Apologies for the lack of updates lately. There have been multiple real-life crises going on, as well as a lot of internal discussion about the future of Made Of Fail.
After much deliberation (because this is going to make a lot of unnecessary work for me), I’ve decided to close the Made Of Fail Patreon. We have never been even remotely close to attaining even our first goal, and it’s simply not sustainable in the long run. I will continue to pay for website hosting and domain registration out-of-pocket.
Everyone will be paid for their February work, but afterwards Made Of Fail will continue on as a non-profit, volunteer-only site.
Secondly, while Made Of Fail will live on as a review site, the flagship podcast will end on its tenth anniversary episode, on June 22nd, 2018. I’m astounded that we’ve gone ten years and still have listeners – many of whom have become dear friends. Expect something special.
Regarding Episode 86: my guest had to cancel due to health reasons. We are currently trying to reschedule. This may or may not be the penultimate episode of the Made Of Fail Podcast.
Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for your patronage and, in many cases, your friendship.
If you don’t already know, Patreon is changing its policies to screw over basically everybody: https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/08/patreon-fee-change-will-hurt-small-contributions/
I will be discussing this soon with site contributors to see whether we will be simply closing our Patreon altogether or moving to a different platform. In the meantime, if you need to cancel your pledges – especially our $1 contributors – I assure you, no hard feelings whatsoever, and I’m not on Patreon’s side on this.
Oh, and in the meantime, please call your representatives in Congress to get them to not utterly destroy Net Neutrality, and comment on the FCC’s site at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/filings?proceedings_name=17-108&sort=date_disseminated,DESC
EVERYTHING IS AWFUL HAPPY HOLIDAYS
(Okay but seriously remember that there is hope as long as we fight and that your voice matters.)
Due to the result of the U.S. Presidential Election, Made Of Fail will be going on a temporary hiatus so that our community and contributors can care for themselves and each other.
This will not necessarily apply to our sister podcast, Anglo-Filles, who are welcome to make their own decision.
If you feel you need to withdraw your Patreon pledge while content is on hiatus, we don’t blame you.
To those of you who need it, we give you the following resources:
Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255
Trans Crisis Hotline: 877-565-8860
LGBTQ+ Hotline: 866-488-7386
Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
We here at Made Of Fail thank you for your support and understanding, and we love you.
Les Filles cast their minds back to their childhoods and talk about the books, TV, and movies that made them the little geeks they are. Also, Ghostbusters. Happy things!
Click here to listen to the latest episode of the Anglo-Filles.
Hey all! We’ve just launched our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/madeoffail. Have a look, sponsor us if you like, and please give feedback on what we can do to improve it!
Hey all! Just a quick update to let everyone know about the changes coming to Made Of Fail.
Obviously we haven’t done a podcast for a while. Unfortunately, Cleo and Emily have to retire from full-time hosting due to real life stuff, but that doesn’t mean they’re gone forever. Starting in June, Made Of Fail will be featuring rotating co-hosts, which means basically anyone from the Made Of Fail family could be showing up. Hopefully this will alleviate podcaster burnout and allow us to keep to a monthly or bimonthly schedule.
The website is going under some restructuring as well. I’m working on uploading all of our old episodes from the LiveJournal era to the site and making sure all the links are updated. I’ve managed to stop it from auto-posting to Tumblr and Twitter, but if you subscribe to our mailing list, you’ll probably get flooded. Uh…sorry about that.
At the moment, if you do a Google search for us, you’ll probably see a “this site may be hacked” error. This is due to changes made to the front page, and should be corrected by the time everything is finished in June.
Any further questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment! I hope you all enjoy what’s coming to Made Of Fail.
Made Of Fail friends, fans and fiends! Tonight on CBS at 8:30 EST is the premiere of SUPERGIRL! For the duration of Season One, your trusty Executive Producer will be joined by returning guest Cara Russell and new blood Jason Froikin to review the episodes as they air!
I selected Cara and Jason specifically for this project because the three of us met about seventeen years ago (holy CRAP we got old) on a Yahoo Groups mailing list (kids, ask your parents) about Peter David’s Supergirl comics. The three of us have been friends ever since, all because of our love for Supergirl.
We’re all looking forward to seeing our heroine make her small-screen leading role debut. We hope you watch along with us!
ABOUT THE CO-WRITERS:
Jason Froikin is an amateur writer who never really made it big, but doesn’t let that stop him. He officially works in software and game development. Writing credits include several fanfic writing series, German Mora’s Girls In White, and a series called World Class.
Jason managed several discussion groups on the topic of Supergirl, including a discussion mailing list, Yahoo Group, and message board at Comicboards.com.
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Cara “CK” Russell is an east-coast Canadian comiker and maker of things who likes to tell stories about cowboys and superheroes…and it’s all Supergirl’s fault. After a wee-Cara got into a box of vintage comics with a character she bore a distinctive resemblance to, and a certain movie made her believe a girl could fly, Cara found a bunch of people on the internet who herd shee liekd sprgrl and they liekd sprgrl 2. Thus began a long career of evil influence and enablement for all involved.
When not hiding from the burning disk in the sky in a fort made of comics and art, Cara can be found where coffee, cheesecake, and wi-fi are plentiful.
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I feel like embarking on a cinematic adventure. Join me, won’t you?
I’ve heard of some people watching a new movie every week for a year as a promise to themselves. Some people watch a new movie every DAY. It’s a way for them to almost force themselves to broaden their horizons. And do you know what I say to those people?
Wes Craven has died after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76.
I don’t know what to say right now. I’m crying and I’m heartbroken. Not only was Wes Craven a genius in his field, he was also, from all accounts, one of the kindest men in the film industry.
I first saw the original Nightmare On Elm Street in 1985, when I was five years old. I have had nightmares about Freddy Krueger ever since. For all my life I’ve dreamed weird, full senses active, that sort of thing. I’m capable of feeling pain in my dreams. It’s pretty fucked up.
I had always dreamed of sitting down with Wes Craven and discussing dream theory and nightmares with him. I’ve wanted to have my dreams studied. I owe a lifelong fascination with dreams and nightmares to the films of Wes Craven.
Scream, of course, was brilliant and completely rewrote the rules of the horror genre. Nearly every horror movie since has become self-aware, its protagonists having grown up with horror movies like Wes’.
Horror has lost a titan and a friend. And we’re all a little poorer for having lost a man who showed us how to be strong and fight the demons in our heads.
Rest in peace, Wes. Thank you for all the times you scared the holy living shit out of me.
Please donate to the American Cancer Society in his memory at http://www.cancer.org/