Unsurprisingly, this episode contains themes not for the faint of heart – yet despite my own cannibalism squick, Stitch was a very insightful and fun interview partner, not just when it came to Hannigram. We found plenty of common fandom ground, leading to a few detours, which I hope you enjoy as much as I did!
Apologies for the delay in posting, but I promise my chat with Holly about Finn, Rey and the role of race in fandom is totally worth it, even if it’s a bit heavier fare than normal.
After having to scrap the originally planned episode 13, luckily LJ jumped into the breach and talked with me about the canon femslash ship of Korra and Asami from Legend of Korra, the sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender.
In this episode we revisit Percy Jackson, a fandom we already covered all the way back in episode 4. However, the beauty of fandom is that there is no right way to ship, and this time I’m talking with Matilda about the canon ship of Percy and Annabeth.
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.