Monday, May 28, 2018

The JimFear138 Podcast Ep.89 ft. Jesse Abraham Lucas

Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of the podcast! This week I finally get the recording with Discord and OBS working properly and get to talk to Jesse Abraham Lucas! We discuss the pulp revolution, storytelling, wonder in stories, realism, and all kinds of other things! Now we did have a bit of an issue with Jesse cutting out at times, but you can understand what he's saying, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem. In the interest of not having you guys think I'm cutting him off or deceptively editing, I've left those gaps of dead air in when we had technical difficulties and some of his discussion gets cut off. He also calls me on a couple of contentions we've butted heads on in the past! Hope y'all enjoy!

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Honey Bee by Kevin Macleod:
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  1. I get what Jesse is saying about not overdoing the outlandish, a fight against a group of bandits or pirates can be just as enthralling as fighting Tharks on Mars. (Robinson Crusoe is just as good as John Carter)

    I do have one caveat though. While Jesse's theory about the writing being poorer because of how different we are socially compared to the heyday of the pulps it also might be because of our dumbed downed education system. The great works of philosophy, literature and poems aren't taught like they were anymore. The pulps feel different in part because the great chain of Western culture was not broken like it is now. They were men of higher education and culture than we are now.

    1. I really think you have a point there. I had to go out and read The Odyssey myself, nobody in school ever taught that to us. And the great old philosophers like Plato and Aristotle you have to get into college before someone'll crack those open for you. Public education really is a travesty, and it's influence definitely goes a long way toward explaining why fiction nowadays just isn't as good as fiction back then anymore.