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by tbaker2500
Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 048 - The Destiny of Man
Replies: 30
Views: 4967

Yes, but this is an old staple of Scifi. Focus on how someone could react, not necessarily the way a smart person would react. IMHO, many Twilight Zone episodes fall directly in the same category. They often focus on the worst side of humanity under stressful situations, rather than letting cooler h...
by tbaker2500
Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 048 - The Destiny of Man
Replies: 30
Views: 4967

Doh, I totally forgot to mention I loved the drabble this week! I couldn't help picturing Terry Pratchett's death character. "BOWLING? WELL, ALRIGHT SUSAN, SINCE IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY..." Ah yes, but then Death wouldn't have been smiling. And he would have stopped to pet the alleycat. The drabble was ...
by tbaker2500
Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: 2009 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: Other Nominations
Replies: 4
Views: 2563

I-81

I would like to nominate ep 16, I-81 by Luke Coddington. I don't care if he's on staff. :-)

Tom
by tbaker2500
Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 045 - The Fine Point
Replies: 32
Views: 6320

I know what Mr. Tweedy will now be pondering. :lol:
by tbaker2500
Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 045 - The Fine Point
Replies: 32
Views: 6320

After reading all the various reactions, I have to say that this is why I like flash fiction. Everybody here seems to have had a different interpretation of what the story was saying. A novel, on the other hand, would usually describe exactly what happens in its entirety, the whole while trying to c...
by tbaker2500
Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Local news
Replies: 1
Views: 713

Local news

In the Sunday, January 6 2008 issue of the Journal and Courier, this appeared in the letters section, talking about the fact that Lafayette/West Lafayette had no murders in 2007. Question: There were no homicides in 2007. To what do you attribute this bit of good news? And how does this affect your ...
by tbaker2500
Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 045 - The Fine Point
Replies: 32
Views: 6320

Drabblecast 045 - The Fine Point

http://www.drabblecast.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/drabblecast_045_david_steffen-250x250.jpg Feature: The Fine Point by Gary Cuba I liked this piece. Good writing, concise plot. All one has to do is look at penguins. I mean, would you notice if some of them were carbon copies? And in the bird wa...
by tbaker2500
Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 044 - The Arc of Hronos
Replies: 19
Views: 4481

There were many things which felt unrealistic in the "personal decisions" department of this story. However, the fact the the author stayed away from the overdone time paradoxes and just let the scientist die, brought a nice warm fuzzy feeling to the piece.
by tbaker2500
Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 042 - 40 Quarters
Replies: 6
Views: 1590

Seems like a reworked Mr. Scrooge.

The story was awfully... ordinary... for a Drabblecast.
by tbaker2500
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:23 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 041 - Set Another Place at the Table...
Replies: 30
Views: 5474

Well I started podcasting via iTunes beginning with ep 12. So it wasn't too hard to listen to the back episodes. But I certainly agree, putting download links to the stories would let folks take back episodes with them on their ipods.
by tbaker2500
Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 041 - Set Another Place at the Table...
Replies: 30
Views: 5474

Hey Luke, I gotta commend you on I-81. That is the only drabblecast where I didn't see the punch line coming, it was laugh out loud funny!

Tom
by tbaker2500
Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 041 - Set Another Place at the Table...
Replies: 30
Views: 5474

Not a randomly generated quote, but instead a specific point being made about who I was talking to. :-)
by tbaker2500
Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 041 - Set Another Place at the Table...
Replies: 30
Views: 5474

Thank you, thank you! (bows)
by tbaker2500
Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 041 - Set Another Place at the Table...
Replies: 30
Views: 5474

Well...

If one were to get pregnant from a BJ, I could see a sick mind writing this as a possible outcome.

Not that there are any sick minds here!

"There's a fetus in the kitchen, I ain't hungry any more..."
by tbaker2500
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: Theatrical storytelling
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Theatrical storytelling

The use of strange voices, music, sound FX and more to "enhance" a podcast story has been brought up. I am totally against it! Terrible! All it does is detract from an otherwise good story. (...listens to drabblecast...) Right, ok. Other people suck at this, Norm's the master!! (Can you imagine Pump...
by tbaker2500
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 040 - Marbles
Replies: 26
Views: 5229

Yes indeed, Cat's Eye is a type of marble.

http://www.landofmarbles.com/mk297.html

I was really surprised that this joke wasn't intended to be made.

I loved the ending.

Tom
by tbaker2500
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 041 - Set Another Place at the Table...
Replies: 30
Views: 5474

Hee hee... I listened to the last two episodes back to back. "Wow, two drabbles in a row! Awesome!" Then.... What a great visualization of spam. Just think how much money Norm could get if he actually took this route rather than asking for donations is his normal cheery voice. On to the main story. ...
by tbaker2500
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 036 - Pumpkin Seeds
Replies: 37
Views: 6567

I'm not one much for horror, but gads that was a great story. Your character execution (no pun intended) was top-notch.

Tom
by tbaker2500
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 039 - The Beekeepers
Replies: 39
Views: 8185

I've been sick and running behind on my podcasting. All I can say is that I was awfully glad I listened to this one AFTER I got better! I loved this story and "The one that got away", thanks to the author and Norm. The one thing that I think this story could benefit from in future installments, is t...
by tbaker2500
Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 035 - The Guilt Trader
Replies: 13
Views: 3319

I guess I saw it much simpler than the previous poster's did. To me, it was simply introducing (to me unknown) eastern philosophies into a western mindset, and let the listeners' minds rattle around a bit while they shift their perception. I much preferred having to work out all the possible ramific...