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May 6, 2020: VIDEO PODCAST: Avery Awards: Team Edition – Best Moment in the Studio

The Odyssey team gives their favorite moments that happened in the studio between takes.

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  1. AQ: LOL Sorry, after the website took it’s new look, I didn’t think we could post anymore and I was really sad. I recently clicked on one of the podcast and found out I can post after all!!! How are you doing? Hope your family is doing well 🙂 So good to see all of my friends on here again! Bethel: Hope you and your family are doing well too 🙂

  2. These podcast Avery Awards were super cool!!! 🙂 I loved hearing them! I don’t know which is my favorite yet. I thought it would be cool to ask you all which was your favorite? I’ll try to post them in order below.

  3. 1.Marshal Younger:The Black Veil scene with Jess Harnell,Townsend Coleman,and Jack Blessing.(TV ad live)
    2.Rudy Haerr: Being held upside down inside a trash can for sound affect scene in “The Triangle Web part 2”.
    Post 1 of 3

  4. 3.Phil Lollar: Will Ryan, Hal Smith, and Walker Edmiston singing after recording. Gregory Jbara as Wilson Knox in “The Martyr and The Rooster”. Alan Young becoming emotional as Jack Allen in “A Question About Tasha”.
    4.Bob Smithhouser and Dave Arnold playing teenage girls Zoe and Olivia in “Take it on Trust” (special remix).
    Post 2/3

  5. 5.Christopher Diehl recording sound affects for Skint’s truck while Nate Jones records from on top of the truck hood and tries not to fall off while they are driving.
    6.Nathan Hoobler as stage manager while at the 30th Birthday live show and feels like he is seeing a bit of heaven as the team and audience joins in to sing “O Come All Ye Faithful”.

  6. I’m back! Sorry, I wasn’t keeping up with this page.
    Miss Smile: HELLO!!!! So glad I can talk with you again!!! Guess what? I got the Club! Hope you can too, sometime in the (hopefully) near future. 🙂
    MRS: I was hoping so. We might as well since no one else is here…

  7. What what what what what?!? I can see my comment RIGHT NOW, three seconds after I posted it!!! It’s “awaiting moderation”, but I can see it! Cool!

  8. Hey AQ!!!! 🙂 So glad to be talking (I guess it is posting) with you again 🙂 So neat you got the club! Maybe I’ll get it again. Yeah, hopefully near to the future 🙂 How are your stories going? I have been on a break from mine lately and wrote my first real poem! Hope you and your family are safe and healthy and, God bless! Miss.Smile

  9. Miss Smile,
    You should post your poem on the writer’s page! I’d love to see it, plus it might start a chain reaction and get us back in the swing of things over there.
    Stories are going slowly, but coming!
    P.S. If you ever need someone to carry messages for you, I’m all yours!


  10. Hey AQ! I would like to post my poem only, it is kinda dark. It is about lost hope (which is also the title I gave it). But, if you think I should try to post it, maybe I will and see if the Mods give it an ok. Glad your stories are coming! That is so nice of you to offer to carry messages for me! Hope you have a good night God bless! Miss.Smile 🙂

  11. AQ: If you wouldn’t mind, would you please tell Gracie that I am SO sorry I never got to post my last bible study. The day was suppose to do it, I had to fill in for someone at church, and then my friend (her Dad left her and her family) call me, which as a HUGE answer to my prayers. And then, I lost my membership. Thank you SO! much Miss.Smile 🙂

  12. Oops…I forgot to put my name again lol. AQ: The post that has the profile name “Anonymous” was from me (NaomiorNa10). Hope you have a great Saturday!

    1. You could try saving your username. See that button at the bottom? After the button, it says “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” It’ll save your username. Hopefully!

  13. Miss Smile,
    Yep, I’ll tell her (once I find her). I’ll pray for your friend if you’d like… it might be none of my business. 🙂

  14. AQ: Oh thank you for telling Gracie! 🙂 If it isn’t too much to ask, would you tell her I miss her too? And, thank you SO much for praying for my friend! Please pray we might be able to see each other soon (if it’s God’s will). We both live in different states. Hope you and your family are safe and healthy 🙂 God bless! Miss.Smile 🙂

  15. Miss Smile,
    Is your friend moving to NC by any chance? That was a really random question, but it seems like I know a lot of people who are either moving to NC, live in NC, or have someone they know moving to NC. 😛

    I’ll tell her, and I’ll keep praying. 🙂

  16. Miss Smile,
    Message delivered! Here’s Gracie’s response: ❤️❤️❤️🤗 In case that does’t work, it’s three red hearts and a sitting emoji.

  17. AQ: Thank you for sending my messages! That’s totally fine (about the random question 🙂 ) And no, she lives in Tennessee. Strangely enough, God brought us together three years ago while are families went separately to Arkansas for a family vacation. That was the first time we met. We have kept in touch ever since. Hope you have a good day Miss. 🙂

  18. Miss Smile,
    Huh, that’s interesting. My best friend is, like, the complete opposite of me. We met during a CBS (community Bible study) we did together. She lives an hour away. 🙂

    And you’re welcome!

