Drabblecast 191 - Primary Pollinator

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Drabblecast 191 - Primary Pollinator

Post by alhilton » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:40 pm

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Primary Pollinator by Nicole Kimberling
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When Dr. Lopez came for me, I was plunging the geo lab toilet. She carried a red stickle suit in one hand and a spray can of anti-fungal lubricant in the other. "Great news, Oliver! Big Spike is in season," Dr. Lopez said. "He finally wants to fertilize Thick Root..."

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Re: Drabblecast 191 - Primary Pollinator

Post by alhilton » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:44 pm

This amused the hell outa me, and the artwork is equally hilarious. Thanks for the giggles. :lol: :lol:

I've followed Nicole's livejournal blog for several years, so it was interesting to see world's collide.
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Re: Drabblecast 191 - Primary Pollinator

Post by strawman » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:08 pm

Finally, a way for Drabble parents to explain the birds and bees to their children.
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Re: Drabblecast 191 - Primary Pollinator

Post by tbaker2500 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:10 pm

Eww.

No- I mean it. Really. EEEEEWWWWWWWW!!!! This one takes it place alongside The Worm Within. The kinda story you immediately begin thinking of who you can pass this episode along too, just to get reactions.

The reading was excellent, Norm! The voice characterizations over the comm set really knocked this one outta the park.

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Re: Drabblecast 191 - Primary Pollinator

Post by Phenopath » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:28 pm

Awesome, that was the gayest drbblecast ever. Good job Norm.
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Re: Drabblecast 191 - Primary Pollinator

Post by Talia » Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:01 pm

Haha. Plantporn. :P Awesome and disgusting at the same time.

And the Drabble made me laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh. (I hadn't seen the title of it, so the punchline, which should have been obvious to me but somehow wasn't, came as a surprise).

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Post by Mikes » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:17 am

The first time the artwork made me laugh. and I also now know what I'm dressing up as next halloween.

And I'm with T - Norm really hit the delivery on this one. I felt a little violated at the end.
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Post by moonowl » Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:03 am

Okay, 'fess up, who wants some of that hallucinogenic plant ooze?
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Post by the mighty twix » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:39 pm

I have to agree with Moonowl, I want some of the sticky stuff. I am just glad that the story didn't involve any moaning plants as the protagonist roamed the reproductive organs of these plants. Though it was amusing how the plants talk to him all night after this sexual encounter, reminds me of my spouse!

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Post by skeletongue » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:22 pm

"Haha. Plantporn. Awesome and disgusting at the same time."

I prefer to think of it as Botanical Erotica but that's one of those things where you say "Potato" and I say "Sextato". Either way, my stamen is heavy with pollen.

I thought this story was hilarious and Norm's reading was top notch.
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Post by Betadog » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:27 pm

I loved this story, especially the down on his luck main character, forced to please and nurture an organism he hates that is strangling something he loves. I worked at the Olive Garden near SFSU for four years and it was exactly like this, watching the little ma and pop italian restaurants in west portal struggle. I think we can all relate in some way. :wink:
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Post by Mikes » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:48 pm

Betadog wrote:I worked at the Olive Garden near SFSU for four years and it was exactly like this....
OK, I need to know exactly which Olive Gardens so I can never, ever, go there.
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Post by Travelin Corpse Feet » Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:40 pm

Man, I don't even know what to say about this. It ain't bestiality. Would you call it vegesexuality? Herbistiality? Botansitality?

A tale that can only be described by terms like "squishy" and "damp." :)
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Post by El Barto » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:05 pm

Fantastic hilarious story chock full of weird science fiction goodness. 5 stars.

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Post by groomporter » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:02 pm

Talia wrote:Haha. Plantporn. :P Awesome and disgusting at the same time.
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Post by StalinSays » Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:25 pm

We've had a massive influx of awesome episode art and strong new artists over the last few weeks (with more to come, including some debuts, fantastic stuff, believe me, I've seen it). It's been such a pleasure to see the community continually assure that the icing on the episode cake stays extra sweet.

Bill's effort towards 191 may well represent my favorite entry since we started the project almost 60 episodes ago; I wanted to assure that all due praise is heaped. The image has great color, movement, and I love the expression on the protagonist's face, and also how Bill communicated how yucky and gooey this story gets in just one image. The perfect first impression.

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Post by shagin » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:00 pm

This was a fun listen, an interesting take on how devistating it can be to introduce a non-native species into an environment. I also appreciate the concept of low-risk offenders being offered "opportunities", and how shit really does fall.

The collection scene with Scotty felt over the top for me, a too deliberate send-up of the "first time sex" or the "experienced lover, inexperienced partner" routine. The dialogue was too spot-on to not play like the author wanted to make certain we recognized the clever comparison.

Norm's narration kicked ass, particularly the dialogue over the communicator.


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Re: Drabblecast 191 - Primary Pollinator

Post by Unblinking » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:28 pm

Ewwww!!! This story was good, gross but good. I liked the twist at the end with the change in pollination.

The one thing that bothered me is his colleagues not allowing them to save the little guy because it would be interfering with the natural order, yet they're stomping all over the natural order by choosing which plants to pollinate with which.

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Post by Unblinking » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:34 pm

I forgot to mention that "If I had a Hammer" was frigging hilarious. I've always thought that song was weird and didn't really make sense. Frank's version makes perfect sense to me and I'll never be able to hear that song again without thinking of this version.

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Re: Drabblecast 191 - Primary Pollinator

Post by bell » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:31 am

Easily in the Top 10 episodes ever done in any of the 'casts I get -- alongside the Aliya Whitelys and MONGOOSE. Ireallyhope it gets People's Choice. Just hits that perfect note on the corner of Sublime and Ridiculous. Predictable ending, but -- in a good way. Like watching a Monty Python movie for the 15th time. You KNOW what happens to Mr Creosote, but that doesn't mean you'll pick that moment to go get a beer.
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