Thursday, December 30, 2021

OUR ADVENTURE CONTINUES 001 - A LACKLUSTER START


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This strip was originally published on January 22, 2013 over at www.ouradventurecontinues.com



Once Harold and I realized that we couldn't keep up with the breakneck speed of Variety Smack, we took a step back and thought about what we wanted to do moving forward.

In the end we decided to reboot the strip with a new name and new comics.

And so I present to you, the first comic from the new strip called Our Adventure Continues.

The thing that I love most about this strip is that, despite the fact that Harold and I have never actually been in the same room with each other, this is pretty much how we decided back then that we were gonna do a web comic together. There was no planning, nothing was scheduled out, no outlines, we just had a very basic idea and we just ran with it.

Harold and I would come up with the ideas for the strips, I'd do most of the writing, and Harold would do the art.

I'd help with flatting and at one point I lettered the strips, but Harold did all the line work and shading and all that as well as most of the lettering.

All in all we did close to 100 strips, but then life, as often happens, closed in on us and we realized we just didn't have the time to really continue with the strip.

And, if I'm being completely honest, and I think I am, while we'd get the occasional feedback, we didn't get a lot, which makes one feel like either no one was reading them, or if they were, they weren't enjoying them.

But recently, Harold and I have been talking about the possibility of bringing the strip back, because, again, if I'm being honest, I think we both rather miss it.

In other words, if you want Harold and I to get the band back together and create more comic strip fun, please say so by leaving a comment below.   

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

JUST ANOTHER FANBOY 220.5 - THE SEASON SIX TRAILER!



Here it is, folks, the trailer for Season 6 of Just Another Fanboy.

Episode 1 of Season 6 lands next week on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Find the episode now on:

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or anywhere you get podcasts!

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More stuff:

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The theme song used is this episode was written and performed for the podcast by Derek Neibarger of Atomic Zombie Records.

Want to help support the show? You can do that in a number of ways:

First, just spread the word. Tell a friend, tell two friends, tell your father, mother, sister, brother, neighbor, coworker, plumber, and even the guy or girl who cuts your hair.

Beyond that you can support Steeven and the show for as little as a dollar a month on Patreon: www.patreon.com/steevenrorr

Or, if the idea of a monthly payment doesn't appeal to you and you just want to throw the show a one time payment, visit ko-fi.com/steevenrorr and buy Steeven and the show a coffee for as little as $3, but as high as you want to go.

You can also help Steeven acquire everything he needs to make the podcast even better by sending him something off of his Amazon Podcast Wishlist.

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

VARIETY SMACK 015 - THE RESOURCING OF HUMAN BEINGS


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This strip was originally published on May 14, 2012



I had planned on doing a number of strips like this in which the Steeven character has trouble understanding what the letters in initialisms stand for and so then spews forth many various possible options and never coming close to the correct words.

But here's the thing. I have never quite decided that the character's issue stems from a true lack of understand, or if he knows exactly what HR stands for and he just thinks he's funny.

You decide.

Until then, here are some other words HR might stand for:

Hamburger Radio
Hanoi Rocks
Halibut Rancher
Handkerchief Radish
Handle Representative
Help Rope
Human Raptor
Harbinger of Ricotta

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

JUST ANOTHER FANBOY 220 - DC VS VAMPIRES #2



How about another bonus episode, folks!

Yeah, I may be on a hiatus until the new year, but that doesn't mean I want to leave you with nothing during my time off, so here's an episode of My Other Podcast I did for my patrons from back ealier this month.

In this episode I'm talking about DC vs Vampires #2 by Matthew Rosenberg, James Tynion IV, and Otto Schmidt.

DC vs Vampires #2 was published by DC Comics on November 23, 2021.

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More stuff:

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First, just spread the word. Tell a friend, tell two friends, tell your father, mother, sister, brother, neighbor, coworker, plumber, and even the guy or girl who cuts your hair.

