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 91 
 on: November 06, 2017, 03:44:08 PM 
Started by Ocicat - Last post by Fenrix

I also maintain that Zeus would beat Thor in a fight. They both have thunder/lightning powers, but Zeus is known to be clever and a bit of a trickster at times. Even with Thor's hammer, Zeus would out-think him to win. Perhaps that's a story for another day though Smiley


Zeus like raging fire. Thor like smoldering fire.

 92 
 on: November 06, 2017, 03:02:56 PM 
Started by Scuba Man - Last post by Scuba Man
I received my invitation to the premium content on Escape Artists. Wow! Hopefully, I can download it and add it to my iTunes' library. I honestly thought EA forgot about its non-Patreon subscribers... I was happy to be wrong.  The new website design's quite refreshing too.  Thanks,
 eh.

 93 
 on: November 06, 2017, 02:23:28 PM 
Started by Ocicat - Last post by effie
Hi folks, thanks so much for reading/listening and commenting! It's much appreciated.

You're all totally right. It should't've been Zeus Sucks, but Zeus Rocks. Ah well. Clearly I'd be dead first in an deific internet battle.

I do maintain, however, that Cloudy Cat would be successful as a meme and that Zeus would get a ton of fake internet points for it. I'm also betting he went back after the duel to put up some more, just to rehab his image a bit after Tekhno's attack. After all, he's a pretty vain god!

I also maintain that Zeus would beat Thor in a fight. They both have thunder/lightning powers, but Zeus is known to be clever and a bit of a trickster at times. Even with Thor's hammer, Zeus would out-think him to win. Perhaps that's a story for another day though Smiley

--Effie
writermonkey

 94 
 on: November 06, 2017, 02:12:33 PM 
Started by Bdoomed - Last post by effie
Hi folks!

Thanks for reading/listening and commenting. It's so appreciated!

Zoanon, yeah, the beatings were pretty rough. I'm not sure if I'd write them so harshly if I were to write the story over again. I did want to contrast that even in these wretched circumstances, it's not logic that wins, but love. All Chananthay really wants is a friend. At no point does she even conceive of revenge on the monks... at most, she dreams that they'd listen to her and find her worthwhile.

Chris - yeah, I miiiiight have a beef with folks who call things "logical" that aren't. A lot of religious doctrine is based on faith, and you can't logic faith. You can logic based on an assumption of faith, but it needs to be called out as that, or else your whole epistemological argument falls apart - or at least is missing an asterisk.

--Effie
writermonkey

 95 
 on: November 06, 2017, 01:58:48 PM 
Started by eytanz - Last post by effie
Hi folks. Thanks so much for reading/listening! I really appreciate your comments.

My day job is marketing, and that really drove the background of this story. Every cool "underground" brand is either started by a big conglomerate, or usually gets bought up by one. And every single underground brand is working very hard to market to its target audience. Some even do acts of anti-marketing, like Cards Against Humanity, which does stuff like charging $5 MORE for Black Friday sales or sells you literally nothing for a $5 gift. But of course this is the marketing that appeals to anyone who wants to be counter-culture or subversive, and it has the same affect as traditional marketing to broader audiences.

Shroedingrr and DerangedMind, you're absolutely right that this applies to politics just as much. It's a scary world we live in, but it's carefully crafted to not seem scary at all.  Undecided

--Effie
writermonkey

 96 
 on: November 06, 2017, 01:54:08 PM 
Started by eytanz - Last post by effie
Hi folks. Thanks so much for reading/listening! I really appreciate your comments.

It had never occurred to me that we had a potentially unreliable narrator here, Adam, but it's definitely possible! And if not the narrator, perhaps some of the rest of the team teaching Teeny philosophy/ethics might have been a little bit on-purpose  Smiley

I'm also really digging the Hidden Figures comparison - didn't see that toxic masculinity connection until you pointed it out, Constance!

Ibba, I COMPLETELY AGREE. Tech isn't inherently evil. Personally I see this as Teeny optimizing the overall problem of achieving peace with his own resources, which is a different optimization problem than the General was dealing with. I believe a pure logic calculation would lead to using Teeny's resources more, which means not blowing up. Middlemen suffering is an inefficient route to peace if you want to get to nobody suffering.

--Effie
writermonkey

 97 
 on: November 06, 2017, 01:33:20 PM 
Started by danooli - Last post by danooli
Strong As Stone

Author: Effie Seiberg
Narrator: Eliza Chan
Host: Marguerite Kenner
Audio Producer: Jeremy Carter

Originally published in the Monsters and Masks issue of Veux Magazine (October 2013)
The full text is published on the new Cast of Wonders website! Check it out!
Click here to listen to Episode 278

Effie Seiberg is a fantasy and science fiction writer. Her stories can be found in the “Women Destroy Science Fiction!” special edition of Lightspeed Magazine, Galaxy’s Edge, Analog, and Fireside Fiction, amongst others, as well as on PodCastle and Escape Pod.

Effie lives in San Francisco. She likes to make sculpted cakes and bad puns. You can follow her on twitter at @effies, or read more of her work at effieseiberg.com.

Eliza Chan is a Scottish-Chinese writer published in Fantasy Magazine, Fox Spirit’s Asian Monsters, Persistent Visions and Mithila Review. She writes about East Asian mythology, British folklore and madwomen in the attic, but preferably all three at once.

I thought Halloween would be different. The one day where I could go out and run around with kids my age, and be myself – truly myself, with nothing to hide. I was right, but not in the way that I thought.

For you see, I’m made of stone. My skin is rough granite, my teeth are like river-washed pebbles, my hair crystalline gypsum. I’m streaked in grays and whites and browns. All the races of the world shoot through my palms and ankles and stomach. I am the melting pot, where the stones of the earth liquefy and boil together.

The doctors don’t know what it is.




The introduction gives the incorrect episode number - please forgive the error. Looks like Marguerite has been time travelling again...



Tags: acceptance, appearances, Cast of Wonders, character, costume, cruelty, differences, Effie Seiberg, Eliza Chan, Jeremy Carter, othering, strength, superhero, Young Adult fiction

 98 
 on: November 05, 2017, 06:17:36 PM 
Started by eytanz - Last post by CryptoMe
I didn't care for the ending. I don't see what was resolved by the MC deciding to go fight, even if it was "her way". I would have liked to see a lot more about how she was going to do that.

 99 
 on: November 05, 2017, 02:55:58 PM 
Started by Bdoomed - Last post by FictionPhial
Thanks!


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 100 
 on: November 05, 2017, 02:39:00 PM 
Started by Bdoomed - Last post by Bdoomed
Sticking with three all the way through. 12 stories in the final round.

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