Drabblecast 262 – My True Lovecraft Gave To Me

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Drabblecast 262 – My True Lovecraft Gave To Me

Post by StalinSays » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:02 pm

Feature: My True Lovecraft Gave to Me by Eric Lis
Drabble: Horseless by Jeff Johnston

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Dear Mr. Kugelmacher,

This letter is to inform you of my resignation. As you know, I have spent the last fifteen years of my life working in your department store, from the age of twelve when I was hired as a stock boy, to my years spent in the jewellery department, to my time in management. I have loved working here, and I am very sorry to leave, but I fear that if I remain any longer, my health and my sanity will be forfeit. Perhaps if I explain the events of weeks, it will become clearer why I have to quit.


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Re: Drabblecast 262 – My True Lovecraft Gave To Me

Post by tbaker2500 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:21 pm

Hah! This one was great, all around.
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Re: Drabblecast 262 – My True Lovecraft Gave To Me

Post by Unblinking » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:50 pm

Holy crap I loved this. Even as a child that song was nonsense, and also annoying at its repetitiveness (much like a holiday version of "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall".

I loved how the complete insanity of the traditional song, was turned into the complete insanity of a Lovecraft story. Every image was perfect, the fleshy bird monster accompanied by its unearthly musicians. The "10 lords a leaping" was probably my favorite bit, I'd assumed they were Riverdancing or something, not jumping off buildings.

I didn't really care for the title. While the story was clearly Lovecraft inspired, and the title nods to that, I thought a different kind of nod would've made more sense. I like a title with a double-meaning, but this one had a single meaning that didn't really make sense in the story's own context (since there was no one named Lovecraft in the story--would've been better if the madman were named Wilbur Lovecraft or something)

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Re: Drabblecast 262 – My True Lovecraft Gave To Me

Post by strawman » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:19 pm

Remember:
Peter Pan.
Witness protection.

Just sayin.

Kendall's ghost, great job, Ken. My favorite intro since maybe ever.
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Decent story, but it wasn't much stranger in Lovecraftian style than the original. When you think about it, it doesn't get much stranger than

Hey diddle diddle,
The Cat and the fiddle,
The Cow jumped over the moon,
The little Dog laughed to see such sport,
And the Dish ran away with the Spoon.

and the

Nic Nak, paddy-whack, give the dog a bone.
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Re: Drabblecast 262 – My True Lovecraft Gave To Me

Post by Richmazzer » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:04 pm

This episode inspired me to track down and download the past Halloween specials, because I forgot how much I love cryptkeeper Norm's pun-derful intro's. Feel the need to recommend Pumpkinseeds (episode 36) and the Great Old Pumpkin (episode 136) to anyone who has not heard them yet, they are VERY good stories that are produced very very well.

I enjoyed this year's story also, although I agree with Unblinking that the title gives away a little bit too much. I pretty much knew what I was in for before the story started (but it was still an enjoyable ride). I think naming the mad customer Lovecraft would be overdoing it though. Maybe naming him "Howard Philips" and referring to him as Mr. Philips would've been a nice touch.

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Re: Drabblecast 262 – My True Lovecraft Gave To Me

Post by strawman » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:07 pm

Richmazzer wrote: Maybe naming him "Howard Philips" and referring to him as Mr. Philips would've been a nice touch.
Strongly Agree.
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Re: Drabblecast 262 – My True Lovecraft Gave To Me

Post by Unblinking » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:11 pm

strawman wrote:
Richmazzer wrote: Maybe naming him "Howard Philips" and referring to him as Mr. Philips would've been a nice touch.
Strongly Agree.
You're right, that would be better. Especially since I would probably miss the reference until later on, and then would realize the reference in retrospect (which is much more fun than telegraphing)

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Re: Drabblecast 262 – My True Lovecraft Gave To Me

Post by purplemur » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:48 pm

This was my first exposure to the Drabblecast...and big huge thanks to my co-worker whom recommended it to me. :twisted: I will have to be careful with this podcast, however, as it makes working difficult. Perhaps I can load a bunch onto my ipod and catch up in the drudgery of my daily commute.

This story really worked for me, as I am a great fan of the Lovecraft mythos, and it did a wonderful job of capturing that feel. The giant bird-meat-monster thing gave me the willies and the entire scene was excellent, even to the eventual arson and perplexed law enforcement. Well done, sir.

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Post by tbaker2500 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:51 am

You're in for a big treat. There are many commissioned Lovecraft-style stories here, not to mention all the rest.
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Re: Drabblecast 262 – My True Lovecraft Gave To Me

Post by Kibitzer » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:54 am

As great as the main story was ( and it WAS great) I was crying with laughter over the lead-in.

"There's a time and a place for raisins folks, and it's never and in the ----ing trash."

"You're giving ghost handjobs every day -- that you don't even know about!"

"Turtle lingerie"

Honestly, best Halloween lead-in I've heard. I've listened to just that multiple times, with more to come. You folks sure put a smile on my face, and cyanide in my candy. :)
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Re: Drabblecast 262 – My True Lovecraft Gave To Me

Post by strawman » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:36 pm

I agree hole-heartedly (sic) about the intro.
Norm is concerned that it can only be understood by listeners familiar with Halloween Ghoul Norm of years past. I think the holidays always bring out the best in DC intros and outros. Think of Little Tommy and Santa. Pumpkin Seeds...Rangifer Volans...
Geez, Norm, how about some Spiced Cider, a cozy fire, and a Holiday Special compilation album?
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Re: Drabblecast 262 – My True Lovecraft Gave To Me

Post by silverflute » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:36 pm

Intro, as stated by others, was top-shelf Norm hilarity. "Boo-humbug!" Great Christmas Carol/Halloween mashup, Phantom Claus would be proud. Weird hearing Kendall somewhere other than the MegaBeast deathmatch podcast. Not so weird hearing him accuse Norm of frequent and unwary ghost handjobs.

One of my favorite Drabbles this year. After all these years, the monster under the bed really did have it coming.

Main story was quite engrossing. Like others have said, the cards were all on the table as far as the story gimmick right away but that didn't detract from it. I knew that song was horrible, but had no idea it was evil beyond human comprehension. ;)

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