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Reply #50 on: August 22, 2008, 02:32:11 PM
Madam Z,  You agree with me because you are a gifted talented amazing woman. I agree, a rushed ending isn't always bad.  In this instance there was indeed just not enough building done to send aloft. A poorly folded paper plane just won't fly.  Tattoed pigs is a BEAUTIFUL idea. But then it was rushed out the door to do it's job instead of lingering long enough to become a fantastic dream.
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yup. Good to see you saw it too. Armchair writers unite. Shall we off and write some armchairs?

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Oh mighty Mur the Magnificent. I am not worthy.


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Reply #51 on: September 03, 2008, 04:23:47 AM
I really enjoyed this one.

Maybe it is because I am on a death watch for someone who is currently on hospice care.  Maybe it is because I fantasize about being able to send her flying off on her journey accompanied by tattooed pigs... But this one struck a chord for me, and allowed me to cry in a really therapeutic manner.

Thanks for airing this one.

Hmm

PS I did see the narrator as female (I heard "Erin".)  The evil nurse reminded me of someone that we dealt with in the nursing home.  There are some mean-spirited people in every profession. 


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Reply #52 on: September 11, 2008, 06:38:32 AM



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Reply #53 on: September 11, 2008, 01:15:28 PM
some pig

LOL, this one has a trampstamp:




My wife would probably like the Louis Vuitton pig.  ;D

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Reply #54 on: September 14, 2008, 03:38:53 AM
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I can't help but notice that the "less likely to be butchered" thing obviously didn't work out for those displayed as skins...

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Reply #55 on: September 14, 2008, 03:15:25 PM
some pig

I can't help but notice that the "less likely to be butchered" thing obviously didn't work out for those displayed as skins...

I was noticing that as well.  This and I couldn't decided if there were more Disney princess pigs or more religious themed pigs..

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Reply #56 on: September 17, 2008, 05:55:22 PM
I found this story sad, wistful, and beautiful. It tugged at just the right heartstrings to almost, but not quite, bring me to tears.

Lovely.

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Reply #57 on: November 19, 2009, 04:43:09 PM
This is a really good story--I tend to like Cat's stories, so that's no huge shocker.

Fantasy?  Only in a certain light.  It's fantasy in the same way that Big Fish is fantasy.  I know that the fantasy elements are not true in the strictest sense, but they exist in some respects, and that is enough for me.  I like that Podcastle keeps an open mind, allowing all sorts of fantasy in, even that which is a tad metaphorical.

This had a lot of good emotions, and I didn't see the wing tattoos coming, though afterwards I wondered how I missed it.  The descriptions of each set of wings were lovely details.



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Reply #58 on: January 30, 2013, 07:23:26 PM
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grown up sister rather than father... did I interpret that wrong?

Grown-up brother... I'm pretty sure the gender is specified, but I could have imposed that on the text, I suppose.

The name is given as Aaron, but I think that's the only mention.

Note that I heard that as Erin, and had myself thought that the story was narrated by a sister until I came to post on the thread. I'm still trying to figure out whether that changes my perception of the story.

I'm glad to see I wasn't the only one who heard Erin. The older sibling relationship seemed rather non-specific as to gender, so I don't think this changes my perception of the story at all.

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