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Rock, Paper, Reckoning


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Rock, Paper, Reckoning


Rock, Paper, Reckoning

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In this episode, Chris and Laura return with a vengeance to talk about Blade Runner 2049, Thor: Ragnarok, Yuri!!! on Ice, and Devilman Crybaby.

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Guilty Pleasures


Guilty Pleasures


GUILTY PLEASURES

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RPL HAS RETURNED! AGAIN!

In this episode we talk about guilty pleasures, what they are, why we have them, and what ours are. It's so bad, and yet so good. Ooh.

Thanks for listening!

 

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Resolutions Two


Resolutions Two


RESOLUTIONS TWO

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RPL HAS RETURNED!

In this episode we revisit our new year's resolutions, debate whether Aragorn or Jon Snow would win in a sword fight, and talk about whether Chris can kick himself in the head. Other topics include cultivating an artistic social media presence, the nightmare that is looking for houses, and having an achy breaky back.

LINKS

Laura's Etsy Shop
Chris' Etsy Shop
Chris' New Facebook Page

 

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Castlevania


Castlevania


Castlevania

In this episode, Chris and Laura talk about Netflix's Castlevania, which you should really be watching as you read this. IT'S SO GOOD.

VIDEOS

The "Kinetic VS Picturesque Anime" video mentioned in the episode:

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COMICS


COMICS


COMICS

In this episode, Chris and Laura return to talk about comics and why they love them as a prelude to many future episodes about the subject.

COMICS MENTIONED

East Coast Rising
Umbrella Academy
Pixu
Daytripper
Blankets
Batman: Long Halloween
Batman: Year One
Batman: The Killing Joke
Scott Pilgrim

The Watchmen
Flight

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Gods Bless America


Gods Bless America


Gods Bless America

In this episode, Chris and Laura talk about the amazing Stars television adaptation of Neil Gaiman's "American Gods." If you haven't given the show a shot, watch it. If you have, listen and reminisce about its sweet, sweet, godly goodness.

VIDEOS

A trailer so you know what you're getting into:

Neil Gaiman's "Make Good Art" speech:

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Wonder and Lightning


Wonder and Lightning


Wonder and Lightning

In this episode, Laura and Chris talk about the recently released Wonder Woman movie and why it's so important that it got made. They also make a few Homestar Runner references, so there's that, too.

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Bebop Goes Live


Bebop Goes Live


Rock Paper Bebop: BEBOP GOES LIVE

In this short and sweet episode, Chris and Laura talk about their hopes and fears for the recently announced Cowboy Bebop live action adaptation.

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Claudia


Claudia


CLAUDIA

RPL returns to welcome special guest Claudia Pimentel to talk about names, languages, and Hayao Miyazaki movies. Her mom and cute baby make a few audio appearances as well.

VIDEOS

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Dinky and Chris


Dinky and Chris


DINKY AND CHrIS

In this episode, Chris is joined by James, his former co-host of the hit 2001 podcast "Dinky and Chris."

The two boys to men cover an array of topics ranging from James kicking Chris out of the Pokemon club to speculation about what could have happened if Chris had a little baby arm.

Things get weird in this one, so buckle up before you take a trip down this stretch of Memory Lane.

Gallery

The Outlaw Star end credits artwork that prompted Chris to say "you gotta admit James, those drawings are pretty cool" the first time they hung out.

Music

The video that started the adolescent MCR binge:

The song that was playing during the infamous wall butt-hole incident:

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Moon


Moon


Moon

In this episode, Chris and Laura geek and share random facts about our little grey space buddy... THE MOON!

VIDEOS

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The Blade Rundown: The New Trailer Cometh


The Blade Rundown: The New Trailer Cometh


The Blade Rundown: The NEW Trailer Cometh

In this episode, Chris and Laura revisit Blade Runner in anticipation of a new Blade Runner: 2049 trailer. Topics include the teaser trailers, their expectations, the hype, and... you know... Chris being way too excited about all of this.

Teasers

FULL TRAILER

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Can't Stress Enough


Can't Stress Enough


Can't Stress Enough

Chris and Laura gloriously return to talk about stressing out. Sounds like a riot, right? Well, they also talk about fun stuff like chillin, lo-fi hiphop, and being a good boy. If you've ever been freaked out about something, listen and relate.

This episode also marks the announcement of RPL being a weekly podcast instead of a whenever podcast! Tune in on Mondays for that sweet, sweet, rock paper goodness.

