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by Etaan
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 190 - The Wheel
Replies: 41
Views: 7933

Re: Drabblecast 190 The Wheel

I don't have any issue with religion until people allow it to take the place of independent thought. This statement strikes me as increasingly bizarre the more I think about it. Maybe a religion that was merely a cultural memory of familiar comforting words and rituals would not conflict with indep...
by Etaan
Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 190 - The Wheel
Replies: 41
Views: 7933

Re: Drabblecast 190 The Wheel

Shoot me a PM. Well now, I know David Cameron isn't the best, but isn't that a little drastic? Putin is currently swimming across the Atlantic to get you before you can get him. On a less serious note, I really loved the whole episode. The Goat God bit was amazing and the drabble was quite clever (...
by Etaan
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 155 - The Second Conquest of Earth
Replies: 34
Views: 11000

Re: Drabblecast 155- The Second Conquest of Earth by L.J. Da

Watching you comment your way through the archives is a great little trip down memory lane. How many do you have left?
by Etaan
Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 189 - Doubleheader VIII
Replies: 13
Views: 3217

Re: Drabblecast 189- Doubleheader VIII: Sarah Monette

Somewhat forgettable stories this week, but the exchange that took place from 15:36 - 15:48 made it completely worthwhile. So much meaning and emotion crammed into two sentences.
by Etaan
Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 07 (EP 188) - The Store of the Worlds
Replies: 18
Views: 6928

Re: Drabblecast 188- The Store of the Worlds by Robert Sheck

I'm struck by a previous comment suggesting that the only thing keeping him going at the end is the hope that it'll eventually be possible to go back to stay. Since he seems to have gone back in time within his own timeline, wouldn't going back to stay mean having to live through losing everyone he...
by Etaan
Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 07 (EP 188) - The Store of the Worlds
Replies: 18
Views: 6928

Re: Drabblecast 188- The Store of the Worlds by Robert Sheck

Wow, that was a beautiful, melancholy story from the bygone days of constant, mind-numbing fear with a thin candy shell of bliss. I was on the verge of tears the second time around knowing that the little nuisances and everyday distractions were all that he wanted in life. Mr. Wayne had to have to h...
by Etaan
Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 187 - Doubleheader VII
Replies: 11
Views: 3026

Re: Drabblecast 187- Doubleheader VII: A Fool’s Death, Pidgi

Well, cool! Learn something old every day. Sort of felt that way during Pidgin. Took about 20 seconds so see where it was going, but the delivery was great. I was far more impressed with A Fool's Death once I heard the story behind it. I love the fact that even in the charity suicide business, the ...
by Etaan
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 181 - Funeral Song for a Ventriloquist
Replies: 54
Views: 9659

Re: Drabblecast 181- Funeral Song for a Ventriloquist

strawman wrote:EVERYTHING WORKED OUT OKAY ???
Yeah, it turns out that the natural reaction to something like this is to repress the memory, avoid the topic with your kids and get kinda depressed. Just like with [censored for being way too easy].
by Etaan
Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 181 - Funeral Song for a Ventriloquist
Replies: 54
Views: 9659

Re: Drabblecast 181- Funeral Song for a Ventriloquist

You've completely missed the point, which is that the idea that nothing you do on earth matters is not some incredible revelation. Hell, many of the religions you're mentioned do the exact opposite of what you're suggesting--that earthly pursuits are impermanent and futile, and as a result that you...
by Etaan
Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 181 - Funeral Song for a Ventriloquist
Replies: 54
Views: 9659

Re: Drabblecast 181- Funeral Song for a Ventriloquist

This fell flat for me because of the "secret" at the end. We all die and nothing we've ever done means anything? I'm not usually this blunt but, no shit. I'm sorry, but "no shit"? The idea that life's a bitch and then we're worm food flies in the face of almost every organized religion in the world...
by Etaan
Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 186 - Garkain
Replies: 38
Views: 8534

