Thursday, July 22, 2021

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 84! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 15 of The Book of Life

Sol in Virgo ... finally!

Take 84 - The One Where We Go Back To School

Description: Sol in Virgo dictates that children go back to school. Well, we are children at heart, so we'll take the advice! It also says it signifies a change of place. Matthew and Diana are entering a brave new world of disclosure; ๐Ÿ˜ณ subsequently, Chris is entering the necessary new world of accountability (๐Ÿ™Œ with a little help from Miriam). This episode was great fun to record -- we hope you enjoy listening to it ๐Ÿ˜„

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. ๐Ÿ˜Š  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!
  • To see what's available on the web as far as the All Souls universe fandom, check our links page.

Harkness Tower
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  • (00:15) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (03:15) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - Thank you Marclyn, Barbara & Michelle
  • (08:40) Main discussion - ch 15 of The Book of Life - sponsored by Melanie Nelson
  • (1:09:02) Housekeeping - Thank you Chloe, Melanie, and Catherine! Sponsored by Amy Austin Taggart
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Matthew! tsk, tsk: “I know the library is an architectural treasure, but I still think it looks like an ice-cube tray.” ~ The Book of Life

Chapter 15, The Book of Life 

  • The lawn club that Marcus owns! ๐Ÿค‘
  • Sol in Virgo - pretty straightforward! ♍️
  • Chip the helpful waiter is tending to Diana, while the vampire is at human resources๐Ÿ˜
  • Diana is out of sorts with this version of New Haven.
  • Shopping! Wine, food, and computers!
  • The carillon
  • Harkness Tower - relation to the author: unsure!
  • Matthew….arrives. He missed her…..really?!
  • Chip knows; he’s the guy to know.
  • Charge that sh๐Ÿ’ฐt to Marcus!
  • The walk to KBT and Matthew’s commentary on the campus architecture .
  • Matthew is being stubborn. No lanyard, no lab coat.๐Ÿฅผ
  • We do our own bit of architectural snobbery.
  • Diana gives Matthew advice on how to handle students.
  • Jean points out the HR problem with the kissing greeting
  • Enter Joy Connelly/Beaker!
  • The description of Mother Teresa or Mussolini as a job requirement.
  • Jean cannot stand nicknames. Names ARE important. We discuss Mafia nicknames, and the HR nightmare Chris continues to be.
  • The last lab manager was called Caligula. The researchers miss her!
  • Meet the researchers! Learn their names!
  • Matthew had been recognized ๐Ÿ˜
  • One of the students recognized Diana.
  • There are creatures … one a vampire, hello Richard
  • Richard = Shotgun
  • The new research project and the subject. Zebras and the one-upmanship.
  • Rice? Chimps? NOOOOOOOO……….standby, kids…….
  • Snitches get stitches, class…..
  • NDA’s, no cell phones….we have memories of All Souls Con in Philadelphia 
  • Creature Chromosome! ๐Ÿ”ฌ
  • I’M A VAMPIRE! ๐Ÿง›๐Ÿป‍♂️
  • Diana outs herself….and it turns out that she’s the one who sparkles…✨
  • The additional assignment: the page.
  • The book is made of skins….only when human skin is mentioned is when the concern surfaces... ๐Ÿคจ
  • Daisy inserts some wisdom.
  • ENTER MIRIAM! The new lab manager and Chris’s worst nightmare.
  • Chris is starting to pay for his HR missteps
  • Miriam wastes no time in whipping this operation into compliance
  • Richard is no threat; he promises that the concerns of the congregation is above his pay grade
  • Miriam is staying Gallowglass's Condo … oh yes, Gallowglass is in town. Matthew was unaware…
  • The de Clermonts are circling to protect both Matthew and Diana
  • FIN

New Haven Lawn Club
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Kline Biology Tower (KBT)

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