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The Fandomentalist talks Supergirl and Subtext

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Julia, Kylie, and Gretchen sit down with Leah from TGIFemslash to chat about the upcoming season of Supergirl (is there hope?) and the interesting penchant for subtext over explicit queer ships within some areas of fandom.

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Episode Breakdown:

  • 0:00 – Introduction & fandom news 9/10/17
  • 17:00 – Supergirl‘s past and future
  • 44:35 – Subtext vs. sub-par text with queer ships

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Kylie is a Managing Editor at The Fandomentals on a mission to slay all the tropes. She has a penchant for complex familial dynamics and is easily pleased when authors include in-depth business details.

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The Rise of Tyrion Lannister Part 1

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Julia and Kylie do yet another straight character reread for Kylie’s absolute favorite: Tyrion Lannister. However, they decide to actually be somewhat reasonable and only tackle the first two books, and then proceed to get through just half of that in this episode.

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This episode’s saltarello is a remix by Les Genoux.

Episode Breakdown:

  • 0:00 – Introduction and Tyrion I & II in AGOT
  • 17:00 – III & IV, the duel at The Wall
  • 27:45 – V & VI, justice in The Vale
  • 40:00 – VII , VIII, & IX, war councils and some fighting
  • 49:15 – ACOK I & II, Tyrion’s first day in the office
  • 57:30 – III & IV, Tyrion’s brilliant powers of deduction
  • 1:09:00 – Outro

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It’s a Game of Cool Intentions in a Fandomentalist Far Far Away

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GretchenJulia, and Kylie react to the news that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss (D&D) will be helming a series of Star Wars movies in a very understated fashion, and do not at all spend 90% of this podcast talking about it.

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Episode Breakdown:

  • 0:00 – Fandom news 2/12/18 edition
  • 20:15 – “Cool intentions” and what to do with creators that try
  • 46:35 – Prequels vs. GoT, messaging
  • 1:06:05 – D&D write Star Wars pitch ideas

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A Search For Meaning During Awards Season

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Thad and Jeremiah are back to talk about film and television awards, if the season actually means a rip, and if so, what?

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