Jala-chan's Place

Jala-chan's Place

Found in multiple places around the net, Jala-chan has finally made her own Place to discuss topics ranging from analyses of various forms of media to health and wellness, interviews with creators and other fabulous people, and anything else that happens to fall outside the bounds of her usual appearances as a regular co-host of Duckfeed.tv's The Level Podcast, regular guest on Monster Dear Monster, and occasional spots on other shows and streams.


September 15, 2023 102 mins
Jala is joined by Briar and Lance to discuss toxic masculinity, patriarchy, and why the conversation about these social issues approach them from the wrong angle. Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future ...
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Jala is joined by Ben (The Level), Dennis (The Level/Furia Games), and Matt ("Fun" & Games, Reignite, Screen Snark) to discuss Valve's Portal video game IP. SPOILER WALL AT 00:59:05 Articles * Portal comic (https://www.thinkwithportals.com/comic) * Portal movie news (https://gameranx.com/updates/id/428546/article/warner-bros-still-has-j-j-abrams-portal-movie-on-its-2023-2024-slate/) * Eric Wolpaw on why Portal 3 will never be made ...
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August 18, 2023 157 mins
Join Jala, Moxie and Nick (TripleSMoon) as they discuss the plague known as grind or hustle culture: what it is, how pervasive it is, what causes it, and ways to cope. Articles * How to Detach Self-Worth From Productivity (https://www.becomingwhoyouare.net/how-to-detach-self-worth-from-productivity/) * The Toxicity of Hustle Culture: The Grind Must Stop (https://headversity.com/the-toxicity-of-hustle-culture-the-grind-must-stop/) S...
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August 4, 2023 168 mins
Jala is joined by Adelaide (Back On My BS) and Nick Fakhoury (Friday Night Gamecast) to talk about the Fire Emblem video game series and its impact on the tactical RPG sub-genre. Mentioned during the episode: * Silver Ghost, influence for Camelot's Shining series (https://youtu.be/ni0-MvuH55A) * Kill Your Darlings or How I Learned to Stop Caring and Love Permadeath (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB8Vq_DUpA4) Support this show via...
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Join Jala, Briar and Raúl as they discuss the rampant phenomenon of fatphobia as well as the disordered eating which may follow. They share personal stories and methods by which to heal the damage. CONTENT WARNING: talk of eating disorders between 1:45:40 - 2:17:31 A Short Bibliography - books the hosts of this show read prior to this episode, which we recommend: * Fearing the Black Body by Sabrina Strings * Body Respect by Linda/...
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July 7, 2023 204 mins
Join Jala, Dave Jackson (Tales from the Backlog), Nick (TripleSMoon) and Daniel as they discuss the 2002 Game Boy Advance game, Metroid Fusion. Spoiler wall: 54:14 Mentioned during the show: * SA-X's face (https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/metroid/images/2/23/SA-X_Closeup.PNG/revision/latest?cb=20191003153154) * Flawless Nettori battle, complete with an explanation of the advanced mechanics on display (https://youtu.be/fpadhdMHG_k)...
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Jala is joined by Adelaide and Zombi to discuss body dysmorphia and gender dysphoria, two rampant issues. Learn more about their history and context, and how each host grapples with these feelings. Articles * Dysphoria vs Dysmorphia: The Difference Between Gender and Body (https://www.talkspace.com/blog/body-dysphoria-vs-dysmorphia) * Gender Dysphoria, Body Dysmorphia & Body Image in Trans & Non-Binary Folks (https://centerfordisco...
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June 9, 2023 95 mins
Jala is joined by Leonard (Monster Dear Monster) and Adam (Half Tone Takes) to discuss the 1990 Dick Tracy film starring Warren Beatty, Madonna, and Al Pacino. NOTE: We mention a recording Leonard performed of the song "More," but he did not have it ready in time for episode release. We will release it separately upon its completion in the future. Thanks! Articles * The Comic Book Movie Peaked 30 Years Ago, With “Dick Tracy” (https...
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May 26, 2023 106 mins
Jala is joined by Matthew (Monster Dear Monster) to discuss finding and pursuing your passions, networking and improving your skills along the way. Links * Mouse armor! (https://twitter.com/JeffdeBoer9/status/1645554206450024449?s=20) * Matthew's first creation, photo 1 (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1054842861176234175/1102033894888460390/PXL_20230430_004835002.jpg) * Matthew's first creation, photo 2 (https://cdn.discor...
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May 12, 2023 57 mins
Jala is joined by Rupert Booth for a special interview covering all manner of projects from novel and nonfiction writing to starring as a video game detective (or three)! Check out his ongoing Doctor Who podcast (https://timeram.com/) and his books The Prisoner: The Prisoner's Dilemma (https://www.amazon.com/Prisoner-Jonathan-Blum-Rupert-Booth/dp/0967728053) (co-authored with Jonathan Blum) and Not a Number: Patrick McGoohan - A L...
