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Hugh Likes Fiction: Lustlocked

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Lustlocked
Written by Matt Wallace
Published by Tor
Lustlocked
The second novella in Wallace’s “Sin du Jour” series, Lustlocked delivers with more of the hijinks, magic, and profanity that are his stock in trade.
Having survived their first gig, newbies Lena and Darren are brought on as provisional chefs, just in time for the next big job.  Sin du Jour has been contracted for the wedding of wedding of the Goblin King’s son to a mortal woman, and it is going to be a party to remember.
But before you go picturing little green men in tuxes, Goblins are, in fact, the opposite.  The most beautiful of God’s creatures, they secretly rule the entertainment industry, and eat only the finest gold.  Their ruler is exactly who you think, tight pants and all.
When Sin du Jour’s resident crone meddles to encourage goblin society to be more accepting of their new princess, the results quickly get out of control.
In spite of the unfortunate timing of the books release, this is another rollicking, messy adventure, and fans of Envy of Angels will find plenty to love in this worthy sequel.  All of the colorful characters return, and are in the same over-the-top form.  We get a bit more character depth as they content with lust spirits, homicidal spells incarnated as Hanna-Barbera characters, and panicked starlets.  It is a skewering of Hollywood that only Matt Wallace could come up with, and it is well worth the time this short-course will take to devour.
One of the things I really enjoyed about this entry is that he focuses the action at the company headquarters and the wedding.  “Envy of Angels” split time between the chefs and the procurement team, and felt a little spread out.  This time, Ritter and company’s adventure is split off into a separate short story, “Small Wars,” which is included with the ebook.  It’s a poignant little tale, and serves as a nice counterpoint to the glitz and wackiness of the novella.
Lustlocked is another course of dark, hilarious epicurean urban fantasy.  I’ll be eagerly awaiting the next Sin du Jour entree in June.

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Podcast: CCR-The Fatal Hour

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In this episode of Chrononaut Cinema Reviews, JRD, Rich the T. T, Opopinax, and Hugh expirience the absolutely terrible 1940 film, “The Fatal Hour.”

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The original post was published on 02/04/16 at Skinner.fm.

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Hugh Likes Podcasts: Nerdy Show

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Nerdy Show
Hosted by Cap Blackard, and others
Nerdyshow.com
Nerdyshow
Nerdy Show is a podcast that spawned a network.  Originally a college radio show ran for and by central Florida geeks, Nerdy Show has expanded into a network of podcasts, videos, streaming music, and articles that strive to cover every bit of fandom and nerd culture.
The central podcast has changed formats a few times over the course of its run, but currently consists of a podcast feed with a titular main show every two weeks, and a variety of additional programming.  These other podcasts include Flame On, a podcast about gay nerd culture, Wicked Anime, an anime fan show, Dungeons and Doritos, a popular role playing live reading/audio drama, and even a book club!
One of Nerdy Show’s strengths is that it is inherently positive about nerd culture.  The podcast casts a wide net and has a little bit of everything, but still seems to find the good.  Geek culture is about having an unabashed love for something, and that love shines through, whether the topic is Star Wars, tech news, or voice actors of the eighties.  As their motto says, if it’s geeky, they’ve got you covered.
Their fan community an outreach is also really well maintained.  Through their own forums, social media, and even now Patreon, Cap and his crew have an amazing outreach to their fans, and their fans keep them afloat.  Nerdy Show is as much a community as it is a podcast, and even has their own unofficial headquarters in Orlando, Florida’s nerd-themed hang-out The Geekeasy.
Nerdy Show is a team of geeks creating their own network of geek entertainment, and delivering a high quality set of shows.  No matter what your nerddom, there is something there for you, so go check them out at nerdyshow.com.

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Podcast: The Freelance Hunters in “The Least Unicorn.”

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This podcast originally appeared at Thefreelancehunters.com on July 15, 2015.

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Podcast: CCR-Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

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JRD, Opopinax, Rich the T. T. and Hugh discuss the 1920 Silent Film “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

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The original episode can be found at Skinner.fm.

Podcast: The Freelance Hunters in “Blocked!”

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Today’s podcast is “Blocked!” a Freelance Hunters short story that originally appeared at TheFreelanceHuters.com on June 30th, 2015.

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Podcast: CCR-The After Hours Commentary Track

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Hugh, JRD, and Opopinax sit down with classic Twilight Zone episode, The After Hours.  Grab your DVD or load up Netflix to watch along with us!

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This podcast originally appeared HERE at Skinner.fm!

Chrononaut Cinema Reviews is presented by http://skinner.fm and Way of the Buffalo, and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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