Ravin’ Girls Episode 30: BRB Getting Dragons

Welcome to Season 2 Episode 30, where we cover Chapters 60 through the Epilogue of The Dream Thieves!

Two dreamers. Two monsters. Two brothers. Two battles. One. Epic. PARTY!!! This is it! The final episode of Season Two! Buckle in and strap your helmet on, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. The final showdown between Kavinsky and Ronan. The final showdown between The Gray Man and his brother. A little bro is rescued, and a mom disappears. There are tears. And excitement. And dragons!

We lament our small town experiences, Shannon tries to avoid getting on any sort of Watch List,  we talk about comfort music, Nievita throws some shade at early Merlin myths, and we try to figure out where the box of tissues is hiding. Whoo, boy. You might want to grab one for yourself, too!

DEEP DIVE: DRAGONS! (from approx. the 41:38 minute mark to 53:43, depending on your player)

CAUTION: These last chapters and our discussion deals with mental health and suicide. Please, always put yourself first and practice self-love and compassion while listening. If you or anyone you know may be experiencing a painful crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, available 24 hours a day (USA) or use their chat function at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx 

You can also reach the crisis  text line by texting 741741 in the US (https://www.crisistextline.org/) — we love you.

Additional warnings: This episode contains the sound effects of fireworks, car crashes, and gun loading/gunfire. Please be advised and listen with caution if you find yourself sensitive to these sounds.

Visit us at https://ravingirls.podiant.co for complete episode details!

– – – – –

Next Episodes:

Please subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get our upcoming releases scheduled between Season 2: The Dream Thieves and Season 3: Blue Lily, Lily Blue!

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

Follow:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ravingirls

Tumblr: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/ravingirls

WordPress: https://ravingirls.wordpress.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU6eGllasjHG0o4gFgxRYwA

Support:

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ravingirls

Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/ravingirls

Subscribe:

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ravin-girls-a-raven-cycle-podcast/id1286440047

Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/feeds.podiant.co/ravingirls/rss.xml

Or wherever you get your podcasts, and please comment, rate, or review!

– – – – –

Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions:

(For Tumblr: put “Read More” cut after this title)

**MAGGIEWATCH**

Maggie’s livetweet reread of The Raven Boys: https://twitter.com/mstiefvater/status/1167803171500150784

The Dream Thieves: https://twitter.com/mstiefvater/status/1171797726717235200

Blue Lily, Lily Blue: https://twitter.com/mstiefvater/status/1175391811814252546

Announcements: 

Even though Season 2 is officially over, we are still going to be very very busy! We are planning our Season 2 Wrap-Up/2-year anniversary episode, so please feel free to get in touch with questions/comments for that. We are also planning on recording the Toxic Masculinity DD/mini-episode that we promised, AND a Call Down The Hawk special episode! Lots to look forward to and to keep your feed ful between seasons!

Also, please recommend us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pg/ravingirls/reviews/

– – – – –

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.

“Boys of Summer” © Don Henley and UMG, ℗ 1984 Geffen Records: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEaWaifQPJg

“Waterloo Sunset”, “Destroyer”, and “Wonderboy” © The Kinks, released by Sanctuary Records and EMI Music Publishing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_MqfF0WBsU, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh9q3nqVnlM, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aNbDn4mBcA

Sound effects found on FreeSound.org. All tracks were edited for the podcast, attribution where requested.

Crowds: https://freesound.org/s/253603/ by tim.kahn 

Fireworks: https://freesound.org/s/56579/ by atomwrath 

Thunder/Lightning: https://freesound.org/s/360328/ by InspectorJ, https://freesound.org/s/123434/ by Simon Spiers, https://freesound.org/s/238302/ by NoiseNoir 

Dragon/Beast: https://freesound.org/s/330585/ by Uzbazur 

Other: https://freesound.org/s/193877/ by wjoojoo, https://freesound.org/s/36815/ by watupgroupie

Ravin’ Girls logo and banner art © 2018 Mio Mäkijärvi, All Rights Reserved. Please visit  http://kojotei.tumblr.com/ for more information.

Advertisements

Ravin’ Girls Episode 29: Death Waffles

Welcome to Season 2 Episode 29, where we cover Chapters 54-59 of The Dream Thieves!

Ronan and the Gray Man finally meet face-to-face and it goes about as well as one might expect–possibly better, even. Persephone and Adam frantically fix the ley line as the 4th of July looms large in the sky. Why must they hurry? Seems like someone’s favorite baby brother may have been teen-napped… some guys really do just blow right past flowers and chocolate to cars and threats, don’t they?

We discuss how long it’s been since we’ve seen “The Birds”, what items we would most miss if we had to go on the run, Shannon questions how much Nievita really is a fire sign and makes some surprisingly off-color jokes, Nievita’s pet naming conventions stay strong to a theme, and we finally get around to naming that new Metal band we’ve been talking about starting.

DEEP DIVE: Journeys through the Underworld (from approx. the 46:45 minute mark to 1:00:30, depending on your player)

Visit us at https://ravingirls.podiant.co for complete episode details!

– – – – –

Next Episodes:

9/5/19— Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 30, covering chapters 60-Epilogue of TDT
9/19/19— Ravin’ Girls Season 2 Wrap-up and Two Year Celebration!

