Welcome to 2021, an arbitrary flipping of the calendar that we nonetheless hope will bring us more joy than the dumpster fire we just experienced. Since we took the month off, this is a supersized edition of what we’ve been up to!
A “short one” in which we talk about Hamilton for 20 minutes. Other topics include: grocery games, cowboy feelings, and time loops. Note: At some point, Missy’s microphone started making a weird clicking sound and our attempts to remove it were unfortunately unsuccessful. It does stop after a bit, but we apologize for the audio […]
It’s musical season among the Fake Geek Girls. Also: Scientology, villainous women, and things that aren’t as good as Carmilla. What Missy’s Been Up To: Reading: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen Watching: Gone Girl Little Shop of Horrors Mad Max: Fury Road West Side Story What Merri’s Been […]
We’re back with episode 42, discussing AI, specifically of the female or female-coded variety. Topics include the films Her and Ex Machina, and the comic Alex + Ada by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn, how those stories are in conversation with one another, what gender has to do with robots, and whether artificial intelligence is even that great of an idea, anyway. Special thanks to our friend Stephani for the donuts. Oh, and her intelligent conversation.
We’re back with episode 32, discussing historical fiction, period pieces, and Hamilton. What responsibilities do writers of historical fiction have? What’s so appealing about looking into the past? How important is realism when looking at historical fiction? All these things and a passionate discussion about how great Hamilton is – what more could you want?