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  • Flame On :: Episode 281 :: Peacemaker Lights An Inferno

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Look! Up in the sky! Is it a plane? Is it a UFO? Is it an eagle that’s carrying lighter fluid in one claw and a book of matches in the other?!? Wait, that can’t be right! You don’t need to have the gift of sight like Destiny to mimic the intro credits dance moves, just load up HBO Max and let Peacemaker make it all better!

    The calendar page has flipped and the year number has increased, but the one thing you can rely on is your favorite podcasting mates are back for a brand new pop culture round up! The boys have cleaned up the glitter from the floor of their New Year’s parties, pulled a miraculous Peacemaker-style reovery from their hangovers, and they are ready to get down to business – spilling the tea on their favorite pop culture they’ve absorbed this month! The show kicks off with Erik sharing his thoughts on the Andrew Garfield film that took Netflix by storm – Tick Tick Boom. Showcasing the life of Rent creator Jonathon Larson, this film gives you all the feels and deserves all the awards. From there Bryan takes you to the halls of Archive 81, one of the newest hits from Netflix and shows that with the right theme, your podcast can also make for entertaining television! After leaving the archives, Pat switches streaming services and chats about the newest release from the twisted mind of James Gunn, the DCEU television show, Peacemaker! Does John Cena‘s character from The Suicide Squad find redemption, or do we just give him a pass for that fantastic ass? Listen in to find out! The final topic has BeeJay taking the boys to Krakoa for the final piece of Jonathan Hickman‘s Dawn of X storyline – Inferno! Did Mystique and Destiny burn it all to the ground? We’ll never tell (just kidding there’s lots of spoilers here)! To close out the show, the boys share their 1-UPs!

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  • RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 55 :: Sunny Disposition

    Ever wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Join the Homebrew Hombres on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as they design, test, and rebalance their own RPG From Scratch!

    In this episode, the Hombres hammer out a better version of Initiative, talk more about Opposed Rolls, and NPCs with attitude.

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  • Flame On :: Episode 280 :: No Way Home For Spiderman

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Whether it’s spinning webs with the greatest of ease, helping the citizens of New York City, or knowing that with great power also comes great responsibility, Spiderman always knows where his heart is. However, when the fabric of reality starts to tear apart, will our friendly neighborhood wall crawler find brotherhood in three of him, or will he find that for the first time there might actually be no way home?

    It’s the start of a brand new year and the boys have put on their sling rings and grabbed their geometry textbooks to navigate through the mirror dimension to converge at the round table to discuss the topic that was on everyone’s lips at the end of 2021, Marvel and Sony‘s third entry into the Tom Holland trilogy, Spiderman: No Way Home! From Spidey’s plea to the (former) Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange to his multiple costume changes, to the lack of storyline for Sandman and The Lizard, the boys will break down their favorite parts, and their less favorite parts, to give their hot takes on whether or not this film was worth the wait. They also throw out wild conjecture and speculation on whether there really is no way home for Peter after he makes the sacrifices he needs to in order to keep those he loves safe… or is it just a ploy to keep us hooked and waiting for more (ok, that one is easy… of course we’ll be coming back for more)! To wrap up the episode the boys share their flame ratings!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 279 :: Resurrections Of A Year Gone By

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Is that a Pym tech arrow flying by or just a glitch in the Matrix? Don’t let the revelations or the resurrections of the past year slow you down as you make your way to the ball drop and the change of the year to 2022! Whether your life has been Encanto-fied or you need a new perspective, it’s a whole new year waiting for you today!

    So this is Christm… wait, no, we’re past Christmas and ready for the ball to drop as the boys ring in 2022! The past year has both felt like its flown by AND been the longest three years ever, but that means that there is plenty of pop culture to dish about at our round table. Kicking the episode off is BeeJay’s review of the new Disney animated film, Encanto! From its loveable characters (even the ones you don’t talk about) to the melodious soundtrack by Lin Manuel Miranda to Alan Tudyk‘s role as a bird (because of course he’s a bird), you’ll find out what made this film so enchanting to our boys. From there the conversation turns to the digital when Erik changes his code and dives into The Wachowski’s latest installment to The Matrix trilio… wait… there can’t be four films in a trilogy… until NOW! The boys dish on The Matrix Resurrections and if it lives up to its predecessors, if it’s worth the hype, and if the Catrix might have been a better fit. After that, Pat takes you to the planet Eternia for the Kevin Smith helmed continuation of Masters of the Universe: Revelations. Can a show where (spoiler alert!) He-Man is killed in the first episode live up to the expectations thrust upon it like the Sword of Power? Listen in to find out! After a brief pause for station identification, Bryan rounds out the month in pop culture with a deep dive into the world of Hawk Guy… nope, that can’t be right. Oh, it’s Hawkeye! Marvel TV is back with close out the year with another stellar outing and the boys are ready to see the resurrections of multiple characters from shows gone by (and maybe a reimagining that we didn’t see coming!). To close out the show, the boys chat about their picks for some of the favorite pop culture items of 2021! It’s been an amazing year and we thank you for being on this journey with us! Have a safe and happy new year everyone!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 278 :: A Universe of Queens

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Sashay, shante, panther on the runway! Grab your favorite cha cha heels, eyeshadow palette, and of course, a wig and get ready to dive into the worldwide – wait, no – UNIVERSE full of queens! From Canada, to The UK, to Italy, to the London stage for the first ever all drag queen singing competition, it’s all covered here!

