...I am going to give some news, which I should've been doing the whole time. First, some site news. The Imagination Station page will be slightly updated. Secondly, if you look to the right, you will see an "Interviews" tab. If you click on it, you will see all of my fan interviews. And while we're on the topic, a new interview with Ryan Matlock is coming out soon. One more thing before we move on, Noah and Hallie of the Boredom Buster Podcast are now on my Cast & Crew: Take 2 page.
To the fan news!
Well, several months ago, The Adventures in Odyssey Blog posted a link for a site called Adventures in Odyssey: Odds and Ends. I browsed through it, and found it quite good. As of now, she is posting very regularly, like I was when I started this site. The webmaster of the blog is Audrey or "Ceilingfanlover". (Guess how she chose that name.) Anyway, the link to the site is http://aio-oddsandends.blogspot.com/
and for future reference, the link will be put up on The Imagination Station. I would like to make one more suggestion before I move on: Follow her blog. I just did, and you should to. She does a good job.
Thanks to Audrey of Adventures in Odyssey: Odds and Ends, who happens to be a big TCF fan, we now know that the crew over there has hit the big Episode 5-0! The episode is titled "There and Back Again", but it is not released on their website yet, only on iTunes. Because of that, here is a link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ceiling-fan-adventures-in/id287154011?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Though I don't listen to the Ceiling Fan, I know many of you do, so enjoy. And, hey, fifty is a big milestone for a fan podcast.
So, all you fans that drooled and raved over Get in the Show, prepare to go crazy once again. Apparently their slogan is "You thoght Get in the Show was big last year? This summer is going to be even BIGGER! MORE WINNERS, MORE PRIZES!"
Apparently we'll be hearing a lot more about it in the summer, but it's called "A.C.T.S.", or "A Call to Serve." First of all, this sounds like somewhat of a parody with its counterpart album release "A Call to Something More." But yes, the above statement is true. The grand prize winner will be featured on Album 58, but along with that they will also become an AIO Ambassador, a "Good-Goers Mission Adventure Trip", and more. For more details, though, go to http://whitsendblog.org/acts/
Let me tell you a story. The folks at Focus decide to expand their line of Odyssey merchandise by releasing a devotional book in Fall of 2000. Time goes by, and nothing happens with that idea. Then of course, the staff decides to try it again. They released two books in five months succession of each other, those being 90 Devotions for Kids and Mealtime Moments. The reaction from them went so well that the series is being continued! And that's the whole point of this paragraph.
The "90 Devotions" series is being continued by "90 Devotions in Matthew", scheduled to be released in October 2013, and the "Mealtime Moments" saga's next of kin is what you see to your left: "The Second Helping", to be released in November 2013.
Finally, they released the cover and summary for Album 57: A Call to Something More, as well as nine of the episode titles. If you've been living under a rock and somehow haven't heard about this I'll enlighten you.
The episode titles:
Life Expectancies, Parts 1-3
Your Servant Is Listening, Parts 1-2
No Chemistry Whatsoever
More Than A Feeling
Repent After Me
The Friend Formula
And, the summary: There comes a time when everyone must look at their life and see
where God is leading them. The folks in Odyssey must ponder that question after
a series of surprises. Connie goes through a difficult experience and has to
figure out how to turn tragedy into triumph. Meanwhile, three generations of
the Parker family journey in the Imagination Station to witness the story of
the last judge of Israel, leading Camilla to consider what God might be saying
to her. It’s a life-changing time in Odyssey as our friends at Whit’s End learn
lessons in the midst of excitement and fun.
Wow, Just Another AIO Blog has reestablished its Weekly Feature. This time, Alex covers "The Top 5 Worst AIO Characters Of All Time." Oooooohhhhh... So go check it out. http://justanotheraioblog.blogspot.com/
And to your left is the promotional poster for Candid KOnversations with Josh and Ally. Now there is a very important lesson here, guys. To make a good poster, you need three steps.
1). Get some hip clothes and sunglasses.
2). Sit in your driveway.
3). Do some photoshopping in the background.
And VIOLA!, you have a good advertisement.
But anyway, their pilot episode is done, but they're having trouble putting it up on iTunes, but they've given us a preview on their website: http://odysseyoutofcontrol.blogspot.com/2013/03/candid-konversations-pilot-preview.html
Abby and Mandie finally released Episode 13, titled "California Vlog, Part 1." For a while I was confused, but apparently "vlog" is a combination of the words "video" and "blog." This is only the first part, though, so it shows mostly non-Odyssey stuff. However, it shows a clip of the two going to the Salami Studio, and of Will Ryan playing the ukelele, so it's totally worth it. The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SozP5Xisic0
In the meantime, Victoria Donahue of Adventures in Odyssey Thoughts has made two posts so far this year, but the lack of quantity is made up for by the quality of them. They are "AIO Characters on Facebook" and "The Best Era? There Is No Right Answer." I love this blog, and its posts. http://aiothoughts.blogspot.com
This awesome Odyssey globe logo to your left is the logo for the World of AIO Quotes by AIOQuoteGuy. He posts two quotes a day, and he actually sticks to it. This site will be on the Imagination Station, as well. Here is the link: http://worldofaioquotes.weebly.com/index.html
So, that's all for now. Sorry I waited so long to post, but I hope it was worth it. Once again, thanks for sticking with me, and I hope you enjoy Twists and Turn