Drabblecast 275 – A Riddle In Nine Syllables

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Drabblecast 275 – A Riddle In Nine Syllables

Post by StalinSays » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:12 am

Feature: A Riddle In Nine Syllables by Carrie Vaughn

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
After the attack, my team brought me straight to the med lab at base camp. They must have commed ahead, because as soon as the stretcher went through the door seals, Dr. Traynor was yelling orders…

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Re: Drabblecast 275 – A Riddle In Nine Syllables

Post by chemistryguy » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:36 pm

A very powerful story about motherhood. This one hit me hard.

The production was professionally done and polished to degree N. The best I've heard on DC to date.

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Re: Drabblecast 275 – A Riddle In Nine Syllables

Post by Polecat » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:38 pm

Did anybody else catch themselves thinking about "The Worm Within" and cackling maniacally?

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Re: Drabblecast 275 – A Riddle In Nine Syllables

Post by BryanLincoln » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:57 am

I had a ton of fun producing this story. I put up a "Making Of" in case anyone is interested in a few of the production details. http://www.fullcastpodcast.com/?p=670.

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Re: Drabblecast 275 – A Riddle In Nine Syllables

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:05 pm

Welcome aboard, Bryan Lincoln!

I thought Norm said he farmed this episode out to "some cheap sweatshop, in Asia somewhere"? (That's a statement, not a fact.)

Guess I better move this episode up in my playlist...

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Re: Drabblecast 275 – A Riddle In Nine Syllables

Post by tbaker2500 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:07 pm

"A Riddle In Nine Syllables is of course the first line of a metaphor..."
Yes, of course, we all knew that. :D Thank you Norm for explaining it, never would have gotten it.

This was a well done story. Narration was perfect.
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Post by tbaker2500 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:08 pm

Polecat wrote:Did anybody else catch themselves thinking about "The Worm Within" and cackling maniacally?

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Still the best DC episode ever.
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Re: Drabblecast 275 – A Riddle In Nine Syllables

Post by Vie » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:11 am

I guess Bryan runs the best sweatshop ever! I had SO much fun reading this one.
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Re: Drabblecast 275 – A Riddle In Nine Syllables

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:40 am

The first few are always fun. Then when we've hooked ya.... Bwahahaha!

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Re: Drabblecast 275 – A Riddle In Nine Syllables

Post by strawman » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:35 pm

I must say I liked Veronica Giguere's voice. I suffer from substantial hearing loss, so I like to listen through iTunes rather than from the website download, since it gives me an equalizer, and the bass boost that most producers seem to favor works against me. But Veronica is nice because her pronunciation is almost supernaturally distinct (unslurred). [Just thought I'd like to mention that she would probably be particularly good at teaching English on Rosetta or Pimsleur, if she looked to branch out.]

I am a sucker for metaphor and meaning, so I love the Plath reference and the flavor it gives to the whole story.

The tension of having Traynor deciding to terminate the symbiant raises a bunch of other issues about motherhood, choice, and the symbiotic nature of pregnancy. Truly bizarre. But I have to wonder, if viruses or tumors could communicate with us, would we be more sympathetic towards them? I can easily see if a fetus could communicate thoughts to its mother, it would be almost impossible to undergo an abortion. But the sympathy in this tale seems to be based more on the cuteness of the voice in her head. If you imagine it with the creature's voice from "Second Conquest of Earth" it would turn the story into Rosemary's Baby.
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Re: Drabblecast 275 – A Riddle In Nine Syllables

Post by tbaker2500 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:38 pm

strawman wrote:But the sympathy in this tale seems to be based more on the cuteness of the voice in her head. If you imagine it with the creature's voice from "Second Conquest of Earth" it would turn the story into Rosemary's Baby.
Good point!! That would significantly change things.
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Re: Drabblecast 275 – A Riddle In Nine Syllables

Post by El Barto » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:16 pm

Whoooooeeeee! That was another great episode and an awesome story, fantastically produced.

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