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by ScubaMan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Bsides - In The End, You Get Clarity
Replies: 0
Views: 5

Bsides - In The End, You Get Clarity

8) In the End, You Get Clarity . As a high school science teacher, I grok our protagonist & her allies. I’m NOT tough enough to teach grade 3 class - and that’s a pity (I sincerely want more men to step up and teach the primary grades [by the time I get the teenagers, their core skills {or lack ther...
by ScubaMan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Bsides - 72 Looking For A Key
Replies: 0
Views: 2

Bsides - 72 Looking For A Key

I’m up here in the North Bruce Peninsula, waiting for the latest rain storm to pass (thus allowing my spouse & I safe access to the woodlot). While she slumbers upstairs, I spun up this odd little tale. It reminds me of a King Kong comes to the city... and it just goes off-kilter from there. This ep...
by ScubaMan
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 407 – The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Drabblecast 407 – The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change

I was kinda hoping the cats would stick around after earning their voice . My icon shows 1 of 3 black house panthers who tolerate cat-dad and cat-mom. He'd be out the door (as he started out life as a stray). The other 2 are little lemons (bad hips; a touch of brain damage). :( I do love our little...
by ScubaMan
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 411 – Wholesale Solution
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Re: Drabblecast 411 – Wholesale Solution

Oh hell yeah! Uncle Norm, please use some % of my monthly patronage to secure additional episodes of this VERY distopian world. It was like listening to the lovechild of “The Matrix”, “Total Recall”, “Inception”, “2001 [HAL going on the fritz]”, and a James S.A. Corey ( Leviathan Wakes ) book. ADVIC...
by ScubaMan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 408- Doubleheader: Robert Reed
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Drabblecast 408- Doubleheader: Robert Reed

Nasty first story. Don't. Blindly. Follow. Mentors. :mrgreen:
by ScubaMan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 407 – The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Drabblecast 407 – The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change

I was kinda hoping the cats would stick around after earning their voice. My icon shows 1 of 3 black house panthers who tolerate cat-dad and cat-mom. He'd be out the door (as he started out life as a stray). The other 2 are little lemons (bad hips; a touch of brain damage). :(
by ScubaMan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 409: The Dandelion Man by Jack Nicholls
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Drabblecast 409: The Dandelion Man by Jack Nicholls

Alright alright alright! This was good stuff. I processed this twisted story as an example of survival of the fittest. I didn't see that end coming.... the losing man who remained under the grass. He was stung by some aweful insect until the victim {{{or angel... or dandelion man?!}}}} became a dir...
by ScubaMan
Fri May 03, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 405 – Wet Fur
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: Drabblecast 405 – Wet Fur

I had to listen to this episode (again?) to understand it. It really is an impressive piece of fiction. This week, my spouse's mother had to euthanize her elderly cat. She now has 1 cat left that's very standoffish and it hurts my mother-in-law's feelings. We have 3 black cats that I know we'll outl...
by ScubaMan
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecst 402- The Moving Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Drabblecst 402- The Moving Stars

This week, we had at least two Amber Alerts here in the Greater Toronto Area. Dammit, this episode did an (unintended?) gut punch with me.... ...especially when the army base and aliens release a radio alert. I was expecting the station attendant to tackle the woman and the baby/ambassador. Or worse...
by ScubaMan
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast Director's Cut: Sing
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Drabblecast Director's Cut: Sing

I'm pleased this episode was revived and had a post-commentary from the author. It reminds me of the cliche.... the road to hell is paved with good intentions and all. I have a conflicting opinion about the 'do no harm'... 'savage garden'... 'Prime Directive' ethic. This story nailed it on the head ...
by ScubaMan
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 400 & 401- We Who Stole the Dream
Replies: 4
Views: 290

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

This 2-parter made me squirm (part 1) and then made me reflect about how power changes creatures (part 2) . The story reminded me about a novel, called Past Watch (by Orson Scott Card). Now, I know our man Orson, flew off the rails with his homophobia & extreme religious views... but the novel does...
by ScubaMan
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)

The story had a gloriously quirky, finished up with a "underdog win" at the end. Mind you, the story reminded me about some of the odder characteristics of skunk cabbage. Their yellow flower cone has a biological 'heating element' that allows the plant to poke through the thawing Spring soil... and ...
by ScubaMan
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 394 - Christmas Special "Dirty Santa"
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Drabblecast 394 - Christmas Special "Dirty Santa"

I don't think Norm gets enough credit for his episode intros. This one was fantastic. Truly inspired. Even though I listened to the episode in February it made me feel all Christmassy inside. And the story was a nice blast from Drabblecast past. Loved the skull Xmas sweater. They're one of the reas...
by ScubaMan
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 396 - Trifecta: Losses & Sacrifices
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Drabblecast 396 - Trifecta: Losses & Sacrifices

Holy carp! These were 3 sharp tales. The body horror in... the tale of the phantom elevator victim was gloriously cringe-worthy... and in a GOOD way. :shock: :shock: +1 for my Drabblecast, eh. Edit... Um, I just scrolled up to see the art for this episode. Holy s##t! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: ...
by ScubaMan
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 397 - Fruit and Words
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: Drabblecast 397 - Fruit and Words

Whoah boy. This episode sailed right over my head. Fruits? Nuts? Nope. I couldn't get into the tale. I struggled with it... and gave up a third of the way in. Pity. :(
by ScubaMan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabble Classics 28 - Happy Old Year.
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Drabble Classics 28 - Happy Old Year.

Drabble Classics 28 - Happy Old Year.

I just listened to our January 14th instalment. What did listeners think of it? Did you sympathise with the protagonist?
Spoiler:
I had a really hard time sympathising with the protagonist. I would have pushed the guy off the ledge. :shock:
by ScubaMan
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Drabblecast B-Sides 70: Saint Darwin
Replies: 0
Views: 634

Drabblecast B-Sides 70: Saint Darwin

Psst... Moderators... if this episode has a separate thread, add it there. Thanks, eh.
by ScubaMan
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 394 - Christmas Special "Dirty Santa"
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Drabblecast 394 - Christmas Special "Dirty Santa"

That was a fantastic story. The last line... "it was the thought that counts"... was a brutal kick in the head. The protagonist sure as hell deserved the gift... and to have it stolen. What... The... F##k.

It was pure Drabblecast. Me gusta. :-)
by ScubaMan
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 392 - Single Parent
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Drabblecast 392 - Single Parent

An excellent episode. I was rooting for the dad.
by ScubaMan
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: Cuddle Zombies?
Replies: 3
Views: 1287

Re: Cuddle Zombies?

That was one of the oddest episode to listen to. The artwork didn't do it justice. A wiggling mass.... guhahhhhh! Nice.