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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Next Episodes:

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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Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions:

Art as research:

Questions about Ireland/The Dreamer Trilogy:

**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.

The original tracks have been edited for the podcast.

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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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Next Episodes:

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

Past Episode Guide: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com/episodes

 

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Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions:

 

**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.

The original tracks have been edited for the podcast.

 

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