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Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance. (Book 1 of the Earthsea cycle) [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Dec 4, 2020 - 6 comments

Book: Magic for Liars

Ivy Gamble has never wanted to be magical. She is perfectly happy with her life. She has an almost-sustainable career as a private investigator, and an empty apartment, and a slight drinking problem. It's a great life and she doesn't wish she was like her estranged sister, the magically gifted professor Tabitha. [more inside]
posted by soelo on Oct 28, 2020 - 4 comments

The Order: Season Two  Season 2, Ep 0

The Knights debate whether they are war-wolves or were-locks while trying to take down the Order from the inside.
posted by Literaryhero on Jul 12, 2020 - 8 comments

Motherland: Fort Salem: Full Season  Season 1, Ep 0

Motherland: Fort Salem posits an alternative history where magic is real and witches sided with the early American colonists after the Salem witch trials. As a result, witches have become a central force in modern society, working alongside and within conventional culture. With magic as a weapon, young women are bound by law to serve in the armed forces, creating militarised matriarchal cultures. [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on May 22, 2020 - 11 comments

Dispatches from Elsewhere: Lee  Season 1, Ep 8

"Lee is you if you ever had a regret so big you just couldn't shake it, no matter how hard you tried." [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 16, 2020 - 5 comments

The Magicians: Fillory and Further  Season 5, Ep 13

Christmas comes early. "Unicorn baby time. Let's do this." [Season and series finale] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 2, 2020 - 14 comments

The Magicians: The Balls  Season 5, Ep 12

Margo sees a purse she hates. Alice writes a letter. We couldn't get Prince. [It's Heist Episode: The Musical!] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 26, 2020 - 3 comments

The Magicians: Be the Hyman  Season 5, Ep 11

Slap fight! Josh eats a pickle. Dreams are weird. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 20, 2020 - 6 comments

The Magicians: Purgatory  Season 5, Ep 10

Margo gets ocular augmentation, while Josh goes on an interesting adventure with a new friend. Eliot looks back through an herbal haze to recall past lessons on magical babies, while Penny and Plum consider their own bind. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 13, 2020 - 8 comments

The Magicians: Cello Squirrel Daffodil  Season 5, Ep 9

It's a timey-wimey episode, with a bit of do-no-harm problem. Plus the return of two feared men, each with their own problems and solutions. Meanwhile, Alice and Kady try to set magic right, again. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 5, 2020 - 4 comments

The Magicians: Garden Variety Homicide  Season 5, Ep 8

The gang hatches a plan to save Fillory, again, involving some Freaky Friday shit, while a bunny gives troubling advice to Julia, then Fen offers some advice. Meanwhile, there's a fungus among us at Brakebills, and the other gang find out the importance of Quentin's unfinished plant drawing. Dean Fog talks about his lobster plans. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 28, 2020 - 7 comments

The Magicians: Acting Dean  Season 5, Ep 7

Crisis averted! But wait, there's more! ♫♪♪ Something, something, Fillory, a most amazing land. [Messed up] by catastrophe, and way before we planned. ♫♪♪ La, la, blah, blah, Fillory, a land without a god. Needs a brand-new hero, a strapping lad named Todd. ♫♪♪ Oh, and there's a new boss at Brakebills.
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 20, 2020 - 8 comments

Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Mewberty / Pixtopia  Season 1, Ep 6

Star becomes boy-crazy. Marco works in the Shard Mines. [more inside]
posted by jsnlxndrlv on Dec 18, 2019 - 1 comment

Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Diaz Family Vacation / Brittney's Party  Season 1, Ep 5

The Diazes visit Mewni and Star crashes a party. [more inside]
posted by jsnlxndrlv on Dec 16, 2019 - 1 comment

Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Cheer Up, Star / Quest Buy  Season 1, Ep 4

Marco cheers up Star and the wand needs a new charger. [more inside]
posted by jsnlxndrlv on Dec 16, 2019 - 1 comment

Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Monster Arm / The Other Exchange Student  Season 1, Ep 3

