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Hi everyone who likes Dinnercasts! The Bloodborne Dinnercast we’ve all been waiting for has finally hatched after being in the incubator for 5 months! Many thanks to those who submitted questions and patiently waited for us to finally release this, so go ahead and listen to it, please! Sorry for the delay and we love you! (*´ ˘ `*).。oO ( ♡ )

For those who don't know what Dinnercasts are, its when we go out to a restaurant that we hope won’t be too noisy and record a conversation over dinner about a game or TV show that we just can’t stop talking about. Background noise in this one is tolerable (again, based on Dinnercast expectations) but gets a bit loud at the end (and the very beginning!)

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For anyone keeping track/curious this was at Henry Public, the same place we did the True Detective S01 Dinnercast. We got pulled turkey sandwiches. Again. They were delicious.

(thanks to Wayne for the art)

Direct download: Bloodborne_Dinnercast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

REJOICE FOR SHE IS RISEN! Victoria is back and issuing orders to Conrad just like old times. This is another long one, tangents on tangents. Tangents having tangent babies that then have even more tangent babies--when will it stop? Never, if we have anything to say about it (and we do!) Speaking of babies Danny is trying to figure out whats going on in the Grayson Global books, but Conrad told Ashley to just gave him a copy of Clifford the Big Red Dog so Danny isn’t making as much progress as he expected, he always had trouble with Clifford (look, I don't want to deny the fundamental premise of the story, but it's just creepy; does he really have to be so big?) Victoria gets Conrad to beat her up so she can come back to the Manor and just like that the Graysons are back together again! Per usual, Danny is the last person on earth to learn the Truth--that Victoria’s explosive, mid federal-witness flight death was just a ruse. Danny is pretty upset; this is the tooth fairy incident all over again (Danny got his wisdom teeth out last year, it was a rough time for the little guy.) Emily is sick of lending out three of her guest bedrooms to an inconsiderate roomie who'd rather consummate All Day Brunch with a girl, a real girl, a 3D girl(!) than take his shift at the Clam Cam station, and so she takes it out on Amanda by telling her the paternity test said Jack wasn’t the father of the (alien?) elephant fetus thats been growing for 16 months in her womb, and, frankly, of all the people that dramatically close the Toughbook in this episode Nolan was the worst at it, so no big loss there. Enjoy feeding cereal to your Ryan Gosling hug pillow on the streetswhich are your new home, nerd.

ADVISORY: There comes a time in every podcast's life journey where you have to say "fuck it, we did the best we could" and put it out, loudly clipping laughter and all. We recorded this in our mostly empty apartment so the audio quality is pretty awful because it's all like ~echo echo echo~ We plan on making a podcast cave in the new house and to try to learn how to make this stuff sound better. Sorry for your earballs :(

Direct download: Revengecast_S02E02_-_Resurrection.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

We did it. We made it. Season 2 is upon us. We wearily rouse ourselves from our depressive torpor because, though Victoria is dead, the "Victoria Grayson 2012 Memorial Day Art Auction and Tasteful Philanthropy Gala Sponsored by the Generous and Stunning Victoria Grayson" is still on, except hosted by Ashley. To honor her fallen idol, and also because Victoria left very precise instructions in her will, Ashley wears a simple sackcloth dress and pretends to be bad at party planning so that everyone will pine all the more for the days of Victoria's generous and stunning party leadership. Emily (invited by Chorcolattea who is on furlough from rehab) shows up in a pretty red dress which confuses Danny and forces him to confront the question of why he isn’t still dating her instead of dating Ashley--I mean Croydon--who isn't even wearing a red dress or anything. Danny has a conscience again, maybe, and he spends a lot of time on Victoria's Wistfully Thinking About the Past Balcony, which he has more appropriately renamed Danny's the Before Time Sadness Place. Wooooo hangin out in mom's room, doing mom stuff!

Meanwhile on the other side of the planet (48 hours earlier), Emily has thrown herself full on into the Japanese Memory Drowning Method, wherein you drown yourself to get your memories back, which is real and you guys would know that if you'd signed up for Ronald Takeda's Official Secrets of the Japanese Revenge Masters VHS correspondence course for the reasonable price of $34.95 per tape (plus S&H). But what news from the mark? Quickly, we are enmeshed in the dark pall cast over the dawn of Season 2 by the arrival of only the most treacherous of ancient Chinese sorcerers, Shang Tsung, who, as a character, is really just a copy of that guy from Big Trouble in Little China by Jon Carpenter, so I wanna know exactly where do these white guys get off with this Asian Dark Magic Appropriation BS? 

