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by Polecat
Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 361 - Time to Say Goodnight
Replies: 5
Views: 2297

Re: Drabblecast 361 - Time to Say Goodnight

This is the sort of story that keeps me listening to DC, you can't find this sort of thing anywhere else. Charming? yes; touching? likewise; weird? most definitely. A funeral for an animate mechanical duck which (or who?) was created so the bedtime stories wouldn't have to end - what is that a metap...
by Polecat
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 291 – The Lurking Fear
Replies: 12
Views: 4584

Re: Drabblecast 291 – The Lurking Fear

Would this be the promiscuous use of alliteration? More an uncontrolled flow, requiring a more or less continuous intake of adjectives to avoid the danger of delogofication. Interesting that you should mention Gerard Manley Hopkins, I was thinking of him only the other day - why is he called "Manle...
by Polecat
Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 291 – The Lurking Fear
Replies: 12
Views: 4584

Re: Drabblecast 291 – The Lurking Fear

I mentioned last year during HPL Month that I was looking for a nice clean copy of the Necronomicon; the response has been, to say the least, disappointing. Has no one got a copy to spare? IMHO it is impossible to comment sanely on any of Lovecraft's works, so I will drivel inanely... It struck me t...
by Polecat
Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 290 – The Screaming Door
Replies: 19
Views: 4295

Re: Drabblecast 290 – The Screaming Door

This story did cause me to chuckle merrily, also to grin. In fact, I'll go out on a limb and say that it is my favourite DC episode for a very long time. The story was indeed strange, and pleased this strange listener immensely; no explanation was offered as to why the door was screaming, and, I thi...
by Polecat
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 275 – A Riddle In Nine Syllables
Replies: 11
Views: 2321

Re: Drabblecast 275 – A Riddle In Nine Syllables

Did anybody else catch themselves thinking about "The Worm Within" and cackling maniacally?

respectfully

The Polecat
by Polecat
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 264 – The Belonging Kind
Replies: 19
Views: 3860

Re: Drabblecast 264 – The Belonging Kind

Coiffed is not "koyft", but quaffed. (Those frenchies are untrustworthy with appearances.) As in the bitter cup. I suspect the "dialectic pronunciation" of being marxist, as in Groucho. On topic, I thoroughly enjoyed this story, very noir, I thought, as if William Burroughs had crept into Dashiell ...
by Polecat
Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 261 – The People of Sand and Slag
Replies: 17
Views: 4435

Re: Drabblecast 261 – The People of Sand and Slag

An enjoyable story, but one that threw up surprisingly little philosophical subject matter for me, in comparison to the other comments here. If mankind were able to engineer him/herself to feel no pain, experience no empathy, regrow severed limbs and generally turn him/herself into a comic book supe...
by Polecat
Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 254/255 – The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Ward
Replies: 33
Views: 15412

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

I'm verily excited by the prospect of this story. However, I'll be waiting for part 2 before I listen to the story, partly to increase my listening pleasure, but also to nurture my illusion that I am posessed of some self-control.

respectfully

the polecat
by Polecat
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People
Replies: 17
Views: 7725

Re: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

The download isn't working, which causes great wailing and gnashing of teeth.

respectfully

the polecat
by Polecat
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 251 - The Music of Erich Zann
Replies: 14
Views: 4570

Re: Drabblecast 251 - The Music of Erich Zann

Mr Marsh, I fear you will be disappointed, as there's probably nothing other-worldly enough to sound like what I, at least, imagine Herr Zann to have played. It's somewhat OT, but here, at least, is some pretty devilish cello playing: iYWvaxU5OXk Rufus Cappadosia also accompanies Bethany Yarrow, the...
by Polecat
Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 251 - The Music of Erich Zann
Replies: 14
Views: 4570

Re: Drabblecast 251 - The Music of Erich Zann

I, too, thoroughly enjoyed the story, and suspect that the lack of comments here does not reflect a negative or indifferent response to the story, rather that it is very difficult to find anything to say about it. I particularly liked the lack of tentacles - that makes it untypical for Lovecraft, I ...
by Polecat
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 249 – Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe
Replies: 36
Views: 9933

Re: Drabblecast 249 – Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe

Oddly enough, the story gives me the sense that there is hope even when the shit is hitting the fan. Oddly? To me that was the point the story made, that no matter how abominable the situation becomes, it is still possible to behave like a decent human being, and this behaviour will have an effect ...
by Polecat
Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 248 - The Cockroach Hat
Replies: 13
Views: 2639

Re: Drabblecast 248 - The Cockroach Hat

Kafka's The Metamorphosis, definitely worth a read! http://www.gutenberg.org/files/5200/5200-h/5200-h.htm What the bloody hell was that? I agree with both comments - usually I try to operate on the "If you can't say anything good...don't say anything" principle, but I really didn't enjoy this story...
by Polecat
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 249 – Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe
Replies: 36
Views: 9933

Re: Drabblecast 249 – Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe

... the same level of tension, a one note song, so its dreary never changing nature just left me waiting for it to end. Quite like life, really. Having very little knowledge of US geography, I can't join in the discussion about I95, but I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Post apocalyptic scenarios do...
by Polecat
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 247 - How I Crippled a World for Just 0.01 Cents
Replies: 20
Views: 5877

Re: Drabblecast 247 - How I Crippled a World for Just 0.01 C

Oh man of straw, you've done it again... "If you think that the nature of discovery is merely being the first to learn a truth..." The first on whose terms? Columbus is said to have "discovered" your fair country, which had already been populated by humans for quite some time. In european terms (exc...
by Polecat
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 247 - How I Crippled a World for Just 0.01 Cents
Replies: 20
Views: 5877

Re: Drabblecast 247 - How I Crippled a World for Just 0.01 C

This story inspires me to RANT "The longer it is, the more convoluted the language...iTunes...The Bible..." or Myface.com (there are actually people who sign up and use this service!?) The idea of intellectual property is one that has concerned me deeply since the german equivalent of ASCAP kyboshed...
by Polecat
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 245 – A Nice Jewish Golem
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Re: Drabblecast 245 – A Nice Jewish Golem

I for one was very amused - I have nothing against heavily worn caricatures, so long as they are well done, and this was very well done. Of course the story was predictable, but that is part of the joy of such stories; there doesn't have to be a twist at the end of every tale. Coincidentally, I list...
by Polecat
Fri May 25, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 243 – The Other Lila
Replies: 20
Views: 4599

Re: Drabblecast 243 – The Other Lila

One thing that slushing/editing will do for you is rapidly kill any enjoyment you derive from common tropes in and of themselves. Be grateful you're not a gynaecologist (I hope that's not too sexist). Having never been a great reader of speculative fiction, I wasn't even aware that doppelganger var...
by Polecat
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 236 – When You Visit The Magoebaskloof Hotel..
Replies: 12
Views: 2838

Re: Drabblecast 236 – When You Visit The Magoebaskloof Hotel

Having listened to the story a couple of times, I have come to the conclusion the this piece of speculative fiction belongs in the genre because it leads one to speculate what the h*** Ms. Bear is trying to communicate. This is not to criticise the writing or the style - the fact that I chose to lis...
by Polecat
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 235 – Unreliable Witness
Replies: 17
Views: 5662

Re: Drabblecast 235 – Unreliable Witness

Having had a problem with not very bright people taking my things for as long as I can remember, I found I had great sympathy with the narrator. Never met an alien though, although maybe their disguise (on the outside) was just too good for me to penetrate. Given that its well documented that depres...