Hello Adventurers! As we leave the Year of Our Yoshi-p 2022 and enter into 2023, now is the perfect time to dig into some seasonal events! Final Fantasy XIV is packed with them throughout the year, and we are chatting about them all. Yes, even Hatching-tide! From Heavensturn to Starlight Celebration we talk about the basics, when they usually are, where the quests start, some of the backstory behind the events, and what are the NPCs you tend to interact with. We also reminisce about our times with them. Plus, the current events that are going on: like the current Starlight Celebration, the latest Moogle Tomestone Hunt, and even the very quickly upcoming Heavensturn! And just how do we feel about Pa-Paya?
Spoiler Levels:Incredibly low! I mean, I guess you need to be at least level 15, and have unlocked all three initial city-states of the Eorzean Alliance. But chances are, if you are listening to this episode, you have at least gotten that far! Probably.
Hello Adventurers! We’ve got a whole new Issue for you that’s cram packed with things we’ve been up for the past few months, the latest patch content from the 6.2x series: Buried Memory! Not only that, but we are joined by our special guest Andrew from the Third Impact Anime podcast. And don’t worry folks, we asked him all the hard-hitting questions.
Things like… What are we looking forward to the upcoming Patch 6.3! New tribe quest? (Yes yes! Wait, wrong tribe…) Housing? (More plots? MORE PLOTS!) Also, other more important things like… Does Tobias know La-hee? Just how many Eurekas are there, anyway? Then we get into the meat of the Patch 6.2x series, and adjacent topics. New Hildys! Fat Cat Hoodies! Island Sanctuary! Nihilism defeating soup!? Why shirts should not have belts attached to them, and so much more. So much latest patch series chitchat, you’ll just… Scream! Ahem…
Spoiler Levels:EXTREMELY HIGH. We are talking about all the things that have happened up till Patch 6.25, so you’ll want to be current up to the point that we have released this episode if you wanna listen. Or get spoiled, I guess! The choice is up to you.
You know the saying, “Anything can happen on Halloween?” And sure, they may follow that up with things like, “Your dog can turn into a cat!” Or maybe, “There may be a toad in your bass guitar, or your sister could turn into a bat!” But have you considered the possibility of perhaps instead on Halloween… “You are the ancient strategist Kongming whom has died in the distant past, only to reborn as your younger self and dropped into modern day Shibuya?” The fact is anything can happen on Halloween. Any. Thing. So in this episode of the OSMcast, along with special guest Tobias from Third Impact Anime, we tackle this conundrum by talking about the hit anime Ya Boy Kongming! It’s streaming on HIDIVE and is based on the manga written by Yuto Yotsuba and illustrated by Ryo Ogawa.
Two episodes in two days? What madness! And actually, it’s three! For you see, along with this episode, we also have the accompanying OSMbonus episode for our 5$ and up patrons up over at our Patreon! Now if you need more of us talking and yammering it up, you got options.
Huh! So, this was supposed to have released for Patrons over at our Patreon when the Carbuncle Chronicle came out. But uh… Basil didn’t realize he had the audio. Then, a bunch of us got covid, and then Anna had to have surgery! And while she is doing great now, recovering from surgery took much longer than anticipated. So now that everything has settled down and we can get out the episode we had unfortunately been sitting on… Basil discovered this audio. That was never released. And it’s been a minute. Therefore, we decided we’ll just go ahead and release this OSMbonus as an episode for everyone. So, have some bonus! That you may or may not be interested in listening to. It is mostly about Xenoblade Chronicles 3, but we touch on a bunch of other things as well.
Hello Adventurers! Well, it’s been a while since we’ve done one of these. In fact, we already have had the expansion come out that we were getting hyped for in our last episode! You know… back in… February of 2021. Ahem. So anyroad Endwalker has released, and it’s been what, eight months since then? Excellent time to release an episode all about Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker right now! Just in time to get hyped for patch 6.2 at the end of the month. Sure. This is a great idea and we’re glad everyone is on board for it. Also, there are Moogle Tomes of Verity to get and a Moonfire Faire to enjoy. Hop to it y’all (because you know, jumping puzzles and all)!
Spoiler Levels: The first hour or so it’s pretty spoiler free. However, after that? NOPE it’s all spoilers for Endwalker so make sure to have at least wrapped up the 6.0 MSQ before continuing on.
