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by El Barto
Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: BSides 23 – Picobeasts
Replies: 5
Views: 4491

Re: BSides 23 – Picobeasts

Loved everything about this episode. Great job all around!
by El Barto
Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 300 – Bloodchild
Replies: 39
Views: 11978

Re: Drabblecast 300 – Bloodchild

Mmmmm, mmmm, good! That was such a great episode and I also loved reading everyone's deep thoughts in the forum here. I was interested to see that anyone was confused about the gender of the character Norm was reading because it was a "full cast" reading and those always seem to have same-gender rea...
by El Barto
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 296 – 5 Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain
Replies: 16
Views: 5598

Re: Drabblecast 296 – 5 Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porce

Great story. Great comments here. That ending was so unexpected until I thought, "oh wait, he's a HUMAN."
by El Barto
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:13 am
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: BSides 26 - The Beast in the Cave
Replies: 6
Views: 2547

Re: B-Sides 26 - The Beast in the Cave

Mmmmm, mmmmmm, good. I can't wait to let my kids listen to this one in a few years. Who can't relate to that sense of dread.
by El Barto
Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 293 – The Call of the Pancake Factory
Replies: 13
Views: 6060

Re: Drabblecast 293 – The Call Of The Pancake Factory

Enjoyable story for sure. The ending was so telegraphed that I was expecting a different twist, but I enjoyed it OK just the same.

The Lovecraft Drabble was perhaps the best Drabble ever. Well done!
by El Barto
Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 291 – The Lurking Fear
Replies: 12
Views: 5064

Re: Drabblecast 291 – The Lurking Fear

P.S. Polecat and others - you may be able to find nice clean copies of the Necronomicon at Amazon.com. They have many versions and lots of options for buying used copies direct from the families of previous owners found dead from fright in their sitting room chairs.
by El Barto
Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 291 – The Lurking Fear
Replies: 12
Views: 5064

Re: Drabblecast 291 – The Lurking Fear

As I listened to this story I kept wondering to myself what the world would become if there came to pass an apocalypse that was followed by the discovery of this particular Lovecraft story? And if it were thought to be the diary of a real person who described real horrors that preceded the apocalyps...
by El Barto
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 286 – Unique Chicken Goes in Reverse
Replies: 12
Views: 4461

Re: Drabblecast 286 – Unique Chicken Goes in Reverse

I completely missed the big picture but loved the story anyway - I'd like to meet that little girl trying to punch her guardian angel as payback for him watching her on the potty.

The language of the piece was great too - there was a time when cookies were made from grease!
by El Barto
Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 290 – The Screaming Door
Replies: 19
Views: 5040

Re: Drabblecast 290 – The Screaming Door

I too very much enjoyed this crazy story. What kind of crazy brain thinks of such things? What a great choice of voice actor. When it got to the end I wondered if the author started with an image of a world gone screaming mad and wondered how it happened and then worked backwards to think it was som...
by El Barto
Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations
Replies: 73
Views: 19546

Re: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations

When this episode started I knew I'd read the story before and I was certain I remembered how it ended – and I was completely wrong. Norm's intro further lured me into thinking that the original story ended with one dead passenger and that the editor made the author change it to have the pilot throw...
by El Barto
Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 284 – Turning Point
Replies: 14
Views: 3427

Re: Drabblecast 284 – Turning Point

I loved this episode, though I was hoping for a different ending ... In which the Earthlings discussing genocide all realize they've been poisoned by the alien race who saw it all coming a little faster.

The Drabble was one of the best ever but the Twabble was just an old joke I'd heard before.
by El Barto
Sun May 26, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 283 – The Man Who Drew Cats
Replies: 26
Views: 8770

Re: Drabblecast 283 – The Man Who Drew Cats

That was an enjoyable listen even though the ending was telegraphed from ten miles away.

I would have liked for one of Tom's bar mates to have wronged him in a minor way and then spent the rest of his life wondering. Wondering.
by El Barto
Sun May 19, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 282 – Liane The Wayfarer
Replies: 15
Views: 4656

Re: Drabblecast 282 – Liane The Wayfarer

That was an awesome episode. I was expecting common fantasy tropes and very much enjoyed the twists. I am tempted to start calling myself El Barto the Unavoidable. If only I could find a cloak of eyeballs in the Skymall catalog. Still chucking about the fortune cookies too. Thumbs (and eyeballs) up ...
by El Barto
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 278 – The End of the World as We Know It
Replies: 11
Views: 4149

Re: Drabblecast 278 – The End of the World as We Know It

When the comments quickly go to the artwork that's often the sign of a swing and miss on the story. I can't ever remember being bored by a Drabblecast story before but this one just had nothing going on at all. The great mysteries raised in the story were completely unaddressed. Why was this guy spa...
by El Barto
Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 276 – Hullabaloo
Replies: 5
Views: 1625

Re: Drabblecast 276 – Hullabaloo

Great episode - one of my favorite stories of late. I really liked the new (to me) narrator too.

Extra funny because my own kids are smack dab in the middle of copying everything the other one says, until the first one says "I'm a stupid head who wants a bowl of poop and pee pee soup for lunch."
by El Barto
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 275 – A Riddle In Nine Syllables
Replies: 11
Views: 2695

Re: Drabblecast 275 – A Riddle In Nine Syllables

Whoooooeeeee! That was another great episode and an awesome story, fantastically produced.
by El Barto
Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: 2012 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: 2012 People's Choice : Best Story : Nominations
Replies: 34
Views: 13438

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Story : Nominations

Great year. I'd love to nominate more but here are my top five:

257 Judgement Passed

263 Betty Flesh and the meat man

247 How I crippled ...

265 pop quiz

243 The other Lila
by El Barto
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 273 - The Electric Ant
Replies: 39
Views: 10595

Re: Drabblecast 273 - The Electric Ant

I very much enjoyed the story but am not sure I understood parts of the main concept. Maybe the big juicy brains here can help me? Unless the entire world was in Poole's mind, he was existing and interacting with our world, right? When he monkeyed with the tape and could not see the skyline it was b...
by El Barto
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 272 – Power Armor: A Love Story
Replies: 21
Views: 6136

Re: Drabblecast 272 – Power Armor: A Love Story

+1 on all the praise. Highly enjoyable episode.
by El Barto
Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 270 – The First Conquest Of Earth
Replies: 12
Views: 4104

Re: Drabblecast 270 – The First Conquest Of Earth

That was a great episode. The voice of the alien... brilliant.