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  • Friday Night Fanfiction :: This Story is as Funny as Larry the Cable Guy

    FNF 1400The drunken fanfiction podcast you’ve been waiting for! Friday Night Fanfiction combines dramatic readings of the worst-of-the-worst NSFW fanfic with drinking games.

    And so season 2 of Friday Night Fanfiction concludes. The nightmare longfic “Mahou Shoujo Kaleido Amethyst” is behind us (see below for links to all seven parts). And so, to celebrate, we end this romp reflecting on highlights from the season and a Larry the Cable Guy/ My Little Pony fic: “Larry the Cable Guy Goes to Equestria” by Kickass222urmom.

    We’ll be back with Season 3, recording the first Monday in September! More stories! MORE ACTUAL SEX! Clowns! We have no clue what’s in store! But don’t fret, all through August we’ll be releasing another classic from the good ol’ OCAD days: “Solaceon Daycare’s Excellent Adventure”! (more…)

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  • Friday Night Fanfiction :: White Castle and Lubricant

    FNF 1400The drunken fanfiction podcast you’ve been waiting for! Friday Night Fanfiction combines dramatic readings of the worst-of-the-worst NSFW fanfic with drinking games.

    WE FINISHED MAHOU SHOJOU! It was extremely uneventful. No, seriously. This was not worth it.  No aspect of kijin666’s Harry Potter and Fate/stay night crossfic was worth the time we wasted. This was AWFUL. No payoff. So little sex. So much filler material. We’re actually am very upset about this. WHERE IS THE CATHARSIS?! WHERE IS THE RELIEF?! This fic literally cock blocked the Internet.

    To celebrate, we read two other fics as well. First is “Harry Potter, Sex Fiend” by Lokifan. It was not pleasant. Lots of smacks and slaps and shit. And then we read “Sharp” by thingsarequeer, which was about Xena. It was also not pleasant. Knives are not good for sexual play, folks, not matter how nutzo you are. (more…)

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  • Sailor Moon Crystal Dark Moon Arc: Room for Improvement

    smc-darkmoon-blehWe meet again, moonies! When I ceased my reviews, you may have thought I gave up on Sailor Moon Crystal as soon as the Dark Moon arc hit, but rest assured – I persevered!

    Sadly, despite a promising start to the season, Crystal’s second arc turned out to be a big sack o’ disappointment. Sometimes I wonder why Toei even bothered reviving one of the most beloved and recognized anime to only do it such a disservice.

    To quote Rei: Bleh.

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  • EPIC PIEcast :: Episode 34 :: Superfriend Rachel Gluckstern

    piecast_new_300It’s EPIC PIEcast! Party with Nelson Lugo, Schaffer the Darklord, and Rachel Schenk as they dust off every corner of pop culture for discussion, debate, and deconstruction with all the snark and witty banter that they can muster.

    This month the EPIC PIEcast crew works in duos. With Lugo out of the office under mysterious circumstances, Rachel and Schaffer take the wheel to discuss Ant-Man and read listener mail. Then Rachel takes a knee as Lugo “returns” in a pre-recorded interview with former DC Comics editor Rachel Gluckstern (Batman & Robin, Detective Comics, Teen Titans) before the gang announces a thematically-appropriate contest! Will a morbid fascination get the best of Schaffer? Will Rachel need a walkthrough? Where the hell IS Lugo anyway? These questions and more will barely be glossed over in this month’s episode. (more…)

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  • boR’s Windows 10 Survival Guide

    Windows 10

    Windows 10 has been released! It’s free for current Windows 7 and 8 users. If you’re up-to-date and online, you should have an icon that is either offering you an upgrade, or telling you that your update is reserved. They’re releasing in waves, so it might take a few days before you’re chosen.  (Keep reading and I’ll tell you how to skip the line!)  If you’re brave enough to upgrade, read on, and I’ll help you make it a better experience! Not sure about updating? Lifehacker has a good writeup for those who are unsure. tl;dr: There aren’t a lot of reasons not to. Come back to me when you’re ready.

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  • VIDEO :: Vacation (2015) Review

    Our very own Chan Sterling caught an early screening of the Vacation revival, which comes out this week. Can the National Lampoon classic survive the experience of the 21st century reboot/ relaunch? Only one way to find out – click play and watch our Vacation (2015) review! (more…)

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  • Nerdy Show 230 :: Putting the “Sci” Back Into “Sci-Fi”: An Interview With FutureDude’s Jeffrey Morris

    ep230 600If you’re exhausted with supposedly “sci-fi” summer blockbusters coming up short, you’re not the only one. Introducing FutureDude an entertainment company dedicated to better living through science.

