PLUS ULTRA: THE MY HERO PODCAST CHAPTER 4: High School Hierarchy — The Usual Suspects

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You too can become a hero! Join Plus Ultra: The My Hero Podcast as we dive into the My Hero Academia series. Listen to quirky heroes Rob Fury, Steggy Stardust and The Tinman as they reveal their secret origins, dissect My Hero episodes and discuss key plot points, easter eggs, rumors, theories and more. 

In this episode…

  • Upcoming Events
  • Academic Animes (7:00)
  • Episode 8 Rundown (10:40)
  • Breaking Up is Hard to Do (15:00)
  • All Killer, No Filler (17:00)
  • Meet the Students of Class 1A (18:30)
  • Mysterious New Kid in School (22:45)
  • Bakugo, Todoroki (21:00)
  • Tapearms (24:00)
  • Kirishima (24:35)
  • Fumikage Tokoyami (26:30)
  • Froppy (29:00)
  • MoMo (31:00)
  • Minoru Mineta (36:00)
  • Earphone Jack/Kaminari  Chargebolt (37:45)
  • Sugar Rush SNACK DISCUSSION MINUTE (40:15)
  • Koji Koda “Anima” (42:30)
  • Yuga Auyoyama (44:45)
  • BFFs and Crushes (46:45)
  • Vanity as a Transformative Superpower (48:46)
  • It’s hard to be a Teacher (51:15)
  • Meeting Students Where they Come from (53:15)
  • Deku and Bakugos School of Hard Knocks (54:00)
  • Episode 9 Breakdown: Yeah, Just Do That Iida! (57:30)
  • Class President Vote for me (1:01:30)
  • It’s a Setup (1:06:30)
  • Leadership Qualities (1:08:20)
  • Three Sets of Eyes (1:11:45)
  • Final Thoughts (1:20:30)

Oh we forgot to mention: This is the story of how we became the World’s Greatest My Hero Academia Podcast. This is your choice! Do you wanna accept this awesome podcast or not?

Follow us: Rob FurySteggy StardustThe Tinman

Email us: myplusultra@gmail.com

S2E8 It’s Super Us OR The Shortest Episode Ever

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In this episode, Nan and Octavia divulge where their book ideas come from! 

Also, here’s a tip: if you’re waiting on some bolt of lightening to tell you what your next book idea is, don’t wait! Make your own lightening!

We’ll be back next time with a show about how our definition of success has evolved over the last year! Stay tuned, stay encouraged, and HAPPY WRITING!

Follow us on IG: @nanhigginswrite@octaviaaivatco@stalledpodcast

Email us at stalledpodcast@gmail.com

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Plus Ultra: The My Hero Podcast Chapter 3: Welcome to UA Academy

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You too can become a hero! Join Plus Ultra: The My Hero Podcast as we dive into the My Hero Academia series. Listen to quirky heroes Rob Fury, Steggy Stardust and The Tinman as they reveal their secret origins, dissect My Hero episodes and discuss key plot points, easter eggs, rumors, theories and more. 

In this episode…

  • Father’s Day Anime Dad Awards
  • My Bite Sized First Bully (7:34)
  • Episode 5 Recap (11:23)
  • Aizawa’s School of Tough Love (17:28)
  • Class 1A: The Best of the Best Students (24:41)
  • Not All Quirks are Created Equal (32:41)
  • More Power in One Finger (38:30)
  • Episode 6 Recap (43:10)
  • Flashback Birth of Rivalry (47:42)
  • Cosplay Moms Costume Creator (48:50)
  • 20 Student Ranking Leader Board (55:39)
  • Ad Break – Become a Patron! (1:01:44)
  • SNACK TIME BREAK (1:04:01)
  • Picking Dodge Ball Teams (1:13:04)
  • Peer Suit Evaluation (1:16:00)
  • The Cosplay Illusion (1:22:48)
  • OTP One True Pair Listings (1:25:00)
  • Episode 7 Recap (1:29:50)
  • Childhood Rivals Battle! (1:33:00)
  • Long Running Series Future (1:48:30)
  • End with a Bang (1:51:10)

Oh we forgot to mention: This is the story of how we became the World’s Greatest My Hero Academia Podcast. This is your choice! Do you wanna accept this awesome podcast or not?

Follow us: Rob FurySteggy StardustThe Tinman

Email us: myplusultra@gmail.com



Plus Ultra: The My Hero Podcast Chapter 2: Just Getting Started

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You too can become a hero! Join Plus Ultra: The My Hero Podcast as we dive into the My Hero Academia series. Listen to quirky heroes Rob Fury, Steggy Stardust and The Tinman as they reveal their secret origins, dissect My Hero episodes and discuss key plot points, easter eggs, rumors, theories and more. 

Oh we forgot to mention: This is the story of how we became the World’s Greatest My Hero Academia Podcast. This is your choice! Do you wanna accept this awesome podcast or not?

