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Ugly Talk Episode 15 – Twin Peaks and MICE Quotient

Hello internet!  This is a crosspost from our sister show Ugly Talk!  If you like this episode, be sure to check out the site and listen to the rest, or subscribe via your podcatcher of choice.

Twin Peaks was a TV series by David Lynch and Mark Frost about the murder of the Homecoming Queen Laura Palmer in the sleepy town of Twin Peaks, Washington.  We share the experiences and explore the town through Dale Cooper, a federal agent called in to investigate the murder.

The M.I.C.E. quotient is a writing foundation credited to Orson Scott Card, known most notably for his science fiction series Ender’s Game.  The basic idea as listed in the acronym is that every story seed falls into the categories of milieu, idea, character, or event.  You will have many of these story ideas overlapping and building upon one another in the course of your story, but the important thing is that you resolve them in the reverse of the order you introduce them.

The structure of the early episodes and the subsequent failure of Twin Peaks can be heavily traced to MICE (among other things), and in this episode, we will discuss MICE through Twin Peaks, and how you can apply it to your own writing.

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deadEarth Character Generation

Back in mid-October when the Cubs and Indians were head-to-head in the World Series, Matt made a bet with Greg Bennett of Technical Difficulties:  If the Indians won, Matt would run a game of deadEarth, and if the Cubs won, then Greg would run deadEarth.  In reading through the books fully expecting the Cubs to lose, Matt also shared the books with the rest of the Drunk and Ugly and they wanted to make characters for the game even if they weren’t used.  So we did it.  This is that.

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Quick Update – Recording Issues

Hey there Internet! Unfortunately, we’re taking this week off from posting an episode. Our new Dark Heresy campaign was scheduled to go up today, but due to issues with Skype’s API updating early this year and some of our members having their belongings being currently packed away in boxes for moves, we couldn’t get a hold of all of the recordings.

We chose not to deliver a subpar opener to a new campaign and instead will take the time to make sure the content we’re putting up is quality.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our Youtube channel and hang tight; we’ll be back next week.

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Gen Con 2016 Wrap-Up – My Seventeen Dads

Another year, another GenCon come and gone! We had a great time and met a lot of great people. Listen to us exhaustedly ramble about games, panels, and way too much Geek Out!

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Live Reading of MtP2: Meet the Fockers

For the first time ever, the classic 2001 FanFiction “Meet the Parents 2: Meet the Fockers” has its debut reading! Come along on a wild ride with Greg, Denny, and Dina Brynes as they navigate the treacherous waters of Meeting Your New In-Laws.

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