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Episode 27: Movie Inspiration Part 2
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Main Topic

Today we sit down to talk about these movies to draw Inspiration from.

Zendead- Horror- The Descent

    Fantasy- Dark City

   Scifi- Valerian

 

Joules- I have no idea what genre – The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

            Fantasy/Myth – Kubo of the two strings

           Action – The good the bad and the weird

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Joules- La Pistola Del Diablo

La Pistola del Diablo.  The most feared gun ever smithed.

This infamous six shooter has a long and bloody history.  It’s been used as a tool of law and of anarchy. Of of justice and of murder.  But no matter who used this weapon and who was the unlucky sod on the receiving end of a lead slug, there were only two winners.

 

Legend says that this weapon is the result of pact between Death and the Devil.  Those holding the pistol could hear the Devil’s whisper, tempting them down the easy path.  Corrupting their good intentions. (You know what they say about the road to hell and intentions, right?).  So the devil could keep filling the pits of hell with sinners.

What did Death get out of this deal?  Well those souls that weren’t damned were given over to Death.  Innocent victims with any venial sin on their soul were given over to Death.  Forever denied access to heaven. So Death’s domain swelled.

 

This weapon initially gained infamy during the time of the civil war.  It was standard practice to take weapons off of fallen soldiers. So this gun passed from hand to hand.  From Billy Yank to Johnny Reb. Then the time of manifest destiny saw it’s corruption spread further. The gun passed from the pioneers to the native peoples, mine owners, railroad workers and more.

 

So be careful out there.  Be sure you go to confession regularly. And never take a gun from a fallen foe.  To do so is to risk your soul.

 

Buenos Noches, Pistolero.  

 

Lexicon

Hoary  adjective \ˈhȯr-ē\

 

Definition of hoary

1:  gray or white with or as if with age
2:  extremely old

 

First Known Use
1530

 

Closing remarks

Zendead- Inkarnate

 

Joules- Pyre

 

Music is courtesy of The Enigma TNG you can find his music on YouTube or on Bandcamp

 

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And Thanks to Merriam-Webster for our Lexicon segment

Episode 26: Interview with Michael Miller from The Worldbuilder’s Anvil
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We got to sit down and chat about gaming, podcasting and worldbuilding with Michael from The Worldbuilders Anvil.

 

Music is courtesy of The Enigma TNG you can find his music on YouTube or on Bandcamp

 

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Joules- Email, Twitter, Facebook

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Dog Days of Podcasting 2017 Day 9
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Dead Cycles


Cycles is a technological wizard and by that they are a hacker. They slide into the VR worlds of the web making those people that cross him/her or the people that hire them regret it. Few like to tangle with Cycles in the web the programs that they create are cutting edge. Some even push the boundaries at times to what is thought to be possible. This hacker’s VR icon looks like a zombie with kaleidoscope eyes. Cycles will help some newbies to get their feet under themselves in this frontier.



Dead Cycles is said to never have to jack out of the VR world. How much of the things said about Cycles is true and how much is spread by Cycles to help keep the mystique is not known. One other myth is that Dead Cycles programs in the dead spaces of the web. Now myth and such surround this figure but one thing is for sure. When you need to have a kicking hacker email to that dead email for them and you will get one back.



Mannerisms- Dead Cycles is a person that secrets are a way of life. Information is a currency that few understand. When contact is made everything is very businesslike. Money is exchanged and services are rendered. For those that meet Cycles in the web things can be different from crazy and chaotic to ships passing in the night.



Short History- Cycles is a girl that learned how to hack while in college. Once the tech got to a point of implants to experience the web in VR she was right there getting those things done. She is always upgrading her set up and her implants. Only a few people know that he is Dead Cycles. She spends lots of time making up rumors just to protect herself from the Corp Cops that want to put her up as an example of what not to do.

Teller of the Tales Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Dog Days of Podcasting 2017 Day 8
Dog Days of Podcasting

 
 
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Pazuzu


The villain known as Pazuzu has found that flight and being stronger than normal has helped him to get his foothold in the criminal underworld. He is sort of a mid tier villain. He can fly at speeds about 200 mph. He has when he needed once to get away threw a bus full of people. Those heroes are so gullible all it takes is put some shlub in harms way and off they run to help. Pazuzu has made a mask that looks like a rotting bird skull. In it are a few things like telescopic sights, sound dampening and a few other things.



