Been a while since we did a mythology themed FanBest article, so here we go. Based on suggestions left by our beloved Ozoneocean on the last Fanbest article, I’m gonna talk about the Rainbow Serpent this Sunday. The Rainbow Serpent is an Aboriginal Australian deity known by numerous names ...
Fantastic Bestiary 14: The Rainbow SerpentAndreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Oct. 2, 2022
DD update post 15th of SeptemberOzoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 16, 2022
Does Mechanization Turn Men into Robots or Robots into Men?kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 12, 2022
Photo: “Fille Née Sans Mèr (translation ‘Girl Born without Mother’)”. Francis Picabia. 1917.
“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.” -Herbert George Wells
In one month’s time, I will be attending a lecture detailing the development of ...
Building Imagination and Sand Castleskawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 5, 2022
Photo: “The Uncanny X-Men Issue #319, Untapped Potential: Bobby Drake and Rogue Talk About Sand Castles“. Marvel Comics. (December 1995)
Saturday morning was spent mall trotting like a typical nineties mall rat. The mall was like a ghost town in the early hours of the day when every storefront was ...
Timely or TimelessBanes at 12:00AM, Aug. 25, 2022
Rogue from the X-Men encounters President Ronald Reagan!
Timeliness vs Timelessness
Some comics are very much “of the moment”, while others are more timeless.
Connecting to the events of the moment can be a worthy endeavor. Webcomics are well suited to this kind of approach, too, with our ability ...
The Horror Newspaper Revelation SceneBanes at 12:00AM, Aug. 18, 2022
There's a standard scene, particularly in a certain kind of horror movie, where the Protagonist or another character finds a room, or a book, full of newspaper clippings. The villain of the movie has clipped out a scrapbook or wall filled with a record of their evil doings.
Breaking Ground on the Promised Duck Webcomics Redesign; DD Awards Trophy Contest CLOSED, Ballot Submissions OPENkawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 20, 2022
Photo: “Future DD Redesign (Original concept and additional touches by Emma_Clare)”
Attention Citizens of The Duck:
Years ago the Duck community showed interest in a new design from its current soft yellow-bright yellow-turquoise-lime green-dark green-cyan color scheme and site layout. Mobile device technology has grown exponentially since the ...
Mind Tricks 2 - The Phantom LifeBanes at 12:00AM, June 9, 2022
On the last “Mind Tricks” discussion, we talked about false memories, where a characters' true nature is hidden from them because of memory loss or artificial memories.
The Phantom Life is similar, certainly in the two examples that I thought of initially…but the stories play out
in a different ...
Fantastic Bestiary 8: The MermaidAndreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, May 29, 2022
Recently it struck me. So far I’ve already brought up two water-based mythic beings in this series of articles, and non of them were mermaids. Which is why I’ve decided to talk about them here today. We’re pretty much all familiar with mermaids. Though maybe not as ...
MindTricks 1 - MemoryBanes at 12:00AM, May 26, 2022
I don't wanna be remembered; I wanna be forgotten
MEMORY and MEMORY LOSS in FICTION
Playing with memory and memory loss is a handy device for fiction writers, from soap opera-type melodrama to exciting-but-thought-provoking stories like The Matrix, and in all kinds of stories betwixt and beyond.
Like any ...