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by Unblinking
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 246 – The Kidney
Replies: 15
Views: 5983

Re: Drabblecast 246 – The Kidney

I really enjoyed this one! It harkens back to the classically strange Drabblecast days of yester-yore. I think the kidney being tacked-on is the entire joke, so can see how someone wouldn't really be into it if they didn't get the joke. It's just such ridiculous imagery, and the dialogue really sup...
by Unblinking
Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 247 - How I Crippled a World for Just 0.01 Cents
Replies: 20
Views: 6370

Re: Drabblecast 247 - How I Crippled a World for Just 0.01 C

If this game were real, I might buy it for a couple lousy bucks: seriously. Sounds like a lot of fun! If you made it just for yourself, they couldn't enforce it. If you made it and gave it just to a few friends, especially for no money, even if they caught a whiff they probably wouldn't enforce it....
by Unblinking
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 247 - How I Crippled a World for Just 0.01 Cents
Replies: 20
Views: 6370

Re: Drabblecast 247 - How I Crippled a World for Just 0.01 C

Did you know that Elvis Presley's image is trademarked by Graceland? I found this out because I worked at a souvenir company in college in the midwest. One of the many products we sold was a postcard of Mt. Rushmore with Elvis (and perhaps other rockstars?) replacing the Presidents' faces. We had to...
by Unblinking
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 247 - How I Crippled a World for Just 0.01 Cents
Replies: 20
Views: 6370

Re: Drabblecast 247 - How I Crippled a World for Just 0.01 C

Pssstt, Bo. The title in the artwork is wrong again. You have an extra 0 in there. It seems to be right on the forum thread, in the story preview text, and the post heading, just in the artwork. In the artwork it's 1/1000 of a cent instead of 1/100. Son of a biscuit. Well, at least someone is looki...
by Unblinking
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 247 - How I Crippled a World for Just 0.01 Cents
Replies: 20
Views: 6370

Re: Drabblecast 247 - How I Crippled a World for Just 0.01 C

Pssstt, Bo. The title in the artwork is wrong again. You have an extra 0 in there. It seems to be right on the forum thread, in the story preview text, and the post heading, just in the artwork. In the artwork it's 1/1000 of a cent instead of 1/100. This story was a lot of fun. A very bizarre idea t...
by Unblinking
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 245 – A Nice Jewish Golem
Replies: 8
Views: 2203

Re: Drabblecast 245 – A Nice Jewish Golem

I was also relieved to hear that there is no question of "sinning" where golems are concerned, it's a problem which has concerned me for quite some time. They are made creatures. If they decided to sin in that particular way, I imagine they could fashion the necessary parts. And they could certainl...
by Unblinking
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 246 – The Kidney
Replies: 15
Views: 5983

Re: Drabblecast 246 – The Kidney

I really didn't care about this one. A walking kidney moping around and being depressed after a breakup is, on the face of it, prime Drabblecast material. And I often like a story that takes a normal real-life situation and explores it in some ridiculous way. But in this case, I didn't feel like the...
by Unblinking
Thu May 31, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 244 - Doubleheader XI
Replies: 14
Views: 3046

Re: Drabblecast 244 - Doubleheader XI

strawman wrote:Is it clear who the two sets of bones belong to?
It was her sister and her sister's fiancee, yes?
by Unblinking
Wed May 30, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 243 – The Other Lila
Replies: 20
Views: 5065

Re: Drabblecast 243 – The Other Lila

I read this when it was printed in Bull Spec a year or two back. This story was pretty good, but a mite too predictable. Since they're so recently departed from each other, when one started plotting the murder of the other it was obvious that she would be murdered first. It's well-executed, granted,...
by Unblinking
Wed May 30, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 244 - Doubleheader XI
Replies: 14
Views: 3046

