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by HPHovercraft
Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7984
Views: 1541585

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

My first, and possibly, last attempt at a twitfic twabble --

Signs flash by. Head pounding, coffee lukewarm in hand, he drives. He will be late to work, and there will be no car parks.
by HPHovercraft
Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 146 - Teddy Bears and Tea Parties
Replies: 67
Views: 18807

Re: Drabblecast 146- Teddy Bears and Tea Parties

With these answers in hand, I am quite impressed with the story. To be able to write that while "normal", is something. Thanks for the story, and dropping by the forums! Yes, Welcome, sit down, relax, stay awhile, and have a nice gumball. :) Hmmm --- Ah, another visitor. Stay awhile. Staa...
by HPHovercraft
Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 146 - Teddy Bears and Tea Parties
Replies: 67
Views: 18807

Re: Drabblecast 146- Teddy Bears and Tea Parties

Oh wow. I LOVED this story. It had me hooked from the word! What I liked the most was this: the "main character is destroyed by refusal to become what he/she hates/fears/is hunted by in order to destroy it" and it's opposite "main character is destroyed by becoming what he/she hates/f...
by HPHovercraft
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 141 - On the Destruction of Copenhagen
Replies: 27
Views: 6889

Re: Drabblecast 141- On the Destruction of Copenhagen

So far, no replies from any Danes to confirm the continuing existence of the real Copenhagen. I must therefore conclude that it has, in fact, been demolished.

WHO IS NEXT?
by HPHovercraft
Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 141 - On the Destruction of Copenhagen
Replies: 27
Views: 6889

Re: Drabblecast 141- On the Destruction of Copenhagen

I He's pretty unembarrassable, although I think I might have made him blush once. ;) Psssst - whatever you do, don't mention the story . I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it! Heh, I loved this story. It used to be me, well OK me and the protagonist kind of diverged at the point where...
by HPHovercraft
Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 141 - On the Destruction of Copenhagen
Replies: 27
Views: 6889

Re: Drabblecast 141- On the Destruction of Copenhagen

I like the timing of this story. I always feel a bit 'meh' this time of year. Holiday pressure, the cold and pre-solstice darkness. Personally, I'm dreaming of a white-hot Christmas. //Will be in Sydney, it will be 45 deg. C, and the surrounding 1000ha may or may not explode for our lunchtime enjoy...
by HPHovercraft
Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 140- Trifecta X
Replies: 22
Views: 7803

Re: Drabblecast 140- Trifecta X

Bubbles didn't make much sense to me. Thank God. I was terrified I was the only one. However, I *loved* invisibility for beginners. I believe Swanwick was channeling the late lamented Douglas Adams. I kept wondering when the story was going to reveal itself as a sequel to the lesson on how to fly b...
by HPHovercraft
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 136 - The Great Old Pumpkin
Replies: 49
Views: 19324

Re: Drabblecast 136- The Great Old Pumpkin by John Aegard

Hmmm, maybe it's my Antipodean upbringing. We don't really do Halloween here. The occasional desultory trick or treaters that come around leave empty handed but not surprised. This story just couldn't hold me for more than a minute or so. I realise it was a parody - perhaps that was it; it was a par...
by HPHovercraft
Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 135 - “Hello,” Said the Stick
Replies: 50
Views: 14969

Re: Drabblecast 135- “Hello,” Said the Stick by Michael Swanwick

strawman wrote: You're from "the sticks"? My irony alarm is sounding.
Would that be Cambridge or New Zealand?
New Zealand, although I'm actually an Aussie. [baaaaaaaa]
by HPHovercraft
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 135 - “Hello,” Said the Stick
Replies: 50
Views: 14969

Re: Drabblecast 135- “Hello,” Said the Stick by Michael Swanwick

So to complete the calculations, if Norm weighs 80 kg, the explosive power would be 3,440 megatons. The largest US hydrogen bomb is 25 MT, which is approximately 16,000 times the power of Hiroshima. So we're talking a total force of 2.2 million Hiroshimas? The truth is far more romantic and Science...
by HPHovercraft
Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 135 - “Hello,” Said the Stick
Replies: 50
Views: 14969

Re: Drabblecast 135- “Hello,” Said the Stick by Michael Swanwick

For me, the whole story reminded me of a line from (of all things) Apollo 13 -- "Tell me this isn't a government operation" A government so fiendishly clever as to come up with a totally innocent looking stick, which turns out to be awesomely useful, which turns out to be quite lethal to t...
by HPHovercraft
Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Mega-Beast Death-Match Season 3 (Fall 2009)
Topic: MB3 - R2 - Beelzebounce vs Lionic vs Terrorpin
Replies: 57
Views: 16394

Re: MB3 - R2 - Beelzebounce vs Lionic vs Terrorpin

Steaming jets of water vs. nuclear fire breath.

It's terrorpin for me; even if he DOES get cancer. Maybe the tumours will grow into extra (nuclear) rocket launchers/engines. He could end up doing a sort of Last Starfighter-esque nuclear rocket Death Blossom.

Mmmmmmm... nuclear rocket Death Blossom.
by HPHovercraft
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 134 - Bone Sigh
Replies: 38
Views: 9285

Re: Drabblecast 134- Bone Sigh by Tim Pratt

How about a zombie squid anthology? Or are you saying there are zombies around here? Now I'm worried. I left my Uzi at work.. should I not have done that? Everybody knows rifles and sub-machine guns are pretty useless against zombies. You need a sawed-off shotgun to really destroy the brain. For a ...
by HPHovercraft
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 02 (EP 133) – Over the Walls of Eden
Replies: 45
Views: 16989

Re: Drabblecast 133- Over the Walls of Eden by Jay Lake

And Emissary's story and name will be remembered and passed on in oral traditions through Milton, his way of giving ship and everyone back home the finger for screwing him over. Hmmmm, not sure that's necessarily implied. He had to keep whacking his foot on something to increase his pain enough jus...
by HPHovercraft
Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 132 - Doubleheader IV
Replies: 37
Views: 11483

Re: Drabblecast 132- Doubleheader IV: from Bruce Holland Rogers

[My first post on the forums, please forgive me if I'm making a terrible faux pas or two] I have to say that I enjoyed the first story more than the second. I think it fell apart for me when it started heading toward bedtime, and didn't end there with a haha-it-was-all-a-dream or some other deus ex ...