Ravin’ Girls Ep 28: Never Come Alone

Welcome to Season 2 Episode 28, where we cover Chapters 50-53 of The Dream Thieves

It’s Adam’s turn for learning about his life-altering mystical experience, while Blue and Gansey go out for a totally-not-romantic-let’s-never-talk-about-this drive through the Henrietta hills. Ronan has a chat with his (dead? dream?) dad, and the Gray Man gets some bad family news of his own. We compare our favorite pies and favorite paintings, Shannon covets the Lisa Frank tarot deck, and Nievita drops some seriously dark theories behind Prokopenko’s resurrection. Greenmantle says possibly the creepiest thing ever, and Shannon breaks the harsh news that fictional characters don’t know we exist.

DEEP DIVE: Rites of Passage (from approx. the 27:52 minute mark to 39:52, depending on your player)

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8/22/19— Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 29, covering chapters 54-59 of The Dream Thieves
9/5/19— Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 30, covering Chap. 60-Epilogue of The Dream Thieves
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**MAGGIEWATCH**@ireadya on Twitter is hosting a Raven Cycle recap contest from August 2nd to September 1st, in anticipation of CDTH. Entries must be a 1-minute video or 200 words or fewer, tagged with: #RavenRecap, #CallDowntheHawk, and #Contest on Instagram and Twitter only. Winners will be chosen by Maggie and receive an exclusive boxed set of The Raven Cycle. Full entry details at: https://calldownthehawk.tumblr.com/post/186722565600/fan-contest-raven-recap
Announcements: We are planning a Season 2 Wrap-Up and 2 Year Anniversary Episode! We’ll talk about our feelings on The Dream Thieves, Season 2, and the last two years as a whole. If you have questions, comments, or favorite moments, we’d love to hear from you!
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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 27: Circular Chicken

Ravin’ Girls Episode 27: Circular Chicken

Welcome to Season 2 Episode 27, where we cover Chapters 44-49 of The Dream Thieves!

So much angst, practically every character hits bottom. That means the only thing left is up, right? Nievita tells basically everyone except Kavinsky to eff off, and Shannon calls Greenmantle a b*tthole which is basically the same thing. We talk symbolism in Feng Shui and Japanese buffets, and disagree on the extent that K is responsible for Cabeswater’s disappearance. There are some tears–but possibly not from who you would expect. Calla gives our first solid hints about how time works in The Chicken Cycle, and we award our most expansive MVC yet!

DEEP DIVE: Stereotypes and Media Tropes relating to Joseph Kavinsky (from approx. the 20:29 minute mark to 30:01, depending on your player)

CAUTION: In our Deep Dive we discuss the broad history of media portrayals of queerness and ethnicity. While we always try to be as sensitive as possible, we understand that this is a much more nuanced topic than we can possibly cover in 10 minutes. Please exercise caution while listening if you find this topic personally sensitive. Love!

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Next Episodes:

8/8/19— Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 28, covering chapters 50-53 of TDT
8/22/19— Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 29, covering chapters 54-59 of TDT
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**MAGGIEWATCH**

Maggie has deleted her main Tumblr page: https://twitter.com/mstiefvater/status/1146493783925821443–she talks about the reasons why here: https://dkafterdark.tumblr.com/post/186116673566/maggie-stiefvater-i-feel-like-i-ought-to-do-a

You can find an archive to download here: https://ellipsea.tumblr.com/post/186064032760/ellipsea-hey-guys-had-a-fun-time-figuring-this

Maggie announced today (7/25/19) that there is a Tumblr that will be only for news and run by other folks here: https://maggiestiefvaterupdates.tumblr.com/

Announcements: 

Ravin’ Girls has launched a Patreon and Ko-fi! Please take a look and consider supporting us at https://www.patreon.com/ravingirls and https://ko-fi.com/ravingirls — Thank you in advance!

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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 Special Episode: Call Down the Hawk

Ravin’ Girls SpEp: Call Down The Hawk

Welcome to the Call Down The Hawk Special Episode!!! Where we cover the excerpt released by Scholastic, Prologue-Chapter 8.

So many new characters! So many new things to be worried about! SO MUCH EXCITEMENT!

Find out what Shannon would have called the black market, what 90’s British cartoon Nievita thinks might be related to dreamers, the possible meaning behind the new dream-forest’s name, and what we found most shocking and satisfying about the excerpt. We answer (or ramble) some listener questions, and grade our past predictions for the Dreamer Trilogy as Confirmed, Denied, or Unknown. Are we possibly psychic? It’s up to you to decide!

