Classics 13 (EP 192) - Rangifer Volans

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Re: Drabblecast 192 - Rangifer Volans

Post by strawman » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:58 pm

It's the scientific name for flying reindeer.
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Re: Drabblecast 192 - Rangifer Volans

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:56 pm

"Rangifer Volans" is violent mayhem committed whilst driving one's Ford pickup -- as described by Fat Albert's friend Mushmouth.

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Re: Drabblecast 192 - Rangifer Volans

Post by Travelin Corpse Feet » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:31 pm

I was kinda "meh" on the poem. It had its good bits and its bad bits.

As for the story, I really had a huge "holy shot" moment when Santa went down. Figured Brad would be irresponsible enough to shoot a reindeer and scare Santa off, but did not see that one coming.
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Re: Drabblecast 192 - Rangifer Volans

Post by strawman » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:09 pm

One of the things I like best about this episode is the extent to which, taken as a whole and in each of its parts, it surpasses audio drama and becomes audio composition. I don't know where Norm got all the minor key versions of the carols, but for me, composing that music with the dramatic narrative gave the whole episode a kind of great operatic quality.

Also, two lines in the bbardle stood out as near-great :
"Where smoke, in it's wisdom, had 'ere been escaping" and "sense dared not trespass his mind any longer" are exceptional imagery.

These are the kind of elements that warrant repeated listens and make for episodes that rise above their story lines.

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Re: Drabblecast 192 - Rangifer Volans

Post by Etaan » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:38 pm

Richmazzer wrote:Tim's story was extraordinarily entertaining. DC and Pratt clearly have a passionate bro'mance going on if Pratt is basically writing fanfic for the podcast. Really really loved this story and this entire episode
BTW, I thought that Norm really brought his A game to the outro on this week's Escape Pod. Was it because Tim was having a fling with another podcast?
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Re: Drabblecast 192 - Rangifer Volans

Post by tbaker2500 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:18 am

strawman wrote:It's the scientific name for flying reindeer.
Ok, Rangifer I get. Volans? The only hit I get on the is the constellation.
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Re: Drabblecast 192 - Rangifer Volans

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:58 am

tbaker2500 wrote:
strawman wrote:It's the scientific name for flying reindeer.
Ok, Rangifer I get. Volans? The only hit I get on the is the constellation.
"Volans" is a Latin adjective meaning: flying, soaring; movable, hinged;

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Re: Drabblecast 192 - Rangifer Volans

Post by tbaker2500 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:30 pm

Thank you, that helps.
Interestingly, the Rudolphine Tables have the constellation Piscis Volans (commonly called Volans) listed as Passer (Sparrow). That would have been funny, having the Rudolphine Tables containing the Volans constellation.
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Re: Drabblecast 192 - Rangifer Volans

Post by strawman » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:21 pm

Life is a Chinese Puzzle.
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Re: Drabblecast 192 - Rangifer Volans

Post by tbaker2500 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:09 pm

Geez, once I was getting my self confidence back, you hit me with Chinese Puzzle. What the heck is that? So I look it up- Ah! Tangram. I understand now. Interesting... I'm quite familiar with Tangrams, but I've never herd (spelling is in effort to keep on topic) Chinese Puzzle before. Must be a regional thing.
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Re: Classics 13 (EP 192) - Rangifer Volans

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Re: Classics 13 (EP 192) - Rangifer Volans

Post by Caustic Reverie » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:58 pm

A fantastic episode from start to finish. I loved the music throughout and the great reads from Norm.

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