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A new episode of the "Scare Your Friends" podcast approaches soon. Join me and my novice rag-tag team of lumberjacks as we tackle the games, rides, and family fun of Whimsywood. Written by no one in particular, why do you ask?  :-\

« Last Edit: 12:20:13 PM 12/07/15 by Skill Flea »

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Re: Scare Your Friends Ep. 2 - "Whimsywood" by Slimebeast
« Reply #1 on: 07:41:18 PM 12/07/15 »
I'm enjoying your podcasts. I won't be able to really sleep tonight (not like I was gonna anyway), but that is besides the point. great job man!
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Re: Scare Your Friends Ep. 2 - "Whimsywood" by Slimebeast
« Reply #2 on: 12:09:30 AM 12/08/15 »
That's amazing to hear Boom. Thanks for the support! I'm learning from my mistakes, such as the one I made to not record a third podcast before heading back to college. Its going to be a couple of weeks before I can record another one with my friends. I really like the idea of posting a new podcast at least twice a month. Maybe I can record a solocast or maybe even collab with people on bonus lives that have a good quality mic.

I'm going to make a more formal request eventually but to anyone who is reading this - I am starting to consider possible setups for collabing over skype. Still at the drawing board with that but still ... food for thought perhaps?  ;)

Anyway, thank you to Boom and everybody who has watched the podcasts. I am having fun and please stick with me, I promise it's only going to get better from here on out!!  8) 

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Re: Scare Your Friends Ep. 2 - "Whimsywood" by Slimebeast
« Reply #3 on: 10:08:09 AM 12/08/15 »
Maybe doing one a month over skype and one with friends could be a good idea, recording one or another is not easier (from my experience) they just present a few diffrent challenges. Also just as an idea, maybe listeners can submit stories and you could be reading them blind as well.
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Re: Scare Your Friends Ep. 2 - "Whimsywood" by Slimebeast
« Reply #4 on: 11:37:59 AM 12/08/15 »
I think that eventually, yes, some of the podcasts will have to end up being a few collabs with people on here. The thing I've been thinking about is that I would start talking to who you want to collab with over Skype way early so you and everyone else involved can get used to it. I mean I know for a fact once I start talking with the anyone over Skype I'm incredibly awkward. It's just something I've been thinking of lately. I do want to collab with people on here as soon as I get my programs working again, (The tech people are so slow to email) but by then I would want everyone to be used to talking to each other through Skype so when it comes time to actually record everyone can talk (and joke) just fine with each other like you and your friends did.

But hey that's just the socially awkward me.  :-[
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Re: Scare Your Friends Ep. 2 - "Whimsywood" by Slimebeast
« Reply #5 on: 02:24:56 PM 12/08/15 »
Parmajon, not a terrible idea. That could be something that maybe I can do alone outside of Scare Your Friends. Although that's kind of what creepypasta narration is and I think videos like that would be better for Abysii's line of work. I have plenty of ideas I can run with on Scare Your Friends, including stuff outside of "Read and React" podcasts.

I hear what your saying about the one a month for colab idea but the truth is I have to become a better podcast host before I can bring people on that I don't personally know. There's also my limitations on time (right now I'm preparing for college Finals  :'( ) and limited software that isn't great with recording skype calls. So I'm hesitant with collabing, not because of the people, but moreso the production value of the recording on my end.

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Re: Scare Your Friends Ep. 2 - "Whimsywood" by Slimebeast
« Reply #6 on: 02:34:01 PM 12/08/15 »
Blewberries, that is fine trust me I'm a long way off from being socially competent myself! Two years ago, I would almost throw up before presenting a project in front of a classroom of students. Even right up to clicking on the recording button for the pilot, I was shaking and my voice cracked in the intro - that's why I had to dub a new intro over the beginning of the video. I only got calm once my friends began to joke around and they gave me the confidence needed to do this.

That's another reason for why I am hesitant with collabing. If there is any awkward silence in a podcast its the fault of the host not his guests! That's why I need to get better at this and know that these two podcasts will be the worst I will ever record; because every new one will get better and better as I improve.

A tip for dealing with stress: everyone is socially awkward even if they don't act like it. 

Re: Scare Your Friends Ep. 2 - "Whimsywood" by Slimebeast
« Reply #7 on: 03:26:40 PM 12/08/15 »
Yeah that's one of the reasons why I'm hesitant to make a thread in the collab section just because I'm just so nervous but I feel any collabs would be made better if there were a time before any of them to actually sit down and talk to each other so everyone can get used to actually speaking with each other.
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Re: Scare Your Friends Ep. 2 - "Whimsywood" by Slimebeast
« Reply #8 on: 03:40:21 PM 12/08/15 »
I don't know if this will help you, but from my experience, I started with collabs and it just kind of went "ok lets just start and see what happens "and part way through I just kinda forgot that I was recording and just had a good time. It has always helped me to get out of the "I'm recording mindset and just kinda did what was natural and not overthink it. I've had a fair share of bad lps that I never released because I was too tense while recording, but when they became more natural they turned out better. Also sometimes you have to take a shot in the dark and hope that things just turn out fine. Also having a small time before any collab to just talk and bullshit is needed, use as much time as you need, and be comfortable with it. Hope that helps and sorry if its a ramble/run-on
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Re: Scare Your Friends Ep. 2 - "Whimsywood" by Slimebeast
« Reply #9 on: 03:57:29 PM 12/13/15 »
Ok so I finally listened to it and enjoyed the hell out of it again. Honestly commentary doesn't change in tone from the first one, so it has the same small issues that will fix with time. Keep up the good work and hopefully some extension with podcasting can happen online.
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Re: Scare Your Friends Ep. 2 - "Whimsywood" by Slimebeast
« Reply #10 on: 05:03:27 PM 12/13/15 »
Id be up for a collab someday XD Just hopefully I can have my computer up and running so I can skype. Chromebooks dont allow skype.
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Re: Scare Your Friends Ep. 2 - "Whimsywood" by Slimebeast
« Reply #11 on: 08:57:33 PM 12/13/15 »
Id be up for a collab someday XD Just hopefully I can have my computer up and running so I can skype. Chromebooks dont allow skype.

That's totally cool. I am looking forward uploading more of them. I'm going to challenge myself and say there will definitely be one before the end of the year.

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Re: Scare Your Friends Ep. 2 - "Whimsywood" by Slimebeast
« Reply #13 on: 09:49:45 AM 12/14/15 »
Good luck! XD
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Re: Scare Your Friends Ep. 2 - "Whimsywood" by Slimebeast
« Reply #14 on: 10:04:30 AM 12/14/15 »
Yea man, good luck. Im looking forward to it
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