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A Court of Thoughts and Proses

A Court of Thoughts and Proses

By Katie
Inspired by Sarah J Maas' book series 'A Court of Thorns and Roses', two friends read each chapter and ask big (and sometimes silly) questions about the characters and the world of Prythian. We also use deep reading techniques to gain greater insight, pioneered by the podcast 'Harry Potter and the Sacred Text'.
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*Don’t* Give Me Compliments (Book 1, Chapter 7: Comfort)
Content Warnings: food, sexual assault, stalking, vomit In this episode, we discuss Tamlin’s continuing controlling behaviour with Feyre’s food. How should you compliment your kidnapped future girlfriend? Is Lucien the worst wingman ever? And is Katie a hipster? Laura Crone’s excellent video on Shrek and beauty standards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNwlvyiAZU8  Facebook: A Court of Thoughts and Proses Podcast Twitter: @ACOTAPpodcast Instagram: @acotappodcast Youtube: www.youtube.com/UCPc6Zsi976l8sG2v9ZEl0ww Anchor: https://anchor.fm/acotap Website: www.acotappodcast.wordpress.com Music: The Path of the Goblin King by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4503-the-path-of-the-goblin-king License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
38:53
June 18, 2021
Roses Don’t Grow in Spring! (Book 1, Chapter 6: Resentment)
Content Warnings: gaslighting, food, injury, racism In this episode, we discuss beauty standards, Feyre’s difficult relationship with food and racism between fairies. Can we read Lucien as queer? Why does Feyre have to be plucked to be attractive? We discuss briefly (and imperfectly) the legacy of colonisation in India. You can read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/08/india-britain-empire-railways-myths-gifts and we encourage any feedback you may have. Katie the archaeologist would also like to add to our conversation about the Romans and the Dark Ages. It’s a common myth that medieval Europe was backwards and civilisation collapsed, but actually it was a time of innovation, especially in the Islamic world. Read more info here: https://time.com/5911003/middle-ages-myths/ Facebook: A Court of Thoughts and Proses Podcast Twitter: @ACOTAPpodcast Instagram: @acotappodcast Youtube: www.youtube.com/UCPc6Zsi976l8sG2v9ZEl0ww Anchor: https://anchor.fm/acotap Website: www.acotappodcast.wordpress.com Music: The Path of the Goblin King by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4503-the-path-of-the-goblin-king License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
40:58
June 10, 2021
Can You Rebel Alone? (Book 1, Chapter 5: Rebellion)
Content Warnings: kidnap, murder, generational trauma, sexual assault In this episode, we discuss climate activism and community. Why is everyone in the kingdom white? Would the Children of the Blessed be anti maskers? And what kind of furry is Tamlin? Facebook: A Court of Thoughts and Proses Podcast Twitter: @ACOTAPpodcast Instagram: @acotappodcast Youtube: www.youtube.com/UCPc6Zsi976l8sG2v9ZEl0ww Anchor: https://anchor.fm/acotap Website: www.acotappodcast.wordpress.com Music: The Path of the Goblin King by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4503-the-path-of-the-goblin-king License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
35:47
June 3, 2021
Fairy Lies and Human Truth (Book 1, Chapter 4: Deception)
Content Warnings: kidnap, abuse, murder, threat, abortion In this episode, we discuss truth and lies, and finally meet Tamlin. Can you deceive yourself into bravery? When do you feel like an adult? And are humans worse than faeries? Facebook: A Court of Thoughts and Proses Podcast Twitter: @ACOTAPpodcast Instagram: @acotappodcast Youtube: www.youtube.com/UCPc6Zsi976l8sG2v9ZEl0ww Anchor: https://anchor.fm/acotap Website: www.acotappodcast.wordpress.com Music: The Path of the Goblin King by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4503-the-path-of-the-goblin-king License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
34:16
May 28, 2021
Can You Have Too Many Versions of Cinderella? (Book 1, Chapter 3: Storytelling)
Content Warnings: brief mention of sex In this episode, we discuss storytelling and the influence of European fairy tales on these books. When is the prince the villain? Is Prythian full of fake news? Which man wins the gold medal for paying attention? Facebook: A Court of Thoughts and Proses Podcast Twitter: @ACOTAPpodcast Instagram: @acotappodcast Youtube: www.youtube.com/UCPc6Zsi976l8sG2v9ZEl0ww Anchor: https://anchor.fm/acotap Website: www.acotappodcast.wordpress.com Music: The Path of the Goblin King by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4503-the-path-of-the-goblin-king License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
29:23
May 14, 2021
Help Me Feyre, You're My Only Hope! (Book 1, Chapter 2: Hope)
Content Warnings: chronic illness, abuse, mental illness In this episode, we discuss hope as delusion or promise and Feyre's terrible family. Who is Nesta anyway? Will we ever pronounce Rhys' name correctly? And if a gingerbread man sits in a gingerbread house, is he made of house or is his house made of flesh?  Transcript available here: https://acotappodcast.wordpress.com/2021/05/21/help-me-feyre-youre-my-only-hope-chapter-2-hope/ Facebook: A Court of Thoughts and Proses Podcast Twitter: @ACOTAPpodcast Instagram: @acotappodcast Youtube: www.youtube.com/UCPc6Zsi976l8sG2v9ZEl0ww Anchor: https://anchor.fm/acotap Website: www.acotappodcast.wordpress.com Music: The Path of the Goblin King by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4503-the-path-of-the-goblin-king License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
27:27
May 14, 2021
The Deer Is The Real Hero (Book 1, Chapter 1: Desperation)
Content Warnings: animal death, mental illness  Welcome to our podcast! Episodes will release weekly on Fridays. In this episode, we discuss Feyre's use of meditation, Andras' sacrifice and the lack of decent leadership in Prythian. What if Feyre was gay? Why is Prythian basically Britain? And is the deer the real hero?   Transcript: https://acotappodcast.wordpress.com/2021/05/14/the-deer-is-the-real-hero-chapter-1-desperation/ Facebook: A Court of Thoughts and Proses Podcast Twitter: @ACOTAPpodcast Instagram: @acotappodcast Youtube: www.youtube.com/UCPc6Zsi976l8sG2v9ZEl0ww Anchor: https://anchor.fm/acotap Website: www.acotappodcast.wordpress.com Music: The Path of the Goblin King by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4503-the-path-of-the-goblin-king License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
28:11
May 14, 2021