Special Backlist: Time for a spooky Halloween Special! We're reading our first book written by a guy?! Christopher Pike's THE LAST VAMPIRE, published May 1994!
Chill: Drinking! Ollie is drinking an absinthe cocktail they love, the Shattered Mirror (Absente absinthe, simple syrup, lime juice). Cyna is drinking a mixed drink she calls a Sita (ginger ale, raspberry liqueur, grenadine, lemon juice, clear vodka + red food coloring). Check out our drink set ups on twitter: Ollie - Cyna
Bonus content: Sita's Vampire the Masquerade overpowered (OP) character sheet. How many experience points does this lady have!?
Suleikha Snyder's thoughts on The Last Vampire and Racial Representation.
Intro theme - "Let It In" by Josh Woodward.
Starting at 1:23:44 until 1:38:50 - MAJOR CONTENT WARNINGS! Neither of us are experts but we needed to talk about historical myths around Aryan mythology, mentions of Nazi Germany, propaganda, racism, colorism, appropriation of advancement in a "history to the colonizer" type revision to perpetuate false information that is or can be harmful, discrediting, and dehumanizing to Indian and Hindu cultures, and controversy surrounding those topics. Critical consumption of media herein.
Next time: 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT - BLOOD & CHOCOLATE! At long last! Chiller and Chillest tier patrons will receive this episode before it goes public! We'll also watch the B&C movie and live tweet it; we'll post the date and hashtag ahead of time on @BacklistPodcast twitter.
Season 6 begins in December, and we'll announce to Chillest tier patrons first.
(1h 43m. Content Warning: Vulgar language, drinking alcohol, discussions of bad parents and kids stealing shit from libraries, teenage runaways and , homelessness, mentions of Nazi Germany and propaganda, and dramatic readings from the hosts; Extremely over-powered, sexually confident, and self-assured bisexual (probably hetero-romantic) vampire heroine, kidnapping, murder, physical violence, gun violence, horror, whitewashing of Hindu religion and mythology, whiteness as goodness, sex and sexual situations, nudity, reborn true love, teen character with HIV/AIDS, 1990s technology, flashbacks, demons, desecration of a pregnant corpse, insubstantial roles for other women, compressed timeline that requires suspension of disbelief, author self-insert character, cliffhanger ending, male gaze writing, stilted dialogue, Aryan mythology, racism, and colorism from the novel.)
Psst! Want to get B&C delivered to your inbox days before it goes live to the public? Become our patron at the $2 or higher level and you are in! Already our patron? Then you know what we're talking about! Enjoy, friend!