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.
Alphas, Betas, Omegas: A Primer by nora bombay
Darcy Lewis ABO on AO3
Star Wars: TFA ABO
Law & Order ABO
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]
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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.
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]
Spoilers: Naruto chapters 699 and 700
Side by side animation comparison of SMC broadcast vs dvd – Kotaku
413 Sailor Moon with Lianne Sentar
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Get ready for a moon escalation, because Pru left MK alone with Lianne Sentar of Sparkler Monthly this week, and the only thing on their minds was Sailor Moon. We talk about the manga, the anime, the new anime, and the live action drama all in the context of the female gaze, matriarchies, and gender and sexual queerness. If you thought transporting yourself back in time to the Moon Kingdom was hard just wait until you hear about our dumb struggles against the limitations of the 90s and early 00s. Whether you’re already a Sailor Moon fan or if you’re looking to pick up the new series, this episode has a lot of feelings for you.
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