UA-198543153-1 58 1 Star Harry Potter Book 1 Review - Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald

Episode 58

Episode 58: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone

The Queens rate and review a 3 Star Review from GoodReads for the first book in the Harry Potter novel series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Chelsey has a bone to pick (unfortunately), Trey…can’t…hear you…now, and the Queens are anti-self-bullying! Negin is a rockstar and Crowns Up!

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VOICEOVER:

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Chelsey Donn:

Hello!

Trey Gerrald:

Hi, we were just having a dance party.

Trey Gerrald:

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And that is Trey Gerrald.

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Trey Gerrald:

How is.

Trey Gerrald:

ya?

Chelsey Donn:

How is.

Chelsey Donn:

My week's going well.

Chelsey Donn:

I was just thinking when you were like I'm Jones, I was thinking of keeping

Chelsey Donn:

Now on Hulu now.

Chelsey Donn:

And I have like, maybe embarrassingly been watching it.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh.

Chelsey Donn:

It is kind of hilarious at like the degree of separation from real life.

Chelsey Donn:

The last episode that I watched Chris and Kylie wanted to do normal things.

Chelsey Donn:

So they went to the grocery store the process of.

Chelsey Donn:

Of Chris, like trying to put the chip in for the credit card machine to read the chip.

Chelsey Donn:

I was just like, oh my God, I didn't even, I mean, I understand they talk about not wanting

Chelsey Donn:

Like she's not gone to a store.

Chelsey Donn:

And paid for things herself to the point where putting inserting a chip into a

Chelsey Donn:

And it was just so funny, like she was filling her gas, which I guess she never does anymore.

Chelsey Donn:

And she was very proud of herself.

Chelsey Donn:

She was like, it's like riding a bike.

Chelsey Donn:

And I, I just thought, wow, that's so crazy that they don't do these

Chelsey Donn:

I Donn know it was very strange.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, I've actually never seen an episode of keeping up with their Kardashians.

Chelsey Donn:

Good for

Trey Gerrald:

not seen the new show.

Trey Gerrald:

I've also never seen real Housewives, but did watch the Jenny Jones show, which used

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, true.

Trey Gerrald:

Donn.

Chelsey Donn:

That's true.

Chelsey Donn:

I did watch some Jenny Jones back in the day, Moy, the Moy.

Chelsey Donn:

And then like, if you were really feeling, especially, uh, scandalous.

Chelsey Donn:

You would watch,

Trey Gerrald:

Jerry spring.

Chelsey Donn:

Jerry Springer?

Trey Gerrald:

Did you know that Jenny Jones was canceled because the show

Trey Gerrald:

And it was a gay person who was telling a, their straight friend, they were in love with them.

Trey Gerrald:

And the straight friend was so humiliated that he shot and murdered friend afterwards.

Trey Gerrald:

And so the family sued the Jenny Jones show

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my

Trey Gerrald:

did not tell the person That the person se confessing

Trey Gerrald:

Because of that fragile masculinity, he murdered the friend that had a crush on

Chelsey Donn:

so scary and insane.

Chelsey Donn:

And wow.

Trey Gerrald:

man.

Chelsey Donn:

The nineties

Trey Gerrald:

Anyway, speaking of horrific, horrible things, I have to share with

Trey Gerrald:

So I woke up literally Chelsey.

Trey Gerrald:

This is not an exaggeration.

Trey Gerrald:

I

Chelsey Donn:

I was gonna say, is this a Complaint?

Trey Gerrald:

No, this is, this is how my week's going.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

I talked about this with my therapist.

Trey Gerrald:

Cause my therapist understands like, Uh, dream symbolism and what it represents in your life.

Trey Gerrald:

So I'm not going to, I, I do not wish to share what I was dreaming about, but

Chelsey Donn:

my God.

Chelsey Donn:

Stop.

Trey Gerrald:

and Chelsey, Winnie David was already awake and working in the basement.

Trey Gerrald:

So he didn't even hear, but Winnie, like ran over and was like, licking me, like licking me.

Trey Gerrald:

But were like, it was like, a scared lick.

Trey Gerrald:

It wasn't

Chelsey Donn:

are you

Trey Gerrald:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

But I was having a night terror, which I've now Googled an UN unfolded, but I literally vocalized

Trey Gerrald:

Isn't that horrible.

Chelsey Donn:

That's really terrifying.

Chelsey Donn:

I've been having very weird dreams lately too.

Chelsey Donn:

Not like not really hard dreams.

Chelsey Donn:

Thankfully, although like one was very scary and they looked it up and the dream

Chelsey Donn:

You know, I Donn know, I don't even like to put it into the energy, but it was not what I

Chelsey Donn:

And I feel like my general feeling about dream interpretation, especially

Chelsey Donn:

But, uh, I think that there's definitely not a one size fits all to the dream psychology.

