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Drabblecast 223 - Bearing Fruit

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:00 am
by StalinSays
Feature: Bearing Fruit by Nikki Alfar
Drabble: Déjà vu by Ben Parker
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Sunday, November 20, 2011
This, of course, is what comes of being overly friendly with strange mangoes. One day you’re a wide-eyed virgin, with nary a care in the world; the next, you find yourself most unexpectedly and all but inexplicably burdened in a manner that afflicts virgins only once every two thousand years or so, to the best of your understanding. It isn’t fair, but folk tales rarely are to young maidens — this is the first thing that you really ought to have known.

Norm’s New CD: The Esoteric Order of Sherman

Nikki Alfar
Read by Kimi Alexander
Art by Alyssa Suzumura

Re: Drabblecast 223 - Bearing Fruit

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:26 pm
by ROU Killing Time
If phenopath still was around he would say that this as a fine example of the "circular drabble. " Whatever happened to our resident limey?

Re: Drabblecast 223 - Bearing Fruit

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:08 pm
by tbaker2500
Wow. Weird story. Great narration. Great push for the CD- it's high time we stepped up as backers and made this CD happen.
Thanks to Seymour for being a great contributor!

Re: Drabblecast 223 - Bearing Fruit

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:45 pm
by ROU Killing Time
Tom, I was somewhat ashamed that I couldn't think of anything more to say than "well, THAT was freaking weird..."

You have vindicated my feelings. :-)

Re: Drabblecast 223 - Bearing Fruit

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:33 pm
by tbaker2500
:D

Re: Drabblecast 223 - Bearing Fruit

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:03 am
by Nervous Tick
Anyone ever heard of the podcast Beware the Hairy Mango? I think this was a crossover episode. :D

Re: Drabblecast 223 - Bearing Fruit

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:43 am
by Kibitzer
This one teetered close to the edge of "too wordy" but, I think, managed to avoid tipping over. A fun story, though! Although in retrospect one wonders about the ethics of employing... hrm... ripe... fruit in this manner

Re: Drabblecast 223 - Bearing Fruit

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:31 pm
by Unblinking
Weeeiiiiirrrrdd. This was fairly good, but rather long for its content, it just kept going. I found it strange that everyone took the impregnating mango so nonchalantly, but it seemed to work with a light fairy tale world style.

Re: Drabblecast 223 - Bearing Fruit

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:21 am
by tbaker2500
Unblinking wrote:I found it strange that everyone took the impregnating mango so nonchalantly, but it seemed to work with a light fairy tale world style.
Well, what can you say, really? I think we just kinda blocked it.

Re: Drabblecast 223 - Bearing Fruit

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:37 am
by moonowl
Not my kind of story, sorry. I always feel toyed with when I get into a story, then the ending comes along and it's isn't really anything to do with the yarn I got wrapped up in. I threw the book Atonement across the room when I read that thing. This reminded me of that.

Re: Drabblecast 223 - Bearing Fruit

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:45 pm
by Unblinking
moonowl wrote:Not my kind of story, sorry. I always feel toyed with when I get into a story, then the ending comes along and it's isn't really anything to do with the yarn I got wrapped up in. I threw the book Atonement across the room when I read that thing. This reminded me of that.
I hope your iPod (or computer) survived the toss!

Re: Drabblecast 223 - Bearing Fruit

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:58 pm
by TimoBretten
I didn't mind "Bearing Fruit" being so long and wordy at all, probably because I instantly fell in love with Kimi's voice. I am used to the high quality voice acting of the Drabblecast, but this one stuck out. It was bliss just listening to that voice, she could probably have read Miriam Webster to me ;)
Even better that I also really enjoyed the story. I especially liked how the world reacted to her: the situation was so strange that peoples' only choice was to either accept it unquestioned or fully negate/ignore it. Sounded quite natural to me. Also, the mind-set of the villagers was constructed and conveyed very convincingly.