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Quackcast 230 - Getting the formula RIGHT

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 4, 2015


We've talked about formulas before, but mostly in the context of escaping formulas and reinventing them.
NOW however we're talking about using existing formulas to create a story, or creating new formulas and sticking to them to come up with your stories.
Formulas can be a good tool to write with, along with their close sibling “the trope” they take elements that are proven to work and stick them on a solid framework for you to more easily create your story around. All you need to do is plug in your characters and situation and see how it all fits. Formulas are comfortable for people and make it easier for a writer to structure their story faster AND in a way they know should appeal to people.
Enjoy Gunwallace's lovely theme for Rismo!

Topics and shownotes

Featured comic:
No Future Vanish in Time -

Getting the formulas RIGHT -

Formulas covered:
Documentary on the slasher formula:
- Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Movie -
- Youtube link -
Police drama - angry captain, partner cops etc.
Procedural crime scene show
PG wodehouse - farce
Sex farce
Modern ghost house story
Superhero formula
Dysfunctional family
Courtroom drama
Office comedy/dysfunctional workplace
School based manga
Magical companion/girlfriend
The Master plan

Special thanks to:
Gallium Gunwallace, elemental music -
Boron Banes, Covalent-co-host -

The theme song by Gunwallace this week was for:
Rizmo - by Jobo rated E.



Ozoneocean at 9:06PM, Aug. 4, 2015

Ha! Pinky TA O3 ^_^

kawaiidaigakusei at 3:30PM, Aug. 4, 2015

That is a pretty trippy image. It is like the Pinky TA 2.0 logo!

Ozoneocean at 2:13AM, Aug. 4, 2015

O3 You get the prize Gj! 80 litres of corrosive, oxidising, reactive ozone :)

Genejoke at 2:10AM, Aug. 4, 2015


Ozoneocean at 12:12AM, Aug. 4, 2015

The image today depicts a chemical formula for...?

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