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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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We're putting Tyrion on trial (by combat) with one of the resident Westeros lawyers, Clint of the Learned Hands podcast and the Laws of Ice and Fire blog. But as the trial approaches, evidence begins to surface for maybe some other culprits flouting justice. LINKS Clint's Twitter - https://twitter.com/clintw Learned Hands Podcast - https://westeros…
 
Our resident lore master Warren aka The Hedge Knight helps us navigate the murky waters of myths, lore, legends, and faerie tales as they surface in these two chapters. Malcolm and Alice stumble on lands that feel distant from their own despite being so near. Follow Warren's twitter: https://twitter.com/DudsonWarren CHAPTER 21 - THE ENCHANTED ISLAN…
 
//apologies for the missing audio before—episode is updated and audio added --- Tits out for Lysa Arryn --- Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl] Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/ Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor Chloe's blog: w…
 
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…
 
Swords out for Catelyn Stark --- LINKS MENTIONED Radio Westeros - Inn at the Crossroads episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ7jT5mq80s Lady Gwyn's essay on the Inn at the Crossroads: https://ladygwynhyfvar.com/tag/inn-at-the-crossroads/ Steven Attewell's CBC Analysis of AGOT Catelyn V: https://racefortheironthrone.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/cha…
 
Catelyn beats everyone else to King's Landing so she can do the exposition and heavy lifting for everyone (as always). But there's no rest for the weary because Littlefinger comes calling for a meeting between him, Cat, and a spider. --- Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_ta…
 
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…
 
As the flood rages, Malcolm and Alice seek safety for themselves and Lyra in many places yet fail to find it, risking losing her at every turn. CHAPTER 18 - LORD MURDERER CHAPTER 19 - THE POACHER CHAPTER 20 - THE SISTERS OF HOLY OBEDIENCE ---Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetricEliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass…
 
In the midst of her grief-induced stupor, Cat meets a catspaw who injures her catspaw. After resting and returning to life, she realizes that someone must tell them at King's Landing and she knows just the woman for the job. --- Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl]…
 
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…
 
What's in the box, Catelyn? The plot. Marital problems. Lies. Mostly the plot. --- Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl] Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/ Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com I…
 
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.…
 
The earliest chapter that Girls Gone Canon has covered, Catelyn's chapters help us wade into the world of Westeros while setting the stage for the players of this game, including her own and her relationship with Ned. --- Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl Eliana'…
 
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 …
 
Sister Fenella falls, and so does the dam. The Great Flood is here, sweeping Malcolm, Alice and Lyra off to an adventure, taking us from the first part of the book to the second. Chapter 15 - The Potting ShedChapter 16 - The PharmacyChapter 17 - Pilgrims' Tower --- Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric Eliana's reddit account: https://…
 
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…
 
He was a better smuggler than a knight, a better knight than lord, a better lord than Hand, and a better Hand than a husband. The final Davos chapter in the published series, ending our journey with the onion knight and ending the mummer's farce. But before we sail off, there's time to talk about where the tides will take him. Big Drumming by Kevin…
 
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…
 
All of White Harbor is a stage, but no one has given Davos the script... Thankfully, Davos Seaworth is a decent improvisor. Battle inspiration from ThunderClap: http://www.whitehavenandwesternlakeland.co.uk/johnpauljones/raid.htm A thank you to the following for lending us their voices: PoorQuentyn of Notacast (Davos) Maester Merry of Learned Hands…
 
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…
 
White Harbor has changed in the last six years - is it for the better, or for the worse? Davos feels conflicted as he decides for himself. Adam Feldman's analysis on: Tyrion in ADWD: https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/lafylm/spoilers_extended_a_decade_writing_dance_part_1/ Dany in ADWD: https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/lc23vz/spoilers…
 
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…
 
Malcolm receives two warnings from a friendly stranger named Coram Van Texel: The flood is coming and avoid Gerard Bonneville. Malcolm believes but will everyone else? CHAPTER 12 - Alice Talks CHAPTER 13 - The Bologna Instrument CHAPTER 14 - Lady With Monkey LINKS MENTIONED Maya Shav's Art Lyra with Ermine Marisa Coulter --- Eliana's twitter: https…
 
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…
 
A storm blows Davos off course into the arms of the Three Sisters, without his friend Salladhor Saan. He gets some news updates from Godric Borrell and does some Hand-y things. LINKS MENTIONED - 'The Night Lamp' by Cantuse - https://cantuse.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/the-night-lamp-revisited-the-wrath-of-the-old-and-the-new/ - 'Battle in the Ice' by …
 
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 …
 
At the end of Davos's arc in ASOS, he plays a risky Hand: free Edric Storm. After, he shows he has another card up his sleeve from a raven from the Night's Watch. LINKS MENTIONED A music recommendation from Chloe: "Lightbringer" by Covenant --- Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/g…
 
