sandrilde wrote: it was good stuff, but on some level I'd prefer more than acceptance of reality as the climax. I'd like to see change or some members of either species considering different ways to co-exist.
I feel like she presented impregnation and pregnancy both as things forced on the main character (in some sense, through heavy emotional manipulation if nothing else) and in the end, he just accepted that. I'd have a lot more fun with it if he found a way to fight, no matter how bad the situation - and if it were pure horror, he'd probably lose in a gruesome way.
sandrilde wrote:Also missed all the crude and inappropriate Halloween puns at the beginning ---- don't get too sophisticated, Drabblecast! Remember your roots in really embarrassingly awful poop stories!
normsherman wrote: It's like a dysfunctional relationship you can't really get out of because you share a home lease and all the same best friends and also a role in their unique and horrific biologic function (?). And also, you still love them underneath it all, and you realize it-- even resent them for it because despite the dysfunction and outright horror, you can't get around the fact that you still want to be with them and can't see yourself existing without them. I think the dialogue about T'gatoi offering to go to Gan's sister at the end reveals some of these feelings.
Nobody is saying these these feelings aren't ridiculous (it recalls spousal abuse situations... 'I just fell down the stairs officer, really!') but humans have lost (or 'shared', depending on how you look at it) something important in this world, and the acceptance they choose doesn't make sense to people like us who have a loving spouse to go home to at night(or cat in my case it.
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Ditto. I also thought the main guy (His name was Gan, BTW), was a girl. And two of the female voices sounded a bit muddy to me.
I first suspected he might be male when Gan's brother (Qui) said, "They don't take women."
This is what happens when you don't use decent American names, like "Frank", "Mary", "Shlomo", etc., people!
normsherman wrote:Interesting that so many of you thought the MC was a female. Would have thought that being read by a male (me!) would have snuffed out any doubt.
I had a diff host spot prepared that I scrapped, it just didn't feel right for a 300th episode that was opening for Octavia Butler. Next Halloween crypt-keeper norm will have twice the awful puns just to make up for it.
PB&Jellyphish320 wrote:Thanks guys. Thanks just for . . . existing.
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