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Oopsie.

I have been neglecting all other podcasts as I race to catch up with the sci-fi horror serial Crescent. It's been fun. I won't praise the author's creative skill or talent much, but as pulp, it's fun, and the production values are surprisingly good. I recommend giving it a shot. It's oddly compelling in places, and better than Scott Sigler's work (I listened to the whole of Earthcore, ugh). http://www.crescentstation.net/
(I think I got there from PsuedoPod, which has been getting better of late.)

And I've read through and am keeping up with Tales of MU, a difficult to categorize coming-of-age tale for a young half-demon girl starting her freshman year of college. Originally run on the authoress' LJ, it now has it's own home at http://www.talesofmu.com/ (I originally linked in from an ad on Questionable Content (.net) a wonderful little webcomic I've been reading for awhile in spurts). Tales of MU has fantasticly well-rendered and believeable characters, human and otherwise, a wonderful take of science versus magic techonolgies, funny dialog, heart wrenching drama ... and bunches of NSFW kink and sexual activity .. in text form. I can't say much more without spoilers, so go give it a try. Starts here: http://www.talesofmu.com/story/?p=3 And if you find yourself identifying too strongly with one of the characters, credit AE. If only my freshman year had been this educational...

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From: scottsigler Date: September 5th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Wow, thanks for the rousing endorsement

"Ugh." Great review. Can I put that on the back cover of the second edition?
adric From: adric Date: September 5th, 2007 12:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wow, thanks for the rousing endorsement

And here I wasn't even sure I'd spelled your name right. Meant to check that later...

I listened to all of Earthcore. I found the story and some of the characters engaging, enough so that I finished the damn thing (It's long, if no one has mentioned it...) but I just didn't like the presentation and .. well, the sound of some of your voices. Since I didn't much care for it, I didn't mention it much (I'd have to grep to see if I've mentioned it here on LJ) and meandered along and didn't download Ancestor, etc.

The contrast to Phil's Crescent story is interesting, but not enough to go into any length about. Perhaps after he wraps up .. as there are certain little odd things he does that I'm not too sure about. Namely, his intros. (I suppose he'll join in the thread later tonight or something ... gah, Internets).

As you are tremendously successful and at least a minor celebrity, I expect this will not trouble you much. Thanks for stopping by!
From: scottsigler Date: September 5th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wow, thanks for the rousing endorsement

nope, doesn't bother me a bit.
You can't win them all. i'm enjoying Crescent quite a bit. At this point, it's a lot of setup and i'm waiting for the payoff. you might also check out Jack Wakes Up, free podcast novel by Seth Harwood. more noir, less scifi, but pretty good stuff.
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