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Re: Union Dues on clonepod (reposted from Podcastle forum)
« Reply #80 on: February 03, 2009, 07:37:04 PM »
UGH!  Listening to the intro of the latest, "The Last Dog", tempted me to drop the axe.  But remembering great stories such as "Cold Duty" stayed my hand.  I'm strongly inclined to start skipping the intros and outros though.  They're even fluffing the lines they wrote themselves now?
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Re: Union Dues on clonepod (reposted from Podcastle forum)
« Reply #81 on: February 03, 2009, 07:39:22 PM »
Is the Last Dog worth listening to?  I greatly appreciate the screening you do for us!

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Re: Union Dues on clonepod (reposted from Podcastle forum)
« Reply #82 on: February 03, 2009, 07:41:11 PM »
Is the Last Dog worth listening to?  I greatly appreciate the screening you do for us!

Couldn't say.  I stopped after about two minutes and switched to another podcast.  I'll get back to it later ... it's a Mike Reznick story and I don't recall anything by him that I've actively disliked -- and the reading is better than passable.
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Re: Union Dues on clonepod (reposted from Podcastle forum)
« Reply #83 on: February 04, 2009, 12:00:41 AM »
Meh. It wasn't bad. Sort of sweet.
The intro outros are getting worse if anything.
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Re: Union Dues on clonepod (reposted from Podcastle forum)
« Reply #84 on: February 04, 2009, 05:48:27 PM »
I just listened to "Cold Duty" and the 2nd and 3rd Union Dues (Team Shikaragaki) stories in the last 24 hours, and while I applaud the ambition and effort of creating a podcast run by teenagers, I have to agree that the quality of the intros and outros leaves a lot to be desired.  I, too, am skipping the outros, though I can't skip the intros as I don't know where the story starts.  It seems to me that when a youth reads the story, either they don't prepare enough ahead, or aren't comfortable enough reading (nervous, maybe?).  They end up reading it as if it were a report given in front of a class, instead of telling a story.  I admit I'm spoiled by the readings from EP and PC, but when an adult reads one on CP (such as the 3rd Union Dues and "Cold Duty"), I can enjoy it.  I've downloaded all CP episodes and I'm going to listen to them all because the stories are good (so far).

I read this board and Swamp mentioned:
The prize could also be more specific like a complitation of all of the Union Dues strories, maybe we could even get Mr. DeRego to throw something in.

Has there been any mention of a text compilation of all of the Union Dues stories?  I'd definitely buy one.

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Re: Union Dues on clonepod (reposted from Podcastle forum)
« Reply #85 on: February 04, 2009, 08:21:25 PM »
I just listened to "Cold Duty" and the 2nd and 3rd Union Dues (Team Shikaragaki) stories in the last 24 hours, and while I applaud the ambition and effort of creating a podcast run by teenagers, I have to agree that the quality of the intros and outros leaves a lot to be desired.  I, too, am skipping the outros, though I can't skip the intros as I don't know where the story starts. 

Skim.  Scroll ahead about two minutes -- if the kids are still talking, scroll ahead another half minute.  If there's somebody else reading the story, scroll back.
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Re: Union Dues on clonepod (reposted from Podcastle forum)
« Reply #86 on: February 07, 2009, 10:49:16 PM »
The skim scroll is generally how I handle it- unless I'm driving, then it's to hum (if the girls are in the car)  or quietly tell the CP kids to shutupshutupshutup under my breath. No cool coping skills- but I've never been good with the coping.
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Re: Union Dues on clonepod (reposted from Podcastle forum)
« Reply #87 on: February 12, 2009, 11:44:42 AM »
Clonepod needs to put chapters in their podcast like Drabblecast does, so listeners don't have to skim.  Although, I usually don't want to miss Norm's intros. 
Coincedentally, Drabblecast also did Resnick's the Last Dog this week-- and did it much better.  Worth listening to again.

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Re: Union Dues on clonepod (reposted from Podcastle forum)
« Reply #88 on: March 01, 2009, 09:16:48 PM »
I unsubscribed.  I had to turn off the latest episode. 

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Re: Union Dues on clonepod (reposted from Podcastle forum)
« Reply #89 on: March 01, 2009, 10:05:44 PM »
I unsubscribed.  I had to turn off the latest episode. 

For some reason, I have it twice.  WTF?  ???  Haven't listened yet, tho'.  The latest EP is next on deck.
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Re: Union Dues on clonepod (reposted from Podcastle forum)
« Reply #90 on: March 01, 2009, 11:52:53 PM »
I unsubscribed.  I had to turn off the latest episode. 

I'm considering the same after this last episode.  Listened to it all the way through (almost an hour), not sure why.  I was totally lost and missed the point of the story.  I heard at least three repeated lines and several words were cut off.  It just didn't flow.   It seemed like the editing was fouled up and I had a hard time following the reader also.  To me it was one of their worst episodes. 
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Re: Union Dues on clonepod (reposted from Podcastle forum)
« Reply #91 on: March 02, 2009, 12:31:17 AM »
I unsubscribed.  I had to turn off the latest episode. 

I'm considering the same after this last episode.  Listened to it all the way through (almost an hour), not sure why.  I was totally lost and missed the point of the story.  I heard at least three repeated lines and several words were cut off.  It just didn't flow.   It seemed like the editing was fouled up and I had a hard time following the reader also.  To me it was one of their worst episodes. 

I'll give it a miss, then.  But I'll stay subscribed.  "Cold Duty" makes up for a lot, plus there's more Union Dues to come.
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Re: Union Dues on clonepod (reposted from Podcastle forum)
« Reply #92 on: March 14, 2009, 01:10:17 AM »
Axe dropped.  Maybe Robert Reed and J Derego will start submitting to places that won't scew their stories up?