Welcome to Intermezzode Take1, aka how do we do this whole remote recording thing and what the heck happened to a whole year?!?! Join us as we stumble through what it takes to record in two different places, answer questions about when we might come back with Season 3, talk about how we got through 2020, and recommend a few things that we enjoyed and/or helped us cope. We also dunk on South Dakota a little too much (Sorry, SD!), are baffled by the thought of a whole town in one building (Hi, Whittier!), update Shannon on the status of the TRC TV show, hint at the plans we had for covering Maggie’s YA graphic novel Swamp Thing, and debate whether the “X” in XOXO is a hug or a kiss. NOTE: We apologize for the quality of Shannon’s audio, we do believe we have worked out the kinks for future recordings! CAUTION: This Intermezzode discusses the impacts that the difficult and isolating time of 2020 had on our mental health. Please, always put yourself first and practice self-love and compassion while listening. If you or anyone you know may be experiencing a painful crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, available 24 hours a day (USA) or use their chat function at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx You can also reach the crisis text line by texting 741741 in the US (https://www.crisistextline.org/) -- we love you. Subscribe at: https://link.chtbl.com/d8E86BFy or wherever you get your podcasts, and please comment, rate, or review! - - - - - Next Episodes: Release dates of the Intermezzodes will be sporadic for the foreseeable future. The best way to find out when an episode will be released is to follow us on social media or subscribe to our feed on your podcacher of choice. Unfortunately, we are still unable to record together in one space and so we continue to hold off Season 3 until we feel confident with remote recording or we can be together in the same room again. Past Episode Guide: https://ravingirls.com/episodes - - - - - Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions: Visit us at https://ravingirls.com for complete podcast details! - - - - - Acknowledgements: The Raven Cycle, The Dreamer Trilogy, and all affiliated properties (The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, The Raven King, Call Down The Hawk, and Mister Impossible) are copyright Maggie Stiefvater and Scholastic, Inc. The Ravin’ Girls reference these properties for the purpose of literary analysis. Intro and Outro music by Damiano Baldoni, used under CC Attribution License: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/ All original tracks have been edited for the podcast. Ravin’ Girls logo and banner art © 2018 Mio Mäkijärvi, All Rights Reserved. Please visit http://kojotei.tumblr.com/ for more information.