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Episode 89 – High-Five Forever

Episode 89 – High-Five Forever

Week in Geek: Andrew burns through Daredevil season 2 and lives to tell the tale, while Dan reads the Lovecraftian novella, The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle.

BvS:DoJ: Since neither Dan nor Andrew have seen the newest superhero effort by Warner Bros. and DC Comics, the talk around the imminent release of the movie has been heated and divisive. They talk about the suppositions, biases, and expectations people have going into this movie and how we approach movies before they’re released.

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Relevant Links:

“The Ballad Of Black Tom” Offers a Tribute To and Critique of Lovecraft” Fresh Air interview with author Victor LaValle via NPR.
“Stephen Byrne Gives DC Heroes a Modern Twist in ‘Trinity’ Short Story” by Andrew Wheeler via ComicsAlliance.
-BONUS: Stephen Byrne’s “Animated Adventures: Batman v Superman” Short via YouTube.

Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio
-“Angel Theme” by Darling Violetta
-“Batman Theme Reprise” by Danny Elfman

Episode 88 – Idealistic Ventures Based on Bad Premises

Episode 88 – Idealistic Ventures Based on Bad Premises

Week in Geek: Andrew plays the demo for Square-Enix’s Bravely Second while Dan watches old movies that started franchises and, arguably, genres––X-Men and Rocky.

Origin Stories: Since the most recent trailer for Captain America: Civil War debuted Spider-Man’s entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many people are wondering if we’re going to be getting another Spider-Man origin story. Are we sick of origin stories? Why are they necessary? Dan and Andrew weave through the grommets of this discussion.

Whispers of the Old Gods: The newest expansion for Blizzard’s Hearthstone expansion has been announced, called “Whispers of the Old Gods,” which has a heavy Lovecraftian tint to it, which is right in our wheelhouse.

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Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio
-“The End of the Beginning” by Dawnbringer
-“The Call of Ktulu” by Metallica
-There’s That Smile” by Murray Gold (from Doctor Who: Series 8)

Episode 83 – The F-14 in the Backyard

Episode 83 – The F-14 in the Backyard

Week in Geek: Andrew buys a bunch of indie games, but plays Thomas Was Alone while Dan reads Dagon by Ben Templesmith.

The Merc With a Mouth as a Gamble by a Studio: Marvel mutant Deadpool hits cinema this week and Dan and Andrew discuss the implications of this faithful arrival into the superhero movie discourse.

Whose [sic] Tim Cosing? Greater Than Games promotes their Kickstarter for the final expansion for the popular card game, Sentinels of the Multiverse, with a well-planned, quickly foiled, very intricate ARG focused around a fictional game tester “Tim Cosing.” Andrew and Dan unravel the sleuthing fans of the game did to figure out the mystery.

Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“(This Song’s Just) Six Words Long” by “Weird Al” Yankovic

-“The Sentinels of the Multiverse (Main Theme)” by Jean-Marc Griffin

-“X Gon’ Give It To Ya” by DMX

Episode 75 – A Sad Game About Nuclear Disarmament

Episode 75 – A Sad Game About Nuclear Disarmament

SPOILER WARNING: Details from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and other video games are discussed in this episode and can be considered spoilers. Keep that in mind before you proceed.

Week in Geek: Andrew plays Dragon Quest for iOS while Dan watches Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown on Blu-Ray.

Games With Feels: Based on a specific experience Andrew had while playing through Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Dan and Andrew discuss video games that have created in them strong emotional responses based on more than just a cutscene and plot point, but when actually playing the game elicits emotional reactions and why that is an important development of the medium.

The article about Tomb Raider Dan mentions can be found at knowngriefers.com.

A Sad Game About Nuclear Disarmament: Andrew and Dan discuss a hidden cutscene found in the files of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain‘s (that were confirmed by Konami) that will only play if, in the online portion of the game, players decide to lay down their nuclear weapons and employ a digital peace. Based around this Ars Technica article by Kyle Orland, this seems to be the culmination of Hideo Kojima’s goals with the Metal Gear Solid series.

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Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“Sins of the Father” by Donna Burke (from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain)

-“A Phantom Pain” by Ludvig Forssell (from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain)

-“When Doves Cry” by Prince

Episode 74 – Scotch Tape and Hope

Episode 74 – Scotch Tape and Hope

It’s a bit of a ramshackle affair this week as the boys (mostly Dan) were plagued by technical issues, but they wouldn’t let that stop them from bringing you a new episode!

Week in Geek: Andrew watches Ronin again and gets some spicy behind-the-scenes details while Dan plays dress-up in Batman: Arkham Knight.

Cards Against Black Friday: Dan and Andrew detail the questionable history the cynically dark Cards Against Humanity has with the equally cynical (but different) Black Friday shopping event.

