Writing Mental Illness (Part 2)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 19, 2019




How to Pick, Research and Implement Mental Disorder in a Character

So last time I talked in general about some basic concepts and principles about what constitutes mental illness, or, more accurately, mental disorder. The important thing to remember and keep from all of that is this set of truths ...




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It is the Night Before Christmas, so Get Your Secret Santa Gifts in On Time!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 24, 2018



Several creative ducks have already completed and uploaded their Secret Santa gifts to their mystery recipients in time. If you have a gift to send, you still have until tomorrow to complete your gift art or else you will not get placed on Santa’s Nice list for next year ...

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The great Tumblr censorship Exodus! DD Welcomes you!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 15, 2018



Tumblr made its name years ago as a great place to post images. It was always a kind of photo album journal site. Unlike Facebook and other places that were more about text, Tumblr did a really good job with pictures. Other sites have since moved into that territory but ...

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High Brow Humor: “I Am Not a Wassily!”

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 10, 2018



A nineties sitcom that completely fell under my radar was Frasier, the Cheers spinoff about a radio psychologist who moves back to Seattle to live closer to his private practice psychologist brother, Niles, and aging father, Marty.

The season one pilot reeled me in after a couple of jokes about ...



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Serialized vs Episodic Storytelling

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 1, 2018



There is a general trend in mainstream media and sequential art to generally value serialized works (in shows, series, comics, etc) over episodic ones. They are considered to be more elegant, more dynamic and more interesting than episodic ones. While this might definitely hold true, is it so as a ...

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Playing favourites

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Nov. 30, 2018



I have favourite characters. There, I said it.

Although I would love to think that I love them equally, and on some level there is truth to that, there are a few I continually come back to and just want to get into them more. Now, just because they are ...



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QUACKCAST 402 - Audience expectations with characters

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 27, 2018


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We're all back together this week and we're chatting about audience expectations for characters versus the intentions of the creator. Which is more important? Well it's a bit of a ...



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The Pumpkin Fox

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 26, 2018



I gave an assignment to draw a pumpkin to a third grade class and after each student turned in their version of a pumpkin or a Jack-O-Lantern, a student turned in a drawing of a pumpkin fox.

“Oh my gosh, that drawing is SO cute!” I exclaimed as I reached ...



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Amanda Palmer and the Fraud Police

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Nov. 23, 2018




In my quest to improve myself by reading more than one book this year, I made a point to try and finish one that was given to me last Christmas, (I think anyway). Namely, Amanda Palmer’s, The Art of Asking. There was a passage in there that really jumped ...


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Art Nouveau Inspired LP Covers

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 19, 2018

Art Nouveau Inspired LP Covers



In an attempt to keep up with the times, I purchased my first record player and have started an LP vinyl collection.

After dusting off my father’s LP collection from the 1970s, I could not help noticing all the gorgeous cover art from bands ...





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