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by alhilton
Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Mermaids may be Halaal
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Yes, but are they Leviticlly clean meat? That is the question. Scales - check. Fins - check. OK, they're edible.
by alhilton
Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: another reason why I don't have Cats!
Replies: 14
Views: 2143

Mr. Tweedy wrote:
alhilton wrote:Children are notoriously infectious agents. Driving, having sex, flying, eating meat, getting up in the morning - it's all dangerous.
But I've done all those things!! How long have I got, doc? Be honest.
Depends on whether a cat was involved.
by alhilton
Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: kuru - the laughing death
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Oh, yes, I remember that whale story! I liked it, but its hard for me to reconcile the idea of prions with anything that isn't horror. The symptoms and disease process is just so skin-crawlingly awful. That story was all reasonable and gentle. And I think you're safe from Kuru...unless you've been e...
by alhilton
Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: kuru - the laughing death
Replies: 3
Views: 954

kuru - the laughing death

http://www.imageposter.com/storage/t167/76339kuru.gif I collect information on prion diseases. They are a weird group of illnesses with various, but universally hair-raising presentations. They are all the more terrifying because the mechanisms of the morbidity/mortality that they cause are so poor...
by alhilton
Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: another reason why I don't have Cats!
Replies: 14
Views: 2143

I know this is drabblecast forums (and therefore not serious), but I spent a little while in vet school, and toxo is a commonly cover topic. A woman gets pregnant and all of the sudden the family panics and wants to euthanize their cat. The vet is presented with a confused, beloved pet and the tearf...
by alhilton
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 124 - Ghosts and Simulations
Replies: 68
Views: 18194

but...what about the interwebs?

That was a great story, perfectly paired with delightfully stupid news. I realize that the point was a speculation on the nature of existence, but I couldn't help feeling that the interactive possibilities for the ghosts were unimaginative. They seemed to be living in an early version of the interne...
by alhilton
Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 123 - Toast
Replies: 23
Views: 6088

Oh, no, Stalin is Bo! I'm so much less confused now. The Nigerian spam was awesome. :)
by alhilton
Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 123 - Toast
Replies: 23
Views: 6088

Oh... Jamie is Stalinsays and also....oh! *little gears click into place* Hi, Jamie! I enjoyed reading your story. I also glanced at your writing website. That long list of submissions and responses - man, do I sympathize. Must be nice to have a place to respond to them. I just sort of swallow it an...
by alhilton
Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Podiobooks site gone?
Replies: 9
Views: 2353

Boy, that is weird. If only you were more responsive to the idea of mutant manatees... I use Firefox. It's been a while since I've had a site stop working in Firefox, while continuing to function in IE, but it has happened to me a few times. You could try another browser. Try other computers in the ...
by alhilton
Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:21 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Podiobooks site gone?
Replies: 9
Views: 2353

The site loads fine for me, but they've had big changes recently at Libsyn. Are you using Firefox or something else?
by alhilton
Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Speaking of Zombies...
Replies: 7
Views: 1165

I had a really "good" psych rotation in nursing school, and for years afterward, I could not stand to hear people refer to someone as "crazy," meaning "lots of fun." Someone would say, "She's crazy! Heeheehee" and I'd be like, "No, she's not. Don't say that. It's not funny. There is nothing funny ab...
by alhilton
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Stair Step Vendetta
Replies: 10
Views: 1855

This is an interesing idea, but it may be too complicated for a drabble. Or maybe not. Anyway, I see a plot hole: How can the bad guys know where Alex will be living years from now in order to leave that information with the child of his recent victim? They can't put the folder in trust for the kid,...
by alhilton
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Drabblecast/Norm con apprearancess
Replies: 20
Views: 4485

Ah, I see. That does sound like a bigger issue. Losing $600 checks... Huh. They're either really flush or really sloppy. I've been casual LJ friends with Eugie Foster for years, and I know she's involved with organizing Dcon. I don't know whether she's doing it this year, though, and I don't know he...
by alhilton
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:29 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Drabblecast/Norm con apprearancess
Replies: 20
Views: 4485

you're not the only one

So...the solution is to become a homeless person in Atlanta! Hi, Norm, this is Abbie. Seriously, I was just going to say that I heard Pip Ballantine complaining earlier this year that they've denied her guest author status at DragonCon for several years in a row now. She's willing to come all the wa...
by alhilton
Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 069 - The Storyteller
Replies: 18
Views: 7539

Saki!

Ooo, that was lovely. Horribly lovely!

Sacrifices was partially inspired (years ago) by Saki's Sredni Vashtar (that and working at the zoo). Norm paired it with a Saki story! I am too tickled for words.

~Abbie