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Reply #20 on: March 04, 2009, 11:53:13 AM
That was a great story. Being creeped out is always far worse than being grossed out (and way too many horror writers resort to the latter).

Reading the first page of comments here made me laugh. I can't believe there are still people who wonder if Bonsai Kitten is real or not. That page is an internet classic.

Are you sure you posted this on the right thread?



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Reply #21 on: March 06, 2009, 05:14:10 AM
That was a great story. Being creeped out is always far worse than being grossed out (and way too many horror writers resort to the latter).

Reading the first page of comments here made me laugh. I can't believe there are still people who wonder if Bonsai Kitten is real or not. That page is an internet classic.

Are you sure you posted this on the right thread?

oops, my apologies -- that was supposed to be in the 'Bottle Babies' thread. Not sure how it ended up here as I haven't listened to 'Bone Mother' yet...



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Reply #22 on: July 17, 2009, 07:23:34 AM
I definately dug it--only vaguely remembered Baba Yaga through the Hellboy comics, but I do know me some Dracula. Has this version of the origin been used before? It works so well as one for me that I'd be surprised if it hasn't.



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Reply #23 on: July 22, 2009, 10:25:53 PM
If it has been used before, I'm not familiar with it. But I agree that they went very well together.


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Reply #24 on: August 27, 2009, 04:57:30 PM
A very nice melding of two legends, and it was also good to hear a narration by Cat.

I didn't really consider either character sympathetic, but I like the clock analogy that Sylvan laid out.  Even when he betrayed her, I didn't really feel more sympathetic toward her, but I did rub my hands in anticipation of her revenge.



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Reply #25 on: June 23, 2010, 09:13:53 PM
This was absolutely fantastic.  A reimagining of classic fairy-tale monsters done absolutely right.  Just subtle enough that it took a little while to figure out who each was.  Never once did it feel like a silly "vampires and witches story."  A very clever take on Dracula's origins, too.  Familiar enough that we recognize it, but different enough that we are surprised and remained spellbound.  It added to the old myths, but did not undo them to do so.

The imagery was great (the rat skulls that say "ouch!" the three hands, the blue rose).  The magic felt very real and believable as well.

I don't know if the author ever got this published anywhere else, but Pill Hill press is doing a "Monster Mash" anthology that this would seem to work very well for.

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