Buttercup of Doom

Buttercup of Doom

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Buttercup of Doom is a weekly podcast hosted by Kelli Owen and brought to you by Project iRadio.
Q&A 2017 | Buttercup of Doom 2.09
Dec 12 • 41 min
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 is left unsullied… including the birth of #thepainofthegraze hashtag
Legalizing Pot | Buttercup of Doom 2.8
Nov 28 • 36 min
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 yoga for a smile!
SJW | Buttercup of Doom 2.7
Nov 14 • 56 min
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 the window in the name of social media hysteria. Welcome to the American Witch Hunts of…
Halloween 2017 | Buttercup of Doom 2.6
Oct 24 • 43 min
Yeah Halloween! I give you a short story, a fun yard, and then throw a tantrum about all these people suddenly deciding to hate on halloween costumes…
Genre | Buttercup of Doom 2.5
Oct 10 • 29 min
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 is imperative that you GO HERE before you listen… trust me. Go. Watch. Come…
Dumbing Down America | Buttercup of Doom 2.4
Sep 26 • 38 min
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…
Adulting | Buttercup of Doom 2.3
Sep 12 • 38 min
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
Aug 29 • 35 min
This week I rather calmly discuss the friend zone… as it pertains to online friends, long distance friendships, publishers and their contracts, and more.
New Norm | Buttercup of Doom 2.1
Aug 2 • 42 min
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 opinions… and a potty mouth. *NSFW* this week for Language.
Change | Buttercup of Doom 2.0
Jul 17 • 37 min
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… Sponsors: Wes Southard’s The…
Happy Ho-Ho | Buttercup of Doom ep 70
Dec 20, 2016 • 35 min
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 snuck in something about that Elf on a…
Zen | Buttercup of Doom ep69
Dec 14, 2016 • 34 min
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… Sponsors: Subculture Corsets & Clothing (and twitter) |…
Balance | Buttercup of Doom ep 68
Dec 7, 2016 • 33 min
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 any adult can appreciate. Have a listen and find out why #brokenhero and…
Cyber Stuff | Buttercup of Doom ep 67
Nov 30, 2016 • 27 min
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 attention to, and keep in mind in reality. Because tech arrogance and…
Talking Turkey with Amber Fallon | Buttercup of Doom ep 66
Nov 23, 2016 • 64 min
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 Thanksgiving table and food lies, before hitting Black Friday……
WTF America | Buttercup of Doom ep 65
Nov 16, 2016 • 48 min
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) Sponsors: Subculture Corsets &…
Election 2016 | Buttercup of Doom ep 64
Nov 6, 2016 • 53 min
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 my friends have gone crazy. #franger #doomed2016…
Halloween Hangover | Buttercup of Doom ep 63
Nov 1, 2016 • 41 min
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 at least mentioned it by … Read More »
Ghost Hunting w/ Jenny Ashford | Buttercup of Doom ep 62
Oct 24, 2016 • 67 min
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 into real…
Paranormal Abilities | Buttercup of Doom ep 61
Oct 17, 2016 • 52 min
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 on: Project iRadio • iTunes
Costumes Decor and More | Buttercup of Doom ep 60
Oct 10, 2016 • 49 min
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 fun things to check out! … Read More »
Horror Movies | Buttercup of Doom ep 59
Oct 3, 2016 • 97 min
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 deemed horrible enough to use … Read More »
Potpourri | Buttercup of Doom ep 58
Sep 26, 2016 • 65 min
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 their own, but together, they … Read More »
Killing Our Babies | Buttercup of Doom ep57
Sep 19, 2016 • 51 min
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 parents, public and politicians. From … Read More »
Fighting in Straight Lines | Buttercup of Doom ep 56
Sep 12, 2016 • 48 min
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. I giggle as I toss the … Read More »
Great American Pastimes | Buttercup of Doom ep 55
Sep 5, 2016 • 45 min
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 wheels of wrongful bandwagons, let’s … Read More »
Language | Buttercup of Doom ep 54
Aug 29, 2016 • 56 min
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 art. It’s a skill. It’s … Read More »
