Unnamed Journal, Caligula and Punk Rock: Big ‘Ol July Update

Summer is an odd time. I should be filling the blog with posts, but somehow, other projects take precedence. To be fair, I’ve definitely fallen from my 10-post-a-month threshold I was hitting in the fall and winter. That means something, but I’m not sure what.

The point is, I’m behind on posting stuff. It happens. So lets get on with it.

This has been up for a little bit. It’s one of our more rambling episodes, per the effects of the Rule of 30 in Podcasting. Punk as a style and an aesthetic has become vast over the last 40 years, but it doesn’t ever really escape the superposition in started in. So there’s lots to talk about, and all of it relates.

But that’s the secondary bit of news. This is the big bit of news:

Available for $2.99 on ebook, $3.99 in Paperpack. The ebook looks really good, as I used Scrivener to create it, and previewed it before uploading it to Amazon. This closes the chapter on a project I’ve been playing around with for years. Now I can move on, to polishing up Death Riding and The Sword, before moving on to other works in embryo.

Finally, this is also available on Amazon:

Been on Gumroad for a while, but I’ve got the ebook up on Amazon and am finalizing the paperback edition as well. All in all, it’s been a pretty big month.

Shallow & Pedantic 13: Let us Now Abuse Kevin Smith

Not really. I think I had that in mind when I conceived the episode, but when it came time to do the recording, we were far more even-handed. Kevin Smith has moved beyond his View Askew films from the 90’s, and although he’s done other things the universal critical consensus is that he’s never really grown as a filmmaker. So our conversation gets into the Why of that. We have some pretty interesting conclusions.

I’m adding a bunch of links this time, from a variety of our distribution channels. First Spotify:

Then iHeartRadio:

WordPress doesn’t seem to want to embed the Deezer link, and the Spreaker link is always glitchy, But here’s the feed as it appears on PodcastAddict:

Teenage Dungeon Vampire Space Pirates Shallow & Pedantic

It was suggested that we do a 101 on RPG's (not MMORPG's), so we did. And not only did we cram Dune in there, we discovered it was actually relevant.If you like this kind of thing, we have more of the kind of thing that you like. Support us on our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/shallowpedantic, and by new issues of Unnamed Journal at https://app.gumroad.com/shallowpedantic
  1. Teenage Dungeon Vampire Space Pirates
  2. Punk Rock's Dead Mix Tape
  3. Kevin Smith is Henry Rollins
  4. Würrk, Dåmmit, or Let's Do the Goth Dance Again
  5. Andrew Has Opinions About Dune

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New Shallow & Pedantic Podcast: Brust & Leiber

Teenage Dungeon Vampire Space Pirates Shallow & Pedantic

It was suggested that we do a 101 on RPG's (not MMORPG's), so we did. And not only did we cram Dune in there, we discovered it was actually relevant.If you like this kind of thing, we have more of the kind of thing that you like. Support us on our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/shallowpedantic, and by new issues of Unnamed Journal at https://app.gumroad.com/shallowpedantic
  1. Teenage Dungeon Vampire Space Pirates
  2. Punk Rock's Dead Mix Tape
  3. Kevin Smith is Henry Rollins
  4. Würrk, Dåmmit, or Let's Do the Goth Dance Again
  5. Andrew Has Opinions About Dune

As you can see from the episode list, this is our longest episode to date. We ramble along quite nicely, thanks to some excellent porter, and give Stephen Brust and Fritz Leiber some shout-outs for being creative, witty worldbuilders and writers. We’re also up on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Deezer, and YouTube, with iHeartRadio pending.