VoK 129: Book Club #1 – The Ocean at the End of the Lane


TheOceanAtTheEndOfTheLaneThe Vassals of Kingsgrave kick off the VOK Book Club with their discussion of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman.

Join hosts Greg (claudiusthefool), Leigh (LordManderBlee ), Brett (White Raven), Zach (Alias), Amber (amberrocks), and Matt (Eiffel) as they analyze the short but powerful novel, touching on what it really means to be a helpless child in a world of adult cruelty; the responsibility of Gods (old or new) to their creations; the power of memory; and how easily we can forget the most formative events of our childhood.

Please be sure to vote on the forums for our next Book Club pick!

Credits:
Edited by claudiusthefool
Image taken from the US Hardcover Edition published by William Morrow 2013. Design by Adam Johnson, photo by Lane Coder/Gallery Stock.

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VOK 128: The Legend of Korra (“Old Wounds” and “Original Airbenders” Review)


Our San Diego Comic-Con panel is this Friday, and our amazing panelists want to answer YOUR questions!<br /> Submit a question for Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartinto, Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), Seychelle Gabriel (Asami), Mindy Sterling (Lin Beifong) or John Michael Higgins (Varrick) in the comments below.<br /> What do you want answered???

The Insufferable Overachievers of Kingsgrave return for S3E06-07 of The Legend of Korra! In this episode, Michal (inkasrain), Stephanie (gsgd), Katie (Lady Griffin), and Amin tackle hard-hitting issues ripped straight from the headlines: How many baby bison souls does it take to make a baby bison burger? Who thought it was a good idea to license floating acupuncture? And where the #@$% is Asami?!

Edited by Katie

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VoK 127 : Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [Movie] review


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Fortytwo(Vikram) is joined by vkalra13(Vidur), claudiusthefool(Greg), amberrocks(Amber) and Valkyrist(Duncan) to rate and review Matt Reeves’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. 74:30 mins in crew talk about other movies releasing this year and 82 mins in they talk about upcoming VoKs.

Beware of Spoilers, the following podcast will discuss the movies Rise and Dawn of Planet of the Apes

Credits:
Edited by Vikram (fortytwo)
Outro Music is Dr. Zaius Song from the Simpsons

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VOK 126: The Legend of Korra (“In Harm’s Way” and “The Metal Clan” Review)


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The Vassals have waited all week to feel this warm! Guest hosts Amin and Zach (Alias) join Katie (Lady Griffin) and Stephanie (gsgd) to review episodes S3E04-05 of The Legend of Korra: “In Harm’s Way” and “The Metal Clan.” Grab your magnets and grease your eyebrows, it’s time to ask the big questions like….why are any of us here? Food for thought!

Edited by Katie

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VoK 125 – The Princess Bride DVD Commentary – Abridged Version


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Bina007, Alias (Zack) and Mordion (Michael) provide a DVD commentary to Rob Reiner’s 1987 cult classic movie The Princess Bride. Written by William Goldman the movie puts a witty before its time post modern take on the fairy tale.

Please note that this episode will be published in two editions.  VoK 124 is the full DVD Commentary for people who want to watch with the movie on in the background and has a running time of 1h 41m.

This episode, VoK 125, is for those who want to just listen to our mindless babbling and don’t have access to the movie. It edits out the sporadic silences and has a running time of 1h 23m.

Edited by Bina007.
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VoK 124 – The Princess Bride DVD Commentary Full Version


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Bina007, Alias (Zack) and Mordion (Michael) provide a DVD commentary to Rob Reiner’s 1987 cult classic movie The Princess Bride. Written by William Goldman the movie puts a witty before its time post modern take on the fairy tale.

Please note that this episode will be published in two editions. The first is the full DVD Commentary for people who want to watch with the movie on in the background and has a running time of 1h 41m.

For those who want to just listen to our mindless babbling and don’t have access to the movie, check out episode 125 which edits out the sporadic silences and has a running time of 1h 23m.

Edited by Bina007.
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VoK 123 – Lev Grossman’s Magicians series


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The Vassals discuss Lev Grossman’s Magicians series of portal fantasy novels. Topics include millennial ennui; impotent gods; the plight of being a fantasy fan; and how the rules of magical top-trumps aren’t entirely clear.  This episode spoils the Magicians series (including the short story in Dangerous Women) and also discusses Narnia, Harry Potter, Brideshead Revisited and Tolkien.  (Aftershow begins at 1h 20m).

Podcast hosts:  Bina007, Katie (Lady Griffin), Brett (WhiteRaven), Michael (Mordion) and Greg (Claudius The Fool).

Edited by Bina007 using Geoffrey Burgon’s marvellous score to ITV miniseries of Brideshead Revisited and Queen’s It’s A Kind of Magic.

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