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Buttercup of Doom was a weekly podcast hosted by Kelli Owen and brought to you by Project Entertainment Network… Everyone else was (still is) doing reviews and news and genre-based things, and Kelli’s never been very good at following the crowd. So each week Kelli was offering writing advice, sharing a smile, ranting about society or social media, tossing a bit of gypsy wisdom out there, and occasionally had guests. There were highs. There were lows. There was swearing (you’ve been warned). There may have been cookies.

But that’s all done now. The links on the individual pages may or may not work. And I’ll be taking them all down from here as I get them moved over to my patreon for safe keeping. If you want to listen (or are interested in any of the other chewy goodness I have over there) you are welcome to become a patreon.

I will be blogging more. Or rather, returning to that for my rants, thoughts, and random musings.

If I do record any audio/podcast-style rants or writing 101s or random guerrilla buttercup sessions, they will be 100% exclusively offered to my patreons. I may or may not tease the public when I do those…

As far as this page is concerned, I’m beginning the remodeling now. I’ve removed the upper links to find/download the episodes via Project Entertainment Network, iTunes,  I♥Radio, etc. The form is gone. The chance for advertising is gone. The buttercup is gone…

Thank you for listening!!

 

Episodes:

Signing Off | Buttercup of Doom 2.11

The end of a (short) era. The finale of the Buttercup of Doom podcast was taped live at Scares That Care charity weekend 5 because a bunch of lovely humans donated...

Buttercup Out | Buttercup of Doom 2.10

This week I go over every remaining idea, note, thought, rant bubble and peeve that I have jotted down over the years to become something it never will... an episode....

Q&A 2017 | Buttercup of Doom 2.9

This week I answer questions from the peanut gallery in a year-end Q&A. From opinions on Flat Earth people to pot brownies to tattoos and dinosaurs, pretty much no topic...

Legalizing Pot | Buttercup of Doom 2.8

This week I talk about legalizing pot, car seats, cannibalism, the dark net—a potpourri of the illegal, the sketchy and the paranoia—and give you some holiday shopping zen with angry...

SJW | Buttercup of Doom 2.7

This week I talk about SJWs, aka Social Justice... Witch hunts. Not Warriors. Witch hunts. Because definitions get fuzzy, fingers get all pointy, and evidence and procedure are tossed out...

Halloween 2017 | Buttercup of Doom 2.6

This week I talk about Halloween. Yeah Halloween! I give you a short story, a fun yard, and then throw a tantrum about all these people suddenly deciding to hate...

Genre | Buttercup of Doom 2.5

This week I talk about genre, subgenre, categories, keywords and how they affect everything—from what you watch and read, to what gets written, and how it's all marketed. BUT it...

Dumbing Down America | Buttercup of Doom 2.4

This week I don't just get angry at the system for dumbing down America, I spew about the sheep allowing it. From the blatant watering down of education to the...

Adulting | Buttercup of Doom 2.3

This week I can't even... which means as I spew about the term, as well as the problem, known as Adulting, my blood pressure means this one is completely NSFW: language....

The Friend Zone | Buttercup of Doom 2.2

This week I rather calmly discuss the friend zone... as it pertains to online friends, long distance friendships, publishers and their contracts, and more. Available FREE on: PEN Project Entertainment Network • iTunes •...

New Norm | Buttercup of Doom 2.1

This week I lament over the new norm: the stupid things society just accepts because they're common. From emulating stupidity to demeaning terms like baby mama and side chicks, I have...

Change | Buttercup of Doom 2.0

This week I return (kind of) with the launch of a new era of Buttercup—version 2.0—and discuss change. Not all change is good, but it happens. Period. And everyone deals with it......

Happy Ho-Ho | Buttercup of Doom ep 70

This week I cover Happy Holidays vs Merry Christmas, single-handedly try to destroy the Christmas Tree business, offer protective advice for dealing with family this holiday season, and I think I even...

Zen | Buttercup of Doom ep 69

This week I breathe in the nose, out the mouth, and somewhere between the vomit-flavored jelly beans and crying in the shower, find the #zenzone. Come. Relax. Breathe... Available FREE on: PEN Project...

