Marco records another entry in his ongoing audio diary log.
This is another idea I had help with putting together with @necrosishead. This is the first installment of “Marco’s audio log” (name is in progress, will be better later), it’s pretty much an AU of good ol’ Marco having an ongoing recording of events and such from his perspective. Who knows what kind of stuff we’ll see hear.
Here’s the dialogue: This is Marco making another entry in the log…. never
really know how to start these… It’s been business as usual, well, as usual
as it’s been since Star’s showed up, ha-ha, never a dull moment. Been
practicing karate a lot more, considering the number of times Ludo’s been
trying to get the wand recently, now I can train harder knowing I’ll be
fighting alongside Star. Man! That girl can fight! So I have to stay strong if I
want to keep up with her. I also have to be careful what I say around her. Like
when I told her that the fortune cookie’s fortunes were true. Now THAT, was a
mistake. It was a bit silly at first, even a little adorable, but booooy did
that spiral out quickly. Especially when that resulted in me having to fight
Ludo’s minion on my own for a bit. Maybe I should train with the possibility of
Star not being by my……. side….. Nah, why wouldn’t she be there? I mean,
ever since she’s been here she’s…. well, been THERE. Friends have to stick
together! I have to trust in star like she trusts in me! Okay! I have to go, I
gotta practice! Diaz out!
I was just thinking about Audio Diary of a Superhero and got all sad. That show had so much potential and great ideas and it just…went away. I was even kind of close with the producer who hasn’t been online in about two to three years now.
“That creepy Dr. Tenenbaum promised me it wasn’t gonna be a real pregnancy, they’d just take the egg out once Mr. Ryan and I had… oh, I needed the money so bad, but I know Mr. Ryan’s gonna suss it out, gonna know I wasn’t being careful, gonna know I sold the- Mr. Ryan’s gonna be so mad at me.”
Frank Fontaine | “The Longest Con” | BioShock in Apollo Square
Frank Fontaine: Never play a man for the short con when you can play ‘em for the long one. Atlas is the longest con of all. Ryan wanted Frank Fontaine dead, I just gave him what he wanted. As Atlas, I got a new face, a clean record, and a fresh start. Now it’s time to take back Rapture and -
Diane McClintock: … Ryan did. I can’t wait to tell Atlas. He’ll be so pleased…
Frank Fontaine (Using Atlas’ voice): Uhh, Miss McClintock… what are you doing here? Let me just… (Back to normal voice) turn this off…
Hi, y'all. Remember us? We took a pretty long unannounced break from… well, just about everything to do with the public side of this show.
While we can’t go back & make this hiatus have never happened, or hell, even go back and handle it better, we can explain how & why it happened. If we can’t fix it, we can be honest about it. Maybe we can even bring about a little awareness in the process.
Note: This post is almost entirely about the past year & a half. We will write a separate post covering what’s going on now & what’s next for ADoS. We don’t want to cram those things onto the end of this long post when those are the things worth getting excited about!
Now, to do this, I need to address you as Laura Henderson, the writer/producer/nearly everything on this show. Because the reasons behind the Unannounced Hiatus of Suffering pretty much all have to do with things that were going on in my life.
Hang with me - this is a long explanation.
Some content warnings before proceeding. This explanation includes anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, mania, hypomania, dislocations, & doctors being shitty people who are bad at their jobs.
I could have been the toast of Broadway, the talk of Hollywood. But, instead, I followed you to this soggy bucket. When you needed my star light, I illuminated you. But now I rot, waiting for an audience that doesn’t… ever… come… I’m writing something for you, Andrew Ryan… it’s a requiem.
I feel like I spend a lot of time lurking around checking Twitter, Reddit, and Tumblr for new audio dramas (and then even more time trying to keep up with all my ones I’m listening to). So I thought I’d add my own list of what I’m currently listening to, have queued up, and am anticipating to come. Also, at the end, I added my non-AD podcasts. Feel free to tell me if I’m missing something that I should be obsessing over!
Listened/ing to: Alice isn’t Dead ars PARADOXICA Eos 10 Greater Boston Hector vs The Future Homecoming Inkwyrm Lesser Gods Liberty LifeAfter Limetown Our Fair City Penumbra Podcast Return Home Small Town Horror The Bright Sessions The Bunker The Deep Vault The Magnus Archives The Message The Orphans The Strange Case of Starship Iris Welcome to Nightvale Within the Wires Wolf 359 Wooden Overcoats
And the pallet continues!Here we are again with the third installment to Broaden Your Podcast Pallet, the one and only 2015 rendition. Before the holiday season ends and 2016 begins, be sure to take time out of your day to appreciate the newest additions to the audio drama community.
