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Saturday, January 30, 2021

[Percolation Nation] January, 2021

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Welcome to our 14th Percolation Nation! This blog highlights our ☕Ko-fi backers' generous contributions for the month of January, 2021! ICYMI, we detail the benefits of supporting us on Ko-fi in our first-ever Percolation Nation.
If you like what we're doing, want to join us during our recording sessions, and/or (at least) want to pick up Early Access to our Unedited Episode Recordings, head over to our Ko-fi page and just follow us (by creating a Ko-fi.com account). Watch our intro video, view our funding goal (currently: self-sufficiency), and scroll through the feed to see who's backed us. Ultimately, you are going to want to check out the posts section to view all the supporter-backed content you're entitled to when you join the nation! When you see something you want access to, just buy us a ☕coffee!

Some House-Keeping:

  • It's the off-season and we've been continuing to catch up on Episode Blogs from the horror-in-the-beauty that was 8-straight-weeks of two episodes a week. I know we rake over this point, every now and again, but our priority - at the time - was to record and edit episodes in a timely fashion so they would be available for you to digest the week of, rather than fall behind. That meant many hours past our bed time editing with some days of no sleep, but also sacrificing time the time we'd normally spend creating those Episode Blogs and making clips (creator burn-out is a real thing). Now that we're catching up on both clips and blogs, we're noticing that you, too, probably didn't have enough time to listen to the podcast and the numbers have actually been pretty stable since the last bit of #TWDUniverse content aired on AMC. Hooray for us!
  • We've been trying to resurrect #AMPLIFRIDAY and our Weekly Jackbox Party Pack games.
    • #AMPLIFRIDAY was something I was workshopping in my mind about a year ago and had been pretty consistent with until around TWD 10x15. Essentially, every Friday, at midnight, I'd send out a call-to-action in our stories to give you the floor to tell the world anything and we would share it out. It doesn't have to be #TWD related at all! We've tried to bring it back and we've been doing it every other week, so far. Now that Twitter has Fleets, we've thrown your #AMPLIFRIDAY shouts there, rather than retweeting them. We'll do our best to be more consistent with this.
    • We've been pretty consistent, these past 3 weeks, bringing back our Weekly Wednesday Jackbox Games on our Twitch Channel. What's been really great is that we've made it so ☕Ko-fi Backers have the ability to actually join us on stream, while we play! Yet, another little bonus perk for those of you who've been generous enough to support our endeavors and join [Percolation Nation].
  • Speaking of Twitch, a funny thing happened to us while we were catching up on our blog, last Sunday: Dylan Guerra was hosting the TWDUniverse Twitch channel and, as a fun thing to do with fans, was pulling archetype cards for one random fan in the chat. We were that random person in the chat. We happen to think the card he pulled was wildly apropos, but what do you think?
Current Goal/Progress

Monthly Percolators

TOTAL = 13 Coffees☕!

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

[Episode 109] The Walking Dead: World Beyond | 1x05 | Madman Across The Water

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Where, at first, we thought we wouldn't have much to talk about, the further we discussed this episode, the more we learned about Elton, the zombie apocalypse as nature's "big f*ck you", and human nature as a whole (also, how many of us want Pluto's designation as a planet reinstated!)
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David Cameo:
Rachael Burt:

