Season 1, Episode 4: Tomb or Tomb?

As National Novel Writing Month reaches its close, so do the Steffens’ tombs! Well, for some of them—believe it or not, it’s not all doom and gloom! This episode is a cathartic one as each of the siblings finally shelve their works and discuss at length what went right and what went horribly, horribly wrong. Seriously, there’s a lot of bemoaning and griping here (and one really sore winner).

Darryl delves into the latter half of his fantasy novel before soon beginning his long tirade against it. Liz describes the murderous acts of her main character and reveals what the evil spirit’s end goal has been all along. And Ian… well, Ian participated in the podcast. Thanks for going on this wild journey with us. Now let us Rest In Peace!

Extra Stuff:

“Tomb or Tome theme music is “Alfadhirhaiti” by Heilung. Check out their music here.

Check out Ian’s art!

http://iansteffen.com

Purchase Liz’s book!

“I Was Them And They Were Me” on Lulu & Amazon

Purchase Darryl’s books!

“A Numb Derivation” on Lulu & Amazon

“Minus Existence” on Lulu & Amazon

“Pathra, Pathra” on Lulu

“X-Grave Anthology” on Lulu

Season 1, Episode 3: Sick, Tired, and in the Tomb

National Novel Writing Month is… looking grim! The Steffens have a lot on their plate: besides losing a whole episode they had *just* recorded beforehand (RIP lost-cast), their books are on the IV drip as they struggle to write a mere 2 weeks in! They openly complain about the pacing, oversights & general faults in their books; the road to 50,000 words is becoming ever-more perilous!

In Darryl’s novel, Wyren & his mentor Yirris have reached the military heart of Darryl’s fantasy world, and prepare to confront the main villain. Liz’s main character Tal goes down a dark path as he begins draining the life from his girlfriend—something her demon-hunting teacher is keen to notice! And Ian gives some depth to his characters on their journey westward, expanding his world’s lore. Maybe the Steffens can pull the one foot they have in the tomb out?… Maybe?… Hopefully?…

Extra Stuff:

“Tomb or Tome theme music is “Alfadhirhaiti” by Heilung. Check out their music here.

Check out Ian’s art!

http://iansteffen.com

Purchase Liz’s book!

“I Was Them And They Were Me” on Lulu & Amazon

Purchase Darryl’s books!

“A Numb Derivation” on Lulu & Amazon

“Minus Existence” on Lulu & Amazon

“Pathra, Pathra” on Lulu

“X-Grave Anthology” on Lulu

Season 1, Episode 2: Ready for the Tomb

National Novel Writing Month is underway! One week in and… things are already looking a little dicey for the Steffens (yikes!)! Everyone’s story is finally shaping up, but their spirits have been dampened… which isn’t a good sign going forward—those that have done NaNoWriMo before will know the feeling.

Darryl explains what has happened thus far in his fantasy novel where the sun has stopped and Wyren must venture forth to slay the king of the land to get it moving again. Liz describes her spooky short story where Tal seeks power from a pernicious spirit that wants him to drain energy from people with a magic blade. And Ian tells of the humble outset to his American-folk-fantasy novel, where intrepid pioneers venture west in search of gold & glory (only to find their inevitable doom). Hopefully these books will see a satisfying conclusion!

Extra Stuff:

“Tomb or Tome theme music is “Alfadhirhaiti” by Heilung. Check out their music here.

Check out Ian’s art!

http://iansteffen.com

Purchase Liz’s book!

“I Was Them And They Were Me” on Lulu & Amazon

Purchase Darryl’s books!

“A Numb Derivation” on Lulu & Amazon

“Minus Existence” on Lulu & Amazon

“Pathra, Pathra” on Lulu

“X-Grave Anthology” on Lulu

Episode 38: The Secret Scandals of the White House

Secret Scandals
Wanna meet “Jumbo?”

In this episode the gang describes the secret scandals of the past and present in the White House. Well the current scandals aren’t so secret, but no body cares about them so they might as well be.

A bunch of shady stuff has happened around Trump but none of it seems to be sticking to Trump. We discuss these overlooked antics and their importance in displaying Trump’s corruptions. Ryan is ready to be surprised by hellworld.  Sly is way too obsessed with the Johnsons of Presidents. Phil believes in a hollow world while Darryl just wonders why people mish Buss.

Cohen Investigated for Campaign Finance Violations

Warren B Harding – America’s Horniest President

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Season 1, Episode 1: The Pitch

The Pitch: National Novel Writing Month is about to begin! And what better way to celebrate than to make your family suffer through it with you? Tomb or Tome is a podcast where two brothers and a sister get together and talk about what they’ve written, week by week! Can they create a novel in a month’s time? Or will their tomes… become their tombs?

