Double Review – Dreamer’s Thread and Cybrosis.
Posted by rasplundjr
Random Pimpage is back on track again and for now… Because of the lack of content for the past couple weeks I promised this week to be double content week. To that end I’ll pimp two great Podcasts.
We’ll Start with Starla Huchton’s The Dreamer’s Thread.
The Dreamer’s Thread – is a fun fantastic journey into the world of dreams, and fantasy. It’s a fun ride, to me it’s kinda like Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur’s court had a bastard love child with The Never Ending Story and set it in the land of Dreams. (And let me mention that I find that to be a GOOD thing I like the Never Ending Story… Don’t diss Bastion…nah… AH…NAH-AH-AH – it was the sequels and the fucked up cartoon that screwed it up the original was pretty decent) It’s a dreamy (pun intended) tale of Aura a dreamer who get’s pulled into the land of dreams to save the world from the nightmare realm. I think the voices were dead on, they seemed to fell right on the characters. It was fun ride, a well put together podcast, and a fun story one that should it ever make it into print I will read to my daughter on a regular basis.
Congratulations on the podcast / story being a wonderful success (least I think it turned out that way) and on the birth of your new minion. I can’t see what else you’ve got to put out… fiction wise I mean… I don’t need to see the Minions – well unless you REALLY REALLY fell like sharing…
Seriously check it out it’s a hell of a great story and a fantastic cast.
Our Next quick review is going to be a work in progress there still 7 wellafter tonight I think it’ll be 6 Episodes left to drop on a weekly Friday release schedule. Cybrosis is an awesome hold on to your pants or you will be blown out of them (and really do you want to be blown out of your pants and just stand around in your undies and an Ipod you’ll likely be put on a list and not allowed near schools or petting zoos anymore) technothriller / cyberpunk action filled ride. And that’s the first Episode it’s gets much better from there. PC Haring did a great job with his cast and I think the production is great. At times I think the music kinda overwhelms his narration but I find those few and far between and may actually be the way I’m listening they seem fine on my earbuds but when I go over my car speakers okay minivan speakers 😛 is when I have some trouble hearing him over the music… It’s kinda like the Bionic Woman done right. Teh characters have a realness to them that makes this one of the few Cyber Punkish novels / stories that I actually will finish. I’m normally not a fan of the genre. Then again I spend all day screwing with computers I really don’t need uber tech crap in my novels that just frustrate me and remind me of end users I use reading as an escape not a prison. It’s actually making me wonder how many other Cyber Punk novels I should try to give another chance. So yeah this one story is actually making me reconsider my stance on an entire freaking genre.
Thanks PC it’s a wonderful story so far and I can’t wait to get the last few episodes I really need to get that damned time machine finished and … wait here’s a note.. it has a totally kick ass ending I’m not going to spoil it love Future me… dammit book Blocked by meself … RIIIIIICH!!!!!! I really need to kick future me in the nads if I meet myself…. but anyway… The action is fun, and is easy to bring it to the mind’s eye it’s a very cinematically written work… is that even an adverb… screw it, it is now! It translates very well.
Both of these novels are very well done, both have a cast that I cannot think of any way to improve on that doesn’t make me sound like an egotistical ass (which I am) and that’s just because I’m jealous at how well these shows were / are done.
PC and Starla keep up the good work can’t wait to see what is next from either one. I lucked out with Dreamer’ Thread I got to listen to it straight through, but I’m jonesing for more Cybrosis.. I might have to add PC to the don’t listen to until it’s done because it’s so distracting waiting for the next freaking episode.. and the dude releases ON TIME and I still can’t wait for the next Episode… I mean it’s not even like Sigler who get’s hit from out of the bleachers and you just wait and wait and wait for things to get back on track this is an on time weekly schedule. I will gladly say that to this date in 2010 Cybrosis is 95% likely to be the best Sci Fi Podcast Novel I’ve listened to so far this year and Dreamer’s Thread easily takes a top 2 Placing just behind Nathan Lowell and Ravenwood (by a scant few points at that.)
Take it lite folks see ya on the other side.