Posts Tagged ‘Otascotia



I would say that it’s been a while since my last update but that would a) be the biggest understatement and b) an insult to you, the reader. I would say that it was out of pure laziness that I haven’t been active on here, nor MSN then I would be lying. Coursework, exams and family matters have taken up the last month leaving me with little time for watching, playing anything let alone writing. However, that is about to change, most of the stuff vital to the success of my MSc is done… aside from my dissertation.

 So, here come the updates:


Dave and I are beginning to find our feet with the show and it’s beginning to take shape as to what part we’ll actually play in the weekly scope of things. We’re hoping that, as a show, we interact with the community as well as doing more of the ‘Eurovision Commentary’ style things that we had last week.

Unfortunately, that’s going to require a whole lot of investment – not only in time but also financially. We recently came to the realisation that the current setup we have is inadequate for the type of show that we want to do so we’re going to invest in a mixing desk and several microphones, cables etc. So stay tuned as we’ll be making several improvements over the coming weeks.

Cali-Otaku: SS:

Regular readers, listeners will know that the podcast is kind of in limbo at the moment, but with future plans about to be embarked upon there needs to be a shake up of the “podcast”. As a result the last ever SS will be coming to you shortly. Seeing as it’s the last one we’d love for listeners to contact us with questions and comments (, as we will answer them on air.

While this is the last ever SS podcast, there are plans in place for a podcast for our future project with a new cast and maybe a new format, we’re still sketching out the details. But I personally want to thank everyone who’s helped out as a guest as well as everyone who has taken the time to listen to the show. We’ve loved doing it so there’s no doubt that there will be something appearing to take its place very, very soon.

The Project:

From the planning meetings and discussions, this could potentially the biggest thing that Dave and I have ever embarked upon, funding and the sheer amount of work required to garner interest from those in and outwith the community is going to be pretty high. This is why we’re reluctant to make an official announcements until we have more of the pieces of the puzzle in place before we give anything away. We’re working away behind the scenes to have more teasers appearing across the Internet soon.



Best Laid Plans

Bar the occasional Podcast posting I’ve not really been using this place as intened.  This is about to change.  I’m currently working on a feature for Street Fighter IV, consider it a look at the franchise through the eyes of a novice, while it seems like an interesting concept in my head it may not turn out like that on paper… I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

If you haven’t heard already; Dave and I are part of the Otascotia Radio Network, we have our own show on Saturday nights from around 8pm (this is a tentative time, we may begin early depending on alcohol/energy drink intake).  Check us out at as well as being part of the forum (click here).  Infact, the case for fridays is that we normally get together and try and plan what we’re going to talk about but once again my co-host doesn’t seem to be awake yet, so looks like I could be planning this one on my own.

Outside the internet I recently recieved what I’m guessing was meant to be an ‘olive branch’ by someone who, for whatever reasons, no longer wishes to acknowlege my existence and while I’m sure it was meant with best intentions it came off as rather insulting.  But hey, I don’t judge, I just get on with it.

Other than that I am working my way through the ranks of Tai Kwon Do… well by ‘working my way through’ I mean that Grand Master Loh has stopped reffering to me as “beginner” and now reffers to me as “white-belt”.  Sure people may not think that is an achievement but I should point out that I dont even have a uniform yet.  It seems to be doing wonders for my self-esteem too, while it is painfull (putting it mildly) I keep pushing myself and every week I want to learn more and improve, even if it’s just being able to kick that little bit higher.



(P.S Keep an eye out for my feature I should have it up fairly soon)


Cali-Otaku: SS 10/02/09

Cali-Otaku: SS 10/02/09

Better late than never the Cali-Otaku crew are joined by Sephi to talk about Otascotia and despair at giving Mark and Dave a free slot.  We also discuss Funimation, Kurt Cobain, “Sheaths” and even have a dramatic reading or two.  Welcome to the most random edition of SS yet.

Length: 1:12:25 (33.1MB)

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I'm Mark Gibson & this is another one of my blogs where you're likely to find musings of daily life, gaming & just plain rambling.

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