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The Thing Outside the Door

I’m writing this because I don’t know how much time I have left. I’ve shut myself in this room, barricaded the door, but I can still hear it just outside, thumping and crashing against my defenses. It calls out in a terrifying screeching voice, an unholy mimicry of human speech, “Daddy, daddy, DADDY, daddy, DADDY!”…

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HEP – 109 – Fear and Loathing in Baltimore

In this, the first week of Viewers Choice Month, Al and Tony talk about Tony’s new favourite movie, Hairspray. Then Albert espouses the virtues of the best bad television show of the season, Scorpion, and the guys discuss the lost creativity of childhood. Put the beat in your ears. Download it now! Links: Scorpion New Homestar…

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Early Adopters and Cool Graphs

This week I’ve been thinking a lot about a concept known as the Diffusion of Innovations, and a specific graph this idea brings up, the early adopter curve. Let’s see that curve: On the left are the people who are in on an idea very early. There aren’t many of them. In the middle are…

Let’s Play Tabletop Simulator #6: 21 Bananas

Is that 21 bananas on a checker board or are you just happy to see me? No, clearly it’s the 21 bananas. I don’t even know how you could get those two things mixed up. Tabletop Simulator is available via the Early Access program on Steam. Get it for yourself here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/286160/

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5 Ways to Survive a Musical

Musicals are the worst thing to ever happen to storytelling. Period. I would rather watch every Uwe Boll film on repeat to the end of time than sit through another perky “comedy” about shoes or hair products or AIDS. Even still, there comes a time in everyone’s life where they are forced to sit through one…

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You’ve Probably Heard This One Before…

Once upon a time I was obsessed with the idea of originality. As a young writer I worked hard to craft stories that had a new or unexplored twist on things. But as I got older, and came into contact with more stories, I found that most often other better writers had already explored those ideas…

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HEP – 108 – The 24 Hour Post-Apocalyptic Car Wash and Ammo Emporium

In this episode the guys discuss the Australian remake of Dude, Where’s My Car, The Rover. They also gush about the new Denzel Washington action flick, The Equalizer, and Albert talks about movies he wishes he could make. Download it now! Links and Things The Equalizer Krampus the Yule Lord by Brom The Dark Servant by Matt…

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State of the Human…Echoes

So over the past six months a variety of authors and creative types have all begun to merge together to form a larger creative umbrella to work under. It’s been weird. And fascinating. Plus we’ve begun to see some success for our work. It’s almost like we know what we’re doing. I’ve decided to try…