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by G. E. Lee
Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 173 - Go Beep
Replies: 55
Views: 15149

Re: Drabblecast 173- Go Beep by Aliya Whiteley

IMO it all comes down to marketing to teenagers. Once they stop being children but before becoming adults, most kids are searching for who they are, and there is a whole industry out there who's sole purpose is to take advantage of that, and you can see it in nearly every aspect of life which touch...
by G. E. Lee
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 159 - Intelligent Design
Replies: 30
Views: 7536

Re: Drabblecast 159- Intelligent Design by Ellen Klages

Nicely done. I actually didn't get past the first minute when Podcastle ran it, so kudos on the production. Fun stuff.
by G. E. Lee
Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 157 - Brief Candle
Replies: 79
Views: 16247

Re: Drabblecast 157- Brief Candle by Ruthanna Emrys

The penalty for not breeding has plummeted. Coincidence? Good point. I've wondered the same thing myself, at least the homosexual population, though it honestly never occurred to me that the same thing might be happening to women. I'd be hard pressed to find references at this point, but I remember...
by G. E. Lee
Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 157 - Brief Candle
Replies: 79
Views: 16247

Re: Drabblecast 157- Brief Candle by Ruthanna Emrys

Outstanding story, and very though provoking. It's tempting to me to start engineering a solution to their problem, but I also think the main thrust of the story was to get the reader thinking about the idea of older generations making way for the new. I didn't see any advocacy for eugenics, though ...
by G. E. Lee
Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 02 (EP 133) – Over the Walls of Eden
Replies: 45
Views: 11589

Re: Drabblecast 133- Over the Walls of Eden by Jay Lake

Great story. Nice work with the music, too. I likes the way this story hinted at a larger universe behind the scenes without infodumping or leaving me confused. This was also a rare story in that I wasn't a step ahead of the protagonist.
The closing scene was especially touching.
by G. E. Lee
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Podcasts I like or don't like
Replies: 194
Views: 47586

Re: Podcasts I like or don't like

Not to dogpile, but Podcastle has been dreadfully uneven. Dave does a great job, but they just run a lot of bad stories. The most recent, "Exit Sign," is just plain bad. I like Rachel Swirsky's writing, but I have to question the decision making in purchasing stories. I actually dropped them for a f...
by G. E. Lee
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 132 - Doubleheader IV
Replies: 37
Views: 7590

Re: Drabblecast 132- Doubleheader IV: from Bruce Holland Rogers

It is just a shame that there is not a Mongolian Death worm competing in MBDM III. I think it's a shame there isn't an actual Mongolian Death Worm with a belly full of Bono. I'm looking forward to hearing about more of Connor's adventures in the Gobi. Great stories, both. I could actually see the g...
by G. E. Lee
Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 04 (EP 129) – Annabelle’s Alphabet
Replies: 44
Views: 16088

Re: Drabblecast 129- Annabelle's Alphabet by Tim Pratt

That was one of my favorite Drabblecasts ever. It might have to replace The Worm Within. OK, Tim Pratt is pretty damn awsome, but that might be going a touch far. I'm pretty much with Mr. Tweedy here, except that I think that the quality of the writing more than makes up for the linearity. I guess ...
by G. E. Lee
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 126 - Dagon
Replies: 36
Views: 6507

Re: Drabblecast 126- Dagon by H.P.Lovecraft

Yeah, been runnin' underground, so to speak. Buried in work and stuff. Struggling to come up with witty 'mole' puns. You know. Don't worry. I've been listening....
But I think I'm back to a point where I can go diggin through forums again.
by G. E. Lee
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:10 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 126 - Dagon
Replies: 36
Views: 6507

Great show, and made all the more impressive by the fact that HPL's stuff is really hard to dramatize, even if you don't have to worry about visual effects. His writing was considered a bit stiff and archaic by his contemporaries 60 years ago, so, you know, tough stuff to work with.
by G. E. Lee
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: What's your favorite Drabblecast genre?
Replies: 28
Views: 4013

I'm with Mr. Tweedy. I really love the edgy stuff, but I get a kick out of stories like "The Worm Within."
I guess one of the things that keeps me listening is that you never really know what's coming down the pike.
by G. E. Lee
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Bsides 02 - 2135: The Year Disco Came Back
Replies: 34
Views: 10186

Excellent. I especially loved the way the punkers were lampooned. They reminded me a lot of, well, me, once upon a time.
Nothing to be angry about? No problem! Just be angry about nothing.
Priceless advice for all the foodcourt gangstas and tragicly misunderstood emo kids out there.
by G. E. Lee
Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 097 - Daydream Nation
Replies: 21
Views: 5355

Great story. RicV is on the money with this one. Very believable premise, and well executed.
by G. E. Lee
Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 092 - Synesthesia
Replies: 22
Views: 9050

Excellent story. Nice use of first person perspective, and under novel circustances. Zombies (and I use the term loosley) keep coming up because they are a great metaphor. The zombie is the essential Id, observing no taboos, and seeking nothing but the fulfillment of it's sole desire: to eat people....
by G. E. Lee
Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 12 (EP 91) - Gifting Bliss
Replies: 36
Views: 9910

Nirvana? What? Rather than thinking of Spinal Tap I kept thinking of a sci-fi/fantasy version of Nirvana. I mean, Gifting Bliss... Bliss is Nirvana... An angst filled early 90's guitar playing musician in a 3 man band creating a cult-like following. People treating the guy like he's a messiah and c...
by G. E. Lee
Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 090 - Far Far Away
Replies: 25
Views: 7692

I have a lot of sympathy for Mr. Tweedy's position. I've listened to a few episodes of Hooting Yard. I realy enjoy it, but I'm simply not up to it most of the time, mentally. I've actually found that Mr. Keys work is much better read than heard. It's been a while since I visited his site, but I beli...
by G. E. Lee
Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Podcasts I like or don't like
Replies: 194
Views: 47586

Re: Dunesteef

The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine is not yet a year old, but I've enjoyed most of their stuff. I just listened to this one this morning, and it is very well written, and has a nice level of creepiness required for this time of year. http://dunesteef.com/2008/10/15/page-4-crashing-stolen-cars-by-...
by G. E. Lee
Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 089 - Starry Night
Replies: 18
Views: 5861

Good feature, but great drabble. Very effective use of 100 words. It felt quite a bit longer than that.
I was also pretty impressed by the production in the feature. Where did Norm get the background music?
by G. E. Lee
Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Gigantoid Spider
Replies: 47
Views: 5932

Re: Gigantoid Spider

Goldenrat wrote:Not sure if this is true, but if it is it is pretty cool. Supposedly a photo of a giant spider taking down a bird that it caught in its web.

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,24 ... 60,00.html
Urk. I don't like spiders much. :shock:
by G. E. Lee
Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 086 - Half-Sneeze Johnny
Replies: 22
Views: 9223

Tongue Biter: Blick. Disgusting, yet fascinating. Drabble: Funny. Story: Very cool. Very atmospheric, great use of first person narration, perfect for this kind of story. Harvey Keitel could play the narrator in the short film version, with Steve Buschemi playing Half-Sneeze Johnny. The reading/acti...