Character Design Brainstorming: The Witch

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 19, 2020



The witch is different than a sorceress, though their affinity with magic and their powers often can overlap: the sorceress carries status; the witch carries fear.

It's not that the sorceress is not potentially feared or the witch is not potentially respected- it's that the core of their ...



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A Binary Approach to Motivation

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 11, 2020




I've talked a lot about motivations in my articles. And how could I not? My scientific field aside, what makes us behave in certain manners or way is a question that has occupied entire schools of thought in psychology, philosophy, political science, even AI and (bio)chemistry.

There are ...




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On the Purging of the Past in Art

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 4, 2020



First off, Happy 4th of July to all USA Duckers!

Recently I listened to Lindsey Ellis' excellently made video essay on so-called ‘woke Disney’: the company's attempt to remake or edit or outright hide past works because they are now judged to be problematic in some way or other ...



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The Interconnectedness of the Duck Webcomics

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 25, 2020



Political science uses the term “Globalization”; a Nguni Bantu term “Ubuntu” translates to “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”; in the United States, we call it a “Social Network”. It has become apparent more now than ever before that it is possible for one ...

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Knowing What You Write

Banes at 12:00AM, May 14, 2020



Last week we talked about “writing what you know” … but how about ‘knowing what you write’? I knew I wanted to do this one as soon as I posted the previous article…just for the title.

In a TV show, series of books, movie, printed comic series, or newspaper strip ...



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Religion As Mythology

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 11, 2020



It's all fine and exciting when using lore and myth to create new stories. Especially when it comes to modern genres like urban fantasy, it can yield pretty alluring and impressive results! From ancient Greek mythology to all kinds of Asian myths and legends, to Norse mythology and Egyptian ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> FCL55

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 8, 2020



When an uninvited call girl’s attempt to make easy money is foiled because of a sleeping client, a large scale sting operation planned by the police is also derailed. Brothels, sterile hospitals, and a time set three-hundred years in the future make this the perfect backdrop for Superintendent Inspector ...

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World building basics (Part 2 - Society and culture)

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 21, 2020



Last week, I went into the basics of building your fictional worlds. We’re continuing on with our second instalment where we’ll dive a bit deeper into the nitty gritty of world building. Without further ado…

What’s your world’s system of government?
Politics plays a large role ...




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Superpowers Magic and Technology

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 23, 2020



Greetings, citizens!

Superpowers coming from magical abilities or fantastic technology are essential to many stories in the fantasy and science fiction genres. They can show up in other genres, too, like horror and of course, superhero stories (are they science fiction stories? Science-Fantasy? Heroic Fantasy? Whatever - most of those folks ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> The St Nickolas Conspiracy

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 27, 2019



Is Santa Claus just a story we tell young kids, is it a vast conspiracy involving all adults working together with the government for some reason, or is he a real person? In the The St Nickolas Conspiracy Heather sets out to discover the truth after her science-minded friend Micha ...

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