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What podcasts I listen to

This is a post that most likely no one cares about since I shitpost whatever I’m into but I wanna get my thoughts about the podcasts I listen to regularly and what I feel about them. 


Welcome to Night Vale - This is the one that got me into podcasts although it scared me at first. I managed to listen to 60 episodes in almost a week so I was pretty hooked. This is about a friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful and mysterious lights pass while we all pretend to sleep. It’s set in a H P Lovecraft style of world where the scariest of things are seen as the most normal of things. Things change when a beautiful stranger comes to town but you’ll fall in love instantly. Episodes come out the 1st and 15th of each month

Alice Isn’t Dead - This is done by the same company that does Night Vale and it’s a lot darker and creepier. It is about a truck driver who drives around the country trying to find her wife Alice while discovering things about the towns she goes past. A warning if you don’t deal with gore or violence very well (also spoilers) someone does get murdered in the first episode and the main character does get attacked in a later episode. This show is only done by Joseph Fink and his style is a little scary at times but it’s still good. I recommend binge listening to the first season before the second one comes out because it’s a little easier to keep up with the story that way. I prefer Night Vale over Alice but that’s just a personal opinion. Episodes will continue when the next season starts. 

Wolf 359 - This is one of my favourite podcasts I have ever listened to. Written by Gabriel Urbina, it’s about Doug Eiffel’s life on the Hephaestus Research Station as they orbit the red dwarf star Wolf 359. This a podcast you’ll want more of and you’ll want to know every single plot twist and theory. The characters are loveable and it just makes me really happy. Renee Minkowski is the station’s commander and she makes sure that her boys stay in check (mostly Eiffel). Dr. Hilbert is honestly a little creepy but you can’t hate him and HERA is my computer wife. Every storyline is great and will only keep you guessing. The website also has other cool stuff such as playlists for the characters which are on spotify and there are small little things that are fantastic. The early seasons are very lighthearted and Zach Valenti (@iamzachvalenti) voices both Doug and Hilbert and it’s just fantastic to listen to. Episodes come out every two weeks.

Limetown - Limetown is very different compared to the other podcasts. It’s a news report that follows a reporter, Lia Haddock, as she tries to find out what happened to an entire town of people that just vanished into thin air. The length of the episodes span under 10 minutes to nearly an hour. It’s interesting but Lia is kinda annoying with her methods of obtaining the information she desires but her intentions are in the right place, despite her actions getting innocent people hurt. The podcast kinda stopped in December last year so it’s real easy to listen to but you will want more which is disappointing since you want to know what happens in the next season. It takes a very realistic turn of events so who knows when the next season comes out. If you like realistic podcasts then this is the one for you 

The Bright Sessions - Another personal favourite of mine and I no joke want more right now. The only way I can describe the podcast without spoiling it is X-men go to therapy. It’s an actual pleasure to listen to and it keeps you hooked. Lauren Shippen  (@thelaurenshippen)  has created something thats actually beautiful and has created characters who are relatable in every way. Sam is a time traveller with anxiety, Caleb is a high school student who can feel others emotions, Chloe thinks she’s going insane with the voices of angels then there is a mysterious character who I shall not name. It’s defiantly worth a listen and it’s an A++ podcast. The website also has things that are unique to each person. Sam has a blog, Caleb has instagram and playlists of his own and Chloe has tumblr. This is no joke something I want to make in the future so it’s amazing to me. New episode dates will be released with the new episodes. 

King Falls AM - This is like Night Vale but less creepy and more paranormal. The main characters are Sammy “Shotgun” Stevens and Ben Arnold who host a  late night call in show. I can only imagine this like Night Vale because of the similar format but they are completely different. King Falls AM is what Night Vale would be if the town normal and unusual things aren’t normal. The characters are really loveable and I just love them so much. There are people you will love to hate and it definitely makes you feel like you are a citizen of the town which is great. It brings a sense of community to the small fandom. I want to say more but it’s very spoilery so I will say no more. It’s worth the listen to and I recommend binge listening to this one, trust me you’ll want to. New episodes come out the 1st and 15th of each month. 