Anyway Takeda is clearly Japanese not Chinese and furthermore clearly not even the same guy anymore! But I guess nobody had to the time to notice the old Takeda Switcheroo since we were all so busy drinking deep of the only ice-blue, Swarovski crystal eyes sufficient to rival Conrad's unquenchable sapphire glory. Btw his name is Aiden, and we know he and Ems are friends because she almost but not quite murders him after he does her her the courtesy of preventing her from drowning. Quit being so tsun-tsun Emily-kun, it's time to let your heart utau.

(So Ashley Madekwe pulls off some gorgeous glamorous-ass outfits just like everyone else on the show, I felt like its worth it to be earnest about it for one second because we’re so attached to our cartoon version of sack-cloth Cinderella Croydon that we never really talk about how cool she is, plus as @Spankminister pointed out she has a fashion blog! http://ashley-ringmybell.blogspot.com/

Direct download: Revengecast_S02E01_-_Destiny.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT

Good friend and fellow Conrad fan Spankminister joins us for the explosive finale of Revenge season one and we sure do need the extra pair of hands because plot-wise an astounding number of things happen in this episode. Emily saves Nolan from being murdered by the White Haired Man With Piercing Eyes (WHMWPE) with the help of one of the dozen lock picks she has stowed in her hair, sewn into her clothes, and grafted onto her skeleton. Once Nolan trots off to safety Emily challenges the WHMWPE to a duel in his -thoughtfully appointed- minimalist-murder-basement. There are a lot of clothes happening in the finale too, starting with almost-murdered and almost-murderer attire - respectively: Nolan’s tastefully bloodied tee opposite Emily’s rigorously casual ninja suit. Since nolan is only almost murdered we get to see him looking awesome and celebrating with 9am champagne wearing this:

Danny breaks off the engagement because Emily kissed a boy and the break up creates the perfect opening for Victoria to deliver her sickest burn yet as the long-anticipated engagement present is finally unwrapped. Emily wastes her chance with Jack because she's a WASP and Amanda comes back looking so pregnant she's about to go into labor right there in the Stow Away. Look, a lot happens in this episode just watch it, if nothing else then for the ending montage where Victoria boards the plane. Coincidentally, Conrad has to blow up another plane, and this plane isn’t even full of lame poor people, but instead is transporting the only two women he loves. Poor Connie, he does have a feeling occasionally :( I'm tongue tied over my complicated feelings about Victoria and cant get over her simple but effective use of the all black/all white sartorial metaphor also seen in Psycho. We end with all making a wish that instead of GoT blowing up, Revenge does. Alas the ship has sailed for Westeros, and Jack can’t bring it back to port despite his extant(?) sailing skills. If only we had catchy phrases! Like "An Armalarm always pays her debts" or “Victoria is coming" or “Amandas do not sow." Hm maybe give Victoria some dragons next season and the people will rally?

Direct download: Revengecast_S01E22_-_Reckoning.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:55pm EDT

In this episode we learn of grief and all its stages, like Rage, Frenzy, Crossing Stuff Out with Red Sharpies, “The Barkening,” and finally, Yelling at Nolan. We flesh out the truth of Methusapup and learn the true power of Sammy, eternity dog and Our Savior. Victoria pulls out some Death Note-level intuition about where secret evidence may be hidden and--oh yes, that's right--we’re talking about the de Kooning again. Emily tries to track down the White-Haired Man (WHM) and Nolan tries to keep Emily from making a Life Altering Mistake (LAM). Aunt Carol comes back to remind Emily her parents are dead, allowing Nolan to deploy his brilliant Super Secret Mustache Plan, wherein he buys a cable guy an island in order to assume the role of Burt, cable fixer and general screw-driver-having guy. I get a little too excited about what stats Victoria would have if she were a Pathfinder character and Dave humors me, mostly. Oh and also: penis cages; we’re sorry. WILL EMILY KILL A PERSON? Will Victoria stab Lydia with a letter opener?Will Charlocta’s parent trap work? Will Conrad ever have lips? What the fuck is on Lydia’s feet?? All these mysteries and more, explored on this week's Revengecast: Eternal Runtime and My First BDSM Edition(tm)!  

