QUACKCAST 533 - Can Mary Sues be likeable?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 1, 2021

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We've done a few Quackcasts about how terrible Mary Sues are… well this is the opposite! Tantz postulated that they can be likable and GOOD for ...



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QUACKCAST 531 - Same Stories From Differnt Perspectives

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 18, 2021

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The famous film Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa gave its name to the style of a story that has the same scenes told from different perspectives. Many comics ...



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QUACKCAST 530 - What is SciFi?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 11, 2021

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So what IS SciFi? Well it's a pretty wide umbrella term and contains a lot of different things. In some senses it's just an imaginative ...



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QUACKCAST 529 - Time loops!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 4, 2021

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Time loops in stories are a lot of fun, they can be really complicated and interesting. Groundhog day is the most famous version of this trope. Banes ...



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QUACKCAST 526 - A return to Mary Sue!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 13, 2021

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Mary Sues are always a fun topic!
There are some misconceptions about them though… Mary Sues aren't all female, they can be any gender. Being super ...




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QUACKCAST 525 - Sexual Tension

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 6, 2021

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Image from Genghis Khan by Miike Snow.

Sexual tension between characters is a great way to augment the conflict that drives a story. The audience really wants ...




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QUACKCAST 524 - Empathy

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 30, 2021

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Image credit: There's Something About Mary, 20th Century Fox.

Empathy is like sympathy but you don't think about it. It's what happens when you ...





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