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by normsherman
Wed May 07, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: My Grandfather
Replies: 3
Views: 569

My Grandfather

I like to think of my grandfather as someone with both hands on the steering wheel, even in the worst of times. I like to think of my grandfather as someone who grew tomatoes and stopped to help strangers. I like to think of my grandfather as someone who came back from World War II just as goofy and...
by normsherman
Wed May 07, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Room
Replies: 3
Views: 546

The Room

Richard awakes in the room. The air is clammy and Melina's pale, flabby thighs stick out from the rolled up blankets. Richard squints to make out the blurry digits on his clock. It is 6:30 AM. It is his 40th birthday. At the bathroom sink Richard rubs his eyes and habitually fumbles for his shaving ...
by normsherman
Wed May 07, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: First Date
Replies: 3
Views: 882

First Date

"I've built a time machine," the time-traveling man told Clara, on their first date. She never called him again. Well then screw her, the time-traveling man thought to himself. She may have been beautiful, but if she couldn't appreciate his brilliance, good riddance! Still, as the months passed, he ...
by normsherman
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Body Snatchers (bump* Glass Half Full Prompt)
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: Body Snatchers (bump* Glass Half Full Prompt)

Just demonstrating how easy it is to bump people's old Drabbles forward to qualify for current prompts. Too bad you can't edit the subject line of other people's Drabbles with Bump for "XX" Prompt or something.
by normsherman
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown
Replies: 14
Views: 3982

Re: DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown

Sorry bout that, don't know how I missed. It all should be fixed by Saturday now though, the m4a kept uploading as the old file for some reason, had to rename the file to make it stick.
by normsherman
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Walrus Next Door
Replies: 1
Views: 382

The Walrus Next Door

A man, his girlfriend, and a wounded walrus just moved into the condo next door. How do I know the walrus is wounded, you ask? Because no normal functioning walrus would ever sound like that, trust me. Each night I listen through the walls to the creature's relentless bellowing; the frenzied huffing...
by normsherman
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 319 – Trifecta XXVII
Replies: 6
Views: 2522

Re: Drabblecast 319 – Trifecta XXVII

Hah, in the unedited footage you would have heard me ask how many people knew what a podcast was/listened to podcasts and about five people in the crowd of about 30-40 raised their hands. There was also some lengthy banter between a drunk clueless guy in the audience who kept raising his hand to ask...
by normsherman
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Welcome to Night Vale live tour!
Replies: 11
Views: 3822

Re: Welcome to Night Vale live tour!

Wish they returned email! Seems like a fine partnership with the broader podcast community. Myself, Pseudopod, Tales to Terrify, Cast Macabre and NoSleep podcast have all tried emailing-- no replies. Lotta people would like to figure out how they hit so big outside the standard podcast fiction audie...
by normsherman
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Attend Drabblecast Live!
Replies: 2
Views: 1967

Attend Drabblecast Live!

In the DC/Baltimore area March 27th?
Be part of an April Trifecta Special!
Come to the Drabblecast Live Story Slam, at @EMPCollective . It's free!

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by normsherman
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations
Replies: 73
Views: 18233

Re: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations

The polarization continues! Some good writing/thoughts/discussion on this story from Cory Doctorow, Jake Kerr http://nofsgiven.wordpress.com/2014/03/ ... equations/
by normsherman
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: Intro/Outro category
Replies: 4
Views: 2470

Re: Intro/Outro category

heh, I appreciate when you guys appreciate it, tis all I really need. The last time I had to battle myself was at the end of Double Dragon II, and even then I had my brother Jimmy Lee's trusty Hurricane Kick.
by normsherman
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: The new "Journey Into..." podcast
Replies: 18
Views: 6570

Re: The new "Journey Into..." podcast

Been enjoying this podcast. I also read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Imp of the Perverse" for them this week. http://journeyintopodcast.blogspot.com/ ... edgar.html
by normsherman
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Modern dance production of Ramsey Shehadeh's "Creature"
Replies: 4
Views: 2068

Modern dance production of Ramsey Shehadeh's "Creature"

Had no idea this existed. Pretttttttty weird (but hey, it's modern dance. and hey, this is drabblecast).

This was apparently choreographed and performed at NEIU in Chicago a couple years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRLKuGVP1CQ
by normsherman
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Beaver butts emit goo used in vanilla flavored foods
Replies: 5
Views: 2635

Re: Beaver butts emit goo used in vanilla flavored foods

FDA approved! Although apparently industry consumption is only at like 300 lb's a year, whereas synthetics like vanillan are over 2.6 million pounds. Apparently it's easier to just have scientists make sweetener in a lab rather than convince them to squeeze it from a beaver's ass. Still, it's only l...
by normsherman
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 300 – Bloodchild
Replies: 39
Views: 11461

Re: Drabblecast 300 – Bloodchild

Interesting that so many of you thought the MC was a female. Would have thought that being read by a male (me!) would have snuffed out any doubt.
by normsherman
Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 300 – Bloodchild
Replies: 39
Views: 11461

Re: Drabblecast 300 – Bloodchild

it was good stuff, but on some level I'd prefer more than acceptance of reality as the climax. I'd like to see change or some members of either species considering different ways to co-exist. I feel like she presented impregnation and pregnancy both as things forced on the main character (in some s...
by normsherman
Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 300 – Bloodchild
Replies: 39
Views: 11461

Re: Drabblecast 300 – Bloodchild

I couldn't quite shake the idea of Octavia Butler as Crazy Eyes in Orange is the New Black . That probably wouldn't have been the case if Norm had not introduced her as a black lesbian. My feeling that the story idea was bound up in her sexuality was pretty much reinforced by her own comments. For ...
by normsherman
Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: War of the Worlds 75th Anniversary
Replies: 1
Views: 927

War of the Worlds 75th Anniversary

In case you missed the live rebroadcast celebration of Orson Welles War of the Worlds 75th anniversary-- broadcast http://blog.commarts.wisc.edu/2013/10/2 ... xperiment/

It's worth re-listening to again. I forgot how fun it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6YNHq1qc44
by normsherman
Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: Drabblecast Website Suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 2973

Drabblecast Website Suggestions

So, we're trying to take steps to redo our layout to make our website more readible, user-friendly and idiot-proof. Get your grandma or random strangers to navigate our page and see what they think or what they have problems with. What do they read first? Can they subscribe easily? Are they overwhel...