Direct download: Revengecast_S01E21_-_Grief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16am EDT

A VERY SPECIAL REVENGE(CAST) – this week we have a mystery guest and lots to talk about! Ok not really a mystery guest, it's SomeVito/Patrick! He graces us with his SomeVitoish presence, and its a good thing too, because we have a lot to get through this week since LEGACY is a veritable nesting doll of flashbacks within tinier, cuter flashbacks, and he somehow manages to keep us (mostly) on track. Victoria is in THE PAAST a lot, and so is Amanda; NOT fauxmanda, just pre-Emily-Manda who is, apparently, bad at literally everything. We open with her nearly beating a man to death with a toilet lid, which is fun for all, but she’s also just wasting her life (and generally getting wasted) going through her billions one 10,000 dollar cigarette at a time. She rolls into Montauk and hits up the Stowaway where she sees Jack, who is walking in slow motion like its the beginning of More Than A Feeling and he has the wig to match. At the Stowaway she gets the skinny on the local catering racket, and so Amanda crashes the Grayson’s New Years Awkward Conspirator Gala, hosted in order to ferret out the traitor in their midst. But who is the traitor? How many people does Frank torture? How many wigs are there? Whose house did Nolan strip out from under them? How awesome is Mason? You’re just going to have to listen to find out!

Direct download: Revengecast_S01E20_-_Legacy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm EDT

In this episode we learn how far Emily is willing to go to not care about absolution, because if her revengenemies aren’t going to seek absolution, then neither will she. So no one will be getting absolved ever, no really, Emily is all “I’m going to do things I can’t take back ohhh spooky scary.” One of the things she can’t take back is when she leaves Nolan a sobbing mess on the floor, because Nolan betrayed her, but not really. She still makes him cry though. We feel bad for Croyden because those rich assholes deserved it, but she gets a Lexus from Conrad which somehow makes the years of abuse and malnutrition ok. Conrad has does some eavesdropping and confused teacup holding. He later finds the snifters and reveals that he has been using Danny as a pawn in his relationship with Victoria for far too long. Danny is surprised? But more importantly everyone is now pretending to be Nermal. Except for Charlotte, who is too sad to do anything.

Direct download: Revengecast_S01E19_-_Absolution.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm EDT

In this week’s Revengecast we set out on a grand journey to help Emily answer the question: what is justice anyway? Does it exist inside or outside of the courtroom? In order to fully understand this topic we must first design a clone program to test whether we can raise a human to communicate solely by hamburger emoji. But can Dave, with his weak grasp of bioethics, design a clones for science program? Can Graz figure out even why we are making clones to begin with? Will the clones be in an Errol Morris documentary? Meanwhile in the Hamptons, which are on Long Island apparently, Danny is having a real tough time keeping himself busy about the manor. Emily is like not even hanging out with him and he is so bored. Conrad chases away Victoria’s art boyfriend and Charlotta decides its a good idea to sleep with her drug dealer. Worst of all, things are not going well for the Murdersnitches, and some Inception-level shit is going on where Dave and I both clearly remember Thugswary wearing a powder-blue bellhop uniform in this episode, but really it was just a sweater vest? Emily works all night to use the NYPD's inherent class bonus "Luminol Vision" to make good on her promise to save Jack from further indignity (and further broken ribs), only to come home after a hard night’s frame up to find Danny valiantly breaking house arrest so he can go next door for 2 minutes before he gets dragged back to Rikers again.

Direct download: Revengecast_S01E18_-_Justice.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12am EDT

Who killed Tyler? (Takeda.) Where is Amanda? (Montreal, maybe.) Was Chocolate high on the night on the murder? (Yes but who wasn't.) Everybody's doubting everybody in the Hamptons. B.B. Brooks Esq. (The second B stands for "Brooks") concocts a lawyerly turnabout redoubt, building Danny's defense by making Charlie point the finger at the nearest person who is likely to own a hoodie, Jack. Declan is predictably unhappy about this, but nobody seems to care. The broken Mason Treadwell gets to regain his soul (maybe) and channels his pre-Victoria self, who cared about the Truth, and Poor Kids, and wore a lot more corduroy. Nolan pawns Treadwell by letting him in on some thinknovator hot tips, that typewriters are not the only means of getting the words out of your brain, and into other peoples'. And so Treadwell Report is born, where Treadwell will tackle the toughest moral questions facing the Hamptons like: Was Charlotte taking drugs? and also... well, the Charlotte Drug Thing is pretty much it so far, but who can say what this brash idealist will tackle next with his incisive viral bloggings. Victoria demands a full retraction but Mason points out that so long as Victoria keeps not throwing parties with celebrities at them, she has no power over him.

Direct download: Revengecast_S01E17_-_Doubt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:20pm EDT

Father Gascoigne recommends not listening with headphones towards the end, if you value your ears.

Direct download: YamishiDIGEST_2.08_-_YamishiBloodborne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06pm EDT