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by Varda
Tue May 07, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Ken's Struggle
Replies: 3
Views: 1513

Re: Ken's Struggle

Yeah, that tub's a real deathtrap!

You had me going for a moment there. I was waiting for the tentacles to break the surface of the water!
by Varda
Tue May 07, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Last General
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

Re: The Last General

Hmm, I think you're right. I had to cut a lot to reach 100 words, and was worried I'd lost the punchline in the process. This little story's going to be a present for a friend with leukemia, in honor of her bone marrow transplant in a couple weeks. Not sure how to communicate "leukemia" without putt...
by Varda
Mon May 06, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Last General
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

The Last General

“Rodgers, stand down!” I commanded. Behind his gun, Rodgers sneered. An army of clones swarmed behind him. “Screw that. I don’t take orders anymore. The universe is mine. Surrender.” I touched my insignia. Meaningless. I’d lost my whole army fighting Rodgers. “The clone multiplication’s destabilized...
by Varda
Sun May 05, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Donald Trump’s hair discovered crawling in Amazon
Replies: 0
Views: 1100

Donald Trump’s hair discovered crawling in Amazon

That's actually the title of the article.
Cheap cure for male-pattern baldness? It comes with bonus self-defense venom, to keep off all those people who'll naturally want to touch your fabulous new 'do.
by Varda
Sun May 05, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7551
Views: 881282

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Yeah, I'm also pro... Oh... You said protist... :)

Nice callback with the "bloody orchid".
*Snort*
Well played, good sir! :lol:
by Varda
Sun May 05, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7551
Views: 881282

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote: As an aside on mothers and fathers, the preponderance of life (by numbers and by mass) is still asexual.
My spawn forgot me again on Mother's Day. Not even a bloody orchid. Their excuse? I'm asexual! It's hard being a protist.
by Varda
Fri May 03, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 217 - Followed
Replies: 39
Views: 14968

Re: Drabblecast 217 - Followed

I guess I just don't understand why, if being "followed" is associated with social stigma, why the self-obsessed wouldn't take some action to at least hide their shame. I'd even expect businesses to spring up, offering this very service. I suppose you're right, that symbolically there are good reaso...
by Varda
Fri May 03, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 14
Views: 4187

Re: Perspective

...do not take too much stock in any one person.
Take=put/place? Unless he's talking about IRAs. I hear it's never to early to start saving for retirement.
by Varda
Fri May 03, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 217 - Followed
Replies: 39
Views: 14968

Re: Drabblecast 217 - Followed

I'm glad to read the discussion of this story; it's brought out some angles of it I hadn't considered on my first listen. I loved this story as much as it was written, but was left wishing it were just a little bit longer. Obviously with speculative fiction, we've got to suspend our disbelief and en...
by Varda
Thu May 02, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 249 – Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe
Replies: 36
Views: 10722

Re: Drabblecast 249 – Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe

Jimmy does remind me of that rare, oppressively positive and cheerful personality that is a sure-fire marker for major subsurface structural issues. That's a very fair point. I guess there's an equal chance that he's a psychopath, a manipulator, or a do-gooder, when you put it that way. Makes you w...
by Varda
Thu May 02, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 249 – Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe
Replies: 36
Views: 10722

Re: Drabblecast 249 – Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe

You found this story that dark? Maybe it's just that I've read McCarthy's "The Road" recently, but this didn't seem like the last hour of humanity to me, grim as it was. I can't believe I'm referencing this movie in a positive light, but it reminded me most of The Postman with Kevin Costner (not to ...
by Varda
Thu May 02, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 249 – Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe
Replies: 36
Views: 10722

Re: Drabblecast 249 – Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe

I loved this story so much and have been mulling it over for days now, trying to put my finger on what was so brilliant about it. I was listening to this while all the crap with the Boston Marathon was going down and it got me thinking about the helpers of the world. I think the real genius of Jimmy...
by Varda
Thu May 02, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7551
Views: 881282

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

When Karate Sensei Jin was found strangled outside his dojo, the police suspected the Master Baiter was at large again.
by Varda
Wed May 01, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Seek and Ye Shall Find (Wayfarer Theme)
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Seek and Ye Shall Find (Wayfarer Theme)

We started the hunt in town, searching through strangers in the crowd. Then we expanded the cordon, investigating the airport and museum until we reached the sea. Undeterred, we took to our time machine. We swung from Viking sails, witnessed the siege of Jerusalem, and dodged Aztec spears. Just to b...
by Varda
Wed May 01, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 254/255 – The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Ward
Replies: 33
Views: 16249

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

Podcast discussion group?!! :shock: Very jealous. Wish I lived in D.C. right about now! I really need to start Drabblecast-evangelizing my social group around these parts.
by Varda
Wed May 01, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 14
Views: 4187

Re: Perspective

Charming and adorable! Love it.
by Varda
Wed May 01, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 254/255 – The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Ward
Replies: 33
Views: 16249

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

Holy crap, these episodes were good! Stellar art, readings, and production values... wow. The sound/music especially made it feel immersive. And this universe!I just may love it more than "Mass Effect", dare I say. I've listened to "Boojum" but not taken my time machine back far enough to hear "Mong...
by Varda
Wed May 01, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Oxygen Now Injectible; Breathing Becomes Obsolete
Replies: 0
Views: 1232

Oxygen Now Injectible; Breathing Becomes Obsolete

Thanks, Science. Now you've done it. You've allowed us to declare independence from those unholy tyrants of the respiratory system, our lungs.

http://gizmodo.com/5921868/scientists-i ... -breathing

Well, that's one way to deal with air pollution!
by Varda
Wed May 01, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7551
Views: 881282

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Based on Norm's twabble-picking habits, I'd say the optimal time is 4 to 10 days before the holiday. Good to know, thanks! That's actually more of a generous time frame than I expected. The DC episodes are so well-produced that I assumed they were done and polished months or weeks in advance. Don't...
by Varda
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7551
Views: 881282

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

That Varda would be moved to encase this sentiment in the form of a twabble, just in time for May 12, well I'm just verklempt. I aim to please! :D I've been wanting to share that fun fact with someone--anyone--for a few weeks now. I feel like I crash-landed here and discovered it's the homeworld of...