This would usually be a skip week, but the world is still being a jerk, so we made you a bonus, entirely unedited, and almost entirely off-topic episode. This time, we talked about holidays, winter and otherwise.
Time, which used to make sense
Several holidays and feelings, media, and traditions related thereto
A New York Christmas Wedding (the lesbian time travel gay dead baby angel movie)
Night in the Woods: Lost Constellation
The Dark is Rising (again)
The Spirit of Christmas (which is to say, exploding)
J. Michael Strazynski’s The Real Ghostbusters
Community‘s first three holiday specials
Justice League: Comfort & Joy
Passover and that time Moses gave Pharaoh a frog
Passover and Miles trying very hard to play it cool
In which an engagement begins; Jean Grey’s Walden Puddle counterpart is definitely Nicole; Cyclops is the telepathic equivalent of a pit trap with spikes at the bottom; Charles Xavier’s subconscious is very dialogue-heavy; nobody ever has appropriate professional boundaries; Cable dabbles in passive aggression; and the best is yet to come.
Some of Blaquesmith’s recent activities
Uncanny X-Men #308-310
A very sweet retcon
How to scare crows
Feelings and telepathy
Thanksgiving at the Xavier School
A somewhat alarming manifestation of a conscience
The lies Charles Xavier tells himself
Xavier’s depression beard
The evolution of Amelia Voght
Angry Claremontean Narrator: The Movie
The anticlimactic return of Carl “X-Cutioner” Denti
An unexpected resolution
Trans voices in the larger comics conversation
NEXT EPISODE: The wedding!
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In which we are beset by festivity; Scott Summers still can’t take a vacation; the Daysprings are a really good family; “G’journey” is a really good greeting; Stryfe is his own namesake; retcons have served Cable well; illustrator David Wynne makes his X-Plain podcast debut; and you should probably go ahead and get a shelf for all these awards.
The Hayes family
The Grey-Summers Family circa 1993
The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix #1-4
What “Askani” means
When and whether Cable sleeps
The passage of time
Slym and Redd Dayspring
A biblical allusion
A very good greeting
Some constraints of superhero comics
Rachel Summers’s self-image
The origin of Cable’s codename
David Wynne and his art
The X-Fandom starter pack
The Fifth Annual Super Doctor Astronaut Peter Corbeau Awards for Excellence at X-Cellence
D&D with the Blue Team
All-New staying power
Change, in general
NEXT EPISODE: Bring kleenex.
CORRECTION: In this episode, Miles states that Scott and Jean are cool. They are, in fact, categorically uncool. We regret the error.
Special thanks to carolers Tina Carleton, Matt Gardner, Peter Gresser, Erin Pence, and Steve Pence!
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