Co-hosts Tad and Aleks share stories with each other and "interview" others about the endless shenanigans we or our guests have experienced as well as going back and forth about various nerd topics. Everything from nearly being arrested outside of a comic shop, going to PAX, shutting down Neopets, absolutely terrible MOBAs, filming and acting in three feature length indie films, dreams with legitimate sequels, and even more asinine stories.
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Aleks covers what remains of the epic of Gilgamesh. Or as I like to call it, THE STORY OF TWO MEN. THEY ARE BURLY. THEY WILL DO WHAT YOU WANT. THEIR BODIES ARE STRONG BUT THE BOND OF THEIR FRIENDSHIP IS EVEN STRONGER. GILGAMESH AND ENKIDU BROS 4 LIFE.
Emotionally damaged people causing harm to themselves and those they love. No not Homestuck, it's Neon Genesis Evangelion!
Watch along with Joe and Tad as we cover one of the most influential animated series of all time starting with the original TV series.
Aleks and Tad take you, our eagle eyed listener, to Kuzco and the Inca empire. Aleks weaves his own quipo regarding Francisco Pizarro and his bizarro friendship with Atahualpa. Oh and something about a lost city of gold.
Welcome to Rt 413 aka The Homestuck Highway. Keep an eye on the signs to stay on route. Or maybe not. What is a road sign? Are they canon? Are they real? I sure don't know! I'm being metatextual and subversive!
Tad and Aleks are back at it again. Running the mics (as we call it within our community) is just like started up Killer Instinct for SNES after not playing for 20 years and going ULTRA. EZ as pie.
Aleks lectures Korean history while Tad asks for pizza recommendations.
"We answer the small insignificant stupid questions that no one else has the GUTS to answer."
This episode we talk about Dragonball Z Carnivals, Tasty Cakes, Jiffy the Giraffe, custom mixing energy drinks, Radical Larry, the horrifying Deus Ex world we live in, smiles, American social credit, and other Stupid Questions.
"We answer the small insignificant stupid questions that no one else has the GUTS to answer."
This episode we talk about efficient goose suicide methods, edutainment, inbred plants, gros michel bananas, toilet paper economics, dating advice for incels, the city of Cusco and other Stupid Questions.
Tad takes a step back as Aleks goes through the art of killing his annoying anime friends in the long running and totally unknown to me RPG series SMT. Specifically SMT 4 Apocalypse. Ready your fedoras.
Only one more year until 2019! We kick off our 2019 celebrations early with a prequel episode to the podcast sensation that will be sweeping the nation next year. Look forward to the 2019 round up but for now treat yourself with our LMTYA year in review for 2018.
Tad and Aleks discuss how Toby Fox created Undertale/Deltarune and his use of leitmotifs in storytelling. A retrospective on Undertale shows where it succeeded and where it fell short game design-wise. We also cover what we believe Deltarune is all about and go a bit into music theory.
Smash Bros Ultimate has leaked out for data-miners and the possibility of Steve Minecraft DLC hangs above us all like a guillotine. In other news Aleks speaks of The Walmart Tower and we talk about the dumb stuff we've been up to since October.
On this episode of Guest Boyz we have two undiscovered Youtube talents by the names of 8-Bit Brody and Dumbest of All Worlds. Both criminally unknown the the high quality stuff they make I thought it would be fun to have them on the show to talk about what its like before you 'make it' as a youtuber.
Aleks and I talk about the advantages and disadvantages of a physical TCG game and a digital version. I also talk about the three features a digital card game cannot replicate that are easily done in any physical card game.
Who is Andrew Hussie and how exactly did he go about writing Homestuck? Tad takes a deep dive into Hussie's writing techniques and the plot skeleton of Homestuck as he picks apart what he believes is 'the original story.'
Homestuck #4 is kicking my butt so we've got a bonus episode with "official 24-year old boomers" Aleks and Matt as we crack open our respective sips and rev up our mowers to talk about old-school MMOs.
Tad and Dan from Revival: A Dungeons and Dragons Realplay Podcast are back for some DM Tips and Tricks in another DM Workshop. This time we're building a One-Shot adventure from a the ground up. We're starting with some vague ideas and a half baked plot to show how to create the framework for a great session.
Episode Zero of a new side podcast called HENSHIN HOMIES! This is a general overview of what Kamen Rider is before we start the show proper for this weird Power Rangers thing.
