A Court of Fandoms and Exploration - A Podcast.

Laura Marie and Jessica Marie

Hello there! We are your hosts, Laura Marie and Jessica Marie and this is A Court of Fandoms and Exploration: A Podcast. Every Monday, we discuss the epic highs and lows of YA literature, fantasy/sci-fi, and the tv shows (old and new) that made us the slightly-damaged young millennials we are today. Experience the life-altering realizations and unresolved trauma that only YA and sci-fi/fantasy can soothe as we explore the worlds of Sarah J. Maas in Prythian, Crescent City, and Erilea, and head over to Sunnydale, Elfhame and more! Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) read less
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169. Hell Bent: "Have we become desensitized? Because that was hot."
6d ago
169. Hell Bent: "Have we become desensitized? Because that was hot."
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: Hell Bent: "Have we become desensitized? Because that was hot." Sometimes during the hottest days of Summer it can feel like you are in hell. The heat, the humidity, the demons of your past misdeeds coming to haunt you, it can all seem like too much. Bring on SummerWeen! Let's go back to school, back to Yale specifically, and back to cool weather and even cooler plot lines. There are A LOT of plot lines in this book. Hell Bent, the book with the white rabbit on the cover, was a delight for one of the hosts and a bit more difficult for another which makes it a lot of fun for both. Darlington is a demon, Alex is on a mission, and Trip is along for the ride. Who doesn't love solving puzzles and running from vampires? School can be hell in the Summer. TW / CW: none to our awareness For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: Ninth House, Hell Bent Mentions: Supernatural, Book of Night *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5-star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
168. We Shall be Monsters: "Shocked. I didn't see either one of the twists coming."
Jul 1 2024
168. We Shall be Monsters: "Shocked. I didn't see either one of the twists coming."
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: We Shall be Monsters: "Shocked. I didn't see either one of the twists coming." Frankenstein retelling meets Indian mythology? Say. Less. Surprising no one Laura Marie and Jessica Marie dove in head first to this delicious reimagining of a tale we know very well and one that we probably don't. You would do anything to get your sister back wouldn't you? Would you raise the dead? Would you ally with rebels? Would you know your true self? "Yes"es all around from ACOFAE and the main character, Kajal, as we all step into an adventure that keeps you guessing until you are gasping with the reveal. Light and dark, good and bad. It's all about balance. TW / CW: none to our awareness For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: We Shall Be Monsters Mentions: Frankenstein, The Jasmine Throne, The Oleander Sword, City of Brass, The Book of Azrael, Lord of the Rings, House of the Dragon, Marvel, And I Darken *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5-star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
167. Jessica's Genre: "You undersold it."
Jun 24 2024
167. Jessica's Genre: "You undersold it."
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: Jessica's Genre: "You undersold it." Sometimes one birthday a year just doesn't cut it. Sometimes those half birthdays really hit hard. And sometimes on ACOFAE those half birthdays mean a little something new and different. Sometimes. This week is our very own Jessica Marie's half birthday and to celebrate her, ACOFAE is reading a book in one of her other preferred genres: ROMANCE! That's right everyone we are tackling straight up romance in Jessica's episode and it is a delight. Choosing the book perfectly, Jessica Marie and Laura Marie are able to have discussions about the book, but also about the setting and logistics! You know how we love logistics! What follows is a delightful light-hearted conversation that shows the love of fandom. Always meet your idols. TW / CW: none to our awareness For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: Business or Pleasure by Rachel Lynn Solomon Mentions: Teen Wolf, The Originals, The Magicians, Twilight, Supernatural, Lord of the Rings, Bridgerton, Boiler Room, The Vampire Diaries, Doctor Who *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5-star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