Re: Drabblecast 186- Garkain by Samantha Henderson

As an Englishman living in Aus I've taken to the local weird folklore as only an outsider can, and this story really fits in with the 'real' stuff nicely. This story really did have a fantastic authenticity to it. The attention to little details was such a throwback to classical literature. A heavy...
by Etaan
Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 183 - Angel of the Ordinary
Replies: 56
Views: 14182

Re: Drabblecast 183- Angel of the Ordinary by Tim Pratt

Donuts taste of .... hat? :lol: I have to listen to this again just for the outro. Very entertaining. Norm did are fantastic job distilling some of the greatest hits. Here is Hearty White in all of his unedited (for length, not content) glory. I'm slowly sampling some of the archives and this guy i...
by Etaan
Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 186 - Garkain
Replies: 38
Views: 8534

Re: Drabblecast 186- Garkain by Samantha Henderson

I'm going to listen again before really getting into commenting. Just thought I'd pop in and say that I'm glad that Norm has decided to transition the H.P. Lovecraft marathon straight into Mary Shelley month.

Very dark, kind of confusing, loved the accents.
by Etaan
Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 180 - Something Borrowed, Something Doomed
Replies: 22
Views: 5225

Re: Drabblecast 180- Something Borrowed, Something Doomed

And just for the record, I kind of enjoyed the flippancy with which the story handled the end of the world! Oops, sorry sis. Our bads. This is the one part of the story that really rang true for me. Much of the rest of it came off as a bit sterile, even the emotional revelation of her origins. But ...
by Etaan
Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 181 - Funeral Song for a Ventriloquist
Replies: 54
Views: 9659

Re: Drabblecast 181- Funeral Song for a Ventriloquist

Finally getting caught up on some older episodes. Love, love, loved this story. Like many tales featured on the Drabblecast, it was even better the second time around. The reading was top notch. I could feel how much "the story" wanted to paint a happier picture, but the bleak, empty void just kept ...
by Etaan
Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 184, 185 - Horror World 2025
Replies: 77
Views: 17144

Re: Drabblecast 185- Horror World 2025: Part II

ZuSquared wrote:...I really liked the reading for Selena, so I adjusted for it in my head and had her character as an American who had been in Britain for a couple of years, probably attending the same finishing school as Lady Di or something.
Or Madonna.
by Etaan
Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 184, 185 - Horror World 2025
Replies: 77
Views: 17144

Re: Drabblecast 185- Horror World 2025: Part II

To add one movie/book reference that Richmazzer missed, I'd like to point out Blaine the monorail's cameo from Stephen King's Dark Tower series. That can't have been a coincidence in naming. I was waiting for the train to come alive and start asking them riddles. And here I was waiting for everyone...
by Etaan
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 184, 185 - Horror World 2025
Replies: 77
Views: 17144

Re: Drabblecast 184- Horror World 2025

Yes, we all think our own voices suck. I think the only actor we haven't heard from is Selena? I dont You are a significant exception. The voice people hear when they talk is quite different from what others hear. When provided a recording of something they said, most people pull a Homer Simpson an...
by Etaan
Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 184, 185 - Horror World 2025
Replies: 77
Views: 17144

Re: Drabblecast 184- Horror World 2025

Norm's Halloween rants always bring the thunder. Loved it. I also enjoyed the story, but only after a second listen. I had some serious whiplash from about the point when Grandpa stormed outside the house until he was reacting to the cowboy android. Threw the rest of the story off for me. But once I...
by Etaan
Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 183 - Angel of the Ordinary
Replies: 56
Views: 14182

Re: Drabblecast 183- Angel of the Ordinary by Tim Pratt

Plus the cover art. Can't forget the cover art. I really enjoyed this story. I actually liked the fact that Hamm didn't go off the deep end and was able to be reeled back in rather easily. He wasn't crazy, really, his world just got rocked and he was grasping at straws in order to explain what happe...