Episode 76 - Carmilla

Let's get spooky and a little sexy in episode 76, all about Carmilla! We're talking about how online media impacts who gets to tell stories, the legacy of our childhood faves, and branded feminism. Did you think this was going to be a light and fluffy episode? We did too, honestly. We're incorrigible.

To get right to the Carmilla talk, skip to 00:15:47.

Mistakes: Our discussion of gendered clothing and non-binary representation could be better—sometimes we discuss things that aren't in the outline, and our wording isn't as clear as we'd like it to be. What we mean in this discussion is that non-binary folks don't have to look a certain way to be non-binary; pop culture and fashion imply that androgyny looks masculine, but not everybody's identities align with that. A non-binary person is non-binary no matter what they wear. Both of us are cis, and we're willing to admit that we screw up sometimes; if you want to correct us about anything we said in this conversation, please do! We want to do better, and we appreciate the feedback.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Playing:
Tacoma

What Merri's Been Up To:

Listening To:
Tanis
Rabbits

Watching:
The Great British Bake-Off

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

THE CARMILLA WEBSERIES: ON LESBIAN VAMPIRES AND CREAMPUFFS by Alex Cranz
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: Adapting Jane Austen in the Internet Age by Silke Jandl (it's on JSTOR)
Lesbian Vampires & Kotex: How ‘Carmilla’ Became a Branded Digital Series Sensation by Todd Longwell
“Branded feminism is a bloodletting of the movement and it can no longer continue” by Bertie Brandes
OFF BRAND: THE LIMITS OF CELEBRITY FEMINISM by Andi Zeisler
The use of transmedia storytelling and the representation of LGBT community in Carmilla by Thalita Carvalho (from academia.edu)
Carmilla Rising: Adapting Le Fanu’s Novella In the Age of Social Media by Matt Foley

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Episode 75 - The Legend of Korra S. 3 and 4

It's time to put our Avatar miniseries to rest as we tackle seasons three and four of The Legend of Korra. What's up with gender roles? Why are we so het up about modernity? Where does the show succeed, and where does it fail?

To get right to the Korra talk, skip to 00:17:30.

Mistakes: Our audio got slightly out of sync and is sadly unfixable. The result is that it sounds like we're recording in a cave. You can, if you like, imagine us podcasting from an isolated cavern.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:

Can I Pet Your Werewolf, edited by Kel McDonald

Watching:

Thor: Ragnarok

Listening To:

36 Questions

What Merri's Been Up To:

Listening To:

Tanis
Reputation by Taylor Swift

Watching:

The Great British Bake-Off

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Sleeps With Monsters: The Legend of Korra Saved My Sanity by Liz Bourke
The Legend of Korra Upgrades Avatar‘s Mythic Bending Epic by Scott Thill
The Psychology of Inspirational Women: Korra by Dr. Janina Scarlet
Zaheer: Why Kill the Avatar by Hello Future Me
‘The Legend Of Korra’ Book Four: Kuvira And The Rise Of Fascism by Juliet Kahn
Eschatology in The Legend of Korra by Taylor Ramage
Legend of Korra‘s Finale and the Problem With “Fan Service” by Emily Asher-Perrin
“Legend of Korra”‘s Final Scene Wasn’t Enough and Why We Must Demand More by Mey Rude

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Episode 74 - The Legend of Korra S. 1 and 2

Missy and Merri are back with episode 74, and we're talking about seasons one and two of The Legend of Korra! What's up with pro bending? Is the Avatar inherently good? Does Amon have a point? Find out our thoughts within!

Mistakes: During our conversation about non-benders, benders, and privilege and power, we mistakenly say that Asami is the only prominent non-bender. We forgot about Bumi! Oops.

To get right to the Korra talk, skip to 00:27:00.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:

Delicious in Dungeon v. 2 by Ryoku Kui
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan

Playing:

Life is Strange: Before the Storm episode two (Review)

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

Stranger Things
Bojack Horseman

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

The Legend of Korra Recap: A New Spiritual Age by Matt Patches
Politics and Privilege in The Legend of Korra by Kevin Wong
Use and Abuse of Power in Avatar: The Last Airbender by John Goodman

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Episode 73 - Avatar: The Last Airbender S. 3

It's time for episode 73! We're talking about Avatar: The Last Airbender season three, including the evolution of the themes of seasons one and two, two of the comics, and the question of cultural appropriation.

