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Sound Effect Madness!

Tonight was H&H night for me, and I have to say that it went swimmingly! We had an absolute blast making the show, as we always do, and got a few people in the chat that I have no idea who they were. I thought one of them might be my dad, but this person typed to well for it to possibly be him. All in all, the show went off without a hitch, except for when I muted myself so Ash couldn’t hear, and when I had to take a poo at the beginning of the show because my bowels refuse to cooperate on show night. Good times!

I’ve been experimenting with sound effects on the show lately and I think it’s adding a bit of fun to the show. It’s great to listen to people chit-chat with each other about every little thing, but sometimes it’s good to add some variety. I’ve started throwing in rimshots, music, and other sounds to add some liveliness to what we’re doing. Overall, I think it’s going over well with the listener base. No complaints yet! I’m pretty sure that the Sanford and Son theme from last week put some listeners in stitches. They loved it! I’m trying to find a happy medium though and not completely beat people over the head with weird noises.

Another thing I’ve been doing differently lately is adding a special section to the show where we do something COMPLETELY different from anything we’ve done before. I made up a game called the Google Game, which debuted on episode 141, where Ashley has to guess the top “suggestion” under Google Suggests. So I type in some random word like “Cake” and it gives me back a search string like “Cake Boss”. I come up with a handful of choices and she has to guess the right one. That proved to easy to cheat with however, so I’m trying to vary stuff. Tonight we decided to guess who the Oscar Winners will be in some of the main categories. This one should be fun because neither of us can cheat at it.

I also decided to throw down the gauntlet on Ash, like I talked about yesterday, challenging her to a BLOG OFF. Anytime she forgets to write for that day, she has to buy me a drink…or something comparable. The same thing goes for me. So this should help us both stay motivated to write, and potentially help us form the habit of doing it. I think we’re on to something here.

What’s the next phase in H&H development you ask? Why WORLD DOMINATION of course!

What the Crap!?

I haven’t posted since October!? What in the world is wrong with me!? Clearly I need to pay this blog more attention. Twitter has officially taken over my soul and m ade me feel as though I don’t have to post long posts about things in my life. Well you know what? This blog is important, dagnabbit!

The big news of late: H&H Goes to Dragon*Con!

That’s right! Ash and I are taking our little podcast that could all the way to the big ATL (Atlanta for those not in the know) and we plan on exploding that blasted city with awesome. If you’re not sure what on earth I’m talking about, I’ll go ahead and fill you in with all the tidbits. Dragon*Con is THE science fiction/fantasy convention, and an all around nerd fest. Even if it doesn’t quite fit into the sci-fi arena, you’ll still find it at Dragon*Con. It’s stormtroopers, aliens, jedi, hobbits, rogues, scallywags, and ruffians of every shape and size. We’re going to be among those nerds, trying to do our best to cover the mass of geekery with our microphones in hand. I have to say this is the first “Con” that I’ve ever been to and I think it’s a good one to break myself in on. This one is close by and I’ll be among friends…thousands of them!

If you want to join us at Dragon*Con, you should go buy yourself a membership at www.dragoncon.org. Read a little about it and I’m sure you’ll decide you want to go. So many celebrities will be making their way to the big city to entertain us crazy, costumed weirdos and I’m sure you’ll find one you want to meet. I’m excited to have an opportunity to meet some friends and have an all around good time. I plan on sleeping VERY little while we’re there, but I’m sure I’ll survive.

So that’s the big news from Stephen-land. I’m not going to say that I’ll post here more often, because I do that all the time. I’m kind of inspired by Smashface to type in this thing because she started writing in hers again. I can’t let her get that far ahead of me! Anyway, here’s an open challenge to Smashy, should she read this: I bet I can write in this every day and you can’t do the same! How’d you like them apples! So there it is, ladies and gentlemen. Guantlet=Thrown. Take that!

Okay, I’m done being all Braveheart now. I’ll seriously give it a try. We’ll see what happens!