artists.
Just as we’ve been waiting for series 7b to begin, The Doctor has been waiting for a call to action! On the other end of the line is perhaps one of the most intriguing companions in the history of the franchise. Mike, Mike, and Phantom Troublemaker are joined by the award-winning author Bobby Nash and William Faber to discuss the official introduction of Clara Oswald whilst avoiding uploading spoonheads. And oh yes, purple jacket.
The time has almost come and it seems the wait for The Doctor’s return has been longer than ever! Although the 50th anniversary of the franchise doesn’t officially begin until later this year, Steven Moffat and company have already promised that the second half of the season will be one for the ages! Join Mike, Mike, Phantom Troublemaker, along with guests Robert Bowen (assistant director of the Dragon*Con Brit Track) and ESO contributor Mark Bousquet, as they voice their anticipation for the things to come. Clara Oswin, Ice Warriors, and Cybermen! Oh my!
This week, ESO steps up to be a real American podcast as The Phantom Troublemaker leads an elite team of Mike, Mike, JD, and the award-winning author Bobby Nash, to discuss all aspects of the franchise from the debut of the 12″ action figures in 1964 to the new movie hitting theaters this month. And speaking of soldiers, we also talk with Gary Phillips, Sam Ingraffia, and Doug Birch about their new web series, Midnight Mover, and all three face a fate worse than COBRA – The Geek Seat! Plus a report from Joelanta and the usual Rants, Raves, Walking Dead review, and Shout Outs!
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: YO JOE!!!! Continue reading →
Everything is 8bit and Ratchet has found us some chip tunes – we have fallen down the pipe into the land of classical gaming. This week Q, Strangeway and CD discuss the early early consoles and the culture of upright arcades. We are joined by Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine, authors of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series and retro video game enthusiasts. Oh yeah, and we are recording live from AnachroCon!