I Was Wrong

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 8, 2019



I Was Wrong - The Character Arc

Last time I was here I talked about “The Old Warrior”. It's one of my favorite character types and story elements.

This time I'm going to go into another trope/theme that almost always works for me: The realization of a character ...





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Finding Creative Inspiration in Quiet Places

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 5, 2019



I am half way complete with my journey across the United States and I have spent the last week in the small town of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This is an area of the world that many great creative artists, musicians, and writers that I greatly admire have lived and found ...

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Design Language

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 1, 2019



When you're creating the look of your fictional world what can really help you in the design of the look and feel of it is coming up with a “Design Language”.
What I mean by this is the theme of the overall look of things and the reasons for ...


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QUACKCAST 437 - Old Warhorse

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 30, 2019

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Today we cover the interesting trope of the “old warrior”. This was based upon a newspost Banes came up with last week. He was thinking of Captain ...



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The Old Warrior

Banes at 12:00AM, July 25, 2019


Make it So Again

There are certain story templates that we see played out over and over throughout the years, decades and centuries.

One of my favorites is the one where the Old Warrior or the Old Master is called out of retirement to rejoin the fight for one last ...




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How Realistic Can Animation Be Before It is Not Considered Animation?

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 22, 2019



In an attempt to cool down during the heatwave that has taken over two-thirds of the country, all Saturday was spent at the movie theater watching Toy Story 4 and the new Iive-action Lion King movie on IMAX. Toy Story 4 picked up where Toy Story 3 left off and ...

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On Belief

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 20, 2019



So I watched Hacksaw Ridge the other day (okay it was yesterday) and it was impressive.

Not so much as a movie (though that was quite decent) but the story. The story was amazing.

It's about a man named Desmond Doss who enlists in the army during WWII to ...





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Realer Than Real

Banes at 12:00AM, July 18, 2019



Recently I saw a performance of the Muppets' band “The Electric Mayhem” from 2009. Pretty great!

It occurred to me how many years have passed since the heyday of the Muppet Show in the late 1970's. The fact that this young-ish audience was so excited about this show said ...



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Getting Inspiration

Tantz_Aerine at 2:14AM, July 13, 2019



Inspiration is a flighty and whimsical thing. We don't know when we'll get it and sometimes we never do when we need it. Even others, we get it when we least need it, or when we can't use it. Or when we're sleeping, and lose it ...

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The Mysterious Stranger

Banes at 12:00AM, July 11, 2019




The Mysterious Stranger


This is about ‘the mysterious stranger’ in fiction. Well, one of the variations of that, at least. I'm not talking about the mysterious stranger who becomes the MC's lover in a romance novel, or the mysterious stranger who knocks on the door or gets into ...





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