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Danswers 05: Samantha Kalman

Indie developer Samantha Kalman joins us this week to Danswer your questions and and cover a variety of topics.

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Mar. 23 2015

Posted by: Dan

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cool

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Oh cool.

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Hey cool

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PUSH SAMANTHA KALMAN

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YES SAMANTHA KALMAN

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Sadantha Kalman? Samantha Kaldan? Sadantha Kaldan?

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WOOP

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Love me some Danswers, and I love Samantha Kalman, so this seems like a great mix! Can't wait to hear the discussions.

P.S. PUSH SAMANTHA KALMAN! ILC <3

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The Sentrifugal Force!!!

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Advice for the excommunicated Australian person:

Family/relatives are vastly overrated. It might hurt but having good friends are just as good as relatives.

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dat belt.

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She's my favourite person!

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BUY SENTRIS

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Hell to the yes

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Its Sam! :)

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Funsies

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Samantha needs to be on more GB stuff.

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Bring on the Samswers!

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Aw yeah!

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SaDantha has become my favorite friend of the show. She's the best and I think she will fit in well with what this podcast is doing.

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I've been waiting for this one ever since Samantha herself told me to listen to it at PAX! And yes, this is just me bragging about meeting her again. :P She was very nice.

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Only ten minutes in and already enjoying the slightly more serious tone Sadantha is getting them into.

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Samanswers!

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Perfect timing! I was just about to go hang out in the Hinterlands in DA:I for another bajillion hours.

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SaDANtha Kalman

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Samantha has been an absolute find for this site. Maybe if we ask politely, Jeff will hire her as game-developer-in-residence.

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BUY DANTRIS

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Best friend of the site? Best friend of the site.

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I liked Samanswers, but Dandandandan is pretty good too.

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Is this the Transgender developer? If so I hope this episode goes through her personal upbringing, interested to know how someone is born one gender but changes to the other. I don't understand how you can be male but feel female, it just doesn't make sense to me, be cool to find out.

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Hell yeah, Samantha. Can't wait to listen to it.

Also disappointing it's not Samantha Kaldan.

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I feel like the "testing the water" strategy (with a film or article or whatever) to open the conversation about your sexual identity isn't the best idea... I can see it backfiring pretty bad. People tend to have different reactions to something that doesn't affect them directly as opposed to something one of their loved ones is dealing with.

Someone reacting something like 'wtf is this gay shit?' when shown a documentary or whatever might react completely differently when they know it's something you as their son or friend or whatever are dealing with.

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Yeah Samantha!

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Can't wait to give this a listen while I'm supposed to be working. More Samantha is always welcome.

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45 minutes in and loving it so far. Both funny and informative, good times!

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@clush said:

I feel like the "testing the water" strategy (with a film or article or whatever) to open the conversation about your sexual identity isn't the best idea... I can see it backfiring pretty bad. People tend to have different reactions to something that doesn't affect them directly as opposed to something one of their loved ones is dealing with.

Someone reacting something like 'wtf is this gay shit?' when shown a documentary or whatever might react completely differently when they know it's something you as their son or friend or whatever are dealing with.

It's a pretty common advice I've found.

I remember being scared to death about coming out to friends and family as a teen. I found the best thing for me was to just say it, no real build up or anything. But it can be really hard, and I'm not sure if I can give advice to someone who is considering coming out to friends and family other than "do it in a way that feels right to you". I'm not sure if the way you do it will matter much in the end.

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Did Kalman win the PAX-Rumble? I saw it in person but i barely understood what was going on.

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@cyclonede: Dandandan Dandan

Oh, man they actually said it.

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@jedted: Alex won it with the help of RUN GFB.

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Danny Ol' Dwyer - Youngest in chronological age, oldest in looks, timeless in charm...

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My Dan name is Jonadan O'Neill it totally works yeah

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@jedted said:

Did Kalman win the PAX-Rumble? I saw it in person but i barely understood what was going on.

I feel like that's probably a pretty common reaction to seeing Paxamania. : p

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*ingmar voice* IT'S REALLY COOL

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Samantha's story about opening up to her parents was so incredibly sweet. I was audibly "aww"-ing listening to it. And kudos to @danryckert for being so sensitive and inquisitive about the subject.

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Samantha Kal-Dan?

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@top8gamer: I know you're not trying to be mean, but knowing gay people means nothing. It has nothing to do with transgender people. I don't understand what you're trying to say by "it's not that".