Chelsey Donn:

I really feel like it has to do with what's happening in your life.

Chelsey Donn:

And any symbolism.

Chelsey Donn:

If you really think about it, you can probably put the pieces together.

Trey Gerrald:

Right.

Chelsey Donn:

On your own,

Trey Gerrald:

Wait, speaking of symbolism and, and stuff today is my mom's birthday.

Trey Gerrald:

Happy birthday, Peggy.

Chelsey Donn:

birthday, Peggy.

Trey Gerrald:

Wait, Chelsey.

Trey Gerrald:

How was your week going?

Trey Gerrald:

Otherwise from my terrible dream and your frequent dreams.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

Well, this isn't my Complaint, but I did get a paper cut this week.

Chelsey Donn:

I've already complained about paper cut.

Chelsey Donn:

So I won't get into it.

Chelsey Donn:

Thank you for your sigh of like acknowledgement, but you know, just been on my mind,

Trey Gerrald:

terrible.

Chelsey Donn:

so that's really, that's been taking up a lot of my energy and it's in

Trey Gerrald:

Or when you try to like put a bandaid around the knuckle, like where

Trey Gerrald:

That really is

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

And Goldie likes to bite the bandaid, like off my finger.

Chelsey Donn:

So I just have to go rogue with it and hope that I don't get any kind of infection, but I think I

Chelsey Donn:

And I Donn don't even wanna think about it from a knife, cuz it happened like right

Trey Gerrald:

So that's not a paper.

Trey Gerrald:

Cut.

Trey Gerrald:

That's a

Chelsey Donn:

You're you're right.

Chelsey Donn:

It's a knife cut, but like, it looks like a paper cut, but like it's very thin.

Chelsey Donn:

So I think maybe my finger just like Gras the knife quickly.

Trey Gerrald:

skin's crawling.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh, that's the

Chelsey Donn:

know.

Chelsey Donn:

I know.

Chelsey Donn:

I know.

Chelsey Donn:

I know.

Chelsey Donn:

I know.

Trey Gerrald:

I think that we really need some magic in our lives, cuz this is too much.

Chelsey Donn:

this is too much.

Chelsey Donn:

You're right.

Chelsey Donn:

I would love some magic please.

Trey Gerrald:

Let's be Oprah and create our own magic

Chelsey Donn:

You get a magic and you get a magic.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

Magic.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay,

Trey Gerrald:

you have anything need to complain about this week?

Trey Gerrald:

Is there something you

Chelsey Donn:

I think I've mentioned this on the pod before, but like I

Chelsey Donn:

I always say I'm one food documentary away from becoming a vegetarian.

Chelsey Donn:

That's how I describe myself.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm mostly vegetarian.

Chelsey Donn:

I will eat chicken.

Chelsey Donn:

I will eat meat occasionally.

Chelsey Donn:

But I ordered chicken dumplings, cuz I like the chicken dumplings from this place.

Trey Gerrald:

or fried

Chelsey Donn:

Steamed I've probably gotten them from this restaurant dozens of time, this time

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

Finding an unexpected bone in a meat product.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, because dumpling, you know, the center of it like ground chicken,

Trey Gerrald:

Oh no, no, no, no,

Chelsey Donn:

they probably , they probably put the chicken or whatever in

Chelsey Donn:

I'm I I'm like gonna have to rethink all kinds of things

Trey Gerrald:

Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, was

Trey Gerrald:

Well,

Chelsey Donn:

No.

Chelsey Donn:

It was like a teeny, tiny, crunch, but it was like, I know, but it like enough.

Trey Gerrald:

you spit it out or did you

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, I spit it out immediately.

Chelsey Donn:

I couldn't eat the rest of the dumplings.

Chelsey Donn:

I don't know.

Chelsey Donn:

The next time I'm gonna be able to order from this restaurant in general.

Chelsey Donn:

If I do, obviously I'll have to go vegetarian, but like trauma, like

Trey Gerrald:

No.

Trey Gerrald:

No,

Chelsey Donn:

I remember in college, my friend, Liz Alder, fur was eating at papaya king.

Chelsey Donn:

Do you remember that place in New York?

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah,

Trey Gerrald:

72nd street.

Chelsey Donn:

exactly.

Chelsey Donn:

I think actually the one that like closer to 14th street

Trey Gerrald:

yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh yes.

Trey Gerrald:

My therapist used

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

And she bit into a hot dog and a bone came out.

Chelsey Donn:

Of a hot dog.

Chelsey Donn:

It didn't even happen to me.

Chelsey Donn:

I remember being mortified.

Chelsey Donn:

I wanna say she just like spit it out and then continued eating the hot dog.

