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by Varda
Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 312 – Day Million
Replies: 19
Views: 5221

Re: Drabblecast 312 – Day Million

My main offendedness take-away is Pohl's presumptuousness making me, the reader, one of his characters, and then writing a part for me. As you say, Varda, no group is homogenous. Especially Readers. But the story certainly has merit as a challenge to writers who may wonder whether they might be abl...
by Varda
Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: One, Two, Five! (Cursed! Theme)
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: One, Two, Five! (Cursed! Theme)

YESSSS! This Drabble pleases me. It pleases me muchly. I always thought poor sorcerer Tim seemed a little... out of place. Makes sense to me that he's actually a time traveler!

Welcome to the forums, Shadowsandwich!
by Varda
Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 312 – Day Million
Replies: 19
Views: 5221

Re: Drabblecast 312 – Day Million

I think the point I was trying to make in my blog post was that sometimes it can be both filet mignon *and* crap, and for both of those things to be true without it just being a matter of opinion. The dish was meant to be steak, but the chef additionally served some things that are especially hurtfu...
by Varda
Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:37 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Hitchhikers May Be Escaping Convicts
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: Hitchhikers May Be Escaping Convicts

I seem to be behind in the latest in prison fashion! I had no idea there were so many different new getups to choose from.
by Varda
Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 312 – Day Million
Replies: 19
Views: 5221

Re: Drabblecast 312 – Day Million

I think there's something to be said for preserving historical POV's - "Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it" and all of that. But you also have to allow for personal variations in the ability to tolerate offensive elements because of individual background and experiences. Fo...
by Varda
Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Acrostic Twabble Challenge
Replies: 58
Views: 19420

Re: Acrostic Twabble Challenge

Cutter McKay wrote:Twabbles suffer, really quite poorly, over naïve men like Kal joining in happily. Go fig. Eager duds can’t be acrostic.
Whoa. That... actually works pretty well! :shock:

Nice reverse acrostic!

*Applauds*
by Varda
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 312 – Day Million
Replies: 19
Views: 5221

Re: Drabblecast 312 – Day Million

I had a very similar reaction as Teh Glitch in finding this story dated and pretty laughable by current scientific standards. I also found the story more than a little sexist - maybe I could call it "hypermasculine" if I wanted to be a bit more generous. However you want to see it, I can say it's be...
by Varda
Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: I angered the betentacled forum gods again.
Replies: 5
Views: 2402

Re: I angered the betentacled forum gods again.

Huh. I had Mr. Varda check with his account, and it appears that maybe it's set for mods only?! Tom, can you allow the squirming masses inside again?
by Varda
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What's Your Drink?
Replies: 35
Views: 10846

Re: What's Your Drink?

Tonight's beverage is an Abbey Ale from Ommegang, which will pair nicely with the (likely terrible) Judge Dredd remake on Netflix and some grueling administrative grunt work! The snow and ice finally started melting today, so it looks like the impromptu 7-day weekend is nigh at an end. Just in time ...
by Varda
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7581
Views: 925622

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

Cutter McKay wrote:Hi guys, been a while. Here's a new one:

“Check it out, I got her digits,” Nathan bragged to his friend Steven as he arranged the severed fingers on the tabletop.
Mmmm... finger-licking good! ;)
by Varda
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: 2013 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: Nominations: Best Drabble : 2013 People's Choice
Replies: 26
Views: 8500

Re: Nominations: Best Drabble : 2013 People's Choice

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Thanks, Varda, for the assist with the blurbs!
Anytime, my friend! :D It helps that I remember most of these quite well. Ah, memories!
by Varda
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: 2013 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: Nominations: Best Twabble : 2013 People's Choice
Replies: 8
Views: 3722

Re: Nominations: Best Twabble : 2013 People's Choice

Hey, Best Twabble? Awesome!!

Here are my picks this year:
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by Varda
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: 2013 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: Nominations: Best Drabble : 2013 People's Choice
Replies: 26
Views: 8500

Re: Nominations: Best Drabble : 2013 People's Choice

This was really hard. Here are my picks:

283 - And If You Gaze Into The Abyss
290 - Structural Decay
293 - Lovecraft
295 - Improved Stars
307 - Stay Warm This Christmas
by Varda
Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7581
Views: 925622

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

shadowman7 wrote:You want me to take the bible literally?

But then I'd think that "Our father who art in heaven..."
is quite the ladies man.
Welcome to the forums, Shadowman7! Interesting twist on literalism, there!
by Varda
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: 2013 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: Nominations: Best Story : 2013 People's Choice
Replies: 22
Views: 6529

Re: Nominations: Best Story : 2013 People's Choice

Here are my picks. I think 2013 was a particularly outstanding year for the Drabblecast. These are all stories I've foisted off on many a friend since they ran: 298 - Flying On My Hatred of My Neighbor's Dog by Shaenon Garrity - Perhaps my most favorite podcast episode of anything, anywhere. 299 - T...
by Varda
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: 2013 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: Nominations: Best Cover Art : 2013 People's Choice
Replies: 11
Views: 5217

Re: Nominations: Best Cover Art : 2013 People's Choice

Tough choice! I'm going with:

278 The End of the World as We Know It by Adam S. Doyle
283 The Man Who Drew Cats by Christine Dennett
292 Hollow As The World by Oskar Kunik
299 The Revelation of Morgan Stern by Jerel Dye
Bsides 25 Fungi From Yuggoth by Bo Kaier
by Varda
Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Chicken+Fake Tail=Dinosaur Strut
Replies: 2
Views: 1992

Chicken+Fake Tail=Dinosaur Strut

Getting some tail, dino-style.

Who knew that's all it took to make your very own "raptor"?

Get it? GET IT???? :lol:
by Varda
Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Short Stories (Public)
Topic: Secretnude's Drabble Poetry Corner
Replies: 2239
Views: 259017

Re: Secretnude's Drabble Poetry Corner

Nah, it's "national" in name only. :) I guess it's just called that because it started in the United States, but fortunately it's more of an international affair these days. And yes, there are poets who participate too! The rules are really flexible so you can adapt it to whatever projects you're wo...
by Varda
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7581
Views: 925622

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

tbone wrote:After several surgeries and a custom refrigeration unit, James could finally say he had ice water running in his veins.
Nice one, Tbone, and welcome to the forums! Looking forward to seeing what else you've got up your sleeves besides that fridge-IV in your arm. ;)
by Varda
Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: Make Escape Pod more like Drabblecast
Replies: 18
Views: 4130

Re: Make Escape Pod more like Drabblecast

I can say as a point of information that the $2 subscription was wildly popular with listeners at EA. I suspect that the overall effect would be to give people who can't afford $5 a way to participate rather than driving down the number of potential $5 subscribers, or encouraging $5 subscribers to g...