Balance | Buttercup of Doom ep 68

This week I discuss balance. How to bring your attitude, anger and life back to center. There's some talk of black vs white when it's all gray, and a little meditation...

Cyber Stuff | Buttercup of Doom ep 67

This week I offer up a quick and dirty PSA on cyber space, crimes, hacking and such. From how to deal with tech in your writing, to what you need to fear, pay...

Talking Turkey with Amber Fallon | Buttercup of Doom ep66

This week I talk to author, fellow podcaster, and foodie Amber Fallon. We discuss sequels and series in the Kiddie Pool, giggle about Aliens for a few, and then dive into the...

WTF America | Buttercup of Doom ep 65

This week I lament over what we've done, what it means, and why the hell we're acting the way we are... seriously America, you're better than this! #notmycountry (instead of #notmypresident) Available...

Election 2016 | Buttercup of Doom ep 64

This week I finally cave and lament about the presidential election of 2016. In two days, the world will change forever... I bring up some points, asks some questions, and wonder why all...

Halloween Hangover | Buttercup of Doom ep63

This week I talk about all kinds of random Halloween things, in a hangover episode to carry us forward. From candy and costumes to games and lists. If I haven't covered or...

Ghost Hunting w/ Jenny Ashford | Buttercup of Doom ep 62

This week I discuss ghost hunting, poltergeists and possessions, with Jenny Ashford, paranormal nonfiction author (and her partner, Tom Ross). To warm up, I cover jump-effects in fiction and online horror, then we dive...

Paranormal Abilities | Buttercup of Doom ep 61

This week I discuss paranormal abilities, psychic gifts, traits, talents, tricks and otherwise. Whether it's in your writing or your entertainment, it's everywhere this time of year... let's investigate! Available FREE...

Costumes Decor and More | Buttercup of Doom ep 60

This week through the haze of cold meds, I attempt to discuss costumes and decor, and the difference between racism and being offended by a costume. Definitions, rights, and silliness. Plus some...

Horror Movies | Buttercup of Doom ep 59

This week I discuss horror movies: the good, the bad, and the Blair Witch. From classics to modern to slashers and more, what I love, what I find meh, and those...

Potpourri | Buttercup of Doom ep 58

This week I answer, have opinions, and generally babble on about some topics you've tossed my way (via the form or social media) that just weren't enough for a full episode on...

Killing Our Babies | Buttercup of Doom ep 57

This week I talk about exactly what that title says: Killing Our Babies. Whether it's the metaphorical version in the writing 101 or the actual every day real life version through...

Fighting in Straight Lines | Buttercup of Doom ep 56

This week it's not just about fighting in straight lines. I talk about getting from A to Z in the 101, with potholes, hiccups, side glances and pit stops along the way....

Great American Pastimes | Buttercup of Doom ep55

From sports to movies to books, entertainment is a huge part of our life, our day to day, and it is found absolutely everywhere. From failing role models to the broken...

Language | Buttercup of Doom ep 54

The art of communication. Words create our reality, whether it’s the language we use with others or only think to ourselves…internal, external, slang and grammar and punctuation and oh my. Language is an...

Pitchforks for Everyone | Buttercup of Doom ep 53

Pitchforks for Everyone, aka social media vigilantism, aka who needs facts when I can spread lies and hate and get someone killed. In the words of the immortal Charlie Brown,...

Fear Everything | Buttercup of Doom ep 52

Fear Everything: from the food you ate to the pills you take, the lotions you use and ohmygod are you really going to wear that fabric?! The sheer number of doomsday...

LIVE at STC16 | Buttercup of Doom ep 51

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In and now available on Google Play Music Scares That Care charity weekend event is something you should...

Labels | Buttercup of Doom ep 50

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In and now available on Google Play Music Are you black, brown, yellow, red or white? Are you...

Hipsters | Buttercup of Doom ep 49

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In and now available on Google Play Music I don't remember who suggested this topic, but it was...

Summer Vacation | Buttercup of Doom ep 48

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In and now available on Google Play Music A short and sweet episode for the 4th of July....

Edit Button | Buttercup of Doom ep 47

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In and now available on Google Play Music The edit button... that magical thing many claim I am...

