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.
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.
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.
Missy and Merri talk Trinity Syndrome, Kate Beaton comics, Xena: Warrior Princess, and what “strong female character” really means.
Merri and Missy discuss Doctor Who, Sherlock, and other fandoms, as well as how fandoms function, what they do, and what they can do better.
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.
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.
Missy and Merri discuss what they liked about PAX Prime, what they didn’t like, and the lingering backdrop of GamerGate.
Merri and Missy discuss nostalgia, gritty reboots, Sailor Moon, Final Fantasy X, and what we love and hate about contemporary movies and animation.
Missy and Merri discuss their introductions to geek culture, overcoming fears, and the myth of the Fake Geek Girl. Stay to the end to hear us struggle with pronouncing ‘youths,’ among other things!