Tie Breaker

Which story should make it in the top 5?

Poll ended at Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:05 am

The Great Old Pumpkin by John Aegard (Episode 136)
5
29%
Storm Comes A' Callin by Jeremiah Tolbert (Episode 131)
1
6%
Toast by Jamie Lackey (Episode 123)
4
24%
Annabelle's Alphabet by Tim Pratt (Episode 129)
7
41%
 
Total votes: 17

User avatar
normsherman
Site Admin
Posts: 1355
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:58 am

Tie Breaker

Postby normsherman » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:05 am

The Top 4 are clear:
Babel Probe by David D. Levine
Let us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs by Leonard Richardson
Clown Eggs by Jay Lake
Teddy Bears and Tea Parties by S. Boyd Taylor

The 5th, not so much, muddled between 6/7 votes each, this choice seems heated. Vote now, this poll will only be up till Wednesday!
"Give us all some Jelly"

User avatar
ROU Killing Time
Notorious Forum Hog
Posts: 4236
Joined: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:07 pm
Location: Portland, OR

Re: Tie Breaker

Postby ROU Killing Time » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:33 am

Hmm, 3 outta 4 ain't bad, and if we had 6 choices Babel woulda probably been on my list too. I feel like I'm 3/4th's conformist. But since I voted first you are all copying me.

Get out there and vote for Toast, people. c'mon, telepathic toast playing Dance, Dance Revolution. It's for the win.
"Never fuck with The Culture"
Sublime In Peace Iain M. Banks.

User avatar
eric_marsh
Member
Posts: 993
Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:03 pm
Location: Lockhart, TX

Re: Tie Breaker

Postby eric_marsh » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:16 pm

Man, this is a hard choice. The Great Old Pumpkin was stellar but Storm Comes A' Callin is just loaded with atmosphere. As much as I like Storm Comes A' Callin, I have just got to go with the Great Old Pumpkin tho...
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. - Horace Walpole
Eric's Drabbles: http://eric-marsh.blogspot.com/"

User avatar
StalinSays
Beast-Master
Posts: 1709
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:58 am
Location: West Los Angeles, CA
Contact:

Re: Tie Breaker

Postby StalinSays » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:29 pm

I 'd take Toast as an odd duck out 'wacky' pick in the jelly tradition, but AA just had more levity and impacted me more. Meaning and metaphor, the nougat in the drabblebar. Toast is all peanuts man.
Instagram: @Bokaier | Twitter: @BoKaier | Vine: @BoKaier | Tumblr: bokaier.tumblr.com

User avatar
Phenopath
Member
Posts: 1059
Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:05 pm

Re: Tie Breaker

Postby Phenopath » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:35 pm

This is a toughie. Storm Comes A' Callin may have had the best production this year. Toast was superbly stupid. However for a sublime story it has to be Annabelle.
Phenopath's Story Archive
The Dribblecast, we don't care if you sound like an idiot.

User avatar
strawman
Member
Posts: 5966
Joined: Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:20 pm
Location: South Georgia

Re: Tie Breaker

Postby strawman » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:14 pm

Yes, very tough. So tough I will agree with whatever the consensus is. AA was the best use of language. Storm, the best barometrics; and Toast was delightfully crumby. What it came down to, for me, was the toast voices. I think Norm should get them to guest narrate an episode.
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
Known Some Call Is Air Am
Spoiler:
Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

User avatar
ROU Killing Time
Notorious Forum Hog
Posts: 4236
Joined: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:07 pm
Location: Portland, OR

Re: Tie Breaker

Postby ROU Killing Time » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:16 pm

StalinSays wrote:I 'd take Toast as an odd duck out 'wacky' pick in the jelly tradition, but AA just had more levity and impacted me more. Meaning and metaphor, the nougat in the drabblebar. Toast is all peanuts man.

I thought "The Great Old Pumpkin" was all Peanuts.

/rimshot
"Never fuck with The Culture"
Sublime In Peace Iain M. Banks.

User avatar
feste451
Member
Posts: 9
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:48 am
Location: Chicago

Re: Tie Breaker

Postby feste451 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:23 pm

I had to go with "Pumpkin." It's the perfect melding of beloved childhood memories and childhood horrors.

That big ole grin on the kite-eating tree gave me nightmares for weeks!
I want to change the world but no one will give the source code.

User avatar
alhilton
Member
Posts: 295
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:42 am
Location: Portland, OR
Contact:

Re: Tie Breaker

Postby alhilton » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:46 pm

Annabelle's Alphabet is my favorite Drabblecast ever. :D

...except maybe the Worm Within. Not sure I could pick between them.

User avatar
dreamrock
Member
Posts: 1058
Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:54 pm
Location: Raleigh, NC

Re: Tie Breaker

Postby dreamrock » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:53 pm

Even though I didn't put Annabelle's Alphabet on my original list, I had to pick it. I had some sort of brain fart when I didn't find something else to bump off the list to get that on. Having to pick between that and The Great Old Pumpkin was cruelly difficult. D:
Dribblecast: A Community-Driven Podcast | Troll Jammies

"There's no such thing as enough Tequila."

User avatar
tbaker2500
Site Admin
Posts: 3594
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:03 pm
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Contact:

Re: Tie Breaker

Postby tbaker2500 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:07 am

Toast is one of the few Drabblecasts that I could openly share with anybody, and they'd get a good laugh out of it. "Art", no. Good- yes!
You're my quasi-ichthian angel, you're my half-amphibian queen...

The Dribblecast, we don't care if you sound like an idiot.

User avatar
moonowl
Member
Posts: 613
Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:33 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Re: Tie Breaker

Postby moonowl » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:30 am

OWOWOW! I can't pick! Dang it!

OK, one for Storm comes a callin' for me. Sorry cute Woodstock sound effects.
You can't keep a soul in a box. You gotta wear it proud. It's gotta be yours, not someone else's. -Sing


Return to “2009 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest