Goodbye fellow Odyssians

On January 30th, 2016, I made the first Odysseynerds post entitled Hello fellow Odyssians.  It seemed fitting, then, to make the goodbye post in the same vein.
I already can see your face. “WHAA-A?” Is this a joke? Nope. This is a legit goodbye post.

So what happened? Well, what if I told you that I started this blog while I was angry at the other Odyssey blogs for not reporting on what I wanted to read? So I decided to show them how to do it right. (Right = my way, hehe.)
But I’m ready to move on. Multiple factors have played into this decision, between a second across-state move in less than a year, to an art scholarship and private commissions, to having art students of my own, there’s just a point where I have to choose my career path. The “art thing” has been working out quite well for me, while Odysseynerds is really just a blog. That’s all it will ever be. I’ve evaluated the return of running this blog for, say 6 years like AIOUpdate did. It’s not worth it to me. I’d rather learn completely new skills with this time I use for Odysseynerds, (and this was a new skill when I started it). From running this blog I learned how to conduct an interview, how WordPress works, how to set up polls, sites, a forum. How to interact with people on the Internet, and keep them from coming back to your blog. (Make them angry, that’s a good tip.) But, I say again, I’m ready to move on to a new skill set.

Notes from The Doctor/Luke: “Odyssey Nerds has brought me great joy (and stress) over the year. Through helping run this amazing site I have had awesome opportunities to talk with so many other AIO fans and even some of the AIO team. It has been fun, but like all things it cannot last. Life asks for more and I (and Naomi) have realized that we cannot be the biggest nerds forever. And I cannot possibly express to Naomi my gratitude for inviting me to join on this amazing journey. Yes I must admit that I was never as consistent as Naomi (Seriously I don’t know how she does it?). So in conclusion I would like to thank to viewers, in particular GracieMarchiani, agdolldreams, and Penny Bassett. I would also like to thank Naomi for many things but in particular being awesome. For now on me and Naomi will be like a unicorn or Leprechaun. Like always, stay cool and listen to Odyssey. Peace out!

Odysseynerds has shaken up the fandom, (or scarred it,) and I’m glad of it. I’ve talked to some neat people (and I don’t just mean the Odyssey team, I mean you guys), and I’m sure glad I did. So, this is Kungfunaomi, thanking you for coming in and nerding out at Odysseynerds!

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New AIO Podcast!

Hey, nerds! There’s a new AIO podcast out, featuring Kay Bess, the new voice of Dr. Lily Graham. She’ll be in the upcoming episode Met His Match, which releases Thursday. You can listen to the podcast at this link or embedded below!

Album 65 Title + 2 Episodes

Hey, nerds! LUKE IS SO AMAZING he got the scoop from Nathan Hoobler and we can now give you the tentative title of Album 65, so spoilers alert!

Album 65: Expect the Unexpected

Two episode titles given to us were the following:

The Good in People
The Toy

Many many thanks to Luke and to Nathan Hoobler! Remember, this is a tentative title for Album 65 so it may or may not be changed. This is Kungfunaomi reminding you to come in and nerd out at Odysseynerds!

 

Article edit: Nathan Hoobler mistakenly gave us Always Do Your Best-ish as an episode in the album, when in fact that is an AIOClub episode. The episode he meant to give us is called The Toy. Thanks to Riley for helping us correct that.

The Nerdlies Issue 47

Odyssians Filming Their Own Live-Action Film

By Kungfunaomi

The denizens of Odyssey and Whit’s End are tired of waiting for people to make a film about Odyssey. So, they’re doing it themselves.
“Lights!”
“Camera!”
“Wait, we still haven’t activated the lights!” Eugene began to gesture wildly as he tried to find the light switches. “I don’t believe they film this way…”
After getting the lights turned on, they pushed Connie next to the “set” which was really just the front door of Whit’s End.
“Okay, we have lights!”
“Camera!”
“Acti-”
Wait!” Our ears were nearly blown by Jason’s screech. “Sorry! The camera’s out of battery!”
Connie stomped away to put on makeup as Eugene and Jason began to run around, looking for the battery charger. We heard Jason mutter something like “left it at home.” Meanwhile, the set designer (Mr. Whittaker), began to design a less visually interesting set by cleaning off the table to the left.
We asked who the producers, directors, and writers are. We were led to a back room by Mr. Whittaker, where we found Buck and Bart Rathbone hurriedly typing and printing a script for the opening scene. We doubt that Connie will be singing Bart’s musical anytime soon, or speaking with a Bart-ese accent.

At this rate, we’ll be seeing the first trailer for the still untitled film in ten years or so.