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 on: Today at 08:58:56 AM 
Started by Ocicat - Last post by LinnieBrya
Nessa mesma estação foi criado determinado Povo dentre danças que preservava á cultivação gauchesca, houve alguma mocinha disputa no convívio de um e outro.

 on: Yesterday at 03:25:27 PM 
Started by espertus - Last post by espertus
Thanks, that's it!

 on: Yesterday at 12:27:29 PM 
Started by Ocicat - Last post by Fenrix
I enjoy haunted house stories, and this was no exception. Fun stuff!

 on: Yesterday at 12:25:09 PM 
Started by espertus - Last post by Fenrix
The story this brings to mind is this one:

 on: Yesterday at 10:34:45 AM 
Started by espertus - Last post by espertus
I remember listening to a story, probably on Escape Pod but possibly on Lightspeed, about a near future in which ubiquitous machine-generated gendered advertisements, crueler than anything that could be designed by a human, destroying people's self confidence to make them receptive to advertisers' products. A woman decides to go after the machine distributing the ads. Does anyone remember this story?

I also asked this question on Science Fiction and Fantasy Stack Exchange [].


 on: July 20, 2019, 12:06:16 AM 
Started by Bdoomed - Last post by Bdoomed
PseudoPod 657: Waxworks

Author: W.L. George
Narrator: Simon Meddings
Host: Alex Hofelich

“Waxworks” originally appeared in The Strand Magazine in 1922 under the title “Waxworks: A Mystery”

Show Notes
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Henry Badger rapidly paced the City churchyard; his air of anxiety seemed to overweigh his small, though not unpleasing, features. He was an insignificant little man, dressed in pepper-and-salt tweeds. His hair was cut very close, except where a love-lock, plastered down with jasmine-oil, trailed over his forehead from under his hard black hat. Whenever he completed the circuit of the churchyard he peered towards the gate through which must come disturbance and romance. Henry Badger was in love, and he could not escape the consequences of his share in our common delight and affliction.

Suddenly brightness overspread his sharp features. It was she! She, in a pink crêpe-de-Chine blouse, disconnected rather than connected with her white serge skirt by a patent-leather belt. Above the pink blouse was an equally pink neck, and a rather pretty face, all soft curves. She was bright blue of eye and tumbled in pleasant fairness about the hair, under a large straw hat from which drooped on one side a fragment of ivy that might with advantage have been placed elsewhere. But her name was Ivy, and she liked to live in harmony.

“I’m late,” she said, with pretty-briskness, as they shook hands. “So sorry, Henry. Only the boss got dictating, and he likes to hear himself talk, even if it is only to little me. Still, better late than never,” she added, with a smile indicating wit.

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 on: July 19, 2019, 01:45:37 PM 
Started by Ocicat - Last post by Ocicat
Podcastle 583: The Resurrectionist

Rated PG-13, for waking the dead and disturbing their dreams.

Previously published in the August 2017 issue of Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show.

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 on: July 16, 2019, 01:32:10 PM 
Started by eytanz - Last post by matweller
All these years later, (I don't have time to re-listen presently, but) I don't recall either the story or the commentary mentioning that the title of this story is a quote. And I recently found (or re-found, if it is mentioned and I'm just not remembering) where it came from. Listen for it here:

 on: July 16, 2019, 08:31:15 AM 
Started by Bdoomed - Last post by Scuba Man
I really enjoyed this episode, it feels like the first chapter of a book.

I got a bit confused about Devin Stacy's power, mainly triggered by a comment by Alasdair in the outro about The Thing In The Mountain (TTITM) "looking at Stacy" and it sent me down a rabbit hole of trying to work out which way the story should be read.

In that second before the end of it I had looked down at the mountaintop five miles below our feet, and something vast had looked back at me, and seen me. It had seen me very well, and it had smiled.

My view of Stacy's power was that he could experience what the pilot had experienced.

I see it. Captain Warner sees it, and therefore so do I

I read that as Stacy's power is not time travel, he's has no affect on the events he is watching, he is just re-experiencing the events now (a few days after the crash) that the pilot is sharing with him. This leads me to 2 possible conclusions:

  • TTITM was smiling at the pilot, Stacy experienced the fear the pilot felt. TTITM has no knowledge of Stacy from re-experiencing the event
  • TTITM can somehow step into the re-experienced events shared between the pilot and Stacy at a time after the original plane crash, and alter how Stacy experienced the event

Looking forward to a Chapter 2 to see if TTITM does know Stacy or not.
You’re right on the money, Gargoyle. This. This was a tantalizing introduction into a VERY wrong universe. Whatever the hell was...
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Wow, when the narrator...
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If the owners of the franchise could ever properly reboot it, I could see plenty of cameos for John Constantine in this world (with a John Wick flare).
Dear authour (Vivian Shaw): bravo, eh. As I’m zipping along on a high speed train to Canterbury, I’m 99.991% that I’ll arrive without being pulverized into mush. Thanks... grumble grumble heh heh...
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 on: July 16, 2019, 04:14:56 AM 
Started by Bdoomed - Last post by Scuba Man
10-4, adrianh. Makes sense to me, eh.
Re: episodes. How To Make A Handgun Out Of Human Flesh was glorious body & handgun horror. I’m looking at chicken bones in a whole new light! Gruesome!  Grin
Re: 1st story. That was horror. I felt the author handled the UNAMUSING topic (prostitution & human [cybernetic] trafficking) responsibly. Alisdar, your musings about the episode were thoughtful.   Undecided It makes me rethink the replicants in the movie, Blade Runner.

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