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Drabblecast 079 - Low-Carb Cheesecake

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:55 pm
by Kevin Anderson
Low-Carb Cheesecake
by Nicky Drayden

"Of course. I'll have that right out to you. And will that be all?"
"Just one thing," I said, nodding towards the cheesecake. "How do you do it?"


Drabble- My Nightmare
by Nathan Hotovoy

Drabble- Night of the Witches
by Josh Charney and Andrew Culver

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Well Told Tales | B.J. Harrison | I Killed AwesomeMan |Mega Beasts

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:23 pm
by strawman
The Drabblecast is the true low-carb cheesecake made from dusted pixies. But also a bit like Chinese food. You get filled up, but hungry again an hour later. Two drabbles, a sketch, and I Killed Awesomeman!... all very enjoyable. Keep it comin', Mr. Waiter.

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:48 am
by tbaker2500
Drabble #1: Cute, funny.
Drabble #2: Huh?
Story: Tasty.

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:46 am
by cammoblammo
The main feature was pretty sweet, and one of the better stories we've had in a while. The story was economical---it used just the right amount of words. The ending surprised me, which is getting harder to do. And the absurdity of the whole thing was nuanced perfectly.

It also reminded me I should be watching the carbs I'm consuming at the moment. Gym memberships aren't getting any cheaper.

Nicky, well done.

The drabbles were okay, although I don't think I quite caught what was going on in the first one. I'll have another listen. I liked the production on the second---the music was well done and the chording reminded me of Metallica in an acoustic sort of a way.

All in all, this was a good week in Drabblecast land. If Armourdillo gets up it'll be one to remember.

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:24 am
by Richmazzer
Great episode. Loved both the Drabbles (especially the garden jockey) and the feature was fantastic. The story had great compression and said all it needed to in the best amount of words. Very tight and entertaining.

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:27 am
by adam
bravo!
i enjoyed this weeks as well. wanted a bit of an encour since it was so brief, but as cammo and rich said, the concisety is an appreciated factor, not a detriment. i think the feature, and that aspect of it speak well for the idea of "drabblecast" in the sense of the definition.
drabbles, as 100 word stories, are frequently used as exercises to get budding writers to be concise and word-efficient. in that respect that literal 100 word length isnt the important part, it's just a parameter. low-carb cheesecake does a great job of being a drabble in essence without being a drabble in form.

and it even ties in with the discussion of last weeks story! why is eating pixies gross, or 'wrong?' because they wear little shoes, which makes them seem human, which makes it like canibalism? it seems so wrong, but if you're not a pixie yourself, you can't say with any certainty they're more than people-shaped humming birds. might as well eat up!

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:30 am
by adam
oh, and regarding the promo:
ive listened to the first 2 episodes of "i killed awesome man" and let me say right off, it's great. norm does an 'awesome' job. i wouldnt put well told tales on par with drabblecast generally, but if the next 5 episodes of this mini-series are as good as the first ones, i might become a long-term subscriber.

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:45 am
by strawman
Richmazzer wrote:Great episode. Loved both the Drabbles (especially the garden jockey) and the feature was fantastic. The story had great compression and said all it needed to in the best amount of words. Very tight and entertaining.
I agree. When the meaning of the story is unveiled in its final sentence, that is truly satisfying. Sorta makes you want to lie back and light up a cigarette.

I Killed Awesomeman actually feels like an audio comic book. As they say on XM's Sonic Theater, the panels are in your head. I think the collaboration may be a new genre. Well done.

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:19 am
by Goldenrat
adam wrote:bravo!
and it even ties in with the discussion of last weeks story! why is eating pixies gross, or 'wrong?' because they wear little shoes, which makes them seem human, which makes it like canibalism? it seems so wrong, but if you're not a pixie yourself, you can't say with any certainty they're more than people-shaped humming birds. might as well eat up!
I think eating anything that looks human would freak a lot of people out, even if they are not human sized. Especially if they are intelligent as I'm assuming pixies are.

Loved the story, short and creepy. Actually, I think it would've worked a little better if it ended sooner after the slipper was found. I also liked the drabble about the witch moms.

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:04 pm
by thebrog
I love stories with morals in them:

Pixies are delicious, eat them.

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:39 pm
by Kevin Anderson
Pixies - Betcha' can't just eat one.

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:03 am
by tbaker2500
Which reminds me- When are we going to hear another drabblecast from Mr. Anderson? Ignore those pussies complaining about zombies. I think with the mega-beast deathmatch going on, it's perfect timing.

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:16 pm
by G. E. Lee
Kevin Anderson wrote:Pixies - Betcha' can't just eat one.
I've got the fever for the flavor of a Pixie?
These stories had great mouth feel. I especially loved the first drabble.

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:14 am
by McToad
Cute story, nice cannibal theme going here.

I do wonder though...given how crowded the restaurant is, and with the implication that all of the dishes have pixie content...they must need what, 2-300 pixies a day? Too many to raise out back. Plus you need some more pixies to make the shoes. Do they ship em over from the old country (a’la The Wire season 2)? Or is there a pixie farm out in the country somewhere?

And what kind of kitchen are they running? You gut fish, peel carrots. What kind of chef doesn’t bother to undress the pixies?

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:37 am
by suxshadows
McToad wrote:And what kind of kitchen are they running? You gut fish, peel carrots. What kind of chef doesn’t bother to undress the pixies?
The kind that can't seem to sleep at night; imagining those tiny tear-filled eyes staring up at him, pleading for him to stop as he fumbles with their teeny zippers and buttons.

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:45 pm
by strawman
This is obviously a job for Ron Popiel.

Your Wondermatic Pixie Stripper is guaranteed to strip 4 pixies at a time. Simply slip a pixie on this little skewer and load the skewers into this soundproof, translucent chamber. Comes in your choice of 3 colors, and is entirely dishwasher-safe!
But wait! There's more! If you order right now, we'll include a variety pack of pixies and a 12 month membership in the Pixie of the Month Club. Imagine having a succulent new flavor pixie delivered to your doorstep every month!

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:42 am
by F5iver
Wait...
So what are Pixie Stix made from? Dust, toejam, pixie fecal matter, or are they pure pixie, no preservatives?

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:27 pm
by Goldenrat
F5iver wrote:Wait...
So what are Pixie Stix made from? Dust, toejam, pixie fecal matter, or are they pure pixie, no preservatives?
I would have to think pure Pixie. They give you an instant sugar buzz. I remember a comedian making reference to Pixie Stix in a joke, something like "we didn't need crack growing up, we had Pixie Stix". Yeah, I'm old.

Re: Drabblecast 79- Low-Carb Cheesecake by Nicky Drayden

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 5:22 pm
by Unblinking
Nice! I'm going to try this restaurant immediately. Sounds delicious!

Seriously, good creepy dark humor reveal, classic Drabblecast.

Re: Drabblecast 079 - Low-Carb Cheesecake

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:02 pm
by sandrilde
Really enjoyed this - it was a perfect contrast to go from her thinking fondly of a house full of happy pixies dusting her food to the reality of crunching into chopped up pixie parts. Good stuff.