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Ruthless Diastema » Geeky & Genki: Ask the Editor with John Adamus: Most Common Punctuation Problems

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This is the third in a series with editor John Adamus about the most common punctuation problems he sees.

John’s Site: http://writernextdoor.com/

Thanks to the following Ruthless Sponsors:

Sand and Steam Productions: http://www.sandandsteam.net/
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And, thanks to the following Patrons at http://www.patreon.com/pfigtree:

John and Brie Sheldon
Mark Truman

Music from the Following Artists Used by Permission:

Brennen Reece: http://www.patreon.com/brennenreece
Marshall Burns: http://www.patreon.com/dreamandshadow

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The Jank Cast: Episode 188: Meta-Genres

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Hosts: Megan, Todd In this episode, we talk about what Todd is calling “meta-genres,” or the sort of storytelling logics beneath (or perhaps across) different genres of storytelling. Also, Megan and Todd make an announcement! That announcement is WHEEL TREE … Continue reading


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Ideology of Madness: Gen Con 2014 Advice: Basics

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Gen Con, the best four days in gaming, is just around the corner. It starts August 14th and runs through August 17th in Indianapolis, Indiana. Badges and event tickets have

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Back Seat Producers: BSP Episode 325: Attack of the Crab Monsters

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Join the gang as they discuss the 1957 film Attack of the Crab Monsters.

  • Directed by Roger Corman
  • Written by Charles B. Griffith
  • Starring Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson

Attack of the Crab Monsters is the responsibility of Roger Corman, B movie producer extraordinaire and king of the paper mache monsters. This short 62 minute gem was made to be part of a double feature for the drive-in movie crowd and it’s obvious all expenses were spared. The story begins with a group of scientists traveling to a remote island which just happens to be populated with a mutated, giant crab monster. Just one, despite the title telling us otherwise. From there, details and plot are, shall we say thin, but ultimately we find that a few make it out to tell the tale of the crab monster with trash bags for eyelids. Still, a B movie can be a lot of fun which is why we didn’t criticize this movie nearly as much as, say Gigli.

Worth noting:

  • Welcome back David! You were… missed???
  • Tony’s walking and avoiding beef. David is doing none of those things.
  • The story was weird but it was short. It got weird in the middle, too. These factors may appeal to you.
  • Your weekly pop culture roundup: Ninja Warrior, Naked and Afraid, HBO Go is like a stalker ex-girlfriend now, The Wire as the Best Show Ever on Television, Oz, Game of Thrones.
  • Stump stuff. Don’t ask.
  • Let’s talk about the worst movies you’ve seen.
  • Clone Wars TV show, lens flares, and Schrödinger’s Lightsaber.
  • In which we crush the dreams of small children just watching How to Train Your Dragon II.
  • What happens when crabs make well-reasoned arguments.

Featured in this episode:

  • Tony
  • Darrell
  • Jolie
  • David


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The Way of the Game: We Just Watched a Movie – WALL•E

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WALL•E this week.  Barry Lyndon next week.  As always, follow along on our iCheckMovies list, and be sure to let us know how you’d rank the movies in the comments below.

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WALL•E – June 23, 2008

Director: Andrew Stanton
Producer: Jim Morris
Writers: Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Pete Doctor
Actors: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver, MacInTalk
Studio: Pixar Animation Studios
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The course of the conversation:

A gentleman’s agreement to judge the film, not the film’s fans.

Not that that matters for an episode about WALL•E.

Jonathan gets his pleasure center tickled.

Favorite Pixar movies.

Will Pixar ever pull the trigger on breaking our hearts?

Up is Gran Torino with a happy ending.

Animating the look of film.

The clever transition from reality to animation.

Staring into the abyss of the uncanny valley.

A master class in “Show, Don’t Tell.”

The beauty of visual storytelling.

The contrivances of the humans don’t escape notice….

But who cares? Wall•E and Eve are dancing! In space!

The idea that the Earth can be ruined so badly in a hundred years is ludicrous….

