Episode 11 brings us our first musical with Dear Evan Hansen – but while the songs are undeniably catchy, the story they tell is anything but fluffy, making for a fascinating interview about the Tree Bros with Nich aka bbcotaku.
In this episode I finally learn what Naruto is all about as Woolfy tells me all about Sasori and Deidara and what makes them work – both as separate characters and together.
This episode marks our first femslash and first canonical ship, and I loved hearing all about it from Yami, despite some major technical difficulties.
In this episode Grey and I get our geek on, not just about our shared love of Sherlock Holmes but also detouring a few times about fandom in general and generally having a blast.
We stay in anime/manga territory as I learn that “Kyouhaba is good!”, to paraphrase Honey, whose enthusiasm for this ship is absolutely infectious. We also detour a little, talking about fandom as a place of community and incredibly creativity.
We’re going into anime/manga territory, but luckily Mel is happy to introduce me to the BakuDeku ship in the longest episode to date.
In this episode, Alison has to introduce me to the pairing of Dick Grayson and Jason Todd as we explore the DC multiverse and talk about how this ship works in any world.
With Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series we’re covering our first predominantly book-based fandom, and Takaraphoenix has to give me a newbie’s guide to the Percy-Nico ship and fandom. Luckily she’s the exactly right person to ask, having created something like 250 fanworks for the ship alone.
The topic of this episode is the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ship of Tony Stark and Bruce Banner. Kimmy and I chat about the appeal of Bruce and Tony, both as separate characters and as a ship, but also about the way their comics backstories inform fandom.
Episode 2 features the fascinating, timey-whimey relationship between The Doctor and River Song, as Mia_Zeklos and myself dive into everything we love about this pairing.