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It's the Jala-chan's Place 1-year anniversary! To celebrate, we're releasing this special bonus episode of an audio play Jala wrote and directed for her old comic project, C'est La Mort. Cast of Characters Porter Graemes: Kole Ross Death: Gary Butterfield Death (as J.C.): Gary Butterfield Patrick: ...
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April 28, 2023 164 mins
Jala is joined by Desirée and Cameron to discuss the death positive movement, The Order of the Good Death, and that one time Cameron faceplanted directly into the chest cavity of an embalmed corpse. This episode is marked "explicit" due to cursing related to the inequalities in burial practice. Links: * The Order of the Good Death (https://www.orderofthegooddeath.com/) * Ask a Mortician (https://www.youtube.com/@AskAMortician) * Fi...
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April 14, 2023 141 mins
Jala is joined by Dave (Monster Dear Monster) and Nick (TripleSMoon) to discuss Krrish (2006) and Krrish 3 (2013), the second and third movies of the superhero Bollywood series. Comparison of M.D. Geist and Kaal's armor from Krrish 3: https://cdn.donmai.us/original/e5/cd/e5cdcb41175f6eb59c5744fd3fc5a7f2.png https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDhGbvZUEAAQUon.jpg Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (...
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March 31, 2023 164 mins
Jala is joined by Zombi and Marcus to talk about the psychology of sexuality, the myriad ways it manifests (intimate and creative) and how these correlate to identity. This is a follow-up to episode 21 on attraction and identity. Mentioned during the show * Girly by Jacqueline Lesnick (https://activisionblizzard.itch.io/girly) * I F-cked Cthulhu by Germy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc0kr98-bSk&ab_channel=Germy) * F1nn5ter (ht...
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March 24, 2023 170 mins
Jala is joined by Briar to discuss ALOK's activism for gender-nonconforming and trans bodies as well as work to combat what they call "the international crisis of loneliness." They also discuss ALOK's books of poetry, Femme in Public and Your Wound/My Garden. Mentioned during this episode: Alicia Roth Weigel (she/they) (https://instagram.com/xoxy_alicia) Links * ALOK’s website (https://www.alokvmenon.com/) * Getting Curious with JV...
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Jala is joined by two new guests, Andy and Suzie, to discuss accessibility needs, challenges disabled people face, and universal design and its benefits. Mentioned during the episode: * Frasier Looking At Video Games (https://twitter.com/frasier_looking) * TomboyX (https://tomboyx.com/) * Rebirth Garments (https://rebirthgarments.com/) * Sophie J Butler's post about disabled people and airlines (https://www.instagram.com/p/Co93kljI...
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February 17, 2023 104 mins
Jala is joined by returning guests Adelaide and Raúl to discuss Gary K. Wolf's 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, upon which the later Who Framed Roger Rabbit movie was based. http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/liz_dejesus/12235908/107368/107368_original.jpg Gary K. Wolf, the author, posed as Eddie Valiant on all of the book covers. Tiers are now available on Ko-fi! Perks include shoutouts on our shows, access to show notes, blog p...
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February 11, 2023 120 mins
Jala is joined by Zombi and Marcus to talk about types of attraction and how these correlate to identity. Articles: * Exploring Gender and Gender Identity (https://www.coe.int/en/web/gender-matters/exploring-gender-and-gender-identity) * Gender Identity and Mental Health (https://headspace.org.au/assets/Uploads/Resource-library/Young-people/Gender-identity-and-mental-health-web.pdf) * The Role of Gender Affirmation in Psychological...
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January 20, 2023 90 mins
Jala is joined by Dave and Raúl to discuss the 2017 neo-noir action thriller, Vikram Vedha. This movie is one of Jala and Dave's all-time favorite movies for its masterfully intricate story, striking cinematography, and captivating performances. WATCH THIS MOVIE! It is available for streaming with English subtitles free with Amazon Prime (https://www.amazon.com/Vikram-Vedha-Madhavan/dp/B09CGTQ8G7), as well as via Hulu, SlingTV, You...
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January 6, 2023 114 mins
Jala is joined by Raúl and Simón in discussing ways we learned our heritage and how we pass it down to the next generation, or share it with others. We discuss the manner in which this transmission is akin to a lossy facsimile, as well as how it morphs over time. Articles * ‘We need to be more intentional, consistent in passing on our languages, culture to the next generation’ (https://guardian.ng/guardian-woman/we-need-to-be-more-...
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