Thursday, October 15, 2020

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 76! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 8 of The Book of Life

Got rage? Pound in some fence posts. That'll fix it!

Take 76 - The One With the Unsolicited Advice

Description: Instead of beating himself up, Matthew has taken to beating posts into the ground with the guise of repairing Sarah's failing fence. Well, we all know that our Matthew's got some issues! And if he doesn't beat himself up enough, Fernando is there to assist. Fernando knows him pretty well though, so he suggests Matthew take up the science-y stuff concerning his and Diana's genetics to occupy his mind. Miriam breaks in to inject her own 2 cents (she speaks for us!), and this chapter winds down with a visit from "bulldozer" Vivian Harrison. We enjoyed recording this chapter, we hope you enjoy listening to it! Also, in our Save it For the Show segment there's some TV News; we do a bit of whiplash time-walking to make sure you are up to date with the latest and greatest (TRAILER! YAY!)

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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1. Show notes:

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!
  • To see what's available on the web as far as the All Souls universe fandom, check our links page.

In this episode:
By the segment . . .
  • (00:15) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (06:26) Main discussion - Chapter 8 of The Book of Life - Sponsored by Jody Kozey
  • (40:33) Housekeeping - Thank you, Kathryn, Olivia, and Barbara - Sponsored by Sarah Dye
  • (44:44) Save It For the Show - Topic: TV show updates (all kinds of them!) - Sponsored by Nancy Forrester
  • (54:03) Promo break - scroll down, or click here to get a hold of us and/or become a Discusser -- information on joining our Facebook group also located on that page.
  • (55:35) Last thoughts/Outro. 

When googling "blue Volvo," this one seemed to suit "bulldozer" Vivian Harrison!
Topic: Chapter 8, The Book of Life
  • We discuss our new observations concerning Fernando’s counseling.
  • “Thwack!”πŸ”¨
  • They may be in Madison, but Baldwin still holds the leash!
  • A vampire fence guy!
  • Matthew, we agree. Benjamin should’ve been taken care of a long time ago.🀨
  • The was a family meeting among the de Clermont men. Obey or else! Threats are involved, because some of these brothers are mutinous.
  • Gallowglass being shaken indicates how serious the situation they are in actually is. 😳
  • There’s a lot of pot meet kettle in this episode. Fernando is up first.
  • Matthew takes a moment to feel sorry for himself … “Diana’s aunts never approved of me….” MATTHEW! STOP IT!
  • We think that Matthew was obsessive prior to becoming a vampire.
  • Ohhhh…Matthew the pleasure delayer really did want Diana to be a vampire. A part of him did, anyway.
  • Angela observes that this conversation is very similar to Hamish’s conversation with Matthew in ADOW
  • Fernando is frightened for Matthew’s unborn kids; we disagree and believe this is a stretch — but to be fair, we have the insight of Time’s Convert.πŸ€ͺ
  • How did Fernando become such a expert on blood rage? Was it just Matthew, or has he observed it in others?
  • Val thinks Matthew has never wanted to lead anything, never mind his own scion.
  • Focus on the science! Even “dumb” Gallowglass thinks so (Fernando didn’t actually say that, but that’s what it sounded like!) He suggests that he collaborate with Miriam, and get to sciencing! πŸ”¬
  • Miriam dials in as our mental savior!
  • Miriam thinks that may have been Benjamin snooping around Diana’s rooms! Wow, we didn’t remember this our first read.
  • OOOOH! That’s why he couldn’t tell Father Hubbard was his grandson!!!πŸ’‘
  • Miriam snaps at Matthew (well deserved).
  • “Even monsters can change…” Martyr Matthew is back!
  • Miriam ponders the firedrake. She's intrigued!πŸ‰
  • Matthew is keeping some info from Miriam, and Miriam can totally tell. 🀨
  • Miriam’s mike-drop. DAMN. 🎀
  • VIVIAN! Yay!
  • Goddess preserve us from handsome vampires πŸ§›πŸ»‍♂️
  • Diana spells out all of their problems in a few short sentences.
  • Lugnasah, dammit, Sarah you’re going!
  • Turns out the Bishops weren’t hiding sh*t!
  • It seems Sarah is feeling more herself!
  • A little spat.πŸ₯Š
  • Pots calling kettles black again!
  • A little make-up session.πŸ–€
  • FIN
Series/Season 2 is coming!

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