Beauties and Beasts
Episode 58: “Twilight,” or “Sparkling Beast vs. Hairy Beast”

Episode 58: “Twilight,” or “Sparkling Beast vs. Hairy Beast”

April 27, 2021

Vampires have been popular in recent decades, primarily thanks to Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" saga, in which human teen Bella Swan has to choose between a vampire and a werewolf. Although honestly, they are both horrible choices. So why is this series still a guilty pleasure to some of us? Particularly, me.

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Episode 57: “Thumbelina,” or “Women’s Right to Choose”

Episode 57: “Thumbelina,” or “Women’s Right to Choose”

April 13, 2021

Hans Christian Andersen's tales tend to be depressing, but not always! "Thumbelina" is a girl no bigger than a thumb, and finds herself in a courtship with not one, but THREE beastly characters before finding her true love. Today we learn that women should have control over their own lives especially where marriage is concerned, and that toads, beetles and mice are jerks.

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Episode 56: “Sleeping Beauty,” or “Who Thought This Was Okay?!”

Episode 56: “Sleeping Beauty,” or “Who Thought This Was Okay?!”

March 23, 2021

WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS REFERENCES TO SEXUAL ASSAULT (YES, YOU HEARD RIGHT)! LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED!

In honor of Women's History Month, we'll analyze the fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty" that has had feminists reeling for centuries, and for good reason. If you think kissing a girl while she's asleep is bad, wait until you hear the original story, and you'll find the version you know isn't so bad.

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Episode 55: “Tam Lin,” or “Scotland’s Pro-Choice Fairy Tale”

Episode 55: “Tam Lin,” or “Scotland’s Pro-Choice Fairy Tale”

March 9, 2021

WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS REFERENCES TO SEX AND ABORTION! LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we're going to take a look at a Halloween tale...that's actually Scottish. The Celtic "Tale of Tam Lin" is also perfect for "Women's History Month" as it features a strong independent heroine with control over her own body. Wait, is this medieval legend all about Pro-Choice? Travel to Carterhaugh Woods, to Tam Lin's Well, and decide for yourself.

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Episode 54: “The Tiger’s Bride,” or “The X-Rated Beauty and the Beast”

Episode 54: “The Tiger’s Bride,” or “The X-Rated Beauty and the Beast”

February 23, 2021

WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS MENTIONS OF SEX AND NUDITY! LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED!

Ever wondered what "Beauty and the Beast" would be like if it were less about looking past appearances and all about sex? Well, Angela Carter makes female power and sexuality central to her short story "The Tiger's Bride." Today we learn about sexual equality, not to bet your daughter in a game of cards, and what happens when a sex-repulsed asexual tries to analyze fairy tale erotica.

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Episode 53 (Valentine’s Day Special): “Rapunzel,” or “Freedom From Isolation”

Episode 53 (Valentine’s Day Special): “Rapunzel,” or “Freedom From Isolation”

February 10, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day! It's been almost a year since the world has been on lockdown. We can't go outside, we can't meet new people, and we can't go to the hairdresser. Now we know what Rapunzel felt like. At least the threat we're shielding ourselves from is real. From our COVID princess, we learn never to steal from our neighbor's garden, don't isolate your children from the world, and stay devoted and true to your partner, even if you're separated for a little while.

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Episode 52 (Christmas Special): “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” or “Holiday Mid-Life Crisis”

Episode 52 (Christmas Special): “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” or “Holiday Mid-Life Crisis”

December 15, 2020

Sorry for the long pause the first minute or so. Starting to get annoyed with PodBean's technical bugs.

Time for the movie we can't decide whether to watch on Christmas or Halloween. In my case, I'm almost out of Christmas topics. We'll look specifically at the relationship between a skeleton and a Frankenstein-type ragdoll, because at the heart of this film is a love story...and a mid-life crisis.

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Make-a-Wish Charity 2020 Livestream (feat. Comic Auzi & truesailorcomet)

Make-a-Wish Charity 2020 Livestream (feat. Comic Auzi & truesailorcomet)

December 8, 2020

The stream got unexpectedly cut off due to technical difficulties, but even so we managed to raise $36.29 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and I'm going to match that by two, which makes $72.52!

Joined by my "Daughter of Discord" costars Comic Auzi (Prince Mothball) and truesailorcomet (Queen Chrysalis/Lightning Dash), we fulfilled voice requests and answered questions in exchange for donations to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, helping grant the wishes of kids suffering from terminal illnesses.

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Episode 51: “The Ancient Magus’ Bride,” or “Love That Transcends”

Episode 51: “The Ancient Magus’ Bride,” or “Love That Transcends”

December 1, 2020

WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS MENTIONS OF PTSD, SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM! LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED!

The media has given us this perfect image of what love should be like (depending on the rating): all happy-go-lucky, super steamy, and happily ever after! But love in real life is not easy, and the nature of it depends on the people. Sometimes a relationship can be a mix of romantic, platonic, as well as familial, but not necessarily sexual. So describes Chise and Elias in the anime/manga The Ancient Magus' Bride, in which we learn that codependency does not equal love, there are kind people in this world, and if you want a bride, buy one! (Wait...)

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Episode 50: “Howl’s Moving Castle,” or “Overcoming Self-Doubt”

Episode 50: “Howl’s Moving Castle,” or “Overcoming Self-Doubt”

November 17, 2020

"Howl's Moving Castle" is famed as the anime version of "Beauty and the Beast," even though it was based on a British novel. Hayao Miyazaki and Diana Wynne Jones may have creative differences, but the message of the story remains the same: you're only as beautiful as you see yourself, age is but a state of mind, and that sometimes, before you can help someone with their personal problems, you have to face your own.

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