THE BLADE RUNDOWN: THE NEW TRAILER COMETH

THE BLADE RUNDOWN: THE NEW TRAILER COMETH

In this episode, Chris and Laura revisit Blade Runner in anticipation of a new Blade Runner: 2049 trailer. Topics include the teaser trailers, their expectations, the hype, and... you know... Chris being way too excited about all of this.

TEASERS

FULL TRAILER

Can't Stress Enough

Can't Stress Enough

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Chris and Laura gloriously return to talk about stressing out. Sounds like a riot, right? Well, they also talk about fun stuff like chillin, lo-fi hiphop, and being a good boy. If you've ever been freaked out about something, listen and relate.

This episode also marks the announcement of RPL being a weekly podcast instead of a whenever podcast! Tune in on Mondays for that sweet, sweet, rock paper goodness.

VIDEOS

Mel Robbins' 5 Second Rule

MUSIC

 Lo-Fi Hip Hop Radio compiled by ChilledCow

The "Love Hurts" mix that Laura likes a lot

Going Berserk

Going Berserk

In this episode, Chris and Laura put their glasses on (nothing will be wrong) to talk about the 1997 anime Berserk. Topics includes its violence, its themes, and why it means so much to them. The episode is spoiler-free, so if you haven't seen it, give it a listen and see if it's your kinda thing!

 Artwork by   Chris Conlon

Artwork by Chris Conlon

VIDEOS

The Super Eyepatch Wolf Video that started it all:

An interview with Shichiro Kobayashi, the lead background artist for Berserk and many other animes:

MUSIC

"Guts" by Susumu Hirasawa, which Chris and Laura have listened to for... just... way too many hours:

"Behelit" by Susumu Hirasawa, which is essentially Griffith's theme music:

Rock, Paper, Bebop

Rock, Paper, Bebop

In this episode Chris and Laura are talking about one of their favorite things ever: COWBOY BEBOP!

The episode covers Cowboy Bebop's themes, character arcs, and just why it's so, so good. If you haven't seen it... First of all, how dare you. Second of all, go watch it, then come back and listen to this! You'll be treated to a life changing theme song remix by Chris if you do.

SHOW NOTES

ESSENTIAL BEBOP AKA BEBOP ABRIDGED:

2. Stray Dog Strut
3. Honky Tonk Women
5. Ballad of Fallen Angels
9. Jamming With Edward
10. Ganymede Elegy
12. Jupiter Jazz Pt. 1
13. Jupter Jazz Pt. 2
15. My Funny Valentine
16. Black Dog Serenade
18. Speak Like a Child
20. Pierrot le Fou
24. Hard Luck Woman
25. Real Folk Blues Pt. 1
26. Real Folk Blues Pt. 2

GALLERY

VIDEOS

Super Eyepatch Wolf's excellent video on Bebop:

Digibro's equally excellent video:

But wait, there's more! Channel Criswell did a very, very good breakdown of Bebop's themes as well:

Easy come, easy go...

 Artwork by   Mitchell Mohrhauser

Games on Lightning

Games on Lightning

The boys are back in town!

In this episode, Chris talks to the guys from Games on Earth, the gaming podcast that he is a frequent guest on! The discussion spans various console eras as Derek, Jesse, and Brad share tales of when they were baby gamer lads on much lower-polygon adventures than they go on these days. 

Absolute Beginnings

Absolute Beginnings

In this episode, Laura returns for a fourth time in a row to talk with Chris about developing a "Day One" mentality and not beating yourself up for things that you could have done better. They make two Blade Runner references in record time and exchange tales of their struggles with anxiety, ruminating on the past, and developing a more positive creative mindset.

Is Destructive Orbits a cool name for a band? We're thinking of starting one up.

Also, don't forget to check out the RPL Blog for some posts relevant to the episode!

SHOW NOTES

The very NSFW Kevin Smith "It Costs Nothing to Encourage an Artist" speech:

The infamous Shia Labeouf "Just Do It" Video:

The Blade Rundown

The Blade Rundown

In this episode, Laura returns to discuss Chris' favorite movie Blade Runner and makes him envious of her superior show-section-naming abilities. Is she more human than human or something? Listen and find out.

SHOW NOTES

The Blade Runner 2049 Teaser Trailer:

Pre-Release Podcast Preview: Rogue Won Me Over

Pre-Release Podcast Preview: Rogue Won Me Over

In this episode, Laura returns to talk with Chris about Rogue One and how it gave them a new hope for the Star Wars franchise. Topics include the pros and cons of the movie, its common criticisms, and... just... far too much discussion about the height of Death Troopers. 

By the way... If you painted a TIE Interceptor grey and white would it be cool to fly in a Rebel squadron? I'm asking for a friend.

SHOW NOTES

In case Chris' Death Trooper rant wasn't enough for you:

More information on Chris' favorite TIE Fighter:

A video about other TIE Fighter variants in the Star Wars Legends canon that aren't as cool as the Interceptor but are interesting to learn about:

Pre-Release Podcast Preview: Resolutions

Pre-Release Podcast Preview: Resolutions

In this pre-release preview of Rock, Paper, Lightning's inaugural episode, host Chris Conlon and guest Laura Hogg share their New Year's resolutions, invent the word "tymbically," and talk about discipline in art-making. 

Love, do that thing.

Show Notes

The interview mentioned in the episode where David Bowie speaks with a snarky interviewer about discipline:

Neil Gaiman's "Make Good Art" speech that every person who makes things should listen to: