the creative team!

Maybe it’s just the podcasts I listen to, but I’ve noticed that there tends to be a pretty dramatic shift between the first and second seasons. 

Purely speculation here, but I imagine it’s one part that the hiatus between seasons is a good turning point, and a good time for creators to ponder what works and what doesn’t, and to try something different. For creative teams who are relatively new to podcasting, I imagine that by the end of the first season their skills are refined to the point that they’re more willing to push the limits of what they can do. Also the nature of the first season finale seems to often require that at least some of the premise is abandoned, because the story seems to have moved on from there.

Personally, this pleases me– there’s something really nice about creators having the freedom to adapt the story as they go without the threat of executives breathing down their necks to keep rehashing the same thing over and over again. 

WTNV had probably a more subtle shift, going from seemingly unconnected daily life in the first season to the very clearly connected Strexcorp plot in the second. Notably with that one, though, the later seasons seemed to go back to more of a middle ground between the two. 

The season one finale of Wolf 359 cemented a fairly huge tonal shift in the series, but that was furthered by the format of mission logs and all that jazz being formally abandoned early into season two. 

I saw similar in the format and plot of both Tanis and Ars Paradoxica, though I’ll leave the specifics on that one to people who have dedicated more thought and energy to those than I have. 

Archive 81 kind of takes the cake for it, to the point where it inspired this post. Listening to the first episode of the second season, I was very much “well… that is not the direction I foresaw this show going.”

All that in mind, the Concierge episode of The Penumbra Podcast seems to be an in-universe segue for the same kind of shift in format and tone. Especially considering how the series was originally intended to be a Twilight Zone-esque anthology show and eventually turned into the Adventures of Juno Steel Plus A Few Side Stories.

timeless-tattoos  asked:

Hey Mark! I wanted to start of by thanking you for everything you've done for magic! Also, today is my birthday! I was wondering if you could give me some trivia on my favorite cards, Terramorphic Expanse /Evolving Wilds? Thanks!

People always ask why we chose whichever version we chose when putting it into a set. The answer is that it’s left to the creative team to pick which bane is more appropriate for the flavor of the current set.

Happy Birthday!

anonymous asked:

How does the creative team all know each other?

Hi! I assume you mean Procyon as a whole, since the Starship Iris creative team is…me. (Although you could make a good case for the sound effects maker and sound editor as creative contributors in their own right; shout out to the Starship Iris sound team!)

Re: Procyon, I met Andrea because I liked her fanfiction. I met Margaret because when I blogged about podcasts, she’d show up sometimes and be funny. I met Phoebe through Andrea; they’d known each other via Zombies Run fandom I think, although maybe earlier. I’m hazy on the timeline after that but at some point we set up a group chat to express our strong feelings about podcasts and I got to know Alex and A. Bajo from there. Alex brought Erin into the group once it was clear that these shows were really truly happening, and that is the crew!

Basically, we liked each other’s opinions and jokes, and then realized we liked each other’s ideas, too.

Officially in love with @iriscasefiles! It’s a great new podcast and part of the @procyon-podcast-network. If you love Eos 10 and Wolf 359, definitely go download this now! 

Also super cool: Procyon Podcast Network is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund not only this podcast, but two others as well! 

The other two shows are coming soon: @underpressurepodcast (this spring!) and @s2s-podcast (this summer!) 

Also speaking of Wolf 359, SURPRISE! Zach Valenti (aka Doug Eiffel) is part of the cast of Under Pressure! 

Okay, maybe you’re not convinced you that you need to be freaking excited yet. Well here is the coolest part: The creators ( a largely-female creative team btw) of these podcasts are working on intentionally including racially diverse characters/actors that are also all over the sexual orientation spectrum. 

So please follow, listen, donate! 

Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur #17 Review

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It’s the penultimate installment of The World’s Smartest storyline  and a tale that sees Moon G and Devil D teaming-up with none other than the Extraordinary X-Men!  All from the creative team of Amy Reeder, Brendan Montclare, Natacha Bustos and Tamra Bonvillain.  Full recap/review following the jump.

