Episode 8 – Christmas 2016

Annnndd… we’re back!

Lazulus and theoscarcat talk about all things Christmas! And some how we get it recorded and out of the door before Christmas day! Go us!


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This month we recced:

Clunkie by Basingstoke

Remains by

four and twenty lovebirds (baked in a pie) by

The article on Kin Keeping that theoscarcat was talking about (the article talks about Mum’s but as the comments point out, this is a problem for pretty much all women)

Jane Eyre read by Thandie Newton

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz read by Lin Manuel Miranda

Scenes from a Marriage: The Long Road Home by Speranza


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You can find theoscarcat on tumblr

You can find Our Friday Call on the blog, and tumblr – feel free to ask us stuff.

Next month we’ll be talking about making stuff.

Episode 7 – Captain America Civil War

SPOILER ALERT! – This month we are talking about everything Civil War. We both really loved it, but be warned, there wasn’t as much as squeeing as we expected there to be.

We also talk about kidfic, recs, and why we really should do a Due South episode at some point in the future.


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This month we recced:

Out of the Dead Land by Emilyenrose (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes NC17)

Leader of the Free World by Copperbadge (Avengers Gen pg13) plus the amazing promo photo from some thing Jeremy Renner did.)

Audio commentary track with Steve Rogers also by Copperbadge (Captain America Gen pg13)

House Proud by Astolat (Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy Mature)

Makes Three by Waldorph (Due South Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski NC17)

Ten things to get used to by Speranza (Due South Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski NC17) which I was going to rec anyway, but which we got completely confused with Four Virtues which is also by Speranza (also Benton/Ray K NC17), and is the one where Ray ends up getting a research job. but hey they are both fantastic stories so treat yourself and read both. 😉

You can find Lazulus on twitter and tumblr

You can find theoscarcat on tumblr

You can find Our Friday Call on the blog, and tumblr – feel free to ask us stuff.

Next month… actually I don’t know what we’ll be talking about next month! But I bet it will be fun. 🙂


Episode 6 – Galavant!

This month is an all singing, all dancing episode of Our Friday Call as we discuss the wonderful world of Galavant!


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This month Jaq recced:

Ain’t No Grave (can keep my body down) by Spitandvinegar (podfic here) (Captain America: Winter Soldier Stucky)
Negotiable by Eyebrowofdoom (podfic here) (James Bond/Q)
The Cyborg arm job by Copperbadge (Captain America/Leverage crossover)
This month Katie Recced:
This, you protect by owlet (Captain America Stucky)
The Bucky Barnes Guide to Household Management by cryptohomorocker (Captain America Stucky)
 Next month! By which I mean later this month (honest!) we’ll be talking about… Civil War!
Finally! We wore fan tee shirts and everything. 😉

Episode 5 – In the Off Season (we re-read old fandoms we have loved and listen to lots of podfic)

This month (but recorded back in December), we rec A LOT of podfic both from fandoms we have loved, and current fandoms. Plus Jaq goes to see Crimson Peak and we speculate about Star Wars.

Yeah we should have put this out two months ago. Sorry about that. But the next one is in the can ready to go for march so yay!


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This month we recced:

4 Minute Window by Speranza read by RevolutionaryJo (Captain America: the Winter Soldier)
Graduate Vulcan for Fun and Profit by Lazulisong read by Templemarker (Star Trek reboot)  (- Jaq wants to say sorry for getting the reader wrong!)
Basically the Audiofic archive is a good place, for all your podfic needs. 🙂
See you next month!

Episode 4 – Jane Austen Adaptations and Our Giant Love for Them

This month (that should have been last month – oops) we talk all things Jane Austen. Ugh my heart.


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We discuss:

Pride and Prejudice (1995) and (2005)

Sense and Sensibility (1995) and (2008)

Emma (1996), (2009) and the best version – Clueless

and Persuasion (1995 – a bumper year of great Austen adaptations) and (2007)

Malmao liveblogs p&p and it is GOLDEN omg.

Jaq’s amazing reading from Mr Darcy Takes A Wife. (NSFW obvs.)


