Nurture and Support’s favorite pro bono voice over guy, Matt Shivers joined us once again. SPOILER ALERT: At the end of the show Mel and Kelly start talking Breaking Bad again – they can’t help themselves.
Blah blah 4 book trilogy, blah blah (awesome cover pics)
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Book Trilogy: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Tad Williams
- This Epic Fantasy actually consisted of 4 paperbacks because the last book had to be split into 2 parts since it weighed in at ~1700 pages.
- This is a classic Epic Fantasy and hits all the tropes. In a good way. In a nutshell, a lowly kitchen boy must save his people from an ancient evil. There are Wise Old Men, a Courageous Prince, a Good Prince, a Bad Prince, Elves, Wolves, Trolls, and maybe even a Dragon or two.
- The books in order are: The Dragonbone Chair, The Stone of Farewell, and To Green Angel Tower Part 1 and Part 2.
- The covers were done by the incomparable Michael Whelan. Check out his work at michaelwhelan.com.
- The Dragonbone Chair was released in 1988 and the series finished with To Green Angel Tower in 1993. Happily, the author has released that he will be returning to the land of Osten Ard with an all new trilogy. A date has not yet been released.
We tricked Matt Shivers (@MattShiversVO) into joining us again! We may or may not have had ulterior motives. Only time will tell.
Event: COMIC-CON! otherwise known as SDCC or boringly as Comic-Con International: San Diego
- Matt made us all jealous by actually getting to go to this year’s Pop Culture Extravaganza, because he was actually on a PANEL!
- The panel was for the short film Fluffystein, where Matt’s voice acting skills were featured. This was a really cool project that was made from a script written by two teenage girls. Check out the full short below!
- Matt even has an IMDB listing now. We ARE NOT jealous.
- While at Comic-Con, he also visited NERD HQ and sat in on Conversations with Zachary Levi. Mel is VERY JEALOUS.
TV Show/ Cartoon: Archer (currently on FX)
- Kelly eventually recommended the TV series Archer.
While not as thoughtful as Matt’s and Mel’s recommendations, it is very funny.
- “A wonderful show full of horrible people” Mel’s sold!
- It features a cast of wonderfully flawed characters, including a possible clone of Hitler.
- And it is on Netflix. (And recommended to people who like Breaking Bad…) Just not for the easily (or not so easily) offended.
Here is a link to the models for the Archer characters Kelly mentioned.
Social Media Recommendations
Kelly – @Atypical_Ashley – An unwavering ally in Kelly’s war on KNITTERS. Unlike SOME people (Mel)
Matt – @ZacharyLevi – He’s Chuck, He’s Awesome, He Created NERD HQ to help kids around the world.