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by ScubaMan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 408- Doubleheader: Robert Reed
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Drabblecast 408- Doubleheader: Robert Reed

Nasty first story. Don't. Blindly. Follow. Mentors. :mrgreen:
by ScubaMan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 407 – The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Drabblecast 407 – The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change

I was kinda hoping the cats would stick around after earning their voice. My icon shows 1 of 3 black house panthers who tolerate cat-dad and cat-mom. He'd be out the door (as he started out life as a stray). The other 2 are little lemons (bad hips; a touch of brain damage). :(
by ScubaMan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 409: The Dandelion Man by Jack Nicholls
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Drabblecast 409: The Dandelion Man by Jack Nicholls

Alright alright alright! This was good stuff. I processed this twisted story as an example of survival of the fittest. I didn't see that end coming.... the losing man who remained under the grass. He was stung by some aweful insect until the victim {{{or angel... or dandelion man?!}}}} became a dir...
by ScubaMan
Fri May 03, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 405 – Wet Fur
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Drabblecast 405 – Wet Fur

I had to listen to this episode (again?) to understand it. It really is an impressive piece of fiction. This week, my spouse's mother had to euthanize her elderly cat. She now has 1 cat left that's very standoffish and it hurts my mother-in-law's feelings. We have 3 black cats that I know we'll outl...
by ScubaMan
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecst 402- The Moving Stars
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Drabblecst 402- The Moving Stars

This week, we had at least two Amber Alerts here in the Greater Toronto Area. Dammit, this episode did an (unintended?) gut punch with me.... ...especially when the army base and aliens release a radio alert. I was expecting the station attendant to tackle the woman and the baby/ambassador. Or worse...
by ScubaMan
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast Director's Cut: Sing
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Drabblecast Director's Cut: Sing

I'm pleased this episode was revived and had a post-commentary from the author. It reminds me of the cliche.... the road to hell is paved with good intentions and all. I have a conflicting opinion about the 'do no harm'... 'savage garden'... 'Prime Directive' ethic. This story nailed it on the head ...
by ScubaMan
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 400 & 401- We Who Stole the Dream
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Drabblecast 400 & 401- We Who Stole the Dream

This 2-parter made me squirm (part 1) and then made me reflect about how power changes creatures (part 2) . The story reminded me about a novel, called Past Watch (by Orson Scott Card). Now, I know our man Orson, flew off the rails with his homophobia & extreme religious views... but the novel does...
by ScubaMan
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)

The story had a gloriously quirky, finished up with a "underdog win" at the end. Mind you, the story reminded me about some of the odder characteristics of skunk cabbage. Their yellow flower cone has a biological 'heating element' that allows the plant to poke through the thawing Spring soil... and ...
by ScubaMan
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 394 - Christmas Special "Dirty Santa"
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Drabblecast 394 - Christmas Special "Dirty Santa"

I don't think Norm gets enough credit for his episode intros. This one was fantastic. Truly inspired. Even though I listened to the episode in February it made me feel all Christmassy inside. And the story was a nice blast from Drabblecast past. Loved the skull Xmas sweater. They're one of the reas...
by ScubaMan
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 396 - Trifecta: Losses & Sacrifices
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Drabblecast 396 - Trifecta: Losses & Sacrifices

Holy carp! These were 3 sharp tales. The body horror in... the tale of the phantom elevator victim was gloriously cringe-worthy... and in a GOOD way. :shock: :shock: +1 for my Drabblecast, eh. Edit... Um, I just scrolled up to see the art for this episode. Holy s##t! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: ...
by ScubaMan
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 397 - Fruit and Words
Replies: 11
Views: 711

Re: Drabblecast 397 - Fruit and Words

Whoah boy. This episode sailed right over my head. Fruits? Nuts? Nope. I couldn't get into the tale. I struggled with it... and gave up a third of the way in. Pity. :(
by ScubaMan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabble Classics 28 - Happy Old Year.
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Drabble Classics 28 - Happy Old Year.

Drabble Classics 28 - Happy Old Year.

I just listened to our January 14th instalment. What did listeners think of it? Did you sympathise with the protagonist?
Spoiler:
I had a really hard time sympathising with the protagonist. I would have pushed the guy off the ledge. :shock:
by ScubaMan
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Drabblecast B-Sides 70: Saint Darwin
Replies: 0
Views: 580

Drabblecast B-Sides 70: Saint Darwin

Psst... Moderators... if this episode has a separate thread, add it there. Thanks, eh.
by ScubaMan
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 394 - Christmas Special "Dirty Santa"
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Drabblecast 394 - Christmas Special "Dirty Santa"

That was a fantastic story. The last line... "it was the thought that counts"... was a brutal kick in the head. The protagonist sure as hell deserved the gift... and to have it stolen. What... The... F##k.

It was pure Drabblecast. Me gusta. :-)
by ScubaMan
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 392 - Single Parent
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Drabblecast 392 - Single Parent

An excellent episode. I was rooting for the dad.
by ScubaMan
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: Cuddle Zombies?
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

Re: Cuddle Zombies?

That was one of the oddest episode to listen to. The artwork didn't do it justice. A wiggling mass.... guhahhhhh! Nice.
by ScubaMan
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 389 - Night of the Living POTUS
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Drabblecast 389 - Night of the Living POTUS

This was a fantastic episode! The commentary after the story... AND THAT SONG. OH, LORDY... THAT SONG. I didn't know it has lyrics. It was an oddly hopeful story... Each president had to process the accomplishments and failures of his predecessors. It was a hell of a perspective-generator for the du...
by ScubaMan
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Bsides 60 - The Great VüDü Linux Teen Zombie Massacree
Replies: 2
Views: 2577

WHEN WILL ITS SEQUEL SURFACE?

This is still one of my favourite episodes. Bravo!
by ScubaMan
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Congratulations on a successful Kickstarter!
Replies: 2
Views: 632

This is a good sign of things to come...

I'm pleased to see Drabblecast revive itself. From ~2015 to the Spring of 2018, I was getting VERY disappointed. Yes, I thought I was being taken for a ride (money coming out of PayPal by ??? for ???). Norm, when you left Escape Artists, I got frustrated, decided to cut my losses, and cancelled my m...
by ScubaMan
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: You get my money again!
Replies: 2
Views: 904

You get my money again!

I'm back in the fold! Drabblecast #1 ...gritty reboot... July 24, 2018. Pre-launch Relaunch: Bases Covered . I listened to that and hustled over to PayPal. I can't wait for some new-fangled crowd-funded nor kick-starter option. 10 US bucks a month (~$13-14 CDN) is what you get . Effective immediatel...