OSMcast! Show #170: The OSMawards! 2020 Edipyon – Video Games

At last! Our final and most verbose episode of the 2020 OSMawards arrives at our final destination: Video Games! Sure, some of the things we talk about have been covered in previous OSMcasts. But that’s what’s gonna happen when some of best games of 2020 both come out in March and April! That said really it’s who brings up what  that is surprising in this ultimate showdown of video game releases in the Year of Our Lord 2020. Also, Overwatch? Apparently!


And so you have it! The video games that helped us get through 2020. And who knows what games we will get to in 2021! If only there was a way to find out besides the podcast… Oh right! That Discord we keep mentioning! Yeah, that might be a good way to keep tabs on us. But until next time, have some Time Cues:

OSMcast! Show #169: The OSMawards! 2020 Edipyon – Anime & Television Shows

The OSMawards for 2020 continue! Movin’ right along, in this episode we cover our faves in anime and TV from last year. Oh, and Gundam Wing. Look, it makes more sense when you get to it. So please get right to listening and enjoying! (And maybe, just maybe, join our Discord while you’re at it!)


So while we’ve been getting this episode ready to publish, it turns out Babylon 5 is getting a somewhat of a remastering? Frankly, any extra work to bring Babylon 5 back in any way is great. But that’s something that happened in the past, and something that is now in the year 2021! This post is supposed to be about 2020! … Ignore that by and large 2020 is not a year that anyone wants to be well remembered. Except for the stuff that in the Time Cues, anyway!

Next week, we’ll wrap up the 2020 OSMawards with an episode all about Video Games. See you then!

OSMcast! Show #168: The OSMawards! 2020 Edipyon – Podcasts, YouTubes, & Internet Things

As so many places and podcasts do, we are kicking off 2021 with a look back at some of the things enjoyed in last year of 2020. And in many ways, some of the things that got us through the last year of 2020. In this particular edipyon, we’ll be tackling some of our most favorite things from the various reaches of the Internet.  Podcasts, YouTube Shows, some things that are both! And some things that are neither!


So you may have heard in the episode, that we have a discord. And it’s true! We do! You can find it here. Next week, we’ll be talking about Anime and TV Shows! Until then, Time Cues: 

OSMcast? Show #167: Itsudatte My Santa!

Not all OSMcasts, like many things, are created equal. Most OSMcasts end in am exclamation point (!). Some end in a question mark (?). Because sometimes we have to talk about things into a microphone, even if they are not awesome. And this time, it’s about an anime based of a single chapter of a Ken Akamatsu joint: Itsudatte My Santa! Because it’s the holidays and we already did an episode on Tokyo Godfathers.

Oh, we also talked about some other things that are awesome. To try and balance things out, at least a little bit.


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

OSMcast! Show #166: Yuri!!! on Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence Teaser Trailer

If you ever asked the question of, “Hey do you think someone can make an hour-long podcast out of a 45 second teaser trailer?” You are in luck! We here at the OSMcast! have answered your question. And the answer is “Definitely, as long as it’s about Yuri!!! on Ice movie!” Thankfully the teaser trailer is for Ice Adolescence, and admittedly we also threw some Moments of OSM in there. Because if we are going to do an episode of the show, it’s gonna be an actual episode! 


OK so in case you wondering, here’s that teaser:

Wow! It’s that sure something? Can you believe we spent what, forty minutes plus on this? In our defense… Victor is pretty dang pretty, though. Also, Marriage For All Japan is a pretty great idea, and one we really hope happens. Also, we got in an episode for November! Whoo! Hopefully we can get some more episodes in before the new year! But until then, Time Cues:

OSMcast! Show #165: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

In our last episode we talked about how great it was to go off into a new world, like an uninhabited island of people yet filled with cute animal pals. In this episode, we instead talking about using the powers of our imagination to transport us into other worlds. With the power of animation. Specifically, Japanese animation. Really getting to the brass tacks we are talking about Masaaki Yuasa’s and Science Saru’s adaptation of Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, based of the manga by Sumito Ōwara. 


