Mortified! The Friendship Quest

Mortified! The Friendship Quest

Every Monday, hosts Aaron and Leyla bounce a media recommendation to one another in order to bolster - or in some cases, really, really test - their long-distance friendship. Join us for a discussion on anything from our favorite Terrible Boys to the profitability of grown men dressing up as Bulbasaur and loudly shouting their own names.

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August 15, 2022 45 min

CW: Mentions of suicide and suicidal ideation, castration.

This week, Aaron and Leyla swallow their own negative feelings to dive deep into the feelings and genders of Shelley Parker-Chan's debut novel, She Who Became the Sun! Join us to talk about monk antics, the saddest eunuchs you've ever heard of in your life, and some light war crimes. 

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao  https://xiranjayzhao.com/index.php/books/

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This week, Aaron and Leyla dive into some not-true true crime with Hulu's Only Murders in the Building. Join us for a discussion of Aaron's love of sad old men, celebrity cameos, and to find out which of our hosts doesn't know who Nathan Lane is. 

 

An Appropriately Unhinged Recap of Glee (part 1) https://youtu.be/tr4rhB33swI 

Saint Young Men trailer https://youtu.be/-P4BJdOMce8 

Steve Martin hints at retirement after t...

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This week, Aaron and Leyla descend into the tunnels to find their big God-bots in The Big O! Join us for discussions of a toy-first strategy, distractingly derivative works, and the ways in which father-daughter relationships in anime fall apart. 

Céline Dion - It's All Coming Back to Me Now (Official Extended Remastered HD Video) https://youtu.be/j8fHNdrZTSI

Big O-And forever(lyrics) https://youtu.be/SHNvj79I7Fg

mega-DAY-oos v...

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This week, Aaron and Leyla take a LISTENER RECOMMENDATION(!!) and venture into the Boiling Isles to watch the Owl House. Join us for a discussion of baby queers we can't necessarily relate to but want to protect, the progressive sledgehammer-wielders inside the TV Animation branches of your favorite media monopolies, and owl tubes.

Studio 4°C Animates Fight Sequence in Episode of The Amazing World of Gumball TV Series https://w...

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This week, Aaron and Leyla tunnel their way back to the Fast franchise with Fast and Furious (not THE Fast and THE Furious, which is the first movie; Fast and Furious, the fourth one). Join us for discussions of the perfect angel-to-devil ratios, Catholicism cameos, and the insidious full-circle return to James Cameron's influence. 

 

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This week, Leyla gets dragged kicking and screaming against her will by two people she thought were her friends (Aaron and our special guest, Marti) to watch 2019's 'The Joker.' Join us for a discussion of how we live in a society, Joaquin Phoenix's ribs, and being terminally diagnosed as clown. 

You can find Marti and their excellent games at http://heartforge.itch.io and http://heart-forge.tumblr.com! 

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This week, we finally return to our regular episode format and tomfoolery with a sports anime sampler! We watched three episodes of Captain Tsubasa, Kuroko's Basketball, and Yowamushi Pedal. Join us for discussions of whether or not boys who are terrible at basketball are also dead, an explanation of hyperlocal Western New York pasttimes, and too many Naruto comparisons for anyone's comfort. 

Do you have a genre of anime yo...

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Aaron moved, which means we get to play a game again! Join us (and our two guest co-hosts Josh and Marti) for a genuinely wild game of Our Farm Becomes the Battlefield. 

Our Farm: https://itch.io/s/53147/our-farm-becomes-the-battlefield-itchfunding 

Marti: http://heartforge.itch.io and http://heart-forge.tumblr.com

Josh: @GreeneHistory on Twitter, The Bible Boys

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Pardon our unexpected absence: Aaron is moving and Leyla burned out! We were gonna miss this week, but instead we missed last week accidentally!

This week, join us for a not-very-funny but very thoughtful discussion of G. Willow Wilson's "The Bird King!" We talk about mean girls, good-ish dog-boys, and the poetry of Wilson's prose.

