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October 20, 2021 @ 5:01 am

Episode 97: A Symphony of Serpents

On this week's episode, we're discussing music! Musicians! Being gripped by the madness of creation! Selling one's soul for art! The tentpoles this week are the film Amadeus, the fanfic "String Theory" by toft,  and Ryka Aoki’s Light from Uncommon Stars.


What We’re Into Lately 

The Hellion’s Waltz by Olivia Waite
Peter Cabot Gets Lost by Cat Sebastian
The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison
Symphony for the City of the Dead by M. T. Adderson
The Dawnhounds by Sascha Stronach
Compass of thy Soul by Umei_no_Mai
Campaign Skyjacks
Skyjacks: Couriers Call
Hannah Gadsby: Douglas
The Wilds
‘In the Company of Gentlemen’ by Victoria Goddard

Other Stuff We Mentioned

The other two Feminine Pursuits books by Olivia Waite
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Hollow and Honeycomb by antistar_e
The Old Guard
The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett
Stargate: Atlantis
Shakespeare in Love
Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (“topless towers of Ilium” quote)
Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
The Phantom of the Opera
“Requiem” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Requiem” by Gabriel Fauré
"Devil Went Down to Georgia" by The Charlie Daniels Band
The Devil Went Down to Georgia (And Then Went Down on Johnny) series by notbecauseofvictories

Black Swan (2010)

Aria of the Sea by Dia Calhoun

Catalyst by Jennifer Mace (unreleased)

Scheherazade (character)

A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland
Hamilton (musical)
Fall Out Boy (band)
Crystal Singer series by Anne McCaffrey
Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
Def Leppard (band)
The Velvet Underground (band)
Isavalta series by Sarah Zettel
The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen
The Goose Girl from Grimms’ Fairy Tales
Jack and the Beanstalk
Bonny Swans” traditional ballad
Sistersong by Lucy Holland
“The Bonny Swans” by Loreena McKennitt
Hild by Nicola Griffith
Johann Sebastian Bach
Harry Potter film score
Ramin Djawadi’s musical scores for Game of Thrones & Westworld
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers


For Next Time

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas


Content Warnings
Attempted suicide (in Amadeus and brief mention of it in the discussion)
On-the-page sexual assault, on-the-page hate transphobia, child abuse both explicit and referenced (in Light From Uncommon Stars)



The transcript of this episode can be found here. Thank you to our wondrous choir of scribes!

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October 6, 2021 @ 5:00 am

Episode 96: Changing Places

On this week's episode, we're discussing body swap fic! Swapping bodies! Trading meatsuits! It's all fun and comedy, right? ...Or is it? Anyway, the tentpoles for this episode are the anime film, Your Name, the fanfic Vinculum by Skadiseven, and the Farscape episode, "Out of Their Minds."


What We’re Into Lately 

Bombshell by Sarah MacLean

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

Schmigadoon! (on Apple TV)

Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex Wells

Pressure Machine by the Killers

Campaign Skyjacks (podcast)

The Bachelor’s Valet by Arden Powell
Petty Treasons by Victoria Goddard


Other Stuff We Mentioned

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
The Hands of the Emperor by Victoria Goddard
The Untamed
Star Trek: The Next Generation

The Dark Crystal
Jupiter Ascending
Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
Star Trek: The Original Series
Laughing Gas by PG Wodehouse
Stranger Than Fiction
Babylon 5
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Sword Art Online
The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
to memory now I can’t recall by Etharei
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Good Omens miniseries


For Next Time

Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki


Content Warnings
Mention of molestation in the context of the bodyswap trope (in episode discussion)

Mention of dysphoria & trans erasure in the context of the bodyswap trope (in episode discussion)



The transcript for this episode is available here. Thank you to our stylish and fashionable team of scribes!

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