Extra! – This or That

Today’s unicorn chaser… Doctor Who Style

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This game may not be called You Monster, You, but boy did it end up making us feel like monsters! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we make DIFFICULT and TERRIBLE choices that YOU made us pick between. Seriously, I have words for some of you…

Huge thanks to Sage and Kim of Head Over Feels! We blatantly and unashamedly stole borrowed “This or That” from them after their lolarious on-stage version with Paul McGann at LI Who. We appreciate the inspiration, lovely ladies!

As Deb said, there will be more ToT in the future, so feel free to fill this comment thread with suggestions for future editions. Or just yell at us (nicely) for the PAINFUL choices we made.

I’d like to close by apologizing to the 7th Verity, Marie Cat.

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Bonus link:
Our 2015 April Fools ep

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Book review: Heroine Worship by Sarah Kuhn

Heroine Worship (Heroine Complex, #2)Heroine Worship by Sarah Kuhn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Second book in the series, and I loved it just as much. This is Aveda Jupiter’s/Annie Chang’s book. She’s picture-perfect as a heroine, but there’s not much demon-busting to be had. Instead, she decides to work on being a perfect best friend to her bestie Evie Tanaka. Who is getting married. Very. Shortly.

Perfect Weddings are tough, yo. Especially when something is possessing brides and turning them into Bridezillas. And when maids of honor want everything to be perfect, but “perfect” is not what you pictured, there are lessons to be learned about friendship, and about being okay with who you turned out to be.

If you liked the gang from Heroine Complex, everyone is back, better than ever. Great fun!

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Episode 147 – Survival Kit(ling)

GOOD HUNTING SISTERS! The episode where we discuss Survival!

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Our year of loves and lasts continues with a rather big “last”. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we discuss 1989’s “Survival”, which was a “last” in many ways, although it wasn’t originally intended as such.

How do you feel about 7’s last full story? What did you think of the Cheetah People’s costumes? Is that infamous line really the nadir of Sylvester McCoy’s performances on Doctor Who? Let us know in the comments!

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Extra! – You Monster, You!

New Verity! Extra, in which Deb forces us to make MONSTROUS CHOICES for your amusement

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It’s a new game show! Deb and her devious friends developed this doozy of a dilemma-based debacle. Join Deb as she torments Liz and Lynne with truly monstrous decisions. It’s a delight!

So are you a monster? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments!

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Episode 146 – The Pit of the Impossible Satan Planet

New Verity!

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Now that series 10 is over, our year of loves and lasts continues with a love. A lot of love. Two episodes of love, in fact! Join Deb, Erika, and Tansy as we dip back into series 2 with a two-parter that Deb just loves: “The Impossible Planet” and “The Satan Pit”.

Do you love these eps like we do? Do you find the same bits a tad uncomfortable? Other bits? No bits? Let us know in the comments!

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Extra! – There’s Nothing “Only” About Being a Doctor + Our Gap Months

NEW VERITY ABOUT THE NEW DOCTOR!

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It’s official! We have a new Doctor! And she’s a SHE. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we dive into our reactions to this truly momentous news. There were many tears, though not for all the same reasons.

But we won’t see Jodie Whittaker in the role for months. And then after that, it’ll be a lotta months before we get the next series. In our second timey-wimey segment we talk about what we’re gonna do to fill those lonely, Who-less months. “Shadow cabinet of spreadsheets,” anyone?

How do you feel about Whittaker’s impending Doctorhood? And what will you be doing while we wait for the new Doctor and new series? Let us know in the comments!

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New Doctor links:
Maxi-pad pool raft
Alex Kingston learns about the new Doctor
John Barrowman’s reaction
JanetFielding’stweetswereonfire
ColinBaker’sreaction
Erika’s interview on the ABC

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Episode 144 – The Doctor Falls Over

ICYMI, New Verity where we discuss the finale!

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That’s it. Series 10 is over. None of us are happy to see it go, but many of us are happy about how it went. Join Erika, Katrina, Lynne, and Tansy as we hash over this finale and discuss what we might see (and what we want to see) at Christmas.

How do you think the Doctor fell? Let us know in the comments!

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Episode 143 – Cool World Enough and Time

New Verity!

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It’s a rare on-location Verity! with an even-rarer special guest! Join Erika, Liz, and returning guest, Caroline Symcox as we discuss part one of the season finale story. It was some intense Doctor Who, and we have some intense reactions to it. We also have some wacky theorizing.

Warning: Wacky theorizing may cause disappointment when the show doesn’t do what the wacky theory said it might. Or, at least, it will if you’re Liz.

How did this part-one-of-two strike you? What are your theories? Tell us in the comments!

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Verities Doing Stuff: Mother of Invention

Signal boost for Mothers of Invention!

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Welcome to our new blog category: we all have so many projects on the go that may or may not intersect with our Verity lives (cough, hockey podcasts, cough, award-winning magazines). This is a way to keep our listeners up to date with what ELSE is going on in our worlds.

As I (Tansy) mentioned on our last episode, I’ve spent this month feeding and caring for a Kickstarter project: Mother of Invention.

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Edited by Tansy Rayner Roberts & Rivqa Rafael, and published by Twelfth Planet Press, Mother of Invention will be a speculative fiction anthology of diverse, challenging stories about gender and artificial intelligence. We’re raising $20,000 to pay our authors and other upfront costs of this book, which will be published by Twelfth Planet Press alongside such previous fantastic publications as Kaleidoscope and Defying Doomsday. Our authors include such names as Kameron Hurley, Seanan McGuire, John…

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Episode 142 – The Death Eaters of Light

New Verity!

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What a fascinating discussion this week’s Doctor Who episode lends itself to. Join Deb, Erika, and Tansy as we discuss women who are allowed to fail and still be heroes, the sexual politics of Romans, the Doctor’s (possible?) impatience, Bill’s outlook on history and its denizens, Nardole as a “space tourist”, and much more.

Erika, of all people, even has a cracktastic fan theory about the next season of the show. Incredibly unlikely, but kinda fun, depending on your outlook.

What did you think about this story? Was it slight? Were the stakes high? Was the monster the point? Was the doctor impatient or irritable or something else? What’s up with Missy? SO MANY QUESTIONS. Please feel free to play in the comment section like it’s one big happy fandom sandbox.

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