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Fans of the badass ninja known as Snake Eyes will be sorely disappointed by this episode back when he was just a weirdly standoffish commando, but the rest of it holds up surprisingly well! Baroness is delightfully spineless and cunning, the tube worms are genuinely horrifying, and we lose a few good Cobra troops to a disturbingly Major Tom-ish incident. Plus! Learn how Gina will die! Learn which continent Chan will never got to! And find out how many euphemisms for penis we can come up with in an unnecessarily long digression. Like! Subscribe! Shop at Boardwalk! Donate on Patreon! Listen li...
We have Haley Mancini of The Powerpuff Girls on, so naturally we talk about geography. But also G.I. Joe! The Arena of Sport! Mysterious Boston accents! And, of course, plenty of love for Chris Latta. Plus! Cave fuckin’, robots who use comedy props as weapons, and why would you try to talk to Snake Eyes on a walkie talkie? And we learn that it only took Gina close to 80 episodes to recognize the recurring bar music that’s been in almost every episode of the show. Like, subscribe, shop on Boardwalk, follow, and donate on Patreon. Haley is @HaleyMancini on Twitter. Thanks for listening!...
Gina’s out, so we got Steve Moulton in to guest host! Co-host of the View the Right Thing, Steve’s a die-hard G.I. Joe *and* KIHTP fan. We take listener questions - including everything from hot dogs to The Rock. Plus, we talk about the dumbest G.I. Joe toy ever. You know which one we’re talking about. You know. You can try to deny it, but you know. All that and Chan and Ray agreeing on F/M/K?! What is going on here? Listen to find out! While you’re at it, why not like, subscribe, follow, bamble, tunder, snoopchut, Patreon, and shop with us at boardwalkaudio.com/knowingishalfthepodc...
At long last, we finally circle back around to watch the *actual* first G.I. Joe episodes, the miniseries “A Real American Hero”! Um … after a brief, seven-minute digression into what “Fear Factor” made Chan eat. Do you like exotic substances? This episode has ‘em! Do you like Baroness and Major Bludd in disguise? This episode has ‘em too! Do you like in-depth discussions of cereal marshmallows and sandwiches? Sadly, this episode also has those. Plus the first neck chop, we play Conan or Giant Native American, and why was Mortal Kombat’s Goro not in Schindler’s List? Like, ...
Season 2 is in the books, so while we prepare to tackle the first two miniseries, here’s an episode that we just dropped into our Patreon feed. If you like this, there’s plenty more at www.patreon.com/knowingishalfthepodcast. Find out the secret of Squanchy, er … Crunchy … um … Quon-Chi. Except there’s not really a secret. Unless you count him being the illegitimate daddy of a bunch o...
Thank you to all the listeners of this podcast; you’re all wonderful. Not everybody on the internet is quite so nice, though. Gina went on Screen Junkies Movie Fights and the YouTube comments got BRUTAL. Like, Sgt. Slaughter ripping into a platoon of B.A.T.S. brutal. So thank you guys for being the best. From best to the worst! We’re talking Crystal Ball, who has no business being a Joe, a Cobra, or really any sort of action figure at all, no matter how much Stephen King had to do with the making of him. Plus, it’s an F/M/K with a Reptillo, Cross Country, and a Televiper! Who would you ...
This is it! The final episode of the original series! And we’ve got Buzz Dixon back to talk about how he brought his real-life military experience into the script. Find out what everybody thinks about country music! Find out what that stuff in the cafeteria is and if even Gina would want to eat it (spoiler: *sigh* she does)! And … is that secret snake cult Jewish (spoiler: no, but how could a...
Buzz Dixon is back and giving life advice! If you listen to this show, you probably grew up watching G.I. Joe, so you already have a healthy dose of Buzz’s world view already in you, but now you can get it straight from the source! Hear tales of Buzz’s sordid animation past, including writing for Goldie Gold and Action Jack, which definitely sounds terrible enough that we may do an episode on it down the road. Speaking of sordid pasts, Chan wears fake bangs for money! Thanks for listening! Don’t forget to like, subscribe, follow, and if you donate to our Patreon this month, we’re giv...
Hot flyer on flyer action this week as Slipstream - or, as Gina calls him, Slipknot - takes on Raven - or, as Ray calls her, lady Cobra AVAC pilot. This is definitely the first woman of color we’ve seen in Cobra OR G.I. Joe, so we gotta wonder who the real monsters are here. We talk teeth monsters, bad floor traps, plus - take a trip to the GOO ROOM! Then somebody says “Clarke-Chan-ning Tatum” and everything just goes to hell from there. Like, subscribe, review, follow, donate, and shop! Do it all and we’ll do it all for you! Thanks for listening!...
Listener questions! Find out the answer to the age-old question of who’s better: Cobra Commander or Serpentor? Also, what would a G.I. Joe video game look like? And a surprising amount of nerdy improv talk! Also, check out Ray guesting on Chan’s other *other* podcast, The Regenerates! It’s like Bizarro World KIHTP as Chan attempts to convince Ray to like something (Doctor Who) instead of the other way around. Check it out at http://boardwalkaudio.com/regenerates/ Like, subscribe, follow, donate, shop, review, review, review! We love them sweet, sweet 5-star/1-star reviews! Thanks for ...
This episode’s title doesn’t make much sense; no fatherly sins came back to bite anybody on this ass. In face, Destro’s dads did pretty good to round up that big ol’ snake/slug monster with twig arms. Not that you need to make sense to have a good episode. Find out how easy it is a to break a Joe (hint: it’s super easy - just tell them they’re fired) and find out just what the Joes think of Dialtone (hint: they haaaaaaaate him). All that and find out what that backwards message from Destro is (it’s really, really good - like, a billion times better than drink your Ovaltine good)...
This episode has way more Seth Green than you would expect for a podcast about GI Joe and GUARANTEED we’re not talking about what you think we’re talking about. Find out why Gina thinks people are just giant poopsacks! Plus, we can’t decide who’s who in Left, Right, and Center! And we make a hard edit to cut out Gina revealing intimate details about a famous celebrity (that neither Ray or Chan had heard of but, yeah, he’s super hot)! Like, subscribe, follow, donate, shop on Amazon through our link on Boardwalk Audio, and thanks for listening!...
Oh man, you continuity freaks are gonna love this ep! Hector Ramirez is back and he’s calling out all of Cobra’s classic bits! Ice cap melting! Currency counterfeiting! Sea serpent having! Plus, we talk about Flint’s gross, Axe Body Spray-wearing (probably) jealousy and Ray and Gina try to convince Chan that there’s no age limit on keg stands (cue the Rappin’ Granny). Do all the things! Like us, review us, follow us, tell your friends, shop on Amazon, and donate on Patreon! Thanks for listening!...
Hope you’re ready for an earful! Ray gets passionate in his defense of Millennials, despite not being one himself. Gina has an interesting parental strategy involving titties - tons and tons of titties. And finally, thirteen and a half minutes, we start talking about GI Joe! It’s a long haul, but it’s (probably) worth the journey! Like, Follow, subscribe! Thanks for listening!...
While Gina is away on business (she said she was going out for a pack of cigarettes - she's coming back ... right?), we got the wonderful Markeia McCarty to sit in. She brought us her fav old school cartoon - Sailor Moon! Find out Ray's dark and sordid history - okay, dark history ... okay, fine, it's not dark or sordid but it IS a history - with Sailor Moon and why he knows all the lyrics to the theme song. Keia fills us in on some of the backstory and the relative merits of chocolate sundaes vs. tiramisu are discussed. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe and review...
‘80s cartoons are weird, right? I mean, obviously we do a podcast about one, but we also talk briefly about the Potato Head Kids and hear a little of their theme song. Disturbing. Gina takes much umbrage to Ray’s assertion that holding your breath for 4 minutes is crazy and sets out to prove him wrong. Who wins? Well, if you’ve ever listened to this podcast, you know that nobody wins here. Everybody loses, just for different reasons. Plus, how could Chan have never seen Stand By Me? Like, subscribe, follow, donate, shop, do all the things and thanks for listening!...
