Catching Up – Catlike Reflexes #39

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Not pictured: Our new theme song.

Not pictured: Our new theme song.

We’re back!
(Again)

After another short hiatus, the PodCats are back and they’re comin’ atchya!  In today’s episode, we talk about where we’ve been, what we’ve been up to, what games we’ve been playing and at one point Nahanni has a pizza delivered on the air.

And we got a new theme song!

Podcats:  Brendan, Bryan, Derek, Jay, Juanita, Nahanni.

Free Crap! – Catlike Reflexes #30

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It's to make up for the one they'll eventually lose to diabetes.

It’s to make up for the leg they’ll eventually lose to diabetes.

In this episode, the PodCats discuss promotional giveaways, such as from fast-food restaurants to Comic Cons.  As always, some are better than others.

PodCats: Derek Howard
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: sexdrugsandrockandroll by The Easton Ellises.

Speed Runs and Charity Marathons – Catlike Reflexes #29

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Wait, we can go diagonal?

Wait, we can go diagonal?

In this episode, Derek and Bryan discuss video game speed runs and online charity marathons like Games Done Quick and Desert Bus.

PodCats: Derek Howard
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: A Thousand and Five by Warped.

Nauseating Experiences – Catlike Reflexes #28

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"Gabe won't release Half-Life 3 until I do!"

“Gabe won’t release Half-Life 3 until I do!”

Is it the spicy pizza?  The flu?  Why is it so hot in here?  At first you think it’s just your imagination, but then you slowly realize to your horror… It’s the game.

Many people find certain games and movies difficult to experience, be it because of shaky cameras, left-handedness, or their inability to reconcile the Uncanny Valley of Kevin Spacey’s face in CoD.

In this week’s episode, the PodCats discuss some of their own experiences with these phenomena, and offer a tip or two to the those in need.

PodCats: Nahanni Born, Derek Howard, Juanita Wootton-Radko
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: king kong by Phon’éthique.

Web Comic Rundown – Catlike Reflexes #27

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Just add a sarcastic animal and we've got a hit on our hands!

Just add a sarcastic animal and we’ve got a hit on our hands!

On today’s episode, the PodCats discuss some of their favourite web comics (and a few non-web comics).  But first, an lengthy report on a trip to the sewage treatment plant!

PodCats: Nahanni Born, Derek Howard, Juanita Wootton-Radko
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: Binary Jump by wRadion.

Death of Beloved Characters – Catlike Reflexes #24

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"Dammit!  I've been calling her Dasha all this time!"

“Dammit! I’ve been calling her Dasha all this time!”

As writers develop characters, those characters can sometimes become very dear to devoted fans.  Sometimes those characters have to die, either for emotional weight or contract negotiations.

On today’s episode, the PodCats discuss some notable character deaths and some that effected them personally.

PodCats: Derek Howard, Brendan Main
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: Between the Cradle and the Grave by Heifervescent.

Cosplay Conventions – Catlike Reflexes #23

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Also Ron Jeremy.

Also Ron Jeremy.

In last week’s podcast, Bryan gave us all his impressions of Niagara Falls Comic Con 2015.  He also had a few choice words for certain cosplayers.  PodCat Derek has a rebuttal to those comments in this episode where we also discuss cosplay etiquette and what it means to be Power Girl.

Host: Bryan Piitz
PodCat: Derek Howard

Music: Get Your Kicks on Future 86 by Blue Wave Theory.

Growing Up Geek – Catlike Reflexes #21

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"I want to be Han Solo, awesome space pirate." "And I want to be Robin, Batman's....pet, I guess?"

“I want to be Han Solo, awesome space pirate.”
“And I want to be Robin, Batman’s….pet, I guess?”

When did you know that you were a nerd?  Was it a harsh epiphany, or a slow realization?  Growing up on the geek side of things can be awesome or torturous depending on your point of view.  On this episode, the PodCats discuss what it means to Grow up Geek, or if it even means anything at all.

PodCats: Podcats: Nahanni Born, Derek Howard.
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: Wish You Were Here by The.madpix.project.

Marry, Date or Dump? – Catlike Reflexes #20

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Or, "Annunciation, Mastication or Elimination?"

Or, “Annunciation, Mastication or Elimination?”

In this week’s episode (our twentieth!) we play a little game of  “Marry, Date or Dump?” The game presents you with three people, and the contestants have to rank them according to the three categories.

Example: Captain Picard, Captain Nemo, Cap’n Crunch.  “I would date Captain Picard because he’s sexy, date Captain Nemo because he can afford a submarine, and dump Cap’n Crunch because I’m lactose intolerant.”

Aaaaand, go!

PodCats: Podcats: Nahanni Born, Derek Howard.
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: Nothing New by Devon Elizabeth.