Bloodlines Is Not A Dating Sim-Episode 208

In this episode, the Grills have our Book Club meeting!

We read “Lamb-The Gospel according to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore”

We enjoyed it, and talked about other things it reminded us of like some musicals and plays, and movies and games!

We forgot to mention how well female characters are portrayed in the book, oops.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28881

Here’s a link to the game Rey talked about: http://www.sjgames.com/innomine/

Star Trek Lower Ducks – Episode 205 with Hammond Chamberlain

  • The Grills have a chat with @jhammondc (Hammond Chamberlain) – Host of Beyond the Playlist and Soundography, Producer of Women Kick Ass and America’s Next Top Podcaster, and More!
  • If you’re interested in our little “grilling” session where Hammond answers some rapid fire Q&A, check out our Patreon at patreon.com/grills

The Angriest Crocheting – Episode 204

This is a difficult conversation about the content of the lawsuit brought against Activision/Blizzard, and their response so far.

It’s emotional, it’s potentially triggering, but it’s a discussion we feel we MUST still have (unfortunately) over and over again.

As promised, here are links to a lot of the content we referred to in our talk:

The Lawsuit: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/aug/08/activision-blizzard-lawsuit-women-sexual-harassment

Contract based employment:  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-27/video-game-contractors-receive-poor-treatment-and-low-salary-as-business-booms

Unionization: https://www.axios.com/games-industry-unionization-4e63a526-ae3a-4f7c-8946-c9a765d6958c.html

This is an episode we did in april of 2019. We talked a lot about how we thought the state of streaming and podcasting for women had gotten better…women getting seen as “real” gamers and becoming less objectified. Too bad the actual development industry didn’t keep up!

The Instance Episode with Jules Scott: https://www.frogpants.com/blog/the-instance-suplimental-scott-and-jules

“No Way Home” Merchandise by Scott Johnson/Frogpants:  https://www.frogpants.com/store

Townsend: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-07-under-fire-activision-blizzard-exec-frances-townsend-steps-down-from-companys-womens-network

iilluminaughtii: https://youtu.be/c54ZM_WgBYE
https://youtu.be/ItpnCfArBZE

The Actual Lawsuit: YJw (aboutblaw.com)

Creators’ POV: https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/08/09/activision-blizzard-asmongold-content-creators/

 

A 12 Step Program, For The Murders – Episode 195

The Grills catch up on our geeky goings on, and then have a chat about the BIG list of upcoming Marvel movies and shows that have been announced. Some we are looking forward to, some? not as much…

Will you be headed to a theatre?

The Error Message Was Just “Thicc” – Episode 193

Linda, Rey, and Ember have a discussion about Disney’s pay to watch “experiment” for some new releases on Disney +, after catching up on all our geeking goings on.

NFT For Pidgeons – Episode 191

Linda, Rey, and Ember catch up on what’s been up in our lives, and then talk about NFT.

The “Pockets” MadCap Misc was referring to:

https://youtu.be/uaRoWPEUTI4

Nachthexen Was My Steampunk Metal Band- Episode 190

MadCap_Misc, Reiaino, and NineOf12 talk about the amazing history of the “Night Witches” of WWII.

Save The World-Buy Some Pizza-Episode 186

The Grills clarify cryptocurrency, and chitchat about our geeky lives and projects.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptocurrency

Fiat currency- https://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/fiatmoney.asp

^^^Which Crypto is not

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mt._Gox – interesting geeky connection to the first actual bitcoin exchange MTGOX

Documentary : https://youtu.be/sZ-aUlNY9_g

Madame Abrams – Episode 185

Linda and Ember talk about the amazing Nobel Prize Nominee Stacey Abrams!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stacey_Abrams

List of her publications:

  • Abrams, Stacey (April 24, 2018). Minority Leader: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change. New York: Henry Holt and Co. ISBN 978-1250191298.
  • Abrams, Stacey (June 9, 2020). Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America. New York: Henry Holt and Co. ISBN 978-1250257703.

Romances (as Selena Montgomery):[135]

  • Montgomery, Selena (April 24, 2001). Rules Of Engagement. Harlequin Kimani Arabesque. ISBN 978-1583142240.
  • Montgomery, Selena (December 25, 2001). The Art of Desire. Harlequin Kimani Arabesque. ISBN 978-1583142646.
  • Montgomery, Selena (October 25, 2002). Power of Persuasion. Harlequin Kimani Arabesque. ISBN 978-1583142653.
  • Montgomery, Selena (June 14, 2004). Never Tell. St. Martin’s Paperbacks. ISBN 978-0312993061.
  • Montgomery, Selena (April 25, 2006). Hidden Sins. HarperTorch. ISBN 978-0060798499.
  • Montgomery, Selena (December 26, 2006). Secrets and Lies. Avon. ISBN 978-0060798512.
  • Montgomery, Selena (June 24, 2008). Reckless. Avon. ISBN 978-0061376030.

Montgomery, Selena (March 31, 2009). Deception. Avon. ISBN 978-0061376054.