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Drabblecast 122 - The Fallen & the Muse of the Street

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:01 pm
by Kevin Anderson
Drabblecast 122

The Fallen and the Muse of the Street
by Tim Pratt

Angels, fallen or otherwise, weren't known for their appreciation of human art...

Drabble- The Most Wonderful Dream
by Tim “ShoEboX” Crist

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Music by the Dukes of Dixieland

Re: Drabblecast 122- The Fallen & the Muse of the Street - Pratt

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:50 pm
by Phenopath
This story won me over with the image of the swordfight between the mime and the angel. Brilliant, as was the outro.

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:09 am
by Goldenrat
Wasn't sure what to think at first as I'm not in to the whole NO vibe but the story really won me over at the end. I'm glad I stuck with it. I was wondering what was up when the show appeared to be over and my IPod showed 3 minutes left. Nice wrap up.

I like it

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:24 am
by StalinSays
I enjoyed this story, it had nice Sandman comics / Dogma vibe. Clever twist with the muse's powers at the end. Good show.

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:05 pm
by Deadguy
Ah, home.

A fitting setting for a supernatural sword fight. I wonder what Ignatius would think of fallen angels and muses battling it out on the steps of St. Louis Cathedral.

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:21 pm
by Mr. Tweedy
^^^

I suspect he would disapprove strongly.

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:37 pm
by Praxis
Although a link to the mp3 file shows on the "Mp3" page, the file in the mp3 podcast is a .mov

Have we not had enough of your "Mp3 is an inferior medium" propaganda and file-pushing, Norm?

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:23 pm
by normsherman
Not sure why but sometimes the mp3 gets converted automatically when I publish to that feed. I republished and it stuck fairly soon after I noticed it but alas, some folks had already downloaded it. The inferior "real deal" is up now, for those who refuse to assimilate.

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:17 am
by ROU Killing Time
This DC episode makes my top five favorites. Wonderful story with a great magic-realistic tone. I love the way the muse defeated her opponents by inspiring them.

The other thing I have to say about this weeks Drabblecast is, WoW Norm, you really are starting to consistently upstage the main event event with those outro's of yours.

Brilliant, simply brilliant. An elegant counterpoint to the equally brilliant mutant sea-turtle bit.

Rock on, man.

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:05 pm
by tbaker2500
Poor Norm, still single. Tell me, does that puppy-eyed pathetic schtick really work on women?

Well, you can tell Norm is back from camp by his intros and outros. Good stuff, funny.

I liked the story. There's a barrier of entry for mythological stories, but he handled it well.

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:22 pm
by normsherman
tbaker2500 wrote:Poor Norm, still single. Tell me, does that puppy-eyed pathetic schtick really work on women?
I dunno, I need to try a control group to validate that hypothesis. Since my eyes are naturally puppy-esque, I don't see us ever getting a firm conclusion on this.
tbaker2500 wrote: Well, you can tell Norm is back from camp by his intros and outros. Good stuff, funny.
Ah, done with first session-- only half done my friend. My fingers are awash with child spittle even as I type this.

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:22 pm
by Talia
Between assorted podcasts I've heard quite a few Tim Pratt stories to date, this is my favorite hands down. It's got a colorful, playful, perhaps slightly surreal feel to it that is just purely enjoyable.

And the ending was perfect. What sweet revenge indeed - they didn't even know what hit em. :)

I'm curious if that might eventually lead to their redemption. For surely thereafter they would never be the same..

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:03 pm
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
I must say, this was highly amusing, and inspired me to write my own story with demons and deities loose in the USA in a similar vein. Shameless self-plug aside, holy crap this was wicked awesome (terrible pun intended)!

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:32 pm
by devora
I can well imagine how excited the guys were to read the first line of this great story. "All right!! We can finally use that cool vomit sound effect!!!"

Excellent reading, as always. The story was perfect and the music was used in just the right places to put us in the mood. I felt like I was a hard-bitten old woman drinking a hurricane on Bourbon Street. Then again, I often feel that way. Thank you Mr Pratt for remember us bitter old broads.

And as for Norm's being left on the shelf, hell, the guy has a stalker, how many can claim that joy? And puppy eyes and children's spittle will always bring in the quality: you go Norm, knock 'em dead.

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:38 pm
by Praxis
ROU Killing Time wrote:..... I love the way the muse defeated her opponents by inspiring them.
Hmm. Reminds me...........

......googles.......

Ah-hah:
http://www.theseanachai.com/2009/02/27/ ... d-writing/

Mr McLean would agree with you, there, on the whole inspiration-muse-possesion-daemon idea, I think.

Re: Drabblecast 122- The Fallen & the Muse of the Street - Pratt

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:48 pm
by internalogic
That outro kicked toxic asset.

I listened to it a couple of weeks ago but I had to come back and say that.

Re:

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:11 pm
by ROU Killing Time
Praxis wrote:
ROU Killing Time wrote:..... I love the way the muse defeated her opponents by inspiring them.
Hmm. Reminds me...........
......googles.......
Ah-hah:
http://www.theseanachai.com/2009/02/27/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false ... d-writing/
Mr McLean would agree with you, there, on the whole inspiration-muse-possesion-daemon idea, I think.
I prefer his writing on The Seanachai over the "How To Succeed" novelization. I liked the episodic version of HTSIE though. I think Patrick is a pretty strong writer, but he does need some serious work with his plotting. The most vivid scenes in the world will be forgotten if they aren't all tied together in a meaningful fashion.

Re: Drabblecast 122- The Fallen & the Muse of the Street - Pratt

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:14 am
by myke_deschain
This story was alright but i might just be saying that for two reasons...

1. after reading "Good Omen" (neil gaiman and uh... Terry prachet?) I've had a hard time being wowed by a story that gives character-ship to biblical figures.. Though i suppose for short fiction they worked.
2. Norm's pipe-dream fantasy outro was so good I was checking my post-apocalypse survival kit to include a few copies of the Drabblecast on burnt cds to sell as holy runes..... I mean... you know... just in case...

Re: Drabblecast 122- The Fallen & the Muse of the Street - Pratt

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:54 pm
by strawman
Myke,
I agree. I spliced the file so I could save the outro separately. The gradual ratcheting up from light-hearted banter to purple-adjectived ominosity was exquisite.

Re: Drabblecast 122- The Fallen & the Muse of the Street - Pratt

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:41 pm
by Alasdair5000
This was lovely, smartly told, intelligent and hopeful in a remarkably non pantheon specific way. The Dogma comparison made earlier is a very accurate one I think just with a happier ending for our hapless fallen angel sort-of heroes.