Project: Shadow

Project: Shadow

By Charlie Dorsett
We understand the world through stories we tell ourselves, those others tell us, and those that entertain us, seeing ourselves in them even when they don’t contain people like us.

My name is Charlie, and I write Scifi/fantasy as C. E. Dorsett. As a queer writer, I dive into the deep structure of the books, movies, and shows that we love, and would love to take you with me through our fandoms and the works I create. We will dive into these worlds to reveal unseen wonder, discuss theories, and contemplate the elements of good writing. If you have any questions or topics, share them with me.
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Locke and Key is fun, empty, and has one possible issue
I enjoyed this show. It was interesting and fun. The cast is awesome, and the cinematography was beautiful, but one of the twist left me empty, and made me feel like this show contains damaging anti-queer tropes. We need to talk about this in spoilers. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:48
February 18, 2020
Star Trek Picard- Absolute Candor and the Theory of Rios
Star Trek Picard gives us a deeper dive into Romulan culture and explains more of JL's life since The Next Generation. I loved this episode, and it made me so convinced of a theory I have about Chris Rios that I have to share it with you. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:17
February 17, 2020
Living in Fear of Being a Romance Writer
I might be a romance writer, and the thought of that terrifies me, but why? Why should I care if I am a secret romance writer? The answer reveals a lot about identity and the creative process. Quotes are read from "About the Romance Genre" by Romance Writers of America If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:56
February 14, 2020
Mythic Quest Raven’s Banquet and the Fight between Creative and Monetization
Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet on Apple TV + is a touching, smart, irreverent, series that made me laugh so hard I had to pause it to keep from missing the jokes. More than that, it is a powerful metaphor for the components of the creative mind at war with itself. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:18
February 13, 2020
What is the Minimum Viable Product for a story
A Minimum Viable Product or MVP is an idea from Lean Startup that they tried to elaborate on in their Lean Content course in 2015. I've spent the last five years developing my understanding of an MVP for fiction, and I have some ideas to share on it. I am running some experiments, and thought you should know about them. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:04
February 12, 2020
When the world is on fire, talking about fictious worlds helps
Learning to see the lies in the world around us. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:31
February 11, 2020
Star Trek Picard’s The End is the Beginning opens up the mystery and may have revealed the end
As a result of the events of this episode, I think I know the twist at the end of the season. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:06
February 10, 2020
Torn between Magic and Space Ships, an update on my writing journey
How to defeat guilt as a writer. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:39
February 7, 2020
What October Faction did wrong and why it should get a second season
This is not how stories should work. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:12
February 6, 2020
Who is a real Author and What does modern fiction look like
Let's talk about the future of stories. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:59
February 5, 2020
The Chilling Adventure of Sabrina is a show about Chosen Family
In the fight between legacy and friendship, who should win? If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:08
February 4, 2020
Star Trek Picard Theory- Why don't the Romulans use AIs
Let's dive into the history of the Romulans as we try to solve the mystery. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:56
February 3, 2020
Rewriting My Dark Fantasy Exploration of Gender
Let's talk about why I have decided to rewrite my book The Chain. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:55
January 31, 2020
Queering Fiction- Going beyond LGBTQ representation to Queer Stories
We need to see more queer stories in the place of basic queer representation. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:21
January 30, 2020
In Star Trek Picard, what could Fractal Neuronic Cloning Mean
How do patterns make us who we are and how does Star Trek Picard see them. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:43
January 29, 2020
What happened to Rock Music to cause it to drop out of the mainstream? It lost the fantasy
Where have all the rock gods gone? If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:42
January 28, 2020
Star Trek Picard Review- Remembrance presents us with with a future that actually has something to say
I get a little obsessed with cards and numbers. They could be important for the future of the series. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:47
January 27, 2020
Creative Mastery is an Illusion, but a goal to strive for
What does it really mean to master the craft? If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:02
January 24, 2020
The Marvelous Mrs Mazel on being a good LGBT Ally and understanding the lives of others
The third season of Amazon Prime's The Marvelous Mrs Mazel contained an interesting story line about Queer allies and the lives of LGBT people in the 60's.  If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:19
January 23, 2020
Cynicism in Star Trek- How Children of Mars threatens to continue the Dark Trek theme into Picard
From JJ Abrams to Discovery, cynicism has invaded Star Trek. Let's talk about the Short Treks Q&A and the prequel to Star Trek Picard: Children of Mars, on today's episode. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:29
January 22, 2020
The Ups and Downs of the CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths
The CW's crossover has come and gone, and it did some things right, and other things... well, could have been better. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:26
January 21, 2020
From the end of the Watchmen to Ghost jigsaw puzzles
The news of the week: Watchmen Season 2 is Never Going to Happen- http://bit.ly/3620xaS 6 things to know about Peacock, NBC's new (free) streaming service- http://bit.ly/2RpqgEI How would a Knights of the Old Republic TV show work?- http://bit.ly/2uUIPZL Ghost Album Cover Jigsaw Puzzles Are Coming Soon- http://bit.ly/30uLkOg If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:55
January 20, 2020
World Building with Story Planner
Organization is half the battle. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:27
January 17, 2020
Love, Death, and Poetry in Dickinson
How death is an interesting standing in for love and marriage in Dickinson. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:16
January 16, 2020
The Jedi binary can never be balanced
Obi-wan Kenobi told us the secret to balance in the force in A New Hope, but did the writers, directors, and actors realize it? If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:47
January 15, 2020
Narrative Blindness- Look out for the stories you are being told
Learn to see the stories others are trying to ensnare us with. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:15
January 14, 2020
Lost in Space season 2 Review
Let's discuss the second season of the Netflix series. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:08
January 13, 2020
Finding a story by the seat of your pants
Learning to trust our voice is the first step to finding our stories. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:18
January 10, 2020
Theme Thursday- Messiah, what is the cost of belief
Everyone has a belief and that changes our use of language. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:51
January 9, 2020
Why we can’t have nice things- The Jedi misunderstand detachment
How detachment rightly and wrongly understood are the backbone of Star Wars stories. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