Beyond that you can support Steeven and the show for as little as a dollar a month on Patreon: www.patreon.com/steevenrorr

Or, if the idea of a monthly payment doesn't appeal to you and you just want to throw the show a one time payment, visit ko-fi.com/steevenrorr and buy Steeven and the show a coffee for as little as $3, but as high as you want to go.

You can also help Steeven acquire everything he needs to make the podcast even better by sending him something off of his Amazon Podcast Wishlist.

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Friday, December 17, 2021

VARIETY SMACK 014 - SPELLING MISTAKE


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This strip is from 2012 but was never before published



This is an interesting strip, but only because when we rebooted the comic and started over as Our Adventure Continues we used this very strip. Except Harold redrew it for Our Adventure Continues because the wording changed. That will make more sense when we get to that strip later on down the line.

Anyway, this strip is based on actual events. When I originally wrote the strips in which Rabid Ninja Zombie Wildebeasts are involved, I spelled Wildebeest incorrectly. But, as the strip explains, I managed to justify the error.

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NORMAN OKLAHOMA - FAIRY TALE: PART EIGHT



Lance was off once again, flying away into the night before returning with a chipped concrete garden gnome the size of my head. This too he tossed into the air.

“Destroy!” Lance shouted.

I fired once, blowing the gnome’s head into pieces. Two more quick shots and the rest of it went the way of the head. Lance laughed in delight.

Some of the other fairies had broken off from the circle to watch. Nona, with her orange hair, was among them.

Lance zipped away once more. Within seconds he was back, this time with a small, portable stereo. Up it went, and as with the others, I shot it to pieces.

All the fairies cheered.

This went on for some time. Lance zooming off to return with an object he’d acquired from the nearby farmhouse. A basketball, then an outdoor light bulb, a bowl of some sort, and then finally, a small dog.

Lance tossed the dog into the air. The dog howled as it rose.

“Shoot it!” Lance shouted.

I didn’t move.

“SHOOT IT!” Lance screamed. “SHOOT IT NOW!”

“I—I can’t.” It was true. I couldn’t move. All I could think about was Trinity, the three headed dog I’d found a few weeks back in the Brotherhood’s labyrinth. I’d grown quite attached to her, though we’d only spent a minute or two together before she’d disappeared. 

“You CAN’T?!” Lance looked as if he was about to stamp his foot on nothing as he hovered there at eye level, small clouds of smoke puffing out from his tiny ears.

A few of the other fairies booed and hissed as the dog fell from the sky. I’d noticed that Nona wasn’t among them. She was there, sure, but she was quiet, her face turned to the ground.

“I’m sorry, My Lord,” I said. And I was. A part of me anyway. There was something inside tugging at me, urging me to shoot the dog. And I wanted to. God help me I did. But I couldn't make myself do it, try as I might.

Lance caught the dog, holding it there for a moment, his eyes doing their best to bore holes straight through me before he casually dropped the frightened thing into the grass below.

The dog ran.

"You're wasting my time, Norman Oklahoma," Lance said, his voice descending to a dangerous volume.

"I'm sorry, My Lord," I said again.

“All of this was for nothing if you aren't going to cooperate," Lance said. "And I don't like doing things for nothing."

I didn't know what to say.

 "Why do you think I took the boy in the first place?” Lance said.

"I don't know." I really didn't. None of this was making sense.

“Because, Norman Oklahoma, I knew that the moment I did, you would come running.”

“You didn’t want me?” Jake was suddenly there next to me.

“Of course not, stupid boy,” Lance said before spitting. “What would I want with a useless child? You were bait. It was Norman Oklahoma I wanted. Not you.”

“But,” Jake said, his eyes filling with the beginnings of tears. “I thought I was your friend.”

Lance screamed in frustration. More smoke puffed from his ears. And I'll tell you, it wasn’t at all cute as one might imagine. No way, it was near to one of the most terrifying things I’ve seen, and I’ve born witness to many a frightening thing in my day.

“GROSS!” Lance shouted. “A HUMAN FRIEND!? YOU ARE A STUPID, GROSS, STUPID, GIANT BOY!”

