I know this is like the third time I've said this, but that might have been the best Drabblecast ever.
Production is always good, but
. Guest voices and an original song on top of the usual great voice-work? Bravo!
And I loved the story itself. It gave me that fuzzy feeling I get from Hayao Miyazaki movies. It's so unselfconsciously innocent that it makes you forget you're a grizzled old 24 year old working at a job you hate that barely pays the rent. It's silly nonsense, but it's silly like my 2-year old dancing in circles and shouting "cuckoo money!" with sincere passion. It makes me want a piece of that cuckoo money action.
Great moral too! When it comes down to it, happiness is a choice. You don't need fame and riches. If you're got the right spirit, a box of jelly cubes can be something worth looking forward to. Whatever you've got, love it with ardor. You can "have it all" and be a lonely, miserable mess. But even if you've got nothing, you can still sing the Jelly Song!
Thanks Aliya Whiteley for a great story! I want more.