Transcripts from Science Fiction Saturday, a regular event in Second Life. Hosted by the group Science Fiction Discussion each Saturday at 2.00 p.m. SL time.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

12 June 2010: 'The Love Quest of Smidgen the Snack Cake' by Robert T. Jeschonek

This week we listened to another episode of the Escape Pod Podcast. The mp3 of of the story is available for download here.

[13:39] Aroha Hannu: oops... sorry... Hi.
[13:39] Jago Constantine: Hi :)
[13:40] Aroha Hannu: sooo... you're the big cheese around here?
[13:40] Jago Constantine: Well, I run the science fiction meeting
[13:40] Aroha Hannu: and when is the meeting?
[13:40] Jago Constantine: At 2pm
[13:41] Aroha Hannu: in 20 minutes.... that's great....
[13:41] Jago Constantine: Are you here for it?
[13:41] Aroha Hannu: Well.. I guess I am. I happened by this quite by accident. / lucky accident. *smiles*
[13:42] Jago Constantine: Cool :)
[13:42] Aroha Hannu: What do people usually discuss here?
[13:42] Jago Constantine: Well today we're listening to a recorded story / every second week we do that / otherwise we talk about what sci fi we've each been reading
[13:43] Aroha Hannu: Well, the music playing now is my kind of music.... hahahah / Kiwi... / But... gosh... I do try to read. / when I'm not reading non-fiction, it's usually sci fic.
[13:44] Jago Constantine: oh great :) / Would you like an invite to the Sci Fi group so you get reminders?
[13:45] Aroha Hannu: Oh yes! / I have a few standards...... I attend the NPR Science Friday show (which has recently had to move....)
[13:46] Jago Constantine: How is that?
[13:46] Aroha Hannu: It's GREAT! / super group... they are trying to stay together to listen, even though the Sci Fri sim has been dismantled.
[13:47] Jago Constantine: I have tried listening to the show myself but didn't get into it / I am Australian, and I think our Science Show is much better hehe
[13:47] Aroha Hannu: We used to be directly connected to Sci Fri, live and get questions asked... / What science show is that?
[13:48] Jago Constantine: hehe it's called The Science Show / it's on iTunes
[13:48] Aroha Hannu: is it in SL anywhere?
[13:48] Jago Constantine: no unfortunately
[13:48] Aroha Hannu: the brits have a science show on Sundays. / that's my other standard I try to get to. / it's called The Naked Scientist
[13:49] Jago Constantine: Oh I've heard of that but haven't tried it
[13:49] Aroha Hannu: I spend 15 years in New Zealand. / spent... / what is the story about today?
[13:54] Jago Constantine: the story we're listening to is called 'The Love Quest of Smidgen the Snack Cake' by Robert Jeschonek / It's written from the point of view of a snack cake / :P
[13:54] Aroha Hannu: hahahhahaa!
[13:54] Jago Constantine: And it's very funny :)
[13:54] Aroha Hannu: sounds good....
[13:54] Jago Constantine: Hey Sora good to see you :)
[13:55] Aroha Hannu: Hi Sora.
[13:56] Sora Bluebird: hello hello / stream is alreeady running
[13:56] Jago Constantine: Thanks Sora :)
[13:57] Mayda Darkrose: Hi Jago, Sora
[13:58] Aroha Hannu: Hi Mayda.
[13:58] Eddi Haskell: hi / shouts: hi
[13:58] Jago Constantine: hey mayda, hey eddi :)
[13:58] Mayda Darkrose: Hi Aroha
[13:58] Jago Constantine: HI EDDI
[13:58] Eddi Haskell: hi!
[13:58] Mayda Darkrose: Hi Eddi
[13:58] Eddi Haskell: i had my mic on
[13:58] Aroha Hannu: Hello, Eddi.
