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Odd, I saw a "Report to Moderator" link and reported the spam post.
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Some shrewd spamming going on here, as no RTM button on this board. Hopefully an Admin/Mod will see this and deal with them, and maybe the other issue?
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2019 Update Archive / Re: New Releases - Saturday, April 27th, 2019
« Last post by 321 on May 04, 2019, 09:52:10 am »
Hostel (mc ff) (new)  by 321
Rebecca’s trip to Berlin takes an interesting turn.

This may be part of a larger stoyline I haven't been following, but this worked on its own, as promised. The horror film of the same name easily comes to mind. Of course, a "hostel" is pretty much just another name for a bed and breakfast not unlike Bates Motel :P The reverse psychology point is that this did not have to be some slasher story, but lodging is a pretty good framing for any travel-oriented story. As for the characters, they were fun and nicely crafted. Even if it didn't really grab me by the end, I enjoyed what I read.

Thanks, Mr Potestas! I'm glad that you enjoyed it.

I'd forgotten all about the horror movie of the same name, and when I scrolled down the list of 'H' stories in the Archive, I was surprised that no one had taken that title yet. Perhaps that is why!  :)

Thank you again, Merry and Shadra. You made me blush.  :)  And while I'm here, I will also encourage everyone to check out Following Her Dream. The characters are great, the writing is great, the scenes are hot, and as fumanchu noted, there are some wonderfully-written scenes where both victims and controllers have to grapple with what they've done, or with what has been done to them (or both!). I am forever looking forward to reading the next chapter.
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2019 Update Archive / Re: New Releases - Saturday, April 27th, 2019
« Last post by Akisa on May 03, 2019, 10:47:11 pm »
Thanks, Akisa! Glad you're enjoying them ^_^

Not at all, your stories have a solid and well-constructed structure, usually. It is good to be able to read such a constant author with good quality in MC.  :)
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2019 Update Archive / Re: New Releases - Saturday, April 27th, 2019
« Last post by Shadra on May 03, 2019, 08:21:11 pm »
Well, since Shadra is rightfully praising 321, we need to recognize her “Following Her Dream” is right up there.  What she shares with “Amnesiac”, “Hostel”, and Cerebus’s “Bloodsport” is honest rumination about consequences of decisions made, especially on the enslaved.  Shadra also looks on the consequences on the controller.  Like those other writers, she does it while still telling a great story.

Shadra, sorry it took me this long to read the story and catch up with it.  Definitely my loss.

Also great reference in your story to one of the above tales.

Gahhh, you flatter me way too much. Thank you, I mean it.

And yes, I'm very proud of that scene, and grateful for 321 for allowing me to use it!
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2019 Update Archive / Re: New Releases - Saturday, April 27th, 2019
« Last post by fumanchu on May 03, 2019, 05:41:15 pm »
Well, since Shadra is rightfully praising 321, we need to recognize her “Following Her Dream” is right up there.  What she shares with “Amnesiac”, “Hostel”, and Cerebus’s “Bloodsport” is honest rumination about consequences of decisions made, especially on the enslaved.  Shadra also looks on the consequences on the controller.  Like those other writers, she does it while still telling a great story.

Shadra, sorry it took me this long to read the story and catch up with it.  Definitely my loss.

Also great reference in your story to one of the above tales.


 
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2019 Update Archive / Re: New Releases - Saturday, April 27th, 2019
« Last post by Shadra on May 03, 2019, 05:16:39 pm »
I don't think it'd be any stretch for me to say it's probably the best story I've read, so I'd also highly recommend checking it out as well.
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2019 Update Archive / Re: New Releases - Saturday, April 27th, 2019
« Last post by Merry Brooks on May 03, 2019, 04:18:41 pm »
Hostel (mc ff) (new)  by 321
Rebecca’s trip to Berlin takes an interesting turn.

This may be part of a larger stoyline I haven't been following, but this worked on its own, as promised. The horror film of the same name easily comes to mind. Of course, a "hostel" is pretty much just another name for a bed and breakfast not unlike Bates Motel :P The reverse psychology point is that this did not have to be some slasher story, but lodging is a pretty good framing for any travel-oriented story. As for the characters, they were fun and nicely crafted. Even if it didn't really grab me by the end, I enjoyed what I read.

Its a prequel to Amnesiac, which if you havent read, is very much worth reading. Dont think we've got to the tie up point yet, I think this was more a set up piece than anything else. Fascinated to see where this continues
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2019 Update Archive / Re: New Releases - Saturday, April 27th, 2019
« Last post by mr potestas on May 03, 2019, 03:42:27 pm »
Hostel (mc ff) (new)  by 321
Rebecca’s trip to Berlin takes an interesting turn.

This may be part of a larger stoyline I haven't been following, but this worked on its own, as promised. The horror film of the same name easily comes to mind. Of course, a "hostel" is pretty much just another name for a bed and breakfast not unlike Bates Motel :P The reverse psychology point is that this did not have to be some slasher story, but lodging is a pretty good framing for any travel-oriented story. As for the characters, they were fun and nicely crafted. Even if it didn't really grab me by the end, I enjoyed what I read.
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2019 Update Archive / Re: New Releases - Saturday, April 27th, 2019
« Last post by Merry Brooks on May 02, 2019, 08:32:34 am »
Algorithm

Well fine, I hope Tiffany can come up with something, because its not hard for me to hate Lucy intensely! Not that Tiffany doesnt deserve some punishment, but seriously... OK, fine, I'd still love to be completely reprogrammed by that device, but I'd prefer the tactic of leaving instructions as to what could be done to me. Robot? Flapper? Dancer? Hmm? ;) I loved Tiffany's planning, until the critical point, mind.
High end of definitely enjoyed. Mustnt upset Lucy! :laugh:

Thanks Merry. Better not let Lucy hear you speak like that though, otherwise she's bound to do something cruel like give you two left feet and a compulsion to shake it only to gangster rap O_o

The Algorithm is perfect for creating robots, we just need someone who's watched to much Sci-fi to be at the helm, Trev would do it but he's busy cleaning out my attic..."

PS I would love to blame Algorithm for my new found interest in number stations, but not really fair. But if you ever find me including the Lincolnshire Poacher in a story, you know what was to blame! :P

Haha, the Algorithm works in strange ways.  I don't know if you're much into games but if you're getting into number stations you should check out "Oxenfree", it's really more of an interactive novel (except it's a game - what I mean is it's not something that requires fast reflexes or anything - point and click adventure, that's the genre...) with tonnes of dialogue and choice paths, but the setting is on an island with a disused military naval base, so lots of number stations as part of the story and gameplay.  What makes it simply fantastic and actually pretty suitable for mention here is
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  Seriously I don't know why I didn't start a discussion thread on it earlier...

Well, when Trev is finally free, just saying... ;)

I've no idea what set the You Tube search thing off onto suggesting number station stuff for me, but I find it all fascinating. I guess the reason I find the Lincolnshire Poacher one the most fascinating, is that it was a British station (hasnt broadcast since 2008), and the woman's voice is so classy, and I love the different tone for last number in each set. I suspect the broadcasts were all automated, but the thought of sitting at a microphone, reading out blocks of numbers like that appeals to the old actress in me totally!

For those intrigued as to what I mean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnXPqUU6fI0
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