This week Donovan returns from New York Comic-Con to discuss the frontlines of modern fandom, the manufactured culture war online, and how we arrived at this point.
This week the trio of Don, Harry and Stella discuss “comfort media”, I.E. the things they run to when the walls start to close in. From television shows and romance novels to video games, what does your comfort media say about you?
Trevor returns to the show, where the three men discuss the nexus between Japan’s Yaoi and Yuri manga industry, gay culture, and the treatment of the queer community as compared to America!
This week the guys try to make sense of political violence, specifically in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Violence is both something to avoid but also historically necessary. Has mankind sufficiently evolved to understand the difference?
We’ve arrived at our Battle of the Five Armies, famous Tolkien trilogy topper, counting down our top three. Personal growth, feminist musicals, feminist K-dramas, and the greatest anime of the year? … More Year End Review 2021 Part III
It’s the end of the year, so we’re recounting the ten best works of media we experienced — movies, TV shows, books — and this time with a twist! Donovan and Harrison are joined by Stella of Batgirl to Oracle, who would’ve figured into the backstories of a number of entries anyway. Donovan starts us off with notes on two legends, the recently departed screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto and comics artist George Perez, diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. From there, we cover the things we missed before starting with our Top Ten lists, and then taking a detour to discuss a key Worst of the Year. … More Year End Review 2021 Part I
The Netflix Cowboy Bebop Live Action series has premiered, and Donovan is BIG mad. But FIRST! The guys return to the topic of adapting popular franchises for wider audiences, discussing the dangers of nostalgia, the salvation of creativity, and the politics that go into bringing something into the modern day. *This episode discusses spoilers for … More What are the Needs of an Adaptation ROUND 2
On a rare daytime recording of QNA, Donovan and Harrison reconsider a late 20th-century “classic,” The Matrix. Does it hold up after all these years? Long ago, we were saturated by Matrix imitators and parody — but times have changed. Maybe old wounds have healed, and indeed, we’re seeing more Matrix on the horizon. Is this reality? … More [Don’t] Dodge This! The Matrix Commentary
*CONTENT WARNING* This episode discusses sexual abuse and violence against children . Listener discretion is strongly advised The guys discuss the oddities of the East once again, this time joined by Trevor from the TROOTH web channel! Specifically, the three men discuss the contrasting marketability between what’s allowed in Japan vs. what’s sold to Americans. … More Why is Anime so Weird ROUND 2: Guest-Starring TROOTH!