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Tonight we journey into the stars, or maybe some old man’s head with what looks like a gear-driven lightbulb. Careful of the golden bowling pins. They look sneaky!
What will we discover? We will travel far beyond the bounds of our universe into the inane and silly, into thought itself. We’ll ponder great mysteries. We’ll remember old TV shows about Canadian mounties. We’ll probably exist only in the dreams of christyotwisty. You don’t want to miss this episode.
Opening music by the Beastie Boys, but only a little bit because tomasino is bad at streaming and forgot how to configure audio sinks.
Schedule: Friday 0100-0200 UTC (Thursday 9-10PM EST)
Join us for wild adventures through classic “choose-your-own-adventure” stories where all decisions in the books are up to the listeners. Voice your choices on SDF “com”, IRC, Mastodon, or whatever other way you can reach tomasino.
Choose Your Own Adventure is intended to be a family-friendly show; however, the stories are not pre-read and may contain surprises for the reader as well.
I currently have the following CYOA-style books. If you have another that you’d like to donate to the cause, please send me an email at SDF or a private message on Mastodon and I’ll pass you my mailing address. Thanks!
Choose Your Own Adventure Series
The Cave of Time (#1) – Edward Packard – Episode 4
Journey Under the Sea (#2)- R. A. Montgomery – Episode 5
By Baloon to the Sahara (#3) – Douglas Terman
Space and Beyond (#4) – R. A. Montgomery
The Mystery of Chmney Rock (#5) – Edward Packard
Your Code Name is Jonah (#6) – Edward Packard
The Third Planet from Altair (#7) – Edward Packard
Deadwood City (#8) – Edward Packard
Who Killed Harlowe Thrombey (#9) – Edward Packard – Episode 7
The Lost Jewels of Nabooti (#10) – R. A. Montgomery
Mystery of the Maya (#11) – R. A. Montgomery
Inside UFO (#12) – Edward Packard
The Abominable Snowman (#13) – R. A. Montgomery – Episode 6
The Forbidden Castle (#14) – Edward Packard
House of Danger (#15) – R. A. Montgomery
Survival at Sea (#16) – Edward Packard
The Race Forever (#17) – R. A. Montgomery
Underground Kingdom (#18) – Edward Packard
Secret of the Pyramids (#19) – Richard Brightfield
Tonight we read The Trumpet of Terror, by Deborah Lerme Goodman. This book looks surprisingly well-written with excellent references to Norse mythology.
Intro music is the Icelandic folk-song Krummavísur. The English translation of the lyrics are:
The raven slept in a rock-rift On a cold winters night There are many things that can hurt him Many things that can hurt him Before a beautiful day came He pulls his frozen nose From underneath a big rock Underneath a big rock Everything is frozen outside You can’t get anything at the beach I’m so hungry I’m so hungry If I go to a house Fat at home (a nickname for The dog) forbids me To pluck from the garbage To pluck from the garbage The earth is covered in ice There is nowhere to set the table Full-fledged birds can fly far. Full-fledged birds can fly far. But even though I look everywhere There’s just one color What can a raven eat What can a raven eat? Dead, lying on its side is A fat mutton near a fence, Who once was fast. Once was fast. ‘Caw, caw! Ravens, come here! Caw, caw! cos’ ready for us is, a feast on cold ice. a feast on cold ice.
You know the christmas cat that cat is very large We dont know where he came from nor where he has gone He opened his eyes widely glowing both of them it was not for cowards to look into them His hair sharp as needles his back was high and bulgy and claws on his hairy paw were not a pretty sight Therefore the women competed to rock and sow and spin and knitted colorful clothes or one little sock For the cat could not come and get the little children they had to get new clothes from the grownups When christmas eve was lighted and the cat looked inside the children stood straight and red-cheeked with their presents He waved his strong tail he jumped, scratched and blew and was either in the valley or out on the headland He walked about, hungry and mean in hurtfully cold christmas snow and kindled the hearts with fear in every town If outside one heard a weak “meaow” then unluck was sure to happen all knew he hunted men and didnt want mice He followed the poorer people who didnt get any new clothing near christmas – and tried and lived in poorest conditions From them he took at the same time all their christmas food and ate them also themselves if he could Therefore the women competed to rock and sow and spin and knitted colorful clothes or one little sock Some had gotten an apron and some had got a new shoe or anything that was needful but that was enough For pussy should not eat no-one who got some new piece of clothes She hissed with her ugly voice and ran away If she still exists I dont know but for nothing would be his trip if everybody would get next christmas some new rag You may want to keep it in mind to help if there is need for somewhere there might be children who get nothing at all Mayhaps that looking for those who suffer from lack of plentiful lights will give you a happy season and merry christmas
Tonight we read ZORK #1: The Forces of Krill by S. Eric Meretzky. Bivotar and Juranda explored the land of Frobozz to find the three palantir of ZORK and save the world from the forces of Krill. Do we win? Do we die horribly? Listen and find out!
Carlos Viola – The Last Door Soundtrack – Crows over the City
Mark Morgan – ZORK Nemesis Sonudtrack
Austin Wintory – Journey Soundtrack – I Was Born for This
Tonight we explore the mystery of Who Killed Harlowe Thrombey. Murder happened, suspects were all around us, and once again we didn’t die once! The story is pretty good in this one, despite not getting as trippy as our under-sea adventures to Atlantis. Check it out!
Tonight we read The Abominable Snowman by R. A. Montgomery. It was book 13 of the original Choose Your Own Adventure series, and book #1 in the re-release in 2005. The most amazing thing happened tonight….