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by Mikes
Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7568
Views: 891748

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

The general planted his hands on his hips and laughed. “Marksman? He would have to be one hell of a shot to get me from the-”

Kind've cheating, but it made me chuckle*.




*I'm easily pleased.
by Mikes
Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7568
Views: 891748

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

The Nigerian taxi was a Lamborghini. “It’s strange,” said the driver, “we try to give away our money but no one replies.”
by Mikes
Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Old story, new twist, return of zombie robots
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Old story, new twist, return of zombie robots

This is actually pretty scary if it carries its way onto conclusion (although I can't help but feel a tinge of rpide it came from my fellow countrymen). Imagine cluster bombs dropped behind enemy lines, but, instead of being filled with munitions, they're packed with hundred of fist-sized diarrhea-b...
by Mikes
Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 166 - Jubilee
Replies: 40
Views: 6970

Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

I'm probably stating the obvious here but when I listened to this story I had supposed that the weird fish creature was something surprising, appearing as something alien and disturbing in the familar surroundings of his past. Something that he was advised not to delve into or think about, for his ...
by Mikes
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 173 - Go Beep
Replies: 55
Views: 15192

Re: Drabblecast 173- Go Beep by Aliya Whiteley

Talia wrote:I believe its a U.K. term for a type of math class?
Nope (I'm English). We say 'maths'. I assumed it was a back to back maths class.
by Mikes
Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 173 - Go Beep
Replies: 55
Views: 15192

Re: Drabblecast 173- Go Beep by Aliya Whiteley

Oh, I completely agree, but what I find is that it's really foisted upon teens, forcing them into niches. At least most of us can make more learned choices as we get older. I for one have no idea what place Ronaldo has in telling me what oil to put in my car engine. It's not like he needs it while h...
by Mikes
Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:38 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 173 - Go Beep
Replies: 55
Views: 15192

Re: Drabblecast 173- Go Beep by Aliya Whiteley

If someone else doesn't dig my musical choices, who really cares? Certainly not me. IMO it all comes down to marketing to teenagers. Once they stop being children but before becoming adults, most kids are searching for who they are, and there is a whole industry out there who's sole purpose is to t...
by Mikes
Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:28 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 173 - Go Beep
Replies: 55
Views: 15192

Re: Drabblecast 173- Go Beep by Aliya Whiteley

tbaker2500 wrote:
strawman wrote:I just wonder if there's really that much difference between the culture and the counter-culture.
Thank you.
This reminded me of the Download heavy metal festival I went to a few years back with 50,000 teenagers wearing a 'fight for your right to be unique' tshirts.
by Mikes
Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 173 - Go Beep
Replies: 55
Views: 15192

Re: Drabblecast 173- Go Beep by Aliya Whiteley

So... was there a point to this story? Jelly Park had a very clear point, but this story is enough of a parable that I sincerely doubt that the point of the story is that catchy pop music is bad. This was my issue with the story, just put more succinctly. The posossible point about catchy, purpose-...
by Mikes
Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Podcasts I like or don't like
Replies: 194
Views: 47950

Re: Podcasts I like or don't like

SSS has stories by Ben Bova? Hat damn, I missed that one. Before I skip on over there to search, I've been listening regularly to Jonathan Stahan's Notes from Coode Street: http://www.jonathanstrahan.com.au/wp/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Not stories, but Jonathan's a sci fi edito...
by Mikes
Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:16 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Cthulhu's descedants discovered!
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Cthulhu's descedants discovered!

Kind've: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/ ... s-gallery/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

In short, ant-arctic octopus with sub zero venom discovered. But if it's not related to Lovecraft somehow I'll eat my Shoggoth.
by Mikes
Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: GPS unit tries to kill owner....
Replies: 0
Views: 616

GPS unit tries to kill owner....

....or GPS unit breaks and dumps family in outback. But my version is more fun. Family rescued after GPS blunder … A family of four and their dog spent four days bogged in mud in far west New South Wales after being led astray by a GPS unit. Police say the driver drove off the road while following i...
by Mikes
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Modern Mummy
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Re: Modern Mummy

I always wonder what goes through the people's involved minds, you know, so they justify their actions.

'Hey, er Grandad - he's not breathing. We should really call the doctor. or just drop him out with the rubbish....although I am already in my pyjamas.....'
by Mikes
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 20 & 21 (EP 170 & 171) - Mongoose
Replies: 72
Views: 23164

Re: DC 170 & 171- Mongoose by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear

Late to the party here, but I've only just caught up on all the available (through itunes) DC episodes, and this one stands out by a country mile. One of the things I love about sci fi is its inherent suitability for horror. claustrophobic space ships with nowhere to run and literally anything could...
by Mikes
Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Time Out
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Re: Time Out

He he, love it. I just pictured my niece marching in front of stuffed toys, inspecting the troops.
by Mikes
Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 173 - Go Beep
Replies: 55
Views: 15192

Re: Drabblecast 173- Go Beep by Aliya Whiteley

I have to be honest and say this was not one of my favourites. The story was well written, but I just failed to see the point to it in the end; story starts, something major happens, main character saves the day, but it all goes back to the way it was before like nothing happened. I couldn't help to...
by Mikes
Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 169 - The Reenactment
Replies: 29
Views: 6175

Re: Drabblecast 169- The Reenactment by Ben H. Winters

I think it goes to show the quality of the stories on the Crabble cast that, while this is one of the weaker oens I've heard, it's still awesome, going for the amusing over the weird. The main character was broadly drawn, but I would guess purposefully, given that I'm sure we all have known a teache...