Mentors

Banes at 12:00AM, May 12, 2016



I like mentor characters.

This is not just me of course; the mentor and protagonist relationship is powerful. Some of the best moments in many stories are the first encounter with the mentor, the training and sense of discovery for the protagonist, and the eventual loss of the mentor character ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> The Magpie

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 11, 2016



In the depths of eternal darkness, a young man makes a sacrifice in exchange for his father but there is an even darker force in charge of his fate. His wish might have been granted, but it was accompanied by much dire consequences.

The story is set in a small ...



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Quackcast 270 - Historical Accuracy Vs Story Needs part 2

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 10, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

We return to the topic of historical accuracy versus the needs the the story. This was Bravo's idea and we wanted to have him along but alas it was not to be! Tantz Aerine, Pitface, Banes and I discuss the topic, reading from a few ...


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A Love Affair with the Colour Gray

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 9, 2016


Jean Arp, "Untitled (College with Squares Arranged according to the Laws of Chance)". 1917

"In Europe and America, grey is the color most associated with boredom, solitude and emptiness. It is associated with rainy days and winter.“ -Wikipedia ”Grey: Boredom“

Grey is my favorite color“ -Counting Crows ”Mr. Jones“

I ...






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The Great DD Electronic Meet-Up

HippieVan at 12:00AM, May 6, 2016



Hi all, for those of you who are regular users of the site but don't frequent the forums, I just wanted to draw your attention to this. We've been talking about doing basically a big group skype “meet-up.” If you're interested, the thread is here: http://www ...

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Do you recognize these Mothers?

Banes at 12:00AM, May 5, 2016

In many parts of the world, this Sunday is Mother's Day. So I thought we'd take a look at some of my favourite Mothers in fiction.

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii25/Banes500/moms.png

How many of these Moms and their shows/movies/comics can you identify ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Fading World

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 4, 2016



Deep in a frozen icy waste, a story of dark treachery and vicious slaughter is unfolding. A returning elven caravan is beset by a massive hoard of vicious snow dwelling Shuntacks. The twilight world is rent by the sound of battle and the spilling of hot blood. This is a ...

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Quackcast 269 - Historical Accuracy VS Story Needs

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 3, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

Never let historical accuracy get in the way of a good story… at least that's what Bravo proposes. We stole his thought provoking forum post subject for the topic of this Quackcast. This is how Bravo goes on to explain it:
“So how do feel ...



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Coloring Outside the Lines

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 2, 2016



I like to follow the rules.

I grew up in a world where green means “Go” and red means “Stop” (while yellow sometimes means “Drive As Fast As You Can”). Usually if there is a rule written somewhere, I probably abide by it. The benefit of following rules is that ...



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Are Friends Electric? (Guest post by Gunwallace)

HippieVan at 12:00AM, April 29, 2016



“Well, are they?”

Gary Numan (and Tubeway Army) posed that question in 1979. These days it has more relevance that ever before.

“It's cold outside, and the paint's peeling offa my walls.”

As winter approaches in the Southern Hemisphere (winter is coming) my thoughts naturally turn a little ...







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