Nominations: Best Twabble : 2014 People's Choice

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Nominations: Best Twabble : 2014 People's Choice

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:40 am

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Best Twabble

Please nominate your favorite twabble from the last Drabblecast year. Choose from Episodes 312 through 351.
Note that there was no eligible twabble for episodes 319, 331, and 337.



Instructions:
  1. Nominate your 5 favorite twabbles in a reply, below.
  2. Please include the episode number for each of your nominations.
  3. Nominations close April 19th.




Twabbles:

312 (audio) author: Algernon Sydney is Dead
He said he loved me and he planted Flowers in my name.
So, I kissed him until his toes curled. I'd loathed old Mrs. Flowers.


313 (audio) author: Cutter McKay
“Check it out, I got her digits,” Nathan bragged to his friend Steven as he arranged her severed fingers on the tabletop.


314 (audio) author: awgifford
Want a good reason not to fly? How about the new TSA rules?
They’re insane. But at least the inspection gloves are ribbed.


315 (audio) author: Farseeker
"Seems like magic? Of course. Any sufficiently advanced technology does!" The nanobots finished their incantation.


316 (audio) author: Kbilly
Midget zombies tore at the doors, their groans filling the bunker. “That’s the last time I read from the Micronomicon!”


317 (audio) author: afgrippan
The 3.14 Cafe is only open 12 hours a year, from 3:14 am to 3:14 pm on March 14th. The price is $3.14 for their special: cake.


318 (audio) author: Cumbrous&Unlovely
Alarm forces Toad awake. He’s running late. Grabbing his keys there’s no thought of breakfast, he’d just eat on the fly.


320 (audio) author: Algernon Sydney is Dead
The dragon ate me but did not destroy my amulet of protection. Still, after days of battling in intestines, I was pooped.


321 (audio) author: Mat Weller
Excited to see a Martian feline, NASA spun to view the tracks behind the rover, only to find Curiosity had killed the cat.


322 (audio) author: UnseenTangerine
He heard creaking, cracking. A hiker fell on his head. Then a huge limb. Then the bear. Bad things really do come in trees.


323 (audio) author: inkhat
At the end of the date they looked at her photos. “This is my favorite” she said. It was him, years ago. They were all of him.


324 (audio) author: Jarod K. Anderson
"G-g-g-ghost!" yelled Steve, ashamed about his stutter. "St-St-St-Steve!" yelled the ghost. It was mean-spirited.


325 (audio) author: JMiriah
At the hike's end we found seal skins scattered all over that beach. "Let's go," I said. "But first, let me take a Selkie."


326 (audio) author: Bejami
Cinderella looked out across the water. Her attendance at tonight's island gala was dependent on her ferry godmother.


327 (audio) author: Squee1313
Deep in the Everglades, graveyard for secrets and sins, an outboard motor rumbles a funeral dirge, late into the night.


328 (audio) author: bryanwitha_y
"Wow! I've heard tales about your kind," he told the fay.
She giggled as she bit greedily into him. "Not the right tales."


329 (audio) author: bryanwitha_y
Every message he sent felt more like a farewell. With Earth 23 light years away, he would likely never hear back from her.


330 (audio) author: Josh Peters
They survived by living off the land. They raised chickens, grew their hair long, and protected the levee.
Dam hippies.


332 (audio) author: unreliable narrator
To save money my girlfriend bought cheap toilet paper, but it was a bad decision and now we've got a real mess on our hands.


333 (audio) author: DookieDan
As the Caution Children approached, my car slowed. Not by my doing - this is but one of the powers of these faceless youth.


334 (audio) author: DookieDan
When he ironed the skin the noses were usually hard to flatten. But he was always happy to add a new friend to his face book.


335 (audio) author: bryanwitha_y
The marionette boy dreamt of a world enveloped in string, from city to tree to cloud to moon. The freedom to fly anywhere.


336 (audio) author: unreliable narrator
Local cops are looking for witnesses to a recent hit and run. I'll bet it was the same guy who threw a tricycle under my car.


338 (audio) author: Unreliable Narrator
My sister just read a book about Stockholm Syndrome. She said it was pretty bad at first but by the end she kind of liked it.


339 (audio) author: Luftwaffle
I thought spider monkeys were cute until the day I found myself all webbed up, organs liquefying, slathered in bananas.


340 (audio) author: MonsieurMoustache
Peter wiped Tootle’s blood from his mouth. Another saved from growing up. Wings flew him away to look for more lost boys.


341 (audio) author: Pondspider
Death stalked the land. Actually, he rode a scooter delivering pizzas. Those scientists and their immortality serum.


342 (audio) author: Nocturnist
Don't think of the worms crawling under your skin. No really. Don't. If you think about them, they get hungry, and breed.


343 (audio) author: The_Hol-Man
I look like a blimp since that teleporter accident with the sea cow. Wherever I go, people exclaim, "Oh, the humanatee!”


344 (audio) author: L0rdEntr0py
They said it was too late to operate, but only a fool gives up hope. The knife trembles in my hand. Hush, my love; be strong.


345 (audio) author: Monday
The last man to live stares longingly back over the stars, racing light itself for one last glimpse of his long lost love.


346 (audio) author: Kestaa
“Oh God, I'm pregnant!” Mary whispers, with hands folded and eyes closed.
“I know,” the Voice replies. “I put it there.”


347 (audio) author: pondspider
I know they're watching. Waiting, expectant, in the walls and ceiling. I begin my performance, to rapturous applause.


348 (audio) author: beachbum21k
She's alive but they'd dress me up too; and then tea parties and doilies 'til we die. But I want her. I need her. She's mine.