Chelsey Donn:

I, I just like, I can't, I'm so close to being a vegetarian and I understand that I'm

Chelsey Donn:

That's on the bone.

Chelsey Donn:

I don't like anything about the process of eating the food to remind me where it came from.

Chelsey Donn:

It like skis me out.

Chelsey Donn:

I just need that separation of mind.

Chelsey Donn:

I like the taste, but I don't want to be reminded when I'm eating the thing,

Chelsey Donn:

So I'm lodging a Complaint and I won't put the restaurant on blast, but whew.

Trey Gerrald:

You had a bone to pick

Chelsey Donn:

did have a bone to pick

Trey Gerrald:

with them.

Trey Gerrald:

but no, I definitely understand.

Trey Gerrald:

You do not want to

Chelsey Donn:

Ugh.

Chelsey Donn:

Growth, not

Trey Gerrald:

I'm sorry.

Chelsey Donn:

Not okay.

Chelsey Donn:

Thank you.

Chelsey Donn:

All right, Trey.

Chelsey Donn:

What about you?

Chelsey Donn:

Do you have a Complaint this week?

Chelsey Donn:

Are you okay?

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah, I wanted to, I, I wanted to,

Chelsey Donn:

I feel like, are you frozen or are you just like in

Trey Gerrald:

my Complaint.

Trey Gerrald:

I

Chelsey Donn:

didn't hear any of that.

Chelsey Donn:

You were frozen the whole time.

Trey Gerrald:

that's the joke.

Trey Gerrald:

I hate bad service.

Trey Gerrald:

hate bad service when you are, especially in this day and age of zoom.

Trey Gerrald:

When you have a very important phone call or a very important Skype meeting or a very

Trey Gerrald:

I, I lost you.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh Or.

Trey Gerrald:

The worst case scenario.

Trey Gerrald:

And this happens to us sometimes where you

Trey Gerrald:

get a freeze frame and of course your face is in the disgusting,

Chelsey Donn:

always.

Trey Gerrald:

especially when it's a business or a very important meeting.

Trey Gerrald:

Like I, this once happened, like I don't wanna go into all these details cuz it's stupid.

Trey Gerrald:

But like I once, uh, was switching managers and my managers are in Los Angeles.

Trey Gerrald:

So the only way I could meet with them was on Skype.

Trey Gerrald:

And I was so terrified of having bad service.

Trey Gerrald:

That I had to sit in a really weird position and it had to be Skype.

Trey Gerrald:

So I was like in the window to get really good lighting.

Trey Gerrald:

Like the service was so choppy, but no one was acknowledging it and my leg fell asleep.

Trey Gerrald:

And so we were saying our goodbyes,

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, stop.

Trey Gerrald:

to Christ that this happened to me.

Trey Gerrald:

And I stood up and I literally tum tumbled to

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, no,

Trey Gerrald:

because my leg went to sleep no.

Trey Gerrald:

one

Trey Gerrald:

acknowledged it.

Trey Gerrald:

And I, but like I had, it was on the computer.

Trey Gerrald:

So the computer went with me, so I just tried to play it off.

Trey Gerrald:

And I think that that lives so severely inside of me Anytime I have a meeting or anything that

Trey Gerrald:

I'm so worried of, of it being dropped.

Trey Gerrald:

Like somehow I'm responsible for my wifi connection.

Trey Gerrald:

Like I maybe we are, But like anyway,

Chelsey Donn:

also like anything could happen.

Trey Gerrald:

well that's my Complaint is like the anxiety around the bad service and losing

Trey Gerrald:

Position.

Trey Gerrald:

And then how much time has gone by where you Donn didn't know or they didn't know.

Trey Gerrald:

And then it's like, you know, just high level anxiety attack

Chelsey Donn:

Totally on all sides.

Chelsey Donn:

Ugh.

Chelsey Donn:

I hate that.

Trey Gerrald:

that.

Trey Gerrald:

never happened on the Jetsons

Chelsey Donn:

you're right.

Chelsey Donn:

Judy always was able to make every call.

Chelsey Donn:

She wanted to make Astro, never had any issues.

Trey Gerrald:

was the son's name?

Chelsey Donn:

Leroy,

Trey Gerrald:

His wife,

Chelsey Donn:

Leroy, right?

Trey Gerrald:

right?

Trey Gerrald:

Anyway.

Chelsey Donn:

Daughter, Judy.

Chelsey Donn:

Um, all

Trey Gerrald:

we take this, um, connection and jump on over into some online reviews.

Chelsey Donn:

We absolutely should.

Chelsey Donn:

Let's do it.

VOICEOVER:

Review That Review.

Trey Gerrald:

You really fell for it.

