Ravin’ Girls Episode 13: Triskaidekaphobia

 

Ravin’ Girls Ep.13: Triskaidekaphobia

 

Episode Summary:

Welcome to Episode 13, where we cover Chapters 36-38 of The Raven Boys!

 

While 13 is generally one of Nievita’s favorite numbers, this episode feels very unlucky indeed. We take a dark ride through the confrontation between Adam and Robert Parrish and the immediate aftermath–and while we do cry, it’s possibly not as much as we thought we would. We tackle some pretty heavy topics such as the responsibility of Adam’s mom, Ronan’s expression of his pain and frustration, the protection that white privilege affords some of the characters, and how Gansey’s own parental emotional neglect may have played in to his responses (but does not excuse his victim-blaming.) Strap in, my friends… you know it’s a tough one when Whelk is the comic relief.

 

WARNING: These chapters deal with the direct result of domestic abuse. Please practice self-care while listening. We love you!

 

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6/7/18— Ravin’ Girls Episode 14, covering chapters 39-43 of TRB

6/21/18— Ravin’ Girls Episode 15, covering chapters 44-48 of TRB

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Acknowledgements:
The Raven Cycle and all affiliated properties (The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and The Raven King) are copyright Maggie Stiefvater and Scholastic, Inc. The Ravin’ Girls reference these properties for the purpose of literary analysis.

Intro and Outro music by Damiano Baldoni, used under CC Attribution License: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/

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Ravin’ Girls Episode 12: The Great Butternut Caper

 

Ravin’ Girls Ep.12: The Great Butternut Caper

 

Episode Summary:

Welcome to Episode 12, where we cover Chapters 33-35 of The Raven Boys!

 

In this episode, we ponder the deepest of all philosophical questions: whether or not Gansey might be seeing alternate timelines, what the bathing habits of wizards truly are, what “butternut” is actually a euphemism for, and the hotly-contested eternal debate between, “The Pig is magic,” vs. “The Pig is just a piece of crap”. And, Lovely Listeners, this time around be happy that podcasting is not a fully sensory experience! They don’t call it “Devil’s Dung” for nothing…

 

DEEP DIVE: Psychometry

MINI-DEEP DIVE: Asafetida

 

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5/17/18— Ravin’ Girls Episode 13, covering chapters 36-38 of TRB

6/7/18— Ravin’ Girls Episode 14, covering chapters 39-43 of TRB

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Acknowledgements:
The Raven Cycle and all affiliated properties (The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and The Raven King) are copyright Maggie Stiefvater and Scholastic, Inc. The Ravin’ Girls reference these properties for the purpose of literary analysis.

Intro and Outro music by Damiano Baldoni, used under CC Attribution License: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/

The original tracks have been edited for the podcast.

 

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Ravin’ Girls Episode 11: Glendower in the Back

 

Ravin’ Girls Ep.11: Glendower In The Back

Episode Summary:

Welcome to Episode 11, where we cover Chapters 30-32 of The Raven Boys!

 

Both Shannon and Nievita bring the salt this episode! We get into some mild dragging of Dick Gansey the Second, Neeve continues to be a terrible human, we reject the canon of Noah’s shoes, Shannon holds the line as Blue Sargent Defense Squad, and Nievita is just the worst at pronouncing names and doing accents. You’d think by now she’d learn!

 

Note: Shannon only almost caused the car to crash because Nievita put her ice cold hands on Shannon’s face while pretending she was Noah, then laughed so hard she couldn’t see to drive. It was justified on Shannon’s part.

 

DEEP DIVE: Holey Stones (from approx. the 40:00 minute mark to 54:20, depending on player)

 

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5/3/18— Ravin’ Girls Episode 12, covering chapters 33-35 of TRB

5/17/18— Ravin’ Girls Episode 13, covering chapters 36-38 of TRB

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**MAGGIEWATCH**

Maggie’s editor, David Levithan, called the new manuscript “really fucking good”: https://twitter.com/mstiefvater/status/981594415566290944

 

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We have an amazing new logo! Please visit http://kojotei.tumblr.com/ or https://twitter.com/tinlitheeum to see the artist’s other work, and please support them however you can! Thank you, Mio!

 

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Acknowledgements:
The Raven Cycle and all affiliated properties (The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and The Raven King) are copyright Maggie Stiefvater and Scholastic, Inc. The Ravin’ Girls reference these properties for the purpose of literary analysis.

Intro and Outro music by Damiano Baldoni, used under CC Attribution License: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/

The original tracks have been edited for the podcast.

 

Lady and The Tramp and Bella Notte property of Disney. — used under parody

 

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Ravin’ Girls Episode 10: I Noah Guy

Ravin’ Girls Ep.10: I Noah Guy

Episode Summary:

Welcome to Episode 10, where we cover Chapters 27-29 of The Raven Boys!

 

Nievita and Shannon wander deep into the world of Ghost Stories as one of the biggest twists of the series is revealed! No, wait, it was revealed in Episode 2… our bad. We debate whether Calla is a fan of German Expressionism, where Gansey might keep his mint leaves, who is the bigger fashion disaster between Gansey and Blue, whether or not Bluesey is a “Puzzle Couple”, and somehow Nievita makes way too many D&D jokes. Yeah, I guess that’s actually something that can happen. Who knew?