25:08
January 8, 2020
Watch Dickinson or How Dickinson does magic realism right
This show from Apple TV+ is a masterpiece.  If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:15
January 7, 2020
Messiah Season 1 Review
If you love or interested in a religious/cultural thriller, this is the show for you. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:53
January 6, 2020
Recharging Creativity
Lose yourself to find your creativity. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:03
January 3, 2020
Why we can’t have nice things- The Jedi teach children
Does the Jedi taking children away from their families to train them to be space wizards make them evil? If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:54
January 2, 2020
2020- Welcome to the World of Tomorrow Today
The world is full of fear, brought on by those dystopian masters seeking to control us. There is a way to move past fear. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:03
January 1, 2020
To Boldly Go where Star Trek Needs to Go Again
Star Trek should be about diversity and compassion. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:12
December 31, 2019
Thoughts on the future of this Podcast
Where do we go from here? If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:25
December 30, 2019
My Year of Writing 2019
I learned a lot about creativity and the creative business this year. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:32
December 27, 2019
Top 10 Songs of 2019
These are the ten songs released in 2019 that I listened to most this year. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:25
December 26, 2019
Life Day, or Why the Winter Solstice Matters
Let's talk about the winter solstice and planning for the future. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:11
December 25, 2019
The Expanse Season 4- How History Hurts the Future
Let's start the discussion on the fourth season of The Expanse.  If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:27
December 24, 2019
Star Wars- The Rise of Skywalker Review and Discussion
Brian and Charlie discuss the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
31:19
December 23, 2019
A Personal Message to JK Rowling
There is no such thing as not being transphobic while supporting their cause.  J.K. Rowling’s Support of Researcher Fired for Being Anti-Trans Sparks Backlash: https://variety.com/2019/biz/news/j-k-rowlings-support-of-researcher-fired-for-being-anti-trans-sparks-backlash-1203448705/ If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:42
December 20, 2019
What's the deal with Space Opera
Why is Space Opera so popular?  If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:07
December 19, 2019
Writing, independence, and the path through
Listen as I struggle with the future of my work. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:23
December 18, 2019
Is Watchmen Season 1 a masterpiece
There is so much to talk about from Watchmen season 1, most notably the quality of the show. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:09
December 17, 2019
Let's guess the plot of Star Wars- The Rise of Skywalker
Here are our best guesses for how Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will play out. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
24:04
December 16, 2019
Is it time to edit or the care and feeding of the Muse
Find out what I am working on in this weeks Fiction Friday. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:13
December 13, 2019
How Titans season 2 found its voice
Let's discus how Titan became a good, maybe even great show, in season two. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:02
December 12, 2019
The Writer's Journey and Ruby Dust
How to set goals for the New Year. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:43
December 11, 2019
Baby Yoda, Fandom, and What makes something Star Wars
What draws us to Baby Yoda and why do so many call The Mandalorian, "The Star Wars we wanted." If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:11
December 10, 2019
Daybreak- The One Joke that Distracted Me
Let's talk about the Netflix series Daybreak and the one transphobic at the beginning that took me out of the show.  If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:48
December 9, 2019
Finishing a Book and a Series
In episode 900, I talk about what I learned from writing this book and series. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:12
December 6, 2019
Harley Quinn or why character matters in comedy
Let's talk about the new DC Universe show Harley Quinn and why it is so funny. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:42
December 5, 2019
His Dark Materials episodes 1-5
What is it that bothers me about HBO's His Dark Materials? Join the Project on Patreon.
22:19
December 4, 2019
Star Wars- The Manalorian Chapter 1-4
The series is amazing, let's talk about why. Join the Project on Patreon.
23:44
December 3, 2019
Catching up on the Crazy
Let's talk a bit about November and where we are going from here. Join the Project on Patreon.
24:06
December 2, 2019
NaNoWriMo 2019 Week 4
Join me on my journey writing Glorify My Name, book 3 in the Mask of the Gods series. Join the Project on Patreon.
16:30
November 29, 2019
Thanksgiving needs a Reboot
Why don't Thanksgiving have a mascot? Join the Project on Patreon.
22:15
November 28, 2019
Chosen Family- A Holiday Survival Guide
What really make someone family? Join the Project on Patreon.
22:13
November 27, 2019
Don’t Make Wishes, Tell Yourself a Story
Stories are life. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:12
November 26, 2019
One More Week- A NaNoWriMo Pep Talk
Let's keep the momentum going. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:19
November 25, 2019
NaNoWriMo 2019 Week 3
Join me on my journey writing Glorify My Name, book 3 in the Mask of the Gods series. Join the Project on Patreon.
15:42
November 22, 2019
Why I am Thankful for D&D
Why RPGs are awesome and everyone should play them. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:11
November 21, 2019
Super Powers and the Dilemma of Talent
With great power... Join the Project on Patreon.
22:15
November 20, 2019
Thank you for Supporting My Work
A guide to supporting the creators you love. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:18
November 19, 2019
We can do it- a NaNoWriMo Pep Talk
Don't listen to the voices telling you to stop. This is not their time. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:24
November 18, 2019
NaNoWriMo 2019 Week 2
Join me on my journey writing Glorify My Name. Join the Project on Patreon.
28:33
November 15, 2019
Why I am Thankful for Anne McCaffrey
I learn so much talking to you all. Wow. This episode was a revelation for me. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:17
November 14, 2019
The Jedi and Sith- Power Dynamics and the Force
How power corrupts. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:11
November 13, 2019
Every Work in a Series is a Remake
Let's talk about how we don't forget the heart of our series. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:23
November 12, 2019
The Making of Me- My Birthday Episode
How I learned to appreciate life. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:22
November 11, 2019
NaNoWriMo 2019 Week 1
This is an audio blog of my experiences the first week of National Novel Writing Month. Be my buddy for NaNoWriMo. Join the Project on Patreon.
18:06
November 8, 2019
The Joy of Fandom
How to have fun in fandom. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:19
November 7, 2019
Fandom is about Community not Canon
Everything is a story. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:19
November 6, 2019
All Fiction is Fan Fiction
Find your fandom, find your voice. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:21
November 5, 2019
What is Fandom
Let's touch the live wire. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:12
November 4, 2019
Ready, Set, NaNoWriMo
Let's prepare for the stages of National Novel Writing Month. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:11
November 1, 2019
Rhythm + Flow or What a Music competition should look like
I love this show so much. Join the Project on Patreon.
