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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode 1 – Brimming with Emotions

This week on Fangirl Happy Hour, Renay and Ana join up for the first episode. It’s 2015; what media are we looking forward to in the coming year? Then, Serial, the podcast everyone was talking about in 2014. How did we feel coming away from this hugely contentious piece of journalism? Was it only reporting or was it entertainment, too? Lastly, Marvel’s Agent Carter: did it live up to our huge hopes and dreams?

Media mentioned: The Black Wolves by Kate Elliott, Pitch Perfect 2, Avatar The Last Airbender’s Smoke and Shadow, The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu, Mad Men S7 finale, Persona by Genevieve Valentine + Grace of Kings by Ken Liu, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia, The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black, 2015 Hugo Awards, Court of Fives by Kate Elliott, The Labyrinth of Flame by Courtney Schafer, Nemesis Games by James S.A. Corey, The Expanse (TV), The Heat 2, The Martian, The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard, The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, Inside Out (Pixar), Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling by Ted Chiang

Other references: Episode 210: Genevieve Valentine and all the things, Avengers: Age of Ultron (and Emotions) Trailer Response, Serial’s website, Split the Moon – Rabia Chaudry’s blog, Gavia Baker Whitelaw’s post on costume design

Recommendations: The Legend of Korra + Show creator’s essay; The Heart Wants What It Wants by talitha78 (also available on tumblr)