hey, magical beings! This fortnight we’re bringing you a conversation about A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown, the first in a planned duology. The second/final installment, A Psalm of Storms and Silence is due out in early 2021.
Content Warning for discussions of parent death, panic attacks, and child abuse. ChildHelp Call 1-800-422-4453 for assistance
Call to Action: take care of yourselves! The interactive “you feel like shit self care guide flowchart” is a good resource.
- here is the source K used when researching the meaning of different day names.
- Various fact-based news sources have documented widespread evidence that the United States’s carceral immigration system (including deportation flights) is spreading COVID-19. See for example, Part 1 and Part 2 of the Texas Observer’s series on coronavirus in the immigration pipeline: “
- why biological sex, not to mention gender, are both dead. Related reading =Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography by Rebecca M. Jordan-Young and Katrina Karkazis
- we stan the use of a content warning!!! Shoutout to Natasha Ngan and Girls of Paper and Fire for being the first YA novel we read for the show to feature a content warning at the beginning of the book. Check out episode 11 of the show on GoPaF!
TV, documentaries and other media mentioned throughout the episode:
- Lovecraft Country (HBO)
- The Crown (Netflix)
- The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
- The Princess Bride
- the Vox Explained episode about anxiety (Netflix)
Books mentioned in the episode:
- Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
- Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
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