But who cares?  The massage-bot just took out a hundred steward bots!

Finding Nemo and WALL•E stand above the rest of Pixar’s catalog for technical achievement.

Nathaniel puts WALL•E higher on his list than movies that should also be higher on his list.

Michael uses theme to place WALL•E between Unforgiven, and The Hurt Locker: they’re all stories told through moving pictures.

Jonathan pushes WALL•E above Lawrence of Arabia, and then tries to justify that as anything other than blind adoration.

We talk about movies you’ll force people to watch when you find they haven’t seen it.  Jonathan’s done that already with WALL•E.


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Ideology of Madness: IoM Actual Play: Atomic Robo, Year 2 – It’s a Madhouse!

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This episode of Ideology of Madness Actual Play features the first of our APs recorded at Fear the Con 7 in St. Louis. It’s a Madhouse! Alexi, Victoria, Thomas, Mitch


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Back Seat Producers: BSBO – Greetings from San Francisco

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(Note: There is no attached podcast episode this week.  Enjoy the silence, or for God’s sake, go check out the new Weird Al videos.    - Tony)

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Ideology of Madness: Madness at the Movies: Snowcatcher

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If you’re going to the movies today, don’t see Snowpiercer. Don’t get me wrong…I think it was a good movie.  It may even be a great one. Snowpiercer is about

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Ideology of Madness: HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS REVEAL | Face Off: In the Flesh

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Ideology of Madness: Why Skyline is the Most Underappreciated Sci-Fi Movie of the 21st Century (Thus Far)

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So, nobody likes Skyline. When I speak to the few people I know who’ve watched it, they’re universally negative about it. And my circle of friends isn’t unique in that

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Ruthless Diastema » Geeky & Genki: Ask the Editor with John Adamus: Singular They

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This is is the second in a series with editor John Adamus about the singular they and other pronoun usage advice.

John’s Site: http://writernextdoor.com/
John’s Post on Pronouns: http://writernextdoor.com/2013/11/06/grammar-101-pronouns/

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Sam Anderson
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Brennen Reece: http://www.patreon.com/brennenreece
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Ideology of Madness: Funnybooks with Aron and Paulie: Off the Rails!

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Ideology of Madness: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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I have to confess something before I talk about this movie. I didn’t see Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I went in to see the movie because a

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Back Seat Producers: BSP Episode 324: Groundhog Day

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Join the gang as they discuss the 1993 film Groundhog Day.

  • Directed by Harold Ramis
  • Written by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis
  • Starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray

Groundhog Day is the pivotal 1993 comedy film from Harold Ramis, rest in peace, comedy writer and director extraordinaire and behind the likes of Ghostbusters, Meatballs, Caddyshack, and SCTV. Groundhog Day enjoys a comfortable place among the great comedies of all time, a comfortable 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it’s listed on AFI’s 100 Films, 100 Laughs. You know, the comedy list. It’s the story of Phil Conners, played by the perfectly mugging Bill Murray, a Pittsburgh weatherman who travels to Punxsutawney, PA on Groundhog Day to do some fluff reporting on the event. However, he finds he keep waking up on the same day over and over again in a time loop, beginning each day with the irritating sounds of Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe.”

Worth noting:

  • Look who’s getting healthy?!?
  • Rules and the time travel movie. Sometimes comedies do it better.
  • Your obligatory Europe’s “The Final Countdown” mention. Ladies.
  • Autograph’s “Turn up the Radio” shown below. You’ve been pre-warned about the hair metalness.
  • Bill Murray is so punk rock.
  • Obligatory Game of Thrones updates. Spoilers of Season 3, a year after the fact, ahead.
  • What does the ending teach us and what are the rules? Serious discussion ensues with little to no penis jokes.
  • Edge of Tomorrow shows up again because it’s sci-fi Groundhog Day.

Featured in this episode:

  • Tony
  • Darrell
  • Jolie

And now, one for the ladies…


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