Then, quite suddenly and as if from nowhere, a song began to play. From the first note it was as if the clouds had parted and I could see clearly for the first time. Furthermore, I recognized the song. Tumbling Tumbleweeds by Sons of the Pioneers, the 1946 version.

It was then that the fairies began to scream.

To be continued ...

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

JUST ANOTHER FANBOY 219 - AQUAMAN VS AQUAMAN?



Here's another bonus episode, folks!

Again, the podcast is still technically on a hiatus until the new year, but I didn't want you to forget that we were here, so here's an episode of My Other Podcast I did for my patrons from back in September.

In this episode I talk about a book I read on a whim, Aquaman #54 by Steve Skeates, Jim Aparo, and Dick Giordano.

This issue was published by DC Comics in September of 1970.

Enjoy!

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More stuff:

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The theme song used is this episode was written and performed for the podcast by Derek Neibarger of Atomic Zombie Records.

Want to help support the show? You can do that in a number of ways:

First, just spread the word. Tell a friend, tell two friends, tell your father, mother, sister, brother, neighbor, coworker, plumber, and even the guy or girl who cuts your hair.

Beyond that you can support Steeven and the show for as little as a dollar a month on Patreon: www.patreon.com/steevenrorr

Or, if the idea of a monthly payment doesn't appeal to you and you just want to throw the show a one time payment, visit ko-fi.com/steevenrorr and buy Steeven and the show a coffee for as little as $3, but as high as you want to go.

You can also help Steeven acquire everything he needs to make the podcast even better by sending him something off of his Amazon Podcast Wishlist.

Ask me questions, tell me stories, lie to me, speak your truth, make suggestions, or even complain right here: feedback@steevenorrelse.com


Thursday, December 9, 2021

THE STREAMING FOOL 18 - HAWKEYE EPISODE FOUR



This is the episode in which I'm talking about Episode Four of Hawkeye starring Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, Tony Dalton, Fra Fee, Brian d'Arcy James, Aleks Paunovic, Piotr Adamczyk, Linda Cardellini, Simon Callow, Vera Farmiga, and Alaqua Cox.

The episode is entitled "Partners, Am I Right?", and was published to Disney Plus on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

WARNING: This is an after show talk, so there will be spoilers.

Find the episode now on:

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or anywhere you get podcasts!

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STUFF:

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Want to help support the show? You can do that in a number of ways:

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Beyond that you can support Steeven and the show for as little as a dollar a month on Patreon: www.patreon.com/steevenrorr

Or, if the idea of a monthly payment doesn't appeal to you and you just want to throw the show a one time payment, visit ko-fi.com/steevenrorr and buy Steeven and the show a coffee for as little as $3, but as high as you want to go.

You can also help Steeven acquire everything he needs to make the podcast even better by sending him something off of his Amazon Podcast Wishlist.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

JUST ANOTHER FANBOY 218 - DC VS VAMPIRES #1



Here's a bonus episode, folks!

While the podcast is technically on a hiatus until the new year, we didn't want to leave you with nothing during our time off, so here's an episode of My Other Podcast I did for my patrons from back in October.

In this episode I'm talking about DC vs Vampires #1 by Matthew Rosenberg, James Tynion IV, and Otto Schmidt.

DC vs Vampires #1 was published by DC Comics on October 26, 2021.

Find the episode now on:

Apple Podcasts | AudibleGoogle Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Amazon Music | YouTube

or anywhere you get podcasts!

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

More stuff:

Follow me and the podcast on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

The theme song used is this episode was written and performed for the podcast by Derek Neibarger of Atomic Zombie Records.

Want to help support the show? You can do that in a number of ways:

First, just spread the word. Tell a friend, tell two friends, tell your father, mother, sister, brother, neighbor, coworker, plumber, and even the guy or girl who cuts your hair.

Beyond that you can support Steeven and the show for as little as a dollar a month on Patreon: www.patreon.com/steevenrorr

Or, if the idea of a monthly payment doesn't appeal to you and you just want to throw the show a one time payment, visit ko-fi.com/steevenrorr and buy Steeven and the show a coffee for as little as $3, but as high as you want to go.