349 (audio) author: Rhett Khan
At the crescendo of his cruelty, he rotted away and died. The portrait of Dorian Button became that of a newborn baby boy.


350 (audio) author: pondspider
Forms combine and break apart, only to rejoin. Again and again.
What is that place where I gasp for breath, above the sky?


351 (audio) author: drewdidthis
We found the secrets to eternal life. No more ageing, no more death. The only problem now is, we are running out of brains.

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Re: Nominations: Best Twabble : 2014 People's Choice

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:21 am

Plenty of good ones! My nominations:

314
Want a good reason not to fly? How about the new TSA rules?
They’re insane. But at least the inspection gloves are ribbed.

317
The 3.14 Cafe is only open 12 hours a year, from 3:14 am to 3:14 pm on March 14th. The price is $3.14 for their special: cake.

324
"G-g-g-ghost!" yelled Steve, ashamed about his stutter. "St-St-St-Steve!" yelled the ghost. It was mean-spirited.

334
When he ironed the skin the noses were usually hard to flatten. But he was always happy to add a new friend to his face book.

346
“Oh God, I'm pregnant!” Mary whispers, with hands folded and eyes closed.
“I know,” the Voice replies. “I put it there.”

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Re: Nominations: Best Twabble : 2014 People's Choice

Postby afgrappin » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:07 pm

Episodes

320
322
324
332
346
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Re: Nominations: Best Twabble : 2014 People's Choice

Postby StalinSays » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:09 am

316
320
324
342
347
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Re: Nominations: Best Twabble : 2014 People's Choice

Postby McLaughin » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:20 pm

317
324
335
336
345

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Re: Nominations: Best Twabble : 2014 People's Choice

Postby miniscreams » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:28 am

324
337
338
353
343
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Re: Nominations: Best Twabble : 2014 People's Choice

Postby Rogue » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:12 pm

324
329
333
343
346

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Re: Nominations: Best Twabble : 2014 People's Choice

Postby ReidWallace » Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:49 am

This was actually the hardest round to choose from I thought! So many good twabbles.

315 author: Farseeker
"Seems like magic? Of course. Any sufficiently advanced technology does!" The nanobots finished their incantation.

323 author: inkhat
At the end of the date they looked at her photos. “This is my favorite” she said. It was him, years ago. They were all of him.

327 author: Squee1313
Deep in the Everglades, graveyard for secrets and sins, an outboard motor rumbles a funeral dirge, late into the night.

335 author: bryanwitha_y
The marionette boy dreamt of a world enveloped in string, from city to tree to cloud to moon. The freedom to fly anywhere.

338 author: Unreliable Narrator
My sister just read a book about Stockholm Syndrome. She said it was pretty bad at first but by the end she kind of liked it.

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Re: Nominations: Best Twabble : 2014 People's Choice

Postby unseentangerine » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:15 pm

wilikers! there were a lot of great twabbles this year
344
339
335
321
342
Many on the forum have asked me, so here's my answer: a spoonful of lighter fluid. And you'll need to wash it out really well when you're done.

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Re: Nominations: Best Twabble : 2014 People's Choice

Postby unreliable narrator » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:02 pm

Here are my nominations but congrats to everyone who got picked!

323 author: inkhat
At the end of the date they looked at her photos. “This is my favorite” she said. It was him, years ago. They were all of him.

330 author: Josh Peters
They survived by living off the land. They raised chickens, grew their hair long, and protected the levee.
Dam hippies.

334 author: DookieDan
When he ironed the skin the noses were usually hard to flatten. But he was always happy to add a new friend to his face book.

350 author: pondspider
Forms combine and break apart, only to rejoin. Again and again.
What is that place where I gasp for breath, above the sky?

351 author: drewdidthis
We found the secrets to eternal life. No more ageing, no more death. The only problem now is, we are running out of brains.

Good luck everyone!
"We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight."
HP Lovecraft

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Re: Nominations: Best Twabble : 2014 People's Choice

Postby The_Hol-Man » Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:41 pm

The bright side of this category is that, if you don't remember the story very clearly, it's easy to reread and freshen your memory. ;) It was really hard to narrow this down to five, but here are my nominations:

320
321
332
338
345

Really great twabbles, everyone!

-Andy

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Re: Nominations: Best Twabble : 2014 People's Choice

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:16 am

The nominees are:
  • 320
  • 324
  • 335
  • 338
  • 346


Code: Select all

Episode    Nominations   Audit list
---------  -----------   ------------------------------------------------
324               6      afgrappin, Algernon Sydney is Dead, McLaughin,
                         miniscreams, Rogue, StalinSays
320               3      afgrappin, StalinSays, The_Hol-Man
335               3      McLaughin, ReidWallace, unseentangerine
338               3      miniscreams, ReidWallace, The_Hol-Man
346               3      afgrappin, Algernon Sydney is Dead, Rogue
317               2      Algernon Sydney is Dead, McLaughin
321               2      The_Hol-Man, unseentangerine
323               2      ReidWallace, unreliable narrator
332               2      afgrappin, The_Hol-Man
334               2      Algernon Sydney is Dead, unreliable narrator
342               2      StalinSays, unseentangerine
343               2      miniscreams, Rogue
345               2      McLaughin, The_Hol-Man
314               1      Algernon Sydney is Dead
315               1      ReidWallace
316               1      StalinSays
322               1      afgrappin
327               1      ReidWallace
329               1      Rogue
330               1      unreliable narrator
333               1      Rogue
336               1      McLaughin
337               1      miniscreams
339               1      unseentangerine
344               1      unseentangerine
347               1      StalinSays
350               1      unreliable narrator
351               1      unreliable narrator


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