Friday, November 13, 2020

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 78! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 10 of The Book of Life

Poor Sarah! 😞

Take 78 - The One With the Enchanted Radio

Description: To put it simply, we LOVE this chapter. This is the first time we get a glimpse of Sarah and Diana actually working together on magic. It was all so peaceful until the radio decided to suggest a playlist familiar to most of us born prior to 1985, and -- now -- GenZ, who through TikTok have found an entirely new catalog of music to explore. Enjoy the episode, guys!

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.

Diana's elementary gramarye

In this episode:
By the segment . . .
  • (00:15) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (04:10) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - Thank you, Chloe, Zoe and Barbara.
  • (09:57) Main discussion- Chapter 10 of The Book of Life - Sponsored by Becca Vork
  • (57:52) Housekeeping- Thank you, Laurie, Beth (review!) and Becca sponsored by Nancy Forrester
  • (1:09:17) Save It For the Show- S2 Trailer! - Sponsored by Aimee Green
  • (1:22:14) 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.
  • (1:23:50) Last thoughts/Outro. 

Moonwort pods

Chapter 10, The Book of Life 

  • We discuss why we actually enjoy this chapter.
  • We psychoanalyze Sarah a bit more in this chapter! πŸ˜‚
  • Why was the house quiet the night before? Was the Goddess’ presence chill the house out?
  • We finally see Sarah at work, and how serious she is about her craft.
  • Pregnant women don’t touch rue!
  • Diana is like us, rather ignorant about these plants!🌿
  • Sarah’s garden seemed magnificent
  • The Daemons need the “teaching garden!”
  • “Companionable silence” — a change between these two. What a relief!
  • We suspect Corra and Sarah are more alike than they each think!
  • Diana chooses the ingredients via her fingers . . . we wonder how much her intuition seeps into her actual knowledge?
  • The five beans in Jean’s opinion tended to avoid the Princess and the Pea effect.
  • Gramerye in our view …
  • We talk about the little recipe tricks that could translate to magic.
  • Diana shows Sarah a spell she wrote out. Sarah is rather kind.
  • The twine helped with the demonstration.
  • Sarah tries Diana’s spell . . . whoops πŸš’
  • Sarah gets excited with Diana’s ability to see inside of spells!
  • Diana creates….and destroys spells! ☠️
  • Hey Spell, what’s wrong?
  • UMO = Unfamiliar Magical Object
  • Diana has an urge to conduct dark magic, but doesn’t want to admit it. Sarah helps her through it.
  • Rebecca’s things . . . including an old clock radio! πŸŽΆπŸ“»
  • Poor Sarah! Torture via Fleetwood Mac! Actually…we can think of worse!
  • Sarah gone wild! Thunder! Clear the air! Meanwhile, Diana: "hmmm let me work on this spell..."
  • Matthew shows up, and love is in the air, so is “you make loving fun” πŸ’•
  • Fernando is to be on the ready for an epic rescue armed with a cigarette, and some booze…in five minutes or until the music stops, STAT! πŸš‘
  • Diana makes a nice respectable spell. Maybe the music helped!
  • FIN
We imagine Sarah's garden as lush and magnificent!

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