You can also help Steeven acquire everything he needs to make the podcast even better by sending him something off of his Amazon Podcast Wishlist.

Ask me questions, tell me stories, lie to me, speak your truth, make suggestions, or even complain right here: feedback@steevenorrelse.com


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

THE STREAMING FOOL 17 - THE WHEEL OF TIME S1:E5



This is the episode in which I'm talking about The Wheel of Time Episode 5 starring Rosamund Pike, Josha Stradowski, Marcus Rutherford, Zoë Robins, Barney Harris, Madeleine Madden, and Daniel Henney.

The episode is entitled "Blood Calls Blood", and was published to Amazon Prime Video on December 3, 2021

WARNING: This is an after show talk, so there will be spoilers.

Find the episode now on:

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STUFF:

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Want to help support the show? You can do that in a number of ways:

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Beyond that you can support Steeven and the show for as little as a dollar a month on Patreon: www.patreon.com/steevenrorr

Or, if the idea of a monthly payment doesn't appeal to you and you just want to throw the show a one time payment, visit ko-fi.com/steevenrorr and buy Steeven and the show a coffee for as little as $3, but as high as you want to go.

You can also help Steeven acquire everything he needs to make the podcast even better by sending him something off of his Amazon Podcast Wishlist.

Ask me questions, tell me stories, lie to me, speak your truth, make suggestions, or even complain right here: thestreamingfool@gmail.com


Friday, December 3, 2021

NORMAN OKLAHOMA - FAIRY TALE: PART SEVEN



A green light broke off from the circle where Jake stood, laughing. The green light zigged and zagged before coming to rest, hovering next to Nona. The light dimmed and I could see a male fairy dressed in baggy jeans and a basketball jersey from one of local teams. I don’t follow sports myself, but I’ve often wondered where these fairies got their tiny clothes. Must be another one of their magical abilities.

“Why are you wasting your time talking to this stupid giant?” The newly arrived fairy had spiked green hair and looked as if he’d just spent the better part of the last hour sucking on lemons.

“Shut up, Lance!” Nona yelled. “You don’t tell me what to do.”

“Well, but I think I do,” Lance said. “You need to fly back to the circle before I send you home.”

I glanced over at Jake to see that he’d started dancing.

“We’re already home, Lance,” Nona said.

“Not this place,” Lance said, his face growing even more sour. “Home home.”

Nona’s eyes grew wide and she floated back a few inches away from Lance.

“You wouldn’t,” she said, her voice a hoarse whisper.

“Oh, but I would.” Lance smiled, crossing his arms in front of his chest. “Some days I’d love nothing more. Now move before I send you back.”

Without another word, Nona zoomed off, her orange light merging with the others.

“Norman Oklahoma,” Lance said, floating high enough so that he could look down his nose at me. “I have a task for you.”

“Anything,” I said, entranced and mesmerized and such.

“First,” he said. “You will call me ‘My Lord’.”

“Yes, My Lord,” I said. “Of course.” I wanted to slam my head into a rock as punishment for not calling him ‘My Lord’ this whole time.

“Next, I want you to prove to me that you can be useful,” Lance said.

“Anything, My Lord. I’ll do anything.”

“I want you to shoot something for me, Oklahoma.”

“Of course, My Lord,” I drew both of my pistols and thumbed back the hammers. “What would you like me to shoot?”

The fairy thought about it for a moment, crossing his arms and holding his chin in one hand as he mulled it over. He looked very impressive.

“I’m told you’re good,” Lance said. “Is that true.”

“Yes, My Lord,” I said. “Very good.” I looked around for something to shoot. I wanted, needed, to show him how good I was.

“Wait here,” he said. “I’ll be right back.” And like that he was surrounded once again by a bright, green light.

I watched the green ball of light streak off toward the farmhouse in the distance. No more than two full seconds had passed before I saw the green light returning, and before I could so much as blink, Lance was once more in front of me.

Lance hovered there for a moment, an apple over his head. The apple was three times the fairy’s size, but Lance carried it as if it weighed no more than a balloon full of helium.