Fans of Ray’s singing voice, rejoice! Hear classic tunes from West Side Story as you’ve never heard them! Terribly! Plus, find out which Joe (and please let us know what YOUR answer is) Ray, Gina, and Chan would take as their +1 to a wedding. Not only that, but there’s talk of who everybody’s favorite (and again, let us know your fav on our Facebook page) Dreadnok is. Turns out there are DOZENS of Dreadnoks and many of them are much cooler than the ones we get on the cartoon. Superpowers! F/M/K! And the filmcard for the pilots of the Cobra Firebats! We got it all this episode! Thanks...
Just in time for Chan’s actual wedding, we’ve got a wedding on G.I. Joe! You can tell there was an *actual* wedding because Chan’s still falling asleep (time how long the pauses are between times he speaks! Guaranteed, if it’s longer than a minute, he’s napping). We talk froyo, gelato, David Lynch, and Gina’s attraction to Gung Ho (is it a spoiler to say it’s food-related?). Mindbender is great at playing with his organ, but Serpentor’s too rough and breaks it! Wowie! The double entendres are flying! Like, subscribe, donate, follow, shop, and give us a review on iTunes! Thank...
It’s the episode you’ve been waiting for (if you’re a super creep or a sociopath or a serial killer)! We talk Low Light! The sniper who’s primary specialty is infantry, apparently? Before we get to him, though: Chan got married! See how the dynamic changes now that two-thirds of the podcast is hitched (spoiler: it doesn’t, except that Chan’s real tired). Plus, who’s your Star Trek captain? And if you say Han Solo, you’re getting a smack! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Patreon because this month, we’re doing a Hulk Hogan’s Rock ’n’ Wrestling episode that’s a guar...
Want to know how to defeat Ray, Gina, and Chan? Listen to this episode as we talk about phobias, dreams, and Gina pegs Low Light as a Comedy Guy. Also, more than you need to know Serpentor’s throne, Devin Townsend of Strapping Young Lad, and Jean Claude Van Damme! Like, subscribe, follow, donate and shop Amazon from our page at BoardwalkAudio.com! Thanks for listening!...
Of course we’ve got an F/M/K this episode, but we have an even more important question: Which Joes would make the best and worst parents? Plus, the toys are still on the table and you get to hear Gina’s pathologically organizational side. It’s kinda funny, but kinda creepy too. Like us! Follow us! Donate and subscribe! Thanks for listening!...
Gina didn’t have time to eat between work and podcasting, so naturally, this episode is all about food. Tacos, pasta trucks … hell, she ate three cupcakes during the taping alone. All we’re saying is you may wanna have a snack nearby while listening. This week, we uncover Shipwreck’s deep, dark secret. Plus, we discover what would happen if *we* were put in charge. Basically, Ray or Chan would destroy everything out of incompetence and Gina would crush the life out of everyone with her iron fist. Y’know, in case you were looking to hire us for a management position. Subscribe! Like...
Listener Dave gave us a Ziploc bag full of Joe figures, so the show is already off the rails before we even begin recording. Still, we persist! Ray asked Buzz which of the new Joes we made a couple weeks ago he likes best! He also reached out to Flint Dille about this episode! Plus, Gina and Chan uncover a dark secret that threatens to tear the podcast apart! Okay, fine. They just think that Ray is hard of hearing. It’s not that dark, it’s not really a secret, and we’ve already made this many episodes. If we were gonna get torn apart, we’d already be torn by now. Subscribe! Like! Do...
The episode that began it all! Well, for us, at least. This is the first episode that Ray and Chan watched as a test before the podcast began and it’s as batshit crazy as we remember. Aliens! Time travel! Sgt. Slaughter is a literal demigod! Absolute bananas. Plus! Hear what happens when Ladysmith Cat Mambazo wanders into the room (spoiler: everybody gets distracted), hear about King IKEA and, for some reason, Gina still loves Lifeline. Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Give us a five-star review on iTunes! Donate on Patreon! Do your Amazon shopping through the link at Boardwalk A...
Clearly we've lost our minds. Despite no record in the feed of us ever having done Stormshadow, we're all pretty certain we've done it. Which is probably fine because Ray thinks he's in a gritty KIHTP reboot anyway. We're answering listener questions this week! Questions are always welcome - just leave them on our Facebook page. In this episode, we learn about puns, our favorite vehicles, and Gina introduces tells us about her hemorrhoid solution that is ... simply terrifying. F/M/K is a trio of baddies this time: Pierre LaFonte, Andre Velocite, and Osabesa. Who would you pick? Who did we pi...
