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by ScubaMan
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 412 – 1977
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Drabblecast 412 – 1977

What am I listening to? 1977?! I was in grade 2, with Ms. Carol at Peace Arch Elementary in White Rock, BC. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: Has anybody else watched the movie, Xanadu ? Starring Olivia Newton-John. Oh, and Close Encounters Of The Third Kind ? I'm getting that vibe with this story (th...
by ScubaMan
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 414 – Dance, Siege, Swoop
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Drabblecast 414 – Dance, Siege, Swoop

The soundtrack was carefully chosen.
by ScubaMan
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 414 – Dance, Siege, Swoop
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Drabblecast 414 – Dance, Siege, Swoop

I"m getting a Chung Kuo (by David Wingrove) vibe from this tale. Spindly monoliths (timestamp ~20:40). Their purpose lost in time. Invasive species. Mind you the story starts out like a narrative of people living near a nuclear waste depository (with warning signs that have degraded with time) . It ...
by ScubaMan
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Bsides 77 - Looking For Jake
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Bsides 77 - Looking For Jake

Okay, so I just finished listening to L.F.J. with my spouse. And we were BOTH looking at the loud speaker... and saying .... wait... what?! I wolfed down The Scar and had many conversations with my spouse. The authour's prose is intricate and if one paid attention, had an elegant logic to it. L.F.J....
by ScubaMan
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Bsides 77 - Looking For Jake
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Bsides 77 - Looking For Jake

China Melville. As in The Scar?! A steampunk or post-gasoline tale?! Oh boy. People, please support drabblecast so that you can access this thread (my $10USD/month a la PayPal is being well-used). :D
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: 107

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: 90

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: 9
Views: 426

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: 213

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: 273

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: 9
Views: 426

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: 199

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: 627

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: 562

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: 230

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: 422

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: 463

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: 464

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: 495

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: 13
Views: 990

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. :(