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Chapter 63 – The Ever-Flowing River

TW FOR REFERENCES TO SELF HARM AND SUICIDE AT 18:30 THRU 20:12, AND AGAIN AT 59:45 THRU 1:03:13

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Yewsiff and Sunny take their leave of the party to commune with The Ever-Flowing River in order to keep the metallic modron slabs out of cultist hands. Naturally, there’s a cost to such a favor. Here’s hoping this ancient is reasonable.

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Chapter 37 – Those Darling Gemstones

The Sky Ship Phoenix Blade takes flight, heading back toward Edgewater for supplies and repairs. Along the way Leysa and Taslinn get a chance to take a few members of the crew aside and get to know them better. Fetter gets an unexpected missive from home.

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7.09: The Forecast Manufacturer

This week on Venture Bros…SNOW! Bryan Dressel, Graham “Brock” Mason, and Matt “Dean Venture” Dykes discuss the penultimate episode of season seven (and possibly the series? At least until there’s more? Please make more?) The Forecast Manufacturer. Both this episode and the finale are deeply connected so advanced warning that there might be some callouts to moments from next week.

There’s also some serious hints to the next show we’ll be doing after we complete Venture Bros. You love to hear it.

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Bradley David Parsons inspired by J.G. Thirlwell

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Episode 30: Super Smash Brothers 4 (WiiU) with Carl

Oh, the Wii U… Such a poorly marketed system with some really good games on it. Carl joins us again as we cover the Smash game that was released for the Wii U and 3DS. It’s the criminally overlooked Smash 4 and Carl teaches us how important this game really is to the series. Come jump into it with us!

Special thanks to all my fellow Wii Fit trainer mains.

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Joe Dante: Burying The Ex (2014)

We bring our month of Joe Dante films to a close with probably one of the weaker films in his arsenal: Burying the Ex. Despite the letdown, there’s still a lot to like here. Anton Yelchin, may he rest in peace, brings energy and nuance to a character that’s difficult to love, and Alexandra Daddario and Ashley Greene steal the show with characters that are awesome, three-dimensional, and written well. It’s the little things that bring the movie down like the brother and some awkward plotting and logic. Is it worth the watch? We give you the scoop.

We also discuss Looney Tunes: Back in Action, as well as the “It’s A Good Life” segment out of Twilight Zone: The Movie, both of which are quite fun and really showcase that Dante chaos we’ve come to enjoy through our month of Dante.

What an absolute treat this month has been.


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Chapter 36 – Devilish Diners and Deadbeat Dads

A new day brings deliberation. Where should the party go next? Is Skypoint in their future or do they need to avoid it like the plague? Do they head south to Leysa’s monk order to find answers or seek out the possibility of other towers? A lot of questions in the air but perhaps the most pressing is what the hell happened to Drago? Why is he here now after all this time?

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7.08: The Terminus Mandate

This week on the podcast Bryan Dressel, Graham “Scott Hall” Mason, and Matt “Tim-Tom” Dykes discuss The Terminus Mandate in which the Guild Council are required to face their arch rivals one last time before becoming full members of the council. Rusty also trains to go on a date with a top notch prostitute who kills everyone she sleeps with. Does it go well?

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Episode 29: Fallout New Vegas

In today’s episode our fallout MAN, Kevin Hartwig, joins us today to talk about the overrated classic Fallout New Vegas. Kevin tries to fight off my attempts to salt his love for this game while also making way too many Skyrim references.

Special Thanks to the fallout subreddit for providing me with all the salt for this episode.

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Joe Dante: Matinee (1993)

This week we talk about a film that no one really saw: Matinee, starring John Goodman as a William Castle / Alfred Hitchcock hybrid who brings his B-movie “Mant!” to a small theater in Key West, Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis. What ensues is a fun, if a bit subdued, romp through B-movie nostalgia featuring the usual Dante players as well as a fun performance from Cathy Moriarty – who you may or may not know as the villain from Casper (1995). There’s also a greaser who writes poetry who terrorizes the protagonists dressed up as an ant, and Goodman’s monologue about the “first monster movie” provides a wonderful thesis for the film.

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Chapter 35 – Familial Fracas

In general, reunions are pleasant affairs, with the estranged parties coming together and catching up on all that lost time. In the back of his mind, Drago Bernal had hoped reuniting with his son would follow that same formula and they could begin putting their complicated pasts behind them. Fat fucking chance.

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