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THIS IS THE END (for now).

Music:
Josh Woodward - Faded War (Instrumental) 

A somewhat unhinged Rob navigates the penultimate set of chapters in this godawful book.

His pain for your pleasure. You're welcome.

Music:
Josh Woodward - Faded War (Instrumental)

I feel like this batch of chapters is a bit more boring than the previous ones, and I can't tell if it's the lack of a Veronica chapter, or if the WEIGHT of having like... half of one thing occur in the plot exhausted the book temporarily.

Music:
Josh Woodward - Faded War (Instrumental)

We get a greater profusion of intercalary/epistolary documents in this chapter set, as something wicked Lodge way comes and Rob loses his shit about timeline stuff.

Enjoy!

Music:
Josh Woodward - Faded War (Instrumental)

All pretense of a format is abandoned as the book tumbles into chaos. Cryptids, prophecies, celebrity name drops not narrated by Veronica, and nearly 100 pages of still not really any plot. Hot damn.

Music:
Josh Woodward - Faded War (Instrumental)

 R̷͕̠̪͇͎͕̦o̜͇̪̠͉b͉͔͎ ̢̙͙͚̮̦͉i̺͖s͕̳͇ͅ ͍ͅg̠͚͚ọ͚n̯̺̤e̝.̼͚̲̗͓
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̩̤̼̹̗͕O͇̼͚̣̞ͅn̩̹̳̳ĺy̵͍̜̝ ̵̘ṃ̲̹͜ạ͚͚d̰͈n̨̤̫͈͇̥͙̦e̙̬s̸͚̺s̸̪̫ͅ ͈̬͉͘l̝̥̖̙͈̺̼͞i̞̥͟v̷̳̤͎e̹͕s̤̮͝ ̵̱̮͙̖͖̭̞h̢̠̺̖̳͕̲e̱͍̻̙̪ṟ̭̘̣̥̮͢e̬͖͙̫͕͕ͅ ̘̩n͉͓̲̦o̴̙̫̗̫̘w̘̞̦͕̫.̗̠͇̦̱̱͖͘
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̷H̼͕̝̬́e͎͓ ̥͓̜̙͉͕̕d͉͎̮̟̖̗ͅo͈̙̘̣̖e͓̲̲̳̩s̘͍͙̜̕n̺̩̤̥͓'͖͎̻͚t ̥̼̟̟̝̗ͅe̩̱͈̘̠v̯͚̙̺͈͈̦e̦̖̤̩n̸̮̝̞̝̯͇̺ ̙͕̱̥̲ͅr̩̱̩̜̻͇e̞͍͇̬a̡͙͓̮l̶̲̩̙i̢̱̺̠̺̦̭̬z̸͓̩͔̝̙̤e̦͍̳͎̤͞,̧͈̲̱ ̞͇̦̻i̠̤̺̪͎̻n̵̻̙̘͖̙̫̩ ̶̝̺ṭ̸h̳̻̤͚͕̩̘i̳̩̟͓s̴͚̯̹̰̘̲ͅ ̵̗̱̝̜͉m͎̱͔ͅo͕͖̺̬͓m̷͉͚̘̼̖e̶̪̫̺ͅͅn͕̳̯̱̟͞t̟̰̙̞̀,̖̹ ̝̥̪̪͚͖̙t̺̱͖h͔̮a̖͔̯̕t̵͎̲͇͖̳ ͓̟̰̲t͙̫h̥͓̩̯̫͘e̞̭̠̜ͅ ̵̲̰̯̮e̸̻̪̼̰̮ͅp̩̪̠̫͇ͅi̛̠̣s̫̞̝̺̭̜ͅt̷̲̤ol͓͚͖̼͕̹͢a̝̥̺͎r̗y͏̦̦̤͖͕̬̮ ̗͇͍ͅf͙̗̣̻̘̜̳o̭r̻̞̭̹m̳̼͔͘a̪ṱ͙̫̻̤̮ ̝̫̘ha͕͕͖̯s̵̠̖̠̠ ̖͕͘b͔͙̜e̡̪̤̹e͏͓ņ̦̤͉̘̲͔͚ ̙͔͎͙̦a̰̕b̬a̵n͉̦͉̙͇̣d̛̠̲͍͎͓on̲͚̤͈͉͓̝͠ḛ̖͍̪͕̗d̠͕̖̠̪.҉̻͈ ̥ͅH̥͖͖̬ḛ̳̪̠̻̥͇͞ ͙̲i̪͖̜ś̯͍ ͖̰̫̜͈̱͚t̤̞̱̹o̗̖͠o͠ ̟̣̺ͅb͎͓̠u̲̟̞̯͎̥͎s͉͈̤̦͉̗̺y ̶̲c̫̫u̻͓̯̖̟̬t̷̫t͎͉̬̤ḭ͉͙̠͍̥n̘̫̖g̫̩̩̳̦̟ ̗͕̣̟͇ͅt͚̫͢h̛̲̣͔̲̳e͉͎̪̫̱͖ͅ ̼̪̱͉̰̯t̺̙̭̺e̤͎̠n̨d̫͕͍̟̻̗eṛ͚̼̹̻̗ͅ ̴̺͔̰f̛̝l͎̣͚e̳̹̱̪͍s̛̝͎̟̭͎̗h̡͉̹ ̨òf̹̬̱͈͈̥̘̕ ḫi҉s̳ ̧̼ẖ̰͍̣̬a͓̬̕n͙̜̘̰͈͙d̵̦̲̣̬̭s̥̦̯̤ ͟u̴̪͕p̥o̸͈̫͖n̷̤ ͢h͕i͜s̺̞͉̙̩̖ ͏̹̬̣̯̗̪̦fr̴̼̠̩͈͈̹a̜̺̲͕̲c̮͎̪t̻̣̹̼̰̻̱́ù̲͉̞ͅre͏̦d͔̀ ̟͈s̜̣͉̰ͅa̙n̞i̴̦̜͔̭̦͈ͅt̵y͎̺̳'̡͎̫̞̫͕ͅs̯͔̝̠̻͢ͅ ͚̼̮j̭͉̼̗͓͎ͅa̧̼̭̱̟͙ͅg͞ge͈̝̹̟̰̖d̪̱̰̰͓͚̦,̪ ͢h̪̘̟̦à̩̦t̯̲̱̗̜̖e͏͙̣̪̖͔fu̴̲l̹͕̰͚̘͙ ͏̗͙͚̭͍̼ͅé̙̜̩̫̬̭d́ģ̮̤̳̩̬̝̥e̢͙͉͈͍s̨.̣͈̬ͅ
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͚̗͇̥V͓̝͔e͉̤̻r̖͉͙̰o̗̗̰n̩̫̦̖̠͉͍i̷c͙̥̙͡a̜̼̱͘, ̹̦ẃ̟̞ͅh͓a̞͙̘͓͝t͈̪̕ ̻t̶̥̮h̸e̦̞̟̥̳ ̸̦̣h͉͖̜̯é͙̺̺l̻̙͇̣l̨̩̪̙̲͚.͎̞̩̗̮̖͖͝
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̦̣͡O͎͔̤͍s͓͍t͓̻̼͞o̶̹̳͓̯͖w̻,̣̘̹ ̧̬̻̩̫ẁ̮̪̤h͢a̰t̨͖̱̠̪̪̬̲ ̶̪̥͈̙t̛͍̫̬̻͖͖̩ḥ̻̩͉̬͕̲́e̻̯̤ ͔̰̮͝fư͕͈ç̯̟͎ki̟̠͙̱͎n͍͉̹g͜ ̪̘h̪̪̱̖e҉͈̰̖̳l̶̠͖̫͎̟l̼̠͞.̷̖̻̤͙͈ 

