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Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by GlassesBlu, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. The Frood Abides

    The Frood Abides Doesn't Know Where His Rug Is

    It seems like many of the Entities have a visceral/instinctive component and a linked existential/philosophical (?) component.

    Some seem pretty intuitive: the Vast, for instance. Agoraphobia/acrophobia for the instinctive, fear of humanity's personal and cosmic insignificance for the existential. But others seem more arbitrary: fear of fire/fear of loss or destruction are plausibly linked, sure, but fear of spiders doesn't seem to have much to do with fear of manipulation, at least for me. And of course there are several that don't fit this rubric: the Lonely and the End are almost purely existential, the Filth purely visceral.

    Idk, Gerard Keay would probably say I'm quibbling over whether indigo's a separate color or just counts as dark blue.
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  2. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    ... is it gerard? i've been hearing it as jared this whole time
  3. The Frood Abides

    The Frood Abides Doesn't Know Where His Rug Is

    Yes, it is!

    "Keay" surprised me the first time I saw it, I assumed they were both "Key"
  4. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    somehow i knew about keay but not gerard. huh. It would definitely explain why I ended up thinking "why are they pronouncing Jared so weirdly" a couple of times during the talking-to-Gerard-page episode

    listened to a guest for mr. spider again recently because i'm doing a relisten to actually try to have an idea of what's going on and when jon says he is, quote, a child of the 90s, does that mean he was born in the 90s or could he possibly be a late 80s kid who did most of his childhood in the 90s? because it is very, very weird to think that I am older than him. also that he's younger than 30 (!)
  5. latitans

    latitans fake fan

    I think that was meant to imply Jon is a young millennial--so born '88-'93, most of their childhood in the 90s. So yeah, a posh and stodgy 20-something lol.

    it's interesting to me that it weirded you out to imagine Jon being younger than you--I'm 26, and I always pictured him as being basically in my age cohort, maybe a bit older? I think his relationship with Georgie was what solidified that for me--that comfortable and steady intimacy with friends from college feels very mid-to-late 20s to me.
  6. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    Jon is around 30 according to the wiki!
  7. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu I'll make noir gayer someday :pensive_clown:

    Yeah Thats jonny writers fault tbh
    Because I thought it sounded Jared as well and got completely confused with Jared Hopworth

    Not to mention the damn Michael Situation
    Too many michaels running around
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  8. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu I'll make noir gayer someday :pensive_clown:

    Also dunno where to slot this in but fandom likes to joke how millennial Grandpa Jon Archivist is, all in good fun
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  9. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    I will seriously pay them to stop naming characters Michael
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  10. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    I think the age thing weirds me out as much as it does because I initially pegged him as... 40ish? And that was definitely revised down after hearing I think the first ep where he's staying with Georgie, but not quite to "roughly the same age as me" levels. (i think because I am still not used to not being a Young Powerless Person... And probably because I had expectations about adults having their shit together when I absolutely do not. But those are all on me, not the show.)

    The other thing is that his job seems like something you'd need more than 30ish years to get the necessary experience for. Either in getting some sort of library science degree or having relevant experience from other more junior positions. But I guess who knows with the archives and someone who's been selected or w/e
  11. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    he like
    actually straight up doesn't have the requirements
    I'm pretty sure that's canon
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  12. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    For some reason I thought it was just Martin but then again I am definitely often not getting the whole story (listening on the train is not advised)
  13. Lazarae

    Lazarae Everything is wrong so why behave?

    Been working my way through, only just finished 34 but. I'm love it.

    It is kind of interesting the gap between Jon's "totally a skeptic" framing and his actual statement readings- there's no reason for him to put as much emotion into them as he does when he clearly disbelieves most of the content. Unless it has something to do with him being Archivist, Gertrude's activities make it pretty clear there's more to the job than taking statements. And when his statement recordings are interrupted (as by pantsless Martin) he switches Voices.

    Also the end of 34 is great.

    "your... Tooth apple..."

    "And technically, it's medical waste" made me straight cackle while waiting for the bus.
  14. Lazarae

    Lazarae Everything is wrong so why behave?

    Also I hate how loud the ads and intro are compared to the body, pls level that shit out guys
  15. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    You're farther along than me, but my current going theory is that Jon actually wanted to be a voice actor but couldn't get anyone to give him a callback and he's still bitter. :::PPP
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  16. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    I know it's for The Aesthetic but I wish they'd release the audio without the tape recording effects. because it's impossible to listen to on the train, for example
  17. Lazarae

    Lazarae Everything is wrong so why behave?

    I. Actually have not noticed the tape recording effects. Or at least, nothing I associate with tape recordings. Are the music and sound effects supposed to be manifestations on the tape? Like why computer recordings Don't Work?
  18. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    I don't quite have the vocab to describe what I mean, but the audio quality is noticeably less than most professional podcasts and my assumption is that it's imitating the audio experience of listening to something on a cassette tape. I can't believe that that's the quality they're recording the raw sound at, because that would be bonkers in 2019
  19. The Frood Abides

    The Frood Abides Doesn't Know Where His Rug Is

    There's an in-fiction reason for this, though it won't become clear for a while.
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  20. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu I'll make noir gayer someday :pensive_clown:

    Hey previews for Visitorpasszine, a TMA zine thats all about things and events that happen inside the institute!
    The pieces are lookin good as hell!!! And all profits will be donated to the trevor project, keep an eye out for it!
    Twitter link

    Mild Spoilers

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