EOS 10 - I’ll admit that I haven’t finished this podcast but I don’t think they’ve made new episodes since last year?????? (it was December so I wasn’t wrong). The story follows Ryan Dalias arriving on EOS 10 to check up on the doctor on the ship who has been going through his share of addiction. From what I’ve listened from this, it’s not bad but not my cup of tea. Scifi podcasts don’t work for me but I still enjoy this quite a bit. Warning if you aren’t interested in hearing people do the frick frack then there is a part of episode 3 that you’ll want to skip because it’s a little uncomfortable. The first two seasons are out and god knows when the next season will be available. 

Within the Wires - This is another one done by Night Vale presents. Within the Wires is written by Jeffrey Cranor and the story is based through a series of standard relaxation tapes where you soon realise that yours aren’t standard. The woman on the to the main character and you slowly figure out what that connection is. The tapes themselves are a little creepy but they are sort of relaxing at the same time. Season two may be different and possibly might not be relaxation tapes but that’s the exciting thing about it. I personally prefer this podcast to Alice because I can listen to this and not feel scared when I’m trying to sleep. This one just creeps me out opposed to scaring me so I stay awake. I wouldn’t listen to this before bed though. I recommend to listen to this on a really long road trip because that’s the most comfortable I felt when I heard it. New episodes will come out when the new season does. 

ars PARADOXICA - Imagine if you had accidentally created time travel and you find yourself in 1942 in the middle of the second world war. That’s what Sally Grisham does and she soon discovers that her time travel only goes back so she attempts to find a way to go back to her own time which is a little difficult with only technology from the early 40′s. I’ll be honest, I did really like this podcast when I first started it but the last 4 episodes make me question if I actually want to continue it. The latest episode makes me think that I could continue it. They do give warnings about gun violence and terrible things happening to kids which made me super uncomfortable but the warning was nice. New episodes come out the 1st of each month

The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) - Yet another Night Vale presents project but it’s not written by Joseph or Jeffrey. The story follows the janitor Juilen as he tries to get into the show without getting caught. The podcast is set on top of the Eiffel tower and the most magical things happen such as a bird who can recreate a whole orchestra perfectly and a machine that can make the thoughts of a cricket come to life. There are only four episodes so far but it’s pretty good so far. The janitor is my favourite and he just shares stories about his life that only make me want to get to know him better which is nice. The french accents also make me really happy. New episodes come out every other Wednesday and I high recommend it. 

Podcasts I haven’t started but are on my list

Homecoming 

Lore

The Penumbra Podcast

Return Home

Our Fair City

LifeAfter 

I wanted to make this in case anyone was interested with what I was listening to and I would like recommendations with podcasts because I’m always looking for new podcasts to listen to

This needed to be done. Podcasts: first impression vs what they actually are like
  • Looks like a cinnamon roll, could actually kill you: Wolf 359, Our Fair City, Within The Wires, The Bunker, The Bright Sessions, Ars Paradoxica
  • Looks like they could kill you, actually a cinnamon roll: Welcome to Night Vale, Marscorp, Wooden Overcoats
  • Looks like a cinnamon roll, actually a cinnamon roll: Eos 10, The Orbiting Human Circus, Cabin Pressure, Inkwyrm
  • Looks like they could kill you, actually could kill you: Alice Isn't Dead, Kakos Industries, The Bridge, Rover Red, The Penumbra Podcast
Even Moar Terrible RPG Ideas: City of Mimics

Everything inanimate within a city is a mimic. Every chair, table, manhole cover, piece of cutlery, etc. is a voracious, people-eating mimic. But only under a very specific set of circumstances and conditions do the mimics regain consciousness and become active.

Originally posted by 3memes

When settlers “first” discovered this town, they found it entirely deserted, but intact. Over the years, people shrugged it off and began to take refuge inside this once empty city. By now, it has become a bustling metropolis filled with a massive population.

Unravel the mystery and prevent history from repeating.

