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Podcast is Coming
So it’s been a while and it’s all my fault. I’ve fallen behind with work and life stuff but we are getting back into the swing of things here on the site look for a lot more updates and content to start appearing on the site. Today however we have the final episode in season 1 of the podcast. In this one we discuss The first book of the Game of Thrones series. We get into why listening to it only might confuse you, how the HBO show can make it easier or harder on your imagination, and how the story can be difficult to follow sometimes in general. As always let us know what you thought of the book by leaving a comment below.
Note: At the end of the episode we announce the second season and have started recording it but as Giggles Had a baby before the end the next couple of episodes will be special editions where do some different and interesting things with the podcast.
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Josh Gets Personal
For the Last 3 years we as Podcast team have done this event and we believe it is important to keep it going. The event is called Extra-Life. It is a marathon that was originally created as a way for gamers to raise money to help with cancer research. That was four years ago. Today the event is hosted in partnership with the Children’s Miracle Network. Each participant chooses a CMN hospital and all of the funds raised go directly to that hospital. There is no middle man or fishy stuff going on.
This year the event proper is being held on November 2nd. Due to some scheduling conflicts we are instead going to be doing our Marathon on November 16. We will start at 8am and will play games video or otherwise for 25 hours straight. We need your help to make this years donations higher than we have ever done. There isn’t a minimum we just want to break that $500 goal for our team. Please help us by either donating or sharing this link out on your social media postings. We are all playing for the local Colorado Children’s Hospital.
I didn’t want to just make this a blanket thing though. I was sending this as an e-mail to my personal contacts and it sort of turned into a point where I thought I should share some of my own thoughts and experience with being a kid in a hospital. As I finished I found that this is something I should share with more people so I figured that the best way would be to do a post about it.
Not many of you know that I had kidney issues when I was younger and I spent a lot of time in and out hospitals. I spent some time at a Children’s Hospital and I can tell you from my own experiences that it is hardly ever fun. I remember long periods of being a lone without seeing anybody. Sleeping in a room by myself at night there, and even having my mom on a cot in the corner of the room because she refused to leave when I got really sick. However, there is also a lot about that time of my life that truly shaped who I am today as well.
It was some of the simplest things that I remember. Gaming on my game boy with my brother when he was there to visit. Getting some of the first collected graphic novels from my Uncle. Getting introduced to hockey from one of my teachers, and getting a Ducks hat from him as well. Watching movies like Fletch and James Bond with my Dad. Reading, learning and spending lots of time with my Mom. These are things I still do and have to this day. If you look at the things I do today in my free time. I have two podcasts I host one is about books and the other is about movies. These are things that I started enjoying when I was in that period of my life where lying in bed was about all I could do.
So please I don’t care if all you can spare is one dollar it is still another dollar that they didn’t have before. We were all kids at one point in time and we all know or have kids of our own. So I’ll get off my box here and levee you with the important info the instructions. Thank you so much for reading and supporting this cause in any way you can. We would love to have you join us as well if you want. Make it a family event in your house or check out the team page and we will have a list of the games we will be playing. We will be locked away in my house and will be streaming live the entire thing. Join us on the stream or let me know and you can stop by and game with us or join in online. It’s hard to stay awake for that long and we love the company.
Thank you all so much and we really do appreciate anything you do to help us out.
Team Donation Page: http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=11236
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Find out more about Extra Life via the official Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ExtraLife4Kids
I can return to the internet after self imposed exile to avoid spoilers for the Doctor Who finale.
And this is relevent how? Well - John Hurt voiced Hazel in the animated adaption of Watership Down, which is one of my absolutely most favorite books.
It’s a WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The best book I have read this year…..
Well since I can’t really count fanfiction (although it seems a crime that I can’t) I think for this year thus far I would have to say ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ because I was enamoured enough to quickly consume the rest of the series.
Things to do, new job and all. Add a tiny bit of fear for occassionally looking at Tumblr at work and there you go..
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A day in the life of Niki’s circular logic
I was listening to some Wierd Al Yankovic the other day and a thought stuck me. His songs are so incredibly about the lyrics that the music is literally copied. It’s music he knows is popular and he changes the lyrics to get a laugh. Of course, this leads me down a totally different path of thinking.
It’s so incredible how incredible flexible simple Words can be that they not only tell a story in their traditional written form, but a joke that can completely different meaning when written or spoken. It’s amazing how we can even tell the difference between Words that all sound exactly the same but have different meaning simply from a few Words surrounding it or how it’s said. Words can be sung to convey powerful emotions we can’t otherwise express or shouted in anger to show our passion or fear.
Words are amazing. Words are incredible. Words convey so much through communication it’s hard to imagine how anyone would function without them.
Then I think of pets and their nonconditional love of their owners. I think of people who are either blind or deaf or both and how they overcome their disabilities to become even more aware than those around them.
Then I realize how limited we are with Words and how much richer our lives could be if we had Words to convey and describe everything we feel, see, touch, taste or so.
And I come back to how rich a vocablulary language must have to actually be able to express this very thought and I think, “Wow, Words are amazing.”
This had been a pointless post to confuse the heck out of myself and anyone who reads it. Hope you enjoyed