Writing What You Know

Banes at 12:00AM, May 7, 2020



Writing what you know is one of those old canards that show up in writing advice, though it's not up there with things like “show, don't tell” and “this is supposed to be a literary essay - do not doodle in the margins”.

Or is that last one just ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> O Sarilho

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 1, 2020



Captain Nikita Kirchhoff has an important mission to undertake. An ancient satellite has crashed to earth, a relic containing precious high technology from earth's past. Whichever nation can recover it first will gain an enormous technological advantage over the others! Nikita is gathering his team… But they might find ...

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Dpat57’s awesome Sci Fi Comics!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 11, 2019


THIS WEEK'S EXCITING MARS II UPDATE

Behold dpat57’s fantastic Sci-Fi + Fantasy webcomics, created in wonderful 3D and in color, for your delight! Long time Drunk Duck user since 2009, dpat57 has created over twelve original comics since joining a decade ago. Dpat57 hails from Scotland, so grab a ...


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QUACKCAST 437 - Old Warhorse

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 30, 2019

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Today we cover the interesting trope of the “old warrior”. This was based upon a newspost Banes came up with last week. He was thinking of Captain ...



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QUACKCAST 427 - Betrayal

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 21, 2019

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Betrayal is an interesting thing to use in fiction. You can have betrayal of your nation, your organisation, friends, lovers, religion, beliefs, self. In stories it can ...



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A confused rant about setup and payoff

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 3, 2019



After seeing both the recent episode of Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame, I walked away wondering why I felt slightly unfulfilled. I’m going to go into spoiler territory here, so if you haven’t seen either GOT or Endgame it might be best to steer clear of this ...

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Gag Orders 2

Banes at 12:00AM, March 14, 2019



Gag Orders 2 - Gag Harder

Last week we touched on the outcry over Captain Marvel's marketing campaign, and the shutting down of the ‘Interested-Not Interested’ section of Rotten Tomatoes.

At the same time, a somewhat-related hammer hit YouTube creators when channels were demonetized or limited and told that unsavory ...





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QUACKCAST 417 - Can we be better?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 12, 2019

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This is a big, awkward, contentious and fiery subject. What we're talking about in this Quackcast is the current phenomenon of social marketing and how it ...




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Gag Orders

Banes at 12:00AM, March 7, 2019



With how fast everything is moving now, I'm a week late on this post - but the underlying subject is still relevant and will continue to have effects on movies, fandom, and culture in general.

Last week, the Rotten Tomatoes review site shut down its “Interested/Not Interested” section, where ...



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White Hats

Banes at 5:04AM, Sept. 20, 2018




When Superman returned to the big screen ten years ago or so in “Superman Returns”, the movie was intended to be a direct sequel to the two original movies with Christopher Reeve. I was surprised at how mopey and depressing the movie felt.

Which is to say, the movie felt ...




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