Episode One Four Zero: Ghouls are the Funnest Undead
Recorded May 24th 2020
Miss us? We missed you. We spend a substantial portion of this episode discussing the difference between a ghoul and a zombie. We clear everything up and reach a consensus. Patrick is deep into Dungeon Mastering and he is loving every second of it. Andrew re-watches Avatar The Last Airbender and it is still (maybe) the best animated series of all time and certainly can boast that its series finale is perfection. Chris geeks out over new Gloomhaven paraphernalia he assembles with his own two hands. We, of course, discuss the pandemic’s effects on geek culture and we hope you are all staying safe.
This weekly episode thing is becoming quite the habit for us. It’s an added benefit to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have nowhere else to be on Sunday mornings and talking to each other actually makes us feel good. This week, we are once again, all over the Geek fandom map. We discuss our favorite dystopian movies. We attempt to clarify the dystopic vs post-apocalyptic film genres. Chris and Andrew try to sell Patrick on the strengths of Westworld season 3. We all agree season 2 was a struggle bus that isn’t worth re-watching. We talk Warzone, Skyrim and Dungeons and Dragons. Andrew is nearly convinced to let Patrick and Chris guide him through a D&D campaign. Andrew is re-watching Daredevil on Netflix and finds it’s early MCU charms quite endearing. Christopher describes his ongoing Gloomhaven adventures with Legendary Listener Shawn. They play via phone and their sessions can last hours. It is table top gaming at its most intricate and satisfying.
Trivia is post-apocalyptic film themed and The Boys argue about it.
After spending 9 weeks talking about one topic (mostly), we go appropriately wild this time around. We talk sheltering in place and hygiene. Andrew admits just how smelly he can get after a day of nervous sweating and no deodorant. We may never get haircuts again. We do spend quite a bit of time talking geeky things as well. We all have played large amounts of Call of Duty Warzone in the past 2 weeks. Chris is playing a long-distance campaign of the table top game Gloomhaven with Legendary Listener Shawn. Patrick has crossed the Rubicon and is a full-fledged Dungeon Master. And we learn just how terrifying a gelatinous cube can be.Trivia is Warzone themed and Chris nails it