Chapter 42: Podcasting Again.

As this is being written it is… 2:33 AM Sunday morning. A good friend of mine and old Podcasting buddy Tom are sitting down to record a practice session for our podcast. For the last 3 hours my wife has been coming down stairs to wake my sleeping arse up from the sofa.

About a week ago I messaged Tom asking/ telling him that I want to record some more practice podcast sessions. There is a lot of things going on in my life lately, what with a new job, my wife’s Fibromyalgia, my son being born etc, so it’s hard to keep up with projects that I want to sink my teeth into, like podcasting and making movies.

It’s nice to get back into recording podcasts. Ever since I first heard about podcasts and listened to them, I think maybe 12-13 years ago, I’ve been interested in making podcasts and sharing my opinion with friends online. I honestly don’t know if anyone I record with will ever read these posts but I just want to say, thank you for being awesome and helping me move towards some of my dreams.

Chapter 34: Working

Today? Today is my birthday! 32 years old! Anyway, let’s move on.

I’ve been at my new job for 3 days now (had to work today). Let’s discuss the job as vaguely as I can, I’m working in a similar job that I previously had. The hours are longer (10 hours a day, 5 days a week) but the money is better. The people are incredibly nice and welcoming, random people come up and ask how I’m finding it or just general chit chatting.

But, it’s hard not to compare it to my old job. And unfortunately, they aren’t the same. I miss the people I spent 10+ years together with. I miss the sense of closeness to bosses, how many bosses shake their employee’s hands every morning and evening when you leave? I get it, I’m just whining about a time in my life I won’t get back. And yes I know that things like that will occur at a new place, everything takes time blah blah.

There’s also the time I’m missing with my family now, I’m no longer able to take my daughter to school because of the early start time. It’s so early that I can’t even wake her up to get ready like I used to. I miss spending that time with her, I loved walking her to school and running around after her. Now? I get about an hour and a half with her when I get home, then its off to bed for her.

I’m hoping things improve or…? Another job? Getting used to it all? I guess I’ll just see what happens.

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!