To get right to the Avatar talk, skip to 00:19:00.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:

Delicious in Dungeon v. 1 by Ryoku Kui
The State of Play, edited by Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson

Watching:

Neo Yokio

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

Neo Yokio
Bojack Horseman

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Maybe Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Is The Game Of The Decade?! by Tim Rogers
Avatar: the Last Airbender - The Delicacy of Character
sapphicreynas' tweet
Nationalism For Children: How 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Explores Violence And National Identity by suraj lakshminarasimhan
Use and Abuse of Power in Avatar: The Last Airbender by John Goodman
A Guide To Cultural Appropriation Vs. Appreciation by Hota Katebi
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Bending Boundaries between Appreciation, Appropriation, and Adaptation by Alex Custodio


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Episode 72 - Avatar: The Last Airbender S. 1 & 2

Welcome to episode 72, in which we discuss seasons one and two of Avatar: The Last Airbender! Who's our favorite character? What themes capture our attention? What is it about Avatar that makes it such an enduring show? Also, what we were up to at GeekGirlCon!

To get right to the Avatar talk, skip to 00:25:00.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Playing:

Orwell

Reading:

The Tempest by William Shakespeare
My Monster Boyfriend, edited by C. Spike Trotman


What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

Neo Yokio

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

The Women of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ by Myrna Waldron
Everybody Loves Chakras: Musings of an Indian ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ fan by Ishita Basu Mallik

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Bonus Episode - PAX West and RCCC Recap

Time for con recap! After our first try at our last episode decided to scramble itself, we decided we'd record a bonus episode with con recap rather than starting entirely from scratch, so this time around we're telling you our favorite games of PAX West and our adventures at Rose City Comic Con. We're also sick, and this episode is a bit of a wild ride as a result. Also, Missy started swearing so this one's marked explicit. Sorry!

Mistakes: A Case of Distrust is more of a point-and-click adventure, not a visual novel. Genres are hard. Also, the podcast Merri's been listening to is called Dames and Dragons, not…whatever of the six thousand different names we tried to call it by.

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

WWAC’s PAX West Awards: Smooching Our Way Through The Show Floor by Melissa Brinks, Stephani Hren, and Joesph Langdon
Hopi-less: How Kachina Became Donut County by John Walker
Critical Point Panel at RCCC

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Episode 71 - PAX and RCCC Interviews

After a lengthy convention break, we're back with episode 71, including interviews with Justin Kuiper, writer of Necrobarista, Mia Schwartz, artist and co-creator of We Know the Devil and Heaven Will be Mine, and Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher of Batgirl and Motor Crush.

Mistakes: We forgot to mention this in the episode due to that whole recording for the second time SNAFU, but we're going to take another week off because we'll be at GeekGirlCon. Our mini con recap episode will hopefully tide you over until we return on October ninth with part one of our Avatar: The Last Airbender miniseries!

Interview Timestamps

Justin Kuiper, writer of Necrobarista: 00:27:46
Mia Schwartz, artist and co-creator of We Know the Devil and Heaven Will be Mine: 00:38:55 Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher of Batgirl and Motor Crush: 00:51:13

What Missy's Been Up To:

Watching:

Ocean's 11

Playing:

Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Reading:

Dates! An Anthology of Queer Historical Fiction Stories: Volume 2 edited by Zora Gilbert and Cat Parra
Sail, written by Mark Stack, art by Jean Pe, lettering by Danny Djeljosevic
My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris
17776 by John Bois

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

The 100

Playing:

Dream Daddy: A Daddy Dating Sim

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Hella Big Shoes To Fill: Deck Nine Games’ Zak Garriss on Life is Strange: Before the Storm by Melissa Brinks
Life is Strange: Before The Storm Hits Close To Home by Melissa Brinks

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Episode 70 - Sexual Harassment in the Geek Community

We're back to the serious stuff in episode 70, talking about sexual harassment in the geek community. Why does our area of interest tend to have such a high instance of sexual harassment? How can we stop it?

Warning: Some of this conversation may be triggering for certain listeners. Nothing is discussed in too much detail, but it's better to be safe than sorry. We also swear, because this is a topic best suited for adults.