 

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(Apologies ahead of time for the car alarm and mouse clicks in this episode: Aaron's neighbors have bad timing and Leyla forgot to fill out some important paperwork for a business trip.)

This week, Aaron and Leyla avoid juvenile detention by getting fast and furious with Tokyo Drift! Join us for an extremely cool lore drop about Aaron's dad, yet another set of sick crossover ideas that should make us millionaires, and a cam...

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It's-a me, a clip show! 

Please enjoy the best goofs we have on offer. We'll be back next week with more ~ new content ~. : ) 

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Our theme song is "Obsolete" by Keshco, from the album "Filmmaker's Reference Kit Volume ...

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This week, Aaron and Leyla reach the bonkers milestone of getting together one hundred times and talking about various media properties. Join us as we luxuriate in each other's company and talk about five Disney sequels that range from passable to actively hostile to the hosts, the heteronormification of Li Shang and Mulan, and create the Disney Sequel Theatrical Universe.

Please give us a ring or an e-mail if you want us to ma...

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To help the victims in Buffalo, NY, you can donate to: 

@bflocommunityfridge on Venmo

https://www.feedmorewny.org/donate/

https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/buffalo-mass-shooting-fundraisers 

 

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This week, join Aaron and Leyla on a himbo-assisted run through the jungle in The Lost City! We talk about our mixed feelings on Sandra Bullock as Indiana Jones in sequins, Channing Tatum's powerful wig, and discover that Aaron lik...

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This episode title will make more sense next week.

But this week, Aaron and Leyla walk recklessly into an ancient temple and get caught in a time loop in 2021's "The Forgotten City." Join us for a discussion of engaging with philosophy outright, Leyla recording a podcast while incredibly motion sick, and a defense of lesbians who torture.

 

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This week, Aaron and Leyla come back from their journeys out of town to record a loose conversation about the strangely disappointing 2 Fast 2 Furious. We talk about the mean hottie to bad bitch pipeline, thank Tyrese and Ludacris for breathing life into a lot of vrooming and not a lot of dialogue, unorthodox ways of enjoying this motion picture, and then we find Vin Diesel somewhere we did not expect him. 

 

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This week, Aaron and Leyla find an animated movie from the 2010s that Aaron actually liked. Join us for discussions of Super-Elvis, VFX artists having to shave Henry Cavill, how all art is theft, and a very major achievement for your local podcast hosts.

  Studio Grackle "Hades" Nintendo Switch Announcement Trailer: https://youtu.be/y74WBx-nwew  Star Wars Visions Episode 3 Best Scenes "The Twins" https://youtu.be/4N...
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This week, Aaron and Leyla remember that sexism is cartoonishly bad with Xiran Jay Zhao's "Iron Widow." We revisit our love of mechs, celebrate an anarchist polycule, and Leyla loses her mind a little bit because she remembers how she also Snapped one day and is also now an "unhinged bitch."

 

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In this episode, Aaron and Leyla finish their biblical space foray into the Xenosaga universe with Xenosaga III. We talk about king cowards, near-canonical lesbians and a parallel surplus of boyfriends, and wanting more gobbledigook in our sci-fi (but not more Proper Nouns). 

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In this episode, Aaron and Leyla just barely peel themselves from the ground to talk about Little Witch Academia. We discuss kids shows made by people who make horny non-kids shows, Bandit Keith's step-daughter, Aaron's love of mean women, and being on the edge of moral panic. 

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This week, Aaron and Leyla watch a chad-wolf learn how to please his lady and the nice guy finish fast and last in Alpha and Omega (2010). We discuss a heavy-handed 88-minute euphemism, the terminal velocity of sequels, and married geese.

Penelope (2006) (which has actual James McAvoy and not the other guy Leyla constantly mistakes for him)

Kurtis Conner, "GOAT STORY 2: Was This Necessary?"

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