January Updates: Remote Again, Naturally

Hello, all! Kate here.

2022 starts in an expected place: back to recording podcasts over Discord instead of Al and I meeting up in person. Not exactly what I was hoping for but I’m still feeling optimistic about the coming year!

We closed the book on 2021 in our recent Speakeasy podcast running down our favorite anime, characters, and various other things from the enormous list of 2021 releases.

I asked the Discord crew what some of their favorite non- anime and manga things were from 2022. Here are a few of mine:

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series S2 You don’t have to believe me but I swear to you that is the full title of this show streaming on Disney+. It might be blasphemy to say, but I might like this show more than the original movies. Hints of Glee, a delightfully talented cast, and plenty of heart and music, of course!

Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries #6) by Martha Wells If you haven’t read any stories about this rouge security bot who’d like to spend all day watching TV but inevitably finds itself helping pesky humans, I can’t recommend them enough! I became a fan in 2020 as Murderbot nourished my soul and brought me out of a reading slump.

Critical Role: Campaign 3 I’m so glad to have all these knuckleheads back! This new D&D campaign has started with extreme hijinx and the party has more than a few colorful personalities.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Blizzard from Dairy Queen Combines everything I like so I’ve eaten more than my fair share of these in the last year.

Join us on Discord! Let us know your favorite anime, manga, and other things from 2021 and what you’re looking forward to in 2022.

-Kate

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