Ravin’ Girls SpEp. Call Down The Hawk: Full Novel

Welcome to our episode covering Maggie Stiefvater’s first novel in the new Dreamer Trilogy, CALL DOWN THE HAWK!!! Can you tell we’re excited?!

All of the Lynch boys are in trouble (what else is new?), mysterious art forgeries and forgers tantalize in the Fairy Market, dreamers and dreamed objects are hunted, strange voices come out of the dark, and the fires of the apocalypse burn on the horizon. Join us as we discuss what worked best for us and what didn’t, funniest moments and favorite new characters, agonize over our biggest questions, review our past predictions, and reveal our most head-explody moments. Would we choose to be dreamers if we had the chance? Listen and find out!

NOTES: No Deep Dive, just lots and lots of wild theorizing as to what happens next

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**MAGGIEWATCH**
Maggie held an “Ask Me Anything” on r/Fantasy: https://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/drxvin/maggie_stiefvater_author_of_the_raven_cycle/

Announcements:
Check out our new website at https://ravingirls.com! So many thank you to our Patrons for supporting us and making this possible. Join them at https://www.patreon.com/ravingirls

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Acknowledgements:
The Raven Cycle, Call Down The Hawk, the Dreamer Trilogy, 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: Season 2 Wrap-Up

Ravin’ Girls Special Episode: Season 2 Wrap Up

Welcome to the final episode of Season 2, where we discuss our feelings on finishing The Dream Thieves and talk about what we’re looking forward to in Blue Lily, Lily Blue!

Can anyone believe that it’s been two books, two seasons, and two years? We can’t! Join us for this Season 2 wrap up and Two Year Anniversary episode, where we talk about what we remember most fondly about Season 2, what the struggles of the past year have been, and what we’re most looking forward to for Season 3!

We also talk other books, movies, TV shows, fancasts, non-ancient poetry, and what we like to do when we’re not working on the podcast. Thank you to everyone who got in touch, and we look forward to inviting you all to our Three Year Anniversary… it’s not all that far away, really. Love!

DEEP DIVE: No Deep Dive, but lots of Listener Questions!

NOTE: Both of us were thinking of the paperback copies when answering the question, “Which cover is your favorite/least favorite?” I know I (Nievita) would have answered differently for the hardcover editions!

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Next Episodes:

CALL DOWN THE HAWK SPECIAL EPISODE!!! Coming sometime in the second week or so of November 2019.
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**MAGGIEWATCH**

Maggie’s post about her health struggles over the past few years and how it affected her work: http://maggiestiefvater.com/the-years-without-words/

Thank you, Mz. Maggie, for giving us so many hours of fun and fantasy as we go through your books chapter by chapter, beat by beat. Your words are an eternal inspiration.

Announcements: 

Look for our Call Down The Hawk special episode, coming very very soon! ACK! Also, you can find Nievita on the Bikers, Dice and Bars Tales from the Loop actual play podcast episodes, starting here: https://breakfastpuppies.com/podcasts/bikersdicebars/bdabplays-talesfromtheloop-01

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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 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.

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**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/

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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.

“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

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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)

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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!

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**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!

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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.

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)

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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

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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!
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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.
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!

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

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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.

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

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.

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

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Next Episodes:

7/18/19— Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 27, covering chapters 44-49 of TDT
Past Episode Guide: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com/episodes

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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

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