Monthly Archives: July 2014

Episode 40: Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Rebellion

puella_magi_madoka_magic_rebellion_homura_y_madoka_by_palo666-d6wnkqf

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. In the aftershow, we talk more about Kyubey and the TV series, along with some more Anime North 2014 chat.

Notes: We make extensive references to the lengthy essay written by Novasylum and to a related interview with Gen Urobuchi. We first reviewed the TV series in BOK Episode 27.

Episode 40 download link (right click and download).

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.

Episode 39 download link (right click and download).

Episode 38: Anime and Manga Corner I

my-girl-sahara-mizu-908830

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 sexism and some other problems that exist within the general anime and manga fandom.

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

 

Episode 38 download link (right click and download).

Episode 37: Sandkings

Sandkings

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.

Episode 37 download link (right click and download).

Episode 36: Hearthstone

Amin’s favourite priest card

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.

Episode 36 download link (right click and download).