23:18
October 31, 2019
Star Wars is free from Benioff and Weiss
Let's speculate wildly about the future of Star Wars. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:33
October 30, 2019
Writing Strange and Queer Stories
A sort of NaNoWriMo pep talk... at least for myself. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:37
October 29, 2019
The Cat stole my glasses and other excuses not to write- A Late Preptober Pep Talk
Last minute prep and pep talk. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:17
October 28, 2019
Fantasy Fiction Looks Within
Charlie rants about the fantasy genre. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:16
October 25, 2019
That Final Star Wars Rise of Skywalker Trailer
How might Palpatine be back. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:12
October 24, 2019
Watching the First Episode of the Watchmen
First impressions and spoiler discussion of the Watchmen, "It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice." Join the Project on Patreon.
22:48
October 23, 2019
Creating Covers for Unwritten Novels
What do I make my covers before I write my books? Join the Project on Patreon.
22:13
October 22, 2019
Writing LGBT Characters in Scifi and Fantasy
Let's talk tropes and world building issues. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:18
October 21, 2019
Why no exclusives
Know your goals as a creative and find the path you see as best. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:17
October 18, 2019
How do we know we are ready to create
Beware the demons of procrastination. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:14
October 17, 2019
Revisiting My First Book
Writers need to preserve their power. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:19
October 16, 2019
The Titans Season 2 Apology Tour
Please be excited, we're sorry. We are so sorry. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:14
October 15, 2019
Why I Do NaNoWriMo
Let me tell you a story of National Novel Writing Months past. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:16
October 14, 2019
Exploring the Galactic Underworld of Our Solemn Hour
Let's talk about how I mixed Wuxia with Space opera for my WIP. Urugal Join the Project on Patreon.
22:27
October 11, 2019
What makes your work unique
Let's talk about uniqueness in fiction and what an author's voice actually is. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:32
October 10, 2019
Diversity, Sterotypes, and Writing
Forced diversity isn't a thing, but woke tokenism is. Let's talk about this on today's show. Join the Project on Patreon.
21:05
October 9, 2019
Let's talk about the Batwoman Pilot
The first episode of Batwoman is out, and I have feels. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:26
October 8, 2019
Picard, Discovery, and Lost in Space
New teasers and trailers are out, so let's talk about them. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:41
October 7, 2019
The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance
Let's talk about the Netflix series. Join the Project on Patreon.
20:11
October 4, 2019
What's the T with all the hate
Outrage as marketing. Join the Project on Patreon.
19:56
October 3, 2019
What is the heart of the Story World
Once you figure out the heart of the story, then you have the tools you need to write as many stories in that world as you want. Join the Project on Patreon.
21:18
October 2, 2019
Violence as Metaphor in a Violent World
What is the responcibility of an author? Join the Project on Patreon.
22:32
October 1, 2019
Melding Genres is a contraint not a license
Genres must be melded before we get to the first draft. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:32
September 30, 2019
Prepping for Prep-tober
There is one thing we often forget to prep for: Resistance. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:15
September 27, 2019
Finding Focus in a Scattered Brain
Will a bullet journal organize our fiction? No. Limits, constraints, and focus will. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:23
September 26, 2019
So, you are a writer, tell me more
The fear of sharing who we are. Join the Project on Patreon.
21:56
September 25, 2019
The First Novel I tried to Write
How the freedom to fail mixed with the obligation to write taught me how to me a writer. Join the Project on Patreon.
23:08
September 24, 2019
Scenius, the Genius of the Community
Let's talk about how great art arises from a community, not an individual. Scenius, or Communal Genius What Is The “Scenius”? Further notes on scenius Join the Project on Patreon.
22:08
September 23, 2019
Reinventing our selves and our work
Change for yourself, never for others. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:37
September 20, 2019
Spiderman Far from Home is the Anti-Antman
Let's talk about Spiderman Far from Home, Sony, Disney, and the MCU... Join the Project on Patreon.
22:19
September 19, 2019
Jurasic World The Battle at Big Rock
Let's talk about the Battle at Big Rock, the new Jurassic World Short. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:14
September 18, 2019
World Anvil and Letting Go of Perfectionism
Is it really perfectionism that keeps us from hitting publish or is it something else? Join the Project on Patreon.
22:41
September 17, 2019
Profession and Craft in a Creative Life
Learn to find you own way and don't fall for the promises of others. Join the Project on Patreon.
21:49
September 16, 2019
How to have fun creating
Let's talk about how to get out of our own heads and get some writing done. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:12
September 13, 2019
The Faerish Folk of Carnival Row
The expulsion of the Fauns and the work of Saint Titania, and more about the history of the Faerish Folk. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:15
September 12, 2019
Should everything have a streaming model
Now that every creative industry has an all you can eat model, what is a creative person to do? Join the Project on Patreon.
22:23
September 11, 2019
Money, Fame, and the Quest for Immortality
Three demons are often at the root of writer's block, but they are sneaky and hard to see. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:24
September 10, 2019
Decisions are hard, What's the WIP
What are the real causes of writer's block and its twin, too-many-ideas syndrome. How do we choose what to work on? Join the Project on Patreon.
22:15
September 9, 2019
Nostalgia and our connection to lost worlds
Do you know where your stories come from? Am I selling out? Let's discuss how nostalgia affects writers. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:24
September 6, 2019
Is anything really Paranormal
Metaphors are important, because there are things that go bump in the night. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:44
September 5, 2019
Are Plot Leaks News
It is time for a fandom rant... I am so done with modern fandom and its obsession with leaks. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:20
September 4, 2019
Is Carnival Row the best show on Amazon Prime
Let's talk about Carnival Row. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:13
September 3, 2019
The Passion Project Strikes Back
What is a passion project and why are they important?  Join the Project on Patreon.
22:37
September 2, 2019
Why we couldn't even watch The Boys
Let's talk about why we couldn't get past the first episode of The Boys on Amazon Prime. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:24
August 30, 2019
Should Cis Authors write Trans characters
Yes... fine let's talk about it. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:15
August 29, 2019
Living in A Gendered World
Let's talk about life in the world as an LGBT person. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:20
August 28, 2019
The Star Wars The Mandalorian and Rise of Skywalker Trailers
Let's talk about those new teasers and the announcement of Kenobi. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:20
August 27, 2019
Netflix's Wu Assassins needs more heart
Wu Assassins is a show with a lot of promise and decent action, but it needs to slow down. Join the Project on Patreon.
