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515 Alpha, Beta, Omega

This week, we catch up with some recent fannish news and give an intensely spoilery review of the BBC Sherlock Christmas special — or what NYC HQ can remember of it, anyway. And then we get knotty with special guest Nora Bombay to talk about Alpha/Beta/Omega, that trope that you hadn’t heard of before, but seems to be everywhere now. We discuss where we think it comes from, why it seems to have sparked such interest, and share a few recs along the way, too.

Links

Alphas, Betas, Omegas: A Primer by nora bombay
Darcy Lewis ABO on AO3
Star Wars: TFA ABO
Law & Order ABO

Recs

Old Traditions, Werewolf Edition by Footloose [Derek/Stiles, Teenwolf AU]
Sociomega series by SweetandSharp [Merlin/Arthur, BBC Merlin, side fandoms]
Gordian by Fresne [Sherlock/John, BBC Sherlock]
Secrets and Revelations by Hisstah [Sherlock/John, BBC Sherlock Sentinel AU]
White Nights by Spicedpiano and Tahariel [Charles/Erik, XMFC]
fresne’s sherlock ABO stories
The Watsons of Saughton [Sherlock/John, BBC Sherlock]

419 Guardians of the Galaxy with Leupagus and Merelyn

419 Guardians of the Galaxy
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Are you an asshole but not 100% a dick? Then you’re in the right place. This week we’re joined by two of our favourite assholes, Leupagus and Merelyn to have a spoiler-heavy discussion about Guardians of the Galaxy, from why the opening was weak and why that one line we all hate was dumb to why Groot is the best tree, just the best tree ever no for real don’t even bother fighting us on this one and how much we loved this movie. By the way, in case you haven’t heard? Groot is the best tree.

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412 X-Men Days of Future Past with The Hoyden

412 Days of Futures Past with Hoyden
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It’s time to get high on nasal decongestants and serums that fuck with your DNA, because Hoyden and Pru have congregated this very special week to talk about the latest, the probably not greatest, X-Men: Days of Futures Past. We discuss how the hell this movie managed to keep so many different threads clear, and whether or not the character arcs for our trio of leads worked, and if this movie course corrected on some of the more annoying paternalism from the first. Also, Wolverine’s butt. So if you’re ready for a spoiler heavy podcast with national treasure Hoyden tripping balls on cold medicine and holding up admirably the entire time, this is your time.

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411 Spider-man 2 with Merelyn

411 Spider-man 2 with Merelyn
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Break out your grain alcohol and sense of inevitable disappointment, because /report got Pru and Merelyn hammered and talking about The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Fair warning, tender listeners, we absolutely hated this movie and our hour+ dissertation on why we do is unwavering on this point, not even Andrew Garfield’s doe eyes and jiggly backside or Emma Stone’s dynamic brightness and fantastic hats could rescue our feelings. But if you want someone to commiserate, or hear stories about terrible life choices, the best leather seats at an AMC in New York, or our various “best parts of the movie” (none of which involved the movie), stick around.

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409 Captain America and the Winter Solider with Leupagus and Screamlet

409 Captain America and the Winter Soldier with Leupagus and Screamlet
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Folks, our long national nightmare is over. It’s time for /report’s Captain America: Winter Soldier: Crying GayMakeouts Brutal Face-punching episode. We talk about the massive universe reset, whether or not the movie title was a cruel misdirection, our continuing and unabated anger at one particular character, and how sad we are about Bucky Barnes. (Spoiler: Very sad.) This episode also contains spoilers for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’s latest episodes, so keep that in mind as you crank up the George Washington Rap and drop your mic to do some AMERICA.

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408 Recap

408 Recap
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You asked for it, and we deliver. This week we talk about shows we loved that have ended, shows we loved and stopped watching, and even shows we’ve never seen before. If you had questions about Person of Interest, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Leverage, Teenwolf, Welcome to Nightvale, Agents of SHIELD, Supernatural, or how two penises work on one dude, this is the episode for you.

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No recs for this week

406 Character Death with Merelyn and Waldorph

406 Character Death with Merelyn and Waldorph
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Break out your widows weeds and best funerary hankies, /reporters, because this week we’re exploring the wide and wonderful world of character death. Pru and MK are joined by Death Moon Merelyn and Black Snowflake Waldorph to discuss when character deaths work, when they don’t, and which ones have been the most affecting in their tear-stained memories. Listeners beware, this episode contains extensive spoilers for The Good Wife, Hannibal, and Person of Interest among other fandoms.

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