EP08: Gigantic Mythic Spiders

Trans writer, gamer, and resident eldritch abomination Sabrina Boynton joins us this week to discuss a sensitive topic very near and dear to everyone’s heart: giant fucking spider moms.

Topics Touched:

abject horror, Sonic DreamsCharlotte’s Web, maternal industriousness, James and the Giant Peach, arachnophobia, The Red Spot, the devouring mother, the castrating mother, love bombing, J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, the void, Ungoliant, unlight, Shelob, deadlights, Dungeons and Dragons, Lolth, matriarchy, The Drow, racism, anti-blackness, the politics of genre fiction, C. S. Lewis, H. P. Lovecraft, The Black Goat of the Woods With A Thousand Young, post-coital cannibalism, sometimes a man is a snack, ovipositors, doubling and doubles, Ceto and Echidna, vore

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