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Steven Universe: Art & Origins

Steven Universe: Art & Origins is the first book to take fans behind the scenes of the groundbreaking and boundlessly creative Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe. The eponymous Steven is a boy who—alongside his mentors, the Crystal Gems (Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl)—must learn to use his inherited powers to protect his home, Beach City, from the forces of evil. Bursting with concept art, production samples, early sketches, storyboards, and exclusive commentary, this lavishly illustrated companion book offers a meticulous written and visual history of the show, as well as an all-access tour of the creative team’s process. Steven Universe: Art & Origins reveals how creator Rebecca Sugar, the writers, the animators, and the voice actors work in tandem to bring this adventure-packed television series to life.

[Available on July 11, 2017]


sultaiascendancy  asked:

From what I have seen, even the people who liked the creative team podcast would still have preferred actual stories, and many people (myself included) were not happy to go six weeks with no new stories, especially since many of us would appreciate a break from the main Gatewatch storyline which the podcasts took the place of. TL;DR: people would be fine with IN ADDITION to regular story articles, but would rather not have them in place of stories.

They weren’t in place of stories. There was going to be dead time and we decided to make something to fill it that we thought people who enjoyed the stories would like.

  • Sakura: Guys, I was wondering... what's your favourite flower?
  • Naruto: I like sunflowers. They are just so bright and happy.
  • Sakura: That's cool. I think like daffodils the best. What about you, Sasuke-kun?
  • Sasuke: Sakura.
  • Sakura: Yes?
  • Sasuke: Sakura.
  • Sakura: I'm listening, Sasuke-kun.
  • Sasuke: Tch, you know what, nevermind, that was a stupid question. (storms off)
  • Kakashi: Yo! What are you kids doing? Where's Sasuke?
  • Sakura: I was asking the guys about their favourite flowers and suddenly, Sasuke-kun got angry and left.
  • Naruto: Yeah, he was acting really weird. He kept saying Sakura-chan's name all the time and then ran off.
  • Kakashi: He was repeating "sakura", I see... so what could his favourite flower be, then?
  • Naruto: ...
  • Sakura: ...
  • Kakashi: ...
  • Sakura: (blushing) ...Oh!

This love is unprecedented by our previous ones. We kiss with tenderness
and love with forgiveness, and even with some scabs we used to pick on
and the wounds purposely left opened, we embrace it with open arms. 

Our hands intertwine perfectly like puzzle pieces that are meant to fit together on the first try. Our lips touch, the softest and gentle graze between two lovers who make every time feel like the first time. Our legs tangle like vines around a tree, holding on tightly without suffocation.

It is in your arms I learned to not search for a home, but how to build one together.

here goes my gift for @mis-mis, who wanted to see medic & archie in christmas clothing! (i also added a coupla other pigeons as a bonus :p)

hope u like the nerd n his birds,, n merry xmas to ya!!

(also great thanks to @kritzelkrams for organizing the secret santa event bc it was hella fun!!!)

The Rabiah Scale

The public’s love for scales knows no bounds, so here’s the latest one. This scale is about how likely I think we are to return to a plane in a Standard-legal set. A few caveats:

• This is totally my opinion and does not reflect anyone else in R&D. Remember, I am not a member of the creative team.

• Like the Storm Scale, this is based on a general sense of the future without actually factoring in what I know about the future. If we are about to do something unexpected, I still treat it as unlikely (similar to how Madness was rated an 8 even though I knew it was coming back in Shadows over Innistrad).

• I listed all the planes we have visited on black border cards save future-shifted cards and planes cards. I might have forgotten one or two. 

• I am talking about revisiting these planes and not going to a new plane with a similar approach. For instance, Rabiah being a 10 doesn’t mean a new Persian-inspired plane is equally unlikely.

• Like the Storm Scale, 1 means very likely and 10 means very unlikely.

• With all that said, enjoy.

1 – Ravnica, Innistrad

2 – Zendikar

3 – Kaladesh, Theros

4 – Alara, Dominaria, Tarkir, Vryn

5 – Fiora, New Phyrexia (Mirrodin)

6 – Regatha

7 – Lorwyn/Shadowmoor, Shandalar

8 – Kamigawa, Segovia

9 – Mercadia, Rath, Serra’s Realm, Ulgrotha

10 – Rabiah