Marco's arm turns into a tentacle and Star is jealous. [more inside]
posted by jsnlxndrlv on Dec 14, 2019 - 1 comment

Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Matchmaker / School Spirit  Season 1, Ep 2

Star turns a teacher into a troll and protects a team. [more inside]
posted by jsnlxndrlv on Dec 14, 2019 - 1 comment

Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Star Comes to Earth / Party with a Pony  Season 1, Ep 1

Star is sent to Earth and her best friend visits. [more inside]
posted by jsnlxndrlv on Dec 14, 2019 - 5 comments

Rick and Morty: Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim's Morty  Season 4, Ep 4

Special Ricktims Morty Morty gets a dragon (Liam Cunningham) in this one broh. It's a wild ride broh. And there's a talking cat (Matthew Broderick) who just wants to relax and have fun with Jerry, no questions asked. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 10, 2019 - 12 comments

Book: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

A man returns to the site of his childhood home where, years before, he knew a girl named Lettie Hempstock who showed him the most marvelous, dangerous, and outrageous things...
posted by kalimac on Dec 3, 2019 - 7 comments

Carnival Row: Carnival Row (Full Season 1)  Season 1, Ep 0

A dark, neo-noir fantasy series exploring an alternate Victorian world in which magical creatures are real, living in tension with humans. [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Sep 7, 2019 - 33 comments

Perpetual Grace, LTD: A Sheriff in the Era of the Cartel  Season 1, Ep 10

Fun facts: there are specific physicalities of a liar, 11 indications, and any one of them is a strong tell that a person is not being honest. And In baseball, you don't have to pitch right away. You can take your time. You can take your time between pitches. In baseball. As much as you like. Sometimes it's tough to get into the rhythm of the world. And find a way to rhyme with it. Also, sometimes you just need a proper name to get back in the rhythm. And/or a noble goal. [Season finale]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 19, 2019 - 0 comments

Perpetual Grace, LTD: The Elements of an Epiphany  Season 1, Ep 9

This week, we hear more of the continued adventures of Luke Steel, who totally outsmarted the Crazy Fucking Old Guy. And got out of that crazy shit. Luke learned his lesson, assisted by the crazy old fuck with lessons of love. Lovely lessons of bird style love. And the fear left Luke Steel ripped and really jacked up physique. Also, there's a race against time and the Department of Health, a town covered in old news, and New Leaf chooses a new name.
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 19, 2019 - 0 comments

Perpetual Grace, LTD: Fiveever  Season 1, Ep 8

Pa and Ma face off new obstacles, as James faces his own set of hurdles in Half Acre, namely a ranger, an undertaker, and an orphaned son. Also, more on the magical art of Hunkering Down, and The Little Cabin That is Totally Not Scary But Rather is Oh So Filled with Fun and Safety And You Can Stay Here for Three Whole Days and be So Safe and Very Merry.
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 16, 2019 - 1 comment

Penn & Teller: Fool Us: David Copperfield vs. P&T  Season 6, Ep 1

The sixth season of this magic show began June 17 on The CW. In the opener, Penn & Teller try to fool David Copperfield.
posted by sylvanshine on Jun 19, 2019 - 15 comments

RuPaul's Drag Race: Dragracadabra  Season 11, Ep 10

Delta Work drops by for some balls to the wall fun, and then the queens get into groups and put on their very own magic shows. Gina Rodriguez and Katherine Langford sit in with the judges. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 3, 2019 - 15 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 101 - Do NOT Listen

Baron Ragoon, Dripfang, Claudia the witch and Blemish do a victory lap before destroying Earth with this podcast. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Apr 1, 2019 - 1 comment

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 100 - Big Mittens Game

Rick Picklesmith invites our hosts into the press box for a Mittens game between the Hogsface Poisoned Blades and the orcs of the Dark Lord. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Mar 25, 2019 - 0 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 99 - The Weapon

What is the weapon? What does it do? Poet Laureate Spurt the Elder shares some ancient poems and literature that might help. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Mar 18, 2019 - 0 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 98 - Chunt's Wedding

