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by Daniel
26 Oct 2015, 14:45
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 16 - Steelheart
Replies: 6
Views: 2522

Re: Fight the Future 16 - Steelheart

We changed our format a bit starting with this episode. Instead of The Story, we just have The Setting - we fill in the setting for people who don't know it, freeform. The Story segment was starting to feel like a chore to record, and more importantly, to listen to. I think it's zippier this way (yo...
by Daniel
20 Oct 2015, 23:41
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Episode suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 23171

Re: Episode suggestions

Guess what we just recorded folks! Yep, it's Steelheart!! This book is awesome.

The title never fails to put the MC Paul Barman line in my head: "Feel smart, steal hearts and start meals with chocolates / I drop gems like I got holes in my pockets..."
by Daniel
15 Oct 2015, 12:05
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 15 - Battle Royale
Replies: 12
Views: 3131

Re: Fight the Future 15 - Battle Royale

Six foot turkey replied to this before I could post this, anyway: The big difference is that the Hunger Games are deeply woven into the society, and have been for the last 75 years. Everyone knows exactly what to expect. There's just the career tributes, and then dead meat. And the career tributes h...
by Daniel
14 Oct 2015, 13:58
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Episode suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 23171

Re: Episode suggestions

Thanks a lot for these suggestions, @LadyRhian, @DaMage, and @shamanarza!
by Daniel
14 Oct 2015, 13:57
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 15 - Battle Royale
Replies: 12
Views: 3131

Re: Fight the Future 15 - Battle Royale

Thanks for these thoughts, especially @SoSo_Tsundere's awesome description of the more complete picture of the world in the book! Once again I wish we had the time to always do both the book and the movie. But I think the movie stands well on its own, even if it makes not a lot of literal sense. @7S...
by Daniel
17 Sep 2015, 11:32
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 13 - Uglies
Replies: 9
Views: 2513

Re: Fight the Future 13 - Uglies

Googling the phrases totally works. Even from the only one *not* from a YA dystopia - exactly one hit! D'oh!
by Daniel
17 Sep 2015, 10:09
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Episode suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 23171

Re: Episode suggestions

Sounds cool, @hascow! Thanks!
by Daniel
17 Sep 2015, 10:08
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 13 - Uglies
Replies: 9
Views: 2513

Re: Fight the Future 13 - Uglies

@zaz I also think it's awesome! It's not just shorter - there are some other subtle differences. Holy cow did Bradley Rains do an amazing job of making music from my vague descriptions! ("more urgent, and doomed") @ritchards I think I cut that bit out, but middle Pretties get some of their...
by Daniel
11 Sep 2015, 01:23
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 12 - Catching Fire
Replies: 17
Views: 2628

Re: Fight the Future 12 - Catching Fire

Heads up, the next episode is Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, if you want to start reading. Coming this monday!
by Daniel
08 Sep 2015, 12:52
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 12 - Catching Fire
Replies: 17
Views: 2628

Re: Fight the Future 12 - Catching Fire

It's somewhat to her credit as a human being, I would say, that she's not great at designing death traps for teenagers or twisted dilemmas that make them do horrible things to each other. I read about the Saw movies on wikipedia (too scared to see 'em) and I find the kind of nerdy detachment from ac...
by Daniel
06 Sep 2015, 12:49
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 12 - Catching Fire
Replies: 17
Views: 2628

Re: Fight the Future 12 - Catching Fire

@DaMage Good to get your perspective, and in general to hear about someone who cares about these stories. We too nitpick because we care! I'm a fan of the character interactions (I also think what she does with the love triangle is pretty fresh), and of the overall story arc and its resonance. It's ...
by Daniel
05 Sep 2015, 01:25
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 12 - Catching Fire
Replies: 17
Views: 2628

Re: Fight the Future 12 - Catching Fire

@DaMage Thanks for the feedback! Do keep in mind that some people (including me) are very fond of the movie, and that movies aren't books and have to be very selective in the information they include. And lots is always cut out at the last minute, making for loose ends. Plot holes are not that big o...
by Daniel
05 Sep 2015, 01:20
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 08 - A Boy And His Dog
Replies: 35
Views: 4483

