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Author Topic: Pseudopod 307: That Ol’ Dagon Dark  (Read 12808 times)
yaksox
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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2012, 06:07:22 AM »

This was the best one I'd heard in quite a while. A story has to be extra special to quiet my busy post-work mind -- but this combo of story and narrator did well.

I've never been a pipe smoker but I did used to smoke rolling tobacco and there was one brand called Old Holborn, which came to mind during the story -- because of the dark moist nature. The author captured the feeling of addiction nicely. And I could really ID with the killing of one's university students, goodness knows I've wanted to on occasion!

Great reading by Al too. I wish he'd jump in that chair more often.
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Metalsludge
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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2012, 01:21:49 AM »

As Balu pointed out, the shop keeper theft thing is a pretty common horror story trope, as is the young girl student conveniently showing up on the doorstep of someone who needs human blood (just heard that scenario on another podcast this week, right down to the human blood need and murder of the girl), but the overall theme and presentation help this story to stand out more from previous examples of this kind of story. It kept me listening and didn't start to feel tedious or anything. And the explanations, though limited, felt pretty satisfying at the end.

I can see how the Lovecraft connection might not be really necessary, but something about the very idea of tentacle vision inducing Dagon pipe weed admittedly amused me to begin with.
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Hiram
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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2013, 11:08:24 AM »

This is perhaps my favorite this year!
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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2013, 11:51:48 AM »

This is perhaps my favorite this year!

Make sure to nominate it and two others for best of the year.
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« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2013, 11:58:32 PM »

One of my Favorites that I have listen to more than once.
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« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2017, 04:42:28 PM »

I only recently found this story and it was a joy to listen to, thank you Al and Robert if you're reading this.
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