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Now displaying: October, 2020

Smash Fiction is a debate-style comedy podcast in which a rotating cast of nerds argue on behalf of their chosen fictional characters. Only one can win!

Oct 25, 2020

This episode originally aired as the Patreon bonus episode for July 2019. The original description follows:

So I really wanted this song to turn out super country but then I started going through effects for my keyboard and guitar and...I got lost in space.  So. Many. Synthesizers.  For inspiration, I basically just listened to Mordin vs. Spock and ctrl + F'd our episode summaries for the word "space."  There was a lot of material.  My lyrics make no sense just like my Space Judge persona.  Also, the inexplicable train whistle.  Why...
 
For the actual music writing side of it, this song has a LOT of tracks.  Two vocal tracks, four guitar tracks, one drum track, and three synth tracks.  Space is pretty big so the song needed to be too!  The more I think about it, this song goes through a billion different genres.  My voice and acoustic guitar are desperately screaming "THIS IS COUNTRY" but everything else screams "THIS IS A ROCK CONCERT IN SPACE" and honestly, I think I am OK with that and I hope you are too.
 
-Liz
 
Lyrics:
 
*Space Judge*
 
I am the Space Judge,
And I cross all worlds in search of the dumb.
My favorite thing to argue about,
is how I would punch you out.
*Ah shit I'm supposed to be the judge, dammit!*
 
You'll see me coming from outer space,
to render judgment in a case,
No matter who it is or what they are,
But they all should be set in space.
 
Space fights, space jokes
Space plights, space blokes
I wish my car was a battlestar
'cause I could go so far off the deep end
INTO SPACE.
 
*Space Judge, I am the Space Judge*
 
*Train whistle*
 
Yeah, that was my ship's horn, be jealous.
 
My other hosts have judged from space,
and they kept up my lightning pace.
 
But I am the Space Judge.
It's where I get my fix,
And play my greatest tricks.
Don't worry, just trust me, it won't be that bad.
 
Maybe.
Oct 11, 2020

After recording Smash Fiction episode 139 (The Shadow vs. The Phantom vs. Darkman vs. Dick Tracy), Claire, Dan, MeganBob, and Miles decided to have a brief but in-depth conversation about the experience of watching some of the weirdest films to emerge from the 90s. Enjoy this rare chance to listen to our hosts not scream at each other as we chat about bizarre characters, unfortunate creative decisions, and--strangest of all--stuff we actually kind of liked about these movies.

As a side note, at one point Claire shares a video link with us so we can watch a pretty perplexing ad from the era. Here's the link if you'd like to watch along with us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZO-Gf2_J4s

Oct 4, 2020

Sometimes when we have to take a break mid-recording, magical things happen. In this case we were treated to an impromptu piece of live theater courtesy of Liz and a host of dragon sound effects.

Gather round for a tale of dragons, divisible hearts, Draco Malfoy, and how cool gold is!

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