23:15
August 26, 2019
World Building with Wonderdraft and World Anvil
Let's talk about world building with Wonderdraft and World Anvil. I set up a world for Ash Dancer, Dragons of Night, and the scifi project. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:06
August 23, 2019
Otherness as a Weapon in Speculative Fiction
Let's talk about the problem of simplifying an entire species into a monolithic race. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:38
August 22, 2019
The Difference between Violence and Warfare in Speculative Fiction
Mike Rugnetta defines violence as, "the whole or partial negation of agency through force." Let's apply that the fiction. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:41
August 21, 2019
The Trailer for the Final Season of Star Wars Resistance
Why is this the final season and what will hopefully happen, let's discuss it on today's episode. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:46
August 20, 2019
Another Life Review and Why it needs another season
Let's talk about Netflix new scifi show, Another Life. Join the Project on Patreon.
24:21
August 19, 2019
The Fun of Contemplating Cryptids
Whether or not you believe in any Cryptids doesn't matter to me, it's about the stories and the communities that develop.  Join the Project on Patreon.
22:30
August 16, 2019
The Problem of Perpetual Warfare, Heroism, and Flawed Character in Scifi and Fantasy
Let's talk about how we can make science fiction and fantasy better. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:10
August 15, 2019
Wrestling with Inspiration
Let's talk about the connection between Inspiration and fascination. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:10
August 14, 2019
Why we can't stop watching Naked and Afraid
What does a survival reality show have to teach us about human civilization? Join the Project on Patreon.
22:18
August 13, 2019
Let's talk about the first Addams Family Trailer
It looks interesting, but will it just be a slightly different Hotel Transylvania? Join the Project on Patreon.
22:14
August 12, 2019
The Need for Compassion in the World
After the events of the weekend, I need to talk a bit about compassion, and The Charter for Compassion. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:36
August 5, 2019
Podcasting while Writing plus World Anvil
Let's talk about the future of this podcast and fiction I am working on.
22:22
July 29, 2019
What should be in a Green Lantern movie
Let's talk about JJ Abrams, Green Lantern, and the movies I would make. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:49
July 26, 2019
If at first you don't succeed then something something
Let's talk about the meaning of success. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:17
July 25, 2019
How not to be defeated
What does it really mean to adult. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:11
July 24, 2019
Why The Expanse is the New Star Trek
If you are not watching The Expanse, you should be. Let's talk about why. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:24
July 24, 2019
Marvel has an LGBT character, finally
Yay, it only took 22+ films to get here... Party... Join the Project on Patreon. Join the Project on Patreon.
23:13
July 22, 2019
Is an LGBT Alien really representation
Representation is important to show minority characters to a majority audience, but sometime those characters further the othering of these groups. Let's discuss. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:51
July 19, 2019
Being LGBT in Fandom
Let's talk about life in a community that questions why or whether you exist. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:16
July 18, 2019
How I met Ethan Peck
How my friends made my weekend and I got to meet Ethan Peck, the new Spock. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:49
July 18, 2019
What is Fandom, really
Let's talk about what fandom is and isn't. Join the Project on Patreon.
23:54
July 5, 2019
Let's talk about Shazam
DC did a good movie. Wow. Join the Project on Patreon.
23:22
July 4, 2019
Why Scifi Fantasy Conventions Matter
Charlie discusses why Conventions are important. Join the Project on Patreon.
23:03
July 3, 2019
Writing Confessions- What a Writer should never admit publically
Charlie talks about what writers do or don't know about their work as it enters the world and how to set good goals with all the uncertainty.
23:32
July 2, 2019
Introducing Banned from Argo
Charlie introduces Banned from Argo, a new podcast about Star Trek, and talks about why this one series deserves a podcast of its own.
23:26
July 1, 2019
Coming out over and over again
Charlie talks about coming out and being honest with ourselves. Join the Project on Patreon.
25:31
June 28, 2019
Celebrating Tim Burton's Batman
Charlie talks about the experience of going to see the movie back in the day and how well the movie stands up. Join the Project on Patreon.
23:02
June 27, 2019
Sympathy for the Devil- Let's talk about Netflix's Lucifer
Charlie discusses how Lucifer uses vague world building to make an interesting world. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:52
June 26, 2019
Why Sisterhood of Dune already has me upset
The companies are now trying to leverage our relationships to various intellectual property to make us believe they are serving our interests rather than trying to hoover the money from our pockets in cynical cash grabs. Join the Project on Patreon.
23:14
June 25, 2019
Crawling out of Darkness
How to get work done when you don't feel like doing anything. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:33
June 24, 2019
Making a living and making a life
Finding a balance between making money and creative fulfillment isn't always easy, but it is something we should work hard to do. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:53
June 21, 2019
Viktor's Experimental Update
Let's talk about Slime Rancher, Video Games, and the power of Bizarre narrative to push innovation forward.
24:25
June 20, 2019
Why is gender and reproduction so human in Scifi
With the wonderful diversity found in nature why is the Scifi imagination so stunted when it comes to gender and reproduction?
25:56
June 19, 2019
Willam Gibson's Alien III
Charlie discuses the full cast recording of William Gibson's Alien III and how it could be used to rescue the franchise from the mediocrity Ridley Scott brought into it with Prometheus and Covenant, not to mention the other Alien III and Resurrection. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:34
June 18, 2019
Recreating the Creators- Saving Mr Banks
Charlie discusses the legend making in Saving Mr Banks and why the movie needs a trigger warning. Join the Project on Patreon.
23:43
June 17, 2019
Why rewrite a published book
Charlie discuss why rewriting a published book is not as crazy as it sounds and why it needs to be done. Join the Project on Patreon.
