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Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:04 am
by StalinSays
Feature: The Elder Thing and the Puddle People by S. Boyd Taylor
Drabble: Breakroom Cult by Richard Cassidy

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Thursday, August 9th, 2012
Upon the coming of the rain and the and the reawakening of the Krr’at race, the Elder Thing returned to us and squealed Its sky-splitting squeal and waded in among us. It came with the green feet that had eyes and mouths, and with the yellow, rubbery outerskin, and with the lace and the glitter — oh, the horrible, horrible glitter…

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Art by Matt Wasiela
Read by Hananel Mavity

Twabble: “ The kneeling man offered the small box to the woman he loved. “Oh no,” said Pandora, “I’m not falling for that one again.” ” by DutchessAlyssa

Re: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:26 pm
by Polecat
The download isn't working, which causes great wailing and gnashing of teeth.

respectfully

the polecat

Re: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:50 pm
by chemistryguy
This story of the relationship between a human and a tiny civilization isn't anything new. And it's not the first time it's been portrayed in a humorous manner (see Horton Hears a Who, Simpson's Treehouse of Terror; The Genesis Tub, and Men in Black II). O.K., technically Horton isn't human, but at least he's an anthropomorphicly written elephant. In the end it was a fun story to listen to, and I guess that is the point.

I would have liked if the author would've followed up with the little girl again to see how she interpreted the rebellion against her.

Re: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:04 pm
by Bad Wolf
I drove back an Elder Thing with a Holy Pokey once and all it got me was a life-time ban from the bingo hall and a bad reputation.

Re: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:04 pm
by strawman
Bad Wolf wrote:I drove back an Elder Thing with a Holy Pokey once and all it got me was a life-time ban from the bingo hall and a bad reputation.
Is it true what they say? Are you really big?

Re: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:04 pm
by Bad Wolf
strawman wrote:Is it true what they say? Are you really big?
Sadly, no, but I have been told I'm a good size. I'm also not exactly what one might call 'bad'. I'm sorry for the hyperbole but somehow 'a decent sized, mildly irritating wolf' just didn't have the bite I was looking for.

Re: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:26 am
by strawman
Bad Wolf wrote:
strawman wrote:Is it true what they say? Are you really big?
Sadly, no, but I have been told I'm a good size. I'm also not exactly what one might call 'bad'. I'm sorry for the hyperbole but somehow 'a decent sized, mildly irritating wolf' just didn't have the bite I was looking for.
Reality is spin these days.

Re: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:39 pm
by strawman
This might work better if it were possible to move your awareness of the puddle more to the side.

Interesting Journey to the Center of the POV.
Hananel, convincing performance. Very enjoyable.
Fun intro and drabble. Yep, another run-of-the-mill, outstanding Drabblecast.

Oh, yes, one more thing. Uncle Ollie has done it again.
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Re: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:05 pm
by ROU Killing Time
strawman wrote:This might work better if it were possible to move your awareness of the puddle more to the side.

Interesting Journey to the Center of the POV.
Hananel, convincing performance. Very enjoyable.
Fun intro and drabble. Yep, another run-of-the-mill, outstanding Drabblecast.

Oh, yes, one more thing. Uncle Ollie has done it again.
Uncle Ollie.jpg
That thar zipperback is near'n'dear to me. Still stinging pretty good but I am walking around MUCH better today.

Re: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:56 am
by strawman
Take good care of those plans, ROU. They'll never look there.

Re: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:02 am
by ROU Killing Time
strawman wrote:Take good care of those plans, ROU. They'll never look there.
It's all about plausible deniability, bud.

Re: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:49 pm
by Unblinking
This story was made of win. I look forward to Lovecraft month since it was begun a year or two ago, for this kind of great story.

Yes, miniature civilziation stories have been done before, but I liked this one more than the others. I dont think the others put such a Lovecraft Elder God spin on it, and if they did I haven't read them. I loved how the mundane intro gave insight into the skewed POV, like the feet with mouths and eyes on them and how horrifying they were, and the grotesque blue eyes.

I do think I would've liked a final bookend from the POV of the little girl again to see what she thought when they stabbed her in the nose, but I liked it the way it was too.

Re: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:48 pm
by themorg
Unblinking wrote:This story was made of win.


Completely full of WINNING

Re: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:48 pm
by Lone Mopper
Story?

mini civilzations aren't real?

Then who have I been talking to in my garden?

damn meds.

I liked this one as well.

Re: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:23 pm
by danooli
I do think I would've liked a final bookend from the POV of the little girl again to see what she thought when they stabbed her in the nose, but I liked it the way it was too.
Me too. But I loved everything else.

Re: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:24 am
by tbaker2500
Nice one. I also want to compliment the Art Team. The story is enhanced with a great cover like that.

Re: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:41 am
by Beth Peters
Not terribly memorable, but surely had its moments. I'm glad I listened, although for something so light it's wedged between some particularly heavy and awesome stories in the feed.

I don't care so much about the end coming back to the little girl, although I think that could have been possibly funny also. I loved the silly world building and background re: the rain drop people. Harkened back to Clown Eggs, maybe my favorite story on the podcast.

Couldn't help thinking of the snorks the whole time though, which got me thinking about the MegaBeast deathmatch podcast where they debated who would win in a full global war...Snorks vs. Smurfs.

Smurfs, obviously.

Or maybe Snorks.

Re: Drabblecast 252 – The Elder Thing and the Puddle People

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:40 pm
by zZzacha
I loved the intro, Norm! You are exceptionally weird, I love it :)

Speaking of love: great story! It makes me want to put on my booties and do a little rain dance. And like a true Weather Girl, I will sing "It's raining (little) men" from the tip of my pink nose.