Drabblecast 136 - The Great Old Pumpkin

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Re: Drabblecast 136- The Great Old Pumpkin by John Aegard

Post by moonowl » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:16 pm

Mr. Tweedy wrote:Giving out toothbrushes on Halloween?!?! Now that is sickest and most tasteless thing that has ever been mentioned on this forum.

Not bad for my first post, eh?
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Re: Drabblecast 136- The Great Old Pumpkin by John Aegard

Post by Wonko » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:33 am

I remember hearing thin when it was on Escape Pod, and I liked it then. With Norm reading it, I now love it.

Seriously Norm, in my book your reading voice is up there with Stephen Fry and John Hodgman.
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Re: Drabblecast 136- The Great Old Pumpkin by John Aegard

Post by themorg » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:31 am

i listened to this while i had H1N1 and drifted in and out while it was playing. it gave me Charlie Brown nightmares. i listened to it again while not sick and was amazed that a new fairy tale could be re told in a way that brought new depth to Charlie Brown. i struggle to call it a fan fiction, because so many fan fiction is so awkward, but that is what it is. love the podcast will listen until i get spam scammed.
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Re: Drabblecast 136- The Great Old Pumpkin by John Aegard

Post by Unblinking » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:33 pm

I heard this first over on EP. As over there, I thought it was a very clever Shulz/Lovecraft mashup, but that the ending didn't really work as part of the whole for me. Everything else borrows from Peanuts but puts it into the context of a different era, a different world, different aged characters, but the Lucy at the end was pretty much verbatim from the comic strip, including her price--the end would've worked better for me if she were a part of this world, it would've been funny while being part of the world instead of just seeming like a cheap gag.

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Re: Drabblecast 136- The Great Old Pumpkin by John Aegard

Post by tbaker2500 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:15 pm

But you must admit- awesome episode art.
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Re: Drabblecast 136- The Great Old Pumpkin by John Aegard

Post by Unblinking » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:14 pm

tbaker2500 wrote:But you must admit- awesome episode art.
I will certainly admit that! In fact, it got my vote in the first round of Drabblecast Awards.

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A Bump for a Drabbleclassic!

Post by Kbilly » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:21 pm

With it being the week of Halloween, I think it is a perfect time to resurrect one of the all time best Drabbleclassics...#136 - The Great Old Pumpkin. This is an incredible story and wonderful reading by Norm! And how can you go wrong with a story that blends the styles of the two most terrifying horror authors of the twentieth century...Lovecraft and Shultz! Let's bring it back!
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Re: Drabblecast 136 - The Great Old Pumpkin

Post by eric_marsh » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:52 pm

This is a favorite of mine and since it's the Pumpkin's special day once again I've promoted it on Facebook.
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Re: Drabblecast 136 - The Great Old Pumpkin

Post by eric_marsh » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:34 pm

Wow - that last post was four years ago. Well once again I've linked to the Great Old Pumpkin on my FB page.
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Re: Drabblecast 136 - The Great Old Pumpkin

Post by normsherman » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:16 am

I think about this story every Halloween too. Tis indeed worthy of annual hommage my friend.
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