Classics 20 & 21 (EP 170 & 171) - Mongoose

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Classics 20 & 21 (EP 170 & 171) - Mongoose

Post by normsherman » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:55 pm

Classics 20, Episode 170 – Mongoose, part 1

Update (Sunday, May 10th, 2015): Drabbleclassics 20 - Mongoose : Part I
Feature: Mongoose, part 1 by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear
Drabble: The Monkeys by Chris Monroe
Genres: Action Drabbleclassics Fantasy Sci-Fi
Original Episode: 170

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Saturday, July 3rd, 2010
Izrael Irizarry stepped through a bright-scarred airlock onto Kadath Station, lurching a little as he adjusted to station gravity. On his shoulder, Mongoose extended her neck, her barbels flaring, flicked her tongue out to taste the air, and colored a question. Another few steps, and he smelled what Mongoose smelled, the sharp stink of toves, ammoniac and bitter...

Read by: Abby Crayden as Station Master, Lauren Synger as Colonel Sanderson
Episode Art: Jerel Dye
Additional credits: Originally published in Lovecraft Unbound, October 2009.

Twabble: “ The aliens solemnly spake unto me: "Take us to your leader.

Nah, just kidding, we're totally going to blow your shit up!" ” by PureChance
Classics 21, Episode 171 – Mongoose, part 2

Update (Sunday, May 10th, 2015): Drabbleclassics 21 - Mongoose : Part II
Feature: Mongoose, part 2 by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear
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Genres: Action Drabbleclassics Fantasy Sci-Fi
Original Episode: 171

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Saturday, July 10th, 2010
You couldn't describe a rath. You couldn't even look at one for more than a few seconds before you started getting a migraine aura. Rovers were just blots of shadow. The breeder was massive, armored, and had no recognizable features, save for its hideous, drooling, ragged edged maw. Irizarry didn't know if it had eyes, or even needed them...

Read by: Abby Crayden as Station Master, Lauren Synger as Colonel Sanderson
Episode Art: Skeet Scienski
Additional credits: The Burning Zeppelin Experience
Originally published in Lovecraft Unbound, October 2009.

Twabble: “ Some folks say the ghosts of the Skeptics Society still haunt these back roads; eternally debunking the supernatural. ” by Nowicki1283
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Reason: It's now a classic!

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Re: Drabblecast 170-Mongoose by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear

Post by Talia » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:40 am

Awesome story - everything I could hope for from a great pair of authors like these. I particularly enjoy the innocuous nicknames for something that is so clearly creepy. Can't wait to hear the second half of the story.

Oh, and super-rad cover art.

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Re: Drabblecast 170-Mongoose by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear

Post by Phenopath » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:34 pm

What Talia said. I can't wait for the conclusion.
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Re: Drabblecast 170-Mongoose by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear

Post by Travelin Corpse Feet » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:08 am

Talia wrote:Awesome story - everything I could hope for from a great pair of authors like these. I particularly enjoy the innocuous nicknames for something that is so clearly creepy. Can't wait to hear the second half of the story.

Oh, and super-rad cover art.
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Re: Drabblecast 170-Mongoose by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear

Post by mrsmica » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:32 pm

I can't believe you're making me wait a week for part 2!

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Re: Drabblecast 170-Mongoose by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear

Post by mrsmica » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:42 pm

...or that my voice is on this episode, for that matter!

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Re: Drabblecast 170-Mongoose by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear

Post by Hugh Jabode » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:13 am

I'm usually 2 or 3 episodes behind, and now I finally catch up just in time to be left hanging ... SHIT!

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Re: Drabblecast 170-Mongoose by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear

Post by tbaker2500 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:20 am

I'm waiting for #2 to know if they pulled off the story or not. It shows promise!
My only negative is that they used too many made-up words. It's hard to follow short fiction when you have to pick up a new lexicon through inference. That being said, by the time I listen to pt. 2, I'm sure I will have picked up the new lexicon.
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Re: Drabblecast 170-Mongoose by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear

Post by moonowl » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:15 pm

<---wants a mongoose for my birthday.

(At least until we get to the part when it goes on a bloody rampage and kills the whole crew..)
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Re: Drabblecast 170-Mongoose by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear

Post by Etaan » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:31 pm

mrsmica wrote:I can't believe you're making me wait a week for part 2!