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Jala-chan's Place

Author: Jala Prendes

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Found in multiple places around the net, Jala-chan has finally made her own Place to discuss topics ranging from analyses of various forms of media to health and wellness, interviews with creators and other fabulous people, and anything else that happens to fall outside the bounds of her usual appearances as a regular co-host of Duckfeed.tv's The Level Podcast, regular guest on Monster Dear Monster, and occasional spots on other shows and streams.
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Jala is joined by Briar and Lance to discuss toxic masculinity, patriarchy, and why the conversation about these social issues approach them from the wrong angle. Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - Bluesky - @jalachan (https://bsky.app/profile/jalachan.bsky.social), Bluesky - @fireheartmedia (https://bsky.app/profile/fireheartmedia.bsky.social) Twitter (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Briar - Twitter (https://twitter.com/13briars) Briar's Grove (https://twitter.com/BriarsGrove) Lance, like many guests, may be found primarily on the Jala-chan's Place Discord. If interested in joining please shoot Jala a message on your platform of choice Special Guests: Briar and Lance.
Episode 37: Portal [IP]

Episode 37: Portal [IP]

2023-09-0103:14:42

Jala is joined by Ben (The Level), Dennis (The Level/Furia Games), and Matt ("Fun" & Games, Reignite, Screen Snark) to discuss Valve's Portal video game IP. SPOILER WALL AT 00:59:05 Articles * Portal comic (https://www.thinkwithportals.com/comic) * Portal movie news (https://gameranx.com/updates/id/428546/article/warner-bros-still-has-j-j-abrams-portal-movie-on-its-2023-2024-slate/) * Eric Wolpaw on why Portal 3 will never be made (https://www.pcgamer.com/portal-writer-erik-wolpaw-still-wants-to-make-portal-3-but-valves-flat-structure-makes-it-a-challenge/) * Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal_(series)) * Ray Bradbury's short story There Will Come Soft Rains (https://www.btboces.org/Downloads/7_There%20Will%20Come%20Soft%20Rains%20by%20Ray%20Bradbury.pdf) * Turret voice lines (https://theportalwiki.com/wiki/Turret_voice_lines) * Unused voice lines (https://tcrf.net/Portal_2/Unused_Lines#Unidentified_lines) * Portal 2 Through a Critical Feminist Lens (https://quetzalqueen.tumblr.com/post/694436167554301952/portal-2-through-a-critical-feminist-lens) * Ladies in Gaming: Portal's Chell and GLaDOS (https://www.gameskinny.com/culture/ladies-in-gaming-portals-chell-and-glados/) * GLaDOS as Victim: The Anatomy of a Monster (https://www.incidentalmythology.com/blog/glados-victim-monster) * Portal Developer Commentary (https://theportalwiki.com/wiki/Portal_developer_commentary) * Portal 2 Developer Commentary (https://theportalwiki.com/wiki/Portal_2_developer_commentary) * LeVar Burton Reads "The Regression Test" by Wole Talabi (https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/levar-burton-reads-528916/episodes/the-regression-test-by-wole-ta-85607158) Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - Bluesky - @jalachan (https://bsky.app/profile/jalachan.bsky.social), Bluesky - @fireheartmedia (https://bsky.app/profile/fireheartmedia.bsky.social) Twitter (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Dennis Furia - @furiagames (https://bsky.app/profile/furiagames.bsky.social) Deck of Wonders (https://www.deckofwondersgame.com/) Deck of Wonders - on Amazon! (https://www.amazon.com/Deck-Wonders-Solo-Legacy-Card/dp/B0CDJ9D8S7) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/dennis) Ben Merkel The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/ben) Matt / Stormageddon - @djstormageddon (https://bsky.app/profile/djstormageddon.bsky.social) "Fun" and Games (https://www.certainpov.com/fun-and-games) Reignite (https://www.certainpov.com/reignite) Screen Snark (https://www.certainpov.com/screen-snark) The Game Informer Show (https://www.gameinformer.com/gishow) Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/funandgamespod) Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/dj_stormageddon) Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/dj_stormageddon) Merch (https://tr.ee/9GL-3jo25V) Special Guests: Ben Merkel, Dennis Furia, and Matt (Stormageddon).
