Prepping resumes with the discovery of a new prepping show! Like many others, this one takes the formula of the first to market and attempts to put its own spin on things with memorable characters and situations. We like it. Also, in anticipation of the upcoming Sharknado 2: The Second One, we give our own tips on how to survive a Sharknado. Trust us, we’re experts!
Huge thanks go out to everyone who backed my Kickstarter project for Opposing Forces! The funding was successful and now the work of putting the book together really begins! Updates will continue to backers and on the project’s own web page.
You thought the end of the world had already come and gone, right? Not so much. The word “apocalypse” means “sudden awakening”, as in the sudden realization of new information or a new state of being. Prepping for a doomsday scenario is less about waiting for the world to end than about embracing new ways of thinking about the world we have. Is the apocalypse around the corner? Are we about to have a radical shift in the way we think? It’s worth considering. This episode Curt and I prep for the coming of the rifts, or since we don’t want to tread too heavily on any one magical paradigm’s toes, the sudden and irreversible onslaught of a magic in general. The segment ends kind of abruptly due to … uh, microphone apocalypse? We conclude with the next installment of Rock the Dragon!
Author Phil Elmore joins me in the Reaction Chamber to talk about current projects from The League Entertainment. Duke Manfist now has a novella for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. All of them available for free at the moment. The season one collection, Bullets Babes and Bacon is coming soon, and more information is on the way. Of course, with Duke Manfist making an appearance during our season of Doomsday Prepping, I have to get Phil’s insights on how to prep for the action hero apocalypse: what to do if you suddenly find yourself playing sidekick to a bona fide action hero! We also talk a bit about Phil Elmore’s works of self-defense education, including Flashlight Fighting and Street Sword. Find works by Phil Elmore and the other League Entertainment authors at the following locations:
It’s a full-blown war of the worlds here in the reaction chamber. Curt and I get our prep on for the coming day when the aliens invade our shores. We know its coming. You know its coming. It’s up to us to convince all the poor saps who just won’t see the light that the visitors are not our friends! It’s a short prep, but we put some basic things in our prep kit and review a smattering of historical documents. The Martians are coming!
A short, unexpected break over the holidays for the podcast, but at least we got the shopping apocalypse preps done in time for Black Friday! This time around we are prepping for the rise of the machines, the steel reign, the coming of the berserkers. This is the Robopacalypse! Curt and I take a look at the historical documentation providing evidence that the machines will rise, and examine some of the commonalities they all have in, er, common. This lets us get our preps together, anticipate the ways in which the machines will rise, and put some gear into our toolkits. The machines will rise, they may already have taken over our world. We’re prepped. Are you?
Curt and I are back in the swing of podcasting and prepping for a fresh round of apocalyptic events. Spurred on by the return of Doomsday Preppers to the National Geographic Channel, we prepare for the Shopping Apocalypse of Black Friday. Plus, our take on the hot news of Disney’s buyout of Lucasfilm. Stick around and get prepped!
Author Phil Elmore joins me in the reaction chamber to discuss the new novel from The League Entertainment, “Simon Vector”. We talk a bit about building the universe of Simon Vector and delve into a sneak peek at the background of this sci-fi space prison action novel. Elmore gives us a glance behind the curtain at what it’s like to develop a transmedia property and what it means to The League. We also discuss other project that Elmore has going on both with The League Entertainment and on his own. A mention is made of the megatrain anthology The Spirit of St. Louis, Elmore’s latest Mack Bolan adventures “Radical Edge” and “Final Judgement”. Since the interview, I’ve read through “Radical Edge”, and this is one of my favorite Phil Elmore adventures to date. Of course, no interview with Phil Elmore would be complete without a mention of the world’s manliest action hero, Duke Manfist. Since this is the season of the doomsday apocalypse, we close with some practical prepping advice from Elmore on personal survival and a pointer at some prepping resources readily available.
Animal attack movies have a long and storied tradition in cinema. Curtis and I decide just what constitutes an animal apocalypse and do what we can to prep for it. Some of our picks include classic movies like Kingdom of the Spiders, The Birds, and Squirm. We ask for your help in identifying a couple of movies that we can’t remember, and then proceed to bug out, dig in, and fight back. Tune in for a peek at the next apocalypse as well, and continue checking the blog for artwork, bonus episodes of the OTR “Escape” that tie in to this week’s apocalypse, and special bonus episode interviewing Phil Elmore about what going on at The League Entertainment.
Still no theme music, but Curtis and I give our opinions on The Avengers opening weekend, along with John Carter. These are both excellent movies that didn’t receive nearly the critical attention they deserved. To be sure, The Avengers raked in the money and received quite a bit of praise – for all the wrong reasons. And poor John Carter…. there goes my hopes for a sequel. Where are the toys? Who dropped the ball on that? Sprinkle in a dash of stories from previous Fear the Con adventures and top it all off with the Amish Apocalypse. Afterwards we tease the next apocalypse, and I completely forget to mention the upcoming interview with Phil Elmore! Enjoy the show and join us again next week for a new apocalypse and an interview with freelance author Phil Elmore!
Curtis and I continue our Doomsday Prepping, focusing this time on how to get ready for the advent of the Dark Sun, when a rogue asteroid spins our planet into a closer orbit, turning the world into a desert planet. Curtis got some new toys, and we do a bit about using the new Dwarven Forge miniature dungeon. The pieces are really spectacular, and there will be pictures posted into the blog later in the week. Other topics include updates on our plans to attend Fear the Con 5, Free Comic Book Day, and the premiere of The Avengers this weekend. Check out the artwork from Atomic Earth, and send us some feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org!