Embrace 15: With My Own Blood In My Mouth

c/w police, between 55’33 and 59’57: family conflict/threats and discussion of disfigurement

“Drawing connection between the revolution’s many parts was its own challenge. Both because we were a house built with uncommon brick and because of the families desire to keep us disparate. Ezra and Oken wouldn’t be the only ones to find trouble.”

Embrace 14: Cause We Love A Bit Of Trouble

c/w fights with police, animal harm, NPC death

“Across the city these splinters of defiance spread. Each spelk the families plucked saw two more embedded into Embrace’s flesh. Us ginnels and those like us, watched. We were both proud of our comrade’s successes, and jealous, desperate to join the fray.”

Embrace 13: All Hell Breaks Loose

c/w description of insects and spiders, violence, NPC death

“For as long as I’d known, resistance in Embrace had been like puddles in the cobbles. Disparate, kept separate by the foundations of the city. Over there a union of factory workers fighting for pay and safety; here a group trying to raise their voices above Parsant’s tight dogma. For us Ginnels, so much of our work had been trying to score trenches between those waters, to turn puddle, into pool, into flood.”

Embrace 12: These Kids Proposing Mischief

c/w description of police violence (in intro: 0’00 to 2’43)

“Over the next few weeks, the families paraded their victory over us. Their news-sheets celebrating the crushing of the radical ward of Atrium and the arrest of the heretic priest Lena Fisher.

The press’ insults were the easiest taunt to brush off, their actions were harder to stomach. ”

BONUS: Cut That Out #1

Episode contains spoilers for Tiding season one.

Hi everyone! Due to a combination of deadlines and illness we’re not releasing a new Embrace episode this week. We’re going to take a little bit more time to put the episode together, we’ll be releasing it next Sunday instead.

We’re releasing this bonus clips episode in its place. It’s a collection of outtakes, goofs, and pre-recording chat that didn’t make it into the episodes. Enjoy!

Embrace 11: For A Moment Or So

c/w police violence and named NPC death (1:21:30 to 1:25:46. If you skip the description but want the facts, check below episode notes), natural disaster (earthquake)

“Those moments were just a glimpse though. They’d soon be brought to an end. Disaster brings out the best in communities, and the worst in authority.” I can’t remember if it was Serrivomer or Boctive that said that, but either way, those words would prove prophetic.”

Embrace 08: If I Had A Voice I Would Sing

“Heat in Embrace wraps close to the skin – saturating, condensation mingling with sweat. There’s a texture to it that I’ve not felt anywhere else. When the sun breaks, it doesn’t tip-toe through dawn. It’s there in its full fury, from moment of first light til its dusk retreat.

That summer the city blistered. The scrimshawers were kept busy repairing cracks in bone; the Trill’s moisture was the only thing that stopped the fleshwood from igniting. Our tempers though were frayed to wicks, ready to catch. Hulling day would be the spark.”