Imitation and The Content Avalanche Ahead?

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 31, 2023



During the filming of Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock was unable to be on set one day. His crew filmed the scene for that day (I believe it was where Arbogast, the detective, goes up the stairs where he encounters Mrs. Bates). Hitchcock saw the footage, and said he had to reshoot ...

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AI-EEEEE!

Banes at 12:00AM, July 20, 2023



Many of us have been talking about AI increasingly over the last little while, and it's a discussion point in the WGA writer's strike that's been going on right now. Actually, as of this Newspost, the actors have just gone on strike as well, joining the writers ...

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Quackcast 640 - Aliens

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 20, 2023

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We base our images of aliens in comics on aliens in TV shows and movies mostly, because those are the ones we all know.
But movie aliens ...




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Quackcast 632 - Star Wars

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 25, 2023

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We finally gave in to temptation and just started chatting about Star Wars. For our Patreon video we were talking about the idea of pivotal pop-cultural landmarks ...



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Quackcast 631 - Entitlements

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 18, 2023

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What rights are people actually entitled to? That question is a lot bigger than you think!
The Quackcast today is sequel to last week's about entitled ...




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Before You Save That Cat, all Willy Nilly...

Banes at 12:00AM, April 6, 2023



Since I first read it, the book “Save The Cat!” has been incredibly useful to me as far as thinking about stories, outlining them, and finishing them. It's a fun way to approach structure, and applies to a LOT of mainstream stories.

It's become an essential textbook in ...



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Another Approach to Story Structure

Banes 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 ...


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Quackcast 624 - Comic panel creation

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 28, 2023

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HPKomic is a great guy, he's been on DD since almost the beginning. He alternates the Friday newsposts with me, he focusses on the intricacies of ...



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What Would Happen If...

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 5, 2023


what if there was a creepy basement…

Barbarian was one of the new movies I enjoyed last year. As far as I know, it got good reviews, and a mostly-positive reception. Some people criticized it for making no sense. It's a fair point - although like I said, I enjoyed ...


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Four Endings

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 29, 2022



As we approach the end of another year, I had a few ideas about topics related to endings.

If you've read my articles for awhile, you may remember discussions about wants and needs - the plot objective that is more ‘physical’ is the want, and the emotional or thematic pursuit ...



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