Quackcast 591 - Superhero types?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 12, 2022

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The Superhero movie cast last week was popular, I wanted to chat to Tantz about different types of superheroes. We all know that the same kinds of ...



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QUACKCAST 585 - Adaptation

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 31, 2022

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Adaptations of one thing into another is an interesting process. What's lost, what's gained, what modifications do you have to do to make it happen ...



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A Bit of a Stretch

Banes at 12:00AM, May 5, 2022



On a recent episode of Better Call Saul there was a plot element that caused some discussion/criticism.

Mild spoilers for Better Call Saul ahead.

There's a character on this show, Lalo, who was set up to be almost - almost - more than human. This is not a superhero show ...





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The Problem With Magic Worlds

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 23, 2022



Our world seems drab, grey, mundane. But some escape it through a magic portal that transports them into a colorful, beautiful, adventurous magic world.

A world that is secret, known only to the select few as everyone else lives on unaware in the real world. And yet, the secret magic ...



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QUACKCAST 576 - Retro Adventure heroes

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 29, 2022

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Retro adventure heroes are an interesting and unique sort of hero. The trope was revived and crystallised by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg with Indiana Jones, but ...



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Wereravens and Owl Bears, Oh My!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 3, 2022



I wandered into one of those gaming shops that specialized in acrylic hobby paint, paintbrushes, and miniature figurine kits while locally window shopping for the holiday. The interaction went like this:

Me: “Hello, do you know of any fantasy table-top role playing games happening in the area?”

Clerk: I am ...





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FEATURED COMIC --> Miss Sisyphus

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 27, 2021



Astrid is a young woman living in Glasgow with her mum. She's a pretty solitary person, with no friends or connections. She takes solace and pleasure in the fantastical worlds of the comics she delves into and lives through, becoming the heroines in the stories; a space explorer, last ...

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Children's Stories

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 18, 2021



When I was growing up in the 80s, stories that were marketed as ‘children’s' were occasionally brutal.

Characters got maimed or killed, tortured or traumatized, met with horrid ends in worlds that were anything but rosy. And this was a pattern that wasn't limited to, say, English literature ...



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