Chapter 32: A New Hope…?

Good actual evening!

Back in the old days of 2010, I had decided to create a video game podcast focusing on reviewing and news. At this point in time, I really don’t remember what it was called, but I did a lot of research on creating it, how to edit audio correctly, where to put the episode up so people could find it, etc. I even found a like-minded soul on a forum to co-host with me, things were looking up, I was finally going to create something where people could hear my voice and listen to what I had to say.

Flash forward to the release of the first episode, I get an email from someone who wants to join podcasts. See at the time people were only really recording and uploading them, but this guy, let’s call him Josh, was streaming the recording out to a website (not Twitch). Now, this was a good few years before streaming IRL (In Real Life) was a thing.

I was blown away with the idea, plus of course, having more co-hosts to talk to was a huge bonus to me. And so a new podcast was formed. I was finally able to say what I wanted to and laugh with people who had similar thoughts and ideas. It was fun!

Unfortunately life catches up to us all and in this case, it caught up incredibly fast. We only ended up airing about 4 episodes suddenly everyone was kind of hit with a whirlwind of problems. Hey, it happens and I enjoyed my time on the show and made some friends that I followed throughout the years.

Anyway, yesterday I get a message from Josh (Who I haven’t talked to since 2010) asking me if I was still interested in creating a podcast. Now, I don’t know if anyone reading this has gone back and read any of my posts but, hell yes, please, I want to make a podcast. I knew I was going to accept even if it was just as an audio editor or something, I wanted to be involved. An hour-long phone call later and I was convinced that this is something worth putting my time into.

See back in 2010, Josh put a lot of effort into the show but now… Well, now it has become a passion and a job for him. I believe Kevin Smith (The director & Podcaster) once said “Surround yourself with people that have the same push and drive for creating as you”, well it was something along those lines anyway.

So here I am, nervous but excited that I get to work with someone as talented as him and I get to fill in that desire to create and be heard.

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Chapter 27: New Anime

So, first of all, I’m annoyed for missing a day, it was just too late by the time I remembered, sorry to anyone reading this… Which is probably just future me.

I’ve been binge watching anime on crunchy roll and stumbled across one that’s quickly become one of my favourites. KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World. It’s a great anime that started in 2016, but being the slowpoke I am, in only just discovering it now.

We follow a character called Kazuma after he dies and is resurrected by a goddess called Aqua. Kazuma gets to pick something to take with him to a parallel world and decides to take the Goddess with him. He quickly realised she pretty Incompetent and recruits Megumi, a sorceress obsessed with explosions and Darkness, a masochist crusader.

In having a ton of fun following the four along with their adventures and find myself laughing much more than I have done at other recent anime. I’d highly recommend this, even more so as it digs fun at its characters.

Until next time!

Chapter 26: Make Believe Voices

So, on Sunday (check out yesterday’s blog), myself, W and my daughter all went bowling and then spent some time in the arcade. Well W is stupidly good at the crane games and won my daughter a Donkey Kong cuddly toy and won himself a Robin cuddly toy. Being a fan of Teen Titans go, I pouted and he gave me the Robin, Sweet!

Anyway, we get home and are playing around when I pick up Robin and we go through my daughter’s conversation with every toy I give a voice.

Robin – “Hello there

Daughter – “Hello Robin, what you doing?”

Robin – “I’m here for hugs!”

Daughter – “Come to play with me!”

I love that she’s able to bring life to toys. Now Robin has become her go-to toy for Daddy to play with. I was sitting in the kitchen when she comes striding in and plops Robin on my lap. “Daddy, Robin talk”. We then play for half an hour in the kitchen.

Its great to get to be involved and play in my daughter’s imaginary world.

Until next time!

Chapter 25: Day Out

I’m kinda getting used to writing late posts and I hate it.

So today my friend W came over with his wife and then W, my daughter and I ask went, drum roll please, bowling! Down to the wonderful Hollywood Bowl. Now, I don’t know if anyone has ever taken a 3-year-old bowling, it is adorable and bothersome. She was so excited to get to play that she was dancing in the seating area. Then we would help her lift the bowling ball as she huffed and puffed lifting it. Then after any score possible, she would give us a happy round of high fives to celebrate.

That was for the first 5 rounds, after that she lost all interest and we had to keep chasing after her as she became bored. We booked 2 games but 1 would have been enough. I think it’s just too long for a 3-year-old to keep attention on. Especially when there is an arcade connected to the bowling alley.

Until next time!