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Talking with guests on nerdy pop culture, gaming, and fandom theories. We talk nerdy to you!

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Talking with guests on nerdy pop culture, gaming, and fandom theories. We talk nerdy to you!

    Love Sucks

    Love Sucks

    While most people seem to have romance on the mind this time of year, Lindsay and Elisabeth have the macabre on the brain instead. On this episode, Elisabeth takes Lindsay through the history of the vampire myth, where it’s come from, how it’s evolved, and how we got the classic vision of what a vampire is thanks to Gothic European literature. From Nosferatu to Count Dracula, from Louis and Lestat to Eric and Bill, to the horror vampires of 30 Days of Night and yes, even the sparkling vampires of Twilight, all kinds of different incarnations are discussed, along with their similarities and their differences and what makes them work for us (or not). We also have a little fun fact regarding old Romanian myths and their connection to the Witcher, along with Lindsay’s observations of how Disney tiptoes around the less family friendly aspects of vampires for their movies and series while Elisabeth discusses how magic previously thought taboo and unsavory in the world of Dragon Age might not really be so in reality.

    • 56 min
    Powerful Moments in Geek TV

    Powerful Moments in Geek TV

    Good TV shows with solid writing and great characters leave an impact with us, a connection to humanity that not every series can tap into as effectively. In this episode, Elisabeth and Lindsay talk about a few different moments in some of their favorite TV shows that hit them squarely in the feels and why. From the Van Gogh episode of Doctor Who, to various moments with Iroh in Avatar the Last Airbender, to a heartwarming message from a Simpsons episode, strong political statements from the original Star Trek series, and more. Also in this episode, Elisabeth laments the short term memory of game reviewers and how they tend to rewrite history (no, you did not know 100% that the Arkham Knight was Jason Todd with no other possibilities, receipts or get out) and Lindsay breaks down what may or may not be worth investing time into when it comes to attending conventions.

    • 38 min
    Shot Through the Heart

    Shot Through the Heart

    We all love our fandoms, but sometimes things happen that make us lose the passion we once had for them. Whether it’s writing mishaps and mistakes in media like Supernatural, Once Upon A Time, the MCU, and Star Wars, to a fear of the new unknown on Doctor Who, to even actions taken outside of the fandom like J.K. Rowling’s tweets that end up tarnishing what we once so fervently loved. This week, Lindsay and Elisabeth tackle these fandoms and why they’ve fallen out of love with them, and what media some of them have pushed them towards instead. Elisabeth also hosts a double feature for Gaming Corner, discussing not only the delayed release of Cyberpunk 2077 but also her take on the new God of War, and for Geek on Fleek, Lindsay touches on the important topic of mental health.

    • 41 min
    Star Wars: The Emperor's New Groove

    Star Wars: The Emperor's New Groove

    Lindsay and Elisabeth bring everything full circle as they wrap up their month of Star Wars by discussing their thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker. A special guest host joins them in this spoiler-filled episode - someone who longtime listeners will readily recognize - as they discuss the good parts, the bad parts, the endless questions, and what can make or break a good trilogy. Also this week, in Geek on Fleek, Lindsay talks about the underwhelming movie offerings to look forward to in 2020 - yes, Birds of Prey, we’re looking at you - and for gaming corner, Elisabeth discusses her inability to be unnecessarily mean to NPC’s and how one message from Shepard’s former lover made her turn around and make a whole new character.

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    Clone Wars and the Attack of the Gatekeepers

    Clone Wars and the Attack of the Gatekeepers

    To continue our monthly theme, Lindsay and Elisabeth talk - spoiler-free! - about the cartoon contributions to the Star Wars franchise, including both Clone Wars cartoons, Rebels, how they fit into the timeline, and how they contribute to the storytelling. We also take a much-needed moment to talk about gatekeeping in fandoms and how blanket negativity toward all new fans is unhealthy and unneeded. For gaming corner this week, Elisabeth gets personal in relaying how a certain character from Dragon Age 2 helped her cope with grief, and Lindsay discusses her plans for making fandom-themed holiday treats.

    • 41 min
    The Mandalorian: This Is The Way

    The Mandalorian: This Is The Way

    On December 20th, the last chapter of the newest Star Wars trilogy will be released and mark the end of an era in Star Wars storytelling, for better or for worse. In celebration, Lindsay and Elisabeth are taking this whole month to talk about different things involving the Star Wars universe and the stories it tells, and what better way to kick off the month than with a discussion about Disney+’s newest hit, The Mandalorian? Special guest host Aurelia even chimes in her opinions as a non-fan, Lindsay talks about her first impressions, and Elisabeth discusses her feelings as a long-time fan of a galaxy far, far away. We also just had to address the eye-rolling comments made by Kathleen Kennedy and how the Expanded Universe could still potentially impact Star Wars canon. Also in this episode, Lindsay talks about how the 501st - a fan run organisation - pitched in to help The Mandalorian’s production, and Elisabeth compares and contrasts Obsidian’s Fallout: New Vegas and The Outer Worlds and how they seem to stick with what works for them in the realm of RPG’s.

    • 41 min

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Love it!

Always enjoy the enthusiasm you hear in this show. Especially enjoyed the Star Wars talk!

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