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by bolddeceiver
Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 202, 203 - Boojum
Replies: 45
Views: 7437

Re: Drabblecast 202 / 203 - Boojum

But still not profit.
by bolddeceiver
Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 202, 203 - Boojum
Replies: 45
Views: 7437

Re: Drabblecast 202 / 203 - Boojum

I'm loving it. What I really dig is the subtle way a lot of the Mythos stuff fits in to the cross-genre setting; for instance, "vaguely-aquatic-adapted-spacers" thing is just common enough a trope in SF that it took me a few minutes to go "aha!" and notice the Innsmouth look in the gillies. Can't wa...
by bolddeceiver
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: MP3 feed issue
Replies: 13
Views: 2101

MP3 feed issue

Any reason why the last two episodes on the mp3 feed have been .mov rather than .mp3 files? I switched to the straight-mp3 feed because my media player doesn't care for the flavor of the AAC files on the main feed, but it likes these no better :|
by bolddeceiver
Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 194 - A Distant Sound of Hammers
Replies: 23
Views: 5079

Re: Drabblecast 194 - A Distant Sound of Hammers

I did like it, but I'll admit that the best of this story was the first half -- the gut-turning discovery as the premise and background of this world revealed itself -- and after that the rest sort of felt played out. That's a risk that an inversion-based, idea-driven story like this runs, though, a...
by bolddeceiver
Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Robots think we're delicious
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Robots think we're delicious

I've been away from the forums a while, but HAD to come back with this bit of drabblenews...

Robot Identifies Human Flesh As Bacon
by bolddeceiver
Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 173 - Go Beep
Replies: 55
Views: 14638

Re: Drabblecast 173- Go Beep by Aliya Whiteley

This really felt to me like the equal-and-opposite to Jelly Park (and I find both to be totally awesome). I don't feel equipped at the moment to delve into the details of this argument, but I'm going to go back and listen to JP again so that I can within the next day or so. Anyways, awesome episode;...
by bolddeceiver
Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 20 & 21 (EP 170 & 171) - Mongoose
Replies: 72
Views: 22017

Re: DC 170 & 171- Mongoose by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear

What a story. Action, allusion, crazy monsters, what's not to love? The Mythos connection here was great. My favorite Mythos stories are the ones that show humanity dealing with the unbearable extradimensional weirdness, rather then running in fear. All due respect to HPL, one of my issues with his ...
by bolddeceiver
Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 159 - Intelligent Design
Replies: 30
Views: 7285

Re: Drabblecast 159- Intelligent Design by Ellen Klages

Ehh, besides the god-as-child thing being so done, if we're going with the Genesis cosmogeny (which all the "it was good" lines would imply), wasn't the naming Adam's job?

Also, a hearty "second!" to moonowl's point.
by bolddeceiver
Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 158 - Dr. Diablo Goes Through the Motions
Replies: 40
Views: 6698

Re: Drabblecast 158- Dr. Diablo Goes Through the Motions

Haven't had the time/inclination to keep up with forums lately, but had to come back for this episode. Dr. Diable Goes Through the Motions was one of the best literary deconstructions of the whole supervillain trope I've come across, on par with, if not maybe slightly better than, the wonderful Soon...
by bolddeceiver
Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Ghost Shark, Sexy Forehead
Replies: 45
Views: 5457

Re: Ghost Shark, Sexy Forehead

Wow, I think this takes the "did I read that right" scientist quotes prize for the month hands down... It's a big weird looking freaky thing... That is a technical term, by the way. They have this club on the top of their head with spikes. People think it’s used for mating. Hey, um, I'm open-minded ...
by bolddeceiver
Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Did they average it out to 2.5?
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Did they average it out to 2.5?

Big Anklevich wrote:These guys called to complain to the cops that the "escorts" they hired stole from them?
The trick is, escort services are not technically illegal in and of itself, as they offer so-called "social or conversational services;" the fact that you're really paying for sex is under the table.
by bolddeceiver
Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:32 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Did they average it out to 2.5?
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Did they average it out to 2.5?

Not precisely drabble news, but I just had to share this gem from my local paper's police blotter column. (Also, hate to say it, but looking for women matching that description in Tacoma would not be like looking for a needle in a haystack. More like looking for a specific stalk of hay in a haystack.)
by bolddeceiver
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: An idea you can take to the bank! The cheese bank, that is.
Replies: 3
Views: 711

An idea you can take to the bank! The cheese bank, that is.

Italian bank Credem maintains vault of delicious collateral...

And if there's a break-in, does somebody ring the cheese alarm?

...

What, I can't be the only Robyn Hitchcock fan here, can I?
by bolddeceiver
Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Umm, WHAT?
Replies: 14
Views: 1897

Umm, WHAT?

Researchers create "evil" AI in order to better understand human behavior

Now, I'll start by saying I smell a quack here. But besides that, the very idea -- "Let's create a computer capable of PURE EVIL!" -- sounds like the set-up to a brainless blockbuster action movie.
by bolddeceiver
Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Maybe we shouldn't have made it out of cardboard?
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Maybe we shouldn't have made it out of cardboard?

Besides looking like a demented duck, apparently the F-22 has a hard time handling rain.

Tax dollars at work there.
by bolddeceiver
Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Corpse-fueled Robot?
Replies: 12
Views: 1242

Seriously, though, the robots should know that these things always go in cycles. Today a robot that eats people, tomorrow a human that eats robots. Is there really any point to this rat race? Can't we all just get along? Reminds me of Lem's Cyberiad , with its constantly repeating cycle of biologic...
by bolddeceiver
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Nuclear terrorism, or child's play?
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: Nuclear terrorism, or child's play?

You have to be very serious about dirty bombs, because people could get hurt, you know. The funny thing is, they really can't. Radioactive material is incredibly hard to effectively weaponize; the dirty bomb thing is largely a pie-in-the-sky threat (mainly because it's not terribly effective terror...