Episode 51 - Harry Potter, Books One Through Four

In episode 51, we're taking a look at a series that's incredible formative for both of us—Harry Potter. This time, we're discussing books and films one through four, figuring out what makes them so appealing to us, why we're still interested, and how our views have changed since our first entry into the fandom. We also talk a bit about the election, because, if we're being honest, the idea of devoting a bunch of time to Harry Potter right in the aftermath without acknowledging it felt like we were ignoring the issue. We're not—in fact, we'll be donating 100 percent of the money we make from Patreon and merch sales in December to a charity or multiple charities to be decided soon. We chose December to be sure everybody would have the chance to participate since November is almost half over. Don't worry, we'll be reminding you frequently!

Warning: There are a couple references to genitalia.

Mistakes: Mark Oshiro worked for Buzznet, not Buzzfeed. Also, though largely irrelevant, it was actually Mark Reads Twilight that Missy read first, not Mark Reads Harry Potter.

What Missy's Been Up To:


Rose of Winter

Listening To:

Morph Club
Friends at the Table

What Merri's Been Up To:



Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

" Harry Potter and the Case of the Disappearing Asians " by Clara Mae
"A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support" by Joanna Rothkopf
"Hermione Granger: More Than a Sidekick" by Sarah Gailey
Women Write About Comics' Marginalized Creator Thread

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Episode 13 - Objectification Versus Empowerment

After a brief hiatus due to a medical issue (we're fine, promise!) Missy and Merri are back to share their thoughts on Bayonetta and the women of Kill La Kill as empowering or objectified, as well as what those terms really mean. Other topics include Age of Ultron, the Supergirl trailer, why using gross slurs to show your character is evil reflects poorly on your writing, and Marvel Babiez (we'll be waiting for our checks, Marvel). 

Some links you might find interesting (there's a lot of them and they're all fabulous, sorry, not sorry):

Age of Ultron and Black Widow:

Objectification and Empowerment


Kill La Kill