Learn about your intergalactic crew’s deepest loves in this special tell and tell episode! May include: Master Chief, licking fire, and tragic chain-smokers.
Who’s that Pokémon? It’s Whoa, Nessie! Amy and Jade dive back into nostalgia with their monster of the week: the Pokémon starters! Learn all about Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, and Pikachu, and decide for yourself if you believe.
Check out Christopher Stoll’s Pokénatomy.
In a continuation of their lighthearted topics, your intergalactic crew look at death, grief, and loss in games, specifically Ryan and Amy Green’s That Dragon, Cancer and Giant Sparrrow’s What Remains of Edith Finch. Content warning for discussions of suicide and depression.
We love to feel emotional turmoil, which is why we love Davey Wreden’s The Beginner’s Guide: a game about playing games.
We discuss our interpretations of The Beginner’s Guide, choices, player agency, and how we like media that makes us feel like the literal worst.
I’ve been a little (a lot) absent from my site (and other places) for the past month and a half for a couple specific reasons: travel, health, and organizing podcast things. I went to Canada, USA, Wellington, Australia, and then came home to be diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. It’s been an intense few weeks! But more on that stuff later.
For now, here are the recordings of the talks and panels I did while travelling and some little write-ups about the events I was lucky enough to experience. Travelling for a month and being accepted to speak at multiple events was a huge privilege, and though I’m paying for it now with my health, I wouldn’t have had April any other way.