Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 496: Retrace Our Hooves (from Summer Camp Island)

GC13 and David discuss Retrace Our Hooves from Summer Camp Island.

It’s okay Mildred, there’s no rush—we’re sure Susie has time to finish her epic death speech and make it out of the Metaphysical Reserve alive.

And thank goodness that she does! Susie escapes from a not at all sinister place that had incredibly sinister designs on her. What is the Metaphysical Reserve? Why does it do what it does? We’ll probably never know, but at least we’ll know one thing: Pepper gets no respect.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 495: Croissant Moon (from Summer Camp Island)

GC13 and David discuss Croissant Moon from Summer Camp Island.

With the help of Jimjams it’s time to send Mildred into her dreams to find the Thin Place and break through it into the Metaphysical Reserve. Do you think she would have even had a chance of making it without Pepper’s help? Perhaps as such a frequent sleeper he’s an expert at navigating dreams?

But back in the world of the waking we learn all of the things you can do with Oscar bucks. As long as a full moon is what you’re looking for…

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 494: Bear With Me (from Summer Camp Island)

GC13 and David discuss Bear With Me from Summer Camp Island.

The Jar Guard has arrived on Summer Camp Island, and the Rascals have come out to finally feast on jelly at her expense. Thankfully they’re not very observant, and fall prey to the old couch-is-actually-two-bears trick!

It’s not easy to convince the Jar Guard that she’s actually Mildred, but now she finally has her memories back. It’s all coming together, and the light has been turned back on!

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 493: Jar Guard (from Summer Camp Island)

GC13 and David discuss Jar Guard from Summer Camp Island.

And now we see what was happening a bit deeper into the Frozen North just as Susie was planning to unleash her newly minted swear words on her sister. The word “tragedy” feels quite appropriate.

We may never truly understand the Pale Dog, but we can appreciate how he fits into a tradition of beguiling storybook tricksters. The world’s dangerous out there for a naive kid, even if she’s lived out the thirteenth year of her life eighty (or was it a hundred and thirty?) times.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 492: Night’s Pockets (from Summer Camp Island)

GC13 and David discuss Night’s Pockets from Summer Camp Island.

So out finally comes Jimjams’ true backstory: once a god, he was turned into a lowly purple pair of pajamas for his transgression against Time. At least he took his punishment like a champ.

But unfortunately Time is still upset with him, so upset not even a fishing trip is enough to slow Time down to a crawl. It’s up to the scientifically minded Pajamas to come up with a solution, but unfortunately he’s still confused about  the magnetic rocks…

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 491: The Metaphysical Reserve (from Summer Camp Island)

GC13 and David discuss The Metaphysical Reserve from Summer Camp Island.

The metaphysical reserve is a very mysterious place, but there’s no mystery to Susie: she wants love and adoration, and as long as she’s in the metaphysical reserve she’ll get it. It’s really too bad about the whole fossilization thing…

But reality keeps intruding on Susie in her fantasy of a past she couldn’t have, including two animals who should remind you a lot of a pair of Rascals. Just what’s going on here? Will we ever know?

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 490: The Last Witch (from Summer Camp Island)

GC13 and David discuss The Last Witch from Summer Camp Island.

Susie has a very complicated spell that just came to her (as if in a dream), but unfortunately it’s going to require the witches to go into a trance one by one to keep it going. Except for Hedgehog, of course, who’s responsible for Susie’s safe return when there are no witches left.

Things look dark, but the babies go marching to Hedgehog’s aid! Where do you stand on the lyrics? Either way it wonderful song.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 489: Storybook Susie (from Summer Camp Island)

GC13 and David discuss Storybook Susie from Summer Camp Island.

It’s finally time that Susie’s coven knows the full story: not only did Mildred turn hands into feet, she also drank Susie’s immortality potion. Because she’s her sister!

But this isn’t an anniversary, because Susie has decided it’s time to try to reach Mildred: in the Metaphysical Reserve! (Are you sure about that one Susie? Your coven seems worried. Maybe see if Bassoon can give you a second opinion?)

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 488: Go Get Our Girls (from Summer Camp Island)

GC13 and David discuss Go Get Our Girls from Summer Camp Island.

It’s one of the greatest mysteries since the introduction of the coven: where did the coven go? We knew they were on the island immediately before the campers appeared, then they vanished.

Well they didn’t go off to a summer camp of their own, but they did have a summer vacation of their own, in a wonderful slow globe of Pittsburgh. Without knowing. Thankfully Oscar was there to break the news to them with great care and tact.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 487: The Three Grrs (from Summer Camp Island)

GC13 and David discuss The Three Grrs from Summer Camp Island.

It’s an episode about a bunch of jesters doing fun bits with banana peels for the king, what could possibly be depressing about that? Leave it to Oscar, he’ll surely find a way.

But thankfully the king isn’t an “off with his head!” kind of monarch. Even if Oscar doesn’t make him laugh once, even if Oscar bums him out a little, the king is still there with good advice. And remember everyone: self-care is important. You can’t take care of anyone if you can’t take care of yourself.