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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 funds during the Horror Show with Brian Keene telethon and decreed it to be. And so it was.

We performed without a net—no notes, no plan—winging it with whomever showed up. It was a free-for-all Q&A, which included the famous “f*ck, marry, kill” question, pizza toppings, group sing-alongs, many other topics, insanity, giggles, and a reminder of rule number one: Don’t Be A Dick (oh, that should be my campaign slogan: Buttercup 2020)

Many many thanks to those who donated to make it happen, to those who attended the taping, and to those who have listened over the years. Not sure what kept your attention, but I’m humbled to have had it. Thank you, and good-night…

Available FREE (until Sept 1 only!!) on: PEN Project Entertainment Network • iTunes • I♥Radio  •  StitcherAndroidTune-In • Google Play Music • Overcast … and then POOF, gone. Unless you’re a patreon, then you can get access to these and anything new I may record. It’s only a buck. A single lonely dollar. $1.00 in the grand scheme of things. Go on then… be a patreon!

Sponsors: my new novel TEETH (not your mom’s vampires) and my ABCs coloring book for adults, The Atrocious Alphabet with illustrations by Chris Enterline

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: Those in attendance who were given the opportunity to shout-out their wares… I think I have hunted them all down. Other podcasts representedNecrocasticonCosmic ShenanigansInk Stains •  Horror Show with Brian Keene. Peeps with goodsMary SanGiovanniWesley SouthardJohn UrbancikShawn ChesserPocket Change ProductionsPinups by IndiVictoria Zera Timpanaro

Merchandise (last chance! I imagine these will disappear when the episodes do!): pillowssockstees, tanks, hoodies, coffee mug or stickerbeach towelphone case

Hashtag Hell: #stc #scaresthatcare #clivebarker #stephenking #deadkoontz #pizza #werewolfgame #suitcaseguy #barefoot #nerds #geeks #QandA #emotionalsupportpets #hamsters #animals #dogs #cats #corn #genre #vampires #TEETH #ABC #coloringbook #coffeetalk #garagetalk #gypsywisdom #fuckmarrykill #vacation #NSFW #facebook #twitter #instagram #PEN #projectentertainmentnetwork #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: nada. nuttin. zip. zero. ziltch. Thanks for playing… (want more? become a patreon)

 

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. Then we have some Q&A from the peanut gallery, the final gypsy wisdom, and the information for the last episode ever—to be taped live at Scares That Care weekend convention in August (3.15pm Sunday, 8/5, in the podcast room… prepare your final thoughts and meet me there!) I completely lose my mind a couple times and the swearing is enough that this should be on headphones or with that office door closed (NSFW).

Available FREE (until Sept 1 only!!) on: PEN Project Entertainment Network • iTunes • I♥Radio  •  StitcherAndroidTune-In • Google Play Music • Overcast

Sponsors: all of you wonderful people who listened, paid for advertising, or otherwise kept this going.

Merchandise (last chance! I imagine these will disappear when the episodes do!): pillowssockstees, tanks, hoodies, coffee mug or stickerbeach towelphone case

Suggestions/Requests: Several of you offered Q&A fodder. Thank you. Should something on this episode spark a thought or question, feel free to post it here, ask me on facebook or twitter, or just bring it with you to Scares That Care and ask during the final episode taping.

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: aka, cool shit I told you I’d share with you… Scares That Care – the org, for donations (<- go there, donate $5. Please) and the convention website • the cool fairy tales link • that guy who doesn’t awesome monsters on subway riderstravel across the country for cheap!

And then there were a few personal things: the facebook group for Kelli Owen books — join, find secret stuff! • Chris Enterline (artist for the Atrocious Alphabet) • oh, and Neil Gaiman <3

Hashtag Hell: #stc #scaresthatcare #contracts #fairytales #neilgaiman #location #littlewhitelies #subwaymonsters #tinder #petpeeves #memes #crisisresponse #condom #rape #sexualassault #incel #emotionalsupportpets #hamsters #animals #dogs #smallpress #genre #vampires #teeth #coloringbook #metafiction #NSFW #facebook #twitter #instagram #PEN #projectentertainmentnetwork #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: The End. Taping live at Scares That Care: Sun 8/5, at 3.15 in the podcast room. Bring your drinks, bring your questions, brings your farewells!!

 

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 mental tapeworm of media and entertainment… NSFW: language.