Go! Vote! IWillVote.com and Vote.org are both great websites for know where your polling place is, finding out if you are registered or can do early voting, and other important voting related matters. Also yeah, Dark Horse Comics is publishing the Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! manga. They even did in fact tweet about it!… Back in March.  But the manga starts coming out next month! But what’s coming up now? The fact that the soundtrack composer Oorutaichi has a bandcamp and it kicks ass in a wonderful folksy way? Yes! And Time Cues. Those are a thing!

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 0:32
  • Moments of OSM – 03:13
  • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
    • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Sans Spoilers – 19:15
    • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Full of Spoilers – 51:52
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! – 55:03
    • Final Thoughts – 72:08
    • OSMs out of OSM – 76:15

OSMcast! Show #164: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

In March of 2020, something terrible happened. That is pretty well covered. We don’t really have to get into that. But something truly special and wonderful also happened. Nintendo released the latest Animal Crossing game, subtitled New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch. Granted, this is also pretty well covered. But since it something totally awesome and rad, it is actually is covered under our purview. Therefore, please enjoy this podcast about Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Preferably on a remote island, away from all other humanity. Maybe with some cute animals as your only friends? Man, wouldn’t that be the life!


Since we recorded the episode, the October stuff has begun! You can get all sorts of spooky things, grow some pumpkins, pretty good stuff. And if you want some more good stuff, check out these Time Cues:

The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 8: Housing in Final Fantasy XIV

Hello Adventurers! With a new set of wards being added to all the Residential Districts at the launch of Patch 5.3 on October 13th, now was a great time to talk about Housing! What is Housing? What do you mean by wards and Residential Districts? We go into it, tell you all your options. Because there are more than just houses when you really look at it. We also go into how we happened into our housing options, and what we like about housing in Final Fantasy XIV… And what we don’t! Plus, some of our favorite items we have used to decorate our place. To cap it off, we go into some Tips & Tricks to try and help you land that plot once the new patch hits. Good luck Warriors of Land Ownership Darkness!


Here are some screen caps of some of our places! We are on the Leviathan server, in the Primal data center!

  • Our FC [Odin’s Spear]’s House, Valhalla: It’s in the Mist, Plot 2, Ward 17
  • Anna’s House: It’s in the Mist, Plot 11, Ward 17
  • Dylan’s House: It’s in the Lavender Beds, Plot 34, Ward 3
  • Basil’s House: It’s in the Mist, Plot 7, Ward 8
  • Anna’s Apartment: It’s n the Lavender Beds, Lilly Hills Wing 1, Apt. #1, Ward 9

OSMcast! Show #163: Stars Align

Sometimes, an anime is about a sport. Sometimes, it’s about other things entirely. Sometimes, it’s about other things entirely but also absolutely needs the sport in question to get to the things the anime wants to talk about. This time, that sport is Soft Tennis and this anime is called Stars Align. And it is about Soft Tennis, but not entirely. It is also a show written and directed by Kazuki Akane along with the studio Eight Bit. It is also pretty great! But you may have figured that out when we released a podcast all about it.


Anime News Network also had an excellent pair of interviews with the writer and director of Stars Align Kazuki Akane, that we talked about during the podcast. You can find Part One here, and Part Two here. To mix up some sports metaphors, Kim Morrissy absolutely knocked these interviews out of the park! They really showed some wonderful insights into this show.

And while we may be podcasting about a show full of kids, we are definitely some old men! You can tell this by our Moments of OSMs, that are all inadvertently synced up about us yearning for our childhoods. Huh. The things you notice as you actually put together the show descriptions and Time Cues

OSMquest! Be Prepared: A Weekend at Camp Oostanaula, Finale

It’s been a one hell of a weekend over at Camp Oostanaula! Salt lines have been broken, things have been unleashed. Our poor generic nondescript scouts are being hounded by a Terror, but for some reason no one seems to believe them! Out of escape routes, out of options. Except one: It’s time to take it to the Terror itself. Come join us as we kick some tires and light some fires as we play this final installment of Be Prepared, by Grant Howitt