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Fiction: Fire Arrow

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The Elemental Creators all stared in horror as the Fire God’s javelin slammed into the Sea Goddess’s chest in a pillar of flame. Silence rang throughout the slowly forming plane. She slowly pulled the projectile out and examined it dispassionately as the flame guttered.
The other gods all looked on, ready to intervene if he attacked her again.
“Can we all get back to work, please?” The goddess asked in a voice like the tides.
Once they all resumed their work creating the fledgling world, the formless Wind Deity whispered in her ear. “Aren’t you mad though?”
“Steaming,” She replied.

This story was first published on Wattpad as a part of Everyday Drabbles, a daily hundred-word writing project. Click the link for more free flash fiction!

 
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Podcast: CCRC47 – Dungeons & Dragons S1E8

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Tonight your hosts, Hugh of HughJODonnell.com, Rich the Time Traveler, Jurd, and Opop, join Bobby the Barbarian for the worst birthday ever.

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

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This podcast was originally published at Skinner.FM on Friday, January 18, 2019.

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Podcast: NP31 – The Glass Kingdom

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Welcome to Nostalgia Pilots! This week, Hugh, Jurd, Spence and Jason watch Gundam Wing Episode 31: The Glass Kingdom!

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In this episode: Relena shows off her amazing office and does some light blackmail, Noin is a member of the New Power Generation, and Heero is still bad at secret identities! Plus, Dorothy is already basically running Relena’s school.

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Hugh Likes Comics: Atomic Robo and the Dawn of the New Era

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Atomic Robo and the Dawn of the New Era #1
Written by Brian Clevenger
Drawn by Scott Wegener
Colored by Shannon Murphy
Published by IDW

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The Skinny: Atomic Robo returns with the most perilous action science adventure yet – Fatherhood.

I’m a sucker for mad science. Arcing Tesla coils, doomsday devices, snappy lab-wear and villainous monologues, give me the whole bit. That’s one of the reasons I’ve always found Clevenger and Wegener’s Atomic Robo so interesting. Being the robot son of Tesla himself, he is the very essence of pulp weirdness, but he constantly struggles to make sense of the world, be it through rigorously mapping non-euclidean spaces or just punching out his velociraptor arch-nemesis, Dr. Dinosaur. He’s the product of mad science, but for the most part he is trying to straighten the field back into something sensible.
This is very much the case in the latest issue, which starts a new story arc, and is a great place for new readers to jump on. Throughout his adventures, Robo has gone from pulp-style adventurer to solider to scientist to tech mogul. But this story puts him in a very different role, that of a father. Through a series of events, he is now the caretaker of ALAN, a networked AI from the 1950’s that has lost its memory, and is effectively a new person. The original ALAN was willing to destroy the world, but Robo has a chance to give it an education, and hopefully a different future.
Clevenger’s writing is as spot-on as it’s ever been, and Wegener’s art remains appealingly chunky. Fans of the character will find plenty to enjoy, and this is a great issue for new readers to pick up. You can find Atomic Robo and the Dawn of the New Era on Comixology or at your local comics shop. And if you like it, there are plenty of back issues to pick through for free over at Atomic-Robo.com.

Fiction: The Highwayman’s Trial

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“What’s the catch?” The highwayman asked, suspiciously eyeing the fine horse presented to him.
“The trail is simple,” The judge replied. “Just ride through these woods, and you are free to go.”
“What’s in there, then?” He looked out at the dark forrest. It must’ve been a trap, but all the villagers were here, he thought.
“Only the ghosts you take with you, sir.”
The highwayman mounted up, thinking only of how much gold he could get for such a horse and thanking God for superstitious backwaters.
The next day, the horse was found wandering the other side. Riderless, naturally.

This story first appeared as a part of my project Everyday Drabbles! Visit the link for a new free hundred-word short story every day!

Podcast – Nostalgia Pilots 30: Relena’s Smile

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Welcome to Nostalgia Pilots! This week, Hugh, Jurd, Jason, and Spence tackle Gundam Wing Episode 30: The Reunion With Relena!

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In this episode: Dorothy is kind of a stalker, Quatre has a chance encounter with a kindly apple seller, and Noin’s epaulette game is strong. Plus, the Nostalgia Pilots share some fan theories, and reminisce about the days of Toonami.
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Podcast: CCR46 – Mickey’s Christmas Carol

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The holidays may be over, but join the Chrononauts Jurd, Rich the Time Traveler, Opopinax, and Hugh for a last bit of cheer as we watch Mickey’s Christmas Carol.

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And Click HERE to watch Mickey’s Christmas Carol online: Fair warning, this isn’t the file we watched, so caveat viewer!

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