Mistakes: Missy goofed up the quote by Jay Edidin about 200 different ways, both by accidentally pasting it twice in the outline and not attributing it once, and then, as a result, misquoting it because she thought she wrote it. The actual quote is, "When you see harassment and abuse, and you are in a position to call it out and effect actual consequences, and you don’t, you don’t get to be a good guy anymore. You have become part of the problem. You are why this shit persists–every fucking bit as much as the people perpetrating it."

What Missy's Been Up To:

Watching:

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Playing:

What Remains of Edith Finch

Reading:

House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones
Elements: Fire edited by Taneka Stotts

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

Game of Thrones

Listening To:

The Adventure Zone
Kesha

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Geek Feminism Wiki's catalog of sexual harassment incidents
The Character of Sexual Harassment at Cons by Emma Louise Backe
Gender, Cosplay, and Harassment: An Intersection by Talia Weisberg
‘Fake Geek Girl’ Stickers Used To Sexually Harass Women At Convention by Patricia Hernandez
Polygon Parts Ways With Nick Robinson Following Twitter Claims by Luke Plunkett
Hurting Your Fans by Apple Cider
Unmasking The Cosplay Community’s Sexism And Racism Problem by Tai Gooden
Comics Guys, Harassment, and Missing Stairs by Jay Edidin

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Episode 69 - Wonder Woman

We're working out the kinks (eh, get it? get it?) of our feelings on Wonder Woman in episode 69! As anything but experts on the iconic character, we're having bit of a learning experience as we read up on history, connect Marston's original concepts with the recent film, and think about how women training to fight makes us cry.

Warning: Because the original comics contains themes of bondage and sex, we discuss those things openly and have marked the episode as explicit. We also swear!

What Missy's Been Up To:

Listening To:

The Polygon Show

Watching:

Atomic Blonde

Playing:

Dream Daddies

What Merri's Been Up To:

Playing:

Dream Daddies
Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

THE COLOR BARRIER: Jimenez on Wonder Woman, Sexual Identity & Racial Politics by Joseph Philip Illidge
Crown on the Ground / Falling in Love is Hard on the Knees by Véronique Emma Houxbois
Exclusive Interview: Greg Rucka on Queer Narrative and WONDER WOMAN by Matt Santori
Review: WONDER WOMAN #26 by Véronique Emma Houxbois
Wonder Woman by Noah Berlatsky

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Episode 68 - Toxicity

We're getting into the problematic weeds of fandom toxicity in episode 68. Where does toxicity come from? How do we combat it? And how and where do we most effectively direct our critique?

This is a tricky subject, and one we're open to being wrong about! (We are actually always open to being wrong, but especially here). It's possible that parts of this episode are going to sound like we're down on critique, but, to be clear: critique is good. Critique is necessary. Everybody and everything is problematic to some degree, and we should talk about that when it happens. How and where we target that critique, however, is something we need to be conscious of.

Warning: There is some discussion of eating disorders and rape in the episode—nothing graphic, but it is there. We also don't censor our swearing.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:

Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
Motor Crush by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, Heather Danforth, and Aditya Bidikar

Watching:

Wonder Woman

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

Game of Thrones
American Gods
To the Bone

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

DJ Older and Sam Sykes on Twitter
Sam Sykes on toxic fandom
Rootsworks on trashing bathrooms and ownership
"Log Off" by Joey Alison Sayers
Overwatch's Competitive Mode Is Depressing Right Now by Cecilia D'Anastasio
Overwatch Incest 'Shipping Tests The Limits Of What's Permissible In Fandom by Gita Jackson
Rian Sygh on age differences in fandom
How Trash-talking Affects Performance
The Adventure Zone and the Limits of Fandom Ownership by Chris Kindred
The Adventure Zone's response to fan criticism
Steven Universe Artist Quits Twitter Over Fan Harassment by Beth Elderkin
Ladykiller in a Bind shows that we’re not ready to handle messy queer stories by Simone de Rochefort and merritt k
Ladykiller in a Mea Culpa by Christine Love
If You Hear Someone Getting Harassed In An Online Game, Don't Stay Silent by Cecilia D'Anastasio
Take responsibility for your community by Brendan Sinclair

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Episode 67 - Sad Girl Aesthetic

Time to get sad in episode 67, in which we discuss what we're calling the 'sad girl aesthetic,' or the intentional cultivation of a sad, feminine image. What's so appealing about this kind of aesthetic? What does its popularity represent in a deeper sense? Why sadness? Why? We're diving into The Virgin Suicides, The Love Witch, and the ouvre of Lana Del Rey to find out.

