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Episode 12 – Geek Femininity

Missy and Merri discuss the expectations of being women in geek culture, including the fake geek girl stereotype and performing femininity. There’s no wrong way to be a woman, no matter what culture tells you.

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Episode 11 – Being a Good Fan

Missy and Merri discuss what it means to be a good fan, including how to appreciate what you like while recognizing its flaws. Also, a long discussion about being non-compliant.

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Episode 10 – Emerald City Comicon + Lumberjanes and Rat Queens Interviews

Merri & Missy talk about Emerald City Comicon and interview Brooke A. Allen and Noelle Stevenson of Lumberjanes, and Kurtis Wiebe of Rat Queens.

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Episode 9 – News and Convention Survival Tips

Merri and Missy discuss recent news in the geek community as well as their convention survival tips. Topics include: that Batgirl cover, the difference between being sexy, powerful, and confident, and how to discuss the flaws in your fave, as well as convention horror stories and survival tips.

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Episode 8 – Fairy Tales

Merri and Missy chat about the origin and evolution of fairy tales, including how and why they remain popular today. Topics include: Once Upon a Time, Fables, Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, J. R. R. Tolkien, the genius of Angela Carter and Ursula K. Le Guin, Neil Gaiman, creepypasta, and representation.

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Episode 7 – Villains

Merri and Missy discuss villains, especially female ones, with a heavy emphasis on Gone Girl. How can more writers incorporate villainous women without it feeling like they’re trashing all women in the process? Easy: write more women.

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Episode 6 – Interview with Gisella Bustillos

We’re back, and this time we’re talking with our friend Gisella Bustillos, director of A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME TRAVEL and all-around awesome lady. We’re talking about lots of things, including our favorite movies, YA lit, commercials, and what kind of cookies we’d be. 

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Episode 5 – Strong Female Characters

Missy and Merri talk Trinity Syndrome, Kate Beaton comics, Xena: Warrior Princess, and what “strong female character” really means.

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Episode 4 – Fandoms, Part 1

Merri and Missy discuss the long absence, the history of fandoms, their introductions to things like Pokemon and the Spice Girls, and what they’ve been up to lately. This is part one – we just couldn’t stop talking about fandoms, so part two is going to give your our thoughts on Doctor Who and Sherlock, as well as a more in-depth discuss of what fandoms are and their ups and downs.

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Episode 3 – Friendship

Missy and Merri discuss My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and the theme of friendship. Other discussions include struggling to pronounce ‘patriarchal,’ the difference in depictions of same-gender and different-gender friendships, and how threesomes are immensely preferable to love triangles.