Ravin’ Girls S2 Ep.25: The Sweet Spot
Welcome to Season 2 Episode 25, where we cover Chapters 34-39 of The Dream Thieves!
Ronan puts the dreamed Camaro keys to the test by seeking some street racing Zen with Joseph Kavinsky, but gets a collision of epic proportions instead. Meanwhile a different, but no less destructive, type of collision is happening at the Gansey mansion between Adam and RCG3. Looks like lots of things are going to end up broken tonight! We also talk about the fastest cars we’ve ever driven, how street racing relates to Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and the perfect TV show visuals. Shannon calls Ronan “bro”, Kavinsky is weirdly compared to a white knight rescuing a damsel, and Nievita rants about the legality of abandoning a car (not to mention nightmarish bodies) on the side of the road in Virginia.
LISTENER QUESTIONS: Instead of a Deep Dive this time, we answered listener questions from approx. the 1:05:42 minute mark to 1:19:42, depending on your player)
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6/6/19— Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 26, covering chapters 40-43 of The Dream Thieves
6/20/19— Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 27, covering chapters 44-49 of The Dream Thieves
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Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions:
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- Walt Whitman’s I Sing The Body Electric: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45472/i-sing-the-body-electric
- Bradbury’s short story collection, I Sing The Body Electric: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Sing_the_Body_Electric_(short_story_collection)
- Rush Hour movie quote “Do You Understand”: https://youtu.be/0Rl9Cxc7uZA
- Maggie reading Bradbury: https://maggie-stiefvater.tumblr.com/post/183238838061/why-has-no-one-ever-pushed-this-book-into-my
- Original Dream Thieves drag racing plot: https://maggie-stiefvater.tumblr.com/post/134729315676/ive-been-asked-many-times-to-share-some-of-my
- Five Finger Death Punch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Finger_Death_Punch
- Glock 27: https://themmacommunity.com/threads/anyone-had-a-gun-polished-to-mirror-finish.28214/
- Abandoned cars in Virginia: https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/vehicles/abandoned.html
- Maggie and literary devices in her work: https://maggie-stiefvater.tumblr.com/post/54960164915/red-rage-ocean-longing-literary
- Dramatic Irony, as represented by “Ronan never took my car”: https://bookishnerdhero.tumblr.com/post/172023524744/the-whole-deal-might-work-on-ronan-adam
- Maggie reads dialogue aloud: https://maggie-stiefvater.tumblr.com/post/164385804876/how-do-you-make-your-dialogue-sound-like-real
- The scientific definition of love: http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2017/love-actually-science-behind-lust-attraction-companionship/
- “First Knight” Arthurian movie: https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/first-knight-1995
- Love Hurts by Nazareth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soDZBW-1P04
- Piece of my Heart by Janis Joplin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0f5ZG9LG6k
- St. Joan of Arc: https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=295
- St. Dymphna: https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=222
- Charles Perrault’s literary fairytale, Donkeyskin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkeyskin
- Deerskin by Robin McKinley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deerskin_(novel)
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