So, it’s not often that Basil gets to con other OSMcasters into a sports anime. Usually he watches them alone in the lofty mountains like a hermit, waiting upon the call from Kory to descend upon the Earth for an episode of the Taiiku podcast. However, this time it is different. This time… he has acquired not only Kevin, but also Douglass for this most righteous of causes. This time, it is time for the endless. The never ending. The limitless. The sports anime… about skateboarding. Down a death canyon of terror. For kicks. A completely realistic portrayal of skateboarding. Yep. That’s what this is. It’s time for SK8 the Infinity, from the anime studio Bones. Finally.
What should Bones tackle next? Maybe an adaptation of EA Sports It’s in the Game BIG It’s Tricky to Rock a Rhyme to Rock a Rhyme That’s Right on Time It’s SSX Tricky? Who knows! Anyway, Time Cues:
Hello and welcome a preview to a whole new era of the OSMcast! We’ve had Patreon going on for a while now, and we appreciate everyone who has pitched in! So now it’s time to kick it up a notch. Now whenever we record an episode of the OSMcast, we are going to start saving the immediate bits when we start recording and release those as bonuses for our $5 and up patreons. But we aren’t going to just spring that on y’all! So, this first episode is free for everyone! And we decided if we were gonna start this, we were gonna go hard.
So here is the first ever OSMbonus, where we talk about the manga Dick Fight Island by Reibun Ike! It’s published by SuBLime. Which now that I’m looking at it, yeah, it’s got BL right in there doesn’t it? Much like Dick Fight Island, it does exactly what it says on the tin.
Notes? What notes! This is bonus episode why would there be notes? I guess if you want the other reviews that we reference here is the list:
It began as an April Fool’s joke. On October 15th however, Culver’s decided to make their joke a reality. That day? October 15th, 2021: National Cheese Curd Day. The joke? The CurderBurger: a Deluxe ButterBurger® topped with a crown of golden fried cheese. Made up of a blend of yellow and white cheddar Cheese Curds all surrounded by crispy seasoned breadcrumbs, the cheese crown offers a warm, buttery crunch and gooey cheddar in every bite. Also? We were there. And we podcasted about it. Oh, and about their custard, but that’s more of a year-round sort of thing.
Then we forgot to edit and post that podcast for months. But, just like Culver’s, we finally made it happen. Months later. Enjoy!
So hey! How about then Culver’s? Still good stuff. More good stuff? More OSMcasts in the future! Including a new bonus thing for Patreons? Possibly. But until then, Time Cues:
We may be done with MTAC interviews, but at the end of May John gave us the most wonderful surprise. He had the chance to get to chat with Natalie Van Sistine! And let’s be honest. We are all watching Spy x Family. It’s great. You know it, and we know it. Whether it’s in manga form, and now anime form, it rules. The voice cast on either side of the globe are also stellar! And who happens to be the voice of Yor in English? If you answered Natalie Van Sistine, you would be correct!
But she’s not just the voice of Yor, she’s also the voice of other characters such as Irene Adler/James Bonde in Moriarty the Patriot, Saya Irino in Black Rock Shooter (TV), and others. But she’s also an ADR Engineer, ADR Script Writer, Assistant ADR Director, so pretty much anything in front of the mic or behind it.
We want to thank Natalie once again for taking the time to chat with us! And you can find all the places where Natalie is by checking out her online at:
Well, it’s June so it’s about time to wrap up our interview series from MTAC Score! But perhaps we have saved the best for last?* We had the eminent pleasure to get to chat with Kari Wahlgren. For us, the bunch of Final Fantasy sickos that we all are, she’s best known as the voice of Ashe in Final Fantasy XII. However, some may better know her from her role as Saber in Fate/zero, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works and Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel, or as Celty Sturluson in the Durarara!! series. And in animation work she has performed as such roles as Tigress in the Netflix version of Carmen Sandiego, Shannon in OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, as well as a bunch of different characters in shows like the recent version of DuckTales, The Owl House, Rick and Morty, Infinity Train, and way more to list here. Way more. Although most recently you can hear her as the voice of Baby Scrat in Ice Age: Scrat Tales on Disney+.
* That’s not true they were all amazing and the best.
We wanted to thank MTAC and Kari for the chance to chat! If you are interested in following Kari you can find her in a whole bunch of places. For example:
Once again, we really appreciate MTAC and the guests for their time to chat with us. We really hope you’ve enjoyed these interviews! But while that’s it from our chats from MTAC, John was a sneaky spy one and has one more recent interview we cannot wait to share with you.