Rish Outfield wrote:Great production as usual. I think from now on, I'll just mention if Norm's music and reading are NOT awesome (it could save me some time).
As for the drabble, this one was my favorite, hands down. I know I haven't been around as long as most of you, but this one captured the essence of what makes a great drabble. Creeped out in the beginning, but not so much as you are by the final word. Great stuff.
vagrant wrote:I keep looking for a way to tell Tim Pratt that its over, we need to see other people. You know just let him down easy so we can still be friends. But then he goes and does something like this. I mean, ask norm, he seems to have the same problem.
strawman wrote:I wonder what it was about the Alphabet device that worked for this story. I see no use for it other than mood. It sets a very unusual, child-like mood, so it works because it is a mysterious, childhood theme. Still, it just barely works, as it doesn't serve to advance the plot or characters- it may actually serve as a kind of distraction from the details, maybe to keep you from questions (such as how a girl got wings), and a pacing mechanism. I liked.
strawman wrote:I wonder what it was about the Alphabet device that worked for this story?
Talia wrote:And in regards to the drabble, I must say, the author seems to have an obsession with mustaches doesn't he. I now envision him as one of those "world facial hair championships" entrants, with a luxurious 'stache that curls up past his temples.
phthalo wrote:a la The Wasp Factory
myke_deschain wrote:phthalo wrote:a la The Wasp Factory
I mean not i'm some conservative uptight hippie..
phthalo wrote:I'd also like to post my kudos for this story - brilliant production (particularly choice of music) brought out some beautiful images. I spent the first half of the alphabet thinking that she was born a he (was Tim trying to hint at this a little?) a la The Wasp Factory, so was relieved to uncross my legs when I found out it was all about wings.
ROU Killing Time wrote:Iain Banks proudly displays on his later editions. "Rubbish"
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