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Longtime friends Maggie and V met twelve years ago through a mutual fandom -- and they haven't agreed on much since, except for their love of loving things, writing fanfiction, and each other. Join them as they chat about their passions (and gentle ribbing of the other's passions) and discuss the ins and outs of fandom's past, present, and future, from LiveJournal to Tumblr, AO3, and beyond.
 
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Bob, Chuk and Mike review Bobs disco days in Huntington beach, Chuk records with Jim Kaa, and talks about his brothers death, Bob is alone at home with the kids, music and how it touches everyone in different ways, where do all the angry people on the internet go, optimistic outlook on what’s to come, LSD stories, Bobs first orgasm story you won’t …
 
What time travel paradox? For the first time in thirteen years, Maggie and V share a pairing and whaddya know, our Patreon donor of the week shares it, too. This week, we’re discussing the fandom juggernaut of Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes (Marvel’s Captain America and the Winter Soldier) through the lens of heroic male love--and no great hero ever end…
 
Uncork your vial of oil! This week, Maggie and V break down three slash ships where one side is a foreign invader--Marcus/Esca, Ragnar/Athelstan, and of course Joe/Nicky. Apparently, the only enemies-to-lovers ships that Maggie and V like existed in far-off centuries? Maggie discusses the ethics of shipping when the Two White Guys pairing is canoni…
 
Don't forget your disclaimer! Maggie and V are talking all things swoonworthy celeb as they explore the thorny topic of RPF (real-person fiction) in this Patreon Fan Pick episode. They compare and contrast the writing techniques of RPF with those of media-based fanfiction, talk painful moments when they outed themselves as RPF writers and were judg…
 
He’s the sexy, beefy guy who’s not scary! This week, in their first Patreon Fan Pick, Maggie and V dive into the oiled-up dreamworld of the himbo, from Central Perk to the Bad Place. Get ready for Joey, Jason, George, Ethan, Kevin, Eric, Keanu, and Brad--they’re the chaotic, smiley, guileless, sensitive princes of comedy and we love them for it.…
 
Larries and Charmies and QAnon, oh my! This week, Maggie and V discuss how conspiracy theories have infiltrated real person slash fandoms and the US government with Skye from the aptly-named podcast Shit Larries Say. They cover the erosion of the fourth wall, the rise of social media, fandom’s persistent problem with internalized misogyny, and why …
 
Bob and Chuk and Mike, Reducing the Covid death rate, Bob and Chuk get they’re second vaccination, Bob gets into Disneyland, Syrup and Tizzle, Kids in rehab and how to break the cycle, History of treatment in LA, Drug stories, Beverly Hills, Girlfriends and co-dependency especially Mikes, party stories and other gory junk , Flea bites off the end o…
 
We’ve connected the dots, and we want to believe! Join Maggie and V as they explore the spooky world of opposites-attract pairings with The X Files and Buzzfeed Unsolved. They discuss the ancient etymology of some key fannish phrases, search out the elusive Tol & Smol, and invoke a cursed quiz to find out whether they are A Ryan or A Shane. Plus, V…
 
Y’all ready for this? Maggie and V run through a few of their favorite not-like-other-girls who do extracurriculars and/or should have been lesbians: Bring It On, Bend It Like Beckham, Stick It!, and Pitch Perfect. They break down how each movie deals with race, gender, ambition, and soft boyfriends. Some age well and some do not! And V raps the en…
 
Whoa! Happy Valentine’s Day! For this joyous holiday, Maggie and V celebrate the catalogs of two stars who just may, kind of, perhaps, be married (in Romania, possibly) -- Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves. This episode could also be called “Maggie and V watched Bram Stoker’s Dracula So You Don’t Have To.” Join in a rundown of two beautiful people’s il…
 
This week, Maggie and V are joined by Drew and Cassie from the Of Slippers and Spindles Podcast to talk about fanfiction, fairytales, and folktales! They discuss centuries of stories, ridonkulous plotlines, anonymous pen pals, and of course, the ways that transformative works of all kinds help humanity hold onto its soul through dark and troubled t…
 
Females are strong as hell! This week, Maggie and V discuss two shows about women who get kidnapped and put in bunkers, The OA and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. They cover ideas about therapy, fear, dancing, mental and literal escapes, and awful men. Plus, Maggie and V are finally watching the same TV show—WandaVision—and we get a short update on Magg…
 
Sharpen your pencils! This week, Maggie and V discuss the evolution of their beta-writer relationship and psychoanalyze their vastly different writing styles. They discuss their oldest writing, their current WIPs, and how they’ve helped each other grow their skill with each work they write. Plus, some thoughts on co-writing, cybersex, and F. Scott …
 
Bamm, join the zombie jam! This week, Maggie and V are joined by their LJ friend Sherell Williams to talk about the undead--and thank god, because V can’t do The Walking Dead and Maggie had a hard time with the DCOM Z•O•M•B•I•E•S beyond appreciating the politics. Plus, a discussion of the benefits of LiveJournal-era fandom and a mourning for times …
 
Trust your gut! This week, Maggie and V analyze their favorite transgressive lady detectives through the decades: Nancy Drew, The Bletchley Circle, Veronica Mars, and Jessica Jones. They compare and contrast the ways each of these women navigate the sexism of their time, respond to sexual assault, and struggle to ever grow emotionally. Plus, V self…
 
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