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We Ate'nt Dead!

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A quick update about the podcast schedule.

Hello. This is just a brief update that we we still exist. We're still a podcast. As we've mentioned on some of the previous episodes, life has been crazy over the past few months for me and for Alis as well, who's very busy. I think they've just started working like their seventh job, so it's been difficult and on top of everything I've just moved into a new house and then a month then my partner, Maddie, who've mentioned on the podcast couple of times, she left me. We've been together for ten years. It just moved into this new house, so I'm dealing with that. It new new episodes are coming. I had intended to do a third part on CARPA juggulum about the things everybody knows about vampires, which I still want to do at some point. Just obviously that's turned into a huge undertaking. I've got a spreadsheet with about three hundred different variables of all the different vampire tropes, trying to trace where things come from, and I still want to do something with that. But yes, it's become a monumental undertaking that...

I just need time to put together and deal with. So when that is done we'll come back and do that part. I'm also aware that, you know, people want to hear about Pratchett, not vampires. So the next episode we're going to do we're going to move on to the death series, beginning of course, with mort so that will be the next episode, which is going to be a brief, our lighter episode like we did in the beginning. Hopefully. Yes, part of dealing with what's going on in my life at the moment as I've thrown myself back into the Pratchett research a bit. was hoping to finish up the schedule for that this weekend, but I went to put it together and discovered the notes for the two big major text that we using there didn't say properly. So now I have to reread like a hundred and twenty pages of dense literary theory and put that all together. So bit of a delay there. But yes, we will record the more episode this month sometime and hopefully it will be out by the end of the month and then we can get back on with the schedule. Or so hoping to make adjustments to the Patreon in there at some point. Appreciate everyone who...

...signed up to that, especially while we haven't been putting anything out. The idea was to have the episode to be given a month in advance, which was okay when we'd recorded and baked a few and were were ahead. But I think they're going to be put up there a week ahead, but we'll see how that goes. I'm going to revamp that and I'll announce it when I've worked it out. As far as bonus episodes go, of teased for a while now, along with carpet juggleam there was meant to be some bonus episodes where ranked over a hundred vampire movies that I ended up watching. That was all done with Maddie and the conversations are with her. I had edited about ninety percent of the first part that I added that all except for the introduction, which was the story about how we'd met and bonded over Pratchett and things. So I think it's understandable that I can't really bring myself to do that right now, and then having to edit the second part, which is all conversations with her. Yeah, that's not happening at the moment or probably...

...ever. There's a there's a few more movies I'd like to watch, so maybe once I've done them I can go back in and rerecord it or myself. We'll see. I don't think anyone was really looking forward to that, but was going to be a nice little tiding over before we get on to the death stuff. But that is not happening. So apologies to anyone who was interested in that. If you do want the list of all the movies that we rank, just emails at unseen academicals part at gmailcom and I can send you that list. We're also hoping to do a round up episode about the witches series, talking about things we missed or further research we've done, just wrapping up our overall thoughts of the books and answering some listener questions and things. We didn't get any questions, so there's no point doing it if people uninterested. When we started this I was putting out transcripts of all the episodes and I was unemployed while I was doing that and looking for work. The moment I'm working full time and then I'm writing articles and doing academic work in my spare time, so I just do not have time to deal with that. It was taking literally like a week or full time, like all...

...day writing and research. I really enjoyed it and there were a lot of things we discovered there. I just do not have the time to deal with that at the moment. I do want to finish those transcripts and and do a wrap up episode at some point. Something that would be that would make that a lot more achievable is if we had some help with the transcripts. I mean there's there's automatic transcription programs and you even get one with the podcast, but when we're talking about technical literary terms and made up fantasy words, it all gets jumbled and it takes a long time to just go through and actually clean up and make sure they're the transcript is accurate. If there's anyone out there with a lot of spare time or transcription experience who would be interested in maybe taking on the transcription work again, emails at Unseen Academicals Pot at gmailcom. Maybe we can work out something, a small payment or something for doing that. I don't want anyone doing work for free, but yes, those are things I want to do, but just time and energy at the...

...moment aren't allowing it. But yes, we're going to get back on track with the death series, so hopefully that will be out within the next month. Thanks to everyone who has, you know, supported the podcast and kept the feet alive. Sorry for the delay, but yes, we're dealing with some stuff and we'll get that more episode up as soon as we can. Thanks again.

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