Episode 40: Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Rebellion

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Bastards of Kingsgrave returns to the Madokaverse, this time providing spoiler filled discussion of the third movie: Rebellion. We  debate whether it lives up to the high standard of the TV series and try to predict where they will go from here.

Notes: We make extensive references to the lengthy essay written by Novasylum and to a related interview with Gen Urobuchi.

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Episode 39: With Morning Comes Mistfall

Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works, this time providing spoiler filled discussion about The Hero and With Morning Comes Mistfall. We discuss the importance theses stories played in George’s life and alternative paths his own life story may have taken.

Notes: These two short stories are most readily available in Dreamsongs Volume I, among other publications. Congratulations to Michael and Leigh for being two of the first members in the exclusive Triple Gold Club.

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Episode 38: Anime and Manga Corner I

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Bastards of Kingsgrave returns to our anime and manga roots, hosting the first of our general Anime and Manga corners. Joined by Vassals of Kingsgrave Bill (Mrkorb) and Bing (Shoeshiner), we cover the recent release of Sailor Moon Crystal. In manga, we mainly discuss two series: Koe no Katachi and My Girl (the panel above is from My Girl).  In the aftershow, we explain where Usagi Drop went horribly wrong and discuss some issues with the anime and manga fandom.

Notes: Refer to the manga thread here for the general list of recommended manga.

 

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Episode 37: Sandkings

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Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works, covering the Nebula and Hugo winning Sandkings. We have a spoiler full podcast discussion of one of our favourite short stories in the Georgeverse.

Notes: Sandkings is readily available in Dreamsongs Volume I, among other publications.

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Episode 36: Hearthstone

Bastards of Kingsgrave returns with another gaming podcast, this time covering the current gaming phenomenon that is Hearthstone, created by Blizzard. Joined by some experienced Vassals who have been playing since beta, we cover the upcoming expansion and debate the potential sexism in the game and gaming community.

Notes: This is the tournament article  we discussed. Hearthhead is the very useful website that Jerek is the site manager for.

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Episode 35: The Second Kind of Loneliness

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Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works, this time covering The Second Kind of Loneliness. We have a spoiler full chat about the short story and properly define the terms Martinsphere and Georgeverse.  We have a somewhat spoilery side chat for the movie Groundhog Day.

Notes: The Second Kind of Loneliness is readily available in Dreamsongs Volume I, among other publications. The image above is from the original 1972 print in Analog.

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Episode 34: Ice and Fire Con 2014 (Salvaged Recording)

Bastards of Kingsgrave recap our experiences at Ice and Fire Con 2014!

Notes: This episode was salvaged from a very poor audio recording, sadly discovered only after the recording was complete. If you are interested in the convention, check out this year’s convention review by the Vassals of Kingsgrave,  our coverage of Ice and Fire 2013 over at APOIAF, and the forum planning thread (spoilers for all the books) for listeners to attend Ice and Fire Con 2015 next year.

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