Fake Victims | Buttercup of Doom ep 46

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In and now available on Google Play Music Today's lesson, theme, and beat over the head message: Don't...

Movies vs Books | Buttercup of Doom ep 45

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In and now available on Google Play Music Sometimes the movie is okay, even good, but it's rarely...

Choosing Your Battles w/ Brian Keene | Buttercup of Doom ep 44

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In and now available on Google Play Music This week I invite special guest, Brian Keene — author, Stoker...

Graffiti | Buttercup of Doom ep 43

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In and now available on Google Play Music From spray paint on buildings and brick to ink on flesh,...

Opinions | Buttercup of Doom ep 42

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In and now available on Google Play Music One for me, one for you, hell, let's live big......

AMA | Buttercup of Doom ep 41

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In and now available on Google Play Music I said, Ask Me Anything... they did. And I answered....

TMI | Buttercup of Doom ep 40

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In and now available on Google Play Music For this week's rant I cover everything from "Angry Sherry"...

Misappropriation | Buttercup of Doom ep 39

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In and now available on Google Play Music Appropriations vs MISappropriation... stereotypes vs compliments... mimicry vs mockery... when...

Affluenza | Buttercup of Doom ep 38

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In and now available on Google Play Music Ahhh affluenza, privilege, being a dick and thinking that's a...

Interwebs | Buttercup of Doom ep 37

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In and now available on Google Play Music Sex and shopping... it's what the internet does best, but...

Fake | Buttercup of Doom ep 36

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In From fake danger in movies, television, and fiction (plot armor), to our fake society (our medicine, the...

The Big Picture | Buttercup of Doom ep 35

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In Foreshadowing, consequences, precedent... it's all the same, part of the Big Picture. Are you paying attention to...

Disease vs. Condition | Buttercup of Doom ep 34

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In Accepting misdiagnosis to get a pill... Getting pills when you need a shrink... Doctor-moms and teenagers diluting...

Heroes | Buttercup of Doom ep 33

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In Heroes in writing, on the internet, in the news, in hollywood. They're everywhere. Or are they? Where...

Nerf the World | Buttercup of Doom ep 32

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In Knee pads, elbow pads, brain pads... there's no adventure left in childhood. No stitches. No scars. No...

Deep Fried | Buttercup of Doom ep 31

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In "Wrap it in bacon and deep fry it" has become America's battle cry, the answer to tastebuds...

Leap (Year) | Buttercup of Doom ep 30

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In Oh the leaps we take this week! From a surprise AMA to pre-release reviews (101), then we...

Body Shaming | Buttercup of Doom ep 29

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In Fat, thin, athletic, frail, healthy, chubby, skinny, chunky, fit—bodies come in a variety of shapes... This week...

Hey Girl | Buttercup of Doom ep 28

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In It's still Women in Horror month, and I'm still not going to follow protocol and list chicks...

Horrible Women | Buttercup of Doom ep 27

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In It's February! It's Women in Horror month! It's... It's... oh who am I kidding. We all know...

Awards | Buttercup of Doom ep 26

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In This week we look at the silliness of award-season tantrums, the ridiculous behavior that comes with being...

Grief Police | Buttercup of Doom ep 25

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In This Week's Rating: PG13 — buttercup ratings system info here A funny thing happened on the way...

Research & Destroy | Buttercup of Doom ep 24

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In This Week's Rating: R  (just a couple f-bombs) — buttercup ratings system info here I open this...

Change | Buttercup of Doom ep 23

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In This Week's Rating: R  (just a couple f-bombs) — buttercup ratings system info here This week we...

Gender Bender | Buttercup of Doom ep 22

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In This Week's Rating: E  — everyone should listen this week, buttercup ratings system info here This week...

Limbo | Buttercup of Doom ep 21

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In This Week's Rating: R — buttercup ratings system info here In this episode... the Buttercup records LIVE...

‘Tis the Season | Buttercup of Doom ep 20

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In This Week's Rating: PG13 — buttercup ratings system info here In this episode... it's all about the...

The Walking Dead | Buttercup of Doom ep 19

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In This Week's Rating: R (NSFW) — buttercup ratings system info here In this episode, I have SPOILERS......

b’cuz…werds | Buttercup of Doom ep 18

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In This Week's Rating: R (NSFW) — buttercup ratings system info here In this episode... I talk about...

