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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode #5 – “Over the Top and Surreal”

This week on Fangirl Happy Hour, Fangirl Media Vault Edition, Renay and Ana watch and discuss 12 Monkeys, one of Ana’s favorite SF films. Then, we talk about K. Tempest Bradford’s essay inviting people to challenge themselves to read beyond straight white cisgender men for one year, and the response from fandom, which was both fascinating and absurd. Lastly, we read the first nine volumes of One Piece by Eiichiro Oda, Renay’s favorite manga series about pirates and friendship.

Discussion References
Intro; 01:22
Agent Carter
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron – New Trailer
Post about Agent Carter, ratings, and fandom by copperbadge
Renay on Toilets and Space Princesses
Everyone follow Mark Ruffalo on Twitter and Tumblr. He’s great.

Twelve Monkeys ; 07:37
12 monkeys

Twelve Monkeys
Roger Ebert’s Review

I Challenge You to Stop Reading White, Straight, Cis Male Authors for One Year by K.T. Bradford; 26:41
I Challenge You to Stop Reading White, Straight, Cis Male Authors for One Year by K.T. Bradford
Bradford’s Follow-up: Let’s Talk About Comfort Zones
Foz Meadows: On Points and the Missing of Them
Uncanny Magazine’s Support The Challenge Post

One Piece; 42:57


One Piece Wiki
Renay’s One Piece Primer

Recommendations; 1:02:03
Ana: The Story of Owen and Prairie Fire by EK Johnston
Renay: On The Other Side of a Downward Spiral by torakowalski

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