Title: Youthful Books
Run Time: 21 min 02 secs
Host: Luke Rodgers
Panelists: Oktober, Major Monocle, Nabbit
Topic: Influential Books of Your Youth
After Nabbit and Major Monocle debate the validity of text books, phone books and dictionaries in this topic, Oktober gets us started with the classic James Howe book, Bunnicula. Nabbit and Oktober both enjoyed the book and the cover art. Despite an odd animated version, it still holds a great place in the panels’ youthful heart (Except for Major Monocle, who doesn’t read).
In an attempt to coax out anything relevant from Major Monocle’s youthful back log, Oktober starts proposing things like coloring books… Luke suggests Dr. Seuss..But Nabbit nails it with “Where’s Waldo?” as the Major’s most influential book.
Nabbit accuses Luke of baiting Oktober into talking about her love of “Where The Wild Things Are“… and Oktober explains that the book and it’s art style are still with here today. In other words, she doesn’t associate it with “just” her childhood.
Luke talks about how during his middle years (around twelve or so) he started reading the books of Dean Koontz. They were influential because they were fantastical stories with some complex themes….but not so complex that they were over powering. Dragon Tears is one that he cites as an example.
Nabbit brings up “Choose Your Own Adventure” books (Like Video Games, But On Paper!).
Oktober brings up something that really influenced her dark side when she was a kid…”Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark.”
This is a game where we take a quick plot summary of a movie and choose actors who are unlikely and/or just bad choices for roles in those films. Let the hilarity ensue!
- A Young Wizard gets trapped by an evil troll. Eventually escaping with the help of a magic fork and and a scullery maid.
- The death of a gardener at a lumber magnate’s mansion leads a police detective down a rabbit hole of intrigue.
- Fleeing a planet wide civil war, a smuggler (and his robot side kick) crash land on a strange planet filled with bizzare creatures and natives.