THE CHAMPION Episode #28

GFL commissioner Rob Froese informed Quentin that someone aboard the Touchback was sending messages to the Zoroastrian guild, messages that coincided with lethal terrorist attacks. To find this culprit, Frose embedded his assistant Whykor the Aware and reporter Yolanda Davenport aboard the Touchback, under the guise of doing a feature story on Quentin. As this off-the field drama plays out, the Krakens kicks off against the D’Oni Ceolocanths. Kopor the Climber is the starting fullback, to replace Becca Montagne, who has moved to 3rd-string QB. Can Kopor finally step up and give Quentin the pass protection he needs, or will the merciless Ceolocanth pass rush send Quentin to an early grave?

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FridayFix • Scott’s Tenth Anniversary of Podcasting

Believe it or not, Monday marks Scott’s 10th Anniversary of podcasting. We’re in Los Angeles for work today, so we met for an early breakfast in the hotel’s mostly empty restaurant. You’ll hear a few clinks of forks and one or two slurps, but hopefully not too bad.

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To celebrate the 10th, we’re giving away all of the Empty Set ebooks for the 24 hours of March 23 (in the Pacific Time Zone). And in that free bundle?  The first 50 pages of the rewrite of EARTHCORE. Awwww yeah.

Take a quick listen, then chime in and celebrate with us. Scott tells you how during this short ‘cast.Empty Set Celebrates!

From both of us, thank you for joining us on this journey.  It wouldn’t be the same without y’all.

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THE CHAMPION Episode #27

The Krakens were onboard the Touchback and about to punch out for a road game at New Whitok when the Regulator — flagship of the GFL — appeared. Quentin was ordered to his own quarters to meet with League Commissioner Rob Froese. The last time Froese was on the touchback, someone got busted for mods, and was never heard from again? What does Froese want this time?

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No post-story talky-talk this week!

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FridayFix • Top 5 Movie picks

This week the Lair of Døøm is a pit of drywall repair and construction. It’s been pretty distracting to say the least. And loud. It’s been very loud.

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So today we’re blowing off some steam and bringing you a fun, off-the-cuff discussion where Scott and A each pick their Top 5 Movies. No research, no internets to help us remember the details. Just right here, right now, what do each of our Top 5 Movies lists look like.
Top5What are your Top 5 Movie picks? What picks of ours made you cringe? Let us know in the comments below. And if you are amazed we missed your Number One Movie of All Time? Share with us, please, man.

SHOW NOTES:
• Robert Rodriguez’s Rebel Without A Crew
An Oral History of Swingers (the movie)

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THE CHAMPION Episode #26

The attack on Quentin and his teammates at the Neptune Net Colony almost ended in disaster. The team is shaken up, and some of the Krakens want answers. Quentin is the only one that knows Jonathan Sandoval was both Quentin’s rescuer, and now his blackmailer — threatening to tell the Creterakian Ministry of Religion about the true size of the Church of Quentin Barnes unless Quentin forks over a huge sum of money. Quentin can’t tell anyone, or Sandoval will rat him out, and the CMR will want Quentin dead. 

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This is a big fat episode, so there’s not talky talk after the episode.

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FridayFix • So You Wanna Be A Writer #2

Scott's tips on how to organize your research

“Hey, Sigler, how do you organize your research?” I get asked this all the time, and my answer is old-school — I use a big-ass binder. This video walks you through my process. Maybe it can help you be more efficient in your efforts. Now this isn’t the only way to organize research, but in the video I explain why it works for me.  Remember, kids — when it comes to writing there is no “correct answer.” Whatever works for you, works for you.

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THE CHAMPION Episode #25

The Krakens just defeated the Scarlet Fliers, pride of the Neptune Net Colony. Quentin promised John Tweedy that he would join the Tweedy brothers for a night on the town. Little does Quentin know that, for weeks, his every move has been watched by an agent of the Creterakian Ministry of Religion. Quentin and that agent are about to come face-to-face.