Join Jala, Moxie and Nick (TripleSMoon) as they discuss the plague known as grind or hustle culture: what it is, how pervasive it is, what causes it, and ways to cope. Articles * How to Detach Self-Worth From Productivity (https://www.becomingwhoyouare.net/how-to-detach-self-worth-from-productivity/) * The Toxicity of Hustle Culture: The Grind Must Stop (https://headversity.com/the-toxicity-of-hustle-culture-the-grind-must-stop/) Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - @jalachan (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) Moxie is an internet cryptid! Nick (Moon) - @TripleSMoon (https://twitter.com/TripleSMoon) YouTube (https://youtube.com/@TripleSMoon) Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/TripleSMoon) Discord (https://discord.gg/hEseQKDymU) Special Guests: Moxie and Nick (Moon).
Jala is joined by Adelaide (Back On My BS) and Nick Fakhoury (Friday Night Gamecast) to talk about the Fire Emblem video game series and its impact on the tactical RPG sub-genre. Mentioned during the episode: * Silver Ghost, influence for Camelot's Shining series (https://youtu.be/ni0-MvuH55A) * Kill Your Darlings or How I Learned to Stop Caring and Love Permadeath (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB8Vq_DUpA4) Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - @jalachan (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) Adelaide - Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/sisteradelaide) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/@backonmybs6136) Nick Fakhoury - @nikolaiatknight (https://twitter.com/nikolaiatknight) Friday Night Gamecast (https://fridaynightgamecast.buzzsprout.com/) Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/nikolaiatknight) Special Guests: Adelaide (Formerly Jamie) and Nick Fakhoury.
Join Jala, Briar and Raúl as they discuss the rampant phenomenon of fatphobia as well as the disordered eating which may follow. They share personal stories and methods by which to heal the damage. CONTENT WARNING: talk of eating disorders between 1:45:40 - 2:17:31 A Short Bibliography - books the hosts of this show read prior to this episode, which we recommend: * Fearing the Black Body by Sabrina Strings * Body Respect by Linda/Lindo Bacon (author is trans; in the publishing world both names are credited) * Health At Every Size by Linda/Lindo Bacon (author is trans; in the publishing world both names are credited) * The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf * The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor * What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon * Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture by Virginia Sole-Smith * The Maintenance Phase (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/maintenance-phase/id1535408667) podcast Articles * The Significance of Sarah Baartman (https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35240987.amp) * Origins and evolution of Body Mass Index (BMI) (https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/43/3/665/2949550) * What Are Eating Disorders? (https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/eating-disorders/what-are-eating-disorders) * Disordered Eating Vs Eating Disorders (https://therapist.com/disorders/disordered-eating-vs-eating-disorders) * Washington court: Obesity covered by antidiscrimination law (https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/washington-court-obesity-covered-by-antidiscrimination-law/?amp=1) * Weighed Down By Discrimination (https://www.publichealthpost.org/databyte/weighed-down-by-discrimination/#:~:text=Roughly%2042%25%20of%20U.S.%20adults,can%20come%20in%20many%20forms) Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - @jalachan (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) Briar - @13briars (https://twitter.com/13briars) Briar's Grove (https://twitter.com/BriarsGrove) Raúl, like many guests, may be found primarily on the Jala-chan's Place Discord. If interested in joining please shoot Jala a message on your platform of choice. Raúl would like to signal boost Victualiv (https://victualiv.com/) vitamins which are specially formulated for vegans, those curious about plant-based nutrition, and anyone in transition. They are the vitamins that both Jala and Dave use! Definitely check them out! Special Guests: Briar and Raúl.