166. And I Darken: "Souls and thrones are irreconcilable."
Jun 17 2024
166. And I Darken: "Souls and thrones are irreconcilable."
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: And I Darken: "Souls and thrones are irreconcilable." History huh? What happens to Laura Marie and Jessica Marie when they both go into a book blind and only one of them has a background in the subject matter? What's that thing that happens when you assume again? ACOFAE is diving into And I Darken and come out the other side with a better knowledge about themselves and history. Truly bless wikipedia. Lada is our Female MC and she is one for the ages. Frothing with daddy issues and a love for her country, Lada takes us on a journey of the Ottoman Empire religiously and geographically and even personally through her relationship with Mehmet. Family ties, duty to the empire, duty to religion, and honoring your true self are the order of the day and it takes everything from everyone to follow them. TW / CW: please see author's tags For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: And I Darken Mentions: HOFAS (House of Flame and Shadow), HOSAB (House of Sky and Breath), The Cruel Prince, Shadow and Bones *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5-star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
165. So Let Them Burn: "Dragons, dragon school, dragon ROBOTS!"
Jun 10 2024
165. So Let Them Burn: "Dragons, dragon school, dragon ROBOTS!"
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: So Let Them Burn: "Dragons, dragon school, dragon ROBOTS!" In a weird little coincidence, ACOFAE has read a few robot books in a row and they've all been pretty awesome. So imagine the surprise when Laura Marie and Jessica Marie discovered that not only were there dragons in this book, but there are also pilots who operate dragon robots! The joy was intense to say the least. Then throw in sisters, one of which can talk to the gods?! ACOFAE was all in. The war is over and peace reigns supreme. Or does it. The gods allow a girl to continue to use their power with no consequences. Or do they? Old enemies slowly becoming the best of friends? Or do they?! No really, there's all this plus dragon school classes, worldwide politics, and someone sinister underneath it all. Something for everyone! TW / CW: please see author's tags For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: So Let Them Burn Mentions: Fourth Wing, The Black Witch Chronicles, The Book of Azrael, Legendborn, Supernatural, Star Wars *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5-star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
164. Draco Malfoy and the Mortifying Ordeal of Being in Love: "Stop listening to us and go read this!"
Jun 3 2024
164. Draco Malfoy and the Mortifying Ordeal of Being in Love: "Stop listening to us and go read this!"
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: DMATMOOBIL: "Stop listening to us and go read this!" Happy Birthday Draco! ACOFAE is thrilled to celebrate their favorite Slytherin by covering the best Romantic Comedy ever written. No really. It is the best. Hermione is on the verge of a breakthrough that could change the lives for a huge portion of the magical population and Draco is the lazy but deadly Auror assigned to protect her. What follows is a series of adventures where bums are admired, nuns are cursed, and of course our favorites fall in love. DMATMOOBIL is a delicious romp that takes us to Hogwarts, Malfoy Manner and The Savoy as well as far flung locations across the globe and even Cambridge. Join ACOFAE as they try and fail to not kick their feet and giggle at the story that makes you laugh out loud say "awww" almost constantly. There's nothing wrong with a little joy. "Tell your cat I said pspspspspsppss" xoxo SITES MENTIONED: IsThisSelfCare - https://archiveofourown.org/works/34500952 Meems_ToAnEnd Reads - https://open.spotify.com/show/72u5R7WTZYicIzDblFW2KH TW / CW: please see author's tags For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: Draco Malfoy and the Mortifying Ordeal of Being in Love (DMATMOOBIL) Mentions: Manacled, Breath Mints/Battle Scars, The Mummy *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5-star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
SPECIAL EPISODE 016: Our new friend, Christina!
May 27 2024
SPECIAL EPISODE 016: Our new friend, Christina!
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: SPECIAL EPISODE 016: Our new friend, Christina! ACOFAE welcomes to the podcast debut YA fantasy author Christina Bacilieri to talk about her release The Last Refuge! Join Laura Marie, Jessica Marie, and Christina as they discuss taking the dream to reality and how living authentically can show us who we truly are. ACOFAE and Christina break down the writing process and how inspiration can come from anywhere all while exploring the some of the best tropes like forced proximity, found family, and a tournament! Magic is being regulated and the world is dying but the stirrings of a revolution are in the air as we journey with Kiera and her friends into the would of Etabon and The Last Refuge. Follow Christina Bacilieri! Instagram: @ChristinaBacilieri (https://www.instagram.com/christinabacilieri/) https://www.instagram.com/christinabacilieri/ TikTok: @ChristinaBacilieriauthor (https://www.tiktok.com/@christinabacilieriauthor) https://www.tiktok.com/@christinabacilieriauthor https://www.christinabacilieri.com/ TW / CW: none to our awareness For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: none to our awareness Mentions: The Last Refuge, The Vampire Diaries, The Chronicles of Narnia, Pretty Little Liars, Twister *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5-star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
SPECIAL EPISODE 015: Our new friend, Sara!
