Quackcast 309 - boring action scenes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 7, 2017

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*Art by Ozoneocean

What makes an action scene boring? Action scenes should be exciting and fun, but often it's just the opposite!
In this Quackcast we discuss the topic of Tantz's newspost from the other day and tackle this hard question.
These were Tantz's conclusions:
- You ...





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Boring Heroes, Fun Villains

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 4, 2017



It’s something so often encountered and/or mentioned in stories (be they comics or novels or film) that it’s becoming in itself a cliché: Heroes aren’t interesting because they’re straight arrows. Villains are fun because they’re the ‘bad boys’, the ones that can do all ...

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Boring Action

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 28, 2017



Yesterday I was looking at reviews on youtube of the last Resident Evil movie that just came out. And while different reviewers had different degrees of leniency on the movie’s below average quality, everyone was unanimous in that the action in it was a ton, and boring.

So let ...



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Beginnings

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 31, 2016



Happy New Year’s Eve!
Thinking about the new year that is just about to begin, I thought to talk about beginnings in stories, and especially in webcomics.

How a story begins, the very first pages of it, are key for catching the audience’s attention and keeping it. The ...




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Do Kiki and Bouba Have a Say in Your Comics?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 15, 2016



Hello, hello! As of today, I am in charge of the Saturday newspost- and you have Ozoneocean to thank (or blame) for that! If you want to get to know me better, I am a regular in the Quackcast where you can hear me be a Greek Person, and you ...

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How a "Starving Artist" Mentality has Helped Me Dodge the Money-Centric Bandwagon

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 27, 2016


-Art by Edvard Munch (cover for Hunger by Knut Hamsun)

It is a common phrase that has been repeated time and time again: “(The love of) money is the root of all evil”. At least for me, it was one of the few words to live by that my Latin ...


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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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Quackcast 259 - Drawing Crowd Scenes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 23, 2016

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Pic by Ozoneocean

Crowd scenes of any sort can be horrible to draw. There are many, many reasons for this, one of them is that it's quite boring to invent a whole lot of new character models just for the purpose of making a group scene. My own ...


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Advice for creating and using weapons in fiction

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 7, 2016



If you want to decent job of it, creating and using weapons in fiction can be quite tricky. There are a lot of pitfalls that newbies and even long time veterans of creating fiction fall into.

1. Number one is simply copying what others have done without understanding it yourself ...



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Quackcast 252 - Wish Fulfilment

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 5, 2016

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Happy new year! In this first Quackcast for 2016 we have Banes, Pitface and Tantz Aerine along to talk to us about Banes' newspost topic of Wish Fulfilment in writing. It can be a good thing in that it makes the writer more interested and passionate about what they ...

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