Podcast Ep. 17: Wizards, Weebs, Wakanda

It was a dark and stormy night, and the TQP team had gathered to discuss all things storytelling: books, film, drama, romance, wizardry, tropes, representation (and whether we need it). It began on a good-humored note, with the sisters cordially chatting about their favorite genres — but it soon took a turn. The commentary got dicier and the opinions less popular. Casualties included Ertugrul and The Kite Runner. Several staunch defenses were launched in favor of anime. Contemporary Muslim fiction could scarcely get back up before getting beaten down again. Perhaps most alarmingly, an eerie koreaboo undercurrent was ever-present throughout. It remains unclear whether the hosts were participating in a challenge to see who could say “degeneracy” the most times. 

How will it end? Listen to Episode 17 below, or find your favorite platform — including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more — here on Anchor.

Ep. 17: Wizards, Weebs, Wakanda

4 thoughts on “Podcast Ep. 17: Wizards, Weebs, Wakanda

  1. I used to watch anime. Sure, some of the shows are great, especially from the Slice of Life genre, but most of them are trash. I think we are kidding ourselves when we say anime as a whole is appropriate for children, and I think we kidding ourselves when we say that just because it’s drawn, we’re not technically looking at awrah. The medium as you guys stated is fine however anime also suffers from fan service which is again another case of moral degeneracy. Cartoons are just as sexy as human bodies at the end of the day and many will even claim they are sexier.


  2. Excuse the previous comment of sending the web link. What I actually wanted to say is that I personally find it hard to watch tv series, movies or cartoons mainly because of the background music. So, I just mainly stick to books and the bit about whether Muslim representation is really needed was interesting!


  3. Sallams,
    Firstly, I have to thank yall for how long this was, I got a lot of work done while listening <3. But this was such a vocalization of my thoughts on media in general. I especially liked the bit about how you don't need characters to be just like you to empathize with them, I've seen myself in countless book character despite never running into a protagonist who shares both my race and religion. I may finally be tempted to try Jane Eyre and Pride & Prejudice again after the endorsement.


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