Welcome to Season 2 Episode 26, where we cover Chapters 40-43 of The Dream Thieves!
Gansey gets disturbing texts from Ronan’s phone, Adam has gone missing, and Ronan and Kavinsky are out having a Dagobah moment. We tackle (no pun intended) the Great Dick Pic Controversy, and question how many times Shannon read through the books before she thought Ronan was “okay”. We find out what autocorrect has decided Glendower’s poet should be named, and talk about a disturbing number of bodies stuffed in trees. Shannon wonders if we should continue our Fast and the Furious franchise by watching Tokyo Drift and comes down firmly on the side of Team Adam, and Nievita talks about her dream Raven Cycle cosplay accessory. We also mangle a lot of Welsh words. We’re sorry. We tried.
DEEP DIVE: Hywel Sele and Related Legends (from approx. the 16:57 minute mark to 29:37, depending on your player)
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6/27/19— Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 27, covering chapters 44-49 of TDT
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Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions:
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- D*ck pics sent to Dick Gansey: https://maggie-stiefvater.tumblr.com/post/141739155736/hello-so-uhm-in-dream-thieves-gansey
- Definition of bildungsroman: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bildungsroman
- Highlander, “There Can Be Only One”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J3VeogFUOs
- Maggie’s husband’s ringtone: https://maggie-stiefvater.tumblr.com/post/89220941241/1-warning-this-clip-has-boss-level-swearing-2
- Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men: https://www.xplainthexmen.com/
- Wikipedia on Hywel Sele: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hywel_Sele
- The death of Hywel: http://www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/hauntings/hollow-demon-oak/
- Nannau Estate history: https://www.britainexpress.com/attractions.htm?attraction=763
- Memoirs of Owen Glendower … with a sketch of the history of the ancient Britons, from the conquest of Wales by Edward the first to the present time by Thomas Thomas, pub. date 1822: https://books.google.com/books?id=p2sUAAAAQAAJ&lpg=PA88&dq=hywel%20glendower&pg=PA88#v=onepage&q=hywel%20glendower&f=false
- Nannau lodge for rent: https://dioni.co.uk/cottages/unique-self-catering-cottage-above-dolgellau-hywel-sele-lodge/
- The Hywel Sele Lodge: http://www.yourholidaytv.com/hywel-sele-lodge/4578707263
- Nannau Estate History: https://nannau.wales/video/nannau-deer-park-video/
- Cadair Idris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ykn59iHL344
- The Spirit’s Blasted Tree, a poem by Sir Walter Scott: https://books.google.com/books?id=7yYhAAAAMAAJ&lpg=PA342&dq=the%20spirit’s%20Blasted%20Tree%20walter%20scott&pg=PA342#v=onepage&q=the%20spirit’s%20Blasted%20Tree%20walter%20scott&f=false
- Full text of The Spirit’s Blasted Tree: https://nannau.wales/oak/the-spirits-blasted-tree-poem/
- Skeleton trees in Wales: https://folklorethursday.com/regional-folklore/folkore-wales-skeleton-tree-derwen-ceubren-yr-ellyll/
- Furniture made from the tree: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21727/lot/646/
- Artist depictions: https://nannau.wales/oak/depictions-of-derwen-ceubren-yr-ellyll/
- Merlin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin
- Brocilande: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broc%C3%A9liande
- Myrddn Wyllt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrddin_Wyllt
- Merlin’s Oak: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin%27s_Oak
- Who put Bella in the Witch Elm: https://theunredacted.com/the-hagley-woods-mystery-bella-in-the-wych-elm/
- “Bella” facial reconstruction (correction-2d not 3d): http://mentalfloss.com/article/541525/digital-reconstruction-reveals-face-murder-victim-bella-wych-elm
- Welsh folktale about the bride in the tree: http://nantgwrtheyrn.org/about-nant/history/folktales/rhysameinir/
- Tafheet street racing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tafheet
- WikiHow Dreaming article: https://maggie-stiefvater.tumblr.com/post/160739089521/i-love-wikihow-they-gave-me-the-go-ahead-to
- Transient Global Amnesia: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/transient-global-amnesia/symptoms-causes/syc-20378531
- Transient Global Amnesia, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transient_global_amnesia
- “Two bros” vine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwAajOtfNT8
- Maggie Q&A re: Chainsaw: https://ravenboys.tumblr.com/post/34241110284/maggie-stiefvater-answers-questions-about-raven
- History of methamphetamines: https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/features/meth-101#1
Maggie released a short excerpt from the prologue of Call Down The Hawk: http://maggiestiefvater.com/call-down-the-hawk-excerpt/
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Intro and Outro music by Damiano Baldoni, used under CC Attribution License: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/
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