BSCC 006 - Kristy's Big Day

Love! Marriage! Last minute 'spaghetti things' in the kitchen! It all happens this week when Jack and Tanner sit down to discuss book six of The Baby-Sitters Club, "Kristy's Big Day"! I hope you like Tearful Moments because you're gonna be drowning in our tears (well, Tanner's tears at least) this week.

Show notes

Kristy's Big Day

Theocritus's Epithalamium (translated by Dryden)

Catullus's Epithalamium on the marriage of Manlius and Julia

Edmund Spenser: Epithalamion

What Claudia wore this week: "A black leotard and skintight pants under a white shirt that was so big it looked like a lab coat." Not even kidding. 

Sanderson's magic systems

Ann M. Martin's magic system, as far as we can understand it, is color-based (very similar to Brent Weeks's Lightbringer series), with different magical properties inhering in flowers of different colors. Thus, when old Ben Brewer (Karen Brewer's grandfather) ingests yellow daffodils, he becomes immortal, with the unfortunate side effect of going completely insane and becoming a ghost. Karen Brewer's fear at the wedding that "The dark and light magics will crash" is presumably brought on by the presence of white flowers, which enhance her own white magic, and Morbidda Destiny, whose own dark chrysanthemum-based magic will more than offset this effect. 

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