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The Specter Show 026: Underneath the Skin

There is a little bit about the BuJoRPG (well, about half the show, actually), talk about where the Greatest Show is headed (complete with explanation!), a bit about what I’d like to do with THIS show, sumo talk (not what you think it is), and more about the serial fiction for Emerald Specter.com!

Host: DJ Allen
Intro Music: The Idea of You by Nine Inch Nails (from Not the Actual Events)
Outtro Music: The Perfect Drug by Nine Inch Nails
Intro Lead in: Dirk Manning

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Schedule of the Greatest Show 2017/2018 Season

Welcome to the official schedule of the 2017/2018 Season of the Greatest Show.

We are moving to a seasonal format with an attempt to be invigorated and energized each and every episode without wondering whether or not “tonight isn’t going to have a show.” We are trying to organize so that every host is on at least once a month and more can be heard about this on the 26th episode of the Specter Show (due out this Thursday, as of this posting).

This schedule will be updated periodically (and/or re-released) to include new information (hosts that should be in attendance, guests, or topics of the show for that particular episode). Check back for more or keep an eye out for repostings.

Dates with no show are included to show a “week by week” account of the normal running of the Greatest Show. These days will be in red.

September 9, 2017: Rose City Comic Con, expected guest Miss Miniver!
September 16, 2017
September 23, 2017: expected guest Brandi from Gamerstable!
September 30, 2017: expected guest Jon Cabral!
October 7, 2017
October 14, 2017: expected guest Dan from Fear the Boot!
October 21, 2017
October 28, 2017: Halloween and Geekdom
November 4, 2017
November 11, 2017
November 18, 2017
November 25, 2017
December 2, 2017
December 9, 2017
December 16, 2017
December 23, 2017
December 30, 2017
January 6, 2018
January 13, 2018
January 20, 2018
January 27, 2018
February 3, 2018
February 10, 2018
February 17, 2018
February 24, 2018
March 3, 2018
March 10, 2018
March 17, 2018
March 24, 2018
March 31, 2018
April 7, 2018
April 14, 2018
April 21, 2018
April 28, 2018
May 5, 2018
May 12, 2018
May 19, 2018

You will notice there are 28 episodes, where normally there could have (or likely, would have) been 37. There are a couple of “one off” episodes sandwiched between two weekends off, this is unavoidable due to how we determined the scheduling. The longest run of the show is 9 episodes, from the start of the 2017/2018 Season right up until November. Most runs are 4 weeks long, but there is a varied number.

We may consider changing the dates up a bit for the 2018/2019 Season, depending on when we return to the air. That will be determined towards the end of this Season and we’ll see where we go from there.

Emerald Specter 48: We Are Still Here

A new graphic for a new era. Welcome back to the Emerald Specter column on Emerald Specter.com!

With the release of the BuJoRPG to the world through bulletjournal.com, I received an uptick in traffic. One would expect such things, especially through a charged creative community like bullet journaling. That said, I had gotten a ping on Patreon, which I’d all but given up on, and I have decided to update the Patreon page and keep that going, now, meaning we’ll be re-adding the link to the Patreon page again to the side bar.

There is a lot I wanted to mention in a lot of different places. Primarily, I was looking to get some writing done and one of the things I hadn’t initially considered was writing a column. Sometimes I forget to write a column, which is funny, since I had a plan on writing this column up to edition 50 and then resurrecting the SpecterFit column anew. That has not fallen by the wayside, as I am going to renew my dedication to getting this site back to where I had it going in the first place… forward.

I will be talking more about my own personal fandoms. YouTube will become a more important part of Emerald Specter.com, as well. I have both the “old” Emerald Specter Channel (hereafter referred to as Channel 2), as well as the new Emerald Specter Channel (hereafter referred to as Channel 1). Those who are observant will note that Channel 1 is completely empty as of this post… that’s because we’re getting ready to content the hell out of it… be patient, Channel 2 is still there.

SpecterFit will return as promised. If you’re just joining us, the column is about getting fit, doing more fitness, learning about nutrition, and all that to include weightlifting or bodybuilding. I’m jumping back on my fitness bandwagon and that will result in all kinds of wonderful content.

Maybe this website will turn into a “digital bullet journal” for the site? I doubt there is a plugin for WordPress that would accommodate that, so let’s not speculate down that road too far.

I’ve mentioned on the Specter Show about my intent to create a story around No Man’s Sky (the game). There is a nice little story in there, but I wanted to expand on the options I had by creating a bigger narrative that I thought would be interesting to follow. Some of the content would be live streamed, with my wife and I being “pseudo-in character” for the broadcast, but another tale can be told in a far more edited fashion as well. I can either tell the same story or tell two different stories, but I think the same story would be easier to go with for my inaugural venture into this type of storytelling. There is a big update coming (in the form of Waking Titan), so I’ll be holding off on developing this until that comes out… knowing what new options I’ll have may take the story in a special direction. Time will tell, of course.

Where is the content that was promised from the other hosts of the Greatest Show? Great question, because I am also wondering about that. Kevin is apparently still waiting on others to join his group, Metal Jesus hasn’t gotten to where he wants to be for a show, Bob is working most of the time (I’ve got an idea for Bob that I’ll be sharing with him in the next couple of days), Rachel said she’d be podcasting on her own channel (and that hasn’t happened at all), and that’s where I am at the moment. Who knows when any of that will start, since I’m the only one creating content actively at the moment, I guess I’ll worry about myself.

The Greatest Show will be returning on September 9 and I’m pretty certain we have our first guest locked and loaded for that broadcast. After that, I’m still working on other guests to come on board… my initial idea was to get other podcasts, YouTube shows hosts, and bloggers to come on to “cross pollinate” our audiences a bit. That has resulted in zero responses, even to people who initially said “we’ll get back to you.”

Really, when?

So, I’ve decided to spread the options out a bit (of which I discuss on the 25th Specter Show)… with luck, we’ll get some hits and see where we can go with the show.

Lastly, I’m going to start scheduling things. I want to start working out again, I want to set up a regular writing schedule, I want to make sure this/these columns come out on a regular basis again, and I want the podcasts to continue being a regular thing at a regular time on a regular basis. Since I have a bullet journal, I think that I need to get my act together a lot more than I already have to get things moving forward on this site…

Welcome to the new age of Emerald Specter.com… we are still here.

The Greatest Show 135: Two People Don’t Want to Kill You

The audio from the video show!

DJ, Tricia, Metal Jesus, Kevin Couick, Rachel, and Saurabh (who drops in for most of the show) talk about stabbings, Stormblood for FFXIV, danger on public transit and listen in for which game gives Saurabh a boner when he thinks about it.

The Greatest Show 134: He was Also the Danish Girl

DJ (the Emerald Specter), Tricia, Metal Jesus, and guest star Quinny from the Periodic Table of Awesome discuss a hole host of topics. Just scratching the surface, the talk was about Watchmen, Jupiter Ascending, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 & 2, retro gaming, bullet journals, and that is just the tip of the iceberg!

If you want to listen or watch a Greatest Show with some meat and of high quality, this is the place to start!

Quinny can be found at www.theperiodictableofawesome.com!

The Greatest Show 133: We Have Lens Flare

DJ, Tricia, Kevin, Metal, Rachel, and a little bit of Maya talk about BuJoRPG, bullet journaling, Wuxia web novels, Doctor Who, Hulu’s terrible new AppleTV app, and some cosplay!

The Greatest Show 132: Three of Us On Tonight

Yes, the audio version of the video show has arrived! Lion Forge Comics, DC, Watchmen, Game of Thrones, and gaming are just a few of the topics!