Alba from TnA w/ T&A (And A) will be my co-host starting with Kamen Rider W!
This was the year of the Samurai at E3 2018 and the honorable Tad-san and Aleks-chan go over a shortlist of the games shown during this years E3 and take some BIG MOODS on The Last of Us 2 and Death Stranding.
In this episode us ~Bros~ talk about the Pewdiepie's anime redemption arc. Pewdiepie is a pretty smalltime youtuber with about 70 million subscribers. Real low key like Markiplier, JackSepticEye, and a bunch that i'm too old to know about in my early 20s. Most people know PewDiePie from his survival horror lets plays and the screeching face cam, however he's changed greatly since 2011 into producing genuinely entertaining and well made videos.
Tarantino's third feature film Jackie Brown stars Pam Grier as an Mexican airline attendant who becomes deeply entangled with the local crime syndicate. As the movie plays out it becomes increasingly unclear exactly who is playing who on the hunt for $500,000.
Aleks and Tad talk about THUNDERCATS ROAR and the pros & cons of the 'CalArts' style of modern cartoons. Aleks gives Tad a quick rundown on OK KO! and Tad accidentally opens the door for Aleks to scream about Steven Universe for 40 minutes. Whoops.
Joe finally sits my happy ass down to watch a movie I've been missing for a while by the name of 'Taxi Driver.' I actually had a chance to watch this movie in theaters but opted for 'The Martian in 3D.' Let's find out if I made the right decision.
Aleks and Tad dive into the slot machine company (we think?) called Daito Music and how they have crafted a world and cast of characters that, despite the language barrier, have managed to touch our hearts.
Also Aleks makes a fake identity.
Back after a break and boisterious as ever it's ya Noyz BoyZ Tad and Aleks! We update n'yall on what we've been up to and talk about space truckstops, weddings, and not a single Overwatch mention! Also we're going to EVO 2018 to get ourselves decimated (which means to take away 1/10 of something for your future reference)
Aleks tells Tad all about the little pink powerball, Kirby! We go over what makes Kirby enjoyable and a short chronology of the main series and the steps each has taken in adding on to the Kirby formula.
Extray! Extray! Read all about it! 9 months after the first Act Hiveswap is once again in trouble! Viz Media acquires Homestuck! All these headlines and more brought to you by LMTYA Publishers, only 25 cents!
With the announcement of Super Smash Bros for Switch (aka 5mash aka Sma5h aka 5ma5h) Aleks and Tad put their little Jiren minds together to make a 8v8 bracket between three tiers of potential Smash Bros characters.
In this weeks LMTYA Aleks revisits one of his favorite games and its recently released sequel/remake/re-imagining Yume Nikki: Dream Diary. Aleks gives a brief overview of both games and we talk about two prevailing theories (and a few of our own).
Join Tad and Joe as they watch the #1 TV thriller of all time. Twin Peaks follows the investigation of 17 year old high schooler Laura Palmer's murder and the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death. The town of Twin Peaks holds many mysteries and connections betwixt the townsfolk and its up to sherrif Truman and FBI agent Dale Cooper to unravel the secrets of this sleepy mountain town.
With the release of Dragonball FighterZ and an influx of people new to the fighting game genre, Dan (from Revival fame) hops on the show to talk about how to not suck. We go over what makes a fighting game, the mindset needed to succeed in the genre (enjoy your losses!) and most importantly why fighting games are fun. We cover proper training mode techniques and attitudes to help a player learn the ins and outs of the genre and expediate their journey from scrub to expert.
Joe along with local radioman Ryan Ziegler talk about the original blockbuster Jaws. A longer than usual episode with a lot of joe moments (or joements as we call them) and a lot of behind the scenes information about the production of Jaws.
The Boyz ignore the itching at the back of their minds about the possibility of total global annihilation by talking about their favorite videogame soundeffects and cutscenes! And don't forget about the variety of mobile games to occupy your attention when you stray from your current task. We also talk about the ANGRIEST we've ever been at a game. A lot of different emotions in this episode.
The first and probably last Adam Sandler movie to make the Best Boyz list, Punch-Drunk Love! Funnyman Adam Sandler plays his usual socially awkward and bottled-up character but placed into a typical Rom-Com setup that results in an incredibly interesting film.