Warning: There's some discussion of suicide and brief mentions of sexual violence. We also don't censor our swearing.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:

My Brother's Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

Playing:

Lost Memories Dot Net

What Merri's Been Up To:

Reading:

Motor Crush by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, Heather Danforth, and Aditya Bidikar
Silk by Robbie Thompson, Stacey Lee, Ian Herring, and Travis Lanham

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Female Gaze: Lana Del Rey, I Love Dick, And The Love Witch by Meaghan Garvey
“I’m Actually Trying to Create a Film for Women”: Anna Biller on The Love Witch by Steve Macfarlane
Reading Bored White Girls by Morgan Jerkins
GIRLS OWN THE VOID by Audrey Wollen
How girls are finding empowerment through being sad online by Lucy Watson (We didn't talk about this on the episode because we found it too late, but it's a good read)

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Episode 66 - The Handmaid's Tale

In episode 66, we're discussing The Handmaid's Tale, both Margaret Atwood's novel and the recent Hulu adaptation. How does it function as an adaptation? How do the changes affect the message? And how can both of them do better?

Warning: Due to the nature of the book and show, some conversations may be triggering to listeners. We don't discuss sexual assault in detail, but we do touch on it during the course of the conversation. We also don't censor swearing.

Mistakes: The costume designer for The Handmaid's Tale is named Ane Crabtree, not Anne Crabtree. It turns out that reading a name from a URL and not the link itself is difficult. Also, Missy's point regarding how reproductive rights are important for everybody was clumsily worded—reproductive rights are important to people of all genders and sexualities, but some identities (essentially, anybody who is not a heterosexual cis white man) are more policed than others.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Listening To:

2 Dope Queens

Reading:

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Spell on Wheels by Kate Leth, Megan Levans, Marissa Louise

Playing:

Monument Valley 2

What Merri's Been Up To>:

Watching:

The OC
The Bachelorette

Listening To:
S-Town
Rose Buddies

Playing:

Monument Valley 2

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Race, Intersectionality, and the End of the World: The Problem with The Handmaid’s Tale by Shannon Gibney and Lori Askeland
Get Out of Gilead: Anti-Blackness in the Handmaid’s Tale by Priya Nair
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: A White Feminist’s Dystopia by Ana Cottle
What We Mean When We Talk about Infertility by Robin Ganev
I Grew Up In A Fundamentalist Cult — ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Was My Reality by Hanna Hettinger
there are secret feminist messages sewn into 'the handmaid’s tale’ costumes by Alice Newell-Hanson
Toronto and Gilead: The Handmaid’s Tale’s Unseen Spaces Between by Angel Cruz

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Episode 65 - Overwatch and Fan Communities

We're talking about Overwatch and fan communities in episode 65! Join us for shipping, a symbiotic relationship, and postive aesthetics versus positive change.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Watching:

Clue
Forrest Gump
Great British Baking Show
What We Do in the Shadows

Reading:

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1 by Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, Natacha Bustos, Tamra Bonvillain

Playing:

Ladykiller in a Bind

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

Dear White People
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Keepers


Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Want to make toxic League of Legends players more pleasant? Limit their chat by Ben Kuchera
Blizzard Says Overwatch Wasn't Meant To Be Political, But It's Not That Simple by Cecilia D’Anastasio
D.va From Overwatch Has Become A Symbol of Hope In Real Life by Nico Deyo
In the Company of Heroes: An Interview with ‘Overwatch’ Designer Jeff Kaplan by Justin Mahboubian-Jones

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Episode 64 - Comedy as a Tool

Welcome to episode 64, in which we fundamentally destroy all humor by examining it and explaining every joke. Except Jim Carrey's teeth, which remain an enigma and a horror to all.