[13:58] Jago Constantine: hehe its ok
[13:58] Eddi Haskell: hi sora / busy being a minister lol
[13:59] Sora Bluebird: hello monsieur eddi
[14:00] Jago Constantine: Ok I've switched to the stream that the story will be on / you should hear moonlight sonata on piano
[14:00] Mayda Darkrose: Got it
[14:00] Jago Constantine: hey eppie :)
[14:00] Eppie Shoreman: hi
[14:00] Zoltan Insoo: hello
[14:01] Mayda Darkrose: Hi Eppie
[14:01] Jago Constantine: Hi, Zoltan, welcome :)
[14:01] Mayda Darkrose: Hi Zoltan
[14:01] Zoltan Insoo: hi All
[14:01] Jago Constantine: Welcome to Science Fiction Saturday everyone :) / Today we're listening to a funny story, but still sci fi / 'The Love Quest of Smidgen the Snack Cake' by Robert Jeschonek / told from the point of view of a snack cake / It's from the podcast Escape Pod last week / Do you all have your music streams on?
[14:03] Mayda Darkrose: I have it.
[14:03] Eppie Shoreman: yes
[14:03] Zoltan Insoo: yes
[14:03] Jago Constantine: Welcome perry :)
[14:03] Eddi Haskell: i can say a prayer to being the meeting today :)
[14:04] Jago Constantine: Ok then DJ Sora can start the stream
[14:04] perry Sunkiller: hiya
[14:04] Jago Constantine: you should hear the show beginning now
[14:08] Mayda Darkrose: makes me want potato chips!
[14:08] Aroha Hannu: sorry,.. falling alseep here. / 11pm.... / night.
[14:08] Jago Constantine: night aroha :)
[14:09] perry Sunkiller: lol me to junkkkkk food junkie lol / give me chipssssss lol
[14:13] Jago Constantine: lol
[14:13] perry Sunkiller: or cheetos lol
[14:14] Jago Constantine: Hi, Lori :)
[14:16] perry Sunkiller: brb
[14:16] Jago Constantine: ok
[14:16] Lori Kohl: Hi Jago :-) / wow lol
[14:26] Jago Constantine: lol the innuendo
[14:26] Lori Kohl: yeah!!
[14:26] Eddi Haskell: im getting off on this hostess twinkie i have in front of me .
[14:26] Jago Constantine: lol
[14:26] Lori Kohl: lol
[14:27] Eddi Haskell: someow the low fat strawberry fig newtons i have in real life dont cut it.
[14:27] Jago Constantine: hehe
[14:27] Lori Kohl: I love the strawberry fig newtons! / YES!
[14:28] perry Sunkiller: cr my choc 4 legged cake (black lab) wants a walk in rl :( bye folks
[14:28] Jago Constantine: bye perry :)
[14:28] Lori Kohl: throw them away!
[14:28] Eppie Shoreman: I had to have a piece of Godiva choc.
[14:28] Jago Constantine: they sound like nerds
[14:29] Lori Kohl: yeah they do
[14:29] Jago Constantine: lol you go girl
[14:30] Lori Kohl: lol
[14:31] Jago Constantine: hi, saga :)
[14:31] Saga Highfield: Hi, sorry for being late
[14:31] Jago Constantine: thats ok :) / hi, doctor
[14:31] Doctor Qualia: Greetings.
[14:31] Jago Constantine: we're listening to a story on the music stream ... its most of the way through
[14:38] Lori Kohl: oh no!
[14:39] Mayda Darkrose: haha, the dog
[14:39] Jago Constantine: lol
[14:40] Lori Kohl: lol / wow!
[14:41] Mayda Darkrose: produce porn
[14:41] Lori Kohl: lol
[14:41] Jago Constantine: lol
[14:41] Lori Kohl: yeah / mmmmmmmmm
[14:42] Eppie Shoreman: great story, I've got to go.
[14:42] Jago Constantine: cya next week eppie ;)
[14:42] Eddi Haskell: bye Eppie!