Music:
Josh Woodward - Faded War (Instrumental)

Welcome to Prose and Cons, where Rob torments himself by reading and dissecting the Riverdale tie-in YA novels, of which there are already 2, with at least 2 more planned. We begin this horrible quest with Riverdale: The Day Before, by Micol Ostow.

What can a prequel to the first episode of a TV series possibly offer in terms of plot, you might ask? There are no answers here, only pain.

Music:
Josh Woodward - Faded War (Instrumental)

At long last, we come to the end of our Season 2 journey, and we do so with an episode that, while on the whole a success in terms of moving the plot to an interesting place, still manages to put to film what is probably the most incomprehensibly stupid decision made by a character yet on this show.

Join us as we witness the inexplicable success of Hiram Lodge's very bad, very stupid evil plan.

Please bother us at #RDARD on the tweeter.
Rob (@LordOfTheStith)
Quinn (@MonkipiQuinn)
Kat: (@kat_kuhl_)

Music: "Faded War Instrumental Version" by Josh Woodward

The second-to-last episode of season 2?!

Honestly, you'd normally expect that to be the correct headline, but this episode is so bonkers that it doesn't even really matter where in the season it falls. Not since "Shoggoth Box" have we had quite so heightened and absurd an episode, and boy howdy, was it fun forensically reconstructing the story from the giblets splattered on the screen.

Please bother us at #RDARD on the tweeter.
Rob (@LordOfTheStith)
Quinn (@MonkipiQuinn)
Kat: (@kat_kuhl_)

Music: "Faded War Instrumental Version" by Josh Woodward

After THOUSANDS OF YEARS, we return to drag our ancient carcasses toward the finish line of Season 2. Political machinations (do they count as machinations when they're really dumb?) are coming to a head, while at the same time we do some incredibly clumsy 11th-hour nonsense to try to make the Black Hood plot interesting again.

Maybe this episode isn't "Lost Weekend" bad, but it would have been a chore to get through without the healing ritual of recording this podcast at the end.

Please bother us at #RDARD on the tweeter.
Rob (@LordOfTheStith)
Quinn (@MonkipiQuinn)
Kat: (@kat_kuhl_)

Music: "Faded War Instrumental Version" by Josh Woodward

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