Friday, May 22, 2009

Ninja Mountain Podcast #17 - Barely legal internet action

All the aspects of Internet relations, web behavior and our online personae are discussed in this episode, with Andy, Socar, Patrick, Jon and Jeremy. How do we approach this big wide world of web? Well, you may hear something new and perhaps even entertaining as we tackle a subject as huge as Cyberspace itself!

http://www.megaflowgraphics.com/NinjaMountain/NinjaMountain017.mp3

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Show Notes:

Pulp Art: Original Cover Paintings for the Great American Pulp Magazines

15 comments:

Jan said...

Awesome!

Hehe, Patrick, when you were talking about "dropping bombs to be remembered", I immediately thought: "Well, Mr. McEvoy, I sure do remember you for your opinion on Tolkien!"

So it works! It seems like a good strategy, I wonder what popular icon I could choose to dislike.

Anyway, great episode. Thanks for keeping this up!
I especially enjoyed the discussion about the levels of formality on the internet - that was interesting. I realized I often talk to people as if they were my friends and that it might not be always such a good idea.

Also I'm glad Socar appears on the podcast a lot lately, she brings dynamism (is there such a word in english?) to the Mountain. Not only she has often a very different point of view on many topics, but I also like reactions of the other ninjas to what Socar says. The atmosphere changes a bit, it's not just a few guys talking about art.
Socar truly brings sexy back.

And don't worry about liking lolcats, they ARE funny. ;)

Tim said...

Good stuff guys. Jan is right there is a real nice chemistry with each one playing off the other.

Don't feed the trolls!

Gimpneek said...

Jon's story of being recognised in the loos of an Edinburgh pub made me chuckle. Last year I was at the Orbital convention in London and got talking to Bryan Talbot while we were washing our hands in the toilets, I can't imagine how much terror I caused him.

Ninja Mountain said...

Thanks folks!

Jan - I've seen it work before, but the trick really is to walk that fine line between "controversial" and "dickweed". :)

Tim - somehow, we've all just had great rapport from the get-go. I think it's probably that we all hung out together for years before we started the show (see my blog for the inside story - megaflowgraphics.blogspot.com )

Gimp - I'll let Jon comment on that - I have not had the horror of a lavatory-based fan attack!

-Patrick

ATOM said...

Lavatory based fan attack! *priceless*

But that would definately fall into the "my space is being invaded in the worst possible way scenario".

Knowing Jon, he probably just laughed it off!Its one of those situations that if you were drunk you would not really mind so much.

sirithduriel said...

Awesome episode, and exactly what I've been thinking about lately concerned my own online identity. Or in my case my very slight online presence :).

I was rather surprised to hear that Socar uses a pseudonym. It's silly, I am uncomfortable having my real name online, but never considered using a pseudonym (instead of just some nickname).

Thanks for making the podcasts, they're interesting and funny, I really enjoy them :)

Ninja Mountain said...

Thanks guys!

Hey, you know, until that moment I didn't know Socar was using a pseudonym either! And I've known her (online) for something like 6 years now. The things you learn on podcasts...

-Patrick

Meredith said...

I have a facebook fan page. I found many more people who weren't my personal friends but were fans or customers wanted to friend me and I wanted to keep a personal account for people I actually knew. For me, I definitely have more fans than publishers or art directors.

Socar you are awesome. I promise I won't write RPS about you!

Schley said...

Great show guys. Now I've got another *@#! "must listen" podcast to keep track of. Thanks a lot! :p

Keep up the good work!

Cacodaemonia said...

Just got a chance to listen to last week's show. I just about died laughing at Socar's mention of the Final Fantasy characters!

Andy, it was great to hear your voice again, even though you were rather quiet. ;)

And Patrick, it sounds like you're still a little froggy from that cold.

Heh, I just realized that these comments relate to the topic of the show. I feel like I kind of know you all, since I get to listen to your voices for an hour or so every week, but you've no idea who I am, aside from some Internet dork. ;) Food for thought...

Anyway, I enjoyed the show as always. I have a suggestion for a future topic: what supplies and materials do you bring with you to conventions? And how do you prepare for conventions?

John Malcolm said...

Damn you guys! I only discovered your podcast the other day when it was given a mention on the W.I.P Podcast.... I'm working my way through from episode 1 while I work on a freelance thing of my own.... I'm only at ep 4 and already I think I've spent about £50 from picking up books mentioned and then being lead to other books. Great stuff though. Keep up the good work. If it's not in any of the podcasts I've yet to hear, I'd love to hear some discussion on very basic techniques each of you use and how they compare: i.e. It seems people can be divided into those who use reduced opacity and those who use reduced flow.

Ninja Mountain said...

Damn! We're way behind commenting on comments...

Meredith - I agree, Socar is awesome!

Schley - great to have you on board! If we've waste the time of just one artist, it will hall have been worth it.

Caco - nice post as ever! Good topic idea as we head into Con season, I'll see if I can get the Ninjas to talk about it a bit. Personally, I hate drawing at cons but always bring the basics - pen sets, pencils, erasers and two sharpeners, just in case...

John - glad we can waste some of your money, but it's in a good cause. Good topic idea - we might want to do an "all Photoshop" show sometime soon and just get all this stuff out in the open in one place.

-Patrick

P.J. Magalhães said...

LOL I think you should always take the titles for your podcasts from what Socar says. :D :D She is fast becoming my favourite (and i am merely catching up).

Patrick said...

I think you'll get to like her even more! :)

P.J. Magalhães said...

Hey Patrick cheers for that. I read the post about that one review you guys had on itunes, the first one that was not favourable. But i was kinda lost as to what everyone was saying about when you were not there, about every week it was a 'whom will patrick insult this week'. I realise it was a joke, but i just did not realize what it was reffering to. Plus because it is taking me a while still to put names to voices i was surprised the hear it was 'you' they were referring to, since until today i associated your voice with 'the nice guy' (not a comment whatsoever on everyone else). :)

Blah, just wanted to say thanks and share something, even though it's pretty incoherent! LOL