Surprise! Anime 3000 presents: The Speakeasy
If anyone remembers, we had originally planned to make The Speakeasy our monthly rant section on the blog. That became the Final Denouement. The Speakeasy has instead become our monthly podcast. We hope everyone is cool with the change. We know we are super excited! We will being doing a monthly podcast which is generously being hosted courtesy of Anime 3000. The goal is to have a meta-podcast. There are already so many good anime and manga podcasts that review so much that we wanted something a little different. The Speakeasy is going to be a ongoing conversation between the two of us about themes, trends, and concepts present in anime and manga and along side that sometimes there will be a critical analysis of fandom. If you were ever curious about our conversations that are the genesis of our posts then this will be utterly enlightening. If you never wondered about that, hopefully you will still enjoy the show!
Drink #001: Bloody Mary, A discussion of strong female characters
We decided to go back to the roots of the blog for our inaugural podcast. We start off with the initial question: Is anime actually filled with good, strong female characters or is that dream much like a Satoshi Kon movie? The discussion then unfolds as we look at what our initial expectations of strong female characters were when we started watching anime, the realities of the medium, and its future.
And now your helpful bartenders at The Speakeasy present your drink:
* 1 oz. to 1 1/2 oz. (30-45 ml) vodka in a Highball glass filled with ice.
* Fill glass with tomato juice
* 1 dash celery salt
* 1 dash ground black pepper
* 1 dash Tabasco
* 2-4 dashes of Lea & Perrin’s Worcestershire sauce
* 1/8 tsp. horseradish (pure, never creamed)
* Dash of lemon or lime juice
Garnish with celery stalk.
May be shaken vigorously or stirred lazily, as desired. Garnish with a celery stalk; a skewer of olives, pickles, carrots, mushrooms, or other vegetables; or even meat or fish (salami, shrimp, etc.) and cheese. Occasionally, pickled asparagus spears or pickled beans are also used.