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QUACKCAST 509 - Saltcast

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 15, 2020
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Escapist fiction Vs Gritty and real style fiction… Furwerk-Studio made an interesting post about this subject. They were annoyed at people who dismiss escapism as something lessor or inferior to more gritty and realistic work, so we decided to tackle both sides and take some extreme views on the subject, both for and against! A few years ago Simon Peg made some comments related to this very subject and got a bit of backlash (links in the notes). The idea is that escapist stuff keeps us infantile and malleable… It's actually a really old idea anything that isn't realistic is childish and bad for you while things that are heavier and more adult in tone (whether escapist or not), are far more worthy.

We tackle this in a somewhat less serious fashion, taking extreme points of view for both sides (because that's what you do in the 2000s), and have fun with it.

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This week Gunwallace has given us the theme to Whispers of the Past - A beautiful, quiet, contemplative noodling, evocative of days gone by, sepia tones, golden afternoon sunshine, and remembrance. It reminds me of something from a late 1960s folk rock group.

Topics and shownotes

Links

Deconstructing Escapisim thread - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/178562/

Simon Peg's controvesial statements on escapisim - https://www.indiewire.com/2015/05/simon-pegg-worries-that-adults-obsessed-with-comics-sci-fi-have-become-infantilized-by-our-own-taste-263869/
Simon Peg's deffence of his comments - http://simonpegg.net/2015/05/19/big-mouth-strikes-again/

Featured comic:
Spazient - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2020/dec/08/featured-comic-spazient/

Featured music:
Whispers of the Past - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Whispers_of_the_Past/, by Crona J, rated T.

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/
Pitface - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/
Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean
Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/


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anonymous?

Ozoneocean at 7:16PM, Dec. 17, 2020

They are.

plymayer at 1:09AM, Dec. 17, 2020

Are professional sports just escapism with different costumes?

Ozoneocean at 5:15PM, Dec. 16, 2020

LOL!!!!!

Jason Moon at 1:22PM, Dec. 16, 2020

I couldn't stop laughing when Tantz got caught up on her words and Pitface says, "I didn't do anything this time, so it's not my fault!" Priceless

Ozoneocean at 8:31AM, Dec. 15, 2020

Thanks EJB! Should be all fixed ๐Ÿ˜…

Ozoneocean at 8:30AM, Dec. 15, 2020

Thanks Andreas!

Andreas_Helixfinger at 5:57AM, Dec. 15, 2020

I must say, It's a very laid back, "herbal" kind of salt in this saltcast^^. My favourite kind of seasoning๐Ÿ‘

ejb at 12:27AM, Dec. 15, 2020

Both links are currently broken. Just a heads up.


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