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.
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
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
This was my busiest month ever, with a slam-packed November holiday schedule leaving me at work or asleep way more than I’d have liked. I also did a lot of rewatching and stuff, so in this post I’ll be including media which I’ve already seen, or am continuing to watch, which I didn’t cover before. (For instance: MLP is back, but wasn’t on when I started the journal, so I’ll be talking about it here; but I won’t talk about the still-running Game Grumps, because I talked about it in September.)
This episode came out so well, I didn’t even have to edit it! Tonight, Brandon Tolentino joins me for a cultural exchange. He introduces me to the world of American comics, and I introduce him to the world of anime and manga! The irony that he’s Asian isn’t lost on me!
The whole episode is very focused, so I didn’t write a program (sorry ak). There is a point around 20 mins in where I spend 10 minutes talking about Akira though, so if that gets boring, just skip to 30 minutes in. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!