Warning for very mild spoilers for The Adventure Zone podcast. We warn in-episode and it's nothing earth shattering.
Austin and Amanda reminisce about their experiences at Read With Pride, which recently announced its end, and try to describe the Lynchian quality of the Seattle Public Library's fourth floor. There's also discussion of New Adult stories and how aromantic and asexual people may feel alienated by the levels of sex and romance in the genre, which sparks a bigger conversation about the benefits and drawbacks of queer romance as a catch-all space for LGBTQIA stories. Finally, Austin cries a lot about the Adventure Zone podcast and how it fulfills his needs for queer, romp-y speculative fiction, and Amanda is effusive about the McElroys in general.
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The Verge: Watch this dancing Pikachu get dragged mercilessly offstage for deflating mid-performance
Vitamin C - Graduation (Friends Forever)
Read With Pride (Austin's 2017 panel; Amanda's 2017 panel)
R. Cooper - A Little Familiar (Familiar Spirits 1)
R. Cooper - Holly and Oak (Familiar Spirits 2)
Alternating Current's Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018
Nathan Burgoine - In Memoriam
Santino Hassell - Down By Contact
New Adult fiction
The Balance: What Is Erotica, and Where Can I Publish My Erotic Fiction?
RT Book Reviews: What Exactly is the Difference Between Steamy Romance and Erotica?
Throwback to our Anatomy of a Sex Scene episode and the dickscription argument
I. W. Gregorio - None of the Above (not an endorsement)
Vincent Virga - Gaywyck
The Adventure Zone Podcast
My Brother, My Brother and Me Podcast
Monster Factory at Polygon (Austin and Amanda's favorites include Mass Effect and The Boy Mayor of Second Life)
Vulture: Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet Dance in the Streets of Italy With Call Me by Your Name Fans
MBMBAM: Griffin McElroy's Stack Soap Song