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by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Execution
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

ROU Killing Time wrote:Have you been browsing Kurzweil's web-site?
Heh, no, though I would qualify myself as a transhumanist. When asked what my ideal job would be, I usually reply "Liaison between the hyper-intelligent machines and the remains of humanity in the post-human age. Well, that or a chemical engineer."
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:55 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Ant mega-colony takes over world
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Ant mega-colony takes over world

StalinSays wrote:I didn't even have to quirk up the title, just went with the BBC's choice, straight up.
Gotta love the good 'ol BBC, always providing plenty of quirky, drabble-y news stories.

Still, we should be glad that they isn't a worldwide mega colony of these (yet).
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Corpse-fueled Robot?
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

That flytrap clock looks incredibly awesome, and I want one. The idea of my table digesting a mouse is kind of disgusting, but then again I've never had a rodent problem, so perhaps I don't have the requisite hatred of mice to appreciate that particular device.
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Favourite Phenopath drabble?
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

Since I can only vote once (for The Nosebleed), I must say that The Doppelganger was also totally awesome and hilarious - it's the sort of drabble that I wish I had written :)
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Execution
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Great stuff. The frightening thing is that, given that we're only so many decades from entering the post/transhuman age, this could conceivably happen not too far in the future...
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Moray Eels have a second "alien" jaw
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

ROU Killing Time wrote:When you swim in the sea and and eel bites your knee, that's a moray...
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by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: .....or are you just happy to see me?
Replies: 8
Views: 927

I groaned at the "The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile got itself into quite a pickle" pun, but the picture and "No word on the extent of damage to either the house or the giant hot dog" made me laugh. It amuses me that while some reporters would have tried to be somewhat serious, this "Amy Kant" didn't eve...
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Business as Usual
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Hmm... You know, if you really could use virgin blood for such rituals, virgins could make bank selling their blood by the pint. It would be a great deterrent to teen pregnancy. I can see somehow see a world like the one depicted in "Sleep Age" evolving from this idea... As demonic rituals (whether...
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Drabblecast Writer: (apologies to Lennon & McCartney)
Replies: 4
Views: 975

You know, if we actually had a full version of this song with references to some of DC's weirdest stories, life would be that much better :D
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Business as Usual
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Business as Usual

Solemnly, we set up the altar with a circle of candles and a pentagram painted in virgin blood, as usual. We chanted the ancient incantation to open up a chasm to the netherworld, just like we always did. A primal roar thundered from the altar, signifying the elder god Nihilistiklash’s return to the...
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Tattoo
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Tattoo

I stood in the parlor and asked the artist to tattoo several Chinese characters on my arm. I had no idea what they meant, but they looked badass. A few hours later I removed the bandage and wished I hadn’t. I stared into the inky blackness of the characters, chills running down my spine as I heard a...
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Doctors baffled by girl who doesn't age
Replies: 7
Views: 796

tbaker2500 wrote:You know Wonko, each time I see you post, I expect it to be "Are you my mummy?"
Aha! So I'm not the only one :D
normsherman wrote:The creepiest part is that the age of consent in Maryland is 16.
When I first read that story, that never occurred to me. I'm going to go boil the very thought of my mind now :(
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: 'Stoned Wallabies Make Crop Circles'
Replies: 1
Views: 660

'Stoned Wallabies Make Crop Circles'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8118257.stm

Australia is now my new favorite country... Now we just need to find the wallabies responsible for all the American crop circles...
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: Stories for a New Drabblecaster
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

The Black and White Animals Trilogy, certainly. Perhaps Gifting Bliss and Synesthesia as well. Definitely Sleep Age. Time Shift, maybe?

Those are some of my favorites, anyway.
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 116 - It's All in the Knowing
Replies: 23
Views: 4887

Interesting drabble. I'm always up for personal stories of the apocalypse! The feature story had me in the first few lines, and while I would have found it unlikely that the main character could have so much maturity about knowing everything, I suppose the pseudo-timelines kept him in check. The end...
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Mon May 11, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Arrival in New York
Replies: 4
Views: 1217

strawman wrote:Why is there no Wikipedia entry for Drabblecast?
I don't know, but I have added a request for one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia: ... s#Podcasts

Someone with more time should go create it, and then fight for its notability at all costs :D
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Mon May 11, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Nosebleed
Replies: 3
Views: 840

That was fun! I loved the imagery here, and it's got the right mixture of literariness and irreverence that makes a fun drabble. My only (slight) issue was that the narrative voice wasn't consistent (Oh crap, a nosebleed!). That's all really - I love the language everywhere else, from "object of my ...
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Fri May 08, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 113 - Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting ...
Replies: 43
Views: 10219

Loved the main piece - a bit predictable, but very, very well executed. The author's reading of the main character was perfect for the piece, and I can't help wanting to read an actual comic of this... Also, the music was very well done throughout the whole episode - it really helped set the tone. O...
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Wed May 06, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 112 - The Guardian
Replies: 22
Views: 5387

This story really had me going. The writing was tight, the violence sufficiently violent, the awesomeness incredibly awesome and my attachment to the character strong. Then the MacGuffin turned out to be a box of cereal. Really? REALLY? A box of cereal? CEREAL? Alright, I'm overreacting here for dra...
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!
Replies: 1044
Views: 127965

A Twit-Fic

The unfortunate explosion of the rabbit was gory, but mostly ironic given John’s last comment: “And for my next trick…”