Alastair

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About Alastair

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  • Birthday 06/15/1978

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Syracuse, NY
  • Interests I've been known to record a podcast from time to time.

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  1. Alastair added a topic in The Journeyman Writer   

    The Journeyman Writer 226: The Underdog
    What's the real difference between the protagonist and the antagonist of your story?
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  2. Alastair added a topic in Please Read   

    The Future
    Hey, everybody. 
    First, in case you've somehow missed the news, you should go read this. 
    Second, thank you all so much for your patience as we've worked through the details of the divorce and figured out what StoryWonk will be in the future. The Christmas hiatus turned into something much more challenging and transformative than I expected. 
    Third, I want to emphasize how much I value what StoryWonk stands for, both in terms of the podcasts, and in terms of this amazing community. The only reason to continue with StoryWonk, as I see it, is to continue to do what StoryWonk stands for -- smart, inclusive, positive commentary and analysis of the stories we all love. There isn't going to be a radical shift in what StoryWonk represents, or in the tone of the shows or this community; my intention is to build on the work I've already done, and continue to grow and expand at a sustainable rate. 
    With that in mind, I want to make some quick preliminary announcements about the podcast schedule. There and Back Again and The Journeyman Writer are going ahead as planned; I'll have a new Story and Star Wars lecture ready some time this week, all being well. I also have plans to bring back the roster of shows that I made with Lani. These aren't set in stone, but this is my best guess right now: 
    Dusted will return early in February, with a new co-host I know you'll adore. It will probably return on a once-a-week schedule in which we look at the rest of Buffy S6, and then the rest of Angel S3, but that's flexible.The Scot and The Sassenach will also return early in February, and will finish up the Voyager series with another new co-host. Plans for season three of Outlander are still up in the air.We Can Do This All Day will return late in February or early in March, with a very similar format. I'm still working out the details on this one, but the plan I have right now is very exciting.We Used To Be Friends will return at some point, but I don't have any definite plans right now -- I'd like to finish up the series with a rotating cast of special guests, so if you're interested in podcasting over Skype about Veronica Mars, let me know!I'll also be adding a new season of Dear Mr. Potter to the schedule, starting some time in late February, looking at Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; in addition, I'm looking at adding some new YouTube content looking at video game narratives, from Bioshock to Dragon Age to Undertale.
    Thank you all so, so much for patience and support, and for your continued enthusiasm. I'm going to do my best to make the new StoryWonk a place of which you are proud.
    Big love,
    Alastair
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  3. Alastair added a topic in The Scot and the Sassenach   

    The Scot And The Sassenach 81: It’s Not You, It’s Me
    This week, we set the stage for the end of the book, complete with pirate attacks and some Jamie/Claire sexy times -- it's Voyager, chapters fifty-three to fifty-seven!
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  4. Alastair added a topic in We Can Do This All Day   

    We Can Do This All Day 20: The Iceman Cometh
    Baby, it's cold outside! This week, the team go back to the academy to discover some bad Seeds (AoS 1.12)!
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  5. Alastair added a topic in Dusted   

    Dusted 153: These Are The Jokes
    Angel takes his promise to Darla a little too literally as the forces of evil gather. In this episode, Dad (Angel 3.10)!
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  6. Alastair added a topic in We Used To Be Friends   

    We Used To Be Friends 54: The Many Emotions Of Logan Echolls
    Veronica goes in search of a missing monkey, and Mac falls in love. This week, we discuss Show Me The Monkey (3.10)!
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  7. Alastair added a topic in Dusted   

    Dusted 152: Y’Know, For Spike
    Things go from bad to worse as Willow reaches rock bottom. In this episode, Wrecked (Buffy 6.10)!
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  8. Alastair added a topic in The Scot and the Sassenach   

    The Scot And The Sassenach 80: Jamie Is Jamie
    This week, we're joined by the brilliant Daphne Olive of Fathoms Deep to discuss Voyager, chapters forty-eight to fifty-two!
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  9. Alastair added a topic in Dusted   

    Dusted 151: This Old House
    Willow begins to lose control of her magic, while Buffy simply loses control. In this episode, Smashed (Buffy 3.09)!
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  10. Alastair added a topic in We Can Do This All Day   

    We Can Do This All Day 19: Hand In Hand With Hand
    The team fights to rescue Coulson as he finally learns the truth about A Magical Place (AoS 1.11)!
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  11. Alastair added a topic in Dusted   

    Dusted 150: Love, Labor, Loss
    Holtz hunts Angel and Darla as her pregnancy nears its conclusion. In this episode, Lullaby (Angel 3.09)!
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  12. Alastair added a topic in We Used To Be Friends   

    We Used To Be Friends 53: GHB Tea
    The Hearst College rapist is finally revealed, and a new mystery begins. This week, we discuss Spit & Eggs (3.09)!
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  13. Alastair added a topic in The Scot and the Sassenach   

    The Scot And The Sassenach 79: Shark Hunt
    From plague ships to pelicans, Jamie and Claire have adventures on the high sea. This week in Voyager, chapters forty-two to forty-seven!
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  14. Alastair added a topic in Dusted   

    Dusted 149: Joan The Vampire Slayer
    Memory is a fickle thing -- just ask Joan and Randy. In this episode, Tabula Rasa (Buffy 6.08)!
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  15. Alastair added a topic in The Journeyman Writer   

    The Journeyman Writer 225: Mystery Show
    How do we begin to construct a mystery plot, and to what extent is traditional story structure applicable?
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