Erik and Zane with friend of the show Rob Cunningham! In the twelfth episode of the internet’s least ambitious podcast, a childhood friend swings by the Pure Mood HQ to discuss his recent trip to ECCC. Star Wars as re-enacted by Hermes and Invader Zim, the misadventures of Adam West and Burt Ward, the friendliness of Tim Sale…all this and more! Of course, there’s plenty of tangents into STARGATE, continuity and other pointless points of discussion! You can stream the show here, or subscribe on iTunes (and leaving a review would be a great help!).
It’s a triple threat of BUTTON MASHING this week! First up, Zane gives some extended (and more fanboyish) thoughts on the new TOMB RAIDER, which, honestly you guys, could have used more tombs to raid. Rob extends praise on FIRE EMBLEM AWAKENING for the 3DS, which offers not only tactical RPG at it’s finest, but also customizable character creation. Then, it’s Erik;s turn to talk about the multi-coloned CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW: MIRROR OF FATE. It’s a solid action-adventure platformer, but it’s almost…too easy. With the help of whips that have incredible reach and mythological Gods blocking enemy attacks, it’s hard to find any challenge to the game. Still, Erik likes it more than it sounds like he did, and he really ends up talking about KID ICARUS UPRISING more than anything.
BOOKS WITHOUT PICTURES
Erik makes a rare journey into the world of non-fiction! Jon Ronson’s LOST AT SEA is an appropriate read for any man-child still finding himself reading comics and collecting toys (guilty as charged!) – factual stories about those that just didn’t fit into the society we’ve built up, from Juggalo’s to lower-class workers swamped in credit card debt. It’s an entertaining and sometimes illuminating read. Then, Rob offers his thoughts on John Scalzi’s OLD MAN’S WAR, a fun sci-fi book for fans of war stories and dystopian fiction.
Thanks for listening, and a special thanks to @RobJWCunningham for joining us! Remember, if you’d like to hear your question/comment read on the show, just e-mail us at thepuremood [at] gmail [dot] com or leave a comment on the site! You can also tweet us @thepuremood or @manwitnovoice, and check us out at tumblr with the same handles. That’s it for this week’s show, we’ll see you in seven days time for THE PURE MOOD PODCAST #13!