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by Beth Peters
Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:29 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations
Replies: 73
Views: 11547

Re: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations

- this "story" is more about vicariously indulging the wish to kill than about writing a good tale. it's more important for the author that we to get to the money shot where a child is killed. not because of its poor quality but because of what I think it implies about the author's motiva...
by Beth Peters
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 298 – Flying On My Hatred of My Neighbor’s Dog
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: Drabblecast 298 – Flying On My Hatred of My Neighbor’s D

So yah, this was one of the best episodes of the year. This is the kind of thing I point people to when I say "Drabblecast".
by Beth Peters
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations
Replies: 73
Views: 11547

Re: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations

this "story" is more about vicariously indulging the wish to kill than about writing a good tale. That's why there is such a poor effort made to address any of the ...I can't call them 'plot holes' as that implies there actually is a plot. Imo it's more important for the author that we to...
by Beth Peters
Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 299 – The Revelation of Morgan Stern
Replies: 10
Views: 1600

Re: Drabblecast 299 – The Revelation of Morgan Stern

So last week's story made me laugh out loud in public and this week's story made me cry in public. I guess the lesson here is to be mindful of where you decide to listen to the Drabblecast? :) This was such a beautiful story, the reveal was slow and the ending unexpected and somehow both touching an...
by Beth Peters
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 259 - The Last of the O-Forms
Replies: 12
Views: 3021

Re: Drabblecast 259 - The Last of the O-Forms

I'm really surprised some of these forum threads around this time are notably barren of comments. I'm pretty sure the Drabblecast story streak I've listened to this week happening in the "episode 50's" was the best I've consecutive stories I've heard anywhere in awhile. This one, along wit...
by Beth Peters
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 258 - Brown Dust
Replies: 18
Views: 4965

Re: Drabblecast 258 - Brown Dust

Catching up. Have to say, this story is one of those that, to me, is in a class of its own. Stephen King wishes he could write a story like this. This is an author who clearly knows what she's doing and wow did she do it well here. very powerful, thank you Drabblecast and Esther Friesner for blowing...
by Beth Peters
Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 296 – 5 Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain
Replies: 16
Views: 3484

Re: DC 296 – Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain

YES! Cat Rambo knocks it out of the park with this one, so very wicked! Like her previous Drabblecast story, Amid the Words of War, Rambo demonstrates that she excels at dreaming up extremely interesting and alien worlds and characters and then injecting a great deal of human empathy into them and t...
by Beth Peters
Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: BSides 25 – Fungi From Yuggoth
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: B-Sides 25 – Fungi From Yuggoth

I listened to this on my drive over Labor Day. Wow. So good. I'm not a huge fan of Lovecraft but this poetry cycle really showcases his unbelieveable skill with words. I was just entrapped the entire time, and Norm really makes these come alive in his reading. Bravo
by Beth Peters
Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 294 – Partial Inventory
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

Re: Drabblecast 294 – Partial Inventory

Oh, also, "Knock" by Chris Thompson was one of the best drabbles this year. Made me want to try my hand at Drabbling.
by Beth Peters
Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 294 – Partial Inventory
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

Re: Drabblecast 294 – Partial Inventory

Well, aside from a few off-hand references this seemed (to me) barely a HPL mythos story. That is not to say I didn't enjoy it, because I did. I liked how the author chose to focus more on the characters, particularly Kelly, and her behavior in light of her family turmoil. Certainly the "family...
by Beth Peters
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 290 – The Screaming Door
Replies: 19
Views: 2545

Re: Drabblecast 290 – The Screaming Door

Great reading, great story!

Tom, FWIW, my interpretation of the ending was that in burning the door the protagonist was releasing whatever mysterious element caused the door to scream out into the atmosphere to inhabit objects everywhere and fill the world with screaming things.
by Beth Peters
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 291 – The Lurking Fear
Replies: 12
Views: 3209

Re: Drabblecast 291 – The Lurking Fear

A little long getting to where it was going for my tastes but I had never heard this story and overall enjoyed it. Am I weird for actually enjoying a lot of that purple prose? Especially at the end when he was describing the evil bloated trees and such, drinking blood and corpses from the earth. Fun...
by Beth Peters
Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations
Replies: 73
Views: 11547

Re: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations

tbaker2500 wrote:I fast forwarded most of the story, and didn't really miss anything besides extra pathos.


Well, aside from maybe the best dramatic performance in Drabblecast history. I'm caught up on 290 and can't remember better. Let us Praise Awesome Dinosaurs maybe.
by Beth Peters
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 285 – Doubleheader XIII
Replies: 6
Views: 1603

Re: Drabblecast 285 – Doubleheader XIII

I'm surprised this episode isn't getting more chatter on the forums! It was one of my favorite Doubleheaders ever! I wish there had been an author's note from Mary, I would love to hear her thoughts on them. Locked In was absolutely terrifying, like others have said, because of the plausibility. The...
by Beth Peters
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 083 - Floating Over Time
Replies: 37
Views: 8244

Re: Drabblecast 083 - Floating Over Time

Yes, I'll never forget this episode. I've listened so many times I can't even recall. This was the first story on the Drabblecast that really floored me, it's just beautiful. I'm surprised it hasn't been published elsewhere, much less received major awards (aside from the Drabblecast's own prestigio...
by Beth Peters
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 287 – Sweetie
Replies: 4
Views: 776

Re: Drabblecast 287 – Sweetie

lol tbaker.

This was a good time and sufficiently engaging/spooky. It wasn't as hard hitting as other Drabblecasts but that's totally fine.
by Beth Peters
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations
Replies: 73
Views: 11547

Re: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations

First of all, this was an outstanding production. I don't think I've ever heard better voice acting on any audio production I can recently remember. Sets a new bar for full cast audio IMO. Kudos to the guest producer, I see why Norm is a fan. Second, Algernon Sydney pretty much said everything I was...
by Beth Peters
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: BSides 23 – Picobeasts
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Re: BSides 23 – Picobeasts

That was such a good time!! I loved the format, like Amazon.com reviews. It really captured that perfectly. And wow what a cast! They really nailed it. Loved the guy who was using picobeasts to see if his wife was cheating on him. I was going to say that I wish it had developed into more of a story ...
by Beth Peters
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Bsides 24 – Answer
Replies: 5
Views: 1204

Re: Bsides 24 – Answer

Agree with both of you guys, I thought of the exact same two stories when I heard this again! This story was written before either of those however. I remember we read it in a philosophy of religion class I had back in college (awesome teacher, he was always giving us great scifi to read and write a...
by Beth Peters
Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Bsides 06 - The Horror at Martin's Beach
Replies: 27
Views: 8938

Re: Bsides 06 - The Horror at Martin's Beach

Hi, I'm reading the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft on my Kindle Touch and I'm really loving it! I liked this story, it's about revenge for an uncalled damage, like the Cats of Ulthar. I just have a question, with so much time that they all had, why nobody came out with the idea of cutting the rop...

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