Television Show

#12 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer with Rachel

 

I’m Trish and I think you should TRY THIS THING: specifically, Buffy the Vampire Slayer!  Today with special guest RACHEL, we discuss our mutual and enduring love for the fantasy show that gave us Buffy, Willow, Faith, Spike, and other characters that we didn’t talk about!

Helpful Links
Let’s Get Jossed  The blog that Trish ran with two friends in college about Buffy and other Whedon properties
Buffering the Vampire Slayer  A much better podcast that lovingly analyzes each episode of BtVS – as of this recording, they are halfway through season 4!

Find Trish Online
Blog:  www.itistrish.com
Twitter:  @ItIsTrishRecs or @TryThisThingPod

Music
I continue my quest to find a theme song I like!  Used this time:
Music: “Everybody” by Podington Bear
From the Free Music Archive

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Tabletop Games

#9 – Dungeons and Dragons with James

 

I’m Trish and I think you should TRY THIS THING: specifically, Dungeons and Dragons!  Today with special guest JAMES, we discuss (his) long history playing and DMing and (my) recent induction into the world of group creative storytelling!

Helpful Links
OrcPub  A great beginner’s locale if you want to create a character but don’t know how!
The Adventure Zone  The comedic D&D podcast by the McElroy’s that both James and Trish adore

Find Trish Online
Blog:  www.itistrish.com
Twitter:  @ItIsTrishRecs or @TryThisThingPod

Music
I continue my quest to find a theme song I like!  Used this time:
Music: “Blossoming” by Podington Bear
From the Free Music Archive

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Video Games

#8 – Dragon Age with Kim

 

I’m Trish and I think you should TRY THIS THING: specifically, the Dragon Age video games!  Today with special guest KIM, we discuss Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age 2, and Dragon Age: Inquistion, as well as our hopes for the as yet unreleased DA4!

Helpful Links
Chronology Outline for how the games and books fit together
All Roads Lead to Denerim is an Origins fanfic where all possible wardens live and band together to fight the Blight
The Other Hawke is a DA2 fanfic that Kim claims will make you empathize with Carver, of all people
Daughters of Andraste is Kim’s favorite Inquistion fanfic: “Currently in progress but so amazing.”
Dumped Drunk and Dalish is an analysis blog that both Kim and I have perused and, uh, gotten very lost in

Find Trish Online
Blog:  www.itistrish.com
Twitter:  @ItIsTrishRecs

Music
I continue my quest to find a theme song I like!  Used this time:
Music: “Blossoming” by Podington Bear
From the Free Music Archive

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Books

Episode #7 – Books Read in July 2018

 

I’m Trish and I think you should TRY THIS THING: specifically, these books that I read this month!  We’ve got classics, humorous fantasy, novels in verse, YA beach reads, and retold mythology: surely, there’s something for everyone!

Helpful Links
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
The Path Between Us by Suzanne Stabile
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

Find Trish Online
Blog:  www.itistrish.com
Twitter:  @ItIsTrishRecs

Music
I continue my quest to find a theme song I like!  Used this time:
Music: “Blossoming” by Podington Bear
From the Free Music Archive

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Travel

Episode #6 – Traveling Alone: Mongolia

 

I’m Trish and I think you should TRY THIS THING: specifically, traveling alone to Mongolia!  Alright, that is an extremely specific recommendation, but I think my stories of sleeping on strangers’ floors and realizing Queen Amidala’s style is based on traditional Mongolian dress will convince you to consider it.

Helpful Links
World Atlas provides some basic facts about Mongolia
Queen Amidala and her dress inspirations blog post by Fabric Films
Mongolia Blog Posts that I wrote in 2011

Find Trish Online
Blog:  www.itistrish.com
Twitter:  @ItIsTrishRecs

Music
I continue my quest to find a theme song I like!  Used this time:
Music: “Laid Back Fuzz” by Podington Bear
From the Free Music Archive

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Video Games

Episode #5 – Final Fantasy 8

 

I’m Trish and I think you should TRY THIS THING: specifically, Final Fantasy 8!  Continuing a series that is entertaining to ME, at least, I try to retell the plot of Final Fantasy 8 in all its orphans-losing-their-memories glory!

Helpful Links
Story of Final Fantasy VIII If you want to fill in the MANY gaps I left.
Final Fantasy VIII Walkthrough For those of you who want to play it yourself.
Final Fantasy VIII Soundtrack Four hours of FF8 musical goodness!

Find Trish Online
Blog:  www.itistrish.com
Twitter:  @ItIsTrishRecs

Music
I continue my quest to find a theme song I like!  Used this time:
Music: “Elephants on Parade” by Podington Bear
From the Free Music Archive

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Books

Episode #4 – The Queen’s Thief Series by Megan Whalen Turner

 

 

I’m Trish and I think you should TRY THIS THING: specifically, The Queen’s Thief series!  These five (soon to be six!) books are a quick fun read that will have you quickly falling in love with characters and immediately rereading when twists upend your assumptions.

Helpful Links
Book 6 Cover Reveal Megan Whalen Turner tells Goodreads about the cover for Return of the Thief, out March 2019!
My Review of The Thief Back when I was book blogger.
Buy the Book Now on Amazon (or better yet, your local bookstore).

Find Trish Online
Blog:  www.itistrish.com
Twitter:  @ItIsTrishRecs

Music
I continue my quest to find a theme song I like!  Used this time:
Music: “Elephants on Parade” by Podington Bear
From the Free Music Archive

Listen to all podcast episodes on Podbean or Apple Podcasts.