So, I have been having problems with my computer, as well as my iPod/iTunes. But im sure these problems mean little to those who may have been looking for any insight into the recent world of Drabblecast. So, here we go, and sorry for the delay. As I write this up Drabblecast is in the process of releasing their Halloween special, so shortly after this post (like tomorrow) I will give you the lowdown on those digs.
Now to this weeks episode, we get Trifecta XVIII, which means 18 for those who don’t know how to count letters. A trifecta is an episode featuring three stories, by three authors, but sharing a similar theme. Thank you for that free explanation Norm, and thank you for letting me know that this episodes theme was about rejection and abandonment. Before the stories began we were treated to hear once again about J.R. Hamantaschen’s “You Shall Never Know Security“. This round we were lucky to hear some words from the man himself about his work, through an interview conducted with Norman Sherman.
The first story, “Bad Habit” by Richard Weems, was my favorite out of the three. It featured a naked hobo, a crime fighting nun, naked tussling, but mainly it made me laugh. Story number two, “Tags” by Andrew Gudgel, took a futuristic/voyeuristic route, and touched on something I mentioned about last weeks episode, “The Big Splash“. That being a loss of emotion toward each other through technology. And closing tale, “A Happy Family” by Nathaniel Tower, which follows a family through its trials and tribulations in rasing a boot. Only on Drabblecast.
I’m not going to lie, this wasn’t my favorite episode. In fact, my favorite part, besides the first story, was getting the chance to hear Mr. Hamantaschen talk about his masterpiece and explain is style of writing. I am currently on the last story of his book, “You Shall Never Know Security“, and I must say this book is a must to have tucked under the pillow, you know, to have something to clench when you wake with unease in the middle of the night. Yeah, it will do that to yah.
Anyway, I might have to give this one a few more listens to go let it grow on me, they usually do, literally. But for the time being this Gibberer is throwing up 3 out of 5 stars in alignment.