Pitchforks for Everyone | Buttercup of Doom ep53
Aug 22, 2016 • 53 min
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, good grief… From police posting … Read More »
Fear Everything | Buttercup of Doom ep52
Aug 15, 2016 • 46 min
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 articles being thrown at you … Read More »
LIVE at STC16 | Buttercup of Doom ep51
Aug 8, 2016 • 62 min
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 … Read More »
Labels | Buttercup of Doom ep50
Jul 18, 2016 • 60 min
Are you black, brown, yellow, red or white? Are you christian, atheist, muslim, or jew? Are you short? Tall? These are your labels. Not you. They’re only adjectives. And this week, we not only go … Read More »
Hipsters | Buttercup of Doom ep49
Jul 11, 2016 • 61 min
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 … Read More »
Summer Vacation | Buttercup of Doom ep 48
Jul 5, 2016 • 34 min
A short and sweet episode for the 4th of July. Because, hey, I wanted to celebrate too. So a quick talk to cover: seasons in writing, summer vacation entertainment, and what to do with those … Read More »
Edit Button | Buttercup of Doom ep 47
Jun 27, 2016 • 47 min
The edit button… that magical thing many claim I am missing. But am I? And is that a bad thing? Are you missing it? Should we practice using it more often? Editing your words between your … Read More »
Fake Victims | Buttercup of Doom ep 46
Jun 20, 2016 • 56 min
Today’s lesson, theme, and beat over the head message: Don’t Be A Dick. I discuss the dicks in your life, in your writing, and all over your facebook wall. I break down the fake victims … Read More »
Movies vs Books | Buttercup of Doom ep 45
Jun 13, 2016 • 50 min
Sometimes the movie is okay, even good, but it’s rarely (read as never) what the book was. This week is all about the differences between what was a envisioned with the written word in a book, and what … Read More »
Choosing Your Battles w/ Brian Keene | Buttercup of Doom ep 44
Jun 6, 2016 • 73 min
This week I invite special guest, Brian Keene — author, Stoker award winner, HWA Grandmaster recipient, super mouth of the genre, podcaster on The Horror Show w/ Brian Keene, my friend, my pretend big brother, and my … Read More »
Graffiti | Buttercup of Doom ep 43
May 30, 2016 • 41 min
From spray paint on buildings and brick to ink on flesh, graffiti is all around us, balancing between art and statement and vandalism. Whether you like it or not. Whether you approve or not. Whether society is … Read More »
Opinions | Buttercup of Doom ep 42
May 23, 2016 • 52 min
One for me, one for you, hell, let’s live big… opinions for everyone!! From how to deal with reviews to how to ignore the inbred, er, I mean, the uninformed stances which usually comes with … Read More »
AMA | Buttercup of Doom ep 41
May 16, 2016 • 81 min
I said, Ask Me Anything… they did. And I answered. From questions on raising a family to my opinions on extreme horror, from why podcasting to what I really think of The Horror Show with … Read More »
TMI | Buttercup of Doom ep 40
May 9, 2016 • 63 min
For this week’s rant I cover everything from “Angry Sherry” to schmoosy-wooshy, as I discuss all those the things people discuss loudly in public (usually on their cellphone) that make the rest of us a … Read More »
Misappropriation | Buttercup of Doom ep 39
May 2, 2016 • 56 min
Appropriations vs MISappropriation… stereotypes vs compliments… mimicry vs mockery… when is borrowing from a culture valid? When is it rude, inappropriate, or offensive? When did we decide everything is offensive? When did the melting pot stop …
Affluenza | Buttercup of Doom ep 38
Apr 25, 2016 • 52 min
Ahhh affluenza, privilege, being a dick and thinking that’s a viable excuse. From how your characters treat money to how society not only named the “condition” but accepts it and offers “treatment”. There’s a whole … Read More »
Interwebs | Buttercup of Doom ep 37
Apr 18, 2016 • 56 min
Sex and shopping… it’s what the internet does best, but are you prepared for its worst? Covering tech in the 101, and appreciating the giggles the net does offer, we quickly move on into the … Read More »
Fake | Buttercup of Doom ep 36
Apr 11, 2016 • 44 min
From fake danger in movies, television, and fiction (plot armor), to our fake society (our medicine, the news, even humans themselves), this week we cover the unreal portion of reality. Is anything real anymore? Is … Read More »
The Big Picture | Buttercup of Doom ep 35
Apr 4, 2016 • 61 min
