Weird Continues: Shark God Versus Octopus God Podcast

Jeff VanderMeer • March 26th, 2008 @ 12:34 pm • Audio, News

StarShipSofa has an awesome podcast of my f–ed up riff on Fijian folktales. The page with intro is here and the direct link is here. I think it sounds great! Grant Stone does a wonderful job of reading it. I’ve always wanted to make a hamster-provocateur say the word “Dakuwaqa” over and over again.

Grant’s voice for the shark god sounds exactly as I imagined him–as a kind of small-time hood.

A long time ago, when Dakuwaqa the Shark God was young and not so wise, he made all who lived in or near the sea fear him. They feared him for his knives that posed as teeth. They feared him for his relentlessness. They feared him for his speed. They feared him because the bloodlust was buried so deep in him that he loved to fight.

Dakuwaqa could take many shapes, but he enjoyed the shape of shark the best in those early days. It fit him. It fit his aspirations.

2 Responses to “Weird Continues: Shark God Versus Octopus God Podcast”

  1. Grant Stone says:

    I’m glad you like the voice – I was a little worried about it. I was trying for a Ray Winstone sort of thing, would have settled for a Michael Caine, but it ended up like the Cockney from The Mighty Boosh…

  2. Shark God Versus Octopus God by Jeff Vandermeer, short story via podcast « The Githyanki Diaspora says:

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