Before I could ask, Lance tossed the apple high into the air, the apple soaring to such a height that it began to look like a tiny, red pea.

“Shoot it out of the sky for me,” Lance said.

I smiled, and in one smooth motion, took aim, and fired. The apple exploded. Lance laughed and clapped his hands.

I’d never felt more proud of myself in my entire life.

To be continued ...

Thursday, December 2, 2021

THE STREAMING FOOL 16 - HAWKEYE EPISODE THREE



This is the episode in which I'm talking about Episode Three of Hawkeye starring Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, Tony Dalton, Fra Fee, Brian d'Arcy James, Aleks Paunovic, Piotr Adamczyk, Linda Cardellini, Simon Callow, Vera Farmiga, and Alaqua Cox.

The episode is entitled "Echoes", and was published to Disney Plus on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

WARNING: This is an after show talk, so there will be spoilers.

Find the episode now on:

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or anywhere you get podcasts!

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STUFF:

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Want to help support the show? You can do that in a number of ways:

First, just spread the word. Tell a friend, tell two friends, tell your father, mother, sister, brother, neighbor, coworker, plumber, and even the guy or girl who cuts your hair.

Beyond that you can support Steeven and the show for as little as a dollar a month on Patreon: www.patreon.com/steevenrorr

Or, if the idea of a monthly payment doesn't appeal to you and you just want to throw the show a one time payment, visit ko-fi.com/steevenrorr and buy Steeven and the show a coffee for as little as $3, but as high as you want to go.

You can also help Steeven acquire everything he needs to make the podcast even better by sending him something off of his Amazon Podcast Wishlist.

Ask me questions, tell me stories, lie to me, speak your truth, make suggestions, or even complain right here: thestreamingfool@gmail.com


VARIETY SMACK 013 - NOT THE RETURN YOU WERE HOPING FOR

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This strip is from 2012 but was never before published



This strip was meant to be published on May 10, 2012. I know this because it was, as the strip says, twenty-three weeks after the previous strip was published, which was when we had gone on hiatus.

Now, I don't recall why this strip was never published, in fact, there are two others after this one that, as far as I can tell, we had created to continue with Variety Smack, but were, as with this one, never published.

I just can't recall why.

What I can tell you is that the final strip, number 15, the last one we did for Variety Smack, was set to land on May 14. But again, it did not.

After that we walked away from Variety Smack and began planning our next venture. More on that later.

Remember, if you want Harold and I to get the band back together and create more comic strip fun, please say so by leaving a comment below.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

THE STREAMING FOOL 15 - HAWKEYE EPISODES 1&2



This is the episode in which I'm talking about the first two episodes of Hawkeye starring Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, Tony Dalton, Fra Fee, Brian d'Arcy James, Aleks Paunovic, Piotr Adamczyk, Linda Cardellini, Simon Callow, Vera Farmiga, and Alaqua Cox.

Both episodes, "Never Meet Your Heroes" and "Hide and Seek", were published to Disney Plus on November 24, 2021 and there was so much to say that I left a lot of it out.

Maybe next time.

WARNING: This is an after show talk, so there will be spoilers.

Find the episode now on:

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

STUFF:

Follow me and the podcast on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Want to help support the show? You can do that in a number of ways:

First, just spread the word. Tell a friend, tell two friends, tell your father, mother, sister, brother, neighbor, coworker, plumber, and even the guy or girl who cuts your hair.

Beyond that you can support Steeven and the show for as little as a dollar a month on Patreon: www.patreon.com/steevenrorr

Or, if the idea of a monthly payment doesn't appeal to you and you just want to throw the show a one time payment, visit ko-fi.com/steevenrorr and buy Steeven and the show a coffee for as little as $3, but as high as you want to go.

You can also help Steeven acquire everything he needs to make the podcast even better by sending him something off of his Amazon Podcast Wishlist.

Ask me questions, tell me stories, lie to me, speak your truth, make suggestions, or even complain right here: thestreamingfool@gmail.com