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by Igwiz
Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: The R-Word
Replies: 23
Views: 3734

Say... here's a way for me to make a point and plug a friend's magazine as well. Shimmer magazine (cool weird fantasy) has released their Pirate Issue (Spring 2007) for free on their website. In it, they have an interview with Bobby Henderson, the man who first introduced the notion of teaching abou...
by Igwiz
Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: The R-Word
Replies: 23
Views: 3734

Tweedy - You're the kind of Christ ian I can talk to. One that will tell me what they believe, and listen to what I believe, and then accept whatever decision I make after than. I guess I'll call your approach the "Free will Christian" version of faith. And I'm down with that. But I'm gettin' pretty...
by Igwiz
Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: The R-Word
Replies: 23
Views: 3734

Thanks for the offer (both for your willingness to fight for my rights, and for the hope of my potential conversion). I certainly appreciate the first. As to becoming a Christian... I was, once. I have long left that path, and no longer feel as though I can fit within the confines of the Christian F...
by Igwiz
Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: The R-Word
Replies: 23
Views: 3734

I'm a Christian. Jesus is life and I don't mind saying so. Now, coming from that perspective, I've always been stumped and stupefied by atheist attacks on "religion", because 9 times out of 10 the thing their attacking has little or nothing to do with my faith or beliefs. Usually, I agree with what...
by Igwiz
Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 083 - Floating Over Time
Replies: 37
Views: 11830

I agree with all of the compliments. Marvelous story, and impeccably produced. At first I thought it was interesting that religion was raised, considering that I thought the piece was very... critical, and nearly dismissive, of religion. But, in retrospect, it seems perfectly natural for the breadth...
by Igwiz
Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 082 - Overgrown Clump of Narcissists
Replies: 22
Views: 9241

Good question, Stawman. The title was intentional, and I did mean it to be Narcissists. But there is a difference between the Narcissus myth (self-love, or self-centeredness) and the clinical designation of Narcissism. In this story, I lean more towards the key criteria of Narcissistic Personality D...
by Igwiz
Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 082 - Overgrown Clump of Narcissists
Replies: 22
Views: 9241

Norm: AWESOME job on the production. I couldn't be happier about how this turned out. You certainly did my story justice, and your range of voices captured all the tongue-in-cheek humor that was supposed to be in there, as well as the simmering pathos and anger and frustration. Also, thanks to every...
by Igwiz
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 17 (EP 76) - Apologies All Around
Replies: 34
Views: 12350

I guess my take on this story was a bit different. The character change that I saw during the piece was the recognition of the cathartic value of an apology. To me, it seemed that using a robot was perfect, because if the apology was delivered in person, there wouldn't be enough distance from the pe...
by Igwiz
Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:07 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 075 - Trifecta IV
Replies: 24
Views: 9022

Well, I had high hopes for this Trifecta, since I'm one of the authors. And when Norm said that Steve Ely was reading my story, I was psyched at first, because I listen to his podcast every week. [edited] The story was intended to explore some significant, if subtle, character issues (overcoming gri...
by Igwiz
Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 074 - Witchcraft in the Harem
Replies: 31
Views: 13048

Great story. I love surrealism, especially when it takes a stroll down psychadellic lane. Excellent job on the production, Norm. You struck a much better sound balance with the background this time out. Somewhere between the vivid description in the writing, the vocal presentation and the eerie litt...
by Igwiz
Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 073 - All In
Replies: 25
Views: 8715

I liked this story, but I agree that it was a bit predictable, and the use of "luck" as a deus ex machina was a bit cliche. The Queen high/Jack high plot device lost its drama for me as soon as he failed to make the flush draw. Still, when the gambling started, I was hoping that we would also see so...
by Igwiz
Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 069 - The Storyteller
Replies: 18
Views: 6532

This is my first post on the forums, so my apologies if it's not a glowing appraisal. But, this is was not my favorite edition of the Drabblecast. I'm not sure if it was the dated nature of the material or the lenghy lead-up to the meat of the story, but it left me wanting more with regards to the w...