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by RG
Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Video: What to do on a space date
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Video: What to do on a space date

I suppose this may be tacky, but I thought I'd pimp a video I recently made, in case anyone might be interested. It's a mix of Star Wars with a 1950s instructional film on dating. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPWpnyZCXCI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; [youtube]http://www.youtube.co...
by RG
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Our own Kevin "No J" Anderson hits the big time
Replies: 22
Views: 4040

Re: Our own Kevin "No J" Anderson hits the big time

Wow, great news. Congratulations. I've read about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and the other books in this new genre, but I haven't been tempted to buy one. This one I want to read, though, and not just because it was written by someone at Drabblecast. Good luck with it. I hope it leads to a long...
by RG
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 132 - Doubleheader IV
Replies: 37
Views: 5650

Re: Drabblecast 132- Doubleheader IV: from Bruce Holland Rogers

I've been a fan of Rogers for years. I bought a book of his short stories a long time ago, called "Flaming Arrow," if I remember right. No surprise that I enjoyed both of these stories with a similar theme. The Wrong Cart was the better of the two for me, because I like the absurd. I admit if I had ...
by RG
Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 04 (EP 129) – Annabelle’s Alphabet
Replies: 44
Views: 12710

Re: Drabblecast 129- Annabelle's Alphabet by Tim Pratt

And in regards to the drabble, I must say, the author seems to have an obsession with mustaches doesn't he. ;) I now envision him as one of those "world facial hair championships" entrants, with a luxurious 'stache that curls up past his temples. Modern literature woefully underutilizes the mustach...
by RG
Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 01 (EP 115) - Clown Eggs
Replies: 40
Views: 9299

Love the image of the clown bodies and eggs on the shore, but for some reason I didn't enjoy the story as much as I expected to. Don't know why really. I was reading the story off a web site as I listened to Norm narrate it, although I don't think that has anything to do with it.
by RG
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 119 - The Seven Deadly Drabbles
Replies: 23
Views: 5868

I liked this one a lot, partly because of some of the drabbles and partly because it was just different. I wish it was something I had thought of, actually. I'd say there were only a couple duds, like the foot tickling one, while the talking penis, the zombie kid and the fornicating city stood out a...
by RG
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 110 - Trifecta VII
Replies: 16
Views: 3130

Never mind.
by RG
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:47 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 110 - Trifecta VII
Replies: 16
Views: 3130

Thanks, guys. Ray, I would have tried to get your email and ask you about it, assuming I got the okay from Norm first. Now I guess I don't have to. It's pretty much done. I'm definitely no artist, but it was fun trying to time the dialogue with the editing. Possibly it was a complete waste of time. ...
by RG
Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 110 - Trifecta VII
Replies: 16
Views: 3130

Neither community perished. Once the asteroid was gone, so was the danger. Both sides went on to live long lives, one group above ground, the other in their safe bunker where nothing could touch them. I guess the ending is still a little ambiguous, though. You don't really know if the above ground p...
by RG
Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 082 - Overgrown Clump of Narcissists
Replies: 22
Views: 7111

I read the comments here before I listened to the story, so the surprise ending was spoiled, but I had to smile at the Bam. I don't think guns cause people to be violent, but it sure is easier to be violent when you have one handy. That's why those old West poker players didn't solve their disputes ...
by RG
Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 081 - Snuffles
Replies: 14
Views: 4756

Interesting. Bad mutant badger and bad human. Makes you wonder which one is the real giant radioactive monster. I'd go with Snuffles.

Don't know if anyone has ever mentioned this before, but I like that little "drabble" that comes right before the drabble.
by RG
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: What the hell are you wearing?!?
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

It wasn't until this second week that I got into the story, but I think I'm in it now for the duration. Last week, I had to stop the audio after ten minutes, then listened to the rest of it the next day. Maybe it was something to do with the game show scene that didn't do it for me, or some of the s...
by RG
Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: What the hell are you wearing?!?
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Hm, good timing. I'm just getting into superhero fiction, reading an anthology called "Superheroes" right now. There's two more, "Who Can Save Us Now?" and "The Darker Mask," I plan on reading, too.
by RG
Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 078 - Panel Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 6972

I'll never get asked the question about where I get my ideas, but it still annoys me that anyone would ask a question like that. Basically, it's a person with no imagination asking a person with a vivid imagination why they have a vivid imagination. They just do. And you just don't, and never will, ...
by RG
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 077 - Permanent Detention
Replies: 20
Views: 6526

I never even noticed any theme song (just a little background suspense music) or that the story was set in the 80s. I would have figured the late 90s, since the kid is, I think, 25 at the end of the story.
by RG
Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 17 (EP 76) - Apologies All Around
Replies: 34
Views: 9577

thebrog wrote:iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinsufficient value!
Plagiarist. I already said that.
by RG
Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 077 - Permanent Detention
Replies: 20
Views: 6526

This one didn't really blow me away. It was fun, but there were parts I thought could have been done better. I didn't really buy that he was a zombie just because of the cockroaches. Even when the cockroach first appeared, I assumed Morrisey was some kind of cockroach creature or something, disguise...
by RG
Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 17 (EP 76) - Apologies All Around
Replies: 34
Views: 9577

Innnnnsufficient value. That's what I'd say if the story stunk, but it didn't. It was one of the best I've heard on Drabblecast, and I think a lot of that has to do with the whole sitcom theme, funny voices, laugh track and the guy in the audience who said "he said it again." This would fit right in...
by RG
Thu May 22, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 063 - Time Shift
Replies: 58
Views: 12737

AliceNread wrote:In some ways I feel that all living things inflict their will, needs and desires onto other living things.
And it usually costs you about $50.
by RG
Wed May 14, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 064 - Thus Spake Bleerbo
Replies: 50
Views: 11735

I like the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy vibe, but that style of sci-fi is so associated with Douglas Adams that I think writing in that sub genre always makes a story come off as a pale imitator. I still enjoyed it, though.