Pure Evil

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 20, 2019



I've talked about villains before and how they can be very nuanced in their motivations (without those motivations being redeeming) but today, thanks to Emma Clare's Friday post, I became inspired to talk about abject, absolute, abominable villainy! The twirling mustache type, the one that is so pure ...

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QUACKCAST 412 - Hiatusssss D:

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 5, 2019

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A huge thank you to the fantastic Amelius, creator of Charby the Vampirate! We mined her great newspost on the topic of the comic hiatus for this ...



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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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Making Bad Guys Intimidating

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 4, 2018



Every hero goes up against a villain. Every protagonist against an antagonist. This is the main clash that drives your story, any story, forward be it slice of life or epic drama.

One of the elements that can make this driving force compelling, that will make the clash interesting and ...



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Mirror, Mirror - Part 2

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Dec. 15, 2017



Last week we talked about the benefits of mirroring webcomics on various platforms. Today, we’re continuing this theme.

The monsters in the market are now Tapas (formly Taptastic) and Webtoons, boasting a large audience that could maximise your reach. Smaller communities such as that on Smackjeeves, Comicfury and here ...



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Quackcast 271 - Pitface’s tales of ribaldry

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 17, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

What makes the “meat” of a story? What makes you fall in love with it, keep coming back for more watches or reads or whatever? I contend it has nothing to do with conflict or culminations or climaxes, those are merely generic structural plottings that are ...


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The Great Electric Drunk Duck Meetup: Be There, or Be a Square!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 16, 2016



Word on the street is that there is going to be a world-wide Drunk Duck meet-up this Saturday, May 21st. This will be a chance for all users of Drunk Duck to mingle on Skype (https://www.skype.com/).

The first Electronic Drunk Duck Meetup is going to begin at ...



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Quackcast 270 - Historical Accuracy Vs Story Needs part 2

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 10, 2016

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We return to the topic of historical accuracy versus the needs the the story. This was Bravo's idea and we wanted to have him along but alas it was not to be! Tantz Aerine, Pitface, Banes and I discuss the topic, reading from a few ...


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The Great DD Electronic Meet-Up

HippieVan at 12:00AM, May 6, 2016



Hi all, for those of you who are regular users of the site but don't frequent the forums, I just wanted to draw your attention to this. We've been talking about doing basically a big group skype “meet-up.” If you're interested, the thread is here: http://www ...

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ENDINGS part one

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 14, 2016



Endings are hard. We all know that. We have to tie up all the loose ends, answer all the questions, and pay off all the characters. We have to give a resolution that hopefully leaves our readers satisfied.

I know of a couple ways to deconstruct a story, and to ...



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