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by normsherman
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: The new "Journey Into..." podcast
Replies: 18
Views: 4167

Re: The new "Journey Into..." podcast

Been enjoying this podcast. I also read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Imp of the Perverse" for them this week. http://journeyintopodcast.blogspot.com/ ... edgar.html
by normsherman
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Modern dance production of Ramsey Shehadeh's "Creature"
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Modern dance production of Ramsey Shehadeh's "Creature"

Had no idea this existed. Pretttttttty weird (but hey, it's modern dance. and hey, this is drabblecast).

This was apparently choreographed and performed at NEIU in Chicago a couple years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRLKuGVP1CQ
by normsherman
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Beaver butts emit goo used in vanilla flavored foods
Replies: 5
Views: 1463

Re: Beaver butts emit goo used in vanilla flavored foods

FDA approved! Although apparently industry consumption is only at like 300 lb's a year, whereas synthetics like vanillan are over 2.6 million pounds. Apparently it's easier to just have scientists make sweetener in a lab rather than convince them to squeeze it from a beaver's ass. Still, it's only l...
by normsherman
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 300 – Bloodchild
Replies: 39
Views: 8216

Re: Drabblecast 300 – Bloodchild

Interesting that so many of you thought the MC was a female. Would have thought that being read by a male (me!) would have snuffed out any doubt.
by normsherman
Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 300 – Bloodchild
Replies: 39
Views: 8216

Re: Drabblecast 300 – Bloodchild

it was good stuff, but on some level I'd prefer more than acceptance of reality as the climax. I'd like to see change or some members of either species considering different ways to co-exist. I feel like she presented impregnation and pregnancy both as things forced on the main character (in some s...
by normsherman
Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 300 – Bloodchild
Replies: 39
Views: 8216

Re: Drabblecast 300 – Bloodchild

I couldn't quite shake the idea of Octavia Butler as Crazy Eyes in Orange is the New Black . That probably wouldn't have been the case if Norm had not introduced her as a black lesbian. My feeling that the story idea was bound up in her sexuality was pretty much reinforced by her own comments. For ...
by normsherman
Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: War of the Worlds 75th Anniversary
Replies: 1
Views: 630

War of the Worlds 75th Anniversary

In case you missed the live rebroadcast celebration of Orson Welles War of the Worlds 75th anniversary-- broadcast http://blog.commarts.wisc.edu/2013/10/2 ... xperiment/

It's worth re-listening to again. I forgot how fun it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6YNHq1qc44
by normsherman
Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: Drabblecast Website Suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 1508

Drabblecast Website Suggestions

So, we're trying to take steps to redo our layout to make our website more readible, user-friendly and idiot-proof. Get your grandma or random strangers to navigate our page and see what they think or what they have problems with. What do they read first? Can they subscribe easily? Are they overwhel...
by normsherman
Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 157 - Brief Candle
Replies: 79
Views: 11962

Re: Drabblecast 157 - Brief Candle

I did the Shatner nods in Nougat Nozzles of Neptune, one of the trilogy we did in space adventure style in Key's sponsorship. 265 or 266 I think.
by normsherman
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Bsides 28 – TGIF
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Re: Bsides 28 – TGIF

I got inspiration for this at Worldcon this year when I was at a table right next to George R.R. Martin and 5 or 6 of his fangirls late one night at a hotel bar. For whatever reason the tipsy 20-somethings all became distracted and started systematically singing the theme songs to every 90's sitcom ...
by normsherman
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: B-sides login issue
Replies: 8
Views: 2066

Re: B-sides login issue

Good to see Praxis back. One of the forum Old One's that has been silently slumbering for countless eons. (If you don't know how to count or what an eon is.)
by normsherman
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations
Replies: 73
Views: 11715

Re: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations

tbaker2500 wrote:Norm, are you growing ears in the lab again?


It's a cost-efficient way to feed the mouths.
by normsherman
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 157 - Brief Candle
Replies: 79
Views: 11962

Re: Drabblecast 157 - Brief Candle

Haha, so, I read weird stories into a mic and write songs about nipples. When it comes to anything else (including techy computer/internet stuff and/or folding my clothes correctly) I delegate. In other words, no I did not mess with Varda's whatchya-ma-call-it cuz I have no clue how to even do that....
by normsherman
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations
Replies: 73
Views: 11715

Re: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations

Yah, and this was a heavily blogged about story too. I knew it would be controversial-- it's always been one of the most controversial stories in SF and while that's not the only reason I picked it, I thought that new generations of ears should hear it.
by normsherman
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: Premium Content Ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 1502

Premium Content Ideas

Thought I would open this up as a Suggestion Box for what Drabblecast Bsides Premium Content subscribers would like to see made available beyond stories. We've got ideas for an App, DC ringtones, DC desktop and mobile themes, a text-based In Search of the Mongolian Deathworm video game, a possible w...
by normsherman
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: Bbardle
Topic: TGIF Lyrics
Replies: 0
Views: 1615

TGIF Lyrics

It's a rare condition, this day and age to read any good news on the newspaper page Love and tradition of the grand design some people say it's even harder to find Well then there must be some kind of magic clue, inside these tearful walls Cause all that I see is a tower of dreams, with real love bu...
by normsherman
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Upping my monthly Subscription to get B-Sides?
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: Upping my monthly Subscription to get B-Sides?

Yep, Tom's right. Canceling your subscription and starting a new one is the easiest for all. Thanks for your support Thomas!
by normsherman
Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: BSides 26 - The Beast in the Cave
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Re: B-Sides 26 - The Beast in the Cave

Yah, it blows me away that lil Howie wrote like this when he was 14. If anything, his prose got less purple as he matured. This is what happens when someone gives you "Baby's First Thesaurus" at your baby shower. But if you think kids were weirder back then strawman, just watch Myley Cyrus...
by normsherman
Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: B-Sides disruption
Replies: 14
Views: 1883

Re: B-Sides disruption

I mean, $10 is one lunch around these parts. Can't you afford to skip just ONE lunch a month to keep these stories coming? What's health and nutrition in comparison? :D Actually, there are 2 factors, for me. The first is logistics: On the burnable-ID cards I use, $100, per yer, per card is the limi...
by normsherman
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Dragoncon 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Re: Dragoncon 2013

Sadly I'll be missing Dcon this year for Worldcon in San Antonio that same weekend. I encourage Drabble-folk to powwow and convene all the same! Wish I could be there. On the other hand, if any DC fans are planning on going to Worldcon/LonestarCon memorial day weekend, the Drabblecast is throwing a ...

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