Romance As a Side Dish

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 19, 2017



The other day I read a very interesting post by our very own Vickie of Used Books where she was talking about Romance. And what caught my eye the most was her description of the driving force behind romance stories as “relationship-driven conflict”- a very succinct way to put it ...

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Quackcast 324 - The *Bleeping*cast!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 23, 2017

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In this Quackcast we discuss the interesting notion that censorship can actually be a positive force for creation. Sometimes working WITHIN restrictions of censorship can make you more creative and your work a lot more individual, special and more interesting. I came to this subject after reading a review ...

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Archetypal Motifs (Carl Jung, part 2): Apocalypse

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 29, 2017



Starting with Jung’s archetypal motifs, I think it’s best to remind why they’re called ‘archetypal’ first:
Archetypal motifs replicate themselves in stories across time and culture, in all human endeavors to create.

Motifs in general are tokens in a story that appear several times and symbolize something ...




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Appropriating imagery

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 15, 2017



This beautiful image is from the movie Metropolis by Fritz Lang, it shows Atlas the giant carrying the weight of the entire city on his shoulders. In this image Atlas represents the combined might and labour of the working class. Interestingly the same theme in imagery is often used for ...

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Quackcast 316 - The Quirkcast!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 28, 2017

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For this Quackcast we decided to chat about quirks- the things that stand out about a character, help you remember them, get interested in them, traits that pick them out as individuals and can ALSO be used to point at deeper character traits! These are so useful in so ...

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FEATURED COMIC -> Mythologia

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 15, 2017



If you ever wanted to know some more about famous ancient Greek heroes and gods, but were fed up with the cartoony versions touted by Disney and the insane versions in Hollywood movies and video games, then this is the comic for you! This is a faithful retelling of the ...

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Nemesis

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 14, 2017



Just the name inspires awe, a level of attention and gravity. Because it was a name before it became a noun: she was the ancient Greek goddess of revenge and retribution against those who committed any kind of hubris.

In stories though, a character that takes the position of nemesis ...



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The Fears We Explore

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 10, 2016




Everyone has their own set of concerns, worries, fears about themselves and their environment, past, present and future. Creators are no different.

So it is only natural that at least some elements of those fears and concerns and worries we have are explored one way or another in the works ...




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Do Kiki and Bouba Have a Say in Your Comics?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 15, 2016



Hello, hello! As of today, I am in charge of the Saturday newspost- and you have Ozoneocean to thank (or blame) for that! If you want to get to know me better, I am a regular in the Quackcast where you can hear me be a Greek Person, and you ...

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Mutants Memoriam

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 8, 2016



So I look at Tantz Aerine and say, “hey Greekie! I gotta do a new post tomorrow. WHUT DOO AH RIGHT?” She sipped her ouzo with all twelve of her pinkies extended and said, “Mutants, dumbass.” Afterall, I came to realize that I would indeed be posting this on Mutant ...

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