Trey Gerrald:

When I was acting like I was frozen, boo.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, my God, because you were, you're such a good actor.

Chelsey Donn:

That's I mean, obviously, and also it's happened to us in real life.

Chelsey Donn:

So I was like, is this the real, you know, is this just fantasy?

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

Whatever, as you know, we are your trustee review Queens.

Chelsey Donn:

We bring in reviews from the internet that we feel need to be inspected.

Trey Gerrald:

we read you the review, break it down and rate the impact of the

Trey Gerrald:

It is a very Regal process that we call.

VOICEOVER:

Says that Kvetch.

Trey Gerrald:

All right.

Trey Gerrald:

So I'm going back to the roots and I have a review from good reads.com.

Chelsey Donn:

Very Regal.

Chelsey Donn:

What do you have for

Trey Gerrald:

So today?

Trey Gerrald:

I'm gonna share with you a three star review from user Queen may not

Trey Gerrald:

ChelseyBD.

Chelsey Donn:

well, considering we're the review Queens, I think we

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, okay.

Trey Gerrald:

So to be fair, I'm adding Queen it's actually an emoji of the crown and then may in lowercase.

Trey Gerrald:

So I'm imagining you interpret that as Queen may, maybe it's king, may I Donn don't know

Chelsey Donn:

yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

I think Queen may crown may crown me crown me.

Trey Gerrald:

It's gonna be may.

Chelsey Donn:

It's gonna be crown may.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

We're

Trey Gerrald:

regardless, emoji crown may.

Chelsey Donn:

gonna call them.

Chelsey Donn:

Queen may.

Trey Gerrald:

Let's just go with Queen may.

Trey Gerrald:

It's

Chelsey Donn:

Queen may.

Trey Gerrald:

So this is Queen May's three star review on good reads,

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

stone.

Trey Gerrald:

This is the Harry Potter book.

Trey Gerrald:

Number one.

Trey Gerrald:

Written by JK Rowling, allegedly conspiracy theory.

Trey Gerrald:

And this was

Trey Gerrald:

written in June of 2017.

Trey Gerrald:

here

Trey Gerrald:

we.

Trey Gerrald:

go.

Chelsey Donn:

we.

Trey Gerrald:

I'm putting aside precious reading time to try and formulate a review for y'all.

Trey Gerrald:

So you should be AALS grateful parentheses and not attack me for my rating.

Trey Gerrald:

So clearly I had a very, very sad childhood I had not read Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, or any other

Trey Gerrald:

But I was actually a pretty happy kid.

Trey Gerrald:

Go figure Harry Potter.

Trey Gerrald:

Number one was a all caps and bold good.

Trey Gerrald:

It was fascinating.

Trey Gerrald:

It was adventurous.

Trey Gerrald:

It was different.

Trey Gerrald:

And it was also average.

Trey Gerrald:

Now I don't mean average in a bad way.

Trey Gerrald:

I mean that there was nothing in the book that made me Atal gasp or cry or

Trey Gerrald:

It was a good book, nothing more, nothing less.

Trey Gerrald:

I just want to say exclamation mark exclamation, mark.

Trey Gerrald:

All caps.

Trey Gerrald:

All of your judgment is clouded by your nostalgia.

Trey Gerrald:

Exclamation mark exclamation mark dash there.

Trey Gerrald:

I said it by everyone.

Trey Gerrald:

Read this book as a kid.

Trey Gerrald:

Yes, that's caps.

Trey Gerrald:

Awesome.

Trey Gerrald:

I'm italic so happy for you and that you get to experience your

Trey Gerrald:

Oh my God.

Trey Gerrald:

My voice just cracked that you get to experience your childhood all over again with

Trey Gerrald:

As a person who's reading this book with purely unbiased parentheses.

Trey Gerrald:

I'm giving myself too much credit here and parentheses eyes.

Trey Gerrald:

I have come to the professional conclusion that this book will not caps.

Trey Gerrald:

In fact, knock your woo socks off, but it's definitely fun to read.

Trey Gerrald:

The writing is clear.

Trey Gerrald:

It's easy to binge it's short and to the point without over wordy

Trey Gerrald:

The characters were fun.

Trey Gerrald:

Parentheses thought.

Trey Gerrald:

Harry Potter is suffering from a serious case of special snowflake syndrome.

Trey Gerrald:

And parentheses.

Trey Gerrald:

So yes, it was a nice read, but so were many other books I read this year and this one

Trey Gerrald:

I already have enough there initially.

Trey Gerrald:

I'm just fricking glad I'm starting to get all the references.

Trey Gerrald:

All you muggles throw around all the time.

Trey Gerrald:

Don't worry.

Trey Gerrald:

I will most definitely be continuing with this series.

Trey Gerrald:

Smiley face parentheses italics.