  • AMC Plus late releases
  • Rachael realizes there's a difference between AMC premier and AMC plus
  • Elton’s past + some of Huck’s, too
  • Give Roger Dale Floyd, baby Elton, an award
  • Daquiritown
  • Amelia’s monologue 
  • Creation and destruction: a lesson from Elton's parents
  • Elton names his sister, Esmerelda 
  • Isaac, Elton’s father, and biblical ties
  • Baby Elton spends 3 days in the box
  • Bullet holes in the sheet metal: a sign of a bigger problem?
  • Shane’s flashback episode we see the military ‘cleaning house’
  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • Seeing someone so strong break down
  • Felix’s gruff voice
  • Hope to Felix, "We wanted a brother," but Felix’s idea of family is skewed 
  • If only they'd admit their fears: Elton & Felix
  • Just as Hope admits defeat Felix helps out
  • Plan B is splitting them up
  • Is Huck over confident? Her experience gives her purpose
  • "For Elton, my little Explorer" Elton adds to Amelia’s manuscript
  • Mother Nature is a Bitch and you must adapt, "We are the masters of our fate: How do we form our fate?"
  • Daquiritown’s animals in each character
  • Was this the first episode filmed? Actors finding their character
  • "Madman across the Water" was Elton John’s 4th album, released Nov. 5th (TWDWB's 5th episode)
  • Doc Robinson's "Meaning of a Songbird Calling"
    • Feel the sun come slowly, Makes the window glow like and old friend round in the dead end
    • all i need is a place to dream and all i need is clouds beneath my feet
    • they swing and sudden breezes through the leaves and leaves me breathless
    • say you're living by faith, you can get in my head, see the color of your clear eyes
    • if you could get in my head you could see where I've been, know the meaning of the songbird calling
    • you can fall asleep in a cave of dreams, paint the morning's paint `cross endless streets that go
    • twistin' off like blades of grass or strands of a bracelet, but new but were ancient
    • we try but we're fakin', we're real but we're vacant, the river just goes and no way to tame it
    • cause nothing is sacred, all form is shapeless, nothing can change it, all roads are aimless
  • Predator Vs. Prey exhibit at the Nebraska Museum of Natural history
  • PUBLIC ALERT EVACUATION: US Civil Defense and how the "Military" came before the "Civic Republic"
  • New character, "Percy," hiding in the forest?
  • Nicholas Cantu going through a growth spurt 
  • Elton’s calms down, reciting the planets
  • Poor Pluto, losing planet status
  • Hope's devastating connection to Amelia Ortiz

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

[Episode 108] Season 6, Episode 3 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Alaska"

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In our largely Althea-centric episode, we celebrate the sibling-esque friendship she has with Dwight. There's joy-on-tap with some characters where, before, there was none. This episode, in many ways, holds a mirror to the last few but, in other ways, shows how different they are and how far they've come (in mostly great ways)... and we, of course, go through it all!
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David Cameo:
Rachael Burt:

  • Knit Friends from @ironangelcreations
  • FearTWD Fan Q&A by @BlazyGardener

  • These episodes keep getting better, however...
  • The many layers of Althea
  • Morgan is our common thread in each episode
  • 16 different Morgan Joneses
  • Eastman told Morgan he would hold a baby again
  • Morgan’s new weapon
  • The influence of color
  • Dwight living vicariously through Al
  • Dwight & Al becoming siblings
  • Walkers with glass eyes and embalmed walker attacking Althea
  • Hanging bleach bottle
  • TIMELINES!!!!
  • Fรผeler Beer
  • Dwight dirtying his boots
  • The fall occurred in 2008
  • Genius Ginny places all our characters in the perfect spot (for her)
  • Plague Rats
  • What has Sherry been up to?
  • Al’s reaction to the plague people
  • Rachael is tricked by the timelines, once again
  • Al recognized Isabelle’s voice and cold beer in the supply crate confirms it
  • Al chooses Dwight over Isabelle
  • Colman Domingo directed this episode 
  • Fortuitous sequence of events as a result of Al’s choice
  • Slight transformation for Al
  • "We’re all infected," Plague walkers on 5th floor
  • Remember the human, not the walker
  • Dwight ❤ Sherry
  • "Slow Down" by Jesper Munk: brought on by Colman, introduced to him by Frank Dillane (AKA "Nick Clark")
  • Confusing emotions surrounding Dwight
  • Acceptable death to move story forward
  • Mirror conversation between Al & Nora sounds like Isabelle's convo with Al 
  • Don't underestimate Ginny
  • Will Ginny face off against this "death cult"?
  • Al and her brother spotted License plates like Aaron and his brother

