Episode 1: The Uncommon Facade

Monday, 6. July 2009

Update: 7/14/09: It’s better now!  Please go to this post for the correct sound file!  Thank you for your patience!

EDIT: Apparently I’m having technical issues with the sound, I’m working on fixing these and will post an update when you can actually download the show.  Sorry for the problems and delays, but hey, it’s my first one, something had to go wrong.

or: We Are a Raptor Free Zone.

Palimpsest mask

First episode! Finally, right? I’ve only been talking about this for like, well, I guess it’s only been a month, actually, which I guess is pretty good.

This episode features Mandy Leetch of The Uncommon Facade, and she is a maskmaker, among other things.

Show Notes:

Mandy’s Etsy Shop
K’s Firebird mask
My Clockwork Girl Mask
Catherynne M. Valente’s Palimpsest mask (also see above)

We talked about a bunch of other people here, almost all of whom will eventually be featured on the show, so I figured I’d give links to their stuff whenever possible.
S.J. Tucker
K Wiley
Pics of K w/mask from festival
Goblin Fruit
Catherynne M. Valente (be sure to check out her online serial novel, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making! New chapters go up every Monday! )
Waterhouseleather link
Interstitial Arts Foundation
Puppet Building

It’s true, we giggle a lot. Sorry about that.
Yes, we are materials geeks.
D: face, for those not fluent in internet and emoticons. Tilt your head to the right, it’s the face you make when something is just awful.
No music in this episode, although there will be some normally. I decided that for the very first show I had enough to worry about without trying to make myself completely crazy. So next time I’ll try one more new thing, and so on. :)

So there we are! First show, please leave me some feedback. I know the tags aren’t right yet on the file, it’s something I’m working on getting right, and once I do I’ll get this syndicated on iTunes and the other podcast networks. For now if you want to hear the episode directly just click on the link below and it should start in your preferred media player, if you want to download it right-click and save.

And now, a preview! I mentioned one of my next guests in this episode, but we’ve just confirmed that the next episode of We Have Thumbs will feature the editors of Goblin Fruit, the online poetry magazine! The link is above, do go check it out! I’ll be chatting with Amal and Jess at Readercon week after next THIS WEEK THAT IS HOW LONG IT TOOK ME TO MAKE BLOG GO, and it should be a lot of fun!


PS: You may have noticed the site hiccupping a bit today, sorry about that!  I was using an old version of Wordpress that my hosting provides, and it was giving me fits.  Luckily a friend is wise in these things and scrapped it all and installed a more recent version, so that I can FINALLY give you this show, which was done a couple of weeks ago at this point.  Three Cheers for Conrad!

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5 Responses to “Episode 1: The Uncommon Facade”

  1. Jeffwik Says:

    Is there a feed I can subscribe to in iTunes?

  2. Emily Says:

    Not yet, but I’m working on it.

  3. Jeffwik Says:


  4. Ivan Says:

    Really enjoyed the first bit of it. You’ve got a great voice and of course you and Mandy have good chemistry, and I’m looking forward to the full download. If hosting is the issue, have you checked Libsyn? They power a lot of my fave podcasts and seem reasonable.

  5. Emily Says:

    Thanks Ivan! Hosting’s not the issue so much as my lack of sound editing experience. :) I have a better handle on it now and just need to time to get to it, which will hopefully come Monday, so or now I’m just thinking of this version as a teaser. :)

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