2/16/2018

Episode 34 write up + New Trailer

Hello everybody, Alex here with another write up and trailer combo super pack blog post. Let's start with last months episode, Episode 34: Gotta Clutch 'em All.
  • A clear joke on the anime. From the name of the episode to the name of the main character.
  • This episode continues the trend of removing Red from the spotlight and because of that, Taco Man is able to do other characters since he does not have every other line.
  • This episode brought back V last seen in his introduction episode, Episode 19: V. Although he did have cameos in Episode 28: I Met a Bird Once and in Anniversary, Take 3 (but in that special his voice is a bit...off...oh well)
I hope you all enjoyed it. We had fun making it, as we bring the show back down to reality. So Next up I have a trailer for you all!



Well that certainly was a trailer! Be on the lookout next Friday For the release of Episode 35!

Buh-Bye
~Alex

1/24/2018

Happy 2018! New Write Ups and a New Trailer

Happy New Year everyone! Here's to a great 2018 for The Red Squirtle! It's nice to be back to the blog it's been a while. Without further ado let's review the last main episode: Episode 33: The Thirty-Third Episode We've Done. If you thought Episode 32 was strange, well we're just going all in for this here.
  • Before the actual recording of this episode we had a long chat about how this affected our series as a whole. We described the series of being in several layers. The bottom layer is the story of Red and his Pokemon on this wonderful journey. The second layer, which we have seen a few times prior to this episode, is where the characters are aware this is a show that they make. So they'll have a director and Red and co are all actors, but they still live in a world where Pokemon exist. The next layer, introduced in this episode, is where this is all a show done by voice actors. Red and co are not aware of their existence. The next layer is one that emulates our real life, where it is us writing the show, but we know its part of the show and didn't actually happen in real life. Lost? Yeah so are we.
  • I named one of our fake voice actors after a friend of mine who actually started listening to the show.
  • This is also the first episode where we did a little bit of stereo play. I felt it fit in with a nightmare sequence.
Next we can talk about our Halloween episode: Episode H:Corrupted File.
  • Clearly based off the popular creepy pasta where the player gets a ghost who can kill any character and Pokemon. A perfect tool for Red.
  • In case you didn't know the song used for the montage was an instrumental version of "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen. A perfect fit.
And finally our Holiday episode. Episode H: By the Fire 2.
  • Just like the first one we did a few years back, this one had a rhyming section, a musical section, and a final story.
  • Even though we released this around Christmas time, it wasn't completely a Christmas special.
  • Recording the song portion of the episode was very difficult because we couldn't stop laughing t how ridiculous we all sound.
Alright and now for the most exciting part. The next trailer!!!


Coming this Friday! Until next time!

~Alex

8/04/2017

The Deal with Episode 32 + New Trailer

Hello everyone, welcome back to the blog. I hope you enjoyed Episode 32: Seven. It's another idea we've had for years and we're so excited to actually see it come to life. Doing episodes that stray from the plot line of the original Pokemon games tend to be some of my favorites (Jailbird, Vikings Awesome Adventures Part 8, the gym episodes and most recently Red Helsing and Seven) I'm sure if we strictly only did story episodes, we'd probably be close to being done. Enough with the intro! Let's get down to some fun facts about this wonderfully odd episode.

  • All of Red's mundane activities were performed by not Taco Man, but instead Master of Rock. So from brushing his teeth, to eating cereal, to walking on grass. That was all Master of Rock.
  • One of the news stories that can be heard during Red's Breakfast makes mention of a mysterious death that happened in Pewter City Museum. This is a reference to our second episode, Splashing the Cannonball. During our early episodes we had a running joke where someone would die at the end of each episode and a little girl died in the museum.
  • I've gone back and forth on how we should end the episode. Would it be funny to have Red realize his mistake or play out the joke longer? Clearly I chose the latter

What will happen next? Well here's a preview for the next episode!


Huh...well...ummm...At least the wait won't be too much longer! Episode 33 will be coming next Friday!

~Alex

6/30/2017

Episode 31 Write Up and Brand New Trailer!