Episode 3 – Making things, and big load of recs

Welcome to the third episode of Our Friday Call. This month Lazulus and theoscarcat have been out and about – first to a yarn festival – Fibre East, and then for their annual pilgrimage to the Festival of Quilts, where they promptly ignore the quilts, and go buy fabric instead.

Good times.


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Knitting Recs:

Fibre East

Ravelry – aka the mothership

Want to learn to knit? If you can’t find a knitter to teach you, then youtube is your friend.

Understanding Varigated Yarns – skeinyarn.com

Hand-dyed yarn and the importance of alternating skeins – skeinyarn.com

Katie’s knitting Ashburn by Melanie Berg

Jaq often knits Clapotis by Kate Gilbert


My Life in Knitwear


Sewing Recs:

Festival of Quilts

The Eternal Maker – where we spend the vast majority of our money at the show

The Curvy Sewing Collective – and Best Patterns for Curvy Beginners

Blog for Better Sewing

Did You Make That?

Katie meant to rec – Oona Balloona

Wild Olive’s Holiday Stitching Club

Women Superhero Fabric


Fic Recs

From the_oscar_cat:

Invincible by Grable424 (Kingsman Vid)

Ain’t Going Back by Voordeel (Kingsman Vid)

20% Cooler by Sivandivan (Kingsman Vid)

I found by Moonfootshaw (Kingsman Hartwin Vid)

I bet my life by Mithborien (Teen Wolf Vid)

Miss Jackson by bradcpuvids (CATWS Stucky vid)

Steve Rogers and Kim Kardashian by drop-deaddream (mcu/rl ficlet)

Chris Evans/Tyler Hoechlin ficlets (1) (2) by itslaurastone (rps Explicit)

Susan and Narnia by Ink-splotch (Narnia meta)

still from *that* cut scene from Kingsman via Fideliant

From Lazulus:

Postcards from Golgotha by Kariye  (MCU stucky explicit)
Wing and a Prayer by Sholio (MCU gen)



Episode 2 – Wimbledon (the movie), Mad Max and men who knit, Kingsman, and a coda of Bucky Barnes feels…

Welcome to the second episode of Our Friday Call. This week Lazulus and theoscarcat chat the Paul Bettany movie “Wimbledon”, express unpopular opinions about male knitters off the back of Fury Road, finally watch Kingsman, and fall into a conversation about Bucky Barnes and male characters women relate to.

Good times.


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The Guard and Red by Andavs (Teen Wolf Sterek Teen)

A Little Honey & A Little Sun by Kvikindi (Captain America MCU Stucky Teen)

(760): I literally cut myself out of my pants. Waste. Of. Money. by Relenafanel (Captain America MCU Stucky Mature)

Inopportune Moments series by Calico and Habernero (Kingsman Hartwin Explicit)

As Men to Fear the Dark by Proxydialogue (Kingsman Harwin Explicit)


Want More while you’re waiting for Episode 2?

As we mentioned on episode 1, Lazulus and I did a guest episode of Slash Report in the hiatus between seasons 3 and 4.

Here you can listen to us talk about our deep love of AUs, and rec a giant ton of fics that we think are great.

Download the Slash Report Hiatus episode on AUs here.

We’ll be back later in June with episode 2!

Episode 1 – Age of Ultron, the triumphant return of Josh Harnett and the joy of Mesh Belleh Window

Welcome to the first episode of Our Friday Call. This week Lazulus and theoscarcat chat about going together to see Age of Ultron last month, as well as add four more movies into their rewatch pile. Plus they objectify Chris Evans, because – well let’s start as we mean to go on!


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Links we promised you:

Here is the great post about Joss Whedon as a nightmare bnf that I manage to mangle in the show.

Three great posts about the problems in the film around Wakanda and the whole Ironman/Hulk fight.

Mesh Belleh Window.


From theoscarcat –

Only as Directed by Rageprufock (Kingsmen nc17)

Audience of One by Calico and Habernero (Kingsmen nc17)

Insolence by Helenish (The Eagle M)

Steve Rogers at 100: Celebrating Captain America on Film by Eleveninches, Febricant, Hellotailor, M_Leigh, Neenya, and Tigrrmilk (MCU G)

(Icon image credit: Billy Brown)