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Bsides 08 - The Elves Hate You

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:06 am
by TheJebi
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Bsides 8- The Elves Hate You
by Matthew Bey

Sunday, December 27, 2009

"You’re sure that’s not a vulcan?"

Pikachimp, Vlad’s right-arm man shook his head. "Nah. Them’s elves all right. And the tall one’s been shopping same place as you."

Vlad’s preternatural sight was perfectly adapted to the club’s dim lighting. "You’re right. I can’t believe he has the nerve to wear that in here. I practically invented throat-ruffles. C’mon, let’s show those pansies they can’t mess with vampires..."

Artwork by Jan Dennison

Re: Bsides 8- The Elves Hate You

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:47 am
by alhilton
Favorite B-sides story yet. Vampire unicorns in frilly shirts = AWESOME!

Re: Bsides 8- The Elves Hate You

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:50 am
by ROU Killing Time
alhilton wrote:Favorite B-sides story yet. Vampire unicorns in frilly shirts = AWESOME!
Even better if they are ridden by a gun-toting PAINGUIN.

Re: Bsides 8- The Elves Hate You

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:03 am
by TheJebi
I liked this Bsides so much I decided to to go ahead and start the thread for it. :)

I agree with you ahilton, this is my favorite Bsides, and one of my top five episodes in general. It was a nice change of pace from The Golden Age of Fire Escapes, meaning it did not take itself as seriously, but at the same time it was deadly serious, I mean what's worse than getting grated to death?
I found it very listenable, probably due to the non-stop action, and the varying, yet well defined characters. (Or totally undefined, as the case may be.) Great stuff.

EDIT: Just saw the new MBDM episode is up, so that makes four 'casts in less than a week, wow, that's some serious podcastidge, for real.

Re: Bsides 8- The Elves Hate You

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:10 am
by tbaker2500
I think I'm going to be with Tweedy on this one.

This story was funny. It was outrageous. But... it was empty.

Re: Bsides 8- The Elves Hate You

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:49 pm
by moonowl
It's okay to have a little empty sometimes. That's why Quentin Tarenteno makes money.

Re: Bsides 8- The Elves Hate You

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:34 pm
by tbaker2500
I'm enjoying playing this Tweedy role. Here, let me try some more!

Light and fluffy is fine, and pointless is fine. But I felt like there was this gaping hole in the story, that even just filled a little, would have made it a spectacular piece.

Nothing in Vampire mythology that I've read would ever suggest that they would take on a serious fight without serious reason. They pick pointless battles all the time that they know they will win. Bully tactics. But to have this serious, this intense of a fight, there needed to be a better reason than just a shirt.

There. I did it. I didn't just enjoy a fluffy piece as fluff, I tried to bring literary quality into the picture

Wow, that was liberating. To be able to take out my own frustrations and emptiness on a writer! This must be how a critic feels!

Re: Bsides 8- The Elves Hate You

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:18 pm
by alhilton
tbaker2500 wrote:I think I'm going to be with Tweedy on this one.

This story was funny. It was outrageous. But... it was empty.
Empty calories are delicious. Especially after a vegetable like Fire Escapes. :D

Re: Bsides 8- The Elves Hate You

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:03 pm
by tbaker2500
alhilton wrote:
tbaker2500 wrote:I think I'm going to be with Tweedy on this one.

This story was funny. It was outrageous. But... it was empty.
Empty calories are delicious. Especially after a vegetable like Fire Escapes. :D
Not as delicious as low-carb cheesecake. Made with fairy dust!

Re: Bsides 8- The Elves Hate You

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:22 pm
by Talia
Empty? Who needs a story to be "filling" when it is this gloriously epic.

Vampires? French faeries? Vampiric unicorns? YES PLEASE. *happy giddy dance*

This story makes me deliriously gleeful in the same was that "let us now praise awesome dinosaurs" did. Wheeeee.

Re: Bsides 8- The Elves Hate You

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:05 pm
by Beth Peters
Hilarious. I'm with Talia, this was the most fun story since Kickyourassasaurus. I find myself really looking forward to these bsides episodes. If Drabblecast wanted to be shrewd and savvy they would make this podcast exclusive to "Members" with a 5 buck/month Drabblecast subscription.
I'm already subscribed for 5 bucks a month, otherwise I'd have kept the idea to myself. hehe

Re: Bsides 8- The Elves Hate You

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:38 pm
by tbaker2500
You know, it must really have to do with your mood when you listen to a piece. I was stressed out when I listened to it, maybe that's why I didn't enjoy it as much. I'll have to re-isten, 'cause I love fun stories.

Re: Bsides 8- The Elves Hate You

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:45 pm
by eric_marsh
A lot of little girls will be - briefly - disappointed when they see their first unicorn.

Re: Bsides 8- The Elves Hate You

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:10 am
by themorg
Why has no one mentioned the Old Sock factory. i missed what was so funny about the unicorns. oh yea one of them Rhino poodles died that is funny... and clubbing an elf that is funny also.

Re: Bsides 8- The Elves Hate You

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:09 pm
by DougallStrange
Cold iron in the shotgun awesome

Re: B Sides 8 - The Elves Hate You

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:50 pm
by Unblinking
This was just plain fun, no doubt about it. I don't believe I've ever seen elves vs. vamps before, and the unicorn twist at the end was a very nice touch.