Are you searching for a hero? Wanna get away from reality? Someone to talk to? Perhaps you need to have a double take on that skeleton in your closet?
Looking for something fresh to please that sudden thirst for audio
storytelling? Look no further as PodCake has six more podcasts you’ll
1. Audio Diary of a Superhero
In the fact of a smear campaign by the International Department of Superhuman Oversight, Adria Collins releases her audio journal in a bimonthly podcast.
The life of a superhero seems glamorous at first glance, but Laura Henderson’s Audio Diary of a Superhero begs to differ.It’s only occurred to me now that no podcast I’ve come across has dealt
with superheroes and if this is the first, let it certainly be an inspiration to your inner comic book nerd.
Told with excellent imagery and some gracious swearing,this show provides an interesting deconstruction of superhuman abilitypaired with the pain of disability. Juggling the two can’t be easy but Adria Collin’s quest to beat the odds is inspiring, funny, and…certainly super.
2. The Elysium Project
Elysium Project follows those who are pulled into the world of a
powerful formula that allows its subject to manipulate the world around
them based on thought and desire.
And thus sci-fi rears its mechanical head once more. But this time, we have something a little different than your usual aliens and space travel. Try to consider the above synopsis to be a question to ask yourself: How badly do you desire control?
Manipulating reality sounds like a lot of fun until you learn that perhaps having everything you wanted from simple thought alone may not be all it’s cracked up to be. Fast, smart, and gripping from the start, creator Natalie Van Sistine delivers The Elysium Project on a silver platter and begs you hang on for dear life.
3. The Bunker
The Bunker is a breakfast radio show for the post-apocalypse generation. Set in the year 2414, the series chronicles the misadventures of David, Dave, and Tom as they struggle to a one hour radio programme from their underground bunker.
The apocalypse can’t be all bad, right? As long as we have radio, we can preserve the art of entertainment and communication and if we wish really hard, things might just turn up …living. What more could you ask for when the air is barely breathable and basic resources are a rarity to a dying population?
Listen to The Bunker, and suddenly the bleakness of a destroyed earth doesn’t seem some glum anymore. In this British comedy, we listen in on the last radio station after the end of the world for short stories, drama, and a warm helping of tea and biscuits.
4. King Falls AM
King Falls AM centers on a lonely little mountain town’s late-night AM talk radio show and its paranormal, peculiar happenings and inhabitants.
Moving to a new town for a new job can be stressful, especially when this new town may not be the modest little grove of trees and sunny faces you previously expected.
Slip into something comfortable and listen in on King Falls AM, your favorite talk show about a mountain town that is a lot more bizarre than it seems. This is your go-to podcast for the paranormal and a good laugh about a kooky community and the banter of our two hosts as they tackle the strange whereabouts of King Falls.
5. The Black Tapes
The Black Tapes is a weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Alex Regan. The Black tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one journalist’s search for the truth, her subject’s mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?
Do you believe in ghosts? This is likely a question you’ve been asked before and The Black Tapes runs with it in this brilliant documentary about the hidden horrors of the world.
This is a show that truly makes you question the events around you. How much of it is based on a plain of existence you are comfortable with? Are you willing to question what may happen after death? What is and what isn’t human? Then The Black Tapes is for you.
Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women, and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this seven-part podcast, American Public Radio host Lisa Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?
Oh my, I think I just felt a breeze! There’s a chill running up my spine, I just know it. It might be because I’m writing this next to an open window during a dark, rainy October night or because something as thrilling and creepy as Limetown exists and is here to stay.
Much like The Black Tapes, Limetown knows the most horrifying things are the one’s that hit closest to home. What’s more creepy and mysterious than a deserted town? Lisa Haddock is on the case and you should take part in her journey.
Curtain opens on Ben Sisko in his quarters, starting a personal log. I was about to take a sidebar about how amused I am by the whole concept of officers keeping personal logs, because every time one happens I think about how in the earliest days of TOS the writers clearly said to themselves hey, y’know what would be a convenient way to get our characters to monologue about their inner thoughts and feelings? A Starfleet culture of keeping audio diaries. Anyhow that device turns out to be THE ENTIRE FRAMEWORK OF THIS EPISODE, a-lol.
“I need to talk about this,” Ben says, out loud. “I have to justify what’s happened, what I’ve done. At least to myself.” Like, yes you first-person narrator of a Victorian horror story, take us back, make us understand how you will forever be A Changed Man after this Experience. What a classic opening.
