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The Best Books of 2017

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The Best Books of 2017

Once again I’m running into the problem that readers love to have: too many fantastic books from last year to fit into a short top-three list. Click the jump for a list of the ten best (and by “best” I mean “favorite”) from 2017.

 

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Binary System Podcast #110 – The One Where We Actually Plan Something

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Binary System Podcast #110 – The One Where We Actually Plan Something

It’s the first episode of 2018 and we have a plan! And that plan is to fill up 10 minutes talking about our plans for the next few episodes before Elizabeth’s voice dies on account of the plague. It’s still a plan! Totally counts!

Listen in as we carefully plot out (i.e. randomly mention as soon as it occurs to us) the plan for the next few episodes, which includes (but is not limited to) Star Wars, Twin Peaks, fan fiction, and TV Tropes. Happy New Year!

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Binary System Podcast #109 – WTNV #120 “All Smiles’ Eve”

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Binary System Podcast #109 – WTNV #120 “All Smiles’ Eve”

This week Binary System is going to be on the road for the holidays! They’ll be…no, wait, sorry, they’re already home. What day is it again? Time is weird. Please enjoy this Welcome To Night Vale Christmas recap that they recorded two weeks ago and in doing so got very caught up and very confused. Hope everybody’s holidays were excellent!

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Christmas Gifts From Our Favorite Fandoms

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Christmas Gifts From Our Favorite Fandoms

If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet, don’t panic! There’s still an entire weekend left to find those perfect gifts, and the Binary System Podcast is here to help. Click the jump for a random list of randomness, otherwise known as the coolest gifts we could find from the TV shows, movies, and comic books that are closest to our hearts.

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Binary System Podcast #106 – WTNV #119 “eGemony Part 3: “A Story of Love and Horror”

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Binary System Podcast #106 – WTNV #119 “eGemony Part 3: “A Story of Love and Horror”

Yep, it’s definitely not our imagination: these titles are getting longer.

Balancing out that extra-long title is a short podcast this week as the twins recap an episode of Welcome To Night Vale where…nothing happens. Well okay, things happen, but we get the idea that the things that happen aren’t quite the earth-shattering story-resolving things that Cecil thinks they are.

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Binary System Podcast – the Angels of Night Vale fan art

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Binary System Podcast – the Angels of Night Vale fan art

No podcast this week; the new Night Vale episode doesn’t drop until tomorrow, and it’ll be a few days before we catch up on all our TV shows and OH MY GOD HAVE YOU WATCHED SEASON TWO OF STRANGER THINGS YET?

Ahem. To fill the time until then, have some of our favorite Welcome To Night Vale fan art. We decided this time to focus on just angels. (The Sheriff’s Secret Police said it was okay to acknowledge their existence!)

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Binary System Podcast #105 – WTNV #118 “eGemony Part 2: The Cave Lands”

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Binary System Podcast #105 – WTNV #118 “eGemony Part 2: The Cave Lands”

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! To celebrate, here’s a podcast where we don’t mention Thanksgiving EVEN ONE TIME.

Yes, all right, we forgot this episode drops on Thanksgiving. But we are grateful for a lot of things, in addition to family and friends and happiness and health: for a Night Vale episode that did this folding-in-on-itself thing with the plot, for Neil Gaiman and American Gods, for Thor Ragnarok and Tom Hiddleston, for Twin Peaks, Let the Right One In, Stranger Things, and for you because you read this whole description. You rock.

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Review: It Devours! – A Welcome To Night Vale Novel

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Review: It Devours! – A Welcome To Night Vale Novel

Being great big fans, as we are, of the Welcome To Night Vale podcast, it was tough to decide which one of us would write the review for their latest book, It Devours. Rock Paper Scissors and flipping a coin didn’t work (why? It’s tough to explain. Hey look over there…) so we decided we’d both review it in the format of an instant messenger conversation (Hey, it worked for our review of Norse Mythology.)

Click the jump for a spoiler-filled discussion about the coolest parts of the book, sections that may or may not have been shout-outs, and a mild disagreement about the book’s treatment of religion.

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Binary System Podcast #103 – Blair Witch 2016 and WTNV #117 recap

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Binary System Podcast #103 – Blair Witch 2016 and WTNV #117 recap

This week we’re throwing the format out the window! That’s right, instead of recapping Welcome to Night Vale and then talking about a movie, we’re talking about a movie first! Then the recap! Madness! Total chaos!

Ahem. Anyway. Listen in as we look at the 2016 Blair Witch sequel (which isn’t nearly as bad as you think) and then recap Welcome To Night Vale #116 “eGemony, Part 1: Canadian Club.” Which absolutely does not star Hugh Jackman.

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Binary System Podcast #101 – WTNV #116: Council Member Flynn Part 3

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Binary System Podcast #101 – WTNV #116: Council Member Flynn Part 3

Binary System Podcast is back on schedule this week (meaning we’re a week behind with our recaps. “Running behind” is the new “on schedule,” all the cool kids say it’s so.) Listen in as we discuss crime and finances in Night Vale, and wonder what exactly are the rules for Naked Uno. (Probably the same rules as Naked Anything Else.)

Also tune in next week for a spoileriffic podcast as we talk all about Wonder Woman and Blade Runner 2049!

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