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Episode One: Waking Up and Getting Down



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WARNING: This episode of Sick Fish contains passing mention of events in episodes 3x12 and 3x13 of Avatar. Id est, episodes that HAVE YET TO AIR ON AMERICAN TELEVISION. There be spoilers if you are part of the 5% of the internet that has not acquired the Canadian airings of these episodes.

This Week

Basics

Fishies: Ali, Kimba, Shizuma, and Rawles.
Fanalysis: The Awakening and The Headband
Getting Into Character: Aang!
Listener Love: A drabble contest. Just. For. You. (Details in the episode Notes.)

Summary

  • We determine that The Awakening is amazingly dense and made up of equal parts really anvilicious things and really subtle things!

  • The Headband is lolarious, Zuko is kinda crazy, and Sokka/Beard is the truest of all OTPs.

  • We really, really, really love Aang. And we sort of wonder what's up with you if you don't!

  • Rawles likes fic about childhood games, Shizuma likes fanvids to music from Across the Universe, Kimba likes epic, lengthy fic in which Azula is scary, and Ali likes fic that inexplicably makes her care about Haru.

  • We all think that the Avatarverse is awesome enough that there will someday be a great fanwork renaissance and we also have issues with Harry Potter.

  • Next week: Sokka, Sokka's Master, The Painted Lady, more recs, and probably more shenanigans!


Notes

Recs

Rawles' Pick: unbolt the dark (three games of hide and seek) by fahye.

Shizuma's Pick: Brilliantly Green's LiveVideo Channel specifically Strawberry Fields Forever and The Dream Within.

Kimba's Pick: Dichotomy by The Rose's Charm/fanfare.

Ali's Pick: A Long Long Time Ago by ladylisse.

Drabble Contest

What You Should Do: Write a short fic of a Mai/Zuko-ish bent that is no fewer than 100 and no more than 300 words and send it to sickfishpodcast@gmail.com.

What You Should Not Do: Write a short fic that contains porn and send it to sickfishpodcast@gmail.com. Well, actually...you SHOULD do that all you like. We just can't use it for this contest! Sry.

What We Will Do: Select Fishies will perform a dramatic reading of the winning fic (and possibly excerpts from honorable mentions if there are enough entries) on an upcoming episode of Sick Fish. So basically you get to listen to us embarass ourselves in front of the internet. WITH YOUR WORDS. We will also shower it in praise and note your awesomeness all over the comm FOR ALL TIME.

Special Note: Because we had some ISSUES getting this episode out in a timely fashion, the deadline for this contest is NOT April 11th as stated in the podcast, but will be significantly later. The updated deadline will be announced in episode two.

Credits and Thank Yous

Sound clips, etc. are from Avatar: The Last Airbender which we do not in any way own. No infringment is intended. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the fangirl expressing them and do not necessarily reflect the views of Sick Fish, Flaming Knives, or your mom. Thanks to all of our hosts past, present, and future for their time and the production assistance that many of them offer! And special thanks to Reggie Wolf for doing the bulk of our sound editing and thus making us seem a lot more concise than we actually are.


If you have questions, suggestions or comments, leave them here! And if you have any queries or topics you'd like to hear us address on the show email them to sickfishpodcast@gmail.com!

Comments

I just have to say that this podcast makes me happy. xD I listened to it and found myself laughing at the same parts as when we recorded. lol
<333
IMPERIALISM/ARISTOCRACY FETISH. <33333

Also, poring over maps of the Avatarverse trying to determine military routes and political boundaries? I thought I was the only one!

Those who do not love Aang are...wrong. That's all there is to it. They're just wrong.
WE ALL HAVE FETISHES, YO.

And no you are not the only one who does that. YOU HAVE FELLOWS IN EXTREME NERD-DOM.

Those who do not love Aang are...wrong. That's all there is to it. They're just wrong.

Heeee.

ALSO what I have decided is a mandatory notification: if you listened prior to 3AM EST Wednesday night/Thursday morning, due to a UPLOADING ERROR the last ten minutes containing the rest of the recs and the contest details was cut off :( IT IS FIXED NOW. IF YOU ARE REALLY CURIOUS.
Haha, I LOVED IT.

You guys are so funny about Sokka's beard. That made me lol.

Also, I have to agree with Melengro about how AWESOME imperialism/colonies/etc. That part of the discussion was my faaaaaaaavorite.

But I basically loved it most when you were talking about Zuko's compartmentalization, and also the whole Aang section, really.
I AM GLAD. <333

Sokkas beard is just...lolarious times. INHERENTLY.

I LOVED TALKING ABOUT THE COLONIES TOOOOO. UH YOU MIGHT HAVE NOTICED.

ALSO what I have decided is a mandatory notification: if you listened prior to 3AM EST Wednesday night/Thursday morning, due to a UPLOADING ERROR the last ten minutes containing the rest of the recs and the contest details was cut off :( IT IS FIXED NOW. IF YOU ARE REALLY CURIOUS.
Oh God, you guys are hilarious. I needed that. XD

I'm trying to remember what made me laugh most, and I'm thinking it was when you were talking about how Aang spent hours wondering whether he and Katara would have airbending babies or waterbending babies. Because it is SO TRUE!

Oh and Azula keeping a file folder with all of her evil plans organised in it. Also SO TRUE.
Aww. I am glad it cheered you up?!

BOTH THINGS YOU MENTIONED ARE THE TRUEST OF TRUE FACTS.


ALSO what I have decided is a mandatory notification: if you listened prior to 3AM EST Wednesday night/Thursday morning, due to a UPLOADING ERROR the last ten minutes containing the rest of the recs and the contest details was cut off :( IT IS FIXED NOW. IF YOU ARE REALLY CURIOUS.
i haven't listened yet, but i plan to.

butttt what issues do you guys have with harry potter?!
ok i've started listening and it's very reminiscent of mugglecast/pottercast not in a bad way but :~
Ahhh, so nice to listen to real fans, spouting joy and squeeings! Other than the few times Rawles echoed, it sounded awesome! Loved all the effects and clips that were added. Sounded real professional.

I could not stop from nodding and squeeing along with you guys when you got fangirly on Aang. Whoever doesn't like Aang in SOME way has problems.

But this was full of complete trufax and I can't wait for more of these!
My echo makes me sad. :((((((

WE WOULD HAVE LOVED ON AANG FOREVER IF WE COULD HAVE. BUT WE HAD TO END THE PODCAST EVENTUALLY.


ALSO what I have decided is a mandatory notification: if you listened prior to 3AM EST Wednesday night/Thursday morning, due to a UPLOADING ERROR the last ten minutes containing the rest of the recs and the contest details was cut off :( IT IS FIXED NOW. IF YOU ARE REALLY CURIOUS.
<33 You nail it. The Zuko/Mai relationship (ohhh, why can my ONE friend who sometimes watches Avatar see nothing in that relationship), Sokka's special beard; one thing I never thought of was that Zuko had a cave spiel twice in two finales, so that was a really interesting thing you pointed out. Actually you guys pointed out a lot of interesting parallels I never thought of. It pays to be able to have group discussions about Avatar. @___@ So jealous that you guys get to have in-depth discussions with each other.

HAAAA, I LOVE THE AANG DISCUSSION. Love Aang. So. Much. 8D "I laugh at gravity all the time! [LOL]"~
That is sad about your friend! WELL THAT IS WHAT THE INTERNET IS FOR? THE INTERNET UNDERSTANDS.

<3333 Aang <3333


ALSO what I have decided is a mandatory notification: if you listened prior to 3AM EST Wednesday night/Thursday morning, due to a UPLOADING ERROR the last ten minutes containing the rest of the recs and the contest details was cut off :( IT IS FIXED NOW. IF YOU ARE REALLY CURIOUS.
"There might be a beard emergency!" = Aang-worthy, 5-minute LOL. Fo' serious.

That and discussion of unexpected hot Aang in SE3 made my day, night, and week. Thank you for entertaining me greatly during artschool homework that would have definitely put me to sleep otherwise XD

Also liked the insight into Zuko and his relationships (I'M NOT OBSESSED WITH HIM TOO WHUT)!
I feel the BEARD EMERGENCY is one of the greatest things ever uttered in Avatar fandom.

You are welcome! WE ARE HAPPY TO ENTERTAIN.

(HEY THESE THINGS HAPPEN.)


ALSO what I have decided is a mandatory notification: if you listened prior to 3AM EST Wednesday night/Thursday morning, due to a UPLOADING ERROR the last ten minutes containing the rest of the recs and the contest details was cut off :( IT IS FIXED NOW. IF YOU ARE REALLY CURIOUS.
I love you, guys, you highlighted so many of the things that made these episodes great. At times, I was almost falling from my chair, laughing.

If you don't mind, I would recommend your podcast to atla_press, because I haven't seen it there, yet.
I'm glad you enjoyed it!

And I don't mind at all. Rec it wherever you want! <3
All of your voices are amazing. :D I loved listening to this! :D

THE COOKIE ANALOGY. PURE WIN. :D
Hahahaha. Thanks for the compliment re: our voices?!?!

I am glad you found it entertaining!

SOZIN JUST WANTS TO BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN BAKED GOODS. THAT'S ALL.
Awesome! Listening and subscribing as soon as I have a moment. Also, if I can scavenge up the courage, I might finally try to write Maiko and submit something! Yay.

