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Pondo's Playground Episode 24: Romance in YA

6/22/2018
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The young adult genre is still climbing in popularity, add in some romance and this begs for discussion. Join Tiffany, Steven, Jon, and returning guest Kella Campbell as they talk YA, Romance, and how they mesh together in this week's episode of Pondo's Playground. Like what you hear? Use the amazon affiliate link to help us bring you even more great content. Click and then buy. It's that simple. bit.ly/MechaPanda

Duration:00:57:45

Pondo's Playground Presents: A Reading with E.D.E. Bell

6/16/2018
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Pondo's Playground proudly presents a reading with fantasy author E.D.E. Bell. You can find more of her work at https://www.edebell.com/ Like what you hear? Use the amazon affiliate link to help us bring you even more great content. bit.ly/MechaPanda

Duration:00:02:32

Pondo's Playground Presents: Fantasy Author E.D.E. Bell

6/15/2018
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This week's episode of Pondo's Playground features fantasy author E.D.E. Bell. She's a former engineer, a mom of three, and a superfan of garlic. Her stories are a refreshing take on the fantasy genre, and everyone loved having her on the show. Join Tiffany, Steven and Jon as they dig into some fantasy with an author who writes about everything from dragons to magic. Like what you hear? Use the amazon affiliate link to help us bring you even more great content. bit.ly/MechaPanda

Duration:00:44:10

Pondo's Playground Episode 23: Peppers or Flames?

6/8/2018
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Romance is a delicate subject, one which is hard for all three of our hosts to stay on topic with. The crew had to call in the cavalry just to keep our thoughts on track. Join Steven, Jon, and Tiffany with special guest Kella Campbell as they attempt to discuss romance on this week's episode of Pondo's Playground. Like what you hear? Use the amazon affiliate link to help us bring you even more great content. bit.ly/MechaPanda

Duration:01:00:18

Pondo's Playground Episode 22: Bon Jovi or Bond Girl?

6/1/2018
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There are some days when all there is are tangents and fun times. June is romance month, and it is clear that the crew at Pondo's Playground needs some help. Join Tiffany, Steven and Jon as they try to decipher the romance genre without the help of Kella Campbell. Like what you hear? Use the amazon affiliate link for your next purchase to help us bring you even more great content. bit.ly/MechaPanda

Duration:00:53:23

Pondo's Playground Presents: Fast Glass

5/31/2018
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Fast Glass Written and Read by T.J. Lockwood From the As Told By Things Anthology by Atthis Arts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As Told by Things is a lighthearted, multi-genre collection of short stories and flash fiction, each told from the perspective of an inanimate object. Fun, witty, and full of charm, As Told by Things will capture your imagination—as well as your heart. What objects do you think have stories to tell? Learn more at www.AtthisArts.com

Duration:00:10:31

Pondo's Playground Presents: As Told By Things

5/31/2018
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After finishing our discussions on characters we couldn't pass up the opportunity to speak with E.D.E. Bell about Atthis Arts' upcoming anthology. With its launch just around the corner we decided to sit down and talk about how characters are not just anyone but also anything as well. Learn more at www.AtthisArts.com Like what you hear? Use the amazon affiliate link to help us bring you even more great content. bit.ly/MechaPanda

Duration:00:18:55

Pondo's Playground Presents: Deliver Us From Evil, Amen

5/25/2018
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Sometimes people unknowingly make choices which affect more than just themselves. The world continues on, but the consequences of those actions resonate for everyone involved. Written by Jon Siniecki Read by Steven Duenas Like what you hear? Use the amazon affiliate link for your next purchase to help us bring you even more great content. bit.ly/MechaPanda

Duration:00:18:24

Pondo's Playground Episode 20: Antiheroes and Antivillains

5/18/2018
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Heroes and Villains have been at odds since stories were first told to an audience. Their roles are definite and true, but what of the heroes who don't walk in the light all the time, and of the villains who have a bit of a heart? Join Steven, Jon, and Tiffany as they talk about what it means to be a hero in this week's episode of Pondo's Playground. Like what you hear? Use the amazon affiliate link to help us bring you even more great content. bit.ly/MechaPanda

Duration:00:30:08

Pondo's Playground Episode 19: Tropes and Token Characters

5/11/2018
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Creating characters can be a delicate balancing act that many writers may find difficult to navigate. One must always be careful not to wander into the world of cliches. Join Steven, Jon, and Tiffany as they talk about tropes and token characters on this week's episode of Pondo's Playground.