Black Friday | Buttercup of Doom ep 17

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In This Week's Rating: PG13 — buttercup ratings system info here In this episode... I leave the origins...

Social Media 2.0 | Buttercup of Doom ep 16

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In This Week's Rating: NSFW (R) — buttercup ratings system info here In the last episode, I defined...

Social Media | Buttercup of Doom ep 15

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In This Week's Rating: PG13 — buttercup ratings system info here In this episode ... I define and...

Pay Attention | Buttercup of Doom ep 14

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In This Week's Rating: R  —  buttercup's ratings system info here In this episode, I do solemnly promise...

Superstitions | Buttercup of Doom ep 13

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In Because this is the 13th episode, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss Superstitions, and because...

Trick or Treat | Buttercup of Doom ep 12

Available FREE on: Project iRadio • iTunes • Stitcher • Android • Tune-In Episode 12: Trick or Treat, aka The Kitchen Sink... as I cover all the little stuff not...

Costumes | Buttercup of Doom ep 11

Now Available at Project iRadio! In this episode, Buttercup loses her mind a bit regarding the costumes offered during Halloween season... from how it affects your writing in the 101...

Ghosts | Buttercup of Doom ep 10

Now Available at Project iRadio! In this episode ... This week, there is no real venting, only discussion. Discussion I'd like to open up with the listeners, so pay attention,...

Lick the Screen | Buttercup of Doom ep 09

Now Available at Project iRadio! In this episode ... It's all about getting personal. Starting with a requested 101 from the Kiddie Pool, and rolling into the reason for the...

Bad Manners | Buttercup of Doom ep 08

Now Available at Project iRadio! In this episode I talk about "writing what you know" for the 101 kiddie pool. I share a giggle about a barbie gone viral. I...

12 Responses to Podcast

  • Angela Bodine says:

    You keep asking for comments on the show, so I figure I’ll stop procrastinating and give you a few:
    1. Really enjoy the show. I hope it continues for a long time. I have personal interest, being a horror writer, but also find it to be smart and funny, while not sounding scripted. I don’t agree with everything you say, but that’s okay because there would be no thinking involved if I did.
    2. I despise Nicole Arbour and did before the fat thing, but I still like the “funnies” recommendation. (P.S. Have you seen the Shia LeBouef interpretive dance thing? Now, that’s hilarious!)
    3. I totally dig the writing tips. Being a writer myself (not in the kiddy pool, more like filling up my bathroom sink with water and playing in it), they’re super beneficial.

    Okay, now that I’ve left a few comments, I won’t have to feel guilty next time you ask for them. Thanks for the fun show!

    • Kelli says:

      you should know, this made me laugh. thank you! =)

      so… while filling up your bathroom sink, are there any special rubber ducks you’d like to discuss (wow, the metaphors!)?

      • Angela Bodine says:

        Ha! Hmmm…

        Well, I might have a few ducks:
        1: always curious how other writers strengthen their personal writing weaknesses. Mine is dialogue and “showing versus telling”
        2. I love to hear things going on in the industry. And pretend like I’m part of it.
        3. How do you handle people who don’t “get” horror? Sometimes people seem excited when I tell them I write, then disappointed when I tell them I write horror. What would you respond?

        That’s all the ducks that’ll fit in my little sink for now :)

  • Angela Bodine says:

    Roll call: raises hand.
    Still listening! I enjoyed this episode. :)

  • Ben Sparkman says:

    I listened last week. I still like the rants even though they went from rated R to pg-13.

  • Dan Myers says:

    I listened to the edited version of the show from the Periscope taping the other day and wanted to expand on the topic of best of lists. If not for one of your colleagues (initials B.K. ) best books of the year read, I may never have heard of authors Carlton Mellick III, Bryan Smith and yourself. B.K.’s collaboration with Nick Mamatas also won Mr. Mamatas a fan here. So see? Best of lists of successful artists can be helpful in winning struggling artists new fans.

    • Kelli says:

      I agree they can be helpful, but they can also be incomplete, rushed, and sometimes, just wrong… but i’m glad you found good things on them!!!

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