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by Chairman Goodchild
Fri May 25, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Still alive?
Replies: 25
Views: 8130

Re: Still alive?

I'm hoping it's a burnout, and I hope Norm is okay, wherever he is. And hopefully he'll return one day with a story to tell. It would have been very nice for this Podcast to have been folded into the Escape Pod collective like Cast of Wonders. I'm a bit disappointed that didn't happen. It would have...
by Chairman Goodchild
Fri May 25, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: DrabbleArt
Topic: We miss you Norm Sherman
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: We miss you Norm Sherman

Great tribute, Xiovox. I hope wherever Norm is, he's okay. I'd like to know that he is alright, if nothing else.

Maybe he's just trapped between dimensions in some dark waiting room, waiting on a backwards-talking midget for permission to leave.
by Chairman Goodchild
Fri May 25, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Amazon to produce The Culture series
Replies: 1
Views: 595

Re: Amazon to produce The Culture series

I'm cautiously optimistic about this. On one hand, I'm glad it's happening and I'm glad either Amazon or Netflix got the rights to produce it. On the other hand, Consider Phlebas is being adapted, and that makes me nervous. Consider Phlebas was the odd duck of the series. It's hard to imagine Hora B...
by Chairman Goodchild
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 376 – A Last Kiss for Lazarus Winters (A Saint Darwin’s Spiritual)
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Re: Drabblecast 376 – A Last Kiss for Lazarus Winters (A Saint Darwin’s Spiritual)

I loved this story, and the narration was excellent. It really added to the piece. Something about this story bugged me. I couldn't figure out what. Then it hit me: this is a sequel to St. Darwin's Spirituals, which ran as a special Halloween episode of Escape Pod (episode 264, Oct 2010). So, if any...
by Chairman Goodchild
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 372 - Delicate Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 3590

Re: Drabblecast 372 - Delicate Parts

Well, that should put paid to any allegations about Drabblecast being too grown up and mature these days. A great laugh. I was cackling all the way through.


I enjoyed that one too. I'm happy to see the Drabblecast is on a more regular schedule now. I just hope it doesn't get cocked up.
by Chairman Goodchild
Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 371 - Old Dead Futures
Replies: 3
Views: 1620

Re: Drabblecast 371 - Old Dead Futures

Nice to hear another episode. I was really beginning to worry about the onset of Podcast rot, so it's encouraging to hear another episode. Sorry about hearing about your girlfriend and job, Norm. I'm not which order to put those two in, but that's going to leave a mark. I've been there. It sucked. I...
by Chairman Goodchild
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Artificial Intelligence software produces nightmare images
Replies: 2
Views: 9129

Re: Artificial Intelligence software produces nightmare images

There was a painter in Edwardian England, Louis Wain, who painted cats. He also had schizophrenia. As the schizophrenia progressed, his cats went from cute to bizarre geometric shapes not even resembling cats. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/creatology/files/2011/12/Wain_cats_6.jpg There's somet...
by Chairman Goodchild
Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Artificial Intelligence software produces nightmare images
Replies: 2
Views: 9129

Artificial Intelligence software produces nightmare images

Here's the link to Google explaining their 'neural net' Deep Dream AI software and how it recognizes and produces images. And here are the images Deep Dream generates as it peers into a nightmare gateway into another dimension. I'm not saying humanity should destroy all computers now while we still...
by Chairman Goodchild
Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 362 - Starter House
Replies: 15
Views: 3333

Re: Drabblecast 362 - Starter House

y'all getting' soft on me. :) Just playin. Message received. They all gettin' soft on you. Seriouslike. I thought this episode was great; disturbing but awesome, and I don't believe the Drabblecast should shy away from material like this. Here's why. The Holy Trinity of my podcast list is Escape Po...
by Chairman Goodchild
Wed May 20, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 357 - Trifecta: Embarrassing Personal Problems
Replies: 1
Views: 1103

Re: Drabblecast 357 - Trifecta: Embarrassing Personal Problems

Three good stories, but On the Nose had to be my favorite. Casey Regan didn't have that many lines in the story, but she really had excellent delivery on those lines. I was really impressed with her.
by Chairman Goodchild
Wed May 20, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 359 - Trifecta: Unnatural Growth
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: Drabblecast 359 - Trifecta: Unnatural Growth

That just kept on getting increasingly creepy. I didn't think that anything would top the second story, about Prometheus's horribly cancerous liver, but that third story really ratcheted it up. Very nice production values on this story as well. It's nice to see guest producers on the show. This week...
by Chairman Goodchild
Mon May 11, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: A Living Together
Replies: 8
Views: 1198

Re: A Living Together

Nice one. Well, not nice, but well-executed. You pack much into 100 words.
by Chairman Goodchild
Mon May 11, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Finding My Muse
Replies: 9
Views: 1980

Re: Finding My Muse

Nice drabble. I'll have to add E.T.A Hoffman to my extensive backlog of authors to read.
by Chairman Goodchild
Mon May 11, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Superluminal
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Superluminal

The starship shudders in an energy flux. “You underestimate the danger,” I say, finishing my coffee. My passenger grins. “I have a perfect forged identity waiting for me at the Pavonis system. Twenty years of knowing Earth’s market information while light catches up, and you’ll receive a king’s rans...
by Chairman Goodchild
Fri May 08, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Google Ads (self discovery)
Replies: 4
Views: 1933

Re: Google Ads

Very dark, with a hint of a bitter aftertaste. I like it.
by Chairman Goodchild
Tue May 05, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: 2014 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: Vote for the best! Deadline May 11th
Replies: 2
Views: 1230

Re: Extended! Vote for the best! Deadline May 11th

Thanks for the extended deadline. I was meaning to vote, but got behind in my podcasts and wasn't going to be able to listen all of the nominees before the cutoff.
by Chairman Goodchild
Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 239 – Killing The Morrow
Replies: 24
Views: 6899

Re: Drabblecast 239 – Killing The Morrow

"The past has changed, I learn in my sleep. Small events have evolved into mammoth ones... I don't have to kill my grandpa. I just have to tickle his hairy balls."

Wow. When I was a kid, I can't imagine all the times I changed the future for three dollars and a candy bar.
by Chairman Goodchild
Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 356 - An Exodus of Wings
Replies: 8
Views: 2143

Re: Drabblecast 356 - An Exodus of Wings

The production values on this one were amazing. Not only all of the sound effects and the music, but the use of stereo. Especially in Part 3, when I could hear the insects flying past in the park, and the voice of the female protagonist circling around from the left to the right channel as she spoke...
by Chairman Goodchild
Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 353 - Primrose or Return to Il’maril
Replies: 6
Views: 1702

Re: Drabblecast 353 - Primrose or Return to Il’maril

I liked this one. Very philosophical, and well-paced. Very nice story. But I have to wonder if they all just burned up in flames and the the group that left worried them selfs to death? Or did they die out from the lack of sun. That's for the audience to decide for themselves, I guess. Maybe the dre...
by Chairman Goodchild
Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 354 - DoubleHeader XVIII: Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
Replies: 2
Views: 1129

Re: Drabblecast 354 - DoubleHeader XVIII: Sylvia Spruck Wrigley

The first story I liked. Didn't really understand the second story of this doubleheader, I just didn't get it.

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