Wonko wrote:They just ran this story on Clonepod, but I think there was some sort of editing error that chopped out bits of the story. I'm glad I got to listen to the full thing.
This was officially the last clonepod episode I gave a shot. Typical, awkward and unbearable kid intro/outro. Meh story with some unintroduced guy reading what seemed his first take of it-- too fast, no feeling-- like someone asked off the street to read something you pulled out of your pocket. Audio fiction can't survive this way can it? Anyone can pay an author $ to read their stories...you actually have to be talented
for people to listen, right?
I actually didn't catch any editing/chopping of the story. My theory is that you just payed attention better to this version, because, well, that was clonepod, and this is Drabblecast. That story sucked and this one rocked. It was a totally different experience here.
In audio format, the story is only a little ball of metal-- its the telling
that decides if that ball hits you from a slingshot or a bazooka. I dunno if that makes sense, I just like projectiles, that's all.
cammoblammo wrote:I don't know how he does it. He pulled a heap of corny clichés together and stitched them into something truly magnificent.
Does that really stand up as a story? Not normally. That just shows why we should all hang up our text editors and stop writing. Mike Resnick makes me just want to give up any fantasies I might have about being a published author one day.
I can't agree more. My eyes actually teared up at this episode during
my cognizant frustration at how it was emotionally manipulative. How did he (and Norm) get away with this? I was like "I'm gonna post how this story was nothing but corny cliches, forced, vapid, over-produced, "... just as the man scratched the dog in the rain, and my eyes began to water up.
This is wham bam thank you mam writing at its best, for me at least. Of course it's trying
and despite my knowing that it was, it did. Obviously, this wouldn't have worked anywhere else but here, where Norm tells the stories and not some random unintroduced guy off the street. I won't fight it, Norm and Mike know what's up and "The Other" should just give up, because it ain't happenin.