About Basil

An eternal English/Graphic Design major that spends way too much time playing video games and watching Japanese cartoons and not nearly enough time writing or graphic designing about them. He runs an anime club with an iron fist, once wrote for Animefringe (for all of two-three months!), and thinks ‘Moe Moe Bullshit’ is stupid. He also has a podcast (osmcast.com), which you should totally check out.

OSMcast! Show #144: Questions from Listeners Like You, NOV in DEC Edition

So back in the far flung past (last month or so*) we solicited questions from the people. Mostly on Twitter. Also via spamming Third Impact Anime’s Facebook Community. These are those questions. And our answers! In December. Look, time is an illusion, we all know this. 

*Pretty sure the idea was to record in October, then release in November? But now it’s December. Hi December! 

OSMnotes

Ryan is a pretty cool dude and you can check out his Twitter right here!

Thanks everyone for sending in questions! Some, we’ll have to come back to you all on them. As some are really whole episode topics in their own right (Looking at you, Top Ten Anime Betrayals)! But until next time, have some Time Cues:

  • We start the OSMcasting – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 0:36
  • New Podcast Announcement – 01:35
    • “Acquisition” of Chainsaw Buffet! – 03:18
    • Our Triumphant Return to iTunes! – 05:01
  • Moments of OSM – 08:35
  • Questions and Answers – 25:48
    • Favorite Spooky Animes? – 26:37
    • What’s Next in Our Conquests? – 33:44
    • Which kind of -dere is Basil according to Kevin and Anna? – 36:28
    • What is the most difficult thing about running a convention? – 37:50
    • Which guest do you want to get on the podcast the most and why is it Austin from Third Impact Anime? – 38:43
    • Got any grapes? – 39:54
    • Porg or Ewok? – 40:44
    • Subs or Dubs? – 44:26
    • Why do they call it taking a dump and not leaving a dump? – 49:26
    • Tobias Asks a Meme – 49:39
    • What are you watching this season? – 50:12
    • Top 10 Anime Betrayals – 51:12
    • What Upcoming Anime Are You Looking Forward To? – 51:36
    • Which is your favorite McElroy brother? – 52:36
    • If VRV Pick Up One thing of your choice, what would it be? – 55:03
    • From an attendee point of view, what sorts of panels catch your eye at cons? – 57:42
    • What anime is so ridiculous that you can’t force yourself to watch it? – 60:23
    • What is your number one JRPG of all time and why is it a controversial choice? – 62:12
    • Final Thoughts – 68:52

OSMinterview! Marianne Miller @ Hamacon 9

Hi everybody! This time around we have got yet another awesome interview for you! At Hamacon 9, we had the chance to sit down with Marianne Miller, whom you may remember from our previous interview, but more likely remember her from her roles on shows like Little Witch Academia, or FLCL Alternative. Either way, enjoy!

Warning of Triggers: We do go down some dark rabbit holes. Maybe all of them? certainty a bunch of them. It’s an excellent listen, but be forewarned!

OSMnotes

Thanks once again to Marianne Miller for the chance to chat! Also, welcome back everybody! With the FFXIV FanFest done, and Thanksgiving, and half the crew getting sick in between… it’s been rough. But we have some awesome episodes already and lined up for the next few weeks, so get ready!

OSMinterview! Lula Cosplay & Scissor Wizard Cosplay @ Hamacon 9

OK so, we here at the OSMcast are not exactly a um, well. dealers in the visual medium. We deal more in the business of audio. If we were a Transformer, we’d be best represented by Blaster or Soundwave. Really what we are getting at here is that this episode is a whole audio feast about a visual medium known as costume play. You know, cosplay. Specially, an interview with the wonderful cosplayers Scissor Wizard Cosplay and Lula Cosplay. There were the cosplay guests for Hamacon 9, and we were very happy to chat with them about costuming.

OSMnotes

Thank you to both Lula Cosplay as well as Scissor Wizard Cosplay for talking with us! You can follow Scissor Wizard Cosplay on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube! You can also find Lula Cosplay on Facebook, as well as Instagram, Twitter, and check out her store on Etsy!