Mistakes: Missy didn't revisit A Modest Proposal before recording, and mistakenly said it's about solving world hunger. It's actually about classism—Jonathon Swift (satirically) suggests that poor Irish parents sell their children to wealthy people as food.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Watching:

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Reading:

You Should've Asked by Emma (the comic about housework and emotional/mental labor)
Sweaty Palms, edited by Liz Enright & Sage Coffey

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

The Handmaid's Tale
Harlots

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Why Do Puns Make People Groan? by Julie Beck
da share z0ne, if we haven't explained this to the point where it's no longer funny
Everything Wrong With "Everything Wrong With"
Movies With Mikey on Monster Factory
THE FINAL PAM
Shocking New Study Says Men Don't Play Video Games by Melissa Brinks
Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? (specifically the joke we spoiled)

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Episode 63 - 13 Reasons Why and Teen Dramas

Vacation is over, which means we're back with episode 63 on teen dramas, and specifically 13 Reasons Why. We're talking about responsible discussion of heavy issues, how dramas target a specific audience, and who gets caught in the crossfire, as well as our favorite things about rich kids--nothing.

Warning: This episode has serious trigger warnings for suicidal ideation, self harm, sexual assault, and eating disorders. It's a heavy episode, folks, so please take care before listening or feel free to skip it if those topics might be upsetting for you. It's also NSFW because we didn't censor swearing.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:

Secrets of the Goat People #1: Voice
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Small Town Witch: Love and Wonder by Alex “Muun” Singer, Jayd “Chira” Air-Kaci, Jen Doyle, and Ariana Maher

Watching:

Don't Breathe
La La Land

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

Battlestar Galactica
The Handmaid's Tale
Harlots

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
13ReasonsWhy.info
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
The Single Reason Everyone Should Watch The OC
"'13 Reasons Why' Makes a Smarmy Spectacle of Suicide" by Jia Tolentino
"‘13 Reasons Why’ Scared The Shit Out Of Me — And It Should Scare You Too" by Ijeoma Oluo
"Schools warned about Netflix show '13 Reasons Why'" by Rachael D'Amore

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Episode 62 - Joss Whedon

Welcome to episode 62, in which we discuss the work and influence of geek culture's super problematic fave, Joss Whedon. Is he the right choice for the upcoming Batgirl film? Why do our thoughts on his work sour as time goes on? And, because we're not total haters, what does he get right?

Mistakes: We keep saying Penny was dressed as Sleeping Beauty, but we mean Snow White.

Warning: This episode contains some minor cussing. Nothing R-rated, just a couple of b-words and a sole s-word if you'd prefer not to blast those to your office or whatever.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Playing:

Breath of the Wild
Kimmy (Missy's Review)
Night in the Woods

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

13 Reasons Why

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

‘Orphan Black’ and the Breakdown of Tokenization by Alenka Figa
“Bismuth” and Steven Universe’s Racial Coding Problem by Jamie Kingston
The Glorious Rise and Inevitable Slightly Downward Slide (We’re Talking Like 100 Yards Max) Of Joss Whedon by Ashly Nagrant
Laureljupiter's post about Joss Whedon and Masculinity
"[Summer Glau] looks kind of Asian" Source
"Reconsidering the Feminism of Joss Whedon" by Natasha Simons
"Tis Pity She’s a Whore": Postfeminist Prostitution in Joss Whedon’s Firefly by Dee Amy-Chinn (This link is RIFE with pop-ups--the full text is there, but you may be better off using something like JSTOR if you have access)
Charisma Carpenter's statement on Cordelia leaving Angel
With Allies Like These by Melissa Mcewan
Joss Whedon on 'Batgirl' and Exploring the "Damage" Behind His Next Superhero by Mia Galuppo and Aaron Couch

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Episode 61 - Representations of Queerness

It's time for episode 61, in which we're talking about the ways that queerness is expressed and represented in media. When is a stereotype a stereotype? Is it bad if queer women (gasp!) look like queer women? What counts as representation and what does? And exactly how English major can Missy get on Yuri!!! on ICE?

Mistakes: We mention this at the beginning, but we weren't aware of Kubo Mitsurou's remarks regarding Yuri and Viktor's relationship (or lack thereof). This means our conversation about the show is missing a pretty vital piece--namely, that one of the creators is reluctant to confirm the relationship as anything more than "teammates" or "friendship. That does change things, so we might talk about it more in a future episode!

