Episode 91: Content Warning Part II–Alene’s Hard Pass

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In this episode, we continue what we began in Episode 90  and bring you Alene’s hard pass. Content warning for discussion of various unpleasant topics, primarily suicide. Apologies for the poor sound quality, we didn’t feel like we would make it through this one again if we tried to re-record it.

Links
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Romeo and Juliet
Heathers
The Big Chill
Dear Evan Hansen
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
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Dead Poets Society
Harold and Maude
Death With Dignity (right to die)
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
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Lost and Delirious
The Children’s Hour (play)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Morvern Callar by Alan Warner (film)
In Bruges
13 Reasons Why (book)
U.S. News & World Report: Why Suicide Keeps Rising for Middle-Aged Men
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Fun Home (book)
Reuben, Reuben
A Single Man
Tumblr: Is There Suicide In It?
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Wikipedia: List of suicides in fiction
Wikipedia: List of suicides
Slate: Alone in the Dark: Why we need more children’s books about suicide and severe depression.
The Pact by Jodi Picoult
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Better Off Dead
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Captain America: The First Avenger
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Wonder Woman
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Musical Obsessions
Alene: “Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler
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Anna: “Pynk” by Janelle Monae

Obsessions
Alene: Minerva by Marion Chesney
Anna: Fence comic by C. S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad

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Episode 84: MCU and Bullet Journaling

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Not at the same time! In preparation for Avengers: Infinity War, we’ve been catching up on all the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies (that’s everything except the X-Men and Deadpool and most Spider-Mans, we think?) we missed because of our unwillingness to watch stories about dude superheroes in the theater. We need to watch in the comfort of our home, with our cats and the ability to snark at top volume. And we also have a bunch of stuff to say about bullet journaling, so pull up a seat for this new episode!

Links
Marvel Cinematic Universe
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Phase one: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers
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Phase two: Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man
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Phase three: Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther
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Deadpool
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Ant-Man and The Wasp
Marvel: 15 Huge Problems No One Wants To Admit About The MCU
Why Marvel Movies Have Such Bland, Forgettable Music
Orientalism, Whitewashing, and the Failure of Imagination in Doctor Strange
From Iron Man to Black Panther — Ranking the Romances of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
What is the Funniest Marvel Movie?

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Dot Journaling: A Practical Guide by Rachel Wilkerson Miller (who cowrote the article Alene is always suggesting!)
Episode 79: All About Pens with @skeskali
Anna’s book: Grids & Guides
Alene’s current book: Exacompta Club
35 Cool Lists To Start And Keep In 2018

Musical Obsessions
Anna & Alene: “My House” by Flo Rida

Obsessions
Anna: Flavored syrups
Alene: pistachios
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Episode 28: The X-Files and Fandoms Show Notes

Link to the show here.

In this episode, Anna and Non-Librarian Angie discuss their decades-old obsession with The X-Files, plus a few other tidbits, including the many faces of Stony. Also, Anna got the name of Gillian Anderson’s second book wrong. SORRY!

Links
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A Vision of Fire and A Dream of Ice by Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin
The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
Steve Rogers/Tony Stark aka Stony
Angie’s cookie creations on Fanfectionary

Musical Obsessions
ABBA, “Money, Money, Money”

Florence + the Machine, “Long & Lost”

Obsessions
Anna: White Christmas (1954)
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Angie: Iron Man and Captain America comics
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Episode 8 Show Notes: Revisiting and Sequels

In this episode, we dive deeper into the topic of re-reading, re-watching, and otherwise revisiting pop culture, which led naturally into the question of sequels–thanks, @younglibrarian!–only a few of which are more popular than the original properties!

Come and read Stephen King’s It with us!

Links:

It by Stephen King
A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving” — Gilmore Girls S3 episode 9
Gail Carriger (on Twitter @gailcarriger)
Miracle and Other Christmas Stories and “All Seated on the Ground” by Connie Willis
Superfudge books by Judy Blume
The Princess Bride
Spaceballs
The Godfather
Real Genius
The Care Bears Movie
Grease 2
Avengers & sequel
Iron Man & sequels
Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Star Wars Episode 1 (technically a prequel)
Speed 2
Highlander II: The Quickening
Blues Brothers 2000
Batman & Robin
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Lost Boys: The Thirst
Basic Instinct 2
Teen Wolf Too
American Psycho II: All-American Girl
The Jewel of the Nile
Romancing the Stone
Toy Story 2
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Batman Returns
The Silence of the Lambs
The Book of Sequels by Henry Beard, Christopher Cerf, and Sarah Durkee
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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Angel
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Benson
Soap
Hastily googled list of TV spinoffs better than originals
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Clue

Obsessions
Anna:
The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Same Sex Symbol comedy album by Cameron Esposito

Carolyn:
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness