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project tempest

TALES OF LIFE, MURDER, AND MADNESS

the project tempest podcast | Jason Killingsworth

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The Dark Souls book You Died is a beautiful artefact of love and obsession, raising over €120,000 on Kickstarter. Author and publisher Jason Killingsworth talks about his personal creative journey through religion, journalism, Riot Games, and building Tune & Fairweather as a home for objects of strange wonder.
 

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Outline

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(00:00) Introduction 

(00:58) Murder among the Mormons 

(13:37) Godric by Frederick Buechner and The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

(25:51) Hardcore History - “Prophets of Doom” and written language 

(29:53) Family parallels, universal creation stories and dreamscapes 

(38:21) Doom, Paste Magazine and the core response loop of game design

(60:36) Starting Tune and Fairweather publishing with the Dark Souls book ‘You Died.” 

(81:07) Digital vs physical as items of obsession

(88:08) The artist’s love letter 

(91:19) Finishing up

Mentioned

Murder Among The Mormons true-crime mini series about a Mormon apostate uncovering ancient documents that conflicted with canon church history.
Godric a work of historical fiction by Frederick Buechner that centers on a 12th-century religious hermit known as Godric of Finchale.
Hardcore History - Prophets of Doom murderous millennial preachers and prophets take over the German city of Munster after Martin Luther unleashes a Pandora’s Box of religious anarchy with the Protestant Reformation.
Jungian archetypes as an underlying structure of dreams and stories
Robert Eggers' film The Lighthouse, about two lighthouse keepers who descend into madness during a storm.

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Producer for this podcast is Kearin Armstrong.