He got his wings as a deal he made with a supernatural force. Also as he grows in power more abilities will manifest. Soon he will be able to control flocks of birds. When new powers manifest he seems to look more and more like a giant bird with arms.



Mannerisms- He is a bully. He pushes people around like they are obstacles in his way to greatness. Belittling and downplaying the help of others also help to push him in making himself feel more important. If someone is to point out shortcomings he flies into a rage.



Short History- The man that became Pazuzu had been a low level thug robbing and mugging people. He had pushed up to armed robbery of businesses. One night he was robbing an occult shop thinking he could sell the junk as magickal goods. He got into the safe and there was a bit of money and a couple other things, one was a book that unbenounced to him when he tried to read it aloud called forth a demon. Who asked just one question, “What do you want?” He answered I want to be feared in this town. The creature summoned obliged.

Teller of the Tales Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Dog Days of Podcasting 2017 Day 7
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Damien Forsith


Damien is almost finished with his residence before he becomes a full fledged doctor. The hospital where he works has been very good for him he has been in the ER the whole time. While there he has learned a lot about massive trauma for the inner city warfare. This is not what he had wanted to do, he had wanted to be a surgeon you know the rock stars of hospitals. Something on his first night changed that though.



Now a year later he has had something else happen to further change his goal. Something happened to a patient and she died, he was blamed for it even thou he was not the attending doctor. Also she had come in for something that could not have killed her. As he was outside waiting on the administration to talk with him something landed in the alleyway. Looking he saw the arm that was bent funny. He ran to help and that was when he saw the mask of the vigilante. As he bent  down over the masked person, he weakly said “Help me,” and passed out.



Mannerisms- Damien is all but a doctor and has a very strong help those around him streak. While he won’t jump in and fight he will help patch up those that will. Helping the guys fighting the good fight makes him feel better. Also the pay is pretty good.



Short history- After that first night of helping that one guy he left the hospital and lost his right to call himself a doctor. With the death he was wrongly accused of being the final nail in the coffin. He keeps up on all the research so he can help the guys and girls that are out there fighting for the little people.



Teller of the Tales Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Dog Days of Podcasting 2017 Day 5
Dog Days of Podcasting

 
 
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Savion Darvic
Savion is at first glance a normal dwarf. A closer look starts to reveal his eccentricities. His clothing is starting to fall apart at the seams. His hair is not groomed. His weapon a spear is not sharp and the wood for the haft is showing signs of warping. What do these signs point to?



He has started to lose his connection to this world. Is it because of drugs or is it due to some horror he has witnessed? That is something that only interaction with this poor soul can determine.



Mannerisms: He is distracted and mumbles replies. Will never raise his voice above a whisper. Savi has let himself go since he is certain that at some point soon none of this will matter.



Short history: Savion is the only survivor of an expedition that was going deeper under the city than any before them. After weeks he appeared on the edge of town wandering and mumbling to himself. The reason he can only whisper is he had screamed at or about what happened to them for so long his voice was damaged.



Teller of the Tales Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Dog Days of Podcasting 2017 Day 4
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Craig Stevenson
Craig is an explorer, but not of the places most ever want to go. He and his sister go out and stay out there for longer than most people are capable of. Something about an advantageous mutation. The can process the nuclear radiation that kills others. But with a positive mutation comes that pesky negative one. Craig has a hard time breathing non-irradiated air.



Craig is nothing if not a professional until his family is concerned. His family is the one place he will loss his cool and collected persona. He lost a family member when he was young and now takes your safety as his driving force.



Mannerisms= Craig is normal for a waste walker. He doesn’t trust most people unless they are from his clan. He also has to keep a small piece of radioactive material in his scarf that he always has wrapped about his lower face.



Short History: At a very young age Craig and his sister were found to have the ability to withstand radiation. So they started scavenging from the old world so people could start to rebuild. They were trained to fight and read.  Which is a skill not many people have anymore. While his sister does help him he watches over her like a hawk. Losing your twin can have that impact on you in the wastelands.

Teller of the Tales Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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