The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 20: The 2024 Tokyo FanFest Announcements!

Hello Adventurers! Welcome to the Year of Our Yoshi-p Twenty Twenty Four. It’s going to be an exciting year, this 2024! Not only it’s the Lunar Year of the Dragon, it’s ALSO the year of the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion: Dawntrail! And earlier in January we got a whole bunch of announcements made at the 2024 Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Tokyo, Japan. From the final CG teaser trailer, to Pictomancer, to hrothgals lion ladies, and even [REDACATED], if it was in the keynote, we are here to talk into microphones about them.

Spoiler Levels: Hot! We may say it’s medium to hot in the episode, but let’s be honest. If you don’t care all that much about spoilers, they are medium. If you do care, they are hot. Maybe not Blazin’ Knock Your Butt Off… But you’ll probably will want to wrap up the latest stuff in Endwalker before you hit play.

OSMnotes

Thanks to Tobias for continuing to pitch hit edit the podcast for Anna, it has been a life saver. Since we almost just go in order of the keynote, we don’t really have Time Cues this time. Just kick back, put the podcast on, and go grind some tomes. 

Tobis did do, however, is that he gave use what music is used in the episode. Which are The Carbuncle Chronicle Theme by Anna and DJ Inubito, “Battle on the Big Bridge” by The Black Mages, “Return to Oblivion (Scions & Sinners) by The Primals, “And Love You Shall Find” FFXIV Shadowbringers, and “Heartless (Chiptune)” by TESTS04.

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OSMinterview! Neil Ross on 1/7/2024

When knowing is half the battle, your battle half for this podcast is that it’s a big ol’ humdinger. John got the chance to talk to one of the greats: Neil Ross. It’s hard to be more prolific than Neil. He was the voice of Shipwreck in the original GI Joe cartoons. The voice of Kieth in the original Voltron from 1984s. He was the voice of the Biff Tannen Museum Narrator in Back to the Future Part II. He was the voice the Green Goblin in the 1994 Spider-Man: The Animated Series. He was the voice of Mayor Domino in Final Fantasy VII Remake.

He was the voice of, okay we could just keep going but then we’d never get to the interview. He has been in a lot. He also happens to now be the author of Vocal Recall A Life in Radio and Voiceovers, a book you should absolutely read.

OSMnotes

We want to thank Neil once again for taking the time to chat with us! And you can find all the places where Neil is by checking out him online (and to buy his book!) at:

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OSMcast! Show #191: The OSMawards! 2023 Edipyon – Video Games

It’s a brand-new year, and we’re kicking of 2024 with a look back on 2023. In video games. If you want other media mediums, sorry but you’ll have to settle this time. Because aside from a tabletop game in Dylan’s list, that’s all we got this time. I’m sure anime and other things will be talked about in future episodes. Just not this one. But this one? This one’s for the Gamers™.

Protip: Also, this episode is barely edited. And I do mean barely! 

OSMnotes

Hope you enjoyed this episode! If you were expecting Time Cues, sorry! Like mentioned previously, this episode was only barely edited so we could get it out in a remotely timely manner. Huh, what’s that? Something about how we are supposed to have an Anime Secret Santa episode or two out before Christmas? So why are we worried about being timely? Weird. Must be hearing things. Anyway, here are everyone’s personal top games as you follow along:

Basil
  1. Super Mario Wonder
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  3. Final Fantasy XVI
  4. Baldur’s Gate 3
  5. Dredge & Hi-Fi Rush
Kevin
  1. Baldur’s Gate 3
  2. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader
  3. Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
  4. Thirsty Suitors
  5. Final Fantasy XVI
Dylan
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • The Old Gods of Appalachia Roleplaying Game
Umi/Doug
  1. Baldur’s Gate 3
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  3. Alan Wake 2
  4. Lies of P
  5. Final Fantasy XVI
  6. Don’t Starve Together 
John
  1. Baldur’s Gate 3
  2. Final Fantasy XVI
  3. Fire Emblem Engage
  4. Resident Evil 4 (Remake)
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 19: The Beginning of End (of Endwalker)

Hello Adventurers! As the year of our Yoshi-p 2023 comes to an end, we thought it would be good idea to talk about the patch that we’ve all been playing as the year closes out: 6.5 Growing Light – Part 1. And to join us in these talks, we had the excellent fortune to bring on Mippa to help us break it all down. (And if you need yet more Mippa, and you assuredly do, we actually had an interview with her not too long ago.) From the latest storyline reveals, to the shores of Aloalo Island, the depths of the Lunar Subterrane, and the hidden mysteries of Thalia, we leave no stone unturned as we dig into all the good stuff Final Fantasy XIV has to offer us right now.