Just one question: What program(s) do you use? I've been having a hard time finding one to use for this kind of thing. D:
Woooooooooo. On both counts!!1

Just one question: What program(s) do you use? I've been having a hard time finding one to use for this kind of thing. D:

After MUCH MUCH MUUUUCH experimentation and trying different things out, we decided the most expedient and convenient way was to do a conference chat over Skype and record and edit that. The best thing we found for doing said recording in high quality was a program called PowerGramo that integrates with and records directly from Skype itself instead of whatever roundabout way other things use. I edit in Audacity and I believe Reggie uses Adobe Audition because he is far fancier than me.

Love the whole podcast. ♥

And I totally love you guys for calling the bullcrap about Zuko being a whiny brat the bullcrap that it is. I absolutely abhor that...bullcrap.

Re: Love the whole podcast. ♥

WELL. There is no end to my irritation with people calling Zuko a whiney bitch! NO END! It was bound to come up sometime, and no doubt will resurface again. Because my brain is like a shinkansen of Zuko love. XD
NEED MORE OF THIS.
WE'LL DO OUR BEST ;3
Awesome possum!

Sokka/beard replaced Sokka/boomerang as my favorite ship with season three, but it is VERY CLOSE. Mostly because while I love the boomerang, I do not laugh embarrassingly loud every time I see it.

Also: I am glad somebody pointed out how non-whiney Zuko is. I get frustrated with people calling him emo and whiney. Granted, he gets upset about stuff, but he yells and sets fire to random things. Just another reason why teenage hormones and the ability to create fire are not a good mix.
Epic win!

Woot for Aang, one of the few main characters I like as much as obscure, minor characters!

Woot for Imperialism, colonialism and other political-military stuff! (Though have always preferred the "average man" to royalty and nobility.)

Out of curiosity, how was it that the Harry Potter books could possibly prevent speculation on interesting consequences of the events?
Oh Noes!
Bandwidth Exceeded! D:
...I don't know if I can download this thing of apparent wonder, and THE ANTICIPATION IS KILLING ME.

...Is there any way to get a text, readable version of this.

Please?
There's been talk of having it transcribed, but I'm not sure where that's at right now. If it happens we'll let you know!

I'm pretty sure there's a way you can download it into a temporary internet folder for listening if the issue you have is with computer space. I think you just click "open" instead of "save" when it prompts you after clicking the download link. *kind of fails with tech stuff srry*
Sweet Zombie Jesus! You guys totally made today some kind of awesome for me. I snagged the download of the podcast last night so that I could listen to it at my super-boring cubicle job and possibly have a chance of staying awake. Not only did it keep me awake, I had to stifle myself from celebrating with a victory dance that someone else is as fascinated with the Fire Nation colonies as I am!

Geez, why am I not already friends with all of you? I have been bummed out since getting into the Avatar fandom because so many people get their jollies by hating on canon (pairings, plot, dialogue, whatever). So, all of you having such enthusiasm for the show itself was like a big pile of validation for me.

Seriously. It was like having four people say, "Yes! I totally agree with you about everything!" for the better part of an hour. =D

I've dissolved into flailing now because of how happy this has made me. *flails* Look what you've done to me!

Oh, also? Mai to Zuko: "Seriously, you have got to stop talking about the wounds inside of you" nearly made me snort my drink out my nose. IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE IT'S TRUE.
<333

Geez, why am I not already friends with all of you?

I don't know...WHY AREN'T YOU?

I have been bummed out since getting into the Avatar fandom because so many people get their jollies by hating on canon (pairings, plot, dialogue, whatever). So, all of you having such enthusiasm for the show itself was like a big pile of validation for me.

Avatar fandom is uh...yeah.

Been there, done that, WOULD NEVER EVER EVER DO IT AGAIN. (Though it kinda sorta wasn't quite THIS bad before season three?)

The mandate of this podcast is basically to ignore all crazy fandom crap and talk about the show. And why we love it. Because really that's the whole point.
Oh man, you guys, that podcast was made of awesome. It's like you took all the thoughts I had about the show but made them like 1000x deeper and more entertaining.

BUT SOKKA/MEAT IS MY OTP HOW CAN YOU NOT SEE THAT
PFFT

SOKKA/MEAT IS SO SEASON TWO.

(Anonymous)

Cool 0 and 1st podcast!

Great job, it's totally funny, and I enjoyed listening to your thoughts on charector development. Even though I'm not a Kataanger or a Maikoist? (Is that what you call it?).
So um, I'm subscribed with iTunes, I was wondering when it comes out? Every friday or every _____.

Again, nice podcast, you girls are funny! And I'm looking forward to the Sokka charector episode, hopefully you'll discuss why Sokka totally forget's about Suki every 3 episodes!!!! URRRGHH!! I'm soo frustrated with him!

Bye,
~RoseGilmore

Re: Cool 0 and 1st podcast!

Thank you! We're hoping to get the next episode out by around next Wednesday, but there's no set day of the week to release them. We're just taking it one episode at a time. 8)
That was so many kinds of awesome. Is it weird that I agreed with absolutely everything you said? Probably. Can't wait for the next one.

...

Giggle-snicker
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