Category Archives: season5

508 Empire

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People, brace yourselves, because this week we dive into the dazzling, dizzying world of FOX’s mega hit Empire. Pru is joined by Zara (Amazonziti), Merelyn and Tiffany to drink wine out of plastic goblets in the shape of skulls and scream loudly about the two-hour season finale of the freshman series staring Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard. We talk furs, crazy plots, gay sons, eluding death, and how this show has proven so magnificently addictive.

Links for this episode

Empire episodes on Hulu
Empire’s IPO on the Wall Street Journal

507 Theory of Fic Gate, Series Finales

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This week, we talk about the sad news of Leonard Nimoy’s passing, the crazy news of Mentalist’s series finale, and the leopard print banana milkshake news of the greatest new show on television, Empire. We’ll also check in with Waldorph on the recent Theory of Fanfiction kerfuffle, and go through some reader questions and a correction from last week’s episode, so stick around!

Recs

Let’s Misbehave by Trelkez [White Collar, OT3]
Of Twin Stars and Other Eccentric Satellites by winterhill [Star Trek, Kirk/Spock]
Figure It Out by lightgetsin [White Collar, OT3]

506 Jupiter Ascending

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This podcast has everyone: Pru, MK, Leupagus, Twentysomething, Merelyn, and The Hoyden, all coming together to experience the great love story of princess toiletbrush and her loyal speed skating space wolf with wings. Also, Sean Bumblebean, King of the Bees.

Link:

Stefon describes Jupiter Ascending

505 Naruto

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Wow, guys, it’s another first time, because this week Pru and MK are joined by not only The Hoyden, but also by MK’s friend Paul, the first dude we’ve ever had on the podcast. We open with a quick discussion of Sailor Moon Crystal, Mythbusters, Fresh Off the Boat, and the Legend of Zelda Netflix show (confirmed after recording). For our longer discussion this week, we dip into one of the worst fandoms that all of us share: Naruto. Tune in to learn about why Naruto is the worst, how Kishimoto gave us all blue balls, and then listen to us struggle to figure out why Kakashi is so great. (Because he is. He is SO great.) It’s a dark day for fandom, so you might as well join us as we fail at everything.

Note: there is some construction noise in the background of this episode because fucking Toronto, of course there is. Sorry about that.

Recs

In Bond and Blood by The Hoyden [Kakashi/Iruka]

Remnants of Solitude by paxnirvana [Kakashi/Iruka]

Diplomatic Relations by maldoror_gw [Rock Lee/Gara]

Recommended for Admission by Pentapus  [Kakashi/Iruka]

Animal Crackers by Pentapus and Torch  [Kakashi/Iruka]

Fair Play by Pirate Burn  [Kakashi/Iruka]

Links

Spoilers: Naruto chapters 699 and 700

Side by side animation comparison of SMC broadcast vs dvd – Kotaku

504 Fourth Wall Redux

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This week we premier our new episode format with a quick discussion of #Gamergate, and a hodgepodge of new and returning shows including The Librarians, Mythbusters (and their new format), and Marvel’s Agent Carter. For our longer discussion this week, we chat about some recent norm-space incursions on fandom’s crumbling fourth wall and set a timer for receipt of hate mail by talking about paying for fan art versus paying for fan fic.

503 Little House on the Prarie with Mistress Curvy

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Start inflating that pig’s bladder, folks, because it’s time for our long-threatened Little House on the Prairie episode. This week, Mistress Curvy (N) joins Pru in a covered wagon traveling from the big woods of Wisconsin all the way to South Dakota to talk about the beloved childhood book series, the way it’s left an indelible (and occasionally worrying) mark on their lives, and our collective obsession with the series’s description of food. So if listening to two grown-ass women losing their ever-loving minds about pioneer gals and hoopskirts was on your bucket list, you can cross that off with conviction.

502 Korean Dramas

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Is your life lacking in hysterical sobbing and 24-hour binge watching of television in a language you don’t understand? Have you always craved an excuse to watch a genre of television that will destroy you so completely that watching someone robotically hug another person from behind is enough to break you into shattering tears? Do you need plotlines that include time traveling aliens and wealthy sons of industry who stand around bleakly with their hands in their pockets all the time? Do you like watching people get hella drunk in tents and then throw up around children’s playgrounds? Then Korean dramas are a thing that you need in your life, and for the first time since S1 of /report, Pru and Waldorph are here to deliver.

5×01 CW’s Arrow

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Happy season five, folks! We’re back, we’re finally back! And we’re kicking it off with a high-velocity penetrative wound delivered — with love and affection — by Oliver Queen. This week, /report talks about the CW’s Arrow (and a little bit about the CW’s Flash). We explore why the show works (salmon ladder), and why we’re fans (salmon ladder), answer your questions, and questions you never had before listening to us and wondering about our sanity. So strap in, and for the record, we didn’t know anything about him shooting you with an arrow because it’s basically impossible to tell when he’s making a joke.

Fic Recs:

I Took a Wrong Turn Somewhere (Somehow I Ended Up Right) by LadyChi [Felicity/Oliver]

A Girl with a Mind Like a Diamond by MachaSWicket [Felicity/Oliver, Tommy/Felicity, gen]

Ain’t It Fun by Magneticwave [Felicity/Oliver]

Hideaways by Jaegermighty [Felicity/Oliver]