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Hello there! We are your hosts, Laura Marie and Jessica Marie and this is A Court of Fandoms and Exploration: A Podcast
Where we will discuss the epic highs and lows of YA literature, fantasy/sci- fi, and the tv shows (old and new) that made us the slightly- damaged young millennials we are today. Experience the life-altering realizations and unresolved trauma that only YA and sci-fi/fantasy can soothe as we explore Prythian, Crescent City, Sunnydale, Elfhame and more.
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A Court of Fandoms and Exploration - A Podcast‪.‬ Laura Marie and Jessica Marie

    • Arts
    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings

Hello there! We are your hosts, Laura Marie and Jessica Marie and this is A Court of Fandoms and Exploration: A Podcast
Where we will discuss the epic highs and lows of YA literature, fantasy/sci- fi, and the tv shows (old and new) that made us the slightly- damaged young millennials we are today. Experience the life-altering realizations and unresolved trauma that only YA and sci-fi/fantasy can soothe as we explore Prythian, Crescent City, Sunnydale, Elfhame and more.
*Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5 star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) and on our TikToks!
TikTok:
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    039. Moulin Rouge: Freedom. Beauty. Truth. Love.

    039. Moulin Rouge: Freedom. Beauty. Truth. Love.

    More than the music. More than the dancing. More than the costumes. Moulin Rouge is so much more than a movie. It's a life changing experience that seems new each time you watch it. Join Laura Marie and Jessica Marie as they re-watch one of their favorite movies and discover that watching as a kid and watching as an adult is a brutal thing. Ugly crying until you can't cry anymore is cathartic right!?
    The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.


    Mentions: Doctor Who and The Assassin's Blade
    TW / CW: includes discussions surrounding sexual assault, sex trafficking and sex work


    *Websites: *
    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/64497/15-things-you-might-not-know-about-moulin-rouge
    https://reelclub.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/if-you-can-dream-it-surrealism-in-moulin-rouge/
    https://www.ukessays.com/essays/film-studies/analysis-of-moulin-rouge.php
    https://tamiu-ir.tdl.org/bitstream/handle/2152.4/93/GAMBOA-THESIS-2016.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
    https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2564447/moulin-rouge-behind-the-scenes-facts-about-the-baz-luhrmann-movie


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    038. Kaven is BACK. Part 2: "Be your own main character."

    038. Kaven is BACK. Part 2: "Be your own main character."

    We had so much fun with Kaven it ended up being too long and too chaotic for one episode. Here is part 2 of Kaven discussing TVD and giving some hot takes, some ship opinions, and letting us know exactly what she would say to Julie Plec if they were to ever meet. Oh and that question from last week is answered. Oh and we had to bleep some stuff. OH and we may have gone off the rails at the end a bit. But we love each other. Women supporting women.


    Spoilers include The Vampire Diaries, Loki, Wandavision,


    _Kaven's Socials Handles: _
    TikTok: Kaven_Books
    Instagram: Kaven_Books
    Backup IG: Kaven_Books_


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    • 47 min
    037. Kaven is BACK. Part 1: Damon, Klaus, Stefan

    037. Kaven is BACK. Part 1: Damon, Klaus, Stefan

    Long-distance friendships are hard and we missed hanging out. Join Kaven, Laura Marie and Jessica Marie for Part 1 of what was supposed to be an episode about The Vampire Diaries but very quickly turns into us just going off on tangents and laughing until we cry.


    Spoilers include The Vampire Diaries, Loki, Wandavision.


    _Kaven's Socials Handles: _
    TikTok: Kaven_Books
    Instagram: Kaven_Books
    Backup IG: Kaven_Books_


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    • 53 min
    036. Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments 1-3: Nothing less than 7 inches.

    036. Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments 1-3: Nothing less than 7 inches.

    This is Jessica Marie's first experience with the world of Shadowhunters and Laura Marie did the work to make sure that she was able to navigate these admittedly, not so great first 3 books. Things were spoiled for Jessica Marie so she could focus on everything except THAT, things were explained, and then the show was watched… Join Laura Marie and Jessica Marie as they jump into the massive world of Shadowhunters and try to remember that we were all the "pick me" character once.


    Articles and sites referenced:
    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/12/cassandra-clare-hits-back-at-sherrilyn-kenyons-lawsuit-alleging-copying


    https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2016/01/100329/cassandra-clare-plagiarism-controversy


    https://cassandraclare.tumblr.com/post/68288387799/on-incest-in-literature-tmi


    TW / CW: Discussion mentioning suicide


    Spoilers of the following: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire, ACOTAR, Throne of Glass series (where Rowan is mentioned), The Vampire Diaries, Game of Thrones, The Black Witch Chronicles
    Brief mention of the following: From Blood and Ash, Cruel Intentions, Gossip Girl, The Poppy Wars


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    • 1 hr 41 min
    035. Moana: You know who you are.

    035. Moana: You know who you are.

    There are some movies that hit harder when you watch them as an adult and some movies that leave you speechless. Moana leaves you speechless and ugly crying. Whether it's the music, the animation, or the message that you could do it all along, this movie does something. Join Laura Marie and Jessica Marie as they talk about why they love this movie, why they watched it in the first place, and what parts make them sob in a ball on the couch (there are more than 2).


    "But this does not define you. This is not who you are. You know who you are."


    There are no spoilers in this episode.


    Articles and sites referenced:
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-story-moana-and-maui-holds-against-cultural-truths-180961258/


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/disneys-moana-is-a-breath-of-fresh-island-air/2016/11/22/96bd1f90-a50f-11e6-8fc0-7be8f848c492_story.html


    https://www.theodysseyonline.com/themes-symbols-present-moana-inexplicable-big-picture


    https://fivefortheroad.com/lessons-learned-disneys-moana/#:~:text=The%20theme%20of%20Moana%20is,an%20adventure%20of%20self%20discover


    https://www.academia.edu/37596433/Moana_Film_Study_Guide


    https://blogs.elon.edu/geo1311803/2018/04/26/the-cultural-significance-and-symbolism-of-the-film-moana/


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    034. Gaming: Why is it difficult to make friends?

    034. Gaming: Why is it difficult to make friends?

    Are you a casual video game player that has never really talked about playing but you really love it and it makes up a significant portion of your life? Join Jessica Marie as she asks Laura Marie the tough questions about video games like what’s the strategy? Why do you play like that? And what game changed your life? Really, she asked some fantastic questions. Oh, the nostalgia. It’s more than just Mario, more than just Sonic, it's magic and dragons’ swords and scythes and it's awesome.


    Spoilers: Red Dead Redemption 2
    CW includes discussions surrounding gun violence and sexual assualt


    Articles referenced:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomokoyokoi/2021/03/04/female-gamers-are-on-the-rise-can-the-gaming-industry-catch-up/?sh=49adec48f9fe


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/sports/toxic-online-culture-women-esports/


    https://medium.com/swlh/the-complexities-of-being-a-female-gamer-3bc8a1d762f4


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    • 1 hr 11 min

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