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ADHDcast 13: Narutomaguchi

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

[NOTICE: I have created a new Wordpress blog specifically for ADHDcast - which has an RSS feed capable of being subscribed to! You should totally do that! It can be found right HERE, but I will still post to the site blog with podcast updates.]

 

Tired from a busy day of going on secret missions, slaughtering the innocent and/or just playing your way through a long-ass RPG? Never fear, my shinobi friend! Blance your chakra with...

ADHDcast EPISODE XIII - Narutomaguchi

 

Pull up a tatami (once our host is through gushing about the Anamanaguchi show), and chill out with D. the Deejay, Garrett Williams, John Waynick, Brandi Shade, and Tom Schalk as they meditate upon the tenets of: maps of the uh area uh duh yeah, heavy drinking, spitting or swallowing (Kool-Aid, obviously), perspective in Brandivision, guessing Tom’s age, John’s dirty little secret of being a Copy Ninja of the bedroom, bongiorno, what they say about women with big hands, Shade versus the fly, babies doing the electric slide, being constipated by a webcam, Earl Grey, where your hole is, Naruto Shippuden, Shaman King and various other anime/manga, light novels, The Whimsy of Haruhi Suzumiya, acting like a white boy, bursting out in song, Sinead O’Connor’s legacy, topless Alanis Morissette, lighting off virtual fireworks, updates on Mr. Mark Stantz, fish tacos, King’s Hawaiian rolls and other picnic food, men’s facial fashion, having an orgy (or a dinosaur), having an Orgy (the band) and other ancient music, who may or may not have impeccable handwriting, caning the children, Penn and Teller’s “Fool Us”, Boston accents, the many Dungeons & Dragons movies and their varying quality, my budding career as a director unbeknownst to me, Garrett the Garden Gnome, marrying off your pet fox, interfaces and technical difficulties, spicy fireworks, lip mis-reading, Beats by Dre and other less-expensive-and-equally-good headphones, love and marriage, sports talk, my head looking like a beer gut, plans for studio space, being “too nerdy”, Sabrina the skunk, console versus PC gaming, and... that’s it?

 

Be sure to weave the appropriate hand signs to defeat these intimidating credits:

  • Most of the *free* music utilized in this podcast can be found on Kahvi.org [by Island Near The Clouds, Yimino, and Altus + Trx], but I also used most of the Anamanaguchi album Power Supply, which can be found at Archive.org.
  • The song "Modern Hearts" was used with generous permission by those zany dudes, The Knocks. Go give them money NOW
  • Also, I used a bunch of permissably-short clips of songs by many, many bands. These are covered under "fair use", but you should definitely still go buy their music. Because it's awesome.
  • Once and for all previous and future episodes, some of the digitized "announcers" make their home at VoiceRSS. If you need something read aloud and are too lazy to use your own vocal cords (like me), go for it!
  • Any questions/suggestions/comments can be submitted to diadae at mail dotkom (that's an email address I'm spelling out phoenetically to avoid spammbotz), or posted in comments on this blog post. Even if you have audio questions or comments, go right ahead; I can splice them in. This includes questions for any guests, which I'll bring up next time they're on the show (if ever... though it's likely they will be).
  • Don't forget that you can subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch VIDEO versions of the interviews! (WARNING: the clips are unedited and will likely take longer to watch than the audio-only versions that I condense down into my podcast releases.)
  • This podcast is NSFW for language and crude humor.
  • This episode clocks in almost exactly 2 hours.
  • ADHDcast is released under Creative Commons.

Choose which format you need wisely, as the other two may be shadow doppelgängers:

 

ADHDcast Episode 13 Zip files: (mp3) (m4a) (ogg) ... and (one long mp3)

 

And this is the end of this post, because ninja strike hard and fade away... without trace! *BAMF* <-borrowed from Nightcrawler, we'll return it, we swear

 

~D.

 

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30th Anniversary of Birth

Posted on June 16, 2013 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, it's that time of year again. I know I say "again" when in fact this is the first time I've ever written a dBlog post about this, but thing is, it's my birthday. And I might as well pony up the fact that it's the thirtieth of these I have endured since I was spawned into this world (at approximately 9 AM Central Standard Time, as it were). Of all the lame, silly things that came out of the 80s (high-tops and acid wash, anyone?), I might be the lamest and silliest.


A lot has gone on in the year since my last birthday, and a lot of those details are a little too personal for me to blurt them all over the internet. Let's just say it's been an honest-to-goodness rollercoaster. Last birthday, I actually got a Nintendo Wii; whatever presents I do or don't get, I doubt I'll get anything better than that, and certainly don't expect to! Presents are unnecessary because I have the gift of still being alive. More than we can say for some.