If you happen to be in North Alabama this weekend, Lulu Cosplay will be at the Hamacon Minicon 2018, selling amazing things and also running a workshop about making kanzashi flowers~

Also Basil has panels, Dylan runs the Analog gaming area, and it’s just going to be a blast. You should go!

OSMcast! Show #143: The Indie Video Games of Momocon 2018

When we last checked into the Momocon Indie Games area when they started in 2015, we covered 18 games. Well, now it’s 2018! So how many games did we check out in this year’s Momocon? *counts* 23? GOOD LORD. Here’s our takes on said 23 games, live from the archives during Momocon 2018.

OSMnotes

No time for love Dr Jones, only Time Cues:

OSMinterview! Austin Tindle @ Hamacon 9

In this latest and greatest of the OSMcast, we have yet another OSMinterview! John sat down with the one and only Austin Tindle, a voice-over artist that has been in many a great anime. He was folks like Crowley Eusford (Seraph of the End), Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul), Marco Bodt (Attack on Titan), Karma Akabane (Assassination Classroom), Avilio Bruno (91 Days), and more! So stay a while and listen~

OSMnotes

Thank you Austin for chatting with us! If you haven’t yet, check him out on Twitter! And while you’re at it, check out John’s Twitter, too. And speaking of Hamacon, they’ve got thier one day Minicon coming up in November! If you happen to see around North Alabama at the time, you should go. Next time on the OSMcast, we’ll be digging into the backlog and releasing our take on all the indie games we saw this past Momocon! We’ll see you next week.

OSMcast! Show #142: Sailor Moon R, S, & SuperS: The Movies

OK folks strap in, because we are about to get up into some serious moon power. That’s right, we are talking about the animated sensation that’s bigger than Power Rangers and Turtles COMBINED. Aw yea, we are talking about everyone’s favorite, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon! Well, the movies anyway! We recently got to catch theatrical release of Sailor Moon R, S, AND SuperS and we just couldn’t wait to yammer about them on a microphone. Please share and enjoy!

OSMnotes

Out of the three, you can buy Sailor Moon movies R and S pretty easily! SuperS will be along soon though, we’re sure.

Sailor Moon R: The Movie – Amazon | RightStuf
Sailor Moon S: The Movie – Amazon | RightStuf

You ever think we would be smart to look into any form of referral links for these things? Geez, that would be smart! Oh well, maybe next time? Probably not. Meanwhile, here have some Time Cues:

  • We start the OSMcasting – 00:00
  • General Gabbing – 00:43
  • Minecraft Watch – 01:51
  • Pokemon News – 03:55
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Stormblood) Minute! – 06:27
  • Moments of OSM – 12:24
    • Assumption of OSM: Bitfrost – 12:31
    • Dragonoak Trilogy – 13:42
    • Octopath Traveler/Granblue Love Live Event Tangent – 17:02
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon – 23:25
    • The Sailor Moon Movies – 27:52
      • Sailor Moon R – 37:52
      • Sailor Moon S – 45:52
      • Sailor Moon Super S – 54:58
      • Spoilers about the Sailor Moon Movies – 1:02:33
      • Questions from Listeners Like You about the Sailor Moon Movies – 1:17:57
      • Final Thoughts about the Sailor Moon Movies and OSMs out of OSM – 1:29:51

And that’s it for now! See you next week with another OSMinterview!

OSMinterview! Denmo Mcstronghuge @ Hamacon 9

Why hello there! We’re glad you could make it! Because we had the chance to sit down with Denmo Mcstronghuge and chat a little bit in June during Hamacon 9. Denmo is a YouTube/Twitter/Twitch sensation that  makes with the Final Fantasy XIV funnies and jokes. You may even find him scampering across Eorzea as his buddy Mr Face. Sometimes he even plays other video games! You should also make sure to listen all the way to the end. You’ll be glad you did!

Protip: We were/are trying to play around with a new travel mic and the settings somehow got jumbled. So you make need to raise the volume on it here and there.

OSMnotes

Once again, thanks again to Denmo for chatting with us!

