On night two of two, Donovan (and not Harrison, not even) express a fondness for all things wonderful — nostalgic things, childhood crushes, modern crushes, The Most Beautiful Woman on the Planet, Tifa Lockhart, and a YouTube argumentsman. As usual, it gets weird (Donovan’s fault, of course). Well, what does Theodore Sturgeon’s Law say…? … More 2020 Coda, Part II: The Simple Things
On night one of two, we start off our 2020 Year in Review (that rhymes) with a check-in on su dos hostos before we slide into honorable mentions. From there, we cover our top ten lists from #10 to #6. … More 2020 Coda, Part I: The Death of 2020
Another old “favorite” is examined under the microscope of hindsight in real time, as Harrison and Donovan talk Star Wars Episode III!
What are the intentions of the war story? Are the requisite morals good or bad? What else can the war story discuss beyond that binary?
The new decade begins with the guys having a final say on the past – for a time. What does nostalgia do to us, for us, and cause us to be?
What is the nature of our hate? How do we do it? How do we come to feel anything towards things, both popular and unpopular? This episode begins in fresh territory (with the Kardashians) and only burrows down weirder paths, cataloging popular hate, general acceptance, memes and darker territory.
Part Two of our adventure gets into the heat of the volcano. The guys talk Star Wars, the DCEU, Spider-Man and letting go when the hurt is too much.
This week the guys discuss Cultural Phenomena, how that gets to be defined, and the backlash effect with each example.
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?