But here on dBlog, I would like to take a few minutes to quickly highlight my accomplishments. This is not me boasting, shoving it down anyone's throat; I want to stress that right up front. This is mostly for myself, and I decided I really don't mind sharing or letting the world see... and I thought it appropriate to do so in a birthday blog post. I mean, if you can't talk about yourself on your birthday, then you really can't do so the rest of the year!  And feel free to give me some good-natured "roasting" in the comments if it tickles your fancy.


1. Three decades, three published books. That's not nearly as many as I'd like to have under my belt, but it's still more than I honestly expected to have finished by now. Hopefully I'll crank out at least one more book before I turn 40!

2. ADHDcast. It's a weird thing that almost nobody has listened to yet, but podcasting has done something that I didn't go into it expecting: it let me reconnect with old friends. Thank you, Google Hangouts! I plan on doing this for another few weeks before I wrap up the current season, and then I may or may not put it on hiatus to pursue another project. We'll see.

3. Music. Not many of you will know it, but once upon a time I was in a band. There's no point naming it because... we were effing terrible, but just know that we actually did finish three albums of material. "Real" music or not, it counts as something I tried. Personally, I still listen to it once in a while.

4. Art. My deviantArt page slowly grew over the past few years and now plays host to a fairly decent number of doodles. I hope to eventually turn this into a graphic novel... which may be a project I've already started... stay tuned.

5. Concerts. Now, this might not seem like an "accomplishment" to anybody but me, but I love seeing live music, and I have been to see a lot of it. Especially last year! In this I am also going to count going to conventions and meeting fantastic people, road trips, and general sight-seeing I have done. Exploring the world.

6. Living. The past three decades have seen me doing quite a bit of that. Moving from place to place, working a variety of jobs, creating, pursuing passions, doing things that were probably not the wisest ideas (and getting away with most of them), forming friendships, soaring on highs, crashing into lows, loving and losing, and living. It probably wouldn't make for a very interesting biography, but to me, I know I was never completely bored or boring. Very nearly so, but never completely.


So thanks in advance for the birthday well-wishes you may or may not feel the need to bestow upon me. Tonight, I will probably imbibe much alcohol and partake in a cigar (which is not something I do... well, ever, but a guy only turns thirty once in his lifetime). And I may laugh, I may cry, I may eat a leftover Five Guys burger. But either way, I'm looking forward to living this next decade of mine. We'll see where I am at the end of it.


Oh, and one last thing: this happened. Pretty awesome present, I think.


~D.

ACCELERATI is now LIVE!

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Perhaps news that more visitors to this site (all five of you) have been waiting for instead of random rants and podcasts... my third book, the standalone futuristic racing novel Accelerati, is now available to purchase from the Amazon Kindle store! YAAAAY~! *clapping from that one guy in the back* I promise, physical paper copies and an iTunes link will be forthcoming, but for now... hey, at least you can nab it from somewhere!

 

Also of interest, there's a deal with Amazon Prime where you can "borrow" the book for a while if you're a Prime member for FREE! How can you beat that price?! Well... I suppose I could actually give you money to read my book, but that's just wishful thinking. Why don't you ask me to cook you dinner while you're at it?! Seriously, some people...

 

~D.

 

(PS: Yes, this entry has been backdated to reflect the actual publication date. Sue me.)

Big News: Both the Site and I are Moving!

Posted on April 1, 2013 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 

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Coinciding with my recent change in occupation and relocation to Canada, I have also decided it's time to move the site.  I welcome any and all critiques of the new, updated layout, but remember that the interactive menus are still in beta testing.  That said, hope everyone had a great Easter and I'm looking forward to my first moose-riding lesson tomorrow!


(Obviously, this was a April Fool's entry.  Just in case anybody hadn't figured that out by now.)

 

~D.

I have a headache.

Posted on December 4, 2011 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

HUZZAH, it has been born into the world!  The nightmare!

 

Hi. I'm D. I wrote two books and am working on a third. You can buy them via the links on the right. Great, good, wow.


Unfortunately, I've spent so much time wrestling with this page editor and all the other dross that I can't hear myself think.  I can't think very much at all.  Some demonic, invisible gnome with anger issues has picked up an entire set of Ginsu knives and is inserting them into my temples one at a time.  So let's just leave it at "Hey, there's a website now" and expect me to give you a little bit more in the NEXT blog entry.


I promise it'll be better!


~D.


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