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« Reply #60 on: March 27, 2012, 07:06:44 AM »

I like that.  At the risk of mixing metaphors like Dr. Moreau mixes animals, porn is the Internet's invasive plant species.

Considering some of the ways that invasive species spread, porn spreading that way is a bit concerning.

Compared to infectious Internet diseases like the GIFT, I'd say a porn invasion is pretty tame. But it certainly does have a kudzu-like effect. And of course, being an organic thing, Internet porn has evolved in response to outside forces. There are sites out there that cater to fetishes so specific that they're barely classifiable as pornography in the traditional sense.

...erm...or so I have heard...

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« Reply #61 on: March 27, 2012, 07:15:39 AM »

I thought this was a really great story.  The full-cast narration..I thought it was going to bother me at first, but then as we got into the library, I realized that wasn't the case at all.  It definitely added to the listening pleasure of the story.  Very, very nicely done!
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« Reply #62 on: March 30, 2012, 02:32:43 AM »

I absolutely loved this one! It reminded me of a fantasy version of the Dr Who episode Silence in the Library, which I believe someone has already referenced in this thread. I am also really intrigued by the world itself, not only by what is in the rest of the alive library but also the other 6 worlds we heard nothing about! Oh, and what drinking games wizards play after passing their exams...

It took me a while to get used to the full cast narration as it was very new, but as soon as I did I loved it. It really gave the characters their own personalities. Also, Dave needs to be a villain again.
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« Reply #63 on: March 30, 2012, 09:42:08 AM »

Dave needs to be a villain again.

What do you mean 'again'? Smiley
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« Reply #64 on: March 30, 2012, 03:59:31 PM »

Utterly loved this one.  Great reading from everyone and a great story.  Couldn't ask for more.

(And Graeme Dunlop voicing the podcast's final phrase was epic!)
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« Reply #65 on: March 30, 2012, 04:41:45 PM »

(And Graeme Dunlop voicing the podcast's final phrase was epic!)

Yes, this.
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« Reply #66 on: April 04, 2012, 08:08:05 PM »

Nicely, done y’all. Cheers all around!

I feel I need to put in my two copper regarding the “inept” magician. He seemed to be an accomplished swordsman, albeit a mediocre sorcerer. I also got the impression that he did a decent job at charm-making. The librarian who was built like a concrete tea pot (lived that line) seemed to be a better swordsman than a sorcerer as well. Just because you’re not too great at potions doesn’t mean you can’t excel in herbology.

I did read the story when I was preparing to perform Master Molnar, but it was a long time ago and I forgot a lot of details that I was pleased to hear for the 'first' time this week.
 

Is it wrong of me that I was hoping that Master Molnar would identify something as going horrrrribly?

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« Reply #67 on: April 04, 2012, 08:19:39 PM »



Is it wrong of me that I was hoping that Master Molnar would identify something as going horrrrribly?


Ahahahaha. Now that you've put that thought into my head, I can't shake it. Awesome.
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« Reply #68 on: April 04, 2012, 08:29:28 PM »


I did read the story when I was preparing to perform Master Molnar, but it was a long time ago and I forgot a lot of details that I was pleased to hear for the 'first' time this week.
 
Is it wrong of me that I was hoping that Master Molnar would identify something as going horrrrribly?

That's hilarious. Amused my whole family!
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« Reply #69 on: April 05, 2012, 08:27:57 AM »

I did read the story when I was preparing to perform Master Molnar, but it was a long time ago and I forgot a lot of details that I was pleased to hear for the 'first' time this week.
 

Is it wrong of me that I was hoping that Master Molnar would identify something as going horrrrribly?

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« Reply #70 on: April 05, 2012, 10:49:59 AM »

I did read the story when I was preparing to perform Master Molnar, but it was a long time ago and I forgot a lot of details that I was pleased to hear for the 'first' time this week.
 

Is it wrong of me that I was hoping that Master Molnar would identify something as going horrrrribly?


I love you all sooooooooooo much right now  Grin

We need a highlight reel. Or a gag reel. OR BOTH!!! (Graeme as Conan shouting TONIGHT WE WILL GET DRUNK IN THE HUMAN FASHION! Wilson as above. Hobson saying...well, pretty much anything.)
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« Reply #71 on: April 05, 2012, 11:03:12 AM »

I did read the story when I was preparing to perform Master Molnar, but it was a long time ago and I forgot a lot of details that I was pleased to hear for the 'first' time this week.
 

Is it wrong of me that I was hoping that Master Molnar would identify something as going horrrrribly?


I love you all sooooooooooo much right now  Grin

We need a highlight reel. Or a gag reel. OR BOTH!!! (Graeme as Conan shouting TONIGHT WE WILL GET DRUNK IN THE HUMAN FASHION! Wilson as above. Hobson saying...well, pretty much anything.)

"Tonight we will get drunk in the Cimmerian fashion! With women driven before us! Producing controversy for future argumentation!"
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« Reply #72 on: April 05, 2012, 11:07:51 AM »

Would someone care to clue those of me who have no idea what you're all going on about...what you're going on about? Smiley
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« Reply #73 on: April 05, 2012, 11:21:23 AM »

Would someone care to clue those of me who have no idea what you're all going on about...what you're going on about? Smiley

This.
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« Reply #74 on: May 04, 2012, 10:14:38 AM »

Just wanted to say that this story blew my mind, and I'm forcing all of my friends to read it.
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« Reply #75 on: May 05, 2012, 02:46:53 AM »

Just wanted to say that this story blew my mind, and I'm forcing all of my friends to read it.

Yikes. I have a Clockwork Orange-type scenario in my head now.
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« Reply #76 on: May 05, 2012, 02:02:29 PM »

My thought on finishing this was "everything I could want in a fantasy story." The full cast was lots of fun and I loved the story. Just excellent.
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« Reply #77 on: May 08, 2012, 02:38:51 PM »

Sean McMullen's "Greatwinter" series has a lot of Bibliofiction. In fact, most of the main characters in the first book are somehow related to (or actually are) Librarians, and the most powerful person in the known world (in the book) is a Librarian.
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« Reply #78 on: May 08, 2012, 08:03:45 PM »

Wonderful episode! Thank you to everyone who put all that time into bringing us humble listeners such a amazing story in a awesome fashion.
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« Reply #79 on: May 11, 2012, 08:12:28 AM »

I guess I have to bring up Blake Charlton's Spellwright and the others in that series. It's a unique magic system, as far as I can tell, and I enjoyed the first one very much.
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