No Heroine’s Journey this week

Due to the death of a close family friend, there will be no Heroine’s Journey this week. Next week we’ll return with an all-new episode about The Terminator series, featuring Sylvia Monreal of @comosedicenerd. Thanks for listening, as always.

Episode #21: The Triplets of Belleville

This week, Feminist Deck creator Kiva Bay returns to the show to talk about The Triplets of Belleville, the 2003 dark and weird animated French movie about road racing, grandmothers, and 1920’s movie stars, including:

  • How a movie without words can communicate so much about family, aging, and horses
  • Why do grandmothers and aging starlets threaten the French mob?
  • Exploitation and the inexorability of change as running themes
  • Why a bunch of monkeys made LC so uncomfortable

Plus: The Cat Lady and other adventure horror games; Grave Phantoms, revisited (WARNING: spoilers for Jim Butcher’s Changes at 15:30); Jeff Whitty’s Head Over Heels; Kiva’s comic for The Mary Sue on Public Secrets; an update on The Feminist Deck; Kim Swift; Steven Universe; and your emails!

Main topic starts at: 25:46
Emails start at: 47:03

Intro and Outro music: “Snow World Under the White Moon“, EeL

If you’d like to leave us a comment, question, or maybe just some good old-fashioned hatemail, send us an email at info (at) hjcast [dot] com.

Episode #20: Jurassic Park

In honor of our 20th episode, LC welcomes our first guest, Jay, back to the show to talk about Jurassic Park films, including:

  • Ellie Satler: Fending off velociraptors and gross male academics since 1993
  • How Lex Murphy got a generation of girls interested in STEM
  • Our lasting impressions of The Lost World: Crushes, gymnastics and LC’s embarrassing childhood confession
  • Jay reviews Jurassic World, and gives LC a heart attack about Chris Pratt

Plus: Jenn Bennett’s Grave Phantoms; Bitten; Friends; a shocking Dragon Age AU; Portal redux; Star Wars; Knights of the Old Republic; and your emails!

Main topic starts at: 16:07
Emails start at: 46:11

Intro and Outro music: “Snow World Under the White Moon“, EeL

If you’d like to leave us a comment, question, or maybe just some good old-fashioned hatemail, send us an email at info (at) hjcast [dot] com.

No episode this week

In honor of the holiday, we’re taking the week off here at The Heroine’s Journey. We’ll be back next week, however, with Jay Kateel and our twentieth episode! Yay!