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Reply #25 on: February 10, 2014, 02:17:31 PM
And hey, here's my  yearly Best of Pseudopod list:
http://www.diabolicalplots.com/?p=4009



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Reply #26 on: February 10, 2014, 03:41:43 PM
Poll and such coming soon, depending on how my work day goes today and tomorrow :)

Anyone want a story battle again? Or just the polls?

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?


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Reply #27 on: February 10, 2014, 06:02:56 PM
Polls, I think.

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Reply #28 on: February 18, 2014, 06:14:20 PM
Poll delayed due to low nomination quantity.  If you haven't yet nominated some stories, get them in! Nominations will continue to run through February.

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?


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Reply #29 on: February 18, 2014, 11:43:10 PM
Not that this is the right thread for this question, but is there a thread for the best EPs of 2013 that I am blind to?

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Reply #30 on: February 18, 2014, 11:44:32 PM
Funny you should ask.  I put that thread up today, it's here



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Reply #31 on: February 23, 2014, 04:53:33 AM
Stories:

361:  The Murmurous Paleoscope by Dixon Chance read by Christiana Ellis
356:  The Night Wire by H.F. (Henry Ferris) Arnold read by Eric Luke
359:  ***Face Change by Jeff Hewitt read by ANSON MOUNT   

Only one nomination for narration:
359:  ***Face Change by Jeff Hewitt read by ANSON MOUNT   



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Reply #32 on: February 24, 2014, 08:44:16 PM
All three of these received light production touches that really elevated the story and assisted with immersion.

Thank you! I think all of the ideas for those were Shawn's. I just executed them. I mean did them. Not like, you know, KILLED them.

But in the sense of "killing it," you DID kill them. Ironically, that brought them to life. Necromancer!


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Reply #33 on: February 24, 2014, 08:51:41 PM

Nominations:

Whispers in the Dark
The Murmurous Paleoscope (I can already predict this one is going to win.)
Cry Room


Honorable mentions:

Riding Atlas
Apotropaics
Bunraku
Boxed
Cell Call


I loved hearing "The Yellow Sign." It's one of my all-time favorites. And, honestly, the story that terrified me the most this year and made me feel like I was slowly going insane was "At the End of the Passage." However, I can't bring myself to nominate stories by long-dead authors either. They just don't need the exposure. Until Pseudopod finds a way to bring them back from the grave. You guys are working on that, right?

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Reply #34 on: February 24, 2014, 09:24:11 PM
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Until Pseudopod finds a way to bring them back from the grave. You guys are working on that, right?

Hmmmm. We might have to start paying them, though.....



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Reply #35 on: February 24, 2014, 09:36:17 PM
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Until Pseudopod finds a way to bring them back from the grave. You guys are working on that, right?

Hmmmm. We might have to start paying them, though.....

Just stick 'em with the bill for the resurrection. They'll be working for you for the next 100 years, and thank you for it!  ;)

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Reply #36 on: February 24, 2014, 09:44:40 PM
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Until Pseudopod finds a way to bring them back from the grave. You guys are working on that, right?

Hmmmm. We might have to start paying them, though.....

Just stick 'em with the bill for the resurrection. They'll be working for you for the next 100 years, and thank you for it!  ;)

I just want to know how my donation money is being spent.

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Reply #37 on: February 24, 2014, 09:50:22 PM
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Until Pseudopod finds a way to bring them back from the grave. You guys are working on that, right?

Hmmmm. We might have to start paying them, though.....

Just stick 'em with the bill for the resurrection. They'll be working for you for the next 100 years, and thank you for it!  ;)

I just want to know how my donation money is being spent.

I'm sure it's just the usual: paying authors, hiring necromancers, whatever Alasdair's on that makes his intros/outtros so witty, beer therapy for the slush readers...

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Reply #38 on: February 25, 2014, 03:09:52 AM
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Until Pseudopod finds a way to bring them back from the grave. You guys are working on that, right?

Hmmmm. We might have to start paying them, though.....

Just stick 'em with the bill for the resurrection. They'll be working for you for the next 100 years, and thank you for it!  ;)

We may or may not be working on that...

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Reply #39 on: February 25, 2014, 03:49:53 AM
therapy for the slush readers...

Does torture count as therapy?

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?


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Reply #40 on: February 25, 2014, 04:20:21 AM
therapy for the slush readers...

Does torture count as therapy?

The beatings will continue until morale improves...

All cat stories start with this statement: “My mother, who was the first cat, told me this...”


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Reply #41 on: February 25, 2014, 11:55:12 AM
therapy for the slush readers...

Does torture count as therapy?

Is it really torture if you're a masochist?

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Reply #42 on: February 26, 2014, 02:04:44 AM
So much great stuff out there this year guys. Darn near impossible to choose.



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Reply #43 on: February 26, 2014, 06:38:34 AM
I'll nominate Venice Burning, The Murmurous Paleoscope, and Cell Call.



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Reply #44 on: February 26, 2014, 08:15:06 AM
I'll nominate Venice Burning, The Murmurous Paleoscope, and Cell Call.

Great choices, Trish. Thanks for nominating :)


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Reply #45 on: February 26, 2014, 08:15:56 AM
So much great stuff out there this year guys. Darn near impossible to choose.

All you need is an opinion. There's no wrong choices :)


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Reply #46 on: February 28, 2014, 10:27:48 AM
I'll nominate Venice Burning, The Murmurous Paleoscope, and Cell Call.

Great choices, Trish. Thanks for nominating :)

I hesitated for a little while over Cell Call, because it's fairly simple and short compared to my other two favorites, and I fear how quickly it may become dated. However, I think that very simplicity gave it a clarity that really put me in the moment, from feeling the driver's early frustration through feeling a creeping dread through knowing that Things Are Very Wrong, Uncannily Wrong, Impossibly Wrong, and Cannot Be Fixed. It just grabbed me.



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Reply #47 on: March 05, 2014, 05:10:07 AM
I suspect I'm much too late, but here goes anyway:

Best Stories:
Murmourous Paleoscope
Willow Tests Well
Wings

Best Voices:
Red Rubber Gloves (Because I wouldn't have enjoyed reading this story at all, but the narration made me take the time to experience it)
Face Changer (Yay Anson Mount! Way more versatile than I expected a grungy cowboy to be.)
Neighborhood Watch




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Reply #48 on: April 04, 2014, 06:42:18 AM
Waaaayyy to late on my end too late buuutttt...
1: Riding Atlas- So many wonderful levels here.
2: Magdala Amygdala- Loved it, just so so so strange and beautiful.
3: The Blues- I find myself thinking about this story at the most random times. It really stuck with me.

I can't help but vote for Mr. Joe Calarco- He's the man.