QUACKCAST 511 - TENSION

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 29, 2020

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Blame Mr Banes for this one, he's also the man responsible for the great cover art! Haha, he originally ...




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Final Secret Santa 2020 Gift Art Submissions

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 28, 2020



The Secret Santa Art Exchange Community Project has come to a close this year with ten total participants creating wonderful new pieces of gift art.

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Remember to Be Kind (to yourself)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 26, 2020



So it's Christmas Day when I'm writing this- yesterday for you reader reading these lines.

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Handwaves, Explanations and Just-Go-With-Its

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 24, 2020



The long-running series Supernatural just came to an end and I enjoyed the last couple episodes. Even though I haven't seen the last few seasons and don't plan to, I knew the series fairly well from its first 6 or 7 years. I could say more about this ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Way Out There

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 23, 2020



A terrible disaster has befallen all of the earth! A lowly algebra teacher, Dork Scahawgian, and his evil sentient computer, Vidi82, have somehow managed to scorch the entire planet and a good portion of the population including himself. Thankfully many were transported away to safety and in the process they ...

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Exploiting Death

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 19, 2020




When a character the story's cast and audience identify and are familiar with dies, the effect is, or should be, monumental.

Not only because that effectively ends that character's journey (and arc), but also because as an event it has immediate ramifications for all the surviving characters.

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The Crime Genre

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 17, 2020



Many of the conversations online that concern “genre fiction” generally mean sci/fi, fantasy and horror. This stuff is distinguished from “mainstream” genres like contemporary dramas and comedies, and period pieces that are…well, dramas and comedies. it also doesn't include big genres like romance and psychological thrillers.

The ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Growlution

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 16, 2020




Meet Zeep, a self-aware living creature that resembles a gastropod. Zeep spends its days hiding from predators and feeding on Nerts to survive. When the predators become too strong, Zeep must evolve to survive. Life becomes exciting when Zeep grows long eyes that can appreciate colours. At last, there comes ...


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How to Retcon

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 12, 2020



Retconning has a bad reputation.

Usually because it's done in big IPs and franchises when writers change and decide to drastically alter the development of a plotline, and do it by changing established canon about the characters or the history of the setting. Usually it's sloppily done, dealt ...



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getting on track with subplots

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Dec. 11, 2020



A subplot is a co-current narrative that runs alongside the main plot, often providing context, character development or further world building. They can be used to build further tension, explore other perspectives or themes.

The theme is what the overall story means. A subplot allows you to lend more emotional ...



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