Trey Gerrald:

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much

Trey Gerrald:

Exclamation mark exclamation, mark,

Trey Gerrald:

all cap.

Trey Gerrald:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

You read that, right?

Trey Gerrald:

I'm finally starting this series after years of ignorance, parenthesis, more like I've

Trey Gerrald:

Smiley face.

Chelsey Donn:

WTF happened at the end of that review?

Trey Gerrald:

They tried to make, like, like a footnote basically.

Trey Gerrald:

Like they just did.

Trey Gerrald:

So it's like a borderline basically.

Chelsey Donn:

My God, there's a lot of like psychological ish happening.

Chelsey Donn:

I, I think with Queen may.

Trey Gerrald:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

Talk on, speak on it.

Trey Gerrald:

What

Chelsey Donn:

I'm I'm feeling like a little bit of delusions of grandeur.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm also

Trey Gerrald:

there for you?

Chelsey Donn:

childhood, like was bullied as a kid.

Chelsey Donn:

And then like, I don't know, maybe found a straightening iron or something and

Chelsey Donn:

So like there's a little bit of that.

Chelsey Donn:

Like, I have more value than the average human, but also I don't.

Chelsey Donn:

I, I don't know.

Chelsey Donn:

And then like, they're quoted at the end.

Chelsey Donn:

There's just like so much happening in here.

Chelsey Donn:

I, I wrote, I wrote a lot of notes.

Chelsey Donn:

Why are you telling us that you're taking time away from your precious

Chelsey Donn:

First of all,

Trey Gerrald:

It's a very good reads thing, cuz I feel like everyone's like super into books

Trey Gerrald:

like,

Chelsey Donn:

but honey, you chose write this review.

Chelsey Donn:

Nobody put a gun to your head.

Chelsey Donn:

Nobody said you have to do this.

Chelsey Donn:

You chose.

Chelsey Donn:

So why are you asking at the top of your review?

Chelsey Donn:

I you're Queen may, but why are you asking us to bow down to you?

Chelsey Donn:

you've taken the time to write what, in my opinion, no offense is essentially

Chelsey Donn:

We used average vocabulary when we were describing things, we them, you know,

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, the language in this was nothing to write home about.

Chelsey Donn:

So I just don't understand the device.

Chelsey Donn:

That Queen may has chosen of, like, I get it, I'm stupid.

Chelsey Donn:

And I should like this.

Chelsey Donn:

And I kind of do, and I'll keep reading, like, what is the point?

Chelsey Donn:

I understand it's a three star review.

Chelsey Donn:

It is very middle of the road.

Chelsey Donn:

It is a very math, which I guess is appropriate, but I just feel like there's so much in

Chelsey Donn:

Harry Potter and how you feel for having missed out for whatever reason on this trend.

Chelsey Donn:

Also the childhood stuff.

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, again, more psychology about the good verse, bad.

Chelsey Donn:

Like I'm gonna be honest and vulnerable.

Chelsey Donn:

I guess.

Chelsey Donn:

I didn't read the Harry Potter books either.

Chelsey Donn:

I didn't read Percy Jackson.

Chelsey Donn:

I didn't read any of those things.

Chelsey Donn:

Wanna know why?

Chelsey Donn:

Cuz I was like, On my bike in my neighborhood, hanging out with my friends,

Chelsey Donn:

Like I had a great childhood.

Chelsey Donn:

I had, like, I had fun.

Chelsey Donn:

We did things.

Chelsey Donn:

I was more of a do or less of a reader.

Chelsey Donn:

Do I think that that means that I had a bad childhood?

Chelsey Donn:

No, I Donn didn't understand how those things are analogous.

Chelsey Donn:

And then you're saying you didn't, so who created this like metric it's it's absurd.

Trey Gerrald:

It's really fascinating because you can tell off the top that Queen may

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah,

Trey Gerrald:

which

Chelsey Donn:

don't read it

Trey Gerrald:

exactly.

Trey Gerrald:

And the whole thing is like very long to just say like, I didn't really want to read this.

Trey Gerrald:

I felt like maybe I should, because it

Trey Gerrald:

was so popular and I, I don't understand why it's popular.

Trey Gerrald:

I think it's fine.

Trey Gerrald:

It's not bad.

Trey Gerrald:

It's fine.

Trey Gerrald:

Like, that's all you would have to say, but then.

Trey Gerrald:

they end with, I'm gonna continue reading the series.

Trey Gerrald:

And I also wanna point out there are 257 likes and there are 104.

Trey Gerrald:

Replies.

Trey Gerrald:

And, and I went through three pages of replies Chelsey, and no one came for Queen may.

Trey Gerrald:

So many people were like the first book isn't as good as the series.

