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Magic of Eyri 018-Uth the Last Human Village

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Today’s episode: Our Heroes finally reach Uth, the Last Human Village.

In our last episode: Zeroth tries to teach Steve how to fight using the creatures known as swordfish.  Zeroth also gives Steve and Uncle Shameless magical armor.  The armor changes size via the wearer’s imagination–Uncle Shameless has no difficulties with this, but it presents a challenge for Steve.

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Technical Notes: Some sound effects courtesy of Freesound.org (User Attribution list). Other sound effects and music by GarageBand.

For more information on the story, please visit the About and Characters pages. These sections will be updated as episodes are put online since I don’t want to spoil too much ahead of time.

Cast:

Daniel J. Hogan
(Host, Narrator, Characters)

Robin Hudson
(Eira the pelican)

Ryan Knott
(The Old Man)

Next Time on The Magic of Eyri (02.17.10): “Neo Geo” – Steve meets the Oracle of Uth and the Hawk King is not happy after being informed that The Boy is still on the loose.

Ramblings:

I’m happy to announce that Lansing, Michigan singer/songwriter Ryan Knott recoded a line of dialogue for this episode.  His line, “that’s not a troll–that’s my wife!” was one of my favorite (stupid) lines in this episode.

And in other good news, I’ll have another guest voice for episode 019.  I like that I’m finally asking local folks to record a few lines here and there–but let us not forget to thank Robin Hudson (Eira) for all of her continuing hard work and excellent voice acting–especially since she’s all the way in South Korea! (that’s a long walk from Michigan).

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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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Listen to the First Episode :: Episode List

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Technical Notes: Some sound effects courtesy of Freesound.org (User Attribution list). Other sound effects and music by GarageBand.

For more information on the story, please visit the About and Characters pages. These sections will be updated as episodes are put online since I don’t want to spoil too much ahead of time.

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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