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by McToad
Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: An Unconscionable Act of Malice
Replies: 1
Views: 709

An Unconscionable Act of Malice

Caught as I was in an unconscionable act of malice, I could only lower my hands and drop the weapon. “What are you doing?” Jenny demanded. Forlornly, I stared at the rumpled heap of guilt lying at my feet. “Well? Snap, snap! Explain yourself. Did you spill something?” Spill? Could it be that my tran...
by McToad
Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 090 - Far Far Away
Replies: 25
Views: 7618

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Kind of cheezy and vague, this brand of crazy doesn't really work for me and in the end it just seemed kind of, well, pointless.

-McToad
by McToad
Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 089 - Starry Night
Replies: 18
Views: 5802

Creepy story, it had me going for a while. However, I found the opening dull, the world building too vague leaving no sense of a real place, and the ending unsatisfying. The main reason the ending didn't work is that it implied a people being judged with no path to or opportunity for salvation... ie...
by McToad
Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 088 - The Toys of Peace
Replies: 20
Views: 8764

I really wasn't aware that the campaign to suppress boyhood had such a long history, so it was educational for me to hear that these sorts of ideas were floating around 100 years ago. Thank you for the essay Mr. Tweedy. It made me appreciate the story more--really, I am not being sarcastic--I just ...
by McToad
Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 088 - The Toys of Peace
Replies: 20
Views: 8764

Cute story, kind of flat reading. Not a big fan of the Saki stories, they're just okay. Dated, simple, not a lot of life to them. Why not use more from contemporary authors, stories that are more relevant and have a bit more punch?

-McToad
by McToad
Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 11 (EP 87) - The Box Born Wraith
Replies: 25
Views: 12018

Nicely done

Really good production. Intro and outro were well done and entertaining, story was well read and sound effects smoothly integrated. I wish podcasting novelists had production values on par with the Drabblecast ; I am so sick of the cheesy special effects and choppy edits I'm hearing in several not-t...
by McToad
Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 086 - Half-Sneeze Johnny
Replies: 22
Views: 9078

Great read, flat story

Great read and good use of music and sound. However, the story itself didn't work for me. The character was flat, his Gatsby just wasn't that interesting, and the actual plot was neither interesting nor clearly conveyed (for example the only motivation given is greed...but its not really explored in...
by McToad
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 079 - Low-Carb Cheesecake
Replies: 20
Views: 7869

Cute story, nice cannibal theme going here. I do wonder though...given how crowded the restaurant is, and with the implication that all of the dishes have pixie content...they must need what, 2-300 pixies a day? Too many to raise out back. Plus you need some more pixies to make the shoes. Do they sh...
by McToad
Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 078 - Panel Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 7791

Now I want to poke at Mr. Tweedy’s thoughts on disarmament. I totally see what you are saying, but when put that way it makes me wonder about our own (US) national policy. We are part of small group of nations with nuclear weapons. That little club works very hard to make sure that no other nations ...
by McToad
Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 078 - Panel Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 7791

Excellent discussion (said in low, menacing whisper as I wriggle my hands in anticipation). Too bad tbaker2500 has evaded my cunning trap. Based on strawman’s comment I had to pull out the old dictionary, and wikitionary and indeed sentience is a weak word... stem cells, ipods and even politicians m...
by McToad
Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 078 - Panel Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 7791

Thanks to all of you all of you who have left comments on the story. However, I’d like to see more (I missed-out on the great AI discussions in the Time-Shift thread). To encourage some thoughtful, heartfelt discussion, here are a few things to ponder based on the story and some of the feedback: 1) ...
by McToad
Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 078 - Panel Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 7791

I happen to be the guy who wrote this, so perhaps I’m biased, but I really enjoyed this episode. The comic-book guy voice cracked me up (I agree--one of the best renditions I’ve heard), and I found both the narrator and Matt’s voices quite compelling. The funky music in the intro put me off the firs...
by McToad
Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 17 (EP 76) - Apologies All Around
Replies: 34
Views: 11084

I'm glad Jake Freivald posted his comment and link to the text version. After all the discussion about the sitcom presentation, I had to go read this story on its own and see how different it felt from Norm's presentation. I have to say, I like both. Norm's was very entertaining and really captured ...