Octothorpe
16: Coca-Cola is Not a Meaningful Naval Power

16: Coca-Cola is Not a Meaningful Naval Power

October 15, 2020

John is an internet historian, Alison is an investigative journalist, and Liz is a time-traveller.

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15: Tempests in Teapots

15: Tempests in Teapots

October 1, 2020

John, Alison and Liz are running a convention.

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Poetry corner!

Claire Brialey’s poem:

This isn’t prose; perhaps it makes it better.

At least it’s all in email, not a letter.

Discussing podcasts makes you rather meta,

And less is more, so let’s not get courgetter.

Mark Plummer’s clerihew:

Alison Scott’s erudition

Does not enslave her to tradition

But John’s misuse of the word “plethora”

Will be the death of her

14: A Rabbit Hole of Courgettes and Folk Music

14: A Rabbit Hole of Courgettes and Folk Music

September 17, 2020

John is making a podcast, Alison is gone again, and Liz is chairing GlobeCon™.

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13: Wakanda Forever

13: Wakanda Forever

September 3, 2020

John is in the wrong Zoom, Alison is tactful, and Liz went to her first online convention.

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12: You Seem to Be a Very Nice Shape, John

12: You Seem to Be a Very Nice Shape, John

August 20, 2020

John is sort of John-shaped, Alison quite fancies a fantastic beach holiday, and Liz is compensating.

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11: Definitely Glowing Right Now

11: Definitely Glowing Right Now

August 6, 2020

John, Alison and Liz are live from Liz’s house!*

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normal brain: fancasting about sff books and movies. big brain: fancasting about the definition of sff. bigger brain: fancasting about fandom and sff history. galaxy brain: metapodcasting.

*May be a lie.

10: We’re Gonna Turn the Virus Off for an Hour

10: We’re Gonna Turn the Virus Off for an Hour

July 23, 2020

John is channelling Ian Sorensen, Alison is on Sydney time, and Liz has written a poem.

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Liz’s limerick

  • The poems of Croydon fan Plummer,
  • Entertain Octothorpe for the summer.
  • Though his rhymes are first class,
  • They’re too rude to broadcast,
  • Which is really a bit of a bummer.

Mark’s triptych

  • Doctor John the boy Coxon
  • Didn’t notice several LOCs on
  • Octothorpe because he hadn’t checked
  • And thus he failed to Mark protect
  • Liz Batty (also Doctor)
  • Didn’t know so many people had LOCced her
  • Octothorpe’s a fannish gestalt
  • But in this respect it’s all John’s fault
  • GUFF winner Alison Scott
  • Has several Novas and she has also got
  • Two Hugos for the fanzine Plokta
  • But unlike John and Liz she’s [Fremulon] not a doctor
9: The Mark Neglection League

9: The Mark Neglection League

July 9, 2020

John is an entryist from the Mark Neglection League, Alison is podcasting from a Secret Remote Location, and Liz would like to see the cats.

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8: We Promise We’ll Read It This Time

8: We Promise We’ll Read It This Time

June 25, 2020

John is bad at emails, Liz is bad at Twitter, and Alison is going to be quieter this week.

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7: Pontificating from a Complete State of Ignorance

7: Pontificating from a Complete State of Ignorance

June 11, 2020

Black lives matter.

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