VIDEOS

Mel Robbins' 5 Second Rule

MUSIC

The "Love Hurts" mix that Laura likes a lot

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Space Posts Coast to Coast


Space Posts Coast to Coast


SPACE POSTS COAST TO COAST

RPL is dusting off the blog section with some posts about space. If you like space and all things astronomical, click the BLOG tab to check them out, or click the links below.
 

LINKS

MY, MY, MIMAS

THE MOON IS HUGE

HOME

ALL YOU HAVE TO LOSE IS WHAT ONCE WAS

JUPITER'S NORTH POLE

SATURN HAS A NICE RING TO IT

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Going Berserk


Going Berserk


Going Berserk

In this episode, Chris and Laura put their glasses on (nothing will be wrong) to talk about the 1997 anime Berserk. Topics includes its violence, its themes, and why it means so much to them. The episode is spoiler-free, so if you haven't seen it, give it a listen and see if it's your kinda thing!

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Artwork by Chris Conlon

VIDEOS

The Super Eyepatch Wolf Video that started it all: 

An interview with Shichiro Kobayashi, the lead background artist for Berserk and many other animes:

MUSIC

 "Guts" by Susumu Hirasawa, which Chris and Laura have listened to for... just... way too many hours:

"Behelit" by Susumu Hirasawa, which is essentially Griffith's theme music:

 

 

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Rock, Paper, Bebop


Rock, Paper, Bebop


Rock, Paper, BeboP

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In this episode Chris and Laura are talking about one of their favorite things ever: COWBOY BEBOP!

The episode covers Cowboy Bebop's themes, character arcs, and just why it's so, so good. If you haven't seen it... First of all, how dare you. Second of all, go watch it, then come back and listen to this! You'll be treated to a life changing theme song remix by Chris if you do.

SHOW NOTES

ESSENTIAL BEBOP AKA BEBOP ABRIDGED:

2. Stray Dog Strut
3. Honky Tonk Women
5. Ballad of Fallen Angels
9. Jamming With Edward
10. Ganymede Elegy
12. Jupiter Jazz Pt. 1
13. Jupter Jazz Pt. 2
15. My Funny Valentine
16. Black Dog Serenade
18. Speak Like a Child
20. Pierrot le Fou
24. Hard Luck Woman
25. Real Folk Blues Pt. 1
26. Real Folk Blues Pt. 2

GALLERY

VIDEOS

Super Eyepatch Wolf's excellent video on Bebop:

Digibro's equally excellent video:

But wait, there's more! Channel Criswell did a very, very good breakdown of Bebop's themes as well:

EASY COME, EASY GO...

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Games on Lightning


Games on Lightning


Games on Lightning

The boys are back in town!

In this episode, Chris talks to the guys from Games on Earth, the gaming podcast that he is a frequent guest on! The discussion spans various console eras as Derek, Jesse, and Brad share tales of when they were baby gamer lads on much lower-polygon adventures than they go on these days. 

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The Blade Rundown


The Blade Rundown


The Blade Rundown

In this episode, Laura returns to discuss Chris' favorite movie Blade Runner and makes him envious of her superior show-section-naming abilities. Is she more human than human or something? Listen and find out.

SHOW NOTES

The Blade Runner 2049 Teaser Trailer:

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Rogue Won Me Over


Rogue Won Me Over


ROGUE WON ME OVER

In this episode, Laura returns to talk with Chris about Rogue One and how it gave them a new hope for the Star Wars franchise. Topics include the pros and cons of the movie, its common criticisms, and... just... far too much discussion about the height of Death Troopers. 

By the way... If you painted a TIE Interceptor grey and white would it be cool to fly in a Rebel squadron? I'm asking for a friend.

SHOW NOTES

In case Chris' Death Trooper rant wasn't enough for you:

More information on Chris' favorite TIE Fighter:

A video about the other TIE Fighter variants in the Star Wars Legends canon that aren't as cool as the Interceptor but are interesting to learn about:

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Resolutions


Resolutions


Resolutions

In this pre-release preview of Rock, Paper, Lightning's inaugural episode, host Chris Conlon and guest Laura Hogg share their New Year's resolutions, invent the word "tymbically," and talk about discipline in art-making. 

Love, do that thing.

Show Notes

The interview mentioned in the episode where David Bowie speaks with a snarky interviewer about discipline:

Neil Gaiman's "Make Good Art" speech that every person who makes things should listen to: