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Title: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: DKT on October 15, 2010, 05:32:48 PM
Hey all!

Just wanted to let everyone know how things are going to work for this. We have 14 stories for you. Midnightish Sunday (or is it Monday at that point?) I'm going to start shooting them out to you via yousendit. You can go ahead, grab the stories there, download 'em, put them on your .mp3 players, and brag to all your friends how you have stories that they don't. I'll be sending you all one story a day for your listening enjoyment, until they're all gone. Some are short, some shorter, some are slightly longer than short. Whatever the case, I hope you savor them all like the little tricks or treats that they are.

If you believe you're on the list and you don't get a notification when the files go out (and I'll post here when they do go out), then let me know ASAP.

Any questions? Let me know below! :)

--Dave
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: Unblinking on October 15, 2010, 07:35:27 PM
Whoo!  On the 1st Day of Halloween, DKT gave to me...
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: DKT on October 17, 2010, 11:01:21 PM
Just a quick update to say the stories will start rolling out tomorrow at midnight (Monday/Tuesday). Sorry for the slight delay!
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: DKT on October 19, 2010, 12:51:43 AM
Whoo!  On the 1st Day of Halloween, DKT gave to me...

"A Hobson and an introduction by me!"

Ahem. Just be glad I didn't actually sing that in the first two files I sent out. Hope you all enjoy the story.
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: kibitzer on October 19, 2010, 03:05:53 AM
Just gots my first files -- awesome! Nice intro, Dave.
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: eytanz on October 19, 2010, 06:51:09 AM
Got the first story! Woohoo!
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: DKT on October 19, 2010, 10:29:57 AM
 ;D

Unfortunately, I've found out that at least one person didn't get an email notification about the files. I'm trying to figure out how that happened, but if it happened to anyone else, either shoot me a PM or email me.
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: Swamp on October 19, 2010, 11:08:08 AM
Great first story by M.K and Al!  I really look forward to this daily dose of awesomeness.
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: Ocicat on October 19, 2010, 11:12:42 AM
Mine got shunted into the spam filter, but was there... 
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: Unblinking on October 19, 2010, 11:13:11 AM
I got the email and downloaded it this morning.  Yay!

I haven't had a chance to load it up on my iPod yet--hopefully after work today.
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: Swamp on October 19, 2010, 07:35:04 PM
For those of you who may be looking at this thread with envy or sadness at missing out, or if you just want more October stories (filthy junkies), Widget Walls is running his annual 32 Days of Halloween over at needcoffee.com (http://www.needcoffee.com), where your not only get audio stories every day from people like Poe, Lovecraft, Irving, Jacobs, Shakespeare, and even Walls himself, but he has other Halloween goodies as well.  Check it out.
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: DKT on October 19, 2010, 11:30:57 PM
And for our next trickster: Anna Schwind!!!

HELP ME!

(The file has been sent!)
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: stePH on October 19, 2010, 11:58:31 PM
Holy crap, Dave... a .wav file? SRSLY?
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: DKT on October 20, 2010, 12:03:38 AM
Yeah, sorry about that. About half the people on the list got a .wav. If you want, stePH, I'll shoot you the .mp3. All the other stories are .mp3 files.

(Anyone else who wants Hobson's story as an .mp3, shoot me an email.)
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: stePH on October 20, 2010, 09:34:31 AM
Yeah, sorry about that. About half the people on the list got a .wav. If you want, stePH, I'll shoot you the .mp3. All the other stories are .mp3 files.

(Anyone else who wants Hobson's story as an .mp3, shoot me an email.)

I already threw it into Audacity and coverted it. MediaMonkey wouldn't recognize the .WAV for some reason (it usually has no problem with .WAVs.)
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: DKT on October 20, 2010, 10:45:24 PM
Alrighty, #3 by David Steffen (who I think occasionally frequents this forum) has gone out. Don't slip in the blood.
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: Terri-Lynne on October 21, 2010, 02:45:33 PM
Yahooo! These are awesome. Great way to start the day. They last just long enough to have a cup of coffee while listening.

I'm looking forward to the rest. Thanks!
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: DKT on October 21, 2010, 11:59:45 PM
Tina Connolly's gives the old game some new rules this time around - and kind of starts a change in tone and pace for the next few. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: kibitzer on October 22, 2010, 03:18:37 AM
Nice pic you put in Tina's one Dave.
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: Unblinking on October 22, 2010, 06:54:28 AM
I'm enjoying these, what a great idea!  :)  (I haven't loaded Tina's story on my player yet, but will this afternoon)
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: Terri-Lynne on October 22, 2010, 08:13:01 AM
Ten was a (ready for it) TEN! Great story. Thanks!
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: Sandikal on October 22, 2010, 08:02:16 PM
Thanks for the stories!  They are downloading as .wav files, but open just fine in iTunes.  I am having to change them from "music" to "podcasts" so I can find them on my iPod to listen to.  I've got the hang of it now. ;D
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: DKT on October 23, 2010, 11:27:26 PM
Thanks for the stories!  They are downloading as .wav files, but open just fine in iTunes.  I am having to change them from "music" to "podcasts" so I can find them on my iPod to listen to.  I've got the hang of it now. ;D

Are they all downloading as .wav files? I know we kind of slipped up with some of the Hobson stories, but I think everything else should be coming through as .mp3s?

Glad it's working and you're enjoying them :)
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: Gorbash on October 24, 2010, 01:40:45 AM
Are they all downloading as .wav files? I know we kind of slipped up with some of the Hobson stories, but I think everything else should be coming through as .mp3s?

For what it's worth, only "The Trouble with Clocks" was a .wav for me (not an issue - I'll convert it when I get a moment), the rest have all been MP3s.

I'm glad I decided to check my email yesterday!
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: Maplesugar on October 24, 2010, 09:51:12 AM
Help! I have tried getting both Anna Schwind and David Steffen's stories, but YouSendIt gives me the following message:

"The person who sent you this file has exceeded their download limit"

Eep!
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: MCWagner on October 24, 2010, 10:59:25 AM
I as well...

Late to the party as usual, I find the buffet devestated.  :P
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: stePH on October 24, 2010, 12:20:10 PM
Help! I have tried getting both Anna Schwind and David Steffen's stories, but YouSendIt gives me the following message:

"The person who sent you this file has exceeded their download limit"

+1.
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: DKT on October 24, 2010, 01:06:28 PM
Just a note to let everyone know I've heard about the problem, and will try and get it fixed tonight.
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: magnusnorthlander on October 24, 2010, 01:15:48 PM
YAY! someone who is on top of things like this.

it was #4 & 5 on my end though.  :(
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: stePH on October 24, 2010, 03:32:12 PM
YAY! someone who is on top of things like this.

it was #4 & 5 on my end though.  :(

Ah, yes, those are the ones I meant. Didn't bother to check back before plus-one-ing on Maplesugar's post.
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: gateaux on October 24, 2010, 04:24:45 PM
D'aaw download limit exceeded?? I can't hear any of the stories /sob
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: DKT on October 25, 2010, 07:59:12 AM
Alright, everyone. We should be back in business. I'll shoot out a batch of stories to you all tonight, but in the meantime, you should be able to retrieve the ones you previously could not.

Dave
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: Unblinking on October 25, 2010, 08:57:17 AM
Alright, everyone. We should be back in business. I'll shoot out a batch of stories to you all tonight, but in the meantime, you should be able to retrieve the ones you previously could not.

Dave

Yay!  You've prevented riots in the streets from lack of tricks or treats! 

Did anyone tell you that you're awesome?   ;D
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: gateaux on October 25, 2010, 09:14:59 AM
Alright, everyone. We should be back in business. I'll shoot out a batch of stories to you all tonight, but in the meantime, you should be able to retrieve the ones you previously could not.

Dave

Sweet! I grabbed them and shall listen to them promptly! Thank you!
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: stePH on October 25, 2010, 09:58:42 AM
khul beenz.
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: Maplesugar on October 25, 2010, 10:48:16 AM
Thank you for fixing it. :)
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: stePH on October 25, 2010, 12:27:37 PM
Thank you for fixing it. :)

+1
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: DKT on October 25, 2010, 11:29:47 PM
Alrighty, then. Problems have been fixed, new stories by Amal El-Mohtar and Mur Lafferty have been sent out, and we are officially over the halfway point.

Rocking!

Also - just a little note: When I shot out Greg van Eekhout's and Tim Pratt's stories, I labeled them as #4 and #5. That was silly, because they are really #5 and #6. It should all be there in the .mp3 tags, but wanted to point it out here just in case anyone was wondering what was up.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: Bdoomed on October 26, 2010, 11:36:27 AM
Hey, anyone want discussion threads for these stories?
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: Scattercat on October 26, 2010, 12:35:14 PM
Sure, discussion threads would be nice.  Although they're mostly so short that it's hard to tease out any specifics to get a good argument going.
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: Bdoomed on October 26, 2010, 01:54:50 PM
shrug.  A few of them might spawn some nice discussion, and the rest can be for simple praise or critique.
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: CryptoMe on October 26, 2010, 10:30:16 PM
I just gorged myself on a bag-full of trick or treat short stories on my run. Yum!!
Thanks again for these  ;D.
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: Terri-Lynne on October 27, 2010, 08:28:09 AM
Great stuff! Keep them coming! It's almost HALLOWEEEEN!
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: DKT on October 29, 2010, 11:59:14 AM
I went ahead and sent the last couple stories out today - I thought everyone might want a chance to get them before the weekend officially started. Hope you all enjoy them, and if I don't see you before - have a Happy Halloween!
Title: Re: Tricks or Treats! (Exclusive Stories for EA Forumites!)
Post by: fnfspam on October 05, 2011, 05:35:13 AM
Any chance of these ever becoming available again? I'd hate to miss out on these just because I'm late to the game... (although I understand the concept of promotional stories :) )