Episode 33: Metroid Fusion

Episode 33: Metroid Fusion

2023-07-0703:24:39

Join Jala, Dave Jackson (Tales from the Backlog), Nick (TripleSMoon) and Daniel as they discuss the 2002 Game Boy Advance game, Metroid Fusion. Spoiler wall: 54:14 Mentioned during the show: * SA-X's face (https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/metroid/images/2/23/SA-X_Closeup.PNG/revision/latest?cb=20191003153154) * Flawless Nettori battle, complete with an explanation of the advanced mechanics on display (https://youtu.be/fpadhdMHG_k) * Similarities between Alien and Metroid (https://metroid.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_similarities_between_Metroid_and_Alien#Metroid_Fusion) * Non-Alien Eastern influences on Metroid (https://youtu.be/dGwWpbHLcXU) * Disrespecting the SA-X (https://youtu.be/X-0ojY-b1so) * Similarities between Tourian and Mother Brain's chamber (https://youtu.be/eElx26Xu59Y) * Adam calling Samus "Lady" has crappy reasoning behind it (https://metroid.fandom.com/wiki/Any_objections,_Lady%3F#:~:text=The%20Metroid%20manga%20reveals%20that,retain%20her%20decency%20and%20identity) * ICEY (https://store.steampowered.com/app/553640/ICEY/) Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - @jalachan (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) Dave Jackson - @realdavejackson (https://twitter.com/realdavejackson) Tales From the Backlog (https://talesfromthebacklog.fireside.fm/) Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/realdavejackson) Nick (Moon) - @TripleSMoon (https://twitter.com/TripleSMoon) YouTube (https://youtube.com/@TripleSMoon) Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/TripleSMoon) Discord (https://discord.gg/hEseQKDymU) Daniel - @samitchdoo@mastodon.social (https://mastodon.social/@samitchdoo) Special Guests: Daniel, Dave Jackson, and Nick (Moon).
Jala is joined by Adelaide and Zombi to discuss body dysmorphia and gender dysphoria, two rampant issues. Learn more about their history and context, and how each host grapples with these feelings. Articles * Dysphoria vs Dysmorphia: The Difference Between Gender and Body (https://www.talkspace.com/blog/body-dysphoria-vs-dysmorphia) * Gender Dysphoria, Body Dysmorphia & Body Image in Trans & Non-Binary Folks (https://centerfordiscovery.com/blog/gender-dysphoria-body-dysmorphia-trans-non-binary-folks/) Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - @jalachan (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) Zombi - @zombilollipops (https://twitter.com/zombilollipops) Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/zombiloli) Campsite (https://campsite.to/zombiloli) Adelaide - Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/sisteradelaide) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/@backonmybs6136) Special Guests: Adelaide (Formerly Jamie) and Zombi.
Jala is joined by Leonard (Monster Dear Monster) and Adam (Half Tone Takes) to discuss the 1990 Dick Tracy film starring Warren Beatty, Madonna, and Al Pacino. NOTE: We mention a recording Leonard performed of the song "More," but he did not have it ready in time for episode release. We will release it separately upon its completion in the future. Thanks! Articles * The Comic Book Movie Peaked 30 Years Ago, With “Dick Tracy” (https://www.insidehook.com/article/movies/dick-tracy-1990-movie) * Dick Tracy was unlike any other movie made in 1990 — and any movie made today (https://www.vox.com/2015/6/17/8790397/dick-tracy-movie-25) * Dick Tracy: The Long Journey of the 1990 Blockbuster (https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/dick-tracy-long-journey-of-1990-blockbuster/) Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - @jalachan (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) Leonard - @drfaustisdead (https://twitter.com/drfaustisdead), @UmbraNoxProd (https://twitter.com/UmbraNoxProd) Monster Dear Monster (https://monsterdear.monster) Adam Bucceri - @AdamBucceri (https://twitter.com/adambucceri) Half Tone Takes (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/halftone-takes/id1682165263) Itch.io (https://boocherry.itch.io/) Special Guests: Adam Bucceri and Leonard.