Sorry this one is coming up a little late, but considering our past waiting an extra week is like nothing. So Red Finally got his seventh badge. He did it. He got all seven. Let's talk about his journey to the seventh and final badge.

  • The questions are written verbatim from the original games.
  • I had trouble this episode coming up with ideas for a game show our characters could play in. One idea I had was to do Wheel of Fortune but I had a hard time making it funny. When I thought of Chain Reaction, a lesser known game show, I started running into the same issue. Then genius (questionable) struck and I had it so Red never comprehended the rules to the game.
  • The music used in the Snorlax Pizza Bed was found searching on Youtube "Stereotypical Italian Music" and wouldn't you know it, it was the exact song I was looking for.
  • The music used in the TrainersOnly commercial used a song called "Wildflowers" By Time Janis.
Alright, now for the time you've all been waiting for. What's gonna happen next? Well here is a small preview of what to come...


Coming Next Friday.

~Alex

5/23/2017

Episode 30 write up + a new trailer

I wanted to write this yesterday, but I forgot...So Episode 30: Red Helsing is a very old idea we've had. The whole story about Red running into Dracula and getting drunk goes back probably about four years and I'm very happy the way it turned out. A few notes about this episode...
  • We clearly embellished the journal entries, but we do have reason to believe Mr. Fuji wrote them because of the short anime series Pokemon Origins which does imply Fuji did write them. However, the connection to Team Rocket is pure fiction, most likely inspired by Pokemon the First Movie.
  • We did retcon Mr. Fuji's old voice. A little too...Japanese if you catch my drift.
  • In the February 6 diary entry we did allude to the theory that Dittos are just failed clones of Mew.
  • About a year ago I bought a huge collection of collision sound effects and this episode got some good use of them.
  • The music used in this episode was an array of Castlevania music plus one Ghost and Goblins song.
That's about it for interesting facts this time around. Now for the time we've all been waiting for, Episode 31 trailer!!!!

Coming this Friday.
Unitl Next time!

~Alex

4/21/2017

Who says we're dead?

Hello and welcome back to the blog. It's been a while...a long while....a really long while...but The Red Squirtle makes it's glorious return in 2017. For those of you who stuck around, I thank you. For those of you who just stumbled upon us now, I wonder how that happened.  So with the intro outta the way let's discuss Episode 29: Offer?

While it's been nearly 2 years for us, it's been only a few minutes for Red as he finally reaches Cinnabar Island and what does he do? He wastes his time accomplishing almost nothing. Honestly there's not too much to write up on this episode. Red is Red doing Red things and Red-ing around. The only things to take away from this episode is Red now knows of all the legendary birds and he met some unique character at the end. Speaking of the next episode, have a trailer!




You can expect to listen to Episode 30 next Friday and I can't wait for you all to listen to it. It is a good one. See you all on the next post!

~Alex

7/05/2015

Wait, how long has it been?

Hello guys, Alex here to give you your monthly* blog post!

*Monthly not guaranteed

Truth be told, I was holding out on making a blog post because I wanted to wait until we uploaded something (and it is true we have something in the works!). Due to problems that I'll explain when we get this thing done, we have to keep rerecording it. I should be getting my next recording soon and hopefully that will be the one! Other than that, I hope you all had a good 4th and I'm kinda glad no pokemon games were announced at E3 because we are not ready for a new Red Radio yet. Anywho, let's take a look at the last question I posted which asked What Red's favorite book would be. Let's see what the two of ya said!

B-Rad said "Red's favorite book would be A Glass of Water by Jimmy Santiago Baca. He didn't read it, he just judged it by its cover" I bet he sang while he bought it

and Mongo said " 'The History of GameShows'. How else would he win all those things?" Dumb luck. That's how.

For this month, let's get obscure! Anyone remember the character Annoy? He was in like 2 or 3 episodes. He has some unwritten history with Red and his job is to bring new trainers to the pewter city gym. What does Annoy do on his days off? I think he walks his family around the house like they are new to the house

Have a nice day everyone and thanks for bearing with us during this slow period

~Alex