Many theatrics surround the difficult choice put forth before Stannis as he thinks of dragon wings above Westeros for the low bargain price of Edric Storm's life. Davos thinks of the perils of playing politics and how to be a Hand when he reads some dark words sent by dark wings. --- Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric Eliana's reddi…
 
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…
 
Join us for the series (meaning season!) finale of His Dark Materials season 2, in which we get real sad because real sad stuff happens, continue discussing Ariyon Bakare's twitter handle and the mysterious "69," and talk about some of the changes from the books to the show. Find Cam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/candid59 ---Eliana's twitter: htt…
 
Get on the truck! This week, V and Maggie discuss two road trip movies that couldn't be more different -- except that they're both good examples of sequels better than the original films. Maggie forces V to watch Magic Mike XXL and V is never surer of being a huge lesbian, then both pals discuss the masterpiece that is Mad Max: Fury Road (and V rem…
 
In the penultimate episode, Lyra and Will must leave Cittagazze with the witches but Will's wound proves difficult for their trek. Lee and Jopari cross worlds as do Mrs. Coulter and Lord Boreal, but the journey ends for Boreal here. Mrs. Coulter does intense things. Maya Shavzin's Artwork: Lyra and Pan as Lady with Ermine - https://twitter.com/Maya…
 
Things are "hotting up" in LBS as the League of St. Alexander amasses power, different factions fight for Lyra, and a daemon pisses on the priory. CHAPTER 9 - Counterclockwise CHAPTER 10 - Lord Asriel CHAPTER 11 - Three Legs Please note that unlike the His Dark Materials episodes, La Belle Sauvage episodes will be spoilers all with the exception of…
 
Grab your backstage pass! This week, V and Maggie recount their Best Fandom Days Ever: two different but totally unforgettable person-to-person experiences they had with their favorite artists. V tells the story of interviewing Dream Street’s Greg Raposo backstage at the House of Blues when she was 17, and Maggie talks about meeting one of her pers…
 
Will and Lyra hatch a plan to steal back the alethiometer only to run into a surprise villain: Lyra's own mother, Mrs. Coulter. Marisa faces her demons as she reveals secret skills and learns that in another world, she could have been successful on her own. Upcoming Guests: Cam/Candid59:https://twitter.com/candid59 The Dust Podcast: Twitter: https:…
 
Davos heads upwards and out of the dungeons, climbing the corporate ladder even higher only to find himself still standing on the precipice of hell: His king gazes into the fires and calls for the death of the "usurpers," while still carrying the ghosts of his brothers. Together with Quinn of Quinn's ideas, we talk magic, Melisandre, Davos, and Sta…
 
There's trouble in Paradise for Mr. Paradisi as Lyra and Will work on Lord Boreal's request to retrieve a knife. Will pays a high price to fulfill his destiny. In another world, Lee meets a man of many names. Music links mentioned from Fred: Morricone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYI09PMNazw Scoresby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDbMKp8HZHI…
 
While sitting in his dungeon cell, Davos is joined by unwanted companions. --- Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/ Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com Intro …
 
This week, Maggie and V chat about their first impressions of The Old Guard, Pacific Rim, Venom, and Jupiter Ascending, and the ways in which fandom uses those worlds to create character growth. These movies have everything--immortal fighters, immortal aliens, loser aliens that eat people, monster aliens getting killed by robots, wolf-splice alien …
 
Lyra and Will aren't just stealing our hearts this season: There's another thief with a snake daemon stealing the alethiometer from our beloved heroes. In another world, characters get ready for war and even clash unexpectedly to talk love, hurt, and the value of a life. Cassidy's Birb Thread---Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetricElia…
 
Things are heating up in Oxford as Malcolm gets confirmation about a murder, prepares for a flood and some break-ins while the League of St. Alexander begins recruiting children at his school. CHAPTER 6 - Glazing Sprigs CHAPTER 7 - Too Soon CHAPTER 8 - The League of St. Alexander Please note that unlike the His Dark Materials episodes, La Belle Sau…
 
They’re not real twins! This week, Maggie gives a run-down of The Social Network fandom (including one Armie Hammer), and V discusses The Parent Traps from 1961, 1986, and 1989 (each including one Hayley Mills), as well as, and perhaps and most importantly 1998 (including one Lindsay Lohan). Get Maggie’s review of The Devil All The Time, a few Mark…
 
Things are heating up between the Magisterium and the witches while Lyra finds a scholar and Will finds his family. LINKS MENTIONED Dr. Sam Henry - https://twitter.com/g7vdj Dr. Henry's blog - https://particlegadgeteering.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/dark-matter-detectors-and-philip-pullmans-his-dark-materials/ ------Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.c…
 
Davos is almost back to Dragonstone and tells everyone on his good friend Salladhor Saan's ship, "I think I will cause problems on purpose." But — as everyone warns him — causing those kinds of problems is harder than he thinks. --- Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_g…
 
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