Bsides 30 – The Tribe

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Bsides 30 – The Tribe

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:00 am

Feature: The Tribe by Daniel Vlasaty
Genres: Strange
Warning: Explicit language

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
The grass is cool against my skin. A nice contrast from the burning hot sun hanging in a sky the color of pale skin, sickly and suffocating. I’m naked but I think I’ve always been this way. There’s a moment of comfort, like everything is going to be OK, before I remember that nothing is going to be OK, and everything is fucked.

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Re: Bsides 30 – The Tribe

Postby strawman » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:20 am

Strange, strange, strange. But so straightforwardly strange that it was strange on a whole nother level.
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Re: Bsides 30 – The Tribe

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:08 am

Argh! I HATE "stories" like this -- it's one of the reasons I stopped listening to Podcastle, every other episode does sh*t like this.

A story has a beginning, middle and end within a proper plot arc. Bonus if it has interesting characters, thoughtful ideas, a likeable hero, and a happy ending, etc.

This story started weird, but great. It tossed around potentially fun "Chekhov's guns" like beads at Mardi Gras. But then, with a snicker-snack... Nothing. The "story" just cuts off (almost literally) at what might otherwise be a climatic scene. No completed plot arc, no satisfying (or logical) resolution, a hundred red-herrings (or guns) flopping about, unused.

Norm has been better about avoiding this kind of incomplete story in the past. Let's hope this was just temporary drunken insanity, or he lost the last 5 pages of the manuscript.

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Re: Bsides 30 – The Tribe

Postby tbaker2500 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:14 am

I think that "Author works at a methadone clinic" covers this story quite well. :-)
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Re: Bsides 30 – The Tribe

Postby strawman » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:25 am

Blame it on the government shut-down.
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Re: Bsides 30 – The Tribe

Postby El Barto » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:05 pm

Good creepy weird story. It made me think of the previous episode, in which LSD got into the water supply. In fact, I wondered whether this was the same story but from a different point of view.


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