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September 26, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Episode 18: Heist, Heist, Baby

On this episode of Be the Serpent, we're talking about heists and thieves and how much we love them. We almost called this episode "Sticky Fingers, Stolen Hearts". The tentpoles for this week are Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, Ocean's 8, and two Inception fics by imperfectcircle: "Palm, Ditch, Steal" and "Load, Misdirection, Switch".


What We’re Reading:

Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone
A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland
Witchmark by CL Polk
1688: A Global History by John E. Wills Jr.

Other Stuff We Mentioned:

Nirvana in Fire
Wynonna Earp
“The Great Chinese Art Heist” article in GQ
Alex’s loathing of stage magicians
Now You See Me
Sorting Hat Chats
Be the Serpent, Episode 13: "Machiavellian Overthinkers"
Palm, Ditch, Steal” by imperfectcircle
Load, Misdirection, Switch” by imperfectcircle
Tuckman’s stages of group development
The Belgariad by David Eddings
Malloreon by David Eddings
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
Redemption of Althalus by David and Leigh Eddings
Miss the Train Before” by Fahye (incomplete)

For Next Time:

Always Starts the Same, with a Boy and a Girl by lightgetsin


The transcript of this episode is available here. Our scribes are superheroes and we do not deserve them. Thank you, Magali, Sara, Neharika, and Millie!

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September 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Episode 17: A Bump in the Night (The Sexy Kind)

On this episode of Be the Serpent, we're talking about sex -- why we write about it, why we read about it, and more. Our tentpoles this week are Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey, An Unnatural Vice by KJ Charles, and the entire genre of F/F fanfiction (with three great recs from us)! 

What We’re Reading

Heroine Worship (Sarah Kuhn)
A Duke by Default (Alyssa Cole)
Alex finally played Dragon Age: Inquisition!


Other Stuff We Mentioned

The Hugo Awards
Bad Sex Awards from the Literary Review
The Sins of the Cities trilogy by KJ Charles
A Charm of Magpies series by KJ Charles
Bird in the Hand by novembersmith  
Truth and Measure by Telanu
Oral Histories by Telanu
Prizefight Verse by Telanu
Captive Prince
The Devil Wears Prada
Gwen/Morgana (Merlin)
How the mouth changes its shape by breathedout
Due South
Restoree by Anne McCaffrey
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
The Tiger’s Daughter by Arsenault Rivera
Docile by Kellan Szpara (Spring 2020)
The Seventh Function of Language by Laurent Binet

For Next Time:

Ocean's 8 (2018)


The transcript for this episode is available here. Thanks to Magali, Sara, and Neharika -- and a special thanks and warm welcome to the newest scribe to join our ranks: Millie!!

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