In this episode…

  • Cat Fight (5:46)
  • Do it in a Montage (9:40)
  • Love Triangles Take Three (16:58)
  • AllMight’s Power Theory (27:23)
  • Quirky Types of Powers (35:11)
  • Powers We Wish We Had (38:12)
  • Episode 3 Recap (46:45)
  • Body Counts (51:57)
  • Meeting the Best Friends (54:50)
  • The Best Teacher (1:00:49)
  • Questionable Content (1:11:50)

Follow us: Rob FurySteggy StardustThe Tinman

Email us: myplusultra@gmail.com

Episode 001 Pure Lies

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“No one will ever want you – you have three kids.”

Yes, that’s an actual quote from an actual human on the topic of me leaving my husband. I felt cursed. I felt like I was damaged goods. I felt like this person was right. Until I started dating again and I found out that they were very wrong. I could get a date! I was desirable – I was attractive – I was wanted! But then, I started to have doubts.

When I got ghosted the first time… and then the second time… and then the third time… all of them saying, “YOU’VE GOT THREE KIDS!”

Yeah, homie, I know. I was there.

The next time it came up, it was a two-fer. This person said the same for him and for his friend – yes I was romantically involved with friends – not at the same time; years apart; the first gave his blessing. But anyway… this person told me for him and his friend precisely why I was fun, but not a keeper.

Then came this one wildly attractive guy that I had a crush on – now, let it be known, I have crushes on many people, frequently. People are attractive, and for me, 98% of the time, I’d rather silently admire someone from afar than actually try to get to know them. I think it’s important to acknowledge attraction as a normal and natural thing – and a thing that can exist within itself as only that – a crush. People, especially people we are attracted to, don’t need to be owned and kept. Why are we so incapable of acknowledging beauty without trying to own it? Anyway, that’s another show. THIS show, is about the crush that jumped the entire gun to break up with me before we even talked about having a date because I already have kids and that’s something he wants to experience for the first time together with someone else.

And finally, most recently, I was just told, “You’re like the perfect woman! But you’re divorced and have three kids. I want to have kids. If we have kids together, my first kids won’t be your first kids.” 

Yep, I’ll say that one again – my first kids won’t be your first kids.

Now, let it be known, I would rather be single and happy than feel guilt or shame for having three delightful children with a man I very much loved at the time. Those boys were made from love and they are the very epitome of it.

And we are a package deal. It hurts my heart to think some men would rather abandon the treasure of loving me because it means they’d also have to love my children. It makes me ache to know that they’re missing out on three of the best children in the world. That is entirely their loss – times four – and if they don’t want to find out how awesome my kids are, they don’t deserve me either.

I’d also like to point out pointedly point out – that as a pansexual – only cis-het men have expressed this concept of sperm-egotism; women and non-binary people I have dated couldn’t care less – they embrace me and my little darlings.

My personal opinion, I am pretty fucking awesome and I have no doubt that if and when these men find their life partners, they will always wonder about me – they will always wonder, what if I had given Octavia a try.

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And you know why? Because kids grow up. Children are temporary fleeting treasures that are here for a few moments and then off on their own to adult in the wild. When the children are gone, what’s left but the two adults that raised them and whatever partnership they have is fully exposed. Children are neither bandaids nor baggage. They can’t save a relationship up against the ropes and they certainly shouldn’t be a barrier between two hearts that desperately desire each other.

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Since I have been prematurely rejected more than five times with this – but you already have kids – response, I decided to take this strange perspective to the socials and to ask for others’ ideas on the topic.

Many of the responses were confirmation bias – trashy insult; they’re intimidated by you and this is a neg to make you feel small; it’s just an excuse for being noncommittal; this is fragile masculinity afraid to parent a child he didn’t produce; immaturity avoiding responsibility… but then there were a few I hadn’t heard before, something on the topic of purity. This is the angle I want to explore and then destroy…

Follow @RoadtoRelovery on instagram and Facebook.

Or email me, Octavia Reese at roadtorelovery@gmail.com or octavia@tavindamedia.com

S2E7 The Lies We Tell Ourselves PART 2

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Nan and Octavia return to finish the list the top ten of lies we tell ourselves as authors — creatives types of all kinds know about that negative internal voice that often makes you question your passion and purpose. This week, the two authors delve into those and name those demons. As usual, the ladies are a bit chatty, so we’re breaking this up into two shows. Here’s the conclusion:

  1. You don’t have the right kind of education to be a writer.
  2. It doesn’t make sense! The fear of Plot Holes.
  3. Your work doesn’t appeal to enough people.
  4. I’m not marketable or likable — what if I’m doing all this work and nobody likes it?
  5. You’re not hot enough to be marketable
  6. Unintentional Plagiarism
  7. Your work doesn’t fit well enough into a specific genre
  8. Failure: Fear that I’m a One Hit Wonder; Fear of phantom intentions… (00:07)
  9. You’re too far behind. You’ll never catch up. (8:08)
  10. It’s easier to quit. (16:08)

We’ll be back next time with a show about where we get our story ideas! Stay tuned, stay encouraged, and HAPPY WRITING!

