Drabblecast 102 - The Last Dog

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Postby tastycakes » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:11 am

The music for this episode sounds right out of 'Firefly.' Was that a didgeridoo at the beginning? Because, if so, that person could really play that thing.
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Postby normsherman » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:03 am

tbaker2500 wrote:I think Norm has a subconscious desire to please Mr. Resnick with the reading of his stories, after getting snubbed on Malish. I can see Norm at home, waiting for Resnick to write and tell him what a great job he did.

That's okay, Norm. We love ya anyway.


Actually, that desire was quite conscious! Fortunately for my ego, Mike emailed me after "Blue" with this:

Truly wonderful.
Over the years I've heard various books and stories of
mine read by perhaps a dozen professional actors and
at least that many amateurs. Some were okay, some were
pretty awful. Until this week there has only been one
brilliant reading -- by actor William Windom, some years
ago.

Then I listened to your rendition of "Blue" -- and now
there are two. I can't imagine it being done any better.
Thanks for a truly wonderful job.

-- Mike Resnick

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Postby tbaker2500 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:46 am

Ouch. Oh man, that hurts. Well, you're a tough guy, I'm sure you'll pick up and do a better job next time.

:-) Congrats, that's cool. Put it on your site, man!
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Postby Beth Peters » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:11 am

Yes, I was not expecting this from Drabblecast. As a new listener, I thought this podcast only did stuff like the Frank Key story, which was the first I listened to. This story really wasn't strange at all, but it was very good. I get the impression Norm does stories like this occasionally as a way of saying "FYI, I can actually pull of serious stuff when I want."
I didn't cry, but I was very much drawn in and deeply enjoyed this episode, but only on second listen. First listen I was doing laundry, and this one needs your full attention.

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Postby strawman » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:23 pm

That's true generally for DC, in my experience. If I'm at all focussed elsewhere, I miss enough that I don't 'get it'. Probably a function of the "flash" effect of flash fiction. Like blinking when someone takes your picture.
And, uh, yeah, Norm on the Resnick comment. Like Steven Hawking has just called you a genius. Stunning.
But I love the way you saved it to trump Tom.
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Postby jonathancg » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:55 pm

That's how this place works. There are lots of other audio fiction podcasts out there, but in the case of my own fiction I've learned to try for the laid-back ones with excellent production values. I find excellence chases humility. I can say that now, after I've had my work published here twice, so it's no longer brown-nosing :)

Nice job to both the writer and as always to Norm, on this one.
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Postby delfedd » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:35 pm

I really liked this story. It evoked a lot of emotion.

It kind of reminded me of when my dog died.

Although I didn't really like the alien. And the fact that the alien could talk to the dog. I don't know what my reason for the apocalypse would have been, but I can tell you it wouldn't have been aliens.

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Re: Drabblecast 102 - The Last Dog by Mike Resnick

Postby Said the Sparrow » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:05 pm

Dear Mike Resnick,

What did I ever do to you? Why do you hate me and wish me to be filled with tumultuous and unregulated emotions. Every time I hear the excited intro 'by Mike Resnick!' my heart sinks.

PS keep em coming!

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Re: Drabblecast 102 - The Last Dog by Mike Resnick

Postby tbaker2500 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:34 am

Welcome, Said the Sparrow!
That's a cool name, where does it come from?

And more importantly, is it an African or European sparrow?
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Re: Drabblecast 102 - The Last Dog by Mike Resnick

Postby ROU Killing Time » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:31 am

tbaker2500 wrote:Welcome, Said the Sparrow!
That's a cool name, where does it come from?

And more importantly, is it an African or European sparrow?

Tom, you're a nerd.
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Re: Drabblecast 102 - The Last Dog by Mike Resnick

Postby tbaker2500 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:32 am

ROU Killing Time wrote:
tbaker2500 wrote:Welcome, Said the Sparrow!
That's a cool name, where does it come from?

And more importantly, is it an African or European sparrow?

Tom, you're a nerd.


Takes one to know one, buddy. :D
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Re: Drabblecast 102 - The Last Dog by Mike Resnick

Postby ROU Killing Time » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:40 am

tbaker2500 wrote:
ROU Killing Time wrote:
tbaker2500 wrote:Welcome, Said the Sparrow!
That's a cool name, where does it come from?

And more importantly, is it an African or European sparrow?

Tom, you're a nerd.


Takes one to know one, buddy. :D

Yeah, ya got me there.
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Re: Drabblecast 102 - The Last Dog by Mike Resnick

Postby Unblinking » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:31 pm

A good, emotional dog story. The alien felt kind of tacked-on, didn't seem to fit very well with the rest. But overall, was good.

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Re: Drabblecast 102 - The Last Dog

Postby cinnamon » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:41 pm

So, today I listened to this in the car when I had two of my dogs with me, taking them to go scootering. I'm not ashamed to say I cried like a baby. Just wonderful.
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Postby StalinSays » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:46 am

cinnamon wrote:So, today I listened to this in the car when I had two of my dogs with me, taking them to go scootering. I'm not ashamed to say I cried like a baby. Just wonderful.


Whilst your dogs lol'd, like in the picture?
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Postby cinnamon » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:51 pm

StalinSays wrote:
cinnamon wrote:So, today I listened to this in the car when I had two of my dogs with me, taking them to go scootering. I'm not ashamed to say I cried like a baby. Just wonderful.


Whilst your dogs lol'd, like in the picture?



No they kept trying to lick my face, which only made it worse!! :wink:
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Postby Unblinking » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:45 pm

cinnamon wrote:No they kept trying to lick my face, which only made it worse!! :wink:


That sounds like my dogs. Whenever someone's crying they're always trying to lick the face. My wife thinks they're showing empathy, but I think they just yearn for the salty flavor of despair.

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Postby strawman » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:05 pm

The chief difference between dogs and people is that dogs don't think about germs.
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Postby ROU Killing Time » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:03 pm

Unblinking wrote:
cinnamon wrote:No they kept trying to lick my face, which only made it worse!! :wink:


That sounds like my dogs. Whenever someone's crying they're always trying to lick the face. My wife thinks they're showing empathy, but I think they just yearn for the salty flavor of despair.

It turns out that, of all the emotions, sorrow is one of the more flavorful ones...
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Re: Drabblecast 102 - The Last Dog

Postby hellena.xantia » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:08 pm

very good! I like apocalipse stories and dogs.


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