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by Mr. Tweedy
Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Why I Love the Military Industrial Complex!
Replies: 25
Views: 2766

Re: Why I Love the Military Industrial Complex!

Uh, yes. I'm well aware of the optical properties of air. "Ever see a star twinkle? Lights refract above a campfire? Pavement that looks wet in summer but isn't? Wonder why you can see blue sky, or even light at all when the sun is below the horizon?" In each of those examples light is moving betwee...
by Mr. Tweedy
Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Why I Love the Military Industrial Complex!
Replies: 25
Views: 2766

Re: Why I Love the Military Industrial Complex!

Neither defense would even stop the pilot laser of this weapon (in space). If you can make a laser effective in the atmosphere, space is a breeze (not counting the massive power plant). Not so: Atmosphere is smooth. Light travels straight through it. The virtue of an optical substance is that it sc...
by Mr. Tweedy
Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:43 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Why I Love the Military Industrial Complex!
Replies: 25
Views: 2766

Re: Why I Love the Military Industrial Complex!

I saw that somewhere. The concept could be armorized, I suppose. I was actually thinking of the glass dust more in the context of space warfare. I was trying to think of something that could thwart a laser but was realistic, as opposed to magical force fields. I thought of glass dust: Put up a wall ...
by Mr. Tweedy
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Horse seman served in New Zealand
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Horse seman served in New Zealand

I suppose if you were wanting to start a war...
by Mr. Tweedy
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Why I Love the Military Industrial Complex!
Replies: 25
Views: 2766

Re: Why I Love the Military Industrial Complex!

Are there any good countermeasures to lasers? It has occurred to me that a cloud of powdered glass might effectively disperse the energy.

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by Mr. Tweedy
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Horse seman served in New Zealand
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Horse seman served in New Zealand

Can't be worse than vegemite.
by Mr. Tweedy
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: 2010 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: Vote Here! Best Drabble
Replies: 20
Views: 7369

Re: Vote Here! Best Drabble

No Wisest Stone? Alas! Monkeys, then.
by Mr. Tweedy
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: 2010 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: Vote Here! Best Episode Art
Replies: 10
Views: 3981

Re: Vote Here! Best Episode Art

#188. It effectively converts the entire story into a symbol, which is what a great illustration should do. All of these look awesome, but, in addition to looking awesome, #188 actually tells the story.
by Mr. Tweedy
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: 2010 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: Vote Here! Best Feature Story
Replies: 51
Views: 15538

Re: Vote Here! Best Feature Story

Fierce competition (as always), but there can be only one: Morris and the Machine.
by Mr. Tweedy
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Why I Love the Military Industrial Complex!
Replies: 25
Views: 2766

Re: Why I Love the Military Industrial Complex!

This gun will shoot through anything. You are helpless! Now hold still for 5 minutes while I aim it at you.
by Mr. Tweedy
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:46 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Placebo
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Placebo

Sweet! Perfect delivery.
by Mr. Tweedy
Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Poked to death
Replies: 9
Views: 2219

Re: Poked to death

I like it. The narrator's obliviousness is just plausible enough to be disturbing rather than merely silly. Good idea. Needs a rewrite, though, or at least reformatting. Paragraphs! It's also a bit unclear what the machine is. "Machine of Death" sounds like a machine that causes death. This machine ...
by Mr. Tweedy
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 191 - Primary Pollinator
Replies: 29
Views: 9122

Re: Drabblecast 191 - Primary Pollinator

Somebody needs to be the boss, yeah, but a good boss recognizes that he is part of the machine, a fellow contributor to it's functioning. He is not the reason the machine exists or the force that moves it. Many bosses forget that, especially the ones with big titles. A good king understands that his...
by Mr. Tweedy
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 191 - Primary Pollinator
Replies: 29
Views: 9122

Re: Drabblecast 191 - Primary Pollinator

Fun and icky for sure, but it also works on a deeper level: Big Spike views himself as the center of the universe. In his eyes, every other character in the story's world exists for him . The narrator exists to transport his pollen. Thick Root exists to bear his seeds. Spotty does nothing for him, a...
by Mr. Tweedy
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Writing Skill versus Religion
Replies: 14
Views: 1836

Re: Writing Skill versus Religion

So, they analyzed the writing level demonstrated in the profile descriptions of member of OkCupid and plotted that against the members' stated religions?
by Mr. Tweedy
Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:33 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Drabble Reviews Blog
Replies: 413
Views: 50913

Re: Drabble Reviews Blog

Indie cinemas? Oh, to live in a place with indie cinemas!

Curse you, Cinemark!
by Mr. Tweedy
Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Prime Mover / retirement-the promised land
Replies: 8
Views: 1577

Re: Prime Mover

Bump.
by Mr. Tweedy
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Beware of low flying...yeah, you guessed it
Replies: 18
Views: 3156

Re: Beware of low flying...yeah, you guessed it

Perspective, anyone? I make a generic, non-threatening request for some self-policing (on a thread that starts with "Last dildo-related story, I promise!"), and the thread turns into an attack on me? Power has gone to my head? I am condescending? I am unnecessarily harsh? Because I say that I'm goin...
by Mr. Tweedy
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Beware of low flying...yeah, you guessed it
Replies: 18
Views: 3156

Re: Beware of low flying...yeah, you guessed it

You weren't the one who posted 3 distinct dildo-centric topics and/or brought Dr. Kegel into the discussion, were you? No? Okay, cool. 8)