Days of Geek,  Podcast

DoG Ep 06: Interview with Amanda Sun

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00:00 Episode ID

Days of Geek, Episode 6: with Amanda Sun, recorded at Ad Astra 2013.


00:05 Music

“Split In Synapse”, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at


00:13 Intro

Where I offer some contact info and then quote Bilbo Baggins on how dangerous it is to leave your front door because you don’t know where you’ll wind up. I make the point that the same is true of books.


01:12 Main

A very quick intro to the ancient interview with Amanda Sun (it was recorded in April).


02:01 Main

The Interview.

Amanda talks mostly about Ink, touching on characters, kendo, kami, locations in, and background for the story. We find out things about her like her love of gaming and anime, and cosplay, and a preference for tea over coffee.

Contact info for Amanda:

Web site:

Twitter: @Amanda_Sun

Facebook: Amanda Sun Books


25:54 News

A very short recap of Quinte Mini Con, which took place November 9th and 10th this year. And the really cool Christmas present I got out of it. I note that we’ll be at Frost Con, which is a 1-day convention in Toronto on the 14th of December.


30:19 Media Consumption

The part of the show where I very briefly talk about the geeky media I’ve consumed since recording the last episode. Very briefly as it’s been a busy week and there hasn’t been a lot.


Futurama: Bender’s Big Score. The best of the four Futurama films, I think, though your mileage may vary.

Television (sort of)

Hitalia – an anime told in 5-minute chunks about the history of World War II (sort of). The characters are all personifications of nations. (Netflix)

Otome Yōkai Zakuro (Maiden Spirit Zakuro). A 13-episde anime series set during the westernization of an alternate Japan with Spirits and Humans having to learn to live together in a more modern world. (Crunchy Roll)

Star Trek TOS: “The Enemy Within”.


I’m going through one of those periods where every book I try to read doesn’t excite me enough in the first couple of chapters to continue reading. Years ago, I realized that there are far too many books I’m going to enjoy to spend the time waiting for ones I’m not to get better. This doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not good, they’re just not good for me. I have hopes for the book I’m picking up tonight.


32:55 Star Trek TOS Re-Watch

Episode: “The Enemy Within

I play the original TV teaser and offer a brief (but maybe not brief enough) synopsis, give some thoughts comments the story, characters, and Jekyll and Hyde theme.

I pick two overlooked Character/Actors this week: Crewman Fisher played by Ed Madden, and Crewman Wilson played by Garland Thompson.


No casualties this week, except that poor unicorn dog because of the transporter accident.

Shirtless Kirk #2!

First occurrence of “He’s dead, Jim.” (That poor unicorn dog.)

First nerve pinch.

And I’m thinking about counting transporter accidents.

Best Line is from Spock this week:

“Being split in two halves is no theory with me, Doctor. I have a human half, you see, as well as an alien half, submerged, constantly at war with each other. Personal experience, Doctor. I survive it because my intelligence wins over both, makes them live together.”

And finally, I give my opinion and recommendation for this episode.


46:08 Outro

In which I again offer contact info:

Closing music—George Street Shuffle, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at

Creative Commons licensing info (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Un-ported License).



XX:XX Blooper. No blooper this week. Which is not to say I didn’t make any mistakes recording, because there were plenty, but none of them were funny. There were more instances than usual of me telling myself to slow down, but not all that entertaining, really.

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