Pretty Boy Badass

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 14, 2021



When this guy appears for a fight, there are eyerolls or scoffing sounds. The opponents start smirking and giggling, taunting and goading him because he's dressed to the nines. Or maybe he's got a very intricate hairstyle that takes hours to get just right. Or perhaps he has ...

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More Than Human

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 12, 2021



Ideas both big and deep can - and has - been explored in Sci Fi. Some themes that have resonated with me include ‘What it Means to be Human’. This could be said to be the point of ALL fiction in a way I suppose. But to explore humanity through the lens ...

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QUACKCAST 543 - Men writing women writing men writing hilariously badly

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 10, 2021

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Angela frowned in disappointment. Her boobs seemed to grimace in displeasure, nipples pulsing with abject fury. As she walked the heaviness of their bounce echoed her anger ...



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Halloween 2021 Costume Fashion Show

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 9, 2021


Photo: Examples of costumes from the Halloween 2020 fashion show

Head over to the Networking and Community Projects forums where the 2021 Halloween Fashion show is getting started.

sleeping_gorilla writes:

It's a few months out so it's time for another fashion show! Last year had a good turnout ...






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Changing the World

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Aug. 8, 2021



I think a lot of us have dreams of growing up and changing the world. Impacting it in some great way. Or if you’re villain type, maybe in a bad way.

Anyway, now that I got your attention with changing the world.
I’m not talking about changing “our ...




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A Dimension Not Only of Sight and Sound but of Mind

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 5, 2021



When he created the Twilight Zone, Rod Serling was motivated by the desire to tell more meaningful stories. In his writing career up to then, his work had been heavily censored.

Serling realized that by setting his stories in fantastical situations, in alternate or futuristic versions of Earth, that he ...



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QUACKCAST 542 - Anthology team interview!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 3, 2021

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Mal (aka Bluecuts), Alice (aka DameHelsing), and Pitface are all together in the Quackcast to chat about all the things involved in making the DD anthology! They ...



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I Attended a Tech Convention Using My DD Handle and It was Refreshing

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 2, 2021



Technology has reached a Golden Age.

Interesting, innovative individuals that have the ability to bring enough intelligence to the table in order to improve humankind are the ones to seek out.

Forty nights ago, while perusing the channels on my subscriptions, an announcement popped up about a tech convention headed ...





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Writing Women, Writing Men

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 31, 2021



We've all seen the cringy dialogue. The weirdly stereotypical and awkward situations. The sheer effort of the script writer, the novelist, or the comic book writer to write someone they don't know: a woman, or a man.


Too often the problem is very stark when comparing character designs ...




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Storytelling, Once Removed

Banes at 12:00AM, July 29, 2021



I was fishing for smelts the other day and scooped up an old bottle, with a rolled-up paper inside. It contained the following:

In older literature I think it was common to have a story told by a narrator who was never a part of the action. Someone who may ...



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