Available FREE on: PEN Project Entertainment Network • iTunesStitcherAndroidTune-In • Google Play Music • Overcast

Sponsors:  Subculture Corsets & Clothing (and twitter) |  Kelli’s Patreon | Justine’s Dress to Kill Cosplay & the Seattle Avengers

Suggestions/Requests: n/a (to suggest/request use the form or post on FB)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: trivial pursuit (the blue box) | HBO’s Newsroom clip | George Carlin’s American Dream | Scares That Care (and the weekend/con) | Smile.Amazon.com automatic donations

Hashtag Hell: #charity #divisive #buzzwords #humpday #monday #tgif #youtube #civilwar #vicepresident #trivia #education #self #ego #subculturecorsets #scaresthatcare #newsroom #hbo #avengers #blackwidow #georgecarlin #carlin #americandream #facebook #twitter #instagram #PEN #projectentertainmentnetwork #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: genre – location location location – rules – legalizing pot – little white lies – and whatever you suggest I whine about. So suggest something, already!

 

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…

Available FREE on: PEN Project Entertainment Network • iTunesStitcherAndroidTune-In • Google Play Music • Overcast

Sponsors: Wes Southard’s The Betrayed | Subculture Corsets & Clothing (and twitter) | Kelli’s Patreon

Suggestions/Requests: n/a (to suggest/request use the form or post on FB)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: JF Gonzalez Clickers Forever | Politically Correct Lord of the Flies

Hashtag Hell:  #change #lordoftheflies #jfgonzalez #cancer #death #wessouthard #thebetrayed #scaresthatcare #patreon #wednesdaywisdom #humpday #subculturecorsets #facebook #twitter #instagram #PEN #projectentertainmentnetwork #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up:returning to my normal wednesdays, not necessarily weekly, but watch all locations and social media for updates.

LIVE at STC16 | Buttercup of Doom ep 51

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Available FREE on: Project iRadioiTunesStitcherAndroidTune-In
and now available on Google Play Music

Scares That Care charity weekend event is something you should all do… I did. Several listeners went as well. And while we were there, we taped this episode… be afraid. Writing questions, tips and tricks no one tells you, some forehead flicking (Buda) and then a spew that started with customer service, flirted with problem solving, and wrapped everything back around in a ribbon of insanity and gave birth to this week’s hashtag: #conboobs. It was fun. And special thanks to those in attendance: Alicia, Armand, Chuck, Frank, Tom, Nick, Annalise, Jess, Shayla, Ava, Chad, Amber, Dave, and Chris.

Sponsors: Subculture Corsets & Clothing | Scares That Care org / fb | Project iRadio’s Patreon

Suggestions/Requests: n/a  (to suggest/request use the form or post on FB)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-LinksduotropeThunderstorm BooksJohn SkippEraserhead PressDeadite Press

Hashtag Hell: #conboobs #cartrage #deadite #eraserhead #thunderstormbooks #duotrope #rosieokeefe #jeffburk #mikelombardo #customerservice #problemsolving #tommonteleone #briankeene #joelansdale #bobford #mauricebroaddus #natesouthard #apocalypse #shopping #public #underwear #conventions #charity #event #patreon #facebook #twitter #instagram #projectiradio #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: #feareverything #language …and your suggestions?!

This Week’s Rating: R (language) buttercup ratings system info here

 

THIS JUST IN… Jess sent the file! Sung to the tune of The Lonely Island feat. Michael Bolton – Jack Sparrow

Hipsters | Buttercup of Doom ep 49

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Available FREE on: Project iRadioiTunesStitcherAndroidTune-In
and now available on Google Play Music

I don’t remember who suggested this topic, but it was both a blessing and a curse. My brain hurt a lot this week, but it’s definitely a good topic! After “deconstructing” their definition, applying a lesson of sorts to writing, shaking our heads at their silliness, we learn more about them than they seem to know. From claiming fashion that predates them to pretending their trend isn’t a trend, these Fight Club wannabes wouldn’t stand a chance against a real lumberjack and need to accept themselves for what they are… the latest Borg.

SponsorsHarry Strange Radio Drama | Scares That Care org / wknd | Project iRadio’s Patreon

Suggestions/Requests: Hipsters as a topic… who said this?!  (to suggest/request use the form or post on FB)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-LinksUrban Dic: HipstersHipster Wedding Announcement by Will Defries • Paul Murray • Honeyfund 

Hashtag Hell: #dragoncon #borg #trends #googleFU #hipsterbitch #britneyspears #fashion #80s #AndyWarhol #theGap #AmericanEagle #Abercrombie #Hollister #vintage #hiptwat #cliche #StephenKing #StandByMe #facebookofficial #soundofmusic #EliRoth #WillyWonka #BingCrosby #grandmasrags #LumberSexy #LikeAVirgin #Madonna #wankers #JackHaringa #JamesMoore #MelissaBaker #JessicaDeering #honeyfund #flappers #beatnicks #hippies #yuppies #greasers #preppies #punks #goth #emo #patchouli #patreon #facebook #twitter #instagram #projectiradio #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: #feareverything #colors #labels …and your suggestions?!

This Week’s Rating: R (language) buttercup ratings system info here

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