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Post January 01, 2010, 07:45:38 PM

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Funny concept, like an extended joke. But I didn't really care for it, because it has a depressing bite to it.
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Post January 14, 2010, 08:54:54 PM

This one got the "Twilight Zone" theme music going in my head . . .
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Post January 14, 2010, 10:58:01 PM

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Depressing??? not at all, rather funny, every dayish, and if I do say, a branch from a biblical line.

If not twilight zone , a bit from hitchhikers guide to the galaxy.

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Post January 15, 2010, 10:52:38 AM

Depressing??? not at all, rather funny, every dayish, and if I do say, a branch from a biblical line.

Dayish? Explain, please?
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Post January 15, 2010, 12:01:05 PM

Not "dayish", "everydayish"

I don't think there should have been a space between "every" and "dayish". That would have made it clear that the poster meant that the story was, I don't know, routine? Or "slice of life"? It depicted extraordinary events impinging on otherwise dull lives, and horrific (from the viewpoint of the dead Earthmen) consequences covered up to avoid trouble.
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Post January 15, 2010, 02:20:31 PM

Definitely Twilight Zone, or even Outer Limits.

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Post January 15, 2010, 03:35:11 PM

definition

By that I meant it was written as a common place occurrence and not too big a deal.

For the earth type, yeah it wasn't just every day at the job. But that's not the point of view from the story.

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