[14:42] Saga Highfield: bye :)
[14:42] Jago Constantine: let me know when the story finishes for you all :)
[14:43] Eddi Haskell: i once bought a case of tastycakes and ate them I go so sick
[14:43] Jago Constantine: lol eddi
[14:43] Saga Highfield: Hehehe
[14:43] Eddi Haskell: i did
[14:44] Lori Kohl: story is finished for me
[14:44] Saga Highfield: The story's over, now there's feedback
[14:44] Jago Constantine: I wondered at first if Smidgen's motivation was realistic / ok I'll switch it back to music / I thought Smidgen's motivation should be to get someone to buy him / not necessarily eat him
[14:45] Mayda Darkrose: That was much better than i thought it would be
[14:45] Lori Kohl: lol
[14:45] Jago Constantine: glad to hear it mayda
[14:45] Mayda Darkrose: The company gave the cake an obsession
[14:45] Lori Kohl: once they buy him, they will eat him lol
[14:46] Jago Constantine: but I suppose if he's eaten there is more chance of repeat purchases
[14:46] Saga Highfield: But if he really is as good as he thinks he is, he should want them to eat him / Exactly what I was thinking
[14:46] Mayda Darkrose: "bet you cant eat just one" lol
[14:46] Jago Constantine: lol yes
[14:46] Sora Bluebird: have a good one everyone =)
[14:46] Mayda Darkrose: you too Sora
[14:46] Jago Constantine: cya sora :)
[14:46] Eddi Haskell: bye sora!
[14:47] Eppie Shoreman: i'm back
[14:47] Eddi Haskell: thank you!
[14:47] Saga Highfield: bye sora
[14:47] Jago Constantine: welcome back eppie LOL
[14:47] Mayda Darkrose: It was good can listen to it online tho
[14:47] Eppie Shoreman: someone sent out an event notice on the wrong day.
[14:47] Jago Constantine: in some ways it does sound like a realistic scenario
[14:47] Lori Kohl: bye everyone :-)
[14:47] Mayda Darkrose: Bye Lori
[14:47] Eppie Shoreman: bye
[14:47] Jago Constantine: the way the product placement in the shop works
[14:47] Mayda Darkrose: Some stores really do things like that / Thats why they advise only shopping the walls of a store, LOL
[14:48] Jago Constantine: the walls?
[14:48] Mayda Darkrose: Outside of the isles--theres vegetables, meat. healthy things
[14:48] Eddi Haskell: i buy what ever is on sale
[14:48] Jago Constantine: oh I get it
[14:48] Mayda Darkrose: The inside aisles have chips, cookies
[14:48] Eddi Haskell: yes
[14:49] Mayda Darkrose: One of the stores here recently put the mixed nuts in the beer aisle / Instead of with chips
[14:49] Jago Constantine: that makes sense lol
[14:49] Eppie Shoreman: I was annoyed by those other healthy snacks. they reminded me of munchkins saying now this is good for you.
[14:49] Mayda Darkrose: LOL Eppie
[14:49] Jago Constantine: I can see why the reader gave them that voice
[14:49] Mayda Darkrose: I'd like to try those seaweed snacks tho!
[14:49] Eppie Shoreman: Eddi, I saw some of your work on the Internet last night. It was beautiful.
[14:49] Eddi Haskell: i thought the story was about aliens but i have very bizarre interpretations
[14:49] Mayda Darkrose: I love chocolate, but I also love tofu
[14:49] Jago Constantine: but you'd think realistically they'd have something as appealing as smidgens
[14:49] Eddi Haskell: which one? / i thought the snack cakes were aliens
[14:50] Eppie Shoreman: the one with the beach setting and music.
[14:50] Jago Constantine: LOL eddi
[14:50] Eddi Haskell: oh cool!
[14:50] Saga Highfield: must be off guys
[14:50] Mayda Darkrose: Like invasion of the bodysnatchers?