No one is chuckling in this first flashback scene though. It’s the grim weekly ritual of his crew filing in to check the list of Starfleet officers missing or confirmed dead that Sisko posts on the wall of the wardroom. Ben hates Fridays now.
Evidently the Federation is losing a lot of ships to Jem’Hadar sneak attacks from around the Romulan border. The Romulans had signed that nonaggression treaty with the Dominion a while back, and are apparently planning on turning a blind eye, not getting involved, and generally just sitting back and letting all their enemies destroy each other in their drawn-out war. If the Romulans were to join forces with the Klingons and the Federation, then maybe our guys would stand a chance against the Dominion, but as stands, they’re likely to continue taking these losses, possibly until they lose the whole thing.
Sisko has had it.
Personal Log VO: “That was the moment I made the decision. It was like I had stepped through a door, and locked it behind me. I was going to bring the Romulans into the war.”
@a-dark-day, this is as much as I could find out by asking the person chosen to play namu. I also found the creators blog at one point and it did update occasionally so I know they’re still around. My best guess is the project just got to be to much for them for health reasons but I don’t know for sure.
1) more time compared to a movie. Each Level could be an episode. (with some levels getting 2, such as Welcome to Rapture, Fort Frolic, etc)
2) No worries about ratings. Netflix has shown it doesn’t care about E/G, and Bioshock has to be R. There is too much blood and death. Not to mention the Little Sisters and Big Daddies being who they are.
3) The Audio Dairies can be flashbacks. Some of them will have to be either simplified or cut (such as the ones about codes to get into rooms) but we could see Rapture’s rise and fall play out in bits. Maybe some can be added to show stuff form the novel or just to show stuff that were only talked about in a diary? (If I remember correctly, there is no audio diary FROM the take over of Fontaine Futuristc for example)
4) Clarify a lot of canon. Stuff from Burial at Sea, seeing Eleanor and Delta, etc. Even places from 2 that weren’t seen or mentioned but would help the story and plot. (such as the amusement parks, the trains, etc)
5) More Tenenbaum, Ryan, Fontaine. We get to actually see them play out and react, unlike in the game. We SEE Brigid come to her realization and change. Ryan’s figuring out who Jack is. Fontaine setting up his little empire. Suchong experimenting. Sofia Lamb, Dr Steinman, Diane McClintock, maybe even Elizabeth and Booker.
6) More focus on the effects of splicing. Why people Splice. How people first realized what was going on. Etc.
7) the Civil War in all of it’s horrible glory. The Mind Control, the shortages, the people trying to escape, the houses, Ryan and Atlas going at it from their glass towers with everything they got and all the people dying in the middle.
John is def not the normie, second that. Wasn't he attracted to his own mother? Like sexually?
In 1979, when he used to record his audio diaries, he mentioned that when he was 14 he was lying in bed with his mother and touched her breast and had a hard on, and he interpreted it as being sexually attracted to her, than later Philip Normal talked about it in his book, mentioning that John added: “I was wondering if I should do anything else. I always think I should have done it. Presumably she would have allowed it.“
I personally think that, before judging his words, we have to take into consideration many factors, like how he grew up, with Mimi, and occasionally visit his mother until 12 years old when he found out she didn’t live far away from him. He slowly developed a relationship with her, when he was already grown up. He only fully developed a mother-son relationship years later. So I think that in the meantime he saw her as his mother, but wasn’t completely aware of it. He wanted her, he needed her, and had a strong desire to visit her, but he grew up differently, not having her by his side every day, and seeing her occasionally, almost as a stranger. So I think this helped to create a different connection to her, and when this episode happened, at 14 years old, he was still in the get-to-know-her phase, and was in the puberty years, when a guy is practically aroused by everything. Also, Julia was an extraordinary woman, but many of John’s friends mentioned how John saw her as the cool aunt rather than his mother. When he wanted to escape school and have fun, he would go to his mother’s house. She didn’t play the typical mother role, she let him do whatever he wanted just to make him happy, cause she knew the time she had with him was precious. I’m not saying that what happened is normal, neither that is understandable. I’m just saying that we have to consider a whole range of factors, included that John wasn’t mentally stable, due to the many tragedies he lived in his life, and that in the last years of his life, mostly from 1979 to 1980 he was deeply depressed, and he used these daily diaries to express his huge sadness and frustration. It’s very easy to extrapolate a couple of words, emphasise the episode, and give someone a label. Also, knowing how easily John changed ideas, we don’t know if in a different time, with a different mood and spirit, he would have discussed this episode differently.