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

Follow:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ravingirls

Tumblr: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/ravingirls

WordPress: https://ravingirls.wordpress.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU6eGllasjHG0o4gFgxRYwA

Support:

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ravingirls

Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/ravingirls

Subscribe:

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ravin-girls-a-raven-cycle-podcast/id1286440047

Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/feeds.podiant.co/ravingirls/rss.xml

Or wherever you get your podcasts, and please comment, rate, or review!

– – – – –

Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions:

**MAGGIEWATCH**

Owl Crate will have an exclusive Call Down The Hawk box releasing this November. The box will include a signed edition of Call Down the Hawk that has an exclusive cover with artwork by Maggie on the back of the dust jacket. It will also include a collection of items inspired by Call Down the Hawk, all of which have been approved by Maggie. You can see full details here: https://www.facebook.com/OwlCrate/photos/a.1526767004267742/2383588321918935/?type=3&theater

Announcements: 

We are still looking for your thoughts for our Season 2 wrap-up and Second Anniversary Episode! We’ll be discussing our thoughts on Season 2, favorite moments, how things went, what we’re looking forward to in Season 3, and more. If you have questions or comments, send them our way! We think it would be especially fun to get some behind-the-scenes questions/non-TRC stuff, like other books we read or how the podcast is made. We look forward to hearing from you!

– – – – –

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.

Ravin’ Girls logo and banner art © 2018 Mio Mäkijärvi, All Rights Reserved. Please visit  http://kojotei.tumblr.com/ for more information.

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)

Visit us at https://ravingirls.podiant.co for complete episode details!

– – – – –

Next Episodes:

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

Follow Us:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ravingirls

Tumblr: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/ravingirls

WordPress: https://ravingirls.wordpress.com

Subscribe:

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ravin-girls-a-raven-cycle-podcast/id1286440047

Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/feeds.podiant.co/ravingirls/rss.xml

Or wherever you get your podcasts, and please comment, rate, or review!

– – – – –

Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions:

**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!
– – – – –
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.
Ravin’ Girls logo and banner art © 2018 Mio Mäkijärvi, All Rights Reserved. Please visit  http://kojotei.tumblr.com/ for more information.

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!

Visit us at https://ravingirls.podiant.co for complete episode details!

– – – – –

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

Follow:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ravingirls

Tumblr: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/ravingirls

WordPress: https://ravingirls.wordpress.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU6eGllasjHG0o4gFgxRYwA

Support:

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ravingirls

Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/ravingirls

Subscribe:

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ravin-girls-a-raven-cycle-podcast/id1286440047

Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/feeds.podiant.co/ravingirls/rss.xml

Or wherever you get your podcasts, and please comment, rate, or review!

– – – – –

Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions:

**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!

– – – – –

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.

Ravin’ Girls logo and banner art © 2018 Mio Mäkijärvi, All Rights Reserved. Please visit  http://kojotei.tumblr.com/ for more information.

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)

Visit us at https://ravingirls.podiant.co for complete episode details!

– – – – –

Next Episodes:

6/27/19— Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 27, covering chapters 44-49 of TDT
Past Episode Guide: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com/episodes

Follow Us:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ravingirls

Tumblr: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/ravingirls

WordPress: https://ravingirls.wordpress.com

Subscribe:

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ravin-girls-a-raven-cycle-podcast/id1286440047

Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/feeds.podiant.co/ravingirls/rss.xml

Or wherever you get your podcasts, and please comment, rate, or review!

– – – – –

Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions:

(For Tumblr: put “Read More” cut after this title)

**MAGGIEWATCH**

Maggie released a short excerpt from the prologue of Call Down The Hawk: http://maggiestiefvater.com/call-down-the-hawk-excerpt/

– – – – –

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

Ravin’ Girls logo and banner art © 2018 Mio Mäkijärvi, All Rights Reserved. Please visit  http://kojotei.tumblr.com/ for more information.

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)

Visit us at https://ravingirls.podiant.co for complete episode details!

– – – – –

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

Follow Us:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ravingirls

Tumblr: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/ravingirls

WordPress: https://ravingirls.wordpress.com

Subscribe:

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ravin-girls-a-raven-cycle-podcast/id1286440047

Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/feeds.podiant.co/ravingirls/rss.xml

Or wherever you get your podcasts, and please comment, rate, or review!

– – – – –

Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions:

(For Tumblr: put “Read More” cut after this title)

– – – – –

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.

Ravin’ Girls logo and banner art © 2018 Mio Mäkijärvi, All Rights Reserved. Please visit  http://kojotei.tumblr.com/ for more information.

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)

Visit us at https://ravingirls.podiant.co for complete episode details!

– – – – –

Next Episodes:

5/2/19— Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 25, covering chapters 34-39 of TDT
Past Episode Guide: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com/episodes

Follow Us:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ravingirls

Tumblr: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/ravingirls

WordPress: https://ravingirls.wordpress.com

Subscribe:

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ravin-girls-a-raven-cycle-podcast/id1286440047

Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/feeds.podiant.co/ravingirls/rss.xml

Or wherever you get your podcasts, and please comment, rate, or review!

– – – – –

Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions:

(For Tumblr: put “Read More” cut after this title)

**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!

– – – – –

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.

Ravin’ Girls logo and banner art © 2018 Mio Mäkijärvi, All Rights Reserved. Please visit  http://kojotei.tumblr.com/ for more information.