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Drabblecast 414 – Dance, Siege, Swoop

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:29 am
by mightytwix
Drabblecast 414 – Dance, Siege, Swoop
By Robert Reed
My foot did not discover the prize, nor was I the first of the object’s erstwhile owners.

According to every account, it was a young girl who innocently tripped over the mostly buried artifact while skipping across a whisper field. Since this was near the edge of the habitable world, onlookers assumed that the object was an artifact lost by one of the Great Cranes, and perceiving rarity, it was the girl’s uncle who excavated the prize…
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Episode art by Melissa McClanahan

Twabble: Lifeless yet clueless He clutches at air, runs into walls Pity the one eyed zombie Tragically lacking death perception by Ichabod

Re: Drabblecast 414 – Dance, Siege, Swoop

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:14 pm
by subybaja
Can someone point me to the music at the end of this?

It's 'Wayfaring Stranger', but I can't figure out the artist!

Re: Drabblecast 414 – Dance, Siege, Swoop

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:40 pm
by ScubaMan
I"m getting a Chung Kuo (by David Wingrove) vibe from this tale.
Spoiler:
Spindly monoliths
(timestamp ~20:40).
Spoiler:
Their purpose lost in time. Invasive species. Mind you the story starts out like a narrative of people living near a nuclear waste depository (with warning signs that have degraded with time)
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It might be a cheesy, sleazy book series... it's worth a look :mrgreen: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =895641424

Tripods?! Cranes?! Yep yep yep. I appreciated the story's Lovecraftian build-up (unlike some stories which just blurt it out).
Spoiler:
By the way, if you're unsure what the hell is going on, tough it out until timestamp ~21:00. Ahhhhhh!

Re: Drabblecast 414 – Dance, Siege, Swoop

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:37 pm
by ScubaMan
The soundtrack was carefully chosen.

Re: Drabblecast 414 – Dance, Siege, Swoop

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:28 am
by normsherman
Look at Scuba Man just getting all up inside my head. :)