After musing about Gentle Giant, lost albums, and progressive rock at large, I read chapter sixteen: "Hunting and Gathering." Addie finally finds herself in comfortable territory--but Nate's reaction leaves her baffled.
Addie finally can't avoid talking to Bradley -- whose demeanor has changed in baffling ways. Meanwhile, Duc need help foraging for dinner, Nate is a traitorous bastard, and Tristan (whose feelings are undoubtedly hurt) is nowhere to be found...
Also, two things: be good role models, and fucking vote.
In today's episode, I wax poetic about family, old-fashioneds, differences, similarities, and good old-fashioned wedding dance party bashes. Hold your loved ones close, you guys, because your time with them is precious.
In this week's chapter (14!) of NO DRAGONS PRESS: A High Fantasy Fiction Podcast, Addie learns a little bit about wilderness helping. She's kind of miserable, but also kind of happy as hell, not that she's about to tell Nate that. Then, they run into the boyfriend she just can't escape, and it looks like The Talk is finally about to happen...or is it?
You know that feeling when you're traveling and you know you're running out of weed, but your nerves are so fried that you forget all about conservation mode and just try to enjoy yourself the best you can?
Yeah, so does Addie. (This episode of NO DRAGONS PRESS: A High Fantasy Fiction Podcast is definitely one for the stoners.)
In today's chapter, Addie takes a quick marijuana break to soothe her scrambled mind and try to find some calm. Which is, of course, immediately broken--but for what turns out to be a very good reason.
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This week, absolute chaos ensures with episode twelve of No Dragons Press, A HIGH FANTASY Fiction Podcast. It's the second part of my interview with Emily Ruf, and things get a little silly after a couple beers. In addition to delving more into the art behind our illustrated fiction series, we get real with character sketches, drop some Kevin Costner into the conversation (what can we say, we're suckers for The Postman), and master the art of the awkward goodbye.
We also pick up the story with Tristan trying to make sense of whatever crazy portal he's built...and the fact that the hardware didn't make the trip. Meanwhile, Addie has to deal with her past demons -- and one in particular that she's been trying to escape.
In today's episode, Addie and the rest of the gang find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings. But Tristan, whose giant metal contraption had brought them there in the first place, doesn't quite know what to do next...
This episode also includes part 1 of an interview with Maggie Gibbs and Emily Ruf (stay tuned for part 2 of the interview next week), in which the creators discuss important things like beer, Harry Potter, VHS players, and what it's like to collaborate on the Weekly Illustrated Fiction bonkers stoner fantasy adventure that is No Dragons Press.
In today's episode of No Dragons Press: A HIGH FANTASY Fiction Podcast, Addie gets a peek of Tristan's mysterious basement laboratory. But nothing---not even after driving around for a while---can prepare her for the strange contraption Tristan has built...and the mere idea of what it might be for makes her quite certain she isn't high enough for this.
Last week, Addie went downstairs into the No Dragons Press offices to grab something---until she heard a noise and ran upstairs to see what was going on, and got a face full of guns.
Today we pick up where we left off, and we not only learn how appropriate the chapter title is; we also learn just how much Addie doesn't know about the people she's closest to. She's really starting to learn that everyone has secrets, especially the people we don't necessarily expect secrets from.
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Addie heads down into the No Dragons Press building to look for a missing box of submissions. What she finds in the empty offices under Nate's apartment is surprising...but what she finds when she heads back up to rejoin the meeting (namely three huge fuck-off guns) shocks her to her very core.
On the bluffs overlooking the town below, smoking a bowl, in her own private sanctuary (her car), listening to classic rock and gathering her nerves, Addie finally makes a choice: she's done with Bradley. She's definitely breaking up with him. Right? But by the time Addie reaches the No Dragons Press offices, her confidence has dwindled along with the elevation, and even Nate's cheerful smile and Tristan's eccentricities can't shake her out of her funk. But Addie's ennui won't last long. Soon, she will learn that a simple thing like leaving the room to retrieve a box of submissions has the potential to change the course of her life forever...
Things are going well for Addie on her first day on the job, but trying to learn the secret codes Tristan can apparently perceive has her looking for a secluded place a pack a one-hitter and relax for a while.
But when Addie runs into her coworker Nate -- doing the exact same thing -- she learns a few things anyway: that Tristan's connection to the Press isn't what she'd thought, that Nate turns out to be an excellent smoking companion, and that the neighborhood is a little more active than she first thought . . . just like her imagination.
Don't miss No Dragons Press: A HIGH FANTASY Adventure Episode Three: "Addie Sneaks a Smoke"!
After being briefly thrown off-guard by the bearded lumberjack who suddenly appears at No Dragons Press, dimpling, Addie has her game face on. And when the conversation turns to anonymous submissions, secret messages, and hidden codes, she finds herself riveted by the story of Dardanus and his unsolicited manuscripts.
But why is Tristan acting so weird about the messages? Why isn't he being more forthcoming about the code...and what's he hiding in his high-security basement laboratory?
What started as the strangest job interview of all time only gets stranger as the mysteries pile up in No Dragons Press: A HIGH FANTASY Adventure: Book One, Episode One: Addie Meets a Lumberjack.