Pretty much what it says on the tin.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand here’s the one recording we’ve done so far in 2016.
So, a bit of backstory on this year.
Essentially, the year started out a little rough for your cohosts.
Basically, Matt was coming down from the rough first few months of his new job (and one of the hardest parts of the year), Tyler was in the middle of moving with all the emotional shit that comes with that, and then he got stuck. At his parents’, for far longer than he wanted to be, which did nothing for his mental state.
We were also struggling with some burnout. Four years of a shitty book almost every month takes its toll.
And then we tried to read Atlas Shrugged and it broke us.
It broke us so hard.
So…yeah…a six-month hiatus because we just needed a break.
Sorry about that.
But we’re back.
Matt here and, guys, I’m fucking sorry. At the end of the year I fucking fell down on the job and this is going up…in August…in 2016.
I’m a fucking douche bag.
Here’s the year in review.
This book wanted to be so many things and managed to not even do half of them.
Tyler did get one thing out of the book, learning the joy that is Amazon review flame wars.
Not quite sure “joy” is the right word.
We finally, finally, gave Dan his wish and read a Gor novel.
It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.
This is not to say it was any good either.
What’s better than a book about an angel having sex with a mermaid?
Well, as it turns out, a lot is better than that.
BUT! One of those things is Kendra Pecan saying “F you right in the cloaca.”
How sad of an author do you have to be when you write fan fiction about your fan fiction and even that is STILL AN IDEA THAT YOU CRIBBED FROM THE AUTHOR WHOSE WORKS YOU RIPPED OFF?
Have a listen and find out.
P.S. Tyler promised Matt they would never again read anything by James related to the 50SoG books. Anyone want to take a bet that promise gets broken?
Imagine, if you will, that you’re a writer.
A writer who has been contracted by SyFy to write a novelization of one of their questionable, original movies. You know, like Octoshark.
Only they don’t send you the script and you, having a sliver of taste, decide not to watch the movie. But you still need to write the damn book in order to get paid. What do you do?
Well, if it’s anything like this book you might do research on Wikipedia and ask your thirteen year-old, male cousin to tell you about the book. Because that’s how Sharcano reads, like it’s being told by a middle school-aged boy with ADD in the throws of hormonal chaos, one who throws in curse words simply because.
This one comes to us by way of a NY Times best selling author who was ambushed by none other than Verna’s husband and she said it was the worst book she ever read.
Honestly, it’s not that bad. But I’m guessing she never had to read Antigua. Or Org’s Odyssey. Or Everyone’s an Asshole and No One is Happy. Or…
Just listen to the podcast.
Many apologies for these last two episodes being up WAAAAY late. Matt, who usually does this, has been going through some rather tumultuous times with having been laid off in the same week that he purchased a new car and a house! Most people would be all, “Without a job this isn’t the time to be making purchases.” but not Matt, no, sir. Damn the boilers, full steam ahead! WAY TO GO, MATT!
Imagine a book, told in the style of Terry Pratchett, only it’s not Terry Pratchett, about the Devil, only it’s not really the Devil but his dumber body double, sent to Earth as part of a forced retirement package. Now, take this dumb Devil, remove all knowledge of how humans behave, what money is, and anything resembling common sense and you have Jeremy Clovenhoof. Whackiness ensues.