Digibro’s Media Journal Year One Finale

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This is it! The end of the first year of Digibro’s Media Journal, and the effective end of the current format of the series. Above is a brief podcast with my thoughts on the yearlong project, and below is the final ordered list of all media that I took in this year.

The June stuff is in bold. Note that a great number of the ratings have been changed since the items were originally listed.

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Digibro’s Media Journal (February 2013)

God damn, what an uneventful month for media. You’d think that leaving my job would mean much more time for stuff, but nooo, ponieponieponieponieponie. (I ended up throwing some pony on the list too, so it would at least be indicative of what actually happened this month.)

Just how serious was this pony takeover? It’s not just a matter of making so many videos—it’s also a matter of constantly reading comments, talking to people on skype and AIM about the show, looking at fanworks, and getting swamped in news and recommendations. I keep thinking I should also do something else, but it’s hard to even bring myself to, because I’m so wrapped up in the excitement of my videos rapidly increasing in popularity. Suffice it to say, I’m not complaining, I’m just overwhelmed. And it doesn’t help that the three-plus score is in seriously short supply this month.

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Digibro’s Media Journal (January 2013)

(Warning: most of this was written while drunk.) January got off to an unparalleled start in terms of media—I was handing three-plus scores out the wazoo. This more or less came to an abrupt stop when I started dedicating every waking hour to pony videos (not necessarily on purpose, it just sorta overtook my brain). I keep feeling like I’ve left something off the list, because it felt like I took in more media at the end of the month than I have listed, but it’s likely that I was just so busy with ponies and working on my upcoming Top 100 songs list and watching Game Grumps and shit that I just didn’t see that much new stuff.

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Digibro Never Shuts Up Episode 10

Pretty much all about comics this time, with a couple’a Tadanobu Asano flicks at the end.

What’s in this ep:

0:00 – Introduction
0:44 – Revisiting the cultural exchange (also Biomega)
5:05 – I am the master of recommendations/breaking into fandoms
12:12 – Hellboy
19:16 – The New 52
22:24 – How much did we spend on comics this week?
26:24 – Shelf candy and collecting
46:48 – Electric Dragon 80,000v
49:59 – Bright Future
53:20 – wrapping up

Disneycast 3 (Package Films) + Digibro Never Shuts Up Episode 9

The same people listen to both podcasts, right? Well it’s organized enough to skip around if you like. I took advantage of getting a hold of Brandon to cover everything I had in mind, which turns out not to be much.

What’s in this ep:

0:00 – Introduction
1:00 – Package Films intro
1:55 – Saludos Amigos
5:37 – The Three Caballeros
8:26 – Make Mine Music
9:25 – Fun and Fancy Free
11:44 – Melody Time
13:49 – The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
20:07 – Disneycast outro
21:01 – Digibro Never Shuts Up intro
22:25 – Django Unchained (spoilers start at 31:45, end at 33:23, start again at 34:25, end at 34:54)
35:27 – Brandon on Les Miserables and The Amazing Spider Man
39:48 – A really pathetic attempt to round up 2012
46:22 – I have never shut up, ever
47:54 – Fencing!
52:00 – 2012! Kind of a “huh” year!
55:40 – Cccccccomics?
1:02:00 – Outro

Digibro’s Media Journal (December 2012)

This month’s media consumption was definitively characterized by my schedule. For the first two and a half weeks of December, my friends and I were constantly recording videos for our Gamecube Chats series; and as a result, a huge amount of the media I consumed this month was Gamecube games. A lot of them I didn’t get to play in-depth, so they’ll be falling in at the bottom section of this post.

Besides Gamecube games, there will also be an assload of Disney movies, because of Brandon and I running our Disneycast series. There are a decent number of comic books too, thanks to our continued cultural exchange, though not nearly as much as there would’ve been if not for Gamecube Chats. All of this leaves the post feeling like a big advertisement for the rest of my shit.

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Digibro Never Shuts Up Episode 8

Another regular ep with me and Brandon Tolentino. We talk about The Hobbit movie at length, and continue to discuss our ongoing cultural exchange. At the end I somehow end up giving a ten-minute history lesson about Noitamina.

What’s in this ep:

Opening: Goblins Dance by Ensiferum
0:33 – Introduction
1:20 – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
16:45 – The past 2 weeks
21:40 – The Cultural Exchange status
22:20 – Describing the Virginia Beach area/Local Heroes
32:46 – Manga issues
34:45 – The bar for entry with comics
38:35 – Shaders everywhere!
40:45 – Runaways
44:00 – Blood: Night of the Beasts
45:00 – Show, don’t tell
48:36 – Money effecting media experience
54:45 – Whole new avenues of anime for Brandon
56:13 – A bunch of facts about NoitaminA
1:12:16 – Our schedules
1:15:30 – Ending: Outrun by Trial of the Golden Witch

Digibro Never Shuts Up Episode 7

In this episode I was joined both by regular guest Brandon Tolentino, and by my cousin Boyd whom I hadn’t seen in a little while and showed up out of the blue. It was recorded a week ago, but it feels like much longer since this week has been insanely busy.

What’s in this ep:

0:00 – Introduction
1:16 – The tale of my giant fence
6:27 – Spoilers for The Walking Dead comic
8:46 – Comics are so expositional
11:13 – Boyd and comics/talking about Iron Man
16:37 – What Darren Aronofsky’s working on
18:39 – Boyd’s and Brandon’s different approaches to film
21:37 – Talking about time travel
24:52 – Boyd’s favorite shows
27:05 – I have an epiphany about Scott Pilgrim/discussing the series
39:58 – What happened last night (also, Paul Robertson) (also, spontaneous beer discussion)
1:00:00 – About the podcast
1:01:09 – We come back with beer
1:01:30 – Antidepressants
1:10:51 – Boyd and directing/our plans
1:35:45 – Outro: Victor’s Room by Trial of the Golden Witch