European Tour & how travel impacts storytelling

StorySmack Episode #14

The European Tour of 2017 rolls along. We took a few minutes to talk about our feels and impressions from some of the amazing, life-changing things we’ve seen. We also discuss how seeing such things can affect a storyteller’s views, and impact (or create whole cloth) future stories.

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PANDEMIC Episode #31

Margaret Montoya has a new set of enemies, enemies that are heavily armed and ready to kill. Can she escape their clutches and find her way to safety? Cooper Mitchell also has enemies — thousands of them. He’s been playing a desperate, dangerous game of survival, but is his rescue finally at hand? The US Military is gearing up for a major engagement against Steve Stanton’s converted, and the Windy City is about to become a killing ground.

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ON TOUR!
Scott and ARealGirl are still on tour in Europe at this very moment. In Berlin at the moment, headed to Dublin in a few days. Click here for the tour dates.

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PANDEMIC Episode #30

The infection has shattered the East Coast. As Murray Longworth watches D.C. burn, President Blackmon preps for evacuation from the White House. Meanwhile, Steve Stanton has realized that Cooper Mitchell is the enemy of a new people, and carries inside him the ability to destroy the Converted. And out on Lake Michigan, Clarence Otto, Paulius Kilmas and a very pissed-off Margaret Montoya prepare land in Chicago in a desperate search for Cooper. Will they find him before Steve Stanton does? 

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ON TOUR!
Scott and ARealGirl are on your in Europe at this very moment. Paris, Berlin, Leipzig and Dublin still to come. Click here for the tour dates.
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PANDEMIC Episode #29

Cooper Mitchell has committed one atrocity after another, all in an effort to stay alive. Now he must deal with his friend Jeff, and with what Jeff has become. Margaret Montoya has an ordeal of her own. Will she be able to push forward her vision for a better tomorrow? And, Steve Stanton begins preparation for the final battle with humanity.

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GLADIATOR 17th Anniversary

StorySmack Episode #13

Why are we celebrating the random 17th anniversary of GLADIATOR? Because we’re idiots and somehow got it in our head it was 25 years old (a “thank you” to Junkie Shane who pointed out that maybe we need to lay off the sauce for a bit …).

Nonetheless, this is a movie that holds up better than most. It’s a lovely, fragile, hard-as-nails movie. Full of anger and grace and humanity and morality. It’s an essential movie for anyone who likes fight movies, historical movies, love stories and even interpersonal dramas. If you’re looking for parody, this isn’t that, but otherwise, I think you’d really dig it.

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LETHAL WEAPON 30th Anniversary

StorySmack Episode #12

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This week’s Story Smack has us going back in time to a weird, wonderful Los Angeles, and a sterling example of the buddy cop movie. Lethal Weapon turns 30 this month, and we revisited the original to see how it stands the test of time. And to see Mel Gibson’s enormous hair. Give us a listen and let us know what you think!

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PANDEMIC Episode #28

The inoculation effort continues as America’s food industry turns to producing the yeast engineered by Tim Feely. Murray Longworth is part of that process, monitoring the distribution and praying America reaches a critical mass of immune people before it’s too late. And Cooper Mitchell spends the night with his new confederates and his old pal […]

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PANDEMIC Episode #27

Cooper and Sofia escaped the Trump Tower, only to find themselves on the abandoned winter streets of Chicago. With no help, no hope, and only five bullets in the one gun they have between them, Cooper will be faced with an impossible choice that will challenge his very humanity.

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Book III in the INFECTED Trilogy

PANDEMIC Episode #26

The infection spreads not just through America, but through the entire world. China is the next nation to feel the sting. And at home in the US of A, Chicago is in chaos, suffering the brutal one-two punch of raving psychopaths and the bitterest Lake Michigan winter the city has felt in decades. And on the USS Coranado, Dr. Tim Feely research points toward a future of not just disaster, but total extinction of the human race.

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WAYNE’S WORLD 25th Anniversary

Story Smack Episode #11

Wayne's World 25th

Can you believe it? Twenty-five years since WAYNE’S WORLD landed its most-excellent ass in theaters. If that shocks you, you are old!

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Book III in the INFECTED Trilogy

PANDEMIC Episode #25

The nightmare of the Chicago Trump Tower continues as Cooper Mitchell and Sofia try to find a way out, but if they do, what will they find on the streets of the infection-ravaged Windy City? And, Steve Stanton comes of age and asserts his control over the new reality of a changed world.

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JOHN WICK & the danger of killing random dogs

Story Smack #10

John Wick Story Smack

We’ve got some of our own storytelling afoot, with a few things in the works that ate up every spare moment of this week — so here’s a shorter StorySmack to talk about the fantastic flick JOHN WICK. And hopefully, soon we can tell y’all what’s got us so busy.

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PANDEMIC Episode #24

Cooper Mitchell remains trapped in the Chicago Trump Tower, which has become a place of freakshow horrors. He’s about to make a new friend … or is it a new enemy? Meanwhile, the infection spreads across the globe.

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2016’s Most Expensive Movies

StorySmack Episode #9

2016's Most Expensive Flick

Yes, 2016 saw some serious coinage being tossed about Hollywood in a festive manner. But which of those obscenely bloated budgets was the biggest and girthiest? And did those huge expenditures result in equally huge profits? Your FDØ and ARealGirl get into the numbers game on this week’s StorySmack.

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PANDEMIC Episode #23

Murray Longworth is in the White House’s situation room with the people who are in charge of responding to the infection, the people who will decide the fate of the United States, and the world. It’s DEFCON time. Meanwhile, Cooper Mitchell is still in the boiler room, dealing with the of what is happening to his friend Jeff Brockman. And, Margaret Montoya drops a bombshell on Clarence Otto. With this news, their lives will never be the same. .

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RESIDENT EVIL is worth one beeelion dollars.

StorySmack Episode #8

Residen Evil movie franchise

This week Scott and A discuss the Resident Evil franchise. We talk about all five movies current available for at-home viewing, and our experience marathoning them this month.  It’s been a wild ride, and we’re excited to go see Resident Evil: The Final Chapter this weekend!

Even if you’re not into these games or these movies, the success of these films can’t be ignored. And, honestly, they’re better than you might think at first.

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