May 20 2024
SPECIAL EPISODE 015: Our new friend, Sara!
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: SPECIAL EPISODE 015: Our new friend, Sara! ACOFAE welcomes New York Times Bestselling author Sara Wolf to the podcast to discuss the latest release Heavenbreaker! Laura Marie, Jessica Marie, and Sara talk about all the things including full spoilers (there's a timestamp so you can skip spoilers if you want!) but also discuss the incredible world-building included in Heavenbreaker, the research and writing process and the fundamental question: do you like space? In a time where science fiction might not be the juggernaut it used to be, Heavenbreaker makes the case for it's return with the human realities of power, greed, and religion set against the backdrop of space and...jousting? We love a good juxtaposition. Spoilers starts at 30:00 and ends at 51:00 Follow Sara Wolf! Instagram: @AuthorSaraWolf (https://www.instagram.com/authorsarawolf/?hl=en) https://www.instagram.com/authorsarawolf/?hl=en Twitter: @Sara_Wolf1 (https://x.com/Sara_Wolf1?mx=2) https://x.com/Sara_Wolf1?mx=2 TW / CW: none to our awareness For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: Heavenbreaker(Spoilers starts at 30:00 and ends at 51:00) Mentions: Harry Potter, Twilight, A Knight's Tale, Pacific Rim *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5-star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
163. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion: "You got to fake it till you make it, and they did!"
May 13 2024
163. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion: "You got to fake it till you make it, and they did!"
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: Romy and Michele's High School Reunion: "You got to fake it till you make it, and they did!" School's just about out for Summer, and if you're anywhere near the age of Laura Marie or Jessica Marie then you know it's High School Reunion season! Hitting a lot harder and closer to home than then they first watched it, Romy and Michele's HSR is a classic for a reason. Perfectly nostalgic while being timeless and with fashion for days, Romy and Michele show us what it means to be a friend through the ages. Outstanding performances from Lisa Kudrow, Mina Sorvino and Janeane Garofalo, Romy and Michele's HSR will make you kick your feet, smile and hug your bestie. "This is the way we talk in Tucson, Arizonia" TW / CW: bullying, fatphobia, EDs For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Mentions: Romeo and Juliet, Grease, Clueless, Pretty Woman, Night at the Roxbury, Mean Girls, The Devils Wears Prada, Josie and the Pussycats, House of Flame and Shadow (HOFAS), ACOTAR, The Vampire Diaries, The Virgin Suicides *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5-star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
162. Five Broken Blades: "They're always standing on business."
May 6 2024
162. Five Broken Blades: "They're always standing on business."
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: Five Broken Blades: "They're always standing on business." It has been a long while since ACOFAE read a heist book! Imagine Laura Marie's surprise when she went in blind and discovered a heist! Imagine Jessica Marie's surprise when she went in and found 6 POV's! Imagine the collective surprise when ACOFAE discovered that not only did they enjoy the book, but they were having FUN! Mai Corland's new release Five Broken Blades has it all: court politics, crime, a princess in disguise, love stories, and action! The action is what keeps you on the edge of your seat as the chapters get shorter and the plot thickens until we ultimately discover who was at the center of the scheme. Neither Laura Marie or Jessica Marie saw THE THING coming which was delightful on all fronts. Oh and there's a poison maiden. You know ACOFAE loves that. TW / CW: according to the author, the book itself contains violence, blood, death (including death of parents, children, incarcerated people and animals), poisoning, substance abuse, alcohol, sexual activity, animal abuse, gender-based violence, sex work, suicidal ideation, and indentured servitude are depicted. Sexual Assault and graphic genocide are described. For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: Five Broken Blades Mentions: The Book of Azrael, Six of Crows Duology (Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom), The Vampire Diaries, Hercules, A Knight's Tale, Clue *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5-star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
