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Magic of Eyri 017-Fishy Business

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Today’s episode: Our heroes continue on toward Uth, the Last Human Village. Along the way, Zeroth gives Uncle Shameless and Steve magical armor for protection.  In need of weapons, Zeroth has Eira catch some swordfish in the swamp–they are fish with sword-blades for tongues.  Zeroth tries to teach Steve how to fight, but quickly learns he has his work cut out for him.

In our last episode: Uncle Shameless and Zeroth battled the raven twins and Arbal the mourning dove. Afterward, Zeroth carries the rest of the party to safety by stashing them in his magical pack.

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Cast:
Daniel J. Hogan
(Host, Narrator, Characters)

Robin Hudson
(Eira the pelican)

Next Time on The Magic of Eyri (02.03.10): “Uth, the Last Human Village”  Our heroes finally arrive at Uth, the Last Human Village but they soon find out that entering the village will not be so easy.

Ramblings: I had some fun with the audio mixing in this episode.  It certainly shows I’ve been listening to a lot of Pink Floyd lately, what with some of the crazy layering I have going on when Steve is “remembering” events in his past.

The audio of Steve’s dad’s “voice” was fun to do–I originally had thoughts of asking my own dad to record the parts, but I opted to do them myself.  That way, if I decide to do something like this again, I won’t have to keep bothering my dad.

I don’t know, but for some reason Steve’s dad sounds like Tom Waits.  I really don’t know why I did the voice that way, I guess I was inspired (and I’m by no means saying it is a good impression).

One of the lines I say (which came about while improvising), “above a dirty book store” is right out of a Tom Waits song. Another line I came up with on the fly, “I certainly was correct” is a reference to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album (the line there is “I certainly was in the right”).

I figure I may as well do funny stuff like that–what’s the point of having this be in audio unless I mess around and experiment a bit?

Speaking of, I’ve started including a short “stinger” at the end of each episode, taking a page from Mystery Science Theater 3000’s playbook.  The line is either a favorite line of mine from the episode, an alternate take or a goof.

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