#Audio. #FlashFic #Fanfic One drinks and Knows Things, the other tends bar and Listens.
“Do you always drink alone?” the voice is warm, low-pitched, and absolutely female.
Tyrion looks up into a dark brown face. Darker even than some of the people he’s met from the Summer Islands. The eyes are expressive despite the lack of noticeable brows, and the lips are full, and curved into a slightly bemused expression. Instead of hair, she is wearing a hat.
At least, he thinks it’s a hat. It’s possible the round, flat… thing… is really a weapon. If you threw it the right way, the edges might slit a throat. Or two. Or twenty. Give it enough spin and the right amount of force, and it might even return itself to you.
The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the BossJock iPad app and Audacity.
Bathtub Mermaid album art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
Music used for the opening and closing is a mix of Chris Zabriskie’s “The Oceans Continue to Rise” from the Free Music Archive and Kevoy’s clip of whales off the coast of French Polynesia from Freesound.
Chris Zabriskie’s song is also used under the readings.
Several months ago, I was reminded that K’Ehleyr from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Marshall’s mom on How I Met Your Mother were both played by Suzi Plakson. Fanfiction happened. Nuchtchas was kind enough to read it for me.
“Arch!” Again, her commands were spoken too quietly for him to hear, but the temperature dropped rapidly as the jungle was supplanted by a frozen pond surrounded by jagged peaks of snow and ice. “Take this,” she said, tossing him a long wooden stick that curved into a soft L-shape at the end.
“This is a hockey stick!”
“You know hockey? Good, that will help.” Again, with the purring. Why did she insist upon making that sound? Did she know how it got to him?
In which the Bathtub Mermaid presents a reader’s theatre version of a piece of TNG fanfic. (Star Trek: The Next Generation & the character Data belong to CBS/Paramount. The rest is mine. This is a work of fan-fiction, and no money is being made.)
If you’re an android, there’s room for a LOT of thinking in the space of a single kiss.
No transcript. To read the original story follow the link under Links and References.
Berkley Rose Pearl, as Zoe
Clay Robeson, as Data
Nutty Nuchtchas, as Tasha
Selena Taylor, as Jenna
and me, MissMelysse, the Bathtub Mermaid, as the Narrator.
– Originally recorded and shared via SoundCloud on 20 August 2013
– Includes a reading of my cafe vignette “Strawberry,” which I wrote in 2007.
– After I recorded this episode, I turned “Strawberry” into a one-shot TNG fanfic with Data. It’s in the same universe as a Data/OFC epic I’ve been working on now and then since 2008.
– Link: Strawberry (the fanfic version) at FanFiction.net