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by Unblinking
Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 155 - The Second Conquest of Earth
Replies: 34
Views: 10434

Re: Drabblecast 155- The Second Conquest of Earth by L.J. Da

Watching you comment your way through the archives is a great little trip down memory lane. How many do you have left? I have a lot left to comment on (Around 150 to go, by my count!), so I hope you're enjoying it. Threadomancy is a pointless hobby of mine. :D I have listened to all the non-B-sides...
by Unblinking
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 155 - The Second Conquest of Earth
Replies: 34
Views: 10434

Re: Drabblecast 155- The Second Conquest of Earth by L.J. Da

I quite liked this one, it was like several stories overlapping each other with the backstory, the current story, and the tarot images on top of each other, complementing each other but not redundant. Very well done!
by Unblinking
Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 163 - Once a Month on a Sunday
Replies: 33
Views: 7685

Re: Drabblecast 163- Once a Month on a Sunday by Ian McHugh

Fun! I'm not sure how much of the little girl's beliefs were actually accurate, but alhilton said, that's part of its strength--clearly this is a magical world, but it's ambiguous whether the magic works the way the girl thinks it works, so she might be in great danger of the beastie hunting her dow...
by Unblinking
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 154 - Family Values
Replies: 44
Views: 8992

Re: Drabblecast 154 - Family Values by Sara Genge

This one had a lot of cool stuff in it, the jelly creatures (Now let's all have some jelly!), the subversion of our current societal norms. I had two hangups: 1. I've only read one story that had a politician as protagonist where I gave a crap what happened to them (We are Ted Tuscadero for Presiden...
by Unblinking
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 189 - Doubleheader VIII
Replies: 13
Views: 3083

Re: Drabblecast 189- Doubleheader VIII: Sarah Monette

The mermaid story was so short I was just surprised when it ended, I'd thought it was just getting started. I liked the other one quite a bit, the clockwork sacrifice, the unloving inventor, and the need for loss to be part of a sacrifice. It was a clever idea to allow the sacrifice to make her own ...
by Unblinking
Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 07 (EP 188) - The Store of the Worlds
Replies: 18
Views: 6371

Re: Drabblecast 188- The Store of the Worlds by Robert Sheck

After listening to this story a second time I wondered if he really went to an alternate universe, or if the old man in the shop just drugged him and let him dream. When I first listened to it I thought with all the rhetoric and the talk about devices that the shopkeeper was really doing what he sa...
by Unblinking
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 187 - Doubleheader VII
Replies: 11
Views: 2880

Re: Drabblecast 187- Doubleheader VII: A Fool’s Death, Pidgi

I actually had a similar experience to this, except the guy said he had bugs in his hair and I was trying to tell him that we cashed checks and sold money orders. Not... whatever he thought happened if you walk into a business and announce that you have bugs in your hair. He even had the woman wait...
by Unblinking
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 07 (EP 188) - The Store of the Worlds
Replies: 18
Views: 6371

Re: Drabblecast 188- The Store of the Worlds by Robert Sheck

I liked this one, and the twist caught me offguard--which in retrospect really surprised me, and I hit myself for not thinking of it. Interesting how he incorporated his visit to the story into his memories of the past. The invention sounds exactly like an invention I've seen in another story (not t...
by Unblinking
Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 161 - Higher than Usual
Replies: 29
Views: 8736

Re: Drabblecast 161- Higher than Usual

Maybe fluoride? We can't really tell-- but I think the title refers to higher than usual tempers and violence. Do you know when they started fluoridation, Norm. 1947. How does that coincide with your post war communist conspiracy? Watch those precious bodily fluids. Drink rain water, or distilled w...
by Unblinking
Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 167 - Snowman's Chance in Hell
Replies: 15
Views: 11206

Re: Drabblecast 167- Snowman's Chance in Hell by Robert Jesc

Well it's only been five months since I said I would come back to comment on the story.

It was awesome! A really cool idea for the world to have snowmen be the natural creatures and the meatstorms and meatmen. Fantastic. This is the kind of story that the Drabblecast was made for!
by Unblinking
Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 036 - Pumpkin Seeds
Replies: 37
Views: 9493

Re: Drabblecast 36 - Pumpkin Seeds by Kevin Anderson

Ah, the Drabblecast Halloween tradition begins! And a good creepy tale to begin it with. I always knew my fear of jack 'o lanterns was entirely rational, and finally I have proof!
by Unblinking
Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 168 - Route Nine
Replies: 26
Views: 6507

Re: Drabblecast 168- Route Nine by Samantha Henderson

I liked this one, lots of weird imagery, and I love a creepy travel story! Not much else to say. Well done!
by Unblinking
Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 172 - Trifecta XIII
Replies: 15
Views: 3483

Re: Drabblecast 172- Trifecta XIII

good to see Gary Cuba on the DC again. He's a friend, so I'm not particularly unbiased, but I thought this story was fun. I got some laughs out of it, especially the line "My horse is thirsty too", and I didn't expect that particular resolution. Six Drabbles was cool idea, but with so many setting j...
by Unblinking
Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 181 - Funeral Song for a Ventriloquist
Replies: 54
Views: 9146

Re: Drabblecast 181- Funeral Song for a Ventriloquist

The terrible lesson revealed by the dummy, however, isn't - as you put it - that earthly pursuits are impermanent and futile. That might or might not be the lesson. The lesson is never explicit in the story, and I imagine a wide variety of lessons could be inferred, none of them necessarily correct...
by Unblinking
Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 186 - Garkain
Replies: 38
Views: 8111

Re: Drabblecast 186- Garkain by Samantha Henderson

If someone wrote the river-walker story I would totally read it. It sounds really neat. :)
by Unblinking
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 166 - Jubilee
Replies: 40
Views: 7581

Re: Drabblecast 166- Jubilee by Tim Pratt

The Drabblecast - Not all queers are gay I love it! I'd like to buy a t-shirt with that on it. I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to wear it, mind you, for fear that I'd piss someone off who misinterpreted the meaning. Anyhoo, this story was all right, but felt too similar in theme/style to other Pra...
by Unblinking
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 186 - Garkain
Replies: 38
Views: 8111

Re: Drabblecast 186- Garkain by Samantha Henderson

Damn. Things are always way cooler when they are misunderstood or misheard it seems. :) Ha, yeah, that phrase brings to mind something much cooler, picturing a man walking on the bottom of a river, the violent current pulling his hair, but somehow he is walking along oblivious to the current or to ...
by Unblinking
Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 165 - Doubleheader VI
Replies: 9
Views: 3170

Re: Drabblecast 165- Doubleheader VI - Ellen Klages

Neither of these did much for me. I agree with EvoShandor about Ringing Up Baby being an idea exploration that didn't really seem to go anywhere. Mobius was cute, but again EvoShandor said it well: more like a writing exercise than a real story.
by Unblinking
Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 186 - Garkain
Replies: 38
Views: 8111

Re: Drabblecast 186- Garkain by Samantha Henderson

I had a little trouble following this one too, and never really got into it, I think due to the many POV changes, every time I felt like I was about to settle in, the rug was pulled out from under me again.
by Unblinking
Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 164 - The Observer
Replies: 50
Views: 10802

Re: Drabblecast 164- The Observer by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Not a big fan of this one, I'm afraid. Too message heavy, and it seemed to be the same messages contained in the KKR story about women warriors over on EP. It also seemed to be hinging a great deal on the concept of the maternal instinct being the key to unstoppable warriors, which isn't really a ne...