23:02
June 14, 2019
Star Trek Deep Space Nine- Dax and the nature of Interconnection
Charlie discuses the missed chance to explore the concept of gender with the Trill on Star Trek Deep Space Nine. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:15
June 13, 2019
World Building our Everyday Lives
Charlie discusses how to give and find context in our lives. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:36
June 12, 2019
Supergirl Season season 4 Discussion and Review
Brian and Charlie discuss Supergirl season 4. Join the Project on Patreon.
24:22
June 11, 2019
Dance Macabre or How a song makes you anticipate people dancing in a rain of blood
Charlie discusses Dance Macabre by Ghost, the imagery of the lyrics, the dark humor of the video, and how it inspired a rewrite of a book. Join the Project on Patreon.
23:33
June 10, 2019
The Power of Pride
Pride is more than a feeling. It is a celebration of for everyone on the spectra from heterosexual to homosexual, from binary cisgender to transgender, including the nonbinary, asexual, aromantic and every other expression under the sun. Let's talk about Pride and how everyone can take part.
22:17
June 7, 2019
Star Trek on writing Star Trek
The writing guide for Star Trek from April 1967 explains how write a believable story for the series. Star Trek has forgotten these rules, so let's talk about it.  Join the Project on Patreon.
22:42
June 6, 2019
Crafting the Dark World of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
How is a dark world full of Satan worshiping witches a kitschy and campy fun fest? Let's talk about the world building in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.  Join the Project on Patreon.
23:24
June 5, 2019
Good Omens Review and Discussion
Brian and Charlie talk about the BBC/Amazon Prime limited series Good Omens. Join the Project on Patreon.
31:42
June 4, 2019
Godzilla King of the Monsters Review and Discussion
Brian and Charlie discuss the good and the bad of Godzilla King of the Monsters. Join the Project on Patreon.
32:50
June 3, 2019
Big Changes on the Way
Thank you all for listening over the years, I have an announcement. Starting Monday, we are starting season 2 which will bring some changes to the format going forward. I can't wait to get your feedback. Join the Project on Patreon.
22:35
May 31, 2019
The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Teaser
Let's talk about the teaser for the new show on Netflix, and the ramifications of the Rise of Disney Plus on the fate of the series.
22:41
May 30, 2019
LGBTQ Visibility in Fiction
Let's celebrate diversity and discuss why it is important.
22:28
May 29, 2019
Why am I not as good as my heroes and peers
Why are we so hard on our own work? Let's discuss the processes involved.
22:59
May 28, 2019
The Problem with the Star Trek Picard teaser
So, a teaser for Star Trek Picard is out, and it sets the bar impossibly high and low at the same time. Let's talk about it.
22:44
May 24, 2019
The First Lesson every writer or creator must learn
Whether it is your first or 500th book or project, let's talk about the most important dual lesson you have to learn to be successful.
24:17
May 23, 2019
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Star Wars the Phantom Menace
Brian joins me for a discussion of The Phantom Menace and everything it has given us.
32:10
May 22, 2019
Writing to Music, from inspiration to editing
Hello music, my old friend. Here we are together again. Let us tell a story that fills our hearts and not one that will tear us apart, so that in the end we shall leave these tales as the best of friends.
23:09
May 21, 2019
So, Game of Thrones is over
Who called Ser Pounce winning the Game of Thrones? Just kidding. Let's talk about the series finale.
22:59
May 20, 2019
Batman vs The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Review
How is it that this movie has a better depiction of Batman than the last 9 live action movies? This cross over is great and needs all the attention it can get so they make more.
22:32
May 17, 2019
So, It's just called Star Trek- Picard, huh
Nostalgia makes that money, why should we expect more from the announcement than that.
22:04
May 16, 2019
Creativity and the art of engineering self
While it may sound like I am dipping my toe into self help, I just want to share lessons I've learned from my own life. Learning more about who we are inside and then actively choosing to perform the aspects we desire to bring into the world, we set ourselves up for a more satisfying life. 
22:18
May 15, 2019
Let's talk about Goth, Darkwave, and other Sinister Sounds
Goth isn't just about music or aesthetics, it is the name given to a certain type of dark humor and tastes. That might sound confusing, but it really isn't. Let's talk about it all on this episode.
22:34
May 14, 2019
A personal critique of Horror
Horror is  a genre of controlling and managing emotions in the audience. Since there are lazy cheats to do this, many titles labeled horror rely on formula not horror to induce such emotions. Let's discuss the emotions in question and how they can be manipulated.
22:23
May 13, 2019
How Star Trek The Orginal Series accedentally build a universe
Let's look at how fans constructed a universe out of a bunch of unconnected stories into the Star Trek Universe.
22:01
May 10, 2019
Why do Watchmen HBO
What is the point of using a Trademark only to ignore the stories and characters associated with it? Let's discuss the idea of HBO making a Watchmen series that has little to nothing to do with the original.
22:20
May 9, 2019
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina part 2 was Awesome
So much happened in Part 2 it is hard to know where to start, but we have to talk about everything that happened and some ideas for part 3.
22:10
May 8, 2019
Let's talk about about the new Spiderman Far from Home trailer
There is so much to talk about in the in new Spiderman trailer. Let's get started.
22:08
May 7, 2019
What is the purpose of a daily podcast
Why spend the time, energy, and effort making a daily podcast when I could probably make a more money doing a weekly interview show. Artistic fulfillment. Let's talk about that.
30:36
May 6, 2019
Let's talk about She-ra and the Princesses of Power season 2
Season 2 of She-ra and the Princesses of Power is short, but there is so much to talk about. 
30:15
May 3, 2019
How to Train your Dragon and watching characters grow up
What a beautiful way to end the series. Let's talk about the beautiful, goofy, tear jerking finale to a wonderful series.
29:49
May 2, 2019
Can Game of Thrones' Dan and Dave be trusted with a Star Wars Trilogy
After a less than stellar half a final season of Game of Thrones, can we trust Dan and Dave with a trilogy when they have demonstrated an ineptness with special effects sequences and large scale CG battles.
31:07
May 1, 2019
So Game of Thrones The Long Night happened
Let's talk about the Second Battle of Winterfell...
31:26
April 30, 2019
What happened at the end of Avengers Endgame
Let's discuss the ramifications of how Endgame ended.
30:25
April 29, 2019
Avengers Endgame no spoiler and spoiler review
Don't worry, I will warn you before we get into spoilers. We have so much to talk about.
