It's the essential building block of drama. You don't have a story without the basics of “someone wants something, and something's in the way of getting it.”
Screenwriting books - books I really love and have given me a lot - will often say that amping up the ...
ConflictBanes at 12:00AM, March 23, 2023
Poetry Time 24: Veins of the machineAndreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, March 19, 2023
Rush hour veins. Heaven or heathen?
Will the electric pulse ever find peace? Even for a moment.
Ongoing trains. Bettered or beaten?
Will the kinetic swing ever be pleased? Where’s the atonement?
Computer chains. Tether or treason?
Will the genetic soul ever have ease? Even for a moment.
Being Inclusive vs. Being AuthenticTantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 18, 2023
So for some reason my youtube is being besieged by rant videos over The Little Mermaid live action movie by Disney… AGAIN. You'd think the algorithm would know by now that I only watch ER skits and debunking videos, but here we are.
The controversy (again) is over the ...
DD update post 17th of MarchOzoneocean at 12:00AM, March 17, 2023
Site redesign update, NEWS!
The new comic page template is up and running on the test site here: https://next.theduckwebcomics.com/
However, I've been working to make sure it will have a seamless transition to incorporating the customisations on people's individual comic templates so I had to ...
Another Approach to Story StructureBanes at 12:00AM, March 16, 2023
I'm a big fan of story structure. It can be a big help to figuring out how to put a story together in a way that works. Not that structure needs to be followed in a slavish way, or that one structure applies to every story.
But it can ...
Poetry Time 23: The ClashAndreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, March 12, 2023
Blushing clouds crushing the pale skyvault
One the Behemoth, another the Bulwark
Flashing stars clashing the null sunbelt
One the reciever, another the repeat
Psyching dreams striking the lone mindspace
One the believer, another the braindeath
NaaN (Now, always and Never)
'Good' People Do NothingTantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 11, 2023
Wrapping up this series of character designs for antagonists, villains, and even protagonists with toxicity as their flaw, I'd be remiss if I didn't talk about the toxicity of inactivity.
The motto is well known- all that is required for evil to triumph is for good people to ...
Panel By Panel: 'Heaven Hunters' and Splitting the Focushpkomic at 3:40PM, March 10, 2023
Hello everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck. This week as I weigh possible panel challenges for later updates, I wanted to return to our more usual analysis of panels. This week we're turning to the comic Heaven Hunters by ...
MarisuBanes at 12:00AM, March 9, 2023
The term “Mary Sue” became a lot more mainstream a few years ago - but around comic book websites like ours, and circles that were into writing and deeper fandom have been well versed with this for much longer.
The Mary Sue is a character who has abilities or positive qualities ...
Poetry Time 22: SilhouettesAndreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, March 5, 2023
Forest branching silhouette
Like teaming black veins on a reddening sunset
Blizzard shedding winter haze
Like dreaming white reins on a deadening snow case
Desert breathing nomad storm
Like screaming brown banes on a withering lifeform
Ocean feeding vapor-skies
Like steaming green lanes on a bottoming sunrise
NaaN (Now, always ...