Jala is joined by Matthew (Monster Dear Monster) to discuss finding and pursuing your passions, networking and improving your skills along the way. Links * Mouse armor! (https://twitter.com/JeffdeBoer9/status/1645554206450024449?s=20) * Matthew's first creation, photo 1 (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1054842861176234175/1102033894888460390/PXL_20230430_004835002.jpg) * Matthew's first creation, photo 2 (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1054842861176234175/1102033895312064522/PXL_20230430_004840641.jpg) * A recent commission of Matthew's, photo 1 (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1054842861176234175/1102034547559911424/20230429_2050252.jpg) * A recent commission of Matthew's, photo 2 (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1054842861176234175/1102034547257905222/20230429_2050222.jpg) * Jala's Lord of the Rings "Shattering of Narsil" painting (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fvw8BX9WcAU4gx0?format=jpg) * Pages from Jala's comic, C'est La Mort (https://twitter.com/jalachan/status/1656605571318005760?s=46&t=0NN10biK6Jch6W8f4sEW8Q) Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - @jalachan (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) Matthew - @theuglymachine (https://twitter.com/theuglymachine) Tumblr (https://theuglymachine.tumblr.com/) Special Guest: Matthew.
Jala is joined by Rupert Booth for a special interview covering all manner of projects from novel and nonfiction writing to starring as a video game detective (or three)! Check out his ongoing Doctor Who podcast (https://timeram.com/) and his books The Prisoner: The Prisoner's Dilemma (https://www.amazon.com/Prisoner-Jonathan-Blum-Rupert-Booth/dp/0967728053) (co-authored with Jonathan Blum) and Not a Number: Patrick McGoohan - A Life (https://www.amazon.com/Not-Number-Patrick-Mcgoohan-Life/dp/0956632920/). Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - @jalachan (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Rupert Booth - @rupertboth (https://twitter.com/rupertbooth) Time Ram: A Doctor Who Podcast (http://timeram.com/) Special Guest: Rupert Booth.
It's the Jala-chan's Place 1-year anniversary! To celebrate, we're releasing this special bonus episode of an audio play Jala wrote and directed for her old comic project, C'est La Mort. Cast of Characters Porter Graemes: Kole Ross Death: Gary Butterfield Death (as J.C.): Gary Butterfield Patrick: John Fitch Weasel: Michael Ghiringhelli Barbara Graemes: Jala Prendes Sound Design/Arrangement: Seth Moore Special alternate version designed for headphones available for Supporter tier patrons at ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia)! If you enjoy this content, reach out and let us know! Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - @jalachan (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala)
Jala is joined by Desirée and Cameron to discuss the death positive movement, The Order of the Good Death, and that one time Cameron faceplanted directly into the chest cavity of an embalmed corpse. This episode is marked "explicit" due to cursing related to the inequalities in burial practice. Links: * The Order of the Good Death (https://www.orderofthegooddeath.com/) * Ask a Mortician (https://www.youtube.com/@AskAMortician) * Five Ways to Affect Death Positive Change (https://www.orderofthegooddeath.com/five-ways-to-affect-death-positive-change) * Autopsies (https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/servicesandsupport/autopsy#coroners-autopsy) * Speak, Memory: a chat bot in memory of Roman (https://www.theverge.com/a/luka-artificial-intelligence-memorial-roman-mazurenko-bot) * The Regression Test by Wole Talabi, read by LeVar Burton (https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/levar-burton-reads-528916/episodes/the-regression-test-by-wole-ta-85607158) * Fear of Death (https://www.orderofthegooddeath.com/resources/fear-of-death/) * Got Death Anxiety? (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/evil-deeds/201605/got-death-anxiety) * Why Are You Afraid of Death? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IBsAiDeS4M) * “Mortal” course on overcoming fear of death (https://www.mortalcourse.com/) * The Conversation Project, providing ways to address death with your loved ones (https://theconversationproject.org/get-started) * Coping with Grief and Loss (https://www.helpguide.org/articles/grief/coping-with-grief-and-loss.htm) * How your brain copes with grief, and why it takes time to heal (https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/12/20/1056741090/grief-loss-holiday-brain-healing) Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - @jalachan (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Desirée - @dneyens (https://twitter.com/dneyens) Cameron - @night_twitten (https://twitter.com/night_twitten) Special Guests: Cameron and Desirée Neyens.