  19. Suilad,
    Welcome! 😉 So far, since we can only post on a few podcasts, the only real threads are the Writing Page and Frostclan (the Warrior Cat fan page). However, I am trying to start a Wingfeather Saga thread if you’d like to help. 🙂

  20. AQ: Yes, it is interesting. It reminds me that God works even when we don’t see it at first. I am also grateful we met and are friends here. Do you have plans for the 4th of July!? Thank you for sending my messages! Appreciate it 🙂 Do you like the song Proud to be An American? I love it! God bless! Miss.Smile 🙂

  21. Miss Smile,
    We went to our grandparent’s house for the 4th, and shot off fireworks. 🙂 WBU? I actually have never heard that song. Lol, my family is thinking of doing a YouTube video of “You’re the Reason Our Kids are Crazy” (talking about COVID) to “You’re the Reason Our Kids are Ugly”. 😛

  22. Hey guys! It’s me allieapgar from the club! How are you guys? I guess I see most of you guys on the aio club. Has anyone seen Phoenix around here? Is this a special page? Hey Na10 How are you?

  23. Allie,
    Yay, hello! This is where those of us from the Club meet and talk, so that we can stay in touch and carry messages and such. 🙂 Glad you’re here! Phoenix hasn’t been here yet that I know of. 🙁

  24. Miss Smile,
    TRQ: How are you doing? You said you were sick and you were hoping it wasn’t COVID (at least I think you did, 😛 ). Are you better?

  25. allieapgar: Hey!!! It’s great to see you again! I have been good. I am going to try to write some today. Other then that I haven’t been doing much. Hope you have a great night and, see you around! 🙂

  26. AQ: Sorry I haven’t responded to your comments sooner! I have been busy with the writer’s page. How are your writings going? Thank you for asking, praise God we didn’t have covid! My Aunt got it and me and my Mom started feeling sick. My Mom got tested but, thankfully both tests came back negative. We all are better now 🙂 God bless! Miss.Smile 🙂

  27. Miss Smile,
    Yay, glad to hear that. 🙂
    My writing’s going well. Somehow I’ve gotten a writing team, and they’re very supportive and inspiring! I’m almost done with the first draft of my book. 🙂 WBU? Are you still working on the story with Zarina?

  28. AQ: I am so happy you have found a supportive team! That is what I hope us writers on here will become. But, one step at a time 🙂 That is awesome you are almost done with your first draft! I am currently working on my story about Zirenia. And, I finally know how the series is going to end!!! Now, I just need years to write it! 🙂 Miss.Smile

  29. AQ: Hey! I know you said that you are really busy right now. I just want you to know that if you need to not be fully committed to the writing team I am trying to start on here, I want you to feel free to say so. I would love to have you help but, I understand if you need to take a break to focus on the things that are most important in life TBC

  30. I became too busy when I joined the club and, although it was an awesome time I won’t forget, we need to set our limits so we can give our best were we are most committed to be. I mean, I love all my friends from the club but, I also need to make sure that my life is under control and that I am still able to help serve my family. TBC

  31. I know you said that you have already found a wonderful encouraging team that is super supportive for you. That is really great for you and, I am happy that you have found what I am trying to start up. If you must need to only be apart of that team, I would totally understand. I would not think you selfish. TBC

  32. I don’t at all see you as that kind of person. And, you have been such a good friend to most people on here, I am sure they would agree. We can only do as much as we can do. And, sometimes when we get too busy, we can skip out on the things that are most important in life. Like, time with God and family, rest, and school. TBC

  33. Now, don’t get me wrong, if you can join I would love it! But, I also understand when we need to draw the line. I want you to have the freedom to say so. If you can only pop in now or then to join the team, I know we would love that. Just do what you can have peace doing. Hope you have a great night! God bless!

    1. I know that I haven’t been on here before and that comment wasn’t for, me, but those are some words of wisdom! Then were amazing!! ☺ That is something that would love to hear from my friends.

  34. Naomi,
    Oh no! I am busy, yes, but I can find time to write and it only takes a moment to say what I’ve been doing on here. But I completely forgot that we were starting on the first!!! I thought it was today for whatever reason. I’m so sorry, but I’m here now. And I totally get what you were saying. That’s why I’m not on so much anymore.

  35. AQ: No worries about getting the dates mixed up, happens to us all 🙂 Glad you are still able to write and share some encouragement about it! And, I am glad you have found a way to still be on here with us, but also at a pace that works for you. God bless and I hope you have a great night!

  36. ConnieKendall10: Thank you! That is really generous of you. Hey, if we haven’t met, you can call me Naomi or, Na10 (But, you could probably tell that from my screen name 🙂 ) Welcome to the comment pages! So, from your screen name, I’m guessing you really like Connie? She is really good. God bless!

