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by Talia
Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:09 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 06 (EP 175) - The Outsider
Replies: 22
Views: 7367

Re: Drabblecast 175- The Outsider by H.P. Lovecraft

Oh I liked the main fiction OK, pretty creepy and all, but....

I laughed, and laughed over the twitfic. NICELY DONE. Best laugh I've had all week, no lie.

(former Borders employee :P).
by Talia
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 174 - The Fantasy Jumper
Replies: 32
Views: 7033

Re: Drabblecast 174- The Fantasy Jumper by Will McIntosh

It was a commentary on society, rather than particularly on any given individual. At least that's how I read it.
by Talia
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 174 - The Fantasy Jumper
Replies: 32
Views: 7033

Re: Drabblecast 174- The Fantasy Jumper by Will McIntosh

Oh, man. The second story REALLY worked for me, it just blew me away. The point of the story was how humanity's quest for entertainment stripped us of something vital, some ounce of compassion, so much so that what seems to us, the reader/listener, now, to be horrific and barbaric, to them was just ...
by Talia
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Drabblecast for Beginners
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Re: Drabblecast for Beginners

Ooh, good call, good call.

I shall bring more converts to the cause! :p
by Talia
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Drabblecast for Beginners
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Drabblecast for Beginners

:p So I have these friends who know nothing about podcast fiction, in fact who don't listen to podcasts at all, but they have my same sense of humor and I can't help but think they'd really, really, really enjoy DC. I'm wondering about episodes that might be good introductions for such individuals -...
by Talia
Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 173 - Go Beep
Replies: 55
Views: 16394

Re: Drabblecast 173- Go Beep by Aliya Whiteley

I believe its a U.K. term for a type of math class? Belle and Sebastian mention double math in a song about a schoolboy, and that group is Scottish (I think). Here, this page has some info. http://www.charterhouse.org.uk/Academic/DepartmentsandSubjects/mathematics.aspx Although trying to read the en...
by Talia
Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: When bivalves attack
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: When bivalves attack

That must be a very traumatic experience for the birds. I imagine they wind up shell-shocked.
by Talia
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Time travel without fear of erasing yourself
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Time travel without fear of erasing yourself

I didn't mean any real criticism by the way, I just found it vaguely amusing. :)
by Talia
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Time travel without fear of erasing yourself
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Time travel without fear of erasing yourself

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2 ... er-paradox

Its good to know scientists have been hard at work on this important task.
by Talia
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 172 - Trifecta XIII
Replies: 15
Views: 3480

Re: Drabblecast 172- Trifecta XIII

So there's no actual connection between 2 and 1 besides the protagonist in 2's imagination?
by Talia
Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 172 - Trifecta XIII
Replies: 15
Views: 3480

Re: Drabblecast 172- Trifecta XIII

'Waiting for Grim' was great! I saw what the setup was pretty much immidiately, but it was no less charming for all that, and the thought of these guys hanging out and playing scrabble was a whimsical, amusing one, as was the bowling jaunt at the end. Pratchett-esque. I also enjoyed the whimsical to...
by Talia
Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 20 & 21 (EP 170 & 171) - Mongoose
Replies: 72
Views: 25002

Re: DC 170 & 171- Mongoose by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear

Fantastic conclusion. Thanks for bringing us this tale, really good stuff. Excellent production as usual also. I was psyched to learn these two authors have collaborated on books as well - I've completely loved their solo stuff. Now I'm itching to dash to the bookstore. :) The twitfic this week was ...
by Talia
Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 169 - The Reenactment
Replies: 29
Views: 6733

Re: Drabblecast 169- The Reenactment by Ben H. Winters

I hear what you're saying. Doesn't bother me in particular though, to each their own.
by Talia
Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 169 - The Reenactment
Replies: 29
Views: 6733

Re: Drabblecast 169- The Reenactment by Ben H. Winters

But the most unforgivable thing was that the prose was really weak. Particularly the last line. "And then nothing"? Really? Were we really just told in a first person perspective that "nothing" happened, immediately after our narrator had been murdered? Sheesh. That's a pretty commonly used techniq...
by Talia
Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 20 & 21 (EP 170 & 171) - Mongoose
Replies: 72
Views: 25002

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

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.
by Talia
Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 169 - The Reenactment
Replies: 29
Views: 6733

Re: Drabblecast 169- The Reenactment by Ben H. Winters

dreamrock wrote: Example: the seven hundred sixty-seventh annoying customer dealt with by Julio Martinez.
I can't possibly imagine that has a happy ending. For the customer.
by Talia
Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: The Best of The Drabblecast
Replies: 6
Views: 3532

Re: The Best of The Drabblecast

for me personally, no top 10 list would be complete w/o 'Let us now praise awesome dinosaurs,' 'The Elves Hate you' and T. Pratt's 'The Fallen & the Muse of the Street'.

Also, I'm uncertain where as to leave my opinion, here or the ES forums, so I'm doing both, because my opinion is AWESOME.
by Talia
Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:33 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 168 - Route Nine
Replies: 26
Views: 6480

Re: Drabblecast 168- Route Nine by Samantha Henderson

ZuSquared wrote:
Phenopath wrote:
If only Ms Henderson could place something more/less surprising inside Ed's torso. I know that she can be much more devious.
Apricots?
If any podcast would air a story about a body stuffed with apricots, it would be Drabblecast. :P
by Talia
Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 168 - Route Nine
Replies: 26
Views: 6480

Re: Drabblecast 168- Route Nine by Samantha Henderson

The room full of meat is a suggestion of horrors untold. I'm pretty sure there's not supposed to be a specific meaning, its just supposed to be very, very sinister.
by Talia
Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:01 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 168 - Route Nine
Replies: 26
Views: 6480

Re: Drabblecast 168- Route Nine by Samantha Henderson

RE: main story - the description of the guy's dream was particularly horrific. The whole piece has that creeping sense of dread that's evident in (what I feel to be) the best horror stories.