Archetypal Events – Staples in Devising Plot (part 4)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 20, 2017




So here we are after the brief intermission, back to talking about archetypes from our friend Jung.
As of course is natural, all stories have to have a plot in order to be engaging and be in a position to make their points and get them across because the alternative ...



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The 2016 Drunk Duck Awards Are Now Being Served!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 17, 2016


Welcome to the presentations of the 2016 Drunk Duck Awards. NIccea will be posting three awards per day this week and then two awards each day next week.

As always, Niccea will be accepting acceptance/concession speeches and other extras to pepper in throughout the comic. She will set the ...


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Catharsis and the Drunk Duck Awards

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 11, 2016


I wrote my newspost several days ahead of schedule for the first time ever!

First things first:

THE DRUNK DUCK AWARDS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!

The DD Awards are always great fun, and Judges and Awards Presenters are still needed!

Please come over to the Volunteer thread to ask any questions and ...








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Reflection Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, May 19, 2016



Reflection Characters

When I was doing a little reading on the “Mentor” character type, I learned about something called “Reflection Characters”. It was an eye opener; I'd never heard of this before, though I could instantly see how it made sense in storytelling, and dozens of examples came to ...



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Mentors

Banes at 12:00AM, May 12, 2016



I like mentor characters.

This is not just me of course; the mentor and protagonist relationship is powerful. Some of the best moments in many stories are the first encounter with the mentor, the training and sense of discovery for the protagonist, and the eventual loss of the mentor character ...



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FEATURED CREATOR SPOTLIGHT -> ashtree house

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 15, 2016



Ashtree house hails from the Great White North as one of Drunk Duck's Canadian ducks. She is best known on the site for creating the webcomic Steel and Manitou, which was featured nearly one year ago on February 18, 2015. Steel and Manitou tells the tale of a young ...

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Who are your Influences?

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 5, 2015


image by Banes, influenced by lots of things

When I came up with the characters and stories that became my webcomic here on The Duck, I knew it didn't come from a vacuum. But for the most part, it was only after writing and posting stories for several years ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Throviria

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 16, 2015



Welcome to Throviria, a planet inhabited by the descendants of the late human race. This planet still has wars and there was recently an attack between the Rabalians of Rabalja and a neighboring country, Nordalia.

There are a select few among the Throvirian population called "elspardirs" that have gained special ...



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MONDAY FEATURE - Saltwater Witch

skoolmunkee at 10:25PM, Nov. 22, 2009



Saltwater Witch is the story of Kassandra, a girl who suffers at the hands of a bunch of cruel and catty women, much like a certain fairytale evil-stepfamily. Like the story, she receives some aid from a magical mentor… although the aid is in the form of knowledge of her ...

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Monday's feature is the long overdue Acrobat!

skoolmunkee at 3:50AM, Feb. 2, 2009



After the vigilante Blackhawk dies, his sidekick Canary (Wade) is left mentorless and super-wealthy. Wade isn't sure what to do with his life now. He resented being Canary but it's all he knows… so rather than do something sensible, he dons a new costume (Acrobat), subjects himself voluntarily ...

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