QUACKCAST 572 - Myths of fiction part 2

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 1, 2022

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Last week we did a thing of the persistent myths of fiction- fictional conventions that we all just accept, and are repeated over and over and even ...



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The Significance of Hairstyle

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 13, 2021



Hair is very important- the way we wear it is a form of self expression, a canvas for artistic exploration, and shorthand for who we are or want to be. This significance carries over even more in fiction and especially visual arts like webcomics, cartoons, and movies.

How a character ...



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It's the Peak of the Spooky Season!

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 30, 2021



So I want to talk about the Dread Persephone!

We are familiar with Persephone as the abducted bride of Hades, the floral, pastel-themed, light-hearted girl that brings about Spring and is the daughter of Demeter, goddess of nature and the harvest.

But is it really who she is?

No. No ...







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Flipping off the Author

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 23, 2021



So Squid Game is a huge hit, and I'm glad I've been a kdrama fan before it was cool, apparently XD (though granted, it's been cool for a good while for a lot of people)

This is not an article about Squid Game, but it offers the ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> The GodMode

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 10, 2021



It is a typical evening in the study office for James Darius Deckard when a large earthquake interrupts the news. The culprits behind the cataclysmic event were a group of ordinary humans who have acquired super powers, and now go by names like Osiris, Morning Star, and Storm Drake. The ...

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Back From The Dead

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 2, 2021



So we've talked often about how letting a character die in a story is something that should be used very frugally, because once death occurs, it should be permanent. In most settings, death shouldn't be something that is reversible. If not, it will lose its impact, and the ...

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Character Design Brainstorming: The Monster Among Us

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 10, 2020




We live in a world of routine, predictability, and pedestrian problems. (2020 doesn't count. Much.)

Magic doesn't really seem to exist in our world.

Or does it?

Perhaps we live above a very thin surface, like floating on a tranquil lake, and just underneath it there are ghouls ...








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Character Design Brainstorm: The Man (or Woman) of the Cloth

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 29, 2020



There are many tropes and many archetypes that we use for character designs. I had a couple of years go (have I really been at it this long!?) done a series of articles on the standard character type/functionality archetypes.

I'm thinking it's high time to explore archetypes ...



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Last Call - Trophies and Input for the 2015 DD awards!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, June 19, 2015



A reminder - trophies for the DD awards must be submitted by June 21st! If you were planning to submit a design, now is the time to do it. Voting will follow on June 22-24.

Trophies can be submitted to this thread or sent to Niccea via PQ.

This is also ...





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Project Wonderful, Drunk Duck Awards and the Drunk Duck Fashion Forum!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 18, 2015



In the event that you missed last week's pretty big announcement- EVERYONE now has a chance to get their own ad banners on the front page of Drunk Duck through Project Wonderful! The ads are not limited to the front page as they appear on every page of the ...

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