Jala is joined by Dave (Monster Dear Monster) and Nick (TripleSMoon) to discuss Krrish (2006) and Krrish 3 (2013), the second and third movies of the superhero Bollywood series. Comparison of M.D. Geist and Kaal's armor from Krrish 3: https://cdn.donmai.us/original/e5/cd/e5cdcb41175f6eb59c5744fd3fc5a7f2.png https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDhGbvZUEAAQUon.jpg Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - @jalachan (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Nick (Moon) - @TripleSMoon (https://twitter.com/TripleSMoon) YouTube (https://youtube.com/@TripleSMoon) Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/TripleSMoon) Discord (https://discord.gg/hEseQKDymU) Dave Cox - @Sentionaut_Plus (https://twitter.com/Sentionaut_Plus), @mon_dmonster (https://twitter.com/mon_dmonster) Monster Dear Monster (https://monsterdear.monster) Special Guests: Dave Cox and Nick (Moon).
Jala is joined by Zombi and Marcus to talk about the psychology of sexuality, the myriad ways it manifests (intimate and creative) and how these correlate to identity. This is a follow-up to episode 21 on attraction and identity. Mentioned during the show * Girly by Jacqueline Lesnick (https://activisionblizzard.itch.io/girly) * I F-cked Cthulhu by Germy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc0kr98-bSk&ab_channel=Germy) * F1nn5ter (https://twitch.tv/f1nn5ter) * Kink test (https://www.kinktest.org/test) * Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live by Rob Dunn (https://a.co/d/0qPdvOW) Articles * Circles of Sexuality (https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/sexualhealth/circlesofsexuality.pdf) * Sexual Response Cycle (https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/9119-sexual-response-cycle) * The Psychology of Human Sexuality (https://nobaproject.com/modules/the-psychology-of-human-sexuality#:~:text=Sexuality%20is%20one%20of%20the,body%20to%20be%20pleasure%2Dseeking.) * The Psychology of Sexuality (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/evil-deeds/201405/the-psychology-sexuality) * 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex (https://www.webmd.com/sex-relationships/guide/sex-and-health) Tiers are up on Ko-fi! Once we reach $1.5K we will release a new podcast called Put That Cookie Down Now, an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie show covering every Arnie movie chronologically. We REALLY wanna make this show but the extra work, materials etc means we need some help getting there. All subscriptions and one-shot donations apply toward the goal so if you want to hear this content, make it happen at ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia)! Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - @jalachan (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) Zombi - @zombilollipops (https://twitter.com/zombilollipops) Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/zombiloli) Campsite (https://campsite.to/zombiloli) Marcus - @marcus_rasaan (http://twitter.com/marcus_rasaan) Instagram (http://instagram.com/marcus_rasaan) Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/RandomRain) Special Guests: Marcus and Zombi.
Jala is joined by Briar to discuss ALOK's activism for gender-nonconforming and trans bodies as well as work to combat what they call "the international crisis of loneliness." They also discuss ALOK's books of poetry, Femme in Public and Your Wound/My Garden. Mentioned during this episode: Alicia Roth Weigel (she/they) (https://instagram.com/xoxy_alicia) Links * ALOK’s website (https://www.alokvmenon.com/) * Getting Curious with JVN: “How Grateful Are We to Live Beyond the Gender Binary?” (https://jonathanvanness.com/podcast/how-grateful-are-we-to-live-beyond-the-gender-binary-with-alok/) * The Man Enough Podcast: “The Urgent Need for Compassion” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq3C9R8HNUQ) * “Bible Belt” - performance of ALOK of their poem (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SMM1w6dSxA) * TEDx Talk: “We are nothing (and that is beautiful)” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxb-zYthAOA) Tiers are up on Ko-fi! Once we reach $1.5K we will release a new podcast called Put That Cookie Down Now, an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie show covering every Arnie movie chronologically. We REALLY wanna make this show but the extra work, materials etc means we need some help getting there. All subscriptions and one-shot donations apply toward the goal so if you want to hear this content, make it happen at ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia)! Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - @jalachan (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) Briar - @13briars (https://twitter.com/13briars) Briar's Grove (https://twitter.com/BriarsGrove) Special Guest: Briar.