Gina is stricken with Rick Perry’s Disease this week as she tries to list the three things she wants out of the episode. Guaranteed, that Fake Polly is not one of them. We talk about how creepy Low-Light is, what a fashion icon Wet Suit is (as well as how weirdly comfortable Sgt. Slaughter is about stealing his identity), and Gina hips us all to the new lingo: Bunders. Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter? Join our Patreon! Use our Amazon link on Boardwalk Audio! Subscribe to Mercenary Review magazine nowhere because it doesn’t exist! And give us five- (or one-) star reviews on iTun...
Dear lord, somebody brought up eggs again. Just when you thought you were safe from ovipositor talk forever, SOMEBODY (rhymes with “bleena” and, no, Ray’s middle name is not “bleena”) brings up jade eggs. But wait, there’s more! We talk Radiohead! Ray tries to rap and it goes about as well as can be expected! Gina’s never running for public office! And do you know how Chan will split his F/M/K votes between Zarana, Roadblock, and B.A. (aka Bon Apetit, aka Bad Attitude, aka Bad Ass) LeCarre? Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts from...
Ray's moving, Chan's binge-watching Super Bowl commercials for work, and Gina won't tell us what she's doing - she just cackles a little and makes notes on some sort of "list" when we ask. So here's the fifth in our series of Find Your Fate books! All you need to know is that one of the interior illustrations is Destro in a wrestling ring. If that doesn't get your motor running, then you are clearly listening to the wrong podcast....
We’re talking Bridges this week! Lloyd! Beau! Brooklyn! What odes that have to do with G.I. Joe? Nothing! Like that’s stopped us before. This ep has all the B.A.s - Bad Attitudes! Bare Asses! Bad Asses! Bald Asses! Bug … um … Anginas? Plus Kelp poops, a Cold Slither throwback, and just how many times can you say the titular line in an episode? You’ll have to listen to find out! Or, y’know … watch the episode. But why would you do that when you could just listen to us? Subscribe, Like, Patreon and there’s an Amazon link at www.BoardwalkAudio.com/KnowingIsHalfThePodcast. Thanks...
Oh, you do not want to see what we look like this early in the morning. Cynical Chan, Enthusiastic Ray, and Effervescent Gina become Incoherent Chan, Surly Ray, and mmmrrrhh hmmmffggg Gina. But we soldier on as should you! There’s a twofer in this week’s F/M/K. Who would you choose between Serpentor’s 5000-year old snake, Chekhov’s BAT, and the duo of Leatherneck and Wet Suit. Spoiler: We all agree, but it takes a little convincing. Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app! Click on the ‘Support Our Artists’ banner at BoardwalkAudio.c...
Not since the glory days of Crimson Guard #9 have we been as enamored of a faceless Cobra soldier. But the Battle Android Trooper in this week’s episode - lovingly dubbed “Chekhov’s BAT” - has stolen our hearts. In our minds, he’s still out there, somewhere, still kicking ass and staring soulfully off into the distance. On the other hand, we once again learn why the Joes are always in uniform: Because they look like absolute schlubs without them. Wet Suit - who we not so lovingly dub “Sweat Suit” - seems to have got his fashion sense from his 70-year old mobster uncle. Plus! Fi...
Hey, remember when these silly things ran, like, 8 minutes long? If you miss those days, try listening to this show in chunks. You can hear Gina’s list of TV she needs to get to all the way up through us talking about superpowers (and debating the merits of an apple vs. a sandwich) and that’s part one. In part two, hear about President Serpentor, play F/M/K with us (Jeremy, Timothy, Sci-Fi). And in part three, find out everything you’d ever want to know about vipers! Also, if you miss those old episodes, they’re all up on Patreon! They’re slowly being added to the regular stream bu...
