"Playlist at the End," by Weston Ochse

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"Playlist at the End," by Weston Ochse

Post by Kenwood on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:54 pm

Anyone wishing to add some thoughts about this particular story and/or author, feel free to do so here. Praise and criticism is encouraged equally, but please keep the latter on the constructive side.

BEWARE OF SPOILERS!

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Re: "Playlist at the End," by Weston Ochse

Post by scottmitchell74 on Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:32 pm

Freaking fantastic! What a way to play up the idea of a "soundtrack to my life" theme...and the ending couldn't have been more abrupt and shocking. Thanks for a great story!

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Post by Paul Walters on Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:58 am

I agree, I loved the ending on this one. It was completely unexpected as I was reading it, and yet in hindsight, it seemed entirely inevitable. It had to end that way. I have yet to actually load up the playlist in the story and listen to it while reading, but I hope to at some point. I imagine it makes it even better.

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Post by Kenwood on Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:25 pm

It would be awesome if e-readers were capable of syncing music as you read. Like once you "turn" to a new section, the song begins to play. That would be great.

Ah, but the technology isn't there yet. Personally, I can't wait until e-readers are capable of playing greater audio that syncs up to what you're reading. Background noise, like traffic, waves at the beach, night sounds, etc. It'll be a cool new reading experience.

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Re: "Playlist at the End," by Weston Ochse

Post by Tall Tyrion on Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:58 pm

Kenwood wrote:It would be awesome if e-readers were capable of syncing music as you read. Like once you "turn" to a new section, the song begins to play. That would be great.

Ah, but the technology isn't there yet. Personally, I can't wait until e-readers are capable of playing greater audio that syncs up to what you're reading. Background noise, like traffic, waves at the beach, night sounds, etc. It'll be a cool new reading experience.

That might... might... be enough to sell me on getting one.

Or maybe not, I don't know... lol.

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Post by scottmitchell74 on Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:44 pm

Nope. I like my own sounds. Smile Tall T - your namesake, for instance. I can now only see Dinklage in my head and I can't remember "my Tyrion" from before the casting.

Anyhow.....

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:29 pm

Actually, Dinklage is not far off from how I pictured Tyrion. I only wish they could have done the mismatched eyes... Sad

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Re: "Playlist at the End," by Weston Ochse

Post by Kenwood on Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:38 pm

You know, when I first started reading The Game of Thrones, in my head Tyrion looked like a typical fantasy dwarf. You know, short, muscular, long beard, war hammer. Haha.

I knew nothing about the series when I started reading it other than it was supposedly the best fantasy series written in decades. So I had no idea what to expect. And I definitely didn't expect a midget. Haha.


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Post by Tall Tyrion on Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:43 pm

Heh... I know what you mean, but he's no Gimli...

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Post by Mercedes on Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:24 pm

I recorded Wes' reading of this at Killercon, soundtrack included. The ending was especially chilling. We'll get it up so everybody can catch it!

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