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Through The Wind Door - Episode 25D - Arlington: Allies, Part 10

Through The Wind Door - Episode 25D - Arlington: Allies, Part 10

July 30, 2021

An unexpectedly short episode. Due to the way we weren't able to finish the topic list in one session, we had a second one to finish off. The session was long, but much of it was content that wasn't New Century related. I didn't remember this, so I assumed I had enough for a 45 minute episode plus outtakes, and ended up significantly shorter.

To make up for it, a long involved Outro, plus some stuff that would have normally ended up on the cutting room floor. Future info redacted, so you can enjoy it  even if you haven't read this far. But of the topics we do cover:

  • Family gestures beyond words
  • Our thoughts on the close of Act 1, and what comes next

And as for the rest? You'll see.

 

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Intro is "One Person, Listening Now" by Doctor Turtle of freemusicarchive.org

Outro is "Colours" by Phil Collins

Through The Wind Door - Episode 25C - Arlington: Allies, Part 9

Through The Wind Door - Episode 25C - Arlington: Allies, Part 9

July 23, 2021

The nitty gritty of Chapter 12, where we meet The Swordmaster (but really, in mighty duel fashion, we range all over.) The topics of the day:

  • Frank putting his foot in it
  • The Calm before suddenly, A Manticore
  • The Majesty of Weapon's Lab A and its artisans
  • Further reflection on our master Spy
  • And how really, the title Arlington doesn't refer to Thomas, but the entire family

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Intro is "One Person, Listening Now" by Doctor Turtle of freemusicarchive.org

Outro is "Don't Stop" by Fleetwood Mac

New’s Of The Century: Back in Time + Space, Part 3

New’s Of The Century: Back in Time + Space, Part 3

July 19, 2021

This is going to be the last New's for a while, but I'm glad of it, because it means Alex is taking a break. 

The only thing I have to say is that if this had to be the end of Phase Two, it was a hell of a note to go out on. We talk more about why this is the best homage to Back To The Future possible, discussions on wizards, and speculations for the future.

Stay tuned for outtakes at the end!

 

Live at Grillby's: https://youtu.be/9TwwiLAk4GM

What the Internet Did To Undertale: https://youtu.be/FFIs6LsV0a4

 

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Intro is "Humanity" by Scott Holmes of freemusicarchive.org

Outro is "Closing Time" by Semisonic

Through The Wind Door - Episode 25B - Arlington: Allies, Part 8

Through The Wind Door - Episode 25B - Arlington: Allies, Part 8

July 17, 2021

Trigger Warning for discussion of both fictional and real world police violence.

Today we finish off thoughts on Chapter 9 and move well into 10 and 11. Our cast of topics:

  • Speculation on the fact that Truth and Harry are twins
  • Our thoughts on Agent Li as she is portrayed from Chapter 10 and 12
  • Wondering about how certain choices were made to include historical characters like Annie even though the Wendigo outbreak would dramatically change her story
  • Our thoughts on Raven, both his influences and his role in the story
  • And a brief discussion on the police-led murder introduced in these chapters, and it's basis from the real world history taking place during writing

This means that technically, the episode(s?) to come will be primarily focused only on Chapter 12... or will they? The scope of our conversation when picking a range of chapters is often related, after all...

Spoilers for The Mummy (1999)

 

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Intro is "One Person, Listening Now" by Doctor Turtle of freemusicarchive.org

Outro is "Human Beings" by Seal

New’s Of The Century: Back in Time + Space, Part 2

New’s Of The Century: Back in Time + Space, Part 2

July 11, 2021

Took longer than I wanted to get this out. But the main show always comes first!

As always, talking about too much detail spoils the story for the audience that has not read it! But today we dive into the discussion with even more gusto. Our love of this stories heroes and the bright and dark reflections of many familiar characters the heroes meet along the way. The ideosyncracies of telling a time travel narrative, the hardship placed on someone trying to navigate it and more. Plus, a special cameo.

Also... WWKHD? Kick ass, apparently.

EDIT: Apparently I picked the wrong version of the song that was referred to in the book, so I got the right one and reuploaded. It affects my stats, but TBH, I care less about those and more about getting this stuff out there and being true to my source. That said, if you downloaded the original, no need to redownload!

