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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2009, 02:19:54 PM »
@empathy44

Yes!  That's exactly the quote that inspired this story, and from which I drew the title!
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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2009, 02:37:02 PM »
ace :-) now you all know what fokes talk like round my neck of the woods!
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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2009, 07:38:19 PM »
I loved the story, and the reading was perfectly suited for it. Good on both the author and the narrator!

Not to detract from that, but Alisdair referenced the story of the defection of Cristian Raducanu at the end and suggested people look up the story for a good tale. I can't find anything online, and I'm usually a Google ace. Can anyone send me a link to a good version of the tale?

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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2009, 07:48:01 PM »
@empathy44

Yes!  That's exactly the quote that inspired this story, and from which I drew the title!

Yay! I win a multi-tentacled cookie! It is, bar none, my favorite Lovecraft quote and an example of why no one has ever been able to write--for instance--a decent version of the Necronomicon.

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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2009, 11:11:56 PM »
I really loved this story. And the narration was perfectly suited/done. I have a love of stories set in the Lovecraftian world that don't attempt to be a clone of Lovecraft. I particularly liked the description of Charlie checking the door 3x and the description of the associates voice.

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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2009, 03:41:15 AM »
I loved the story, and the reading was perfectly suited for it. Good on both the author and the narrator!

Not to detract from that, but Alisdair referenced the story of the defection of Cristian Raducanu at the end and suggested people look up the story for a good tale. I can't find anything online, and I'm usually a Google ace. Can anyone send me a link to a good version of the tale?

I found this: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4156/is_20061105/ai_n16826151/, but while it hints at the "combination of intrigue and slapstick" in its opening paragraph, the article is very brief and certainly doesn't satisfy. Anyone else find anything? As one of the many tourists who have been in the catacombs beneath Old Town, I'm really curious to hear the story in detail.

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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2009, 12:00:53 PM »
I loved the story, and the reading was perfectly suited for it. Good on both the author and the narrator!

Not to detract from that, but Alisdair referenced the story of the defection of Cristian Raducanu at the end and suggested people look up the story for a good tale. I can't find anything online, and I'm usually a Google ace. Can anyone send me a link to a good version of the tale?

Couldn't find much either and I, too, am a search engine goddess most days. :P poo!
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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2009, 09:08:58 PM »
A nice, well done story. An interesting point of comparison is "The Body Snatcher" by Rober Louis Stevenson.  is the Wolfe in this story a tribute to that story?

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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2009, 07:00:10 PM »
@nathonicus

Not consciously, but probably unconsciously.  I had read "The Body Snatcher," though not recently at the time I wrote the story.
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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2009, 05:37:25 AM »
Orrin,

I haven't thanked you for stopping by.  It always makes the threads more interesting when the author has the guts to stand up in front of the firing squad and say, "I wrote this." 

Thanks.

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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2009, 07:26:05 PM »
Wonderful! A classic setting pulled off with flair and aplomb. The narration was perfect to my ear and the characters were so vivid and well drawn.


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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2009, 04:46:04 AM »
I think this was great.
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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2010, 12:19:16 PM »
We listened to this story today in Second Life at my weekly book club - everyone really enjoyed it, and thought the reading was superb.

By coincidence, afterward I listened to the latest episode of the HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast, which covered The Festival and it kind of blew my mind to discover the connection.

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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2010, 08:26:03 PM »
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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2010, 11:43:15 PM »
Loved it.  I agree with the other sentiments here as well: much better to listen to (especially coming out of someone as talented as Ian) I imagine than reading (I don't much care for reading dialect).

This story was tight, descriptive, evocative and completely devoid of pretention.  It was what is was: a good, solid, old-fashioned horror story.  Graveyards, zombies, worms, dark nights, full moons and cold rain.  For what it was, it was perfect.  This one goes in my top 10 list.

Reading, as usual, was top-notch.  Ian was a great choice for this one.
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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2010, 01:45:04 AM »
This is probably my favorite Pseudopod story.  The quality of the story and the narration are both just superb.  I play a lot of music and spoken word stuff in my bookshop and probably play "The Worm That Gnaws'" about once a week.  Great job all around.

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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2010, 02:25:43 PM »
I can see why this one took the top spot in the Best of 2009 poll. I probably would have voted for this one had I listened to it before the poll was finished. I have no guilt, as I am happy with the choices I made, but this one would have probably swayed me. This is a great story and will go in the top of the recommendation pile to show people what podcasting can do.

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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2010, 08:46:14 PM »
Thanks to everyone who's chimed in on the story! It's a favorite of mine, and I'm really thrilled that everyone liked it so much.

@FrankOreto: One of my stories getting played in a bookshop is about the best thing I've heard about all week!

@Fenrix: If you should be concerned about liking grave robbing stories, I should probably be doubly concerned, because they're some of my favorites, either to read or write. If you've not seen it yet, I'd recommend the Glenn McQuaid film I Sell The Dead.
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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2010, 08:51:33 PM »
@Orrin

Do you have a website or a bibliography or anything?  I'm sure plenty of us here (myself included) would love to read other things you've written.
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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2010, 08:59:00 PM »
@Millenium_King: First off, thanks for the kind words! Second, yes, I've got a website at orringrey.com and I've got a bibliography there with all the stories I've published so far, including a few that're available to read for free online. I should also have a few more announcements in that vein coming hopefully very soon.

I'm also a writer, and therefore I love to talk about myself and am addicted to hearing from readers, so I'm happy to answer questions or emails or accept friend requests or whatever.
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