Follow us on IG: @nanhigginswrite@octaviaaivatco@stalledpodcast

Email us at stalledpodcast@gmail.com

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Plus Ultra: The My Hero Podcast Chapter 1: Origin Review of Episodes 1 and 2

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You too can become a hero! Join Plus Ultra: The My Hero Podcast as we dive into the My Hero Academia series. Listen to quirky heroes Rob Fury, Steggy Stardust and The Tinman as they reveal their secret origins, dissect My Hero episodes and discuss key plot points, easter eggs, rumors, theories and more. 

Oh we forgot to mention: This is the story of how we became the World’s Greatest My Hero Academia Podcast. This is your choice! Do you wanna accept this awesome podcast or not?

In this episode…

  • The Pop Culture Phenomenon!
  • What’s the personal appeal? (2:30)
  • When did you discover MHA? (9:30)
  • How do you keep the fandom alive between seasons? (20:32)
  • Our Favorite Characters (25:10)
  • Our Least Favorite Characters  (32:20)
  • Episode 1 Recap (38:25)
  • Premier Reactions & World Building (43:12)
  • The Name Game (49:20)
  • Powerless in a Super Powered World (53:38)
  • Where does power come from? (58:40)
  • Episode 2 Recap (1:00:40)
  • THE MONSTER ATTACK METER (1:04:44)
  • You, Too Can Be a Hero – Fallible Heroes (1:13:13)
  • Positive affirmations for your life (1:18:02)
  • Next time on My Hero Academia (1:29:30)

Follow us: Rob Fury, Steggy Stardust, The Tinman

Email us: myplusultra@gmail.com

S2E6 Top Ten Lies We Tell Ourselves PART 1

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On this episode of Stalled, Nan and Octavia list the top ten lies we tell ourselves as authors — creatives types of all kinds know about that negative internal voice that often makes you question your passion and purpose. This week, the two authors delve into those and name those demons. As usual, the ladies are a bit chatty, so we’re breaking this up into two shows. On this episode, listen to the first seven:

  1. You don’t have the right kind of education to be a writer. (19:30)
  2. It doesn’t make sense! The fear of Plot Holes. (25:45)
  3. Your work doesn’t appeal to enough people. (31:30)
  4. I’m not marketable or likable — what if I’m doing all this work and nobody likes it? (42:20)
  5. You’re not hot enough to be marketable (46:35)
  6. Unintentional Plagiarism (51:05)
  7. Your work doesn’t fit well enough into a specific genre (59:26)

We’ll be back next time to give you the rest of our list! Stay tuned, stay encouraged, and HAPPY WRITING!

Follow us on IG: @nanhigginswrite@octaviaaivatco@stalledpodcast

Email us at stalledpodcast@gmail.com

Like what you hear? Join one of our Patron Tiers!

Introducing PLUS ULTRA: The My Hero Podcast

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You too can become a hero! Join Plus Ultra: The My Hero Podcast as we dive into the My Hero Academia series! Listen to quirky heroes Rob Fury, Steggy Stardust and The Tinman as they reveal their secret origins!

This is also the story of how we became the World’s Greatest My Hero Academia Podcast. This is your choice! Do you wanna accept this awesome podcast or not?

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Plus Ultra: The My Hero Podcast is a companion podcast for the hit anime My Hero Academia, known as Boku No Hero Academia in Japan. Listen to hosts Rob Fury, Steggy Stardust and The Tinman dissect My Hero episodes and discuss key plot points, easter eggs, rumors, theories and more.

Follow us: Rob FurySteggy StardustThe Tinman

Email us: myplusultra@gmail.com

Episode 000 – Introducing Road to Relovery

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From blog to podcast, this is Road to Relovery…

This bi-weekly podcast is focused on empowering women in the midst of overcoming unexpected emotional trauma, like loss. Sometimes loss shows up as death, a break-up, a divorce, or even an awakening to something greater, where for the future to thrive, the past must die. 

Join us on this journey — each of us on our own unique road to relovery. 

Hosted by Octavia Reese

 

“I started the Road to Relovery blog after one particularly throwing post-divorce romantic endeavor. I had to learn how to date again in this weird swiping world I wasn’t prepared for the disposability of people and affection. I was easily replaceable. I was quickly forgettable. I was crushed. So I started writing about it. And the response was inspiring. The more I opened up about my own struggles and growing pains, the more I learned I wasn’t in this alone – I was part of a secret sisterhood of silently suffering beauties – women smothered by expectations, crippled from emotional manipulation, exhausted by putting everyone else’s needs first and crumbling under the pressure of rejection and low self-worth. A lot of us are in that space. I still feel it too – not daily anymore, but it still bubbles up to the surface.

Like Ariana Danou wrote, ‘she made broken look beautiful…’

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So now I’m taking those articles to the airwaves to keep sharing, inspiring and talking about the issues that we’re often too ashamed to vocalize.

By subscribing to this podcast, you’re going to learn a lot about me. Probably a lot more than you ever wanted to know. But hopefully my vulnerability will meet you on your own road to relovery and we can get a little healthier, a little faster, together.

We’ll approach topics ranging from divorce and dating to parenting and politics. I’ll tell you a little why the subject matters to me, why I am triggered or inspired, and what kinds of tools and information has helped me put new positive habits into practice.”

Follow us: @roadtorelovery on IG and Facebook, @octaviaaivatco