Talking Heads: Once In a Lifetime (Live) https://youtu.be/3XCp3ioDjwo

 

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Intro is "Humanity" by Scott Holmes of freemusicarchive.org

Outro is "Once In A Lifetime" by Talking Heads

Through The Wind Door - Episode 25A - Arlington: Allies, Part 7

Through The Wind Door - Episode 25A - Arlington: Allies, Part 7

July 10, 2021

Today we begin to cover chapters 9-12 of Arlington. I say begin, because as always, our first entry always manages to focus mostly on the first chapter (though we do briefly discuss some elements of Chapter 10 as well, so, progress!) Today's topics include:

  • The exploration of Frederick's absence
  • Further discussion on hamartia
  • Thomas being 'the angriest man [Sarah] has ever known'
  • Discussion of the Arlington family, with specific focus on Truth and Thomas

At the end, instead of outtakes, we have a sober, unexpected conversation about Toby's relationship with his father, and how it culminated with his unexpectes passing nine years ago. Trigger Warning for frank discussions of familial loss and grief. But if you can hold a space for it, it's a touching stort that we even manage to relate back to New Century, and ponder its relevance for coming up at the time it did.

 

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Intro is "One Person, Listening Now" by Doctor Turtle of freemusicarchive.org

Outro 1 is "Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon

Outro 2 is "Father to Son" by Phil Collins

New’s Of The Century: Back in Time + Space, Part 1

New’s Of The Century: Back in Time + Space, Part 1

July 4, 2021

Here it is, folks. Some juicy conversation on the New Century time travel story.

As always, I keep the show notes for New's light on details to avoid even more possible spoilers. I will note that something weird happened with this recording where popping noises seemed to affect the sound file in places. Given that we didn't have issues today, I am going to chalk it up to interference from the AC unit being on. I did my best to reduce the sound when the popping happens, so it's less grating at least.

As always, new New Century books often make us reflect on what came before, including our thoughts on what this story would be about based on what few things Alex said and what we knew about the story thus far. So this episode will have a lot of that, a prewritten thesis on BITAS as a whole from yours truly, and some gushing from Toby on the way it felt for him as he laid into the book at start. That's enough for one episode, so, do enjoy.

 

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Intro is "Humanity" by Scott Holmes of freemusicarchive.org

Outro is "Live To Tell" by Madonna

Through The Wind Door - Episode 24C - Arlington: Allies, Part 6

Through The Wind Door - Episode 24C - Arlington: Allies, Part 6

July 2, 2021

And here, the final episode on chapters 5-8. Thus far, most of our conversations seem to run long enough that there is enough material for three episodes. That does mean that it might take longer to get through a book if we keep doing three 45-55 min episodes instead of two episodes of around an hour and a half. But given the erratic nature of our recording, it works to have the content stretch. Today we cover:

  • A brief exploration on British vs. American humor
  • How Chapter 8 is divided - for us - between an entertaining portion and a heavier portion
  • Analysis of Thomas's behavior under stress, and an unexpected conflict with his wife
  • Our analysis and feelings about Colonel Tremaine
  • And finally, a discussion on the naming conventions of Arlington's chapters.

This episode also contains outtakes and further conversation after the outro.

 

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Intro is "One Person, Listening Now" by Doctor Turtle of freemusicarchive.org

Outro is "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke

Through The Wind Door - Episode 24B - Arlington: Allies, Part 5

Through The Wind Door - Episode 24B - Arlington: Allies, Part 5

June 25, 2021

As so often happens, the B episode is where we cover the most ground on our assigned chapters! (As a reminder, those include chapters 5-8) Today's topics include:

  • A discussion on the real world Ulysses Grant as well as his incarnation in New Century
  • Further analysis on Sarah Arlington as she interacts with Frank, General Curtis, and why she's the official Deputy Director of the NIA
  • The differences in Frank's relationships with the Arlingtons
  • The frustrating aspects of real world white supremacy and their role in New Century
  • Discussion on the comedic and non-comedic aspects of Calvin Wilson, Jeremy Pines, and Donald McTavish

The quote history about Grant: https://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/02/18/barrel-of-whiskey/

More on Victoria Woodhull: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Woodhull

 

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Intro is "One Person, Listening Now" by Doctor Turtle of freemusicarchive.org

Outro is "Rocky Mountain High" by John Denver

Through The Wind Door - Episode 24A - Arlington: Allies, Part 4

Through The Wind Door - Episode 24A - Arlington: Allies, Part 4

June 18, 2021

Today, we begin our look into chapters 5-8, though focusing mostly on chapter 5 because of the deep dive it takes into Thomas and The Handbook once more. Our discussion includes:

  • Our first introduction to Truth, and the many roles she holds in terms of connections, metaphors, and her position of authority
  • The beginnings of our analysis of the novel from the perspective of literary tragedy, and a discussion on the nature of hamartia.
  • Thomas's goals as regards the RSA and how the Handbook is a tool to enact them, as well as potential consequences of same
  • And a discussion on the significance of positive and negative elements of Nostalgia.

OSP on Tragedy: https://youtu.be/TL4ti1EGNiw

OSP on Medea:

https://youtu.be/b7WH30_8vos

 

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Intro is "One Person, Listening Now" by Doctor Turtle of freemusicarchive.org

Outro is "Shine a Little Light" by James Taylor

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