Spoiler Levels: Extremely High! It’s the latest patch! All of it that’s fit to print! We’re talking about it! And then some! You are warned.

OSMnotes

Thanks to Mippa for joining us on the podcast! It was a super fun conversation, and we can’t wait to have her on again. And if you want to follow more of Mippa’s adventures in Eorzea and beyond, don’t forget to check out her Twitter and Tumblr! (Or… You know, Bluesky if it ever comes to that.)

Also, Tobias did Time Cues:

  • 00:00:00 – We Start the Carbuncle Chronicling
  • 00:18:23 – New Main Scenario Quests!
  • 00:37:45 – The Lunar Subterrane
  • 01:04:37 – Thaleia
  • 01:14:52 – Aloalo Island
  • 01:29:11 – The Singularity Reactor (Unreal)
  • 01:36:00 – Splendorous Tools and Custom Deliveries
  • 01:38:03 – Fall Guys Collaboration and Island Sanctuary Update
  • 01:51:52 – Closing Ceremonies

He even went ahead and listed the music used in the episode. Which are Music is “The Red Wings (Endwalker)”, “Kingdom of Baron”, “Fair Winds to Guide”, “Everybody Falls”, and “O Hunter, Rejoice”. You should hit up the Discord and let him know what a good job he did.

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OSMcast? Show #190: Somehow, Itsudatte My Santa! Returned

Finally, John got me. Me as in Basil (the one that writes all of these). He has finally made another true OSMcast? by returning to the Ken Akamatsu well. If you recall, we have actually done an OSMcast? on Itsudatte My Santa! before. And while I refuse to double check anything that reminds of having to watch it ever again, I do remember this: That when I said I had only watched episode one John said that was fine, episode two was worse and that we only were covering the first episode anyway. And thus, he played his trap card. Three years later, he has sprung it upon on us all. So here, have that podcast. 

OSMnotes

So yeah, once again, that was sure an episode! Have some Time Cues:

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 00:00
  • General Gabbing – 00:36
  • Moments of OSM – 02:43
  • Istudatte My Santa! Only It’s Episode 2 This Time
    • Itsudatte My Santa! Episode 2, Full of Spoilers (It’s fine you should never watch this show anyway even if you could!) – 09:36
    • OSMs out of OSM – 41:41

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OSMinterview! Kira Vincent-Davis on 11/29/2023

Just time for the holidays, we here at the OSMcast have a couple of presents for you! First up, a brand new OSMinterview! This time, John chats it up with Kira Vincent-Davis. She has done a bunch of roles over the years, like Lucy/Nyu in Elfen Lied, or Ayumu Kasuga in Azumanga Daioh, or hey maybe Najica Hiiragi in Najica Blitz Tactics. But real OSMcast listeners should remember her best as the Queen of karuta, Shinobu Wakamiya in Chihayafuru.

OSMnotes

Big thanks to Kira once again for taking the time to chat with us!

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The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 18: The 2023 London FanFest Announcements!

Hello Adventurers! The next Final Fantasy XIV expansion, Dawntrail, is arriving next year but this past October during the 2023 London FanFest we got yet more details about it. And perhaps the biggest news (that’s not the new Viper job) was the announcement of the next alliance raid series being in collaboration with Final Fantasy XI. You know, the other Final Fantasy MMO! We need a FFXI expert. Someone who has been in the trenches, really seen some stuff. So, to talk about this we recruited a longtime friend of both The Carbuncle Chronicle and the OSMcast!, Cevian, who was more than up to the task to tell us all about it.