G.I. Joe goes to Comic Con and finds that not much has changed in 30 years. Steven Hawking- er, Jeremy Penser - joins Cobra and, unsurprisingly, Chan is into it. This is probably an only child/siblings split because Ray and Gina find Jeremy’s younger brother endearing. We talk Frank Welker, the awesomeness of Buzzer kicking ass while eating a sandwich, plus follow President Serpentor on Twitter @PrezSerpentor! Watch out, world: We’re taking on all the social medias! Like, subscribe, Patreon, and thanks for listening!...
You know how the first five minutes of The Simpsons is almost a self-contained bit that ends up to not have anything to do with the rest of the episode? This whole episode is basically like that. Get your fill of ‘90s band names (started by Ray), football talk (also Ray), and somebody refuses to shower with their significant other (trifecta!). Also, a listener question leads us to talk about ‘90s G.I. Joe toys (good) and then to … ovipositors (VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY BAD). Subscribe and review us on iTunes, shop for sex toys on Amazon through our link on Boardwalk Audio, and check out...
Here’s an episode for young and old - literally! Well, not literally. Old people will almost certainly not be interested. But we are! Cobra discovers the secret to aging and, rather than use it to OWN EVERYTHING ON THE PLANET, they do some dumb thing and the Joes do some dumb thing and nobody owns anything. See a security guard be totally useless! See an inexplicably Irish cop also be totally useless! Try and figure out what the deal with Lady Jaye’s missing pants is and please, PLEASE explain to us how it’s *not* child pornography … because we certainly couldn’t. Like! Subscribe! ...
We’re back after the holiday to cover an episode we did weeks ago! Will we remember anything about it? You’ll have to listen to find out. There’s a special F/M/K - it’s couples night on the podcast! Ray finally makes the Doctor Who/Grinch connection that literally everybody already made years ago. We look into the shadowy past of everybody’s favorite mindcontrollist, Dr. Mindbender, and his Belgian cousin, Dr. Cortex. And we finally made that weird Christmas Shoes video that the Patreon subscribers demanded. If *you’d* like to demand things of us, join us on Patreon! We also take...
Merry Christmas! We polled and you told - do the Real Ghostbusters Christmas special! So here it is. We cover what the “Real” means (check our Facebook for a link to the *other* Ghostbusters). Plus - is Peter being a whiny bitch about Christmas? You make the call! Gina has a popular opinion (re: Gremlins), Chan has an unpopular opinion (re: Murray), and Ray’s recipe for the weird blue shit they’re drinking at the end of the cartoon (who drinks blue punch for Christmas?). Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Funky Solstice, or whatever season’s greetings make you happy! Thanks for liste...
Oh man! It’s the James Bond episode everyone’s been waiting for! And by everyone, clearly we mean the writers of the original cartoon, whose love of ol’ JB shines through on a regular basis. See! Ray talk about “being all man”. Thrill! To the sounds of Gina forgetting who Cross Country is … again. Witness! Chan getting way too into Dr. Mindbender who, we should remind everybody, IS A GODDAMN CARTOON CHARACTER. All that plus a list of the differences between nerve gas and cream soda! Like, subscribe, shop through our Amazon link and check out our Patreon! Thanks for listening!...
The holidays are almost here and you know what that means … CHRISTMAS SHOES! Find out how you can see Gina singing this anti-classic - reindeer costume and all! Plus, Chan loves otters, Ray tries to get you to vote for Rambo and we humbly request the listeners to photoshop Iceberg into an ‘80s classic. Like, subscribe, click on our Amazon link, and check out our Patreon. Thanks!...
Happy Winterval, everybody! We're slowly adding season 1 to the feed, but it's almost Christmas, so we thought we'd put up this episode early. It's episode 38 - "Cobra Claw Are Coming to Town -  and it’s got everything: Toys, karate chops, Cover Girl hate and GIANT POLLY LOVE. So whether you’re celebrating Christmas or Hannukah or Ramadan (which, if you are - dude, you missed it by, like, six months) or the Winter Solstice or are just drinking heavily to get through family get-togethers - know that we’re there with you. From all of us here in the Terrordrome - Ray, Gina, Chan, an...