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

[Episode 107] The Walking Dead: World Beyond | 1x04 | The Wrong End of a Telescope

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Admittedly, this episode is a bit of a slow burn; however, that doesn't mean we don't get a few heaping spoonsful of eye-opening character development and emotional moments. The only thing we know, for sure, is how unsure we are of where the story might go next: the slight-of-hand, typical of #TWDUniverse, is in full effect.
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David Cameo:
Rachael Burt:

  • AMC screwing with people
  • Critics vs. Fans
  • Late(r) is not guaranteed
  • Learning more about Huck
  • Father figures: Leo and Felix let Hope stew - Principal's Office & Jail Cell
  • Iris' fantasies about the past
  • Sadie Hawkins
  • HORROR ELEMENTS: Dave knew the wolf was coming, but what makes a walker flee?
  • Everyone loves to complain
  • Hvass High School: Home of the Hawks (Carrion birds)
  • Are there humans still out there?
  • The Wrong End of the Telescope: making a situation worse
  • Sabina James: a rebel
  • Felix knew about the communications cabinet
  • Hope’s bargain
  • Iris and Hope were both adopted
  • Can we make up for lost time?
  • SILAS’ FIRST KILL
  • Huck and the Wolf: what lies underneath the surface
  • Silas’ flashbacks
  • SMEAT is back!
  • What does Iris have to make up for?
  • Characters in Arrested Development
  • Silas unleashed
  • Nerds in Lockers and Elton’s flashes to his past?
  • Felix & Elton bond
  • Elton helps himself by helping Silas
  • #Siris
  • Huck eludes to her past
  • Iris the artist
  • EXTRA SCENE: Dr. Lyla + T.S. A402
  • The Cure
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Sunday, January 10, 2021

[Episode 106] The Walking Dead: World Beyond | 1x03 | The Tyger and the Lamb

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In a particularly emotional episode, #WorldBeyond continues to build on what we've learned in their corner of #TWDUniverse, while we get a heaping teaspoonful of the #CivicRepublic / #CivicRepublicMilitary (and manage to give a civics lesson of our own, in the process)!
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David Cameo:
Rachael Burt:

  • Did Rachael’s opinion of Hope change?
  • ICONIC Walker hand/BEAUTIFUL imagery
  • Hope gets the FIRST kill for the kids, setting fire to the walkers
  • Who is the Tyger? Silas/Iris/Hope
  • Hope is giving off #CarolPelletier vibes
  • Twin Walkers/Tread Head
  • The three arrows of ReTread: same triple arrows on Elizabeth’s map
  • Hope tells Iris the truth: Mirror images of one another
  • Silas’ grandparents on tape: his 6th birthday and was having problems even then
  • Physical Plant/Janitorial/Custodial Dept with Silas’ Uncle
  • Does Huck know the truth about Silas?
  • Walker Hallucinations: Silas sees a man in the smoke
  • Hope and Silas, afraid of themselves: What they’ve done/what they’re capable of 
  • Silas/Michael Myers: Rachael’s fear
  • Felix the Great
  • Sheltered Elton: Haul Ass? 
  • Goonies Vibes
  • Rachael’s extra soft spot for "Silas"
  • Triceratops horn for the win!
  • Felix could be a vigilante: Roy Harper 2.0
  • Who throws out a zippo lighter? Impractical survival planning
  • Inside the CR with Elizabeth Kublek, with Officer Barca (Al Calderon's character finally has a name)
  • Genocide not sitting well with Barca AND Elizabeth, as it turns out
  • Communism in the USA. CRM is Authoritarian and spoiled with renewable energy: Vertical farming, WWI posters on Kublek’s wall, Pharmacy, The illusion of free speech, "Consignments"
  • “Magic Fingers” by Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson 
  • Did Iris etch the portrait of Judith & Michonne on the iPhone Michonne found (on the ship off the coast of Bloodsworth Island)?

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

[Episode 105] Season 6, Episode 2 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Welcome to the Club"

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Although this episode is very #VictorStrand-centric, we do the dirty work of drawing parallels to both he and #DanielSalazar and other players as well. Do you trust Dakota? Are you as secretly impressed with Virginia, as much as we loathe her? Have a listen and let us know in the comments!
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David Cameo:
Rachael Burt:

  • Thank you @buffybong (formerly @Freakish.Order) for the new graphics (representing FearTWD's 6th season)!
  • @BlazyGardener with us on vocals (for now)
  • Ericksonites love new/old Strand/Daniel
  • There was a real horror element: Ghostbusters Ooze & Creepy lighting 
  • Sanjay keeping his distance reminds @BlazyGardener of Jurassic Park
  • Title Cards: Single character, different color, music changes
  • Mirror image of these characters
  • #ShitFingers, Fake poops
  • Living at "The Lanes"
  • Did you believe Daniel lost his memory?
  • Tumbleweed Sugar Processing
  • The St. Christopher Medallion
  • Check out @BlazyGardener’s Fear The Walking Dead Q&A video
  • Is Georgie still around?
  • Alicia makes Strand a better person, which is why he has to push her away
  • Strand’s questionable leadership skills
  • Will Strand join Ginny?
  • AMC survey: Will Madison return?
  • Can we trust Dakota?
  • Virgiร‘egan: They understand People
  • @BlazyGardener wonders if Dakota patched up Morgan
  • Not liking Charlie isn’t the same as wanting her dead
  • YOU are Sanjay
  • Strand's Dark Side/Super Saiyan Strand
  • Season 10 in production: Melissa McBride/Lauren Cohen table read video
  • Heartbreaking to watch Daniel lie to his friends
  • Ginny, like Martha: Can’t see past the surface.
  • Morgan whistles?? A-Hyuk!
  • Why does Strand keep Janis close?

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Saturday, January 2, 2021

[Episode 104] The Walking Dead: World Beyond | 1x02 | The Blaze Of Gory

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Subheading: The Blazy of Gardener! We explore the stream-of-consciousness episode that is #TheWalkingDeadWorldBeyond's 2nd installment and it takes us down some unexpectedly emotional rabbit holes.
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David Cameo:
Rachael Burt:

  • "The Blazy of Gardener"
  • “Who you are inside, isn’t who you are outside” - Huck
  • Emotionally packed episode
  • Alexa Mansur’s performance was AMAZING
  • The apocalypse is like a Mandala
  • Elton and “The Endling” 
  • Iris fakes it til she makes it
  • A shock to lose Campus Colony 
  • What if Leo Bennet never sent any messages?
  • Are the “kids” more adult than the “adults”?
  • Felix’s abuse is emotional, not physical: Did he kill his parents?
  • Hope wants Iris to be “The Endling” 
  • Hope, leaving a trail for Felix, knows the dangers
  • This Episode has a dream-like flow
  • WASP HIVE WALKER: Matt Negrete's Trypophobia
  • Nature vs Walkers: Tree stump walker, Walker and fireflies, and Elton capturing the beauty in the Terror
  • Awkward "Big Mo"ment reminds us we’re dealing with children
  • Sherrandy: The Simpsons predicted The Blaze of Gory
  • Don’t like the acting? Watch a different show
  • FEAR is like your best friends cousin
  • Dave predicted TWD World Beyond
  • 2020 Quarantine and how they’d do it: Isolation
  • Will TWD's Story spill over into FEAR after TWD S11?
  • "Summus Locus" vs "Locus Summus"
  • John Cafferty's “Sleep Walk”, while playing Monopoly
  • The End Is the Beginning: Hope walking to the siren building at the beginning of the episode 
  • Iris’ 1st Empty
  • Swapping show titles: World Beyond with FearTWD
  • Cailey Fleming, improvising with Norman Reedus
  • NO ONE tells Norman Reedus he can’t yell cut
  • Will we see Al’s "The Bog" tape?

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