The Network makes sure Profiles eat right & stay focused — but Profile 24 — thanks to a mysterious bird — is finding that difficult. A dystopian sci-fi fantasy micro fiction podcast.
MM/DD/YYYY : (1/1) :  The Network [error].
August 22, 2298 : (1/1) : No. 13 is finding it difficult to focus.
MM/DD/YYYY : (1/1) : No. ’s registration form for The Network.
February 4, 1984 : (1/1) : Wallace Messenger is spiraling, & The Network recognizes an opportunity.
August 23, 2298 : (1/4) : No. 13 explains The Network’s different permission levels, & why they’re allowed a memory.
August 23, 2298 : (2/4) : No. 13 wants to start at the beginning, but The Network knows something’s wrong.
Listened to all of them
I think the episode length especially at the beginning were a bit too short, but I understand this is a one person production. And for that, the quality was still great! The works built and the kind of vagueness about it all was interesting and kept me hooked. I think some parts about the Network were a bit in your face, but the bird idea carried through was nice as well
A neat example of a completed Audio Drama with limited scope. The story justifies the format (log entries) and mostly single voice acting (character is in a solo training period) as consistent parts of the world building without getting caught in its own trap. Plenty of mystery and suspense to justify the tension of the slow pace. The tone is mostly trippy poetry with some resistance and frustrations. AR Olivieri has real skill with micro fiction and is exploring the AD medium with thoughtful and interesting work. A Supercut of this project would make for a smoother and more enjoyable audience experience.
Please post a super cut
It’s frustrating to have to skip through so much self promotions for the amount of time the story is. The choppiness makes it very hard to follow. Also the amount of repetition in the intro and outro is literally painful, as someone with auditory sensory issues. Please make a super cut, it would improve the experience of the story immensely.
Negative points aside, your pace is slow but not drudgingly so, your narration inflections make it enjoyable.
The story is interesting as hell and the twist at the end was brilliant. I’m so glad you (very smoothly) managed to avoid the “evil machine” trope, despite the story atmosphere hinting at it.