Saturday, April 28, 2007

Poll Results

Well, the free web polling system I found apparently crapped out after a single day (guess you get what you pay for). Still, we had plenty of time to get the results in. 87% favored the old intro to the new one.

So, in short, people like the old intro, and they like the long format. They like the Rapid Fire Round, and they like the rants.

In a way, this is endearing. I guess we were doing the right thing all along.

We'll still experiment occasionally, but we'll keep with the original format in general.

Thanks for your help!

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Friday, April 27, 2007

Poll on new Intro

With Episode 5, we added a new introduction. I liked the new Lovecraftian mood, but some viewers said that they missed the old intro.

So, I put it to you, gentle reader. Which do you prefer?

Help guide the direction of Calls For Cthulhu by voting for your favorite intro (in the upper-right side of this page).


P.S. And yes, I also know the viewers thought the last episode was too short. My goal was to make it more YouTube friendly (most of those videos run 3-5 minutes). I guess I underestimated just how much people wanted more Cthuhlu. :)

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Episode 5 is Live!

Here you go. There's a new intro, and a shorter format, to fit our YouTube community.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Hot Tentacle Action!

So, have you ever noticed that, when someone mistypes a phone number, it always ends up pointing at phone sex? A political candidate gets one digit off on his campaign number - it's porn. Martha Stewart mispronounces a new advice line - it's porn. The Anti-Pornography Commission puts an ad in the classifieds - and it's porn.

The mistaken numbers never point to some other business, or to somebody's house. . .

Anyway, when we started this show, we announced Cthulhu's phone number as 1-800-SOL-EATR, which was supposed to just be a funny little pun. Of course, it never occurred to us that we should call the number and see what was there. . .

I guess you see where this is going.

For the first time, we checked it out, and found that it goes to a redirect number leading to phone sex. Now, in our defense, we did ask that nobody call in ("Previously recorded. Please do not call.") but we still feel a responsibility to point out that, if you do call, you won't get Cthulhu.

And the ladies that you do get won't swallow your soul. However they will . . . Hmmm . . . probably best that we don't go there.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

DVD News

Well, we now have one Spanish translator and three Portugese translators, as well as an offer from both German and French speakers. So we should be putting up translated versions soon (a month, I'm guessing, maybe less).

In other news, I just got in the mail our new DVD from the Obelisk group, so all I have to do is finish the design for the cover, and buy some blanks, and I'll be able to start pressing disks. Once I've got that up and running, I'll post something up here, and I'll put up a link to buy the DVDs from.

The DVD has the first four episodes in as high a resolution as we could manage (some of them had to be upsampled, because they were originally mastered in low-res), as well as the extra Halloween message, and the hidden video that was previously only available to people who cracked the Cult of Cthulhu code (from Episode 3).

This first version of the DVD is only going to be available in English, with no subtitles. But once we get the translated versions, I'll make sure that future DVDs have all the subtitles, including English subtitles.

And don't worry, we are still working on Episode 5. It's going to be a shorter show, with a new intro, and more of the ranting that people seem to love so much.


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Saturday, April 07, 2007

What we're working on

Recently, a viewer wrote in to ask if we could get him a high-res version of the show, so that he could make translations into his native language (Spanish) for his sister, because she doesn't speak English very well.

We thought this was a great idea. We made high-res versions of all the episodes, and mailed him a disk, complete with scripts, to ease the project. However, we did it on one condition. When he finishes with the translation, he's going to send us a copy of the Spanish-subtitled version. That way, we can add him to our credits, and publish a Spanish version of C4C.

But then we started thinking about that. Now we have high-res versions of the show, hidden episodes (you knew about those, right?), scripts, and alternate language subtitles. Sounds like we've got enough there for a DVD!

So, in addition to working on Episode 5, we are also putting together a DVD. The first version, which should be available in the next couple of weeks, will only have the English version. However, we're hoping to have alternate languages available soon after that.

This also brought up another idea. Are you multi-lingual, and wish that you could help spread the joy of Cthulhu with your friends and family? If so, write us a note, and we can make arrangements for you to translate C4C to your language, and be added to the credits for the show. We would love to start showing C4C in Spanish, Dutch, Italian, German, Portugese, and as many other languages as we can.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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