EPISODE 162: Ready or Not

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Who’s that hiding behind that bush in your neighbors back yard? Why, it’s Fearbaiting, and with a new episode, no less! If you promise not to give us up, we’ll share our hiding spot and our conversation with János (@janoskapuvari) about Ready or Not, a horror movie kind of about the children’s game hide and seek but also about classism and class warfare. What a blast! Topics also include: quarantine check-ins, Animal Crossing but in real life, teenage film pretensions, and MORE!

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Chihayafuru
One Piece

Theme music thanks to Satah, you can find more of their work under people you meet outside of bars.

Editing done by Blair Kitsch, who you can find tucked up into a ball the size of just one pea.

EPISODE 161: Coraline

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This week, your host is joined by Ion (@violetmagician_) as we venture into Coraline. Don’t worry, the buttons on our eyes are there for totally innocuous reasons. Topics this week include: social distancing, Twitter distancing, gunhead, spiderwives, and MORE!

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Mashin Sentai Kiramager
Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun

Theme music thanks to Satah, you can find more of their work under people you meet outside of bars.

Editing done by Blair Kitsch, who you can find NOWHERE because he’s SOCIAL DISTANCING!!!!!

EPISODE 160: Shadow of the Vampire

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Velcome back, dear listeners. I am speaking in a overblown German accent as is customary and am telling you this instead of vriting it out because halfvay through this bit I realized how tiresome that vould be. Bleh! This week, we brought Stephanie (ageofoddish) along with us to venture into a world of bad German accents, metafiction, and Willem DaFoe as we watched Shadow of the Vampire! Mostly we talk about the Twilight series, but I think you can forgive us for that one.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
The Americans
Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2

Theme music thanks to Satah, you can find more of their work under people you meet outside of bars.

Editing done by Blair Kitsch, who you can find sitting on the living room floor, desperately trying to entice his cats with toys.

EPISODE 159 – The Abominable Dr. Phibes

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This week, we strap on our weird forehead mirrors and don our stethoscopes as we, joined by An (@an_gremlin), venture into the horrors of the medical world with The Abominable Dr. Phibes! Our topics include Arknights Chatter, Gay Tintin Hospital (which Blair has without a doubt edited into an episode before and which you can listen to in its fullness here), Biblical Plagues, IRL Rats in Walls, and MORE!

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Phantom of the Paradise
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Theme music thanks to Satah, you can find more of their work under people you meet outside of bars.

Editing done by Blair Kitsch, who you can find bathing in warm mud outside on your lawn.

EPISODE 158 – Uzumaki

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This week on Fearbaiting, the search is over. This two-year psyop disguised as a podcast to find the new CEO of Beyblades, Inc has come to a close, and that person is JB (@GemstoneJester)! In addition to their job interview, we also got to talk for a bit about the 2000 adaptation of Junji Ito’s Uzumaki! And boy, do I hope you like impressions of cartoon characters in this one, because we’ve got them in spades this week!

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There Existed an Addiction to Blood

Theme music thanks to Satah, you can find more of their work under people you meet outside of bars.

Editing done by Sunhat “Sara” Zhenya, who you can find dozing on your pillow.

EPISODE 157 – Death Note

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Welcome back, y’all! This week, after months and months of consideration, we’ve invited Su to join us once again to talk about Death Note! No, not the 2009 movie, or the ill-fated Netflix adaptation, but the whole damn anime itself! We, of course, talk about the nuances of criminality and justice and the highbrow hugebrained philosophies of Death Note but also, of course, about how every character in Naruto is Catholic.

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Flash in the Pan

Theme music thanks to Satah, you can find more of their work under people you meet outside of bars.
Editing done by Blair Kitsch, who you can find buried under 6 inches of snow.

Mother’s Basement – The Brilliance of Death Note’s Potato Chip Scene (Yes, Really)

EPISODE 156 – Parasite

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Friend of the show Morg joins us to talk about Bong Joon-Ho’s new film, Parasite! We recommend that you don’t listen to this before you’ve had a chance to see the film for yourself, but whatever! We’re not your dad!

We also talk about how the show is going to take a break from the end of November to the start of February, because Sara needs to avoid burnout, and we thank you for your understanding.

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Spindlewheel

Intro/outro music by Satah, whose music can be found under people you meet outside of bars at gaygothvibes.online!

EPISODE 155: Monster House

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Oh, the morally-neutral winds of fate have swept us by again, which is to say, we talked about Monster House  last episode in conversational passing and then we just happened upon someone who wanted to watch it with us, that person being JB (@GemstoneJester). So we did! Join us as we struggle to remember what that one movie… also from this era… you know… the other Halloween one… is called, talk in surprising detail about MoCap, discuss the ethics of putting a woman in a cage, and SO much more!

RECOMMENDATIONS:
Parasite (2019)
Overworlds

Theme music thanks to Satah, you can find more of their work under people you meet outside of bars.
Editing done by Blair Kitsch, who you can find causing irreparable damage to the Craigslist sofa you’ve had for the past two years.

EPISODE 154: Halloween: Resurrection

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Schlocktober 2019 is coming to a close, and who better to help us bring it all in than Ceridwen (@girlin4colors) bringing with her in tow the eighth installment in the Halloween franchise, Halloween: Resurrection! Join us as we talk about Bad Movie Deeplore, Vriska (for far too long), Competitive Cup Stacking, and more!

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Over the Garden Wall
The Magnus Archives
Yamishibai
Shudder

Theme music thanks to Satah, you can find more of their work under people you meet outside of bars.
Editing done by Blair Kitsch, who you can find hiding in any pile of leaves, waiting to strike.

 

EPISODE 153: One Missed Call

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Ring ring! Uh oh! You got a voicemail! It’s from a ghost! You’re gonna die in a few days, apparently. That sucks. But maybe the movie we watched this week, One Missed Call, can provide you with some instructions on how to navigate this sticky situation! Joined by host of City Girls Make Do Stephanie, we’ll get to the bottom of your haunted iPhone or whatever.

In addition to brick phones, we also talked about deviantArt searches, cats not being on they celled phones, horse dives, ghostpunching, and a deep dive into Taylor Swift!

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Carly Rae Jepsen – Dedicated
Taylor Swift – Reputation
Tegan and Sara

Thanks to Stephanie for joining us! Find her on twitter @ageofoddish and on City Girls Make Do!

Intro/outro music by Satah, whose music can be found under people you meet outside of bars!

Here’s a picture of Looker and Nanu!