Greetings once again loyal listeners and welcome once again to your weekly vertical slice of gaming goodness and geek culture. On the second part of this week’s installment of Fragments of Silicon which will take place live this Wednesday at 9:00 PM EST, we shall be treading on new ground as we welcome a duo from the prolific visual novel distributor Sekai Project, PR manager Audun Sorlie and Narcissu producer Randy Au to the program. Indeed as stunning as it might seem this is the first time we have covered the genre of visual novels and more to the point we are covering non-adult visual novels and Sekai Project is on the precipice of releasing potentially their biggest game to date, a localization of the rather famous visual novel from KEY known as CLANNAD which got an anime adaptation back in the mid-2000s and is considered by some one of the best romance anime to have ever been created. On the Topic of Discussion this week we shall be talking about the old format of cartridges, why they were used, what their limitations were and why they fell out of favor as a storage medium and we are doing it this week since last week when ended up talking about Armello the whole time last week. As always be sure to tune into the program live on Talkshoe this Tuesday at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST or if you miss the show be sure to download from Talkshoe, iTunes or the PodcastAddict App for Android. Also be sure to join our Steam Group linked below.
Weekly Dose of Silliness
Our Indiegogo campaign is ending in about 38 minutes, as of this writing, and a funny thought occurs to me. In spite of the fact that we came up short of our goals, through sheer grit, determination, and a little bit of enthusiastic sell-smithing on my part, this thing is actually happening. Most, if not all, of our actors are staying with us, and there will be just enough money left to pay the band. I’m not sure if I can adequately convey my feelings about how this is shaping up, so I will sum up simply by saying that I am very excited that this is going forward, and I hope that you all will enjoy partaking in the first step toward making Starship Moonhawk into something the mainstream can enjoy.
Be sure to tune in weekly to Up Late with Mace so you can hear the latest details about my projects!
It’s been a while since I’ve spoken from this bully pulpit, but I just wanted to mention a few things. First of all, I did some very minor cleanup on the page. Second, if you aren’t listening to my current show “Up Late with Mace”, you have no idea what you are missing. Keith W., The Gollux, Pettyfan and Darkexcaliburwolf put together some fine quality entertainment and we are frequently joined by a number of fun-loving regulars like Tim Fischer (formerly? of the podcast Breaking the Panel and Tim fisher’s Late Night Lounge) and a few regulars from our Moonhawk Studios days. Speaking of, I *FINALLY* acquired the domain rights to “moonhawkstudios.com”. So as soon as I get some time, that URL will redirect to this very spot. I had a domain backorder on that for oh, THREE YEARS. So I am very pleased to say that, while this site won’t be moving off the original subdomain any time soon, we will finally have a top-level .com URL pointing at us. Lastly, we are still trying VERY HARD to get donors on the audiobook project on Indiegogo. That’s over here: Indiegogo Campaign And then for those who would much rather put their money on my smutty comics, there’s also a Patreon: Patreon (NSFW)
So please consider helping us out, if you’re so inclined.
Much like the gif file embedded above this here blog, a huge wave of feels washes over me after we conclude almost 5 years of my life on this podcast. It’s no secret that I have been feeling the burn of trying to do this program week after week while feeling that the show was bereft of the purpose that spawned it. I’ve spent the better part of a decade-and-a-half trying to monitize my online endeavors, and then, just when it seemed like we might make it, the rug was pulled again and again. But one thing was certain: without the interviews and that connection MSP gave me to my friends and colleagues in the jungle that is the Internet, I felt adrift at sea. So rather than prolong the agony, just to meet an arbitrary anniversary, I decided to end it. Gracefully. It’s time to move on to other things; other shows. With that in mind, I hope you’ll join us in May when we re-launch Up Late with Mace. I always found that little show to be more about what I have become and where my art has taken me than MSP of late. So it’s time to get back to that. We’ll see you on May 21.