161. The Phoenix King: "Then die."
Apr 29 2024
161. The Phoenix King: "Then die."
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: The Phoenix King: "Then die." You know how Laura Marie loves it when 'the thing" in a story happens? WELL buckle up because all the things are happening in Aparna Verma's The Phoenix King, previously The Boy with Fire. Politics, plot twists, religious fervor, and a red herring that took ACOFAE by surprise, The Phoenix King is a rich tapestry of new and old traditions. Technology and tradition are woven together to create a world where the gods might exist, magic might exist, but power and vengeance DO exist no question. When the old king bends to tradition and his daughter is set to take the throne, old enemies and old gods use the opportunity to make themselves known and cause the ultimate chaos. Filled with a ruthless heroine, mythical creatures, and a love story that is very sweet, The Phoenix King swept ACOFAE away. AUDIO ISSUES in this episode Please note when Jessica says 'Anastasia' she meant 'Fantasia' TW / CW: none to our awareness For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: The Phoenix King Mentions: The City of Brass (Daevabad Trilogy, Star Wars, Firefly, Iron Widow, The FIrst Omen, Legendborn, The Vampire Diaries, Aladdin, The Mortal Instruments, The Battle of Songsbirds and Snakes, Planes Trains and Automobiles. *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5-star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
160. Ferngully: The Last Rainforest: "You two keep calling it Faerie!"
Apr 22 2024
160. Ferngully: The Last Rainforest: "You two keep calling it Faerie!"
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: Ferngully: The Last Rainforest Happy Earth Day! When is the last time you sat down and watched Ferngully? ACOFAE is joined by editor Sam to discuss Ferngully: The Last Rainforest. A quick environmental delight, Ferngully explores the complexities around nature and humans while Crysta, a tree fairy, just explores humans. Featuring Robin Williams in his first animated role, Christian Slater as ACOFAE Laura's fave, Pips, and Tim Curry as Hexxus; Ferngully has something for all ages. Join Laura Marie, Jessica Marie, and Sam Marie as the three of them discover that Crysta probably shouldn't be biting her lip so much and THEY SHOWED THIS WHERE?! ARE YOU SERIOUS?! "Yo the name is Batty." Please note when Jessica says 'Anastasia' she meant 'Fantasia' TW / CW: none to our awareness For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: Ferngully Mentions: ACOTAR, Aladdin, Bluey, Captain Planet, Avatar, Buffy, Crescent City 3 (HOFAS), The Rocky Horror Picture Show *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5-star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
SPECIAL EPISODE 014: Our new friend, J.M. Wallace!
Apr 15 2024
SPECIAL EPISODE 014: Our new friend, J.M. Wallace!
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: SPECIAL EPISODE 014: Our new friend, J.M. Wallace! ACOFAE welcomes to the podcast Romantasy author J.M. Wallace to discuss her new audio release Heir of Shadows and Ice! JM and ACOFAE keep things spoiler free and discuss everything from ironing out the writing process, finding your inspiration, how the audio experience is different, and even Shadowhunters! Laura Marie and Jessica Marie loosely touch on the plot, the politics, and the men of the world JM has created while keeping the mystery alive for book 2 which will release on audio Summer 2024! Laughing like old friends, J.M. Wallace and ACOFAE talk out their favorite tropes and bond over found family and being true to yourself and discover that greatest strength is self acceptance. TW / CW: none to our awareness For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: none to our awareness Mentions: Heir of Shadows and Ice, Shadowhunters Follow J.M. Wallace! Instagram: @j.m.wallaceauthor (https://www.instagram.com/j.m.wallaceauthor/) https://www.instagram.com/j.m.wallaceauthor/ Read Heir of Shadows and Ice and all other work by J.M. Wallace https://jmwallaceauthor.wordpress.com/ *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5-star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
159. The Prisoner's Throne: “We’re here for the Jude and Cardan of it all.”
Apr 8 2024
159. The Prisoner's Throne: “We’re here for the Jude and Cardan of it all.”
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: The Prisoner's Throne: Welcome back to Elfhame, things are a bit wild at the moment. Oak is in prison and The High King and Queen are going to do something about it in 3 days. 3 days Oak! Get it together! Jumping off right from where the The Stolen Heir ended, The Prisoner's Throne gives the reader exactly what they (ACOFAE!) wants, namely some epic Jude and Cardan content as well as some excellent parties, politics, and murders. It wouldn't be Faerie without a little betrayal by characters old and new and it wouldn't be Elfhame without murders. Listen with ACOFAE as Laura Marie and Jessica Marie admit that they've lost the plot a little bit and revel in the majesty that is Jude. High Fucking Queen. TW / CW: none to our awareness For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: The Folk of the Air series (The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, Queen of Nothing, How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories, The Stolen Heir, The Prisoner's Throne) Mentions: House of Hollow, Manacled *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5 star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
Pop Culture Poetry 001: Megan Fox: Pretty Boys are Poisonous.
