6C-King Arthur: How I Met Your Mother

//6C-King Arthur: How I Met Your Mother

6C-King Arthur: How I Met Your Mother

Wrapping up this current run of King Arthur episodes, we find a kingdom in shambles. We'll see the final(ish..for now at least) battle between the Saxons and the Britons, and then the rule of King Arthur's uncle and father. Uther then decides to risk this extremely tenuous peace to woo a woman who isn't into him at all. And by woo, I mean declare war against her and her husband and use your fancy magician friend's fancy magic to trick her into...well, you'll see. Then, the sword in the stone! Also, the definitely true origins of Stonehenge!

The creature of the week carries an impractically large bowl of blood with him at all times - just sloshing around everywhere he goes - that he will dump on you if he catches you on the road at night.

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Music:

"Reveries" by Eracilon

"Gymnopedie" by Erik Satie

"Taking Dark Matter Lightly" by Alan Singley

"Love and Mystery" by Oursvince

"Max Flashback" by Lee Rosevere

"Something Elated" by Broke for Free

"Wandering" by Steve Combs

By |2015-12-09T13:09:20+00:00August 26th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Cory Engel September 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Apparently I can’t count.

  2. Cory Engel September 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Couple of things:
    1. I’m really enjoying the podcast so far (this episode is as far as I’ve gotten). So keep that in mind as I offer a criticism below. I don’t waste my time commenting on junk.
    2. Thanks for the music listing. I’ve been trying to find out the title/composer of Gymnopedie for a while in order to maybe arrange a banjo/ukulele version.
    3. I originally thought your speaking style was not well suited to storytelling, but it’s growing on me. Not every format has to be a in a sing-songy style. The music helps a lot too. I especially enjoy chip tunes when you throw them in.
    3. Very early (1st or 2nd episode), you apologized in advance for mispronouncing things that you were just sure you were botching. Then later, you said that you would stop apologizing for botching mispronunciations, and then you resumed the apologies. At no point (as of Ep. 6c) have you stopped mispronouncing things. So here are my thoughts in this:
    A. It’s easy to forgive mispronunciations or mis-usages of some words that aren’t proper names, because it’s hard to know when you’re getting it wrong. For example, a couple of times in the Merlin episodes you said “PROF-uh-size” when the correct word was “PROF-uh-sigh.” (Present tense verb.) Other than having someone else proof every episode before you upload it, I’m not sure how you’d catch something like this.
    B. What is less forgivable is mispronunciations of proper names that would be pretty easy to look up. For example, “Tintagel” is not pronounced TINT-uh-gel (hard g); it’s Tint-A-jel (short a, soft g, emphasis on middle syllable; see https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m17s8L4Tdyg). I would recommend checking the pronunciation of all proper names before recording, because EVERYTHING else about the podcast is quite professional. I understand that some things are obscure or not in English and therefore not easy to research, but you’re undoubtedly doing lots of work on the podcast already; why taint it by such an easily-correctable oversight? If you need to enlist others’ help (e.g., from a Japanese speaker), then instead of recording a podcast with things you know you mispronounced and then ask listeners to send you corrections (or worse, just forgive you), why not ask for listener help at the beginning of a podcast for an episode you want to do but haven’t recorded yet?
    C. After doing proper research on pronunciation and giving it your best shot, stop with the apologizing. You have nothing left to apologize for. If after your best effort you still get a few things wrong, you’ll probably still get corrections from jerks like me even if you don’t point them out.
    Thanks again for an entertaining and educational podcast which–pronunciation anomalies notwithstanding–is still more professionally done than most.

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