Trey Gerrald:

Like totally understand.

Trey Gerrald:

Keep going.

Trey Gerrald:

Maybe you'll get into it more on like in to the series book.

Trey Gerrald:

One really is just setting up the world.

Trey Gerrald:

Totally get you girl.

Trey Gerrald:

Like no one was like, how dare

Chelsey Donn:

is a good reads thing.

Chelsey Donn:

That is a good read specific thing,

Trey Gerrald:

it's, it's so interesting cuz I also, I obviously everyone knows, especially

Trey Gerrald:

I remember when the book, the next book would come out, people would wait in line.

Trey Gerrald:

Like it was the iPhone dressed up in Coplay.

Trey Gerrald:

It was

Chelsey Donn:

It was a deal.

Chelsey Donn:

It was the

Trey Gerrald:

People were.

Trey Gerrald:

Crazy.

Trey Gerrald:

And I was also like, Queen may.

Trey Gerrald:

I was sort of like what, like, and I bought the first book, this one and I tried to

Trey Gerrald:

And I only saw the first movie, like I didn't read the books.

Trey Gerrald:

I didn't see the films.

Trey Gerrald:

Like I've never seen Lord of the rings.

Trey Gerrald:

I've never watched game of Thrones.

Trey Gerrald:

Like none of that stuff is my genre necessarily, but I just think this review

Trey Gerrald:

I feel like maybe it might be common nowadays that it's such a staple in the culture that

Trey Gerrald:

talking about.

Trey Gerrald:

But I do think that Queen may has taken it to like a really

Chelsey Donn:

agree.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

emotional place that feels very much at.

Trey Gerrald:

What, I don't know who you like, I Donn, like, why do you, why does it have all this meaning

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, it feels aggressive to me.

Chelsey Donn:

I wanna say I am proud of the good reads community for not like hopping on a bullying bandwagon.

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

But I just think there's not a lot of value when you're bringing in so much

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, maybe a lot of people have a similar psychological problem, but I just think this is

Trey Gerrald:

there's a battle going on,

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, like you have the choice, the choice is yours.

Chelsey Donn:

The magic is yours.

Chelsey Donn:

It is in your hands.

Trey Gerrald:

I also really did feel like truthful versus shady here.

Trey Gerrald:

I think that like the nuts and bolts of this review in May's opinion, which is what you're

Trey Gerrald:

Is that may felt like it's not spectacular.

Trey Gerrald:

It's like, it's totally whatever it is.

Trey Gerrald:

And I'll try the next book.

Trey Gerrald:

Like I think that's why people perhaps were not attacking her or them because basically It's

Trey Gerrald:

So

Chelsey Donn:

like, don't you think that, that, that assessment, which again,

Chelsey Donn:

Like, it didn't like blow my socks off and, and sometimes knock my socks off.

Chelsey Donn:

And then in that case, sometimes you wish, I wish people didn't tell me how great the movie is.

Chelsey Donn:

Cuz maybe then I would've enjoyed it more.

Chelsey Donn:

So I understand that.

Chelsey Donn:

Aspect of it, but I feel like if the, if the point that you're trying to get across is it was fine.

Chelsey Donn:

I do feel like that message got muddied.

Chelsey Donn:

Now I do think readers of good read reviews are more willing to go the long mile

Trey Gerrald:

Correct.

Chelsey Donn:

and really get into the individual experience.

Chelsey Donn:

For me, it took me out of it.

Chelsey Donn:

It was a distraction, the attitude, the almost

Trey Gerrald:

You should be grateful

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

The both self, self aggrandizing, and also self victimizing that was inherent within

Chelsey Donn:

I Donn don't know if I can trust me because in one moment they're talking like they're

Chelsey Donn:

And then in the other moment, they're like, Wow.

Chelsey Donn:

I had a bad childhood or everybody thinks I did.

Chelsey Donn:

And I'm being bullied.

Chelsey Donn:

I don't know.

Chelsey Donn:

It just feels like a lot for a medium temperatured

Trey Gerrald:

children's book.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

And children's like, and I remember from my childhood that what happened was the

Chelsey Donn:

And then as the books went on, they became like much longer, much more like evolved.

Chelsey Donn:

So I would.

Chelsey Donn:

If I get through this first book, like, you know, it's kind of like the first season

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, the first season's good.

Chelsey Donn:

But like, like I feel like shits Creek, right?

Chelsey Donn:

Like the first season is good, but if you like stay on the ride with

Chelsey Donn:

You love it.

Chelsey Donn:

You're in it.

Chelsey Donn:

You know?

Chelsey Donn:

And I think that this is similar where it's like you get through the

Chelsey Donn:

So are we getting new information from Queen?

Chelsey Donn:

May.

