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 on: Yesterday at 08:47:24 PM 
Started by Ocicat - Last post by Father Beast
Hmmnn... Interesting format for a story.

I am aware that there are often fads for personality inventory tests. The Myers-Briggs is popular at the moment. The color code was poplar thirty years ago. Each is valid - as far as they go. I take the position that each is equally valid, so I choose my own classifications:

Belgariad race, for innate nature.
Aes Sedai Ajah, from personal choice.
Hogwarts house, because why not.

Still, the story kept my attention with the fascinating characters and kept me rooting for the main woman. I liked it.

 on: Yesterday at 08:12:57 PM 
Started by Scuba Man - Last post by Scuba Man
I noticed that my podcast was missing links for The Peroria Plague & The Boy Who Cried Martian. I did a quick google search and found the following link to www.archive dot org ...
Apparently, it’s a Creative Commons license.  I understand that you can’t reissue the podcast via iTunes. Is it worth adding a very quick feedback blurb on episode 579 or 580?

Just my 2 cents.  I’m really, really happy with how EA uses my monthly donation.  It’s awesome (and a hell of a lot better value than my Canadian Netflix subscription).

Revised: apparently The Internet Archive reprocessed the file to make it easier to listen to....

Revised for the revised. I didn’t see the link for “The Boy Who Cried Martian”.... will dig up a URL...  (try this site... “episode 6” [get permission from the owner to cross post on your forum?]):

Cheers from Toronto, ON.

 on: Yesterday at 05:58:04 PM 
Started by Ocicat - Last post by cwthree
Cavalry: cav·al·ry (ˈkavəlrē/): (in the past) soldiers who fought on horseback.

Calvary: cal·va·ry ('kalvərē/): The place where, according to the Christian tradition, Jesus was crucified; alternatively, a depiction of that place.

The reader consistently mispronounced "cavalry." It distracted from an otherwise enjoyable story.

 on: Yesterday at 12:26:24 PM 
Started by eytanz - Last post by Ichneumon
Is ignorance of the struggle of transgender people the same as transphobia?
I think every absolute statement (including this one), especially those involving biology, could be followed by " *exceptions include..." They rarely are, however.

 on: Yesterday at 11:22:26 AM 
Started by eytanz - Last post by savanni
This story makes me want to start working on synthetic life.

Terrible dangerous idea, I know, but it was all so sweet!

 on: Yesterday at 10:58:42 AM 
Started by eytanz - Last post by Jethro's belt
2 Random thoughts:
Feral robots affecting decoration at adulthood was the most anthropomorphic part of the story.
I couldn't help but think of the park robot as a wiser Ranger Smith who had given up chasing Yogi.       

 on: Yesterday at 10:50:58 AM 
Started by Bdoomed - Last post by Jethro's belt
I had never been on that street before the late 90's so I missed the setting some, but have seen others like it.  All the little details were wonderful even to the description of the old houses and of the mantle although African Mahogany seemed out of place (likely Honduran) it was wonderful.
I liked how it ended in true horror fashion. 

 on: Yesterday at 10:37:41 AM 
Started by eytanz - Last post by savanni
Okay, I always lag behind on podcasts, so I'm late to the party, but...

This story needed a great big huge transphobia warning right at the beginning. I know it was written in the late 80's when we were the kind of people considered unacceptable for polite company or serious science fiction, but we're now in 2018 where we know better.

This story was quite amusing and curious when I thought it was about bicycling (just as Karen did). There we were talking about a different topic near and dear to my heart, the interplay of bicycling, personal sovereignty, and social conformity. But as soon as it switched to menstruation the problems just kind of piled up. Even as the dosent boiled women down to nothing more than their reproductive organs (which, *wow* talk about anti-feminism and buying into the oppresive idea that women good for nothing but their uteruses), the people opposing her couldn't help insisting that *all* women menstruate until they start on this drug.

This just blatantly erases all of the women in this world born without uteruses or with hormone balances that mean that they don't cycle. This is the kind of trans exclusionary rhetoric that turns into erasure and violence, not just against trans women, but against all women whose bodies don't conform to this norm.

Honestly, I really could have used a warning there.  If I wanted to spend my morning getting smashed in the face with TERF ideology, I would have gone to read Twitter.  Sad

 on: January 18, 2018, 08:17:17 PM 
Started by automirage04 - Last post by automirage04
Thanks for the response! That's great news!

 on: January 18, 2018, 07:58:00 PM 
Started by automirage04 - Last post by Fenrix
That's one of the primary goals for 2018:

Our big project for 2018 is getting our massive back catalog in re-mixable shape. Time to bring our 1900 episode strong archive into the audio anthology present.

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