Aleks and Tad talk about Dragonball Z and our experiences with the best "cartoon" on TV (circa early 2000s). We go over our favorite parts of the series and express what we love, and what we hate about Z, GT, and Super.
Secondary fans, tribal mentalities, stick and stones with some hurtful words thrown in. Tad and Aleks talk about the 'fandom' mentality and its impact on modern media both good and bad. We go over the 'Xies' secondaries and how they impacted both Homestuck and other modern media projects.
We decided it would be a lot of fun to go through the recently released "Official Extended Zodiac" to determine our True Sign and more important, our official Homestuck Aspects!
Also we go off on a few tangents about being a time warlord.
This week Aleks and Tad talk about loot boxes and their sudden presence in both multiplayer and singleplayer games. We go from the alleged first instance of a lootbox system in a videogame up to the current EA Battlefront 2 controversy. Are loot boxes always terrible? Is there a proper way to use them or will they always be a bad idea?
The second of four episodes detailing Tad's experience and views on Homestuck, the comic that ruined his life. Episode two covers the generalized story across Act 5.1 and 5.2 and we arrive to where Aleks was reading right alongside Tad.
Tad and Joe finally watch the first of the Alien series one of the largest scifi movie franchises ever. We talk about the history of the movie, the fantastic artstyle, and how much scarier the Xenomorph would have been if they used the screen test version.
Tad and Joe go over David Lynch's first movie Eraserhead a 90 minute nightmare that never ends about the horrors of child rearing (maybe) the apocalyptic future (maybe) or possibly chickens (probably).
Funny Games (US) is a (mostly) shot for shot remake of a German film of the same name and same director Michael Haneke. Funny Games tells the story of a grim and gritty Undertale AU where evil papyrus and Sans find ways to entertain themselves, mostly through home invasion.
We JUST missed the TF2 update for this Patreon sponsored BONUS BOYZ but before Halloween we've got a SPOOKY NOYZ BOYZ in which we complain about Free 2 play robot mmos, Aleks shocks me into silence with his horrible Cuphead opinions, and we share some Trick or Treat stories.
Its finally here! The first of four episodes detailing Tad's experience and views on Homestuck, the comic that ruined his life. Episode one is a general cover of Homestuck so the average listener can at least try and understand what the fuck is covered in the future episodes and as a quick rundown of the main plotline of the comic.
Episode two of the patreon Bonus Boyz segment. This month we have Robert Lake of Homestuck fame on board to discuss what it was like to work on Homestuck's music alongside the author and the rest of the music team. Also, his work pre and post homestuck.
A film based on the manga/book written by Koushun Takami, Battle Royale is a story about a facist Japanese government who kidnap a group of "troublesome youths" and force them to fight to the death on a deserted island. Basically it's a total ripoff of the hunger games :^)
Darkest Dungeon was a game Tad had his eye on for a very long time despite Aleks' repeated warnings. Wrapped up in the games setting and immersive gameplay Tad was subject to horrors beyond comprehension. Are we just two scrublords or are there legitimate problems with the game design?
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We thought it would be interesting to show how the same mind that thinks of wacky kid cartoons about pink sand golems can use that same cinematography and worldbuilding for a much darker use.
Season finale of Aleks' Dream Series with probably one of the most fucked up dreams I've ever heard. Its not for the light of heart. But theres also Will smith in a Wal-Mart coat rack! So feel free to drop out after that.
Dahmer and Cavestory, Gacy and Fez, Andrei Chikatilo and Yookah Laylee!
Back by popular demand its TheRealJoeBuck! This time around we talk about our favorite serial killers and of course, indie games!
Old friend of the show GeePM joins Tad, Michael, and Daniel as we reminisce about the good ol' days of Gookshot and Mario Retardy. Also how they drove to Florida to go to Universal Studios and it was a fucking terrible idea!
Take a time machine with us as we travel to the far back world of 2012 and The Homestuck Adventure Game Kickstarter: Hiveswap! A breakdown of what exactly happened to make this the worst kickstarter of all time.
Brian Murphy aka "Bob" from the Shadowrun and Dragon Dildos episode tells us about how he learned to play a Naruto fighting game purely out of spite and the intent to piss off Naruto fans. And also make some cash money.
Another roleplaying based episode this week as DJ, his brother Deadeye, Gonzales, and myself entertain you with a provocative tale of one girl and her crippling dragon dildo obsession almost ruining a shadowrun RPG campaign.