45:40
April 27, 2019
Exclusivity, Streaming, and the Harm of IP
There is no competition in the streaming service market. Let's talk about it.
29:51
April 25, 2019
Godzilla King of the Monsters and the Big Budget Kaiju Movie
What differentiates a monster movie from a kaiju movie? I have an idea.
30:00
April 24, 2019
Star Trek Discovery and the clumsy fanservice finale
Why Star Trek needs to stop trying to make people happy and be loved, and just needs to tell good stories.
30:41
April 23, 2019
Kneel before a Knight of the Seven Kingdoms- Game of Thrones Review
Let's talk about the latest episode of Game of Thrones
29:42
April 22, 2019
Is Old Town Road a country song, and why does it matter
How does a good song becomes an existential threat to an entire lifestyle? Years of marketing and branding. Let's talk about it.
31:00
April 19, 2019
Getting a story stuck in our heads
Is it possible to get a story stuck in your head like a song? Can we engineer a story that will? Let's look at Star Wars to find out.
29:10
April 18, 2019
Star Trek Discovery Such Sweet Sorrow Part 1
Let's talk about the melodrama before battle.
30:09
April 17, 2019
Let's all go to Winterfell, Game of Thrones review
Game of Thrones is back and I have a lot of thoughts about it. I also share the one thing that would have fixed the episode.
30:27
April 16, 2019
Theories for Star Wars episode IX
Here is what I think will happen in the next Star Wars movie.
30:17
April 15, 2019
Comics are weird and should be read
Comics show us how characters and culture changes over time, and that if as fascinating journey to take.
31:31
April 12, 2019
Chuck vs the Rewatch
Brian and I are rewatching Chuck and it brought up a lot of thoughts. 
32:53
April 11, 2019
What's the deal with magical orphan stories
Let's kick off our talks about tropes with a discussion of Magical Orphans. Why do so many heroes have dead parents? Let's explore.
30:24
April 10, 2019
Love Death and Robots is Brilliant and Distrubing
Let's talk about Netflix's Love Death + Robots, with a focus on some of the shorts. If you want a deeper breakdown on a particular episode let me know.
31:10
April 9, 2019
Let's talk about Star Trek Discovery Through the Valley of Shadows
What was the writers' room thinking?  This is an episode without a point or a purpose. It just happens.
30:12
April 8, 2019
Don't forget to breathe
Let's talk about how we lie to ourselves to overwork and burn out while thinking we are doing the right thing, and some methods to help us.
30:22
April 5, 2019
Let's talk about The Joker
Have you missed my rants? I haven't done one in a while... well not since Star Trek Discovery murdered with tropes. Now DC has a cut and paste paint by numbers trailer for the Joker movie, and it gave me feels. Not the good ones. The bad ones. The WTF you doing DC ones that we have all come to know and love. Enjoy.
30:57
April 4, 2019
Introducing Crucify My Love
Crucify My Love is out on Amazon and my new podcast Mask of the Gods has launched! Join me for the launch on today's podcast. Get your copy of Crucify My Love from Amazon. https://amzn.to/2TPS6cq Check out Mask of the Gods https://anchor.fm/maskofthegods:
29:11
April 3, 2019
Building the World of the Ash Dancer
Tools for map making, methods for creating fictional states, and magic systems. Get your copy of Crucify My Love from Amazon https://amzn.to/2TPS6cq
31:18
April 2, 2019
Let's talk about Star Trek Discovery Perpetual Infinity
Perpetual Infinity was a good episode of Star Trek Discovery, but why don't they let the characters be as smart as they are.
31:06
April 1, 2019
Writing Scifi and fantasy with but and therefore in mind
How to develop the scifi or fantasy story with internal consistency.
29:48
March 29, 2019
Talking about the books we write
Writers need to learn to take time to celebrate what we love about our own work. If we aren't fans of our own work, how can we expect other people to to be.
29:49
March 28, 2019
Please tell me you watched the Dirt on Netflix
Let's revel in a movie built on nostalgic degeneracy as we talk about The Dirt on Netflix.
29:31
March 27, 2019
Entertainment as a Service- The Apple Paradigm
What happens to creators and fandoms when everything is locked behind separate paywalls? Let's talk about it.
31:37
March 26, 2019
Who is Star Trek Discovery's Red Angel
How did Star Trek Discovery pull off its twist within a twist with in a twist and will it eventually pay off? The Red Angel leave us with more questions than answers, and that might not be a good thing.
31:46
March 25, 2019
What is Project Shadow
Let's talk about the community we could build together.
29:20
March 22, 2019
Disney, the benevolent dark lord of all childhoods
Charlie discusses Disney's ownership of Fox's IP and the concepts of monopoly and cultural hegemony, and whether or not those ideas even matter, then focuses on the real problem, the number of hours in a day.
31:10
March 21, 2019
Is Netflix's The Order Any Good
Charlie tries to explain why anyone who hasn't seen The Order on Netflix, should watch it. It is a strange journey through a stranger series that almost has to be seen to be believed.
30:39
March 20, 2019
Are Favorite or Classic Shows the new Genre
Charlie discusses the nature of the various show shaped vacuums that we are looking for something to fill.
32:18
March 19, 2019
Star Trek Discovery Project Daedalus Discussion
Charlie discusses the episode Project Daedalus of Star Trek Discovery touching on the topic of Airium, the New Humans, and what is possible going to happen next.
31:36
March 18, 2019
The Federation, The Empire, and the Union, but why
Why does the The Federation, The Empire, or the Union exist? Charlie discusses interstellar governance in sci-fi.
29:47
March 15, 2019
Finding Representation
Charlie discusses representation and what it means and how the lack of it affects the characters and stories we write.
31:01
March 14, 2019
Trailer 2019
Every day, we reveal unseen wonder in music, movies, tv shows, books, and comics.  My name is Charlie and I write Science Fiction and Fantasy novels as C. E. Dorsett. As a writer and a trans, gay person, I dig into these stories from different angles to find the heart of the subject. I would love you to join me. 
00:23
March 13, 2019
Story and Game Mechanics
Charlie discusses how game mechanics can help a writer and a fan understand a world, using examples like Full Metal Alchemist, Star Trek Discovery, and Harry Potter.