NOTES: There was an announcement today (7/3/19) about Ronan’s birthday in the final version of Call Down The Hawk being changed from the listed date in the preview excerpt, to keep in line with events from The Raven King.

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7/18/19— Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 27, covering chapters 44-49 of TDT
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**MAGGIEWATCH**

Maggie is working with artist Morgan Beem on a new YA adaptation of the Swamp Thing comic book for DC, with Maggie doing the script. No release date yet! https://twitter.com/MorganBeem/status/1142500087827800064

Announcements: 

Ravin’ Girls has launched a Patreon and Ko-fi! Please take a look and consider supporting us at https://www.patreon.com/ravingirls and https://ko-fi.com/ravingirls — Thank you in advance!

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Acknowledgements:
The Raven Cycle and all affiliated properties, including Call Down The Hawk and the Dreamer Trilogy, 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.

Captain Zed theme song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH7ULRtRWWs, property of DiC Enterprises

CNN “State of the Union”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRYmh6vrDfs

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Ravin’ Girls Episode 26: Tiny Irish Flag


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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**MAGGIEWATCH**

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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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. The Dream Thieves audiobook excerpts narrated by Will Patton and copyright Scholastic Audio 2013.


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.

Бела Жига by Ъпсурт (Bela Jiga by Upsurt) copyright managed by Facing The Sun (http://facingthesun.eu/#/bela_jiga) — fair use. Track available through Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/samuil-slavchev/cyqxwnuedjaz or Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bela-Jiga-Single-Upsurt/dp/B009REFPPU for download

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Ravin’ Girls Episode 25: The Sweet Spot

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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Next Episodes:

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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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 24: Dangerously Hipster Tendencies

Ravin’ Girls S2 Ep.24: Dangerously Hipster Tendencies

Welcome to Season 2 Episode 24, where we cover Chapters 31-33 of The Dream Thieves!

The Dad-friend leaves town for a party and everyone goes crazy! Ronan uses his dream-keys to start the Pig and illegally takes Matthew back to their childhood home, Blue and Noah poke into all the crevices of Monmouth and get frisky on Gansey’s bed, and meanwhile the only bright spot for Adam and Gansey is an old guy talking about pigeons. Shannon talks about the car she wishes she could take out of her dreams, Nievita gets caught up in the physiology of ghosts, and we both give our picks for Gansey’s favorite Beatles’ song. Plus, you get DOUBLE the DEEP DIVE!

DEEP DIVE: PIGEONS!!! And… Sir Thomas Malory (from approx. the 12:01 minute mark to 25:11, depending on your player)

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5/2/19— Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 25, covering chapters 34-39 of TDT
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**MAGGIEWATCH**

Maggie posted a “first pass” title page for Call Down The Hawk, and it features the ley line symbol. You can see it here: http://maggie-stiefvater.tumblr.com/post/184119633761/just-got-the-first-pass-pages-for-call-down-the You can also keep up with her Book Expo appearances at: https://www.bookexpoamerica.com/

Announcements:

No Deep Dive for Episode 25, but we will be answering questions!

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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 23: All of the “A’s”

Ravin’ Girls S2 Ep.23: All Of The “A’s”

Welcome to Season 2 Episode 23, where we cover Chapters 27-30 of The Dream Thieves!

Everyone’s on fire at Kavinsky’s substance party, including the Mitsubishi! Ronan and Gansey visit another king’s kingdom, Maura and the Gray Man go on a date where Maura steals yet another piece of his property, and Ronan has a very, very symbolic dream. We also agree that the 80’s were a weird time, Shannon discusses the legality of fireworks, Nievita points out the most unbelievable part of the whole book, and we discuss which one of us would be more likely to follow the other person in a car on a date.

MINI DEEP DIVE: The myth of Pygmalion (from approx. the 19:56 minute mark to 23:32, depending on your player)

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Next Episodes:

4/4/19— Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 24, covering chapters 31-33 of TDT
4/18/19— Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 25, covering chapters 34-39 of TDT
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**MAGGIEWATCH**

Maggie announced that she has turned in a secret project. What is it? We don’t know! It’s a secret! *fingerguns* https://twitter.com/mstiefvater/status/1101328231905587206

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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.

The following sound effects and music were edited and used under Attribution Noncommercial Creative Commons Licenses:

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