"Best Story" Finals! Vote Here

Which was the best story of 2009?

Annabelle's Alphabet by Tim Pratt (Episode 129)
10
22%
Babel Probe by David D. Levine (Episode 109)
14
30%
Let us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs by Leonard Richardson (Episode 139)
7
15%
Clown Eggs by Jay Lake (Episode 115)
5
11%
Teddy Bears and Tea Parties by S. Boyd Taylor (Episode 146)
10
22%
 
Total votes: 46

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Re: "Best Story" Finals! Vote Here

Postby LaFleur » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:43 am

Oh, man. This is tough. Despite how much I enjoyed each story, I had to just stick with Annabelle's Alphabet. This story affected me deeply on several levels: the way it was told, the current of sadness and anger that ran just underneath the surface of Annabelle's life, and the fact that everything wasn't spelled out at the end. AA actually got better on the second listen and reflection, which in the end made it trump my high-esteemed second, Teddy Bears and Tea Parties.

internalogic wrote: Dinosaurs kicked ass on multiple levels.


I don't know. I enjoyed Dinosaurs, the title was pretty great, and it made me laugh out loud at one point, and yet...I don't know. Maybe I just have a bias for sad stories.

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Postby Chivalrybean » Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:22 pm

My vote almost pushed Teddy Bears and Tea Parties into a tie with Babel Probe.

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Postby normsherman » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:32 pm

Chivalrybean wrote:To Norm: Thanks for shoving my back over here from Twitter. I had to recreate an old email to get my password recovered, so it wasn't easy {:0p


But of course! We're happy to have you back man.
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We're big fans of you round these parts, you know. And then you left for so long, and I mean, you COULD have kept in touch, left a COCKADOODIE NOTE but nooo, you just vanished and I was worried and-- *spills soup on Chivalrybean's half-conscious body* THERE, LOOK THERE, NOW SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO!

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Re: "Best Story" Finals! Vote Here

Postby tbaker2500 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:47 pm

Chivalrybean wrote:My vote almost pushed Teddy Bears and Tea Parties into a tie with Babel Probe.

To Norm: Thanks for shoving my back over here from Twitter. I had to recreate an old email to get my password recovered, so it wasn't easy {:0p


Well hello there Old Bean!
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Re: "Best Story" Finals! Vote Here

Postby ROU Killing Time » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:23 am

normsherman wrote:
Chivalrybean wrote:To Norm: Thanks for shoving my back over here from Twitter. I had to recreate an old email to get my password recovered, so it wasn't easy {:0p


But of course! We're happy to have you back man.
*jabs syringe into Chivalrybean's neck*

We're big fans of you round these parts, you know. And then you left for so long, and I mean, you COULD have kept in touch, left a COCKADOODIE NOTE but nooo, you just vanished and I was worried and-- *spills soup on Chivalrybean's half-conscious body* THERE, LOOK THERE, NOW SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO!

*smashes Chivalrybean's ankles with sledgehammer*
God I love you.

Like Kathy Bates loves James Caan, apparently.

btw, where did the phrase "Old Bean" originate? I've wondered about that ever since Lex Luthor called Superman that in a comic book I read (oh so many years ago...)
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Re: "Best Story" Finals! Vote Here

Postby tbaker2500 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:30 am

ROU Killing Time wrote:btw, where did the phrase "Old Bean" originate? I've wondered about that ever since Lex Luthor called Superman that in a comic book I read (oh so many years ago...)


Apparently they don't seem to know either..
http://www.word-detective.com/2008/11/18/old-bean/
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Re: "Best Story" Finals! Vote Here

Postby Mr.Shadowbxre » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:28 pm

I didn't look at the votes until after I voted. Didn't realize Clown eggs was the underdog thus far. Too bad, I'd love to see that one win. Perhaps it has to do with my sister's fear of clowns. They tend to really freak her out and well, that's just fun. Which ever one does win, they are great stories all around. I think my second choice has to be Dinosaurs. Good stuff. :)
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Re: "Best Story" Finals! Vote Here

Postby ROU Killing Time » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:21 pm

And as we enter the final stretch, the Babel Probe extends his lead by three pages ahead of of the plucky Teddy Bear, Who is that jockey riding him, a god to be destroyed or a demon to be mated with?
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Re: "Best Story" Finals! Vote Here

Postby normsherman » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:00 am

Congrats to David D.Levine for Babel Probe, Best Story of 2009!
This was a tough battle, all 5 stories are great.
Thanks everyone for voting! Looking forward to next year.
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Re: "Best Story" Finals! Vote Here

Postby alhilton » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:27 pm

Yay!!! A worthy winner and representative of the Drabblecast.

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Postby strawman » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:25 pm

Truly an episode to be mated with.
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Postby tbaker2500 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:13 pm

I'm glad it won. Mr. Levine wrote one heckuva story!
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Re: "Best Story" Finals! Vote Here

Postby ROU Killing Time » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:19 pm

tbaker2500 wrote:I'm glad it won. Mr. Levine wrote one heckuva story!

Congratulations. That was one kick-ass Bbardle that went along with it too.

Also, big thumbs up to Absent-Minded Professor for Drabble of the year. Couldn't say that on the other post since someone locked the door and threw away the key. Loved Norm's Grumpy 'Ol Man, reading. A truly worthy winner.
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Re: "Best Story" Finals! Vote Here

Postby Amanda_Huginkis » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:54 pm

Annabelle's Alphabet gets my vote.

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Re: "Best Story" Finals! Vote Here

Postby normsherman » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:17 pm

Yah, I guess there's no harm in keeping the polls open so stragglers can show their story some love.
But Babel Probe's still da winner!
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Re: "Best Story" Finals! Vote Here

Postby ROU Killing Time » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:56 am

normsherman wrote:Yah, I guess there's no harm in keeping the polls open so stragglers can show their story some love.
But Babel Probe's still da winner!

I think you can post the final tally's and then kill the poll itself.
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