31:03
March 13, 2019
Let's talk about Captain Marvel
Charlie discuses the Captain Marvel movie and why you should go see it.
30:30
March 12, 2019
Star Trek Discovery- If memory serves discussion
Charlie discuses the latest Star Trek Discovery, If memory serves, focusing on The Talosians, Vina, Spock, Hugh, and Section 31.  All Hail Sarky Saru.
31:05
March 11, 2019
Canon- The Tie that Binds
Charlie discusses how some fans wield canon as a hammer to quash the fun and enjoyment of others.
29:09
March 8, 2019
The Orville, Identity and Humor
Charlie discusses seasons 1 and 2 of The Orville
31:52
March 7, 2019
Be Creative for its own sake
Charlie discusses what it takes to be a writer and why you should and shouldn't write.
31:48
March 6, 2019
The Magical World of The Dragon Prince
Charlie discusses season 1 and 2 of Netflix's The Dragon Prince.
31:04
March 5, 2019
Star Trek Discovery Light and Shadows Review
Charlie discusses the most recent episode of Star Trek Discovery, Light and Shadows.
31:41
March 4, 2019
Princess Rescue Squad
After watching Ralph Breaks the Internet, Charlie got the idea for Princess Rescue Squad, the Superhero Disney Princess Team.
30:28
March 1, 2019
Delving Into the Spider-Verse
Charlie discusses Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
30:23
February 28, 2019
Writing in Hard Times
Charlie discusses how to be creative when hardship comes into our lives.
30:06
February 27, 2019
Building a Galaxy
Charlie discusses world building on a galactic scale and the many considerations that go into it.
30:11
February 26, 2019
Let's talk about Star Trek Discovery The Sounds of Thunder
Charlie discusses Star Trek Discovery The Sounds of Thunder and who the Red Angel might be.
32:40
February 25, 2019
Betraying Trust
Charlie discusses what Jussie Smollet did, how it effects the community, and what we need to do now.
31:33
February 22, 2019
The Umbrella Academy is everything Titans wanted to be
Charlie reviews The Umbrella Academy season 1 and compares it with Titans.
30:22
February 21, 2019
Writing Representation and the Market
Charlie discusses LGBTQIA+ representation from the perspective of a writer amd fan.
33:20
February 20, 2019
Let's Talk about the Crimes of Grindelwald
Charlie discuses the elements of Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald, which was fine. Not good, not terrible, just fine.
31:53
February 19, 2019
What have you done, Star Trek part 2- Saints of Imperfection
Charlie discusses the latest episode of Star Trek Discovery, Saints of Imperfection, and the mixed feelings it brought up.
31:37
February 18, 2019
Star Wars The Clone Wars Malevolence Cycle
Charlie discuses the episodes Rising Malevolence, Shadow of Malevolence, and Destroying Malevolence.
31:32
February 15, 2019
Why Space Opera is so much fun
Charlie discusses the purpose of genre and the varieties of Space Opera.
30:08
February 14, 2019
Writing, Wondering, and Wandering
Charlie discusses life, the future of the podcast, and the possibility for a fiction podcast.
30:15
February 13, 2019
2019 Grammy Awards
Charlie discusses the winners of the 2019 Grammy Awards
34:09
February 12, 2019
Star Trek Discovery An Obol for Charon Review
Charlie discusses the events of Star Trek Discovery An Obol for Charon and how it continues the reboot of the series.
32:42
February 11, 2019
How Ahsoka, Rotta, and Ziro changed Star Wars forever
Charlie continues our discussion of Star Wars The Clone Wars with a focus on the movie and the additions of Ahsoka, Ziro, and Rotta into the politics of the galaxy.
29:55
February 8, 2019
How I learned to write by the seat of my pants
Charlie discusses writing, outlining, and why slap-dash is a great way to write a novel.
31:06
February 7, 2019
699- Resist Within Temptation
Charlie discusses Kerli's Shadow Work, Within Temptation's Resist, and Puppy's The Goat.
30:24
February 6, 2019
698- Am I the only one who missed the hype
Charlie discusses the lack of any exciting trailers from the game that dare not speak its name. Is the age of hype over?
30:41
February 5, 2019
697- Star Trek Discovery Point of Light Review
Charlie discusses Star Trek Discovery season 2 episode 3, Point of Light, and why they need to let go of season 1.
31:26
February 4, 2019
696-Are Comics and Comic Book Movies for Kids
Charlie discusses whether or not we have to stop loving the things we did when we were children and whether something has to have nudity, profanity, excessive violence, and gore to be good.
31:46
February 1, 2019
695- Justice for Jussie
Charlie discusses the attack on Jussie Smollett and how we need to stand united against hate. Update: Now we know this episode is based on a lie. See episode 711 for more on the aftermath.
32:12
January 31, 2019
694- You are all different in the Force
Charlie begins our discussion of Star Wars The Clone Wars with a focus on Yoda's comment to the clones that they are all different and distinct in the Force.
31:23
January 30, 2019
693- How to continue a series that ended
Charlie discusses what it takes to make a follow up to a completed series.
32:59
January 29, 2019
692- Star Trek Discovery New Eden Review
Charlie and Brian discuss Star Trek Discovery season 2 episode 2, New Eden.
38:19
January 28, 2019
691- Why don't I care about Punisher season 2
Charlie discusses the issues with the second season of the Punisher.
30:29
January 25, 2019
690- The Hardest Thing for a Writer to do
Charlie discusses the way a writer or other creative should organize their business.
30:13
January 24, 2019
689- Where is all the fantasy media
Charlie discusses why the media industry doesn't understand the fantasy genre and why they don't make more fantasy shows.
30:16
January 23, 2019
688- How George Lucas made a perfect Star Wars Prequel
Charlie discusses the Clone Wars.
30:30
January 22, 2019
687- Star Trek Discovery Brother Review
Charlie discusses the first episode of season 2 of Star Trek Discovery, Brother.
32:29
January 21, 2019
686- Section 31 and the Future of Star Trek
Charlie discuses the future of Star Trek Discovery, the new Picard series, and the Section 31 spinoff.
30:33
January 18, 2019
685- The Reboot of the Supermen
Charlie discusses the new DC animated film, The Reign of the Supermen.
