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by danthelawyer
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 335 - To Whatever
Replies: 17
Views: 7086

Re: Drabblecast 335 - To Whatever

Best story in a long time. And best Twabble in even longer. Huzzah!
by danthelawyer
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 336 - The Mouth of God
Replies: 12
Views: 5843

Re: Drabblecast 336 - The Mouth of God

Sadly, I was not a fan of this story. I really, really loved the previous week (I thought the Shaenon Garrity story was great -- funny (of course), but heartwarming and touching, and the twabble was hit right out of the ballpark, really one of the best ever), and still remember Ramsey Shehadeh's "Cr...
by danthelawyer
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 325 – Jackalope Wives
Replies: 13
Views: 4711

Re: Drabblecast 325 – Jackalope Wives

One of the best stories of the year, for sure. And narrated really well. Thanks!
by danthelawyer
Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: DC 320 – Half a Conversation, Overheard While Inside An...
Replies: 5
Views: 2379

Re: DC 320 – Half a Conversation, Overheard While Inside An.

Loved the Twabble. Nothing better than a good poop joke -- except a poop joke with a pun!
by danthelawyer
Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 318 – How They Tried to Talk Indian Tony Down
Replies: 6
Views: 2889

Re: Drabblecast 318 – How They Tried to Talk Indian Tony Dow

OK. Your first two points totally make sense, and I appreciate the info. I've not been an active forum participant, and probably never will be *that* active, but I felt moved to weigh in on this one more to honor Kage Baker's memory than because I was terribly moved by the story itself. Which I gues...
by danthelawyer
Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 318 – How They Tried to Talk Indian Tony Down
Replies: 6
Views: 2889

Re: Drabblecast 318 – How They Tried to Talk Indian Tony Dow

Hm. Why no comments? This was great fun, and makes me miss poor Kage Baker.
by danthelawyer
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 315 – Heaven is a Place on Planet X
Replies: 8
Views: 3186

Re: Drabblecast 315 – Heaven is a Place on Planet X

As someone who frequently dislikes stories everyone else is raving about, and often because I get hung up on what I perceive to be logical flaws, I have to say I disagree with the above assessments of this story. I thought it was quite wonderful, and I thought the narration was amazing. I also think...
by danthelawyer
Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: Make Escape Pod more like Drabblecast
Replies: 18
Views: 3946

Re: Make Escape Pod more like Drabblecast

Yes, yes, yes. Almost every week, I love DC, and almost every week I'm sorely disappointed by EP. The last couple of EP stories have been well-nigh unlistenable. On the other hand, EP has the Hugo nominees, and does run some longer stuff that doesn't usually make it onto DB. I really came here, thou...
by danthelawyer
Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 301 – Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
Replies: 5
Views: 2210

Re: Drabblecast 301 – Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned

This is actually one of my favorite short stories of all time -- one that I've read a couple of times. I even bought the collection a few years ago. The rest of the stories in the book are almost as good, though none of them are really in this style -- they're more the Carver-esque norm for contempo...
by danthelawyer
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 283 – The Man Who Drew Cats
Replies: 26
Views: 8656

Re: Drabblecast 283 – The Man Who Drew Cats

Luca aged 7 wrote: Other feedback: please no more frank keys.
Oh, I'm so sorry you don't like Frank Key. He's really one of my favorite authors, and I can't get enough of him. Oh well.
by danthelawyer
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 283 – The Man Who Drew Cats
Replies: 26
Views: 8656

Re: Drabblecast 283 – The Man Who Drew Cats

Loved this story. It had a strong narrative voice as written, but the reader and the sound production made it even better. This is one of those stories where the point's more the awesome storytelling than any twist ending. I especially loved the realistic portrayal of how community reactions to dom...
by danthelawyer
Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 254/255 – The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Ward
Replies: 33
Views: 16362

Re: Drabblecast 254/255 – The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Wa

I don't know. I loved the other Bear/Monette stories, but this one kind of left me cold. Maybe I'm just sick of zombies (I am), or maybe it was the preachy ending. Or maybe I just listened to the thing in too many pieces. I would love to pick up a little e-collection of all three stories in this uni...
by danthelawyer
Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 258 - Brown Dust
Replies: 18
Views: 6836

Re: Drabblecast 258 - Brown Dust

Really loved this story. Best Drabblecast in a while.
by danthelawyer
Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 231 - Trifecta XX
Replies: 19
Views: 9378

Re: Drabblecast 231 - Trifecta XX

I totally need a written copy of that "rejection letter." I've looked at Hearty's site, but he doesn't seem to post his work in written form. Anyone got a copy?
by danthelawyer
Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 194 - A Distant Sound of Hammers
Replies: 23
Views: 5273

Re: Drabblecast 194 - A Distant Sound of Hammers

The story wasn't too bad, I guess. I gotta tell you, I am so bored with zombies. This gave the genre at least a glimmer of originality and interest, but it started at such a deficit for me that I could never quite get into it. And Kate Baker's narration was unfortunately her usual monotone. Comments...
by danthelawyer
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: 2009 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: "Best Story" Finals! Vote Here
Replies: 55
Views: 13948

Re: "Best Story" Finals! Vote Here

I gotta go with Clown Eggs. In fact, I joined the forum just to vote for it! Along with Paul Berger's "The Watching People" on Escape Pod in 2007, Jay Lake's little fable was one of the most memorable stories I've heard in the last couple of years. I really didn't like the Teddy Bear thing or the Di...