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by Unblinking
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: BSides 15 - In Search of the Brain-Eating Nandi Bear
Replies: 12
Views: 7187

Re: BSides 15 - In Search of the Brain-Eating Nandi Bear

Love that artwork! CC: Well I know it's a vagina, don't you think I've seen pictures?? But what's it doing between that woman's legs is what I want to know! I absolutely love this line. For some reason I generally don't like Choadsworth though. I really don't understand why. I love Norm's weird ima...
by Unblinking
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: BSides 16 - Winning Streak
Replies: 6
Views: 4764

Re: BSides 16 - Winning Streak

Fun! I didn't see the ending coming until he pointed out his ability to simulate complex objects like his ship. And then I figured it out, and enjoyed having been fooled, since all the necessary clues were there (you knew he could simulate objects outside of his body because of the dice, you knew he...
by Unblinking
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 236 – When You Visit The Magoebaskloof Hotel..
Replies: 12
Views: 3161

Re: Drabblecast 236 – When You Visit The Magoebaskloof Hotel

Honestly, I feel like I rarely "get" stories. I either enjoy them or I don't, but it's not that often that I ponder or grasp a deeper meaning as far as I'm aware. I guess when I say I "get" a story, it doesn't necessarily mean that I feel that I grasped deeper meanings necessarily (though that can ...
by Unblinking
Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 236 – When You Visit The Magoebaskloof Hotel..
Replies: 12
Views: 3161

Re: Drabblecast 236 – When You Visit The Magoebaskloof Hotel

My name in the podcast! :) *Ahem* I'm pretty much with Polecat on this one. I have no idea what was trying to be communicated. I thought I understood what was happening at any given time (though the flashbacks left me temporally confused for a while), but at the end I didn't really get what the stor...
by Unblinking
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 216 - The Book of Eternity
Replies: 34
Views: 10286

Re: Drabblecast 216 - The Book of Eternity

Actually, what I'm saying is that using one's brain and its imaginative capacity to conduct the "symphony of self-indulgence" which intentionally objectifies others probably, over time, has an effect on the way people relate to others. It's also is a form of self-medication, which probably tends to...
by Unblinking
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 235 – Unreliable Witness
Replies: 17
Views: 6057

Re: Drabblecast 235 – Unreliable Witness

I enjoyed this story immensely. Although it could be interpreted several ways, I tend to take the alien's words at face value. He really was an alien here to find out secrets of longevity, and really no one is taking her things. I did think that what the alien said was a bit flawed, though. They sai...
by Unblinking
Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 234 – Jagannath
Replies: 24
Views: 12942

Re: Drabblecast 234 – Jagannath

I don't think that I've read a published story weirder than this one. And I can't think of a better place to run it. (I say published because I've seen weirder things in the slush, but I really don't want to talk about those) I really liked this one. A well told POV where she really does not know an...
by Unblinking
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 233 – A Blade Of Love
Replies: 20
Views: 7421

Re: Drabblecast 233 – A Blade Of Love

Absurd, cute, fluffy. If I were him, I do not think I would have put up with so much crap, particularly since it was all in the claims that the grass is her new lover. I think that I would move a wide circle around it, and if she wants to spend hours trimming the rest of it with scissors, that is h...
by Unblinking
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 232 – Valentine’s Day With The Gods
Replies: 41
Views: 10285

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

This story was okay. It was fun, the line about the flute was funny, but I didn't find it all that memorable. (Actually I'm grasping a bit to remember anything but the flute line, that's what I get for getting behind on forum postings). I thought the vagina line was funny for the reasons that scatte...
by Unblinking
Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 233 – A Blade Of Love
Replies: 20
Views: 7421

Re: Drabblecast 233 – A Blade Of Love

Absurd, cute, fluffy. If I were him, I do not think I would have put up with so much crap, particularly since it was all in the claims that the grass is her new lover. I think that I would move a wide circle around it, and if she wants to spend hours trimming the rest of it with scissors, that is he...
by Unblinking
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 230 - Bears Discover Fire
Replies: 25
Views: 11234

Re: Drabblecast 230 - Bears Discover Fire

BTW, you and Mr. Tweedy would get along real well. Are you sure you aren't his sock puppet? :D Not that I know of. But that Mr. Tweedy is a crafty one, and I wouldn't put it past him to be so secretive about his sock puppet, that said sock puppet would think it was an individual. I guess I'll never...
by Unblinking
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 230 - Bears Discover Fire
Replies: 25
Views: 11234

Re: Drabblecast 230 - Bears Discover Fire

It depends so much on tone, and your specific definition of criticism. I've always found it to be much more effective to suggest to someone how to do something better, than tell them what I think they did wrong. People don't dig their heels in as much and resent you. Really? Maybe I'm strange, but ...
by Unblinking
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 230 - Bears Discover Fire
Replies: 25
Views: 11234

Re: Drabblecast 230 - Bears Discover Fire

This story was okay. I think I'd heard it somewhere else a while back (StarShipSofa?), but it had passed from my memory so thoroughly that I had no recollection of it other than the catchy title. It was an interesting idea, but... I don't know, it seemed overwrought or something, like it was trying...
by Unblinking
Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 227 – The Star
Replies: 79
Views: 28725

Re: Drabblecast 227 – The Star

When talking about modern lifestyle, I wasn't so much referring to gadgetry like iPads and TVs, more things that could be more clearly said to improve individual lives: most clearly medical technology. One could argue that technology is only encouraging overpopulation so it's still not entirely posi...
by Unblinking
Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 230 - Bears Discover Fire
Replies: 25
Views: 11234

Re: Drabblecast 230 - Bears Discover Fire

This story was okay. I think I'd heard it somewhere else a while back (StarShipSofa?), but it had passed from my memory so thoroughly that I had no recollection of it other than the catchy title. It was an interesting idea, but... I don't know, it seemed overwrought or something, like it was trying ...
by Unblinking
Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: The Best of The Drabblecast
Replies: 6
Views: 3275

Re: The Best of The Drabblecast

Best of Drabblecast 2011:
http://www.diabolicalplots.com/?p=2474
by Unblinking
Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 227 – The Star
Replies: 79
Views: 28725

Re: Drabblecast 227 – The Star

Actually, there was no mention of an apple. I have no idea where that came from. More likely a mango. They are sinfully delicious. I've heard that a pomegranate was a likely fruit to have been the one. :) Anyway, the Adam and Eve story has always bothered me. In our ignorance we could've stayed in ...
by Unblinking
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 231 - Trifecta XX
Replies: 19
Views: 9288

Re: Drabblecast 231 - Trifecta XX

Six Pieces was a neat idea for a story, and short enough with enough gradual reveal that I didn't get bored. Whit Carlson's Trespasser I'm drawing a complete blank on for some reason, though I just listened last night. I remember thinking that not a lot happened... Boll Weevil I'd read previously in...
by Unblinking
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 227 – The Star
Replies: 79
Views: 28725

Re: Drabblecast 227 – The Star

When I hear talk wondering how God could allow the world to be as imperfect as it is, I recall a scene in The Matrix where Agent Smith is talking to Morpheus, telling him about the first version of the Matrix, which was a utopia. But the humans kept exiting the Matrix because their minds wouldn't ac...
by Unblinking
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 227 – The Star
Replies: 79
Views: 28725

Re: Drabblecast 227 – The Star

@Strawman On a side note, the whole idea of Noah's flood is, to me, a strong argument against worshipping anyone who is a big enough asshole to pull off such a stunt. I tend to agree with you there. The flood is a sticking point for me. Especially the fact that God promises that he will not do that...