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by Philippa
Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 329 – The Gravity Mine
Replies: 5
Views: 2769

Re: Drabblecast 329 – The Gravity Mine

Mind-bending time frames in stories always leave me feeling strange - disconnected and melancholy. The mention of John Cages' As Slow as Possible reminded me that I've been meaning to visit one of the listening posts for 1000 year long composition Longplayer - here in London at Trinity Buoy Wharf Li...
by Philippa
Sat May 17, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: "Werewolf" boy seeks medical silver bullet...
Replies: 6
Views: 1988

"Werewolf" boy seeks medical silver bullet...

Check out the baby pics of this poor hairy sprog , they are ace. I might like babies more if they were fuzzy all over... like my cats... hm. Aaanyway, the Telegraph's "How About That?" section is a cornucopia of weird factoidids - check out the related content links on that page for an update on our...
by Philippa
Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: Where's everyone gone?
Replies: 89
Views: 11655

I've been telling my wife for some time that video games are a bona fide art form, to which she would always reply with something to the effect that video games are a childish vice that I should have outgrown. Lies!!! As someone who works in games I refuse to accept that my chosen career is just an...
by Philippa
Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: What's with all the pigs?
Replies: 20
Views: 3613

LOL, okay.
by Philippa
Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 039 - The Beekeepers
Replies: 39
Views: 10230

I don't what kind of girls you hang out with cammo, but I get a bit piqued when a man injects poison into my neck, lays his egg in my belly then buries me alive in his burrow - and I'm usually up for anything!
by Philippa
Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 052 - Sleep Age
Replies: 22
Views: 7269

On the other, it wasn't a story: No plot, no characters, no particular setting. It was just a description of a concept for a story, notes. Yah, I think that would disengage me normally, but concept-based stuff seems to work alright in flash fiction, at least IMO, and that's why you usually see more...
by Philippa
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: What's with all the pigs?
Replies: 20
Views: 3613

What the hell is up with all these random links??? Bloody contentlink advertising - annoying isn't it? If you want to disable it: when one of the ad bubbles pops up, click on the "?" in the top right and it'll take you to a page where you can disable it (right at the bottom of course). Nowhere near...
by Philippa
Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Podcasts I like or don't like
Replies: 194
Views: 47832

normsherman wrote:Science Friday podcast- if your an NPR fan!
I like that one, it's like 5 for the price of 1. I recently added the NPR Health & Science and NPR Technology which are pretty good and don't overlap too much.

Anyone who is a fan of Onion News and similar silliness might enjoy weeklyradioaddress.com
by Philippa
Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: too much podcastage?
Replies: 13
Views: 4515

I've certainly transferred my movie addition to a podcast addiction - but I like to think listening to four half-hour science/skeptical/current affairs podcasts while I get some work done is far more constructive that 2 hours of silly alien/yakuza/superhero violence - though I still manage to fit en...
by Philippa
Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: New contest ideas?
Replies: 16
Views: 2907

New contest ideas?

" In the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway bet ten dollars that he could write a complete story in just six words. He wrote: "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn." " I've been hearing a lot lately about Smith magazines six word memoir idea and subsequent book Not Quite What I Was Planning . The entries are descr...
by Philippa
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 049 - Heart to Heart
Replies: 12
Views: 2924

Nice creepy drabble! I agree with Norm about Heart to Heart - although a twist would have perked it up a bit I found it a perfectly satifying sweet and amusing little tale of what might go on behind the closed doors of muscled barbarian heroes and beautiful demon-summoning sorceresses. Didn't you ev...
by Philippa
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Mysterious disease among pork plant workers
Replies: 1
Views: 1332

Just a few more things to add to my "Why my life is not so bad" list.
by Philippa
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Cloverfield (Possible Spoilers!)
Replies: 35
Views: 5609

Finally seen it (only opened on 2nd Feb here) and loved it for all the same reasons everyone else seems to. I liked the non-hero, non-military driven aspect - shot from the point of view of all those little NPC characters who get squished while the hero/military does their thing in most blockbuster...
by Philippa
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 039 - The Beekeepers
Replies: 39
Views: 10230

Parasitic vector breaking news! Just heard about this one on Quirks & Quarks:

http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/rele ... ants.shtml
by Philippa
Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Giant Water Bugs
Replies: 15
Views: 3287

bolddeceiver wrote:Anyone here have a band? That first pic needs to be an album cover.
Giant Water Bugs is a pretty good name for an album too...
by Philippa
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 048 - The Destiny of Man
Replies: 30
Views: 6485

Doh, I totally forgot to mention I loved the drabble this week! I couldn't help picturing Terry Pratchett's death character. "BOWLING? WELL, ALRIGHT SUSAN, SINCE IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY..."
by Philippa
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 048 - The Destiny of Man
Replies: 30
Views: 6485

G. E. Lee wrote:I thought the worms were "space" worms.
Well yeah, but space worms that get eaten by birds, need corpses to survive and live in a park...
by Philippa
Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Mr. Tweedy's baby
Replies: 15
Views: 3796

Hmmm, ask Norm - I believe he is the expert on giant man-eating cephalopods. In that third pic your Clara bears an uncanny resemblance to Her Majesty the Queen (but less wrinkly).
by Philippa
Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 048 - The Destiny of Man
Replies: 30
Views: 6485

Re: 2 Questions...

(Regarding The Drabble) – How did the narrator of this first person story know the glad reaper smiled? You clearly don't watch enough movies/read enough comics... I enjoyed the story even though it chucked up too many questions if you pondered it too hard (were these earthworms? Shouldn't it be mag...
by Philippa
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Giant Water Bugs
Replies: 15
Views: 3287

Eeeek! We used to get a version of those nasties in our swimming pools in South Africa, they made us leap out in terror and the sight of them still gives me the shivers - probably would have scarred me for life if I'd known they were after my juices! Although I don't remember anyone actually being b...