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by ElectricPaladin
Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 256 – Roanoke, Nevada
Replies: 9
Views: 3914

Re: Drabblecast 256 – Roanoke, Nevada

I thought this one was... interesting. Certainly thought-provoking. However, I also think it was, ultimately, quite flawed. Here's the problem: in order to make the narrator heroic, the author made everyone else an idiot. The problem of the aliens was immediately apparent to me, even before I learne...
by ElectricPaladin
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Mutant Butterflies Found at Fukashima
Replies: 8
Views: 2303

Re: Mutant Butterflies Found at Fukashima

How mutated, and are their disturbing pictures? I'm very curious and want to follow the link, but have a long-time and abiding horror of pictures of mutated things...
by ElectricPaladin
Sat May 19, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 243 – The Other Lila
Replies: 20
Views: 5140

Re: Drabblecast 243 – The Other Lila

Almost a year ago shortly after watching "The Prestige" , I said to my wife (I run one-on-one RPGs for my wife): "make me a character who was duplicated, and solved the problem by departing to live a new life, and is called back to her old home to investigate the original's murder." The story we tol...
by ElectricPaladin
Tue May 08, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Burning Drabble Experience
Replies: 0
Views: 704

Burning Drabble Experience

On my blog, The Burning Zeppelin Experience (BZE for short), I've recently started a drabble-a-day project. Though I've been mixing it up with a few 200 word stories, and occasionally the short essays on writing, teaching, and nerdery that I've always written, I've nonetheless managed to produce a f...
by ElectricPaladin
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 202, 203 - Boojum
Replies: 45
Views: 7854

Re: Drabblecast 202 / 203 - Boojum

I'm going to chime in with those who say that this one is very good, but not quite as good as Mongoose . How can I put it... Mongoose just had more pizzaz. More snap. The writing was tighter, the main character more flavorful, more driven, in a way that I found really compelling. Boojum contains man...
by ElectricPaladin
Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Part Plant, Part Animal, All Awesome
Replies: 2
Views: 883

Part Plant, Part Animal, All Awesome

Check this out: http://www.livescience.com/6030-surprising-sea-slug-plant-animal.html The basics? It's a sea slug that has stolen DNA from the algae it eats, incorporated that DNA into its own DNA, and now uses that DNA to synthesize chlorophyl. In case your middle school science teachers weren't as...
by ElectricPaladin
Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 200 - The Last Question
Replies: 51
Views: 11667

Re: Drabblecast 200 - The Last Question by Isaac Asimov

You win, Sherman. You win. I've resisted joining the Drabblecast forums (for no real reason, mind you - just sheer laziness) for years now. And now... this. This story sent shivers up my spine. It gave me a fierce smile - I love it when mankind takes natural laws like entropy and punches them in the...
by ElectricPaladin
Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 130- Trifecta IX
Replies: 32
Views: 5779

Re: Drabblecast 130- Trifecta IX

I always wanted to be a dinosaur when I grew up. A couple of months ago, I joked to my fiance that I had done a dinosaur internship in college, but that there's no work for dinosaurs these days, so I'd ended up being a school teacher instead (I also claimed to have done an internship as a bear - did...