Episode 31: X vol. 11 – Just Breathe

Lucy and Robin dive into volume 11 of X. Everyone enjoys a moment of downtime as they prepare for the battle to come, and for some reason that hurts even more.

CW: blood, gore, death, assault, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects. We joke about death a lot (it’s one of those laugh-so-you-don’t-cry things).

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Episode 30: X vol. 10 – Undecided

Lucy and Robin discuss X, volume 10, as the two sides finally gather, and we start getting some answers about Kamui’s destiny, and the events of the past.

CW: blood, gore, death, assault, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects. We joke about death a lot (it’s one of those laugh-so-you-don’t-cry things).

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Reading List – The Year of X

We’ve mentioned this elsewhere, but after running a poll on Twitter, we’ve decided to push through to the end of X instead of pausing for Rayearth (and other series released during its early run). We’re too far in to turn back now, and X feels like a good series for the very dark and very depressing year that is 2020. We’ll save the lighter stuff for 2021, when either things will be better, or we’ll be in even more need of a light pick-me-up.

Nothing is set in stone, but here’s a quick road-map for the year ahead!

July
X volumes 9 and 10

August
X volumes 11 and 12

September
X volumes 13 and 14

October
X volumes 15 and 16

November
X volumes 17 and 18

December
X anime, etc.

Episode 29: X vol. 9 – Hiding

We return to the X manga with volume 9…in the aftermath of Kamui’s decision, he is left processing death and betrayal, turning inward to run from this horrible new reality.

CW: blood, gore, death, assault, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects. We joke about death a lot (it’s one of those laugh-so-you-don’t-cry things).

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Episode 28: X – The Movie (w/ guest Alan)

Lucy and Robin pause from their discussion of the X manga to jump into the movie, and are joined by Alan (bro-of-the-pod, fantastic comic artist, and our resident graphic designer).

You can (and definitely should) check out Alan’s webcomic, Full Spectrum Therapy, and also follow him on twitter.

CW: blood, gore, death, assault, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects. We joke about death a lot (it’s one of those laugh-so-you-don’t-cry things).

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Episode 27: X vol. 8 – Reunion

Lucy and Robin dive into X, volume 8. Things finally come to a head, and a decision has to be made…plus we get an unexpected visit from some old friends. It’s a wild ride.

Here’s a link to the Anime Nostalgia Podcast’s episode on RetroCrush, a new streaming service for older anime series.

CW: blood, gore, death, assault, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects. We joke about death a lot (it’s one of those laugh-so-you-don’t-cry things).

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Episode 26: X vol. 7 – Dreamscape

Lucy and Robin blast through the fasted volume of X yet: volume 7. Everyone we love is upset, Kamui’s destiny is starting to look a little more complicated than before, and there’s no going back now.

CW: blood, gore, death, assault, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects. We joke about death a lot (it’s one of those laugh-so-you-don’t-cry things).

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Special Episode: Write for Me, Write for You

As another little bonus, this is the first episode of our brand-new, writing-centric podcast Write for Me, Write for You, where we chronicle our attempts to finish a novel (each) in 2020. If you enjoy this episode, you can add the podcast to your podcatcher of choice using this link: https://feed.podbean.com/writeforme/feed.xml

It also has a twitter account.

X discussion will continue in the next episode, so start reading volume 7 if you haven’t already!

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Bonus Episode 1: They Were Eleven

This week we take a quick break from our usual content and share our first bonus episode, in which we dive in to sci fi classic They Were Eleven by Hagio Moto. Although most of our bonus episodes will be exclusive to our $5 and up patrons on Patreon, we wanted to share this episode with all of you!

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Episode 25: X vol. 6 – Duality

We continue our read through X with vol 6, and things really start taking off.

The dynamic page Robin talks about can be seen here.

CW: blood, gore, death, assault, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects. We joke about death, specifically familial death, a lot in these episode (it’s one of those laugh-so-you-don’t-cry things).

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