    Cap and Jessica caught up with FutureDude mastermind, Jeffrey Morris, at San Diego Comic Con celebrating a year of exciting projects. They’re conquering every medium with hard sci-fi stories: film, animation, comics, and beyond. From the dimension-hopping Parallel Man, to the undersea survival tale, Oceanus, Morris is building an empire of thrilling stories charged with the adventurous spirit that constantly eludes mainstream media. (more…)

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  • Take the Nerdy Show Network Survey!

    SurveyWe need your feedback!

    Whether you listen to all of our podcasts, some of our podcasts, Nerdy.FM, read our articles, watch our videos, or have any kind of opinion on something we do – we want to make sure that your Nerdy Show Network experience is the absolute best.  That’s why we’ve made a survey so you can let us know what you like the most, what you like the least, how you connect with our content, and if we’re lucky, how to evolve Nerdy Show into the Charizard of nerd entertainment networks, forever and ever. (more…)

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  • Flame On :: Episode 90 :: Honey I Shrunk the Ant Man

    Ant ManFlame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in for dishing on the latest in pop and queer culture!

    Fresh from seeing Marvel’s Ant Man, the boys convene to review the movie, discuss all of the exciting trailers and announcements from San Diego Comic Con, and review the latest in TV, gaming, and comic books. Special guests Erik and Melody join Bryan, Pat, and Oral for all this and the usual gay and geeky excitement on Flame ON!
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  • Wicked Anime Podcast :: Episode 069 :: Second Hand Embarrassment

    wickedanime069(Small)Wicked Anime brings you awesome animated commentary every other week!

    Oh, wow! This podcast is so good! I just . . . I have to . . . write fanfiction for it:

    “In this episode of Wicked Anime, instead of having their regular, lame cast as always, they decide to do something cool! Like . . . like, suddenly, Stevo, The host of Friday Night Fanfiction joins them! And 42 Believer! Because she knows how to write fanfics, too! And then, after they record a good episode for once, they have a fan of their show write a fic for them and read it on the show! Oh, right. Then they all do sexual things to each other! Yeah, this was the best episode of Wicked Anime ever . . . The End.“

    Join Jonathan, Andrew, Glitch, Friday Night Fanfiction’s Stevo and 42 Believer, Sarah as they talk about what’s happening in anime and what MUST be written in anime, yo! PLUS – Keiji Inafune on top, Squaity Potties, and (Your Name Here) the Hedgehog!

    PLUS PLUS – Be sure to stay til the end to hear a very special reading of our Wicked Fan, Shawn’s very own BESM Fan Fic!

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  • Windows 10 to be Sold on USB Drives… FINALLY!

    The dark ages of computing...Today marks a true achievement in operating system installation procedure: Windows 10 will be sold on USB drives!

    Let me tell you why this is so amazing. See, I’ve been installing operating systems for quite a while. I think the first one I did on my own was Windows 95 back in… whatever year that came out; who can be sure?! It came on a stack of 13 floppy disks. Windows 98, 2000, and XP all came on CDs, which was much easier than installing from a stack of floppies. (Though you’d still need a floppy drive to install the OS most of the time since there was almost always a driver or two you’d have to load that weren’t included on the disk.) Around the time of Windows 98, this wasn’t a problem, because most computers had floppy drives. Fast forward to Windows XP’s release 2001, and it still wasn’t a huge problem. But by 2005, floppies were being phased out due to the rising popularity of USB thumb drives.

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  • Nerdy Show 229 :: PBS MOBA PLZ

    ep228Do not adjust your TV! Particularly because you’re listening to a podcast and not actually watching anything you silly-billy. Cap is on a whirlwind tour around the country, and you know what that means…

    HE’S LEFT THE STUDIO UNATTENDED!!

    The Stream Team has seized the opportunity to take control of Nerdy Show’s airwaves. Who is the Stream Team you ask? Join Stevo and David of Friday Night Fanfiction, Nerdy Show Community Manager Trench and Nerdy Show’s Drawfriend Tony as they take a break from their weekly twitch stream to discuss the latest (in that they’re the latest to discuss it) news from San Diego Comic Con, marvel at a giant robot battle actually taking place in our lifetime, try to analyze the why of Stevo’s poor gaming skills, and do their best to break each other’s brains.

    STREAM TEAM FOR LIFE! (more…)

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  • Friday Night Fanfiction :: Everybody is Beef Jerky

    FNF 1400The drunken fanfiction podcast you’ve been waiting for! Friday Night Fanfiction combines dramatic readings of the worst-of-the-worst NSFW fanfic with drinking games.

    THE SEX DIDN’T HELP. THE SEX DID NOT HELP AT ALL.

    But before we learned that horrifying truth on our quest to the end of “Mahou Shoujo Kaleido Amethyst” – kijin666’s painful Harry Potter and Fate/stay night crossfic. Guest readers Mannypedia and nodachie cobbled together a homemade fic just for Stevo and about Stevo during last week’s episode. They titled it “The Lustful Beard“, and were gracious enough to come on and read it with us while Stevo delivered his own lines. David also did lines, but Stevo would rather forget that performance in all its intimate detail. Old pal Garret also returned to the show for first time since Season One! It was a doozie.

    Then we actually got to the sex, and it was like two pages long, and totally not worth it IN. THE. LEAST.

    *flips desk, and chairs, and house* (more…)

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  • The Bill Nye Film Needs YOU: For Science!

    Do I really need to tell you how much of a Nye-ite…Nyeian…Nye-head… Whatever. Do I really need to reiterate how much I love Bill Nye?

    No, I don’t. We’ve been over this. It’s a lot.

    And I know many of you are with me. Bill Nye taught us that scientists are way cool and over the course of 100 episodes of his groundbreaking TV series, gifted us hours of fantastic science-y goodness. He’s the reason a lot of us nerd folk (like myself) became scientists, engineers, and doctors.

    Well now it’s time for us to give back to the man himself. Structure Films & Bill Nye have teamed up to create a documentary about Nye and his mission to bring science literacy to the masses. And they need our help to make it happen.

    Consider the following:

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  • Graphic Novel Review: The Bozz Chronicles – How a Suicidal Alien Won My Heart

    bozz chron featThe Breakdown: The Bozz Chronicles – a classic 80s comic series collected for the first time. Written by David Michelinie with art by Bret Blevins and John Ridgeway.

    Elevator Pitch: Doctor Who plus Sherlock Holmes plus ’70s Swamp Thing plus The Avengers. No, not those Avengers, the BBC show from the ’60s.

    The Verdict: Fun, charming, delightfully over-the-top. Only six issues long, so not enough time for much character development, but Michelinie still manages to make them likable enough that you’re fond of them by the end. Blevins’s art matches the tone of the stories perfectly. Worth the cover price just for issue 3, but thoroughly enjoyable throughout. (more…)

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  • The Adventure Time Movie: Current Status and Continuity

    adventure timeThis past February Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network announced that an Adventure Time film was in development. A daunting task and a potential recipe for disaster given the show’s complex characters, stories, and layered continuity. Would the film take place within the show’s universe? Or would it be a Hollywood-style cash in that skews far from the source material?

    Questions further mounted at the naming of Chris McKay and Roy Lee  of The LEGO Movie as producers rather than the usual suspects behind the Peabody-winning show. The good news is that since the inception of this project Adventure Time‘s creator, Pendleton Ward has been attached to some measure of writing and producing for the film and that the film will be 2D animation, like the show. While details about the project are still vague, we’ve been provided a bit more information via a roundtable interview Nerdy Show participated in at San Diego Comic Con with Adventure Time‘s current showrunner and co-executive producer, Adam Muto, as well as some of the cast. (more…)

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  • Awesome Action Figures at San Diego Comic Con

    action figures sdccThere’s always a million things happening in every corner of pop culture at SDCC, but one of the most consistently exciting things shown off are the latest action figures. This photoblog doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of the full gamut of what was show at the show, but for our money these were among the most awesome action figures at San Diego Comic Con. (more…)

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  • Remembering Satoru Iwata

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    On July 11th, the gaming world lost one of its greatest innovators. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata was more than a corporate figurehead – he was a gamer, a designer, a master of the art form and a proponent for the power of the gaming medium.

    His history and Nintendo’s have been tethered since the 80s, but when he became President of the company in 2002 he became a face as familiar to gamers as that of Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto. The world over mourns his passing, Miiverse is flooded with messages and condolences, and many of us here at The Nerdy Show Network have taken to sharing our thoughts on this tremendous loss. Below, you’ll find our voices as well as others from in and around our nerd world remembering Satoru Iwata. (more…)

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  • Nerdy Show 228 :: Babies, Raccoons, and Fairyland with Skottie Young

    ep228Coming to you live from San Diego Comic Con it’s… not an episode about San Diego Comic Con – but it is about comics.

    While Nerdy Show hosts Cap and Jessica do recount some of their adventures during the biggest week in pop culture, the main event comes from last month’s iteration of the best convention exclusively for comic books: HeroesCon. Cap sat down with artist/writer Skottie Young – the brains behind the Lil’ Marvel Universe and all those totally adorable baby portraits of your favorite characters. But he ain’t all cutesy, Young also brings the pain in the Rocket Raccoon solo book and in the forthcoming I Hate Fairyland. Hear the strange tale of how he made a career of cutsifying characters, what’s to hate about Fairyland, how an artist makes a transition to writer, and even some tales of alternate reality Thundercats reboots that almost happened! (more…)

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