Jala is joined by two new guests, Andy and Suzie, to discuss accessibility needs, challenges disabled people face, and universal design and its benefits. Mentioned during the episode: * Frasier Looking At Video Games (https://twitter.com/frasier_looking) * TomboyX (https://tomboyx.com/) * Rebirth Garments (https://rebirthgarments.com/) * Sophie J Butler's post about disabled people and airlines (https://www.instagram.com/p/Co93kljIa2g/?igshid=MjkzY2Y1YTY=) Articles: * Common Barriers to Participation Experienced by People with Disabilities (https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/disability-barriers.html) * The 10 Most Common Accessibility Issues (with web interfaces) (https://adasitecompliance.com/10-most-common-accessibility-issues/) * Lack of Accessibility Can Create Long Term Impact on People With Disabilities (https://www.accessibility.com/blog/lack-of-accessibility-can-create-long-term-impact-on-people-with-disabilities) * Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) (https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/) * Accessibility Solutions for Different Types of Physical Disabilities (https://www.inclusivecitymaker.com/accessibility-solutions-different-types-physical-disabilities/) * What is the difference between accessible, usable and universal design? (https://www.washington.edu/doit/what-difference-between-accessible-usable-and-universal-design) * Universal Design Principles (https://dac.berkeley.edu/services/campus-building-accessibility/universal-design-principles) * Lib Guide: Universal Design (https://harford.libguides.com/accessibility/udl) Note: This episode is marked "explicit" for language. Tiers are now available on Ko-fi! Perks include shoutouts on our shows, access to show notes, blog posts, and reviews with more in the wings as we work out further incentives. We ALSO have a new goal! Once we reach $1.5K we will release a new podcast called Put That Cookie Down Now, an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie show covering every Arnie movie chronologically. We REALLY wanna make this show but the extra work, materials etc means we need some help getting there. All subscriptions and one-shot donations apply toward the goal so if you want to hear this content, make it happen at ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia! Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - @jalachan (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Andy - @andyk250 (https://twitter.com/andy_k_250) Suzie is a member of the Jala-chan's Place Discord. If you are interested in joining the Discord please shoot a message to Jala. Special Guests: Andy and Suzie.
Jala is joined by returning guests Adelaide and Raúl to discuss Gary K. Wolf's 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, upon which the later Who Framed Roger Rabbit movie was based. http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/liz_dejesus/12235908/107368/107368_original.jpg Gary K. Wolf, the author, posed as Eddie Valiant on all of the book covers. Tiers are now available on Ko-fi! Perks include shoutouts on our shows, access to show notes, blog posts, and reviews with more in the wings as we work out further incentives. We ALSO have a new goal! Once we reach $1.5K we will release a new podcast called Put That Cookie Down Now, an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie show covering every Arnie movie chronologically. We REALLY wanna make this show but the extra work, materials etc means we need some help getting there. All subscriptions and one-shot donations apply toward the goal so if you want to hear this content, make it happen at ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia! Big thanks to our patrons Christian, NotRookie and DogNozzle for their generous support. Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - @jalachan (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Adelaide - Adelaide is a denizen of the Jala-chan's Place Discord server. For more information about the server, shoot Jala a message. Raúl would like to signal boost Victualiv (https://victualiv.com/) vitamins which are specially formulated for vegans, those curious about plant-based nutrition, and anyone in transition. They are the vitamins that both Jala and Dave use! Definitely check them out! Special Guests: Adelaide (Formerly Jamie) and Raúl.
Jala is joined by Zombi and Marcus to talk about types of attraction and how these correlate to identity. Articles: * Exploring Gender and Gender Identity (https://www.coe.int/en/web/gender-matters/exploring-gender-and-gender-identity) * Gender Identity and Mental Health (https://headspace.org.au/assets/Uploads/Resource-library/Young-people/Gender-identity-and-mental-health-web.pdf) * The Role of Gender Affirmation in Psychological Well-Being Among Transgender Women (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5061456/) Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - @jalachan (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Zombi - @zombilollipops (https://twitter.com/zombilollipops) Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/zombiloli) Campsite (https://campsite.to/zombiloli) Marcus - @marcus_rasaan (http://twitter.com/marcus_rasaan) Instagram (http://instagram.com/marcus_rasaan) Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/RandomRain) Special Guests: Marcus and Zombi.
