This week the guys welcome Alex Jaffe and Professor Chris Ceary to talk about Asexual Representation in Media. The gang discusses personal exploration, the inevitability of romantic storytelling, harmful stereotypes and which characters are Ace but don’t know it.
The guys once again return to a previous topic with professional help, this week in the form of Author and Romance Storytelling Specialist Nancy Northcott!
Harry’s pal Cassandra guest stars in this episode, giving her perspectives on love, dating and consent. What’s the point of dating when nobody is match for you? Is it ever worth it? What pressures people into constantly dating?
This week the two fools return to the subject of love and romance, albeit fictionalized in a creator’s mind. What romantic tropes drive our expectations of romance in both the real world and fiction? Which of these are most harmful and what would a best case scenario look like in a romance with no toxic … More What will Romance Tropes be in the Future?
The year for the podcast TRULY ends with the guys going over several feedback emails concerning how to avoid writing stereotypes, avoiding the cons of the “Will they/Won’t they” romance plots, and discussing the trajectory and possibilities for the podcast in the coming weeks of 2018!
In this episode Harry and Don tackle the unspeakable subject of fandom. Like patients stricken with an illness, they discuss their own imaginary loves before turning an eye to the far reaches of the fan’s psyche, discussing legitimate love for the fictional, television and comics, how fandom can become obsession, reality and real life love. … More Is it okay to fall in love with Fictional Characters?