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Episode the Thirty-Thirde: Dragonslain
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Publish-date-icon April 21, 2009
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It's an ill-fated overcrowded show, whose hosts include Sam Dixon, Wesley Johnson, Russ Walsh, Kyle Collis, Dan Diemer, and Randall Smith. The show itself pays the price for their technical hubris, choosing a particularly unfortunate moment to cease recording. Oh well, Gentle Listener: you've certainly heard worse, and on this show, too. Come to think of it, given last week's ramble-a-thon, it might be for the best anyway.

In this episode:
Sam Dixon has an Xbox video card failure. He also fails to pick up on Randall's tone of jest in suggesting he "power through it". Anticipation for Brutal Legend building. JPAG Show time is not pots and pans time, Shelley. Shelley proves intractable. Insulinfunk pimped.The design of Insulinfunk ridiculed, in a transparent reverse-psychology move by Diemer. Kyle Collis from American Football Predecessor, UK. Kyle studying computer game design at university, learning to tighten up graphics on level three. Wes's dating woes: an update. Wes's dad still lost in Yaris delirium. Randall makes a veiled crack at expense of the Columbus meet-up. The allusion goes unnoticed. Dan raiding bargain bins for games. A brief transition from Assassin's Creed into LOL meme possibilities. Roy laments the loss of most of this week's Dragonslayer. Thanks, Pamela, for a tech glitch that saved our audience from boring discussion of iPhone games.* This week in JPAG discussion: games you have lied about finishing. Disney characters -- why should anyone care? Dreamworks and Pixar: imitation as the sincerest form of venality. Tweets reviewed, and the return of Matt M to form in that medium. Twitter a hostile work environment for limerick writers, claims Dan. Creative Screenwriting podcast recommended. Dan watching Firefly, and applauded for doing so. The official hat of the Hero of Canton admired. Media remote for 360 recommended by Dan. Domo Kun explained to the uninitiated. In a weird inversion, Russ throws out a Zork reference that goes completely uncaught by Randall and Wes. Casting choices for Captain America, considered. The Battlefield Heroes beta, exciting Dan.

*Disclaimer: No, Randall does not have an iPhone. He is obviously bored by it, and wouldn't even accept it if offered one for free. Probably.

Yeah, that's right.

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Related Links:
"Tightening Up the Graphics"
The Difference Between Pixar and Dreamworks
Creative Screenwriting Podcast
Jayne Hoodie at Think Geek
Lego Leap of Faith (used for this week's banner)

Music:
Intro and outro music excerpted from "Shapes" and "Scared Straight," by The Long Winters. You can find both songs on their CD When I Pretend to Fall. Songs used by permission, courtesy of Barsuk Records. Thanks to both John Roderick of TLW and Emily Alford at Barsuk.

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