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Dec 16, 2019

Hey. We're in Nortune now, which means everything is different until it becomes the same again. Enigmatic forces of questionable benefit are everywhere. Prison initiation rituals are unavoidable. There are suspect choices on diversity and representation. Fei finally sleeps a lot. We also discuss pretentious attempts at creating introspection, our wish for a D Block Animal Crossing spinoff, bomb collars in popular fiction, Rico's clear origins in Blanka, and bro'ing out Hamer The Supplier. At the end our JRPJesus returns to put more sins on a tab that he will never pay.

  • 00:40 - Intro / Elru + Element Corrections
  • 02:38 - Enter Kislev
  • 04:25 - Kaiser Sigmund's musical detour (music sample: "Pray For The People's Joy")
  • 08:43 - Snake basket spaceship and its Masked Woman
  • 11:43 - Pretentious old timey film grain flashbacks (music sample: "Far Away Promise")
  • 18:21 - Bunk Bed, Dorm, D Block, Kislev, Nortune
  • 19:23 - Meeting Rico & The Battle Boys
  • 23:21 - Questionable prisoner ranking systems via Baptismal Ceremony
  • 28:30 - Exploring D Block (music sample: "Invasion")
  • 38:04 - Latina's Bar and its shifty anthropomorphic otter, bro
  • 41:44 - Rue Cohen's battle arena hard sell
  • 43:15 - D Block has a new doctor
  • 51:15 - Outro

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