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by Unblinking
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 13 (EP 192) - Rangifer Volans
Replies: 31
Views: 7858

Re: Drabblecast 192- Rangifer Volans by Tim Pratt Drabble- Z

Great story! I liked the interaction between the two men working together, and the hidden animosity stewing under John's surface. The twists totally caught me off guard. John had underestimated him because he's uneducated, but just because he doesn't have a degree doesn't mean he can't be clever. An...
by Unblinking
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 191 - Primary Pollinator
Replies: 29
Views: 10624

Re: Drabblecast 191 - Primary Pollinator

Ewwww!!! This story was good, gross but good. I liked the twist at the end with the change in pollination. The one thing that bothered me is his colleagues not allowing them to save the little guy because it would be interfering with the natural order, yet they're stomping all over the natural order...
by Unblinking
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 190 - The Wheel
Replies: 41
Views: 7483

Re: Drabblecast 190 The Wheel

I got Wyndham's "Day of the Triffids" for Christmas. Looking forward to reading it, as I've heard people talking about it all the time in the last year.
by Unblinking
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 146 - Teddy Bears and Tea Parties
Replies: 67
Views: 14051

Re: Drabblecast 146- Teddy Bears and Tea Parties

I mean, what if MY innards are made of jelly (or chocolate or peanut butter or something else delicious)? I guess if I ever learn that they ARE, I'd better keep that to myself at all costs. I'm guessing peanut butter, honey and garlic salt. :) Ha! Yes I think you are 100% correct. You know me all t...
by Unblinking
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 139 - Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs
Replies: 55
Views: 11647

Re: Drabblecast 139- Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs

Gotta completely disagree with you on this one. The title is one of the things that make this story so completely wonderful in every way. In case, you know, it wasn't patently obvious I was completely enamored of this story :P Yes, a bunch of awesome things were thrown together, but in a way I'd ne...
by Unblinking
Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 018 - The One That Got Away
Replies: 13
Views: 3034

Re: Drabblecast 18- The One That Got Away by J. Alan Pierce

Ah, it's this sort of weird episode that has made Drabblecast the weird behemoth it is today. Especially good dialogue here.
by Unblinking
Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 146 - Teddy Bears and Tea Parties
Replies: 67
Views: 14051

Re: Drabblecast 146- Teddy Bears and Tea Parties

Wow. Just... wow. This is probably my favorite Drabblecast (at least it is today, ask me tomorrow). Twisted, dark, emotional, great productions. The girl was both sympathetic and terrifying all at once. Great move to make the bears have jelly insides--somehow it made the girl both more terrible and ...
by Unblinking
Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 190 - The Wheel
Replies: 41
Views: 7483

Re: Drabblecast 190 The Wheel

So the point is pretty well generally agreed upon. Not by me. As far as I'm concerned the message I am told is in the Adam & Eve story does not entirely match up with the story itself. It sounds like you know more about mythological studies than I do, so I won't argue with you there. I am only inte...
by Unblinking
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 190 - The Wheel
Replies: 41
Views: 7483

Re: Drabblecast 190 The Wheel

The parable does call the fruit from the tree of knowledge. But the actual point is not really about knowledge per se, but the power to choose for ourselves whether things are good or evil (~instead of taking God's word for it). Thus, the serpent's temptation was for Eve to "be like God". The first...
by Unblinking
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 158 - Dr. Diablo Goes Through the Motions
Replies: 40
Views: 7804

Re: Drabblecast 158- Dr. Diablo Goes Through the Motions

Even though I usually like stories told by villains, and I usually like superhero stories, this one just didn't really strike me as anything new . It was written well enough, it just seemed like I'd read it before in one form or another when I really hadn't.
by Unblinking
Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 190 - The Wheel
Replies: 41
Views: 7483

Re: Drabblecast 190 The Wheel

Consider the story of Eden and the loss of paradise: isn't it essentially Man's assertion of independent thought over dependent thought (obedience). The Adam and Eve story really bothers me because, to my eyes, they make anyone who believe in the contents of the story to be a total hypocrite. To me...
by Unblinking
Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 157 - Brief Candle
Replies: 79
Views: 17533

Re: Drabblecast 157- Brief Candle by Ruthanna Emrys

Imagine if children lived in a completely separate world (with no communication between) from teenagers, and both are separate from adults. Even if they lived in identical settings, each group would have a very different view of it, and likely each would be terrified of going down the passageway to...
by Unblinking
Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 157 - Brief Candle
Replies: 79
Views: 17533

Re: Drabblecast 157- Brief Candle by Ruthanna Emrys

I thought this story was very well done. If it had been clumsily, I think I would've seen it more as a science lecture conjecturing on alternate life cycles for alien species. But it was done so well that I actually cared about their plight and it made me think afterwards, so I was quite happy with ...
by Unblinking
Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 190 - The Wheel
Replies: 41
Views: 7483

Re: Drabblecast 190 The Wheel

tbaker2500 wrote:Huh, I didn't remember an names. Certainly not a kid named Blinking. (Insert Men in Tights joke here.)
I can see your point.
My real name is, of course, Unblinking Bubba Bagstead III, Esquire.

So I should say that the kid's name matches my nickname: David.
by Unblinking
Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 139 - Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs
Replies: 55
Views: 11647

Re: Drabblecast 139- Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs

I'm with Mr. Tweedy on this one, it just didn't do much for me. Checklist for greatness Dinosaurs - Check Xtreme sports (has to be spelled with an X or it is not Xtreme enough) - Check Mars - Check Social commentary about 5 day waiting periods - Check Special Cameo by my favorite radioactive tokyo s...
by Unblinking
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 160 - Trifecta XII
Replies: 38
Views: 7263

Re: Drabblecast 160- Trifecta XII

Never Forget Some Things: This one did nothing for me. It depended entirely on a twist that I'd guessed from the first mention of "space monkey". I would think that someone who lives in a world with actual space monkeys would not forget the tail, so I wanted to yell into the iPod--"The tail, you idi...
by Unblinking
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 190 - The Wheel
Replies: 41
Views: 7483

Re: Drabblecast 190 The Wheel

I think the reason that the characters don't have names, is they are a proxy for many times and many places. The characters did have names, they were just revealed much later in the story (I remember because the kid shares my name). I've heard that reasoning before with nameless characters, but it ...
by Unblinking
Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 140- Trifecta X
Replies: 22
Views: 5910

Re: Drabblecast 140- Trifecta X

Invisibility was fun, but seemed to go on a bit long. I agree that it had a Douglas Adams vibe about it. Bubbles... This one just left me confused. I like Frank's work in general, but this one I didn't really get. Outside the Box was hilarious! And that's pretty much how marketing reps would truly r...
by Unblinking
Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 162 - Birdwatcher
Replies: 36
Views: 7402

Re: Drabblecast 162- Birdwatcher by Garth Upshaw

I have to say that the story really snuck up on me. I was halfway into Norm's comments afterward when the parallels finally sunk in. The way the aliens gave just a taste of perfect happiness and then left the decision whether to dive back into the fantasy or continue on with their petty lives up to...
by Unblinking
Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 190 - The Wheel
Replies: 41
Views: 7483

Re: Drabblecast 190 The Wheel

I asked for Day of the Triffids for Christmas this year. I keep hearing it referred to, and decided I really ought to find out what all the talk is about. This story was great! I wish the characters had been given names a little nearer the beginning, I find it distancing to continually refer to them...