Writing a Love Letter to Life

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 20, 2020



It has taken me twenty-five years to watch the entire film of “Bridges of Madison County” starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. It tells the story of an Italian War bride living in rural Iowa who meets the Worldly National Geographic photographer who has come to her small town to ...

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Nothing Wasted, Something Gained

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 18, 2020



As the Orthodox Easter approaches, I set out to make the traditional sweet bread. It's a tricky affair, because the recipes are often unreliable, or something might happen which you realise too late, and the dough won't rise, or won't pull apart as it should. I ended ...

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We Three

Banes at 12:00AM, April 16, 2020


Baneset Jones' Diary


We Three: Love Triangles

On the ‘terrible writing advice’ youtube channel, one of the running jokes is the over-reliance and overemphasis on love triangles in bad fiction.

Are they automatically bad, though?

They can be. If a character's main problem, regardless of genre, is having to ...









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Chris Claremont

Banes at 12:00AM, April 9, 2020


Classic X-men reprinted the Chris Claremont stories and included new Claremont stories A+

Chris Claremont is one of the all-time greats in comic book writing, and probably my favorite comics writer.

He's most famous for working on the Uncanny X-Men series from the 1970's to the early 1990 ...




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Webcomics and Genre

Banes at 12:00AM, April 2, 2020

The idea of genre is somewhat obvious, and somewhat murky. It can be rigid for some fans, and irrelevant to others.

I was reading some thoughts from readers of various niches that were very particular about what belongs in them and what doesn't. There were some complaints there about ...

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Asymmetric Threats

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 28, 2020



“Asymmetric threats” is a military term. It is defined as “an unequal balance or when thinking about threats, an unfair advantage to the perpetrator. Phillips, A (2012) provided an excellent overview of what an asymmetric threat is. He described attacks of this nature to be undetectable, and once occurred, impossible ...

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The silver lining of isolation

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 27, 2020



For over two weeks we have been self isolating. My work is now done remotely and we have only left the house three times to get food. Although, there have been times that I have been feeling cabin fever creeping in, for the most part, I have been more busy ...

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QUACKCAST 471 - Fantasy

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 24, 2020

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Today we're having a chat about fantasy fiction! Mainly books and the fantasy writing that inspired us and that we love! Faves like Tolkien, Fritz Leiber ...



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Quarantine Needs Structure

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 21, 2020



The amazing Emma Clare got to it first and already has shared with us a set of pretty useful and even life-saving tips on how to manage and protect our mental health, especially in times of stress. If you haven't already, I urge you to read it!

In this ...



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Taking care of your mental health

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 20, 2020



It goes without saying that these are very stressful and mentally draining times. With the information overload, worries about health and finances and the overwhelming, ever present anxiety about what the next day has in store, looking after your mental health is more important than ever. So here are some ...

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