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by normsherman
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: NORMemes!
Replies: 6
Views: 4181

Re: NORMemes!

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote: Sordid affair? Cerebral-cortical parasite?!
I like the sordid affair but she's going with the parasite. Sordid parasite maybe?
by normsherman
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: NORMemes!
Replies: 6
Views: 4181

NORMemes!

I put together a photo album of awkward-as-hell meme-able public domain photos of Dusty Magnum and I, posing with apparently random children in the park. Download, create your own captions and your own NORMeme! https://picasaweb.google.com/100928742466131909629/NORMemes?authuser=0 https://lh4.google...
by normsherman
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 264 – The Belonging Kind
Replies: 19
Views: 3595

Re: Drabblecast 264 – The Belonging Kind

Only one small nit to pick: Coiffed is not "koyft", but quaffed. (Those frenchies are untrustworthy with appearances.) Oops, you're right-- thanks for pointing that out! Foliage is an instance of the rural south old-timer in me rearing his metathetic head. Is that a southern dialectic pronunciation...
by normsherman
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 264 – The Belonging Kind
Replies: 19
Views: 3595

Re: Drabblecast 264 – The Belonging Kind

strawman wrote: Only one small nit to pick: Coiffed is not "koyft", but quaffed. (Those frenchies are untrustworthy with appearances.)
Oops, you're right-- thanks for pointing that out!
Foliage is an instance of the rural south old-timer in me rearing his metathetic head.
by normsherman
Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 234 – Jagannath
Replies: 24
Views: 11530

Re: Drabblecast 234 – Jagannath

PS: My thinking was very centered on biology and futures, but there is a whole metaphysical aspect to this story. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagannath . I came across the Hindu diety Jaganath in some reading today; didn't know about this or see your post Bo so I missed that whole connection. Jaga...
by normsherman
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Nebula Awards!
Replies: 1
Views: 2152

Re: Nebula Awards!

Oh shoot, I left some Trifecta stories out. Will post those
by normsherman
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Nebula Awards!
Replies: 1
Views: 2152

Nebula Awards!

Any Drabblecast fans out there members of the SFWA? If so, it's nominatin' time-- and we've got some eligible stories I believe. I think it would be cool to honor an author who ran their story with us with one of the prestigious awards for SF and fantasy. To my knowledge, here are eligible stories f...
by normsherman
Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 259 - The Last of the O-Forms
Replies: 12
Views: 4337

Re: Drabblecast 259 - The Last of the O-Forms

the story asks us "What is weird? What is normal?" and shows us how the relationship changes with time, along with everything else around us. Good point. We don't need some widespread mutation-virus to keep us from displaying our "Snookie" in the carnival that is network televsion. Eventually the s...
by normsherman
Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Drabblecast video promo
Replies: 6
Views: 2480

Drabblecast video promo

Fan-made Drabblecast video promo from chemistryguy. Pretty intense :D Share and share alike! Thanks chemsitryguy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlInw8f0ysQ
by normsherman
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 251 - The Music of Erich Zann
Replies: 14
Views: 4370

Re: Drabblecast 251 - The Music of Erich Zann

Erich Zann's instrument, the Viol, gave me pause for thought - Lovecraft's description of the playing caused me, at least, to picture some Paganini-like "devils music" played by a wild fiddler, but the Viol is a much more staid instrument usually played held between the knees, like a cello. What wo...
by normsherman
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Dragoncon 2012 meetup
Replies: 5
Views: 2685

Dragoncon 2012 meetup

Labor Day weekend (August 31 - September 3, 2012) in Atlanta, GA. We're going to be giving away free stuff, filming a video podcast wrap-up of Season V Megabeast Deathmatch and also having a Drabblecast fan meetup for lunch at the wonderfully ever-horrible Mama Ninfa's. Post below and let us know if...
by normsherman
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 249 – Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe
Replies: 36
Views: 9208

Re: Drabblecast 249 – Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe

the idea that I-95 is in California suggests that more of the continent fell into the Pacific in the earthquake than was intended under the president's Earthquake Stimulus Program. He was trying to ease her pain in her last moments, replacing her sinister delusions with the aforementioned allusion ...
by normsherman
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Mega-Beast Death-Match Season 5 (Winter 2012)
Topic: MBDM 2012 R4 Necromander vs Barracade vs Mr. D'ed
Replies: 38
Views: 19573

Re: MBDM 2012 R4 Necromander vs Barracade vs Mr. D'ed

Well, if the poll would let me change my vote, I'm switching the D'ed. Magic incantations take time. Anybody who's ever played D&D or some such knows this to be true. What's the way to prevent a mage from casting? Hit him! D'ed could do this, even if he wasn't light-speed. Horses are pretty quick. ...
by normsherman
Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:31 am
Forum: Mega-Beast Death-Match Season 5 (Winter 2012)
Topic: MBDM 2012 R4 Necromander vs Barracade vs Mr. D'ed
Replies: 38
Views: 19573

Re: MBDM 2012 R4 Necromander vs Barracade vs Mr. D'ed

Here we go again! First thoughts: Necromander has no offense or defense except magic. Since magi isn't defined, if people like him he'll be all-powerful, if they don't he's weak. Barracade: "Steel scales create an impregnable body surface." It's nice to know this one can't get pregnant. Mr. Ded: Um...
by normsherman
Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Never eat squid again!
Replies: 5
Views: 1601

Re: Never eat squid again!

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Sure it was a squid and not a "cuddle" fish? Sometimes the translation from Korean is tricky. :P
:lol:
by normsherman
Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Mega-Beast Death-Match Season 5 (Winter 2012)
Topic: MBDM 2012 R3 Siaflease vs Flamingoliath vs Dreadnaughtilus
Replies: 45
Views: 15766

Re: MBDM 2012 R3 Siaflease vs Flamingoliath vs Dreadnaughtil

tbaker2500 wrote:Bo- My nephew's name is Malachi. Now you know someone.
It's a good thing you guys have lots of corn for him to walk amongst there in Indiana!
by normsherman
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Flotsam and Jetsam
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Flotsam and Jetsam

The man and his soot-covered mongrel walked the wasteland at dusk. Neither had eaten in days, yet onward they drifted, like meandering ash in the copper-colored sky. They hovered like flotsam; two flecks spinning in a snowglobe recently stirred. "Worlds shaken to life; worlds shaken lifeless," his r...
by normsherman
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 243 – The Other Lila
Replies: 20
Views: 4133

Re: Drabblecast 243 – The Other Lila

It's easy for all of us who read and listen to Science Fiction to say "oh that's a tired trope" about this story and that story It would be fascinating to read a story about a slush pile reviewer / editor who gets Doppelgangered and realizes he was a fool for not agreeing with himself in advance to...