Also, we killed the old RSS feed that was crashing all the time, and hopefully have performed the correct actions to switch everyone who was on the old RSS feed, to the new one. Which isn’t really NEW, but newer than the old. That said, we’re back on iTunes! If you look to the right of this web page, you can click on the iTunes icon and go to our page on said iTunes! If you could also throw us a 5 star review, that would be great. Amazing even. Just outstanding. We’re also on a bunch of things now! … That could also possibly use 5 star reviews? Probably!

Also the Who is the OSMcast? page is updated! We’re just full of updates. See you next week!

OSMcast! Show #141: Aggretsuko

Same show, new podcast, and a slightly different way to title them! So let’s get to the whole point here. We have an episode of the OSMcast! right here, for you, about Aggretsuko! That wonderful rocking red panda pal from our friends at Sanrio. The show is on Netflix, made by the studio Fanworks, and directed by Rarecho. We also talk about other things! Which you can find out about by listening to the episode! Or check the Time Cues, but that’s not nearly as much fun!

OSMnotes!

Hope you like Netflix! Chances are, even if you don’t, you have Netflix anyway. So go hit up some Aggretsuko, why don’tcha! Oh, here is that link to the Guardian article we talked about during the show! But first, Time Cues:

  • We start the OSMcasting – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 0:40
  • Pet News – 01:44
  • Moments of OSM – 07:23
    • Nemesis Series – 07:47
    • Again!! – 11:04
    • Minecraft’s Aquatic Expansion – 16:20
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Stormblood) Minute! – 19:40
  • Aggretsuko
    • Aggretsuko, Sans Spoilers –– 24:32
    • Aggretsuko, Full of Spoilers – 38:34
    • Minecraft Tangent – 41:00
    • OK well that was fun Back to Spoilers – 41:58
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about Aggretsuko – 43:13
    • Tea/Tales of Vesperia Tangent – 51:57
    • Geez OK OK Back to Questions! – 52:44
    • Final Thoughts about Aggretsuko and OSMs out of OSM- 55:36

And secondly, pet pics!

So there it is! The first OSMcast of 2018! But… Not the last of 2018…? Stay tuned!

OSMcast! Anime Weekend Atlanta 2017 10-9-2017

Wait wait wait what 2 updates in a row is this 2017 or what geez SO ANYROAD yes the OSMcast is BACK yet again for a classic late night con report! This time, we stay up waaaaay too late on the Saturday night of AWA to talk about said con. Since Basil and Anna were the only ones from Team OSM around, we stacked the room full of amazing guests! Said guests include, Jared from Oldtaku no Radio, Drew from Akihabara Renditions, as well as Bonus Doug and Jeff! … From, well, they were in the room so good for them! Being in a room!

Protip: This was recorded in a hotel room at 3AM+ in the morning, so the the audio is not always the best. That’s mostly due to the whole hotel room thing, though!

OSMnotes

Yep that sure was an anime con, so have some Time Cues already!

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 0:34
  • Anime Weekend Atlanta 2017
    • General Thoughts on AWA, Before and Now – 1:46
    • Thursday @ AWA 2017 – 23:27
    • Friday @ AWA 2017 – 45:48
    • Saturday @ AWA 2017 – 73:14
    • Sunday “@” AWA 2017 – 107:02
    • Final Thoughts about AWA 2017 – 108:56

OSMcast! Little Witch Academia 9-27-2017

Are we on Netflix? Of course not, as we are a podcast! Why would we be on Netflix? But you know what IS on Netflix? Studio Trigger’s Little Witch Academia! So let’s talk about Little Witch Academia. Sound good? Great!

OSMnotes

Little Witch Academia is also great! Go watch it! But also read up on some delicious, succulent, Time Cues~

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 0:33
  • Basil’s lone AWA Panel 🙁 – 4:26
  • Moments of OSM: 8:26
    • Life Is Strange: Before the Storm – 8:51
    • Made in Abyss – 9:11
    • 8Bitdo Controllers – 15:47
  • Little Witch Academia
    • Little Witch Academia, Sans Spoilers – 19:37
    • Little Witch Academia, Full of Spoilers – 44:27
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about Little Witch Academia – 54:41
    • OSMs out of OSM – 67:26