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by Varda
Tue May 21, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Transmission (Cultural Combatants Theme)
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

Transmission (Cultural Combatants Theme)

Meth's for amateurs. Heroin? Puh-leeze! If you really want to influence people, look to Alka-Seltzer and Oscar Mayer. Infectious. Addictive. They’ll be carriers before they realize. Their brains will form new neural pathways. Repetition will reinforce it. Unthinking, they’ll contaminate their friend...
by Varda
Tue May 21, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Snickers
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

Re: Snickers

DoctorBanzai wrote:Come to think of it...I don't know that I've ever had a gumdrop...
Probably just too busy eating tasty, tasty Kinder Eggs, amiright? :P
by Varda
Tue May 21, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Origin Story
Replies: 5
Views: 1737

Re: Origin Story

This is a nitpick, but isn't "newfound" usually one word in this context? That'd put you at 99, Dr. B. (Don't send Opti-Cal after me!)
by Varda
Tue May 21, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: And then the duck
Replies: 3
Views: 1690

Re: And then the duck

I like the repetition in this one. Has sort of a hypnotic quality.

Let's swap recipes! :D
by Varda
Tue May 21, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Lost the Will to Live
Replies: 1
Views: 1754

Re: Lost the Will to Live

If there's a potato in the exhaust pipe, you've got an auto-asphyxiation on your hands.
by Varda
Mon May 20, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Origin Story
Replies: 5
Views: 1737

Re: Origin Story

strawman wrote:You see, Varda, Banzai is approaching critical mass.
What are you thuggethting, Thtrawman? Are the punth contagiouth?
by Varda
Sun May 19, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: I Went Down To The Crossroads
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

Re: I Went Down To The Crossroads

Perfect! Loved this tone.
by Varda
Sun May 19, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Snickers
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

Re: Snickers

Yep, this was so ridiculously punny that it hurt even to write it. But I couldn't not-not-not write it, if you get me. My alien brain parasite was apparently calling the shots. I blame this one on Alan Smithee.

But tell me: did it make you... snicker? 8)
by Varda
Sun May 19, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Snickers
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

Snickers

When I was young, kids picked on me. It figures; I lisped and enjoyed reading French philosophers. To cope, I made up Snickers: a deathray-shooting flying tiger who devoured bullies and spat out candy. Eventually I outgrew Snickers, but not the bullies. Years later, I joined the Navy and got my firs...
by Varda
Sun May 19, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Ninjas Overwhelming
Replies: 4
Views: 1705

Re: Ninjas Overwhelming

I read this thing in a pirate voice in my head, for some reason!
strawman wrote:This was one of the prince's favorite games at Disneyworld.
:)
Charming! :lol:
by Varda
Sun May 19, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: I'll Explain It One More Time
Replies: 5
Views: 2352

Re: I'll Explain It One More Time

Never too early to start dreamin' of that Chalice of Glory...* ------------------------------------------------------------------------ *Recognizing, of course, how ballsy and presumptuous it is to picture myself in such illustrious company when I've just walked into the community. You've gotta have...
by Varda
Sun May 19, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Warren Zevon Was Right
Replies: 8
Views: 2209

Re: Warren Zevon Was Right

I feel better; I had to Google Warren Zevon too. Folks around here are a smart bunch - I just figured it was over my head somehow (which apparently it was!). Now that I get it, I had a good laugh! :mrgreen:
by Varda
Sat May 18, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 281 – Doubleheader XII
Replies: 6
Views: 3442

Re: Drabblecast 281 - Doubleheader XII

The narration for this episode was some of my favorite perhaps ever, the first story in particular! Loved the call-and-answer feel with Norm and Tom reading together. Tom also did a spectacular job with the second story solo. I imagine that anything by Frank Key must be immensely fun to read aloud. ...
by Varda
Sat May 18, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: American Dream (Wayfarer)
Replies: 4
Views: 1784

Re: American Dream (Wayfarer)

A friend of mine used to work at Disney World. Apparently, all the princes are dating each other. Great Drabble!
by Varda
Sat May 18, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: What Friedrich Nietzsche Said
Replies: 1
Views: 1407

Re: What Friedrich Nietzsche Said

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn... ahem, definitely a coincidence, I mean.
by Varda
Sat May 18, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: I'll Explain It One More Time
Replies: 5
Views: 2352

Re: I'll Explain It One More Time

strawman wrote:This could be due to hormonal changes which, in conjunction with the craving for a specific food type, may indicate that a pregnancy test is called for.
That'd certainly explain the bloating!
by Varda
Sat May 18, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: I'll Explain It One More Time
Replies: 5
Views: 2352

I'll Explain It One More Time

“So you see, Honey, zombies just wouldn’t work in the real world,” Jason explained. “Dying cells flood your muscle fibers with calcium ions, causing myosin-actin cross-bridging, which makes all your muscles contract at once. Y’know, rigor mortis. Without ATP, your muscles can’t unclench, and of cour...
by Varda
Fri May 17, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 279 – The Country Doctor
Replies: 15
Views: 6322

Re: Drabblecast 279 – The Country Doctor

Very, very sorry to hear about Steve Utley. This was a lovely tribute all around. Thanks, Norm.
by Varda
Fri May 17, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 278 – The End of the World as We Know It
Replies: 11
Views: 4076

Re: Drabblecast 278 – The End of the World as We Know It

strawman wrote:
Varda wrote: Sorry, Varda, you suck at Satan.
Best compliment I've gotten all day! :mrgreen:
by Varda
Thu May 16, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 278 – The End of the World as We Know It
Replies: 11
Views: 4076

Re: Drabblecast 278 – The End of the World as We Know It

I found this story unbelievably depressing, but that's probably the point. I liked the repeated use of historical disasters. It seemed to paint a spectrum of human suffering - those moments when everything you thought was true and stable about the world becomes untrue. And ultimately this is about t...