Tag: Writing

DNA Podcast Episode 002- Audience Expectations

THAT cover.

THAT cover.

Welcome Operatives to the Department of Nerdly Affairs, tonight your hosts Rob Paterson and Don Chisholm discuss how audience expectations shape how people create media and react to it. In addition, we discuss Jack Campbell’s The Lost Fleet series, what really makes a story “Adult”, why Hollywood can’t get Wonder Woman right, and International Comics culture. All that, plus the Combat Sign Wave and Phantom Lady’s incredible cleavage are waiting for you in this week’s episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music: Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt 


Things Discussed:

The Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell

Show Don’t Tell

Phantom Lady

Charlton Comics


Damage Control

New Adult Fiction

The Magicians by Lev Grosman

The Magicians TV Series (video)

Masamune Shirow

Combat/Exposition Sine Wave



Naruto/Bleach/One Piece Background Comparison

One Piece

Sailor Moon Crystal Sucks

Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman Movie (video)

Justice League vs. The Avengers

Wonder Woman TV (2011) (video)

International Iron Man (Okay, so it was 25 countries.)

Supaida Man

The Incredible Hulk Manga

Super Sentai

Go Ranger

Battle Fever J

Super Robot Red Baron (video)

Inspector Bicycle (video)


DNA Podcast Episode 001- Writing Scifi and Horror

Rob Paterson and Don Chisholm discuss the books Ready Player One and H. Beam Piper’s Space Viking. We’re also going to discuss the idea behind the common writing advice “Write what you know”, the techniques of Stephen King, and why writers have a lot to learn from HP Lovecraft and the Scottish pirate metal band Alestorm. All this, and a heaping helping of magic white guys are ahead for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music: Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt 

Things Discussed in This Episode:

The Fly (1958) Ending

Poltergeist Clown Scene

Salem’s Lot (1979) Window Scene

On Writing by Stephen King

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Alestorm (Pirate Metal Band)

Late Bloomer (HP Lovecraft Sex Ed Class)

The Cosmic Computer

Space Viking

Fuzzy Sapiens

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Starship Troopers

Heavy Metal L-Gaim

Mobile Suit Gundam

James Clavell’s Shogun

The Black Panther (Marvel Comic)

Amazon Sues Fake Reviewers