ActFur Season 4, Ep05 – Ponylicious
Grab your bridle and prepare your nerd-glasses, it’s time to delve into the Brony Phenomenon!
With three different perspectives on this new craze sweeping geek-cultures at large everywhere¬†we deliver our thoughts on the whole phenomenon.
On top of that we look at Giant robots you can actually buy, the Olympic mascots, Maaaaaaaaars, sneeze-guard canines and some interesting listener questions from last shows topic.
All this and more!
RivFur has released their teaser videos!
Curiosity rover lands on mars.
Despite all the hoo-rah about the recent London Olympics, NASA and science at large has had a great vistory with the new ‘Curiosity’ Mars rover successfully landing on the red plantet. Low quality images of the landing are available with a higher resolution video being beamed at us around critical information exchanges.
Dissonant Dragon will be talking about it more in his segment. But needless to say it has a lazor!
Olympic games 2012 London has begin.. but whats with the Mascots?
The London Olympics have been going well, and all our respective athletes have been trying their hardest to¬†prove¬†their mettle against each other. We could talk about that like everyone else does, but we did want to take an aside and comment on the…strange…choice for the designs of the Olympic mascots this year (Also the, as Kraden¬†believes, lazy reason behind their design).
Living in a house with a dog, protects against Asthma (Keio)
Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, recenlty presented their findings at the 2012 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.
“In this study we found that feeding mice house dust from homes that have dogs present protected them against a childhood airway infectious agent, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV infection is common in infants and can manifest as mild to severe respiratory symptoms. Severe infection in infancy is associated with a higher risk of developing childhood asthma,” says Kei Fujimura, a researcher on the study.
Disagreeable people prefer aggressive dogs (Keio)
Aggressive dog ownership is not always a sign of attempted dominance or actual delinquency. A study carried out at the University of Leicester’s School of Psychology has found that younger people who are disagreeable are more likely to prefer aggressive dogs, confirming the conventional wisdom that dogs match the personality of their owners.
Ever wanted your own giant battle mech?
Well good. because they have them.
Electronics company Suidobashi Heavy Industry ushers in a new era of mechanised combat, with a multi-tonne robot that is controlled from a cockpit inside the chest, with HUD and everything…or from a smartphone. It has things like a water based missle launcher which is…not very accurate, and¬†also fires up to 6000 BB bullets per minute (Controlled by smiling)
Discussion: The Brony¬†Phenomenon
Discussed in two(ish) parts this episode, Firstly on the source-show itself and then into the fandoms massive embrace thereof, ¬†and pick the¬†subconscious¬†of:
-An oldschool ‘Hipster’ MLP fan (Jen)
-Someone who likes the show, but is otherwise neutral as far as the greater hype goes (Carni)
-And Hasbro/Studio B’s unlikely target-audience, male and WELL into the throws of the new movement! (Kraden)
Is the Bronydom truely the newest budding subculture to rise up and compete upon the Furry Ranks? And what is so appealing to to a crowd so vastly different from the target audience?
All this and more discussed this Episode!
Sources for the information portrayed are:
- Urban Dictionary: Brony
- Know Your Meme: Bronies entry
- Equestria Daily website
- Equestria Daily Wiki Page
Equestria Softworks looking for applicants
And if you’re interested in getting some experience in Game Design (3D, Concept Art, Voice acting etc); Kraden is the Art Lead on a new project to turn the Fallout: Equestria story, into a Fallout 3 Mod.
Watch their pitch video here – http://youtu.be/sCXRdXQ5WEU
Fenris Rants – Fenris is always right
Uh-oh! Seems that Fenris is in trouble again! What terrible crimes did he commit? What lays in his path of destruction? What suffering did-…wait, he just screwed up in his earlier rants? And he’s here to correct them, with Shirou Urameshi from Plot Twist guest-starring? Oh, okay.
Fuzzeh Logic – Ep5
- Curiosity Rover Article, NASA page and Rover information
- Holographic Data Storage
- Flash Memory
Find Dissonant on Twitter:¬†@DissonantTwitt
Sawtooth’s Chiptune segment.
Listener Sawtooth, sent in the fantastic little chiptune segment you heard in the show. Here are the links for it.
- IAYD – Tycho Brahe
- Namco New Rally X Theme
- Trash80 – Missing You
- Commodore 64 Crack Intro Collection
- Fighter X – Psycho Video (Live at Blip Festival 2009) (Actual Release)
- Bit Shifter – Activation Theme
Next Ep topic: Family furs
Next Episode, we will be discussing ‘Family Furs’. Is your family furry? Perhaps your brother or even your parents? What about your chosen family of friends online or around the world?
Write in and tell us about them!
Mid-Season draw next Ep: Win a necklace from Dragonjewels
Dragonjewels¬†has put his hand up to supply the Mid-season prize for Season 4. Three¬†listeners¬†will win a custom necklace from this crafty-contributor. So if you’ve had any ideas or e-mails sitting on the back-burner, now’s the time to send them in.
- Tara Strong Voice Actress
- Final Fantasy X
- Lost Odyssey
- Power Puff Girls
- Atlantis: the Lost Empire animated feature
- The new TED film
- 2 the Ranting Gryphon (of the 2 sense show)
- Old ‘Magic Coins’ MLP episode (in four parts;
- Oldschool pony-art Deviant Artist, ZambiCandy
- Hilarious Fruit Bro Hooves
- Zxssics ‘DJ Pon3′ cosplay
- We Love Fine.com brony-tees!
- Fan-Characters (Sparkle Winkle, Green Bean, Spanish Rose & Keyframe):
- Vitae Clothing
- Rawkz0rz¬†(and his Heart Beat character)
- Zombie Park in the UK -¬†ZED events¬†- ¬†First and Only airsoft zombie events -¬†F&O airsoft site “the Mall”
- John Saffron ‘Dog with a camera strapped to it‘