  37. ConnieKendall10: I agree! These Avery Awards Team Editions have been my favorite! This is third. If you haven’t seen the other two, you need too. They are awesome!

  38. Hay guys, fellow writers, whats up! how have y’all been i know i haven’t been on here in a really looooong time things have been super crazy on the ranch, anyway what have y’all been up to?

    Texas Cowboy

  39. AQ: YES!!! I AM ON THE CLUB!!!! So sorry you couldn’t find me. I’m on A3, A27, 2017 bonuses June and February. Hopefully you will see me. God bless!

  40. Miss Smile,
    Yay!!! I’m doing fine, great actually. For the most part my family is healthy. What about you? How’s life? What about your story with Zarina (why can’t I ever remember the title?!?)?

  41. Bethel: I KNOW!!! IT HAS BEEN LIKE FOREVER! Thanks, I have missed you too! How are you doing? I hope your family is healthy.

  42. In case y’all don’t know, I lost the club again lol But, it is SO great to see you all here again!
    AQ: SO good to hear all your family is healthy! I’m doing well, thankfully 🙂 Not much happened to day, but it’s going.

  43. About my story for Zirenia, (and I don’t have a title for it yet 🙂 It was my story with Morgan that was Virtual Hiding) I have taken a break and have gone full force into another story that I have fallen in love with! I’m on the 6th chapter! But my laptop is in repair so it’s currently on hold. Anyway, how are your’s coming? God bless!

  44. Naomi:
    I’m doing pretty good! School has taken over my life, so besides that and something that happened with a friend, I’ve been great! How about you?
    My family is doing great! Idk if you saw but I have a new baby bro, so that’s been awesome!😄Hows your fam?

    1. I’ve meant to ask: how is your brother? And your mom? Are you enjoying having a baby in the house, or annoyed, or both?
      My parents decided they don’t want anymore kids, so my youngest sis is the last. 🙂

      1. They’re doing great! Mom is about back to normal and baby is HUGE!!!! He’s like 14.5 pounds and the cutest thing ever, especially when he smiles❤️

  45. Miss Smile,
    Cool! Ooh, I really like the name Zirenia!! What’s your new book about?
    Yeah, I’m going to try to get my laptop fixed over Thanksgiving break. 🙂
    Awesomely! I finished the first draft and have started the second book. It was slow at first, but it’s picking up speed! Nuts, too bad about the Club. 🙁 But good to be in touch with you! 🙂

  46. Bethel: SORRY I didn’t get back to you sooner! Glad you’re doing well! Yeah, I’m getting back into school too! Sorry about your friend! I have a friend who is having a HARD time too. Please keep her in your prayers, I would appreciate it! OH! YOUR BROTHER! Is he rolling yet? Hope your Mom had a good delivery. How are your stories going? God bless!

  47. AQ: Thank you! I appreciate your opinion on the name! My new book is very complex. But the just of it is science fiction, powers, technology, and another world. Sorry I won’t say more (It would take up the whole screen 🙂 ) But I’m really excited about it! And, thank you for asking! That’s awesome that you finished your first draft! TBC

  48. AQ: I get that, my writing speed use to be was REALLY slow. But, I broke my toe about a month ago, and that gave me the time to write my first five chapters! lol So there was a silver lining 🙂

    Anyway, I do miss you all on the club, too! But, it is really good to be able to stay in touch here. God bless you all!
    (aka Naomi)

  49. Naomi:
    No problem! I get it😄 How have you been? And yup, I’ll pray for your friend❤️ No, my bro isn’t rolling yet, but probably in a month or two. He’s getting so big!☹️And yes, everything went really well! It was really cool bc, as it was a home birth, I got to hear his first cry.

  50. Naomi:
    (Cont) My stories are going super well! I haven’t been able to work on my main book lately bc I decided to write stuff for three of my sisters for gifts. Deadlines are approaching and I still have a lot to do… they’re going well tho! Hopefully I’ll be able to get back to Duxus and his friends soon!😄How are yours going? God bless you!

  51. Miss Smile,
    Lol! I broke my ankle a couple years ago and was stuck inside for six weeks straight. So I got in a lot of writing, and also got so desperate that I learned to knit! XD Then I got my boot off and the knitting needles and yarn were loathed then forgotten. 😛

  52. LESSON
    Grocery Listing.
    Some of you have probably heard of it. If you are talking about a character and you just list everything like “she had blonde hair and sparkly blue eyes”. That’s Grocery Listing. It’s almost always bad. It makes it more boring for the reader to read. Only in n a rare occasion when you use the best of verbs cont…

  53. Cont….
    best of verb is it okay. Try something like this, “Her auburn hair glistened in the firelight,” or “the light shone on her beautiful green eyes.” I know this lesson is short but it’s a much needed one for me.

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