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Remember when we recommended books? remember how we rewrote the terrible book descriptions into things that actually represented what you were about to read? Well, this episode is just that! We turned it into a game, forcing each other to come up with book descriptions on the fly for our embarrassment and your enjoyment! remember to like share and subscribe.
I promise we start talking about the episode's main topic eventually, if you want to skip over all the perfection that is Redwall, Ping-Pong drugs and Wheel of Time bashing go to approx. the 21 mark. Today we discuss the books that changed the course of a genre, that added or reorganized or retold a story in such a unique way it changed the way we think about stories.  We also gave each other new writing prompts they are as follows: Stephen's prompt for Joel: I would like you to write a thriller that takes place at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station. It cannot be supernatural.  Joel's Prompt for Stephen: The dark one rose, the scholars and prophets scoured the countryside to find the foretold chosen one. Its now the last battle the forces of good and evil are fighting what could be Armageddon but everyone knows that no matter what heroics take place on the battlefield the outcome will be determined by the true fight between chosen hero and great evil. But… two chosen ones have shown up. They both fulfill every minute detail of the prophecies but the foresights also all agree that the final battle is to be one on one. The dark one is here how do you decide who to send out and fight.
We're back!!! Holidays took a lot longer than we planned and well we kinda forgot to record for a month. Inertia is a difficult piece of reality to overcome. Anyways we finally read our latest short stories and with no restraint on SPOLIERS discuss the Space Trilogy beginning with the Three Body Problem! As a reminder here are the prompts from over a month ago: Stephen's Prompt: Tell me about a normal event from a non-human pov (inanimate object, animal, alien, fairy, demon etc) in a way that makes it bizarre (humerus or horrifying) don't explain the event or what you the pov character are but give enough context for me to guess. Joel's Prompt: Write from the perspective of an AI tasked with creating paperclips as they slowly realize they are destroying the world that created them.
So today we're gonna talk about things that annoy us (What else is new) Book Tropes and Cliches and the best ways authors have avoided them. Also, we didn't read any more Out of The Silent Planet sry. But we do have new Writing Prompts!! Stephen's Prompt: Tell me about a normal event from a non-human pov (inanimate object, animal, alien, fairy, demon etc) in a way that makes it bizarre (humerus or horrifying) don't explain the event or what you the pov character are but give enough context for me to guess. Joel's Prompt: Write from the perspective of an AI tasked with creating paperclips as they slowly realize they are destroying the world that created them.
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113
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3
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2 days, 56 minutes
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