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Rachel Swirsky

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on: February 09, 2008, 05:30:07 AM
I know y'all have been wanting one, and here it is.

Things are Officially Getting Rolling. We're going to cast the first episode on April 1. An April Fool's Day joke, you ask? I'll let you determine that for yourselves.

What proof do I have that this is for real? Well, check out our opening line-up. Barring crises with contracts or reading, behold what you'll listen to for the first six weeks. Notice that in addition to weekly full-length fiction, we'll be airing flash every two or three weeks.

EPISODE 1 - April 1: "Come Lady Death" by Peter Beagle
Bonus Flash - April 4: "Skyscrapers" by Rachel Swirsky
EPISODE 2 - April 8: "For Love of Dragons" by C. L. Vaughn
EPISODE 3 - April 15: "Run of the Fiery Horse" by Hilary Moon Murphy
Bonus Flash - April 18: "Pahwahke" by Gord Sellar
EPISODE 4 - April 22: "Goosegirl" by Margaret Ronald
EPISODE 5 - April 29: "The Girl with the Sun in Her Head" by Jeremiah Tolbert
Bonus Flash - May 2: "Giant" by Stephanie Burgis
EPISODE 6 - May 6: "The Dead Girl's Wedding March" by Cat Rambo

Got questions? Lay 'em on me.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2008, 05:34:24 AM by palimpsest »



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Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008, 05:43:34 AM
N_sh must be dead.

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Reply #2 on: February 09, 2008, 06:21:26 AM
If you're jonesing for more details, glance at the blog: http://podcastle.livejournal.com



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Reply #3 on: February 09, 2008, 06:47:11 AM
"EPISODE 6 - May 6: "The Dead Girl's Wedding March" by Cat Rambo"

I've not herd of this author, which isnt saying much because I've not herd of most authors, but OMG THAT IS THE BEST NAME EVER.

edit hahah cat rambo on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8Vxfpk-v-I
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Reply #4 on: February 09, 2008, 07:50:04 AM
This is great news!

One quick question that doesn't need to be answered yet: when will the feed be going up? I can imagine myself getting to June and wondering why I haven't been getting the Podcastly goodness, when I simply forgot to subscribe.



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Reply #5 on: February 09, 2008, 01:21:50 PM
Great news.  I can't begin to tell you how much I've been looking forward to this.



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Reply #6 on: February 09, 2008, 01:32:00 PM
Hoorah!



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Reply #7 on: February 09, 2008, 07:39:41 PM
N_sh must be dead.

Maybe he gave this up for Lent, or the N-sh equivalent.

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.    -  Carl Sagan


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Reply #8 on: February 09, 2008, 08:01:22 PM
N_sh must be dead.

Hey!  I'm still here.



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Reply #9 on: February 09, 2008, 10:44:41 PM
N_sh must be dead.
Hey!  I'm still here.

But are you really?

If we accept that goes can be alive, then they must be able to die. But if they're still being worshiped, well, that prayer-energy has to go somewhere, so maybe it goes into a new, empty, shell of N_sh (a N_sh v1.5 in the tradition of so many software products that go from great to horrible within a single revision). And then that shell of N_sh could be randomly spitting out numbers that convert to Ascii, and as there would certainly need to be a large amount of chaos to create the shell of a god, then those numbers would correspond chaotically to actual sentences with some miniscule amount of coherency.

And certainly a universe altering event such as this would be certain to kill any supernatural beings.

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Reply #10 on: February 09, 2008, 10:49:33 PM
Yes, well.... right.

Any chance we could leave this thread to podcastle discussion, though, inj case there are any people here who are not regulars who would find the discussion of Russell's death a bit confusing?



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Reply #11 on: February 09, 2008, 11:04:56 PM
Dude, this is the INTERNET.

No chance whatsoever.  When a discussion goes off the rails, it's OFF THE RAILS MAN.

Game over.



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Reply #12 on: February 10, 2008, 12:11:02 AM
Bonus Flash - April 4: "Skyscrapers" by Rachel Swirsky


w00t!  IIRC, this was the big favorite from the super-short flash fiction contest last year.  (I'm sure palimpsest was aware of that fact, but we have a lot of new members about.)

I'll be looking forward to AFD, along with the rest of you...

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Reply #13 on: February 10, 2008, 12:12:39 AM
Yes, well.... right.

Any chance we could leave this thread to podcastle discussion, though, inj case there are any people here who are not regulars who would find the discussion of Russell's death a bit confusing?

I'll second that... besides, if anyone should be spewing Russell-related heresy around here, it's ME, darnit!

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Reply #14 on: February 10, 2008, 03:46:18 AM
w00t!  IIRC, this was the big favorite from the super-short flash fiction contest last year. (I'm sure palimpsest was aware of that fact, but we have a lot of new members about.)

Also, she wrote it. Unless I'm mixing up Rachel-s.

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Sorry to Palimpsest, didn't mean to thread hijack. TAD — half of my handle is heresy, and it's somewhat of a six-shooter wild-west noon situation, and I believe the overextended metaphor has me shooting your hat off, then you managing to hit your two severals hours later.

I am really exited things are finally rolling and confirmed-dated.
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Reply #15 on: February 11, 2008, 04:09:48 AM
Yay!

Thanks for the update!



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Reply #16 on: February 11, 2008, 09:10:10 PM
woot.  Great news.



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Reply #17 on: February 12, 2008, 12:01:49 AM
TAD — half of my handle is heresy, and it's somewhat of a six-shooter wild-west noon situation, and I believe the overextended metaphor has me shooting your hat off, then you managing to hit your two severals hours later.



I thought half of your handle was "Hera"... thought we know how vicious she could be!  I don't dare extend THAT metaphor any further, though, for fear of which role I would be cast in.

Due to my natural slowness, I'll concede the shoot out!  ;)

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Reply #18 on: February 12, 2008, 01:26:28 AM
I thought half of your handle was "Hera"... thought we know how vicious she could be!  I don't dare extend THAT metaphor any further, though, for fear of which role I would be cast in.

Due to my natural slowness, I'll concede the shoot out!  ;)

Heredel sounds a bit too much like here dell for my comfort. That and I couldn't really spell that well when I came up with it.

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Reply #19 on: February 12, 2008, 07:18:52 PM
I'm very excited to hear PodCastle. 

One question.  Palimpsest, will you be doing an intro to each story, similar to Steve and Alasdair?  I hope so, that would be cool. 

The lineup looks great.  The only regret is that I didn't see any Tearless Onions.

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