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Animorphs #32: The Separation

This week on The Dork-Bajir Chronicles we talk about Animorphs #32: The Separation, the Rachel book where she gets split in two and we have to endure a very stilted metaphor for struggling with your inner demons!

Get ready for Mikael to hate on this because he really does. Brayden is pretty keen on it, though. Some would say this episode features “two sides of the same coin,” or some other cliche way of saying opposing views about a singular thing. KINDA LIKE THIS BOOK IS TRYING TO DO WITH RACHEL’S PERSONALITY. GET IT???

This week’s Fanmail: @MrBeckPlease and @fontainepen

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army

This week on a special 2 Nerds in a Basement! Tessa (of Fanimorphs fame) joins me as we watch a movie not done by Marvel or DC but a film done by Dark Horse comics!

Hellboy II features an amazing cast, gorgeous visuals, a villain who were not sure why he is a villain and drunk Ron Pearlman singing Barry Manilow. What more could you possibly ask for?

All that and more this week on 2 Nerds in a Basement!

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81 – Frick, I Love Nature w. Gordie Lucius & Stephen Robinson

Gordie Lucius & Stephen Robinson come inside to talk all about their nature show: Frick, I Love Nature.

We talk about how they developed the series, got it off the ground, and turned it into the delightful outdoorsy program that it is. Learn about behind the scenes antics, puppet building, and the spectacular people these folks got to meet over their journey.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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49 – Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Salt

Our trek continues with Netflix’s Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. It’s second episode is Salt. Still doesn’t make sense, but here we are!

Off to Japan to meet all sorts of experts on salt, saltiness, and salty sauces. From seaweed, to miso, soy sauce, and chicken on rice, we see how to layer in different sorts of salts for different culinary ends.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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The Speaking Tree: Animorphs #31

We get in to some DEEP Nazi theorizing on this episode of The Speaking Tree where we discuss some questions we had after reading Animorphs #31: The Conspiracy last week!

What would be a more effective way to protect Jake’s father in this situation?

How would you use morphing to help you deal with the death of a loved one?

How would you use a peregrine falcon morph in your own life for purely personal reasons?

This week’s Fanmail: @Blerd_CGE and @PrinceOfFresh

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80 – Daybreakers (2009) w. Jarred McClure

Jarred McClure and I talk about vampires again! This time it’s 2009’s Daybreakers.

In this version of 2019 the world is mostly vampires, but blood is a dwindling resource and only a blood doctor & Willem Dafoe can save the day! We cover the attempted allegories and themes, how vampires rarely work in scifi, and how our 2019 could learn a thing or two from this movie. #morecrossbows

Go listen to Jarred’s spectacular Collective Legacy show: 2 Nerds in a Basement for all your comic book movie needs! It’s also on Twitter!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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48 – Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Fat

We begin a 4 week journey into the Netflix series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. It, for whatever reason, starts with fat.

Fat is flavour and boy does this show have flavour! We visit Italy to see how olive oil is made, what makes focaccia bread so delicious, how to break down a pig, and how cheese is birthed. So many different ways to utilize fat in your cooking!

And yes, we’re aware that we mispronounce Samin’s name. We’re sorry that we’re hacks & frauds, but here we are.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Constantine 2005


New guest alert!

My sister Justine sits down with me to watch and discuss a movie about one of hers and mines favorite characters Constantine! We discuss some of the changes they made to the character, the fact that Shia Labouef is pretty much a toddler that can drive a cab and how weird it is seeing Rachel Weisz in anything other than the Mummy.

A return to form this week on 2 Nerds in a Basement!

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Animorphs #31: The Conspiracy

We talk murder plots and drive-by failures this week on The Dork-Bajir Chronicles as we jump into Animorphs #31: The Conspiracy, the one where Jakes great grandpa dies and all hell breaks loose!

We go over the many issues we have with this book, whether it be the question of “is Tom a Nazi,” “why did Tom have to kill his dad,” or “why is Jake such a bad leader?”

This week’s Fanimail: @the_slan and @Tellurium124

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79 – Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (2005) w. Brayden Scobie

Brayden Scobie returns to, yet again, talk about D&D stuff. This time: Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (2005).

We watched the second D&D movie and it was refreshingly more of a Dungeons and Dragons film than the 2000 one. We discuss how, sometimes, simpler is better; or at least has more personality than a generic fantasy movie with a branded title.

Go see Brayden in meatspace at Hexagon Board Game Cafe for drop-in D&D, watch his streaming show Tomes & Tombs, and go listen to our podcousins Fanimorphs – The Dork Bajir Chronicles: An Animorphs Podcast

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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