Drabblecast 141 - On the Destruction of Copenhagen

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Re: Drabblecast 141- On the Destruction of Copenhagen

Post by HPHovercraft » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:13 pm

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.

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Re: Drabblecast 141- On the Destruction of Copenhagen

Post by strawman » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:52 pm

The city has been destroyed, but the climate protesters haven't let up, and Obama's on his way there. But I did hear Gore cancelled a $5000/person book signing. When cities are demolished, rich people tend to move away. I must therefore concur that it has, in fact, been demolished.
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Re: Drabblecast 141- On the Destruction of Copenhagen

Post by alhilton » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:45 pm

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Re: Drabblecast 141- On the Destruction of Copenhagen

Post by Beth Peters » Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:33 am

Listened to the CC first episode. Sounds promising! I'm looking forward to the next.

As for this week's story, I dunno. Maybe it's just really hard to live up to a story title that awesome. :-)
It was poignant, interesting, well written and well read. I dunno, maybe I'm just in a malaise myself?

Thought it was one of the more subtle, solid, intellectual stories we've had in a while and I enjoyed it. But since I'm used to being blown out of my seat each week now by this podcast, even something this well done doesn't do much for me. Norm, have you considered that maybe the quality of your production is doing exactly what your outro said about news, media and what this story was about to you? Enough raising the bar, your gonna blow up the world.
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Re: Drabblecast 141- On the Destruction of Copenhagen

Post by Mr. Tweedy » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:28 pm

I really enjoyed this story, although I think I need to listen to it again to determine exactly why. I think Norm's commentary got it right: The banality and pettiness of the narrator contrasted against the awe and horror of the events he describes is striking, and horrifying in its own way. Yeah, Copenhagen was attacked by mer-bots, and my sister might be dead, but what's all that got to do with me? Me me me. The story used its fantastic source material to make what is really a very sober point, and it did it without being preachy or heavy-handed. That's virtuosity, IMO.

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Re: Drabblecast 141- On the Destruction of Copenhagen

Post by tbaker2500 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:53 am

Well I finally got feeling better enough to care about lethargy, and gave this one a full listen. I think Tweedy nailed it. It was a pretty good episode!
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Re: Drabblecast 141- On the Destruction of Copenhagen

Post by myke_deschain » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:28 am

Just thought it was kinda cool that the drabble art is the same picture I have on the back of my Tele..

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Re: Drabblecast 141- On the Destruction of Copenhagen

Post by Unblinking » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:32 pm

Mr. Tweedy wrote:I really enjoyed this story, although I think I need to listen to it again to determine exactly why. I think Norm's commentary got it right: The banality and pettiness of the narrator contrasted against the awe and horror of the events he describes is striking, and horrifying in its own way. Yeah, Copenhagen was attacked by mer-bots, and my sister might be dead, but what's all that got to do with me? Me me me. The story used its fantastic source material to make what is really a very sober point, and it did it without being preachy or heavy-handed. That's virtuosity, IMO.

And now back to work... :P
You described pretty well why I DIDN'T like the story. I wanted to hear more about the merbot daikaiju, but it was hard to get much of that around the protagonist. "Hey buddy, your narcissism makes a better door than a window!" Someone had to say it.

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