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Author Topic: Pseudopod 321: I Am The Box, The Box Is Me  (Read 5348 times)
JohnCombo
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« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2013, 07:01:12 AM »

This was a good story. I kept waiting for something to really shock me though. I expected to find out that the narrator was the box more so after he started talking about chopping up the girl's limbs and using them in a fire. Now if you guys come back and tell me that it was the box, then I was lost the whole time.  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2013, 04:28:59 PM »

The SFX made it hard to get through this one, maybe just because I was listening to it while driving on the Interstate. But even the parts I could make out, I couldn't figure out.
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« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2013, 06:17:17 AM »

It felt like three different stories that had no business being together.  I guess you could look at is as the ramblings of a man gone mad with hunger/thirst/pain. 

The sound levels needed some tweaking as well. 

All in all, not a fan of this one.
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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2013, 02:53:56 AM »

I actually liked the atmospherics, especially the creaking, but I could've done with fewer foghorns - after a while I found myself being distracted by the pattern of them and lost track of what was going on.

I imagined the narrator in an enclosed gibbet cage for some reason and soon realised as the story progressed that either he was long dead or had completely lost it. Not my favourite episode, but I've found myself thinking about the imagery and what it means a few times since I heard it, which I guess is the purpose of any story.
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« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2013, 08:52:28 AM »

I came here looking for answers and thinking I'd missed something.   It appears that I'm not alone.  Has anyone figured out the connection between the Lovecraftian bit and the box / guy in the box?  Or do we merely have a very unusual narrator for a lovecraft story that also happens to weave a shaggy dog tale about the guys on the shipyard?

I liked the creaking ropes.  The air horn did get old (especially since it sounded like a hand held air horn and not a large, ship-mounted fog horn.)
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« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2013, 09:07:25 AM »

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The air horn did get old (especially since it sounded like a hand held air horn and not a large, ship-mounted fog horn.)

Sorry to say, though, it WAS true to life fog horn - from Portland Bay, iirc (this source sample was from my secret stash of sounds and not from the free sounds site)
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« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2013, 09:45:12 AM »

Sorry to say, though, it WAS true to life fog horn - from Portland Bay, iirc (this source sample was from my secret stash of sounds and not from the free sounds site)

I stand corrected!  Thanks. 
I'm glad I don't live anywhere near that one.  It lacks the majesty of a deep, throaty fog horn.  Or maybe the speakers in my car are just really crappy.
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« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2013, 09:28:04 AM »

I enjoyed several parts of this story, and in particular the bit where the narrator got confused between himself as a former person and himself as a former tree.  I liked the rope creaking for mood, but I think the foghorn was a little distracting; it kept popping up in the loop and drowning out a word or two in the quiet bits.  There was one moment when the narrator mentions the foghorns, and the sound appeared right afterward, and that was nice, but I think it could otherwise have been clipped out to profitable effect.

A little less foghorn would have made this perfect for me. I loved the lower rumbling horn that also sounds like horns that trains use.

I dug the story. The end of the world relayed by someone who can't see is a really fascinating concept. And we get to say Shoggoth In A Box. And I enjoy good use of Lovecraft's mythos just like I enjoy good use of vampires and zombies. To the rest of you, better luck next week!
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