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Re: Drabblecast 154 - Family Values by Sara Genge

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:39 pm
by Kevin Anderson
Really enjoyed the TwitFic. Creepy, gory. Nice. Almost makes me want to get a twitter account.

Re: Drabblecast 154 - Family Values by Sara Genge

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:43 am
by seani
References to the TwitFic had me repeatin the whole Drabblecast, and good thing too.

I'm in the habit of listening just before sleep, and with only one earplug.

On this occasion I was using decent heaphones in stereo, and it was a total revelation. I didn't realise the production value on these things was anywhere near as good - loads of detail and texture.

Re: Drabblecast 154 - Family Values by Sara Genge

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:01 am
by ROU Killing Time
seani wrote: I'm in the habit of listening just before sleep, and with only one earplug.
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Re: Drabblecast 154 - Family Values by Sara Genge

Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:38 pm
by ZuSquared
I couldn't get through it. For me, the pace of the reading and the accent were just too distracting. It was impossible to concentrate on the story when I kept finding myself thinking, "Is this meant to be an English accent?" The pronounciation of certain words kept jarring with me; forcing me right out of the story.

I know I'm probably being a picky cow but it was kinda like biting into a delicious Brownie and finding it's been made out of carob... and hamster treats.

I'll give it another go. I have since given up caffeine. That might help. :lol:

Re: Drabblecast 154 - Family Values by Sara Genge

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:25 pm
by Unblinking
This one had a lot of cool stuff in it, the jelly creatures (Now let's all have some jelly!), the subversion of our current societal norms.

I had two hangups:
1. I've only read one story that had a politician as protagonist where I gave a crap what happened to them (We are Ted Tuscadero for President at Escape Pod). I just don't really politicians, and in this tale, as in other politician tales, I don't really care if this individual wins the election or not.
2. For a species that is so physiologically unlike human, and presumably evolved without human contact, they seemed too human to me.