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  • 02:00

    Favorite Fandom Characters & Stuff

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    Jilly Asks: 


    What do you think makes the fans zoom in on a character and go "Yup, that's the one. That's the favorite!" Certainly all characters are liked but someone, but usually a show or movie has a character that stands above the rest.


    From my perspective: Supernatural has Dean, Teen Wolf is Stiles, NCIS is Tony, Criminal Minds is Spencer... shows like SG1 and SGA I could argue it was either of the two leads.


    But what is it about those characters that makes us sit up and take notice, and more importantly, how to bring that level of interest to an original character?

  • 00:29

    Short & Junk: The Tale of Two Almost-Chickens

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    Ancestor GT asks: Here’s a question in your opinion what came first the egg or the chicken


     


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    And other questions in the chatroom.

  • 00:33

    Bitch Craft: Science, Technology, and Junk

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    Ladyholder asks: 


    So, when it comes to technology in your stories, how do you treat it? How do you keep it fresh? I’ve read older stories where the tech is very dated, and that can throw me out of the trance.


    As a second, do you look at current tech and try to imagine what it might be like in 10, 20, or 100 years?

  • 00:27

    Short & Junk: The Canon Cockblock

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    Akane says: 


    I was writing a character redemption fic for the  2015 Nano then the character went and redeemed himself on the show... Now I've lost the drive to finish my story because canon satisfied me.


    Also, Civil War is later this year and I'm definitely scared to see cause it's messing with my OTP.


    So, here's my question - have you ever been cock blocked by canon? Are there ways to work around or push through it? Is it okay to just let the story go if you've lost the passion for it?

    I recommend you also listen to: Short & Junk: Canon is for Pussies

  • 00:23

    Short & Junk: Sometimes I Plagiarize Myself

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    Wushu76 asks: Firstly I wanted to say thank you for hours and hours of blissful escapism. I love that I can reread and always find something new, some little detail I didn't realise the significance of the first time around, or even the second time around.


    My question was inspired by listening to one of the older pod casts. You mentioned that Lantean Legacy and What Might Have Been are direct AUs and I was wondering if that was true of any of your other worlds?


    Thank you for sharing your wonderful stories and even more, thank you for not letting the assholes drive you away.

  • 00:15

    Advocating for Animal Reformation with Pet Nutritionist Kelly Bates

    in Pets

    Kelly Bates owns two pet food and supply retail locations in the North San Diego area, where she is able to share her passion for pet nutrition with the surrounding communities.  She has been in the pet industry since 1999 and previously owned a pet sitting business.  She graduated from California State University San Marcos in 2004 with a BS in Biology.  Her degree has served her well in the pet industry, helping to determine the quality of products she wants to carry.  This has enabled her to educate her staff and customers about the quality of products she stands behind in her retail locations.
    Ms. Bates currently serves on the Board of Directors of two Non-profit organizations and had served in one business organization. She has served as Secretary for Canine Angels Service Teams since 2013.  CAST raises and trains service dogs for children with special needs.  She also serves as Treasurer for the Fallbrook Chorale, as she has loved singing since the age of 5.  She also served as Secretary and Treasurer for BNI, Business Networking and Referrals International, from 2005-2010.  
    Ms. Bates is currently focusing on raising awareness for local rescues in the immediate area.  Each month, Pet Nutrition Center hosts a pet party, which raises funds to be donated to the rescue or organization for that month.  Twice a year Ms. Bates collaborates with her vendors to collect over 50 raffle baskets to support CAST at their annual graduation and during PNC's anniversary event.  Kelly currently resides in Fallbrook, CA.

  • 00:17

    Texas State Bobcats Softball Preview

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    #203: Cat Osterman, Assistant Coach, Texas State.  Texas State kicks off the 2016 season this week on Feb. 12, hosting the the CenturyLink Classic in San Marcos, Texas.  The tournament will include; Oklahoma State University, DePaul, Northwestern State and Abilene Christian.   In her first season with the Bobcats in 2015, Osterman led freshman pitcher Randi Rupp to earning First-Team All-Sun Belt Conference honors as well as being NFCA All-Region selection. Rupp threw her first no-hitter for the Bobcats on March 23 against UL Monroe before quickly following suit with her first perfect game on April 15 against Houston Baptist. With 293 strikeouts, Rupp led the Sun Belt Conference in her first year.  Prior to the start of the 2016 season, Rupp was named the Sun Belt Conference’s Preseason Pitcher of the Year.  Osterman joined the Bobcat squad in 2015 after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at St. Edwards University.  Bobcats Twitter, Bobcats Facebook, Coach Osterman Twitter, Coach Osterman Official Site, TCRS Twitter, TCRS Facebook

  • 01:58

    Fuck if I Know

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    The one where we talked about gross food and how fictional characters would be in bed.

  • 00:31

    Cowgirls Softball II

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    #202: Kenny Gajewski, Head Coach, Oklahoma State University.  OSU kicks off the 2016 season this week on Feb. 12 at the CenturyLink Classic in San Marcos, Texas, where the Cowgirls will take on Texas State, DePaul, Northwestern State and Abilene Christian.  The tournament marks the beginning of a 16-game road trip for Oklahoma State, which will host its first home matchup of the year on March 4 against Dartmouth.  The 56-game slate also features contests against four members of the 2015 Women's College World Series, including Michigan, who advanced to the championship round against Florida. Overall, the Cowgirls will take on 20 different opponents who finished in the top 100 of last year's RPI and nine teams that advanced to the Super Regional round of the NCAA Tournament.  Coach Roges also announces the "TCRS Position for Position Top 10 Srs."  Cowgirls Twitter, Cowgirls Facebook, Coach Gajewski Twitter, TCRS Twitter, TCRS Facebook

  • 00:23

    Short & Junk: Multiple Plot Lines

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    Jilly asks: I don’t know if this question has come up, but what’s your strategy for managing multiple separate plot lines in a story? Whether it’s the more extreme version where you have one storyline happening on Earth and one on another planet, to minor secondary storylines.

  • 00:17

    Short & Junk: Control is a Myth

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    Wynnebat asks: How do you deal with not having control over your works? I post on AO3 and it’s generally good. But my fics got onto that ebooks site a while back, have been translated and reposted without permission, got mentioned and linked in some idiot’s college essay, and all this shit. I usually like posting online, but sometimes it really gets to me just how little control I have over everything.