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by normsherman
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 410 – Go Between
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Drabblecast 410 – Go Between

This one really felt like classic, old school Drabblecast to me. China is weird to the core. Interesting tidbit of DC inside baseball: Bo uses himself as a starting point for a lot of the faces he uses when doing DC art. Go back and look, you can often see the hilarious similarities... even when you...
by normsherman
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 411 – Wholesale Solution
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Drabblecast 411 – Wholesale Solution

I agree! Keep the encouragement coming on this one if you enjoyed it folks, Fred has potential ideas for expanding this with future pieces in a series.
by normsherman
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 412 – 1977
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: Drabblecast 412 – 1977

Man, Naomi Mercer is such a better dancer than me...
by normsherman
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 413 – The Rats in the Walls
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Drabblecast 413 – The Rats in the Walls

Lotta work went into this one. If you read the original and compare it to our adaptation you'll see some distinct differences. Wanted to play the idea of race in a very different way that Lovecraft original intended. Patrick did an awesome job-- this shit's hard to read! Magna Mater folks! Magna Mat...
by normsherman
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecst 402- The Moving Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Drabblecst 402- The Moving Stars

I wanted to thank the Drabblecast team for this one, as it's the one that made me discover the site! I was waiting hopelessly in an airport, coming back home after doing a pre-insurance check-up on some property for sale in Paphos , and I ran into it by complete accident while looking for short sto...
by normsherman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Blossom
Replies: 2
Views: 1530

Re: The Blossom

great!
by normsherman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: What the Bouncer Saw
Replies: 2
Views: 9891

Re: What the Bouncer Saw

Yah, I like these two. They're like, unspoken Choose Your Own Adventure drabbles!
by normsherman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 408- Doubleheader: Robert Reed
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Drabblecast 408- Doubleheader: Robert Reed

You let me know right here! :) I check in the forums every day or two. Thanks, I loved your drabble!
by normsherman
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Man Saved by Pothole
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: Man Saved by Pothole

Haha, nice!
by normsherman
Thu May 09, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 400 & 401- We Who Stole the Dream
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Drabblecast 400 & 401- We Who Stole the Dream

Thanks everyone! It was a lot of work but a lot of fun to acquire and put together. This story winds up being pretty tragic in the end but believe it or not, this one is ctually one of the lighter stories Tiptree wrote, IMO. She'd have wound up creating Black Mirror long before Charlie Brooker if yo...
by normsherman
Thu May 09, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)

This one's an all-time favorite of mine. But the new analysis that follows really articulates what is so awesome about it--that maybe in the end it isn't necessarily sheer might and aggression that ensure natural selection and survival of a species, but rather decency, integrity, and compassion. Wo...
by normsherman
Thu May 09, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecst 402- The Moving Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Drabblecst 402- The Moving Stars

Haha. Yah, man I couldn't tell how much I wanted it to swerve into the creepy "she really is a child abductor" route or not! Thought the author did a good job of playing with that ambiguity and made the right call in the end. We never really knew if we were dealing with an unreliable narrator or not...
by normsherman
Thu May 09, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 405 – Wet Fur
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Drabblecast 405 – Wet Fur

I loved this week's winning Twabble, where time order changes. Super clever and smart. The main story this week was good (to me) but not great. I love my pets but it took long to figure out who the narrator was and then it wasn't really clear who we were hearing from. If it was a swarm of sentient ...
by normsherman
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Police respond to man screaming at spider
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: Police respond to man screaming at spider

Dear god if that's not terrifying. To think they might be "true spiders" makes you grateful for the ones we have...
by normsherman
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 398- The Day After the Day the Martiians Came
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Drabblecast 398- The Day After the Day the Martiians Came

Totally taking this suggestion to heart Kev. I love it too. Sometimes authors can be a little shy or want the story to totally stand on it's own but personally I've always loved hearing a little background, as long as it's presented AFTER the story.
by normsherman
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)

Drabbleclassics:

A fan-hosted Series that features fan-picked stories from the Drabblecast archives, remastered and brought to you by fans like our host this week, Bart Epstein. Enjoy his take on Primary Pollinator, by Nicole Kimberling!
by normsherman
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 403- The Translator
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Drabblecast 403- The Translator

Next up in Women and Aliens month: a Drabblecast original commissioned from author Eboni J. Dunbar, “The Translator.” Eboni Dunbar resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner and specializes in queer and black speculative fiction. She is also a VONA Alum, an associate editor for PodCastle...
by normsherman
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecst 402- The Moving Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Drabblecst 402- The Moving Stars

We’re in the thick of Women and Aliens month, and we’re keeping it going with an original commissioned story— “The Moving Stars” by Premee Mohamed. Premee Mohamed is an Indo-Caribbean scientist and specfic auhor based out of Canada. Her short fiction has appeared in Analog, Pseudopod, Mythic Deliriu...
by normsherman
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast Director's Cut: Sing
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Drabblecast Director's Cut: Sing

“A Musical on a Submarine” Norm and author Kristine Kathryn Rusch discuss her story from way back in 2008 for Drabblecast #53. This is the “Director’s Cut – Sing.” We also dive into a discussion about unsung women in Science Fiction, like Leigh Bracket and James Tipree Jr. Why use a pen name after a...