OSMnotes

Once again, we want to thank Tobias for stepping up and editing the episode. And did you know that his other FFXIV x One Piece podcast released an episode this week as well. Well, you do now! It’s actually much heavier on the One Piece this time, so one might think of our episode doing it’s due diligence to make sure the FFXIV side is properly represented. And thanks once again to Cevian for making sure that the FFXI side was also properly represented! In fact while we were talking, Cevian kept throw us some FFXI pictures to give us some visual references. And now, you can have them too:

Also, Tobias did Time Cues:

  • 00:00:00: The Basil Addendum
  • 00:01:55: Introductions and What’s Been Going On Lately
  • 00:14:19: 2023 London FanFest Keynote Discussion
  • 01:03:59: Echoes of Vana’diel Discussion with Cevian
  • 01:24:18: Final Keynote Thoughts

He even went ahead and listed the music used in the episode. Which are “Dawntrail Theme,” “Carrots of Happiness (Forge Ahead ver.)”, “The Sanctuary of Zi’Tah”, “Movalpolos”, and “Dedicated to Moonlight (Forge Ahead ver.). You should hit up the Discord and let him know what a good job he did.

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The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 17: The Variant & Criterion Dungeons Primer

Hello Adventures! With the advent of Dawntrail (the new expansion) on the horizon, and the current post patch cycle winding down, we thought it would be a nice time to talk about one of the new things Endwalker (the current expansion) introduced into Final Fantasy XIV: The Variant and the Criterion Dungeons. These are brand new types of battle-style content that kind does their own thing, and they’re pretty dang fun! And you can get cool stuff for doing them! But since they are optional things, maybe you haven’t done them yet? If not, let us take this chance to talk to you about why we think you should. And if you have already tried them out uh, well… listen to us anyway! You’re already here, why stop now. 

Spoiler LevelsPretty Low! Ignoring that you kinda have to have cleared the main chunk of Endwalker just to get to the post-patches where these dungeons show up, we don’t really delve too deep into any spoilers talking about them.

OSMnotes

Have you tried the new Variant dungeons? Did you dip a toe into Criterion to see if it’s as hard (or as easy!?) as you thought it’d be? Were we the ones that finally convinced you to take the plunge, or were you already on board with the idea? Let us know in the Discord! Also:

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OSMcast! Show #189: Genocyber

So sometimes things are an OSMcast!, and sometimes they are an OSMcast? Where one is unqualified awesome, and everyone should watch it. The other, maybe not so much but we wanted to talk about it anyway. And sometimes, we’ll start thinking it was an OSMcast? and it turns that no… This is an OSMcast! only it just has a lot of super mega dope ass violence. And that’s Genocyber, a 1994 anime OAV series by Artmic & Artland adapting the manga series by Tony Takezaki. 

OSMnotes

Man, as the guy (this is Basil by the way, the guy that writes all of these posts that no one reads) that normally has to cat heard episodes? I really appreciate John taking the time to put these episodes together. Even if after he records an episode thinking it should get a question mark, I instead decide that it gets the exclamation point as benefits the subject matter. Also, a hearty welcome to Abby for getting roped into this whole podcast shindig. You’re doing great. And of course, Kevin is there holding things down from the OSMcast Classic crew.

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OSMcast! Show #188: Symphogear

Why hello there! You may be wondering, “Are they ever going to release a normal standard plain good ol’ fashioned OSMcast! episode?” Well today is your day!! That’s right, we are here to talk about anime, tv shows, games maybe? But mostly about the first season of Satelight’s Symphogear! It’s a cool anime for cool people about punching weird alien blobs real hard, but also with the power of song. You know, normal standard plain good ol’ fashioned anime stuff for a normal standard plain good ol’ fashioned OSMcast! episode. As you do. It’s also kinda a lot. Don’t worry we’ll talk about it.

OSMnotes

Now, was this our Anime Secret Santa pick from 2022? Yes. Did we also say that this episode should have be out around MTAC… Which was during Easter weekend? Also yes. Should anyone worry about that? Nah no way don’t worry about it, it’s all good. Just uh… go watch some Symphogear. But while you are loading up the next episode on Crunchyroll or the blu-ray disc from Discotek

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