Episode 1 – A Miniseries About a Housecoat

In this episode, we’ll learn how calibrated your tastes are with Conor’s, meet our Rubenesque main characters, discuss the book’s generously amorphous definition of 80s pop culture,  examine how hard it is to pull of convincing computer operating systems in entertainment, and wonder what possible role the undercurrent of atheism could possibly play in the book about Atari games.

This episode covers the introduction and first three chapters of Ready Player One. For next time, read thru Chapter 8, page 86 in our edition.

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4 Replies to “Episode 1 – A Miniseries About a Housecoat”

  1. To fill you in on a few (embarrassing) nerd references you missed out on; a “Cheshire Smile” is a term from the website TV Tropes, where people that have an unhealthy obsession with pop culture catalog every single thing you see in pop culture more than once and call it a trope. Also, Artemis’ description is clearly trying (and failing) to describe her as a cute anime girl. If you google pictures of anime girls (don’t), you’ll see most of them are drawn with very rounded facial features, and their chins are drawn as a point.

  2. I think Aech is supposed to be pronounced like the letter H? Although the phonetic spelling is meant to be Aitch so he got that wrong if that’s the case.

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