Duration:00:58:14

Pondo's Playground Episode 18: Basic Human Psychology

5/4/2018
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There is no doubt that a story is nothing without its characters. They are the ones who move the plot forward and deal with the conflict head on. Join Tiffany, Jon, and Steven as they discuss what makes for good characters on this week"s episode of Pondo's Playground. Like what you hear? Use the amazon affiliate link to help us bring you even more great content. bit.ly/MechaPanda

Duration:01:00:18

Pondo's Playground Presents: The Brass Airship

4/27/2018
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University Island is the most coveted school in the Kaltamer Isles. The students there are known as the world's best and brightest when it comes to technological study. To Caltros and Sintella, this is a step towards their future, but this year is different. The focus of the school is shifting. Will Caltros and Sintella see innovation for what it is? Or will they wish they just stayed home? Written by T.J. Lockwood and Jon Siniecki Read by Steven Duenas Like what you hear? Use the amazon...

Duration:00:20:06

Pondo's Playground Episode 16: Blended in Pop Culture

4/20/2018
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Steampunk is, without a doubt, a genre of its own. From brass pipes and valves to gigantic airships and victorian clothing, there is no mistaking the aesthetic. Join Steven, Jon, and Tiffany as they deliver their final thoughts on the genre on this week's episode of Pondo's Playground.

Duration:00:55:33

Pondo's Playground Episode 15: The Battle of The Punks

4/13/2018
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The journey to understanding steampunk has lead to the importance of technology. What defines the genre is more than just steam and gears. Join Tiffany, Steven, and Jon as they explore the many sub-genre cousins of steampunk on this week's episode of Pondo's Playground. Like what you hear? Use the amazon affiliate link to help us bring you even more great content. bit.ly/MechaPanda

Duration:00:50:08

Pondo's Playground Episode 14: Steampunk Overview

4/6/2018
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Storytelling often asks the big "what if" questions and brings them to life in scenes, characters and dialogue. What if the industrial age never ended? What if brass on clothing was the norm? What if steam beat out electricity? Join Tiffany, Steven and Jon as they jump in and explore the Steampunk genre on this week's episode of Pondo's Playground. Like what you hear? Use the amazon affiliate link to help us bring you even more great content. http://bit.ly/MechaPanda

Duration:00:47:17

Pondo's Playground Presents: The Crimson Flag

3/30/2018
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This month's dramatic reading brings the reader to a fantasy world where magic is dangerous and laws are absolute. Join Steven as he reads The Crimson Flag by T.J. Lockwood, the prologue to an exciting new project coming soon in the summer of 2018. Mecha Panda Publishing is an amazon affiliate, support us by clicking the link before making a purchase. Every little bit helps us bring you new content, http://bit.ly/MechaPanda

Duration:00:04:29

Pondo's Playground Episode 12: The Power of POV

3/23/2018
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Like what you hear? Support us on Patreon or use our amazon affiliate link: http://bit.ly/MechaPanda Choosing the Point of View of a story is one of the first things determined by a writer before the story even begins. Who tells a story is just as important as how it is told. What is omitted is just as important as what the narrator knows. Join Steven, Jon, and Tiffany as they discuss the effects of POV on narrative in this week's episode of Pondo's Playground.

Duration:00:48:44

Pondo's Playground Episode 10: The Question of Setting

3/16/2018
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The setting of a story is just as important as its plot and characters. It is often the writer's first decision when outlining and serves as the backbone to the words on the page. Join Jon, Steven, and Tiffany as they talk about the importance of setting and how it affects the story as a whole.

Duration:00:45:03

Pondo's Playground Presents: Old World Ruins, New World Blues

2/23/2018
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Pondo's Playground Presents: Old World Ruins, New World Blues a horror duology written by Jon Siniecki and T.J. Lockwood, and read by Steven Duenas. Part 1: Old World Ruins Written by T.J. Lockwood Liz and Todd are local students who find themselves running from a terrifying creature after a cosmic ritual proves to have been successful. Whether they are aware or not, their attempts at survival will not only shape the present, but the future as well. Part 2: New World Blues Written by Jon...

Duration:00:14:05

Pondo's Playground Episode 7: Monster Horror

2/16/2018
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The world of Horror has been home to many monsters from this dimension along with many others as well. These beings can seem otherworldy and have origins bound in more than a little mystery. Join Steven, Jon, and Tiffany as they explore the unknown beings who haunt us in this week's episode of Pondo's Playground.

Duration:00:52:34