Xena Warrior Podcast Hermes Mailbag 04 (Part 1) Commentary (Fanvid)

I heard “Back to Good” on the radio and knew it would be a hilarious tribute to troublesome Season Five. The Xena Warrior Podcast wrap-up expresses all of our relief of having conquered such a foe, and our hope that Season 6 will be better. And there will be that eight hour Ring Cycle analysis to get to!

So enjoy this joke and relieve this pain. A Virgil-free “fan”vid for Season Five. This one’s for you, Katie, Livy, and Vera.

Xena Warrior Podcast 57: 4×13 “Paradise Found” Commentary

Life: A TV series about a Buddhist cop trying not to seek revenge. (And his Muslim partner, Sarah fucking Shahi)

Life: A TV series about a Buddhist cop trying love, not war. (And his Muslim partner Sarah Shahi)

Path of Inspiration | Sinister Minister | Evil Mentor | Falsely Reformed Villain | Pure is Not Good | Light is Not Good | Enlightened Antagonist 

This is my least favorite trope. Character finds something good and it all goes wrong. I always feel betrayed1. Having Paradise Found and Crusader so close together is gut-wrenching. But so important for Gabrielle’s journey. And ours. I want goodness and peace for Gabrielle. I want her to feel belonging and love. I want her to be forgiven.

Chris Manheim is totally forgiven. What a great episode.

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Xena Warrior Podcast Minisode 03 – “Armageddon Now Parts 1 & 2” – Conqueror Fic Notes

Ares and Callisto speak in Armageddon Now

Ares and Callisto speak in Armageddon Now: “Some people are just begging to get pounded.” “I didn’t think you’d noticed.”

Oh my god, ladies, you did not do justice to the massive Strife fandom out there. People are still writing Strife!fic. Oh my god.

Anyway, I’m naive, I didn’t know there was any controversy over Conqueror Fic. Which I always thought was weird, because it’s so dark and this is a fandom where people lost their shit over the Gabdrag. The ladies set me straight in their Armageddon Now podcast, where they give a frank, balanced discussion of Conqueror fic and its origins, and name-drop a few classics.

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Xena Warrior Podcast 40: 3×17 “Forget Me Not” / 41: 3×18 “Fins, Femmes & Gems” Notes

Xena Screencapture: Xena and Lao Ma in "The Debt"

I want to state clearly a thing that happened in “Forget Me Not” that I never realized before the podcast pointed it out.

Gabrielle imagined Xena having sex with Lao Ma. That’s what got her all, well, hot and bothered (I just listened to the Fins commentary so I’m all about sex puns!). Gabrielle was so jealous of Xena having sex with another woman that she went Rift-tastic. It’s there. In all this flying fabric metaphor that the podcast is helping me understand. I’m learning new language to talk about an old thing.

A very old thing. 😉

(So sorry).

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