Femsplained
The Homework Episode #9: KOllOK, Encanto, The Labyrinth Coronation, Black Sails

The Homework Episode #9: KOllOK, Encanto, The Labyrinth Coronation, Black Sails

March 24, 2022

You know how anxious you get when your homework is late? What if your homework is roughly a year late? So, we spend a lot of time bantering about other things before we FINALLY turn in our way overdue assignments. Luckily it's to each other, so it's no big deal! 

This episode contains spoilers for Encanto, The Labyrinth: Coronation graphic novel, Black Sails

 

The video essay about Black Sails mentioned can be found here.

 

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S3.E1Vampires vs. Werewolves

S3.E1Vampires vs. Werewolves

February 24, 2022

Avalon has a bone to pick, and it's not just with Dillin, it's with the entire werewolf fandom she has apparently amassed. We will let you listen and decide who won this fight. Keep an eye out for the inevitable poll to confirm who won...

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CW for this episode: We mention the allegories drawn between some vampire and werewolf stories to things like SA, drug addiction, and other problematic tropes.

Spoilers for this episode: In our nerd recap we talk about Legends of Vox Machina. Some modest spoilers within. Skip to 15:15 to bypass all of that!

S2E36. Jennifer‘s Body is Good Actually

S2E36. Jennifer‘s Body is Good Actually

November 3, 2021

In this episode, Diana basically recounts the entire plot of poorly received cinema release - turned cult classic Jennifer's Body to Avalon, so if you haven't seen it and care about spoilers, this episode can wait till after you've checked it out! We talk about why the movie was poorly received, and why we all need to make amends with Meghan Fox. But mostly, it's about how much of a fun romp this movie actually was. Chase this episode by listening to the one and only hit by Low Shoulder on Spotify. 

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S2E35. Gender, and Other Fairy Tales

S2E35. Gender, and Other Fairy Tales

September 25, 2021

This is a very special episode - our very first episode recording in person, the three of us all together in the same place! We took the opportunity to talk about a mutual breakdown of our feelings on gender identity during this episode, and it's a very honest deep dive into the ways we connect and differ at this point along our journey. Please note that we talk about bodies, presentation, and dysmorphia at points throughout the episode, and that our experiences are very much our own and may not remotely apply to others who share the Nonbinary label. 

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S2E34. War and Puberty - LOTR

S2E34. War and Puberty - LOTR

September 16, 2021

In this episode Avalon recaps the feeling of the Lord of the Rings cinematic trilogy for them growing up. Avalon truly has to explain Lord of the Rings to Diana in this episode, but please don't worry, it does quickly devolve into the longest run of FMK this podcast has ever seen. At times, it may be sacrilege so approach this episode with caution. Please do check out our Patreon for some exclusive behind the scenes from editing this episode, and more on the way!

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S2E33. Dating Sims - Where Everyone Can Be a Boyfriend

S2E33. Dating Sims - Where Everyone Can Be a Boyfriend

August 28, 2021

Oops, Diana fell in love with dating sims, and now it's everyone's problem. Diana spoils most of Dream Daddy and Dungeon Boyfriend in this episode, so beware! But if this leads to Avalon playing either, it will all be worth it. Please join us on Patreon if you haven't already, for behind the scenes editing of the show, covers of the theme song, and more! And don't forget to give a listen to our friends at Asians Represent podcast, and if you have not already, please vote for them at the ENnie Awards!!!

S2E32. Queer Arcana 101 feat. Queer Arcana

S2E32. Queer Arcana 101 feat. Queer Arcana

July 12, 2021

We are delighted to have the opportunity to chat with some of the members of Queer Arcana, a queer drag Dungeons & Dragons experience. We really got to speak about our love of fantasy, performing, and experimenting with identity through the lense of RPGs and performance. Please, please do yourself a favor and check out their show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/QueerArcana

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S2E31. Final Fantasy 10 Million

S2E31. Final Fantasy 10 Million

June 17, 2021

In this episode, Avalon explains what Final Fantasy is to a bewildered Diana, who has never played any game in the series. Avalon focuses in on their favorite, game 10. Featuring a random honest heart-to-heart and a classic FMK. 

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S2E30. Chasing the High of the Scholastic Book Fair

S2E30. Chasing the High of the Scholastic Book Fair

June 2, 2021

In this mutual episode, we take a big hop back to the last time we were truly happy, the Scholastic Book Fair. Which, thankfully, gave us a chance to talk about Animorphs again. Come on this memory lane trip, and also PLEASE check out our friends at Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries wherever you listen to podcasts!

S2E29. Black Sails, the Prequel to Muppet Treasure Island

S2E29. Black Sails, the Prequel to Muppet Treasure Island

May 20, 2021

In this episode Diana tells Avalon the entire plot of Black Sails, a Starz original series prequel to the story Treasure Island. Featuring a long discussion about strip clubs v. burlesque, and a shockingly small amount about Muppet Treasure Island!

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