DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown

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DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:35 am

Feature: The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown by Caroline M. Yoachim
Drabble: Flotsam and Jetsam by Norm Sherman
Genres: Fantasy Strange

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014
The magician’s table was covered by a sheet of plywood, four feet square, completely wrapped up in aluminum foil. Sugar magic was messy magic, and the foil made for easier cleanup. Scattered across the aluminum were misshapen chunks of candy, the seeds from which the carnival would grow. And grow it did.

Episode Art: Shea Bartel
Story originally appeared in Electric Velocipede #27.

Twabble: “ He heard creaking, cracking. A hiker fell on his head. Then a huge limb. Then the bear. Bad things really do come in trees. ” by UnseenTangerine

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Re: DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown

Post by CrankCallOfCthulhu » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:15 am

Is it just me, or do Very Bad Things happen to the audio around 16:22 for everyone else?

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Re: DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown

Post by CydnA » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:29 am

Timestpamp 16:23

Things get a little weird. I get double audio for a minute or so. Norm doing the outro over the story. Anyone else get this too or do I need to redownload?

Thanks in advance all.

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Re: DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:12 pm

Confirmed. There's an audio oopsie. Hopefully Norm can fix it and re-upload.

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Re: DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown

Post by Zyzyx » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:18 pm

Fun philosophical question where do the rights of sentient life begin and the rights of the creator end? The magician did not give life, he sold it for destiny. Was he right to do so? Does carnival (creation) have any right to dictate terms to the magician (creator)?
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Re: DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown

Post by normsherman » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:52 pm

fixed. sorry bout that y'all
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Re: DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown

Post by Andrew Styles » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:45 pm

The new upload is still all squiffy for me... Anyone else? :|
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Re: DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:17 am

Yep, the iTunes m4a is still borked, maybe the wrong file got (re) uploaded? I bypassed iTunes and grabbed the file directly after flushing every cache I could find. No dice.

The MP3 download is fixed. You can find at:
http://www.drabblecast.org/feed/podcast/
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http://www.drabblecast.org/2014/04/24/d ... layer_6748 .

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Re: DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown

Post by bounceswoosh » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:49 pm

Yes, yes, there was an audio screwup. But can we get past this?

The actual story was interesting, and I was shocked - shocked, I say! - at the happy-ish ending for the protagonist. Nice surprise.

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Re: DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown

Post by normsherman » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:05 am

Sorry bout that, don't know how I missed. It all should be fixed by Saturday now though, the m4a kept uploading as the old file for some reason, had to rename the file to make it stick.
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Re: DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown

Post by Spindaddy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:38 pm

I finally got to listen to it. Everything sounded fine and dandy to me!

Loved the story btw. Made me think I need a sugar girl that melts in your mouth and not in your hands... does it count as canibalism if shes sugar?

Er... I mean that this was a fabulous coming of age story and I enjoyed every minute!
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Re: DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown

Post by JarodKAnderson » Thu May 01, 2014 10:20 pm

"Sugar magic is messy magic" would probably be a good pick-up line, especially when unexpectedly whispered.

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Re: DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Tue May 13, 2014 12:59 am

Sweet.

Liked the story, the characterization, the ending. Great cover art too.

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Re: DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown

Post by tbaker2500 » Thu May 22, 2014 4:56 am

I've heard of a sugar daddy, but a sugar girl?
I kept expecting this story to try and hit my over the head with some morals, but it didn't. I was pleasantly surprised. Weird enough to be enjoyable with hints of deeper meanings.
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Re: DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown

Post by Sphinx » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:28 am

Ah, I rather liked the idea of sugar-magic and the world building surrounding this concept. I am also very pleased to see a Drabblecast-feature involving clowns where the clown in question is one of the sweetest and most kind-hearted characters there -- how's that for a twist?

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