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by Philippa
Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 047 - The Silver Ring
Replies: 18
Views: 4232

I'm glad the story had a "happy" ending... :? The simplicity of the plot can be forgiven due to the very fairytale feel of it, a lovely flowing nostalgic style. I pictured it in the characteristic pen and ink illustrations from my childhood fairy tale books.
by Philippa
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 044 - The Arc of Hronos
Replies: 19
Views: 5431

Bah, hate predictable "twists" :( Time travel stories are hard to pull off I suppose. Steering clear of explaining paradoxes/plot holes helps though, in my experience. My fave time-travel story is Heinlein's gender-boggling "All You Zombies-".
by Philippa
Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 042 - 40 Quarters
Replies: 6
Views: 2066

I agree with Ayn, nice and subtle. I liked the dialogue and found the pay-off very satisfying. I liked that the story had humour, poignancy and retribution, and that by the end I had been made to really abhor the parsimonious Mr Morley. This story also made me a bit sad :(
by Philippa
Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 14 (EP 43) - Jelly Park
Replies: 60
Views: 16946

Hee hee, I love it - I catch the number 67 bus every now and then, maybe I'll fall asleep on it one day. I always suspected bus drivers led a secret life of jolliness, the promise of jelly cubes explains their steadfast patience in the face of fare-dodging London yobbos... I'd love to know the inspi...
by Philippa
Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Scambaiting!
Replies: 1
Views: 1322

Scambaiting!

In response to Norm's enquiry in Drabblecast 41, here's a website dedicated to "baiting" Nigerian advance fee fraud: http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3873/pastorchrisiq3.jpg Richard Kyanka of somethingawful.com had a few quite long correspondences with spammers, some of which make for hilarious read...
by Philippa
Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Indonesian tree man
Replies: 7
Views: 2217

Mr. Tweedy wrote:Cool what are his powers? He does have powers, right?
He can control monkeys with the power of his miiiiind... or squirrels... depends what continent he's on.
by Philippa
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Indonesian tree man
Replies: 7
Views: 2217

Indonesian tree man

Click on pic for story...
Image

:shock:
by Philippa
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 040 - Marbles
Replies: 26
Views: 7228

I'm still waiting for the day that I open a hidden shoebox in my closet and find my cat Carl's secret "little girl eyeballs" collection. Many's the time I've woken up to find mine poised on my chest with an extended claw hovering over my eye socket... Oh and I saw your anti-cat comment on the episo...
by Philippa
Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 039 - The Beekeepers
Replies: 39
Views: 10204

My favorite example is of a parasite that gets eaten, along with grass, by sheep; the sheep then excretes waste containing larvae which gets eaten by snails; the snails leave a sort of slimy goo that looks particularly tasty to ants. One single individual parasite--only one, of the hundreds!--makes...
by Philippa
Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 039 - The Beekeepers
Replies: 39
Views: 10204

"Thick, onion-coloured worms living in the sores..." Nice! I love a story that makes me queasy. I found this really well paced for an epic tale in barely 20 minutes! I had to look up that great "meteor" story - definitely some sort of cover-up going on I reckon, I'm off to stock up on penicillin and...
by Philippa
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 034 - The Suit
Replies: 13
Views: 4902

I enjoyed this story a great deal, it really crept up on me - but only because I was listening on my iPod and didn't catch the name of the story or see the image on the podcast page until afterwards - what a giveaway! I'm always so disappointed when the title gives away the punch line, feel cheated ...