Drabblecast 237 - Test Drive

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Drabblecast 237 - Test Drive

Post by StalinSays » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:20 pm

Feature: Test Drive by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
It was my turn to wear the mask, but my egg-sister Linney wouldn’t give it up. She’d been wearing the mask all morning, set on Smile, and it was a test day, too. Everyone thought she was so pleased and relaxed and Earthy…

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Re: Drabblecast 237 - Test Drive

Post by Lone Mopper » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:22 pm

I feel like I went into a 5 star restaurant, ordered the 7 course meal and shortly after the breadsticks and soup the waiter comes up and says " The kitchen staff went on strike" Would you like some more ice water?


I liked it, it sucked me in and then ended all to quickly
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Re: Drabblecast 237 - Test Drive

Post by Unblinking » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:48 pm

I agree that it had a cool idea but ended too quickly. There seemed to be some real conflict brewing there that never really happened.

Also, I KNEW I'd read it before and I was obsessing over where, whether I'd read it in Drabblecast slush or on another podcast or what. I think I must've read it in Daily SF and forgotten that was where it was.

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Re: Drabblecast 237 - Test Drive

Post by tbaker2500 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:35 pm

I've been studying this artwork, trying to figure out what the heck the story was about. Then I listened to the story, and Bravo! Great art.
Very good story, I really enjoyed it. It was over too quick (do we get to say that about women and aliens?), but still a great listen.

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Re: Drabblecast 237 - Test Drive

Post by cinnamon » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:42 pm

Gosh, even aliens suffer angst over being judged about being socially awkward. Suddenly I feel at one with the universe. I liked it.
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Re: Drabblecast 237 - Test Drive

Post by Beth Peters » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:42 pm

Short and cute. Kind of neat to have alien shapeshifters trying to impersonate teenage girls specifically, as teenagers are in a sense, shapeshifters trying to figure out who they are to some extent already.
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Re: Drabblecast 237 - Test Drive

Post by Richmazzer » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:22 pm

Wow, this one only has 5 comments? I agree it was short but that's ok with me. I people expect heavier fare on the Drabblecast now. One of my all-time favorite stories is still Code Brown from back in the day.

Congrats to Eugie Foster on People's Choice Awards, well deserved. All the winners were I thought. This certainly isn't the Hugo Awards where every other year I'm thinking "Really?? that story won?"

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Re: Drabblecast 237 - Test Drive

Post by tbaker2500 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:48 am

Amen, brotha. Keep it light.
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