Wonder

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, June 19, 2022



Gonna take another pause from the fantastic bestiary on this Sunday’s article and instead talk about wonder in fiction. First off, what is wonder? If you put the word wonder into google translate it is described as ”a feeling of amazement and admiration, caused by something beutiful, remarkable or ...

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MindTricks 1 - Memory

Banes 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 ...







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FEATURED COMIC --> Sad W

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 4, 2022



Water cooler gossip and rough days at work result in many indoor evenings at home filled with video games. Solemn Sad Blue “W”, is best friends with Mad Red “M”, an online streamer. Watch Sad W battle against servers of name-calling gamers and less than favorite game-picks in exchange for ...

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Fantastic Bestiary 5: Witches

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, April 24, 2022




As Easter has come by to melt away the final vestiges of a long, cold winter (at least up in these parts where I live) it feels like a good time to bring up the mythology of witches. Witches have a central role in the Easter that we celebrate here ...


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The Problem With Magic Worlds

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 23, 2022



Our world seems drab, grey, mundane. But some escape it through a magic portal that transports them into a colorful, beautiful, adventurous magic world.

A world that is secret, known only to the select few as everyone else lives on unaware in the real world. And yet, the secret magic ...



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The Villain Combo Platter

Banes at 12:00AM, April 21, 2022



Back when the Deep Space Nine series was developing into a more serialized kind of story, the writers wanted to define the major threat from the distant Gamma Quadrant. Who was going to be the big villain for the series?

The stakes were pretty high, here - what if the villains ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Ghost Network

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 6, 2022



Blue, alone, and confused. Sadie, wake up.
We have been through this scene before: the road, the snow, the car, the sharp right turn. It was an accident. You do not want to go down there. Sadie, you are a ghost. We all are ghosts, so stop revisiting the past ...


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QUACKCAST 576 - Retro Adventure heroes

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 29, 2022

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Retro adventure heroes are an interesting and unique sort of hero. The trope was revived and crystallised by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg with Indiana Jones, but ...



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Fantastic Bestiary 1: The Jinn

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, March 27, 2022



Well, look! It’s Sunday again! And for this here Sunday, Sunday, Sunday article I thought I’d start this new little series of articles that the awesome Quackcast 575 inspired me to do. I shall call it the Fantastic Bestiary series, which will be a series of articles where ...

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Scientific Magic

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, March 20, 2022



I talked last Sunday about science engaging with the supernatural in fiction and the worldbuilding stuff that can be generated from that. In this article I’m going to talk about the opposite end of that spectrum. The supernatural engaging with science. This is where I bring up Alchemy. Now ...

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