Drabblecast 166 - Jubilee

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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by delfedd » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:11 pm

I don't know, I wish that there had been more of the story. It fell a little bit short for me for some reason.

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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by Etaan » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:10 pm

delfedd wrote:I don't know, I wish that there had been more of the story. It fell a little bit short for me for some reason.
Amen. I would love to see this featured as the first serialized Drabble. "Every day the workers board the train...", "Every day the workers cook dinner...", "Every weekend the workers watch MacGruber...". I'm going to expect royalties from the verse-per-day desk calendar. Every week there'd be the excruciating build-up to the Sunday punchline. Jim Davis can eat his heart out.
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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by strawman » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:15 pm

Etaan wrote:
delfedd wrote:"Every day the workers board the train...", "Every day the workers cook dinner...", "Every weekend the workers watch MacGruber...". I'm going to expect royalties from the verse-per-day desk calendar.
Cool idea. Like Burma Shave signs.
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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by Polecat » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:01 pm

Verily the Drabble was a merry jape, and did cause me to grin slyly. The main story, by contrast was a tragic tale, with both unhappy and boorish fellows who did my soul sore oppress. A sad business indeed! If there be monsters of the deep, it would be sweet and fitting if there were also spear-armed half-fish to do them most grievous harm. That thought would comfort me.
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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by Scattercat » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:06 pm

He tried to cross
as fast train neared
Death didn't
draft him.
He volunteered.
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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by Polecat » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:11 pm

Thank you Mr. Scattercat

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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by strawman » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:48 pm

A Man A Miss
A Car A Curve
He kissed the Miss
And missed the Curve
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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by moonowl » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:58 pm

Phenopath wrote: That was a Pratt story also.
Well that explains it. I'm nothing against riffing themes, but this was a rough draft. What was the mystic Catfish story called?
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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by Scattercat » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:36 pm

"Bottom Feeding."

A personal favorite of mine, actually.

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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by ZuSquared » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:30 am

I'm probably stating the obvious here but when I listened to this story I had supposed that the weird fish creature was something surprising, appearing as something alien and disturbing in the familar surroundings of his past. Something that he was advised not to delve into or think about, for his own good. I assumed this was to echo the way he'd attempted to bury his own fears about the possibilty that he had caused his girl's demise. The goo on his hand mirroring the blood on his shoes, him becoming a creature that didn't belong anywhere anymore.

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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by themorg » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:03 am

Phenopath wrote:
Scattercat wrote:Yay main story! I think Drabblecast got the cooler Pratt story, personally.
I agree. The two stories had similar themes, but there was a lot more going on in Jubilee, including the eeerrchh moment at the end.
And the narration on the DC was better. It sounded like on Pod Castle he had no pop filter. With headphones on it was really really(it took me forever to listen to it) distracting. Everything just sounds better with Norm's touches.
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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by Travelin Corpse Feet » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:15 pm

Finally got around to listening to this one. Between the flash fiction contest on the Podcastle/Pseudopod forum, and quarter end at the mag I work for, I've been neglecting the Drabblecast.

I liked this story, my only complaint is that it lacks finality. I feel like there should be resolution to the main character's grief, the the question of what's going on in the bay, or both. I know some people have said that they thought he might turn into one of the underwater creatures. It dawned on me that the story might be headed there, but somehow, that really didn't feel right. I think if that had happened then the grief part of the plot would have felt even more unresolved. That is, that it would have felt to me that the main character was running away, and that all of that backstory would have been moot.

I cannot bloody believe my "leper-chaun" twabble got thrown in there. :mrgreen:
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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by bell » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:51 am

strawman wrote:
The Drabblecast - Not all queers are gay
Or:

Drabblecast. Where men are men, and squid are frightened.
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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by themorg » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:05 am

bell wrote:
strawman wrote:
The Drabblecast - Not all queers are gay
Or:

Drabblecast. Where men are men, and squid are frightened.
But deep down a crab is still a crab
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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by tbaker2500 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:32 pm

Okay that's just creepy.
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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by doubleU46 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:47 pm

This was my introduction to Tim Pratt. Wow. I LOVED this story and loved the music just as much. Hauntingly beautiful. Who wrote the music?

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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by Richmazzer » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:05 pm

I agree, I am consistently impressed with the musical settings in Drabblecast stories, ads a lot of texture.

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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by doubleU46 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:29 pm

LOVED this story. Norm rocked the house with his reading. Who did the music?

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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by Mikes » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:35 am

ZuSquared wrote:I'm probably stating the obvious here but when I listened to this story I had supposed that the weird fish creature was something surprising, appearing as something alien and disturbing in the familar surroundings of his past. Something that he was advised not to delve into or think about, for his own good. I assumed this was to echo the way he'd attempted to bury his own fears about the possibilty that he had caused his girl's demise. The goo on his hand mirroring the blood on his shoes, him becoming a creature that didn't belong anywhere anymore.
I felt the same way.

This was also (to my knowledge) my first Pratt story and I'm an instant fan. The story was awesome in all facets, but it seems I may be alone in thinking the story ended where it should. It lead the reader to carry on thinking to its possible conclusion, which to me is always more satisfying than a writer wringing a story completely dry.

Also.... anyone else here thinking 'murloc'?

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Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

Post by Unblinking » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:23 pm

strawman wrote: The Drabblecast - Not all queers are gay
I love it! I'd like to buy a t-shirt with that on it. I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to wear it, mind you, for fear that I'd piss someone off who misinterpreted the meaning.

Anyhoo, this story was all right, but felt too similar in theme/style to other Pratt stories, and ones that were better. Decent, but not spectacular.

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