Thursday, February 20, 2020

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 64! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 38 of Shadow of Night

The working title of this piece: "Time Walking After a Massive Bender" -- you're welcome πŸ˜†.

Take 64 - The One With Father Knows Best

Description: "Parting is such sweet sorrow." Scratch that! Goodbyes flat-out suck! And that's what Diana has to deal with in this chapter; saying goodbye to her father -- although technically, not really -- but we get it. The fact that these two will never meet each other again (or WILL they?!) is not lost on us. At least there was a date night with Matthew to sweeten things up (sigh). In the end, Diana's OK, and we survive. Our All Souls lives are much sweeter having met Stephen Proctor - Dorky Dad, observant guest, wise man, kind and forgiving father. Thanks in advance for tolerating Val's audio (she's just going to blame Jerry and move on)! We hope you enjoy our take on chapter 38 of Shadow of Night.

SPOILER ALERT! We (The Daemons) approach this podcast with an assumption that the listener has read All Souls universe books, including the trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life), and  Time's Convert + snippits from The World of All Souls. If you haven't, and you don't mind, we certainly don't mind!  Please be advised, we will approach the television series (A Discovery of Witches) the same way as episodes are released in the US/Canada. 😊  Let's do this. *Note - this podcast is labeled 'explicit'

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For newcomers to the series:
  • Our Daemon Guides to the All Souls Trilogy are available for download: ADOW, SON, TBOL 
  • If you'd like a ready-reference from the author herself, be sure to download the All Souls Real-Time Reading companion (free e-book at online booksellers via Penguin and Headline books). For a more in-depth view of the trilogy, The World of All Souls is available at all major book sellers, as well as the continuation volume into this world, Time's Convert.
  • Deborah Harkness usually conducts a real-time reading on her Facebook Page (starting in September), and shares her posts across social media. Check out her website for all of her social media links, and of course all that she has to offer her readers! Be sure to sign up for her newsletter while you are there!
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We don't wonder for a second as to why the leisure suit fell out of style...
In this episode:
By the segment . . .
  • (00:15) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (04:30) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - Thank you Chris, Persephone, and Camille
  • (11:42)  Main discussion - see topic below- Sponsored by Christine Milleker
  • (54:44) Housekeeping - Thank you, Lyn, Barbara, & Lauren - sponsored by Briana Houston
  • (58:35) Save It For the Show - TOPIC: "Yawn!" - What to entertain yourself with while waiting - sponsored by Yvonne Kaiser
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  • (1:09:37) Last thoughts/Outro. 
The picture says it all!
Chapter 38, Shadow of Night
  • Ok, time to go, kids!
  • Diana is trying to steer everything with her cords, while trying to distract her father, and change the subject.
  • Folk customs to observe….Yay! Work? Yeah, no. Stephen isn’t motivated like Diana.
  • We contemplate how life would be if Rebecca and Stephen hadn’t died
  • Father Hubbard. Yup. You are SUPPOSED to visit him, MATTHEW. πŸ˜’
  • Creatures living as one happy family. C’mon Diana…you’ve lived this. Yoga, The Conventicle, and her current household! Diana, for being so smart, can be dim at times.
  • We discuss Diana’s arrested development, magically and otherwise.
  • Stephen has already met a lot of people. He knows which witches will show him all of the fun to be had!
  • Did Stephen take up smoking AFTER going back to the 16th century?
  • Stephen is horrified at Diana and Matthew’s habits. NO FUN! Boooooooo!!!
  • Matthew is not a fan of the thought of male bonding? REALLY?
  • Stephen: get out, go date, make out!!! Matthew: dude, you think roller-skating is a cool date.
  • Diana is not trying to hear about her dad and mom hooking up.
  • Sir Lancelot…
  • Stephen orders them out. GET OUT!
  • Stephen has a penchant for TMI πŸ˜–
  • Stephen is pushing them out … we think it’s because he didn’t want to deal with the emotion of the goodbye.
  • We compare Stephen leaving with vampires starting a new life. πŸ•°⌛️
  • For Diana and Matthew this was a date, for us it was a tour of Elizabethan London.
  • The Bone Fires! Jean does a bit of Googling on the Googler.
  • Angela makes some connections between Morocco and the Earl of Essex🐴
  • We liked that most of the date is wandering and memory-making
  • There’s music…there’s gonna be dancing! πŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒ
  • A successful date! Matthew is making all of the right moves! 🌹
  • The next morning…..Stephen’s gone. 😭
  • The letter. πŸ₯Ί
  • FIN
  • GAVEL!!! πŸ”¨

ILOMILO w/ lyrics - video by  Blake_TheNBHD
Song by Billie Eilish
Lyn showing off that she's more than a bit mad, bad and DANGEROUS at All Souls Con 2019 in Cardiff
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