Housekeeping post: Nov. 25 update

So, hey again from Casey, one of Philip’s many friends, here at the pivot point between seasons. I hope you all had a Happy Fappiano and are ready to start hiding the eggs!

Again, for the time being, I’ll be posting updates about Philip’s work, and efforts to preserve it. If you haven’t visited here in a while, I’m sad to report that Philip left us in July 2022. I still miss him like hell, but I’m so glad I got to know him, and I’m so proud of what he accomplished.

I’m going to talk about this year’s Xmas Bash! first, because it’s time-sensitive.

Saturday, December 17!

7PM to Midnight Eastern Time!

The 2022 Xmas Bash!

(Artwork by the inimitable Adam Lore –

Like always, it’s going to be 5 hours of holiday TV specials (the bad ones), music videos, cartoons, old Christmas commercials, AMANDA, and a fundraiser for the Trevor Project!

Three of the shows are ones that I know Philip had in mind to show at some point. The other four are ones I have chosen as your holiday torture.

The fundraiser page is here:

And we’ll also post it throughout the evening of Dec. 17.

Thank you all for contributing to the Kickstarter campaign for DieDie Books and Philip’s book-length treatment of The Wolf Man. Which, if I understand correctly, was a horror film about radio DJ Wolfman Jack. If you didn’t get a chance to pledge during the campaign, I am told that copies will be available for sale. At this point, I know as much as you do about when you will have Philip’s book in your hands. I know even less about what other nasty things you usually have in your hands, and I’d like to keep it that way.

And thank you to those who came to the Bashtrospective, where a Bash time was had by all! I have received a few requests to make Philip’s hosting videos (themselves from the very first Xmas Bash! in 2013) available to watch somewhere. I wish I could say I’m working on that, and I wish I could say when I will be. But I think there is going to come a point–maybe when we move hosting over–that it will make sense to create a page or two that archive Philip’s non-blog works. There are just difficulties inherent in file sharing right now, and I’d rather do these things once, for everyone, for the foreseeable future, than piecemeal.

We are still waiting for the terribly slow gears at Apple and Google to turn and let us into any of Philip’s accounts, which will allow us to move hosting of Noiseless Chatter onto another account. We don’t know when the current hosting now expires, so if we don’t get it in time, commenter Aidan has backed up the whole site here:


More updates as they come.

Thanks again for being Philip’s friends and loving him.


20 thoughts on “Housekeeping post: Nov. 25 update”

  1. I helped Aidan with the back-up site, and was more than happy to do it. Thank you so much for organizing all of this, and hope you and Philip’s family are doing well.

  2. I made a cartoon for the 2nd xmas bash (nodategamers). It was the best time I had making something, and it was thanks to Phil. He voiced himself and was so damn hilarious… he knew how to be funny.

    Thank you for doing this. I will try to make it. Phil’s death has hit me hard.

    1. Wow. I remember watching your videos back in the day. I remember one episode with Phil and the cruise ship being really hilarious.

      1. Yeah he helped out heaps with that… did a lot of line readings and let me choose the funniest one. Damn, feels like yesterday but was 12 years ago.

        1. Hey Ryan,

          I am a huge fan of NDG, and I talked to you here and there on Facebook back in the day. If you find the time, it’d be great to catch up/stay in touch. Any chance you have a discord/e-mail? I’m at

  3. This is Phil’s mom. Thank you a million times over for doing this. What a tribute. The outpouring of love from you all helps his dad and I and the entire family get through this difficult situation. You are an amazing bunch and we love you

  4. Thanks for doing this.

    It’s really weird, sometimes I think about this site, click on the link, and then remember. I haven’t followed to closely, after the ALF reviews were done, but still, it was a sort of constant, and, if the topic was at all of interest to me, I always enjoyed the articles.

    I’m glad his work will be preserved. It’s good stuff, from a great person.

  5. Thank you, Casey. I just happened to click this site accidentally, and was surprised to see a new post.

    It’s wonderful to know that Philip’s work will be preserved. You’re a good friend for doing this.

    And of course, my condolences to all those who knew him. He will be missed.

  6. Hi Casey, I was very close with Phil many years ago. I’m devastated to find out about his passing. I know Phil had his battles. I tried to stay connected with him over the years and I hadn’t heard from him in a while and now I see why. I don’t know if this would be ok or not but would you be able to please reach out to me? Are you able to see my email?

  7. Thank you for doing this. Phil’s work deserves to be preserved, as does his memory. I’m just a fan who rarely interacted with Phil but he was a very sweet, honest, clever, compassionate, and observant human being, and I’m glad that I can say goodbye to him and also keep his work around. Condolences and strength to you, his family and friends.

  8. Thank you, Casey, for honoring Philip’s memory and taking on the labor of preserving his legacy. I know this is difficult emotional work.

    We at Boss Fight Books (Mike here) loved working with Philip and we miss him dearly. I remain ready to help DieDieBooks get THE WOLF MAN out into the world so new readers can connect with Philip’s brilliance and humanity.

  9. Thanks for keeping his site up. I knew Phil in college, and just learned of his passing today. I’m so sorry to hear of it, and I am glad his site will remain accessible.

  10. So weird he knows multiple Aidans with the same spelling. I’m not the one who helped with the site. Big thank you to whatever name twin I have out there who did.

    I missed the Kickstarter because, understandably, I didn’t check his website or posts for a while. I remember talking to him very briefly about werewolf stuff- please let me know when I can buy The Wolf Man pdf or paperback when it comes out, in case I miss it. I followed the company on Twitter.

  11. Hello all,

    I never met Phil in person, but I would come here every week while he was writing his ALF reviews. He was an immensely talented writer, and I feel that he never fully realized how many people enjoyed his work on a weekly basis. I was fortunate enough to message him back and forth, and the two of us became friends. He was taken from us entirely too early, but I hope he understood to some extent the enjoyment that he brought each of us with his writing, his wit, and his personality. Even though I feel he would have had so much more to give if he had kept going, he left behind for us a world of insight through his writing, and I feel it should be preserved in memory of him.

    R.I.P. Philip J. Reed. You decide to look too deeply into these things, and we love you for it.

  12. Hello,
    I’m sorry to be so late here. I knew Phil a long time ago when we were in college. I just found out he had passed. I feel bad because I didn’t keep in better contact with him after finding him on LinkedIn then coming to his Twitter profile and ultimately this site. I’m sorry that we weren’t able to help Phil when he needed us most. I’m sorry I couldn’t have reached out sooner.
    I hope he’s at peace now wherever he is.

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