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Drabblecast 189 - Doubleheader VIII

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:08 am
by Kevin Anderson
Mermaids of the Old West
and
Darkness, a Bride
by Sarah Monette

They needed a virgin to make a bargain with the sea monster who hunted the waters off their coast, and they were not willing to sacrifice their daughters...

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Art by Tania Henderson

Re: Drabblecast 189- Doubleheader VIII: Sarah Monette

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:39 pm
by tbaker2500
Excellent episode! I was cracking up over Norm's presentation of Frank's reading. Wow!

The main stories were both excellent, in very different ways.

Norm, the MP3 came through as a .mov. For those in a hurry, I made a MP3 version over at the archive.
http://gardenstreet.org/drabblecastarch ... f9-158.php

Re: Drabblecast 189- Doubleheader VIII: Sarah Monette

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:45 am
by themorg
like and like again

Re: Drabblecast 189- Doubleheader VIII: Sarah Monette

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:05 am
by Talia
tbaker2500 wrote:Excellent episode! I was cracking up over Norm's presentation of Frank's reading. Wow!

The main stories were both excellent, in very different ways.

Norm, the MP3 came through as a .mov. For those in a hurry, I made a MP3 version over at the archive.
http://gardenstreet.org/drabblecastarch ... f9-158.php

Ah hah, that would by why my poor little ipod nano wouldn't play it.

Thanks T!

Re: Drabblecast 189- Doubleheader VIII: Sarah Monette

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:44 am
by normsherman
Gonna repost working mp3 and new file on main feed when I get back in town. Got new commentary from Sarah Monette to insert

Re: Drabblecast 189- Doubleheader VIII: Sarah Monette

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:20 am
by Mikes
I loved Mermaids, even though it wasn't really a story, the imagery it evoked and the questions it made the listener think were superb. But Darkness.... meh. I think I may have missed the point of this one, but it really didn't grab me.

Re: Drabblecast 189- Doubleheader VIII: Sarah Monette

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:13 am
by The Giant who sleeps
Love a Story about fishy bitches. The first story was amusing, I love seeing a realistic take on the fantastic, like a NatGeo researching mermaids. I was very glad the mermaid was not portrayed like the Disney version.

The second story was even better, like Pinocchio; with out the desire to be real. The fact that a virgin sacrifice was stressing the loss, and with out a loss it had no value really made me think about all those stories about dragons munching virgins in a new light. Both were truely enjoyable.

Re: Drabblecast 189- Doubleheader VIII: Sarah Monette

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:21 am
by themorg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5T9UQmPTpM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

the real frank key...

Re: Drabblecast 189- Doubleheader VIII: Sarah Monette

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:24 pm
by tbaker2500
I knew something was up!

Re: Drabblecast 189- Doubleheader VIII: Sarah Monette

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:48 pm
by Etaan
Somewhat forgettable stories this week, but the exchange that took place from 15:36 - 15:48 made it completely worthwhile. So much meaning and emotion crammed into two sentences.

Re: Drabblecast 189- Doubleheader VIII: Sarah Monette

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:25 pm
by strawman
Grrr. my QT player doesn't display times.

Re: Drabblecast 189- Doubleheader VIII: Sarah Monette

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:06 am
by Lucid
I really liked these stories. Especially the second one.

I'd say more about it but it would come off as too personal and lame and also probably start an argument anyway. So I'll just say that I really liked it. Especially the part about monsters being able to love too. That made me happy. :)

Also, I'm always in favor of pretty blond girls eating their rescuers. That should happen more often.

Re: Drabblecast 189- Doubleheader VIII: Sarah Monette

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:41 pm
by Unblinking
The mermaid story was so short I was just surprised when it ended, I'd thought it was just getting started.

I liked the other one quite a bit, the clockwork sacrifice, the unloving inventor, and the need for loss to be part of a sacrifice. It was a clever idea to allow the sacrifice to make her own bargain. Well done!

Re: Drabblecast 189- Doubleheader VIII: Sarah Monette

Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:19 pm
by Travelin Corpse Feet
"Mermaids" wasn't bad, but I'll echo what others have said in that I don't think it was a complete story. More of a premise. I had a split-second of "wait, what?" when the author's voice came on. Took me one or two seconds to realize that it was commentary on the story, not some additional part of it.

I like doomed characters, so I really enjoyed "Darkness" quite a bit.