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Patriarchy Brain in A Song of Ice and Fire

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Julia and Kylie finally take a break from adaptation shaming to gush about A Song of Ice and Fire, this time with the help of their guest Gretchen! What is it that makes George R.R. Martin’s close-PoV structure so compelling? To them, it’s the way that the he is able to utilize the toxically patriarchal setting to explore character biases for incredibly feminist take-aways.

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This episode’s saltarello performance is by Jessica Comeau.

Episode Breakdown:

  • 0:00 – Intro & explanation of “patriarchy brain”
  • 17:03 – Cat
  • 30:40 – Arys
  • 39:30 – Vic/Aeron & Barry
  • 50:47 – Cersei
  • 1:03:00 – Tyrion, Sam, & Ned
  • 1:19:49 – Brienne & Arya
  • 1:30:00 – Sansa
  • 1:41:40 – Asha & Arianne

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Bi, she/her. Gretchen is a Managing Editor for the Fandomentals. An unabashed nerdy fangirl and aspiring sci/fi and fantasy author, she has opinions about things like media, representation, and ethics in storytelling.

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The Last Jedi Gabfest on The Fandomentalist

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GretchenJulia, and Kylie are joined by Star Wars rewatchers Ian and Zach, because there’s always more to say about The Last Jedi. They try to hit on newer topics, though the gushing may sound eerily familiar.

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Episode Breakdown:

  • 0:00 – Fandom news 1/15/18 edition
  • 18:45 – Jedi/the force future and themes
  • 32:15 – Oh yeah…Rey
  • 51:30 – Kylo Ren as our antagonist
  • 1:07:15 – Grievances and Episode IX hopes

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Before There Was Streaming

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Thad and Jeremiah kick off 2018 with a look back at the technology before digital streaming. Tune in for a path down memory lane including VHS, DVD, Betamax, and LaserDisc.

 

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The Last Jedi and the First of the Year on The Fandomentalist

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GretchenJulia, and Kylie ring in 2018 by taking a dive into 2017’s closing fandom drama: The Last Jedi. Listen as they chat about its controversial status, jingle keys for twenty minutes, and finally set some resolutions for the next year.

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Episode Breakdown:

  • 0:00 – Introduction & end of 2017 fandom news
  • 16:30 – The divisiveness of The Last Jedi
  • 40:30 – The prequels vs. GoT, action sequences
  • 58:10 – Our 2018 resolutions

 

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