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by normsherman
Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:19 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 038 - Trifecta I
Replies: 18
Views: 4451

tBaker I agree with your remarks about short fiction- I think we will be doing more shorter work- expecially drabbles, because of all the feedback like yours we've gotten. Feel free to say what you liked or disliked about the stories though, these are discussion forums! I think Escapepod is a great ...
by normsherman
Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Peruvian meteorite sickness... tehtix outrbreak?
Replies: 1
Views: 1424

Peruvian meteorite sickness... tehtix outrbreak?

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2007/09/19/peru-meteorite.html 600 sick in Peru after 'meteorite' crashes Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 | 1:13 AM ET CBC News Hundreds of people flocked to get medical treatment after an apparent meteorite crashed in a remote part of southern Peru over the...
by normsherman
Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:40 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 011, 022, 024 - Black and White Animals
Replies: 6
Views: 2274

Let's just say that while the Black and White animals trilogy may never win a Parsec award, it would be all over the "Worst puns in podcasting" award...if there were one.
by normsherman
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 038 - Trifecta I
Replies: 18
Views: 4451

Huh, I had the opposite reaction Tweedy- I liked all 3 but Pork/SteakEye was my favorite and Witness my least. It's maybe just because I kept annoying myself with the robot voice when I was trying to read it- I had to take a more human/butler approach to be able to stand it. I liked Wiggin's when I ...
by normsherman
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Octochild
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

Yah, "parasitic twin" is a weird phrase that always conjures up nightmares of waking up one morning to find a lamprey-like me affixed to my stomach through some sort of circular suction mouth.
Thanks for sending in the news ayn!
by normsherman
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Podcasts I like or don't like
Replies: 194
Views: 49421

Yah, I really like Matt Wallace's stories on VF. I haven't heard that one though Kevin, I'll have to check that out. EP and PP are my staples, but I like Mysterious Universe, AIr Out my SHorts and Destructomundo too Mysterious Universe is fun if your into paranormal stuff or if you like to make fun ...
by normsherman
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 036 - Pumpkin Seeds
Replies: 37
Views: 8889

Say, Norm, what's your day job? My wife wants to know. Do you do the music full-time or is that a second moonlight enterprise? I work for a newspaper, an organ of the evil mainstream press, spurner of the profound and purveyor of the lowest common denominator. I make ads, but most of the products a...
by normsherman
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:19 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Octochild
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

Octochild

BANGALORE, India - Revered by some in her village as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess, a 2-year-old girl born with four arms and four legs was undergoing surgery Tuesday to leave her with a normal body. The girl named Lakshmi is joined to a "parasitic twin" that stopped developing in the mother'...
by normsherman
Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 035 - The Guilt Trader
Replies: 13
Views: 4715

I have thought of other possible final lines that would have worked for this story- not just about the end being a joke. There are endings that might have said more about what the author was presenting on guilt. What if Brian just dropped the monkey in a trash can on his way out- like Luke said? Wou...
by normsherman
Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 036 - Pumpkin Seeds
Replies: 37
Views: 8889

Hehe thanks. This one distracted me a bit too much from the necessary tediums of life and I'm still trying to catch up.
Glad people enjoyed though.

I especially liked the Drabble- What's the title Kevin, is that a figure of speech I've never heard?
by normsherman
Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Podcasts I like or don't like
Replies: 194
Views: 49421

Podcasts I like or don't like

What other podcasts do you like? Which ones suck? Why?
by normsherman
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:25 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 035 - The Guilt Trader
Replies: 13
Views: 4715

Whoa, I just checked out EP after Tweedy's comment (thanks for the heads up!) That's exciting- Steve's a swell guy for doing that. As far as posting in here, you guys do your thing! It might get more structured later but hell, this is drabblecast- it's more than 10 minute stories- start a thread abo...
by normsherman
Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:16 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 035 - The Guilt Trader
Replies: 13
Views: 4715

Drabblecast 035 - The Guilt Trader

http://www.drabblecast.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/drabblecast_035_andi_snith-250x250.jpg Feature The Guilt Trader by Mike Hood The rocking of the train soon lulled Patience into a deep sleep, and when Brian noticed her unconscious state he moved over opposite Eddie and asked, "So Eddie, what's ...
by normsherman
Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 034 - The Suit
Replies: 13
Views: 5049

[quote="Mr. Tweedy"] "It might have killed him , but I can handle it." quote] That, or maybe he didn't really believe it, just thought Rivers was crazy. "What a loon. At least he gave me all his stuff, (must have been cuz I called the ambulance and saved him.) I even got his badass looking suit" I t...
by normsherman
Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 034 - The Suit
Replies: 13
Views: 5049

I dunno, when I was first reading this story I figured out pretty soon that the fat guy was getting powers from the suit- I hadn't considered that the title gave anything away, it seemed like the suspense was seeing what would happen to him. The suit was wearing the fat guy- things are bound to go b...
by normsherman
Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 034 - The Suit
Replies: 13
Views: 5049

I'm a big fan of Lovecraft- this story very much fits that old form. Narrator runs into a strange circumstance or person, becomes obsessed with trying to figure things out and when he does he gets himself in trouble. They are usually set up like this, as if being interviewed. It's a great formula (a...
by normsherman
Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 034 - The Suit
Replies: 13
Views: 5049

Drabblecast 034 - The Suit

http://www.drabblecast.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/drabblecast_034_kathleen_beckett-250x250.jpg Feature: The Suit by G.W. Thomas I watched him traverse the crowded room. He seemed physically different. It was not his attire, for that was unchanged. He was in the same ice-cream white suit....