Warning: This episode uses explicit language and does contain some sexual content. Not suitable for work!

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:

Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

Harlots

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

That’s what she said?! Kubo Mitsurou and Yuri!!! on ICE
Here’s How Coding Movie Villains as Queer Is Hurting Our Community by Riley J. Dennis
Last Take of the Year by Aevee Bee
Underwhelming Gay Romance Options In Mass Effect: Andromeda Disappoint Many Fans by Patricia Hernandez
Straight Guys on Ice by Amelia Cook
OatmealAddiction on homophobia in Japan
Yuri!!! On ICE Review by Cecilia D’Anastasio
How to Visualise Identity? Looking for Nonbinary by Holly Rose Swinyard
Avengers Academy: Queer Rep Done Well in Capes by Alexis Sergio
Zelda, Mass Effect and Horizon all struggle with introducing their trans characters by Laura Dale
How Trans Consultants Saved Dragon Age: Inquisition by Laura Dale
Beyond the Binary Magazine

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Episode 60 - Humor and Sexuality

Welcome to episode 60, in which we discuss...a lot of explicit topics with a humorous touch. Are sex jokes juvenile? How can sexual humor be funny without isolating people? What does all this have to do with video games?

Warning: This episode is explicit in every conceivable sense! There's cussing, there's sexual content, there are obscene gestures that you can't see. Not safe for work!

Given the allegations against Nick Robinson at Polygon, we're going to rescind our recommendation of Touch the Skyrim. While it was hilarious and even subversive, the additional context takes it from funny to creepy. We're not going to edit the episode because, at the time we meant what we said, but given what we know now we wouldn't make that recommendation.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Playing:

Mass Effect Andromeda
Night in the Woods

Watching:

Get Out

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

Battlestar Galactica
Star Wars Rebels

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

S.EXE by Cara Ellison
Who is your video game Valentine? by Simone de Rochefort
The ‘Stardew Valley’ Modder Who Added Jerk Off Schedules For Every Guy by Patrick Klepek
Touch the Skyrim
Hot Masked Robot-on-Robot Action at Waypoint Radio
Danielle Riendeau's tweets
Hey Video Games, What’s the Problem with Dicks? by Kate Gray
Dick Joke by Todd Harper
The Age of Transformative Works Has Changed The Rules of Compelling Narratives by Meg Downey
Waypoint Mission Statement

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Episode 59 - Sailor Moon Sailor Stars

We've finally reached the end of Sailor Moon in episode 59, and it's time to get even weirder, somehow. This season has a big focus on growth and the importance of sharing your burdens, and we're chatting about both, as well as the series lasting legacy and influence on modern media.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:

Lady Castle by Delilah S. Dawson, Ashley A Woods, and Jim Campbell

Watching:

My Brother, My Brother, and Me
Lego Batman
Riverdale

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

Riverdale
Seven Deadly Sins
Kuromukuro

Listening to:

The Adventure Zone

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

LEGO Batman Shows the Pitfalls of Toxic Masculinity by Clara Mae
25 Years of Never Being Alone: Sailor Moon and Me by Angel Cruz
N'Donna Russell's Blog
Siren for Hire by Maddy Myers
Green-Eyed Monster by Carrogath

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Episode 58 - Sailor Moon Super S

It's time for episode 58, which means we're knee-deep in Sailor Moon Super S! Want bizarre circus performers, crop tops for boys, and sweet horse loving? Look no further.

Warning: There's a bit of Freudian analysis in here, which is almost deserving of a warning in itself. But, more importantly, there's some discussion of genitalia with regard to some of the imagery of this season—this episode may not be the best to listen to with children unless you want weird questions about what penis envy and castration anxiety are.

Mistakes: Missy definitely meant that it was Usagi who was less jealous in the Sailor Moon R movie, but oh well.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:

Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, edited by Jay M Gates and Monica Valentineli
Cats I've Known by Katie Haegele

Watching:

My Brother, My Brother, and Me

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

Riverdale
OA
3%
Star Wars Rebels

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Betty and Veronica doing…something.
Brit Marling’s The OA and The Sound of My Voice Caution Against Not Believing Women by Teresa Jusino

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