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by eric_marsh
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7290
Views: 646903

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Travel can open new vistas of experience. Visiting small regional farms, I learned the meaning of the word "longpork."
by eric_marsh
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Economic Realities
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Economic Realities

How about just feeding a few of them to the old gods.

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by eric_marsh
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Meta-Drabble
Replies: 1
Views: 139

The Meta-Drabble

I try to leverage the reader's knowledge to make simple stories more complex. In "Cosmic Horror" knowledge about Buddhism makes the story work. It's like linking a library to a computer program. For example, printf("%s\n","Hello World") requires the stdio header file and library. Without the necessa...
by eric_marsh
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Cosmic Horror
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Cosmic Horror

I try to leverage the reader's knowledge to make simple stories more complex. In "Cosmic Horror" knowledge about Buddhism makes the story work. It's like linking a library to a computer program. For example, printf("%s\n","Hello World") requires the stdio header file and library. Without the necessa...
by eric_marsh
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: A Strange Thing Happened on the Way to Work
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: A Strange Thing Happened on the Way to Work

Good one. It would be nice if there were more discussions in this forum. Hopefully people will come back.
by eric_marsh
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Edge
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: The Edge

Congrats on your first Drabble.
by eric_marsh
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast Director’s cut
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Drabblecast Director’s cut

In the discussion about Charlie the Purple Giraffe, the composer Carl Stalling is mentioned. I suspect that many people have never heard of him. To most people his name is obscure but his work is anything but. As it turns out I recently watched a YouTube video that discusses Stalling. Here's a link ...
by eric_marsh
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Cosmic Horror
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Cosmic Horror

No, this is not inspired by Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely. I'm listening to the Relaunch Prelaunch now and yeah, in a sense there's a lot of overlap.
by eric_marsh
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Write What You Know
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Write What You Know

A man who displayed true dedication to his craft...

https://nypost.com/2018/07/31/crime-aut ... is-novels/
by eric_marsh
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Dribblecast
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Dribblecast

Will it be up soon?
by eric_marsh
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Dribblecast
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Dribblecast

Progress on the new URL?
by eric_marsh
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Cosmic Horror
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Cosmic Horror

The Buddha said, "You've come to ask me the secrets of life and the universe. How do I know? You've come many times before. Our world dies and is reborn as regularly as the moon follows the sun. I alone remember. Existence is a cosmic horror. We live to fight. We die only to be reborn, forever trapp...
by eric_marsh
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7290
Views: 646903

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Words have meanings and meanings are important. It's not good enough to just tell robot slaves "Create a better world."
by eric_marsh
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7290
Views: 646903

Now For the Hard Part

In Moscow university I study Tolstoy. No good they say. Must master twit-fic for job to write American political memes.
by eric_marsh
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Memespace
Replies: 57
Views: 7351

Re: Memespace

A followup from an article I'm reading: " Memes are all attempting to self-replicate by exploiting inconsistencies or weaknesses in our cultural code. They are not attacking one another; they are attacking us humans. " http://www.iftf.org/fileadmin/user_upload/images/DigIntel/SR-2002_IFTF_Biology_of...
by eric_marsh
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Still alive?
Replies: 38
Views: 11924

Re: Still alive?

It would be so much better if this web forum software had a "thumbs up" button.

But thumbs up.
by eric_marsh
Mon May 28, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: DrabbleArt
Topic: We miss you Norm Sherman
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: We miss you Norm Sherman

Great vid!
by eric_marsh
Mon May 28, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Things in the Lake
Replies: 0
Views: 781

The Things in the Lake

Living in the country isn't like the city. Humanity invented cities. In nature things are shaped by other forces. When we bought our Texas ranch, rather than trying to reinvent things we tried to coexist with what was already there. The ranch has a lake and we think that there's things in the lake. ...
by eric_marsh
Sun May 27, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The End of Everything
Replies: 1
Views: 506

The End of Everything

Years ago I wrote in the drabblcast forums "It's just so difficult constantly trying to come up with new and innovative ways to destroy the world, or better yet, all of existance." It was true then and it's true now. Destroying the world is a hobby of mine. The challenge is to do so creatively. Ther...
by eric_marsh
Sun May 20, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Still alive?
Replies: 38
Views: 11924

Re: Still alive?

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that it's burnout. Norm and the DC crew put a tremendous amount of effort in and I'm sure it was a constant struggle to stay above water.

But the fact that there's been no official shutdown is a good thing. It leaves open the possibility of future stories.