Let’s paint a mind picture.
You enjoy a thing.. perhaps a podcast where two schmucks from NJ babble incoherently twice a month (with more on the way). You go to the comment section and realize that the uber-fans are gatekeeping your ability to comment about what your favorite episode is. They’ve already made the decision that it’s ‘One Hit Wonders‘ and any attempt to argue that is brought about with name calling and assumptions about not only your taste, but your class as a human.
That’s toxic fandom, and maybe… if perhaps you’ve been on the internet and enjoyed anything ever… you’ve probably bumped into it.
So join the boys as we settle in with some of our favorite people, from Afterbuzz.Tv, Megan Salinas (@TheMenguin) and Katie Cullen (@Kiaxet)! From some of the blowback on Voltron Season 7, to being female nerds on the internet, they have seen their fair share of toxicity
So settle in, grab your pitchforks, and avoid Tumblr at all costs…. and when you’re done be sure to check out their Youtube channel Silver Screams
Ok, here we go…
First off. SPOILERS.
I mean, there won’t be any in this paragraph, but in this episode – we barely get 3 minutes in before we’re all ‘Thanos killed Dumbledore’ and ‘Captain America was Bruce Willis the whole time’. It’s like we have done our best to keep our silence to wait for this very episode!
And better than bursting with excitement, just the two of us, we brought along some friends!
We have Kristel (Twitter: @yeagerkristel) and Nicole (Twitter: @nicole4783) from Two Girls, One Mic, which you can find on the Geeks World Wide Podcast Network (thegww.com) and they hang with us and talk about our favorite moments, the moments that fell short, and nerd out over the decade it took for us to get here.
So grab your Tesseract, snap your fingers, and ok, here we go!
It was the night of the biggest sports game in the country. Millions upon millions watched the one team go and defeat the other one. There was a bird one and a soldier one or something like that. Anyway, a commercial popped up informing everyone that right after the ball was done being foot’d, Netflix was going to take over millions of living rooms with the third in the Cloverfield Series.
So with social media abuzz over it, of course the Somethings watched it and have opinions!
So how was it? What was it? How does it relate? Did JJ Abrams give us another Super 8, or another Lost?
Joining us this week to talk all things Clover are old Something Friends, Katie Cullen (@kiaxet) & Megan Salinas (@themenguin) from both AfterBuzz TV and their horror podcast, Silver Screams (@silver_screams) which you can find on Youtube!
So strap in to the first big viral sensation of the year and see how it ranks.
Also – don’t forget about our new sponsor: Quixotic Games and their new game Dungeon Alliance, available for order at your local gaming spot.
Ok here we go!
The Somethings like themselves some movies…
But there are a couple guys who like movies even more than us – probably more than you!
That’s why when we decided to do an episode about the upcoming films of 2018, we called the men who know what’s what about film. Justin & Nick, the Epic Film Guys! This cinematic twosome have been talking the talk for around 150 episodes about good movies, bad movies, their favs, and go deep in the well on what makes a great piece of cinema. We met them on our journey through the #PodernFamily hashtag and definitely found some similar spirits in the way they get things done.
You can check them out at their website here, their twitter, or instagram – and give them a like share & subscribe via all your podcasty softwares.
Also – please take a look at their upcoming Livestream-a-thon to raise money for the Cancer Research Institute. It’s an amazing cause, and you can bet we’ll be doing what we can to help them out.
What movies are you looking forward to – comment below .. but first, here we go.
It is a yearly Something Tradition – the IJOV.NET Somethingcast Christmas Party!
So get yourself some rum-laden nog, light the fire, and do what everyone does during the beginning of the season of giving. Put on headphones and listen to your friends prattle on about holidays and the year that has passed while you get black-out loaded.
Joining on our festive occasion is Toner from the Nyrdcast. We have Eric from Two-Legged-Tie (currently on hiatus). Lastly, we have the newest IJOV posse, Rich & Shannon from Married Marks.
And before we get to the episode, two things for you.. good news and bad news.
The bad news is that this is our last episode for the year. As always, we take our break for Christmas, so it is a perfect time to go back and go grab the episode you missed and use it to fill the Something-Shaped hole in your heart.
The good news is that we are starting our Patreon this month, so no better time to get in, hear the beginnings of our new radio drama and our new micro-show which is going to be a little something about history.
But for now… thank you for being here and we can’t wait to get back in the studio.
NOTE: Please forgive the mistake in this episode… I think it makes it funnier, but I forgot to add in a critical sound-effect. It’s always something, am I right?
This is it! We did it!
So what do we do.. we throw a party with two friends from the Inside Joke Outside Voice Network.
We got Rich from Married Marks and Eric from Two-Legged Tie and we just hang out and argue a bit.
What would you expect from us, really?
From ice cream flavors to top tv shows. It really is a party with a bunch of people who like to talk to each other.
Am I making you chomp at the bit for more? Oh, you better be… because here we go!
As has become a tradition of the Somethingcast, we watch a lot of Netflix.
That’s not the tradition.. it’s a fact.. but it isn’t the tradition I’m speaking of. I’m talking about when a new Marvel show appears on our queue, we call on the one and only @Ungajje himself, Tim Stevens. If you aren’t aware of Tim’s work at Marvel.com, just go.. we’ll wait.
But for a show like Iron Fist where there is so much to unpack, we needed someone to balance out our chi when it came to the martial arts featured in the show, so we also called in @KungFuDriveIn, himself, Jeof Vita. If you aren’t aware of Jeof’s podcast, Kung-Fu Drive-In, just go.. we’ll wait.
The four of us have been chosen to Defend you from what is to come next… unless you already watched Iron Fist. Then you’re beyond our help.
So spoilers abound, but no matter what… ok, here we go!
Five creatures of great power, united for a common goal.
I, of course, am talking about the folks over at AfterbuzzTV.
The Somethings are joined by the whole of the giant robot forming cast of their review and report show for Voltron: Legendary Defender. We have Katie Cullen, Mark Donica, Megan Salinas, Somethingcast old friends Emma Fyffe, and via chatroom Alexis Torres.
It is a loud and raucous affair, just how we like it.
So everybody, get ready!
FORM FEET AND LEGS!
FORM ARMS AND BODY!
AND I’LL FORM…. THE… Uhm… ….the… somehing.. ..you know.. the .. top part thinky thingy.
Do not adjust the horizontal.
Do not adjust the vertical.
The following is an STST Special Report.
Ok, actually that is a bit heavy for what it really is. We figured since this is our one show off a year, we would still give you something to keep you remembering us, and we went and found something from over the summer that you didn’t hear. It isn’t long. And it’s all explained in the file. So thanks to Marcus over at Deadpan Fury, Wow Geezo and the Nyrdcast… you’ll understand why in a minute.
Happy Holidays from the Somethings.
NOT-A-FULL EPISODE LINK
♫ Oh you better watch out..
You better not cry…
You better listen to this episode
Or not.. whatever, I’m not your HR Rep ♫
Joining us from the IJOV – we have Marcus from Deadpan Fury, we have Eric from Two-Legged Tie, and we have Tony from Nyrdcast – and we decide to have ourselves a little Christmas Party. What goes on from there is… well.. I would love to say it is an episode about our favorite Christmas memories and shows and movies, but it isn’t… it’s almost better. It’s a bunch of idiots getting together and spreading some holiday buffoonery.
So enjoy everyone – and from Rob & Hatton, have a happy holidays.