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Episode 19 – Steven Universe

We’re back with episode 19, discussing our favorite cartoon of the moment: Steven Universe! We’re talking about representation, flawed characters, the importance of children’s media, and our fan theories (or lack thereof). 

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Episode 18 – Film Noir

We’re back, and this time we’re venturing into the dark and gritty world of film noir, the only type of dark and gritty world Missy can stand. We’re looking at the classic roots of film noir in 1944’s Double Indemnity and the evolution of neo-noir in 1982’s Blade Runner, discussing the tropes and characteristics that characterize one of the most parodied film genres.

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Episode 17 – Teen “Chick Flicks”

Welcome to episode 17, TEEN CHICK FLICKS, in which Merri and Missy discuss some of their favorite teen movies that are so often relegated to being “chick flicks.” Topics of conversation include teen heartthrobs, 90s girl power, and how we should really just stop using the term “chick flicks” already.  What Missy’s Been Up To: […]

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Episode 16 – Factions

We’re back with episode sixteen! This time around we’re talking about factions, specifically Hogwarts houses and the districts of The Hunger Games. Why do we love them so much? Why is belonging so important? How do these factions shape fictional worlds?

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(Sort of) Mini Episode: Game of Thrones – Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken

Missy and Merri discuss the Game of Thrones episode “Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken,” including differences from the book, depictions of violence, and when it’s time to quit. 

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Episode 14 – Mad Max: Fury Road

Merri and Missy discuss Mad Max: Fury Road, occasionally pausing in their gushing about how much they love it to talk about things like representation, feminism, and bad Bane impressions.

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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). 

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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.