Night Vale re-listen

Not that anyone actually reads my blog, but since I’ve gotten behind on Welcome to Night Vale (despite listening to like a million episodes of so many other amazing podcasts), I thought I’d restart at the beginning and post stuff for each episode. 

Maybe some of you other lovely podcast peeps out there have been meaning to give Night Vale a re-listen as well, so I tagged some other podcasts I love so you guys can find me in my obscurity. 

If you’re new to Night Vale, I’ll do my best not to post spoilers for events beyond whatever episode I’m currently covering. 

Join me! Relive the wonders and come yell at me about it! 

anonymous asked:

Wasn't there also a sequel to Anti-Social that was originally going to be the 9th chapter? I was just wondering about that the other day.

oh, god, the yacht club

i forgot about the yacht club

The Signs and Cities II:

Aries: The crown jewel of the empire now buried under the ice cap. The court of a young king preserved deep below. 

Taurus: A great flotilla city. Forged of a thousand shipwrecks.

Gemini: A city of solitude, secluded high in a natural fortress. Its keeps and sewers stretching on for miles and miles.

Cancer: A city built into the guts of a colossal war machine now rusted and dormant.

Leo: A holy city of bone and leaves. Its residents masked and staring. 

Virgo: What used to be a port city. All that is left of the sea is dust and salt.

Libra: A fortress city so vast and labyrinthine, nobody remembers what lies within its deepest vault.

Scorpio: A city of artists and whores. A city both famous and infamous.

Ophiuchus: A city of long winters and grand pine halls. A city of hearth and war.

Sagittarius: A city of stone chapels and ancient trees. A city built among the forest not of it.

Capricorn: A city blanketed by snow. Beneath the white lies vaulted ceilings more beautiful than any.

Aquarius: A city of a thousand islands, shifting bridges that move with the tide.

Pisces: A stolen capital. A city with no palace or keep but a grand arena which serves as sepulcher to an ancient warrior queen.

Dark Recommends: Don't Rest Your Head

Tired of D&D? Looking for a new system? Want a game that feels a bit closer to home? Allow me to introduce Evil Hat’s system, Don’t Rest Your Head (DRYH).

A game with a contemporary setting, you play people from our world who simply cannot sleep. And in their insomnia, they awaken to the truth of the world, stepping into the Mad City. The Mad City is a world hidden within ours where tyrants rule, and the rules of existence are not what we’re used to. So why go? Many things happen in the Mad City… perhaps your daughter has been kidnapped, perhaps you want to deal with lingering resentment about your awful ex-spouse, maybe you want to find a lost memory… there are many reasons to leave our world behind for a spell.

But things are never so simple. There are strange beings in the city, and you WILL come into conflict with them. As you get more and more exhausted, and as you get more and more mad, you find yourself realizing latent powers. But as you use these powers, you bring yourself closer to ruin. DRYH has an interesting mechanic where you can choose to being yourself closer to ruin in exchange for greater chance at success. Further, it is possible to succeed at a roll but empower the creatures you’re facing or slip closer to your demise. There is no safety in the Mad City.

Pros:
Play contemporaries with supernatural powers, practice for real life
Face down personal demons in a controlled environment
Mechanics that mesh perfectly with the theme of the game
An interesting take on personal horror

Cons:
If your character goes mad and turns into a monster, there is no way for you to share their fate

how many artists from how many fandoms would be interested in  being a part of a podcast art book (pdf format) or free. It would be accessible online and since many podcasts ask us not to sell our fan works it wouldn’t be fair to make people pay or crowdfund something like this. It would take entries from any podcast and format them all into a pdf which can be viewed from wherever (a podcast wiki is in the talks so possibly there, the idea has only just been formulated by a few people and is still in the early planning stages). reblog this with a comment or send me a message if this is something you would submit art for (writing counts)!

My pitch for a Zelda spinoff with BotW assets

OK OK OK OK OK OK… ok

So it’s a game where you make a Zelda character. You pick from a list of the 6 main Zelda races, each with their strengths and weaknesses.

