The Speakeasy #030: Preferred Lies, The Codependent Relationship of Fans and the Industry


Drink #030: Preferred Lies,
The Codependent Relationship of Fans
and the Industry

For a long time now, a seemingly unusual relationship has existed between the anime and manga fans and the industry that brings anime and manga to us. Fans just as often foster a healthy relationship with these companies as they go out of their way to maliciously hurt them. The anime and manga industry have the same beautiful but painful courtship with their fanbase. In this episode, we muse on how both sides treat each other. Phillip from the Eeeper’s Choice Podcast came on the help us talk about this complicated issue. Can the industry and fans be friends? Should they be?

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And now your helpful bartenders at The Speakeasy present your drink:

Preferred Lies

*2 oz. Earl Grey-infused bourbon (see below)
*1/2 oz. apple cider vinegar
*1/4 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
*1/4 oz. Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
*1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
*Ice cubes
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: Old Fashioned
Garnish: brandied cherry

Combine all ingredients with ice and shake. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass and garnish.

For the Earl Grey-infused bourbon, combine 2 ounces of loose Earl Grey tea leaves in 750 ml. of bourbon. Let steep for 24 hours and strain into a clean glass bottle.

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Her Name is Rio and She Dances on The Sand

On the Reverse Thieves blog and the Speakeasy Podcast we try to talk about some of the finest titles that anime and manga have to offer. But occasionally we do guests spots on other podcasts and talk about utter trash. This time I went on the Eeeper’s Choice podcast and recounted my journey through Rio: Rainbow Gate! with Philip and Doctor from the SSAA Podcast. It is everything you expect from an anime base on a pachinko game franchise AND LESS!

Like a Bird of Paradise! Rio: Rainbow Gate roundtable