Howard No More: With the announcement at the most recent World Fantasy Convention that they would no longer be distributing a bust of H.P. Lovecraft as an award due to the author’s public and well-known racist and elitist views, different portions of fandom exploded with either outrage or victory (both sides have legitimate angles). Andrew and Dan discuss why this may be a good thing or a bad thing (mostly good).

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Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits

-“Things Have Changed” by Bob Dylan

-“Everything is Broken” by The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Episode 20 – Hydra Healthcare

Episode 20 – Hydra Healthcare

Hitting another arbitrary benchmark, Episode 20 is celebrated with another purported naked episode (no clothes were actually removed in the recording of this episode). To celebrate, they continue into October with another Halloween-themed episode throughout.

Week in Geek: Andrew finally gets around to watching latter-day X-Men movies (when they got good again). Dan bought a new Lovecraft book.

Alone in the Dork: Dan and Andrew discuss the scariest video games they’ve ever played.

Discussion: With a Kickstarter going touting to be the first “officially licensed” video game based on an H. P. Lovecraft story, Andrew and Dan wonder how that’s even possible considering H. P. Lovecraft’s works are well-known to be in the public domain.

Hail Hydra: In a bit of a detour, Dan and Andrew try to figure out what’s so bad about Marvel’s HYDRA organization.

Question of the Week:

What is your favorite expression (story/movie/video game/music/etc.) of cosmic horror?

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Music in this Episode:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“Tunnel Chase” and “The Expedition (no SFX)” by Reber Clark

-“All Hail” by The Devil Makes Three

-“Doctor Gastronomy” by Murray Gold

Episode 16 – Of Underwear Models & Wayward Sons

Episode 16 – Of Underwear Models & Wayward Sons

A new episode of For All Intents and Purposes is here in true episodic fashion! Though PAX may be done and no huge events seem to be around the corner, it’s back to business as usual.

The Week in Geek: Andrew plays the Battlestar Galactica board game and actually keeps his friends this time, while Dan watches Academy Award-nominated animated short films––specifically, “Adam and Dog” by Minkyu Lee. Also, Dan will be an exhibitor at this year’s Crocker-Con in Sacramento at the Crocker Art Museum. It happens on Thursday, 11 September, from 5-9pm. Be there!

Boasts of Bethel: Close-reading the second episode of Doctor Who‘s 8th series, “Into the Dalek,” Dan investigates the most prominent question on Whovians’ minds: Is Clara actually a good English teacher?

Discussion: Since Dan started watching Supernatural this week, he remembers the good old days of episodic nerdy drama and he and Andrew ponder why so much television has become serialized and whether it has helped or hurt the medium.

Love the Craft: Andrew and Dan look at another story by H. P. Lovecraft. This time, it’s one Andrew hasn’t read before, an exciting, frightening, and…funny (?) short called, “The Hound.”

Question: Hot off the presses of Apple’s press conference and their announcement of the Apple Watch, Dan and Andrew wonder:

What are your thoughts on the rise of “smart”, on-your-body peripherals for your phones?

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Episode 11 – Anemic Clap

Episode 11 – Anemic Clap

With Episode 10 in the can, Andrew and Dan decide to mess with your minds with this exciting eleventh episode of For All Intents and Purposes.

Week in Geek:  Andrew starts making text adventures as Dan mourns the end of the Image Comics series, Prophet.

Love the Craft: The Lovecraft segment returns as Dan and Andrew dissect the invisible menace of “The Dunwich Horror.”

Discussion:  With the avalanche of response to last week’s question, Andre wand Dan decide to more fully investigate the topic of musical scores as they relate to film, video games, and television.

Andrew Objects: With movie scores in mind, Andrew objects to the Eric Serra-composed score for Pierce Brosnan’s first outing as James Bond, Goldeneye.

Geek Thoughts:  This week, they keep up the musical themes by asking:

What is your favorite television theme and why?

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Music from this episode:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“Miles Edgeworth––Objection! 2011” by Noriyuki Iwadere (from Ace Attorney 2 Orchestra Arrangement)

-“Ladies First” and “A Pleasant Drive in St. Petersburg” by Eric Serra (from the soundtrack to Goldeneye).

Episode 02 – The Clap

Episode 02 – The Clap

As expected, we have created a second episode for your listening pleasure.  This week, as with last week, our topics went all over the place:

-Andrew discusses his time with the game, Sentinels of the Multiverse.

-D. Bethel discusses his new webcomic, Long John (longjohncomic.com).

-He also boasts about how Godzilla could possibly Cthulhu’s second-cousin.

-Andrew gives us all we need to know about the new Dungeons & Dragons.

-In a new segment––Love the Craft––the boys discuss the H. P. Lovecraft story, The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

-To close out the episode, they take a look forward and ask if they have anything exciting planned for the coming week.  (SPOILERS: No.)

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Music from this episode includes:

-Stayin’ In Black – Wax Audio