 

DEEP DIVE: Ghost Story Tropes

 

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4/19/18— Ravin’ Girls Episode 11, covering chapters 30-32 of TRB

5/3/18— Ravin’ Girls Episode 12, covering chapters 33-35 of TRB

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**MAGGIEWATCH**

Maggie will need to cancel all upcoming appearences, possibly due to curse: http://maggie-stiefvater.tumblr.com/post/172071101701/guys-im-unfortunately-going-to-have-to-cancel-my

 

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Acknowledgements:
The Raven Cycle and all affiliated properties (The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and The Raven King) are copyright Maggie Stiefvater and Scholastic, Inc. The Ravin’ Girls reference these properties for the purpose of literary analysis.

Intro and Outro music by Damiano Baldoni, used under CC Attribution License: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/

The original tracks have been edited for the podcast.

 

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Special Episode: Opal Short Story

Ravin’ Girls Special Episode: Opal

Episode Summary:

Welcome to our Opal Special Episode, covering the short story released with the paperback edition of The Raven King!

There’s a lot packed into 38 short pages, and both Shannon and Nievita have a lot of feels(ALL THE FEELS!) and a lot to say. Nievita loves little old (Cloud) ladies brazenly reading trashy romance novels (to be fair, Shannon does, too). Shannon thinks Opal needs to be introduced to Mr. Rogers (to be fair, Nievita was unfamiliar with the episode in question). They both agree that Opal is awesome and adorable and also creepy. There’s also plenty of discussion about how the story ties into the upcoming Dreamer Trilogy and what it means for our expectations. As always, stick around to the very end to hear us being ridiculous!

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4/5/18— Ravin’ Girls Episode 10, covering chapters 27-30 of TRB

4/19/18— Ravin’ Girls Episode 11, covering chapters 31-32 of TRB

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**MAGGIEWATCH**

A list of Maggie’s upcoming appearances can be found here: http://www.maggiestiefvater.com/appearances/

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Acknowledgements:
The Raven Cycle and all affiliated properties (The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and The Raven King) and the Opal short story are copyright Maggie Stiefvater and Scholastic, Inc. The Ravin’ Girls reference these properties for the purpose of literary analysis.

Intro and Outro music by Damiano Baldoni, used under CC Attribution License: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/

“Girl From Ipanema” midi (https://freemidi.org/download-9354-girl-from-ipanema-frank-sinatra) used under parody.

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Ravin’ Girls Episode 9: Arbores Loqui Crappy Latine

Ravin’ Girls Ep.9: Arbores Loqui Crappy Latine


Welcome to Episode 9, where we cover Chapters 25-26 of The Raven Boys!

 

A lot of language discussion in this one, which is terrible because neither of us speak Latin! (Please forgive Nievita’s terrible pronunciation.) The gang heads back to the mysterious wood, where they discover that Future-Ronan has left them a message on a rock: The Trees Speak (Really Crappy) Latin. Time travel! Mysterious entities! Puking ghosts! Real talk! And stick around to experience to the Ultimate MVC Rumble, the Brodown Hoedown Showdown!!

 

MINI-DEEP DIVE: Why the Latin is so terrible

 

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3/15/18 — SPECIAL EPISODE covering the Opal short story released in The Raven King paperback

4/5/18– Ravin’ Girls Episode 10, covering chapters 27-30 of TRB

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**MAGGIEWATCH**

Links to digital copies of the Opal short story:

 

Announcements:

Nievita will be at Emerald City Comic Con from March 1st-4th, email substnceprty@gmail.com if you will be there as well!

 

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Acknowledgements:
The Raven Cycle and all affiliated properties (The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and The Raven King) are copyright Maggie Stiefvater and Scholastic, Inc. The Ravin’ Girls reference these properties for the purpose of literary analysis.

Intro and Outro music by Damiano Baldoni, used under CC Attribution License: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/

Christmas Time Is Here by Vince Guaraldi Trio (1965 Charlie Brown Christmas Special) used under parody.

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Ravin’ Girls Episode 8: Babes in the Wood

 

Ravin’ Girls Ep.8: Babes in the Wood

Episode Summary:

Welcome to Episode 8, where we cover Chapters 23-24 of The Raven Boys!

 

Finally, Cabeswater! We start to feel like Maggie might be smacking us upside the head with all of the foreshadowing in this chapter, because basically the whole plot of the Raven Cycle is laid out here. Gansey shoots finger guns, Ronan claims his territory, Adam is the resident Smart Guy, and Blue finds herself inside of a tree for the first time. Physics are 100% solid in this series, Shannon walks us through the ins and outs the “science” of using EMFs in ghost hunting, and Nievita drops a truth bomb about Blue’s nickname.

 

DEEP DIVE: EMF Readers and Ghost Hunting

 

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Next Episodes:

3/1/18– Ravin’ Girls Episode 9, covering chapters 25-26 of TRB

3/15/18 — SPECIAL EPISODE covering the Opal short story released in The Raven King paperback

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**MAGGIEWATCH**

Maggie’s hardcover art box Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/375523990/raven-cycle-collector-art-box

Maggie’s new art on Society6: https://society6.com/product/the-raven-cyl_print?sku=s6-8624905p4a1v45

 

Announcements:

Here’s how you can enter the “Make Way For The Raven King” Giveaway! https://ravingirls.tumblr.com/post/170498058729/make-way-for-the-raven-king-giveaway-master-list

 

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Acknowledgements:
The Raven Cycle and all affiliated properties (The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and The Raven King) are copyright Maggie Stiefvater and Scholastic, Inc. The Ravin’ Girls reference these properties for the purpose of literary analysis.

Intro and Outro music by Damiano Baldoni, used under CC Attribution License: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/

Forest sounds from Freesound.org, used under CC Attribution License:

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