Foreshadowing, consequences, precedent… it’s all the same, part of the Big Picture. Are you paying attention to the little things? Are you accepting what the media, government, etc. tell you? Or are you asking the … Read More »
Disease vs. Condition | Buttercup of Doom ep 34
Mar 28, 2016 • 66 min
Accepting misdiagnosis to get a pill… Getting pills when you need a shrink… Doctor-moms and teenagers diluting real diseases with fad-allergies and fashionable conditions… Oh yes, there is a difference between a disease and a … Read More »
Heroes | Buttercup of Doom ep33
Mar 21, 2016 • 54 min
Heroes in writing, on the internet, in the news, in hollywood. They’re everywhere. Or are they? Where have the heroes of past gone? Why are we left with losers rather than role models? I’ll tell … Read More »
Nerf the World | Buttercup of Doom ep 32
Mar 14, 2016 • 66 min
Knee pads, elbow pads, brain pads… there’s no adventure left in childhood. No stitches. No scars. No proof of survival. No stories to tell… We’ve bubblewrapped an entire generation, mentally and physically, accepted trigger words, … Read More »
Deep Fried | Buttercup of Doom ep 31
Mar 7, 2016 • 65 min
“Wrap it in bacon and deep fry it” has become America’s battle cry, the answer to tastebuds and real food, and only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the problem of eating … Read More »
Leap (Year) | Buttercup of Doom ep 30
Feb 29, 2016 • 47 min
Oh the leaps we take this week! From a surprise AMA to pre-release reviews (101), then we laugh at reviews in order to slide into dissing previews. A round of some good old head-scratching—this week, … Read More »
Body Shaming | Buttercup of Doom ep 29
Feb 22, 2016 • 59 min
Fat, thin, athletic, frail, healthy, chubby, skinny, chunky, fit—bodies come in a variety of shapes… This week we look at body types in characters for the 101, how comedians deal with it in the smile-section, … Read More »
Hey Girl | Buttercup of Doom ep 28
Feb 15, 2016 • 55 min
It’s still Women in Horror month, and I’m still not going to follow protocol and list chicks for you to pay attention to, read/watch, stalk, etc. Nope. Instead, I’m going to talk to a woman … Read More »
Horrible Women | Buttercup of Doom ep 27
Feb 8, 2016 • 60 min
It’s February! It’s Women in Horror month! It’s… It’s… oh who am I kidding. We all know I’m not going to do what’s expected of me. So rather than listing chicks you should care about, … Read More »
Awards | Buttercup of Doom ep 26
Feb 1, 2016 • 59 min
This week we look at the silliness of award-season tantrums, the ridiculous behavior that comes with being nominated to be nominated to maybe be on the final ballot, and the irony of back stabbing instead … Read More »
Grief Police | Buttercup of Doom ep 25
Jan 25, 2016 • 49 min
A funny thing happened on the way to David Bowie’s funeral… the internet turned into a bunch of stupid! Let’s talk about it. Celebrity deaths: should you mourn, can you mourn an intangible connection, how … Read More »
Research and Destroy | Buttercup of Doom ep 24
Jan 18, 2016 • 47 min
I open this episode discussing, reading, and 101-ing some interesting tidbits regarding research, journalism, and the importance of understanding “the other side”. Then I lay into the anti-vaxxers, without remorse, and poke holes in their … Read Mor
Change | Buttercup of Doom ep 23
Jan 11, 2016 • 63 min
This week we talk about the many forms of change. From publisher requested changes, to changing trash into art, and then on to the nitty gritty pissy of the changes which caused #WheresRey and #WheresNatasha … Read More »
Gender Bender | Buttercup of Doom ep 22
Jan 4, 2016 • 61 min
This week is a bit different. A touch more gentle even. As I talk about the very real topic of gender vs identity vs sex vs America. Definitions, discussion, articles, examples, and more in an … Read More »
Limbo | Buttercup of Doom ep 21
Dec 28, 2015 • 58 min
In this episode… the Buttercup records LIVE on Periscope, while under the influence of sinus medications *cough cough Nyquil cough cough*. As such, the topics wander, her attention wanders, but in the end she covers … Read More »
‘Tis the Season | Buttercup of Doom ep 20
Dec 21, 2015 • 58 min
In this episode… it’s all about the Holidays, capital H. Christmas, Yule, Xmas, Hanukkah, whatever, I hit them all. I talk about xmas letters, vent about Christmas vs. Xmas, question who put the white baby … Read More »
The Walking Dead | Buttercup of Doom ep 19
Dec 14, 2015 • 107 min
