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by ScubaMan
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 422 – The Full Moon Group
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Drabblecast 422 – The Full Moon Group

I honestly couldn't tell if this episode was on the up-and-up on the product placement. And you know what, ...don't care! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Mighty fine use of of my monthly donation. Bravo, sir.
by ScubaMan
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 423 – The Martians Claim Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Drabblecast 423 – The Martians Claim Canada

Alright, time to jump on the weirdo train! How Margaret Atwood is making sense of the COVID-19 pandemic . Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Radio show: Q. Host: Tom Power ( not the ex-front-man of Moxy Fruvous). Duration: 13:54. https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1723571779562/ ...or... Z...
by ScubaMan
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 423 – The Martians Claim Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Drabblecast 423 – The Martians Claim Canada

Yall do realize fungus really do control the planet right? ...yeahhhhhh, I still like showing that Planet Earth episode with the parasitic fungus that attacks ant colonies to my grade 11 biology students. If I want to really traumatise teenagers, I show it as an example of animal interactions (symb...
by ScubaMan
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 423 – The Martians Claim Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Drabblecast 423 – The Martians Claim Canada

Margaret Atwood?! That's like howling CHUCK NORRIS in an English teacher's clubhouse (yep, it's a thing... at least in my circle of associates [Science-English Hybrids]).

Whoo hoo! I'm saving this episode to share it with my high school peeps. :D
by ScubaMan
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: B-Sides 80 – The Peoria Plague
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: B-Sides 80 – The Peoria Plague

Hmm, looks like I can post my first root-thread on the drabblecast. Nice. This patron-only audio drama is quite evocative. I'd urge you to (a) support the 'cast and (b) slog your way through the episode's intentional audio manipulation . I have a very Gucci listening nook set up (fancy dancy headpho...
by ScubaMan
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: B-Sides 80 – The Peoria Plague
Replies: 2
Views: 364

B-Sides 80 – The Peoria Plague

March 22, 2020
For Drabblecast Bsides Premium Subscribers this week, we bring you the classic 1972 Full Cast radio production of The Peoria Plague. Don’t worry, it’s just a fictional audio drama! …isn’t it?
by ScubaMan
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 412 – 1977
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: Drabblecast 412 – 1977

What am I listening to? 1977?! I was in grade 2, with Ms. Carol at Peace Arch Elementary in White Rock, BC. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: Has anybody else watched the movie, Xanadu ? Starring Olivia Newton-John. Oh, and Close Encounters Of The Third Kind ? I'm getting that vibe with this story (th...
by ScubaMan
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 414 – Dance, Siege, Swoop
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: Drabblecast 414 – Dance, Siege, Swoop

The soundtrack was carefully chosen.
by ScubaMan
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 414 – Dance, Siege, Swoop
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: Drabblecast 414 – Dance, Siege, Swoop

I"m getting a Chung Kuo (by David Wingrove) vibe from this tale. Spindly monoliths (timestamp ~20:40). Their purpose lost in time. Invasive species. Mind you the story starts out like a narrative of people living near a nuclear waste depository (with warning signs that have degraded with time) . It ...
by ScubaMan
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Bsides 77 - Looking For Jake
Replies: 2
Views: 1423

Re: Bsides 77 - Looking For Jake

Okay, so I just finished listening to L.F.J. with my spouse. And we were BOTH looking at the loud speaker... and saying .... wait... what?! I wolfed down The Scar and had many conversations with my spouse. The authour's prose is intricate and if one paid attention, had an elegant logic to it. L.F.J....
by ScubaMan
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Bsides 77 - Looking For Jake
Replies: 2
Views: 1423

Bsides 77 - Looking For Jake

China Melville. As in The Scar?! A steampunk or post-gasoline tale?! Oh boy. People, please support drabblecast so that you can access this thread (my $10USD/month a la PayPal is being well-used). :D
by ScubaMan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Bsides - In The End, You Get Clarity
Replies: 0
Views: 932

Bsides - In The End, You Get Clarity

8) In the End, You Get Clarity . As a high school science teacher, I grok our protagonist & her allies. I’m NOT tough enough to teach grade 3 class - and that’s a pity (I sincerely want more men to step up and teach the primary grades [by the time I get the teenagers, their core skills {or lack ther...
by ScubaMan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Bsides - 72 Looking For A Key
Replies: 0
Views: 845

Bsides - 72 Looking For A Key

I’m up here in the North Bruce Peninsula, waiting for the latest rain storm to pass (thus allowing my spouse & I safe access to the woodlot). While she slumbers upstairs, I spun up this odd little tale. It reminds me of a King Kong comes to the city... and it just goes off-kilter from there. This ep...
by ScubaMan
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 407 – The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

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). :( I do love our little...
by ScubaMan
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 411 – Wholesale Solution
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: Drabblecast 411 – Wholesale Solution

Oh hell yeah! Uncle Norm, please use some % of my monthly patronage to secure additional episodes of this VERY distopian world. It was like listening to the lovechild of “The Matrix”, “Total Recall”, “Inception”, “2001 [HAL going on the fritz]”, and a James S.A. Corey ( Leviathan Wakes ) book. ADVIC...
by ScubaMan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 408- Doubleheader: Robert Reed
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

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: 9
Views: 1477

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: 4
Views: 763

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: 1647

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: 5
Views: 1727

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...