Hylian: Standard race. No resistances but no weaknesses either. Gets the most benefit from elixrs and cooked food. Can also wear the greatest variety of armors but special armors and weapons cannot be used by them. They travel from location to Location via animals they can ride. All around general race. Begins with 3 hearts.

Korok: Child of the Deku-Tree. Small and weak but has incredible stealth skills. Weak to fire. Unlike other races they don’t get additional armor but they do get additional leaves from certain great trees in some areas. Pine needles grant them protection from cold, Palm Leaves grant them protection from warm areas. Petrified wood grants them protection from environmental fire (and negates their actual fire weakness). Begins with 2 hearts instead of 3 BUT has a passive effect where if you stay in a place with sunlight you regain health. Additionally, you can see and talk to OTHER koroks (which’re normally too shy to talk to other characters) and they’ll help you out sometimes. They can travel from place to place via root systems connected by the great trees.

Zora: The Mer People. Weak to electricity but they do not lose stamina from swimming and can naturally go up waterfalls. Special Zora weapons and armor become available to them later. Such as water arrows, which if fired into water travel across it like a skipping stone to hit enemies, Zora Boomerangs which are automatically caught and always return, and finally Zora armor which lets them move through waterways with incredible speed. They travel from place to place via rivers. They start out with 3 hearts.

Goron: Mountain rock folk. Strong to fire but weak to cold. Gorons uniquely eat stones and precious minerals like they’re food and normal food doesn’t sustain them. Certain precious minerals give them different effects LIKE cooking but it’s never quite as effective. Amber just restores their hearts, Rubies give them enhanced attack, Sapphires enhanced Defense, Topaz a hasty effect and Flint gives them better stealth. Diamonds give them a full recovery and 5 temporary hearts. In addition they can roll around which is about as fast as riding a horse but it does drain stamina (slowly). Additionally they gain Goron Armor (which is probably the best defensive armor in the game) and Goron weapons (which’re probably the most brittle but the most heavy hitting weapons in the game). They begin with 4 hearts.

Rito: Bird People. Can Glide and can also use things LIKE rivali’s gale, albeit it consumes about ½ a stamina wheel. The most maneuverable of the races but also maybe one of the weaker ones. Resistant to Cold. They gain access to Rito armor (which gives the more maneuverability while airborn) and Rito bows (which’re some of the best ranged weapons in the game). They’re good if you wanna play very maneuverable snipers. They begin with 2 hearts.

Gerudo: Born in parched desert climates. Gerudo are resistant to hot weather and lightning. All Gerudo are women and being a Gerudo gives you acess not only to the main Gerudo city but also small cultasacs and Gerudo only locations within other main city areas. Gerudo armor reflects lightning and Gerudo weapons/shields are quick and effective. Gerudo additionally have sliiiightly looser timing on their dodge and flurry attacks. They begin with 3 hearts.

The game would start off in Castle Town in some indeterminate time period with your character visiting then getting caught up in some political events that lead them down a path that involves going to about 6-7 dungeons to solve the problem. Like BotW it’d be open world but each dungeon poses its own challenge to each character primarily depending on what your race is.

One dungeon, for example, is at the foot of Death Mountain. No problem for your Goron character to just walk in and tackle it immediately but a Korok? Heee’s gonna need to go looking around first to figure out what’s best for him. Hey there’s apparently a dungeon in the Lost Woods. Oh and there are Koroks around that happen to know the way through it! Well good thing they’re willing to talk to you since hey, you’re one of them.

Of course each race would also find ways to circumvent the challenge that would either be a minor little side story thing or a straight up mini dungeon. Perhaps a Zora would need to reach Death Mountain via a river but uh-oh! The River’s dried up. Better find a way to fix that. NPC’s would of course note your race or species but it’d usually just be a one time dialogue thing.

They might look at you and say “Oh! A Goron? Don’t see your kind around here much!” etc

These are just random ideas right now but I hope to maybe make more of a design docket for this some day.