Chelsey Donn:

That we didn't already know.

Chelsey Donn:

I am shocked personally, that that many people liked this review and that that many people

Chelsey Donn:

And especially for millennials and younger, I feel like really discovered their love for

Chelsey Donn:

So I would imagine.

Chelsey Donn:

That this must be one of the most popular pages on good reads.

Chelsey Donn:

So maybe just the volume of people that are going through this pages higher.

Chelsey Donn:

And that's why there are that many replies.

Chelsey Donn:

I feel like it would be a little more obvious if we had a comparison

Trey Gerrald:

There's a lot of discourse, which is interesting.

Trey Gerrald:

It's interesting to me, but yes, the book itself has like 800 million bajillion reviews.

Chelsey Donn:

Right, right.

Trey Gerrald:

So were you entertained?

Chelsey Donn:

I was, I was like a little bit entertained again, like only because I felt

Chelsey Donn:

And so whenever I'm like, oof, I know this girl, you know, like one minute

Chelsey Donn:

So I, I, I understood who this person was.

Chelsey Donn:

And so following that journey was interesting, but I don't know that that was like intentional.

Chelsey Donn:

Humor or anything like that?

Chelsey Donn:

How about you?

Trey Gerrald:

I was entertained.

Trey Gerrald:

I think it's funny, like, as you?

Trey Gerrald:

said, it's like the personality.

Trey Gerrald:

Too

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, oh, I wanted, how many O's were in the so happy for

Trey Gerrald:

um, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,

Chelsey Donn:

you?

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my God.

Chelsey Donn:

I knew it

Trey Gerrald:

but it's lowercase, but it is a tall size syndrome.

Chelsey Donn:

that's funny.

Chelsey Donn:

All right.

Chelsey Donn:

So let's, let's crown Queen male.

Chelsey Donn:

Let's decide whether or not she has special snowflake syndrome

Trey Gerrald:

Yes, let's do it.

Trey Gerrald:

All right.

Trey Gerrald:

So ChelseyBD and I each have our own set of zero to five crown cards in an effort

Trey Gerrald:

We will simultaneously reveal our rating.

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The Queens are Tabulating

Chelsey Donn:

or not.

VOICEOVER:

to.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, wow.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

So I'm holding up two and a half crowns.

Chelsey Donn:

Trey is holding up three and a half crowns.

Chelsey Donn:

I was gonna give three

Trey Gerrald:

Me

Trey Gerrald:

too.

Chelsey Donn:

I, I decided to go to two and a half, which is interesting.

Chelsey Donn:

You were gonna give three and you decided to go to three and a half.

Chelsey Donn:

I just went with two.

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, listen, the two crowns are literally for the discourse.

Chelsey Donn:

And I guess the spelling, I just thought there was a whole lot of Queen may in this and not a

Chelsey Donn:

Like we're using very basic words to describe what we're calling something very basic.

Chelsey Donn:

I didn't, sometimes you read those reviews and it's like, You can almost see how the

Chelsey Donn:

And I, that's what I love in a, in a good reads review that passion.

Chelsey Donn:

And I feel like it was a little ranty.

Chelsey Donn:

It was a little complainy and I just couldn't, I couldn't give Queen may

Chelsey Donn:

Tell me I'm wrong if I'm wrong.

Chelsey Donn:

But, uh, I went with two and a half.

Chelsey Donn:

Why did you go with three and a.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, I was gonna do three just because may gave it three and so average.

Trey Gerrald:

But then I was like, well, okay, so I did three and a half because ultimately

Trey Gerrald:

I also think it's like too injected with like random hangups from

Chelsey Donn:

Good

Trey Gerrald:

But I really liked all of that to the point of, like, I got a

Trey Gerrald:

And then I also thought it was an interesting point to just sort of the say.

Trey Gerrald:

I think it's not spectacular.

Trey Gerrald:

It's not good.

Trey Gerrald:

It's not bad.

Trey Gerrald:

It's very average.

Trey Gerrald:

It's, read many books that I thought were more compelling, made me gas, but

Trey Gerrald:

So for that reason, I thought maybe there's some value there.

Trey Gerrald:

I Donn don't think it's a deal breaker for me.

Trey Gerrald:

I, you know, like I'm not gonna read it, but I thought it was an interesting

Trey Gerrald:

And so for that reason, I said three and a half, you know?

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah,

Chelsey Donn:

Valid.

Chelsey Donn:

All right.

Chelsey Donn:

Do we wanna take away Queen maze crown or should we leave her?

Trey Gerrald:

I think Queen may can keep the

Chelsey Donn:

she can keep the crown.

Trey Gerrald:

I don't wanna know what

Chelsey Donn:

I think Queen may would be very upset if we took away her crown.