As this is the introductory episode, Darryl lays down the quirky rules going into the 2017 NaNoWriMo: each sibling contributes two characters and two locations that *everybody* has to use. Then the siblings pitch the premise behind their respective books (or in Liz’s case, five separate short stories!), describe how they’ll use each others’ characters & locations, and theorize what problems they’re likely to encounter. Will the Steffens survive 2017’s NaNoWriMo? Only time will tell!

Extra Stuff:

“Tomb or Tome theme music is “Alfadhirhaiti” by Heilung. Check out their music here.

Check out Ian’s art!

http://iansteffen.com

Purchase Liz’s book!

“I Was Them And They Were Me” on Lulu & Amazon

Purchase Darryl’s books!

“A Numb Derivation” on Lulu & Amazon

“Minus Existence” on Lulu & Amazon

“Pathra, Pathra” on Lulu

“X-Grave Anthology” on Lulu

Episode 35: Dumb Laws & Lawmakers: Politics Was Always Stupid

dumb lawsIn a particularly NSFW episode, the gang talks about the dumb laws our dumb species has come up with. At least it starts off that way before devolving into a lot of dirty fetish talk.

First the gang talks about old dumb laws like monarchies and dueling. Then they transition to the modern day with stories of weird legal loopholes. Also weird modern politicians. Ryan reminisces on the origins of the show while Sly introduces the new clickbaity direction. Meanwhile Phil’s secret identity is revealed and Darryl is sorry the listeners had to be exposed to this entire episode.

Theme song: The 10 Duel Commandments

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DM It All: The Tomb of Horrors (Pilot)

Tomb of HorrorsSo we’ve recently launched “DM It All”, a new show where we talk about D&D and other tabletop gaming books. Curious about D&D history and old adventures? Well, we discuss that here. Our first episode is covering the Tomb of Horrors, one of the most infamous dungeons in D&D history. You can see the actual Tomb of Horrors episode by Darryl & Sly here.

This podcast episode is not the final video but it is our first attempt at it. This is a more casual and abridged walkthrough of the dungeon where Ryan tries to navigate the Tomb while Sly plays the role of dungeon master. While not the style we settled on for the final video, it’s a fun approach regardless and we figured the final product was still worth featuring.

Issue 62 – Black Panther vs the KKK: Gaze into Oblivion, Elderly Feline Owners

Black Panther
Not to be confused with “The Klan.”

With the Black Panther movie smashing the box office, we decided to read some comics about Black Panther smashing systemic oppression. It might only be in our dreams but it’s important to us, damn it.

We briefly talk about the long history of Black Panther in comic books and read a story about him facing off the Ku Klux Klan. No, it’s not some pseudo-KKK knockoffs, it’s the actual KKK. Well it is some pseudo-KKK knockoffs at first but he fights the real ones later. In this episode, Ryan finds his spirit animal in comic books. Phil is butthurt people think he and Darryl are the same person but is it really Darryl and Sly that are of one mind in this episode? Tune in to find out!

Comics Covered: Jungle Action #19-22, Collected in Panther’s Rage

Recommendation: Panther’s Quest

Theme song: BET Black Panther theme

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Annual 2: Ultimates 1 Vol 1 – Mark Millar’s Genius is Revealed

Ultimates
Don’t we all, Hulk. Don’t we all.

The Ultimates was Marvel’s first attempt to modernize the Avengers and it became the source material for the film. Did we finally find a Millar book where the comic was better than the movie? Well no, but at least it’s not hot garbage.

The gang time travels from 2099 to the Bush Years to see Millar back when he still put some effort into his comics. Ryan gives his reasons for why this book is good and prays it doesn’t disprove his arguments in the meantime. Phil is not sure if it’s really satire or just Millar being Millar. Darryl is not fooled by the obvious supervillain that is Millar and is desperate to out him. Sly on the other hand is just trying to find the trademark Millar cuckoldry.

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Episode 26: Recapping the Trump Investigation as the GOP Caps off America

Trump Investigation

In this episode, we cap off 2017 with some major topics we’ve been meaning to cover like the Trump turnover and Mueller’s Trump investigation. We also cover the GOP tax bill, the perfect news story to sum up year one of hellworld. Or is it hellword? It is, but maybe not as hellworld as it could have been.

We talk about Trump’s administration and the massive turnover it has experienced during the course of the year. To be fair, the administration is currently undergoing a tumultuous event. That event being the Trump Presidency. We also discuss the Trump investigation by Robert Mueller and Republican reaction to it. And just in case you think the GOP is any better, we also talk about the new Tax Bill. Ryan assures everyone that things are going great and it’s time to be complacent again. Darryl accidentally spills the beans on our Immortal government officials. Phil is not optimistic that the Trump presidency will end with Trump’s decapitation while Sly has a dark prophecy for the Post-Trump future.

Theme Song: WGIRNY Theme Song by Matt Dorsi

Casualties of the Trump Administration Thus Far

Everything in the Tax Bill

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