Quackcast 354 - Christmascast

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 26, 2017

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Merry Christmas! It's that time of year again… well, the end of the year. Banes was ill with the dreaded lurgi so Pit, Tantz and I were left to our own devices to chat about Christmas and our fave Christmas movies. What's yours?

This week Gunwallce has ...



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The Chosen One’s Origin

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 2, 2017



One of the most prevalent motifs in fantasy, science fiction/ space operas and similar folklore style genres is that of the Chosen One- the one character (99% the main character/protagonist) that is destined to save the world from the big bad- the evil sorcerer, the overlord, the empire, the ...

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The Main Character Decoy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 25, 2017



One reason why the movie Psycho is so iconic is, aside the expert directing and artistic cinematography, the fact that the one we’re led to believe is the main character of the movie gets brutally killed in the shower quite early into the movie.

What did killing her off ...



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Rain Has its Uses

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 18, 2017



These past few days in Greece we’ve had torrential rains that feel like the prelude to a second Flood- terrible casualties included. And that got me thinking that it rarely rains in webcomics.

Usually the weather is dry in sequential art- perhaps because it’s troublesome to draw characters ...



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Marvellous Marvel Slot Games

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 27, 2017



Ever since the 1960s Marvel have been casting their spell on comic fans all round the world and have created some of the most iconic titles out there. From Captain America to
Spiderman and from Guardians of the Galaxy to The Avengers they’ve also created characters that have gone ...


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That Damn Amnesia

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 30, 2017



Amnesia is a very frequently used plot device in narrative works, especially in genres like romance or mystery or melodrama. It’s a perfect way to achieve either of the following (or all):
(a) Draw out a story that should have wrapped up already
(b) Reuse a character’s ‘naïve ...



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Characters’ Pets (and Why They’re Occasionally Annoying)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 16, 2017




A pet is wonderful to have in your life- they will usually love you unconditionally and give you moments of solace with their antics. They become a member of the family, they have personalities that make them unique across all other pets you will ever have and across species. You ...


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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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The Character Archetypes (Jungian Archetypes Part 5)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 17, 2017



So we come to the end of this long litany of presentations on Jung’s assorted archetypes that craftsmen of the narrative arts have used since time immemorial to weave their yarns.

And what better way to end with the crowning jewel in every story, from books to movies to ...



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Flashbacks

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 3, 2017




Right now I’m drunk. So I can’t write about the final part of Jung’s Archetypes. Mainly because I don’t want to and can’t make myself.

So instead, I’d like to talk about flashbacks, and methods of depicting them in comics.

A flashback, of course ...






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