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by Praxis
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 146 - Teddy Bears and Tea Parties
Replies: 67
Views: 13048

Re: Drabblecast 146- Teddy Bears and Tea Parties

I feel like if I start posting on these here boards when I think "Well now *that* was the weirdest story I've ever heard" I'd have to keep going back and editing whenever another 'Clown Eggs' comes along. But. THAT was the weirdest story ever. Visceral, strange, scary, enticing (just what would vamp...
by Praxis
Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 147 - Cassie
Replies: 65
Views: 13207

Re: Drabblecast 147- Cassie by Tim Pratt

I agreed with others about the twabble, though it maybe wasn't the easiest story to figure out when you are walking along a busy street and are easily distracted. At one point I thought he was standing behind his wife and putting lipstick on her as they both look in the mirror (not strange enough) o...
by Praxis
Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:11 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 142, 143 - The Golden Age of Fire Escapes
Replies: 39
Views: 7239

Re: Drabblecast 142- The Golden Age of Fire Escapes Part I

I think this episode highlights what I like about Drabblecast. This isn't *just* a podcast where a story is read out (possibly even with the narrator doing different voices), we also have appropriate music, foley etc. effects and added gems like the Old Time Radio adverts. Brilliant. Actually, I cou...
by Praxis
Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 140- Trifecta X
Replies: 22
Views: 5406

Re: Drabblecast 140- Trifecta X

Norm, could a part of the Drabblecast bullions be put towards a decent (or even half-way decent) sound recording device for Al? Seriously, it's like he is using one of those tin-can-and-string telephones to record. I liked the invisibility story, though like others I wasn't surprised by the 'twist' ...
by Praxis
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: DrabbleArt
Topic: Episode Art Work
Replies: 11
Views: 4753

Re: Episode Art Work

Added myself to the pool.
(well, I've sent an email, at any rate)
by Praxis
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 136 - The Great Old Pumpkin
Replies: 49
Views: 12414

Re: Drabblecast 136- The Great Old Pumpkin by John Aegard

Good story- where have I heard it before? Maybe an early EP? Yep, Episode 025 (I didn't remember the story at all and only found the EP one when my downloader was hit by gremlins and saved this episode in the random wilderness of my computer, so had to search for the filename itself. I'm assuming t...
by Praxis
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 135 - “Hello,” Said the Stick
Replies: 50
Views: 10551

Re: Drabblecast 135- “Hello,” Said the Stick by Michael Swanwick

I think we all know who the anti-norm is, don't we.

In fact she has been hanging around for a while. Biding her time till she and our dear 'Origino' Norm can embrace in the blinding light of particle annihilation.

Haven't you Norma Sherman.....
by Praxis
Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 135 - “Hello,” Said the Stick
Replies: 50
Views: 10551

Re: Drabblecast 135- “Hello,” Said the Stick by Michael Swanwick

But why toss in the added complication of getting medical help? It just confused the ending to an otherwise great story. I thought that this was the (whole) point of the stick doing what it was doing, though. It says itself that a dying-of-radiation mercenary has a bigger detrimental effect than a ...
by Praxis
Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: Link to the main Drabble website?
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Link to the main Drabble website?

I know it is just a tad lazy, but could the drabble gods see their way to putting a clickable link/button/tentacle/megabeast somewhere on these here forum pages?

Ta.
by Praxis
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 02 (EP 133) – Over the Walls of Eden
Replies: 45
Views: 11670

Re: Drabblecast 133- Over the Walls of Eden by Jay Lake

But that's why his degeneration and adopting of her name at the end was cool to me. That's all Emissary has become-- an enabling power. Just my interpretation. To me, his taking of 'her' name was both a sign of how far he had degenerated but also (similarly to the DoubleHeader dinosaur story) of re...
by Praxis
Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 02 (EP 133) – Over the Walls of Eden
Replies: 45
Views: 11670

Re: Drabblecast 133- Over the Walls of Eden by Jay Lake

Hmm. I did *like* the music, but, especially a few times at the start of the story, it felt faaaaar to heavy handed. There were a couple of times where, after the narrator and the last bit of music stopped there was a big pause and I was thinking "what's the next tune going to be, then?" rather than...
by Praxis
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 132 - Doubleheader IV
Replies: 37
Views: 7600

Re: Drabblecast 132- Doubleheader IV: from Bruce Holland Rogers

Loved both of these. Baker's dozen was an honest, heartwarming tale of two people appreciating what they have (and I laughed and laughed at the improv-ideas for the different breads and cakes: "it.....has restorative powers", "oh, really ?" Sweet and charming. The Wrong Cart was just barmy and from ...
by Praxis
Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 130- Trifecta IX
Replies: 32
Views: 5786

Re: Drabblecast 130- Trifecta IX

.....that's not how my cliff-top vision for this story was going, no.

Think more 'magnificent, personal' and less Michael Bay sfx
by Praxis
Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 130- Trifecta IX
Replies: 32
Views: 5786

Re: Drabblecast 130- Trifecta IX

But they have such short arms, how would they ever reach?
by Praxis
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 130- Trifecta IX
Replies: 32
Views: 5786

Re: Drabblecast 130- Trifecta IX

Dinosaur was my favorite, loved the melancholy tone and the hopeless ending. See, I didn't see it as a hopeless ending at all. I thought it was sort of magnificent, really. He finally, after managing to forget what he was told by his mother, "realises" that he is a dinosaur, not a man with a failin...
by Praxis
Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: how do you split the netcast into sections?
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Re: how do you split the netcast into sections?

MP3 is the final outcome, resistance is useless.
by Praxis
Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 122 - The Fallen & the Muse of the Street
Replies: 20
Views: 6596

ROU Killing Time wrote:..... I love the way the muse defeated her opponents by inspiring them.
Hmm. Reminds me...........

......googles.......

Ah-hah:
http://www.theseanachai.com/2009/02/27/ ... d-writing/

Mr McLean would agree with you, there, on the whole inspiration-muse-possesion-daemon idea, I think.
by Praxis
Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:21 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Norm + Escapepod=
Replies: 61
Views: 8395

Re: good deal

normsherman wrote: :twisted:
Muwahahaha!
EEEK!!
StalinSays wrote:And that picture of him with the pumpkin from his web site.
Oh. Yeah, there is that.
*snicker*

Do your 'worst' pumpkin boy.....
by Praxis
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Norm + Escapepod=
Replies: 61
Views: 8395

Won't be too much extra work, as DC is clearly my "#1 ho", know what I'm sayin playa? See, the EP that *I* know and love would never have hosts that use words like "ho" or "playa". Norm are you sure you're ready for this? (No really, just imagine Steve Eley signing off with "Have fun....playa". It'...
by Praxis
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 126 - Dagon
Replies: 36
Views: 6518

That song, Norm! That SONG!
Incredible :)

(Hactuelly, I thought it was more awesome than the Lovecraftian goings on, but there you go.)