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No talky-talk after the episode, so listen, enjoy, and get on with yer day!

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THE CHAMPION Episode #24

The trade deadline is here, and the Krakens have made their moves. They stand undefeated at 4-0. As Kopor the Climber’s first game as the starting fullback is against the Neptune Scarlet Fliers, who are 2-1, and ready to knock off the defending Galaxy Bowl Champs.

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FridayFix • Burnout & how to deal

Thanks so much for the great feedback on these Inside Empty Set episodes. Nice to hear from y’all. This week, we’re talking about a demon recently haunting the Empty Set offices: burnout.

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No, not that kind of burnout ... On top of that, there’s also guilt for feeling burned out at a job you love and feel lucky to have.  Which … doesn’t help.

I’m was a little apprehensive to talk about this for those reasons and more, but I’m hoping y’all will bear with us and perhaps join the conversation.

Last, if you have comments about these or any of our other recent Inside Empty Set episodes, please drop them here or send me an email!

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THE CHAMPION Episode #23

Earlier in the year, the Krakens cut two players — the Ki lineman Gan-Ta-Kapil, and the Sklorno receiver Richfield. Richfield said she was heading out to see the universe and spread the word of the her “godling,” Quentin Barnes. In Episode #22, Becca Montagne and Danny Lundy executed a power play that would make that week’s tilt against the Yall Criminals her last as a fullback, meaning Kopor the Climber will have to get up to speed to become the team’s starter at that position. The Krakens beat the Criminals to move to 4-0 on the season.  Following the game, Quentin headed for the Ki Baths to clean up for the post-game press conference. 

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FridayFix • Gatekeepers vs. Goalies

Scott and I discuss “outsider art” and its correlation (if any) to the publishing business. We discuss the difference, if any, between a “writer” and an “aspiring writer.” We talk about the need (or uselessness) of a gatekeeper when it comes to the business of publishing.

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THE CHAMPION Episode #22

The Krakens are 3-and-0, but this week they face rivals in the Yall Criminals, led by former GFL MVP Rick Renaud. Following the away game at Coranadillana, this away game at Yall means the Krakens only have a day back at Ionath to take care of any business — and that business proves critical when Quentin’s agent shows up, demanding the Krakens make a trade.

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FridayFix • Can you separate Art from the Artist?

This week we take you inside a normal workday conversation here at the Empty Set Entertainment offices.

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The question we’re working out in this episode is if it’s possible to separate the artist from the art. Moreover, when the artist becomes a disappointment due to human failings, can you continue to enjoy works created prior to the fall?
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We discuss several entertainers: Michael Vick, Mel Gibson and Metallica. To varying degrees, their real-world behavior has changed the way we view them as people, as artists, and as entertainers.

What do you think?  Has reality shattered one of the most favorite, creations you’ve enjoyed through the years? Does real-world behavior influence your choices? Join the conversation in the comments below!

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THE CHAMPION Episode #21

The Krakens just defeated the Sheb Stalkers to move to 2-0 on the season. Nothing gets easier, though — the Krakens travel to Coranadillana Cloud Killers, a team against which Quentin has zero wins and three losses. In fact, they are the only Planet Division team he hasn’t beat. Can he finally get off the schnide?

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After the episode, Scott gives you an update on the EARTHCORE rewrite.

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THE CHAMPION Episode #20

Gredok the Splithead offered to give Quentin’s sister Jeanine an apartment in the Krakens Building, an offer that Quentin accepted. Since returning from her rescue, though, he has seen little of her. John Tweedy was a part of that rescue, So, too was HeavyG lineman Michael Kimberlin, who wants to know more about Quentin’s relationship with Petra Prawatt.

On the gridiron, the Krakens won their Week One regular season opener against the Isis Ice Storm. Ionath dives right into Week 2, when they host the Sheb Stalkers, also 1-0, in a cross-divisional matchup.

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