The Black, The White and the Grey (part 2)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 21, 2018


This title of course is thanks to Ozoneocean who came up with it in our quackcast (whcih you should totally listen to) last week, and I loved it, so here it is :D

Last week I talked about how a hero or a villain don't need to have “gray ...


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Character Arcs Revisited

Banes at 12:00AM, April 12, 2018


A character starts in one state of being, and ends in a very different state of being.

The Character Arc in a nutshell!

Every time the subject of character arcs comes up around the site or on the Quackcast, one of the first examples that comes to my mind is ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> Yasu no Monogatari

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 28, 2018



A young man makes his way to a miso shop after traveling a far distance. He is an outsider to the village and meets Kazuo, the owner of the ramen shop and asks him for a chance to show that he is capable. This comic shows aspects of Japanese culture ...

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Using Smart Graphic Design to Soften the Blow of Rejection in an Intelligent Way

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 26, 2018



Earlier this week, I was given the opportunity to write a two-weeks notice/resignation letter for a coworker leaving the same company I work. It was an interesting experience and it allowed me to feel the joys of quitting without actually having to lose my employment, but it did make ...

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Points of View - Propaganda and Marketing

Banes at 12:00AM, March 22, 2018



There are endless points of view out there, and everyone on the Internet can have a voice.

We talked on a Quackcast some time ago about agendas and anvilicious messaging in some movies, and other fiction.

I've become interested lately in the marketing and messaging involved in movies and ...





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FEATURED COMIC --> Demon Plague

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 21, 2018



Explode into the fantasy world of Demon Plague deep in the infernal regions of hell, where lava explodes out of the ground without warning and demons fight devils to the death. This is a dark world without mercy or respite but one brave soul, Iago, might yet be able to ...

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Quackcast 366 - Spicy times with Albino Ginger

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 20, 2018

LISTEN!

We have a very special Quackcast this week. We interview Albino Ginger, AKA Bo Knowles, creator of the hilarious and subversive Holy Bible The Albino Ginger Version! Bo gave a VERY generous donation to our Indigogo fund-raiser to help us pay for the a new comment notification and comment ...

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Say My Name: Titles

Banes at 12:00AM, March 15, 2018



Say My Name

There are titles that fit perfectly with their subject, titles that could fit multiple subjects/contexts, and titles that don't work at all.
Recently I've seen several titles referenced that made me say “I HAVE to see that/read that!”.

A title can be handy ...






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The Importance of Writing a Character with Flaws

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 12, 2018

In the latest issue of Game Informer, a magazine produced by GameStop in North America, there was an entire article about a new game being released called “Night in the Woods” featuring anthropomorphic animals that exhibit mental health characteristics such as depression and bipolar disorder. This article struck a chord ...

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Showing and Telling

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 10, 2018



Anyone who ever dabbled in creative writing or any sort of narrative work, had the phrase “show, don't tell” hammered into them. The sheer anxiety of being caught ‘telling’ rather than ‘showing’ made us all think in terms I assume only exhibitionists do.

The truth though is, that sometimes ...



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