You are humbly invited to the wedding of Chunt the badger and Twosidore the whatever-he-his. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Mar 10, 2019 - 0 comments

Doom Patrol: Cult Patrol  Season 1, Ep 4

Mark Sheppard guest stars as John Constantine Willoughby Kipling. [more inside]
posted by mordax on Mar 9, 2019 - 7 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: INTERLUDE – Hello from the Future

Checking in with the alternate reality versions of Arnie and the crew, transmitting from a B-movie science fiction universe. Secrets are revealed. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Mar 4, 2019 - 0 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 97 - Chunt's Mom

Chunt's mother, Eleanor, a monster with a lion's mane, bat wings and a scorpion tail, stops by to chat with her son's friends. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Feb 25, 2019 - 0 comments

Movie: Cast a Deadly Spell

This stylish noir set in a world where everyone uses magic, Detective Lovecraft searches for the Necronomicon. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Feb 18, 2019 - 4 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 96 - Tom the Author

Tomblain Belaroth, the prince turned actor turned series of bats stops by to talk about his new book. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Feb 18, 2019 - 0 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 95 - Woodland Creatures

A bird and mouse that fly in Arnie's window every morning and help him get dressed stop by to chat. (Live from PodCon with Demi Adejuyigbe and Miel Bredouw) [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Feb 11, 2019 - 1 comment

Special Event: The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019: Animation

ShortsTV presents a theatrical release of the five Oscar nominees for Best Short Film, Animated, plus two "highly commended" animated shorts. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 10, 2019 - 5 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 94 – Mothman (w/ Hank Green)

A mothman flies into the tavern with a challenge for Usidore. Chunt sells some old stuff. Arnie has a striking memory from Earth. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Feb 4, 2019 - 1 comment

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 93 - Modron (w/ Chris Perkins of Wizards of the Coast)

We learn about the half organic, half robotic Modron, Weewoo, visiting from another, more orderly plane of existence. Also, there's magic and stuff. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Jan 28, 2019 - 2 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 92 - Badgelor Party

Arnie has to run a bachelor party and a badgelor party for Chunt. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Jan 21, 2019 - 0 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 91 - Mysterious Anonymous

This one involves a lot of eggs... oh, and Baron Ragoon. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Jan 13, 2019 - 1 comment

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Arnie's Birthday Bonus Scene

Due to some unfortunate real life stuff, we had to take one more week off without an episode but here's a fun scene set in Arnie's bedroom. And we'll be back Jan 14 with new episodes. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Jan 6, 2019 - 1 comment

Book: The Immortalists

From Amazon’s description: “If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. In search of one thing they can know for sure, the Gold children -- four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness -- sneak out to hear their fortunes.”
posted by CMcG on Dec 28, 2018 - 6 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 90 - What Winter Solstice Means to Me

(w/ Tawney Newsome, Symphony Sanders and More, Live from Chicago) Activia Barleyfoot, Flower the talking flower, Jamilous the Mauve Wizard and more stop by to help celebrate the many holidays of Winter Solstice. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Dec 16, 2018 - 3 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 89 - Book Club: Pride & Prejudice

A wizard, a warrior, a badger, a flower, and a make-up artist try to understand the Earth book 'Pride and Prejudice'. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Dec 9, 2018 - 0 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 88 - Mittens and Literature

Larry Birdman stops by with updates on the Hogsface mittens stadium and what he's currently reading. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Dec 3, 2018 - 0 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 87 - Blue and Green

Usidore and Spintax host a web radio show from Chicago. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Nov 26, 2018 - 0 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 86 - Hogsface and Chicago

While the boys in the Tavern get ready for Chunt's wedding, in Chicago Sarah encounters a magical being. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Nov 18, 2018 - 1 comment

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 85 - Gettin' Nuts Season 2

Chunt and Usidore kick off the second season of Gettin' Nuts with some help from Momo the Mouse and two very creepy twins. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Nov 12, 2018 - 1 comment

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 84 - Traach and Treasure

Traach the Kobold returns to help us assess the many magic items found in the tavern. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing on Nov 5, 2018 - 1 comment

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