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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode #133 — Toby Daye Trio

Join Renay, Diana, and KJ on a journey through the October Daye urban fantasy series, starting with the first book, Rosemary and Rue.

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One Good Thing — starts at 00:42
Media Consumed — starts at 05:56
October Daye: Rosemary & Rue — starts at 17:21

Media mentioned: Marvel’s Avengers, You’re Wrong About, Maintenance Phase, Star Wars: The High Republic, The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick, Watchmen (2009), Watchmen (2019), Civilization VI, Dragon Age: Origins, The Magnus Archives, Reading the End, The Black Tapes, White House Press Briefings, Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

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Art by justira. Transcripts by Susan. Music by BoxCat Games and Chuki Beats.

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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode #132 — Reverse Flounce

Renay is joined by guest host, Claire! They chat about good things happening during these pandemic times, media we’ve been consuming, and the annual Fangirl Happy Hour Hugo Award Discourse.

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Good Things — starts at 01:45
Media Consumed — starts at 06:41
The Hugo Awards — starts at 32:09

Guest Host: Claire Rousseau (Twitter, Youtube)

Media mentioned: The Sims 4, I Hate Men by Pauline Harmange, Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall, Death Sets Sail by Robin Stevens, lilsimsie, WandaVision, Network Effect by Martha Effect, Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells, Give People Money by Annie Lowrey, H.R. 1 – For the People Act of 2021, Hugo Spreadsheet of Doom (2021), Hugo Spreadsheet of Doom (2022), Archive of Our Own, FIYAH, FIYAHCON 2021, Flights of Foundry, CoNZealand Fringe

Universal Basic Income Resources: Mincome, SEED, Everywhere basic income has been tried, in one map, Utopia For Realists by Rutger Bregman, What is Basic Income?

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Art by justira. Transcripts by Susan. Music by BoxCat Games and Chuki Beats.

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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode #131 — Cheer Up, Buttercup

Ana and Renay recap their ongoing garbage nightmare year in Positive, discuss the media they’ve liked, and Renay interviews Susan about Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace Note.

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Where Have We Been? — starts at 00:27
Media Consumed — starts at 15:34
Obsessed — starts at 22:23

Media mentioned: Yoga With Adriene, Happy Cutie Studio, The Untamed, Map of the Soul: 7 by BTS, Map of the Soul: 7 — The Journey by BTS, “How You Like That” by BLACKPINK, Get a Life, Chloe Brown / Take a Hint, Dani Brown / Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, X-Files (S6), The Baby-Sitters Club, Steven Universe, “Here Comes a Thought”, Rollercoaster Tycoon Classic, Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace Note, Death by Silver by Melissa Scott & Amy Griswold, Fate/Zero.

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Art by justira. Transcripts by Susan. Music by BoxCat Games and Chuki Beats.

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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode #130 — Melodrama & Magic

Ana and Renay discuss Descendent of the Crane by Joan He and Renay interviews Jenny from Reading the End about Chinese fantasy drama, The Untamed.

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What We’re Watching — starts at 02:53
Descendent of the Crane — starts at 14:05
The Interview: The Untamed — starts at 27:50

Media mentioned: Knives Out, The Witcher, Dracula, Sex Education, Mass Effect, Township, The Untamed, Descendent of the Crane by Joan He, The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner, Be the Serpent, Fullmetal Alchemist

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Art by justira. Transcripts by Susan. Music by BoxCat Games and Chuki Beats.

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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode #129 — Lists, Lists, Lists

We recap our recent reads and talk about the media we’re looking forward to in 2020.

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What We’ve Read — starts at 00:25
Anticipated 2020 Media — starts at 13:46

Media mentioned: Mr. Nobody by Catherine Steadman, The Epic Crush of Genie Lo & The Iron Will of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee, Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore, The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee, The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, Sex Education (S2), Schitt’s Creek (S6), Eternals (2020), Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), Return of the Thief by Megan Whalen Turner, Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, Final Fantasy VII, Marvel’s Avengers, The Last of Us Part II, Way to the Woods, Underwater (2020), The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow, Two Rogues Make a Right by Cat Sebastian, Let’s Get Literate! Anticipation 2020 (Part I), Stormsong by C.L. Polk, Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales, The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

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Art by justira. Transcripts by Susan. Music by BoxCat Games and Chuki Beats.

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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode #128 — The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Ana and Renay gather to have some feelings about The Rise of Skywalker.

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The Rise of Skywalker (2019) on IMDB
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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode #127 — Use the Tingle

We discuss Spider-Man: Far From Home and Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey, plus what we’ve been reading.

Note: this episode was recorded in August 2019 which is why we didn’t drag Disney/Marvel for being monopolistic dirtbags. Rest assured: we believe they are monopolistic dirtbags.

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What We’re Reading — starts at 00:24
Spider-Man: Far From Home — starts at 13:20
Magic For Liars — starts at 25:33
Obsessed — starts at 37:15

Media mentioned: Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie, The Rise of Kyoshi by FC Yee, The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Lee, This is How you Lose the Time War by Amal El Mohtar & Max Gladstone, Those People by Louise Candlish, Whisper Network by Chandler Baker, A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine, Meet Cute by Helena Hunting, Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes, Night and Silence by Seanan McGuire, Toxic by Lydia Kang, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey, Horizon: Zero Dawn

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Art by justira. Transcripts by Susan. Music by BoxCat Games and Chuki Beats.

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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode #126 — Surprise Robots

We discuss An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green and The Craft, two pieces of media that have more things in common than you’d think.

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What We’re Watching — starts at 00:23
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing — starts at 07:19
The Craft — starts at 23:49
Obsessed — starts at 34:11

Media mentioned: Killer Ratings, Years and Years, Chernobyl, Killing Eve S2, When they See Us, Steven Universe, Love, Simon, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green, The Craft, Lavo Jato (Operation Car-Wash), Mighty Rainbow Blanket

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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode #125 — Love You 3000

We talk about our recent reading, and then go full Marvel to talk about Avengers: Endgame and Shuri Vol. 1 by Nnedi Okorafor, Leonardo Romero, and Jordie Bellaire.

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What We’re Reading — starts at 00:50
Avengers: Endgame — starts at 10:56
Shuri, Vol. 1: The Search For Black Panther — starts at 34:12

Discussed: Unraveled by Karen Lord, With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann, Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey, The Bride Test by Helen Hoang, Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode #124 — Power & Influence

We gather to discuss the long-awaited Captain Marvel, what we’ve been watching (surprise feelings!), and the apocalyptic YA novel by Laura Pohl, The Last 8.

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What We’re Watching — starts at 02:49
Captain Marvel (2019) — starts at 11:30
The Last 8 by Laura Pohl — starts at 29:04

Discussed: Behind the Curve, The Core, The Day After Tomorrow, Deep Impact, Ant Man and the Wasp, Ali Wong: Baby Cobra / Hard Knock Wife, Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia, Russian Doll Episode #1, Brooklyn 99 Season 5, Roma, Evil Has a Name (Podcast), Queer Eye Season 3, Star Trek Discovery Season 2

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Art by justira. Transcripts by Susan. Music by BoxCat Games and Chuki Beats.