30:05
January 17, 2019
684- Spiderman Far Far from Spoilers
Charlie discusses the new Spiderman Far from Home Trailer.
31:17
January 16, 2019
683- Goodbye Alara
Charlie discusses the first 3 episodes of The Orville and the mystery about what happened to Alara.
30:45
January 15, 2019
682- Is Acid Storm the first Genderfluid Transformer
Charlie reviews season 1 of Transformers Cyberverse and the possiblity that Acid Storm in Genderfluid.
30:11
January 14, 2019
681- Star Trek and Mandate for Content
Charlie discusses some of the problems with CBS All Access and Star Trek Discovery.
31:34
January 11, 2019
680- Harry Potter and the Memory of Youth
Charlie discusses how Harry Potter reminds us of the wonder of childhood and why we hold so tight to the series compared to Marvel, DC, Star Trek, and Star Wars.
29:46
January 10, 2019
679- Why are the Transformers so embedded in my heart
Charlie discusses how The Transformers forged some formative memories and connections.
30:09
January 9, 2019
678- Fantasy Races
Charlie discusses Fantasy Races and the problems of stereotypes.
33:05
January 8, 2019
677- 3 Below Part 1 Review
Brian and Charlie discuss the first part of 3 Below
33:51
January 7, 2019
676- DC Universe Titans Review
Charlie discusses the first season of Titans on DC Universe.
31:05
January 4, 2019
675- I am an Author, but does that matter
Charlie discusses Death of the Author as it relates to expanded universes and bonus web content. Is canon even worth classifying anymore?
33:18
January 3, 2019
674- Shows of 2018
Charlie discusses some of the best shows of the year, and why they are all on Netflix.
31:50
December 31, 2018
673- A Frustrating Year in Film
Charlies discusses the bes... (sigh) some movies that came out in 2018.
30:59
December 28, 2018
672- Top Tracks of 2018
Charlie discusses the best music of 2018, or at least the ones listened to most.
31:12
December 26, 2018
671- Santa and Heart of a Child
Charlie discusses Santa Claus and performative mythology.
29:19
December 24, 2018
670- Hellboy and the Death of the Idiosyncratic
Charlie discusses the first Hellboy trailer and how it looks like a cookie cutter superhero movie.
30:39
December 21, 2018
669- Venom and the Future of Film
Charlie discusses the glorious trash fire that is Venom.
31:12
December 20, 2018
668- Music, Memory, and Happiness
Charlie discusses Music, Nostalgia, and power of connecting with others.
30:17
December 19, 2018
667- Elseworlds or What the DCEU should have been
Charlie discusses the Arrowverse Elseworlds event, Batwoman, and Crisis on Infinite Earths.
33:15
December 18, 2018
666- Sympathy for the Devil
Charlie discusses the archetype of the Devil and how it has changed over time focusing on the works of Tolkien and Infinity War
30:49
December 17, 2018
665- Intellectual Property or Why none of our opinions really matter
Charlie discusses the relationship between fandom and the marketplace of ideas, and how our opinions have no correlation to corporate profits.
31:06
December 14, 2018
664- Finding the right words with DC and Marvel Movies
Charlie discusses editing and the need to find the right words and uses DC and Marvel movies to explain the process.
31:35
December 13, 2018
663- Some thoughts on Cicada, Flash, and the Arrowverse
Charlie discusses the CW Arrowverse up to Elseworlds
31:05
December 12, 2018
662- A Series of Unfortunate Monsters
Charlie discusses Within Temptation's upcoming tour, The Series of Unfortunate Events Trailer, and the Godzilla- King of the Monsters Trailer
32:31
December 11, 2018
661- Avenger and the End Game
Charlie discuses the Avengers Endgame trailer and what might happen in the movie.
33:43
December 10, 2018
660- Writing and the Imagination
Charlie discusses techniques for conquering writer's block and increasing creativity.
32:40
December 7, 2018
659- For the love of Fandom
Charlie discusses fandom and some of its toxic tendencies as well as things we can do to make fandom a better experience for everyone.
32:45
December 6, 2018
658- Captain Marvel and the MCU
Charlie discusses the Captain Marvel trailer and the possible problems Disney plus might present for the MCU.
31:48
December 5, 2018
657- The Chilling Review of Sabrina part 1
Brian and I discuss Part 1 of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
46:29
December 4, 2018
656- Return of the Dead Tv Shows
Bewitched is coming back from the creator of Blackish. The Muppet Show is coming to the Disney streaming service. The Munsters are coming back again, but this time by Seth Meyers.
26:29
December 3, 2018
655- Missing Time and the War of Wrath
So... I went away for a bit. Brian read The Silmarillion. A brief review of Titans on DC Universe. The cost of streaming and the problems with the Netflix Marvel shows.
26:40
December 1, 2018
654- Diversity, Silence, and Anger
Addressing current events...
32:00
October 29, 2018
653- Nostalgia vs Inspiration.mp3
When creating something new, how do we make sure we are not just triggering nostalgia and actually making something that incorporates our inspirations into something our own.
41:56
October 24, 2018
652- Uncovering a Cover
I talk about how the process of making a cover for my draft fiction helps me focus the narrative and a bit about the future of the podcast.
25:50
October 19, 2018
651- Fantasy and the Problems of Essentialism
We need to be careful in our fiction and fandom not to think that every member of a gender or ethnic group are all the same. Embrace diversity. Oh, and what can't I call Hermione a wizard if I want?
26:49
October 18, 2018
650- All I want to do
Why are you listening? No, seriously, I really want to know. I want to add more philosophical and lit theory discussions to the podcast, and I would love to know what you think about that and if you are interested in it at all. Let's chat.
25:23
October 17, 2018
649- How would I reboot He-man and the Masters of the Universe
On today's episode, I go through what I would do if allowed to reboot He-man and the Masters of the Universe.
27:56
October 16, 2018
648- Star Wars Resistance Review, and a word about Chuck Wendig
Brian and Charlie review the first three episodes of Star Wars Resistance and talk a bit about the firing of Chuck Wendig.
1:08:11
October 15, 2018
647- Anxiety and the Will to Write
How to deal with anxiety, worry, and