Some Other Castle

Where You Didn't Know You Needed to Be

December 29, 2015
by Elaine
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Host Migration and Moving Forward

Take a deep breath. I know a lot of folks see something new post to this site and lose their minds because of how much they want the podcast to return. Don’t lose your mind, leave that to Grumpy Cat.

Some Other Podcast is still not returning. That part hasn’t changed. Some other things are changing so let’s talk about those.

 

Hosting migration: My wonderful friend Carolyn has been gracious enough to host SOC for quite a while via her hosting plan. She is currently migrating all of her sites to another service and in that process I’m taking control of SOC hosting again. Over the next week I’ll be moving the site hosting and sorting out what plan makes the most sense moving forward.

Developing a Plan: The way I see it I have three options for this website; 1) Kill it off all together 2) Pay for hosting but let it sit unused as an archive or 3) Develop some new content for this thing and move forward. I would really like to pursue option 3. I want to use this site to post my text reviews, link to YouTube and Streaming videos, and most likely start another podcast. Some Other Podcast will always exist as its own entity and I won’t be touching it. If I start a new show it will have a new name and I will leave SOP alone. If hosting can support it I will leave the episodes up on this site so those of you who love them can access them. I will most likely remove them from iTunes so I can reuse the feed but we’ll see if/when the time comes.

I’m having conversations with some folks because if I do move forward with more audio content I would like to have a pool of different people to work with. Multiple personalities and tastes would be refreshing and give the show a different feel. I’m still working on details and deciding what exactly I want to do here but I wanted to make you all aware of what was in my head. For now I’m going to move forward with migrating the site and hosting it on a modest plan. When I have some content details to share I’ll let you all know what precisely is going on.

What I would really love is some feedback. Send me a message on Twitter or ideally post in the comments here and let me know what kinds of things you would like to see. What did you like about the podcast format previously? What kind of streaming/video forward do you guys like and want to see? How long is the optimal podcast length for you? Do you care about text content or does it not matter to you? The more information I can pull out of you guys the easier it is for me to marry what I want to do with what people actually care about. That has the best potential to make us all happy!

Thank you for all the support you guys have given. I can’t tell you all enough how much your kind words and silly messages mean. Meeting and interacting with people has always been the reason I put myself out there online and you folks have all made it feel more than worthwhile.

June 19, 2015
by Elaine
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State of the Podcast (A.K.A. What’s Going On)

Well hello there, Internet. I’ve gotten a ton of questions, comments, and concerns from you lovely folks in the last few months so I think it’s time for me to dig in and write a post for you guys to tell you where this thing is at and what’s going on.

For the foreseeable future Some Other Castle isn’t going to be producing any new episodes or video content. I’m not going to sit here and say this show is never coming back again because I don’t really know if that’s true. We’ve had long hiatuses before and have come back so this doesn’t mean we’re gone forever but it does mean we’re done for now.

The truth of the matter is that I’m personally exhausted. The combo of feeling burned out with podcasting, the resurgence of some of my other hobbies, bookmarking more time for my family, taking a new job, and just kind of wanting to play games instead of talking about them produces the recipe for someone who just doesn’t want to record things anymore. The scheduling of recording time and then editing, uploading, monitoring, and even paying for hosting the content just stopped being enjoyable for me. I needed to step away and reset, play games to enjoy them and do my own thing for a while.

I’m going to keep this site up for the time being and I will be archiving the entire WordPress installation with all content in case it does get pulled down. That sets me up for an easier time if we decide to come back. I will leave the twitter account for the show active so if anything changes you’ll hear about it on Twitter via that account.

I’m personally going to be doing my own thing on Twitch and Youtube for a while. I’ll stream games, interact with you guys, and post archives and other Let’s Play type of videos. If you’d like to follow along all that information is below as well as my personal twitter account. I’m still dancing with the idea of doing Extra Life 2015. As that develops I’ll Tweet about it.

Streaming:  www.twitch.tv/etdragon

Youtube Archives:  www.youtube.com/user/etdragonLP

Twitter:  www.twitter.com/etdragon

Leah is still hanging out on Twitter via www.twitter.com/Improbable42 as well.

I know you guys miss us and every time I get a nice comment about the show it truly makes me smile. Hopefully at some point in the future Leah and I can reconvene to bring you guys some more content but for now the show is off the air. Thank you to all of our followers and fans who have helped along the way and who have listened to our nonsense. You’ve truly made this fun. I always feel bad having to put this show on hiatus because I know how much you guys dig the insanity. Definitely interact with us on social media. I’m frequently available and will do my best to answer and questions you guys have.

Again thank you for all your support. This show wouldn’t have been nearly as enjoyable without the community that loved it.

 

-Elaine

September 22, 2014
by Elaine
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Some Other Podcast, Episode 98: Why We’re Popular

We know what you guys want. You want talk about video games, right? ….right?

Okay, okay. You probably also want us to talk about weird stuff, eat weird snacks, and read a whole bunch of listener mail. Well, brothers and sisters, WE HAVE GOT YOU COVERED. Enjoy! (And seriously, don’t vote on covering me in spiders. She doesn’t need the encouragement.) Continue Reading →

September 13, 2014
by Elaine
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Some Other Podcast, Episode 97: Batgasm

We really are SO DUMB. Like, seriously. We pretty regularly discuss how bemused it makes us that people still listen to us after all this time, but it’s really apparent this week. So… thanks? We think? Yeah. Continue Reading →

September 5, 2014
by Elaine
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Some Other Podcast, Episode 96: ZOMBEES

The season of pumpkin spice is upon us, but what season is that, really? Winter? Summer? Winter in the podcast, summer in the outtakes? If you are confused, we suggest that you press Y to podcast. Or to call Zobek. Or to call zombees? Perhaps all of the above are appropriate responses. It can’t hurt to try, anyway. Continue Reading →

August 29, 2014
by Elaine
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Some Other Podcast, Episode 95: We’re On A Boat

Seems like everything is centered around a theme this week, and that theme is boats. The secondary theme is T-Pain, but you guys can probably guess how we feel about that. (Spoilers: We feel pretty good, actually.) METAL GEAR???? Continue Reading →

August 16, 2014
by Elaine
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Some Other Podcast, Episode 94: Limited Fall Edition

Here at Some Other Podcast, we have differing opinions on the place of pumpkin spice and other fall flavors. This should come as no surprise, given the food-related polarization of this show, but… well, we know how you guys love it when we fight about stuff, so here you go! There may also be some sort of talk about video games, but we’re not really promising anything. Continue Reading →

August 9, 2014
by Elaine
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Some Other Podcast, Episode 93: Friendship is Magic

Pickle juice and Peeps and Redline and terrible chips and WHO KNOWS! Apparently there are a lot of things we have to eat on this show, and they all seem like a good idea when we’ve been drinking. Hey, remember when this show used to be about video games? ….yeah, neither do we. Continue Reading →

July 12, 2014
by Elaine
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Some Other Podcast, Episode 91: Belligerence

We are unreasonably angry at each other this week, but I don’t think it’s anyone’s FAULT, really. It’s just that the things that we’re drinking would make anyone enraged. On a related note, this episode is brought to you by Seagram’s Escapes, apparently… Continue Reading →