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by Mr. Tweedy
Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: 2009 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: Round 1!
Replies: 19
Views: 9024

Wow, I'm surprised Code Brown is so popular. It was an entertaining story, but I didn't think it came anywhere close to Worm Within for grossness, Jelly Park for funness or The Beekeepers for disturbishness. Seems like all the stuff that made it good was done better by one of the other nominees. May...
by Mr. Tweedy
Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 048 - The Destiny of Man
Replies: 30
Views: 6622

It's one thing to accept the worms as a reality that must be dealt with for the moment. It's quite another to love the worms and construct your self-image around them.

Sure, there are worms in my life, but I want to get rid of them.
by Mr. Tweedy
Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 14 (EP 43) - Jelly Park
Replies: 60
Views: 17411

Wow!! It's true! It's really true!
by Mr. Tweedy
Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 047 - The Silver Ring
Replies: 18
Views: 4315

DKT wrote:[...] made me wonder if Norm was related to Bill Paxton's character in Aliens.
I think it's quite likely that Norm's family includes at least a few fictional characters...
by Mr. Tweedy
Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 048 - The Destiny of Man
Replies: 30
Views: 6622

I found this to be a bit boring and a bit clichéd. The character(s) are one-dimensional, the premise is common and there isn't really any plot. That said, I really liked the portrayal of the father's attitude. Humans have been reduced to farm animals, and he's proud of it. Rather than react with hor...
by Mr. Tweedy
Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Cloverfield (Possible Spoilers!)
Replies: 35
Views: 5670

Yeah, the biological space travel is pretty far-fetched. Entering the atmosphere could be done by growing a super-thick coating that burns off on entry, but the launching into space is going to be hard to pull off with biological means. Your supernatural angle is really interesting. These things are...
by Mr. Tweedy
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 044 - The Arc of Hronos
Replies: 19
Views: 5565

I liked "Brontosaurus" a lot better. The twist was just as obvious, but the EP story didn't take itself nearly as seriously. "Hronos" seemed like it was trying to be profound and shocking. "Brontosaurus" was fun and seemed to have a self-deprecating silliness that made it much more entertaining.
by Mr. Tweedy
Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 048 - The Destiny of Man
Replies: 30
Views: 6622

Drabblecast 048 - The Destiny of Man

http://www.drabblecast.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/drabblecast_048_kathleen_beckett-250x250.jpg Feature The Destiny of Man by Drew Arrants I'd like to talk to you, son, about the destiny of man. We have a few minutes left before our walk is over, so let's talk, man to man..... Drabble - Death at...
by Mr. Tweedy
Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Cloverfield (Possible Spoilers!)
Replies: 35
Views: 5670

What was that thing? "Something horrible." I don't think it could have originated in the ocean for a couple of reasons. Mainly, it wasn't streamlined and didn't have any fins. It obviously wasn't a swimmer, and a huge thing like that would be slow and cumbersome clambering around on the ocean floor....
by Mr. Tweedy
Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Cloverfield (Possible Spoilers!)
Replies: 35
Views: 5670

He he. I've never watched a "reality" show either. Lucky me.

Oh, you mean "thrilling" as in "gripping" or "intense." Gotcha! In that case, most definitely yes, very thrilling.
by Mr. Tweedy
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Cloverfield (Possible Spoilers!)
Replies: 35
Views: 5670

I totally disagree about the beginning (possibly because I've never seen Dawson's Creek). That was where we get to know the characters. If not for the first 20 minutes, it would just be a bunch of nameless strangers running around. The audience would have no empathy. Remember the part where the mope...
by Mr. Tweedy
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Mr. Tweedy's baby
Replies: 15
Views: 3820

This thing attacked me in my house today! Does anyone know what this is?!

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by Mr. Tweedy
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:08 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Cloverfield (Possible Spoilers!)
Replies: 35
Views: 5670

Cloverfield (Possible Spoilers!)

I saw "Cloverfield" this afternoon. It was not at all what I was expecting. I was expecting a fun, cheesy monster romp, an homage to Godzilla that would inspire chuckles and the purchase of popcorn. Not at all: Cloverfield is dark and heavy and horrifying and one of the better movies I have seen. Th...
by Mr. Tweedy
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: 2009 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: Other Nominations
Replies: 4
Views: 3142

Please do not vote twice! People who voted in the other poll can't vote on this one.

Anyone who does will be attacked be a giant water bug.
by Mr. Tweedy
Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Giant Water Bugs
Replies: 15
Views: 3337

What did those Tehtix look like?
by Mr. Tweedy
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 047 - The Silver Ring
Replies: 18
Views: 4315

I really liked this story. It was a strait-up old-school fairy tale, which is something you almost never see nowadays. An innocent hero is the victim of horrible circumstance but escapes his plight through a miraculous and unexpected means. It even had the Grimm too-horrible-for-Disney elements that...
by Mr. Tweedy
Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 047 - The Silver Ring
Replies: 18
Views: 4315

Drabblecast 047 - The Silver Ring

http://www.drabblecast.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/drabblecast_047_bo_kaier-250x250.jpg Feature The Silver Ring by Joanne Hall Dell slid the blade through the slippery silver of the fish's belly, ripping out pink intestines with clumsy fingers. As he worked, his hand fell on something unexpected...
by Mr. Tweedy
Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: Theatrical storytelling
Replies: 4
Views: 2065

Mega-dittos?

Are you, sir, a listener of the particular AM radio program on which that term is used?
by Mr. Tweedy
Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 045 - The Fine Point
Replies: 32
Views: 7826

Re: Proposed theological discussion

strawman wrote:More to the point, however... Wouldn't natural selection account for the efficiency of a tiled universe?
Eh? Natural selection only acts on things that 1.) reproduce themselves and 2.) have forces acting against their survival. The Universe is neither of those things...

Or is it?
by Mr. Tweedy
Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 046 - The She-Wolf
Replies: 13
Views: 3634

What a fun story! I like this sort pseudo-speculative story where there isn't actually any magic/aliens/ghosts/mutants/weirdness, but the characters think there is. A clever idea and very entertaining. I also thought the voices were a bit overdone, but not enough to detract from it. How much did you...