Greetings once again loyal listeners and welcome once again to your weekly vertical slice of gaming goodness and geek culture. on this installment of Fragments of Silicon which will take place live this Friday at 9:00 PM EDT, it is our pleasure to continue Fear Effect week as we shall be engaging one our patented veterans interviews, which means this is going to last the whole episode, as we shall be welcoming the writer, director, producer and lead designer of the first Fear Effect game, John Zuur Platten. Though that is only just one of many projects he has worked on, from the early days of Tomcat Alley to his tenure at Universal Interactive to the present day at Pokemon Go and Ingress developer Niantic Labs. As always be sure to tune into the program live on Talkshoe on a special night this week Friday at 9:00 PM EDT/6:00 PM PDT 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
As you can see from my infrequent posting here these days, I sometimes forget the content on my webpage. When we originally began serving Project Wonderful ads on this site, there was little worry that one of the more tasteless ads might crop up on our box. So having a “network ad” that appeared, even on my adult comic websites was “no big deal”. Clearly, with our advancement in ratings, media and profile, that is no longer the case. Also true that Project Wonderful’s policy shift toward “whatever…” will necessitate a slightly more “sanitized” space where adult materials are not appropriate.
I’m not a fan of censorship in any of it’s forms, but I also recognize people’s desire and right to not freely associate with materials and ideas they do not condone, as well as the negative impact this has on the market value of “family friendly” venues. We may not have the nicest language or ideas on either MSP or Fragments of Silicon, but we do recognize the need for restraint when it is necessary. With that in mind, I do sincerely apologize for letting my attention wander when it comes to the advertising displayed on the site. Fragments of Silicon lost a wonderful guest tonight over that lack of vision on my part, and all I can do at this point is offer my sincerest apologies and express that a valuable lesson in vigilance has been learned here. The entire ad box has been removed from the website, and in the future, I will keep a more watchful eye on the marketing placed on this site as well as my others to ensure they are “content appropriate”. My hope is, when the dust has settled and the memory of this egregious mistake has faded, they will opt to give our programming another shot.
Thank you, and good night.
Michael C. “Mac Paladin” Prokop
Host, Moonhawk Studios Presents
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.