Apr 1 2024
Pop Culture Poetry 001: Megan Fox: Pretty Boys are Poisonous.
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: Pop Culture Poetry: Megan Fox: Pretty Boys are Poisonous. How do we feel about Poetry? Are we cool with it? ACOFAE hopes so because Laura Marie and Jessica Marie are thrilled to introduce a new section of the podcast: Pop Culture Poetry! Each new PCP episode will cover a celebrity poetry book and Megan Fox was the only choice to kick off this new venture! Megan's new poetry book Pretty Boys are Poisonous is filled with poems that make you think, make you feel, and make you reflect in ways that may be uncomfortable but worth it in the end. Join Laura Marie and Jessica Marie as they discuss their background with poetry, sort through their favorite poems, and decide if the audio or the physical reading experience was the choice for them. "I am my own Prince Charming" TW / CW: sexual assault, suicide, miscarriages, toxic relationships For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: Pretty Boys are Poisonous by Megan Fox Mentions: The Vagina Monologies, Jennifer's Body, ACOTAR, Friends, Transformers, A Night Without Armor *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5 star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
158. My So-Called Life: "They don't make them like they used to."
Mar 25 2024
158. My So-Called Life: "They don't make them like they used to."
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: My So-Called Life: "They don't make them like they used to." Do you remember being 15? Everything MEANT something, everything was important, and everything was life or death. Friendships were deep and intense and crushes were the only thing that like, kept us going. Angela Chase is on a journey to discover herself and is making it everyones problem as ACOFAE covers Episode 1 and Episode 2 of the cult classic "My So-Called Life." If you're looking for intense friendships, parents with their own drama, and a gorgeous boy by the name of Jordan Catalano then look no further. Angela and her friends Rayanne, Ricki, Sharon, and Brian take us along on their journey of self discovery and evolution and challenge us to find the beauty in the mundane. "So when Rayanne Graf told me my hair was holding me back, I had to listen ... 'cause she wasn't just talking about my hair. She was talking about my life." TW / CW: sexual assault For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: none to our awareness Mentions: Drive Me Crazy, The Mortal Instruments, The Little Mermaid, The OC, The Summer I Turned Pretty, Euphoria, Dawson's Creek *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5 star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
157. Iron Flame: "Hear me out..."
Mar 18 2024
157. Iron Flame: "Hear me out..."
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: Iron Flame: "Hear me out..." If you think you know where this is going, ACOFAE assures you that you do not! Surprises abound as Laura Marie and Jessica Marie strap in to discuss Iron Flame. Violet is reeling with a shock, Xaden is hiding things, and don't call it a rebellion, it's a revolution. Romance takes the center stage here but it's the politics between regions, dragons and leadership that really grabs your attention. Secondary characters and plots hold a lot of sway as discussions about assimilation, absorption, translation and the loss of culture are the meat of the story. What happens when every source has been translated 4x times? What happens when the scribes hold all the power? How do you know what really happened? Secrets secrets are no fun, secrets secrets hurt someone. TW / CW: death of a parent For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: Fourth Wing, Iron Flame, Crescent City: House of Flame and Shadow (HOFAS) Mentions: JLA, The Shadowhunters (specifically The Mortal Instruments), Josie and the Pussycats, ACOTAR (book 1), ACOWAR, The Black Witch Chronicles (specifically The Demon Tide), Kingdom of Ash, Supernatural, 28 Days Later, Game of Thrones, The Prisoner's Throne *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5 star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