Re: Fight the Future 08 - A Boy And His Dog

@mutant_pie That is amazing! I just watched Mr. Peabody and Sherman, so I can picture it. "Now pay attention Albert, you're about to meet one of the greatest minds in history." " Aw hell, Blood, I don't care about any Leonardo Da Vinci! Find me a woman!"
by Daniel
02 Sep 2015, 10:21
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Episode suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 23171

Re: Episode suggestions

@SixFootTurkey I've heard very good things about this series!
by Daniel
02 Sep 2015, 10:20
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 12 - Catching Fire
Replies: 17
Views: 2628

Re: Fight the Future 12 - Catching Fire

Thanks for all these clarifications, @SixFootTurkey, @DaMage, and @ritchards! So what did y'all think of the episode?
by Daniel
18 Aug 2015, 15:25
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 10 - Little Brother
Replies: 9
Views: 2196

Re: Fight the Future 10 - Little Brother

Thanks you guys for all the perspective on American law and culture! We were aware that we were well over our heads - given that instead of learning about history or politics, I, for example, spent my teenage years watching Gamera vs Guiron, Mystery Science Theatre 3000. So we're glad you're filling...
by Daniel
18 Aug 2015, 15:23
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Episode suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 23171

Re: Episode suggestions

Another tremendous contribution, thanks @LadyRhian! We have got to do Mortal Instruments soon - it sounds so fucking wild.
by Daniel
18 Aug 2015, 15:18
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 11 - NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind
Replies: 4
Views: 1589

Re: Fight the Future 11 - NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind

Youtube link to this ep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAJWie9vXGA NEXT WEEK: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire! @Psithief How dare you call us a troll sir! @Zyme you have solved Ian's dilemma - he need simply find a bunch of sawdust! Some interesting bits of info in the youtube comments: - "th...
by Daniel
04 Aug 2015, 12:24
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Episode suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 23171

Re: Episode suggestions

Whoa, thanks again @LadyRhian! Really appreciate the trouble - you can be in our Faction any time! @Master Gunner Great out-of-the-box suggestion - going on the list! I haven't read it, and I'd like to - the author of Maze Runner said his book was specifically a response to that one. So I'm interest...
by Daniel
21 Jul 2015, 00:06
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 09 - The Maze Runner
Replies: 14
Views: 2350

Re: Fight the Future 09 - The Maze Runner

@DaMage "How do we know the lab people are dead?" Wow, great point! (among several great points) It makes no sense that they would be really dead when the leader isn't (unless she was faking her death partly to escape the real soldiers, and counting on them not checking her pulse...) Now I...
by Daniel
21 Jul 2015, 00:01
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 09 - The Maze Runner
Replies: 14
Views: 2350

Re: Fight the Future 09 - The Maze Runner

Youtube comment by a Chris Procter that I'd rather respond to on here: "Interesting to hear a review of the movie - the book reminded me that despite the lower target, it's totally possible to write bad Young Adult fiction. The author conflates withholding information with building mystery and ...
by Daniel
20 Jul 2015, 12:07
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 09 - The Maze Runner
Replies: 14
Views: 2350

Re: Fight the Future 09 - The Maze Runner

Thanks Booster! Much appreciated.

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nZZzIVjn6Y
Podcast link: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/fig ... 85349?mt=2

Next episode: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow!
by Daniel
15 Jul 2015, 10:10
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Episode suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 23171

Re: Episode suggestions

Whoa, cool! Thanks for putting the time in, @SixFootTurkey, this is handy!
by Daniel
14 Jul 2015, 14:18
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 08 - A Boy And His Dog
Replies: 35
Views: 4483

Re: Fight the Future 08 - A Boy And His Dog

Not sure why we're talking about this here rather than on the poor neglected hunger games thread, but I think the series gets way better after the first book - the whole time I was like, this is just a game show. It's going to get interesting when she gets out of the arena and takes on the Capital. ...
by Daniel
14 Jul 2015, 14:13
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 06 - The Tripods Saga Vol. 1
Replies: 11
Views: 2476

Re: Fight the Future 06 - The Tripods Saga Vol. 1

@Oli and @SixFootTurkey, then we've done our work!

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