Welcome back, listeners! In the third episode of Season 2, B+C is bringing you SHATTERED MIRROR. This is the third novel by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, published in fall 2001. Like the second book, this one is about vampires and witches, but witches taking center stage!
Have a listen, as we continue to explore our shared history and friendship via the books that brought us together. Despite a lot of interesting meta for our friendship... we're real salty about this one. Find out why! PLEASE READ THE CONTENT WARNINGS. This one is rough and we get EXTRA vulgar about it.
Featuring Cyna drinking the mixed drink "Black & White" (2 parts heavy cream, 1 part vanilla vodka, a nip of chocolate liquor, and chocolate syrup) and Ollie with a variation on the "Broken Mirror" here called "Shattered Mirror" (1 part each Absente absinthe, lime juice, and simple syrup, and then a sprig of mint). Intro theme - "Let It In" by Josh Woodward.
Next time: ALL JUST GLASS, the much better sequel to Shattered Mirror! Chiller and Chillest tier patrons will receive this episode a few WEEKS before it goes public!
(1h 47m. Content Warning: Vulgar and lewd language, drinking alcohol, talk around lived experiences during 9/11, timeline obsessing, and overly dramatic drunk readings from hosts; discussions of violence, murder, mental and physical torture, non-consensual scarification, bad mother-daughter relationships, family conditioning, aggressive stalking, dude apologists, relationship zoning, girls being punished because men’s feelings got hurt, men making decisions for teenage girls, Nice Guy bullshit, internalized misogyny, manpain, entitled fragile toxic masculinity, "oppressed" apex predators, shaming of women, unintentional but very present sex and sexual assault metaphors, one twin being creepily twincesty, mentions of suicidal humans, magical compulsion and removal of agency, personality modification, gaslighting, grooming, lovebombing, and subtly terrible power dynamics from the book.)
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