[14:50] Eddi Haskell: bye saga / yeah
[14:50] Saga Highfield: have fun :)
[14:50] Eddi Haskell: that si what i thought
[14:50] Jago Constantine: Cya next week saga :)
[14:50] Mayda Darkrose: Bye Saga
[14:50] Jago Constantine: how did you get that idea eddi lol
[14:50] Eddi Haskell: i like the story / cause / they were talking over the minds of people / disguising as junk food
[14:51] Jago Constantine: hmm
[14:51] Mayda Darkrose: I can picture that.
[14:51] Eppie Shoreman: that would have been a really good plot.
[14:51] Jago Constantine: LOL
[14:51] Eddi Haskell: but i thought that was it / i think i scare people away from here sometimes lol
[14:51] Jago Constantine: well its really more sinister / because its humans taking over the minds of other humans
[14:51] Eddi Haskell: oh yeah
[14:51] Jago Constantine: through marketing manipulation
[14:51] Eddi Haskell: mmmm / i used to work on the kelloggs acount / its pretty sick what they do to get kids to eat sugar
[14:51] Mayda Darkrose: And you know the manufacturers *will* do that as soon as they can
[14:51] Eddi Haskell: yeah
[14:52] Eppie Shoreman: he reminds me so much of a guy who goes around stealing widows money and killing them. I've seen a few old movies like that. I love classic moveis.
[14:52] Jago Constantine: hehe
[14:52] Eddi Haskell: arsenic and old lace lol
[14:52] Jago Constantine: The reader's voice was perfect
[14:52] Eppie Shoreman: yes it was.
[14:52] Mayda Darkrose: But Smidgens methods were soooo realistic, lol
[14:52] Jago Constantine: yes they were ... sinister too
[14:53] Eppie Shoreman: yes he sounded like a sinister smooth talker gigalo
[14:53] Eddi Haskell: lol
[14:53] Mayda Darkrose: "I promise we wont do anything you dont want to do"
[14:53] Jago Constantine: yes lol the innuendo was hilarious
[14:53] Eddi Haskell: lol
[14:53] Jago Constantine: like when she opened the package and pulled him out
[14:53] Eddi Haskell: hahahahahahah
[14:53] Eppie Shoreman: disrobing
[14:53] Eddi Haskell: got me thinking about the voice switch too in SL / like that guy needed a morph
[14:53] Jago Constantine: what do you mean?
[14:54] Eddi Haskell: well he was raising his voice
[14:54] Mayda Darkrose: Ah, and now they have a way for a man to sound like a woman
[14:54] Eddi Haskell: and if he had an avatar he coulda switched
[14:54] Eppie Shoreman: true.
[14:54] Jago Constantine: he probably could for a male customer
[14:54] Mayda Darkrose: The new alpha viewer
[14:54] Eddi Haskell: yeah / i put up photos yesterday on my blog on how it could be used
[14:54] Jago Constantine: I think smidgen is a gender neutral name LOL
[14:54] Mayda Darkrose: yes
[14:54] Eppie Shoreman: i would like to see the movie or play, LOL.
[14:55] Mayda Darkrose: Didnt S say he could choose his voice?
[14:55] Jago Constantine: yes
[14:55] Mayda Darkrose: Perfect
[14:55] Jago Constantine: I am posting meeting transcripts to a blog here
[14:56] Mayda Darkrose: That will encourage people to read or listen to the story
[14:56] Jago Constantine: I hope so / Actually I should post links to the story mp3s on the right transcripts
[14:56] Mayda Darkrose: I bookmarked Podcast, but I never think to listen
[14:56] Eppie Shoreman: well, I have to go. It has been fun. See you guys next week.
[14:56] Eddi Haskell: bye eppie!
[14:56] Mayda Darkrose: so long Eppie
[14:56] Jago Constantine: Yes next week we're talking about books again
[14:56] Mayda Darkrose: I've got to be going too. / see you next week
[14:56] Jago Constantine: Thanks for coming :)
[14:56] Eddi Haskell: bye myda / mayda see you next week

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