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by uncre8d1
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: William's Tale
Replies: 10
Views: 1078

Re: William's Tale

strawman wrote:Such a state might give guns to criminal cartels in order to study what would happen.
...and might be so silly as to name the operation after a popular movie in which the criminals always get away.

Nah, that's just too ridiculous.
by uncre8d1
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Exclusivity (alien theme)
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Exclusivity (alien theme)

"What is that idiot doing? Get him back here immediately!" Klimp turned to the professor and answered, "Sir, the Lieutenant is investigating disturbing readings from the wanderer at the system's edge. I know he's close to the one-way EM shield, but..." "The last thing we need is to lose transmission...
by uncre8d1
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Spread the Word (alien theme)
Replies: 14
Views: 1827

Re: Spread the Word

strawman wrote:Except for those alien cultures in which rhyming of words is the worst form of incest.
Taboo Vogon porn? I wonder how quickly this forum would be blacklisted...
by uncre8d1
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: William's Tale
Replies: 10
Views: 1078

Re: William's Tale

...so "my ignorance of the concept of right and wrong is to blame for my actions" is a valid legal defense. I've always found this a strange concept. Sounds like the state is encouraging moral ambiguity and thereby increasing the use of such a defense, no? The logical end of this seems to be a socie...
by uncre8d1
Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Spread the Word (alien theme)
Replies: 14
Views: 1827

Re: Spread the Word

I don’t consider myself to be a preppy upbeat optimist, but surely humanity would be able to offer something good to an alien race. A species capable of music and poetry can give something positive to the universe? Sure hope so. It'd be mighty embarrassing to find out that we're being ignored by th...
by uncre8d1
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Trouble Word Score
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Trouble Word Score

And Ruby was unfazed, because she was old enough to remember an esoteric synonym for firewood.

Not sure the Appalachian spelling is Scrabble kosher though...
by uncre8d1
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Reenactment
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Reenactment

Richard Feynman. He was Fran's dad on 'The Nanny,' right? :)
by uncre8d1
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Spread the Word (alien theme)
Replies: 14
Views: 1827

Re: Spread the Word

Without actual exposure to alien psychology, we can only theorize about our culture's effects upon them. I'd like to believe that outside eyes would help us find the big truths , the seeking of which has brought us into so much conflict. This drabble is the cynical take on this dynamic (seeing the i...
by uncre8d1
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Reenactment
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Reenactment

I like this one. I have some friends in the SCA, and it's fun to think about what the future of that organization will be like. The story also implies, at least to me, that the society of the future will be one in which people hope that their ancestors took things more seriously, while the 'realists...
by uncre8d1
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: A House for Two
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: A House for Two

Welcome. Nice drabble, though I hope it's not autobiographical. :|
by uncre8d1
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: To Rend the Caul of Their Heart
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

Re: To Rend the Caul of Their Heart

I really like this one, but I can't help but think that the last line seems out of place.
by uncre8d1
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Spread the Word (alien theme)
Replies: 14
Views: 1827

Spread the Word (alien theme)

The diner had never been so silent. The little triped clacked in its own language and opened its robe, revealing a brace of explosives. A translation grated from the nearest table's talkbox. "For defying the teachings of Sagan the Unbeliever, you all die." First contact brought human faith to the ga...
by uncre8d1
Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Lonely Death of Autonomous Exoterric Climate Probe #3478
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: The Lonely Death of Autonomous Exoterric Climate Probe #

This is great! I love how it shows hope and determination, even willful ignorance of its ultimate fate (not normally associated with machines), but does so in a way that's elegant. In a couple sentences we learn that a) the machines have an existential aspect to their view of their mission and b) at...
by uncre8d1
Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Elevation
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: Elevation

I like it. It plays on my repeated experience with stories of alien benefactors coming to humanity, but reinforces the idea that given the opportunity humanity might very well be the barbarian aggressor. It also makes me wonder who sent the elevation sphere. Was it a race already decimated by human ...
by uncre8d1
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Bbardle
Topic: The Esoteric Order of Sherman
Replies: 13
Views: 7262

Re: The Esoteric Order of Sherman - Out Now!

Finally picked this up from amazon. Bravo,Mr. Sherman's cerebral parasite, bravo.
by uncre8d1
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Eulogy
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: Eulogy

* makes some assumptions *

Awww, cats aren't always evil....
by uncre8d1
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Bringers of Light
Replies: 15
Views: 1832

Re: The Bringers of Light

I think maybe God knew Moses wasn't ready to see that His beard is actually a mass of tentacles.
by uncre8d1
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: They call this Passive Aggression?
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: They call this Passive Aggression?

...ouch? I think?

Makes me wonder if she just liked the other guy's clothes, or if she's using a suit as a sort of once-removed cuckold.
by uncre8d1
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Membership (Belonging Theme)
Replies: 1
Views: 577

Membership (Belonging Theme)

This was his last chance. He knew what another failure would mean. Being disbarred from the Society would have grave consequences for the rest of his life. He held steady and watched the bushes for any movement. As the target exploded into view, the hunter carefully lined up the sights and squeezed ...
by uncre8d1
Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Drabble poem: The Night Sky
Replies: 6
Views: 1762

Re: Drabble poem: The Night Sky

That's good.