In this episode, I have SPOILERS… and guests! Jeff Burk, editor at Deadite Press, hates the show but loves the comic, and Matt Blazi, zombie expert, loves the show and must protect it from Jeff’s … Read More »
B’cuz…werds | Buttercup of Doom ep 18
Dec 7, 2015 • 55 min
In this episode… I talk about words ‘n stuff. How they’re used versus how they’re intended. Including who’s abusing them and who’s destroying them—as I 101 on contract verbiage, drop the f-bomb in a 2-1/2 … Read More »
Black Friday | Buttercup of Doom ep 17
Nov 30, 2015 • 61 min
In this episode… I leave the origins of turkey day alone and simply express thanks instead. I laugh at the cartoons and invite you along. And then we dive into the evil, stupid, asinine event … Read More »
Social Media 2.0 | Buttercup of Doom ep 16
Nov 23, 2015 • 108 min
This Week’s Rating: NSFW (R) — buttercup ratings system info here In the last episode, I defined & dissected social media, and then the attacks in Paris happened and social media exploded with the good, … Read More »
Social Media | Buttercup of Doom ep 15
Nov 16, 2015 • 67 min
This Week’s Rating: PG13 — buttercup ratings system info here In this episode … I define and dissect social media— why we have it, how we use it, when to nuke it. I give a … Read More »
Pay Attention | Buttercup of Doom ep 14
Nov 8, 2015 • 55 min
In this episode, I do solemnly promise to scream, swear, and be anything other than gentle in my approach, as I rant, vent, beg and plead people to Pay Attention: to the world around them, … Read More »
Superstitions | Buttercup of Doom ep 13
Nov 2, 2015 • 62 min
Because this is the 13th episode, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss Superstitions, and because I promised last week, Urban Legends. From Bloody Mary to the Hook Hand, from black cats to pop … Read More »
Trick or Treat | Buttercup of Doom ep 12
Oct 26, 2015 • 73 min
aka The Kitchen Sink… as she covers all the little stuff not previously mentioned or big enough for a show of its own during the 2015 Halloween season. From the history of Trick or Treating, … Read More »
Costumes | ButterCup of Doom Ep 11
Oct 19, 2015 • 56 min
This Week’s Rating: R – aka NSFW – LADS 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 Kiddie … Read More »
Ghosts | ButterCup of Doom EP 10
Oct 12, 2015 • 64 min
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, get your questions & comments ready, and let me know … Read More »
Lick The Screen | ButterCup of Doom EP 09
Oct 5, 2015 • 61 min
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 title of this episode. Then I rant my little pants … Read More »
Bad Manners| ButterCup of Doom EP 08
Sep 28, 2015 • 59 min
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 take a look at ‘Merica and manners, and by “take … Read More »
Jury Duty | ButterCup of Doom EP 07
Sep 21, 2015 • 64 min
In this episode … I stick to the theme this week! First I read/examine the oaths spoken in court, then explain why not to do that in writing. We move to a happy that doesn’t … Read More »
A.D.D. Nation | ButterCup of Doom EP 06
Sep 14, 2015 • 63 min
In this episode … I forget to drink coffee, on purpose, and become a scatterbrained example to go with the main rant. But there’s a double-shot of rants this week—as the “puppy dogs & sunshine” … Read More »
Hippie on the Loose | ButterCup of Doom EP 05
Sep 8, 2015 • 90 min
In this episode … This week we have our first special guest: writer, ad-guy, hippie, and much more — Robert Ford. Normal people might have a guest on and ask them questions, like an interview. … Read More »
Family and Friends | ButterCup of Doom
Aug 31, 2015 • 59 min
In this episode … I read a small portion of Waiting Out Winter, where I use friends as character fodder, and then explain why and how and the voices behind it in the Kiddie Pool. … Read More »
Do Over | Buttercup of Doom EP 3
Aug 24, 2015 • 69 min
In this episode I hijack my own formatting and replace the reading with a fun twist. Then I merge that topic into how and why characters need to be three-dimensional rather than cardboard cutouts in … Read More »
Second Place | Buttercup of Doom Episode 2
Aug 17, 2015 • 53 min
In this episode I read from a childhood favorite and then discuss reading with your kids (or with your parents when you were the kid). I cover cliches vs tropes in Writing 101: Tips from …
Welcome to the End | Buttercup of Doom Episode 1
Aug 10, 2015 • 41 min
In this episode I discuss this, smile about that, destroy the idea of that while I rant about that, and have a moment about that other thing… and while I may tell you what I …