Re: Drabblecast 244 - Doubleheader XI

Nora's Thing--Definitely an interesting premise, but it felt like the story just kind of trailed off with an ellipsis instead of ending with an exclamation point. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it didn't have quite the impact I thought it could've. I'm glad the girl didn't die and go...
by Unblinking
Wed May 30, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 242 - Transfer of Ownership
Replies: 12
Views: 3081

Re: Drabblecast 242 - Transfer of Ownership

I guess this exoskeleton wasn't programmed to obey Asimov's three rules, eh? :wink: A semi-automated exoskeleton that had to be obey Asimov's laws would be pretty useless, wouldn't it? It wouldn't be able to attack another exoskeleton, because that exoskeleton would presumably contain a human which...
by Unblinking
Fri May 25, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 244 - Doubleheader XI
Replies: 14
Views: 3046

Re: Drabblecast 244 - Doubleheader XI

pssst
...I haven't listened to the episode yet, but FYI, in the episode art Doubleheader is missing an E.
by Unblinking
Thu May 24, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 240 - Trifecta XXI
Replies: 13
Views: 3849

Re: Drabblecast 240 - Trifecta XXI

"Divorce in the House of Flies"--Okaaaaayyyy. This one had me wondering if I'd missed something. Interesting idea, but it seemed like it was intentionally not actually explored, and instead was just a normal slice-of-life with the idea overlaid atop it as if nothing were happening. Not that there's ...
by Unblinking
Wed May 23, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 239 – Killing The Morrow
Replies: 24
Views: 9457

Re: Drabblecast 239 – Killing The Morrow

This is the only Drabblecast episode I ever remember stopping in the middle of. It wasn't that I was offended or anything, it just felt like it was circling endlessly around its destination with no end to the spiral in sight. The main story was kind of interesting, though to the point that I'd liste...
by Unblinking
Wed May 23, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 241 - The Dead
Replies: 26
Views: 7483

Re: Drabblecast 241 - The Dead

This story was all right. I liked the ideas in it, presenting the idea of a different kind of zompocalypse, although at the same time the whole thing feels very similar to propoganda meant to suppress subsets of a culture: the Chinese railroad workers are stealing our jobs, the Communists are hiding...
by Unblinking
Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 232 – Valentine’s Day With The Gods
Replies: 41
Views: 10286

Re: Drabblecast 232 – Valentine’s Day With The Gods

Which at least some of them are not. Glad my ginie was unknowingly the perfect VD present to the whole world, though... I guess? Uhhhh.... By "VD" you mean "Valentine's Day" right? In this context, the first meaning of VD that came to mind was a completely different one that totally makes sense in ...
by Unblinking
Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 238 - From The Lost Diary Of TreeFrog7
Replies: 12
Views: 2878

Re: Drabblecast 238 - From The Lost Diary Of TreeFrog7

Ha, I listened to this on StarShipSofa a while back, and I was rooting for the moth too. Wasn't that what the author wanted? :) If not, why'd they put a giant monster moth in the story in the first place?
by Unblinking
Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 234 – Jagannath
Replies: 24
Views: 12942

Re: Drabblecast 234 – Jagannath

I loved this one too but felt just a bit cheated/mislead because the descriptions were so completely human and the mother seemed to be a machine/animal hybrid. I would have preferred to learn at the end that it was stomach bacteria and then go back and listen for clues that I missed the first time....
by Unblinking
Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 237 - Test Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 2191

Re: Drabblecast 237 - Test Drive

I agree that it had a cool idea but ended too quickly. There seemed to be some real conflict brewing there that never really happened. Also, I KNEW I'd read it before and I was obsessing over where, whether I'd read it in Drabblecast slush or on another podcast or what. I think I must've read it in ...
by Unblinking
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Bsides 11 - Nyarlothotep
Replies: 20
Views: 10728

Re: Bsides 11 - Nyarlothotep

Lovecraft tends to be hit-and-miss for me. This one was a miss, unfortunately, I just had trouble paying attention. Give me the Music of Erich Zann anyday!