Iceberg goes to the Island of Dr. Moreau … in the Arctic! If that sounds like nonsense, rest assured - it makes even less sense when you watch it. We cover the issue of Snow Job’s possible weight gain, wonder if the Meat Industry paid for product placement/tofu hate, and take a disturbing detour through wolf dicks (don’t google it). Find the screenshot of Iceberg being turned into a giant penis on our Facebook page. Like it, subscribe to the podcast, find us at Boardwalk Audio, review us on iTunes, check out our Patreon, shop Amazon, and thanks for listening!...
WARNING: Sometimes, we get loopy. If you like those episodes that are off the rails before we even start recording, this one’s for you. If not, boy oh boy, you’d better skip it. We’re in a holiday mood and Gina’s singing “Christmas Shoes” right out of the gate. We talk animated Christmas specials and there are some BATSHIT CRAZY ones, make no mistake. Gina swears Una is a god, Chan reveals an obsession with Matt Frewer that is just disquieting, and Ray reveals more on his thoughts about marriage that hopefully his wife never hears. Get to our Facebook page and suggest which ‘80...
Hal Rudnick is in the Terrordrome with us to talk Joe! We had to break the sad news to him about who is the better spy, Zartan or The Baroness. Gina forgets a name that wounds Chan deeply, but makes up for it by doing a classic gruesome Gina rewrite. All that and the joy of a Bechtel Test pass, but also a super rapey fail. And we figure out the hierarchy of Cobra … sort of. There’s a link to a flow chart in the show notes. Like! Subscribe! Patreon! Amazon! Hugs!...
Thanks to the help of our loyal listeners, we’ve finally cracked the BATS code! Also, we return to the Muppet question and strange things about each podcaster’s self-image are revealed. Also, there are two ways to play F/M/K. First: How would *you* sort Randall (the cowardly Cobra), Sheila (the badass Cobra), and Buck McCann (the head Nazi). Second, figure out how each of us will vote - turns out we’re pretty darn predictable. Subscribe! Like! Buy stuff on Amazon and check out our Patreon! Thanks for listening!...
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Or, as Chan would say: GOBBLE GOBBLE MOTHERFUCKER. This week, Leatherneck finds himself at the mercy of … cadets? We meet Buck and Sheila who, despite their names, aren’t Australian. We also discuss the merits of an evil marching band and whether or not ALL marching bands are evil. Plus, why the next Lord of the Rings reboot should star the Dreadnoks. And a healthy dose of Leatherbutt! Nazis are bad, you guys!...
We've finally figured out why the weapons on G.I. Joe are so ineffective! It only took us 150 or so episodes! And it's all thanks to laser trooper, Sci-Fi. Learn everything you could possibly want to know about him as well as Gina's appearance on Movie Fights and we learn that the Dreadnoks have superpowers of their own!...
Come back to us to a time where nobody knew a DAMN thing about computers. It’s Cobrathon - a telethon where Cobra raises a bunch of money and then … gets away with it? We discuss the feasibility of a snake subscription box and a rare instance of Chan acknowledging Ray is right. Weirdness abounds!...
Everybody has a price and, in this episode, you learn what ours is: It's $800,000. What do you get for that princely sum? Well, you'll have to listen to find out. If you love us, do all the normal things: Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, leave a review on iTunes, visit our Patreon, and buy Buzz Dixon's new eBook, "The Most Dangerous Man in the World"!...
This week is all about Lifeline. And jiggling. Oh, and Serpentor’s finally back, so it’s kinda about him too. And Ray tries to sing “The Distance”; the episode’s not ABOUT that, but it will definitely haunt your nightmares for weeks to come. To be totally honest, the episode is also about weird discrepancy between the unstoppable murder zombie BATs and the wind-up tin robot BATs, and solid gold helicopters and how this episode is basically like reading Moby Dick. Don’t believe us? Listen to the show!...
They're called "Straddlevipers", right? Either way, we got the heads-up from Buzz Dixon about the whole mint controversy, Gina upped the ante by explaining what she thinks Retsyn in (spoiler: she does not arrive at the correct conclusion that, as Wikipedia tells us, is “a trademarked name for a mixture of copper gluconate, partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, and flavoring“), and we get into a discussion about what’s below the torso of the Star Fox characters. If, like Chan, you never paid attention, PREPARE TO BE HORRIFIED. Plus, in F/M/K, we figure out which meta-fictional character...