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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QUACKCAST 409 - Meaning, Intention, and symbolism

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 15, 2019

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*The topic we discussed in this Quackcast was looking for symbolism, meaning and intention in comics: The English literature approach! Deeper meanings and all that. It's ...



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Writing Your Own OC Spinoffs

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 5, 2019



I'm not sure how many creators do it, but I often place my original characters in different settings, writing out stories about them very much like I'd write fanfiction about some established franchise.

It's even more fun when I do it mixing them up with characters from ...



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The utter pointlessness of regret

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 28, 2018



As the year comes to a close we look to the future of the new year ahead, but we can also sometimes get fixated on the past… Regrets can creep in. “What if?”, “If I'd only…”, “I only JUST missed out…”, “It could have all been so different…”
Regret ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Through the Window

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 5, 2018



This is a story about a squirreland a ferret, Chessie and Dook, and their domestic and wild antics. Watch as they go on adventures searching for the world’s biggest acorn, visiting movie theaters while making their own commentary, and avoiding getting hit by paper airplanes. One takes on a ...

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When good world building doesn't matter

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 27, 2018



I've just started watching the first series of the sitcom “A Good Place”. The premise: Set in “heaven”, exclusively the best of the best people are sent there, but “Eleanor” is sent by mistake. She's not a nice person.
So far so good. Not a particularly original idea ...


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The Benefit of Trauma

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 22, 2018



Trauma is such a delicious thing in writing- it gives characters their backstories, their motivation, their special slant in a narrative wrok, from novels to webcomics.

However, it's usually considered in the context of how it has made a character ‘damaged goods’. Why they are grim, why they're ...



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Justifying the Tragic Backstory

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 21, 2018



Throughout literature and modern media, many faults and drives for leads, damsels and villians have often been motivated by a tragic backstory so much so, that to employ one for your story may appear trite or cliche. There is, however, a way to use a tragic backstory effectively and can ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> One Sixth Stories

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 19, 2018



This story centres around a group of highly fashionable ladies. They like to meet, compete and compare their stylish looks with each other but all that is about to change! Vicious animals are on the loose! Tigers, carnivorous giraffes, horses with tattoos! Whatever is the world comic to? Grab your ...

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The Black, The White and the Grey (part 2)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 21, 2018


This title of course is thanks to Ozoneocean who came up with it in our quackcast (whcih you should totally listen to) last week, and I loved it, so here it is :D

Last week I talked about how a hero or a villain don't need to have “gray ...


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