    Hey girl, hey!! The boys have donned their best wigs and their highest heels because as this year comes to an end, they are ready to discuss and dish on the plethora of drag that has been bestowed upon the universe! From season three of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, to season two of Canada’s Drag Race, to the sickening and sweet cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 they’ve got opinions on it all. Have the international iterations hosted by the legendary RuPaul become too Americanized? Do the rotating hosts and presenters of the versions where Ru isn’t involved change the tone too hectic? Did the right queen win their respective season? Is Vanessa L. Williams an absolute national treasure? (spoiler alert – yes, yes she is) These queens of the universe have shown that while drag is on almost every day of the week, it’s true that the world has not his peak saturation and there is room for more fabulousness! The conversation ends with a look forward at the fourteen queens joining the kingdom on January 7th as we find out how a single candy bar can change a queen’s fate!

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  • RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 53 :: Group Rolls

    Ever wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Join the Homebrew Hombres on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as they design, test, and rebalance their own RPG From Scratch!

    Liam sits this one out while Doug, Josh, and Maxx go to town on the Savothian racial abilities. With the changes to Professions and combat actions, they could really use a replacement for Character Bonus. We also go in depth on skill checks and group rolling. Should everyone roll individually? Is the +2 from Aid in Pathfinder and D&D sufficient? We hash it out.

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  • Flame On :: Episode 277 :: Made In The Eternals’ Image

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Time. Space. Deviants. Eternals. Dive into the massive space opera where titans live among man with the intent of helping to ensure the human race’s advancement. But what does that mean when they won’t help to stop some of the most terrifying atrocities from happening?  Maybe just add a Kit Bit to the story and you’ll find out the answer!

    In the beginning… *cue dramatic text scroll* …wait, no that’s not how this is supposed to go. The boys have joined Arishem the Judge to not only create the next Eternals in their image, but to discuss the newest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel’s Eternals! To kick off this episode BeeJay, Erik, and Pat dip their toes into the one topic that’s on everyone’s lips… the trailer for Clifford The Big Red Dog. Yes, really. After a quick tangent about trailers that hit them in the feels, the boys quickly roll into the first segment of the show, the positive takeaways from this movie. After a quick break for station identification, the boys cannonball into the parts of the movie and plot that maybe didn’t whet their appetite in the way they had hoped. From there, there’s only one thing left to do… throw the wildest of conjecture out into the universe! The boys will give their hot takes on what they think is going to happen next in this massive space epic (and if their speculation doesn’t actually happen, then they reserve the right to be mad and vocal on the internet!) as well as chime in with their FLAME RATINGS for the film!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 276 :: The League of Disney Dread

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    What’s that sound? Is that an E.M.M.I creeping around the corner? Don’t let the dread set in just yet, because Baymax is here to help make sure you feel better. Well at least until you watch THAT episode of Arcane that is. Just roll yourself into a morph ball and get ready to dish!

    It’s almost Thanksgiving dear listeners, and the boys of Flame ON! are back to gobble gobble their way through the month in pop culture – and they ain’t just talking turkey! After an intro where they discuss how many Jeremy Bearimy’s have transpired since their last meeting, they dive into the treasure trove of topics on the docket. First topic of conversation is Arcane: League of Legends, the new anime airing in three installments on Netflix. Do you need to know the game to enjoy the anime? Should you refill your prescription of Xanax before watching? Find out as Erik dives into his topic! Next up we’re playing video games with Pat as he tackles the most difficult Metroid game in the series, Metroid Dread, and boy did they get the dread part right! Whether it’s battling the E.M.M.Is or facing off against Kraid, this is one game that will keep you on your toes! After a quick break for station identification, BeeJay tackles ALL of the major news that was released as part of Disney+ Day including Baymax, the live action Rescue Rangers, Agatha: House of Harkness, and the one show no one saw coming – X-Men ’97! From there the boys cap off their conversation with the things that are giving them life this month – their 1-UPs!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 275 :: Exploring The Multiverse Of What If…?

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Have you ever wondered what would happen if you had turned right instead of left? Maybe you think that things would have been better if you had made other choices. Every time you make a decision, the main timeline splinters and the multiverse expands even wider and The Watcher observes it ALL.

    Gobble gobble dear listeners! The leaves on the trees are changing colors and falling to the ground and the boys of Flame ON! have stepped through the looking glass to join The Watcher as he observes the multitudes of the multiverse in the latest release from the Marvel Cinematic (or Television) Universe on Disney+, the animated series What If…? The first season has wrapped and the boys have their thoughts. For the first round of discussion Beejay, Erik, and Pat chat about the things that they enjoyed from season one including the voice acting of some of the most well known actors from the films, the animation style, and of course, the jokes! After that, they dive into some of the aspects of season one that they felt could have been done differently or even things that they just didn’t enjoy including the lack of stories from outside of the MCU, the overarching storyline, and how quickly all of the stories collided. Before signing off, the boys do a quick round of storylines or topics they would love to see included in the second season of the multiverse shattering series when it returns to Disney+!

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