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by Douglas Hackle
Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 254/255 – The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Ward
Replies: 33
Views: 16359

Re: Drabblecast 254/255 – The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Wa

Stellar job on the production with this one.

Yeah, the "bioship" concept is certainly nothing new to sci-fi, but I think a zombified-megafish bioship might be.
by Douglas Hackle
Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 251 - The Music of Erich Zann
Replies: 14
Views: 5020

Re: Drabblecast 251 - The Music of Erich Zann

"The Music of Erich Zann" has always been one of my favorites. And that's something of a big understatement. Like John Holmes big. Because it's not that this story is merely one of my favorite Lovecraft tales. Nor is it that the story is one of my favorite examples of short-form dark/weird fiction. ...
by Douglas Hackle
Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 249 – Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe
Replies: 36
Views: 10843

Re: Drabblecast 249 – Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe

I liked this one. Yeah, sure, I found it to be a little bit on the maudlin side. However, I thought the maudlin stuff was effectively offset by the quirky stuff, making the whole thing work. The author's strong prose also helped keep things engaging; I'm a big sucker for well-constructed, polished s...
by Douglas Hackle
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 248 - The Cockroach Hat
Replies: 13
Views: 3010

Re: Drabblecast 248 - The Cockroach Hat

What the bloody hell was that? . . . Yeah, I wasn't all that keen on this one myself, though I'm a big fan of the Kafka novella. On a related and cheerier note, I'll say that Bissom's "Bears Discover Fire," which coincidentally happens to be the first story I listened to at the drabblecast, still r...
by Douglas Hackle
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 247 - How I Crippled a World for Just 0.01 Cents
Replies: 20
Views: 6485

Re: Drabblecast 247 - How I Crippled a World for Just 0.01 C

If this game were real, I might buy it for a couple lousy bucks: seriously. Sounds like a lot of fun! If you made it just for yourself, they couldn't enforce it. If you made it and gave it just to a few friends, especially for no money, even if they caught a whiff they probably wouldn't enforce it....
by Douglas Hackle
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 247 - How I Crippled a World for Just 0.01 Cents
Replies: 20
Views: 6485

Re: Drabblecast 247 - How I Crippled a World for Just 0.01 C

So suppose I wanted to create and market a game that utilizes a deck of collectible cards, each card featuring a picture of a different Elvis Impersonator Warrior , each of whom possesses some unique weapon and or special ability--the more outrageous the better. Players would battle their Elvis Impe...
by Douglas Hackle
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 247 - How I Crippled a World for Just 0.01 Cents
Replies: 20
Views: 6485

Re: Drabblecast 247 - How I Crippled a World for Just 0.01 C

ROU Killing Time wrote:Did you know that Wizards of the Coast has a patent on turning a trading card sideways?
I thought you might be joking, but then I found this: http://www.bgdf.com/node/1042

In particular, check out the line about "tapping."
by Douglas Hackle
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Imp of the Perverse Kind of Looks Like a Jawa
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Re: The Imp of the Perverse Kind of Looks Like a Jawa

Hey, thanks. I've been fascinated by "the imp of the perverse" idea ever since reading the Poe story of the same name many moons ago. And I've always sort of got a kick out of Han Solo's famous "I know" line in Empire . What's more, I've been told by more than one woman that his utterance of the lin...
by Douglas Hackle
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: I Flunked Kindergarten
Replies: 11
Views: 1664

Re: I Flunked Kindergarten

Thanks.

Ohh, yeah, the Futurama guy. He rules too.
by Douglas Hackle
Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: I Flunked Kindergarten
Replies: 11
Views: 1664

Re: I Flunked Kindergarten

Good news, friends: I received word from Norm that "I Flunked Kindergarten" will be the drabble read in this week's episode of The Drabblecast.

That rules!
by Douglas Hackle
Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: In Dreams
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Re: In Dreams

Not sure what's worse: A) waking from a nightmare and then not being able to shake off "the feeling" of the nightmare until an hour or so later and sometimes even longer, or B) waking from a really good dream and then struggling in vain to hold onto the dream-feeling for as long as possible, powerle...
by Douglas Hackle
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Zelgorn the Somewhat Courteous Frost Orc Warrior...
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: Zelgorn the Somewhat Courteous Frost Orc Warrior...

What do you call a novel about a highly sane, contented, two-legged sea captain who sets sails on a voyage to encounter nothing but fair weather, uninterrupted maritime happiness, and a complete lack of hostile albino sperm whales?


Moby Dickless
by Douglas Hackle
Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Nourishing Slaughter
Replies: 6
Views: 1665

Re: Nourishing Slaughter

I recall a while back having this exact same thought. But I'm glad you had it too--and I'm even gladder you drabblized it.
by Douglas Hackle
Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Zelgorn the Somewhat Courteous Frost Orc Warrior...
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: Zelgorn the Somewhat Courteous Frost Orc Warrior...

This is what might happen when one, on the eve of Father's Day, gets into an idiotic but heated argument with one's better half regarding who had the more stressful Saturday working at home, after which one retreats to one's basement and, after getting a little drunk, tries to jump back into reading...
by Douglas Hackle
Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Zelgorn the Somewhat Courteous Frost Orc Warrior...
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Zelgorn the Somewhat Courteous Frost Orc Warrior...

Zelgorn the Somewhat Courteous Frost Orc Warrior: A Choose Your Own Adventure Grinding his boot into your chest, Zelgorn prepares to cleave your face with his broadsword. “F—fuck you,” you spit back. “Is your mother deceased or dying?” Zelgorn asks. “Or alive and in at least decent health?” • If yo...
by Douglas Hackle
Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:23 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: I Flunked Kindergarten
Replies: 11
Views: 1664

Re: I Flunked Kindergarten

There is one additional lesson that possibly needs to be given greater attention in kindergarten. It is where we learn that participating in the discussion is the basis for future worldly involvement and influence. Never apologize for participating in the discussion (except, of course, during nap t...
by Douglas Hackle
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: I Flunked Kindergarten
Replies: 11
Views: 1664

Re: I Flunked Kindergarten

This sounds like higher education. It certainly could be. My son graduated from kindergarten just two weeks ago. During the graduation ceremony, the parish pastor (he goes to a parochial school) gave a commencement speech in which he made the case that some of the most important lessons in life are...
by Douglas Hackle
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Revenge of the Nanonerd: Being an Unauthorized Sequel to . .
Replies: 2
Views: 795

Re: Revenge of the Nanonerd: Being an Unauthorized Sequel to

Should probably include the link to Part 1.

"Revenge of the Nerd" by Eric Marsh

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by Douglas Hackle
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Revenge of the Nanonerd: Being an Unauthorized Sequel to . .
Replies: 2
Views: 795

Revenge of the Nanonerd: Being an Unauthorized Sequel to . .

. . . Eric Marsh's "Revenge of the Nerd" After the nanites wiped out humanity, their bioengineered nanocircuitry evolved, acquiring both intelligence and stupidity. They settled into nanocountries. Everywhere the nanite eye could see, the carbon nanotube skyscrapers of their nanocities rose low int...
by Douglas Hackle
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Revenge of the Nerd (Hopeless romantic)
Replies: 8
Views: 1810

Re: Revenge of the Nerd

Not only did this make me chuckle, it inspired to write a sequel. (Hope ya don't mind.)