Jala is joined by Dave and Raúl to discuss the 2017 neo-noir action thriller, Vikram Vedha. This movie is one of Jala and Dave's all-time favorite movies for its masterfully intricate story, striking cinematography, and captivating performances. WATCH THIS MOVIE! It is available for streaming with English subtitles free with Amazon Prime (https://www.amazon.com/Vikram-Vedha-Madhavan/dp/B09CGTQ8G7), as well as via Hulu, SlingTV, YouTube, Google Play, and Apple. Vikram Vedha is based on the Indian tale Baital Pachisi (Twenty-Five Tales of Betaal). You may access a free translation of the original tale via Gutenberg Press (https://www.gutenberg.org/files/54697/54697-h/54697-h.htm). Trailer (2017 original) (https://youtu.be/1sVr-uWZPjE) Trailer (2022 remake) (https://youtu.be/hpwnlr-ZHB0) Special thanks to Lucky for writing in with his viewpoint on the movie! Be sure to check out his fantastic store, Shivalik Emporium (https://www.etsy.com/in-en/shop/Shivalikemporium). Jala and Dave have purchased many items there and love each and every one. Lucky is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his business. Check it out! Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - @jalachan (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Dave Cox - @Sentionaut_Plus (https://twitter.com/Sentionaut_Plus), @mon_dmonster (https://twitter.com/mon_dmonster) Monster Dear Monster (https://monsterdear.monster) Raúl, like many guests, may be found primarily on the Jala-chan's Place Discord. If interested in joining please shoot Jala a message on your platform of choice. Raúl would like to signal boost Victualiv (https://victualiv.com/) vitamins which are specially formulated for vegans, those curious about plant-based nutrition, and anyone in transition. They are the vitamins that both Jala and Dave use! Definitely check them out! Note: This episode is marked "explicit" due to occasional cursing. Special Guests: Dave Cox and Raúl.
Jala is joined by Raúl and Simón in discussing ways we learned our heritage and how we pass it down to the next generation, or share it with others. We discuss the manner in which this transmission is akin to a lossy facsimile, as well as how it morphs over time. Articles * ‘We need to be more intentional, consistent in passing on our languages, culture to the next generation’ (https://guardian.ng/guardian-woman/we-need-to-be-more-intentional-consistent-in-passing-on-our-languages-culture-to-the-next-generation/) * Learning Culture Through Ritual: The Family Reunion (https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1525/aeq.1984.15.2.04x0471c) * Culture and Early Childhood Learning (https://www.child-encyclopedia.com/pdf/expert/culture/according-experts/culture-and-early-childhood-learning) * Cultural Learning and Learning Culture (https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1028&context=ltd_facpub) Support this show via Ko-fi! Just like Patreon, there are subscription tiers (with bonus content!) in addition to the ability to drop us a one-time donation. Every little bit helps us put out better quality content and keep the lights on, and gets a shout out in a future episode. Check out ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia (https://ko-fi.com/fireheartmedia) for the details! Don't forget to rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice~ Jala Prendes - @jalachan (https://twitter.com/jalachan) The Level (https://thelevelpodcast.com/hosts/jala) Raúl and Simón, like many guests, may be found primarily on the Jala-chan's Place Discord. If interested in joining please shoot Jala a message on your platform of choice. Raúl would like to signal boost Victualiv (https://victualiv.com/) vitamins which are specially formulated for vegans, those curious about plant-based nutrition, and anyone in transition. They are the vitamins that both Jala and Dave use! Definitely check them out! Simón would like to signal boost Dora's Table (https://dorastable.com/), which offers authentic Mexican recipes -- veganized! Special Guests: Raúl and Simón Sotelo.
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