Chelsey Donn:

So Queen may keep your crown honey, keep your opinions flowing.

Chelsey Donn:

We love a POV at very

Trey Gerrald:

happen if we took it.

Trey Gerrald:

Amen.

Chelsey Donn:

Great.

Trey Gerrald:

Mike Queen.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, we'll keep our crowns.

Trey Gerrald:

And do you, you know, I don't know.

Trey Gerrald:

Do you want to give a crown to something else?

Trey Gerrald:

Like, you know, we have reached the most Regal portion of our show, so

Chelsey Donn:

Yes, Trey.

Chelsey Donn:

I would love to do an induction for my Royal Highness, this Eve.

Chelsey Donn:

So for me personally, the value of a Manny petty for me is huge.

Chelsey Donn:

I feel like a totally new person.

Chelsey Donn:

I don't get them all the time.

Chelsey Donn:

Every once in a while.

Chelsey Donn:

I do.

Chelsey Donn:

I wanna specifically shout out green nail and Sherman Oaks.

Chelsey Donn:

Now don't go everybody making appointments there because I won't

Chelsey Donn:

I've been going to green nail for a long time.

Chelsey Donn:

Now, pretty much since they opened in 2014 and I'll give a special shout out to ne who is the

Chelsey Donn:

And the reason why I go back to this, this nail salon over and over, and again, is

Chelsey Donn:

She is on site and she is super passionate about keeping it.

Chelsey Donn:

Extremely clean to the point with every single time that I'm there.

Chelsey Donn:

She has a Swiffer she's out swiveling the floors.

Chelsey Donn:

Like there is a lot of concerted effort to make sure that it not only is it

Chelsey Donn:

We know that it's, it's not for show cuz you walk in and it's extremely clean and then

Chelsey Donn:

You can see that she really, really cares and, and it feels like she's the type of owner.

Chelsey Donn:

That understands when I get a Manny petty, I like it to be clean for me.

Chelsey Donn:

That is the number one requirement.

Chelsey Donn:

So I would like to induct Negan and green nail as my Royal Highness.

Chelsey Donn:

Thank you for doing my nails every six months.

Chelsey Donn:

Uh, probably since 2014.

Chelsey Donn:

I very much appreciate you.

Chelsey Donn:

And I wanna induct you as my Royal Highness.

Chelsey Donn:

Thank you, Megan.

Chelsey Donn:

Thank you.

Chelsey Donn:

Green nail.

Chelsey Donn:

Not to be confused with green nails, which is a different location and not the same owner.

Chelsey Donn:

yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

Green nail singular.

Trey Gerrald:

We did it Queen that is another round on the R

Chelsey Donn:

Ooh, magic.

Trey Gerrald:

you a RQ Ferris wheel

Chelsey Donn:

Goldie agrees.

Chelsey Donn:

All right.

Chelsey Donn:

Thank you so much for joining us today.

Chelsey Donn:

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Yep.

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Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Chelsey Donn:

Ignore the haters.

Chelsey Donn:

You're our Queen.

Chelsey Donn:

Even you may.

Trey Gerrald:

gender nonspecific dumbed door Hogwartz Queen.

Chelsey Donn:

Gender non-specific Queen may Queen

Trey Gerrald:

Hogwarts.

Chelsey Donn:

magic.

Chelsey Donn:

Bye.

Trey Gerrald:

I can't think of any other teams,

Chelsey Donn:

What teams?

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, raving.

Chelsey Donn:

Claw.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

Bye.

Trey Gerrald:

Hufflepuff.

Trey Gerrald:

Bye.

Trey Gerrald:

Magic.

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Chelsey Donn:

Do you believe in magic?

Trey Gerrald:

When I saw the Harry Potter shut, like play on Broadway.

Trey Gerrald:

It was well, both plays, but now it's one play.

Trey Gerrald:

It was the most magical experience.

Trey Gerrald:

I've.

Trey Gerrald:

Out in the theater.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh my God.

Trey Gerrald:

The special effects were crazy Chelsey can't!' if it's in LA you have to go see it.

Trey Gerrald:

It is crazy.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

I hate missing all the Broadway fun.

Chelsey Donn:

I do remember when that came out, the whole shtick about it was that it was like

Chelsey Donn:

It was like doing a double.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, they weren't musicals.

Trey Gerrald:

Um, they were too, like, it's like see, uh, angels in America.

Trey Gerrald:

Like they were like two, two hour and 45 minute

Chelsey Donn:

Crazy.

Trey Gerrald:

two.

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

it was cool though.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh

Chelsey Donn:

long play too.

Chelsey Donn:

All right.

Chelsey Donn:

Well, I'll be on the bucket list.

Chelsey Donn:

Keep your

Trey Gerrald:

your wands up

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