Episode #9×02: Believing Memoirs, ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Breaks Fan Trust, Stupid Dress Codes

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the home of pretend adulting and real FIRE talk!
  • Stoves are apparently a hot button (lol) issue, and President Biden continues coming under scrutiny for his classified documents faux pas.
  • Do we believe everything we read in memoirs? Some details in Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” have been determined to be inaccurate.
  • Since human memory is subject to flaws when recalling events, how much stock can we put in any memoir’s ability to represent reality?
  • Time to get nerdy: Pam and Laura cover an ongoing story in the Dungeons & Dragons community. Once again, corporations are getting greedy and attempting to screw over their fan base.
  • Swift backlash from the DnD community led to Wizards of the Coast backtracking its new proposed Open Gaming License (OGL), but fans are still wary of what is to come.
  • The Missouri State House of Representatives has adopted stricter dress code guidelines for its female members. Apparently bare arms and shoulders are too scandalous for Missouri.
  • ┬áThe United States House of Representatives relaxed its own archaic rules around dress code for women in 2017 – c’mon Missouri, even Paul Ryan thought this was stupid.
  • We reminisce about our own run ins with being dress code violators and check in on our old high schools’ current dress code requirements.
  • This week we have a group recommendation: Watch ‘The Last of Us’ on HBOMax. Just do it. Do it now. (We also have a bonus recommendation for the inevitable zombie apocalypse: PB2 powdered peanut butter!)

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available on Patreon:

  • MuggleSuck, The AIM Files (part III).
  • Between being homeschooled and lacking IRL friends, Andrew and Laura really had nothing better to do than be riled up by fansite drama.
  • How did we talk about and perceive being gay in the early 2000s? How does it differ from 2023 standards?

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