156. Josie and the Pussycats: "It's good for the economy."
Mar 11 2024
156. Josie and the Pussycats: "It's good for the economy."
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: Josie and the Pussycats: "It's good for the economy." You know the songs. You know the actresses. You had the body glitter. You even watched MTV. But did you understand the message? If you're anything like ACOFAE maybe not, but that's why we rewatch! The music industry is a machine and after DuJour disappears, it needs a new way to sell things! Enter trendpimps The PussyHats, wait no- Pussycats! They've got a dream and the talent and Parker Posey has a message for them to push out. What happens when fame and fortune are instantly thrust upon bandmates? Will the friendship survive? Does it want to? DuJour means crash positions. TW / CW: none to our awareness For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: Josie and the Pussycats Mentions: Drive Me Crazy, Idiocracy, 2Gether, Can't Hardly Wait, Revenge, Parks and Rec, Burlesque, Spice World, The White Lotus, Barbie, The Hills, 10 Things I Hate About You WEBSITES: https://www.buzzfeed.com/jake_farrington/josie-and-the-pussycats-22-anniversary https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jarettwieselman/7-things-you-didnt-know-about-josie-and-the-pussycats https://www.vogue.com/article/josie-and-the-pussycats-2000s-fashion https://screenrant.com/josie-and-the-pussycats-archie-comics-underrated/ *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5 star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
155. Female Friendships: "Its been a long time coming but..."
Mar 4 2024
155. Female Friendships: "Its been a long time coming but..."
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: Female Friendships: "Its been a long time coming but..." There are a few consistencies on ACOFAE and one of them from the very beginning has been the love of female friendships. All friendship is important and has its place, but there's something special about female friendships that make an impact different than all others. Join ACOFAE as they reflect on their own friendships, their favorite book friendships, and their favorite friendships in media at large. Touching on the fragility of girlhood and the intimacy of the bedroom hangout, ACOFAE focuses on those little subjects that can be often overlooked in media. What does it mean to be a best friend? Are you the BFF/BSF to your BFF/BSF or does your BFF/BSF consider someone else theirs? Is that ok?! Do we have to know ever detail about our friends? If we don't, are we bad friends? Are we!? Light. It. Up. TW / CW: none to our awareness For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: Throne of Glass, Crescent City (House of Earth and Blood / HOEAB, House of Sky and Breath / HOSAB , House of Flame and Shadow / HOFAS ), Sex and the City, A Court of Silver Flames (ACOSF), Sex Education, Jennifer's Body, Pretty Little Liars, Shadowhunters Mentions: Jem and the Holograms. Phantom of the Opera, Now and Then, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Clueless, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Romy and Michelle, Parks and Recreation, Grey's Anatomy, The Craft, My So-Called Life, The Hunger Games Links mentions: https://womensbrainhealth.org/think-tank/think-twice/ucla-study-on-friendship-among-women https://www.college.ucla.edu/2022/08/10/susan-perry-female-capuchin-monkeys-social-study *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5 star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/
154. Mystery Science Theater 3000/Spaceballs: "It's not so serious all the time."
Feb 26 2024
154. Mystery Science Theater 3000/Spaceballs: "It's not so serious all the time."
ACOFAE Podcast Presents: MST 3000: "It's not so serious all the time." Let's set the scene: You're two weeks into a book-hangover. You're DNF-ing everything and AO3 isn't getting you where you need to be. What is a reader to do?! Where do you go?! Sometimes taking a step back and changing up the format can do wonders. Enter MST 3000. Enter Spaceballs. Exit the funk that has kept the slump alive. Parody and Satire can keep you in the genre you want to be, the headspace you want to be, but allow you to laugh at yourself, at the content, and at the world in general. Join Laura Marie and Jessica Marie as they reset and have a good laugh. Everything doesn't have to be the be all end all ALL the time. Sometimes you just need to laugh until you cry and then cry until you laugh again. "Star Wars, this isn't Star Warrrrrrrrrs" TW / CW: none to our awareness For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Spoilers: Spaceballs Mentions: Draco Malfoy and the Mortifying Ordeal of Being in Love, Star Wars, House of Flame and Shadow (HOFAS0, Third Eye, Austin Powers, Star Trek, Jaws, Dune, Looney Tunes, The Lion King, Manacled, The Love Hypothesis, Starship Troopers, Twilight, 50 Shades of Grey, Mystery Science Theater *Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5 star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) at @ACOFAEpodcast and on our TikToks! TikTok: ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?) ( https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura) ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?) (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica) Instagram: @ACOFAEpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/ @ACOFAELaura (https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/) https://www.instagram.com/acofaelaura/